British Blue Cross Takes Champion and Top Price at Skipton11th September 2017
A British Blue-cross bull calf from JP & KE Hartley of Lane House Farm, Beamsley, took the Championship and made the day’s top call of £555, the highest price of the year to date, at the Autumn Rearing Calf Show at Skipton on Monday 11th September. [more]
AHDB Beef Finishing Meetings30th August 2017
AHDB are organising some Beef Finishing meetings in the autumn, focusing on nutrition and they wondered if any of our members from the Midlands area would be interested in hosting one of these meetings. They can look at store cattle, or finishers, just depends on the farm.
If you are interested please contact Amy Fawcett / Knowledge Exchange
Manager East & West Midlands
BVD Eradication Scheme23rd August 2017
The Scottish Government have launched a public consultation on the next phase of the BVD eradication scheme, it will be open for 12 weeks and is available at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/animal-health-and-welfare/the-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-scotland-order-2018
The Society is organising a trip to Belgium7th July 2017
It will include a day at the 2017 Agribex Exhibition 4th - 9th December.
Travel by coach to Hull Ferry Terminal (Various pickups along the way)
Catch the overnight Ferry with Dinner Bed & Breakfast included
Arrive in Brussels - farm visits
Visit to BBG Bull Station and other farm visits
Free morning in Brussels (Christmas Markets). Depart Friday afternoon to catch Ferry home. Places will be on a first come, first served basis!
Please Contact the Office for further details.
British Blue Cross Heifer Makes Top Price at Suckled Calf Show, Carlisle22nd March 2017
Securing the top price at the Carlisle spring suckled calf show & sale was a British Blue cross heifer shown by Neil Hardisty of Ennerdale. [more]
British Blue Cross Heifer is Craven Champion20th February 2017
Sheila Mason was supreme champion with an eight-month-old British Blue-sired heifer at the Craven Champions’ double-header, the annual opening show and sale of store cattle with show potential at Skipton Auction Mart. [more]
British Blue Cross Heifer takes Supreme Championship at Wigton12th December 2016
Hopes Auction Company, Wigton held their Christmas Show & Sale of Primestock on Saturday 3rd December 2016. [more]
Successful Pedigree Calf Walk for British Blues16th November 2016
British Blue breeders took top prizes at the recent Pedigree Calf Walk in Anglesey. [more]
Kersey herd wins Improved Herd Award for the British Blue breed14th November 2016
The Kersey herd, owned by R Partridge and Son Ltd, has been recognised by AHDB Beef & Lamb as the Most Improved Herd of British Blue cattle in England in 2016. [more]
Over 50 British Blue Heifers average £1154.60 at Kirkby StephenHarrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen mart held their annual Prize show and sale of Suckled calves, on 31st October 2016. [more]
BVD and Pedigree Suckler Herds18th April 2016
Pedigree breeders who buy, sell or show cattle are aware of the importance of knowing their herd is free from disease and protected against potential infection. [more]
Hexham Suckled Calves21st March 2016
Supreme Champion and top price went to a May 2015-born heifer out of a pure Limousin cow by a British Blue bull, bred and exhibited by John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle. It went on to sell for £3,400 to Julie Sedgewick, Aycliffe, Co Durham.
British Blue Cross Bullock wins Hexham Christmas Primestock15th January 2016
Hexham and Northern Marts Christmas primestock show was won by a British Blue Cross bullock from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm. The bullock weighing 559 kg sold at 370p/kilo realising £2068.30. [more]
British Blue Steer Tops Skipton Primestock Show6th January 2016
The 2016 Prime Show season opened at Skipton Auction Mart with a high quality entry of 59 cattle on Monday 4th January and a good show of buyers. [more]