Victor and Paula Dobson’s Water End herd, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, recorded a memorable double at Saturday’s North East England Aberdeen-Angus Club calf show, held at Thirsk Market, with their heifer calf Water End Miss Betsy L090 taking the female and overall championship and their bull calf Water End Evolution L095 taking the male and reserve overall title.
Judge Jimmy Minto (centre) with the overall champion and reserve champion calves from Victor Dobson. Also pictured is handler Ashleigh Fenwick.
The day’s champion, Miss Betsy L090 is a Blelack Evergreat H003 daughter and was born in January this year. She is out of The Moss Mr Essen D413 daughter Water End Miss Belle H070 and had previously been calf and female champion at the Winter National Show at Carlisle last month.
Judge Jimmy Minto described Miss Betsy as a well balanced heifer displaying excellent breed character with superb locomotion.
Her sire, Evergreat, was purchased in February 2010 for 7000gns and was also sire of the male champion from the Dobsons, Water End Evolution L095.
Evolution, a February 2011-born bull calf is out of Water End Ebony H066, another Mr Essen daughter.
Standing reserve heifer champion was The Moss Kitt L051 from the Moores family’s herd. This one is a daughter of Chapelton Eventer E809 out of The Moss Kirsty Z039, a TC Stockman daughter. She is a January-born calf and stood second in her class to the heifer champion.
Reserve bull calf champion was Gordon Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Phoenix Star L456. This January-born bull is by Rawburn Enigma G653 and out of Belhaven Pole Star H070, a Rawburn Lord Ross daughter.
Picking up the event’s award for the best newcomer at the show was the Saville herd of Stephen and Sarah Medley.
Class 1 Senior Heifers
1st Wall Elnora K786 from T A and P Johnson
2nd Fox Foot Double Venture K258 from the Turnbull Family
Class 2 Senior Bulls
1st Jerusalem Walk on K180 from Bryan Ronan
Class 3A Junior Heifers
1st Water End Miss Betsy L090 from Victor and Paula Dobson
2nd The Moss Kit L051 from John and Jane Moores
3rd Yearsley Portia from A and P Johnson
4th Fox Foot Droplets L297 from the Turnbull family
Class 3B Junior heifers
1st Foxley Wood Pebble L168 from Chris Page
2nd Linton Gilbertine Tillie L529 from Gordon Brooke
3rd Foxley Wood Peggy L173 from Chris Page
Class 4A Junior Bulls
1st Linton Gilbertines Phoenix Star L456 from Gordon Brooke
2nd Holyrood Prince L012 from A and C Woodward
3rd Jerusalem Davidoff L190 from Bryan Ronan
4th Yearsley Mr Big from A and P Johnson
Class 4B Junior Bulls
1st Water End Evolution L095 from Victor and Paula Dobson
2nd Linton Gilbertines Duke Wilford L488 from Gordon Brooke
3rd Saville Fergus from S and S Medley
4th Tree Bridge Plumpton L319 from D Evans
5th Saville Mister Ed from S and S Medley
6th Holyrood Elgar L054 from A and C Woodward
Class 4C Junior Bulls
1st Linton Gilbertines Ebb L537 from Gordon Brooke
2nd Tree Bridge Pathfinder L336 from D Evans
3rd Tree Bridge Red Pelton L331 from D Evans
4th Rosslayne Phantom L151 from P J and R M Lane
5th Linton Gilbertines Elliott L500 from Gordon Brooke
6th Rosslayne Neptune L148 from P J and R M Lane
7th Holyrood Geordie Boy from A and C Woodward
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