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Border British Blue Club 4th Annual Open Calf Show
2011-10-31

The Border British Blue Club staged their fourth annual open calf show on Friday 28th October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2011 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 66 calves. This was made up of 33 males and 33 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st October 2010.

Cromwell Gia - Overall Champion

Cromwell Gia

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.

The Judge, Tommy Fitzgerald, (Heatherview Herd) travelled from Eire to judge the fantastic selection of calves. Exhibitors travelled the length and breadth of the country to support this event and the quality of calves on show was tremendous.

The overall championship was awarded to AE Neachell & Son with Cromwell Gia a January 2011, exceptionally well grown, daughter of Bringlee Carlos (SR) ET and out of Cromwell Duchess 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 Adam Neachell.

Sharplaw Gamble - Reserve Overall Champion

Sharplaw Gamble
The reserve overall championship went to Mick Gamble & Sarah Rigg with Sharplaw Gamble a 6 month old black & white, well grown son of Nether Hall Costa and out of Marsh Blue Bluebell. The BK Memorial Trophy for the reserve overall champion animal was presented to Mick & Sarah. They were also presented with the Bellas trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion.

The young handler class was won by Josh Bellas leading Croftends G Force ET. Elaine & Mark Hartley awarded Josh with the Pendle plaque.

AE Neachell & Son won the Progeny group with two Bringlee Carlos (SR) ET heifer calves. Cromwell Gia (1th in her class, female & overall champion) out of Cromwell Duchess ET and Cromwell Gigi (2nd in her class) out of Cromwell Darling ET.

The reserve progeny group went to two Bringlee Volkawagon ET bred calves shown by Blair & Shona Comrie. The first was Stonebyres Forte ET (5th in his class), and the second, Stonebyres Fagan ET (3rd in his class).

Phil Halhead presented the Norbreck Genetics perpetual trophy for the breeder with the most points to Redhead & Watson (Tweeddale Herd) for the second year running.

Class prize winners were as follows: -

Class 1) male born between 01.10.10 and 31.12.10:
1st & reserve male champion Franks Feed Me Jim ET (Miss D Whiteley & J Courts);
2nd Sharplaw Foxhunter ET (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
3rd Stonebyres Fagan ET (A & CS Comrie);
4th College Valley Fergus ET (EJ & AM Fox);
5th Stonebyres Forte ET (A & CS Comrie).

Class 2) male born between 01.01.11 and 21.02.11:
1st Cromwell Goliath ET (AE Neachell & Son);
2nd Croftends G Force ET (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Croftends Gaffer (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Quarry Bank Guy (ID & HJ Rawlinson);
5th Tanat Guardsman ET (WR & WW Jones)

Class 3) male born between 01.03.11 and 30.04.11:
1st Tweeddale Goldrush ET (Redhead & Watson);
2nd College Valley Griffin ET (EJ & AM Fox)
3rd Maidenlands Gomes (Dean Saunders)
4th College Valley Gladiator ET (EJ & AM Fox)

Class 4) male born between 01.05.11 and 30.06.11:
1st, male champion, reserve overall champion & best animal opposite sex to the champion Sharplaw Gamble (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
2nd Beckfarm Graeme ET (RF & A Tyson);

Class 5) female born between 01.10.10 and 31.12.10:
1st Tweeddale Flutter ET (Redhead & Watson);
2nd Tweeddale Femis ET (Redhead & Watson);
3rd Pendle Foxy ET (AM & E Hartley);
4th Sharplaw Fancylass ET (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
5th Franks Fizzyliscious ET (Miss D Whiteley & J Courts).

Class 6) female born between 01.01.11 and 31.01.11:
1st, female champion & overall champion Cromwell Gia (AE Neachell & Son);
2nd Cromwell Gigi (AE Neachell & Son);
3rd Croftends Gem ET(JE Bellas & Son);
4th Oak Tree Goodness Gracious ET (JH Pedley);
5th Tanat Gem ET (WR & WW Jones).

Class 7) female born between 01.02.11 and 30.04.11:
1st & reserve female champion Tweeddale Glamourgirl ET (Redhead & Watson);
2nd Sharplaw Galaxy ET (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
3rd Croftends Georgia ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th College Valley Gayle ET (EJ & AM Fox);
5th Croftends Grace (JE Bellas & Son).

Class 8) female born between 01.05.11 and 30.06.11:
No entries forward

Class 9 Progeny (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st AE Neachell & Son – Cromwell Gia & Cromwell Gigi (sired by Bringlee Carlos (SR) ET);
2nd A & CS Comrie – Stonebyres Forte ET & Stonebyres Fagan ET (sired by Bringlee Volkawagon ET);
3rd EJ & AM Fox – College Valley Griffin ET & Redhead & Watson – Tweeddale Glamourgirl ET (sired by Tweeddale Discovery ET);
4th Redhead & Watson – Tweeddale Goldrush ET & MD Gamble & SJ Rigg Sharplaw Galaxy ET (sired by Tweeddale Discovery ET);
5th ID & HJ Rawlinson – Quarry Bank Guy & Quarry Bank Gail (sired by Woodbine Warrior).

Class 10 Young Handler (aged 16 and under): 1st Josh Bellas leading Croftends G Force ET; 2nd Robert Rawlinson leading Quarry Bank Guy; 3rd Richard Rawlinson leading Quarry Bank Gail; 4th Will Allison; 5th Holly Bellas; 6th Jack Tyson; 7th Izzy Hartley; 8th Thomas Okell.

link Haltcliffe Top National Limousin Pedigree Herd 2011
link Selective Trade for Herefords at Dungannon Native Breeds Sale
link Dungannon Aberdeen-Angus Champion Sells to Scotland

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