The Border British Blue Club staged their third annual open calf show on Friday 29th October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2010 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 72 calves. This was made up of 38 males and 34 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st October 2009.
Champion Calf : Norbreck Fergus
sire: Empire D'Ochain , Ian Townson (Norbreck stockman), Mr Dickinson and Philip Halhead (MD Norbreck Genetics)
The club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, Norbreck Genetics who supplied the prize money and the club provided the rosettes and coffee on the stand.
Trophies - David Dickinson Memorial Trophy for the overall champion calf; BK Ryder Memorial Trophy for the reserve overall champion calf; Bellas Perpetual Trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion, 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.
Chairman Steve Pattinson 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. It was very much appreciated.
Adam Henson with the Judge, Ted Haste
The Judge, Ted Haste, (Stoneleigh Herd) commented that there was an outstanding show and that it was an honour to judge such wonderful, high quality cattle that you could find nowhere else in the country. He said that it ran like clockwork thanks to the ring steward Stephen Brough.
The overall championship was awarded to Norbreck Genetics Ltd with Norbreck Fergus a January 2010, exceptionally well grown, blue and white son of Empire D’Ochain (IS) and out of Tamhorn Ursa ET. Alan Dickinson brother of the late David Dickinson (official society auctioneer to the British Blue Cattle Society 1989-2007) presented the David Dickinson memorial trophy to Norbreck Genetics Ltd.
The reserve overall championship went to Graham Jones with Graymar Europe ET a November 2009, well grown son of Sjaka Zoeloe Van Zwaanhof (IS) and out of the Royal Deeside Abigail flush. The BK Memorial Trophy for the reserve overall champion animal was presented to Graham Jones.
The Bellas family presented the Bellas Trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion to Redhead & Watson with Tweeddale Emise ET a December 2009 daughter of Colos Van Daisel (IS) and out of the Emise De L Happe flush.
Lucy Corner from Darlington won the young handler class
The young handler class was won by Lucy Corner leading Maidenlands Fernando. Adam Henson, from Adams’ Farm on Country File made a surprise appearance to present all of the Young Handlers with a rosette and Lucy Corner won the Pendle plaque.
TH Mountford and D & J Wyllie won the Progeny group with two Ballygrange Alex calves. Hartley Emperor (4th in his class) out of Hemingby Cindy and Tamhorn Emerald ET (3rd in her class) out of Tamhorn Buttercup ET.
The reserve progeny group went to two Empire D’Ochain (IS) bred calves shown by TC & CA Altham and Graham Jones. The first was Lune Valley Ego ET (5th in his class), and the second, Graymar Fantasia ET (1st in her class).
Phil Halhead presented the Norbreck Genetics perpetual trophy for the breeder with the most points to Redhead & Watson (Tweeddale Herd).
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.10.09 and 15.11.09:
1st & Reserve Male Champion Graymar Europe ET (Graham Jones);
2nd Croftends Emperor ET (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Franks Eccles ET (Miss D Whiteley & J Courts);
4th Bringlee Electeur ET (NB & IA Armstrong);
5th Lune Valley Ego ET (Thomas Carr Altham).
Class 2) male born between 17.11.09 and 09.12.09:
1st Brennand Eagle ET (JC Walker & Son);
2nd Tweeddale Expert ET (Redhead & Watson);
3rd Tanat Eurostar ET (WR & WW Jones);
4th Hartley Emperor (TH Mountford);
5th Lune Valley Eden ET (Thomas Car Altham)
Class 3) male born between 01.01.10 and 08.03.10:
1st & overall champion Norbreck Fergus (Norbreck Genetics Ltd);
2nd Tamhorn Formidable ET (D & J Wyllie)
3rd Maidenlands Fredie (Dean Saunders)
4th Highgreen Freddie (G Mitchinson & Sons)
5th Tweeddale Firstfoot (Redhead & Watson)
Class 4) male born between 11.03.10 and 26.06.10:
1st Solway View Firecracker ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Maidenlands Fagan (Dean Saunders);
3rd Stonebyres Fergus ET (A & CS Comrie);
4th Whiterock Firestorm ET (Glyn Roberts Jones);
5th Tweeddale Flash ET (Redhead & Watson).
Class 5) female born between 11.10.09 and 11.12.09:
1st Stonebyres Estel ET (A & CS Comrie);
2nd Hartley Empress (TH Mountford);
3rd Tamhorn Emerald ET (D & J Wyllie);
4th Croftends Elegance ET (JE Bellas & Son);
5th Oak Tree Exclusive (JH Pedley).
Class 6) female born between 19.12.09 and 01.01.10:
1st & best animal opposite sex to the champion Tweeddale Emise ET (Redhead & Watson);
2nd Tanat Friendly ET (WR & WW Jones);
3rd Tanat Ebony ET (WR & WW Jones);
4th Dragon Blues Fiona ET (JC Walker & Son);
5th Pendle Fruity Tutti (AM & E Hartley).
Class 7) female born between 19.01.10 and 21.03.10:
1st Graymar Fantasia ET (Graham Jones);
2nd Kelowna Faberge ET (RS & CL Pattinson);
3rd Maidenlands Fergi (Dean Saunders);
4th Haneve Faith (JA & E Murray);
5th Tweeddale Flare ET (Redhead & Watson).
Class 8) female born between 01.04.10 and 02.07.10:
1st Overton Fifi ET (S Kennedy);
2nd Stonebyres Fifi ET (A & CS Comrie);
Class 9 Progeny (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st TH Mountford – Hartley Emperor & D & J Wyllie – Tamhorn Emerald ET (sired by Ballygrange Alex); 2nd Thomas Carr Altham – Lune Valley Ego ET & Graham Jones – Graymar Fantasia ET (sired by Empire D’Ochain (IS)); 3rd Kevin Watret – Solway View Firecracker ET & JH Pedley – Oak Tree Exclusive (sired by Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur (IS)); 4th TH Mountford - Hartley Empress & RS & CL Pattinson Kelowna - Faberge ET (sired by Bringlee Blackstar ET); 5th JC Walker & Son – Brennand Eddie ET & Brennand Eagle ET (sired by Blak Du Baty D’Eprave (IS).
Class 10 Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Lucy Corner leading Maidenlands Fernando; 2nd Josh Bellas leading Croftends Florence; 3rd Tom Denny leading Hartley Fonzie; 4th Kate Pattinson leading Kelowna Faberge ET; 5th Ross Comrie leading Stonebyres Elgin ET; 6th Emma Bellas leading Croftends Emperor ET.
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