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Beef Breed of the Future native breed, natural grazers Coldrochie Shorthorns (previously Coln Valley Shorthorns) has been established for 15 years producing high quality Beef Shorthorns. Coldrochie Bulls are going to February Bull Sales 2013.

Coldrochie Drover - Male Champion at October Bull Sales 2012 at Stirling, Senior Champion Bull at Forfar ‘Stars of the Future’ 2011

Stock Bulls: Coln Valley Bogart Podehole Drummer Chapelton Winsome

Douglas McMillan Moneydie Roger, Luncarty, Perth, Perthshire. PH1 3JA 07973 543 272 |

Stockman - Lawerence Fenton mobile: 07792 114928

The Shorthorn Society of United Kingdom & Ireland Contents: Society Staff Members and Society Directors 2012


Secretary’s Report 2012 5 President’s Report 7 Glenapp Open Day 10 This Years Letter - ‘G’


Scottish Shorthorn Club 12 Showring incentive for calved heifers


A Year in the Life of Northern Club


Northern Club Summer Herd Tour


North of England Club – Herd Competition 2012


Central England Beef Shorthorn Club – Herd Competition 2012


Central England Beef Shorthorn Club Report - November 2012


SWBSBC – Herd Competition 2012


2013 World Shorthorn Conference - New Zealand


Shorthorns Open Day at Bushmills


Northern Ireland Club – Herd Competition 2012


Northern Ireland Club – Annual Trip


Northern Ireland Club 32 Fine Display of Beef Shorthorn at Ballymoney Show


Beef Expo Dungannon NI 36 NI Estate Secures Top Cattle Award


Beef Shorthorn maternal instincts stand the test of time


Morrisons seeks more Beef Shorthorn cattle


Beef Shorthorn performance inspires the next generation


Joining a herd health scheme offers welcome returns from minimal input 48 CHeCS Johne’s Programme 51 Put your business hat on to boost beef production


Beef Shorthorns Stores Top Native Breed Sales


Perth Bull Sales - Stirling 57 Carlisle Spring Sale 64 Perth Bull Sales - Stirling 68 Beef Shorthorn Society Sale - Chelford


Skipton Beef Shorthorn females sell to 3,100gns


East of England Show - 2nd National Beef Shorthorn Show


Royal Highland Show 87 Great Yorkshire Show 90 Royal Norfolk Show 92 Royal Welsh Show 92 Regional Shows 94 Stars of the Future Calf Show


East of England Smithfield Festival Calf Show


Beef Shorthorn Breeders Directory 116 New Members and Prefixes 121 Beef Shorthorn Society Membership and Registration Fees


Merchandise 122

Cover image: Chapleton Dauphin sold for new breed record of 15,000gns to Bill and Jane Landers

Advertisers: Althorne Beef Shorthorns 6 Alvie Shorthorns 71 Ballard Beef Shorthorns 75 Blackford Farms 9-10 Caltech-Crystalyx 35 Cavans Beef Shorthorn Herd 100 Chapelton Shorthorns 59 Coldrochie Beef Shorthorns IFC Craigfaddock Beef Shorthorns 108 Croxton Park Partnership 17 Dunsyre Beef Shorthorns 67 Faradale Beef Shorthorns 76 Farmers Guardian 122 Fearn Shorthorns 73 Fingask Shorthorns 16 Gilven Beef Shorthorns 20 Glenariff Pedigree Beef Shorthorns 2 Glenbrae Beef Shorthorns 42 Glen Gloy Farms Limited 86 Glenisla Shorthorns 84 Glenkiln Shorthorns 37 Hallsford Shorthorns 65 Herdsure 54 Highlee Beef Shorthorns 24 Hi Health Herdcare 52 Holkin Beef Shorthorns 23 Knockenjig Beef Shorthorns 105 Knowehead Pedigree Beef Shorthorns 97 Lowther Shorthorns 4 Lucombe Beef Shorthorns 94 Mark Holmes - Farm, Estate & Livestock Consultancy 92 Meonhill Shorthorns 109 Millerston Beef Shorthorns 63 Morrisons Traditional Beef Scheme 38 Nordic Star 112 Osberton Shorthorns 40 Pode Hole Herd 113 Red Cattle Genetics 104 Redhill Beef Shorthorns 78 Ricey Oark Beef Shorthorns 119 Robert Brittain Embryo Transfer 78 Rowanberry Pedigree Beef Shorthorns 26 SAC Consulting 91 Sandwick Beef Shorthorns 47 Shawhill Shorthorns 77 South Western Counties Shorthorn Breeders’ Association 28 Stonehills 50 Stoney Royd Pedigree Beef Shorthorns 79 Stonmour Herd 106 The Rothesay Herd 13 The Holmeere Herd 19 Tofts - Playfair Farms Limited IBC Uppermill Beef Shorthorns 30-31 Upsall Polled Shorthorns 14 United Auctions 34 Wavendon Beef Shorthorns 93 Wenmar Beef Shorthorns 102 Westmoor Beef Shorthorns 99 Willingham Beef Shorthorns 44 Wivey Herd of Beef Shorthorns 36 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 56

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Home of the Finest Pedigree Livestock Honesty – Capability – Integrity

CURRENT HERD SIRES Glenariff Brave Bonnar - Glenariff Dakota - Chieftain of Upsall

Galloway Cattle

Kerry Hill Sheep

Nick and Annalain Barrett. “Glenariff” Avon Road, South Wootton, Nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 3LS Tel: 01553 672440 - E:

Large Black Pigs

Andrew & Danielle Barrett Tel: 01485 601282 Mob: 07717 821891

The Beef Shorthorn Society Directors

HQ News:

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal

List of Directors for 2012

Society Staff Members “Who to contact and for what�


President: Charles Horrell

Mr Charles Horrell tel: 01733 270247 email:

Pode Hole Farm, Thorney, Peterborough. PE6 0QH


tel: 01733 270247

Mr Mark Holmes tel: 01902 372783 email:


Members for North Scotland


Major John Gibb tel: 01575 582227 email:

Mark Holmes

Mr John Redpath tel: 01575 560233 email:


tel: 07973115103

Members for South Scotland Mr Donald Biggar OBE tel: 01556 660205 email:


Mr Douglas McMillan tel: 01285 721050 email:


Frank Milnes

Members for Northern England and Wales Mr Geoff Riby tel: 01262673043 email:

Claire Ward

Mr Rob Paisley tel: 01943 816068 email:

Dairy Registrations and Red Cattle Genetics

Mrs Caroline Ivinson


tel: 01768 881343 email:

The Hon. Gerald Turton tel: 01845 537202 email: Members for Southern England Mr Simon Farmer tel: 02392 632126 email:

Sandra Daly Beef Registrations and General Enquiries email:

Members for Northern Ireland Mr David Alexander tel: 02825685168 email: Special Member Mrs Sally Horrell tel: 01733 270247 email:

Sue Watkins Office Manager and Accounts email:

Past Presidents Mr James Playfair-Hannay tel: 01573 440364 email:

Roger Kelley



Mr Frank R Milnes tel:02476 696 549 email:


4th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 2LG tel: 02476 696 549 fax: 02476 696 729 email:

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GENES WITH YOU IN MIND J u n ior cla s s w inners in 2012 at R H S a n d G r e a t Yor ksh i r e sh ow wi t h ou r n e w li ne s …

Secretary’s Report 2012 The last year has certainly been memorable for a number of reasons. In July/August the UK hosted the biggest show on earth when the Olympics and Paralympics came to the UK. Hosting of the games was a huge success and the euphoria was continued by team GB winning a record number of medals. The atmosphere in London during the Olympics had to be witnessed to be appreciated and the “feel good” factor of the games shone through the economic depression and through the dismal days of the wettest summer on record. The weather played havoc with countless agricultural shows throughout the summer and it caused huge disappointment for the hard working show committees who work so hard throughout the year for the one day of glory when their local show takes pride of place in the agricultural calendar. We can only hope that the financial pressures caused by cancellations are not so severe as to prevent the shows continuing in future years. The atrocious weather also played havoc with the crops and feed prices look certain to reach new heights during the winter months putting more pressure on livestock farmers. On the positive side however, beef prices remain at record levels and the prospect looks encouraging for the future with lower global availability of beef and increased demand for domestic consumption in many developing countries. Closer to home the year has been just as memorable for many reasons. The Stirling sales have really set the Beef Shorthorn breed alight with record averages and top prices at both the February and October sales. The February sale saw 71 bulls sold for an average of £4991 with a new record price for a Beef Shorthorn bull sold at auction of 15,000gns and the October sale saw a new record average for females of £2110 for 81 females sold and a new breed record top price for a Shorthorn female of 13,000gns. Congratulations to Donald Biggar on achieving not one but both these record prizes – a truly remarkable achievement. Details of the sales appear elsewhere in the journal. The Morrisons Traditional Beef Scheme launched 12 months ago has definitely increased the interest in Beef Shorthorns. Whilst we must never lose sight of the fact that the Beef Shorthorn is primarily a maternal breed producing functional suckler cows it is also very encouraging to have a major supermarket recognise the wonderful eating quality of Beef Shorthorns and we are very grateful for the support Morrisons are giving to the Society in the form of sponsorship of our events. The number of Beef Shorthorn sired cattle going in to the native breed beef scheme has increased to over 30% and Morrisons are looking to introduce new incentives next year to increase that number. Their involvement

has certainly increased the profile of the breed within the beef industry and we look forward to a continuing relationship with them. This increased profile has also led to an increased number of pedigree registrations. Two years ago I said I was looking forward to registering over 3,000 Beef shorthorns in the year. Well we have now passed that figure and registrations are still increasing so what next? Maybe I look forward to registering 4,000 Beef Shorthorns a year in the not too distant future! We have also seen changes in staff in the office. Sue Walters retired in March after 15 years with the Society and we wish her a very happy retirement. Then in August Caroline left to emigrate to Zambia to help her husband in the setting up of a farm business for his employer Agco. We will miss both Sue and Caroline but we now welcome Claire Ward and Sandra Daly on to our staff who are already getting to grips with ear tags, hair samples and health tests. It was a particularly difficult time for Sandra as she arrived in the middle of the upgrade of our computer database system which did not take place without incident. I can only apologise for any inconvenience caused by the slow turnround of certificates during the summer but we are now back up to speed and will hopefully benefit from having a more modern system in place. With the increasing interest in the breed there is quite naturally an increasing expectation that the Society will have a presence at the major events throughout the year. As the number of events to attend increases it becomes very difficult to personally attend every event. This is where our breeders clubs can help and so I am delighted to report the formation of a Scottish Breeders club which will become operational during 2013. I hope that clubs will support the Society by helping to provide stock and assist on the stand at some of these events. Charles Horrell retires as President in February but I hope he and Sally will continue to support the Society. Their willing help at all times has been very much appreciated. I am very grateful for the continued support of all the Directors. I cannot finish without a special word of thanks to my staff in the office who have endured an incredible busy and at times very frustrating year. I hope that 2013 will be equally busy but considerably less traumatic. Frank Milnes beef shorthorn


Althorne Beef Shorthorns

Althorne Director Herd Established 1975 Stock Bulls: Warmington Brigadier Althorne Director Brownings Erland Breeding stock available for sale. Selling Top Quality Beef from the farm and at farmers markets in Essex. Xquisite Nellie and 2 day old heifer

Brian & Suzanne White & Family Highfield Farm, Summerhill, Althorne, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 6BY tel/fax: 01621 741 845 Barrington Duchess


Presidents Report What a start to the year for Beef Shorthorns in 2012 - at Stirling in February - a record breaking top price, record average and 90% clearance. The interest and impetus created in the breed during the previous year delivered a superb sale with more bulls forward than for many years. As breeders of the Beef Shorthorn our thanks must go to Morrisons supermarket for their backing under the Morrisons Native Bred Scheme which has surely raised the breed’s profile and encouraged the commercial producer who has always valued the breed’s maternal characteristics for their replacement females and now have added value for the steers. As breeders we must rise to the challenge of producing cattle that meet the high standards which our customers require. As a new generation of farmers look to the breed to create their commercial suckler herds we not only need to keep our eye on breed characteristics but also ensure that we deliver on herd health and on performance recording our stock. Our Directors continue to work hard to ensure that we stay ahead of new developments and promote our breed whilst being aware of the many demands made on our members. Their decisions may not always meet with whole hearted approval but they are not taken lightly nor without deliberation. It is not an easy path to negotiate and my thanks go to all the Directors for all the time, support and hard work which they put in for the Society. Our second Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Competition saw an increase in entries and four excellent finalists – our congratulations go to the very worthy winners - Glenarm Estates of Antrim. The competition highlights how well the Beef Shorthorn works in very different environments and in varied commercial scenarios and enables us to get our message of ‘a functional suckler cow’ out to a wider audience. In this year of appalling weather and what look to be very high feed prices it is important that we promote our low input natural grazing breed which can provide efficient cattle for the modern beef industry. Our thanks go to Morrisons for their generous sponsorship for this competition and also to supporting the Autumn calf shows. The four calf shows have seen an increased entry this year and they do provide an excellent shop window for our cattle at commercial events and the calves have been much admired. For those new to showing the calf shows are a good starting place and the Young Handler classes are giving our young enthusiasts an opportunity to show their skills. It is important to our Society to encourage the next generation of shorthorn breeders. The on-line survey which was completed by some of our Junior members

has given us an insight into how we might further encourage their involvement with our breed and the Society is working on providing opportunities for 2013. This year has seen continued steady prices at our Society sales, store prices for shorthorn crosses holding up well, and increase in membership and an increase in the number of registrations which all bode well for the future. However this year has not been without its difficulties. The weather has been hugely challenging and the cattle and in particular the calves have lacked the sun on their backs. It has also played havoc with the show season and my thanks go to all those breeders who managed to overcome the elements to promote the breed. Our Society offices have also had their challenges this year. A change to the computer system did not go smoothly (not a problem of the staffs making) and our thanks must go to all the office staff for going the extra mile to try and ensure that members were inconvenienced as little as possible. We have also had to say good bye to two valued members of staff in Sue Walters who retired this year and Caroline Burbidge who has emigrated with her family to more exotic climes. Their hard work, support and enthusiasm for the breed was much appreciated. However we welcome their replacements Sandra Daly and Claire Ward who are already getting a firm grip on our requirements and we look forward to working with them in the future. My thanks also go to Frank Milnes who has made my last two years as your President a much easier task. Frank’s enthusiasm for the breed, his commitment to taking the Society forwards and putting our plans into action as well as his diplomacy and affinity with the members continues to stand the Society in good stead. As the year comes to a close with the Society autumn sales we again have more good news. A record female price of 13000 gns for Chapelton Honeysuckle 3719. Our congratulations go to Donald Biggar and his Chapelton team. What an achievement for one herd to break both the bull and female record prices in one year. Finally I would like to thank you the members for making my term as President so enjoyable it has been an honour and a privilege. The breed today stands in a strong position and I wish you and the breed every success for the future. Charles Horrell

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Once upon

a time...

there was a shorthorn bull called Brogie who fell in love with a beautiful cow called Lady Rebecca.

Chapelton Brogie


Extra Special

After spending the summer together at Greenloaning, spring broke with cries of a beautiful Extra Special baby boy. Because that baby was so Extra Special farmer George decided to leave them together the next summer only for spring to break and a little girl was born. George thought the world of this little girl and since she was as white as snow he decided to call her Frosty Rebecca.

they all lived happily ever after

Lady Rebecca & Quoiggs Frosty Rebecca

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Glenapp Open Day Cathryn Williamson reports on the day. With such poor summer weather wise and many shows being cancelled it was nothing short of a miracle that Thursday 30th August dawned bright and sunny for the Glenapp Open Day at Ballantrae, Ayrshire staged jointly by the Beef Shorthorn Society and NFUS. The event attracted over 150 visitors including a contingent from Northern Ireland who earlier in the day had been treated to a tour of Jack Ramsay’s shorthorn herd at Millerston Farm near Mauchline. We were welcomed by Glenapp Estate’s Manager, Charlie Russell and after a brief introduction to NFU’s vice president Allan Bowie and Morrisons Andrew Loftus we were soon disbursed into the numerous tractors and trailers which Charlie must have commandeered from every neighbour in the vicinity to accommodate the enthusiastic crowd. The 12,350 acre Glenapp Estate which belongs to the Inchcape family is situated in a beautiful part of South west Ayrshire and we were treated to stunning views across the Irish Sea to the historic island of Ailsa Craig and beyond. It consists of LFA ground ranging from sea level to 1400 feet and most of the hill ground is classified as SSI.

Glenapp Estate’s out wintered 200 cow hill suckler unit was the winner of the inaugural Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler herd of the year in 2011. Our first stop was to look at some of the Pedigree Beef shorthorns and we were later shown a good selection of the commercial cattle. SAC beef specialist Gavin Hill and stockman Alan Diamond were Wonderful view out to Ailsa Craig also on hand with Charlie to answer many of the numerous questions asked by the visitors Charlie explained that initially Shorthorn bulls were used on the Angus cross cows and Simmental bulls on the Irish blue greys. Heifers were retained and a few pedigree shorthorn and Liung cows purchased, but since 2004 the herd has been completely closed. The herds hi health status contributes to the success of the enterprise as well as the native bred cows fertility and good fleshing ability.


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Easy calving and docility contribute to minimising fixed costs. One stockman and sharing the minimum of equipment with the 700 strong dairy herd helps maintain a sustainable business. With an average rainfall of 60in growing grass is not a problem but to ensure its quality they have GPS soil tested all the grassland so that variable rate N P K and lime may be applied resulting in a dramatic improvement especially in the hill paddocks. Since Charlie’s arrival in 2000, sheep numbers have been reduced and a controlled rotation of grazing for the hill ewes, allows some of the hill to be used from August onwards for deferred grazing for cows. An added benefit to this system is the notable increase in grouse numbers. Having seen the beef cattle we were then transported to the recently developed Dairy unit at Glenapp. The Earl and Countess of Inchcape were in attendance and were proud and delighted for Charlie and his staff to show us the fruits of their substantial investment.

We spent an interesting hour or so in the 70 point rotary parlour where the grass based herd of 700 are milked twice a day producing in the region of 4,200 litres which is then sold on to a local cheese company in Stranraer – Seriously Strong Scottish Cheddar. Most of the dairy cows are New Zealand Friesians crossed with Jersey and like the suckler herd are confined to a strict 8 week calving period. Around 50% of the dairy herd are also out wintered (the benefits of a hill farm at sea level!!). We all piled into the trailers for one last time for a trip back to the steadings where a delicious BBQ awaited and a stock judging competition for both cattle and sheep took place. Our thanks to the Earl and Countess of Inchcape for hosting the event, Charlie and Jill Russell and family for their hospitality and all the Estate staff for their contributions to a most enjoyable day which provided much to talk about on the long drive home.

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Scottish Shorthorn Club Our report isn’t packed with lots of news but it is fantastic to be able to report that at the October Stirling Bull Sales and under the guidance of Society President Mr Charles Horrell and Society Secretary Mr Frank Milnes, the Scottish Club was founded. After some discussion it was decided to just form one club at the present time, with the possibility of this club being divided up in the future, to form two Scottish Clubs. This decision having been made with a majority vote in favour of one club, the three main post holders were duly elected: Chair:

Mrs Grace Ramsay


Mrs Claire Robinson


Mrs Cathryn Williamson

We are hoping that our first official meeting will be held at Stirling Bull Sales in February, where we hope to form the rest of the Committee and start to plan the year ahead. Further details will be sent out to all members.

Showring incentive for calved heifers Crowded ringsides have become a feature of Shorthorn shows in recent years as the standard and numbers of cattle on parade have increased and more interested onlookers view our cattle. It is vitally important that we maximise these opportunities to promote the unique selling points of our breed to potential customers. Shorthorns are renowned for outstanding maternal characteristics of fertility, functional efficiency and milkiness. These traits can only be demonstrated by females with calves at foot. The Society directors would like to encourage judges to reward productive females by taking calves into account when placing classes and breeders to promote the fertility of their cattle by presenting more young females in milk.


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We are very aware of huge area that we are covering and will therefore be doing our very best to ensure that all areas are catered for and included in as many events, meetings and trips, in the future as possible. We would like to welcome anyone to become a member. Breeders/Herd Owners of Shorthorns, Stockmen/women of the Herds, Enthusiasts of the breed, Commercial breeders who use Shorthorns and anyone else who has an interest in the Breed. Please get in touch and let us know what you would like to see the club doing and organising in the future or if you know of anyone who may like to become a member and who we may not have contact details for. We look forward to welcoming all the new Members, getting to know you all and helping the Scottish Club go forward, to enjoy some fantastic events and competitions in the future. Claire Robinson - Secretary 01290 424532


Is the Year Letter for 2013

As an additional incentive for showing calved heifers at Highland and Yorkshire shows the Society directors have decided to offer an additional £50 in the two year old heifer classes to the highest placed heifer shown with her calf at foot.

ROTHESAY SHORTHORNS Bred on commercial principles, to thrive in the worst of weather!

The Morrisons Farm Dumfries House Cumnock Ayrshire KA18 2NJ

Andrew Robinson (Farm Manager) 07850 328999 Andrew Thornber 01282 865704


Dakota sold to John Scott Fearn Febuary 2012 for £10,000

Euro Sceptic for Stirling 2013 Sire: Broughton Park Thunder


2012 Reserve Champion National Shorthorn Calf Show

Democrat retained as Junior Stock Bull Junior Champion Great Yorkshire Show 2012



IAN PARK +44 (0) 7766 335 331



A Year in the Life of Northern Club We have had a busy and varied year beginning in November with the AGM, dinner and prize giving evening held at Leeming Bar. A big turnout enjoyed a good night out. The club has held two talks with local vet practices on health schemes relating to BVD, Johnnes etc. In March we met at the Craven Arms near Giggleswick for a very good lunch of shorthorn beef (well worth a visit). Vet Judith Galbraith talked us through the various diseases and entertained us with a quiz called ‘name that bull’. The image which remained with me was the diagram of a bull with big red bollocks indicating that although testing clear of BVD it was actually producing infective semen. This is something that the society directors are going to have to consider as it is not currently covered by our testing program. In early May we met near to Pickering for our members in the east of the region. Helen Andrews again talked us through the diseases and highlighted the dangers of complacency. It would seem that the best way of staying free of these diseases is to not keep cattle but if you are determined to persevere then an approach based around testing, vaccinating and culling can achieve full eradication and control future infection. It was good to see so many of our newer members at these talks.

In June we held a demonstration on show/sale preparation at Gerald Turton’s, Upsall Castle. Stockman Ian Park showed members how to wash and clip cattle for maximum impact in the ring. Halter breaking and feeding were discussed and ideas exchanged. All in all it proved a very interesting and informative afternoon. We then had a trip around the Upsall herd where we saw the new crop of calves, all very impressive. The afternoon was rounded off with a Jubilee picnic with all members fetching cakes and food and making a right good spread. August saw our annual herd visit, full report following. We also held a herd competition and photographic competition and organised a bit of hospitality at the Skipton sale. Many thanks to all members who have helped out during the year with the running of the club and organising and hosting of events. Andrew Ivinson – Club Secretary

Northern Club Summer Herd Tour More than 25 members and friends from the Northern Beef Shorthorn club bravely left their native soil and travelled north to attend our first ever overnight two day herd tour to the Rothesay and Shawhill herds. We were honoured to be the first club allowed to look around the Morrison’s enterprise and were met with glorious sunshine and a view resembling Beirut following a recent arson attack on the farm which destroyed a building some crop and machinery but thankfully no livestock. Farm manger Andrew Robinson along with his wife and son, Claire and Oliver were our hosts for the day. The Dumfries House estate extends to 850 acres running scotch mule sheep with a herd of Aberdeen Angus and Pedigree Beef Shorthorn suckler cows. All the Angus cows are served with the Beef Shorthorn bull to produce finished cattle for the native breed scheme. The farm currently runs around 120 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows with some calves kept for breeding and the remainder finished for the scheme. The finishing

cattle we saw were a mixture of pure beef shorthorns and angus crosses which are brought into finish at around 500kg on barley, silage and potatoes. We moved onto a group of bulling heifers running with Podehole Dominator which will calve down at 2½ year old. The pedigree suckler cattle are mainly spring calving with a small group of autumn calvers. We began looking at the autumn calvers where at the top of the field was a heifer that had just calved, Andrew later told us at dinner that she had ended up with twins! We then saw each of the three spring calving groups which were dotted around the estate this gave members the opportunity to walk through the cattle for a closer look. beef shorthorn


It was interesting to see how cattle purchased from different herds around the UK were coping in what is a testing environment. Afterwards we went back to farm for refreshments and a chat about Morrison’s plans and vision for the farm. The members who were staying for day two then headed off for the hotel, to recharge their batteries! The second day started with a bright sky once again when we all met at Newlands farm, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. John Thompson showed us around the Shawhill Beef Shorthorn herd. John was keen to first show us his five embryo calves from Canadian imports sired by K Kim Freedom which were showing lots of potential. We then went to look at the two batches of cows and calves, which were sired by his stock bulls Alvie Blue Eyedboy and Vortrekker of Upsall.

The herd started from five cows bought at the Upsall Centenary sale, with additions from several herds, more recently from the Sandwick and Fieldhouse herds to help increase numbers faster. We later saw the newest purchase a striking red heifer Outrawcliffe Emily which was bought from the Carlisle society sale and was settling very well into her new home. We were then invited to a lovely lunch which was a fantastic way to finish off the weekend before we all said our goodbyes and headed off home. A big thanks to the Robinson and Thomson families for showing us round and to Andrew Ivinson for organising the weekend which was an enjoyable couple of days. Phillip Miller


Controller of Upsall Junior Stock Bull - Breed Champion at Fife Show 2012. Home & overseas visitors always welcome. Stock usually for sale.

‘the late’ William McGowan MBE. Fingask, Cupar, Fife Tel: (01334) 654845 or 652246 or 840419 Mobile: David McGowan 07801933034


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Visitors always welcome

Croxton Park Shuna Jewel 1st Royal Show 2007 - Reserve Female Champion 1st Royal Show 2008 - Female Champion 1st Royal Show 2009 - Female Champion Unbeaten in class at the Royal Show Livestock, Embryos & Semen available for sale

Croxton Park, Croxton, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SY

Chapelton Wildfire semen available worldwide

Manager: Omer Hassouneh tel: 01480 880345 e: beef shorthorn


North of England Club – Herd Competition 2012 I would like to start by thanking the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club for inviting me to judge the 2012 Herd Competition, I was made to feel very welcome. I was very impressed with the quality of cattle I saw working under different management ideas and ground conditions. I was also pleased to see that there were some great females coming through from Calves to Senior Heifers.

