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2016

ANNUAL REVIEW SIMMENTAL

No. 37

The Review 2016

British Simmental Cattle Society Staff:

Neil Shand Chief Executive neil@britishsimmental.co.uk

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British Simmental Cattle Society Ltd NAC Stoneleigh Park,

Sue Walley Shows and Registrations Administrator sue@britishsimmental.co.uk

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CONTENTS REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS

P. 072 - 149

YOUNG MEMBERS

P. 150 - 159

ROYAL SHOW REPORTS

P. 163 - 187

SHOW RESULTS

P. 188 - 206

INTERBREED SUCCESSES

P. 208 - 211

SALES REPORTS

P. 219 - 241

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WEANING WAYS

FARM FACTS  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, including

Suckler producer Ian Willison is hitting weaning weights way above the national average. Michael Priestley finds out how

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inimising calf stress and optimising the feed conversion ratios (F C Rs) are key to achieving average daily liveweight gains of 1.32kg to weaning for Nottinghamshire farmer Ian Willison. The Simmental cross Blue cows at Williamswood Farm produced progeny this year that averaged 307kg after 200 days – some 48kg above the AHDB Beef and Lamb average of 259kg. He says limiting stress factors and supplying quality feed are vital for realising the genetic potential of stock and counteracting possible growth checks. After some experimentation with outdoor calving following scour issues, Mr Willison opted to return to calving inside, although this time he placed greater focus on cleaning sheds and “getting to the cause of the problem”. Problems with scours and navel-ill are now negligible since daily trailer cleaning and weekly calving shed cleaning regimes were brought in to tackle the problem, rather than relying on treatments. Calves are expected to be standing and suckling within four hours, and then disbudded within 24 hours, although calves slower off the mark are disbudded on day three. Mr Willison finds this is better for the calves and less stressful for him, as he can

40ha of reclaimed open-cast coalfield

 Soil type classified as medium

loam over limestone

 36ha permanent pasture –

rest in leys and 8ha of maize

disbud on his own. “We are cutting out a growth check and also reducing the risk of pneumonia at that early stage, because they are only very small buds to deal with,” explains Mr Willison. Calves receive 2ml of pain relief – lasting three days – and a pour-on fly treatment before being turned out immediately to grass with cows. Heifers and bulls are segregated at this point to tailor creep feed, which they typically start receiving at six to seven weeks old, removing another stress-point later in life.

CREEPING CALVES

Calves are tempted to switch to creep with an 18% crude protein (CP) calf-rearing pellet before switching to a 17% CP, high-neutral detergent fibre and low-starch (19%) nut to optimise frame development. “Creep nuts are geared towards growing the frame of the animal, meaning we look to use high protein and lower starch. Too much starch and the animal can quickly become fat,” says Mr Willison, who says using a proper calf pellet definitely pays off. “We have tried several feeds for young calves, including mixing barley and sugar beet, but you soon see the benefits of moving to a proper rearing nut.” To hit the top weaning weights,

producers must capitalise on a calf’s phenomenal FCR from birth to weaning (typically ranging from 2.54.5:1), according to Harper Adams University beef specialist Simon Marsh. From studies and observations, he believes many suckler enterprises are restricting the potential of their calves. He says farmers should target daily liveweight gains of 1.2-1.35kg for heifers and bulls. He prescribes high ME (more than 12.5 MJ/kg DM) creep feeds to tap into the potential FCR of pre-weaned calves and says Mr Willison is right to target protein at bulls. Ideally, Mr Marsh likes to see creep contain high levels of bypass digest-

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Simon Marsh (left) and Ian Willison believe giving creep feed early is key.

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1 Focus on cow condition and breeding values for easy calving 2 Ensure early colostrum intake 3 Join a herd health scheme to help minimise calf mortality 4 Do not buy foster calves 5 Maximise early period when calves have high feed conversion ratio 6 Initially offer high-starch creep, then change to high neutral detergent fibre at three months 7 Include quality digestible undegraded protein minerals in calf creep

Another important factor is keeping a closed herd. Mr Willison’s view is that foster calves from outside never bring profit and often bring problems. Instead, he believes cows that have lost calves are better off being sold as culls. November sees cows and calves brought inside, where they access outyards, stemming from Mr Willison’s philosophy that “it’s wrong if you have to trim their backs”. “Sheds are mostly for our benefit. It’s important to keep cattle dry, but the cold is not an issue,” says Mr Willison. “They are better off outside.” His mantra is “plenty of fresh air, plenty of cattle”, putting emphasis on the stack effect caused by large groups of animals creating heat and pulling in fresh air from the outside when wind speeds drop. Straw can be added to keep cattle happy through wintry spells, but he says clipped backs are a sign that ventilation is poor. He adds: “We have only treated one calf this year for a respiratorytype condition and it is now fine. Using outyards has been a massive help with respiratory concerns.”

ible undegradable protein, which passes through the rumen, directly supporting growth, which soya bean meal can provide. Mr Marsh says feeding 100-120kg of creep up to weaning increases weaning weights by at least 30kg a calf, which at £200/t (£24/120kg) and a liveweight gain value of £2.50/ kg gives a return of more than £50 a calf. Last winter, Mr Willison’s heifer creep intakes were 49kg and bulls took 289kg up to weaning. Bulls are fed creep ad-lib, with heifers receiving up to 1kg/day until 100 days of age. Bulls are then introduced to their fat ration (50:50 maize silage and barley blend) two weeks prior to weaning, while heifers are introduced to their 50:50 maize and grass silage ration after 100 days, which they take alongside the cows, usually after Christmas. Home-grown maize supplies the ration, with grass silage used for bulls only if it hits targets of 65-70 D-values, 10-12% protein and DM in the high 20s.

HEALTH AND HOUSING

Health also plays a big part in calves achieving targets. For five years Mr Willison’s herd has been accredited for Johne’s, leptospirosis, bovine viral diarrhoea and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, which he believes has “massively reduced” mortality rates and illnesses.

LOW STRESS SYSTEM

Monitor Farm series in the Farmers Weekly

Nutrition, health and management are vital, but to hit high growth levels, Mr Willison says it is paramount to start off with high-EBV bulls to produce calves able to thrive

TIMETABLE Disbud and turnout calves with 24 hours Heifers and bulls separated Heifers

Bulls

At six to seven weeks old, introduce creep, with feeding “tempted” by high-quality 18% crude protein calf nut Calves on ordinary rearing nuts in November Intakes built up to 1kg a heifer a day until 100 days old

Creep-fed ad-lib

Cows and calves housed in November

Cows and calves housed in November New year, bulls receive 50:50 mix of rearing nuts and barley blend

Creep feed removed after Christmas. Heifers get 50:50 grass silage and maize silage with mother’s milk

Weaned at eight months in April. Fat ration introduced two weeks prior to weaning

Heifers weaned in mid-June at 10 months

Fat ration 50:50 maize silage and barley blend

Placed on aftermath grass, wormed and given trace element bolus

Bulls fattened in same rearing shed – no environment change

BEATING THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AHDB Autumn-calving herds

Average

Wean age (days) 278 Wean weight (kg) 345 Daily liveweight gain (kg) 1.10 200-day weight (kg) 259

Ian Willison Bulls

Heifers

Average

229 382 1.49 341

295 366 1.14 271

262 374 1.32 307

and grow fast. The first thing on his mind when analysing EBVs is direct calving ease, with bulls also being required to supply decent growth and muscle characteristics. A close second is gestation length for calving and milk, with a good positive figure for daughter calving ease also a high priority. But it is his focus across health, breeding and nutrition that allows Mr Willison’s bulls to achieve daily liveweight gain of 1.49kg, according to Mr Marsh. And he believes creep feeding over the stress of weaning is a “no-brainer”. “Creep feeding minimises stress and growth check post-weaning. Can anyone justify not feeding creep?” asks Mr Marsh, who recommends feeding 14-17% CP. Fine-tuning should involve targeting 16-17% CP at continental calves and 14-15% for native breeds or heifers, with Mr Marsh warning against feeding high starch levels. “High-ME feeds based on digestible fibre with lower starch levels encourage calf frame development, rather than putting on flesh, which is particularly important for heifers” explains Mr Marsh.

WEANING

Mr Willison finds the best approach to weaning is “the quicker the better”, with heifers weaned in midJune and bulls weaned in April. “Prior to weaning, cow rations are changed from maize and grass silage to hay for three days to help them dry off and encourage creep intake,” adds Mr Marsh. “Having the cows at pasture is better for mastitis risk. “Beef cow milk typically has about 3.4% protein as fed, which equates to about 25% on a DM basis. However, yield peaks in weeks six to eight, so milk forms a smaller proportion of calf nutrient intake. Therefore feeding calf nuts supplies the protein needed for muscle and frame development.” 15 JANUARY 2016  FARMERSWEEKLY

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British Simmental Council Members 2016 - 2017 NORTHERN IRELAND - Mr Robin Boyd (President) Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT44 8DQ

Highkeenley Fell Farm, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9NU

Tel: 028 2582 0070 Mobile: 07799 34678 Email: boydsfarm78@gmail.com

Mobile: 07710447807 Email: tilbrooksimmentals@gmail. com

NORTH WEST - Mr Michael Barlow (Vice President) Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane,Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT Tel: 01772 601403 Mobile: 07921 674041 Email: kim@barlowtrailers.co.uk

EAST ANGLIA - Mr Simon Key (Chairman of Shows & Sales South) Abbey Farm, Mundham, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6EL Tel: 01508 528821 Mobile: 07843 277218 Email: simonkeyo@aol.com

MIDLANDS - Mr David Donnelly (World Simmental Federation Representative) Preserva (Midlands) Ltd, Atlow House,Moss Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3FB Tel: 01335 370362 Mobile: 07899906069 Email: davidpreserva@aol.com

NORTH WEST - Mr A Tallentire

NORTHERN IRELAND - Mr Norman Robson (Vice Chairman of Finance) 106 Cogrey Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT39 0PX Tel: 07968814182 Email: norman@kilbridefarm. co.uk

SCOTLAND - Mr Stewart Stronach Jnr (Chairman of Shows & Sales North) Maisley, Keith,Banffshire, AB55 5QH Tel: 01542 882294 Mobile: 07779782777 Email: stewartstronach@fsmail.net

SCOTLAND - Mr Edward Mountain Delfur Lodge, Orton, Moray, IV32 7QQ Mobile: 07765578154 Email: edward@delfur.co.uk

CENTRE WEST - Mr John Rixon

High Griseburn, Gt Asby, Appleby, CA16 6QD

Lopemede Farm, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3SH

Tel: 017683 51532 Mobile: 07812117249

Tel: 01844 208337 Mobile: 07866 626484 Email: john_rixon@btconnect.com

WALES - Mr Aled Davies

SCOTLAND - Mr Iain Green

Wern Villa, Ponthirwaun, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2RL Tel: 01239 710497 Mobile: 07866282766 Email: aledtal76@hotmail.co.uk

Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN

NORTHERN IRELAND - Mr John Moore 115 Church Road, Coolesker, Beragh, Omagh, County Tyrone, N Ireland, BT79 0SB Tel: 02880 758453 Mobile: 0779 8892404 Email: omorga115@aol.com

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NORTH EAST - Mr Peter Burgess (Chairman of Finance)

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CORNWALL - Penny Lally - (Co-opted - Female Representative) Rose Farm, Chyanhal, Buryas Bridge, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6AN Tel: 01736 731808 Mobile: 07732 979355 Email: penny.lally@btconnect.com


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President’s Message F

irstly, may I say what an honour and privilege it is to be in the position of Society President for the next 2 years. Our sincere thanks must go to our immediate past President David Donnelly, who has been a steady guiding hand over his term in office, as well as a major influence on the healthy financial state which the Society currently enjoys. My hope is that he remains on Council for the foreseeable future, as his expertise in the possible office relocation would be greatly appreciated. I realise that I take over at a time of some unease within the membership, not only post Brexit, but with regard to health scheme declarations and recently introduced IBR rules. I must stress that when any decision is taken by Council, the number one priority is for the progression of the Breed in the commercial market place. Due to the improvement of the cattle presented by members at our Society Sales over the past few years, along with all the promotional work from Neil and all our office staff, we are edging towards the Number 1 spot at the Stirling Bull Sales. October recorded the best clearance of all breeds forward with our average not far from our main competitor. The dispersal of the spring calving portion of the Woodhall herd set a recent times record for cows and calves. Congratulations to Hector and family and we wish him well for the future with the remainder of his herd. It would be detrimental for the Society to do anything now which could result in adverse Press for our Breed. The strong position that the Breed enjoys in Stirling is however not the case at all the other Society Sale venues. Carlisle remains a challenge, especially in the Autumn. With this in mind the decision was taken to change to two Spring Sales in 2018, one at the end of February and the other in April as usual, incorporating the Leading Ladies. I would encourage breeders to present quality cattle at these Sales, especially the inaugural February 2018 event. Our Sales at other venues throughout the country seem to be progressing well from modest starts, with the recurring theme at all sales being that quality will always make a premium.

Robin Boyd President

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all breeders who take the time and make the effort to exhibit Simmentals at the summer Shows. This is a great shop window for the Breed and I encourage you all to continue. Our Young Members group remains strong numerically, but it seems to be difficult to get everyone together for the National stockjudging finals and associated farm visits. Our sincere thanks to Emma McInnes and all our office staff for arranging and co-ordinating these events, but it must be frustrating when the turnout is poor. Council, in conjunction with Emma, will be looking at all these issues, with a view to improving and strengthening the Young Members group. I assure the membership that Council will continue to be proactive with calf inspections, health declarations etc, to ensure that all exhibitors at Show & Sales are on a level playing field, whilst at the same time, maintaining the integrity of the Society and protecting the strong position we currently enjoy. May I finish by saying that I will do my best to attend and support any Simmental events that you as members think would be appropriate, so please do not hesitate to contact me anytime. I look forward to working with all the Council members over the next 2 years, along with the strong support from Neil and the office staff, so that we can continue to strengthen the Simmental influence in the UK commercial herd, as well as further afield. Thank you once again for your support, and please contact your Society with any constructive ideas on how to keep moving our Breed forward.

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IBR POLICY GUIDELINES AND SALE RULES.

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he BSCS has championed about health very strongly in the past 6 years and carries the phrase “promoting Health in breeding cattle” in all our advertising and promotional material. There was of course some resistance in 2010 and 2011 when the major sales rules on BVD and Johnes were introduced and also that all vendors be members of CHeCS approved schemes. So where has this lead us to date, in the past 5 years we have the highest average price increases across all breeds at Stirling and we continually have the highest clearance rates at Stirling, we have sold more bulls than the Charolais twice in this period, October 2013 and February 2016, something that was never achieved during the so called heydays of the 80s and 90s. Clearly this was not all down to Health Status, the cattle the breeders are producing have improved and the breed marketing strategy has improved and all these things are part of the “total package” and have driven the breed forward. As a Society IBR was the next logical disease to tackle, albeit with full knowledge of the complexity of the disease. We feel it is a vital step for all members to find out what their individual IBR status is - you cannot manage it if you don’t measure. Whilst there are still a few AI centres that will purchase bulls from a market the Society felt it was completely wrong to have all bulls tested and vaccinated and therefore take this potential sale opportunity away from breeders, regardless of how small it might be at this time. Between 80 and 90% of bulls sold at pedigree sales enter the commercial herd. There is no reason why these bulls should not also undergo the same vaccination, quarantine and test protocol. So the decision was made to start with heifers only, a far higher % of heifers sold through Society Sales remain in pedigree herds than bulls, therefore it was logical to try and protect the expanding herd or the new herd, whilst at the same time we are fully aware that we are not

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guaranteeing IBR free cattle, however we are reducing the risk and any action to reduce the risk should be encouraged. In the future this rule might be applied to bulls as well. Around 60% of heifers sold at society sales will go to pedigree herds, therefore a pedigree breeder wishing to establish or expand their herd and maintain a high health status can buy cattle with the best chance (but no guarantee) they are free from IBR and protected. The purchaser should seek comfort from purchasing stock that has been vaccinated with a marker inactivated vaccine, been blood tested clear of wild type IBR and has remained in quarantine since that date. The cattle cannot be presented as IBR free. This is deemed as the best that can be done to minimise the risk of a purchaser buying in IBR into his herd. For the avoidance of doubt a heifer will remain a heifer until she calves and becomes a calved heifer, therefore the rule applies to all maiden and in calf heifers. Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a Bovine Herpes Virus. As with all Herpes viruses, once an animal has become infected, it remains infected for life, despite the development of a detectable immune response. The virus survives as a latent infection in nervous tissue and can be shed at any time especially when the animal is stressed. Cattle are the main source of the virus, virtually all farms with an IBR problem have bought it in. The main source of the virus is not animals with disease but animals that have recovered from disease, as these cattle still have the virus in their body (they are ‘latently’ infected). You should not buy antibody positive cattle if you are IBR free. Movement of such animals into a herd is often the source of new infections. Vaccination is an effective means of control, but this does not stop infected animals from shedding the virus at a later date. The aim of vaccination is


IBR Accreditation Programme •

An assortment of vaccines, vaccine courses and routes of administration are available. The table below summarises the more common vaccines and programmes for IBR. There are separate indications for managing abortion and foetal infection with IBR and also for calves younger than 3 months old. Please seek veterinary advice if this applies to your herd. There are two main types of vaccine one being a Live vaccine and the other is Inactive or dead. Within each category there are Marker and Non-marker vaccines. A Live vaccine is often used intra-nasally or into the muscle. When given intra-nasally the protection begins sooner but antibody levels are unlikely to be as high. As the virus is alive it can replicate in the animal and could theoretically ‘infect’ unvaccinated animals. Inactivated vaccines are never given by the intranasal route. The virus is inactive and cannot replicate within the animal. Antibody levels are generally high and long lasting. Marker vaccines were introduced to allow differentiation between cattle that are vaccinated and those that have been exposed to wild virus. It is impossible to differentiate the non-marker vaccines from natural exposure on a single blood sample. An animal vaccinated with a marker vaccine and exposed to wild virus will produce wild type and vaccine antibodies. Antibodies to IBR can be passed to the calf via colostrum. This will have an impact on when calves are vaccinated and blood samples taken from calves could be antibody positive for a number of months.

The IBR vaccinated and monitored free programme

This is applicable to herds which cannot achieve full double fencing biosecurity requirements and demonstrates that the herd is operating a marker vaccination programme and is free from IBR infection based on gE antibody testing. It is a lower level of health status compared to IBR accredited free herds.  • With permitted exceptions all stock over 12 months old should be marker vaccinated for IBR. • Sale animals or animals for export or potential AI should NOT be marker vaccinated and the vaccination protocols should be discussed with your vet.  • Two herd tests are carried out between 4 weeks and 12 months apart • All animals over 12 months of age and nonhomebred animals younger than 12 months are eligible for testing

If these 2 herd tests are clear then the herd is accredited as vaccinated and monitored free.

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Review and upgrade herd biosecurity programme to meet the rules of the scheme (see rules summary or CHeCS technical document). Test all animals of twelve months and older and all non-homebred animals. Where all animals test negative this is a clear first qualifying herd test. The second qualifying test can be carried out 1-12 months later. A clear test at that time confirms accredited status. Annual testing is required to maintain accredited status. This is done on a statistically based sample from each group of animals over 12 months of age. Vaccinated animals can enter accredited herds, contact your CHeCS provider to confirm % of herd.

Sale rules regarding IBR

As of October 2016, all heifers need to be isolated at least seven days prior to testing clear and vaccinated with an IBR marker vaccine, an inactivated IBR vaccine is preferred to live vaccine. Test positive animals should be removed and the process repeated 14 days following removal of test positives. Isolation facilities as per CHeCS or own country government approved, Defra etc. Cattle vaccinated as young calves can still be isolated and tested for IBR wild type after vaccination, testing differentiates between marker vaccine and actual virus, a booster would then be required pre-sale. Testing timeline pre-sale as per CHeCS- less than 12 weeks. A heifer will be classed as such until the first calf is born. Non-marker vaccines will not be accepted. Entries from Accredited herds need only to be vaccinated. All vaccination dates and the type of vaccine used need to be clearly stated on your HHD. We accept and understand that this will not guarantee that cattle going through a market will remain IBR free but it is the first step in taking the breed ahead of the competition regarding IBR.

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to reduce the intensity and duration of the disease and to reduce shedding of the virus. Vaccination will always be more effective when used prior to exposure as prevention, rather than as control following infection.


Dead/Inactive Marker Vaccine Types VACCINE

MNFCTR

Bovilis IBR Marker Inac

MSD

MARKER

DOSE

COURSE

Yes

2ml i/m

Twice 4 weeks apart Over 3 months old

BOOSTER

ALSO COVERS

6 months

Rispoval IBR-Marker Inactivated

Zoetis

Yes

2ml s/c

Twice 3-5 weeks apart

Bovalto Ibraxion

Merial

Yes

2ml i/m

Twice 3 weeks apart

6 months

MARKER

DOSE

COURSE

BOOSTER

Yes

1ml per Nostril i/n or i/m

Single Over 3 months old

6 months

Single or Twice 3-5 weeks apart for high risk

6 months or 12 months if boosted with Inactive

ONSET OF IMMUNITY 3 weeks

2 weeks

Live Marker Vaccine Types VACCINE

MNFCTR

Bovilis IBR Marker Live

MSD

ALSO COVERS

ONSET OF IMMUNITY 4 days

Rispoval IBR-Marker Live

Zoetis

Yes

2ml i/m or i/n

Hiprabovis IBR Marker Live

Hipra

Yes

2ml i/m

Twice 3 weeks apart

6 months

14 days

21 days in 7 days in

Non-Marker Vaccines VACCINE

MNFCTR

MARKER

DOSE

COURSE

BOOSTER

ALSO COVERS

Rispoval 4

Zoetis

No

5ml i/m

2 inj twice 3-4 weeks apart

6 months

BVD, PI3, RSV,

Imuresp RP

Zoetis

No

2ml i/n

Single if over 10 weeks old

6 months

PI3

Tracherine

Zoetis

No

2ml i/n

Single if over 10 weeks old

6 months

i/n Intranasal

i/m Into the muscle

s/c Under the skin

If in doubt contact your vet, our Society vet or your CHeCS health scheme for further information.

Gareth Boyes BVMS DBR MRCVS Society Vet

Neil Shand Chief Executive – On and behalf of the Society Council Gareth Boyes was appointed as our Society Vet in 2016 Should you have any concerns or enquires about your own animal’s health, Gareth can be contacted at: gwboyes@hotmail.com

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ONSET OF IMMUNITY

4 days 4 days


Woodhall

Ferrari 14

Sire: Raceview All-Star KK Dam: Woodhall Banter MGS: Woodhall Volcano Ear Tag: UK560372 501266 AI Code: SG1220

Boomer Birch Beef Programme Manager

Ferrari is an outstanding example of the Simmental Breed. With a Milk figure in the top 5%, Self Replacing Index of +102, Terminal Index of +98 and Retail Beef Yield of +2.2, he is an exceptional all rounder. His sire is a proven consistent producer of quality progeny, with sons selling over 10,000gns and his dam has some great progeny at Woodhall.


FOCUS ON

Focus on ONE OF OUR

Club Secretaries MANDY GREEN

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am married to Giles and have two children Amy and Richard. I have three lovely Grandchildren, Finley, Maisie and Archie. I first became involved with Simmental cattle in 1994 when we moved to work for the Brankin-Frisbys (The Curlieu Herd). In 2001 the Frisbys retired and we were given the opportunity to take on the farm, this was the beginning of the Greenfields Herd. We have 60 head of cattle and 500 sheep. We also look after a further 1000 sheep for other people. I have been Midlands club Secretary since 1999

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Kia Venga

Wine

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Sixth Sense

Australia

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80’s 90’s Adele

Don’t have much time for reading

Travel

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Best Simmental Achievement to date? Greenfields Viper, Male Champion and Reserve Overall at the Royal Show 2009

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Focus on ONE OF OUR

Council Members EDWARD MOUNTAIN

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s a family we first became involved in Simmentals in 1972 when my Father purchased two Simmental heifers. From these two, the herd expanded to nearly 300 cows in 2005. I joined the Army in 1980 and served for twelve very happy years. When I left I went back to School, initially attending Sparsholt College to study farm management and then to the Royal Agricultural College to study a degree in Rural land Management. From 1995 until 2007 I worked as a Chartered Surveyor in Inverness looking after Highland Estates and farms. In 2004 I took over the direct management of the family farm. We currently own 500 acres and rent another 500 acres. It is good easy soil and we grow malting barley, potatoes and carrots and have about 200 pedigree Simmental cows. I married Charlotte in 1987 and we have three ‘grown up’ children Tom, Harry and Millie. I was elected to the Simmental Council in 2015 and into the Scottish Parliament, as a representative for the Highlands and Island in 2016. Currently I am the Convenor of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee which is responsible for overseeing a variety of issues including farming and agricultural matters.

