Border British Blue Club



Annual Autumn Show & Sale 2005

Wednesday 28th September 2005


The Border Belgian Blue Club staged their Autumn Show & Sale, with auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, under the auspices of The British Blue Cattle Society.

Purchasers proved to be selective with a strong demand for quality but the market for other bulls proved a little sticky.

Supreme Champion & top price of 9,000gns was the March 2004 born bull CLOUGHER WONDERBOY ET from Zara Chestnutt.

The show was kindly sponsored by BBG (Class Prize Money), The British Belgian Blue Cattle Society and Border Club (Advertising).

The judge for the day was the renowned and long established Belgian Blue Breeder, Graham Brindley, The Lees, Market Drayton, Shropshire.


Graham selected as his Supreme Champion, “Clougher Wonderboy ET” from Zara Chestnutt, Bushmills, Co Antrim. Wonderboy, who has a Carcass Yield Index of +13, well above the breed average, was sired by “Affute Du Ry Ossogne” out of the renowned show-winning cow “Reinbeck Opticia.” The successful purchaser, at 9,000 gns were well known commercial breeders, Messrs Page Bros., Lodge Farm, Elkington, Northampton.

Selling at 4,000gns was KELOWNA VISCOUNT, a December 2003 born bull from RS & CL Pattinson.

Next at 4,000gns was the heaviest bull at the sale, the all black “Kelowna Viscount” from Border Club enthusiasts Steve and Claire Pattinson, Kinkry Hill, Roadhead, Carlisle. Viscount, who stood first in his class was out of their homebred cow “Kelowna Tilly” and sired by “Ridge Dean Physical”and goes home with pedigree breeder, Ernie Hemmings, Hay Lane Farm, Nailsworth, Glos.

Regular consignors to Carlisle, Stephen & Gill Potter were next in line with “Brookfield Walton” at 3,600 gns. After a very successful summer show season, Walton who was sired by “Brookfield Thurso” out of “Brookfield Maisie,” goes home with P W Jones, Dolassey, Bleddfa, Knighton, Powys. Following closely behind, at 3,500 gns was Ian Henderson’s class 2, 1st prize winner, “Welton Valuable Asset ET”. He was again sired by “Affute Du Ry Ossogne” out of their good “Totem De Chocquennee” daughter “Springhill Spelga.” The successful purchaser was D R Millburn, Wallend Farm, Greenhead, Brampton.

Champion Female and Reserve Overall Champion
"Lukeroyal Wee Beauty ET".
Lukeroyal Wee Beauty ET

The Champion Female and Reserve Overall Champion, also from Northern Ireland, came from Mel & Diane Lucas, Co Antrim. Their aptly named young black & white heifer “Lukeroyal Wee Beauty ET” left the ring unsold, but was subsequently sold for 2,900gns. She was sired by “Serum D’Anloy” out of “Lukeroyal Tiara.”

Norbreck Genetics sold their first “Dafydd D’Ochain” son “Norbreck Arnie ET” at 1,700 gns. Arnie, who was only five months old, is out of the “Tamhorn Sumo” daughter “Tamhorn Umbella,” and was sold suckling his recipient dam. The successful purchaser was RA & NJ Wheelwright, Crow Hill Farm, Cragg Vale, Halifax.

20 Bulls £2,543.63 ~ 7 Heifers unserved £1,875 ~ 2 Cows & calves £2283.75

Other leading prices:
- Woodview Universe (Andrew W Craig) - 2950 gns Greystone Whizzkid (J & E Coates) - 2,600 gns Honorable De St Fontaine (Thomas Murray) - 2500 gns Ruaig Viscount ET (Alaistair Macinnes) - 2500 gns Ruaig Victory (Alaistair Macinnes) - 2400 gns Leavy Moor Vegas (J R Little) - 2400 gns.


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