The future is very bright in the North of England with some great cattle and very enthusiastic breeders, a well ran club that will only get stronger. If your herd falls within the area jump aboard and join up. Many Thanks Mark Holmes

Results Cow & Calf: 1st Upsall Clipper X572 & Calf Upsall Clipper X869 G Turton 2nd Stonehills Lovely Bodacious & Calf J Riby 3rd Tarrant Auborn Floss & calf Sandwick Floss A &C Ivinson Stockbull: 1st Elliot Bodacious 2nd Dingo of Upsall 3rd LS Alpha

J Riby G Turton Mrs James

In calf Heifer 2yr: 1st Highlee Truly Scrumptious 2nd Stonehills Foxy Fox 3rd Victoria of Upsall X713

M & T Severn J Riby G Turton

Heifer Born 2011: 1st Sleighthome Ryegrass 2nd Pikelowe Butterwort 3rd Kellythorpe

Mrs James A Thompson Mr Hopper

Bull 2011: 1st Highlee Eric 2nd Stonehills Gold Star 3rd Gilven Eros

M & T Severn J Riby S & J Johnson

Ian Park collecting for G Turton bull calf trophy

G Riby stock bull trophy

Heifer Born 2012: 1st Sandwick Fellside Gypsy 2nd Upsall Clipper X809 3rd Highlee Wineberry Frascati

A & C Ivinson G Turton M & T Severn

Bull 2012: 1st Fearless of Upsall 2nd Albion Finwe 3rd Stonehills uk142097 700392

G Turton P Braithwaite J Riby

Large Herd: 1st Upsall G Turton 2nd Stonehills J Riby 3rd Westmoor R Paisley Small Herd: 1st Pikelow 2nd Highlee 3rd Sleighthome

A Thompson M & T Severn Mrs James

A & A Thompson small herd trophy

Holmeere Throphy for best group of heifers: Stonehills Herd J Riby


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Ian Park collecting for G Turton large herd trophy

the HOLMEERE herd Continue to Breed consistent WINNERS 2011 awards: Champion Junior Heifer at the National Beef Shorthorn Show Reserve Supreme & Junior Female at the Royal Highland Show Reserve Female Champion and Junior Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show Reserve Female Champion Royal Welsh Show Holmeere Millicent 12th owned by Mr GR Brooke Her sire: Cairnsmore Thrasher

Reserve Female Champion at Perth Show

A proven winner himself, his progeny now proving themselves in the show ring. Semen available - Worldwide also available UK only: Holmeere Alastair, another prize winning herd mate. for more information or orders contact RCG on +44 (0)2476 696 549

MARK HOLMES Bigwood Farm House, Snowdon Road, Shifnal Shropshire m: 07973 115103 | e:



2012 Born Heifer Calves Sired by some of the Top Genetics within the Breed, including Cavans Bourbon, Ingleton C111, Holmeere Dominic, Trunley Barley and Dunsyre Cavalier

Gilven Rothes Queen Freya born May 2012 – Sire Dunsyre Cavalier Cows/Heifers and Bulls usually available for sale. *NEW FOR 2012 SEMEN FROM GILVEN EROS* Please feel free to contact us – visitors always welcome Thanks to all our customers old and new in 2012, we wish them every success with their purchases. JOHNES AND BVD ACCREDITED; BVD, IBR AND LEPTO VACCINATED BREED PLAN RECORDED

GILVEN BEEF SHORTHORNS Steve & Gilly Johnson 10 Maple Lane, Huby, York, Yorkshire. YO61 1JG 10


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Central England Beef Shorthorn Club – Herd Competition 2012 It was a great honour to be invited to judge the 2012 herd competition and a pleasure to carry out the task. The Beef Shorthorn Breed has been synonymous with quality and efficient beef production over hundreds of years and the Central England Club members are conducting excellent work in maintaining this tradition. It is clear that as we move on in to the 21st Century, beef production has to be based around the best use of forage based diets and what with the well demonstrated excellent maternal traits, today’s Beef Shorthorns are well placed to play a leading role in this situation. Bull Calf - 14 entries - 7 nominations 1st G Towers Greenley Furlong 2nd H Horrell Pode Hole Fenman 3rd T & K Cole Silson Forester Heifer Calf - 21 entries - 9 nominations 1st J Fanshawe Lucombe May 2nd H Horrell Pode Hole Gypsy Freesia 3rd S Towers & J Andrews Shepshok Tessa Fanny Yearling Heifer - 9 entries - 5 nominations 1st SS Horton & Son Hannington Flossie 2nd J Evans Longlands waterloo Erma 3rd R Leach Warrington Sara 2nd Group of Heifers - 7 entries - 4 nominations 1st J Evans Longland Herd 2nd H Horrell Pode Hole Herd 3rd R Leach Warmington Herd Senior Bull - 9 entries - 4 nominations 1st JD & ME Hill Turncroft Cruiser 2nd SS Horton & Son Hannington Balthazar 3rd L Robson Pode Hole Brigadier

The dedication and enthusiasm of the breeders that entered these competitions gives indications of great times ahead for your breed. My gratitude is extended to all those involved with the running of and participation in your 2012 event. It provided me with the unique experience of viewing such outstanding cattle, receiving such superb hospitality and it has left many lasting memories. Thanks! Clive Davies

Cow & Calf - 11 entries - 5 nominations 1st H Horrell Pode Hole Rita Bedazzle & Pode Hole Rita Flora 2nd T Brown Grafton Zena & Grafton Fenella 3rd JD & ME Hill Turncroft Crocus Netta & Turncroft Crocus Nip Small Herds - 4 entries 1st G Towers Greenley 2nd P Willison Tiresias 3rd S Towers & P Andrews Shepshok Medium Herds - 5 entries 1st JD & ME Hill Turncroft 2nd RG Elliott & Son Kislingbury 3rd T Brown Grafton Large Herds - 4 entries 1st H Horrell Pode Hole 2nd SS Horton & Son Hannington 3rd J Fanshawe Lucombe Champion Herd:

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Reserve Champion Herd: Turncroft

H Horrell JD & ME Hill

Central England Beef Shorthorn Club Report - November 2012 Our spring herd visit this year was to the Hursley herd, jointly owned by David Rees and Finn Sullivan. The herd was started through the purchase of Chris Marler’s Wavendon herd, which was the place of the club’s inaugural meeting and visit back in 2004. The cows looked very well, with some good calves at foot. It was interesting to see daughters of Red Rattler, a bull we had seen in 2004, now mature cows and rearing calves. The stock bull was Millerston Augustus. The Beef Shorthorns are a relatively small part of David Rees’ enterprise, the rest of the day being spent looking round the rest of it by tractor and trailer. There was a large scale New Zealand style dairy unit, run by his son, an outdoor pig breeding unit specialising in producing breeding sows, a large arable enterprise, woodland and shooting, so plenty to see and hear about. We returned to a beautiful shooting lodge to enjoy a sumptuous banquet laid on by Finn, David and their wives. The day was rounded off by a stroll through the lovely gardens.

In the autumn the Club ventured to southern Ireland and enjoyed the hospitality of the Shannonside Shorthorn Breeders club. That part of the world has been coping with horrendously wet conditions, so we were very fortunate that it stayed dry for our few days there. Studying form with Richard Lee First visit was to Richard and Ann Lee (Knockagarry Herd) at Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Richard has put a lot of thought into the breeding of his stock, studying and researching bloodlines. In the early days he used Irish bulls, bloodlines which are no longer available, more recently imported semen of Australian and Canadian origin. It had been so wet that the cows and calves had been housed and only turned beef shorthorn


out recently. The cows were working hard and growing some promising calves. Richard and Ann generously treated us to a grand lunch in a nearby pub. A very interesting and hospitable visit with which to commence our tour.

Knockagarry stock bull

Next destination was Mr John Brosman’s Glounlea herd at Killarney, Co Kerry. This is a very old herd, established by John’s grandfather, and despite the waterlogged ground the cow and dry heifers looked well, strong boned and deep bodied. Back at the farmhouse we enjoyed a lovely warm-up and tea with fresh scones and cake, served up by John’s daughter and sister. We also met their Kerry beagles. John and a group of local farmers get together on a Sunday morning and enjoy a bit of hospitality and hunting.

After grabbing a quick bacon buttie from the market café we headed off for a sightseeing trip down to the cliffs of Moher. It’s a huge limestone pavement with the cliffs rising up to 700 feet, and stretches for five miles along the coast of Co Clare. They are spectacular, and host to an array of seabirds. The visitor centre is also well worth a visit. That evening, continuing the cultural theme, Trevor booked us all in for a traditional banquet at Bunratty Castle. About 150 of us gathered in an upper room for a goblet of mead and musical entertainment before descending the stone spiral staircase and seating ourselves in the grand hall at long tables and benches. Cutlery was minimal, and food served from wooden pallets by lovely young women in mediaeval costume who between courses would gather and burst into harmonious song. The event was presided over by a portly good humoured gentleman who attempted to organise and keep us in order. One hapless soul did get hauled away to the dungeon. We tried to get Trevor locked up too but failed on that one. A good night was had by all.

Friday night we had supper back at our hotel in Ennis and gathered strength for a night out on the town, enjoying the traditional music and the Guinness, (always best drunk in Ireland) until the fairly early hours of Saturday morning. Saturday happened to be the Shannonside Shorthorn Club annual sale, where we received a warm welcome. Over 60 lots had been entered, but trade was disappointingly slow, with only just over half the cattle sold. Many of the cattle are lighter than we are familiar with, being from traditional Irish breeding and a more dual purpose Shorthorn, many in their working clothes, but all seemed quiet and docile. There were also a few freshly weaned calves for sale, some only six months old, some of the older ones fetching good money. The selling system is a bit different to here with the seller at the auctioneer’s side but hidden behind a frosted screen, apparently so potential buyers can’t see which dealer they are buying from – something that rather defeats the object when buying pedigree stock, I would have thought. Cattles seemed to spend only 2 minutes in the ring before being let out. With the auctioneer doing his best to drum up the bidding you were never quite sure which beastie you might have been bidding for! And of course it was all in Euros!


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Enjoying the medieval banquet

Next Sunday morning it was back to business, and a visit to Shane and Frances Brigdale’s Rowanberry herd, near Ennis. With the help of their children they brought the cows and calves closer for inspection. They are a nice herd of cows with some well grown calves at foot. Next stop was a group of in calf heifers running with a Ballyvaddey bull that we had seen two years previously on our trip to Northern Ireland, bred by Kate and Tom Madden. Amongst this group were a couple of very smart heifer calves by Rowanberry Donatello, a super young red bull now sold on to new pastures. Onward then to the Tintrim herd owned by Anthony and Marie McNamara at Scariff, Co Clare. This again is a well established herd, evidenced by some strong deep bodied cattle. We saw a group of freshly weaned bull calves, several of which looked very promising, and then visited the cows with calves at foot. The cows

again showed consistently tidy udders and teat placement and by the look of the calves were giving plenty of milk. Back to the yard then for a welcome cuppa and a delicious lunch including more of those home made scones. Final visit was to Michael and Yvonne Conway at Kilrush, home to the Clonina herd. These were strong working cows. Heifers are expected to have produced and reared two calves by the age of three. Michael’s current stock bull is a nice white easy fleshing Lowther bull, who is leaving his stamp on the calves. It was very interesting to see Michael’s system of outwintering the cattle on bark chippings, delivered by Artic at the beginning of the winter and turned over by tractor fork every week or so. The cattle were certainly contented and dry under foot, and the calves healthier for being outside. We all returned to the farmhouse kitchen to warm up and once again enjoyed warm hospitality, a brew and, yes, more home made scones.

We saw lots and lots of bungalows. Sadly very few traditional cottages remain in that area. We enjoyed some excellent Guinness, traditional music, home made scones and hospitality. We saw some super cattle, shown to us by some very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Shorthorn breeders. It is always an inspiration spending time with such folks and hearing about their plans. Also interesting to see traditional Irish bloodlines being preserved. Julia Evans We always welcome new members to our central England club, please contact me (Julia Evans) on 01886 821431 or Trevor Brown on 01327 860859

One more night in the hotel before being delivered back to Shannon airport on Monday morning, by Shane, who had driven us around for most of the weekend, in a very comfortable minibus (he runs a local school transport company). So, lasting impressions of South West Ireland. We were very lucky to have dry, if cold, weather. We drove past a lot of very poor pastures, acres of rushes, and very wet conditions under foot.

CEBSH Club on tour with hosts John Brosman, Frances and Shane Brigdale

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SWBSBC – Herd Competition 2012 | Judge: David Barker Large Herd 1st Trevarrick Herd 2nd Washvalley Herd 3rd Forever Herd

Roger T Grose Mr & Mrs RJ Peeke Duncan Holton

Any Prefix Cow 1st Lake Primrose Roger T Grose 2nd Holtlodge Foxglove Gem 2 M 7 M Christian 3rd Wivey Non Pareil Aneika KH & GE Turner

Medium Herd 1st Wivey Herd 2nd Wollcombe Herd 3rd Hentley Herd

KH & GE Turner M & M Christian E & JA Mills

Heifer in calf or with calf at foot 1st Lake Primrose Roger T Grose 2nd Washvalley Acacia Carrie Mr & Mrs RJ Peeke 3rd Willingvale August Yvette WR & WA Woodley

Small Herd 1st Willingvale Herd 2nd Stonmour Herd 3rd Lew Valley Herd

WR & WA Woodley Mrs TC Blake I & G Dixon

Senior Bull 1st Trevarrick Z-Man Roger T Grose 2nd Wivey Admiral Gus KH & GE Turner 3rd Stonmour Thunder Cloud Mrs TC Blake Junior Bull 1st Trevarrick E-Red 2nd Meonhill Everest 3rd Wivey Emperor

Roger T Grose KH & GE Turner KH & GE Turner

Homebred Cow 1st Wivey Non Pareil Aneika KH & GE Turner 2nd Trevarrick Z-Rose Roger T Grose 3rd Hentley Waterloo Brilliant E & JA Mills 100% Cow 1st Stonmour Musical May Mrs TC Blake 2nd Stonmour June Fairy Mrs TC Blake 3rd Stonmour Miranda 2nd Mrs TC Blake

Judges Report: David Barker expressed his delight at coming to the far South West of the country and meeting many Club members and Beef Shorthorn herds that he never knew existed. He confessed that he had no idea how much quality stock there was “hidden” in the area! Appreciating that it had been a very difficult year under extreme weather conditions for a lot of the exhibitors, he congratulated all on coping as well as they obviously had done, but hoped that the winter would not take its toll.

Maiden Heifer 1st Willingvale Argenta Jenny 2nd WR & WA Woodley 2nd Wivey Broadhooks Empress KH & GE Turner 3rd Trevarrick Ella’s Star Roger T Grose Suckler Calf (Male) 1st Wivey Fireman 2nd Woolcombe Forrester 3rd Trevarrick Fire Red

KH & GE Turner M & M Christian Roger T Grose

Suckler Calf (Female) 1st Willingvale Augusta Willow 2 WR & WA Woodley 2nd Stonmour Justine Fairy Barrington M & M Christian 3rd Washvalley Anne Freya Mr & Mrs RJ Peeke Champion Calf: Wivey Fireman Reserve Champion:

Woolcombe Forrester

Butcher’s Beast 1st 2nd Stonmour Snowie 3rd Spiky

R & JM Bunney Mrs TC Blake Mr & Mrs WJ Locke

The first prize winners of each class would be strong contenders in any show ring. He particularly mentioned Mrs Thelma Blake, whose Stonmour herd had done so much over the years to keep Beef Shorthorns in this area very much to the fore. The scourge of TB within the area undoubtedly affects the ability to take stock to shows, as well as the hesitancy in putting them at risk when exhibiting. Mr Barker stressed that the Herd Health schemes were vital to the National Herd and felt that in time it will become compulsory nationwide.

Mr Barker urged that members should take their stock Finally, Mr Barker thanked all those who welcomed into the show ring - he strongly believed that many him to their holdings and hoped to meet them again would equal, if not better, those already winning and over the years to come. what better way is there to advertise your herd?

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Rowanberry Fleur, March 2012 Heifer Calf

Rowanberry Filomena, March 2012 Heifer Calf

Rowanberry Frazer, April 2012 Bull Calf

Rowanberry Felicity, January 2012 daughter of Rowanberry Donatello

Rowanberry Francis, March 2012 son of Rowanberry Donatello

Rowanberry Finest, April 2012 Bull Calf



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Shorthorns Open Day at Bushmills Sam and Frances McCollum, close to the picturesque North Antrim coast and beside the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery, hosted the Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club annual herd open day. Breed enthusiasts travelled from all over Northern Ireland and from the Irish Republic to view the long established Priestland herd which won the Herd Competition in 2011. The Priestland herd started registering with the Beef Shorthorn Society in 1990,pedigree stock being brought in from the renowned Fingask and Cairnsmore Herds in Scotland. Commerical Shorthorns and Shorthorn crosses and “blue greys” were a feature of the stock for many years before the pedigree herd was established. The highlights of the herd’s successes were exhibiting the Jnr. Champion at Perth Bull Sales in 2011. In May 2012, a choice heifer was placed Reserve Champion at an elite show and sale of shorthorns held at Moira. Over the past 20 years the herd has been enhanced with the purchase of carefully selected stock. The McCollum family were out in force and had everything organised to a tee. As soon as visitors arrived they got a warm welcome, tea or coffee and delicious homemade coffee or scones. They were also able to organise a fine day with glorious sunshine which was quite something this summer! Many of the cattle were penned up in the yard as a precaution against more typical 2012 weather. The Shorthorns showing both quality and scale were much admired by the crowd. A group of blue-grey maiden heifers attracted a lot of interest typifying what’s best in our native breeds. Visitors also got an opportunity to cast their eye over the pedigree Aberdeen Angus and Lincoln Red cattle on the farm. The Lincoln Red stock bull was most impressive. This small herd has had an influential input in many of the N.I. shorthorn herds and this gives much satisfaction to its owner, Sam. Finally we were treated to Frances’s superb culinary skills, ably assisted by the whole family, with a tremendous spread of hot food, salads and absolutely mouthwatering desserts which proved very popular with the usual culprits!

Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon with good cattle, good weather, good food and good company and there was a definite reluctance to break up the party and head for home.

Northern Ireland Club – Herd Competition 2012 Large Herd 1st David Alexander 2nd Harry Millar 3rd Castlemount Shorthorns Small Herd 1st Olwen Kerr 2nd Denise Bailey 3rd James Nelson Stock Bull 1st TF Duncan & Co 2nd Richard Henning 3rd Castlemount Shorthorns Brood cow 1st James Nelson 2nd David Alexander 3rd Castlemount Shorthorns Heifer Group 1st Denise Bailey 2nd Richard Henning 3rd Luke Cosgrove Young Bull 1st Castlemount Shorthorns 2nd David Alexander 3rd James Nelson Bull Calf 1st David Alexander 2nd James Nelson 3rd Castlemount Shorthorns Heifer Calf 1st Denise Bailey 2nd James Nelson 3rd Richard Henning Champion Herd: David Alexander Reserve: Olwen Kerr

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This year our judge was James Scott, Fearn, Inverness. We are very much indebted to James for giving up four days at a very busy time of the year - harvest and tup sales etc. James toured the length and breadth of the Province visiting a total of 16 herds and was guest at our Annual Dinner which was held on the last evening of the competition. He gave a great summary of his findings before announcing the winners.

Guest Speaker Marie Krauter from Canada pictured with Founder Members from left committee member James Nelson, Chairman Tom McGuigan and Treasurer David Alexander

David Alexander wins the trophy for the Champion herd pictured here with club chairman Tom McGuigan and judge James Scott

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Redhill Bundaberg’s Crocus Winner of the SWCSBA’s Herd Competition Cow Class 2012 REDHILL HERD - Brenda Wear tel: (01275) 474271 Windover, Butcombe, Blagdon, Bristol. BS40 7XQ (5 mins Bristol Int Airport) TONEMOOR HERD - Arthur Whittle tel: (01823) 400910 Houndsmoor Farm, Milverton, Taunton, Somerset. TA4 1PU

Tonemoor Beauty 2nd Winner of the SWCSBA’s Herd Competition Heifer Class 2012 2013 DIARY DATES February - Annual Skittles Match 10th April - AGM & Dinner, Oake Manor Golf Club Taunton September - Annual Herds Competition

Secretary: Sally Mitchell c/o Westgate House, 45 High West Street Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UT tel: 01305 268786 email: 32

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Northern Ireland Club – Annual Trip

Cows and calves at Dumfries House

This year some of our m e m b e r s Fearn Chieftain calf at Dumfries House travelled to southwest Scotland for a visit to some of the local herds. The 2012 weather had taken its toll on all the cattle we saw, but it was clear that shorthorn cows can still “produce the goods” under all conditions. Our first stop was with Bill and Jane Landers, Bargaly Farm, Cairsmore. We were most impressed with the quality of cattle on display – all in their working clothes! We saw a tremendous group of maiden heifers, some of which were bound for the October sales at Stirling. Also a group of 3 young bulls which will be at the Perth sales in February. The brood cows had great calves at foot and were running with the herds latest acquisition, Chapelton Dauphin. Our next port of call was Dumfries House where we were shown around by Estate Manager Andy Robinson. This herd has built up significant numbers of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle in a relatively short space of time but the quality and consistency of the stock were impressive. The stud of stock bulls was particularly strong with great calves already on the ground from Fearn Chieftain. We look forward to seeing some of these cattle come forward to the shows and sales in the future.

Cows running with Chapelton Dauphin at Cairnsmore

The most consistent herd of cattle we saw was at Millerston, Mauchline, courtesy of Jack and Grace Ramsay. The cows were uniform in type – tall with plenty of frame and all with good calves behind them. Again we saw a fine batch of maiden heifers and some very impressive young bulls. The Ramsays have already calves on the ground from Podehole Beefeater, their new stock bull but have used some Northern Ireland genetics in the form of Glenbrae Yogi – all to good effect. Our final visit coincided with the open day at Glenapp Estate - a large hill and dairy operation managed by Charlie Russell on behalf of Lord and Lady Inchape. It was a great way to end our tour Millerston brood cow amidst the dramatic setting of the estate and the scale of the farming operations. On each of our visits we were made very welcome by the herd owners and their respective families. On each occasion we received wonderful hospitality which was very much appreciated. Our sincere thanks to all our hosts. Richard Henning (Club Secretary)

Millerstson heifer calf by Beefeater

maiden heifers at Cairnsmore

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Gipsy Rascal Overall Royal Highland Show Champion Sire: Chapleton Touchstone Dam: Gipsy Rhonda

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Established in 1882, the Uppermill Shorthorn is the oldest in the United Kingdom and is renowned for its high-quality cattle.

Ardoyne Bombus Sire: Ardoyne Atlas Dam: Dunsyre Ensay

Semen Available Uppermill Skylark (left) Uppermill Global (right) The prodgeny in Europe of Eionmor Royal Piper 22t

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Northern Ireland Club All Change At Beef Shorthorn AGM Local breeder’s turned out in force for the Annual General Meeting of the Beef Shorthorn Club held at Dungannon Rugby Club. Frank Milnes from the Beef Shorthorn Society had made the trip across the water to attend, and was given a warm welcome by outgoing Chairman David Hammond. David reflected on the events that the Club had participated in during the previous 12 months which included Beef Expo, the National Show held at Glenarm Castle and a variety of shows and sales held both in Ulster and Stirling. He congratulated breeders on their efforts during the year and highlighted how popular the breed had become due to the demand for their beef from Morrison’s supermarket and Hannon Meats locally.

Local Beef Shorthorn breeder Fred Duncan has a catch up with Frank Milnes from the Beef Shorthorn Society and guest speaker Maria Guelbenzu at the AGM which was held at Dungannon Rugby Club

The 2012 spring season looks set to be a busy one with the Club attending the Beef Expo which takes place at Dungannon Farmers Mart. Sale dates are also to be pencilled in for both pure and commercial cattle, further details which will be made available closer to the events. Frank Milnes carried out the election of office bearers with the following serving for the 2012/13 term: Chairman - Thomas McGuigan Vice Chairman - David Hammond Secretary - Karen Carson

Office bearers and committee members of the NI Beef Shorthorn Club for the 2012/13 year include David Alexander (Treasurer), Fred Duncan, Patrick McGuigan, James Nelson, Duncan McDowell, Richard Henning, Karen Carson (secretary), Thomas McGuigan (Chairman), David Hammond (Vice Chairman) and Denise Bailie (PRO). Frank Milnes from the Beef Shorthorn Society is also pictured. James Porter was also voted onto committee but was not present for photo.

Treasurer - David Alexander PRO - Denise Baillie Committee: Richard Henderson, Fred Duncan, Duncan McDowell, Patrick McGuigan, Richard Henderson, James Porter. For more details about Beef Shorthorn cattle contact Karen Carson 07766933733

Public Relations Officer Denise Bailie has a chat with William Carson and fellow committee member Richard Henning at the NI Beef Shorthorn Annual General Meeting

Outgoing Chairman David Hammond congratulates Thomas McGuigan on his appointment as Chairman at the NI Beef Shorthorn Annual General Meeting held at Dungannon Rugby Club


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David Hammond enjoys a catch up with fellow Beef Shorthorn breeders at the recent Annual General Meeting.

Bull: Born between 1st January 2011 and 31st August 2011 1st Mullaglass Exhuberant Richard Henning 2nd Kilfrush Roulette Castlemount Shorthorn 3rd Craigfaddock Enzo David Alexander 4th Mullaglass Egbert Richard Henning 5th Mullaglass Eventer Richard Henning

Fine Display of Beef Shorthorn at Ballymoney Show

Cow: in calf born before 1st January 2009 1st Cairnsmore Alisha Star T.F. Duncan & Co 2nd Ballyvaddy Heathermaid Castlemount Shorthorns 3rd Killycolp Orphan Faith 43rd Lois A. Cann Cow: with calf at foot born before 1st January 2009 1st Craigfaddock Nora 7th David Alexander 2nd Craigfaddock Lady Annetta 8th David Alexander Junior Cow: born in 2009 in calf or with calf at foot 1st Uppermill Rothes Zazz Castlemount Shorthorns 2nd Craigfaddock Lady Annetta 9th David Alexander 3rd Greenpastures Laura 3rd Paul Austin Heifer: born in 2010 1st Largyvale Rotary Crocus T.F. Duncan & Co 2nd Mainevalley Daffy W&K Carson 3rd Tirnoney Orphan Florence H.D. Dorman & Family 4th Kilycolp Orphan Faith 54th H.D. Dorman & Family 5th Mainevalley Dana W&K Carson 6th Bootown Laura Maurice Millen 7th Bootown Bonny 2nd Maurice Millen Heifer: born between 1st January 2011 and 31st August 1st Craigfaddock Lady Annetta 12th Richard Henning 2nd Castlemount Neptune Zabrina 2nd Castlemount Shorthorns Calf: born on or after 1st September 2001 Class was split by age 1st Greenpastures Laura 4th Paul Austin 2nd Craigfaddock Freyr David Alexander 3rd Castlemount Kyla Castlemount Shorthorns 4th Craigfaddock Nora 11th David Alexander 5th Craigfaddock Finn McCool David Alexander 1st 2nd 3rd

Castlemount Eldorado Mainevalley Eldorado Mainevalley Ebony

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Pair of Animals property of one exhibitor 1st T.F. Duncan & Co 2nd David Alexander 3rd Richard Henning Young Handlers Class 1st Sarah Jones 2nd Rebehah Jones 3rd Shania McGuigan Champion: Mullaglass Exhuberant Richard Henning Reserve Champion: Cairnsmore Alisha Star T.F Duncan & Co

Judge John Redpath with the Champion Mullaglass Exhuberant

A colourful lineup of Beef Shorthorns adorned Ballymoney Showgrounds on Saturday June 2nd 2012 for the annual Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Show. The new club secretary Richard Henning started off in style by winning the bull and junior heifer classes and eventually securing Supreme Championship with his young roan bull. “Mullaglass Exhuberant” was sired by Gregors Braveheart and out of Slioch Flosses. The much respected Judge, John Redpath from Blairgowie in Scotland, admitted that he had a hard decision to make between Champion and Reserve.In the end he chose a 5 year old cow from Fred Duncan’s Largymore herd “ Cairnsmore Alisha Star” sired by Fearn Scotsman and out of Trunley Lillian Star as his Reserve Champion. The youth of today are our future and it was good to see so many enthusiastic keen young handlers enter the show ring. Sarah Jones secured first place in the lineup with sister Rebehah in second and Shania McGuigan coming third. Well done! beef shorthorn


Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn club would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Ballymoney show for hosting our 6th annual show. Providing two excellent stewards who looked after our every need and gave us ample space for parking, preparation and showing our stock. We couldn’t have asked for any better. The Club would also like to thank the sponsors, John Thompson & Sons, Scotmin, McCaughan Farm Supplies & Glen Farm Supplies without whom there would be no show. Judges report: Firstly I felt honoured to be asked to judge the Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club annual show. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoy any opportunity to come to Northern Ireland especially with the good weather. It just made the trip so much better. I was pleased to see so many good cattle being shown, a great attribute to the breed. The champion was an outstanding young bull from Richard Henning’s Mullaglass Herd but it proved a very hard decision as reserve champion was also a strong quality cow from the Largyvale herd of T F. Duncan & Co. Well done to all exhibitors for their hard work and commitment to give us all a day to remember.

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Beef Expo Dungannon NI The Beef Shorthorn Northern Ireland Club had a stand at the Beef Expo 2012 in Dungannon Farmers Mart on Tuesday 6th March. In attendance was Charles Horrell President of the Beef Shorthorn Society. A range of Pedigree Shorthorn cattle were displayed, including two very stylish heifers from James Porters Uppermill Herd and two extremely well presented young bulls from Richard Hennings Mullaglass Herd. Attracting many admirers, were three crossbred beef shorthorn heifers from Duncan McDowell and Sam Martins Castlemount Herd. The club took the opportunity to launch a prize draw for a Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Heifer or a cash prize of ÂŁ1,000, over ÂŁ400 was raised on the day. Proceeds are in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Nurses and NI Beef Shorthorn Club. We will continue to sell tickets until the draw at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at year end. We are very grateful to all the members for their dedicated help both displaying the cattle and answering questions from prospective buyers.

Charles Horrell at the Beef Expo in Dungannon, in discussion with Richard Henning of the Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club

The Beef Expo had around 2,000 visitors, with approximately 100 trade stands. These included 16 breed societies, commercial companies and educational organisations. Seminars ranged from benchmarking to CAP reforms and much interest was shown in a talk by

Miriam Parker cattle handling expert who traveled over from the mainland. Judging by the tremendous interest in the Beef Shorthorns, we look forward to a bright future.

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NI Estate Secures Top Cattle Award The Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Award 2012 Winner of the Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Award is Antrim Estate, Glenarm, Ballymena, managed by Bryan Wilson, who was praised for his attention to detail management and maximising the marketing of Beef Shorthorn produce from the unit’s 100 cow organic herd. The runners up are Iain Malcolm, Coilechat, Callander; Robert and Lesley Mitchell, Denholm, Hawick and N B Taylor and Son, Milburn, Penrith.