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Landrover Discovery

Full fat Coke-Cola

Yes I used to be a serial speeding offender. I have speeding tickets from Australia, Germany, Canada, Cyprus and the UK

One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest/Saving Private Ryan

Africa

1960s and 1980s music

Animal Farm

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Best Simmental achievement to date? In 2005 two of Delfur’s cattle did very well at the RHS. Starline Marquiss won the Reserve Supreme and Male Champion and Delfur Tina R4 got 1st place for a female born on or after 1/1/04. It was the last show my Father attended and remains without doubt our best result and a very happy memory.

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live on a 28 acre family run small holding in West Wales five miles away from the outstanding coast line of Cardigan Bay. I currently run a small herd of pedigree Simmental cattle with tac sheep grazing the land over the winter period. My interest in Simmental cattle started in the early 90’s when my neighbour Wyn Jenkins bought a few cows and a few years later in 1996 I bought my first cow which was the start of the Hirwaun Simmental herd. I work full time on an MOD Test and Evaluation site (Aberporth), managed by QinetiQ where I have been fortunate to work at Aberporth for a period of 20 years in many interesting roles. Unfortunately I can’t expand on it any further or I will have to shoot you! In my spare time my interests are all kinds of sports especially football and rugby, supporting Liverpool FC and I am also a sponsor and avid follower of my local rugby team Newcastle Emlyn. I also make the trip down to Parc Y Scarlets to watch my Welsh region Llanelli Scarlets when time permits with my father in tow as taxi. The Welsh Simmental Club has played a large part in my development/ life over the last 20 years, broadening my horizons through which I have made many lifelong friends and acquaintances. Family values I believe are important, mum, dad, my sister Gwawr, nephew Elis and brother in law Martin along with a fantastic group of friends, I would not have achieved anything without their help and assistance. Their support throughout has been invaluable as not being permitted to drive a car due to my sight limitations has been and is a constant pain in the backside. I am grateful to everybody who has assisted me in achieving my aspirations “Diolch yn Fawr” It has been a great honour to serve as a Council member representing Wales for the last five years and see our breed grow and develop over that period and long may it continue.

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Pint of Guinness

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Best Simmental achievement to date? Supreme champion at RWAS 2007 with Rooney, Junior Champion at Royal 2007 with Titus and at English National in 2013 with Dazzler, Senior and Res Overall champion at Stirling Bull sales Oct 2009 with Washy.

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orn in Carmarthen. Married to Sheri for 28 years (poor girl who genuinely deserves a medal, for putting up with me and for all the hard work she puts in behind the scenes at home, at shows and sales). I have 3 wonderful children, most of you will know Nikki, Danii and Stephen as they have enjoyed helping me over the years at shows and sales. My first job with Simmentals was as an assistant stockman at Boddington Estates with the Sterling herd where I spent 14 years with the last several years being the stockman. I then went to work as the stockman for the Green family at Corskie for 7 years and in 2013 I joined Richard McCulloch at Overhill House as the farm manager/stockman where I am very happy with how the herd is developing. I have been fortunate to have achieved many top honours in the last 25 years with a lot of dedication and hard work.

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What is your taste in music? 8O’s and Country

Favourite Book? To be honest I don’t tend to read a great deal

If you weren’t doing your present job what would you like to do? Not really sure what I’d want to do as I’ve never thought about it. I enjoy working with cattle and rearing calves to a high standard

Best Simmental achievement to date? This is a hard one as I have achieved a great deal in 25 years, Winning the Burke Trophy in 2003 at The Royal Show and taking the top slot Overall Beef Champion the same year at the Royal Welsh with Sterling Krakajack has to be at the top of the list.

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What challenges will 2017 have in store for the beef industry.

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016 will remain a defining year for a number of reasons, not least the Brexit vote followed by the Trump victory. Whilst Trump will have a lesser impact on Agriculture, Donald Trump’s policy of USA first on all fronts may just make it harder to export beef to the US just after all the BSE barriers have been removed, time will tell, he will also have a sudden appetite to export US beef! Brexit may have a major impact on the beef industry, whilst it is encouraging that the Government has promised to keep all subsidies in place until 2020, what follows this will be unclear for some time, with some reports suggesting 60% of agricultural income comes from support payments it will be critical that the UK government realises the value and importance of food security on an Island and hopefully the devolved governments don’t all clash. The last thing we need is politics coming before common sense, leaving the EU should be considered an opportunity with positive outcomes the priority. Prime cattle trade has started the year on a par with last year and is likely to be more stable this year, many males were castrated last spring following a misunderstood statement from a leading supermarket regarding bull beef. There will therefore be less bull beef available in the spring and a more constant supply of steers through the summer, there very much remains a market for bull beef. Limited carcase weights will eventually have an influence on supply, you

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simply cannot take 10% or 1 animal in 10 out of your supply chain and it not lead to a shortage some point down the line, coupled with a weak pound restricting imports, prime cattle will get harder to source in the future, if not this year then next, even though we are seeing a continued slight increase in suckler cow numbers. As a breed, we need to remain aware of the new carcase limits, however at the same time we do not need to worry, the breed easily fits into the new specifications finishing on time with enough fat cover, continuing to focus on softer fleshing cattle will ensure we stay on the right side of the line. We will continue to invest heavily on breed promotion and as you read further you will see a summary of last year’s events all of which were hugely successful. The launch of our own Facebook page early last year was also a major step forward and the power of social media was confirmed when a short video of a cow calving was viewed over 120k times in little more than 10 days, in our world that is viral! On behalf of the Society, Council and management, we would like to thank all breeders who provide facilities, cattle and enthusiasm to help us promote the breed. Thank you very much. We hope you enjoy reading this edition and wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2017. Neil Shand


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s with last year a lot of effort and finance was put into special promotional events in 2016, we again as a breed invested more in these events than our main competitors. We started at the NBA Beef Event at Bakewell market on the 20th May, cattle on the stand were provided by Ian Willison from our own monitor farm project at Nottingham. We had a few positive enquiries on the stand which were confirmed in actual trading within a few weeks of the event.

The bulk of our promotional events then took place in the second half of the calendar year. SRUC held an event of cow efficiency courtesy of Gerald, Morag and Douglas Smith at Drumsleed. Whilst not officially part of the event it was a pleasure to be in attendance and you could only be impressed with the quality of stock on offer and the performance of the breed, a credit to both the breed and the hosts.

Opening of the SRUC open day at Drumsleed

Cattle on the stand

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Jim McLaren speaking at the last Monitor Farm meeting – Orkney

Then we were in Orkney This foundation herd can be found in for the last meeting of the the pedigrees of many of their current BSCS sponsored part of livestock. the monitor project and Bob and Christine have since been we were privileged to have joined by their son Jim, together they have Mr Jim McLaren, from grown and developed the herd over the QMS as our guest speaker. last decade and expanded the acreage Steven Sandison also gave farmed to enable this. an update on the farm The original breeding lines have been and accounts etc. Steven’s supplemented with the addition of animals enthusiasm for cows from local breeder, Richard Brazier at and desire to be better Uploders and Gavin Doyle’s Foreland herd Stewart Stronach Jnr presenting Jim are a pleasure to see, based in South Molton. Both of these McLaren with a bottle of whiskey from he completed a Nuffield breeders’ female lines also have links to the BSCS as a token of our appreciation Scholarship in 2016 and a Heath Farm. copy of his final presentation can be viewed at http://www. These lines have been developed with the introduction nuffieldscholar.org/our-scholars/videos/steven-sandisonof several proven senior bulls, including Skerrington are-benchmarking-targets-for-suckler-cows-achievable/ Talent, Omorga Veron and Glenturk Nomad. Unfortunately Nomad died two weeks before this open day, he was 14 Then it was off to the South West of the UK on the 3rd years old. They have recently bought a young bull from of September for our Open day at Jim and Bob Cook’s Ryall Miss Francis called Dinton Galileo and we look forward to herd, Hillside Home, Ryall, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6EG. seeing his offspring. These events are planned sometimes more than a The herd now consists of 60 cows and their followers year in advance, however we can’t plan the weather. It totalling 140 head of cattle. They are predominantly absolutely poured down on the day however we still had reared on SSSI National Trust land and supplemented with a turnout of nearly 100 people on what turned out to be a hard feed mixed on the farm. The Cooks have found that great showcase for the breed. the Simmental breed has adapted well to this method of farming and continually produce quality animals. Bob and Christine Cook have had a keen interest in In addition to this herd, the Cooks have a flock of 200 the British Simmental Breed for many years starting with Exmoor Mules, a nucleus flock of Exmoor Horns and a the purchase of their first heifer Verity 25 years ago. She busy contracting business. Bob Cook recently retired from was bought from Herby Tolchard at a dispersal sale. 40 years of full time milking to concentrate on his main Unfortunately none of her breeding remains in the herd passion, the Simmental breed. today. In the late 90s they acquired stock from the Aden herd We also had presentations from Natural England and owned by Barbara Goddard, Heath Farm at Winkleigh. the National Trust giving an insight into the restrictions

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Open day attendees getting the low down on National England at the Ryall herd open day.

which the Cooks have to manage their rented grass land and how the breeds fit perfectly into Natural England schemes. We also had a presentation from Merial on their new temperature tag which can detect the onset of pneumonia in calves up to 48 hours before clinical signs can be seen by eye.

Temperature tag demonstration

Master Judge – Sandra Francis with open day hosts Jim & Bob Cook

The temperature tag gives an indication of pneumonia in calves up to 48 hours before any clinical signs can be observed.

Then we were in Lanarkshire courtesy of Martin, Joanne and Gareth Ward, West Mains Farm, Newbigging, Carnwath, Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 8NB (Westridge Herd). The weather was perfect for an Open day, however a late harvest and the fact it was a nice day will have had a slight impact on the attendance. Once again the enthusiasm for the breed was clearly evident, and the performance for the breed in profitability clear to see.

West Mains Farm is a mixed beef, sheep and arable family run farm near the market town of Lanark. The farm land amounts to 1200 acres which is between 680 and 840 feet above sea level. Currently there are 140 acres of spring barley and 35 acres of winter barley grown for use on farm with the remainder of the land being in grass and rough grazing. The sheep flock consists of 700 Texel x and Scottish mule ewes which are put to the Texel ram to lamb each year from mid-March to mid-April. The majority of the lambs are sold fat except for 200 ewe lambs which are kept

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as replacements with 50 of these being sold as gimmers. Only rams and 50 mule ewe lambs are bought in each year. There are 350 breeding cows in the herd 280 of which calve in May, June and July and 70 calve in September and October. The majority of cows are Simmental x with some Aberdeen Angus x, Beef Shorthorn x and 70 pedigree Simmental cows (known as Westridge Simmentals) all of which are run commercially. There are currently 9 Simmental bulls of which 4 are homebred. There are also 2 Aberdeen Angus and 1 Beef Shorthorn breeding bulls. All the spring/summer born bull calves are kept entire and sold fat as bull beef at between 12 and 15 months old

with the exception of the best pedigree Simmentals which are kept for breeding. The autumn born crossbred males are castrated and sold fat at between 15 and 18 months old. The autumn born pedigree Simmental males are kept entire, again with the best being kept for breeding and the remainder sold fat. The farm is in the SAC premium cattle health scheme and operates a closed herd policy with the exception of breeding bulls which are bought as required. The best 4050 crossbred heifers are kept for breeding and calve at 2 years old with the rest being sold for breeding or fattened on farm.

Gareth Ward giving the low down on the businesses details at Westridge

Russell Allison from Galloway & MacLeod, discussing feed rations etc

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A few more photos from events during the year: Visitors from the Azores looking around the cattle at the Dargill herd

Busy Stand at the Expo – Carlisle

Society Stand all set at the NBA South West Beef event.

Commercial night at Royal Highland Show

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n July 2016 I travelled to the Island of Pico in the Azores following a request to share information and help the Islands improve the quality of their cattle. The Simmental breed had been imported onto the Islands in the late 80’s early 90’s. Unfortunately they had been sold dairy type genetics and in comparison to Charolais and Limousin breeds the performance of Simmental in beef traits was quite poor, although obviously milk performance was exceptional. There is a desire from Simmental breeders in the Azores to improve their herd’s performance and one breeder had twice imported cattle from the Innerwick herd of Dorothy Moffat.

We organised a trip for 22 breeders from several of the Azores Island to the Bull Sales in Stirling in October and farm visits to Dargill and Overhill House. Many of them also made contact with other British Simmental breeders whilst at the bull sales. The end result is that at the time of writing we have the biggest single exportation for many years confirmed. A total of 17 head will set off for the Azores via Lisbon at the end of January, 13 heifers and 4 bulls from the Dargill, Kilbride Farm, Innerwick and Overhill House herds. I am sure these animals will perform well for their new owners. We expect further visits soon with a view to more export trade.

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Male Champion at the Multiple Azores Island Show – July 2016 was awarded BSCS glasses

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e are planning to start a “futures group� in 2017, this group will be targeted at 25-45 year olds although not restricted or exclusive to. I believe that there are breeders out there who are now too old to be Young Members and may not be yet Council members or even interested in being Council members but they do however have the best interest

of the breed at heart and will play a major role at Society Sales in the future. Our initial focus will be on Society sales and increasing our share at regional markets, now and in the future, therefore the requirements to be a member of the group will consist of a herd that is both Performance Recording and a member of a CHeCS health scheme.

The inaugural meeting of this group will take place on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd July 2017 in the North West/Carlisle area. Breeders wishing to participate please contact the office and register your interest in the group. Accommodation costs will be covered by the Society. Your chance to have an influence on future breed growth.

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FEMALE CLASSIFICATION FOR BRITISH SIMMENTAL CATTLE

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n Autumn 2016 the British Simmental Cattle Society brought in female classification as an option for all breeders, the main target being to further improve a breed that is undoubtedly the most improved of the Continental breeds in recent years. For many years now all major breeds both beef and dairy have been performance recording stock and proving bulls, it should be said however the dairy industry remains well ahead of beef on this front, however more and more beef EBV’s are being both requested and respected throughout the industry. So, what is the benefit of adding Female Classification? Presently at bull sales the sale animals EBV’s are displayed on or above the sale pen giving prospective buyers an indication of how the bull’s progeny will be born and how they will then perform as young stock moving on. All good and valuable information but then several questions get asked many times over at a sale “What does his mother look like? “What is she like on her feet and legs”? ” Has she a good bag with good sized teats”? “Is she a big Cow” The introduction of Female Classification will put the final piece of the jigsaw in place and give prospective buyers a full picture of what they are getting and the type of cow that the bull or sale animal is out of. Breeders participating in the scheme will also get the benefit of their cattle being individually assessed by an independent party, as breeders are inclined not to be critical enough of their own stock.

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In years gone by many of the senior stockmen/women would say they wouldn’t buy a bull without seeing its mother, with classification we get a very clear picture of what the mother looks like and all things good about her. The classification evaluation is broken down into four separate areas 1- Body Confirmation,2-Beef character,3-Legs and feet,4-Mammary. Classification can only occur when females are in milk and feeding a calf, each category has several components within which are individually assessed and then a final score is created for a female. First calved heifers cannot get the highest possible score, a female must have a minimum of 3 calves to get classified as excellent (EX). Starting from the bull sales at Stirling February 2017 we will see animals being sold with classification information in their background. All classification information is now added to the existing Society ABRI data base and prospective purchasers can now search the data base by classified herds/cattle. We have introduced this scheme not because we have faults within the breed but purely to keep us moving in the right direction. We have added another tool to give more information to buyers and to help breeders be more selective in the females they keep for further breeding, if you stand still nowadays you can get overtaken very quickly. To get your herd classified please contact the Society office, more information can be found at www. britishsimmental.co.uk


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Secrets to success of beef high achiever Farmers Weekly has teamed up with Harper Adams University for a new Beef Focus Farm series. During the next 12 months we will be following suckler beef producer Ian Willison of Warsop Vale, Nottinghamshire, to find out how he achieves and maintains performance in the top 1%. Sarah Alderton takes a look at the farm and his calving management

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eef farmers need to focus on improving technical efficiency and reducing fixed costs if they are to stay in business, according to a leading cattle expert. Simon Marsh, beef cattle specialist at Harper Adams University, says too many suckled calf producers are using their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money to stay in business. The most recent AHDB Beef and Lamb Stocktake report reveals even average and top-third breeder/ finishing sucker producers are reporting a loss of £304 and £3 a cow, respectively, when fixed and non-cash costs are deducted. The report also shows, for the average producer, the output a cow is £1,032, but variable costs are £485 and fixed costs are £851 a cow – the latter including £415 for labour (paid and unpaid) and rent (imputed and actual). “This is not sustainable,” says Mr Marsh. “Producers need to focus

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on improving technical efficiency if they are to avoid using their BPS money to continue in beef production. A decent profit can be made from suckled calf production. “Why overspend on machinery that just depreciates, rusts and burns fuel? Spend money on the best possible genetics with high-index bulls. They will always give an excellent return on investment,” he adds.

BEEF FOCUS FARM CONCEPT

The concept of the Farmers Weekly/ Harper Adams Beef Focus Farm is to identify the top 1% of beef producers whose physical performance data are independently monitored, reported and demonstrated. Mr Marsh says a suckler producer within the top 1% would be operating an easy-care suckler system, which he believes involves:  Having a compact calving pattern  Using hybrid vigour in the breeding programme  Using the top 1-10% index herd

Calving ease is a crucial EBV to consider when choosing a bull. FARMERSWEEKLY  9 OCTOBER 2015

sires with a focus on calving ease, growth and muscle depth EBVs  Calving home-bred replacement heifers at two years old  Maximising use of home-grown feeds and fodder with appropriate body condition score management  Focusing on grassland management and creep feeding. One such producer is Ian Willison, who farms at Williamswood Farm, Warsop Vale, Nottinghamshire. He runs a herd of 75 autumncalving Simmental cross British Blue sucklers. Cows are put to Simmental bulls, with top 1-10% terminal indexes. He uses AI and home-bred sweeper bulls, with a focus on calving ease and growth EBVs. Mr Willison used AI when he milked cows 25 years ago. He says he likes it, as it gives him access to a choice of bulls and allows him to pick genetics to suit the cows. Cows selected to breed herd replacements are put to bulls with excellent maternal traits, with a focus on milk, scrotal size, short gestation length and positive fat depth EBVs. He aims for a calving rate of 101102%, with the Simmental breed more prone to twinning. Because Mr Willison AIs cows, it forces him to use EBV figures. “EBVs are an indication of what a bull’s offspring is likely to do for you – you can’t tell that by just looking at an animal. “Calving ease is paramount and we would be looking for anything with at least a top 10% index for calving ease direct and milk. “We also look for a positive on daughters and scrotal size. It is important to judge the cows as well as the bull, so we have a strict culling-out policy on cows that

Simon Marsh (left) will be monitoring herd performance at Ian Willison’s farm. don’t perform,” he adds. The bull calves are intensively finished on maize silage and blend at 13-15 months old and heifer calves not retained for breeding are sold at a premium direct to pedigree breeders as ET recipients. Their high health status aids this, as they are accredited for BVD, IBR and Johne’s. Herd replacements are selected on their ability to “calve and conceive”.

MONITORING PERFORMANCE

Cow and calf performance is independently monitored by Mr Marsh, with a particular focus on the evaluation of the progeny of the sires. The 2014 calf crop was predominantly sired by two Simmental


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Farm facts  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, which

includes 40ha of reclaimed open-cast coalfield  Soil type is classified as medium loam over limestone  36ha is in permanent pasture with the rest in leys and 8ha of maize silage  Stock sold liveweight at Selby, but looking to sell deadweight in the future

Ian Willison’s top tips for achieving 1% performance  Focus on EBVs and find

the best genetics to suit the farm  Balance of genetics rather than focusing on one trait  Quality forage rather than seeking quantity  Strong culling strategy  Health monitoring  AI helps tailor management

bulls. Omorga Volvo is a top 5% terminal sire (TI+94) and Starline Decision (TI+60) is regarded as a top maternal sire, but with an index that is only in the top 60% for the breed. Dirnanean Bradley was also used for the 2015 calf crop and is a top 1% bull with a TI of +115, making him a curve-bender bull with positive calving ease figures and massive growth. He was also overall Simmental champion at the Highland Show in 2014, proving you can have a top-index bull that is pleasing to the breeder’s eye. The 2014 calving performance data proves EBVs do work (see table overleaf). Bull calves from Decision (top 60% bull) recorded similar performance to the sweeper bulls, with Volvo (top 5%) recording a much higher daily liveweight gain (DLWG) and 200-day weight com-

pared with Decision. In future articles we will be delving into more detail regarding the calving figures from the 2014 and 2015 calf crop.

CHOICE OF COW BREED

Mr Willison’s preferred choice of cow for the past six years has been a Simmental cross Blue. He uses a mix, as he says it gives him hybrid vigour, with the Simmental cross Blue equally balanced for maternal and terminal traits. Hybrid vigour is particularly important in the cow as this boosts lowly heritable traits such as fertility and health. “The Simmental provides growth, bone structure and milk, while the Blue brings conformation,” he says. Currently, he isn’t looking to introduce a third breed, even though in future Mr Willison may

have to maintain hybrid vigour for the replacements. “At the moment I have no need to add a third breed. If I wanted all calves terminal then I could see the benefit in adding another breed into the mix,” he says. Cow weights are not too extreme, which is helped by calving replacement heifers at 21-24 months old. Average cow liveweight pre-weaning in April this year was 637kg.

SEASON OF CALVING

When it comes to time of year for calving, Mr Willison goes against convention by calving heifers from mid-July and cows mid-August through to October. He picked late summer/early autumn calving as it fits with his grass growth and gives him options whether to calve inside or outdoors. It also means cow nutrition can be

controlled during the critical bulling period, as the cows are indoors from the end of October. “Because we are using AI, autumn calving makes it easier, as the cows are already inside during the bulling period,” he says. Another benefit of autumn calving is that steer and heifer calves can easily be finished by 18-20 months old out of yards rather than 24-28 months, which is typical with most spring-born calves, although Mr Willison finishes his bull calves at 13-15 months. Mr Marsh adds that autumn calving can be just as cost-effective as spring calving. “In recent years we have experienced summers with either drought or monsoon conditions and this can affect fertility in a spring-calving herd. “In addition, it is often ➜p40 9 OCTOBER 2015  FARMERSWEEKLY

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stated feed costs a cow are lower for a spring herd, since the cow is dry for the majority of the winter. “However, I would argue that this is not correct in most cases. The majority of spring herds keep their calves for at least a year, so the feed that six- to 12-month-old spring-born calves require equates to the extra silage – and maybe some concentrates – required for an autumn-calving herd.” Once heifers and cows are housed inside in October they are gradually introduced to a winter ration of a home-grown 50:50 grass and high-energy maize silage ration, with no additional concentrates, keeping cow winter feed costs to a minimum. Once indoors, cows and heifers are served, with heifers AI’d over a three-week period and cows over six weeks. A sweeper bull is then used to pick up any not in calf. Anything still not in calf is fattened. Cows are not synchronised before AI’ing, and Mr Willison is able to get 70-75% in calf to AI in the six-week period, with 70% of heifers in the three-week period.

AUTUMN CALVING MANAGEMENT

The aim is to keep cows and heifers at a body condition score of 2.5 throughout the year. Heifers are brought indoors four weeks before they are due to calve in July and fed solely on ad-lib hay. “I don’t want to be hard on heifers, but I also don’t want to feed them silage, which is why I feed hay. I also bring them in a month before calving so they can get used to their surroundings,” he adds. Cows are offered 5-6kg each of straw a day at grass four weeks before calving to help control body condition. When they are brought inside to calve they are offered hay and plain haylage. Cows and heifers are also bolused twice a year with selenium, copper, cobalt and iodine, which Mr Willison says has had a massive influence on calving times. “When we blood-sampled cows we found they had a lack of selenium and copper. Cows are now dilating much better and calves are stronger – last year we only lost one calf,” he says. Cows calve down in yards of 10-15 and are left unless help is needed. He says only one in 10 cows would need assistance. Calves are observed at calving to make sure they have adequate colostrum intake. An emergency supply is kept in the fridge, with intervention only when absolutely needed. Mr Marsh adds: “I can’t stress enough the importance of an early 40

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Bolusing cows with selenium, copper, cobalt and iodine has helped calving.

