Border British Blue Club Eighteenth Annual Open Calf Show
The Border British Blue Club staged their eighteenth annual open calf show on Friday 27th January 2017 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 24 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 11 males and 13 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2016.
The club would like to thank David Allen for sponsoring the event; Harrison and Hetherington Ltd for the catalogue and the premises; Massey Bros. (Feeds) for the Perpetual Shield awarded to the champion calf and Norbreck Genetics for the Perpetual Shield for the winner of the young handler class.
The Judge Garry Patterson, Aultmore Herd had the very difficult task of judging the calves.
The male and overall championship was awarded to Ian McGarva with Abington Lionel a January 2016 son of Corrandulla Finton ET and out of Abington Harriet.
Ian also took the female and reserve overall championship with Abington Liquorice an April 2016 daughter of Lennie Van Het Caloenhof (IS) and out of Lukeroyal Guess ET. Liquorice went on to take reserve female champion in the Society Show and sold for 4,200gns.
Blair & Shona Comrie, took the reserve male championship with a strong Kersey Geronimo ET son, Stonebyres Levi a February 2016 bull out of Tamhorn Goodtimegirl ET.
The reserve female championship was awarded to Dylan Townend with Clifftown Ladyluck ET a January 2016 calf out of the Tweeddale Ebony (SR) ET and Jobarde de Fooz ET flush.
15 year old Ross Comrie clinched the Norbreck Perpetual Trophy, followed by Joe Pattinson (11) in second place.
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) Male born between 01.01.16 and 27.03.16:
1st, Male & Overall Champion Abington Lionel (Ian McGarva);
2nd & Reserve Male Champion Stonebyres Levi (Blair & Shona Comrie);
3rd Lukeroyal Luther ET (Mel & Diane Lucas);
4th Stoneleigh Love Machine (EC Haste);
Class 2) Male born between 01.06.16 and 31.07.16:
1st Lukeroyal Legend ET (Mel & Diane Lucas);
2nd Brennand Leader (JC Walker & Son);
3rd Stoneleigh Lord of the Rings (EC Haste);
Class 3) Female born between 01.01.16 and 12.02.16:
1st & Reserve Female Champion Clifftown Ladyluck ET (Dylan Townend);
2nd Pendle Liquorice ET (AM & E Hartley);
3rd Clifftown Luckystar ET (Dylan Townend);
4th Stonebyres Leona (Blair & Shona Comrie);
Class 4) Female born between 13.02.16 and 23.04.16:
1st Female & Reserve Overall Champion Abington Liquorice (Ian McGarva);
2nd Brennand Lizzie ET (JC Walker & Son);
3rd Lukeroyal Lydia ET (Mel & Diane Lucas);
4th Pendle Lollipop (AM & E Hartley)
Class 5 Young Handler (aged 21 and under):
1st Ross Comrie aged 15 leading Stonebyres Lionel;
Class 6 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
2nd Blair & Shona Comrie – Stonebyres Levi (male) & Stonebyres Leona (female) (sired by Kersey Geronimo ET).