Bryan Wilson accepts the award from the judges Mark Holmes and Ian Pritchard

THE WINNER: Antrim Estate, Glenarm, Ballymena - 100 cows, 300ha, upland grassland unit The split calving herd comprising a mix of Beef Shorthorn cross and Continental cross cows all of which are put to the Beef Shorthorn bull. The herd records a tight calving pattern and 93% of calves reared. Target DLG to weaning,1kg. All cattle, apart from heifer replacements, are finished on homegrown forages to target weight at an average 24 months - steers at 370kg to 400kg and heifers, 300kg to 340kg. Branded Glenarm Beef Shorthorn beef is retailed direct to top end hotels and restaurants throughout NI and beyond including London. THE FINALISTS: Iain Malcolm, Coilechat, Callander - 140 cows, 1,000 ewes, 1,100 ha hill unit Iain is focused on maximising output from a low input extensive unit. Beef Shorthorn is used across 20% of the herd to produce herd replacements which are put to a terminal sire and calves sold through the store ring. The bulling period is kept to a tight eight week period and the herd is achieving 94% calves reared. Target DLG to weaning,1.2kg. The entire herd is outwintered. Health is high on the agenda with the whole herd tested for BVD and Johne’s. Robert and Lesley Mitchell, Denholm, Hawick - 145 cows, 1,100 ewes, 440 ha mixed upland unit The Mitchells are introducing the Beef Shorthorn to their native bred suckler herd to breed their replacements – 20 heifers are introduced to the herd annually, with the remaining progeny finished on homegrown cereals to target weight at 20 to 22 months – steers to an average 600kg and heifers 525kg. The herd is achieving a compact calving with 94% calving within six weeks, the couple say there is minimal intervention at calving and the herd is achieving 93.4% reared. Target DLG to weaning,1.2kg. A portion of the herd is outwintered on kale. Their herd health plan is updated annually and features a comprehensive vaccination programme. NB Taylor, Low Howgill, Milburn, Penrith - 110 cows, 200 ewes, 280ha mixed lowland/upland unit Post 2001, John and Jane Taylor eventually restocked and developed a closed suckler herd swapping a continental cross herd with Beef Shorthorn crosses. Beef Shorthorn bulls selected with high performance EBVs, are now used across the herd with all cattle finished on farm. The herd is achieving 94% of cows calving within six weeks and 96.5% calves reared. Actual DLG to weaning,1.24kg. Steers are reaching 650kg at 16 to 18 months and heifers 600kgs at 18 to 20 months. The cattle are processed in the family’s on-farm butchery which supplies a boxed scheme, regional retail outlets and farmers’ markets. Surplus cattle are supplied to Morrisons native breeds scheme.

The finalists were judged according to technical and financial management, genetics, herd health, marketing and particularly on the performance and impact of Beef Shorthorn within the suckler herd. The winner received £500 cash, while each of the four finalists were awarded a £250 voucher towards the purchase of a Beef Shorthorn bull at a society sale. SAC beef specialist Ian Pritchard, commented: “Costings from the devolved levy bodies continue to show suckler herds struggling to make money, therefore my judging criteria had to demonstrate that herds were adopting policies which were likely to realise profit. “Each of the finalists herds recorded calf rearing percentages that were well above national figures, they exhibited good fertility with cows being easy fleshed, hardy, kind in nature and they were long lived – the traits needed in a modern suckler cow. However Antrim Estate just had the edge. Its enthusiastic herd manager, Bryan Wilson was paying close attention to detail to achieve both high physical and financial performance – the herd is within the top 10% of CAFRE Beef Benchmarking costings. The estate has also developed a flourishing beef marketing enterprise which exclusively features Beef Shorthorn. To meet with increasing demand, additional cattle were being sourced from local farms.” Beef Shorthorn Society president, Charles Horrell commented: “Once again thanks to Morrisons for sponsoring this award which has received even more entries this year, a trend which reflects the enthusiasm for Beef Shorthorn among commercial beef producers with modern suckler herds. We are aware that an increasing number of producers are exploiting the breed’s key traits including foraging ability, hardiness, fertility, milkiness, longevity and docility and blending the genetics to produce cattle that complement their environment and make for functional suckler cow replacements, the bedrock of a sustainable and profitable enterprise.” beef shorthorn



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Shorthorns are perfectly at home on Osberton Estate as a Foljambe bull was a central part of the Shorthorn’s very early history. Michael Foljambe has worked really hard to bring back the Shorthorns. The herd now has Osberton Shorthorns for sale. GMT Foljambe - Osberton Estates Estate Office, Osberton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. S81 0UG George Bunning | | 07894 934 581

Beef Shorthorn maternal instincts stand the test of time Beef Shorthorn has successfully proved itself as the ultimate functional suckler cow for 35 years at Blackford Farms, Dunblane, a 25,000 acre semi-organic Perthshire estate, so much so that it is destined to take on a more significant role. The unit’s expanding herd is planning to up its profile in the pedigree sector and it is also involved in a new enterprise scheduled to introduce added value to the business.

“The herd isn’t here for an easy ride,” commented owner Mohsin Altajir. “Everything here has to pay its way. We have adopted a low input strategy and are working towards self-sufficiency. On reviewing our business objectives we agreed that the Beef Shorthorn, noted for its maternal characteristics, fits the bill and is proving hands down to be a modern suckler cow. It is fertile, milky, docile and highly suited to our forage based system.” Blackford’s Quoiggs pedigree herd was established in 1975 under the instruction of Willy Logue, the mastermind behind the breeding, who remains the herd’s consultant. He carefully selected the females for their maternal traits, length and size using bloodlines from the dominant UK Beef Shorthorn herds. Stock numbers have been cut over the years to 100 pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows, 200 other native cows and 40 purebred Wagyu. However since Mohsin’s arrival to Blackford a year ago, he has introduced plans to increase to 400 cows. Such is his confidence in Beef Shorthorn over the other native breeds, the current herd size is being doubled and will be run as two separate herds using homebred and bought in stock bulls, with the best of the heifers retained for pedigree use and the rest joining a premium suckler herd. A key aspect of the future of the herd is its fertility. Herd manager George McCulloch finds heifers are sufficiently grown at an average 420kg to go to the bull or be implanted with embryos at 14 to15 months old, with 66% of heifers holding to implantation first time and 100% calving at two years old. “Calving is 99% of the time stress-free even among the heifers, a factor which is both time and labour saving for us and far healthier for the cattle. The herd calves indoors over 12 weeks from early March and is turned out to fresh grass a few weeks later.

Mohsin Altajir, George McCulloch and Willie Logue

“Calves hit the ground running and their mothers’ ample milk supply gives them an excellent start to life, which in turn contributes to the herd’s outstanding 99% rearing percentage and growth rates,” said George. “Calves are weaned at nine months old with heifers weighing an average 275kg having received creep from 10 weeks old, whilst bull calves are kept entire and weigh in excess of 300kg. Nearly all of the heifers and up to 10 of the bull calves are retained for our own use or sold privately, and the rest are sold at weaning to realise an average £500. We will also be selling our pick of bulls at Society sales for the first time this autumn.” Currently 60% of the herd is run as a pedigree unit to breed heifer replacements to both increase numbers and build on this year’s show ring success. Quoiggs Extraspecial and Quoiggs Rhona were both among the silverware at Forfar and Perth this year. beef shorthorn


Favoured for their longevity, cows calve into their teens with 12 year old cows rearing up to 10 calves in their lifetime. “We are achieving fantastic durability with the herd but George is extremely particular and we do cull where necessary to keep a productive and healthy herd,” said Mohsin. The breeds’ easy care nature and its foraging ability lend itself to life on the Scottish hills. “The cows thrive out on the rough pasture with no concentrates and after housing in November we feed them ad lib silage plus minerals to ensure they will be in appropriate condition by calving.” As a member of the SAC Premium Health Scheme, George is wary of bringing new blood in. “We are free of TB, leptospirosis, BVD and IBR and monitor for Johne’s,” said George. “The health status of incoming bulls is the most important factor for us however they must also be lengthy, well-muscled and have a good depth of body for efficient forage conversion.”

The Beef Shorthorn’s superior package has led Mohsin to develop a new aspect to the business producing and marketing premium homebred beef. “We are implanting Beef Shorthorn heifers with embryos flushed from our 12 pedigree Wagyu cows to add value to our commercial herd,” he commented. “We have already found that these calves weigh 20% more and are much stronger at birth compared to those born out of a Wagyu mother, so we’re at an advantage from day one. Any that don’t hold to implantation will be covered by our Wagyu bull, which we believe will result in the very first Wagyu cross Beef Shorthorn calves. Since Beef Shorthorn meat is already marbled and rich in flavour, we anticipate that this combination will be very special and we’re planning to supply to our new 740 acre golf course hotel’s high end restaurant and residential plots.” Mohsin continued: “Our aim is to have the best herd in the country, and we believe we’re well on the way there. As well as developing pedigree sales we want to re-educate people about the beef that producers like ourselves are offering and achieve the premium that it deserves.”

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Morrisons seeks more Beef Shorthorn cattle

Native breeds scheme on target Morrisons is seeking to increase its weekly kill of Beef Shorthorn sired cattle by 15% to over 400 head to supply its native breeds’ scheme. The supermarket chain’s plans reflect its long standing commitment to the breed coupled with consumer demand. In return, finishers are being rewarded with a 20p/kg premium over base price or up to £75 a head, while other eligible native breed cattle are paid a 10p/kg premium. Since Wm Morrison Supermarkets and Woodheads officially launched the scheme 12 months ago, it has achieved its initial target and sourced over 18,000 British native breeds and their crosses. Initially, approximately 25% of that total volume was Beef Shorthorn sired, a figure that has increased to one third in recent months, explains Morrisons’ farm operations manager, Andrew Loftus. “These Beef Shorthorn sired cattle are being finished on a new feeding regime specifically designed to enhance the breed’s inherent eating quality and produce a premium product. So far, they have achieved an average 334kg in 22 months, and 60% graded R or better,” he says. “Consequently, in view of the Beef Shorthorn sired cattle’s commendable performance, for the scheme’s second year we are forecasting their growth to be around 15%, equivalent to an additional 3,000 head.”

Beef Shorthorn Society secretary, Frank Milnes comments: “We are pleased that Beef Shorthorn sired cattle are meeting with Morrisons specification. One of the breed’s major attractions has been the ability to produce a functional suckler cow: now that we have a premium scheme for Beef Shorthorn beef we are aware from registration trends that even more farmers are being encouraged to use the Beef Shorthorn bull in their commercial suckler herds. We continue to have a win win situation.” Morrisons exclusive partnership with the Beef Shorthorn Society promotes the use of registered and DNA recorded Beef Shorthorn bulls in the UK suckler herd. Under the scheme farmers, including those who already supply Woodheads, are required to apply for approval at least 100 days before they send their first native breed cattle to one of the firm’s three abattoirs in Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Aberdeenshire. Eligible steer or heifers, must come from farm assured units and weigh between 260kg and 380kg CCW. Bulls and OTMS cattle are not eligible. The company has developed a special carcase grid for the scheme which includes O+ cattle within the target specification. To register, contact Woodhead Bros, Colne on 01282 729117 beef shorthorn


Beef Shorthorn performance inspires the next generation

Bobby, Katie, Jane and Bill Landers

Beef Shorthorn is the farm’s driving engine for Bill and Jane Landers in both commercial and pedigree roles on their 2,000 acre low-input hill farm near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, whilst inspiring their children into careers in agriculture. The 50 cow pedigree Cairnsmore herd’s main objective is to breed heifers and bulls both for sales and as replacements, with any plainer heifers transferred to the 110 cow suckler herd, producing commercial heifer replacements and store cattle. The suckler herd operates under the same management regime as the pedigree herd and comprises 75% Beef Shorthorn genetics. “We introduced the breed to Bargaly Farm as we thought the cows’ foraging ability and hardiness would suit our rough pasture and high ground; we also hoped their docility and easy care nature would lend them suitable for our young children,” said Jane Landers. Seventeen years on and the breed has delivered this and more. “We started with four pedigree cows and after our first taste of their maternal traits – milkiness, fertility, ease of calving and docility, along with good calf growth rates - we decided to introduce Beef Shorthorn to the suckler herd.” Jane continued: “By involving the children - Kirsty, Bobby and Katie, on a day to day basis on the farm and also in preparing show cattle, all three have been so impressed with the breed’s qualities that they now have their own cows.” Youngest daughter, Katie aged 15, favours the Beef Shorthorn for its docility. Katie explained: “They’re fantastic to work with, both in the show ring and on the farm. I’ve always been very confident in their quiet nature; they’re so easy to handle and prepare for shows.” Planning for a career in agriculture, back on the family farm after an agricultural college education or elsewhere in the industry, Katie is confident of her

continued involvement with the breed. “I’ve had some great success including winning champion young handler at Beef Expo at Carlisle in 2010 and I plan to have a herd of my own in the future based on how well I see them perform at home.” Son, Bobby aged 21, has just started working full time at Bargaly Farm, which also carries a complementary flock of 350 breeding ewes, whilst eldest daughter Kirsty, aged 24, teaches but remains involved. All heifers are put to the bull at 27 months and 500kg, with 92% calving at three years old during the March to end of May calving period. “Some think that’s late to calve as heifers but up here at 2000ft they really have to rough it. We have very wet winters outside as well as rough grazing, meaning they take that little bit longer to reach bulling weight, but this suits our low-input system just fine. As cows the Beef Shorthorn is favoured for its high fertility with a rearing percentage of at least 94%, a calving period of 12 weeks and a high 92% of cows calving within that timeframe,” commented Jane.

Stock Bull Chapelton Dauphin

The Beef Shorthorn’s plentiful milk supply is reflected in growth rates with heifers weighing an average 220kg and bulls an average 230kg at weaning in October. All calves are fed creep from early September to prepare for the calf shows. “We wean all the calves – both pedigree and commercial - at once to keep things simple, it gives all the cows the same chance to flesh-up on fresh grazing before the winter really sets in and maintains them at condition score three ahead of calving.”

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The pedigree herd is beginning to make more private sales on the back of a reputation hardearned on the show and sale circuit. “The cattle do the talking and success started with our maiden heifer, Cairnsmore Trisha taking the overall championship at our first ever Royal Highland Show in 2004. Since then the 12,000gns 2008 Perth sale topper Cairnsmore Zidane, has certainly boosted business.” “In the commercial suckler herd, cows are put to a Limousin and we find that the Beef Shorthorn’s maternal traits help to give the calves a great start to life. Of their calves, 20% of heifers are retained with Shorthorn types being preferred, the rest are sold as stores through the local mart with all steers kept over winter and sold as heavier stores at 18 to 24 months old and weighing up to 500kg and are consistently within the top 10% of the day’s store trade.” Constantly striving for self-sufficiency, store cattle are only fed home-produced silage. New pedigree herd sires are selected for easy fleshing, a strong rear end and topline. “EBVs are an important part of the decision making process for us as we performance record the pedigree herd. As well as selecting bulls within the top 5% for growth rate, muscle depth and calving ease, I have to take a passionate liking to a bull and he mustn’t be too big as we favour medium size cows.” Retained heifers are selected within the top 5% of maternal traits. Beef Shorthorn’s easy care nature and hardiness are also crucial. “We have calved all our females outdoors and experienced few problems. However, for ease of management we calved both pedigree and suckler cows and heifers indoors for the first time this year - we were finding the herd too spread out geographically. The cows were walked out to grazing every day and back in again at night throughout the three month housing period, something which we believe helped keep them fit for calving,” explained Jane.

Apart from silage, minerals and concentrate for any poorer cows once they are moved inside, then the Landers rely on their cows’ foraging ability to get through the winter and prepare for calving. Longevity also plays a key part in the farm’s low-input ethos by keeping the replacement rate low. “We cull annually an average 6% of the pedigree herd; we keep the cows as long as we can and would expect at least 10 calves in a lifetime. We sold our oldest cow, aged 14 years, in the spring but she was bought by a breeder so there’s some life left in her yet!” Longevity is also helped by the herd’s health plan; the pedigree herd is Johne’s accredited and tested for BVD and leptospirosis. Within the commercial herd Beef Shorthorn cows are expected to achieve even greater longevity with any older pedigree cows that are rearing a calf a year but not to pedigree quality, moved over to the suckler unit. The future of the farm relies on further developing selfsufficiency with plans to tap into renewable energy. “We get plenty of water up here with a high rainfall all year round so it would make sense to exploit this with h y d r o - e n e r g y. With the future of payments uncertain we will continue to run the farm as cost effectively as we can and the Beef Shorthorn’s low costs plays a huge role in this. We are confident that the herd will continue to play a sustainable and profitable role on our farm, both pedigree and commercially not only for Bill and myself, but also our three children.”

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Joining a herd health scheme offers welcome returns from minimal input Amy Robinson talks to East Yorkshire based breeder, Geoff Riby.

Achieving optimum performance on a low input grazing system whilst also working within HLS conservation schemes is something which Geoff Riby’s Beef Shorthorn herd continues to prove is attainable, thanks to the breed’s traits coupled with the impact of introducing an official health scheme. “The main role of the 38 cow pedigree Stonehills herd is to produce bulls for breeding as well as heifer replacements,” explained Geoff. “To me, functional means a cow that is cost effective to keep, fertile and produces progeny with a good carcass and we have found that the Beef Shorthorn delivers all of this. “When we left dairy farming in 2002, my son Christopher, who manages the herd, and I wanted to find a beef breed that was easy care, low input and incurring minimal vet bills. After trying a Beef Shorthorn bull on some existing suckler cows we were so impressed by his calves that we soon bought some purebred cows and switched to a complete pedigree herd. The breed was the obvious choice for its traits of foraging ability, fertility, longevity, milkiness and docility. “The farm’s 200 acres of lowland grazing is in conservation schemes, meaning we can’t use fertiliser and much of it is on floodplains. The herd makes the best of this lowinput grazing with its excellent foraging ability and it doesn’t require any supplementary concentrates. Even when the cattle are in for winter they are fed solely on silage taken from traditionally cut pasture.” Additional conservation payments supporting native and traditional breeds add further value to the herd’s place on Low Stonehills Farm, Bridlington alongside a complementary flock of 150 pedigree Suffolk and Texel sheep. 48

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“We have always been conscious of herd health status – even when we ran a dairy herd. Consequently we introduced the Biobest Herd Health Scheme in 2009 in line with the Beef Shorthorn Society’s decision that same year to make health testing compulsory for all animals sold at official society sales, and we haven’t looked back. It keeps the herd in top condition for minimal effort. All the scheme entails is annual blood tests for Johne’s and BVD, for which we are accredited, leptospirosis and IBR, and the returns are clear to see. A high health status is crucial to buyers particularly with sales to the south west. When I’m approached by a prospect buyer the first thing I’m asked about is health status.” “We’re currently planning to take our herd health status to the next level by vaccinating against the four main diseases in order to protect it from any outside threats.”

Bull sales have also been boosted by success in the show and sale ring. “Winning supreme champion with Elliott Bodacious at the Royal Highland Show at the Beef Shorthorn World Conference in 2010 was the highlight and a real thrill, while we sold our highest price bull, Stonehills X Factor, in Stirling for 7,500gns in February 2012. “The majority of sales are made privately but the herd promotion that is achieved by showing and at society sales has to introduce confidence in our bulls.” All surplus bulls are steered and sold at local Morrisons’ sponsored native breed store sales at 18 months old, weighing an average 510kg. In 2012 they realised an average £855. “We have seen a real increase in value since the launch of the Morrisons’ Native Breeds Scheme; our steers are always very well received and usually sold to returning buyers. The scheme is certainly a huge boost to the breed.” The performance recorded herd is currently in expansion; consequently the majority of heifers are retained while any surplus are sold privately to breeders. Retained heifers are selected for femininity as a priority as well as docility and they must be within the top 5% of maternal trait EBVs. “My focus is to breed the perfect functional suckler cow, so I’m constantly striving to improve the herd, both its physical characteristics and genetic potential – I’m aiming for it to be within the breed’s top 5% by carefully monitoring the performance of existing cows and bulls and buying in high-pointed genetics.”

“If we invest in a new bull, then my decision is influenced by the quality of his progeny. Strong bulls breed a strong herd. If I keep seeing excellent heifers by a certain sire, then I go out of my way to introduce these genetics to Stonehills – even if that bull is already 10 years old like my latest purchase. Locomotion is vital and he must have a good top line.” The breed’s fertility and milkiness is crucial on lowinput grazing. Going to the bull aged 21 months and weighing over 480kg, 98% of heifers calve at two and a half years within a tight four week target calving period in January. Cows calve indoors with 97% calving in the February to April timeframe. “The calves tend to be relatively small and we rarely have to intervene. If we lose the odd calf we usually manage to foster a twin on, and we always have several sets a year as a result of the Beef Shorthorn’s high fertility. This means that our rearing percentage is nearly always above 99%. They’re such fantastic mothers and reliably take an adopted calf with minimal effort.” All calves are weaned by midOctober after receiving no creep with heifers weighing an average 295kg, bulls 340kg and steers 320kg. Beef Shorthorn cows are also favoured for their longevity. “I expect cows to reach 12 years of age and a good cow will produce at least nine calves. I believe that keeping a healthy herd is key to getting extra years.” Geoff added: “Beef Shorthorn is the perfect match for our farm because it can make the most of low-input grazing. I believe that the breed has a strong future ahead both on my farm with plans to increase numbers and continue to improve quality, and also in the wider beef industry as more commercial producers are becoming aware of their capacity as the ideal functional suckler cow and the need to see results with less input.”

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CHeCS Johne’s Programme by Susan Duthie of Hi-Health The CHeCS Johne’s programme was set up to give a degree of assurance of animal status for herds selling breeding stock, although it also contains guidelines for disease control. Under the current system, herds are classified as ‘qualifying’ or ‘accredited free’ if they have had clear herd tests, however herds that have not achieved clear tests are given no recognition for culling reactors and having a programme in place to control the disease. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Johne’s disease, the available tests do not detect all infected animals, only those in which the disease is progressing. These are the ‘tip of the iceberg’; for every reactor identified in a herd screen, there are more infected animals in the herd that remain undetected. This means that tackling the disease in infected herds is a long term prospect, involving repeated testing and the implementation of management practices to prevent the spread of infection. It also means that herds that have had clear herd tests may still contain infected animals. For these reasons, the CHeCS programme is about to change to a risk-based approach, in which herds are categorised according to the Level of risk of them selling infected animals. Herds that have had 3 clear consecutive annual tests of all animals of 2 years and older with no reactors identified, will gain ‘Level 1 status’. Level 1 herds carry the lowest risk of selling infected stock; this category is equivalent to the current ‘accredited free’ status. The greater number of animals in a herd and the longer it has been ‘Level 1’ reduce the risk further. The table below defines the risk Levels that will be used. Herds that have had one or more clear herd tests, but have not yet achieved Level 1 status will be categorised as ‘Level 2’, and herds where reactors have been identified will become Level 3 or 4 depending on the number of reactors in the herd. It is essential for all herds within Levels 1-4 to have a health plan in place covering the control of Johne’s disease. The aim of the health plan is to reduce the spread of infection within a herd and lower the risk of buying in infected animals and must be updated annually and endorsed by both vet and farmer. Herds that do not have a health plan in place or have no evidence that they are taking steps to control the disease will be placed in Level 5, along with herds that are not carrying out testing. Level 5 herds are considered to be the greatest risk source when buying in replacement stock.

Level 1:

This is directly equivalent to the previous CHeCS Accredited free status. Level 1 status is associated with the lowest risk source when buying in stock. Health plan required.

Level 2:

Herds with Level 2 status have had one or two clear consecutive herd tests. Health plan required.

Level 3:

Herds with Level 3 status have reactors identified at the annual herd test, but these are no more than 3% of the animals tested. Health plan required.

Level 4:

Herds with Level 4 status have reactors identified at the annual herd test, and these amount to more than 3% of the animals tested. Health plan required.

Level 5:

Any herd that is not carrying out the required testing or does not have a suitable health plan in place automatically falls into this category. Level 5 status is considered to be the greatest risk source when buying in stock.

Essential elements of the updated CHeCS Johne’s Programme: The annual testing requirements remain the same in the updated programme – all animals of 2 years or older must be tested every year. In addition, unless they come from Level 1 herds, all added animals must test negative by both blood and dung samples before they can join herds in Levels 1 to 4. A couple of further requirements have been introduced in the revised programme. Firstly, any calf at foot of a reactor must not be retained for breeding or sold as a breeding animal. This is because these calves are considered to be more likely to be infected than calves of dams which test negative. Secondly, a health plan must be in place for the farm, covering the control of Johne’s disease, which is updated annually and signed off by both the farmer and the herd’s veterinary surgeon. This may be part of a general farm health plan but the section covering Johne’s must be submitted to the health scheme provider at the time of the annual test.

A further advantage of the updated programme is that it allows all herds to be assigned to a category and it encourages farmers to work towards improving their status. This is not as apparent in the programme as it exists at the moment. beef shorthorn


Guidelines for the updated CHeCS Johne’s Programme: Along with the essential elements described above, a number of guidelines have also been introduced aimed at reducing the spread of infection within a herd. These guidelines must be discussed in the herd health plan and implemented wherever possible. Whilst Johne’s disease can be transferred between adult animals, young calves are considered to be the most susceptible to infection. Herd specific instructions should be in place to reduce the exposure of calves to faecal contamination, focusing on the calving period. The calving area and young calf accommodation should be kept as clean as possible and colostrum and milk should not be pooled. Ideally, there should be a gap of at least 12 months between spreading slurry or manure on pasture and using it for grazing young calves. Dung from infected animals can contain millions of Map, the bacteria that causes Johne’s disease, and most infection is spread by the ingestion of infected dung. Faecal contamination of feed and water sources should be reduced and mains water provided for grazing cattle where possible. Non-flowing natural water sources should be fenced off to prevent access. Co-grazing with other ruminants is not recommended as they may act as a reservoir of infection. Lastly, it is

advised that the last 2 calves born to a reactor are not retained for breeding or sold as breeding animals as these are considered to have a higher risk of being infected than calves from other animals. A change for the better The CHeCS programme has been updated to reflect the nature of Johne’s disease and should address some of the issues that have arisen with the current system. All CHeCS licensed health schemes will implement the changes at the same time, although herds will not be categorised according to the new system until they carry out their annual herd test. Your health scheme provider will welcome any feedback you have and will be happy to answer any further questions on the updated Johne’s programme. The HiHealth Herdcare Cattle team can be contacted at their Edinburgh office on 0131 440 2628 (David Kay, Cattle Health Scheme Manager or any of the veterinary team) or their Orkney office on 01856 878293 (Karen Tait, Deputy Cattle Health Scheme Manager) on for further advice.

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Put your business hat on to boost beef production By Farmers Weekly’s Gemma Mackenzie

Identifying a niche market, keeping a close eye on overheads and focusing on being profitable without a reliance on subsidies are the key objectives in a new farmer’s beef enterprise. And for London businessman Alex Smith, this focus has been instrumental in the set-up and development of his 261ha beef unit at Park and East Moor Farms, Wykeham, Scarborough. Trading under the name of Overdale Farms, the enterprise, which carries 40 pedigree Longhorn cows and 80 commercial Beef Shorthorn cross continental cows, is managed by Michael Cleasby. The farm is a key supplier to the Ginger Pig specialist chain of rare-breed butchers, which Mr Smith is a shareholder in, as well as a supplier of Beef Shorthorn cross continental beef to the Morrisons supermarket chain as part of its native breeds scheme, which offers a 20p/kg premium. “To start from scratch without any equity would be very difficult, but I was in a privileged position to have the money to invest. And even though I was the investor, I still had my own business plan,” explains Mr Smith. “We took on the farm in November 2005, and then had to spend a year just sorting it out with infrastructure and boreholes. We spent a lot of money on it, and have worked on the basis that if you put in the right infrastructure and the right animals, then you should be able to make money from it.

“But before we started, it was important we had a proper market for the meat; we did the Longhorns because we knew we could sell them at retail for the Ginger Pig, and then we brought in the Beef Shorthorn cross as a complementary English breed to the Longhorns.” He describes the enterprise as a “halfway house between rare breed and commercial” in order to spread the risk and avoid too much exposure to the rare breeds market. Farming without subsidies Despite being a recipient of the single farm payment through the entry level scheme, Mr Smith gets no historical level payments and says farmers need to learn to survive in an environment without subsidies. He says: “Subsidies haven’t subsidised farmers, they’ve subsidised consumers, and it’s going to take a revolution for this to change. That’s why for me, I didn’t go into commercial stock and we produce something specialist, for which we can command a better price.” The science of the system is to keep the costs sensible and drive to have a high health status herd through close collaboration with the vet, and ensuring the cows have good housing and a well-produced ration, he adds. “This approach has paid dividends in terms of fertility and that comes down to your profit. It’s all about being efficient, managing your costs extremely carefully and

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doing things properly. If a job needs to be done, you need to spend the right amount of money doing it properly; if you scrounge and save, the quality of your cattle will go down,” he says. Management system The management system at Overdale Farms is focused on being as efficient as possible through the use of home-grown forages and creating a workload designed for a one-man band. Farm manager, Michael Cleasby says the system is based around two different calving groups - spring and autumn calvers. All the Longhorn cows and half of the Beef Shorthorn cross cows are calved from February until April, while the remaining cows are calved in October. “We used to be all spring-calving and we kept the heifers separate from the autumn herd, but now most of the autumn-calving herd are heifers and second calvers. This has made the calving easier for a oneman band, and it gives us more time to sell fat cattle throughout the year,” he says. All cows are brought in to winter housing in the middle of December and fed a grass silage diet without any concentrates; they are then turned back out in the middle of April to be grazed off grass.

