Bluetongue Virus Serotype 3 (BTV-3)

Due to BTV-3 cases in England, Great Britain has lost its disease-free status. Therefore, trade in live ruminant animals with the EU and Northern Ireland (NI) is currently suspended, likely for the next few years (dependent on a vaccine becoming available or regaining disease freedom). details

Ewbanks Hit Double Top at CCM Craven Champions Highlight

The Upper Nidderdale Ewbanks clinched a memorable supreme and reserve championship double with a brace of ten-month-old halter-led British Blue-x youngsters on Wednesday 14th February 2024. [report]

Skipton Suckled Calf Show & Sale

Auction Mart held their Annual Autumn show day for 2022 and 2023-born suckled bull, steer and heifer calves, on Wednesday 11th October 2023. Topping the British Blues was a 16-month old British Blue-x heifer from James & Deborah Ogden, which sold for �1880. [report]

Old Stackyard Blues Raise £81,000 for Charities

An amazing day for the Blue Breed and for Shrewsbury Auction on Saturday 4th March 2023 as vendors from all over the country were greeted by buyers from the tip of Cornwall all the way east to Ipswich, Norfolk and North to Aberdeenshire in Scotland for the Annual Blue Genes Sale which included The Dispersal of Old Stackyard Blues as well as British Blondes, British Charolais and British Limousins. [report]

Annual General Meeting 2023

Notice is given that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Friday 12th May, at the Shepherds Inn, Carlisle. [details]

Blue Cross Stores Champion & Reserve at Skipton

The Walker & Ewbank families once again secured supreme and reserve supreme honours, both with young, up-and-coming all-black British Blue-crosses, at Skipton, on 15th February 2023. [report]

Border Club Herd Competition 2022

The competition was open to all fully paid up members residing within the Border British Blue Club area. [report]

Cumbrian Farming Stalwart Awarded Prestigious Award

31st�October 2022
Cumbrian livestock farmer, John Hall, has been announced as this year�s winner of the David Thomlinson Award at UK�s leading autumn livestock showcase. [more]

RUAS Reef and Lamb Championships

The hotly contested Housewife’s Champion was a smashing British Blue sired steer and brought out by Jack Smyth.�[report]

Annual General Meeting

The Society held the combined AGM for 2020 and 2021 on Thursday 24th�June 2021, via Zoom. [report ]

Looking for farmers to take part in a project to help inform future funding opportunities

2nd June 2021
ADAS are looking for beef farmers to take part in a Defra-funded research project to inform development of a future voluntary scheme to financially support farmers in delivering good animal welfare. [more]

British Blue Success at Skipton

17th March 2021
Skipton Auction Mart?s annual Craven Champions store cattle produced another supreme championship for the Walker family, of Dunsop Bridge, with the first prize un-haltered heifer and female champion. [more]

British Blue Success at Carlisle Suckled Calf Show

10th March 2021
Harrison & Hetherington conducted their annual spring show and sale of 1000 continental cross steers and heifers. [more]

Ruthin Show Potentials top at ?3750 for British Blue sired heifer

20th February 2021
While commercial cattle exhibitors are forever hopeful of some livestock shows to look forward to this year, a smaller than usual offering of calves were present at Ruthin Farmers Auction with prices understandably back on previous years. [more]

British Blue Success at Middleton

16h February 2021
The Champion and Reserve tickets were both awarded to British Blue cross heifers consigned by noted local show cattle producers JC & J White, Rigg Farm. [more]

British Blue Cast Cow Makes ?2870.71 at Carlisle

15th February 2021
Top price per head and per kilo cast cow - British Blue, 1102kg, 260.5ppkg = ?2870.71 from Messrs Okell, Birdswood. [more]

Blues are Champions at the Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championships

24th November 2020
It was a superb day for the British Blues, taking three of the main championships, which were held at the third Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championships at Balmoral Park. [more]

Norbreck Genetics Launches Exclusive Hoodie Alongside Doddie Weir Foundation

1st December 2020
Leading beef and dairy genetics company, Norbreck Genetics, has teamed up with former Rugby Union player and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) sufferer Doddie Weir to offer a Doddie Weir inspired hoodie with profits going to the My Name5 Doddie Foundation. [more]

Blues are Champions at the Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championships

24th November 2020
It was a superb day for the British Blues, taking three of the main championships, which were held at the third Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championships at Balmoral Park on Tuesday, November 24th. [report]

John Stephenson Retains Prime Cattle Championship at Skipton

4th December 2019
John Stephenson, of Bordley Green Farm, Bordley, was crowned supreme champion for the second year running at Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas prime cattle show and sale. [report]

Blues Genetics on Winning Form

21st March 2019
British Blue genetics have been on winning form at two Harrison & Hetherington venues, firstly, at Kirkby Stephen, at the annual Kirkby Classic Prize Show & Sale on 11th March. [report]

Ruthin Show Potential Sale

25th February 2019
The second highest priced calf and top price British Blue sired calf at the Ruthin Show Potential sale on Saturday 23rd February was a Dragonblues Firefly sired steer from JM and AM Lewis, Pwntwyn, Carmarthen. This one stood steer and reserve overall champion and sold for ?5100 to Donald Morrison, Sutherland.

