Borderway Agri-Expo 2019 Open British Blue Calf Show

Agri ExpoFriday 1st November 2019

Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, Cumbria

The Border British Blue Club staged their twelfth annual open calf show on Friday 1st November 2019 at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2019 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 52 calves. This was made up of 24 males and 28 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st October 2018.

The club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, Davidsons Animal Feeds who supplied the prize money.
Trophies - David Dickinson Memorial Trophy for the overall champion calf; BK Ryder Memorial Trophy for the male champion calf; Bellas Perpetual Trophy for the female champion calf, Norbreck Genetics Perpetual Trophy for the breeder with the most points and the Pendle plaque for the winner of the young handler class presented by the Hartley family.

Presentation to Supreme Champion, Solway View Niko (Bedgebury Kent) from Kevin Watret

Presentation to Supreme Champion, Solway View Niko (Bedgebury Kent) from Kevin Watret

Chairman Blair Comrie would like to thank all those who supplied cattle for the British Blue stand at the Agri-Expo they certainly generated a lot of interest and were a great spectacle for the breed. He would also like to say a big thank you to all those who helped on the Blue stand & supplied tray bakes. It was very much appreciated.

The Judge, Blair Comrie, (Stonebyres Herd) commented;
“I was delighted to stand in for Michael Phillips and hope he has a speedy recovery. All the calves were a credit to their owners and a tremendous advert for the breed at such a well-attended event. With such a high standard of calves, I felt the overall champion was outstanding”. 

Exhibitors travelled the length and breadth of the country to support this event which has grown to be the winter show of choice.

The male & overall championship went to Kevin Watret with Solway View Niko ET. A November 2018 born bull calf from the Bedgebury Kent and Solway View Kesha ET flush. He was presented the Ryder Farming Perpetual Trophy for the male champion and David Dickinson memorial trophy (official society auctioneer to the British Blue Cattle Society 1989-2007) for the overall championship.  Niko also won the Most Promising Bull under 12 months in the recent Club Herd Competition.

The reserve male & reserve overall championship was awarded to Henry Jewitt with Sunnybank Orlando ET a February 2019 born bull calf from the Bedgebury Kent and Meadowrig Ladana ET Flush.

Female Champion Dymond Blue Nymphea

Female Champion Dymond Blue Nymphea

Mr & Mrs N Jenkinson won the female championship with Dymond Blue Nymphea ET. A November 2018 born heifer from the Manchester du Bois Remont and Drift Holly ET flush. They were presented the Bellas Perpetual Trophy for champion female.

Taking the reserve female championship was, Netherton Ofilia ET, a March 2019 born heifer from J Hyslop & Sons.  Ofilia is from the Attribut du Fond de Bois and Woodend Leanna flush. 

There were 5 very competitive young handlers competing for the Pendle plaque but it was Hollie Bellas who won the Pendle plaque for the fourth time!  Well done Hollie.

The Norbreck Genetics perpetual trophy for the breeder with the most points was again awarded to Kevin Watret (Solway View Herd).

Class prize winners were as follows: -

Class 1) male born between 01.10.18 and 31. 10.18:
1st Dymond Blue Nikolaos ET (Mr & Mrs N Jenkinson);
2nd Blackstane Notorious ET (K Blackwood & D Davidson);
3rd Pendle Norton ET  (AM & E Hartley);
4th Croftends Norton (JE Bellas & Son);
5th Trent Valley Neo ET (CT Parsons).

Class 2) male born between 01.11.18 and 31.12.18
1st male champion & overall champion Solway View Niko ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Maidenlands Naples (Dean Saunders);
3rd Kelowna Noel (Steve & Claire Pattinson);
4th Oak Tree Navara (JH Pedley).

Class 3) male born between 01.01.19 and 28.02.19:
1st reserve male & reserve overall champion Sunnybank Orlando ET (HC Jewitt);
2nd Top Side Outlander ET (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
3rd Sunnybank Oclipse ET (HC Jewitt)
4th Blackstane Outlaw (K Blackwood & D Davidson);
5th Netherton Olaf ET (J Hyslop & Sons).

Class 4) male born between 01.03.19 and 31.05.19:
1st Solway View Odin ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Maidenlands Orion ET (Dean Saunders);
3rd Top Side Our Boy (Ross & Elaine Pattinson).

Class 5) female born between 01.10.18 and 31.12.18:
1st & female champion Dymond Blue Nymphea ET (Mr & Mrs Jenkinson);
2nd Pendle Nice Ice Baby ET (AM & E Hartley);
3rd Solway View Netty ET (Kevin Watret);
4th Oak Tree Natalie ET (JH Pedley).

Class 6) female born between 01.01.19 and 31.01.19:
1st Nisbets One and Only ET (James Nisbet);
2nd Iz Olivia ET (Izzy Williams);
3rd Oak Tree Ooh La La (JH Pedley);
4th Abington Oreo (Ian McGarva);
5th Newland Omari ET (Thor Atkinson).

Class 7) female born between 01.02.19 and 28.02.19:
1st  Sunnybank O My Gosh ET (HC Jewitt);
2nd Croftends Orchid ET (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Croftends Our Lass ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Thistle Overthemoon ET (Gavin Scott);
5th Sunnybank One in a Million ET (HC Jewitt).

Class 8) female born between 01.03.19 and 31.03.19:
1st  & reserve female champion Netherton Ofilia ET (J Hyslop & Sons);
2nd Aultmore Obsession ET (Garry Patterson);
3rd Solway View Oki Doki ET (Kevin Watret);
4th Maidenlands Ora ET (Dean Saunders);
5th Maidenlands Orla (Dean Saunders).

Class 9) female born between 01.04.19 and 31.05.19:
1st  Nugent Oreo ET (Nugent Estate and Farm Limited);
2nd Nugent OMG ET (Nugent Estate and Farm Limited);
3rd Harelaw Olive (Jean MacKay);
4th Iz O’Hettie (Izzy Williams).

Class 10) Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Hollie Bellas (13) leading Croftends Orchid ET;
2nd Joe Pattinson (14) leading Kinkry Hill Oreo;
3rd Lexi Pattinson (7) leading Maidenlands Orion ET;
4th Seth Pattinson (4) leading Top Side Top Side Opa ET;
5th Evie Pedley (5) leading Oak Tree Navara.

Class 11) Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st Croftends Norton (dam Croftends Kylie) & Croftends Our Lass ET (dam Croftends Edith)
Sired by Ballygrange Vinney (JE Bellas & Son).

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