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Calves born in October are given calf creep from one month old and are turned out at the same time as their mothers. They are then weaned in the middle of August and grazed on all winter. Anything that fails to get in-calf is sent away. Mr Cleasby explains: “The heifers are about 18-20 months old when the bull goes with them, and they are given six weeks to get in-calf. We keep them longer than some people, but we are trying to get a big cow at the beginning so that if something goes wrong we have got a good cull cow to sell.” All progeny is finished on the farm with the view of getting heifers to 320kg deadweight and bullocks to 380kg deadweight, at grade R4. Mr Cleasby says: “We want uniformity and for the calves to be the same size so we can batch them up together. We like them to come off their mothers bigger - that’s why they get the creep feed.” All heifers are blood tested every year for Johne’s, BVD, leptosporosis and other diseases. In addition, recordkeeping is done in line with Red Tractor assurance regulations and, according to Mr Smith, this acts as a form of “disaster recovery”. He says: “I think it’s important to have protocols in place - that comes from basic business practices - and it takes it out of being a cottage industry, dependent on the whims of the practical farmer, into a proper business. He says: “I think it’s important to have protocols in place - that comes from basic business practices - and it takes it out of being a cottage industry, dependent on the whims of the practical farmer, into a proper business.

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“If we needed someone to come to the farm at the last minute to help out, everything about the animals would be written down in a book. It’s about documenting so we have a procedures manual showing how the place is operated.” Tips for efficiency: • Manage your calving pattern to optimise use of labour • Consider the use of a straw chopper for bedding • Buy the best cattle you can and concentrate on their health and fertility rates • Pick something you can sell for a premium price if you are a smaller farmer • Don’t buy any machinery you don’t need • Keep everything clean and disinfected to avoid the spread of disease • Only buy in animals with high health status • Record everything and have protocols in place as a form of ‘disaster recovery’


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Overdale Farms was among the finalists for the Beef Shorthorn Morrisons Suckler Herd of the Year Award 2011

Beef Shorthorns Stores Top Native Breed Sales Beef Shorthorn steers to £940 at Thrapston Beef Shorthorn steers sold for £940 at the annual native store sale at Thrapston on Saturday 27 October. Shepshok Holdings, Naseby, Northamptonshire sold 19 month old steers to £940 whilst same aged heifers realised £935 for R G Elliott and Son, Kislingbury, Northampstonshire. The same buyer took £700 for seven to eight month old Beef Shorthorn steers and £580 for heifers. Knocked down for £1,370 was a four year old Beef Shorthorn cow with heifer calf at foot from R F Clarke, Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire. Auctioneers: Henry H Bletsoe and Son

Beef Shorthorn steers to £1,005 at Thame Steers at £1,005 topped the entry of Beef Shorthorn stores at the annual show and sale of Beef Shorthorn and native bred cattle at Thame on Friday 19 October. The top price at £1,005 went to a Beef Shorthorn steer from B and S White, Althorne, Essex, ahead of an overall native breed average of £803 for steers and £678 for heifers. In the judging, the best pen of Beef Shorthorn steers was awarded to C Horton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and sold for £970. Auctioneers: Thame Farmers Mart

In the Beef Shorthorn and Native Breed Show, sponsored by Morrisons, champions were a pair of 562kg steers from J W and C Ravenshear, Cairnie, Aberdeenshire, which went on to sell for £1,160. Averages: 102 steers, 180p/kg; 38 heifers, 173p/kg. Auctioneers: ANM Group Ltd

Beef Shorthorn to 210p/kg at Dingwall A pen of 470kg Beef Shorthorn cross steers topped an entry of 98 any other native bred store cattle with 210p/ kg at the annual sale of native and continental store cattle at Dingwall on Wednesday 26 September, 2012. Entered by R M Mackay and Sons, Dunnet, Caithness, this pen of steers sold for 210.6p/kg and led the any other native bred steers, which averaged 188.9p/kg. Highest gross in this section was £1,470 for another Beef Shorthorn cross, weighing in at 825kg from J Morrison, Lochmaddy, Outer Hebrides. Beef Shorthorn also dominated any other native heifer sales at 197.7p/kg for a pair of 440kg heifers, also from Messrs Mackay, above an average of 180.7p/kg. Leading gross was £990 for a pair of 508kg Beef Shorthorn crosses from G Simpson and Sons, Edderton, Easter Ross. Auctioneers: Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd

Beef Shorthorn steers lead native Carlisle store trade at £1,025

Beef Shorthorn steers to 211.7p/ kg at Thainstone

Beef Shorthorn steers led the sale of native-bred stores at £1,025 at Carlisle on Wednesday 12 September 2012.

Beef Shorthorn steers sold to 211.7p/kg at a native breed store sale at Thainstone on Tuesday 9 October.

Topping the native store cattle section at £1,025 was a steer from G S and P Barwise, Whitehaven, Cumbria. The same vendors sold two further steers amongst the day’s top prices to £985 and £930.

Leading the Beef Shorthorn store trade at 211.7p/kg was a 414kg steer from Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire. The same vendors also topped the heifers at 195.8p/kg for a pair weighing 424kg.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington

Highest gross for a Beef Shorthorn was £1,300 for a 676kg steer from Home Farm, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire, who also sold the top price heifer at £1,100 for one weighing 618kg.

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Perth Bull Sales - Stirling New 15,000gns breed record; new £4,991 breed record average for 71 bulls; 90% clearance. Beef Shorthorn records were smashed at the society’s spring bull sale in Stirling on Tuesday 7 February with a new breed record 15,000gns top call and a new record average of £4,991 for 71 entries sold, the breed’s highest number traded at a one day fixture since the 1950s and a figure representing 90% clearance. “Trade was on fire throughout the day, fuelled not only by pedigree breeders but also a packed commercial ring side eager for a slice of the action,” commented breed society secretary, Frank Milnes. “They were keen to invest in genetics that will deliver a functional suckler cow as well as offer cattle into the buoyant store market influenced by Morrisons’ Native Beef Breeds Scheme.” Sale leader at 15,000gns was Chapelton Dauphin 3328, a rising two year old roan within the breed’s top 10% with a TI +19 and SRI +19. Bred and exhibited by Donald Biggar, Dauphin was by Chapelton Typhoon and out of a homebred dam going back to Tofts Romany from his 80 cow herd based at Castle Douglas. He went to join Bill and Jane Landers’ 50 cow Cairnsmore herd at Newton Stewart. Mr Biggar went on to sell three more lots including Chapelton Duke 3221 TI +36, SRI +28 a red and little white, for 8,500gns to Alvie Estates, Kincraig, Kingussie. Sired by Typhoon and out of the Canadian bred Chapelton Duchess, the World Conference Show female champion, the previous day Duke had been awarded the supreme championship by judge, Charlie Russell who admired him for his ‘length, power and presence’. Mr Biggar was taking his fourth Beef Shorthorn title at the fixture in five years, while Duke was also no stranger to the ring having secured the junior male title at the Royal Highland. Donald Biggar reinvested some of his takings by securing Stonehills X Factor TI +12, SRI +8 for 7,500gns from Geoff Riby, Fraisthorpe, Bridlington. This rising two year old was by Elliot Bodacious and out of a Moreby bred cow. The day’s second top call of 13,000gns went to Podehole Drummer TI +17, SRI +15, a rising two year old white bull by the renown three times interbreed champion, Trojan of Craigeassie and out of a homebred dam going back to Wenmar lines. Bred and exhibited by Harry Horrell, Thorney, Peterborough, he sold to MD McMillan, Luncarty, Perth.

Duncan Biggar, Robert Grierson and Donald Biggar with their record breaking bull Chapelton Dauphin

Minutes earlier, Podehole Debonair TI +15, SRI +12, a dark roan rising two year old from Harry Horrell changed hands for 6,800gns to JGS and D Duncan, Gamrie, Banff. A Podehole Yeti son, he was out of a homebred dam by Chapelton Promoter. Two entries shared a 10,000gns bid. First to go was Dakota of Upsall TI +17, SRI +21, a 21 month old red and little white by the Australian bred Broughton Park Thunder and out of a homebred dam. Bred by the Hon Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk, he went to join John Scott and Partners’ Tain based herd.

Judge Charlie Russell presents Robert Grierson of Chapelton Farms with the Championship trophy for Chapelton Duke

Mr Scott was reinvesting his takings from minutes earlier when he sold at 9,500gns Fearn Duke TI +17, SRI +17, a 22 month old roan by Fearn Bundaleer and out of a homebred cow. The buyers were Derek and Cindy Steen, Corrie, Lockerbie. John Scott offered five more entries including the 22 month old red Bundaleer son, Fearn Dunrobin TI +28, SRI +24 at 7,500gns to Messrs Macfarlane, Duns.

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The second 10,000gns call went to the reserve junior champion, Glenisla Dam Buster TI +25, SRI +22, a 19 month old roan from Major John Gibb, Blairgowrie to A Cooper, Sydling, Dorchester. He was sired by Glenisla Badendun and out of a homebred dam, both of whom went back to Fearn Wyvis. Earlier in the day Major Gibb offered at 9,000gns Glenisla Drambuie 2 TI +23, SRI +25, a rising two year old roan by Broughton Park Thunder and out of a homebred dam going back to Fearn Wyvis. The buyer was Messrs Blackford, Dunblane. The fixture’s second 9,000gns call was made by William Young and Son, Auchtertool, Kirkcaldy for Knockenjig Duke TI+8, SRI +11, a 23 year old roan Glenariff Xceller son and out of an Upsall bred dam from David Dickie, Sanquhar. Charles Lowther, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith secured the reserve intermediate championship with his highest entry at 8,500gns Lowther Dynamite TI +13, SRI +9 was a 22 month old roan by Blelack Minstrel and out of a homebred dam going back to Uppermill lines. He travelled over the water to Antrim Estates, Glenarm, Ballymena.

Major teamed up with Blelack Motivator TI +14, SRI +11, another same age roan Secret Service son to head the group of two bulls class before going on to sell for 6,500gns to J Innes and Son, Huntley. A third entry from the Massies by Secret Service, this time the 22 month old red and little white Blelack Braveheart TI +16, SRI +14, joined the winning pair to secure the best group of three and later sold for 6,500gns to GHB Bulmer, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey. The 20 month old red and little white Uppermill Burnett TI +22, SRI +15, an Uppermill Jinks son and out of homebred dam going back to Chapelton lines from James Porter, Dromore, County Down made 6,800gns to Neil Barclay, Insch. The junior champion, Burnside Dice TI +13, SRI +10, bred and exhibited by William and Jill McAllister, Kells, Ballymena made 4,800gns to Charlie Russell, Glenapp, Ballantrae, Girvan. A Creaga Dice son, he was out of a Trunley bred dam bred from Uppermill lines. Averages: 71 bulls £4,991 Auctioneers: United Auctions

Next at 8,000gns was Millerston Diamond, a 22 month old roan by Glenbrae Yogie and out of a homebred dam going back to Chapelton lines. Bred and exhibited by Jack Ramsay, Mauchline, he was secured by Aucheneck Estates, Killearn, Glasgow. A bid of 7,000gns secured the overall reserve and intermediate champion, Blelack Major TI +13, SRI +11 for James Playfair Hannay, Kelso. Bred and exhibited by father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Aboyne, Major was a 23 month old roan Blelack Secret Service son and out of a homebred dam going back to Buffalo Lake Dustbuster. Show Results

Judge: Charles Russell

Heifers born on or between 17th August 2009 – 30th April 2010 1st Rosewood Rachel 5th of Skaillhouse C Macadie & Sons 2nd Crichton Patsy 454 B Walling 3rd Tulip 27th of Skaillhouse C Macadie & Sons 4th Ryden Demi A Ryder & S Denny Heifers born on or between 1st May 2010 & 30th June 2010 1st Lowther Capri C Lowther 2nd Kidston Broadhooks Topsy Jane James Stewart & Ptr 3rd Galla Diana J W Frame 4th Ryden Delia A Ryder & S Denny Heifers born on or after 1st July 2010 1st Crichton Ballerina 489 B Walling 2nd Kidston Fiona 1st James Stewart & Ptr 3rd Crichton Patsy 419 B Walling 4th Cairnsmore Desire Sheergorgeous B Landers Bulls born on or between 30th August 2009 & 8th March 2010 1st Chapelton Duke 3221 D J Biggar OBE 2nd Lintonpriory Duke 317D G R Brooke 3rd Chapelton Dauphin 3328 D J Biggar OBE 4th Lintonpriory Dollar 319D G R Brooke


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Reserve Champion Blelack Major from G Massie and Sons

Bulls born on or between 9th March & 17th March 2010 1st Blelack Motivator G Massie & Sons 2nd Podehole Drummer H Horrell 3rd Glenisla Drambuie 2nd Major J P O Gibb 4th Podehole Debonair H Horrell Bulls born on or between 18th March & 31st March 2010 1st Blelack Major G Massie & Sons 2nd Lowther Dark Star C Lowther 3rd Glengloy Dollar D Macleod 4th Dunsyre Duke C Coombs Bulls born on or between 1st April & 13th April 2010 1st Lowther Dynamite C Lowther 2nd Fearn Dictator 932 J Scott & Ptr 3rd Chapelton Dictator 3505 D J Biggar OBE 4th Fearn Dunrobin J Scott & Ptr Bulls born on or between 14th April & 30th April 2010 1st Blelack Braveheart G Massie & Sons 2nd Fearn Duke J Scott & Ptr 3rd Millerston Dynamo J P Ramsay 4th Knockenjig Dynamo D Dickie

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Prices Stirling Sales - February 2012

Bulls – gns 9000 Knockenjig Duke – W Young & Son, Kirkcaldy 4800 Fingask Delboy – Ben Challum Ltd, Crieff 2500 Chapelton Democrat – A Gray & Son, Kirkcudbright 2800 Coldrochie Diarmid – B Brims & Son, Wick 6500 Blelack Motivator – J Innes & Son, Huntly Bulls born on or after 6th June 2010 6000 Glenisla Doctor Who – J & J Redpath, Blairgowrie 1st Burnside Dice W & J McAllister 7000 Blelack Major – Playfair Farms, Kelso 2nd Galla Don J W Frame 2000 Cavans Doonie – J & D Young, New Cumnock 3rd Tofts Montreal D656 Playfair Farms 5500 Knowehead Dreadnaught – G Nrown & Sons, Dunbar 4th Mountbenger Dooro J F Irving & Sons 4500 Dunsyre Damocles – W & P Henderson, Blairgowrie 1800 Chapelton Domino – GT & S Coghill, Orkney Best Poll Bull: 4500 Glengloy Dollar - PS Taylor, Kilbarchan Chapelton Duke 3221 D J Biggar OBE 3000 Lowther Dark Storm – PW & ES Willison, Mansfield Senior Champion Bull: 2500 Dunsyre Duke – FW Graham, Ripon 1200 Wells Dougal – R Morgan, Errol Chapelton Duke 3221 D J Biggar OBE 5000 Lowther Dark Star – Exmoor Forest Farms, Minehead Reserve: 7500 Fearn Dunrobin – MacFarlane Farms, Duns Blelack Motivator G Massie & Sons 4000 Fearn Democrat – PL Dickson & Son, Turriff 4200 Chapelton Dictator – GR Mayo, Towcester Intermediate Champion Bull: 8500 Lowther Dynamite – Antrim Estates Co, Ballymena Blelack Major G Massie & Sons 4800 Fearn Defender – DL Young & Co, Newton Stewart 2000 Uppermill Schmacher – I & S Malcolm, Callander Reserve: 4800 Fearn Dictator 932 – J Budge, Shetland Lowther Dynamite C Lowther 3500 Uppermill Surveyor – Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk 4000 Grandtullybrae Dividend – Glenkiln Farms, Dumfries Junior Champion Bull: 3000 Millerston Dancer – A & CB Millar, Dalry Burnside Dice W & J McAllister 5000 Fearn Dynamite – JH Younger & Co., Haddington 5200 Millerston Dynamo – TL Howie, Patna Reserve: 9500 Fearn Duke – LJ Steen, Lockerbie Glenisla Dam Buster Major J P O Gibb 6500 Blelack Braveheart – GHB Bulmer, Rhoscolyn Supreme Champion Bull: The Uppermill Calrossie Perpetual Trophy 3500 Cairnsmore Dyson – TJ Duffin, Dalry 4200 Bleaton Davro – I C McHardy, Dornoch Chapelton Duke 3221 D J Biggar OBE 4000 Eastmill Duracell – WSL Muir, Orkney Reserve: 3500 Dunsyre Desperado – J Runciman & Sons, Galashiels Blelack Major G Massie & Sons 8000 Millerston Diamond – Auchineck Estates, Glasgow 2000 Warwick of Skkaillhouse – J T Owen, Glasgow Supreme Champion Bull: City of Perth Perpetual Trophy 4800 Knockenjig Dynamo – J Innes & Sons, Huntly Chapelton Duke 3221 D J Biggar OBE 2000 Stobilee Dominator – RI & SA Little, Castle Douglas 2500 Fingask Dominator – F Watt, East Kilbride Reserve Supreme Champion Bull: The Campbell Durno 10000 Dakota of Upsall – J Scott & Partners, Tain Perpetual Trophy 5000 Uppermill Liberty – JP Clark Ltd, Strathpeffer Blelack Major G Massie & Sons 10000 Glenisla Dam Buster – A Cooper, Dorchester 1700 Castlemount Comedian – O Murnion, Co. Down Champion Female: The Uppermill Dunsmore Park Trophy 6800 Uppermill Burnett – R & N Baqrclay,Banchory Lowther Capri 272 C Lowther 3500 Knowehead Dictator – T Owen, Glasgow 1300 Kidston Samson 3rd – D & T Ballantyne, Lanark Reserve: 1500 Kidston Rambo 4th – F Paterson, Girvan Crichton Ballerina 489 B Walling 5200 Galla Don – W & CS Robb, Mauchline 3000 Tofts Montreal – A N McInnes, Alford Best Two Bulls: 1600 Castlemount Fireman – J Cameron, Drumnadrochit G Massie & Sons 4800 Burnside Dice – Glenapp Estate Co, Girvan 3600 Mountbenger Dooro – JHD Fanshawe, Naseby Best Three Bulls:

Bulls – gns 2800 Crichton Motivator – B Grant, Inverness 3000 Lintonpriory Duke 317D - J Millar, Blairgowrie 3800 Lintonpriory Dollar 319D – J G Grant & Son, Newtonmore 2900 Holmeere Jugganaught – John White & Sons, Selkirk 2000 Uppermill Jerimo – J Cameron, Drumnadrochit 3000 Langalbuinoch Dynamite – D J Hardie, Midmar 5000 Drednaught of Upsall – Ormsary Farmers, Lochgilphead 6200 Drummer of Upsall – MacFarlane Farms, Duns 1400 Dumas of Upsall – M A Holmes, Telforth 4000 Mountbenger Davinci – R W Mackay, Inveraray 3500 Highlee Xavier – L Parkin-Coates, Doncaster 8500 Chapelton Duke – Alvie Estate, Kingussie 3500 Cairnsmore Dominator – TC & AJ Ruby, Beaworthy 15000 Chapelton Dauphin – Mr & Mrs B Landers, Wigtown 2500 Cavans Disraeli – Balnabroich Farms, Blairgowrie 6800 Podehole Debonair – JGS & D Duncan, Banff 7500 Stonehills XFactor – James Biggar, Castle Douglas 9000 Glenisla Drambuie 2nd – Blackford Farms, Dunblane 13000 Podehole Drummer – M D McMillan, Luncarty 4200 Tofts Taioseach D515 – Harehope Farms, Alnwick 2000 Stonehills Highland Glory - JRG Blackburn, Co Tyrone


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Females – gns 2000 Crichton Patsy 454 – Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso 1600 Fingask Rosette Delia – RS & G Johnson, York 2400 Rosewood Rachel 5th of Skaillhouse – Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso 2200 Sandwick Blythesome Dragonfly – TA & J Swinbank, Darlington 1200 Flora 50th of Skaillhouse – M Campbell & Sons, Crianlarich 1300 Fingask Rosette Dora – M Campbell & Sons, Crianlarich 1000 Tulip 27th of Skaillhouse – Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso 1800 Lancaster Clara 16th of Skaillhouse – Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso 4000 Lowther Capri – J & D Haigh, Market Rasen 1200 Kidston Molly 3rd – J McGarva, Abington 1200 Ryden Doris – J McGarva, Abington 1200 Kidston Snowdrop – TA & J Swinbank, Darlington 1200 Kidston Broadhooks Topsy Jane – Balnabroich Farms, Blairgowrie 1400 Kidston Lilly 3rd – L Parkin Coates, Doncaster 1000 Kidston Tulip – WM Lindsay & Sons, Forfar 1800 Galla Diana – L Parkin Coates, Doncaster 1600 Highlee Magic Dream – R Crawford, Mauchline 800 Bradshaw Dazzling Ruby – ML Smith, Stranraer 2000 Kidston Lilac 1st – Balnabroich Farms, Blairgowrie 1200 Kidston Fiona 1st – WM Lindsay & Sons, Forfar 1500 Crichton Patsy 419 – K Greenwood, Inverness 2500 Crichton Ballerina 489 – Kincraigie Farms, Banchory 2000 Cairnsmore Dolly Lola – Laga Farms, Orkney 2100 Cairnsmore Desire Sheer Gorgeous – A Hall, Melrose

Beef Shorthorn Bulls selling for 5,000gns or more

15000 gns - Chapelton Dauphin

13000gns - Podehole Drummer

10000 gns - Glenisla Dam Buster

10000 gns - Dakota of Upsall

9500 gns - Fearn Duke

9000 gns - Glenisla Drambuie 2nd

9000 gns - Knockenjig Duke

8500 gns - Lowther Dynamite

8500 gns - Chapelton Duke

8000 gns - Millerston Diamond

7500 gns - Stonehills XFactor

7500 gns - Fearn Dunrobin

7000 gns - Blelack Major

6800 gns - Uppermill Burnett

6800 gns - Podehole Debonair

6500 gns - Blelack Braveheart

6200 gns - Drummer of Upsall

6500 gns - Blelack Motivator

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5500 gns - Knowehead Dreadnaught

5200 gns - Galla Don

5000 gns - Dreadnaught of Upsall

Other bulls selling for 5,000gns or more Glenisla Doctor Who | Millerston Dynamo | Fearn Dynamite | Uppermill Liberty

Presentations to the winners

Robert Grieson receives the Uppermill Calrossie trophy for the Supreme Champion bull

A cheque for £650 being presented by the Millerston team of Jack, Grace and Eilidh Ramsay to Gregor Caldwell, representative of RSABI, being half the proceeds from the sale of Coates’ Herd books to David and Rosemary Dickie at the Stirling Bull sale in February. A similar cheque was sent to RHET.


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Charles Lowther receives the Uppermill Dunsmore Park Trophy for the Champion Female

Gordon Fraser receives the Campbell Durno Trophy on behalf of G Massie and Sons for the Reserve Supreme Champion Bull

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Carlisle Spring Sale 25 May 2012 Judge | Jack Ramsay

Reserve Female Champion: Outrawcliffe Emilly (P), a 13 month old from A J and D A Wilkinson sold for 3,400gns

Male & Overall Champion Hallsford Spartan Warrior (P), from A N and H S Tomkin sold for 3000gns

Maiden heifer tops Carlisle Beef Shorthorn at 3,400gns Beef Shorthorn met a consistent trade at the Pedigree Beef Day Special Spring Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 25 May with an overall clearance of 91% and a strong female trade averaging £2,034 for 25 served and maiden heifers. Leading the day’s trade at 3,400gns was the reserve female champion Outrawcliffe Emilly (P), a 13 month old from A J and D A Wilkinson, Preston, Lancashire. By Ls Zeus 151 (P) and out of Colnvalley Irene, this heifer was knocked down sold to Thomson Roddick and Laurie, Annan, Dumfriesshire. Highest priced bull went to Ls Duke (P) (ET) the reserve male champion from Nord Vue Farms Ltd, Penrith, Cumbria. This two year old by Winalot Rodney 1R(H) and out of Diamond Sapphire Susan 6S was purchased by A O Bell, Gordon, Berwickshire for 3,200gns. Five bulls sold for 3,000gns starting with Stonehills Transformer (P), a three year old from R L Cooke, Llanypwll, Wrexham. By Elliot Bodacious (P) and out of a Stonehills dam, he was purchased by E G and L A Parry-Jones, Mold, Clwyd.

The same buyer also paid out 2,000gns for two year old heifer Roadway Dimity Tanzy (H), by Sandwick Artic Force (P), out of a home-bred dam and from P and J Bailey, Penrith, Cumbria. Also secured for a bid of 3,000gns was Dunsyre Dante (P) TI +13, SRI +11, by Dunsyre Asterix (P) and out of a home-bred dam. This 21 month old from C Coombs, Carnwath, Lanarkshire was purchased by D T Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria. Engineer of Upsall TI +22, SRI +17, was the final bull knocked down sold at 3,000gns and selling to A and C Ivinson, Penrith, Cumbria. This 16 month old from G Turton, Thirsk, Yorkshire was by Loch Awe Lysander (P) and out of a home-bred dam. The same buyer also took a bid of 2,600gns for their in-calf two year old Sandwick Broadhooks Dinky (P). Purchased by J Gough, Newport Shropshire, this heifer was by Winalot Rodney 1R (H), out of a home-bred dam and pd’d four and a half months in calf to Holmeere Hulk. Class winner Chapelton Diplomat 3329 (H), TI +23, SRI +18, was secured at 2,800gns by Archbank Farm, Moffat, Dumfiesshire. This two year old bred by J Biggar, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, was by Cavans Yankee Y838 (H) and out of a home-bred dam. Back in the female trade, two year old Ballard Tansy Dotty (H) by Cairnsmore Xtreme Force (P) and out of a home-bred dam sold for 3,100gns.

A call of 3,000gns from J C Bellerby, Huby, West Yorkshire secured the male and overall champion Hallsford Spartan Warrior (P), from A N and H S Tomkins, Carlisle, Cumbria. This one was a two year old by Chapelton Warrior (P) and out of Hallsford Genoa (H). Next came Tofts Antaeus D612 (H), selling for 3,000gns to J Drinkall, Chorley, Lancashire. This two year old from Playfair Farms, Kelso, Roxburghshire was by Tofts Atlas Z900 (H) and out of a home-bred dam. Female & Reserve Overall Champion: Mountbenger Deedee (H)


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Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Stock Bulls: Chapelton Warrior & Hallsford Dustbuster 214 Male & Overall Champion Hallsford Spartan Warrior (P) at Carlisle Spring Sale - sold for 3000gns

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Reserve Male Champion: LS Duke (P) (ET) from Nord Vue Farms Ltd sold for 3200gns

Tofts Antaeus D612 (H) from Playfair Farms sold for 3,000gns

This one from F J Hugill, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire sold to I H G Warden, Hawick, Roxburghshire. The same breeder also sold two heifers at 2,500gns starting with Ballard Ladybird Diana (H), also by Cairnsmore Xtreme Force (P) and out of a home-bred dam to E M and J R Irving, Wigton, Cumbria. Mr Hugill then sold Ballard Victoria Daphnia (H) for 2,500gns to J H D Fanshawe, Naseby, Northamptonshire. This two year old was by Glenisla Zetor (P) and out of Victoria X391 of Upsall (P). The same buyer also purchased two more of the top female lots including Roadway Flower 3rd (P) for 2,200gns. By Tofts Baron Gold X678(P) and out of Glenisla Flower R17(P), this two year old was bred by Messrs Bailey. Mr Fanshawe also made a call of 2,000gns for Roadway Foxglove Tanzy 9th (H) from the same breeder. This two year old was also by Tofts Baron Gold and out of a home-bred dam.