2019 Year Letter is O

British Blue Heifer wins Borderway Anniversary Primestock Show & Sale

22nd Aug 2018
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Carlisle held their Anniversary Show & Sale of Prime Cattle on Monday 20th August. The supreme champion ticket was won by Messrs Barker & Johnstone, Middle Bank Farm with a British Blue cross heifer sired by Tweeddale Ironman. [more]

Freya's Charity Haircut

14th Aug 2018
Freya Dunn, daughter of Jeff and Lorraine Dunn of the Highridge Blues Herd, recently underwent a "hair-chop" in aid of the Little Princess Trust. [more]

British Blue Cross Bred Cow Tops Dispersal of the Westminster Acres Dairy Herd

1st Jun 2018
The Westminster Acres herd owned by Martin and Jenna Adamson was dispersed at Carlisle on Wednesday 30th May in front of a packed ring a buyers. Trade topped at 2,100gns for a Blue cross bred cow. [more]

Old Stackyard Blues Charity Sale Raises Over £16,900

22nd May 2018
More than £16,900 was raised for two charities at the Society’s May sales fixture in Carlisle when Welsh Borders breeder Emyr Wigley offered five heifers and a young bull. [more]

British Blue Sired Dairy Calves – Champion & Reserve

21st May 2018
On Wednesday 16th May Harrison & Hetherington Limited held their Annual Spring show and sale of young calves at Carlisle. [more]

Kirkby Stephen Annual Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle

9th May 2018
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual "May Day" Prize show and sale of Store cattle when 1272 head were on offer. [more]

British Blue Cross Dominates Craven Champions Showcase

19th February 2018
The Walker farming family, from Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, dominated the Craven Champions double-header, the annual opening show and sale of 2017-born store cattle with show potential at Skipton Auction Mart. [more]

British Blue Cast Cow Realises £2479

24th January 2018
Harrison &Hetherington's Monday primestock sale at Carlisle saw Greg Jackson, Skelton Wood End sell an outstanding British Blue cow for £2479. [more]

Blues Champion and Reserve at Kirkby Stephen

19th January 2018
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their opening prize show and Sale of Store Cattle for 2018, on Monday 15th January. [more]

Another "Blue" Wins the Champion Rosette

11th December 2017
An excellent show of Cast Cows was forward for St Boswells Christmas Show with Champion going to Messrs Neill, Upper Nisbet with a British Blue cross cow 796kg, 203p/pkg, £1615. [more]

British Blue X Heifer Christmas Champion at Dumfries

11th December 2017
C & D Auction Marts held their Christmas Show of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th December when 38 Prime Cattle were presented to the judge Norman Hall, Fraser Butchers, Stranraer, who after careful consideration found his Champion with a British Blue x Heifer (535kg) shown by Niall Goldie and Ben Radley which sold at 360p/kg £1926.

Bentham Christmas Rearing Calf Show and Sale

6th December 2017
The Christmas Show didn't disappoint at Bentham Auction Mart, with 133 calves forward, met by a full complement of buyers from as far as Durham, Cheshire & York, along with the local Farmers. [more]

British Blue X Reserve Champion at Skipton

26th November 2017
Local breeder John Stephenson, of Bordley Green Farm, Bordley, with his first prize and reserve champion female British Blue-cross heifer. [more]

British Blue Cross is Champion at Middleton-in-Teesdale

13th November 2017
A Superb British Blue Cross heifer took the Championship at Middleton-in-Teesdale, consigned by the White family, Rigg Farm. She went on to realise the top price of £3500 and was purchased by the judge David Jarman.

British Blue Cross is Champion at Middleton-in-teesdale

Superb Trade for British Blue's at Kirkby Stephen

1st November 2017
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of Suckled Calves on Monday 30th October 2017. [more]

British Blue Cross Takes Tow Law Championship

30th October 2017
British Blue Cross Champion at Hexham Tow Law Prize Show and Sale of Suckled Calves. [more]

British Blue Cross Takes Champion at Skipton

11th 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]

British Blue Cross Heifer Top Price at Carlisle Suckled Calf Sale

22nd 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 Champion

20th 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]

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