 I can’t stress enough the importance

of an early and adequate intake of colostrum – it is the elixir of life

Simon Marsh and adequate intake of colostrum – it is the elixir of life.” After each batch of calves the yards are cleaned out, allowing cows to calve in a clean environment and avoiding infections such as navel ill.

POST-CALVING MANAGEMENT

A day after calving, calves are disbudded, tagged and split into two groups – cow/heifers with bull calves and cows/heifers with heifer calves – to allow creep feed to be tailored. They stay in these groups until weaning. Bull calves are weaned at eight months old (April) and heifers at 10 months (June). Post-calving, heifers and cows are

put back out to grass, before being brought in again with their youngstock in October. Bull calves are offered creep when out in the field and heifer calves are fed 1kg of rearing nuts until Christmas, before going on to maize and grass silage. Bull calves average 1.41kg daily liveweight gain from birth until weaning (minus birthweight) and heifers 1.10kg, with the latter only being fed 47kg of creep. Mr Willison says he is looking for a level growth curve and invests in concentrates during the first few months to get early growth. “The younger the animal, the more efficient it is,” he says.

OMORGA VOLVO (TOP 5%) V STARLINE DECISION (TOP 60%) Sire

Calf sex Gestation length Calving ease (1-6)* Birthweight (kg) 200-day weight (kg) DLWG (kg)

Volvo

Bull 293 1.88 54.5 361 1.54

Decision

Heifer 286 1.06 46.7 287 1.20

*Calving ease score, 1 = unassisted, 6 = caesarean

Bull 291 1.27 47.2 323 1.39

Heifer 285 1.14 45.6 270 1.12

1. Maximise economies of scale and focus on output. Fixed costs stay the same with more cows. 2. Use easy-care systems – easy calving with low labour requirements. 3. Maximise hybrid vigour and focus on breed improvement – for example, use top 1-10% index sires that have very high growth, muscle scores and are easy calving, so-called “curve benders”. 4. Don’t be afraid to buy “ugly” bulls if their EBV figures are good. Too many buyers are obsessed with pretty-faced bulls with big back sides. Breeding bulls with easy calving, growth, width and depth of body traits and an “extra rib” are needed. The highest priced part of the carcass is the loin, not the head or the back end. 5. Improve herd fertility and block calve. Data from herd surveys show the average calving interval is 399 days. Calving rate is 88.3%, so 80.8 calves are produced for every 100 cows in a calendar year. The target is 95 calves for every 100 cows every 365 days. 6. Home-bred replacements must calve at two years old, unless you have a lot of very cheap forage or have split calving herds and can calve at two-and-a-half years old. 7. Correct cow condition scores especially at bulling. The target is a minimum of 2.5. 8. Improve calf daily liveweight gain and cut slaughter age. The target is to wean a calf at 50% of the cow weight and look at suckler cow efficiency. The target is 50kg-plus 200-day weight for every 100kg cow weight. Earlier slaughter reduces the carbon footprint of beef production. 9. Focus on feed costs and quality and maximise use of home-grown forage. Consider outwintering dry spring-calving cows if you have suitable land. 10. Improve healthcare to cut cow and calf losses. Calves with a disease challenge will not thrive. 11. Focus on marketing. Target either the commodity or niche market and produce beef as efficiently as possible. There are critics of bull beef production and continental breeds, so if native breeds are reared on extensive systems they must obtain significant premiums in the marketplace. Source: Simon Marsh, Harper Adams


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Secrets to producing one calf a cow every year In the second part of the Farmers Weekly/Harper Adams beef focus farm series, we take a look at how Nottinghamshire farmer Ian Willison manages fertility in his herd. Sarah Alderton reports

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roducing one calf from each cow every year is a priority for beef focus farmer Ian Willison, Williamswood Farm, Nottinghamshire. In his autumn-calving herd, Mr Willison on average rears 98.8 calves out of 100 cows put to the bull with a 11.5-week calving period, compared with an AHDB Beef and Lamb average of 90 calves in 14.3 weeks. He says the secret to successful fertility in his herd lies in attention to detail in all aspects of the system, including:  Feeding  Observing oestrus  Correct AI technique  Good health and quality semen  A strict replacement policy.

CONDITION SCORE AND NUTRITION PRE-MATING

The main herd of Simmental cross Blue cows calve down from midAugust and are usually housed by the end of October in straw yards. Cows are inseminated 12 weeks after calving, meaning housing cows indoors coincides with the start of the bulling period and facilitates the easy use of AI. According to Mr Willison, cow fertility starts eight weeks before calving, with cow condition score and nutrition during this period affecting conception in the next lactation. To ensure cows are in good condition (score 2.5+) at mating, post-calving cows are turned out on Ian Willison uses AI to get the best genetics for his system.

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FARM FACTS  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, which

includes 40ha of reclaimed open-cast coalfield  Soil type is classified as medium loam over limestone  36ha is in permanent pasture with the rest in leys and 8ha of maize silage to quality aftermath grazing at a stocking rate of one cow to the acre. Ten days before cows are brought in at the end of October, each animal is fed 10-15kg/day of decent-quality grass silage (30% DM, 10.1ME) rising to 25kg just before they are brought in. This is to ensure cows are cycling with strong heats and a stress-free transition from grass to indoors. Once inside, feeding is based on a 50:50 mix of ad-lib grass silage and good-quality 29% DM, 33% starch maize silage to provide 140MJ of ME. On average, Mr Willison says cows will be eating 45kg/day. Feeding maize silage means Mr Willison can avoid feeding concentrates. This differs from most autumn-calving herds, which are typically fed medium-quality grass silage with at least 2-3kg of concentrates until late January, when the cows are in-calf (see table 1 for details of cow diet). The ration when forage is costed at the variable cost of production equates to 41p a cow a day. Silage at full cost of production at £103/t DM costs £1.43 a cow a day. Mr Willison has also found the inclusion of trace elements is critical to getting cows back in calf and for an easier calv-

ing. Cows and heifers are bolused twice a year (June and December) with selenium, copper, cobalt and iodine, after blood-sampling revealed cows had a lack of selenium and copper. This costs £14 a cow.

OESTRUS AND DIY AI

Once cows are cycling, Mr Willison observes oestrus at least three times during the day. He says: “It’s hard to miss them and when they are standing solid, we would be looking to AI them about 12 hours later.” Cows are served for the first six weeks by AI before a sweeper bull is added for a further four weeks. Any cows that don’t conceive in this period are culled. Replacement heifers are only served for six weeks and if they are not in calf during this time they are also culled. Cows are AI’d in a crush and put back with their calf immediately after. Only when a cow is in the crush does Mr Willison remove the semen from the flask, thawing it at 35C for 30sec before inseminating the cow. “I only ever inseminate one cow at a time,” says Mr Willison. “I also never split straws, as I want the optimum amount of semen to go into the cow.” He suggests DIY AI costs about £500 to set up the equipment, together with £450 for a three-day training course. If an AI technician is used instead of DIY, Mr Willison would recommend an on-farm flask to reduce the amount of straws that are exposed to the outside temperature. “It costs me £144/year for Genus to top up the flask,” he adds. His attention to detail is proved by his success rate, with 70% of heifers getting in calf to first service and 70-75% of cows after two services. Mr Willison says he finds heifers easier to get in calf, which he puts down to them being under less

TOP TIPS FOR HERD FERTILITY AND WINTER MANAGEMENT  Cows must have a good

condition score and be on a rising plane during the bulling period  Cull cows that don’t conceive within the 10-week bulling period, heifers within six weeks  Fertility test bulls  Pay attention to detail with AI  Select bulls with easy calving traits by using EBVs  Feed high-energy forages to autumn-calving cows to reduce the concentrate feed bill stress. “The hardest group to get in calf is second calvers, as they are still growing. It is a new experience for them and they are still feeding a calf – they are just under more pressure. “In an ideal situation we would house them in a separate shed, but we don’t have the facility to do this. Instead they are fed more silage to get extra condition on them. It also sorts the animals out that are able to cope with our system,” he adds. Cows are not synchronised at


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INTERIM BULL FINISHING RESULTS At the time of writing, nearly three-quarters of the 2014 born young bulls had been slaughtered. Finishing is based on maize silage and blend and to date the results have been as follows:  Average 404kg carcass weights at 411 days (13.4 months) equating to a daily carcass gain of 0.99kg (0.93kg if 24kg is deducted for the calf carcass weight) compared with the AHDB Beef and Lamb target of a 350kg carcass at 14 months old  Grading is U3/4L  Carcasses met the abattoir’s supermarket spec of 38% recorded fat, class 4L, so could be killed lighter if required  There is a clear difference in performance for the calves by Volvo, which has a top 5% index, and Decision, the maternal bull with a top 60% index. Full results will be provided in a future article.

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BULL SELECTION

TABLE 1: COW WINTER RATIONS Feeds

(kg/cow/day)

Maize silage (29%DM , 33% starch, 9%CP) Grass silage (30%DM, 10.1ME, 15%CP) Minerals Dry matter intake ME supplied Crude protein (% in DM)

22.5 22.5 100g 13.4kg 140MJ 12.0

TABLE 2: HERD FERTILITY PERFORMANCE AHDB autumn-calving herds

SAC target

Ian Willison

90.0 14.3

95.0 11.0

98.8 11.5

Calves reared per 100 cows Calving period (weeks)

Note: The number of calves reared by Ian Willison is based on only having three barren cows which failed to get in calf after 10 weeks, but was aided by the birth of three sets of twins, a relatively common feature of the fertile Simmental, with just one dead calf

Williamswood Farm, as Mr Willison believes it is not necessary in his autumn-calving herd and conception rates are higher without it. “I can see in some situations it is a must, such as in a spring-calving herd, but it doesn’t save you as much time and work as you would be led to believe. It is not a onetime event. “For example, it takes 10 days to synch cows and in that period you have to handle the heifer three to

four times. In this time we would have served half of our heifers.” Mr Willison’s experience has also found conception rates to be less in synchronised animals. The main problems occur with getting cows pregnant that fail to get in calf to the synchronisation programme. If 40+% don’t get in calf they all come back in oestrus at a similar time, which is too much for a sweeper bull to serve.

AI is allowing Mr Willison to use the best genetics for his system, but for a fraction of the cost of owning a bull. “Cost a cow averages £35-£40/conception as I use 1.25 straws/conception [including cost of keeping straws and the flask].” To put this figure in context, AHDB Beef and Lamb says if a stock bull works for five years and produces 30 calves a year, it results in an annual bull cost per calf produced of £35. These figures are not based on using top-priced bulls. “The biggest cost is what you choose to spend on semen. If you are not prepared to choose a quality bull for your system, then what’s the point?” he asks. Mr Willison says because he is keeping his own replacements, it is important he selects a bull that has both maternal and terminal traits. “We are replacing about 20% a year and we view replacements as an investment. We are as choosy with the cow as we are with the bull. “We would rather give younger animals the chance than running an older cow that is not doing the job. Our culling policy is based on function of the cow,” he says. Straws from maternal Simmental bull Dirnanean Bradley, that was used last winter, cost £40 each, but he was a bull that sold for £22,000. He is a top 1% index curve-bender bull and has excellent terminal as well as maternal EBVs, with +2.0% for calving ease daughters (top 15%) and +8kg for milk (top 10%). Further discussion on EBVs for easy calving will feature in a subsequent article in this series. Simon Marsh, beef specialist at Harper Adams University, who is monitoring cow and calf performance at Williamswood Farm, says

Bradley offers the rare combination of easy-calving daughters while maintaining outstanding terminal traits. “His calves have good length without losing width and maintaining strength and top line. The value of his slaughter progeny and production of his daughters will easily cover his semen cost,” he says. Mr Marsh says AI gives Mr Willison the flexibility to change breeds at the flip of a coin, which is useful in a volatile market. “AI allows Mr Willison to maximise production from every animal and also gives him a calving date for every cow. Testimony to his focus on fertility is shown in the results he achieves.” (See table 2.) Mr Marsh advises farmers mating by natural service to fertility test their bulls. “I have lost count of the number of herds I have come across with a widespread calving period because they have an infertile, or subfertile, bull. “Many vets now offer this service. It is relatively quick to carry out and costs in the region of £90 a bull, with subsequent bulls at £60. “I would suggest using a trusted breeder to buy a high-index bull – from a recorded herd – that has not been pushed excessively and has good locomotion. “Also inspect the bull’s mother and any relatives. Make sure the bull is from a herd with high health status to limit disease risk. You get out what you put in, so use the best genetics you can afford,” Mr Marsh says. Read about Ian Willison’s secrets to achieving top 1% ❱❱ performance at www.fwi.co.uk/ beef-focus-farm

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WEANING WAYS Suckler producer Ian Willison is hitting weaning weights way above the national average. Michael Priestley finds out how

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inimising calf stress and optimising the feed conversion ratios (F C Rs) are key to achieving average daily liveweight gains of 1.32kg to weaning for Nottinghamshire farmer Ian Willison. The Simmental cross Blue cows at Williamswood Farm produced progeny this year that averaged 307kg after 200 days – some 48kg above the AHDB Beef and Lamb average of 259kg. He says limiting stress factors and supplying quality feed are vital for realising the genetic potential of stock and counteracting possible growth checks. After some experimentation with outdoor calving following scour issues, Mr Willison opted to return to calving inside, although this time he placed greater focus on cleaning sheds and “getting to the cause of the problem”. Problems with scours and navel-ill are now negligible since daily trailer cleaning and weekly calving shed cleaning regimes were brought in to tackle the problem, rather than relying on treatments. Calves are expected to be standing and suckling within four hours, and then disbudded within 24 hours, although calves slower off the mark are disbudded on day three. Mr Willison finds this is better for the calves and less stressful for him, as he can

disbud on his own. “We are cutting out a growth check and also reducing the risk of pneumonia at that early stage, because they are only very small buds to deal with,” explains Mr Willison. Calves receive 2ml of pain relief – lasting three days – and a pour-on fly treatment before being turned out immediately to grass with cows. Heifers and bulls are segregated at this point to tailor creep feed, which they typically start receiving at six to seven weeks old, removing another stress-point later in life.

CREEPING CALVES

Calves are tempted to switch to creep with an 18% crude protein (CP) calf-rearing pellet before switching to a 17% CP, high-neutral detergent fibre and low-starch (19%) nut to optimise frame development. “Creep nuts are geared towards growing the frame of the animal, meaning we look to use high protein and lower starch. Too much starch and the animal can quickly become fat,” says Mr Willison, who says using a proper calf pellet definitely pays off. “We have tried several feeds for young calves, including mixing barley and sugar beet, but you soon see the benefits of moving to a proper rearing nut.” To hit the top weaning weights,

producers must capitalise on a calf’s phenomenal FCR from birth to weaning (typically ranging from 2.54.5:1), according to Harper Adams University beef specialist Simon Marsh. From studies and observations, he believes many suckler enterprises are restricting the potential of their calves. He says farmers should target daily liveweight gains of 1.2-1.35kg for heifers and bulls. He prescribes high ME (more than 12.5 MJ/kg DM) creep feeds to tap into the potential FCR of pre-weaned calves and says Mr Willison is right to target protein at bulls. Ideally, Mr Marsh likes to see creep contain high levels of bypass digest-

PHOTOGRAPHY: JIM VARNEY

MANAGEMENT TIPS

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1 Focus on cow condition and breeding values for easy calving 2 Ensure early colostrum intake 3 Join a herd health scheme to help minimise calf mortality 4 Do not buy foster calves 5 Maximise early period when calves have high feed conversion ratio 6 Initially offer high-starch creep, then change to high neutral detergent fibre at three months 7 Include quality digestible undegraded protein minerals in calf creep Simon Marsh (left) and Ian Willison believe giving creep feed early is key. FARMERSWEEKLY  15 JANUARY 2016

ible undegradable protein, which passes through the rumen, directly supporting growth, which soya bean meal can provide. Mr Marsh says feeding 100-120kg of creep up to weaning increases weaning weights by at least 30kg a calf, which at £200/t (£24/120kg) and a liveweight gain value of £2.50/ kg gives a return of more than £50 a calf. Last winter, Mr Willison’s heifer creep intakes were 49kg and bulls took 289kg up to weaning. Bulls are fed creep ad-lib, with heifers receiving up to 1kg/day until 100 days of age. Bulls are then introduced to their fat ration (50:50 maize silage and barley blend) two weeks prior to weaning, while heifers are introduced to their 50:50 maize and grass silage ration after 100 days, which they take alongside the cows, usually after Christmas. Home-grown maize supplies the ration, with grass silage used for bulls only if it hits targets of 65-70 D-values, 10-12% protein and DM in the high 20s.

HEALTH AND HOUSING

Health also plays a big part in calves achieving targets. For five years Mr Willison’s herd has been accredited for Johne’s, leptospirosis, bovine viral diarrhoea and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, which he believes has “massively reduced” mortality rates and illnesses.


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FARM FACTS  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, including

40ha of reclaimed open-cast coalfield  Soil type classified as medium loam over limestone  36ha permanent pasture – rest in leys and 8ha of maize

Another important factor is keeping a closed herd. Mr Willison’s view is that foster calves from outside never bring profit and often bring problems. Instead, he believes cows that have lost calves are better off being sold as culls. November sees cows and calves brought inside, where they access outyards, stemming from Mr Willison’s philosophy that “it’s wrong if you have to trim their backs”. “Sheds are mostly for our benefit. It’s important to keep cattle dry, but the cold is not an issue,” says Mr Willison. “They are better off outside.” His mantra is “plenty of fresh air, plenty of cattle”, putting emphasis on the stack effect caused by large groups of animals creating heat and pulling in fresh air from the outside when wind speeds drop. Straw can be added to keep cattle happy through wintry spells, but he says clipped backs are a sign that ventilation is poor. He adds: “We have only treated one calf this year for a respiratorytype condition and it is now fine. Using outyards has been a massive help with respiratory concerns.”

TIMETABLE

LOW STRESS SYSTEM

Autumn-calving herds

Nutrition, health and management are vital, but to hit high growth levels, Mr Willison says it is paramount to start off with high-EBV bulls to produce calves able to thrive

Disbud and turnout calves with 24 hours Heifers and bulls separated Heifers

Bulls

At six to seven weeks old, introduce creep, with feeding “tempted” by high-quality 18% crude protein calf nut Calves on ordinary rearing nuts in November Intakes built up to 1kg a heifer a day until 100 days old

Creep-fed ad-lib

Cows and calves housed in November

Cows and calves housed in November New year, bulls receive 50:50 mix of rearing nuts and barley blend

Creep feed removed after Christmas. Heifers get 50:50 grass silage and maize silage with mother’s milk

Weaned at eight months in April. Fat ration introduced two weeks prior to weaning

Heifers weaned in mid-June at 10 months

Fat ration 50:50 maize silage and barley blend

Placed on aftermath grass, wormed and given trace element bolus

Bulls fattened in same rearing shed – no environment change

BEATING THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AHDB Wean age (days) Wean weight (kg) Daily liveweight gain (kg) 200-day weight (kg)

Ian Willison

Average

Bulls

Heifers

Average

278 345 1.10 259

229 382 1.49 341

295 366 1.14 271

262 374 1.32 307

and grow fast. The first thing on his mind when analysing EBVs is direct calving ease, with bulls also being required to supply decent growth and muscle characteristics. A close second is gestation length for calving and milk, with a good positive figure for daughter calving ease also a high priority. But it is his focus across health, breeding and nutrition that allows Mr Willison’s bulls to achieve daily liveweight gain of 1.49kg, according to Mr Marsh. And he believes creep feeding over the stress of weaning is a “no-brainer”. “Creep feeding minimises stress and growth check post-weaning. Can anyone justify not feeding creep?” asks Mr Marsh, who recommends feeding 14-17% CP. Fine-tuning should involve targeting 16-17% CP at continental calves and 14-15% for native breeds or heifers, with Mr Marsh warning against feeding high starch levels. “High-ME feeds based on digestible fibre with lower starch levels encourage calf frame development, rather than putting on flesh, which is particularly important for heifers” explains Mr Marsh.

WEANING

Mr Willison finds the best approach to weaning is “the quicker the better”, with heifers weaned in midJune and bulls weaned in April. “Prior to weaning, cow rations are changed from maize and grass silage to hay for three days to help them dry off and encourage creep intake,” adds Mr Marsh. “Having the cows at pasture is better for mastitis risk. “Beef cow milk typically has about 3.4% protein as fed, which equates to about 25% on a DM basis. However, yield peaks in weeks six to eight, so milk forms a smaller proportion of calf nutrient intake. Therefore feeding calf nuts supplies the protein needed for muscle and frame development.” 15 JANUARY 2016  FARMERSWEEKLY

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Beef focus farm: How cow size affects performance By Michael Priestley Running an efficient suckler operation hinges on the good management of an appropriately sized cow, which for Nottinghamshire producer Ian Willison means leaving room for flexibility. Whatever the breed, Mr Willison believes cows can be too extreme either way and is enjoying success with a mix of Simmental and Blue genetics, which is helping to place the Williamswood herd near the top of national cow efficiency tables. The cattle are hitting the mark, producing quality fat cattle and breeding replacement heifers to calve at 21-24 months. And while Mr Willison acknowledges cow size and breed is personal and specific to farm location, management style and market orientation, his system targets first-calving weights of 500-550kg, progressing to 700-750kg. “I think 800kg cows are too big, but depending on the system cows can be too small too,” admits Mr Willison. “Even the few 800kg cows here spend a fair bit of their working life at an efficient size”.

FLEXIBILITY

Market volatility, changes in the consumer and processor demands and Mother Nature can make a particular size of cow quickly uneconomical and irrelevant, says Mr Willison, whether around the 550kg or 800kg mark. For this reason, he maintains a philosophy of never becoming “too extreme” either way.

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“Buying in stock and operating flying herds is different, but when breeding replacements it’s easy to get yourself tied up doing the wrong thing,” explains Mr Willison. “I have found it’s best to maintain a bit of flexibility in your cow size as if you’re too one way or the other it can take a long time to change your herd and get where you want it to be.” Mr Willison rates Simmental genetics for being “varied and flexible”, which has served the farm well over the years.

 Having bigger

cows can be a boost with a bigger cull cow cheque, but cull values depend on the market

Ian Willison “If you have genetically small cows and you need to play catch-up for bigger stores or finished cattle then it’s hard, but with a 650kg cow you can manipulate size by feeding.”

COW EFFICIENCY

An industry target for suckler efficiency is to achieve a calf 200-day weight that equates to 50% of cow weight. The Williamswood bulls exceed this, and even though the heifers are slightly below, they still have an average cow efficiency of 48.2% compared with the AHDB average of 34.5% based on a 750kg cow, which is common in many herds, according to Harper Adams beef specialist Simon Marsh. Farm data analysed by Simon Marsh shows Mr Willison’s most efficient cow weighed 540kg and produced a calf weighing 365kg at 200 days to give her an efficiency rating of 65.9%. The least efficient cow weighed 865kg and produced

a calf that weighed 291kg at an efficiency of 33.6%. “I would concede that more small cows work out with more calves within the 50% weight,” says Mr Willison, who believes it is a “myth” that big cows produce bigger calves and calve easier. “Having bigger cows can be a boost with a bigger cull cow cheque, but cull values depend on the market, whereas the performance of the cows should be more consistent,” explains Mr Willison, who, with cow numbers up slightly, is able to cull out inefficient animals with stocking rates up to about one livestock unit (LSU) an acre. “Up until now we’ve not been able to cull all the cows not hitting the mark,” admits Mr Willison, who had to carry on farming some animals to ensure there were enough cows on his farm. “But now we have numbers up and good information to work from, we can find the cows that aren’t efficient and cull them – we are already bearing it in mind when we are choosing heifers to serve.” Big cows not doing the job have a big cull value and Mr Willison would rather cash them in than risk losing them or watching weight drop off through ill health. Small cows, on the other hand, must not be small because of stunted growth, explains Ian, as this can be a “calving disaster”. “A small cow with big genetics is a nightmare. It is a major setback because she’s not been fed correctly.” The Williamswood herd targets a pre-calving July BCS of 2.45, at a weight of 647kg. In April this drops slightly to 2.35 and a weight of 637kg when bull calves are weaned. This is close to Mr Willison’s target of maintaining a body condition score (BCS) of 2.5 year-round, which he says is made easier by calving cows “tight”. “I am firmly of the belief that maintaining that level through their lives is beneficial,” adds Mr Willison. “I would rather maintain than look to play catch-up and over the years we’ve looked to keep the heifers

High daily carcass gains are key to profitability. capable of a constant BCS of 2.5. I don’t look at having fatter and thinner cows at different times of year.” He sees milk production is a “balancing act” when selecting cows and estimated breeding values (EBV) to maintain BCS. Close attention is paid to 200 day growth rates, with cows needing the ability to yield milk and get it to the calf. “Without milking ability you have to pay too much to feed your calf, but too much milking ability and you end up feeding your cow too much,” says Mr Willison. “It’s vital the calf can get the milk from a sound milk bag, there’s no point in sucking on half an udder. Generally, the Blues offer reasonable maternal traits for a terminal breed.”