The female champion and reserve overall champion Mountbenger Deedee (H) by Glenisla Argossy (P) and out of a home-bred dam was knocked down sold for 2,400gns to K G Anderson, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. This two year old was bred by J F Irving and Son, Selkirk, Scottish Borders. Selling for 2,000gns was Grafton Broadhooks Delilah (P), a two year old pd’d in calf to Westmoor Duke from T C Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire. By Althorne Zeus (P) and out of a home-bred dam, this one went home with J Oliver, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland. Averages: 15 bulls, £2,558.50. 25 served and maiden heifers, £2,034.90. 3 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £1,382.50 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd

Show Results: Messrs James Biggar R L Cooke Playfair Farms

Class 2 - Bull 1st Hallsford Spartan Warrior 2nd Tofts Antaeus D612 3rd Hallsford Thoracian Warrior

AN & HS Tomkins Playfair Farms AN & HS Tomkins

Female Champion: Mountbenger Deedee Reserve: Outrawcliffe Emilly

Nord Vue Farms Ltd C Coombs G Turton

Overall Champion: Hallsford Spartan Warrior AN & HS Tomkins Reserve: Mountbenger Deedee J F Irving & Sons

Class 3 - Bull 1st 2nd 3rd


Male Champion: Hallsford Spartan Warrior AN & HS Tomkins Reserve: LS Duke Nord Vue Farms Ltd

Class 1 - Bull 1st Chapelton Diplomat 3329 2th Stonehills Transformer 3rd Tofts Prelude D570

LS Duke Dunsyre Dante Engineer of Upsall

Class 4 - Served Heifer 1st Mountbenger Deedee 2nd Sandwick Broadhooks Dinky 3rd Grafton Broadhooks Delilah

J F Irving & Sons A & C Ivinson T C Brown

Class 5 - Maiden Heifer 1st Outrawcliffe Emilly 2nd Ryden Demi 3rd Ryden Delia

A J & D A Wilkinson A Ryder & S Denny A Ryder & S Denny

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J F Irving & Sons A J & D A Wilkinson

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23 October 2012

Perth Bull Sales - Stirling Beef Shorthorn records smashed in Stirling - New female records: 13,000gns top and £2,110 average Beef Shorthorn female records were smashed in Stirling on Monday 22 October with a new 13,000gns top and £2,110 average for 81 lots sold at the breed’s official show and sale. “Trade for females was solid throughout driven by commercial producers’ awareness that Beef Shorthorn is meeting an insatiable demand for a modern functional suckler cow, while trade for steers is being fuelled by Morrisons native breeds’ scheme,” commented the breed society’s Frank Milnes. Sale leader at 13,000gns was Chapelton Honeysuckle 3719, an18 month old roan within the breed’s top 5% with a TI +26, SRI +24, and scanned in calf to Dunsyre North Star. Sired by the 6,800gns Glenisla Banqo she was out of one of the most noted families from Donald Biggar’s 80 cow herd based at Grange, Castle Douglas. Mr Biggar who also holds the 15,000gns male breed record achieved in Stirling earlier this year, said: “It was fantastic to achieve the extra recognition at a time when the Beef Shorthorn’s popularity is increasing so rapidly.” Honeysuckle went to join Alan and Helen Haigh’s 10 cow herd based at North Willingham, Market Rasen. “She was just one of two heifers we’d selected for their genetics and colour together, and they were the highest Breedplan recorded females in the catalogue. We were prepared to go all the way for this one,” he said. The Haighs recouped some of their spend earlier in the day when their sole entry, Willingham Sally Broadhooks E162 TI +16, SRI +17 made 3,200gns to Geoff Riby, Fraisthorpe, Bridlington. A roan 19 month old, she was by Alta Cedar Perfect Storm and out of a Glenisla bred dam.


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Chapelton Honeysuckle 3719 sold for a new female breed record of 13,000gns

Another two Banqo daughters, both 17 month olds and in calf to Stonehills X Factor, were in the money for Donald Biggar. A bid of 2,200gns secured Chapelton Veronica L3660 TI +20, SRI +20 for D Fraser and Son, Strathpeffer, while Chapelton June L3631 TI +24, SRI +21 made 2,000gns to Messrs Burns. Second leading female at 6,000gns was the much admired 19 month old Glenisla Eva Broadhooks E819 TI +28, SRI +29. Sold in calf to Glenisla Drum Major, both her sire, Glenisla Blizzard and homebred dam went back to Fearn Wyvis. Bred and exhibited by Major John Gibb and his daughter Catriona, Blairgowrie, Perth, the buyer was Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney. The roan Broadhooks was one of a draft of 13 entries from the Gibb’s 65 cow herd, which were sold in their working clothes to average £2,495.

A string of Glenisla heifers followed by Holmeere George. Glenisla Margo E855 TI +20, SRI +15, a 17 month old roan made 3,600gns to M Clough, Stape, Pickering. Glenisla Waterloo Naomi D734 TI +16, SRI +15, a two year old in calf to Glenisla Artic Storm sold for 2,400gns to Adam Chantry, Thorington, Saxmundham who also paid 2,600gns for the white Tofts Lovely D623 TI +13, SRI +9, a two year old by Tofts Atlas from Playfair Farms, Kelso. A bid of 2,300gns secured the 19 month old in calf Glenisla Foxglove Tansy E818 TI +24, SRI +18 for Messrs Oliver. Glenisla Crocus E820 TI +18, SRI +14 an in calf 19 month old made 2,200gns to H and M Sloan, Oxton, Lauder and the in calf 19 month old Glenisla Waterloo Naomi E789 TI +16, SRI +19 sold for 2,000gns to Messrs Syttington. Glenisla Foxglove Flake E848 TI +8, SRI +2, an in calf Glenisla First Solution daughter was knocked down for 2,500gns by Messrs McAllister. Third highest price consignor was Charles Lowther who also secured the female silverware with two 17 month olds, both in calf to Goundlea Lightning 8, from his 55 cow herd based at Lowther, Penrith. His reserve champion, the red Lowther Capri 312 TI+16, SRI15 by Blelack Rupert was secured for 4,000gns by PB Borlase, Watton at Stone, Hertford. Next at 3,600gns was the champion, Lowther Sally 292TI +12, SRI +10, a roan by LS Animal to KW Brow, Milnathort, Kinross. “Both heifers were very stylish, they were well fleshed and had good legs and good locomotion, however Sally had the edge and the minute Sally came in to the ring I knew she was the winner,� commented judge, David Scarth, Orkney. Another LS Animal daughter, Lowther Holly 299 TI +11, SRI +1, an 18 month old roan in calf to Lightening made 2,800gns to KW Brown, Milnathort, Kinross.

Female Champion Lowther Sally 292

Next at 3,000gns was a cow and calf pair from Chris Marler, Weston Underwood, Olney to Richard Rettie, Alloa. Wavendon Flossy Florist, a red and little white three year old by Wavendon Hercules was offered with her seven month old heifer by Millerston Augustus. A couple of two year olds by Hurtiso Young Blood were in the money for Cathryn Williamson, Alvie Estate, Kingcraig. First to go at 2,600gns was Alvie Dandelion TI +12, SRI +12, a red and little roan to A Hall, Melrose. Next in the ring at 2,700gns was Alvie Daffodil TI 12, SRI +12 to R Crawford, Mauchline. Ballyvaddy Kyla E776 TI +17, SRI +15, a red and white 17 month old by the Perth champion, Chapelton Yardley from T and K Madden, Glencoy, Ballymena returned over the water for 2,400gns with near neighbour, Antrim Estates, Ballymena.

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Judge David Scarth, Herdsman Lawrence Fenton and owner Douglas McMillan with the Champion bull Coldrochie Drover

Three entries were bid to 2,200gns. First in the ring was Catherine of Glenrinnes a three year old roan Glenisla Exuberant daughter in calf to Chapelton Ensign. Bred and exhibited by Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown, Keith the buyer was Eric Heddle, Lyness, Orkney. Another heifer by Exuberant this time the 19 month old maiden, Glenrinnes Electra commanded a 2,000gns bid from A Lamont, Kilmoluaig, Isle of Tiree.

Bulls born on or between 29th June 2010 and 31 December 2010 1st Coldrochie Drover M D McMillan 2nd Hallsford Dominic 285 A N & H S Tomkins 3rd Dunsyre Demetri C Coombs 4th Fingask Denver W & J McGowan & Sons Bulls born on or after 1st January 2011 1st Chapelton Esquire D J Biggar OBE 2nd Birselawsie Eric D & J Hardie 3rd Lowther Equity C Lowther 4th Galla Eric J W Frame Heifers born on or between 23rd September 2009 and 31st December 2010 1st Alvie Dandelion Mr & Mrs J Williams 2nd Alvie Daffodil Mr & Mrs J Williams 3rd Catherine of Glenrinnes Glenrinnes Farms Ltd 4th Fieldhouse Dawn F30 Thomson Roddick & Laurie Heifers born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2011 1st Lowther Sally C Lowther 2nd Cairnsmore Emily Sophie Mr & Mrs B Landers 3rd Willingham Sally Broadhooks E162 A Haigh 4th Cairnsmore Electra Heather Mr & Mrs B Landers Heifers born on or between 1st April and 30th April 2011 1st Lowther Capri 312 C Lowther 2nd Knockenjig Foxglove Tansy E1820 D Dickie 3rd Cairnsmore Erica Yolande Mr & Mrs B Landers 4th Uppermill Broadhooks Bubbles J Porter Heifers born on or after 1st May 2011 1st Galla Etta J W Frame 2nd Ballylinney Primrose 10th D Dickie 3rd Tulip 30th of Skaillhouse C Macadie & Sons Senior Champion Bull: Coldrochie Drover

M D McMillan

Junior Champion Bull: Chapelton Esquire

D J Biggar OBE

Supreme Champion Bull: The Uppermill Calrossie Perpetual Trophy Coldrochie Drover M D McMillan Supreme Champion Bull: City of Perth Perpetual Trophy Coldrochie Drover M D McMillan Reserve: Chapelton Esquire D J Biggar OBE Champion Female: The Uppermill Dunsmore Park Trophy Lowther Sally 292 C Lowther Reserve: Lowther Capri 312


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Thomson, Roddick and Laurie, Eaglesfield, Dumfries offered Fieldhouse Dulcie TI +8, SRI +9 at 2,200gns to J Lomas, Chapel-en-le-Frith. A light roan two year old by Cairnsmore Zorro Prince, she was sold in calf to Shawhill Evaristus. The third 2,200gns price tag went to the roan Glengoy Lovely Eve TI +12, SRI +12, an 18 month old maiden by Glenisla Zinzan from D Macleod, Glengoy, Spean Bridge to Geoff Riby, while another Zinzan daughter, the white Letterfinlay Elizabeth Ramsden TI +18, SRI +17 from K Macleod, Glengoy sold for 2,100gns to A Hall, Melrose. A draft from Carey Coombs, Dunsyre, Carnwath was led at 2,100gns by Dunsyre Celandine 8 TI +17, SRI +15, a roan 19 month old by the homebred Dunsyre Asterix to D and C Steen, Lockerbie. Six more entries shared a 2,000gns bid. First to go were two 19 month old maidens by Elliot Boo Boo from the Landers family, Newton Stewart. Cairnsmore Emily Sophie TI +13, SRI +9 sold to JC Oliver, Whittington, Newcastle, while Cairnsmore Electra Heather TI +16, SRI +12 went to DC Gibbon, Castle Douglas. Uppermill Broadoaks Bubbles TI +24, SRI +21, a red and white 18 month old by Ardoyne Bombus from James Porter, Ballinderry, Lisburn was secured for 2,000gns by Andrew and Caroline Ivinson, Ousby, Penrith. RW Mackay, Inveraray paid 2,000gns for Galla Etta, a 17 month old maiden by Galla Atlas from JW Frame, Wiston, Biggar. Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perth offered a cow and calf pair at 2,000gns to W McGregor, Wiston, Biggar. Colnvalley Gina A14 TI +7, SRI +7 was a red and white five year old by Colnvalley Titanic in calf to Podehole Titanic, while her six month old bull, Coldrochie Forerunner was by LS Zeus. Glenbrae Floss TI +18, SRI +13, a 20 month old Redhill Blackadder daughter from J Nelson, Carnduff, Larne commanded 2,000gns from Messrs Oliver. Averages: 81 females ÂŁ2,110 Auctioneers: UA

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23 October 2012

Stirling Bull Sales October 2012 Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 8,000gns Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 8,000gns at the breed society’s official show and sale in Stirling on Monday 22 October. The top 8,000gns call went to Langalbuinoch Diesel TI12, SRI +11, a rising two year old roan from Robert and Paula McAlister, Kingarth, Isle of Bute. Sired by Newfield Tarquin and out of a homebred dam going back to Loch Awe lines from the couple’s six cow herd, the 8,000gns Diesel went to join Leys Farm suckler herd at Leys Castle, Inverness.

Male Champion: Coldrochie Drover from Douglas McMillan

Next at 7,500gns was Dunsyre Demetri TI +28, SRI +25, a two year old roan by Dunsyre Asterix and out of a homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by Carey Combs, Carnwath, Lanark the buyer was James Porter, Upper Ballinderry, Lisburn. A bid of 5,500gns secured Birselawsie Eric for Robert and Lesley Mitchell, Hawick. This 19 month old red and white from D and J Hardie, Midmar, Inverurie was by Oldglenort Sparky and out of a homebred dam going back to Llanarth lines. Father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aboyne offered their Blelack Majestic TI +9, SRI +8, a Blelack Secret Service son and out of a homebred dam, at 4,200gns Muir Liam.

Highest Priced bull at 8,000gns – Langalbuinoch Diesel from Robert and Paula McAlister

Averages: 11 bulls £4,047 Auctioneers: UA

7,500gns for Dunsyre Demetri from Carey Combs

5,500gns for Birselawsie Eric from D and J Hardie


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Stirling Bulls Sales Prices October 2012

Females Gns

Bulls Gns

6000 Glenisla Eva Broadhooks E819 – Laga Farms Ltd, Orkney 2200 Glenisla Crocus E820 – H & N Sloan, Lauder 1600 Glenisla Waterloo Naomi E821 – RL & K Jones, Orkney 1800 Glenisla Foxglove Tansy E827 – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1600 Glenisla Sally Broadhooks E828 – D Fraser & Son, Strathpeffer 1500 Glenisla Fairy Clipper E837 – ERA Chantry, Saxmundham 2500 Glenisla Foxglove Flake E848 – R & P McAllister, Kingarth 3600 Glenisla Margo E855 – M Clough, Pickering 1600 Glenisla Margo E859 – A & C Ivinson, Penrith 1800 Glenisla Eva Broadhooks E862 – JDM Thomson, Lockerbie 2000 Chapelton June L3631 – O Burns, Corwen 2200 Chapelton Veronica L3660 – D Fraser & Son, Strathpeffer 1600 Chapelton Ruthie L3666 - ERA Chantry, Saxmundham 13000 Chapelton Honeysuckle 3719 – J & D Haigh, Market Rasen 3000 Wavendon Rothes Mynah – R & C Rettie, Alloa 1000 Wavendon Flossy Florist – Balnabroich Farms, Dundee 1400 Wavendon Flossy Freesia – A Nisbet, Stewarton 2100 Dunsyre Celadine 8th – DJ Steen, Lockerbie 1600 Dunsyre Vatersay 23rd – KG Anderson, Jedburgh 1100 Dunsyre Leila 30th – RL & K Jones, Orkney 1300 Dunsyre Hyacinth 14th – G Bain, Elgin 1600 Dunsyre Lily 44th – M Clough, Pickering 1500 Dunsyre Lily 46th – P & A Watt, Keith 1900 Dunsyre Foxglove 14th – D J Steen, Lockerbie 1600 Dunsyre Graduate 4th – DJ Steen, Lockerbie 1100 Dunsyre Primrose 8th – DA & ND Blair, Dalrymple 1100 Dunsyre Honeysuckle Opal 14th – DA & ND Blair, Dalrymple 1400 Dunsyre Lily 47th – A & M Love, Kilmarnock 1400 Dunsyre Meadowsweet 27th – KG Anderson, Jedburgh 1800 Grandtullybrae Lancaster Alice 3rd – M Campbell & Sons, Crianlarich 1800 Grandtullybrae Yantara Trixy 4th – P & A Watt, Keith 2000 Colnvalley Gina A14 – W & I McGregor, Biggar 1900 Colnvalley Irania A15 - R Downie, Ballater 1700 Coldrochie Augusta Blossom D29 – A Hall, Melrose 1700 Coldrochie Grace Beauty D33 – W & I McGregor, Biggar 1500 Coldrochie Irania Rainbow D41 – WM Lindsay & Sons, Forfar 1500 Coldrochie Joyful Rainbow E4 - JT Owen, Kirkintilloch 1200 Coldrochie Daisy E12 – WM Lindsay & Sons, Forfar 1700 Glengloy Rothes Eilidh – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2100 Letterfinlay Elizabeth Ramsden - A Hall, Melrose 2200 Glengloy Lovely Eve – GL Riby, Bridlington 1800 Glenbrae Floss - W & I McGregor , Biggar 1300 Glenbrae Floss E8 – JW Frame, Biggar 2000 Glenbrae Floss E9 – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2600 Tofts Lovely D623 – ERA Chantry, Saxmundham 1500 Tofts Princess Royal E717 – JT Owen, Kirkintilloch 1700 Tofts Rose E742 – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1200 Tofts Wineberry E744 - RL & K Jones, Orkney 1600 Tofts Lovely E758 – O Burns, Corwen 1500 Tofts Maid E793 – JT Owen, Kirkintilloch

4200 3000 2800 7500 1400 2300 8000 2000 5500 3700 2200 2000 2200

Blelack Majestic – WSL Muir, Orkney Hallsford Dominic 285 – DJ Welsh, Kilmarnock Coldrochie Drover – Scottish Bull Stud, Inverness Dunsyre Demetri – J Porter, Lisburn Glenbrae Denmark – Rattray Livestock Co, Auchterarder Fingask Denver – Scottish Bull Stud, Inverness Langalbuinoch Diesel – Leys Farm, Inverness Quoiggs Electric Roan – S Brigdale, Co. Clare Birselawsie Eric - R Mitchell & Sons, Hawick Chapelton Esquire – A Maclennan, Grantown on Spey Knockenjig Emblem – T Miller & Son, Castle Douglas Galla Eric – WM Lindsay & Son, Forfar Quoiggs Incredible E531 – Glencreran Estate, Appin

Females Gns 2200 Catherine of Glenrinnes – E Heddle, Orkney 1800 Fieldhouse Dawn – J Lomas, Chapel-en-le-Frith 2200 Fieldhouse Dulcie – J Lomas, Chapel-en-le-Frith 2600 Alvie Dandelion – A Hall, Melrose 2700 Alvie Daffodil – R Crawford, Mauchline 1600 Fieldhouse Dahlia – J Fyfall, Newmachar 1400 Fieldhouse Delphinium – W & I McGregor, Biggar 1500 Woodend Lancaster Effie – G Bain, Elgin 1500 Woodend Lancaster Eilidh – Highland Wagyu, Dunblane 1300 Tulip 28th of Skaillhouse – DG Munro, Dornoch 2000 Cairnsmore Emily Sophie – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne 3700 Lowther Sally 292 – KWW Brown, Milnathort 2000 Cairnsmore Electra Heather – DC & JR Gibbon, Castle Douglas 1500 Galla Eva Princess - DC & JR Gibbon, Castle Douglas 3200 Willingham Sally Broadhooks E162 – GL Riby, Bridlington 1500 Rosewood Rachel 6th of Skaillhouse – Highland Wagyu, Dunbland 1500 Cairnsmore Errin Isle – Highland Wagyu, Dunblane 2000 Glenrinnes Electra – A Lamont, Isle of Tiree 2400 Ballyvaddy Kyla E776 – Antrim Estates, Ballymena 1600 Cairnsmore Elaine Alexis – DC & JR Gibbon, Castle Douglas 1900 Glenrinnes Eva – WSL Muir, Orkney 1400 Cairnsmore Emma Princess – DC & JR Gibbon, Castle Douglas 1500 Cairnsmore Elma Annie – Highland Wagyu, Dunblane 2800 Lowther Holly 299 – KWW Brown, Milnathort 1500 Cairnsmore Erica Yolande – A & M Peter, Inverurie 1300 Lancaster Liz 14th of Skaillhouse – M Campbell & Sons, Crianlarich 1500 Millie Floss 11th of Skaillhouse – J T Owen, Kirkintilloch 4000 Lowther Capri 312 – PB & JA Borlase, Hertford 2000 Uppermill Rothes Jess – A & C Ivinson, Penrith 1700 Knockenjig Foxglove Tansy E1820 – J & M McCauley, Downpatrick 1400 Ballylinney Primrose 10th – S Brigdale, Ennis 2000 Galla Etta – RW Mackay & Co., Inveraray 1300 Tulip 30th of Skaillhouse – DG Munro, Sutherland 1000 Millie Floss 10th of Skaillhouse – RL & K Jones, Orkney 900 Eva Wildeyes 6th of Skaillhouse – M Campbell & Sons, Crianlarich 1600 Tulip 31st of Skaillhouse – J Webster, Carnwath 2400 Glenisla Waterloo Naomi D734 – ERA Chantry, Saxmundham 2000 Glenisla Waterloo Naomi E789 – J Fyall, Newmachar 2300 Glenisla Foxglove Tansy E818 – JC Oliver, Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Beef Shorthorn Society Sale - Chelford | 10th November 2012 SUPER DAY FOR BEEF SHORTHORNS AT CHELFORD As expected, the top prices at the Beef Shorthorn Society sale at Chelford were dominated by top quality females from the Llanarth Herd, which is being dispersed in phases through the Chelford Shorthon sales. The Herd has produced numerous top prices at the Chelford sales over the years for Keith and Sue Mitchell, and it was evident that a large proportion of the huge crowd had turned up in anticipation of seeing some top quality stock. The demand for Llanarth females was superb throughout, but also masked the premium being paid for quality Shorthorn breeding throughout the sale, with several vendors achieving prices way in excess of their expectations. With some superb cow families on offer, it was the offering of younger, served heifers which took the top prices, with a leading bid of 3,750 gns for Llanarth Emlyns Hazel. By Llanarth Centaurs Ethan and out of the Glenisla sired Ballard Wildeyes this very smart red and white heifer returned to Wales, this time to Brian Thomas, Llanfyrnach, Dyfed. Several Irish buyers were active around the ring during the sale and it was Ben Lang, from County Sligo, who bought the very pretty light roan heifer, Llanarth Emlyns Hatty at 3,000 gns. By Llanarth Emlyn, and out of the Tofts Rigger sired Llanarth Christine, this heifer also provoked fierce competition amongst breed enthusiasts, before becoming one of a consignment of six which travelled across to County Sligo.

Llanarth Emlyns Hazel 3,750 gns

Leading the cows, and also heading to County Sligo with Ben Lang at 2,800 gns, was one of the superb Tofts Rigger daughters in the sale, Llanarth Bracken. Out of the Chapelton Nobility sired Llanarth Susan, she was born in 2005, and was well in-calf with her 3rd calf to Llanarth Emlyn, for April. Another Tofts Rigger daughter, Llanarth Bella, also out of a Glenisla Jackson daughter this time Llanarth Nina and also born in 2005, made 2,600 gns to Messrs Pearce, Ashbourne, Derbyshire whilst at the same price J Townsend, Marchwood, Nr Southampton took Llanarth Frances, this time by Llanarth Titan, but again out of a Nobility cow, Llanarth Trudy. Tom Birtles from Biddulph, Stokeon-Trent is quietly building up an excellent herd under his Floweryfields prefix, and bid 2,500 gns to take another Titan daughter, Llanarth Eileen, born in 2008 out of another Nobility daughter, Llanarth Susan. Llanarth Emlyn himself, a 2008 born Cairnsmore Xtreme Force son, also went home to Ashbourne with Messrs Pearce, at 1,700 gns. His April 2011 born son, Llanarth Emlyns Hywel made 1,500 gns to Robert Leach, Oxfordshire. Llanarth Sale averages: 14 x Cows in-calf 5 x Served Heifers 2 x Bulls

Llanarth Emlyns Hatty 3,000 gns

Still with the served heifers, Graham Towers from Northampton bid 2,700 gns to take home Llanarth Emlyns Hana, another Emlyn daughter, this time out of the Glenisla Jackson sired Llanarth Laura.

£1948 £3045 £1680

Llanarth Top Ten: Lot Name Lot 43 Llanarth Emlyns Hazel Lot 42 Llanarth Emlyns Hatty Lot 28 Llanarth Bracken Lot 40 Llanarth Emlyns Hana Lot 27 Llanarth Bella Lot 35 Llanarth Frances Lot 44 Llanarth Ethans Heather Lot 33 Llanarth Eileen Lot 25 Llanarth Amy Lot 30 Llanarth Cinders

Price Purchaser 3750gns B Thomas 3000gns B Lang 2800gns B Lang 2700gns G Towers 2600gns J Pearce 2600gns J Townsend 2550gns D Jones 2500gns T Birtles 2400gns K Jones 2400gns B Lang beef shorthorn


The rest of the Beef Shorthorns met terrific demand throughout to a top of 2,000 gns for the best of a pen of heifers from Tudor Williams, Llansannan, Conwy. Sannan Seren Bonni 1st, a lovely roan heifer by Cainsmore Amos and out of the Gregors Zenith sired homebred cow Seren Bonni also travelled to County Sligo with Ben Lang; whilst another Amos daughter from Tudor Williams, Sannan Tessa 2nd, this time out of Tessa Roxane of Upsall, made 1,750 gns to David Edwards, Llanarmon, Denbigh. Messrs Catton from Harpenden, Hertfordshire, are also dispersing their herd and brought forward 5 in-calf cows which peaked at 1200 gns for Ballard Tansy, a 2006 born roan cow by the Chapelton Lilywhite sired Ballard Wallace and out of the Glenisla sired Ballard Tanzy Sapphire. She sold to P Southwell, Uttoxeter. Their 2007 born bull, Podehole Ambassador, made 1400 gns to I Clough, Pickering, Yorkshire.

Sannan Seren Bonni 2,000 gns

Shorthorn Society Sale Averages: Cows with calves £1522 In-calf Cows £1092 In-calf Heifers £1575 Maiden Heifers £1522.50


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Skipton Beef Shorthorn females sell to 3,100gns 7th November 2012 - Judge | Jane Landers Beef Shorthorn heifers met a strong demand selling to a top of 3,100gns at the breed society’s official show and sale in Skipton on Wednesday 7 November. Heading the trade was the day’s champion, Tessa X767 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +8, a 20 month in calf Dunsyre Bonaparte daughter and out of a homebred dam from Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk. She was passed through the ring and later sold for 3,100gns to J and L Swiers, Thirsk. Leading the sale through the ring at 2,700gns was Croxtonpark Talbot TI +18, SRI +14, an 18 month old in calf heifer by Chapelton Wildfire and out of a Tofts bred dam. Exhibited by Morrison Farm, Dumfries House, Cumnock, she sold to J and L Swiers, Thirsk. Minutes later, the same vendors offered their homebred Rothesay Ziggy TI +18, SRI +18 at 2,300gns to CM Fanshawe, Naseby, Northampton. An 18 month old in calf heifer, she was by Glenkiln Cambus and out of a Gregors bred dam. Two entries shared the day’s next highest 2,600gns bid. First in the ring was the 21 month old Shawhill Edward TI +18, SRI +10, an Alvie Blueyed Boy son and out of an Upsall dam. Bred and exhibited by Thomson, Roddick and Laurie, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, earlier in the day he secured the reserve championship before being knocked down sold to FW Graham, Masham, Ripon. The second 2,600gns bid was made by EG and LA Paddy Jones, Nannerch, Mold for a 20 month old in calf heifer from Tracy Severn, Barkisland, Halifax. Highlee Elizabeth TI +8, SRI +6 was by Astrix of Upsall and out of a Sandwick bred dam. At 2,100gns the same vendor offered Highlee Rose Diamond TI +15, SRI +12, a two year in calf heifer by Vulcan of Upsall and out of a Sandwick dam. The buyers were ME and TD Tailford, Riding Mill, Hexham. The second 2,600gns bid was made by EG and LA Paddy Jones, Nannerch, Mold for a 20 month old in calf heifer from Tracy Severn, Barkisland, Halifax. Highlee Elizabeth TI +8, SRI +6 was by Astrix of Upsall and out of a Sandwick bred dam. At 2,100gns the same vendor offered Highlee Rose Diamond TI +15, SRI +12, a two year in calf heifer by Vulcan of Upsall and out of a Sandwick dam. The buyers were ME and TD Tailford, Riding Mill, Hexham. 80

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Female Champion: Tessa x767 of Upsall from Gerald Turton selling at 3,100gns

Gerald Turton offered a string of females including the 20 month old Nonpareil X764 of Upsall, an in calf heifer by Dunsyre Bonaparte at 2,000gns to F Hare and Sons, Brignall, Barnard Castle. Minutes before, Marigold X539 of Upsall, another sale age in calf heifer by the homebred Vortrekker of Upsall made 1,900gns to P Turnbull, Pickering. Mr Turton also led the maiden section at 2,500gns with the 18 month old Upsall Augusta X786 TI +21, SRI +17 by Bonaparte and out of a homebred dam. The buyer was T Riley, Midgely, Hebdon Bridge. Victoria X782 of Upsall, another 18 month old maiden this time by Chapelton Wildfire made 1,500gns to S Cornforth, Egton, Whitby, who also went to 1,450gns for the 17 month old maiden, Ury Maid X791 of Upsall, TI +14, SRI +5, by Bonaparte. Paul Braithwaite, Stokesley offered the reserve female champion, the two year old in calf heifer, Albion Jilt Desiree TI +10, SRI +12, by Uppermill Lomand. She was secured for 1,900gns by LA Senior, Heysham, Morecambe. Mr Braithwaite also secured 1,850gns the two year old in calf heifer, Heworth Boss Ballard Girl 1, a Bossman of Upsall daughter. The buyers were ME and TD Tailford.

