Fourteenth Annual Open Calf Show
Wednesday 13th February 2013
The Border British Blue Club staged their Fourteenth annual open calf show on Wednesday 13th February 2013 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 16 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 7 males and 9 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2012.
The club would like to thank Harrison and Hetherington Ltd for the catalogue and the premises, Massey Bros. (Feeds) for the Perpetual Shield awarded to the champion calf and Norbreck Genetics for the Perpetual Shield for the winner of the young handler class.
The Judge Ali Jackson, Solway View Herd had the very difficult task of judging the calves and commented that his champion was very correct, stylish and mobile, an easy winner. The reserve champion is a heifer with a lot of potential.
The female and overall championship was awarded to Andrew Wight with Midlock Harriet ET a March 2012 daughter out of the Empire D’Ochain (IS) (SR) and Lyonpark Evelien ET flush.
The reserve female and reserve overall championship went to Ross & Elaine Pattinson with Top Side Lexis Hottie an October 2012 daughter by Boherard Cantona ET (IS) and out of Lowthwaite Cuddles.
The male championship was awarded to JB Bowness with Bank Lane Harliquin ET a February 2012 calf out of the Croftends Bruno ET and Bluegrass Demi ET flush.
Ross & Elaine Pattinson, took the reserve male championship with a strong Tweeddale Ebony (SR) ET son, Top Side Hercules ET an October 2012 bull from the Edenvalley Candy ET flush.
James A McGarva won the Progeny group with two Aprilton Arnie heifer calves. Abington Heidi (5th in her class) and Abington Harriet (4th in her class).
The reserve progeny group went to two Tweeddale Ebony (SR) male calves shown by Ross & Elaine Pattinson. Top Side Hero ET (2nd in his class), and Top Side Hercules ET (reserve male champion)
Josh Bellas Clinched the Norbreck Perpetual Trophy once more, but there was very little between him and the second prize winner Andrew Wight. In third place was Joe Pattinson.
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.01.12 and 30.04.12:
1st & Male Champion Bank Lane Harliquin ET (JB Bowness);
2nd Bank Lane Humbug ET (JB Bowness).
Class 2) male born between 01.10.12 and 31.10.12:
1st & Reserve Male Champion Top Side Hercules ET (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
2nd Top Side Hero ET (Ross & Elaine Pattinson).
Class 3) female born between 01.01.12 and 30.04.12:
1st Female Champion & Overall Champion Midlock Harriet ET (Andrew Wight);
2nd Bank Lane Hoity Toity ET (JB Bowness);
3rd Gass Highland Lass ET (Andrew Kay);
4th Abington Harriet (James A McGarva);
5th Abington Heidi (James A McGarva).
Class 4) female born between 01.05.12 and 31.10.12:
1st Reserve Female Champion & Reserve Overall Chyampion Top Side Lexis Hottie (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
2nd Croftends Honey ET (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Abington Harmony (James A McGarva).
Class 5 Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Josh Bellas leading Croftends Honey ET;
2nd Andrew Wight leading Midlock Harriet ET;
3rd Joe Pattinson leading Top Side Lexis Hottie