Border British Blue Club Open Calf Show 2018
The Border British Blue Club staged their nineteenth annual open calf show on Friday 26th January 2018 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 24 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 11 males and 13 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2017.
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 Ben Haigh, Luce Water Herd had the very difficult task of judging the calves.
The male and overall championship was awarded to Blair & Shona Comrie with Stonebyres Minstrel a February 2017 son of Kersey Geronimo and out of Stonebyres Jazz.
Henry Jewitt took the female and reserve overall championship with Dinmore Moschino ET a January 2017 daughter of the Immense ET De Beauraing & Lukeroyal Beautiful ET flush. Moschino was bred by PR & HR Dawes.
Blair & Shona Comrie, also took the reserve male championship with a strong Kersey Geronimo ET son, Stonebyres Murdo a May 2017 bull out of Stonebyres Fifi ET.
Blair & Shona Comrie won the Progeny group with two Kersey Geronimo ET calves. Stonebyres Minstrel (1st in his class, male & overall champion) and Stonebyres Murdo (1st in his class & reserve male champion).
12 year old Joe Pattinson clinched the Norbreck Perpetual Trophy in the young handlers class, followed by Ross Comrie (16) in second place.
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.01.17 and 31.03.17:
1st, Male & Overall Champion Stonebyres Minstrel (Blair & Shona Comrie);
2nd Top Side Monty (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
3rd Netherton Magic (J Hyslop & Sons);
4th Lukeroyal Murdock (MJ Lucas);
Class 2) male born between 01.04.17 and 31.05.17:
1st & Reserve Male Champion Stonebyres Murdo (Blair & Shona Comrie);
2nd Lukeroyal Mo ET (MJ Lucas);
3rd Lukeroyal Million ET (MJ Lucas);
4th Top Side Masher ET (Ross & Elaine Pattinson).
Class 3) female born between 01.01.17 and 31.03.17:
1st Female & Reserve Overall Champion Dinmore Moschino ET (Henry Jewitt);
2nd & Reserve Female Champion Abington Maisey (Ian McGarva);
3rd Stonebyres Miranda (Blair & Shona Comrie);
4th Croftends Molly (JE Bellas & Son);
Class 4) female born between 01.05.17 and 30.06.17:
1st Blackstane Majestic (Kelly Blackwood & Duncan Davidson);
2nd Rhymill Madonna ET (Henry Jewitt);
3rd Woodend Miss-Jenhance ET (Greg Jackson);
4th Croftends Meg (JE Bellas & Son)
Class 5 Young Handler (aged 21 and under):
1st Joe Pattinson aged 12 leading Croftends Molly;
2nd Ross Comrie aged 16 leading Stonebyres Murdo.
Class 6 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st Blair & Shona Comrie – Stonebyres Minstrel (male) & Stonebyres Murdo (male) (sired by Kersey Geronimo ET).
2nd Mel & Diane Lucas – Lukeroyal Million ET (male) & Lukeroyal Mo ET (male) (sired by Tweeddale Guinness).
3rd JE Bellas & Son – Croftends Mojito (female) & Croftends Meg (female) (sired by Croftends Iceman).