Class 1 Best Bull 1st Shawhill Edward 2nd Emblem of Upsall 3rd Gilven Eryx 4th Highlee Enry

Thomson, Roddick & Laurie The Hon. G Turton R S and G Johnson Mrs Tracy Severn

Class 2 Senior Heifer born in 2010 1st Albion Jilt Desire Mr P Braithwaite 2nd Heworth Boss Ballard Girl Mr P Braithwaite 3rd Highlee Rose Diamond Mrs Tracy Severn 4th Shawhill Ury Maid Dawn Thomson, Roddick & Laurie Class 3 Junior Heifer born in 2011 1st Tessa X767 of Upsall The Hon. G Turton 2nd Croxtonpark Talbot Morrisons Farm 3rd Croxtonpark Katrina Topaz Morrisons Farm 4th Upsall Augusta X786 The Hon. G Turton Ianson’s Perpetual Trophy for the Female Champion: Tessa X767 of Upsall The Hon. G Turton

Male Champion: Shawhill Edward from Thomson, Roddick and Laurie selling at 2,600gns

Wm Morrisons Supermarket Perpetual Trophy for the Male Champion: Shawhill Edward Thomson, Roddick & Laurie

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BULL, born after 1st January 2011 & before 31st March 2011 1st Meonhill Eskimo LEP Farms 2nd Podehole Elite Harry Horrell Junior Male Champion: Meonhill Eskimo from LEP Farms Reserve: Podehole Elite fromHarry Horrell Male Champion: Meonhill Eskimo from LEP Farms Reserve: Podehole Beefeater from Ramsey & Moore

East of England Show 2012 2nd National Beef Shorthorn Show 6/8 July 2012 Judge | Johnny Mackey

COW OR HEIFER IN MILK OR IN CALF, born before 1st January 2010 1st Chapleton Gem 3040 L E P Farms 2nd Podehole Irene Bloom Harry Horrell 3rd Redhill Bundaberg’s Crocus Brenda R Wear 4th Graffton Beatrice Floss Mr Trevor Brown HEIFER, born in 2010 1st Grafton Lovely Dream 2nd Podehole Tessa Delightful 3rd Meonhill Waterloo Ziva 4th Redhill Promoters Lovely 053

Mr Trevor Brown Harry Horrell LEP Farms Brenda R Wear

HEIFER, born after 1st January 2011 & before 31st March 2011 1st Podehole Gypsy Estelle Harry Horrell 2nd Podehole Phantasy Eva Harry Horrell 3rd Meonhill Joyful Crystal LEP Farms

Grafton Lovely Dream – Beef Shorthorn and Interbreed Supreme Beef Champion for Trevor Brown

HEIFER, born after 1st April 2011 1st Podehole Tessa Edelweiss Harry Horrell 2nd Meonhill Secret Suzzie Pavenham Beef Shorthorns 3rd Meonhill Flossy Deliah LEP Farms 4th Redhill P. Eva Broadhooks 065 Brenda R Wear 5th Osberton Xerox 5th GMT Foljambe Junior Heifer Champion: Podehole Gypsy Estelle from Harry Horrell Reserve: Podehole Tessa Edelweiss from Harry Horrell Female Champion: Grafton Lovely Dream from Mr Trevor Brown Reserve Female Champion: Chapleton Gem 3040 from LEP Farms Breed Champion: Grafton Lovely Dream from Mr Trevor Brown Reserve: Chapleton Gem 3040 from LEP Farms Pair of Animals 1st Harry Horrell 2nd LEP Farms 3rd Mr Trevor Brown


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Reserve Female Champion Chapelton Gem from LEP Farms

BEST BEEF SHORTHORN bred by the exhibitor 1st Grafton Lovely Dream Mr Trevor Brown BEST PAIR OF ANIMALS, one male one female 1st LEP Farms BEST GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS shown by one exhibitor Winner Harry Horrell Reserve LEP Farms

Judges Report: I was very pleased to be asked to judge the National Show at East of England in early July. Coming in the middle of the wettest summer since records began (depending on who you believe) it was quite apt that the weather was appalling and the rain fell steadily all morning. We began with bulls and I tried to focus on the traits that really matter such as locomotion, feet and testicles. My overall champion in this section was the winner of the Junior section – Meonhill Eskimo, a white bull from L.E.P. Farms. He was very correct on his legs, moved really well despite the conditions underfoot and had good sound short feet. Despite his young age, he oozed potential and had the look of a lengthy bull when he grows out as well as being well proportioned underneath. The rain never let up and the females duly trooped out. The cow and calf classes were really tough to separate. All good teams and it took a fair bit of deliberation (apologies for taking so long in the rain to all the exhibitors). In the end Chapelton Gem, making a tremendous job of her calf, from L.E.P. Farms got the nod. My overall supreme champion came from the next class – heifers born in 2010. Grafton Lovely Dream from Trevor Brown was a clear winner in her own class and went on to take the overall champion prize. She came out of a very strong class and was correct in every way – I was determined to find something wrong with her thinking, “surely this heifer can’t be this perfect?” She was a very feminine heifer that was structurally sound and whilst incubating her first calf already looked very maternal.

The decision to put her as female champion and overall champion for the National Show paid dividends the next day when she saw off some very strong competition to take the interbreed title at the show. The younger heifer classes were also very strong – with some particularly good examples from Harry Horrell’s Podehole team. The cattle were of good quality with the female classes in particular of a very high standard. Despite the trying conditions, exhibitors and stewards did a fantastic job and deserve a lot of credit for performing so well on the day. Well done to everyone who braved the conditions! The day finished on a high for the breed when HRH Prince Charles spent a considerable amount of time in the ring presenting the trophy to Trevor Brown for his heifer. Full credit to Charles Horrell for organising that!

Inter Breed judge Willie Mclaren presents Tina Russell with the Supreme Interbreed Beef Championship Trophy

Beef Shorthorn judge Johnny Mackey meets HRH Prince Charles

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Presentations for Winners at the Beef Shorthorn National Show

Trevor Brown receives the Brothers Colling Memorial Trophy for the Supreme Champion from Society President Charles Horrell

Simon Farmer of LEP Farms received the Durno Bullrich trophy for the best pair bred by Exhibitor

Sally Horrell receives the Durno McNair Snaddon trophy for the best group of three

Trevor receives the Hugh Cornwallis Maud Trophy for the best animal bred by Exhibitor

The Nathanial Catchpole Trophy for the Best Female

Tina Russell receives the Uppermill Calrossie Trophy on behalf of LEP Farms for the best bull bred by exhibitor

Trevor expresses his delight at winning the Championship!

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The Royal Highland Show 21st/24th June 2012 Judge | Mrs Elizabeth Lang

FEMALE born after 1st April 2011 1st Chapelton Honeysuckle 3719 (P) Messrs J Biggar 2nd Podehole Tessa Edelweiss Mr Harry Horrell 3rd Lowther Holly 299 P Mr Charles Lowther 4th Quoiggs Rhona Blackford Farms Ltd 5th Redhill P Eva Broadhooks 065 Brenda R Wear 6th Uppermill Blythesome Sense Mr James Porter FEMALE born after 1st January and before 31st March 2011 1st Lowther Sally 292 P Mr Charles Lowther 2nd Eloise Scarlet B Landers & Son 3rd Podehole Phantasy Eva Mr Harry Horrell 4th Cairnsmore Emily Sophie B Landers & Son 5th Podehole Gypsy Estelle Mr Harry Horrell 6th Millerston Irania Eden (P) Mr Jack Ramsay FEMALE, born in 2010 1st Holmeere Millicent 12th (H) Mr Gordon R Brooke 2nd Uppermill Broadhooks Beatrix Mr James Porter 3rd Uppermill Blythesome Jemma Mr James Porter 4th Podehole Tessa Delightful Mr Harry Horrell 5th Redhill Promoters Lovely 053 Brenda R Wear 6th Letterfinlay Diamond Ramsden Glen Gloy Farms Ltd FEMALE, in milk or in calf born on or before 31st December 2009 1st Gipsy Rascal Mr James Porter 2nd Redhill Bundaberg’s Crocus Brenda R Wear 3rd Gregors Zillah (P) Mr W McGregor 4th Podehole Irene Bloom Mr Harry Horrell 5th LS Gaia 155 ET Mr Charles Lowther 6th Uppermill Stef Mr James Porter BULL born after 1st April 2011 1st Knockenjig Eclipse (H) 2nd Chapelton Equity 3rd Quoiggs Eye of the Tiger 4th Quoiggs Frontier E528 5th Millerston Einstein (H) 6th Housebyres Echo

Champion: Gipsy Rascal from Mr James Porter

BULL born on or before 31st December 2009 1st Dacre Rock Star Mr John Wood 2nd Podehole Beefeater Messrs J P Ramsay & Moore 3rd Holmeere Horatio A & L Hall & Done Best Junior Female: Lowther Sally 292 P Best Female: Gipsy Rascal Reserve Best Female: Lowther Sally 292 P

Mr Charles Lowther Mr James Porter Mr Charles Lowther

Best Junior Bull: Knockenjig Eclipse (H) Mr David Dickie Best Bull & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor: Knockenjig Eclipse (H) Mr David Dickie Reserve Best Bull: Dacre Rock Star Mr John Wood

Mr David Dickie Messrs J Biggar Blackford Farms Ltd Best Pair, the progeny of 1 animal, bred by Exhibitor: Blackford Farms Ltd Mr Harry Horrell - Podehole Phantasy Eva, Podehole Mr Jack Ramsay Gypsy Estelle A & L Hall & Done Best Group, consisting of one Bull and two Females: BULL, born after 1st January and before 31st March 2011 Mr Charles Lowther - Lowther Sally 292 P, Lowther 1st Lowther Eclipse P Mr Charles Lowther Holly 299 P, Lowther Eclipse P 2nd Caldwell Poser Whittaker & Co Farms Champion: 3rd Uppermill Gladiator 2543 (P) Mr James Porter Gipsy Rascal Mr James Porter 4th Chapelton Esquire (P) Messrs J Biggar Reserve Champion: 5th Podehole Elite Mr Harry Horrell Knockenjig Eclipse (H) Mr David Dickie 6th Chapelton Excalibur (P) Messrs J Biggar beef shorthorn


Judges Report: I felt very privileged to be invited to judge the Beef Shorthorns at the Royal Highland Show; it certainly was a change from showing Shorthorns there all these years. What a tremendous show of good fleshy cattle, a great credit to all exhibitors and stockmen and women. The young heifer class was led by a very smart roan heifer from Chapleton, edging out Podehole and Lowther, which then went on to sell for 13,000gns at Stirling in October. The intermediate heifer class was a really good show of well fleshed heifers with good lines and spring of rib. Lowther Sally had just that little bit more presence than Cairnsmore and Podehole heifers. The senior heifer class was topped by Holmere Millicent who was full of breed character, but a bit overdone, with two Uppermill heifers very close behind.

Reserve Champion: Knockenjig Eclipse (H) from Mr David Dickie

Intermediate bulls had two well matched bulls at the top with Lowther Eclipse showing a bit more muscle, therefore having the edge on Caldwell Poser. In the senior bulls the 1st and 2nd bulls were very well fleshed, deep bodied bulls. Dacre Rock Star had the better locomotion and style of the two. My Champion was the superb Gipsy Rascal with calf at foot and Reserve Champion the smart young bull Knockinjig Eclipse. The icing on the cake, so to speak, was the breed winning the Native Breed Group and second in the pairs on the Sunday. I had a most enjoyable day – my thanks to all and the Royal Highland Show.

Native Interbreed Champion Group of three

James Porter’s cow Gipsy Rascal was outstanding and also added a stylish bull calf to the team. Following on were two very well balanced cows from Redhill and Gregors who were making a good job of their calves. Onto the young bulls with Knockenjig Eclipse taking the eye when he entered the ring, it will be interesting to see all of these youngsters again.


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Presentations for Winners

Charles Lowther receives the BM Durno Trophy for the best group of three

Judge Liz Lang and sponsors representative Andrew Thornber of Morrisons present James Porter with the Duthie Perpetual trophy for the supreme champion

David Dickie receives the Emilio Casares Trophy for the best junior bull

James Porter receives the Durno Bullrich Trophy for the best pair of animals

Brenda Wear and Liz Lang present Roy McDonald of Podehole with the Redhill World Conference Trophy for the best pair by the same sire

James Porter receives the Uppermill Perpetual Trophy for the Champion female David Dickie receives the Main Farm Trophy for the best bull bred by exhibitor

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Great Yorkshire Show 10th July 2012 Judge | John Scott BULL, born on or before 30 June 2010 1st Dacre Rock Star Mr J D Wood 2nd Connor of Upsall Mr M D Abrahams CBE, DL 3rd Tarrant Arnie Mr P J Braithwaite 4th LS Alpha Mrs R James BULL, born on or after 1 July 2010 1st Democrat of Upsall 2nd Lowther Eclipse 3rd Erasmus II of Upsall 4th Highlee Eric 5th Podehole Defender 6th Meonhill Eskimo

Mr G C Turton Mr C Lowther Mr G C Turton Mrs T L Severn Mr H C Horrell LEP Farms

Female & Overall Breed Champion: Podehole Tessa Delightful from HC Horrell

COW, in calf or in milk, born before 1 June 2009 1st Chapleton Gem LEP Farms 2nd Stonehills Lovely Bodacious Mr G L Riby 3rd Highlee Blackbrook Dipsy Mrs T L Severn 4th LS Gaia Mr C Lowther 5th Blythesome Ysabel of Morewood Ms A Haigh 6th Gilven Sapphire Cactus Mr R S Johnson HEIFER, born on or between 1 June 2009 & 31 December 2010 1st Podehole Tessa Delightful Mr H C Horrell 2nd Holmeere Millicant Mr G R Brooke 3rd Highlee Truly Scrumptious Mrs T L Severn 4th Meonhill WaterlooZiva LEP Farms Male & Reserve Breed Champion Dacre Rock Star from Mr J D Wood 5th Jilt X732 of Upsall Mr G C Turton 6th Meonhill Joyful Crumpet Ms A Haigh Breed Champion: HEIFER, born on or after 1 January 2011 Podehole Tessa Delightful Mr H C Horrell 1st Sleightholme Ryegrass Mrs R James Reserve Breed Champion: 2nd Podehole Gypsy Estelle Mr H C Horrell Dacre Rock Star Mr J D Wood 3rd Highlee Elizabeth Mrs T L Severn Male Champion: 4th Sleightholme Lily of the Valley Mrs R James Dacre Rock Star Mr J D Wood 5th Meonhill Edelweiss Queen Pavenham Shorthorns 6th Meonhill Skjaklin Poppy Pavenham Shorthorns Reserve Male Champion: Connor of Upsall Mr M D Abrahams CBE, DL HEIFER, born on or after 1 January 2011 1st Lowther Sally Mr C Lowther Champion Female Male: 2nd Meonhill Joyful Crystal L E P Farms Podehole Tessa Delightful Mr H C Horrell 3rd Clipper X748 of Upsall Mr G C Turton Reserve Female Champion: 4th Willingham Sally Broadhooks Ms A Haigh Chapleton Gem LEP Farms 5th Lowther Holly Mr C Lowther 6th Albion Jilt Emilia Mr P J Braithwaite Junior Champion: Democrat of Upsall Mr G C Turton GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS Reserve Junior Champion: 1st Mrs T L Severn Lowther Sally Mr C Lowther 2nd Mr G C Turton 3rd Mr H C Horrell emotion while telling us that the show was going to be 4th Mr C Lowther 5th Mrs R James cancelled for the remaining two days, due to atrocious 6th Braithwaite Mr P J ground conditions, was moving to say the least. PAIR OF ANIMALS by the same sire 1st Mrs T L Severn - Pair sired by Astrix of Upsall 2nd Mr H C Horrell - Pair sired by Trojan of Craigeassie 3rd Mrs R James - Pair sired by LS Alpha 4th Mr G C Turton - Pair sired by Bilsdale Anson 5th Mr C Lowther - Pair sired by LS Animal

Judges Report: As I write this the memories of the 2012 Great Yorkshire Show are still fresh in my mind, some will no doubt fade but others will stay with me forever. Watching one of the senior steward’s struggle with 90

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I forget his name but I will never forget his face. Without people like him who give up their own time all over the country, agricultural shows just wouldn’t happen; they are a credit to our industry. With a catalogued entry of 53 I realised that I had my work cut out and this certainly proved to be the case with challenges in every class. From the outset it was clear that analysing locomotion in sodden ground conditions wasn’t going to be easy and as the classes progressed ground conditions deteriorated.

First up were the senior bulls, four were presented with Dacre Rock Star emerging top of the pile, he was a big long bull with clean lines, he was followed in the class by Connor of Upsall another big red bull who on another day with age in his favour might well sneak past Rock Star. In the next class I had seven young bulls to place ranging in age from 15-24 months. There were four bulls in this class that I really liked and expect to see again at major sales. Democrat of Upsall was the bull I placed first; he had style and a touch of class was well balanced moderately sized and caught my eye from the outset. Lowther Eclipse followed him, a well fleshed light roan bull, in third place was another from the Upsall stable Eramus II and then Highlee Eric, all of these younger bulls could have won the class. At this stage the male championship was judged and the senior bulls followed through to take the top spots. Onto the females and to start with a useful cow class which was won by L E P Farms with Chapelton Gem a cracking 3 year old cow with heifer calf at foot, she was followed by Stonehills Lovely Bodacious a smart light roan cow and in third place Gilven Sapphire Cactus another roan with a thumper of a bull calf at foot. On to the first heifer class these girls were aged from date of birth 01/06/09 to 01/12/10. Those of you that know me will know that I like to see two year old heifers with calves at foot, it’s not for everyone but calving heifers at two is possible in many situations. There were no calves in on this occassion but the first four were all great heifers if a touch on the thick side.

The Horrels from Podehole claimed top spot with a tremendous red heifer Tessa Delightful, Holmeere Millicant came second while Highlee Truly Scumptious and Meonhill Waterloo Ziva coming third and fourth. Another heifer which caught the eye in this class and was placed fifth was Jilt X732 of Upsall, eight months younger than the fourth placed heifer she will be one to watch for the future. In the final class number were high so it was split, Slightholme Ryegrass pipped Podehole Gypsey Estelle to first place in the first section but only by the narrowest of margins, given time the femininity of Estelle might sneak it but on the Ryegrass did it for me. In the younger section there was an obvious winner in Lowther Sally, a cracking light roan heifer which I couldn’t go past. The female championship was close but from the outset I liked the Podehole heifer she had the femininity I was looking for carried herself well and had the X factor I was after. In reserve I placed the Meonhill cow; she’s a great example of the breed and will no doubt be seen again as will her heifer calf. On selecting my champion I deliberated and eventually heart overruled my head, and despite not having a calf at foot I plumped for Podehole Tessa Delightful, she was a real cracker! Dacre Rock star deservedly claimed reserve spot. Thanks to all the exhibitors and stewards who made my day at the Great Yorkshire, one to remember. John Scott

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Royal Norfolk Show 29th June 2012 - Judge | Andy Ryder Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2011 1st Meonhill Edelweiss Queen 2nd Glenariff Princess Emeli

Mr P Timbury NJ & AM Barrett

Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2010 before 31st December 2010 1st Grafton Lovely Dream Mr T C Brown 2nd Roseberry Irene Dawn M Wyand Cow, in milk, in calf or with calf at foot born before 1st January 2010 1st Grafton Beatrice Floss Mr T C Brown 2nd Glenariff Flossy Clara NJ & AM Barrett 3rd Podehole Irene Candy M Wyand

Champion: Grafton Beatrice Floss, Mr TC Brown

Bull, born prior to 1st January 2011 1st Glenariff Dauntless

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Champion Male: Glenariff Dauntless

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Champion Cow or Heifer: Grafton Beatrice Floss

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Champion: Grafton Beatrice Floss

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Reserve: Grafton Lovely Dream

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Reserve Champion: Grafton Lovely Dream

Mr T C Brown

Royal Welsh Show 23/26th July 2012 - Judge | Mr J Mackey Bulls born before 1st January 2011 1st Hannington Balthazar 2th Podehole Beefeater 3rd Camlas Domino Best Male Exhibit: Hannington Balthazar

S S Horton & Sons M & J Moore & Ramsey J R Gethin S S Horton & Sons

Female in milk or in calf born before 1 January 2010 1st Hannington Magic Amanda S S Horton & Sons 2nd Lamboro Ury Yarrow A James Female born on or after 1st January 2010 and before 1st January 2011 1st Lambro Ury Maid Day Lily A James Female born on or after 1st January 2011 1st Hannington Flossy E S S Horton & Sons 2nd Bradvale Elderflower Ury Maid S R & K L Bradbury 3rd Lambro Precious Essence A James


Supreme Champion Hannington Flossy E from S S Horton and Son

Hannington Balthazar from S.S. Horton & Sons, was a very lengthy bull and moved well despite the heat and his obvious good condition. My female Best Female Exhibit: champion came from the same herd of S.S. Horton Hannington Flossy E S S Horton & Sons & Sons and was exhibited in the youngest heifer Best Group of Three Animals: class. Hannington Flossye was a very sweet roan S S Horton & Sons heifer who caught my eye the moment she walked Champion Beef Shorthorn: into the ring. You couldn’t fail to notice her as she Hannington Flossy E S S Horton & Sons was made her handler work. Flossye was a real classy heifer that was correct on her feet and legs, Judges Report: had a very maternal look and would be one of the The Royal Welsh show lived up to its reputation as one of the first animals I would be looking for in the morning best around and having been there to judge the Shorthorns if she was part of my herd. in late July, I would say it is by some distance the best It was a great honour to judge the Royal Welsh and agricultural show I have ever visited. I am very grateful to the exhibitors for keeping the It was a glorious day for weather – in sharp contrast to my Shorthorn name in the frame at such a high profile earlier stint at the East of England National Shorthorn Show show. It was superbly organised and both officials – and as usual we began with the Senior bulls. My champion and stewards deserve a lot of credit. here went on to take the overall male champion at the show. Johnny Mackey beef shorthorn


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Lincoln Show 20/21st June - Judge | Mr R W M Dickinson

Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Blythsome Ysabel of Moorwood

Supreme Champion - CHALLENGE TROPHY, for the Best Animal. Reserve Supreme, Female Champion, Champion: Blythsome Ysabel of Moorwood - Mr A Haigh Reserve Female Champion, Overall Reserve Champion: Meonhill Joyful Crumpet - Mr A Haigh Reserve Junior Champion: Willingham Sally Broadhooks - Mr A Haigh

Judges Report: The last time I visited the show a couple of years ago this class only had a couple of animals entered so I was expecting around the same numbers but I was very much wrong in one class we had over six animals of


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which all were of a high standard, the hardest class I had to judge was the COW OR HEIFER, BORN ON OR BEFORE 31.12.2009 IN MILK OR IN CALF which again were lovely examples of their breeds, and as this was an any other pure breeds class we had ranges from the continental bred salers to the more traditional native bred beef shorthorn. As these animals are very different in the way of breeding I had to decide on the one I would rather have for breeding quality and also showing ability and the one I had to give first prize to was an seven year old cow with her outstanding four week old bull calf at foot from Mr A Haigh “Blythsome Ysabel of Morewood” and her calf “Willingham Faux” a good milker who is doing her calf very well, she also showed her self of well with a good top line and overall a very tidy well bred cow, she then went on to win female champion again another tough decision but with her being such a good all-round cow and calf pair she took the prize. I was also very honoured to judge the champion beef shorthorn class with the highest placed shorthorn heifer and cow competing the heifer I was judging against the cow was very feminine with lovely markings but again the cow shone over the others which I give the award to, but it was very nice to see well bred and well exhibited animals and especially the beef shorthorn breed making a come back, well done to all the exhibitors and look forward to see allot more shorthorns at the shows in the future.

The Royal Bath & West Show 30th May/2nd June 2012 - Judge | N J Barrett BULL, born before 2011 1st Hannington Balthazar

Messrs S S Horton & Sons

COW, in milk or in-calf, born before 2010 1st Redhill Bundaberg Crocus Brenda Wear 2nd Hannington Magic Amanda Messrs S S Horton & Sons HEIFER, born in 2010 1st Redhill Promoters Lovely

Brenda Wear

HEIFER, born in 2011 1st Avalon Lancaster Ellie Mr Jonathan Morriss 2nd Redhill Sprys Crocus Brenda Wear 3rd Hannington Flossy Messrs S S Horton & Sons Group of Three Animals 1st Brenda Wear 2nd Messrs S S Horton & Sons Male Champion: Hannington Balthazar

Messrs S S Horton & Sons

Female Champion: Redhill Bundaberg Crocus

Brenda Wear

Female Champion: Redhill Bundaberg Crocus

Reserve Female Champion: Avalon Lancaster Ellie Mr Jonathan Morriss Breed Champion: Redhill Bundaberg Crocus Brenda Wear Reserve Breed Champion: Hannington Balthazar Messrs S S Horton & Sons

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September 2012 - Judge | Mr J Barber

15th September 2012 Judge | Mrs E Lang, Fife Champion: Redhill Bundaberg Crocus Ms B Wear Reserve Champion: Cairnsmore Dominator

TC & AJ Ruby

Cow or calved heifer over 30 months on show day 1st Redhill Bundaberg Crocus Ms B Wear 2nd Hannington Magic Amanda SS Horton & Sons 3rd Redhill Bundaberg Lovely Ms B Wear Calf under 6 months on show day 1st Redhill Felton Ms B Wear 2nd Hannington Magic Fussy SS Horton & Sons Champion: Hannington Balthazar

Cow in milk or in-calf 1st Aylward Cora 8th North School YFC 2nd Meonhill Blythesome Jenny North School YFC Heifer in milk or in-calf 1st Westhide Zoe 2nd Hannington Flossy E

Mr M T L Jones SS Horton & Sons

Maiden heifer (not in calf) 1st Hannington Extra SS Horton & Sons 2nd Meonhill Blythesome June North School YFC

Calf over 6-12 months on show day 1st Redhill Promoter Lovely 53 Ms B Wear 2nd Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil TC & AJ Ruby Heifer 12-24 months on show day 1st Redhill Eva Broadhooks 65 Ms B Wear Maiden or in-calf Heifer over 24 months on show day 1st Redhill Promoter Lovely 53 Ms B Wear 2nd Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil TC & AJ Ruby Bull under 24 months on show day 1st Ashwater Excavator TC & AJ Ruby

Bull any age 1st Hannington Balthazar 2nd Westhide Evoque

SS Horton & Sons Mr M T L Jones

Champion: Hannington Balthazar

Bull over 24 months on show day 1st Cairnsmore Dominator TC & AJ Ruby 2nd Hannington Balthazar SS Horton & Sons

SS Horton & Sons

Reserve: Westhide Zoe

Mr M T L Jones

Breed Champion: Hannington Balthazar

Pair of Animals 1st SS Horton & Sons 2nd TC & AJ Ruby 3rd Ms B Wear

SS Horton & Sons

Breed Reserve: Hannington Extra

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Devon County Show 20th May 2012 Judge | Sally Horrell Heifer, any age 1st Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil 2nd Stonmour Barrington Tulip 3rd Stonmour Musical Lara

T C & A J Ruby Mrs T C Blake Mrs T C Blake

Bull, any age 1st Cairnsmore Dominator 2nd Stonmour Thunder Cloud

T C & A J Ruby Mrs T C Blake

Bull or Heifer, born on or after 1st April 2011 1st Ashwater Excavater T C & A J Ruby 2nd Dartraffe Eira A & J Cottey Best Bull born on or after 1st January 2011 Champion: Ashwater Excavater T C & A J Ruby Reserve: Dartraffe Eira A & J Cottey Champion Male: Cairnsmore Dominator Reserve Male Champion: Stonmour Thunder Cloud

T C & A J Ruby Mrs T C Blake

Champion Female: Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil

T C & A J Ruby

Reserve Female Champion: Stonmour Barrington Tulip

Mrs T C Blake

Best Group of Three Champion: Ashwater Excavater Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil Cairnsmore Dominator Reserve: Stonmour Thunder Cloud Stonmour Barrington Tulip Stonmour Musical Lara

T C & A J Ruby T C & A J Ruby T C & A J Ruby Mrs T C Blake Mrs T C Blake Mrs T C Blake

Best Exhibit Bred by the Exhibitor who is Resident in Devon. Champion: Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil T C & A J Ruby Reserve: Ashwater Excavater T C & A J Ruby Breed Champion: Cairnsmore Dominator

T C & A J Ruby

Res Breed Champion: Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil

T C & A J Ruby

Champion Pair: Champion: Cairnsmore Dominator T C & A J Ruby Reserve: Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil T C & A J Ruby

Judges Report: An invitation to judge at the Devon County Show is always a pleasure and on this occasion I was judging Beef Shorthorns in the morning followed by Hampshire Down sheep in the afternoon. At least the rain held off until after the cattle judging.