COW TYPE

Easy-calving cows and high daily carcase gains from small-tomedium-sized sucklers are key factors to profitability in suckled calf production. This is the mantra of Mr Marsh, who has worked closely with Mr Willison charting the efficiency of his Simmental-cross Blue cows. “As with any cross-bred combination, Ian’s mix results in hybrid


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TABLE 1. COW EFFICIENCY AND CALF PERFORMANCE AHDB

Autumn calving herds Average Wean age (days) 278 Wean weight (kg) 345 DLWG (kg) 1.10 200 day weight (kg) 259 Cow wean weight (kg) 750* Efficiency (kg calf/100kg cow weight) 34.5

Ian Willison

Bulls 229 374 1.49 341 633 53.9

Heifers Average 295 262 366 370 1.16 1.33 271 307 640 637 42.3 48.2

Note: AHDB cow weight estimated

TABLE 2. 600KG V 700KG, WITH SAME OR INCREASED CALF WEIGHTS Cow weight (kg)

JIM VARNEY

Herd size (cows) Calf wean weight (kg) Gross margin/cow (£) Herd gross margin (£)

vigour,” explains Mr Marsh. “This particularly benefits traits with low heritability such as fertility and health, which are so crucial for the cow. “Growth is highly heritable so this is influenced more by the choice of bull. The breed combination brings together a good fit between the Simmental and Blue. The Simmental provides growth, bone structure and milk; the Blue brings conformation to the marriage.” Additionally, Blue-cross cows frequently show very good milking ability, which Mr Marsh attributes as a “throw-back” to breeding the Blue from the Shorthorn.

He stresses the importance of good bone structure when “piling on” muscle and weight in a short space of time, especially with young bulls, and finds that, when crossbreeding, strong-boned and fineboned breeds are complementary. Mr Willison has used a crisscross, two-breed rotation policy in general, but in 2013 and 2014 opted to inseminate all cows with Simmental to evaluate bulls with either maternal or terminal traits. “This could lose some hybrid vigour since it could be argued the Simmental cross Blue cow should be put to a bull of a third breed for

600

700

700

140 285 297 41,649

130 285 301 39,118

130 297 322 41,915

even higher levels of hybrid vigour,” says Mr Marsh. “However, Ian has found the Simmental cross Blue cow put back to the Simmental bull is a winning combination for terminal and maternal traits, growth, efficiency and temperament.”

600KG V 700KG COW

Research on beef cow size and stocking rate is finding that, in general, cross-bred beef cattle at 700kg cannot produce progeny with sufficiently heavy enough calves to compensate for the extra 8MJ/day of energy required for maintenance compared to a 600kg cow. A model 100ha farm stocked at 1.4 LSU a ha would be able to keep 140 cows weighing 600kg, whereas herd size would have to be reduced to 130 with 700kg cows meaning nine fewer calves born a year. Mr Marsh explains: “This calf

TOP TIPS FOR COW EFFICIENCY AND MANAGEMENT have hybrid vigour that will “calve and conceive”  Aim for small to medium-sized cows weighing 550-650kg  For home-bred replacements select breeds and bulls with top maternal traits, especially milk  Calve replacements at 22-24 months old  Target 50% efficiency  Take the calf from birth through to slaughter  A key management tool is body condition score

JIM VARNEY

 Keep cross-bred cows which

Mr Willison aims for mature cow weights of 700-750kg.

reduction will significantly reduce any potential gains from increased cull values from heavier beef cows worth an extra £2,531 (see table 2: £41,649-£39,118) for the 600kg cow. “Keeping more cows would also reduce fixed costs per cow for the 600kg herd.” This is being shown in Ireland by Teagasc where the Derrypatrick herd is showing that bigger cross-bred beef cows of different breeds do not necessarily produce bigger calves. However, Mr Willison’s 700kg cows have been shown to be capable of producing an extra 12kg of calf liveweight compared with a 600kg cow, so combined with an increase in cull values this is worth an extra £26 a cow (£2.16/kg x 12). Mr Marsh concludes: “In the model based on costings and performance of the AHDB non-SDA average suckler herd, this makes the 130 head 700kg cow herd more profitable by £266 (see table 2: £41,915-£41,649 = £266) due to heavier calves and cull cows even with a reduction in the number of calves sold. “This is the first time this analysis has been done in the UK since previous studies have compared the performance of different breed types. In this evaluation we looked at just one breed type to compare the performance of big versus small cows. “Similar findings have been noted with former beef focus farmer Simon Frost with his Limousin-cross Friesian cows put to high index Charolais bulls. “We need more research into this area to provide a clear message to the beef industry.” 5 FEBRUARY 2016  FARMERSWEEKLY

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Efficient finishing helps to hit beef carcass specs

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ast finishing is vital to bull profitability for Nottinghamshire farmer Ian Willison, who adapted his intensive system to meet tight market specifications on carcass weights. He believes feeding young animals when they are at their most efficient is key to reducing fixed costs on bulls from high growthindex sires. By doing this and using terminal sire bulls within the top 5% of the breed, he is hitting daily liveweight gains of 1.82kg from weaning to slaughter, to reach 700kg at 13 months. Selling bulls at 398kg carcass weights (48kg above AHDB target) at £3.30/kg dead carcass weight (dcw) is worth an extra £158 a bull (48kg x £3.30). This equates to an additional return of £6,320 for the year across the 40 bulls produced at Williamswood with similar feed costs. Harper Adams beef specialist Simon Marsh believes Mr Willison has adopted the most-efficient system by finishing male calves at 13 months. “The system maximises stocking rates and output on his farm. If Ian were to finish the calves at 18 months old as steers, he would either have to reduce herd size by 23% or acquire more land and buildings to keep the same herd size. If the calves were to be finished more extensively at 24 months, the herd size would need to fall by a dramatic 38%.” To achieve this the feeding mentality is “push, push, push” from birth, although Mr Willison stresses success with bull beef systems doesn’t hinge on feeding alone. He sees the finishing phase as the last piece of the puzzle – on top of the right hybrid genetics, good herd health and welfare, and a well-executed weaning strategy for his autumn-born Simmental-cross

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FARM FACTS  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, including

40ha of reclaimed opencast coalfield  Soil type is classified as medium loam over limestone  36ha is in permanent pasture, with the rest in leys and 8ha of maize silage suckler bulls. Similarly, Mr Willison believes feeding high amounts of cereals can work only if based on a solid foundation of high dry (DM) matter intakes and a fibrous diet, allowing animals to “tick over” with a healthy rumen.

FEEDING REGIME

A 50:50 forage and blend finishing ration fed ad-lib incorporates home-grown grass and maize silage, with a focus on protein helping to achieve a daily liveweight gain from

weaning to slaughter of 1.82kg, well ahead of AHDB targets of 1.45kg (see “Performance comparison”). A 17% crude protein, high neutral detergent fibre and 19% starch rearer nut is targeted at bulls prior to weaning as part of a policy of all calves being creep-fed to promote frame development and maximise genetic potential. Two weeks ahead of weaning, bulls – all of which are kept entire – are introduced to the fattening ration, which is built up to 7kg of maize silage and a further 7kg blend, delivering 14-15kg/day overall. Daily concentrate feed rate is then stepped up to 8kg in the autumn, five to six weeks prior to slaughter as bulls approach 12 months of age. By 13 months, concentrates are increased to 10kg/day to finish tailenders, with bulls eating 20-22kg of ration overall. Variety drives appetite and supports rumen function, explains Mr Willison, who supplies home-

OCTOBER-BORN BULL CALVES: RATION TIMELINE Timing

Ration

Late November/early December (6-7 weeks old) New Year

 Tempted on to creep with high-quality 18% CP

calf nut ad-lib  50:50 mix of 17% CP, high-NDF rearing nuts

and home-grown crimped barley Early April – bulls introduced  4kg maize silage and 4kg blend to Total Mixed Ration Mid-April weaned – TMR  Crimped barley fed at 4.5kg with 4kg blend given protein top-up and maize silage. Ration topped up with 50g of urea to ensure adequate ERDP (effective rumen-degradable protein)  High-starch diet (37% DM) July – first-cut grass silage added Finishing phase

 Crimped barley fed. Just 6.5kg blend and

silage. Grass silage can replace last year’s maize  Feed rate tweaked up to 8kg a head a day and then 10-11kg a head a day to finish tailenders  Bulls eat 1,356kg of concentrates and 2t of silage throughout the finishing phase

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grown maize for starch and highquality digestible fibre from sugar beet. He keeps protein levels at 14-15% (in the DM) to maximise the growth potential of his bulls. “These form the basis of a balanced ration based on cereals, with straw always available for long fibre,” he says. He budgets for 60cm of bunker space a bull. “Bulls looking gutty is never a concern, since this indicates a bull with good rumen function rather than a clean-bodied greyhound type of beast with acidosis.” Wheat straw is provided twice a week in racks for “scratch factor” at a rate of 1kg a head a day.

WEIGHING AND HOUSING

Recent years have typically seen between 30 and 40 bulls finished each year for ABP, although cow herd expansion will see as many as 50 bulls finished in the coming years, at the expense of homegrown barley for grass leys. Bulls are finished in the shed in which they are overwintered and weaned in mid-April. Cows are turned out on to spring grass. “Once we have grouped and housed bulls we try not to alter groups or the housing since


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Ian Willison says feeding strategy must be combined with the right hybrid genetics and good herd health

TOP TIPS FOR FINISHING SUCKLER BULLS  Creep feed prior to weaning  Feed top-quality silage with

high-energy concentrates

 Initially feed a high level

of starch, but reduce with digestible fibre-based feeds as finishing progresses for optimum rumen function and health  Select for slaughter based on market requirements and look for outlets for heavy carcasses  If the market continues to penalise heavy carcasses, do not store winter continentalbred steers and select breeding bulls with positive fat depth EBVs

this checks growth rates,” he says. His thinking is that groups of bulls can be split if need be, but ideally groups shouldn’t have bulls added, in an attempt to reduce the stress on animals. Equally important to consistency of environment is a consistent cattle weighing schedule, explains Mr

FINISHING RATION: 50:50 FORAGE AND BLEND  Maize silage (29% DM and

33% starch) crimped barley and blend (13.5% CP and 23% starch), which is based on rolled barley, sugar beet pulp, biscuit meal, rape, soya hulls, syrup and minerals  Topped up with 50g of urea to supply effective rumendegradable protein  Initial high-starch diet (37% DM) to maximise efficient growth rates, then gradually reduced

Willison. Using a simple race and crush, 25 cattle can be weighed in half an hour, an exercise he stresses should take into account gut fill. “The difference in gut fill can be up to 30kg on the overall weight of the animal,” he adds, potentially meaning you can be more than 0.5kg out in your daily weight gain calculations. For this reason, Mr Willison’s Simmental-cross bulls are weighed at the same time on a morning in the first week of each month to account for eating routines.

‘TRAGIC SITUATION’

Adaptations have been made to produce an average carcass weight at Williamswood of just under 400kg to avoid penalties for heavy carcasses. Monthly weighing and fast finishing are two important factors in running a system that will limit overheavy cattle and remain in control of slaughter weights, allowing cattle to be sold early if they have

stopped gaining weight and are close to 700kg, explains Mr Willison. These are ways of dealing with the “tragic situation” the beef industry has found itself in, according to Mr Marsh. “We have made so much genetic progress over the years, having been encouraged to improve cattle

growth rates to then see penalties for efficient, well-bred beef cattle,” says Mr Marsh. “If this market penalty continues, most breed societies will need to evaluate how they calculate terminal index and reduce the weighting on growth and place greater emphasis on calving ease and positive fat depth. “However, this move will prove detrimental to finishing heifers, which are rarely slaughtered at heavy weights. The industry needs to evaluate optimal finishing systems for suckler-bred heifers.”

PERFORMANCE COMPARISON AHDB target

Slaughter age (months) 14 Slaughter weight (kg) 600 Weaning age (days) 244 Weaning wt (kg) 340 DLWG birth to weaning (kg) 1.25 Days weaning to slaughter 180 DLWG weaning to slaughter (kg) 1.45 DLWG from birth (kg) 1.29 Carcass weight (kg) 350 (58.3% KO) DCG from birth (kg) 0.81 (0.77) Carcass grade -U/U+3 Concentrates (kg/bull) 1,750 (1,500kg DM) Silage (kg/bull) N/A

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13.3 (405 days) 694 (gut full) 229 374 1.49 176 1.82 1.68 398 (57.3% KO) 0.98 (0.93) -U 3-4L 1,356 (1,155kg DM) 2,011 (651kg DM)

Note: DCG in brackets deducts 24kg for the bull calf birth carcass weight

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The economic benefits of calving heifers at two years old are well known. Michael Priestley finds out how Ian Willison is achieving growth rates of more than 1kg/day to enable him to bull heifers at 13 months

MANAGING HEIFERS

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alving heifers at two is a key efficiency driver for Nottinghamshire suckler producer Ian Willison, who is aiming for fast early growth rates and a good balance of maternal genetics in his replacement heifers. Mr Willison says high youngstock growth rates and selecting sires for 200-day milk, calving ease daughters, scrotal size and positive fat depth make calving at two years old both optimal and achievable. Replacement heifers calve down at 22-23 months in the autumncalving Simmental cross Blue herd at Williamswood Farm. Heifers are weaned at an average weight of 366kg and manage daily liveweight gains (DLWG) of more than 1kg. This means most heifers are served at a liveweight of about 425-450kg, which at 65% of mature weight is the target bulling weight of a 650kg mature animal. Bulling heifers are served with high-index Simmental genetics, once using AI – with conception rates averaging 70% – before running with a home-bred sweeper bull. “We are assessing animals from one year old and usually serve all heifers between 13 and 15 months,” explains Mr Willison. “Once they go beyond 15 months we don’t serve them as at this point we could be breeding with slow-maturing animals and we don’t want that.”

Top-of-the-range estimated breeding values for maternal characteristics underpin sire selection at Williamswood

Good growth crucial to calve heifers at 24 months High importance is placed on using bulls on heifers that are easy calving, with positive EBVs for calving ease direct, short gestation length and below-average birth weights. Once the genetics are in place, the target is for fast growth at a young age. A daily liveweight gain from birth to calving of 0.84kg is required to reach 650kg, however Mr Willison pushes his heifers early in life and last year their DLWGs were 1.07kg from birth to service, with a mean bulling weight of 491kg at just 13.7 months old. Autumn-born heifers are fed 18% CP rearing nuts usually by seven weeks of age, followed in November by a 17% CP high-NDF 19% starch at 1kg a head a day to optimise frame development. In the new year heifer calves are left on mother’s milk and silage. Mr Willison looks to select replacements born early in the calving block to maximise growth potential. “These are likely to be from more fertile cows and will be heavier at bulling,” he explains.

Fast growth allows a constant body condition score to be maintained in the last trimester when the animal is kept at a body condition score of 2.5. “We don’t want them to gain condition or lose weight,” explains Mr Willison. “Over the last four weeks they should ideally stay as they are.” Hay is offered ad lib at this stage alongside vitamin and mineral buckets, with heifers typically weighing 576kg at 19 months old. In July 2015 the pre-calving liveweight of heifers was 599kg.

SELECTING TO CALVE AT TWO

Heifers with the best temperament are chosen as replacements, focusing on the moderate-sized animals. Female families are then looked at to make sure their lines are performing. Finally the EBVs of fathers are assessed. “Any lines that have or are developing calving or fertility problems are ended,” says Mr Willison. “Only heifers 13 months or older and healthy are served with a proven easy-calving bull, but ➜p30

SIMON’S TIPS FOR CALVING REPLACEMENTS AT TWO YEARS  Focus on maternal genetics

and maternal EBVs – we have too many big suckler cows with not enough milk in the UK  Select heifers on temperament, family breeding and size – not too small and not too big  High early life growth allows you to control condition in the last trimester  Once calved, manage heifers in a group on their own  Replacements are the future of your herd – look after them  Ensure cows are 65% of their mature weight at mating. Aim to get high growth rates in the first two-thirds of life  Select replacements born early in the calving season – these will likely be from more fertile cows and heavier at bulling  Only allow heifers to run for two cycles  Aim for a condition score of 2.25-2.5 at calving


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Weight at service (kg) 491 Age at service 13.7 months DLWG birth to 1.07 service (kg) Weight at turnout (kg) 576 Age at turnout 18.8 months DLWG service to 0.55 turnout (kg)

Simon Marsh (right), pictured with Ian Willison, says calving at two years old saves forage and requires a smaller area the bull’s daughters’ calving score should be positive if they are to be kept.” The breeding system at Williamswood produces a terminal calf from a maternal female Simmental cross Blue female put to a terminal Simmental sire. “This is the best way to produce a profitable terminal calf and the Simmental is very good at this,” adds Mr Willison. By breeding his own replacements from AI, the herd has been accessing the best genetics in the world for 30 years. This allows the farm to produce cows that start their productive life at 550kg and end it at 700kg. This way they give a decent cull value after weaning calves at almost 50% of working cow bodyweight – the benchmark of cow efficiency. This is already being achieved at Williamswood, with the 2015 crop of calves having just recorded a DLWG from birth of 1.44kg. This equates to a 200-day weight of 335kg, with a cow efficiency of 49.9%.

SEPARATE FROM THE HERD

An important factor in calving at two is running heifers separately, allowing them to grow in a lowstress environment. Mr Willison says if heifers grow fast when young and are managed well then the concerns people have over calving at two are “mythical”. “From what I have seen, heifers calved at two can calve easy, they last longer, they end up getting bigger and they carry more milk,” he stresses. “There’s no difference in mature size – that is down to genetics and how the animal is taken care of.” An average bulling age of 13.7 30

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FAST TRACK TO CALVING AT TWO Mid-June August/September

Late September September/October

October/November December March April June July

Heifers are weaned and wormed, given a trace element bolus and put on aftermath grazing Stocked at 3.7 animals a hectare on a three-leaf, one-week rotation grazing policy and wormed again in August and September. No supplementation is given, so animals come in “hungry” to create a flush for AI A “flush effect” is produced by feeding top-quality silage (11ME+) once housed in late September DIY AI programme begins serving over a four-week period. Heifers are served when they will stand fully in heat. At week two any served heifers are turned out with a sweeper when they are “off heat”. Heifers run with sweeper for two cycles (six weeks) Heifers mop up surplus grass until December housing Cattle housed. Winter nutrition is ad-lib 50:50 grass:maize silage plus rock salt Cattle turned out after TB test Any empty heifers sold as embryo transfer recipients. Stocking is at 7.4 animals a hectare to keep on top of sward heights. They are offered hay/straw Herd is tested/vaccinated for BVD, IBR, leptospirosis and Johne’s disease Heifers are housed prior to calving

months allows the Williamswood heifers to calve replacements in July prior to the main herd calving in August to mid-October, ensuring they get more attention and time to grow frame for the next lactation. Heifers are finally introduced to the mature cows 12 weeks after having their first calf at winter housing. This year will see about 25 heifers mixed with the herd as part of a planned expansion phase on the farm. This mixing is typically a problem-free transition for the 15-17 heifers retained in a typical year, although one smaller heifer may get pushed to the bottom of the pecking order. Generally though, issues are minimised by the feeding system. “Having a total mixed ration available on the concrete floor 24/7 helps the heifers hugely,” explains Mr Willison. He budgets for about 60cm head space for each cow. And while he looks to limit feeding in the last trimester, he offers the best grazing and winter forage once calved to ensure sufficient nutrition to develop the second embryo. “The most important thing to calving a heifer at any age is to make sure she has whatever feed she needs after calving and up to conception of the next calf.” michael.priestley@rbi.co.uk

‘OVERWHELMING’ EVIDENCE IN FAVOUR OF CALVING YOUNGER  Calving heifers at two years old is more efficient and productive and it is unfortunate the UK beef industry is calving at an average of 33.6 months, says Harper Adams beef specialist Simon Marsh. He says there is “overwhelming evidence” that home-bred replacements should be calved down at two years. By the time a cow is 10, one that first calved aged two and her daughters will have produced 41 calves. Whereas a cow that first calved aged three and her daughters will have produced 19 calves, Mr Marsh points out.

He says that while growing heifers fast enough to serve at 13-15 months requires more concentrates, calving them earlier requires less silage. “Calving at two years old typically requires 400kg of concentrates a head versus 250kg,” admits Mr Marsh. “However, a three-year-old requires almost double the amount of silage and more than double the land.” Studies show a three-year-old calver will eat 15.5t of silage and need 0.83ha compared with 8.9t and 0.38ha for a two-year-old calver, he explains.

“One of the major criticisms or failures with calving at two years is that the heifers subsequently struggle to get back in calf,” says Mr Marsh. Once calved, good nutrition is essential. Mr Marsh recommends feeding at least 140MJ of energy post-calving. The simple solution to this problem is usually to manage firstcalved heifers separately from the main herd so they don’t get bullied and get extra attention. This could be in a management group with lean cows to avoid having too many groups in the herd.


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aith in estimated breeding values (EBVs) has been paying off for a Nottinghamshire beef herd for nearly 30 years, resulting in maternal and terminal genetics to suit both the farm and the market. Sire selection is critical for Ian Willison at Williamswood Farm, Warsop Vale, where quick-finishing progeny average 1.32kg DLWG to weaning and fertile, easy-calving replacements are bred from top Simmental bulls. Financially, Mr Willison maintains there is a “marked difference” in calves from high-EBV sires

HEAD TO HEAD  Weaned bull calves from Volvo

were worth £62 a head at £2.50/kg, averaging 3.9kg higher birthweights and 25kg more at 200 days.  Volvo’s calves were 34kg heavier at slaughter, with their carcasses being 20kg heavier.  For bull calves at slaughter at £3.15/kg DCW the difference was £63. Bull calves from Decision (0.96kg) averaged 5g daily carcass gain less than Volvo (1.01kg), with DLWGs from birth of 1.54kg versus 1.62kg (see table opposite).

compared with the average – and also in offspring from replacement daughters. Along with Harper Adams University beef specialist Simon Marsh and the British Simmental Cattle Society, Mr Willison is interested in how progeny from two very different Simmental sires are performing in his autumn-calving Simmental cross Blue herd. The two bulls were used as part of Mr Willison’s AI breeding programme in a 50:50 split to get a balance of calves and enough selection pressure for replacement heifers. Anything not successfully inseminated in six weeks is given one cycle with a home-bred pedigree Simmental sweeper bull. “The sweeper bull needs to be a decent all-rounder,” explains Mr Willison, who runs two AI cycles for cows and one for heifers, looking to calve heifers by two years of age. “I can’t have the sweeper too extreme one way or another. Gener-

ally speaking, the focus is on maternal EBVs when choosing AI bulls. The first thing I look at is a combination of daughter calving ease, milking ability and then growth, as opposed to muscle.” He stresses the importance of “keeping a balance” and not following certain traits too much. Following muscle will lose growth, milk and fertility, while choosing easycalving bulls and ignoring daughter calving ease will lead to breeding females with small pelvises, explains Mr Willison.

TAILORING SIRES

One of the benefits EBVs have brought for Mr Willison – a beef

GROWING EVIDENCE FOR EBVS

 Progeny from the top 1% of the

breed are worth £120 more than calves from the bottom 1% of the breed, work from Harper Adams shows. This supports mounting

evidence that EBVs result in financial benefits, says Mr Marsh. Calves from the top 1% bull finished 25 days earlier with +18kg carcasses and graded better with higher conformation scores.