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Champion: Cairnsmore Dominator, TC & AJ Ruby

The Beef Shorthorn champion was a well grown, stretchy 2 year old bull from Mr & Mrs Ruby. Cairnsmore Dominator had been purchased earlier in the year from Stirling. He moved around the ring well with plenty of presence and breed character. The reserve spot went to a home-bred heifer from the Ruby’s Ashwater Mignonette Daffodil a good smooth fleshed roan heifer looking like a good cow maker. I would like to thank all the exhibitors for presenting their cattle well and for flying the flag for the Beef Shorthorns in Devon. Sally Horrell


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Surrey County Show 28th May 2012 - Judge | Mr Daniel Wyllie, Staffs COW, IN MILK OR IN CALF, born before 31 December 2010 - 6 entries 1st Pode Hole Irene Bloom Mr Harry Horrell 2nd Grafton Beatrice Floss Mr T C Brown 3rd Aylward Cora 8th The North School 4th Meonhill Blythesome Jenny The North School

Knowehead Pedigree Beef Shorthorns

HEIFER, born on or after 1 January 2010 - 3 entries 1st Grafton Lovely Dream Mr T C Brown 2nd Meonhill Waterloo Ziva LEP Farms 3rd Pode Hole Tessa Delightful Mr Harry Horrell HEIFER, born on or after 1 January 2011 - 7 entries 1st Pode Hole Gypsy Estelle Mr Harry Horrell 2nd Meonhill Joyful Crystal LEP Farms 3rd Pode Hole Phantasy Eva Mr Harry Horrell 4th Pode Hole Tessa Edelweiss Mr Harry Horrell, 5th Meonhill Flossy Deliah LEP Farms 6th Meonhill Blythesome June The North School

2012 Spring born calves by Glenisla Agamemnon

JUNIOR BULL, born after 1 January 2011 - 3 entries 1st Meonhill Eskimo LEP Farms 2nd Pode Hole Elite Mr Harry Horrell 3rd Pode Hole Emperor Mr Harry Horrell GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS - 2 Entries 1st LEP Farms 2nd Mr Harry Horrell Champion Beef Shorthorn: Grafton Lovely Dream Mr T C Brown Reserve: Pode Hole Gypsy Estelle Mr Harry Horrell

2 yr old heifers by Glenisla Agamemnon with autumn calves at foot by Knowehead Cuckoo

Champion: Grafton Lovely Dream, Mr TC Brown

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Ryedale Show 2012 - 31st July 2012 - Judge | G Somerville Cow 1st Gilven Sapphire Cactus 2nd Sleightholme Raspberry

RS & G Johnson Mrs R James

Bull (Any age) 1st Tarrant Arnie Mr P Braithwaite 2nd Tofts Bonito Miss C Ward Heifer under 19 months 3rd LS Alpha Mrs R James 1st Sleightholme Lily of the Valley Mrs R James 4th Democrat Hon G Turton 2nd Sleightholme Ryegrass Mrs R James 5th Gilven Eryx RS & G Johnson 3rd No name in catolgue Miss C Ward 4th Albion Jilt Emelia Mr P Braithwaite Champion: 5th Kelly Thorpe Carnation Rough E74 Mr J Hopper Tarrant Arnie - Mr P Braithwaite Heifer 19-31 months 1st Kellythorne Lovely Dora D471 2nd Jilt x732 of Upsail

Mr J Hopper Hon G Turton

Reserve Champion: Tofts Bonito - Miss C Ward

Judges Report:


Cow Class:

1. Five bulls that put on a show by themselves filling the ring, got peoples attention, good advert for the breed. 1st place & overall champion from Paul Braithwaite, Tarrant Arnie the bull has power dominates the rings, locomotion, well finished, good on his legs to carry his weight.

Two young cows doing a good job of their calves, not a big difference between them. 1. Gilven Sapphire Cactus showed herself better on the day from R & G Johnson 2. Sleightholme Raspberry from Mrs R James Heifer under 19 months: 1. In this class two strong heifer from Mrs R James well fleshed feminine good locomotion nothing between them but Sleightholme Lily of the valley. Had that extra sparkle on the day. 2. Sleightholme Ryegrass 3. Place Miss C Ward had a red heifer forward thick well fleshed but not as growthy as first two. 4. Mr P Braithwaite had a roan heifer smart feminine shows herself well one for the future. Heifer 19 -31 months: 1. Mr J Hopper incalf Kellythorpe lovely Dora. Not far off the calving will turn into a good breeding cow well grown for her age!

2. The next three bulls you could shuffle around all day but on the day I went for Miss C Wards. Tofts Bonito this roan bull good top line, locomotion, length of loin, well fleshed could have done with a little more backend. 3. Mrs R James LS Alpha red bull well fleshed, good locomotion. 4. Hon G Turton, Democrat, thicker type well finished. 5. RS & G Johnson Gilven Eryx the youngest bull in class, well grown, fleshy, good on legs. Thank you to my stewards & Ryedales show for making it a good day. Credit to all exhibitors for putting on a good show of cattle. G Somerville

2. Hon G Turton heifer 8 month younger than my first placing. Well grown good locomotion.

Nidderdale Show 2012 - 24th September 2012 - Judge | Rob Paisley Bull, any age 1st P Braithwaite 2nd M D Abrahams 3rd Mrs R James Cow or Heifer, any age 1st Mrs R James 2nd Mrs T Severn Maiden Heifer born on or after 1st January, 2011 1st Mrs T Severn 2nd P Braithwaite

Judges Report: The 2012 show season could only finish in one way – a deluge. A strong line up of bulls was the first class to be judged with Tarrant Arnie, an aged bull with real breed character shown by P Braithwaite just beating Connor of Upsall, a very thick, growthy bull shown by Mr M Abrahams. 98

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It was a great advert for the breed with an eye catching ring full of bulls, both young and old. Mrs R James won the cow/ heifer class with Sleightholme Ryegrass, a very sweet, well grown in-calf heifer with great locomotion. Mrs T Severn won the maiden heifer class with Highlee Esme Rose, a well grown, feminine animal showing plenty of promise. Tarrant Arnie was my pick for the championship with Sleightholme Ryegrass a close reserve. I would firstly like to thank all exhibitors for bringing out quality animals and secondly thank the show organisers for their warm welcome and complement them on their ability to put on the show at all in truly appalling conditions – a terrific effort. Rob Paisley


Pembrokeshire Show 14/15/16th August 2012 - Judge | K.H.Turner Bull any age 1st Maenllwyd Malcolm

Mrs. A. James

Cow in calf or in milk 1st Lamboro Urymaid Yarrow 2nd Lamboro Urymaid Chrystal

Mrs. A. James Mrs. A. James

Heifer 1st 2nd 3rd

B.M.S.& E.M. Thomas B.M.S.& E.M. Thomas B.M.S.& E.M. Thomas

Frenni Queen Duffy Frenni Lovely Enfys Frenni Elissa Doris

Calf born after 1st June 2011 1st Lamboro Bull Calf 2nd Lamboro Urymaid Festive 3rd Lamboro Bull Calf

Beef Shorthorns

Mrs. A. James Mrs. A. James Mrs. A. James

Pair of Heifers, owned by exhibitors, born after 1st Sept 2009 1st B.M.S. & E.M. Thomas 2nd Mrs. A. James

Stock Bull Glenisla Zetor

Group of three, the property of the same exhibitor 1st B.M.S. & E.M. Thomas 2nd Mrs. A. James Champion: Frenni Queen Duffy

B.M.S. & E.M. Thomas

Reserve: Maenllwyd Malcolm

Mrs. A. James

Judges Report: A small, but well presented, quality entry of Beef Shorthorns made the sun shine in the ring at Pembrokeshire Show. As one exhibitor commented,”It’s a real achievement to actually get here, with all the hassle of the bTB and the testing.” One exhibitor had to withdraw at the last minute due to timing of testing and DEFRA would not budge an inch in allowing a test to take place 24 hours earlier to allow the cattle to come forward. The only Bull present was Maenllwyd Malcolm, a young, stretchy 16 month old, working bull, was still worthy of being a prize winner.

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The exhibit that really caught my eye was the heifer Frenni Queen Duffy, a white, deep bodied, thick beast, full of femininity and character. She had good mobility, and trotted on to take Breed Champion. Overall an excellent show of cattle, which were a pleasure to judge. I would like to thank the Show Committee for the fantastic hospitality afforded to me. Keith Turner

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Middleton, Ilkley,

Judges Report:

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The cattle certainly were better than the weather at a busy Turriff Show at the beginning of August. Exhibitors are to be congratulated on putting on such a fine show in such damp conditions. Most of the major awards went to Smallburn Farms who showed a very strong team of cattle. The Champion from Smallburn Farms came from a strong cow class and could stand in any company. Reserve, also from Smallburn Farms was an outstanding heifer calf- watch this space! Other cattle worthy of mention were a bull calf from Smallburn Farms, Alvie’s bull stirk and a two-year-old heifer with calf from Mrs Ravensfield.

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Dumfries Show - 4th August 2012 - Judge | George Somerville

Bull, born on or between 1st June 2010, and 31st May 2011 - 2 Entries 1st Mrs C M Williamson Bull Calf, born on or after 1st June 2011 - 3 Entries 1st Smallburn Farms 2nd Mrs C M Williamson 3rd Mr & Mrs J Ravenshear Cow, born before 1st June 2009 - 4 Entries 1st Smallburn Farms 2nd Mrs C M Williamson 3rd Mr & Mrs J Ravenshear Heifer, born on or between 1st June 2009 and 31st May 2010 - 4 Entries 1st Mr & Mrs J Ravenshear 2nd Smallburn Farms 3rd Mrs C M Williamson 4th Alison Watt Heifer, born on or between 1st June 2010 and 31st July 2011 - 3 Entries 1st Mrs C M Williamson 2nd Alison Watt 3rd Mr & Mrs J Ravenshear Heifer Calf born on or after 1st August 2011 - 3 Entries 1st Smallburn Farms 2nd Mr & Mrs J Ravenshear 3rd Mrs C M Williamson

Champion: Gregors Zillah from W & I Mc Gregor - photo: Scottish Farmer

Bull 1st 2nd 3rd

Lowther Eclipse Shawhill Evaristus Cairnsmore Eric

Charles Lowther Thomson, Roddick & Laurie Bill & Jane Landers

Cow or Heifer 1st Gregors Zillah W & I McGregor 2nd LA Gaia 155 P Charles Lowther 3rd David Dickie Heifer 1st Cairnsmore Dena Princess Bill & Jane Landers 2nd Galla Daisy Wildeyes Charles Lowther 3rd David Dickie Heifer 1st Outrawcliffe Emilly Thomson, Roddick & Laurie 2nd Cairnsmore Eliose Scarlet Bill & Jane Landers 3rd Shawhill Rosebud Edith Thomson, Roddick & Laurie Champion: Gregors Zillah W & I McGregor Reserve: Outrawcliffe Emilly Thomson, Roddick & Laurie

Judges Report: It was an honour for me to judge my local show the 2. M Gooddard heifer Galla Daisy Wildeyes, smaller type but will make a good cow. exhibitors put on a great show of cattle for this year. 3. D Dickie this heifer with calf doing the job she has Class bulls: been asked to do. 1. C Lowther, Yearling Bull, Lowther Eclispe P, Well grown, good lines, movements, eye catcher. 4th Class Heifer: 2. Mr Thomson Yearling Bull Shawhill Evaristvs not 1. Mr Thomson heifer out Rawcliffe Emilly, very as far forward as my first placing but there is a lot of feminie locomotion, well balance, easy class winner. outcome in this bull. 2. B&J Landers heifer Cairnsmore Eliose Scarlet big 3. B & J Landers yearling bull Cairnsmore Eric Big growthy will make a good cow. Growthy. 3. Mr Thomson heifer Shawhill Rosebud Edith, well These bulls will change when sales time comes round. balanced correct willnot be the biggest cow but looks a 2nd Class Cow: breeder. 1. W McGregor cow Gregors Zillah had great presence My champion Gregors Zillah was a popular winner and when in the ring, length depth fleshing locomotion did well in the Interbreed being reserve champion. good all round type of cow and doing her calf well. 2. C Lowther cow La Gala 155P young cow did not Reserve champion Outrawcliffe Emilly. have the volume of the first cow but doing calf ok. Thank you to stewards, exhibitors and Dumfries show 3. D Dickie smaller cow with a good calf. for asking me to judge. 3rd Class Heifer: 1. B&J Landers heifer Cairnsmore Dena Princess, well grown powerful heifer. beef shorthorn



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Ayr County Show 2012

Black Isle Show 1st/2nd August 2012 Judge | D Biggar OBE BULL, Born on or after 1st August 2010 1st Alvie Erland Flett Alvie Farm 2nd Elgin Smallburn Farms COW, any age 1st Elgin Smallburn Farms 2nd Elgin Smallburn Farms 3rd Croxtonpark Lovely Origano Alvie Farm 4th Greenwall Fauna Foxglove J & S Ravenshear HEIFER, 1 or 2 years old 1st Elgin Smallburn Farms 2nd Alvie Lovely Damson Alvie Farm 3rd Thurso John Campbell & Co 4th Aylward Flossy 33rd Alison Watt

Champion Interbreed: Jack P Ramsay & M Moore, Millerston Farm, Mauchline with Podehole Beefeater Champion: Jack P Ramsay & M Moore, Millerston Farm, Mauchline with Podehole Beefeater Reserve Champion: Jack P Ramsay, Millerston Farm, Mauchline with Millerston Irania Eden

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CALF, Bull, Born on or after 1st August 2011 1st Elgin Smallburn Farms 2nd Alvie Ernie Alvie Farm 3rd Elgin Smallburn Farms 4th Greenwall Field Marshall J & S Ravenshear CALF, Heifer, Born on or after 1st August 2011 1st Elgin Smallburn Farms 2nd Alvie Lovely Friday Alvie Farm PAIR of Shorthorns from the Same Exhibitor 1st Elgin Smallburn Farms 2nd Elgin Smallburn Farms 3rd Alvie Beef Shorthorn Alvie Farm(778) 4th Keith Alison Watt(777) Champion:

Smallburn Farms

Reserve Champion:

Smallburn Farms

Class 8 Bulls born on or after 1st June 2010 and before 31st December 2010 1st Coldrochie Drover M D McMillan 2th Fingask Denver W & J McGowan & Sons

Female Champion:

Smallburn Farms

Class 9 Bulls born on or after 1st January 2011 and before 31st December 2011 1st Glenisla Everest Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb 2nd Knowehead Emperor J & J Redpath 3rd Glenisla Excaliber Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb Class 10 Cow or Heifer born on or between 31st May 2010 1st Glenisla Foxglove Tansy Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb

Opposite Sex to Champion: Smallburn Farms

16th June 2012 - Judge | Mr I Neish

Class 12 Heifers born on or after 1st January and before 31st December 2011 1st Glenisla Desiree Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb 2nd Knowhead Queen Elizabeth J & J Redpath 3rd Glenisla Foxglove Tansy E792 Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb Class 13 Calf born on or after 1st January 2012 1st Glenisla Foxglove Tansy F886 Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb Champion Beef Shorthorn: Glenisla Desiree Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb Best Animal of Opposite Sex to Champion: Glenisla Everest Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb Best Group of Three: Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb

Reserve Female Champion: Smallburn Farms Male Champion:

Smallburn Farms

Reserve Male Champion: Alvie Erland Flett Alvie Farm Herdsman:

Smallburn Farms

Judges Report: Congratulations are due to all the Shorthorn exhibitors at this years Black Isle show. Shorthorn entries were amongst the highest of any breed this year demonstrating the breeds renewed popularity in the region. Overall champion was a stylish young bull calf Smallburn Eagle from Andrew and Dean Anderson certainly one to look out for in the future. Smallburn Farms also took the reserve ticket with their cow Bon Accord Margo and followed this by winning the Interbreed group of three with two Bon Accord cows and a calved heifer bred at Lowther. All the cattle presented were a credit to their owners and also to the breed. Alvie estates in particular ran hard on the heels of Smallburn Farms for the major honours.

Best Calf Born in the Year of the Show: Glenisla Foxglove Tansy F886 Major J P O Gibb & Miss C Gibb beef shorthorn


Grantown Show 9th August 2012 - Judge | John Scott Judges Report: I realise many of you reading this may have never heard of Grantown let alone its show but let me assure you that you ever get the chance to visit or even judge hear grab it with both hands. It’s not a big show but has to have one of the most picturesque settings of any show in the country, this combined with great weather and superb hospitality made for a great day out. I was accompanied by James my ten year old son who is fast becoming a vociferous ringside observer although thankfully he falls short of Redpath and Nelson standards; I hope they don’t start giving him tips! Throughout all the cattle classes the quality of stock was high and judging the shorthorns gave me a challenge that took a little working out. In the senior cow class I faced my toughest challenge, my dilemma focused on two cracking cows that I had seen before, one from Smallburn farms and one from Alvie and to add to my dilemma Alvie had a second cow who I later found out had been taken out of the field the night before.


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This cow Chapelton Nettle 642 really caught my eye and I gave her first in the class and she then went on to become champion, shown with her young calf at foot she was a classic example of what a shorthorn cow should look like. Along with Croxtonpark Lovely Origano and her daughter Alvie Lovely Damson Nettle went on to win the group of three and unsurprisingly the interbreed group of three, they were a very well balanced trio. On the male side of things Smallburn Eagle is certainly one to watch for the future, he’s a cracking young ET bull by Glenford Gus 4H and out of Diamond Dottie 55G. He won the bull born after 1/8/11 and went on to become male and reserve champion. Thank you to the committee of Grantown show for asking me to judge I thoroughly enjoyed my day out and will certainly attend the show again in the future. John Scott



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Perth Show 2nd August 2012 - Judge | Jane Landers Bull, born on or before 31st May 2010 1st Dacre Rock Star John Wood 2nd Cavans Disraeli Balnabroich Farms Bull born on or between 1st June 2010 & 31st December 2010 1st Coldrochie Drover M D McMillan Bull, born on or between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2011 1st Quoiggs Extra Special Blackford Farms 2nd Coldrochie Eagle M D McMillan 3rd Quoiggs Eye of The Tiger Blackford Farms 4th Glenisla Everest Major JPO & Miss C Gibb 5th Knowehead Emperor J & J Redpath 6th Glenisla Explorer Major JPO & Miss C Gibb Female, in Milk or in Calf , born on or before 31st May 2010 1st Holmeere Millicent 12th Mr G R Brooke Female born on or between 1st June 2010 and 31st December 2010 1st Coldrochie Joyful Rainbow M D McMillan 2nd Coldrochie Irania M D McMillan Male & Overall Res Champion: Quoiggs Extra Special

Blackford Farms

Reserve Male Champion: Dacre Rock Star

John Wood

Female & Overall Champion: Holmeere Millicent 12th Mr G R Brooke Reserve Female Champion: Quoiggs Rhona


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Judges Report: I was delighted to be asked to judge at Perth show this year, and I was even more delighted to arrive to the sun shining and leave the rain at home. There was a fantastic show of cattle especially in the junior sections which was great to judge. At the end of the day my Junior Champion Quoiggs Extra Special was a great shape and had brilliant conformation a very well turned out young bull, one of which I’m sure will be seen again! My overall champion Holmeere Millicent was on top form, she was a very stylish in calf heifer. On phoning home i heard that the kids who were showing at Dumfries show that same day had gotten a soaking As the heavens had opened, I was happy to report that perth show had had a lovely sunny day, it is a great show and I hope to go back and spectate next year. Thank you to all exhibitors that put on a tremendous show and put in a lot of hard work. Jane Landers

Antrim 106th Annual Show 28th July 2012 Judge | Mr. J.W Frame, Biggar Scotland

Senior Bull born before 2011 1st Castlemount Joker 2nd Chapelton Alamo

Castlemount Shorthorns T.F.Duncan & Co

Junior bull born in 2011 1st Craigfaddock Enzo 2nd Castlemount Jimmy 3rd Ballyvannon Rothes

D. Alexander Castlemount Shorthorns Paul Glendenning

Cow in Milk with calf at foot 1st Cairnsmore Breeze Energy T.F Duncan & CO 2nd Uppermill Rothes Jazz Castlemount Shorthorns 3rd Craigfaddock Lady Annetta D. Alexander Cow in calf 1st Cairnsmore Alisha Star 2nd Chapelton Veronica 8B

T.F Duncan & Co Castlemount Shorthorns

Heifer born in 2010 1st Largyvale Rotary Crocus T.F Duncan & Co 2nd Croobview Dot Com H.D Bailie 3rd Craigfaddock Northolm Castlemount Shorthorns

Heifer born in 2011 1st Tintrim Coonagh H.D Bailie 2nd Castlemount Neptune Zabrina Castlemount Shorthorns 3rd Craigfaddock Lady Rosaleen 3 D. Alexander Calf born in 2012 1st Craigfuddock Freyr 2nd Castlemount Kyla 3rd Craigfaddock Nora 11

D Alexander Castlemount Shorthorns D. Alexander

Pair, the property of one exhibitor, entered in above classes 1st Castlemount Shorthorns 2nd H.D Bailie 3rd T.F Duncan & Co Champion: Castlemount Joker

Castlemount Shorthorns

Reserve Champion: Cairnsmore Alisha Star

T.F Duncan & Co

Judges Report: I was delighted to be asked to judge the Beef Shorthorns at Antrim Show within the sedate grounds of Shanes Castle. There was a tremendous turnout of almost 40 good quality cattle. I chose in the first class a senior roan bull from Castlemount Shorthorns “Castlemount Joker “which went on to be the Champion of the day. He displayed great breed character, a deep bodied, well fleshed bull with good locomotion and a strong masculine head. Reserve Champion went to T F Duncan& Co., a Cow in Calf, “Cairnsmore Alisha Star”. A five year old powerful, roan cow by Fearn Scotsman, with a good top line and excellent breeding ability. I had a particularly hard decision in the strong calf class. Choosing between a very sweet 4 month old female “Castlemount Kyla” and “Craigfaddock Freyr“ a three month old bull calf showing great promise for the future, eventually I chose Craigfaddock Freyr. Many thanks go to the Antrim Show committee for their hospitality, the exhibitors for a most enjoyable day and a special mention for the excellent accommodation at the Five Corners guest house, Ballyclare, so comfortable!

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Castlewellan & District 44th Agricultural Show 14th July 2012 - Judge | James Cameron, Perthshire Cow or Heifer born before 2012 ,in calf or with calf at foot, Bull or Heifer Calf born in 2012 having had a calf or due to have a calf by thirty-nine months 1st Castlemount Kyla 1st Ballyvaddy Heathermaid Castlemount Shorthorns 2nd Croobview Lass 3rd Croobview Frosty Heifer born in 2012 1st

Croobview Dot Com

H.D Bailie

Heifer born in 2012 1st Tintrim Coonagh H.D Bailie 2nd Castlemount Neptune Zabrina 2 Castlemount Shorthorns 3rd Craigfaddock Lady Annetta 12th R.Henning Junior Bull in 2011 1st Mullaglass Exhuberant R. Henning 2nd Castlemount Jimmy Castlemount Shorthorns

Judges Report: I was delighted to be asked to judge the first classes of Beef Shorthorn Cattle reintroduced to Castlewellan Show in County Down, Northern Ireland. Although lacking numbers , there was a good show of cattle forward and quality was to the fore in every class. The Champion was a young bull from Richard Henning’s Mullaglass herd, displaying great breed character and good fleshing ability. A long, clean bull with a strong masculine head and good locomotion.

Castlemount Shorthorns H.D Bailie H.D Bailie

Pair of Beef Shorthorn cattle, property of one exhibitor, and entered in above classes 1st Denise Bailie 2nd Castlemount Shorthorns 3rd R. Henning Champion: Mullaglass Exuberant

R. Henning

Reserve: Ballyvaddy Heathermaid Castlemount Shorthorns

The Reserve Champion was a Cow and Calf from D. McDowell and S. Martins Castlemount Herd, a well fleshed Cow with tremendous breeding ability and a wonderful, stylish, sweet heifer calf. The two heifers in the younger Classes will make great breeding cows when mature. Finally I would, once again, like to thank Castlewellan Show Committee for their hospitality, the stewards for all their help and the exhibitors for presenting their eye catching display of cattle. I would recommend a visit to Castlewellan Show, a fantastic day out and if asked, would be delighted to judge again.

Overall Winner of N.I. Herds Competition

First in Baby Calf Class at Glenarm Show 2011

Craigfaddock Capello Reserve Male Champion at Stirling October 2011 Visitors always welcome

David Alexander - Clough, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland beef shorthorn 106 tel: 028 2568 5168 or 07738414713 email:

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Meonhill Skjacklin Penelope by Eionmor Highlander 90P - Reserve Female Champion Bristol Calf Show

Meonhill Fire Cracker by Chapelton Covenanter I3021 (P) - Reserve Male Champion Bristol Calf Show

Meonhill Joyfull Magic by Tofts Romany

Meonhill F1 Ferrari by Meonhill Highland Beau

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Meonhill Shorthorns - Little West End Farm, Chidden’ Hambledon. Hampshire. PO7 4TE Visitors Welcome beef shorthorn


Podehole Rita Flora takes Agri-Expo Beef Shorthorn calf championship 2nd November 2012 Judge | Andrew Robinson entry of Beef Shorthorn calves that was a pleasure to judge.” Winner of the young handlers championship was John McCulloch, whose father, George, manages the Quoiggs herd based at Blackford Farms, Dunblane, Perthshire. Reserve champion was awarded to last year’s winner Sophie Harvey, Glasgow, who helps Richard Rettie on the show circuit.

Champion calf was awarded to Podehole Rita Flora

Podehole Rita Flora, a seven month old heifer calf sired by the 10,000gns Stirling reserve champion Chapelton Clansman, secured the championship honours at the Beef Shorthorn Society’s third national calf show at Borderway Agri-Expo, Carlisle on Friday 2 November.

Beef Shorthorn Society secretary, Frank Milnes commented: “We had a tremendous entry of 48 calves with several ringside spectators commenting that it was the best quality of calves they had ever seen. It is remarkable that we have had such a great entry in only the third year. Other calf shows at Forfar, Bristol and East of England have also reported excellent entries this year, which is good news for the future stars of the breed.”

Bred by Charles, Sally and Harry Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Rita Flora is a member of their 50 cow herd and is out of Podehole Rita Bedazzle. Reserve championship was awarded to Jilt X795 of Upsall, a 10 month old heifer from the Hon. G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. This one was by Dunsyre Bonaparte and out of the homebred Jilt X559 of Upsall. Judge and farm manager of Morrisons’ Dumfries House, Andrew Robinson commented: “My champion was found in the intermediate heifer class. This heifer was well grown for her age, well balanced, clean through the brisket and loin and with good locomotion. Overall it was a very well put together show with an excellent Show Results: Male Calf born between 1st September and 31st December 2011 No entries Male calf born after 1st January 2012 1st Podehole Financier H Horrell 2nd Podehole Fenman H Horrell 3rd Gregors Fernando Chesterhall Parks Farm 4th Frigate of Upsall The Hon. G Turton 5th Knockenjig Fearless D Dickie Male calf born on or after 1st April 2012 1st Millerston Full Throttle J P Ramsay 2nd Podehole Foreman H Horrell 3rd Gregors Fergus Chesterhall Parks Farm 4th Quoiggs Ferocious Tiger Blackford Farms Ltd. 5th Osberton Royal Wagtail C & P Timbury Female Calf born on or between 1st September and 31st December 2011 1st Jilt X795 of Upsall The Hon. G Turton 2nd Podehole Rothes Emma H Horrell


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The reserve champion Jilt X795 of Upsall

Female Calf born on or after 1st January 2012 1st Podehole Rita Flora H Horrell 2nd Redhill CP Lovely 071 B Wear 3rd Cairnsmore Flavia Cara B & J Landers 4th Lowther Crocus 334 C Lowther 5th Clipper X809 of Upsall The Hon. G Turton Class 4b - Female Calf born on or after 1st April 2012 1st Podehole Gypsy Freesia H Horrell 2nd Millerston Augusta Foxy J P Ramsay 3rd Galla Frances J W Frame 4th Redhill Thrashers Lovely 078 B Wear 5th Aberdona Duchess Fancy Pants R & C Rettie Class 5 - Young Handlers 16 yrs and under 1st John McCulloch 2nd Eilidh Ramsay 3rd Katie Landers 4th Beth Harvey Class 6 - Young Handlers 17yrs to 21yrs 1st Sophie Harvey 2nd Matthew Thomson

Champion Calf: Podehole Rita Flora

H Horrell

Reserve Champion Calf: Jilt X795 of Upsall

The Hon. G Turton

Champion Young Handler: John McCulloch Reserve Handler: Sophie Harvey

Judges Report: It was a pleasure and an honour to be asked to judge the Beef Shorthorn calves at Agri-Expo. I thought there was a tremendous turnout of cattle and I would like to thank all the Exhibitors for presenting such a superb show of Calves and the Stewards for helping the show run smoothly. Class 2A Though the youngest bull in the class, the dark Podehole bull had good confirmation and locomotion which put him above the second placed Podehole bull. The Gregors Bull was a slightly more compact bull but had a good locomotion. Class 2B Overall some tremendous bodied calves in this class, with good potential for the future. The Millerston bull in first place was a long clean bull, which put him above the second placed bull of Podehole, having slightly better locomotion than the Gregors Bull in 3rd. Class 3 There were only 2 heifers forward in this class but that didn’t make it any easier to Judge. My first place went to a very stylish heifer from Upsall, she was giving away three months over the heifer in second from Podehole. The length and correctness, of the Upsall heifer, through her top line, were the strengths that gave her the 1st place and eventually the Reserve Champion Title.