CONTRASTING SIRES Sire

Omorga Volvo (terminal) Starline Decision (maternal)

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Index

Terminal traits

Maternal traits

Top 1% (TSI+87)

 Growth EBVs in top 1%

 Calving Ease Direct -3.9%

Top 60% (TSI+55)

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 400-day weight of +72kg (top 10%)

(bottom 15% for the breed)  Calving Ease Direct +4.9% (top 5%)

 400-day weight +47kg (top 65%)

 Short gestation length -3.7 days (top 1%)  Milk EBV +12kg (top 1%)

Daughter calving ease can be a key factor in bull selection farmer who left the dairy industry in the early 1990s – has been the ability to match bulls to individual cows. “It is hugely important for me whether a bull is recorded one way or another and the present EBV system is the best one we have, due to the vast amount of information used from relatives and offspring to predict what traits are likely to be passed on,” he explains. “I match first- or second-calvers to bulls with better direct calving scores, while for third-calvers and upwards I don’t need to worry as much and can look more towards better muscling. We really put calving ease to the fore in first- and second-calvers.” Mr Willison rates the Simmental highly, but values the Blue – used once in each line – as a cross to open up genetics. “It’s the same at the top end of any genetics in livestock – the pool does become limited,” he admits. “Crossing allows us to get the best from both breeds.” In Mr Willison’s experience, top 10% bulls are more profitable than the rest and EBVs are a tool to find genetics best suited to the job required on his own farm. And as far as performance


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VOLVO V DECISION: PROGENY PERFORMANCE Sire

Terminal sire – Volvo

Calf sex

Bull

Heifer

Maternal sire – Decision Bull

Heifer

Gestation length (days) Calving Ease (1-6) Birth weight (kg) 200-day weight (kg) DLWG (kg)

293 1.88 54.5 361 1.54

286 1.06 46.7 287 1.2

291 1.29 47.7 328 1.4

285 1.14 45.6 270 1.12

VOLVO V DECISION: BULL FINISHING PERFORMANCE Terminal sire – Volvo

Maternal sire – Decision

Slaughter age (months) 13.3 (406 days) 13.4 (409 days) Slaughter weight (kg) 713 679 DLWG from birth (kg) 1.62 1.54 Carcass weight (kg) 409 389 DCG from birth (kg)* 1.01 (0.95) 0.96 (0.90) Conformation score (1-7) 5.1 (-U) 5.0 (-U) Fat score (1-7) 3.4 (3-4L) 3.4 (3-4L) *DCG in brackets deducts 24kg for the bull calf birth carcass weight

FARM FACTS  75 Simmental cross Blue

suckler cows

 Lowland 80ha farm, including

recording goes, Mr Willison’s outlook is simple: the more EBVs and progeny data there is, the betterinformed choice you can make. “When I entered the beef industry, the Signet system was just coming into its own,” he adds. “We have always bought the top-end recorded bulls of the day and as we have gone along we have seen the difference each year.”

ACCURATE AND PROVEN

Genetic breed gains and increasing data on progeny performance mean Volvo and Decision’s EBVs have changed slightly since they were first used at Williamswood in 2013. But Mr Marsh says this is inevitable and certainly not a bad

thing. “Volvo now has a slightly higher index of +89 but Calving Ease Direct has slipped further to –6.6%,” he says. “Likewise, Decision’s index has increased to +57 but Calving Ease Direct has improved to +6.1% as data builds and strengthens EBV accuracy.” Mr Marsh says that no one breed is best but that he would have “failed professionally” if a Harper Adams graduate was to buy bulls without looking at EBVs on entering the beef industry. The simple message for commercial producers is to pick a breed combination to suit the farm, environment and market, using high-index bulls with appropriate EBVs for the system in hand, he stresses.

Ian Willison (left) is working closely with beef specialist Simon Marsh (right)

40ha of reclaimed opencast coalfield  Soil type is classified as medium loam over limestone  36ha is in permanent pasture with the rest in leys and 8ha of maize silage It is the array of breeds (25 native and 15 continental) that creates the “incredible passion and interest” for the industry, he explains. “This is why I get so much enjoyment working in it,” says Mr Marsh. “Sadly, though, it doesn’t help the processors, who have to deal with a range of carcass weights, fat and conformation grades and ages with all the different production systems and breed combinations.”

SHOW AND EBV WINNER

A third AI bull, Dirnanean Bradley, was used at Williamswood in 2014. A real “curve bender”, Bradley won at the Royal Highland Show the same year and his eye-catching qualities were backed up on paper by positive calving ease figures, massive growth and a TSI of +116. Bradley also proved to be a winner on the farm, producing lighter calves with an average birth weight of 46.4kg that rocketed to higher 200-day weights (bull and heifer average of 335kg), adding to the proof that EBVs are trustworthy and accurate, according to Mr Marsh.

TOP TIPS FOR EBVS FROM SIMON MARSH  Focus on the bull’s individual

EBV that will suit your system.

 Buy bulls with high accuracy

figures for the EBVs.

 Be prepared to buy an ugly bull

with a high index as long as he is functionally correct with good locomotion.  High-index bulls always give a significant return on investment. Pay good money for top genetics – not machinery.  The actual financial return on investment is always higher than predicted by the index.

He wants to see people end the practice of buying bulls purely “on eye” alone, likening EBVs to horse power and torque when buying a car or tractor. “You wouldn’t buy a tractor without asking about the specification, so why buy a bull?” he asks. “You obviously need to see a bull in the flesh to assess locomotion but too many producers are obsessed with having a masculine head – why? “This criticism is often levelled at curve bender bulls, which are the bulls the industry needs. What happens to the head of a bull at an abattoir – it gets binned! “One pedigree breeder on hearing my comments asked if I would marry an ugly woman! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if she had an ugly head I wouldn’t have her shot!” 20 MAY 2016  FARMERSWEEKLY

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Reduce waste to help maximise beef margins Margins at Williamswood Farm, Nottinghamshire, are dictated by changes in farm management and not in beef price, Harper Adams beef focus farmer Ian Willison tells Michael Priestley in our final update

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under which the farm is accredited for BVD, IBR, neospora and Johne’s. “The scheme’s had a massive effect in keeping mortality to a minimum. It is worth £5,000/year in benefits and costs about £1,000, so it’s a no-brainer,” he adds. Also important is the ability to maximise the beef cheque by hitting abattoir specs. This requires keeping an eye on the marketplace and finding premium outlets for heifers. Last year’s silage-and-blend-finished bull calves yielded carcass weights of 398kg at 13.3 months, meaning daily carcass gains from birth were 0.98kg and DLWG from birth to slaughter averaged 1.68kg.

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Farm accounts and business benchmarking are seen as a critical step in managing what is going on at farm level – the element over which a farmer has most control, stresses Mr Willison. He values the insight of “people on the outside” who can draw on the experiences of other farms and enterprises to give an objective opinion. “I use a specialist livestock consultant who does costings for several beef and sheep farms,” explains Mr Willison.

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an Willison believes farm output is something he has a degree of control over, unlike market volatility. For him, rearing 98.8% of calves born each year from bulls with high estimated breeding values (EBVs) is paramount to having a margin in the beef industry. Currently, gross margin stands at £804 for every cow in his autumncalving Simmental cross Blue suckler herd, some 63% ahead of the English average. This level of achievement hinges on low mortality, efficient feeding and a practical system for the environment, which for Mr Willison is based on investment in the “golden triangle” of genetics, health and nutrition. Vaccinations and replacement rearing are therefore not strictly seen as costs, explains Mr Willison, who regularly scrutinises his business on a cost-of-production basis. Instead, money spent on vaccines and replacements is seen as an investment and a critical part of the most important figure on the accounts sheet – financial performance a cow. “I don’t like to see mortality increase,” stresses Mr Willison, who is part of the Biobest health scheme,

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“Richard Elliot does a five-year rolling gross margin comparison. This is really useful as it benchmarks one year against another to see where we are progressing.” The business has seen a steady increase in margin over the past five to 10 years. “It’s vital on two counts; it shows what is working and, importantly, what is holding the business back. Nine times out of 10 margin falters not because of the price of beef in the market, but because of something going awry on the farm.” Knowing cost of production allows Mr Willison to appreciate the year’s margins can lift, despite fat cattle prices dropping. It could be due to gains in productivity or falling feed costs. “We have had lower feed and diesel costs over the past year or so and we can see how this has played out by looking at the five-year costings, which are simply represented in five columns side by side.

MISTAKES THAT RESULTED IN LOWER MARGINS

“We have had a few blips,” admits Mr Willison. “One year I tried cutting costs by mixing apple pomace in the bull ration. “We were running low on barley and against the advice of my feed merchant, I gave it a try. The end result was poor and I didn’t achieve the same kill-out percentage. “Another year our cows weren’t stacking up as well as they had been on paper. This was flagged up by the five-year analysis Richard does and we found calf mortality had increased and fertility was affected. “That said, if I make a change and it pays performance-wise, then I’m not worried about the added expenditure. I believe you only get out what you put in. “Now if I tweak my system and add in a few more cows, probably ending up with no more than

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95-100 head overall, it might be interesting to see where margin and farm profit will head.”

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A 32-horse livery yard and rented shed space for caravan storage are sideline enterprises to the expanding suckler operation, with cow numbers currently hitting 93 head. Fixed costs are split 60:40 (60% cows: 40% livery yard) because all equipment is used to the benefit of both enterprises, barring the cattleonly feeder wagon and bedding machine. Mr Willison is considered fulltime on the farm and his wife Lorraine manages the stables. Integrating the livery yard and the cows is key to making sure money spent is not wasted and this starts with bedding. Straw is sold into the equestrian unit, used by the horses, and then recycled as cattle bedding the following day. Waste is also reduced within the beef unit by feeding a TMR ration, which minimises forage waste compared to ring-feeding silage. “With bedding and feed it’s already cost you to produce or buy it, so don’t waste it,” he says.


LIVESTOCK TOP TIPS FROM SIMON MARSH  View replacement costs as an

investment

 Concentrate on cow genetics

as much as the bull

 Join a health scheme  Make sure all enterprises

dovetail

 Justify investment in

machinery to significantly improve efficiency  Think “health, nutrition and genetics” – a weakness in one and the others will suffer  Profit follows adopting the “science of beef production”. Be wary of the “smoke and mirrors” in the beef industry

2015 CALVING PERFORMANCE Birth weight (kg) Calving ease (1-6) 200-day weight (kg) DLWG (kg) Cow weight (kg) Efficiency (kg calf/100kg cow weight)

47.1 1.28 335 1.44 667 50.2

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Calving ease score: 1 = unassisted, 6 = caesarean

THINGS YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT

In terms of machinery, several purchases over the past three years have increased labour efficiency on-farm but eroded farm margins, admits Mr Willison. In growing the herd from 75 to over 90 head since 2013, the justification has been that one front-end loader and one 100hp tractor for the farm and the stables was stretching it a bit far – something had to give. “It was wearing both me and the tractor out,” says Mr Willison, who added a feeder wagon, a bedding machine and a second 100hp tractor. The fixed costs of the loader and two tractors were then shared across the beef and livery businesses. “Adding to my machinery saves my time as I’m not swapping machinery around and it means the tractors will last longer.” The £10,000 feeder wagon cuts feed waste, meaning output can be increased from having more cows and was traded in for a £3,000 mill and mix unit, which was rotting in the sheds. The feeder can be justified because tractors and other fixed costs can be shared over two businesses, says Harper Adams Univer-

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Calf output Replacement costs (with incoming calves) Output less replacement costs Variable costs Purchased feed (including minerals) Home-grown feed Purchased forage Home-grown forage variable costs Total feed and forage Vet and medication Bedding Other livestock expenses Total variable costs Gross margin/cow

1,013 52 961

1,084 47 1,037

1,298 80 1,218

181 50 18 73 322 44 61 42 469 492

117 43 29 45 235 34 58 43 370 667

136 37 0 82 255 43 55 61 414 804

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sity beef specialist Simon Marsh. “The good cashflow of both enterprises allows investment sooner and with less finance than would be the norm,” details Mr Marsh. “The livery side enjoys the use of machinery and labour from the cow side to make hay, cart straw, remove muck and do all other field work.” This is why costs are shared the way they are, he adds. “Cows

shouldn’t carry the rent, water and contracting costs on their own.

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Exceptional bull calf performance is also a major factor in achieving a gross margin of £804 a cow at Williamswood, explains Mr Marsh. Farm records show the 13.3 month-old Simmental-cross bulls gross £1,378 and non-retained

The farm is part of the Biobest health scheme, which gives accreditation for BVD, IBR, neospora and Johne’s heifers make £1,300 at 15 months when sold to pedigree breeders for embryo transfer work. The same valuation has to be placed on his homebred 22 to 23-month calved replacement heifers. However, this makes replacement costs look steep at £80 a cow compared with AHDB figures levelling at £50 a cow. Meanwhile, due to attention to feeding, feed and forage costs may look high, but Mr Marsh stresses this is producing bulls at 398kg carcass weight (48kg above the AHDB target), which is worth £158 a bull at £3.30/kg dwt (dead carcass weight). In terms of bedding, the £55 figure is “very debateable” but a bone of contention for the beef sector as a whole. “Most suckler farms should be on a ‘straw-for-muck’ agreement and therefore have zero bedding costs,” says Mr Marsh. “And in terms of mixed units, why should the arable land on a mixed farm get free farm yard manure from the beef operation? “Also of concern are the diminishing organic matter levels in soil, which can be helped by cattle in a rotation, along with controlling blackgrass.” 24 JUNE 2016  FARMERSWEEKLY

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Adapting for Profit Regardless of TB By Neil Shand

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very business faces different challenges, none more so than the challenges facing G E Davies and Sons, Cwmbromley, Sarn, Powys, Wales, who farm bang in the middle of a TB hotspot. The partnership of Ted, Merle and son Wayne assisted by Wayne’s wife Anna farm a total of 750 acres, 450 owned with a further 250 rented and seasonal lets. Cow numbers total 130 plus followers and 750 breeding ewes with all lambs finished on farm. The cows are split into two calving groups, 70 Spring calvers from the end of February through to April and 60 Autumn calvers in September/October, this allows for better sales spread and more even cash flow throughout the year. The farm is entirely self-sufficient other than minerals and protein, 80 acres of cropping comprising 40 acres wheat and 40 acres barley all for crimping and fed with silage and straw through a diet feeder for young stock and silage and straw for the cows over winter.   TB causes a range of problems for farmers and with an apparent reluctance from the Welsh Government to tackle the problem head on beef producers are having to make changes to ensure they have a viable and profitable

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business as well as ensuring cash flow does not become a problem due to movement restrictions. In some ways it’s like farming with one hand tied behind your back. Following continuous problems with TB and being shut down, Wayne and Ted decided a dramatic change was required to keep the suckler side of the business viable. Cows were traditionally Lim/Blue cross producing a show type calf, the majority of male progeny left entire and sold through local markets or straight off farm to ABP. A small amount of male calves with further show potential would be castrated and sold as weaned calves or yearlings. Heifers were treated the same, the best being offered for sale at local markets, the remainder marketed off the farm deadweight. A breed change was required to move away from having pens of show type cattle that although may have a premium value over normal commercial calves, have absolutely no premium when the farm is restricted for TB. A number of breeds were considered, Anna being a vet was impressed with the high herd health of clients Simmental cattle and the attraction of calving ease with a larger pelvic diameter and therefore one of the reasons they decided to buy a Simmental bull in 2014.


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The first Simmental progeny were born Grangewood William in 2015, male progeny are left entire and the performance of the Sim cross bulls is impressive, higher weight gains, less days to finish and higher carcase values within weight specifications have resulted in higher gross margins per cow. Wayne said “the Simm cross bulls are averaging 40kilos higher carcase weights than the Lim crosses and are achieving it 2 months earlier” quite often Lim crosses had to be sent off just before they reached 16 months, Simms are all gone at 13-14 months. The extra 40 kilos carcase weight at £3.40 kilo gives an increased return of £136.00 per head, add the saving of 60 days less on the farm at a very conservative £1 per day it gives a total benefit of £196.00 per head on the Sim X compared Two Simm X Calves from the Davies family on the stand at the Welsh Winter Fair to the Lim X. There is then the added bonus of the Sim X heifer to be retained as a replacement which will further increase the performance of suckled calves due to the extra milk output, and a reduced need for creep feed pre weaning. The impressive results from the first Simmental Bull led to a number of cows being purchased at the late Stuart Jones Llwynmelyn Sale in September 2015 followed by a second bull being purchased in Spring 2016, Grangewood William was bought privately from Gerald, Morag and Douglas Smith after Wayne saw him advertised on the for sale and wanted page, his first progeny are expected early spring 2017. Two Sim cross calves were kindly loaned from the Davies family for the Welsh Club stand at the Welsh Winter First impressions count for a lot and so far the Fair. Simmental is making an impression at Cwmbromley.

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AUGUST 24-27 2016

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he 21st Congress took place in Poland and commenced from Krakow where we registered. We joined a small group of delegates and travelled by coach to the Malopolskie Biotechnics Centre (MCB) in Krasne for our first visit, where we were joined by numerous other members. MCB is a brand spanning 4 provinces being the only insemination company within Poland. They possess long term experience spanning 50 years and have a wide selection of bulls on offer. However they work closely with BVN Neustadt, a leading German station with whom they have long term cooperation. Nineteen bulls were presented to us in a purpose built outdoor arena, each with figures. Unfortunately the emphasis was purely dairy with only one bull showing any real beef characteristics. Virtually all the beef consumed in Poland is a by-product of the dairy industry.

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The opening ceremony was held in the Podkarpackie region, being the South Eastern area of Poland with the capital Rzeszow. This was held in a multipurpose, state of the art conference centre which had only been built earlier this year, with one of the arenas the size of a football pitch. Close by a newly constructed airport had been built, all of which I am sure would have been with the assistance of EU funding. The ceremony was opened by the Marshall of the area with the Agricultural Minister present plus other members of the Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders showing the importance of the agricultural sector within the region. After a buffet meal we were all driven by coach to the Arlamow Hotel as a base for the Congress. The hotel was situated high in a mountainous region not far from the border with Ukraine. It was equipped within numerous conference


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rooms and excellent sporting facilities. The following day took us on our first farm tour to Daniel and Andrzej Wais. They have a 30 hectare holding, 25 hectare of grass, and the remainder crops. They milk 32 cows and yet, are still able to make a meagre living. Another local farm also had 30 cows but farmed more land employing his two sons, however they did contracting work within the farming community. The average yield for these cows was approximately 7000kgs, 300kg fat, 4.2% fat, 230kg protein, 3.5% protein. They are fed on a mainly grass / silage diet with some home grown maize and cereals. The area was divided up mainly into strips of land of roughly 2 hectares which are often cropped individually reducing their productivity. There are some larger farms which were created during the Communist era but the smaller farms still predominate. The average size of holding in 2003 was 6.6ha and has only grown to 9.6 in 2010. Friday August 26th was spent within the hotel complex when the business section of the Congress took place in one of purpose built conference rooms. The current President Joseph Kucera opened the morning session, and a series of up to date reports were given plus a financial statement. It was finally confirmed that the new President would be Fred Schuetze who manages the Buzzard Hollow Ranch in Texas. Also the Congress of 2018 would be hosted in the USA with Fred as the main host. This event would be something to look forward to as Fred is known World Wide for his expertise in livestock and for his extensive Semen Business. During the afternoon Fred gave us a presentation on the beef breeding process in the US.   The size of the industry is quite staggering with 30.3 million beef cows, 11.7 million in Texas alone. Tomasz Suchocki then gave us a much more technical

presentation on genomics, which due to the science of the subject was difficult to comprehend in certain areas. However to lighten up the day’s events we were entertained to a Gala Dinner with music and the presentations of various awards. On the Saturday we were escorted to the 12th National Simmental Exhibition in Rudawka Rymanowska.  200 females were exhibited in a number of classes, the whole emphasis was on milk production, with a cow with a good frame. The atmosphere of the show was friendly but as with any shows there was a keen rivalry especially as some of the top animals had travelled 600 miles to compete. The oldest cow was 11 years old and still in good production which is a real credit to the breed, although it was disappointing not to see any beef cattle, the number of delegates from the beef sector were clearly prominent and it was interesting to hear their perspective on the industry within their own country. We all face different challenges and adapt to market needs. One Brazilian member based his business on selling 40 Pure Simmental bulls to go on Zebu cows, however it was good to see that the Simmental Fleckvieh cows predominate in Poland both for their ability to produce milk and provide a beef carcase to satisfy their own meat industry. John Rixon

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MY CANADIAN WESTERN EXPERIENCE

By Eurian Lloyd BACKGROUND This trip to Regina, Canada was made possible due to having purchased embryos and semen from Canada and I was nominated to be part of the “Agribition Incoming Buyers Program” where Agribition pay 50% of flight and hotel costs plus free entry, including lunch, for the whole week at the International Centre.

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SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2016… IT NEARLY DIDN’T HAPPEN

Arrived at Heathrow bright and early for my 1.30pm flight to Calgary with a connecting flight to Regina only to find I didn’t have a Visa! I had indeed paid for it in October but unbeknown to me it hadn’t come through! “No problem” the assistant said, “You can do it online on your phone”, didn’t she realise I was a farmer from Carmarthen who hasn’t a clue what an iphone is?! Well luckily my daughter Jennifer and grandson Geraint, who drove me to the airport, also stayed with me during this time. However, even with an iphone there was more drama to come, the visa system was down so there was no hope of catching the flight today! Air Canada changed the flight to the Sunday and I had to go back home to Wales hoping

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the Visa would come through by the morning! The issue was resolved after I got home so off early to bed for another trip to Heathrow in the morning!

SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

I arrive at Heathrow and no problems this time, I’m off! After an 8-hour flight to Calgary then another 2-hour flight to Regina and I’ve arrived, the past 24 hours now only a distant memory! The Agribition shuttle bus transporting anyone going to the show is ready and waiting to take me to the hotel.

MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

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introductions, this was a very welcoming experience. I received my pass and took my first walk round the cattle lines. The first thing I noticed was the uniformity of size of all breeds compared to the U.K. Of the 130 or so Simmentals, about 110 were black or brown. The largest breed were the Angus then the Simmentals, Hereford and Shorthorns, plus Charolais and the up and coming breed, the Speckle Park. Many breeders from Australia were looking for new bloodlines for Speckle Park and also for Herefords. The Limousins were not popular at all, the main reason being their temperament and their milk output. After lunch in the International Centre I had very interesting conversations with most of the Simmental breeders there and as I was an overseas breeder they made me very welcome. I asked them all about the Simmental colour, they all said the main reason was they had to change to produce cattle that work for the commercial industry and end product. To this end, they have reduced the European gene to get a smaller, beefier shape. Another aspect to the Canadian Simmentals is the smaller tighter udder, an excellent teat placement. Another breed that’s changed in the same way is the Charolais. I have no hesitation to say that as breeders, the Canadians are 10 years ahead! They breed to have the required finished product.

TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

Took the time today to see the Show, it is enormous and all indoors. The Royal Welsh Show is only a quarter of its size and the entry fee is also cheaper, only $11! Anything the farming industry needs is in the show. During lunch, I met a Simmental breeder, Dana Lajoie, along with her parents Mr & Mrs Hicks and her sister Carla, Dana was a volunteer at the International Centre.

WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

Today was the Simmental judging day at the Show and I’d been looking forward to this day since arriving in Canada. I met up with Dana and went down to the show ring and met up again with her sister Carla. The 2 sisters had taken over their parents’ ranch. Carla was very knowledgeable on Simmental breeding, she was also a vet in Moose Jaw. Being on my own, they were great company. Over to the show classes, the 1st class which was Jan to May 31st female calves which had 66 entries in total, split into 10 lots, the winner of each lot would compete for Champion and Reserve. The second was the 2015 heifer calves - 17 split to 3 lots, first 3 for Champion and Reserve. Stopped for lunch, and as the only International Simmental breeder there, I was invited to have lunch with Stuart Stone, President of Agribition, also a Simmental Breeder; along with Bruce Holmquist, Vice President, also the General Manager of the Canadian Simmental Association. They presented me with a hardback book ‘Simmental in Canada’, how Simmentals started in Canada in 1967. This was a day I’d never forget! In the afternoon, I was back with the Hicks family for the remaining show classes. The next couple of classes were the 2014 cow with calf and the 2013 cow with calf, there were only 3 entries in each class. Then onto the Bulls, there were 30 2016 calves split into 5 lots, the winner of each lot for Champion & Reserve. There were 4 entries for the 2015 Bulls class and 6 for the 2014 Bulls. The Grand Champion and Reserve came from the 2014 Bulls class. Produce of the day had

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6 in class, Get 3 from the same Sire had 3, and Breeders Herd had 4 in class. Overall it was a very interesting day but it was not over as the Simmental Society held a BBQ & drinks, and then at 7pm there was a Simmental Sale of 31 females. Top price was $13,500 Canadian dollars, the average price was around $7,500. This gave me an idea of the Canadian sale prices. Then back to the Cattle lines, with most of the showing over they were ready to party and they know how to enjoy themselves!

THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

Nursing a sore head from the previous night, I was being picked up by 2 breeders that were having a sale in a few weeks’ time, I’d had a look at the catalogue and was interested to see the stock. When I arrived at the first ranch, I had a good look at the herd, as they had developed the herd to suit the industry requirement, I was very impressed. Onto the next ranch and this herd had a mix of lovely cows and heifers, and after this visit I had a few ticks in the catalogue! Visiting the ranches was an experience in itself, most ranches keep between 150-250 cows. The land is flat and vast, they said if the farm dog ran off they’d be able to see him miles away and he’d come back about 3 days later. Totally different to the hills and valleys of Wales! I was then back at the Show in the afternoon and had a good look at the machinery, they were huge and would easily block the main roads at home! There was a good choice of cattle handling equipment. Back to the show lines and the cows were moved outside for the night, most years they’d see snow at this time of year which is supposed to be a sight to behold.

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

Another ranch trip today, I was collected by Brian Bouchard who I’d purchased semen and embryos from in the past, and we were off to Double Bar D Farm. This is one of the largest Simmental breeders in Saskatchewan with 800 cows, plus 25,000 acres of cereals. They mostly had Fleckvieh and a few black and red, 2 in calf heifers of interest. Brian wanted the two of us to go 50:50 on these but I resisted temptation! After a drive around the farm and lunch I was out of my comfort zone, I was shopping for presents! This is where my wife Delyth would have come into her own but for this trip she decided to stay home with the farm pets and it was my first trip on my own!

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

Today Agribition arranged a coach trip for international visitors. After a 1½ hour drive I arrived at Feedlot, an 8000 head in total from weaned calves to finished cattle. They were kept in corrals of 250 head, there was also construction for another 2000 head going on. After a drive around we went to Moose Jaw, to an Angus ranch with 250 cows. They were also having a sale of 120 heifers. The uniformity of all the breeds is remarkable. After a lovely lunch, we went up the road to a Charolais ranch. It was

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so impressive to see the improvement in this breed. I can only reiterate again how impressed I was with the Canadian breeders and the development of all breeds. By 4pm I was back at the show for the final time for the Beef Supreme Championships Grand Champion of all Breeds, all from major shows in Canada. The line-up of nearly 40 Bulls was great to see, judged by a panel of 5. They were then all lined up at the far side of the ring, and after judging finished we saw the re-introduction to the ring of the Female Champions. The Bulls and Female Champions were then all lined up in the centre of the ring. This was a great sight to see. Then the Grand Champion Bull and Grand Champion Female were tapped out, both Angus breed. What a fantastic end to the week! I was on my own but the whole trip and especially the hospitality of the Canadians made my experience an unbelievable one! It was ‘awesome’!

SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

Back to the Airport, no visa problems this time and home by Monday morning. If anyone would like anymore information please contact me on 07756 149132.


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SEPTEMBER 2016

Knowledge is Power...

Johne’s disease: Assessing the risk Page 53

Article from Neil Blenkhorn, E. Blenkhorn & Son, Elderberry Limousin herd, Elder Farm, Willitoft, Goole, East Yorkshire. Being a herd of pedigree Limousin we sell breeding stock privately off the farm and so get to talk to buyers in some depth. It’s obvious at times that a young pedigree bull being ‘high health’ is almost a nice free little perk, like the tractor dealer throwing in an air seat on that new assey you’re looking at, and in most cases have no idea of their own status. Our herd’s health status is extremely good and has been transformed over the years by screening, some culling, vaccinating, targeted buying and strict bio-security. This really isn’t anything that any breeder couldn’t do. But it’s not all about striving to reach the heights of Elite health status cattle. In many commercial herds, as we used to be, it’s all too easy to tick along thinking that there aren’t any big problems, addressing any issues with fire brigade style veterinary work. There can easily be, and probably are, things affecting your herd’s performance which can directly effect margins and longer term success. Being a member of PCHS is important in gaining that knowledge but it’s essential to then actually do something about it or else testing is pointless. It would be wrong to pretend that we don’t value our accreditation certificates

for IBR, BVD and Johnes Risk Level 1, but it hasn’t ever and never shall be the be all and end all. We also monitor for Lepto and Neospora and value our TB freedom. It’s your approach, management and husbandry that make or break your status. We need to move away from the idea of either being accredited or nothing, there are 100 shades of grey (not 50) in between and your health status is far more than black or white. Too many pedigree breeders think that herd health is all about pieces of paper to attract buyers with before then buying something themselves where on a list of thoughts, the health status of the animal came somewhere between whether it had a nice hair do and what they’re having for tea tonight.....but at least it has a big backside! It’s the freedom from problems on the ground and the ability to feed or sell animals that go on to do well that are most important. This should be something that everyone strives for rather than obtaining paperwork as a marketing tool. But the starting point is testing to gain the knowledge, after all, as the old saying goes, knowledge is power, however it’s what you do with that information that really counts.

Johne’s – Do I have to test every year to maintain my Risk Level Status? Page 54 What are risks with Johne’s Testing in TB 1 area? Page 54 The importance of colostrum to calf health Page 55 Why should IBR marker vaccine be used? Page 55 Changes to CHeCS Technical Document in 2016 Page 56 Leptospirosis: Monitored Free v Accredited Free – the difference Page 56 Which CHeCS diseases can use pooled samples? Page 56 Risks posed by recipients in ET programmes Page 57 What Is Neospora? Page 58 Can BVD tissue tag results count towards PCHS accreditation? Page 59 A Johne’s annual health plan Page 59 Meet the Team Page 59

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Johne’s disease: Assessing the risk Our advice is that by purchasing from herds with risk level 1 for Johne’s disease you have the lowest risk of buying a Johne’s disease infected animal. The risk increases step wise for herds at levels 2, 3 and 4. The other important pieces of information that should be taken into consideration are the number of years that the herd has been accredited at risk level 1 and the size of the herd. Therefore if a herd of 200 cows has been at risk level 1 for several years the cattle in this herd are extremely low risk. This way of assessing the risk can also be used in herds at the other risk levels. If you are trying to decide whether to take a risk in purchasing cattle from herds that are not risk level 1 then you should consider the herd size, the number of positives that were detected at the last three herd tests and how many years the herd has been actively involved in the Johne’s programme. Remember that should you purchase an animal from a herd that is not risk level 1 then you will need to have it tested by both blood and faeces with negative results before you add it to the herd.

Johne’s – Do I have to test every year to maintain my Risk Level Status? Annual herd tests are required for all herds to maintain their status, but for Johne’s disease risk level 1 herds there is the option to carry out the full herd test every second year if the herd has more than 20 eligible animals and has been at risk level 1 for at least three years. The further qualifier is that all animals that are not home bred must be tested every year whether they have come from a herd with R1 status or not. Any animal of two years and above leaving the herd from the time the annual test was due until the biennial test is carried out must also be tested before they leave the herd. We advise that both blood and faeces are sent to us from these cull screens to allow us to do faecal testing if the blood tests positive.

What are risks with Johne’s Testing in TB 1 area? Does the TB test cause false positives in the Johne’s test? We have understood for many years that there is an interaction between the skin test for TB and the blood test for Johne’s disease. Animals that have been tested for TB by the skin test are more likely to test positive for Johne’s disease if they are blood tested in the three months following the TB test. This is probably because the avian component of the TB test is a protein derived from the organism Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium and this organism is very closely related to the Johne’s disease organism (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis). We have assumed that the injection of TB test material into the skin stimulates the cows to produce antibody which cross reacts in the Johne’s blood test to give false positives. We handle this by repeat sampling the positive animals after three months and then testing the faeces of any that remain positive. This sorts out most herds. However we have also noticed that the number of positives that can be seen when the Johne’s blood test follows the TB test can vary considerably with 20% of the herd not being unusual, but in some herds we never see any test positive. This does beg the question as to whether our first explanation of these positives is correct. We had the opportunity to look closely at one five

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hundred cow herd where the Johne’s test was carried out at one month after the TB test. At the first test 45% of the herd tested positive for antibody to Johne’s disease. Just over two months later 197 of the positives that remained on the farm were tested and 18% were positive. After a further two months the 30 remaining positives were tested and 53% were positive. Then at what was five months after the original test the dung was cultured from the remaining 18 positives and we found 10 positive for the Johne’s disease organism. This confirmed infection in the herd and that our testing system had eventually identified that 55% of the blood test positives that remained were shedding the organism. Of course some of the test positives that were culled from the herd along the way may well have been shedding the organism too. Perhaps an alternative explanation for the high test positives after a TB test is that in herds that have Johne’s disease the TB test primes those cows which have been infected with Johne’s disease and makes them more likely to test positive in the Johne’s blood test, hence improving the blood test. We now have two hypotheses to explain our observations and it may be that both apply. We hope that as we gather more data the true relationships will become clearer. In the meantime the message remains the same. Avoid confusion by ensuring that the Johne’s herd test is not carried out within three months following a TB test.


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The importance of colostrum to calf health For calves to get a good start to life two things are vital. Firstly they should have experienced as easy a birth as possible and secondly they should have had a good belly full of colostrum within the first twelve hours of life. In beef cow herds the amount and quality of colostrum available to newborn calves is more than adequate to provide them with the antibodies required to make them resilient in the face of calf hood disease and to top up their levels of vitamin A and vitamin E. But if a calf has had a prolonged birth it may be slow to get going and it may fail to suck sufficient colostrum early enough to give it maximum protection. The starting point in handling this is to manage cows to reduce the number of difficult births, but even when all the factors are well controlled some difficult births will still occur. In these occasions the calf needs to be fed. What it requires is 10% of its body weight in colostrum within the first 12 hours. This can be fed in one or two feeds, but in beef calves where the development of the maternal bond is important feeding in two feeds is probably preferable as when fed in one go the calf may sleep for a long period and not interact with the cow for

those critical first hours. Assuming the average newborn calf to be 40 kg then it requires two feeds of 2 kg colostrum in the first 12 hours. The colostrum has to be first milked colostrum and ideally this should come from the dam. This of course may not be an option and when collecting from another cow the principle of collecting it as soon after calving as possible should be remembered. Colostrum can be sourced from dairy herds, but this carries risk of introducing infection, which needs to be managed and again the colostrum must be from the first milking. There are several artificial colostrum products on the market some of which are better than others. In general they can be used as top-ups or supplements, but before you use them as a replacement (only source of colostrum) you should have a discussion with your vet about the product’s suitability. Calf survival is such a critical part of production from the beef cow that the management of calving and newborn calves must be an important part of your veterinary health plan. Time spent on veterinary consultation will be time well spent.

Why should IBR marker vaccine be used? Marker vaccines have been an exciting development in the control of IBR. To understand their use some principles need to be understood. 1/ The marker vaccine contains the organism that causes the disease, but it has had a part removed. In the case of the IBR virus this was a spontaneous mutation and the missing part is glycoprotein E, which is part of the external shell of the virus. 2/ When animals are infected with the IBR virus they respond by producing antibody against the proteins in the external shell of the virus. 3/ When they are vaccinated with the marker vaccine they also produce antibody against the outer shell, but as the shell of the marker vaccine does not contain the glycoprotein E no antibody is produced against this part of the virus. 4/ We test for the presence of antibody in the blood or milk of an animal using a test called the ELISA. This can be constructed to detect antibody against one part of the shell of the virus. The standard test is focussed on the glycoprotein B. 5/ Animals that have been infected or vaccinated will produce antibody against glycoprotein B and test positive in the standard test. 6/ We have a marker vaccine ELISA. This is called the gE ELISA and detects antibody against glycoprotein E. Therefore if an animal has been infected with IBR virus it

will test positive in this test. If it has only been vaccinated with the marker vaccine it will test negative as it has no antibody to glycoprotein E. (Calling the test “the marker vaccine test� does cause confusion as it does not in fact detect marker vaccination, but is to be used in marker vaccinated animals). 7/ Finally the virus in the conventional IBR vaccine has the glycoprotein E present and the antibody response in animals vaccinated with the conventional vaccine is indistinguishable from that seen in the infected animal. It will test positive in the gB and in the gE ELISA. To harness marker vaccine for best effect all herds selling breeding stock that have IBR present are best advised to use the marker vaccine. This allows the gE ELISA to be used to show up whether marker vaccinated animals have also been infected. Note that for those herds hoping to sell to AI stud or to export then the animals destined for these purposes should not be vaccinated, but the rest of the herd should be. Some countries, notably Ireland, have removed conventional IBR vaccines and only marker vaccine is available. This would be an early measure to take if the country wished to move to IBR eradication in the future.

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The CHeCS technical document is reviewed on an ongoing basis and takes into consideration developments in the understanding of the diseases and in testing technology. Issues raised by members and breed societies are also considered in this review. Each year a revised technical document is issued before the autumn testing begins. Most changes are relatively subtle around the need to make the meaning more precise, but every so often a major change is brought in. One breed society raised concerns that when recently purchased animals broke down with Johne’s disease only

the purchaser was affected and the status of the vendor’s herd was not reviewed and remained unaffected. The solution to this is that when a purchased animal breaks down with Johne’s disease within six months of purchase then the purchaser should notify the breeder and the health scheme provider. A review of status will then take place and the herd status will be reclassified to recognise that the test positive animal came with the infection from the vendor’s herd. This change will be in the CHeCS technical document, revised for 2016, and can be read at www.cattlehealth.co.uk

Leptospirosis: Monitored Free v Accredited Free – the difference

Which CHeCS diseases can use pooled samples?

When testing for Leptospira Hardjo, all animals over two years of age, plus any over one year of age intended for breeding, must be sampled. You can achieve L. Hardjo accredited free status when no test positive animal is detected in two qualifying tests carried out at an interval of at least six months and no longer than 12 months. Cattle that test positive for antibodies to L. Hardjo have either been infected with L. Hardjo or been vaccinated against it. If they have been infected, they may be infectious to others for a variable period of time. There is not a marker vaccine available for this disease and the blood test does not allow differentiation between infection and vaccination. On a first qualifying test, you may find a low number of positive animals if, for example, you have bought in animals, or vaccinated in the past. If you do not wish to remove these positives from the herd and there are only a small number present (a single test positive animal in herds with 20 or fewer breeding animals, or up to 5% of breeding animals in other herds) you may enter the Monitored Free programme. Herds can achieve Monitored Free status when a second qualifying test is carried out and no further test positive animal is found as this shows that there is no evidence of disease transmission in the herd at that time. If there is any suspicion of clinical disease in the herd or reproductive failure you must rule out L. Hardjo by testing the animals that have suffered reproductive failure. Any herd with Monitored Free status can progress to Accredited Free status by removing test positive animals at least six months before the next herd test is due. Providing the next herd test is then negative, Accredited Free status will be awarded.

Within PCHS we aim to provide the best possible testing regimes at the lowest price. Pooling of samples can help minimise costs. For dairy herds we have Bulk Milk Monitoring Programmes. Herds can submit bulk milk samples on a quarterly basis and have them tested for the presence of antibodies to BVD, IBR and L.Hardjo. Herds with repeated low levels of antibodies are considered likely to be free from current infection. It should be remembered that this method only screens the animals that are contributing to the bulk tank on the day of sampling. Youngstock, bulls and dry cows will not be represented. If only youngstock have been exposed to a particular infectious agent e.g. BVD, this may not be detected in the bulk milk. Although bulk milk samples can be checked for the presence of antibodies to Johne’s disease, this test will be negative unless at least 5% of the herd is positive in the individual test ( see article ‘ How good is part screen for Johne’s in dairy herd’ ). One of the best tests for bulk milk is the test to detect BVD virus positive cows, particularly those that are persistently infected with BVD virus. This test, known as a PCR assay can detect the genetic signature of the BVD virus when there is as few as one BVD virus positive cow among up to 300 contributors. If the bulk tank is positive you can focus down on smaller groups ( eg first lactation animals combined in a further bulk sample ). This is a very effective way to reduce costs when tracking the virus positive animals in large dairy herds. When tissue and blood samples are tested for BVD by PCR assay, we pool the samples at the laboratory using robotic equipment to ensure testing is as cost effective as possible. The samples that make up any positive pool are retested individually and each individual sample is therefore assigned its own result.

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In many herds ET is used to push forward the rate of genetic improvement by multiplying up the offspring from cows of recognised merit. This constitutes a risk if not managed properly and the following is suggested as a guide to the relative risk these animals pose to the health of the herd. Some of the diseases can be managed fairly straight forwardly through testing and vaccinating, but both Johne’s disease and Neospora pose a risk that requires more input to manage. • The safest option is to use lower value females from within the herd. This adds no risk to the current herd status. You should note that if the source herd has Johne’s disease or Neospora the resultant offspring may be infected. Testing the dam of the recipient and the recipient for Johne’s disease and Neospora is a sensible precaution. • Second option is to buy from herds that are accredited free of BVD, IBR, L Hardjo and are Risk level 1 for Johne’s disease. These animals will be in short supply and likely to be a costly option. • Third option is to buy non-accredited cross bred females from the dairy herd and to use the added animals procedure to ensure they are screened as well as can be managed. The Johne’s status of these animals will always be questionable and they should therefore be kept for the shortest period possible in the herd before selling to slaughter.

The general testing rules for recipients are as follows: • Neospora: If sourced from a herd that is of unknown status ideally the recipient and her dam should be tested for antibody. Do not use recipients where either she or her dam is positive for antibody. • BVD: If sourced from a herd that is not accredited free of BVD then the recipient should be tested for BVD virus. Use only recipients that are negative for BVD virus. • IBR: If sourced from a herd that is not IBR accredited free then the recipient should be tested for antibody to IBR. Antibody positive animals cannot enter an accredited herd, but if the herd is not accredited for IBR they may still be used as recipients, but discussion should take place with your vet on the need for vaccination. • L Hardjo: As for IBR. • Johne’s disease: If animals do not come from a risk level 1 herd then they should be tested for antibody and for the organism in their faeces. If any animal is positive it cannot be used. Where there is a group of animals from one source with a mix of positives and negatives then the group should be considered to be high risk. • Discuss with your vet the appropriate vaccination programme for these recipients.

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What Is Neospora? Neospora caninum is a parasite that infects cattle and can cause abortion. Cattle can become infected in two ways: • By eating Neospora oocysts (eggs) from the environment along with food or water. • As an unborn calf when Neospora crosses the placenta from an infected cow. Infection can arrive on farm by several routes: • Via purchase of an infected cow. • Via recently infected dogs. • In feed or water contaminated by dog faeces. Dogs are a vital part of the Neospora story. They become infected by eating Neospora infected placentae, foetuses, calves or wildlife. The parasite multiplies in their intestine and oocysts are passed in faeces for 2 to 3 weeks. After this the dog is immune and no longer a risk. As oocysts are only shed when the dog is infected for the first time this is most likely to occur in pups or young dogs. The oocysts are thought to survive in the environment for many months. After being eaten by a cow the oocysts multiply and then become dormant within tissue cysts. This has no ill effects on the cow which continues to appear healthy. The danger comes during pregnancy when the parasite re-activates and travels to the placenta and unborn calf. What happens next can include: • Abortion - abortion storms can occur when infection is introduced to a herd for the first time. • The birth of a healthy, but infected, calf which may go on to abort during its first pregnancy. • The birth of a calf showing signs of nervous disease. This is uncommon.

Infected cows remain infected for life and maintain Neospora in the herd by giving birth to infected heifer replacements. There is no evidence of direct cow to cow spread. • Not all infected cows will abort but they are 3 to 7 times more likely to abort than uninfected cattle. • Abortions are most common in heifers and in recently infected cows. • It is estimated that, if retained in the herd, around 5% of infected cows will abort again. • The best way to screen cows for Neospora is by testing a blood sample collected either after abortion or in late pregnancy. • To confirm that an abortion has been caused by Neospora, the full foetus and placenta need examined at a Disease Surveillance Centre. • Testing can be carried out and progress monitored through SAC Consulting Veterinary Services Premium Cattle Health Scheme ( PCHS ). • Within CHeCS the testing protocols and rules for attaining status are currently being reviewed. Please contact your PCHS office ( 01835 822456) if you wish to discuss testing further. The following control measures should be considered: • Discuss selective breeding of known infected cows with your vet. This is to ensure infected heifers are not kept as breeding replacements. • Do not allow dogs to eat dead calves/placentae or raw meat. • Do not allow dogs to defecate in pens and other areas where cattle food or water could become contaminated. Footpaths are a possible risk. • Dispose of dog faeces hygienically. • Good rodent control. • Maintain a closed herd. Neospora is a much more prominent problem in the dairy herd than in the beef herd and evidence suggests that beef cows are less likely to suffer abortions when infected.

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Can BVD tissue tag results count towards PCHS accreditation? Many herds now use “tag and test” to screen for BVD. This is a quick and cheap method for BVD testing that ensures positive animals are identified early thus minimising the risk they pose to the herd. When official UK identification ear tags are used, two jobs are done in one, reducing handling and saving time. This type of testing is very useful when it is known that BVD is active in a herd e.g. following a breakdown in biosecurity. For herds that sell the majority of their calves before nine months of age, the results of “tag and test” can count towards PCHS accreditation. In order to gain accreditation all calves born in a two year period must test negative. Accreditation is maintained by continuing to screen all calves born for BVD virus with ongoing negative results. For herds that keep their youngstock until over the age of nine months, check tests should be performed

for BVD antibody. Screening youngstock for BVD antibody allows an assessment of the herd’s biosecurity measures. Breakdowns that have yet to result in the birth of a persistently infected calf may be missed by the “tag and test” method.

A Johne’s annual health plan The control and farm level assurance programmes for Johne’s disease are like any other infectious disease control programme: a whole farm approach must be taken that covers testing, biosecurity and risk management. The issue for Johne’s disease is that the biology of the disease is much more complex. This results in the control programme being more extensive. However without this

focus on the whole herd the testing alone will not lead to control of the disease. It has been an essential element of the CHeCS Johne’s disease risk level assurance system for several years and we urge all members to consider the annual production of the health plan to be an important opportunity to get the best from your Johne’s disease programme. Remember – if no health plan is in place you will not get an appropriate Risk level status.

Meet the Team

GEORGE CALDOW (PCHS Veterinary Manager) BVM&S, MSc, CertCHP, Dip ECBHM, FRAgS, MRCVS

COLIN MASON BVM&S, BSc, Cert CHP, MRCVS

TIM GERAGHTY BVMS, MVM, Dip ECBHM, MRCVS

HELEN CARTY BVM&S, Cert AVP(cattle), MRCVS

JULIE MCDIARMID (Senior PCHS Administration Manager) BSc (Hons)

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MAKE BVD HISTORY AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

NOW IN YOUR HANDS

Now that we’re moving from BVD control to eradication, and with BVD estimated to cost £40 per cow per year1,2, you’ll want a vaccine that is proven to deliver a full 12 months’ prevention of foetal infection, against both types of BVD, after a single injection. We know vaccination doesn’t always happen on time3, but with Bovela you can be guaranteed* to deliver protection with each shot, using the latest in live vaccine technology. With over 400,000 cattle in the UK protected already4, are you on the road to making BVD history?

Ask your vet for more information.

Herd protection made simple

References: 1. Stott et al (2010) Vet J 185: 138–143 2. Stott et al (2012) IVJ 65:12 3. Meadows (2010) Cattle Practice 18(3): 202-215 4. GfK August 2016. *Proven to prevent the birth of PI calves caused by transplacental infection by BVDV for 12 months when Bovela has been used as recommended in the product label (SPC). Advice on the use of Bovela or other therapies should be sought from your veterinary surgeon. Bovela lyophilisate and solvent for suspension for injection for cattle contains modified live BVDV-1, non-cytopathic parent strain KE-9: 104.0 –106.0 TCID50, Modified live BVDV-2, non-cytopathic parent strain NY-93: 104.0 –106.0 TCID50. UK: POM-V. Further information available from Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Vetmedica, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YS, UK. Technical enquiries: +44 (0)1344 746957. Email: vetmedica.uk@boehringer-ingelheim.com. Date of preparation: Aug 2016. AHD9447. Use Medicines Responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible).


BVD

Eradication

There’s no reason to live with BVD; it can be eradicated from any farm. The mainstay of eradication is the identification and removal of PI animals. Various tests are available, including blood tests and tissue testing ear tags - a convenient way for many suckler herds to screen for PIs. Once any PIs have been removed, it’s vital that the herd is protected from future infection by vaccination and good biosecurity, supported by continuing routine surveillance.

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ovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the most prevalent and economically important diseases of cattle worldwide1. In Ireland, Animal Health Ireland (the organisation implementing the national eradication programme) has estimated the return on investment for eradicating BVD to be €10 gained for every €1 spent2. The effects of BVD can be subtle and often go undetected, but are extremely economically damaging. The Persistently Infected (PI) calf is key to the BVD virus’s success. If a cow or heifer is infected at a certain stage of pregnancy, her calf will be born persistently infected with the virus. A PI calf will continuously excrete a viral load one thousand times greater than transiently infected animals3, throughout its life.

BVD Type 2

The predominant strain of BVD in the UK is BVD type 1. However the presence of BVD type 2 in Europe is a cause for concern. Certain strains of BVD type 2 are associated with more severe clinical signs and higher mortality rates than BVD type 14. Unless vaccination includes protection from BVD type 2, even vaccinated animals are at risk from this emerging disease, since cross-protection from BVD type 1 vaccines is insufficient.

Vaccination

It’s important to ensure that any vaccination programme against BVD will provide 100% protection against the production of a PI calf. If cattle aren’t fully protected during pregnancy, infection may result in the birth of a PI calf. Traditional vaccination programmes have required two injections as a primary course and on a busy farm it can be difficult to ensure that the primary course is carried out correctly5. Bovela is the only live BVD vaccine available in the UK. It provides 100% foetal protection for 12 months, after a single shot. This one shot primary course ensures full protection after 3 weeks, without having to handle cattle a second time. Bovela protects against both type 1 and type 2 BVD, so cattle vaccinated with Bovela are protected against the strains of BVD currently prevalent in the UK, and also future-proofed against potential incursion of BVD type 2 into the country.

For further information on BVD, please visit:

References: 1. Peterhans et al. (2010) Vet Res 41(6): 44 2. AHI (2015) www. animalhealthireland.ie 3. Brownlie et al. (1987) Ann Rech Vet 18: 157–166 4. Doll & Holsteg (2013) Cattle Practice 21(3): 216 5. Meadows (2010) Cattle Practice 18 (3) Advice on the use of Bovela or other therapies should be sought from your veterinary surgeon. Bovela contains Modified live BVDV-1, non-cytopathic parent strain KE-9: 104.0–106.0 TCID50, Modified live BVDV-2, non-cytopathic parent strain NY-93: 104.0–106.0 TCID50. UK: POM-V IE: POM. Further information available in the SPC or from Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Vetmedica, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YS, UK. Email: vetmedica.uk@boehringer-ingelheim.com. Date of preparation: Nov 2015. AHD8809. Use Medicines Responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible)

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David Bell 27th July 1949 – 21st February 2016 Crackley Simmentals, Kenilworth, Warwickshire David was brought up along with his older sister Angela at Park Farm, Barston. Here on the family farm his father Billy, along with his mother Tiny, milked a British Friesian herd. They were one of the first dairy farmers to cross the black and white cows with the Simmental bull and this was David’s first introduction to the breed! In his early years David was a very active member of Barston Young Farmers Club being Chairman on a number of occasions. His passion was the stock judging competitions and he was always very keen to teach other members and pass on his knowledge of judging livestock. He later went away to Shuttleworth College to fine tune his knowledge of agriculture. The family moved to Mill Pools Farm at Darley Green in the early 1970s. David purchased a house on the outskirts of Knowle and invested in a flail hedge trimmer and started a very successful contracting business around the local area. He was the first person to have such a machine, a big step up from the old finger bar cutters! One of David’s many customers was Mr. Tom Booth at Crackley Farm, Kenilworth. Mr. Booth was so very impressed with David’s attitude, attention to detail and knowledge of livestock that in 1976 he offered him a farming partnership. The Booth & Bell partnership purchased their first Simmental in 1980 from the famous prize winning Cloford herd in Frome Somerset. This was Cloford Cadette 2nd. Tom and David returned the following year and purchased Cloford Cadette 3rd. It was this animal that had by far the biggest influence on the Crackley herd, being a very long cow and a prolific breeder. Crackley became not only home to the Crackley Herd but also the family home, where David and his wife Joy brought up their four boys James, Richard, Christopher and Stephen. David’s love of showing cattle noticeably started at the 4th Simmental World Congress of 1982 at the Royal Show with his beloved Cadette cow. Showing Simmentals became a large part of David’s life and the Crackley lorry could be seen all over the country at various shows.

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Spreading the Simmental word selflessly and enthusiastically, he always had time for everyone. He met cattlemen from all over the world and enjoyed judging at International shows noticeably the World Congress in Denmark. His enthusiastic regard for the Belted Galloway followed a similar path with quality uppermost in his breeding programme and many show successes. It was at the shows where David could be found with his dear friend Judith and their time together working with the cattle was very special. David was a leading member of the Centre West Simmental Club where he was Chairman for many years. He was voted onto the British Simmental Cattle Society Council in 1997 and held the office of Chairman of Finance for five years up to 2002. Outside of farming David was a sports fan, coaching football at his local Kenilworth F.C. He was often found at his beloved Coventry City and always took his sons to the Boxing Day fixture. Rugby was another passion and he followed Leicester Tigers all over the country. In the words of Mr. Tom Booth, ‘David was the most perfect son you could ever ask for, thoughtful and kind. We had some very happy times together and he was always and will always be with me’. Fitting few words for a very modest, hardworking, genuine and well respected cattle man. Rob Evans


David Bell 27th July 1949 – 21st February 2016 David Bell, where do we start!!!! The Crackley Babes decided they wanted to share some memories and to remember all the great times they had working with you. Our time together and working with the Simmentals was very special. Clare in particular has always talked about how instrumental you were in encouraging her with stock judging for young farmers and guiding those that were chosen to judge at the Royal Show and training evenings between Crackley and Wroxall. You had such a great way of explaining things and getting it over in a very easy to understand manner. Your enthusiasm and patience with the younger generation will be greatly missed, as you were always an advocate for encouraging the young members and young farmers within or outside the Simmental breed. You were always thinking ahead on how to improve the Crackley herd and the breed as a whole, through genetic improvement with both the pedigree and commercial breeder in mind. As you always said, the show ring was the shop window to advertise the cattle. Tom was always very proud of what you achieved with the Crackley herd and he took great pleasure in discussing the animals that were destined for the show and sale ring. These were occasions that Tom always looked forward to! Your wealth of knowledge across the livestock sector was immense and you could always speak to anyone at any level about so many different aspects of livestock and farming in general. We always loved doing the shows and sales with you as it never seemed like work!! You had endless patience with us; in particular one year at the Three Counties when you gave us the choice between washing the Beltie Bull and going to buy a kettle………this was a no brainer. It took a long time to find the kettle on the HUGE retail park in Malvern. What a long time to wait for that brew! You were always generous with your time, helping anyone who needed advice or practical help and not just people within the breed. To you, helping others was what it was all about and I know many people have benefited from your knowledge, time and expertise. You were greatly missed this show season and especially the big yellow Crackley show box which has had a great number of bottoms resting on it over the years. If nothing else Clare and I were always good at making tea and coffee, for those that visited. Don’t worry David, you still live on in Clare’s garden; remember the two call ducks she bought from Peterborough show and named them David and Judith!!!!!? Judith Cockerill and Clare Price

Robert Carter 20th June 1929 4th March 2016 Tributes have been paid to a renowned Wigton cattle breeder and staunch supporter of the flagship Cumberland Show. Friends of Robert Carter, 86, of Gerrard House, said the farmer lived for his beloved pedigree Simmentals and blue faced Leicester sheep. He had been showing cattle for more than 40 years, and his farmhouse was filled with rosettes, trophies and photos. Last year his pride shone through when his Simmentals took their place among the cream of the crop from livestock that had travelled to last year’s Cumberland Show. Robert was in partnership with son Andrew, and it was their Simmental cow, Belinda 49, an eight-year old homebred animal, that took the Breed Championship. It was the fourth year running that the cow had been shown at the Cumberland, and had been Reserve Champion and Champion twice. He ran a 12-strong Simmental herd, and helped Andrew with his dairy herd. Robert died peacefully at home, and a minute’s silence was held by members of the Cumberland Show committee he had served on for more than 50 years. Great nephew and Cumberland Show Chairman Robert Wharton said Robert, right up until his death, had been a very active show committee member. “He will be a great loss. He loved his cattle, and was also a big sheep breeder with his blue-faced Leicesters,” he said. “He was very proud to have won the Breed Championship with his Simmental cow and calf last year.” Robert, a former Show President, not only showed his animals, he also judged at events. Gillian Potts, past Show Chairman and current operations and development secretary, said “Robert was a fantastic ambassador for the show. He will be sorely missed.” Heather Pritchard, of Carlisle based livestock auctioneers, Harrison & Hetherington, described Robert as “one of life’s characters”. “He was a good ambassador, both for the pedigree industry and livestock in general.” she said. “He was well-known not only for his Simmental breed, but also in the dairy world. He served on the committee of the Border and Lakeland Holstein Club, and before that when it was the Border Counties Lakeland Club,” added Heather. Maureen Hodges

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Kathleen Barlow SRN. JP. 1941 -2016 Kathleen Alice Gallagher was born 17th July 1941 and brought up in Chipping, Lancashire. She wasn’t from a farming background, it was all new to her! She married Johnny Barlow of Littlewood Hall Farm in 1962 and moved to Croston. Kath trained and worked as a State Registered Nurse and her early farming consisted of helping out with the Dairy Shorthorns and looking after pigs. In 1966 Johnny and Kath and by then the first two of their four sons, moved to Denizes Farm, Ulnes Walton and started a rather modest farming operation, at first with an array of liquorice allsorts suckler cows. She was always happy to help out calving cows and loading cattle wagons but her forte was always showing up with the ‘bagging’ at meal times. She was an awesome cook. Johnny and Kath were immensely impressed with the Simmental breed but simply didn’t have the money to buy Pedigree stock and in 1971, ever the optimists, they began the long and arduous task of grading up to pure bred status, having some success at local shows and getting decent prices for their stock. Michael was always obsessively interested in the Simmentals and in May 1978 the first Pure bred female ‘Willingale Freeze’ arrived and the grade up stock was slowly dispersed off. The herd was gradually built up to over 100 pedigree cattle. Kath was very, very proud of the achievements along the way and was delighted when the herd won the Royal Highland show in 2015. It really was one of the highlights of her life. She was very much a part of the back team, washing and preparing the white coats, cleaning the head collars and feeding and watering the handlers if not the cows. She was a familiar face on the show circuit, was always great company and always had a word for everyone. Her catering at the various farm walks and society get-togethers was legendary and Kath always loved the social side of the Simmental scene, making lots of long standing friendships through the years. Kath was well known to many people the world over, she was an accomplished nurse, a rest home proprietor, Charity fundraiser, Prison Board member and Justice of the Peace. She was also very instrumental in the setting up of Barlow Trailers Ltd and helped answering phones and seeing to hire customers. In between filling these roles she managed to find time for the really important thing in her life - Her Family. She was a great farmer’s wife to Johnny and Mother to Michael, John, Graeme and Patrick and ‘SuperNan’ to her 12 adoring Grandchildren. She lost her battle to cancer on June 16th 2016. The family would like to thank everyone in the Simmental world who offered their support and comfort at the time of Kath’s passing. John Barlow

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Brian Phillips Passed away on the 19th February 2016 – aged 77 Years Sadly Brian Phillips from the Hollywood herd, Staffordshire passed away last February while tending to his beloved cattle from a sudden heart attack. I first knew Brian when I was penned next to him at the bull sales in Perth in the mid-1990s. He was friendly and helpful and we remained friends ever since. He would often phone me up and talk about Simmentals for a good hour at least. His crack was always good and interesting. In his working life he had his own business which was a factory producing ornate glass work, mainly for the gypsy community and also pubs and hotels. He and his wife moved to Littlehardwick Cottage, Hollywood, Stone, Staffs in 1987 where they kept crossbreds to start with and then moved to purebreds in the early 1990s. Brian supported many local one day shows with his cattle. He had great success in 1998 at the Perth bull sales when he gained Overall Champion with Hollywood Greenlander. He was very proud of him and he gave me the honour of leading him round the ring which I will always remember. He also had Hollywood Tinsley who sold for £10,000 in 2008 at Stirling. Brian will be missed by family and friends. Alan Tallentire


John Thornhill

John Thornhill

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Farmer, antiquarian bookseller and botanist. Along with his father, through careful breeding, dad enjoyed successes through shows and sales with their Dairy Shorthorn and Ayrshire herds. In 1976 dad went out of milking and turned his focus to firstly Charolais and later Simmental beef cattle. As well as his success in the show and sale ring, dad very much enjoyed his time on the Simmental Council, latterly as Chairman of Finance and then as President. He was never more happy than to be asked to judge at Young Farmer events and was open to any disagreement when a young man or woman put their reasons forward with confidence. Whether first or last he always had a few pounds in his pocket to give to all in order to try and encourage and develop young keen members. Most importantly, regarding his working life, dad attributed his successes first and foremost to his staff. He was very fortunate in that way and always told us so.  A hard taskmaster, maybe so, but it was never his way to separate one member of staff from another. However now, we want to mention that Mike Lewis on the farm and Maureen Jones in the bookshop amassed 80 years of service between them. Dad greatly admired anyone who would have a go, even if sometimes the result wasn’t as hoped for. No matter, have a go. Through dad’s love of the country, he developed a love of its flora and fauna from a very early age. His mother bought him a set of books concerning flowering grasses and ferns from a stall in Newcastle-under-Lyme for a few shillings.  From this humble but informative set grew an interest that crescendoed into him opening his antiquarian bookshop in Shrewsbury 44 years ago.  That first set of books will always remain in his library here at Poynton. Dad’s life was farming and the friends made.  His sideline interest in antiquarian books offered a different slant though through which came different friends and conversations.  He was frequently asked to lend works from his own library to museums and exhibitions worldwide.  Dad said that 84 didn’t sound that old when you are 83 - you put up a valiant fight over the last few years, God bless and God bless the people who have come here for you today. Edward Thornhill & Jane Davies

John Thornhill will be remembered by many of the older generation of Simmental breeders and by many ex young members as someone who gave up a great deal of time both to the running of the Society and to its progress over the breed’s boom years. John and a like-minded bunch of breeders started the Premiere Sale and the first one was held at Poynton. It then moved venue between Boddington and Wroxall for many years, having started out with just the original breeders it then changed to inviting a few chosen guest consignors before its final sale, but for the years that it ran it was very successful. John showed Simmentals very successfully over many years and probably the one that will be best remembered was Thorneyhill Warrior who won the senior bull class at the Royal Show in its heyday. As a council member and President, John would always listen to everyone’s point of view and even if he didn’t always agree, you knew he had taken on board what you were saying. John was always willing to travel many miles to judge herd competitions and to train young members and young farmers in the skills of stock judging, his protégés were always a force to be reckoned with in any competition. John had one of the world’s finest collections of Simmental memorabilia and from its inception to modern times, he had a tremendous depth of knowledge of the breed, and was always interesting to talk to about it. Poynton Simmentals were always a force to be reckoned with both in the show and sales rings. John judged just about every major show from County level to the major Royals, he was always fair and honest and it never mattered to him who was on the front end, he was always accompanied by either his very gracious wife Margaret or by their son Edward, they were always present to support him. I have a wonderful picture of John when he was judging the Perth Bull Sales in 1991 having just pulled in Sacombe Wishful Thinking as his Overall Champion, he promptly lay down and went to sleep whilst John was choosing his Reserve, John turned around to see him on the floor and burst out laughing. Afterwards he admitted it was the first time it had ever happened to him, and commented maybe next time I’m judging I should hurry up. John didn’t enjoy very good health over the last couple of years but always remained cheerful and positive. Judy Borlase

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Animal Obituaries A star is lost - AWL Starlet 5th February 1995 – 28th January 2016 January 28th was a very sad day at Heathbrow - just one week before her 21st birthday AWL Starlet had to be put to sleep. Starlet was the queen of the herd until her dying day, she commanded the respect of all the other cows.  Starlet led from the front whether she was moving from field to field or shed to shed she was always number one – except for the cattle crush in case of a syringe which she was definitely frightened of (probably something to do with 6 months in quarantine in Canada before coming to Heathbrow). Starlet was born on the 5th February 1995 at AWL Simmentals in Canada, bred by the great cattle breeder Archie Londry.  She duly arrived at Heathbrow in April 1996.  From that day forward Starlet hardly put a foot wrong; her breeding and showing really put us on the map.  Her showing career began in 1997 at Herts Show and she won a first and Reserve Champion at Bucks Show that year.  The following year she won 4 first prizes, 1 Breed Championship and 1 Reserve.  Starlet’s showing career was resurrected in 2004 where, at the age of 9, she won 2 Breed Championships, 2 Reserves and 2 Interbreed Championships.  In 2005 she also won 4 Breed Championships, 1 Female Reserve Interbreed and at her last show before retiring Starlet was Interbreed Champion at Bucks Show. Starlet’s breeding was equally successful, producing 4 good daughters and many sons, the most notable of these was Heathbrow Tristar who was sold to Andrew and Hayley Clarke’s Williams herd where he not only produced some wonderful female progeny but also won prizes at many

Heathbrow Tristar 6.2.2006 -15.9.2016.

When we first brought Tristar home from the last Royal Show little did we know what he would do for our Williams Herd. He was a star to have around the yard, easy to handle, super temperament which he passed onto his young stock.

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shows including Breed and Interbreed Championships over the years. Jubilant, North Star, Lightning and Magnum were also notable sons of hers, some sold to commercial herds. Her daughter Starlight also won many prizes, including 2 Reserve Championships, and the noted bull Heathbrow Niagara who produced some very good progeny before being sold to Southern Ireland. Heathbrow Starbright (another daughter) also showed well; she bred 4 sons in pedigree herds and her daughter, Heathbrow Eleanor Star, won 3 firsts and Breed Champion at Edenbridge in 2015.  Other daughters include Heathbrow Superstar who is the granddam of Freddie Star, unbeaten in his class, Reserve Male Champion at the National Show and Interbreed Junior Champion at the Norfolk Show in 2015 and is now stock bull at the Bosahan herd in Cornwall. Just before passing away there were 18 descendants of Starlet at Heathbrow so her legacy will continue for a long while, she has gone but will not be forgotten. David & Lesley Sapsed (Heathbrow herd) Tristar was only shown twice with us, in 2011 he got six Breed Championships resulting in three Interbreeds & three Reserve Interbreed, also two Interbreed pairs, then in 2015 age nine straight off the field at the Royal Norfolk he won Male Continental, Reserve Interbreed, Interbreed pairs & group of three. As we increased the herd we were able to sell his young stock, several have been sold off the farm & we have sold some at sales. His daughters have had the likes of Williams Eddie & Fawkes who have sold well at Stirling & he has sired Williams Malvenas 4th, sold at Stirling in 2014 and recently Williams Girlie 2nd, sold at Carlisle in 2015, to name a few. Tristar has left his stamp here at Williams, the cows all inheriting all his traits, our herd has won The East Anglian overall herd four years running, in 2014 we won the South East overall herd & best young stock which was mostly sired by TRISTAR, He may not have been known by many, but he will be sadly missed here at Williams in so many ways. Hayley Clarke


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Welcome to New Members We welcome readers, old and new to The Review 2016 and especially make mention of those who have joined us during the year.

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JAMES ALEXANDER

Northern Ireland

JALEX

MSSRS ALLEN & SHORTT

Northern Ireland

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JAMES & ROBIN BRICE

East Anglia

RENDHAM

MR & MRS GEORGE & PAT COOKSON

North East

THORNFIELDS

BRIAN & TRACY DEAN

North East

AMBLERS LODGE

SEAN DIGBY

Northern Ireland

GOLDEN GATE

J D GREENOP

North West

BRIDGEDALE

DOUGLAS J HARLEY

Scotland

THOMANEAN

ROGER HUNT

Midlands

WAYSIDE

PHILIP MACARI

Northern Ireland

LIBERTY

JOHN ALLAN MACLELLAN

Scotland

DRUIM TORRACH

PATRICK MCBRIEN

Northern Ireland

CARRICKBEG

WILLIAM MCCRORY

Northern Ireland

GLENCAIRN

YVETTE MCEWAN

Scotland

THISTLE

SHARON & THOMAS MCKINNEL

Scotland

MOATFIELD

NICHOLA OSGOOD & EVE HART

South East

GOODHART

MARK PHILLIPS

Scotland

MINNYDOW

PHILLIP ROBB

Northern Ireland

SLIEVE CROOB

JOHN ROGERS

Centre West

SHIRES

PAUL ROWDEN

South West

BEECHLANDS

JAMES RUNCIMAN

East Anglia

HEREWARD

JOSHUA SWINDELLS

Midlands

WOODHEAD

THOMAS ANDREW WALLACE

Northern Ireland

WHEATHILL

J S WHITTLE & SON

South West

DOGDEAN

ALAN WILSON

Northern Ireland

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CLIVE WOODS

Midlands

MOAT WOOD

PAULINE & MICHAEL WOODS

Northern Ireland

DRUMKNOCK

ANNABEL BAYLIS

Centre West

PURSHULL

RONAN DONNELLY

Northern Ireland

AUGHADARRAGH

GAVIN ENGLISH

Northern Ireland

BAILLIESMILLS

HARRY LEITCH

Northern Ireland

EBENAGEERAGH

ALISON MARSHALL

Northern Ireland

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OWEN MISKELLY

Northern Ireland

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JAMES MATTHEW THORPE

North West

SUNBIGGIN

GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON

Scotland

QUARRYHILL

ARWEL DYFED DAVIES

Wales

LLWYDCOED

DAVID DUNCAN

Northern Ireland

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KEVIN HICKERY

South West

STOWEY

JONATHAN NEILL

Northern Ireland

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DAVID ROSS & FIONA SHAND

Scotland

FORMARTINE

DAFYDD GWYNNE

Scotland

CASTLEGWYNNE

JENSON SINCLAIR GUNN

Scotland

CAITHNESS

JACK WILLIAM YOUNG

Wales

FOURCROSS

EMMA SULLY

South West

ASHLEY WOOD

SAMUEL PALMER

Midlands

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Celebrate Jenson Gunn, the Society’s Youngest Young Member, born on the 27/06/2016

Ernie Olds meeting his baby sister Darcey on her birthday 27th October 2016. Parents Adam and Emma, whose children are the fourth generation living at Bosahan at the same time, John’s parents are immensely proud of the families around them that they have began.

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Brian Graham Allan, born 27th December 2016. Son of Graham and Fiona Allan. A wee brother for Olivia - Glenturk herd.


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Christopher Boyd, Slievenagh Herd and Adele McKeown married on 6th May 2016.

Adam and Emma Olds married 5th Feb 2016

Kathryn Lowry, daughter of David & Joy Lowry, Keeldrum Simmentals (Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark) married Andrew Gammie, Westpit Limousins (Drumforber, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire) on Friday 27th May 2016.

Laura Darch from the Chard herd married Guy French on 27th August 2016, a farmer from Taunton who currently has Limousins but trying to convert him to Simmentals!Â

Ben and Alison Olds married 1st October 2016

Steven Buckland and Amy Hirst (Cornwall Club) married on the 25th June 2016 with Wellatree Frankie in attendance.