John McCulloch champion young Handler and Sophie Harvey Reserve champion handler

Class 4B Another strong class of heifers was presented in front of me, again with some good potential for the future. The Podehole heifer in first place was the strongest better overall bodied animal, just having a slight advantage over the Millerston heifer in second who was a lovely long clean heifer. The Gala heifer in 3rd though correct, was giving away a little bit of frame compared to those in 1st and 2nd. Young Handlers It was tremendous to see such young and enthusiastic handlers come forward for the competition, all potential stock persons of the future. My overall winner presented himself well, had the right balance between control of his calf, awareness of the judge and was polite, well turned out and showed excellent showmanship skills throughout. Andrew Robinson

Class 4A A strong class of Females, with a good number to judge, and where my eventual champion came from. There was not much to choose from between my top three heifers. The Podehole heifer in first was placed above that of Redhills in second because of her depth of body and being stronger through the leg. The second placed heifer just having the edge over that of the Cairnsmore heifer due to her length. beef shorthorn


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Stars of the Future Calf Show | 17th November 2012 - Forfar Mart

Judge | Mr Archie McArthur

Overall Senior Champion Alvie Daffodil from Mrs CM Williamson

Overall Junior Champion: Millerston Augusta Foxy - Jack P. Ramsay

Senior Bull Champion: Glenisla Enigma - Major & Miss C. Gibb

Bulls born 2nd September to 1st November 2011 1st Glenisla Enigma 864 Major J & Miss C. Gibb 2nd Smallburn Eagle Smallburn Farms 3rd Alvie Emblem Mrs C.M. Williamson 4th Coldrochie Elmar M.D. McMillan

Heifers born 9th March to 16th April 2012 1st Millerston Augusta Foxy Jack P. Ramsay 2nd Smallburn Fifi Smallburn Farms 3rd Galla Francess J.W. Frame 4th Millerston Irania Fizz Jack P. Ramsay

Heifers born 28th August to 19th October 2011 1st Alvie Melba Egypt Mrs C. M. Williamson 2nd Alvie Emerald Sparkle Mrs C.M. Williamson 3rd Coldrochie Joyful E38 M.D. McMillan

Heifers born 18th April to 5th June 2012 1st Quoiggs Frosty Rebecca Blackford Farms Ltd, 2nd Eastmill Bracken Firefly Doldy Farms, 3rd Wrangham Blythsome Foxy J & J Green

Bulls born 9th January to 7th April 2012 1st Blelack Broadway Neil F. Massie & Sons 2nd Gregors Fernando W & I McGregor 3rd Fingask Farquhar W & J McGowan 4th Quoiggs Fire Cracker Blackford Farms Ltd

Senior Bull Champion: Glenisla Enigma

Major & Miss C. Gibb

Senior Heifer Champion: Alvie Melba Egypt

Mrs C. M. Williamson

Overall Senior Champion: Glenisla Enigma

Major & Miss C. Gibb

Junior Bull Champion: Alvie Melba Egypt

Mrs C. M. Williamson

Bulls born 16th April to 1st June 2012 1st Glenisla Faust Major J & Miss C. Gibb 2nd Quoiggs Ferocious Tiger Blackford Farms 3rd Millerstone Fullthrottle Jack P. Ramsay 4th Eastmill Flash Doldy Farms

Junior Heifer Champion: Millerston Augusta Foxy Jack P. Ramsay Overall Junior Champion: Millerston Augusta Foxy Jack P. Ramsay

Judges Report: In the Beef Shorthorns, Archie McArthur went with Major Gibb’s September 2011-born Glenisla Enigma 864 as his senior male and senior overall champion. By Glenisla Chieftan, this one is out of Glenisla Desiree. The senior female championship went to Mrs C M Williamson’s October 2011-born heifer Alvie Melba Egypt, a Glenisla Zinzan daughter out of Alvie Melba Cleopatra.


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In the juniors in the Beef Shorthorns, top place went to the junior female champion from Jack Ramsay, Millerston Augusta Foxy, an April-born Podehole Beefeater daughter out of Millerston Augusta Zara. The junior male ticket went to Neil and Graeme Massie with the January-born Blelack Broadway, a Meonhill Highland Centurion son out of Blelack Mimosa.

East of England Smithfield Festival Calf Show 1st December 2012 - Judge | Mr Danny Wyllie

Overall Senior Champion Alvie Daffodil from Mrs CM Williamson

Champion: Podehole Gypsy Freesia from Harry Horrell

Reserve Champion: Grafton Emily from Trevor Brown

Bull Calf born on or between 1st January, 2012 and 31st March 2012 1st Podehole Fenman Harry Horrell 2nd Meonhill Fire Cracker LEP Farms 3rd Podehole Financier Harry Horrell 4th Meonhill F1 Ferrari LEP Farms

Heifer Calf born on or between 1st January 2012 and 31st March, 2012 1st Grafton Eionmor Floss Trevor Brown 2nd Podehole Rita Flora Harry Horrell 3rd Meonhill Forsythia Queen LEP Farms 4th Meonhill Joyful Magic LEP Farms

Bull Calf born on or after 1st April 2012 1st Willingham Faux Mr. A Haigh 2nd Podehole Foreman Harry Horrell 3rd Osberton Royal Wagtail Pavenham Beef Shorthorns 4th Willingham Fomalhaut Mr A Haigh

Heifer Calf born on or after 1st April, 2012 1st Podehole Gypsy Freesia Harry Horrell 2nd Aberdonna Duchess Fancy Pants R & C Rettie Champion: Podehole Gypsy Freesia

Harry Horrell

Heifer Calf born on or between 1st September 2011 and 31st December 2011 1st Grafton Emily Trevor Brown 2nd Podehole Rothes Emmas Harry Horrell 3rd Meonhill Emerald Gem LEP Farms 4th Snarehill Ruby Elizabeth Snarehill Livestock

Reserve Champion: Grafton Emily

Trevor Brown

The East of England Smithfield Festival calf show saw a good entry with several new exhibitors taking part. Judge Danny Wyllie commented “A good entry of quality calves with tremendous heifer calf classes.” His champion was an April 2012 born, roan heifer calf Podehole Gypsy Freesia sired by Chapelton Clansman out of Podehole Snowqueen and exhibited by Harry Horrell. Another very smart roan heifer, Grafton Emily, born October 2011 by Grafton Bombardier out of Grafton Silver Cloud and exhibited by Trevor Brown took the reserve championship.

The show organisers were delighted to see the increased entry stating “We are pleased to see the Calf Shows gaining in strength – it is a great opportunity for new exhibitors to make a start in showing and we are pleased to offer a platform to do that. Many thanks go to Wm Morrisons Supermarket plc for their kind sponsorship.”

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North Scotland:


Mr& Mrs J D A Williamson | ALVIE HERD - T/A Alvie Farm, Alvie Estate, Kincraig, Inverness-shire. PH21 1NE e: www. t: 01540 651255 H& H Rennie | ARDOYNE HERD

2 - Westfield of Ardoyne, Oyne Insch, Aberdeenshire. AB52 6RN e: t: 01464 820325

South Scotland: Messers James Biggar | CHAPELTON

13 HERD - Grange, Castle Douglas,

Kirkcudbrightshire. DG7 3EU e: t: 01556 660205 / 07860325888 Carey Coombs | DUNSYRE HERD

14 - Weston Farm, Dunsyre, Carnwath, Lanarkshire. ML11 8NG e: t: 01899 810273 / 07734330087

Mr and Mrs M Ross | BALMEDIE

3 HERD - Balmedie Farm, Balmedie,

Aberdeenshire. AB23 8WT e: t: 01358 743398 Blackford Farms Ltd. | BLACKFORD

4 HERD - Estate office, Burnside of

Balhaldie, Dunblane. FK15 0NB t: 01786824000 f: 01786823225 e:



The Late W McGowan MBE |

15 FINGASK HERD - Fingask Dairsie, Cupar, Fife. KY15 4RX t: 01334 654845 / 01334652246



Mr Scarth | CAVANS HERD - Twatt Farm, Birsay, Orkney. KW17 2LN e: t: 01856 771259 J Scott & Partners | FEARN HERD - Fearn Farm, Fearn,Tain Ross-shire. IV20 1TL e: t: 01862 832205 / 07770 863506

8 Major JPO Gibb | GLENISLA HERD - Glenisla House by Blairgowrie, Perth, Perthshire. PH11 8QL e: t: 01575 5582736

9 J & J Redpath | KNOWEHEAD HERD - Knowehead Farm, Kilry, Blairgowrie. PH11 8JA e: t: 01575 560233

A Hall & L Done | HOUSEBYRES

Farm, Melrose, Roxburghshire. TD6 9BW e: t: 07793 324667 David & Rosemary Dickie |

19 KNOCKENJIG HERD - Knockenjig, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. DG4 6JS e: t: 01659 67384 / 07785 512169 Mr. J Ramsay | MILLERSTON HERD

20 Millerston Farm, Mauchline, Ayrshire. KA5 5HH e: t: 01290 550997 / 07791302478 J.F. Irving & Son | MOUNTBENGER

21 HERD - Mount Benger, Yarrow, Selkirk, Scotland. TD7 5LE e: t: 01750 82208 / 07788 793121

South Scotland: H & N Sloan | BURNFOOT HERD

10 Burnfoot Farm, Oxton, Lauder,

Berwickshire. TD2 6PQ e: t: 01578 750232


M. Douglas McMillan | COLDROCHIE HERD - Moneydie Roger, Luncarty, Perth. PH1 4HT e: t: 07973 543272

Morrisons | ROTHESAY HERD -

22 Morrisons Farm, Dumfries House, Dumfries House Estate, Ayrshire. KA18 2NJ e:

t: 07850328999


Bill & Jane Landers | CAIRNSMORE

12 HERD - Bargaly Farm, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. DG8 7BH e: t: 01671 402179 t: 01290 550997 / 07791 302478

Mr & Mrs D Calder | GRANDTULLYBRAE HERD - Braes of Grandtully, Grandtully, Aberfeldy. PH15 2QZ e: t: 01887 840462

18 HERD - Jessie’s Cottage, Housebyres

7 D Macleod | GLENGLOY HERD Glengloy Farms Ltd. Letterfinlay, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire. PH34 4DZ t: 01397 712668 / 07977129808

Glenkiln Farms | GLENKILN HERD - C/O Mr G Somerville, Bettyknowes, Crocketford, Dumfries. DG2 8QE t: 01556 690219


John & Matthew Thomson | SHAWHILLS HERD - Newlands, Eaglesfield, Dumfriesshire. DG11 3AA e: t: 01461 500769/07900 181635 JPL Playfair-Hannay | TOFTS HERD - Morebattle Tofts, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8AD e: t: 01573 440364 / 07831 455994

Northern England: Messrs D. & C. & T. Wood |

25 ABBOTSREADING HERD - Abbots Reading Farm, Haverthwaite, Nr. Ulverston, Cumbria. LA12 8JP e: t: 07812 173334 F J Hugill | BALLARD HERD - Garth

26 Barn, Chop Gate, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire. TS9 7JJ e: t: 01642 778238 / 712148 m: 07502425266 Mr F H G Shields | DONINGTON

27 HERD - Field Farm, East Road, Wymeswold, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE12 6ST


t: 01509 880251 Mr E J Farragher | FARADALE HERD

28 Prospect Villa, Andreas Rd, Lezayre, Isle of Man. IM7 4EF t: 01624 814463 Alan Dixon | FOGRIDGE HERD -

29 Fogridge Shorthorns, Low Rough Lea Farm, Hunwick, Crook, Co Durham. DL15 0RH e: t: 07920 840915 RS & G Johnson | GILVEN HERD -

30 10 Maple Lane, Huby, York, Yorkshire. YO61 1JG e: t: 01347 810980 Mr P.F. Chambers | GREENSLEYBANK

31 HERD - Greensley Bank Farm, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. DL8 3DA e: paulchambers@greensleybank. www. t: 07775 813242 Andrew & Helen Tomkins |

32 HALLSFORD HERD - Hallsford Farm, Hethersgill, Haggbeck, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 6JD e: t: 01228 577329 Mrs T Severn | HIGHLEE HERD -

33 BrickGreen Farm, Scammonden Road, Barkisland, Halifax. HX4 0DE e: t: 01422 822932 / 07880790959 Mr. D.J. Charlesworth | HINSTOCK

34 HERD - Hinstock Hall, Hinstock, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TF9 2TY e: t: 01952 550276 / 07985 789084 IW & N J Hollows | HOLKIN HERD

35 - Wood Farm, Coppice Lane, Coton, Whitchurch, Shropshire. SY13 3LT e: t: 01948 880598 beef shorthorn


Northern England:


Mr. and Mrs. D.G. Shaw | KIPLIN

JHD Fanshawe | LUCOMBE HERD Mr A Haigh | WILLINGHAM HERD 49 Ashgrove Farm, North Willingham, Market 59 Oak Farm, Naseby, Northampton.

Richmond, North Yorkshire. DL10 6AY e: t: 01748 811745 Lowther Estates | LOWTHER HERD Maulds Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3HW e: t: 01931 712 577/07769 695 380

West Yorkshire. LS29 0DW e: t: 01943 816068

Rasen, Lincolnshire. LN8 3RA t: 01673 838288 YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST |


Jonathan Allison - Appleton Mill Farm, Appleton Le Moors, York. YO62 6TG t: 01751 417537 Ellen Fairbank - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St George’s Place, York. YO24 1GN t: 07818 579272

Thompson | PIKELOWE HERD 39 Andrew High House Farm, 500 Blackburn Road, Higher Wheelton, Chorley, Lancashire. PR6 8JA e: t: 01254 831472 / 07990 518364

Southern England:


Mr. J.R. Wesson | RICEYPARK HERD -

40 Highfield, Ricey Park, Lingdale, Saltburn, Cleveland, TS12 3HA e: t: 01287 651012 / 07734732018 Mr & Mrs G R Cope | SANDYBROOK

Croxton Park Partnership |

Croxton, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. PE19 6SY e: tel: 01480 880345

Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 2AQ t: 01335 342728 / 07790195328 A & C Ivinson | SANDWICK HERD

42 - Sandwick Farm, Townhead, Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 1QB


Mr R Arnison-Newgrass |

53 GAMBLEDOWN HERD - Gambledown Farm, Gambledown Lane, Sherfield English, Romsey, Hampshire. SO51 6JU e: t: 07711952215

t: 01768 881343 Mr G L Riby | STONEHILLS HERD - Low

43 Stonehills Farm Fraisthorpe, Bridlington. East Yorkshire. YO15 3QR e: t: 01262 673043 / 07932 176626


54 - Glenariff, Avon Road, South Wootton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 3LS e: t: 01553 672440


44 - Stoney Royd Farm, Midgley, Heden

Bridge, West Yorkshire. HX7 5QY e: t: 07812 075568 GMT Foljambe | OSBERTON HERD

45 Estate Office, Osberton, Worksop,

Mr & Mrs BF White | ALTHORNE HERD - Highfield Farm, Upper Chase, Summerhill, Althorne, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 6BY e: t: 01621 741845

52 CROXTONPARK HERD - Croxton Park,

41 HERD - Greenvalley, Sandybrook,

S.S Horton & Sons |

55 HANNINGTON HERD - Poulton Fields, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 5SS e: t: 01285 850905 / 07831 489694

Nottinghamshire. S81 0UG e. t. 07894934581

The Hursley Cattle Partnership |

Mr James Irving | OVERWATER HERD 46 Stockdale Farm, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria. 56 HURSLEY HERD - The Estate Office,

Home Farm, Hursley, Winchester, Hants. SO21 2JL e: t: 01962 775210

CA7 1HL e: t: 01697 371217 The Hon G Turton | UPSALL HERD -

47 Upsall and Roxby Estate Office, Upsall Castle, Upsall, Thirsk. Y07 2QJ e: t: 01845 537932


Southern England:

Julia Evans | LONGLANDS HERD Mr R Paisley - WESTMOOR HERD 48 West Moor House Farm, Middleton, Ilkley, 58 Longlands, Whitbourne, Worcester

37 HERD - The Bungalow, Kiplin, Scorton,


Northern England:

Mr M A Holmes | HOLMEERE HERD - Bigwood Farm House, Snowdon Road, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9DG e: t: 07973115103

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Mr C T Layberry | LAYBERRY HERD Blackhurst Farm, Cowbeech Road, Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex. TN21 9QB e: t: 01435 830225

WR6 5SG e: t: 01886 821431 / 07800770698

NN6 6BX e: t: 01604 740308 / 07802794553


LEP Farms Ltd, Little West End Farm, Chidden, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4TE e: t: 023 9263 2101 Drayton Farm Partnership |

61 MEONSIDE HERD - Drayton Farm Partnership, Drayton Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU32 1PN e: t: 01730 823023 / 07719602922 Chris Nye | MINESHOP HERD -

62 Holly Oaks, The Hythe, Little Downham, Ely, Cambs. CB6 2DT e: t: 07876 543552

63 Harry Horrell | PODEHOLE HERD -

Pode Hole Farm, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. PE6 0QH e: t: 01733 270247 Brenda Wear | REDHILL HERD -

64 Windover, Butcombe, Bristol, North Somerset. BS40 7XQ e: t: 01275 474271 / 07730105547

65 Mr J Halls | RIVERVALE HERD -

Rivervale, Carkeet, Liskeard, Cornwall. PL14 6SD e: t: 01579 321025 Mr Peter J Scott | SANDLEY HERD -

66 Sandley Farm Partnership, Sandley

House, Sandley, Gillingham, Dorset. SP8 5DU e: t: 07816 143047 Mr P R Claxton | SNAREHILL HERD -

67 Main Lodge, Shadwell Park, Diss Road, Thetford, Norfolk. IP2 42SL e: t: 01842 753520/07917 725107 Mrs T C Blake | STONMOUR HERD

68 - Wharf Farm, Kingston- Seymour,

Clevedon, North Somerset. BS21 6XL e: t: 01934 832017

Southern England: Mr C J S Marler | WAVENDON HERD -

69 Overbrook House, Weston Underwood,

Northern Ireland: Mr T McGuigan | COOPER HERD -

73 34 Mullinary Road, Middletown, Co.

Olney, Buckinghamshire. MK46 5JR t: 01234 711451

Armagh, N Ireland. BT60 4HW e: t: 02837 568515 / 044780 1063164 CooperBeefShorthorns

Martyn C Moore | WENMAR HERD

70 - Woodstock Bower Farm,Hanley Broadheath, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. WR15 8QR e: t: 01885 410443

Damian and Emmet McNulty |

74 GILLAROO HERD - 29 Gortnalee, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, N Ireland. BT93 3AU e: t: 02868 658140

K H & G E Turner | WIVEY HERD -

71 Mount Pleasant Farm, Pitsford Hill,

Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset. TA4 2RR e: t: 01984 623218


Northern Ireland: Olwen Kerr BVM & S MSc MRCVS

72 | TULLYCORE HERD - Tullycore

Organic Herd, Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, Co Down. BT23 6UA e: t: 02897 542666 / 07711 724992

Mr J Nelson | GLENBRAE HERD 21 Carnduff Road, Carnduff, Larne, Co. Antrim. BT40 3NJ t: 028 2827 3295 Samuel McCollum | PRIESTLAND

76 HERD - 17 Revellagh Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. BT57 8UG t: 02820 731231 / 07855058310 D Alexander | CRAIGFADDOCK

Northern Ireland: Mr J Porter | UPPERMILL HERD -

78 5 Leggaterriff Road, Upper Ballinderry, Lisburn Co. Antrim BT28 2EY e: t: 028 9265 2361 / 0789 993 6166 Eire: Mr & Mrs S Brigdale | ROWANBERRY

79 HERD - Creggaun, Doora, Ennis, Co. Clare, Eire e: t: 00353 (0) 6568 22237 Wales:

80 B.M.S. & E.M. Thomas | FRENNI

HERD - Llwyncelyn-Lan, Llanfyrnach, Pembrokeshire. SA35 0BY e: t: 01239 698207

81 Tudor A Williams | SANNAN HERD -

Rhydeidion Bach, Llansannan, Denbigh, Conwy. LL16 5LH e: t: 01745 870635

77 HERD - 23 Springmount, Clough,

Ballymena Co. Antrim. BT44 9QQ e: t: 02825 685168 / 07738414713

Mr. J. R .Wesson Highfield Ricey Park Lingdale Cleveland, TS12 3HA Tel : 01287 651012 Email :

Breeding for Quality, focusing on : § Growth Potential § Longevity § Temperament Stock occasionally for sale.


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New Members and Prefixes Name Address New Prefix P A Brittain Winmoor Farm, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4BB PETLEY N A Hunter Woodlands Hall Farm, Knitsley Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 9EY DERWENTWOOD J Shorrock W51 Glenview Road, Burnley, Lancs, BB11 2QW DYNELEY J E Beeson Ashcroft Farm, Kingstone, Utoxeter, Staffs, ST14 8QW ASHCROFT T O’Brien 18 Ballard Road, Lislea, Newry, Co Down, BT35 9UN SLEVEGULLION Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Stirley Farm, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, HD4 6TU STIRLEY T & S Rendall 10 Manor Place, Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6EJ L Parkin Coates Elmstone Farm, Thorpe-in-Balne, Doncaster, DN6 0DZ ELMSTONE P Feber Chamber Farm, Cunliffe Clough,Water ,Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 9NQ CHAMBER S Nuttall Higher Eden Farm, Belthorn, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2PL BELTHORN L Oakes 8 Wallace Close, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4GD OAKES A Watt Burkenburn, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 5PD A & J Lake Howards Mill, Kingsnympton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9TB WAMPFORD J Diamond 25 Dunlogan Road, Draperstown, Co Derry, BT45 7ET DUNLOGAN Fleets Farm The Fleets, Rylstone, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6NA FLEETS E Davies & Co Red House Caersws, Powys, SY17 5SF K Lynd 184 Omagh Road, Gort, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone GORTLYND H J D Grice Hinning House Farm, Bootle Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5TJ M McDermott 95 Fairholme Crescent, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8QY CLOONLOUGH C J Drake Headley Hall Farm, Thornton, Bradford, W Yorks, BD13 3LY CLAYTHORN R & J Middleton Lochill Farm Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, DG7 3BE LOCHILL A Macdonald Lochgorm, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3NB DALBUIACK A Cooper Manor Farm, Chaddleworth, Newbury Berkshire, RG20 7EG COPPERDOWN M Lamb Meilkle, Kirkhill, Maud, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 5PG R Crozier Shiloh Aughadarra Dromore, Co. Tyrone, BT78 3DL DARRAVALE S & P Brogden Helbeck Farm, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4DD M Wilde Ridge Farm, Dean Farm Lane, Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard, Bucks, LU7 0DE RIDGEDEAN Mr & Mrs Sealey 2 Lower Farm Cottages Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham, GL54 2JB HATHOR T Nelson Glengorm Castle Tobermorey, Isle of Mull, PA75 6QE Hambling & Son Rookery Park, Yoxford Suffolk, IP17 3QL ROOKERYPARK P Salter Rea Skibbereen Co. Cork, Eire P F White Doyles Farm Sheephouse Milton Road Stadhampton Oxford OX44 7UE D’OYLES North School North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL NORTHSTAR G & I Dixon South Yeo Farm, East Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3PS LEWRIVER P & J Heathcote Forcett Hall Forcett, Richmond, North Yorks, DL11 7SB FORCETT S & E Ray Crudy Farm, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2BP OTTERSWICK P & A Torr Downe Lodge, Broadhempston, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6BY Vooght Bros Marsden Farm Luton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 0BJ MARSDEN J Crook Wholaw Tongue Farm, Coal Pit Lane, Waterfoot, Rossendale, WW4 9SB WHOLAW Kincraigie Farms Mains of Auchlossan, Lumphanan, Banchory, AB31 4SS G L Jones Rhos Helig Llangybi Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LI53 6DQ CYBI A & R Maxwell Park Farm, Brandesburton, Driffield, YO25 8QS BRANSBURTON J & J Green Wrangham, Colpy Insch, Aberdeen, AB52 6TQ WRANGHAM D Holland Little Larbarax, Leswalt, Stranrae, D69 0LZ LARBRAX M J Playfair Abbey Mains, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3SB ABBEYMAINS P Pennington & Son Whole House Farm, Chisworth Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 5DH ETHEROW A Malcolm & Son Wester Coilechat, Callander, FK17 8LN E Pilsworth 33 Main Road, Jacksdale, Notts, NG16 5JU R Laird Inverquharity Mill, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4LW INVERQUHARITY E Macfarlane Macfarlane Farms Ltd, Quixwood, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3RS QUIXWOOD Mr & Mrs S Medley Hunters Hill Farm, Nether Silton, Thirsk, North Yorks, YO09 2LL SAVILLE J & L Fraser & Son East Tilbouries, Maryculter, Aberdeen, AB125GD D K Jones Pantycetris, Talgarreg, LLandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4EU CETRIS J & R Pearce Broad Oak Farm, Hollington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3GB Mr & Mrs A Henderson Cragg House Farm, Out Lane, Chipping, Preston, PR3 2NQ CHIPPINGBROOK C O Jones Plas-y-Brian, Llanfechell, Amlwech, Anglesey, LL68 0SN MECHELL A & M Radford Burwash Manor Farm, School lane, Barton, Cambs, CB3 7BE J Drinkall Manor House, Moor Road, Anglezarke, Chorley, Lancs, PR6 9DQ ANGLEZARKE G Lambert Kitridding Farm, Lupton, Carforth, Lancs, LA6 2QA KITRIDDING Mr W Fitzsimons, D.L Bawmforth, 63 Bawnhill Road, Ballynahinch, Co Down, N Ireland, BT24 8LD BAWNFORTH I & A Park The Bungalow, Park House Farm, Upsall, Thirsk, TO7 2NU Highland Wagyu Burnside of Balhaldie, Dunblane, FK15 0NB MOHMAR B Cowell Wood Farm, Redruth Road, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0PT E Page Page Farms Partnership, Rookwith House Farm, Rookwith, Ripon, N Yorks, HG4 4AY ROOKWITH O Burns Dan y Deri, Mwlin Y Wig, Corwen, Denbigshire, LL21 9RD DANDERI J Oliver East Farm, Great Whittingham, Newcastle on Tyne, NE19 2HP REVILO M Webb & G Gonzales Tynllwyn, Carrog, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9AP TYNLLWYN P Schuhmacher Bruennerweg 7, 9300 St Veit, Glan, Austria FREEHILL A Mcelroy Glenross House, Lisnarick, Irvinestone, Co Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT94 1ND LOUGHERNE S McCaughey 3A Derryclooney Road, Augher, Co Tyrone, N Ireland, BT77 0ED FYMORE J Anderson Mid Harriets Field Farm, Ancrum, Jedburgh, TD8 6TZ HARRIETSFIELD N Davies Esgair Eithen, Llangernyw, Abergele, Conway, LL22 8RG TROFARTH

beef shorthorn


Beef Shorthorn Society Membership and Registration Fees All fees all plus VAT Calf registrations received up to 4 months after the calf’s date of birth

£ 25.00

Calf registrations received between 4 and 12 months after the calf’s date of birth

£ 50.00

Registrations of FEMALE animals over 12 months of age


Male calf registrations must be accompanied by a hair sample for DNA testing No male registrations accepted for animals over 12 months of age Transfer of ownership (Transfer for animals sold at Society sales free of charge)

£ 25.00

Annual Membership subscription £ 30.00 Associate Membership subscription £ 15.00 Overseas £ 26.00 Herd Prefix registration £ 30.00 Herd Books – no VAT Dairy £15.00 Beef £15.00

Merchandise Have your herd name and a Beef bull (or any lettering of your choice) embroidered on any garment on the list.

Many different garments available. Average delivery time approximately two/three weeks. Cost covers - garment, logo and one line of text. Additional lines charged at £3.00. Postage and packing extra. Apply to the office for a list or order form. Contact the office tel: (0044) (0)24 7669 6549 to order any of these items or email:


beef shorthorn

Introducing new herd sire BLELACK MAJOR

Beef Shorthorn Journal 2013  

Beef Shorthorn Journal 2013

Beef Shorthorn Journal 2013  

Beef Shorthorn Journal 2013