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Area Club Officers NORTH WEST

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Chairman: Mrs J Sanders, Bavington Hill Head Farm, Capheaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE19 2AY Tel: 01830 530329 Mobile: 07818426575 Email: jules5662@aol.com Secretary: Mrs Wendy Dickinson, High Wood End, Tebay, Nr Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 3XZ Tel: 01539 433721 Mobile: 07766833500 Email: entroop@hotmail.com

Chairman: Mr Danny Leslie, Redhill Farm, Mosstowie, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8TU Tel: 01343 850278 Mobile: 07929 527775 Email: redhillfarm@btconnect.com Secretary: Mr. Richard Pettit, Mains Of Tannachy, Portgordon, Buckie, Banffshire, AB56 5BU Tel: 01542 832774 Mobile: 07739551830 Email: rmspettit71@gmail.com

Chairman: Mr Craig Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopstones, Sheffield, S36 4GW Tel: 01226 764192 Email: midhopestones@outlook.com Secretary: Mrs Jayne Pick, Cottage One, Scarthingwell Farm, Scarthingwell, North Yorkshire LS24 9PF Tel: 01937 557546 Email: jcpick62@outlook.com

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SOUTH EAST

Chairman: Mr J W May, Priorton Barton, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4BU. Tel: 01363 772685 Email: jwmpriorton@hotmail.co.uk Secretary: Mrs D Shapland, Brynsworthy Farm, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 3HR Tel: 01271 343575 Mobile: 07747745768 Email: brynsworthy.farm@yahoo.co.uk

Chairman: Mr. R Grenham, Boars Head Farm, Boars Head, Crowborough, Sussex, TN6 3HD Tel: 079808 27461 Email: rgrenham@hotmail.co.uk Secretary: Mr. P B Grenham, Boars Head Farm, Boars Head, Crowborough, Sussex, TN6 3HD Tel: 018926 61886 Email: rgrenham@hotmail.co.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND Chairman: Mr.Matthew Cunning, 168 Bridge Road, Glarryford, Ballymena, N. Ireland BT44 9QA Tel: 02825685179 (after 6.30pm) Mobile: 07740103457 Email: mcunning168@gmail.com Secretary: Mr. R J Boyd, Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, N. Ireland BT44 8DQ. Tel: 02825 820070 Mobile: 07799 346784 Email: boydsfarm78@gmail.com

EASTERN Chairman: Mr A McInnes, Cowick Farm, Thorne Road, East Cowick, Nr Goole DN14 8SY Tel: 07920485045 Email: ashleymcinnes@aol.com Secretary: Mrs E McInnes, Cowick Farm, Thorne Road, East Cowick, Nr Goole, DN14 8SY Tel: 07920485045 Email: mcshow71@gmail.com

MIDLANDS Chairman: Mr R Storer Smith, Spath Farm House, Ashbourne Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. ST14 5AP Tel: 01889 563200 Mobile: 07970611691 Email: info@storersmithsimmentals.co.uk Secretary: Mrs. M Green, 10 Peel Close, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0JL Tel: 01162 793004 Mobile: 07977 933898 Email: mandy_green@icloud.com

WALES Chairman: Mr. A Davies, Milton Manor, Milton, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 8PG Tel: 01646 651446 Mobile: 07919 354299 Secretary: Mrs M Parry, Llwyn Celyn, Llanddewi Rhydderch, Abergavenny Mon, NP7 8BN Tel: 01873 855207 Email: elmsfarm@btconnect.com

CENTRE WEST Chairman: David Savins, 37 Oak Road, Tiddington, Stratford Upon Avon, Warks, CV37 7BU Tel: 01789 268655 Mobile: 07872 873013 Email: savins@me.com Secretary: Amy Cox, Clifford Forge House, Clifford Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks, CV37 8HW Tel: 01789 261633(ext 2) Mobile: 07789991312 Email: amyjessecox@hotmail.com

EAST ANGLIA Chairman: Mr. S Key, Abbey Farm, Mundham, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6EL. Tel: 01508 528821 Email: simonkeyo@aol.com Secretary: Mrs H Clarke, Model Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5NL Mobile: 07799693582 Email: andrewclarke7@aol.com

CORNWALL Chairman: Mr Jim Buckland, Trenuggo Farm,St Buryan,Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6EG Tel: 01736 810252 Mobile: 07896519570 Email: jamesebuckland@btinternet.com Secretary: Mrs Bridget Olds, Bosahan Farm, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5QB Tel: 01326 340976 Mobile: 07890384094 Email: oldsbosahan@aol.com

YOUNG MEMBERS ASSOCIATION Youth Development Officer: Emma McInnes Tel: 07920 485059 Email: mcshow71@gmail.com

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and were joined by the Welsh Club members. There were some really nice looking young animals put forward at the show to be judged. Judge for this year’s calf show was Josh Brigg, a Longhorn breeder from Lighthorne. Josh did an excellent job of judging both animals and young handlers on the day. The winner of the young handler’s competition was William Dorrell. Thanks goes to all those that bought food (sandwiches & cake etc.) An enjoyable day was had by all and great thanks goes to all those that organised and helped to make the calf show a great success. We finish 2016 off with our annual festive Christmas Meal. This was held at The Hobnails Inn, Tewkesbury. A good number of club members attended and thanks goes to the Hobnail for looking after us so well. During our evening we gave out the herd competition results. This year the herd competition was judged by Roger Birch. CENTRE WEST CLUB HERD COMPETITION RESULTS 2016 OVERALL HERD WINNER 1) Lopemede

LARGE HERD WINNERS 1) Lopemede 2) Alchester 

MEDIUM HERD WINNERS 1) Boddington  2) Deerhurst 3) Little Orchard 

SMALL HERD WINNERS 1) Beanhill 2) Farnborough

BEST SUCKLING CALF BORN 2016 1) Deerhurst 2) Alchester 3) Boddington

BEST WEANED BULL UP TO 2 YEARS 1) Boddington 2) Alchester 3) Deerhurst

BEST GROUP OF IN CALF HEIFERS 1) Boddington  2) Deerhurst  3) Alchester 

BEST GROUP OF MAIDEN HEIFERS 1) Deerhurst 2) Boddington  3) Alchester 

OUTSTANDING THING THAN CAUGHT THE JUDGE’S EYE 1) Lopemede - the reason for this is the way Mr Rixon experiments with different genetics from around the world which the judge thought enabled all breeders a chance to expand their breeding regimes.

Sterling Celia’s Fifi

Saturday 3rd September was Moreton–In–Marsh Show, one of our local one day shows. Again this was well attended by club members with a good show of cattle. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind to us. We held our annual calf show at Worcester Market

In addition to our meal and herd results was the presentation of an award to a young member in memory of David Bell. Judith, one of our club members and David’s partner suggested we should remember David in some way. David always had a passion for the young people within the industry and a number of the members felt it appropriate to remember him in this way. John Barlow

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e started 2016 with our annual AGM and Quiz where we were joined by our local cattle and sheep clubs. During the evening we enjoyed a meal of bangers and mash with a sweet which always goes down well. A good and enjoyable evening was had by all. Unfortunately during the meeting our secretary, Ros Allen announced she was going to retire from being secretary for our Centre West Club. Ros has done a tremendous job for the club over the years and we wish her well in the future. February 21st 2016 bought a great shock and sadness to our club and the wider members of the Simmental Society with the sudden death of David Bell. Following his sudden death was his funeral on 21st March. This was an extremely sad day for all, but judging by the amount of people that made great effort to attend shows how well respected David was by members of the Simmental Society and in the local and wider farming community. David will be greatly missed by club members, friends, family, Tom and his partner Judith. Saturday 7th May saw the Dispersal of the Crackley Herd of Simmentals. This herd was a great tribute to David and his business partner Tom Booth. The Three Counties Show held the Simmental National with some excellent cattle presented for judging. This was a great representation of the breed. Our Centre West best result came from Boddington Estates with Champion Senior Heifer Sterling Celia’s Fifi. On the Friday evening the Simmental Society hosted our annual meal at the show with an auction raising money for the air ambulance. Thanks go to Robert Hewlett for all the organising.

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS received the “The David Bell Memorial Trophy for Most Promising Young Member” well done John and we look forward to awarding the next one in 2017. The Centre West Club Christmas Dinner

Judith Cockerill presents the David Bell Memorial Trophy to John Barlow

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Dispersal of the Deerhurst Herd on behalf of Mr Van Der Gucht to be held at

Ross Market Centre – 23rd September 2017

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he Beanhill herd, owned by James and Belinda Kimber from Christian Malford in Wiltshire, has been recognised by AHDB Beef & Lamb as the most Improved Herd of Simmental cattle in England for 2016. They have previously placed twice as reserve for this award with their Simmental herd in 2009 and their Charolais herd in 2011. The award is presented by the AHDB Beef & Lamb Better Returns Programme (BRP) to the recorded herd that shows the greatest genetic gain for commercial characteristics over a 12-month period. There is a separate award for each of ten UK breeds. After setting up an award-winning Jersey herd in West Wales, James moved to

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Beanhill Farm to start farming with Belinda in 1996. When they took it on, the 40 hectare lowland farm had been neglected for 40 years. The farm is located on the Dauntsey Vale at the edge of the Cotswolds. As they are on an area of heavy, clay soil, the cattle are housed in the winter to protect the ground. All cattle calve in the autumn, with heifers prepared for artificial insemination (AI) in November. Their target is to sell bulls at 18 months in the spring sales. On moving to Wiltshire, they decided to concentrate on breeding high-quality, pedigree animals and while they developed the shed infrastructure required for their new cattle venture, they ran a flock of 1,000 commercial ewes plus followers. Seeing the


dairy cross-bred calves available through the local market at Chippenham, they felt there was a demand in the area for Simmental bulls. James has bred Charolais cattle since his childhood so they decided to focus on developing two pedigree herds. Some difficult years followed the Foot and Mouth Outbreak in 2001, when they sold the commercial sheep leaving only their pedigree Texel flock and a handful of pedigree cows. They worked freelance, clipping and washing cows for sales, before building up their pedigree Texel flock alongside establishing the Charolais and Simmental herds. In 2004 they bought Celtic Noodle, a high-index, show champion Simmental cow. They bred up from there using AI. The cattle enterprise had built to 20 breeding females within each of the two pedigree herds but in recent years the Simmental numbers have reduced. Both herds have been performance recorded from the start. They run alongside a flock of 100 pedigree Texels and a small flock of Blue Texels which belong to their children; Joshua, Isabel and Richard. They have an extra 40 hectares of grass keep and a flock of 400 Suffolk cross mules which they cross to their own Texel rams. Using an annual rotation between sheep and cattle, they manage a clean grazing system with different parcels of land being reseeded after six years. James is keen to promote the value of using breeding traits to develop the beef industry and each year invites a group of Cirencester students to oversee the ultrasound scanning event taking place on his farm. He is encouraged by the enthusiasm and interest from the next generation of young farmers. He is also inspired by the work Neil Shand, Simmental breed secretary, is doing for the breed.

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Calf sucking 875kg dam, a cow with very high indexes and very high performance.

Mr Shand uses high and low-index Simmentals within the societies monitor herd and records subsequent calve performance from birth through to finish. He assesses full kill data, including retail meat yield, in order to demonstrate the advantage of using high-index bulls on a suckler herd. James said: “The only way to monitor a herd’s development is by recording performance and coming from a dairy background, this was a no brainer for me. It takes a few years to build up and to understand each individual’s value within a herd. “As a livestock producer you have a financial responsibility to provide good carcase value on an efficient rearing system. “The muscle area must be assessed when recording to ensure you are promoting the development of length as well as conformation in your animals. There is high value in the loin of the carcase and this needs to be considered and developed rather than simply focusing on backend.” The herd tag line is “High index for a commercially profitable future” and they believe in producing bulls that will provide customers with the potential to make a profit. With this is mind, the Beanhill Simmental has reduced to ten cows in recent years, retaining only the most productive females. “The Simmental benefits from being a maternal and a terminal breed so I am keen to promote easy calving combined with length and use the figures to guide my decisions. “All cows retained have a self-replacing index (SRI) of over 100 which makes them one of the highest indexed herds in the country.” The last AI sire used was Dirnanean Bradley. At the time he had not been used massively but has gone on to produce a lovely group of calves at Beanhill. Bradley now stands as the number one bull in the country with 142 SRI points. Showing acts as a shop window to promote their high-index cattle and they find the easy-calving attributes alongside their elite heath status assists sales. Recently his highest indexed heifer was sold to someone establishing their own herd. Bulls are sold directly from home and also through pedigree sales with a focus to produce the best high index breeding they can manage to continue to drive the breed forward and appeal to the modern market.

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Cornwall Simmental Club Report by Bridget Olds - Secretary

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e began 2016 with our annual dinner in January at The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell where members were joined by family and friends to enjoy a convivial meal. In February, Jake Gregory added two Broombrae cows to the expanding Kurlycoat herd. While March featured an ignominious defeat by the South Devon Club who filled the first three places in the quiz challenge renewal. In April, members of the club attended the memorial service for Brian Pocock, a long standing breeder of Simmental cattle in Cornwall. May was a busy month which began with approximately sixty attending the show preparation demo by Emma McInnes and farm walk to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Bosahan Herd. The Worcester Society sale followed with one hundred and fifty entries catalogued including cattle from Bosahan (pre-sale reserve female champion), Chegwidden, Killiworgie (whose reduction sale drew great interest and highest female price of the sale) and Sowenna. Kurlycoat secured two more females. Killiworgie and Wellatree herds represented Cornwall at the Devon County Show where Bridget Borlase selected Killiworgie Eliza and Killiworgie Emperor as breed champion and reserve. During the first week of June, attention is centred on our county show at Wadebridge. This year Michael Robson (Kilbride Farm, Northern Ireland) took on the onerous task of judging the eight classes, respective specials and championships over three hours sorting the forty head of cattle forward from nine exhibitors including newcomer Ant Hart, Treverbyn Herd, at his first show. Boddington Estates emerged supreme and female champion with Sterling Celia’s Fifi while Killiworgie Emperor took the male championship with Sterling Gino standing reserve. Sowenna Annie’s Gem stood reserve overall, reserve female champion and junior champion and Bosahan Georgia Cruz filled the reserve junior champion spot. Sowenna ended a successful day with victory in a strong pairs class. Wellatree, Kurlycoat, Angwelha and Pennytinney also featured in the ribbons.

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The British Simmental breed produced one of the strongest sections at the show with Sterling Gino taking the prestigious interbreed best performance recorded beef bull. The committee owes a huge thank you to members and supporters involved in preparing, running and clearing up the hospitality tent and our generous sponsors. June also featured the wedding of Steve and Amy Buckland (Angwelha) – warm congratulations. During the week of the English National Show, sixteen members of the Irish Simmental Club (Eire) undertook a whistle-stop tour of four Cornish herds in twenty four hours before travelling to Malvern.

Irish guests enjoying cornish pasties at Wellatree

During July, Jim and Jean Buckland invited the club to a herd visit (Wellatree) where a sociable afternoon in the sunshine was enjoyed by a group of twenty as we viewed Sperrin View Director’s first crop of calves. It was interesting to listen to the challenges of managing the transition from a commercial herd to predominantly pedigree and be party to some of the decisions that lie ahead. Summer Shows - A big appreciation to all club members who have exhibited their cattle at the one day shows throughout the summer and flown the Simmental flag especially in mixed beef breed classes. Killiworgie and Bosahan herds made up a team of three to win the interbreed championship at Stithians with Killiworgie Emperor interbreed reserve male champion.

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Camborne Show included a British Simmental section in their schedule for the first time. Killiworgie Emily stood champion with Bosahan Flirty Tresor reserve and this combination took the interbreed pairs completing a hat trick for the Simmental breed in consecutive years, while Emily was awarded the reserve spot in the individual interbreed championship. Finally Sowenna took the reserve any other breed ticket at Camelford.

August also featured our commercial open day at the kind invitation of Jeff and Ian Stacey, Widegates, Looe who use pedigree Simmental bulls on ninety suckler cows. Despite the Cornish mizzle affecting the turnout and viewing, approximately forty attended an interesting afternoon and saw excellent commercial cattle.

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Commercial Open Day

Flirty & Emily at Camborne with a notorious pair!!

During August the club visited the Skylark Herd in Tiverton – thirteen members were treated to the sight of ninety Simmental suckler cows and their calves divided into four groups running with pedigree bulls, thirty bulling heifers, show and fattening bulls. The visit covered two farms with abundant grass totalling six hundred acres with the highest point seven hundred and fifty feet above sea level. Graham & Sarah Reed and family provided a memorable visit where we enjoyed generous hospitality.

This month saw the Bucklands land the Simmental Championship at Okehampton show for the second consecutive year with Wellatree Frankie. Jake Gregory, Kurlycoat herd completed his purchases for the year with the additions of Sterling Gino, the junior male champion at the Royal Welsh Show and his dam.

Scarlet Stacey models her gift from the Cornwall Club

Graham & Sarah Reed welcome the Cornwall Club

Gifts for our hosts

Skylark cows and calves

September featured the annual club trip which this year saw Cornwall & South West Club members heading for Inverness. Heralded a great success, marred slightly by flight delays, the itinerary included visits to five herds (Delfur, Auchorachan, Islavale, Corskie and Redhill), the Glenlivet distillery and Cawdor Castle over four outstanding days. The farms varied from ten feet to one thousand feet above sea level and the scale of the farm businesses, wonderful landscapes, field after field of amazing cattle, frequent offers of a wee dram together with kind weather ensured a memorable visit.

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS ANOTHER WEE TRIP, NORTH OF THE BORDER A motley crew the Cornish Club, we like our trips away stay This year to Scotland once again, at Elgin we would call first our Delfur to late started we Our flight delayed

admired by all The stockman, new, gave a guided tour, their cattle Spey The steep terrain, spectacular, then beside the river day. our of end the at e welcom Returning back for a BBQ, most see to herd Durno’s Michael chan, Auchora to us Day 2 took enough for Skis ! Impressive cows, young stock and bulls in fields steep we sped.. distillery t Glenlive The views were quite spectacular as to kindly fed. been we’d after Whiskey famous some Well ...trundled ! to try with a’ Wee Dram’! ed welcom were we where , herd Islavale the to Next ,off the kind Stronach clan Treated to fields of wonderful cattle , then BBQ with d a spectacular sight observe we r’ togethe After great food and a fine ‘get turned into night. day the as sky the filled Rainbow double A beautiful by the family, Green. On the third day we rocked up at Corskie, to be met the sights to be seen. More whiskey at 10 in the morning ! set us up for sheep and much corn pigs, , cattle trucks, se, enterpri Corskie is such a huge so admired, that fine cattle super ! in fit would farms whole our fields Large morn. on the bus After lunch so kindly provided we set off once again scared one of that hill steep a up cattle his of To Danny Leslie and the first us ! were up for sale soon Then on to the main bunch of cattle ,some of which animals that As he plans to take things a bit easier. We saw grand afternoon up on the lawn Unbelievable hospitality followed , a feast served us Cornish feel at make to ’, ‘Poldark and an’ ‘Warlegg With tables marked home ! the airport to leave Day 4 we had ‘culture’ with a Castle on our way to hospitality received amazing With fond memories of wonderful cattle and those early to rise Apart from ‘Chaos in the Kitchen’ at Brewers Fair for to our surprise much out broke fracas’ bacon When a full blown ‘fried d staff , fuelled ..stresse porridge cold orders.. .wrong waiting. Much customer’s fears more language unfit for An irate man complained “there’s no bacon” !! with most ears! group intervened So to calm the hot tempered objector, one of our needing to be jumper a with r Inspecto Chief ex stained Result..! A coffee cleaned !!! fun that we had We’ll reflect with a bit of a giggle ,it all adds to the were all a bit sad. we leave ,to g Thank you Scotland ,your country is stunnin Penny Lally 2016

October arrived and Killiworgie were awarded the top herd in the South West. Gill and Steve hosted a wonderful herd visit in brilliant sunshine. This year the Cornwall Herd Competition was judged by Mr Philip Johnston (Lesceave Cliff) with the results announced and presentations made at the AGM in November together with the new Most Points Awards for successes at the one day shows. Following the AGM, Chairman Jim Buckland ran a light hearted ‘Have I got Simmi news for you’ quiz involving two opposing teams of three club members. This provided much fun and laughter. RESULTS: Cornwall Herd Competition BULL CALF BORN JAN/SEPT 2016 1st Killiworgie Heroe 2nd Bosahan Hanky Panky 3rd Sowenna Hero

HEIFER CALF BORN JAN/SEPT 2016 1st Killiworgie Hope 2nd Bosahan Husky Angelika 3rd Kurlycoat Honey

BULL CALF BORN OCT/DEC 2015 1st Bosahan Gerrans 2nd Sowenna 3rd Vale Royal Goliath (Crowgey)

HEIFER CALF BORN OCT/DEC 2015 1st Bosahan Gi Gi Brittany 2nd Chyanhal Gabriella 3rd Treverbyn Gina

STOCK BULL 1st Killiworgie Emperor 2nd Skerrington Armada (Bosahan) 3rd Glenturk Dynamic (Chyanhal)

COW 1st Lynfield Velvet 2nd ( Killiworgie) 2nd Bosahan Cruz Velia 3rd Auroch Withess (Crowgey)

IN-CALF HEIFER 1st Bosahan Elite Petruska 2nd Killiworgie Faith 3rd Curaheen Fragrance (Crowgey)

YOUNG STOCK 1st Killiworgie 2nd Bosahan 3rd Kurlycoat

COMMERCIAL CALF 1st Sowenna 2nd Bolankin 3rd Sowenna

LARGE HERD 1st Killiworgie 2nd Bosahan 3rd Sowenna

SMALL HERD Glenlivet Distillery visit

1st Treverbyn 2nd Crowgey 3rd Kurlycoat

OVERALL & MOST POINTS ONE DAY SHOWS WINNER KILLIWORGIE

MOST POINTS JOINT RUNNERS UP WELLATREE & BOSAHAN

Islavale heifers

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the Championship with Killiworgie Guv’nor while John May’s Priorton High Five stood reserve. The following Wednesday Killiworgie completed an outstanding year by taking reserve champion at BEEF EXPO SOUTH WEST with Killiworgie Hope to Foxhillfarm Montreal. Finally Piers Hawkey landed the champion pedigree bull calf at the Cornish Winter Fair with Sowenna Hero.

Killiworgie Hope

CORNWALL PEDIGREE CALF SHOW CHAMPION Killiworgie Guv’nor

RESERVE CHAMPION

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Priorton High Five

BULL (1.10.15 – 31.12.15) 1st Killiworgie Guv’nor

HEIFER (1.10.15 – 31.12.15) 1st Killiworgie Glamour Girl 2nd Bosahan Gloria Anita

BULL (01.01.16 – 29.02.16) 1st Killiworgie Heroe 2nd Sowenna Hero 3rd Bosahan Highfalutin

The three wise monkeys at the Cornish Winter Fair (L-R Keith Hawkey, Steve Gummow & Barrie Wynter)

HEIFER (01.01.16 – 29.02.16) 1st Killiworgie Hope 2nd Bosahan Husky Angelika 3rd Winford Hannabelle

BULL (01.03.16 ONWARDS) 1st Priorton High Five 2nd Priorton Hawk

HEIFER (01.03.16 ONWARDS) 1st Priorton Rosie’s Heiress ET 2nd Priorton Humanity

4 Class winners and Championship for Killiworgie at Cornwall Pedigree Calf Show

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CHEGWIDDEN SIMMENTALS Members of SAC Herd Health Plan Elite Herd Status Accredited Free BVD. IBR.JOHNE’S & LEPTO Breed plan performance recorded

SEMEN FOR SALE FROM STOCK BULL CHEGWIDDEN ALFIE 09 SIRE: BLACKFORD HARVESTER

DAM: CHEGWIDDEN TILLY

VISITORS WELCOME

CONTACT JEFF & VIV HALL, CHEGWIDDEN FARM, ST LEVAN,PENZANCE, TR19 6LP Tel: 01736 810516 Mob: 07831834013 Email: halls@chegwiddenfarm.com www.britishsimmental.co.uk

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HI HEALTH MEMBERS ACCREDITED BVD, JOHNES LEVEL 1 SILVER BREEDPLAN RECORDERS, FARM ASSURED. SEMEN FOR SALE FROM LAKESIDE WARRIOR, GRANDSIRE OF CALVES IN PHOTOS.

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

DOUBLE WINNERS 2016

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR; SEMEN WILL BE AVAILABLE 2017.

SOUTH WEST HERD AND CORNWALL COMPETITIONS, LARGE AND OVERALL HERD WINNERS, YOUNG STOCK INCLUDING 2016 BULL CALF KILLIWORGIE HEROE.

KILLIWORGIE HOPE, GLAMOUR GIRL, HEROE AND GUV-NOR ALL CLASS WINNERS. (KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR SIRE OF 1ST 3 CALVES)

KILLIWORGIE HOPE FEMALE CHAMPION AND RESERVE OVERALL AT BEEF EXPO, WESTPOINT, EXETER.

KILLIWORGIE HOPE BEING ENTERED AT WORCESTER SPRING SALE 2017, ALONG WITH OTHER FEMALES AND BULLS.

www.killiworgiesimmentals.co.uk ALL ENQUIRIES CONTACT STEVE: 01637 880523 • Email: steveandgill@killiworgiesimmentals.co.uk


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East Anglian Simmental Club Report by Simon Key - Club Chairman Burghbridge Fleming 14 – Top Price Bull at Newark selling at 4000gns

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t has been a quiet year for the first time in many for our small club. The Newark Sale was the first major event for the area and we reached a top price of 4000 gns on 3 occasions. Congratulations to the Clarke family and Burghbridge herd on 2 of the top price bulls. The sale is moving in the right direction and hopefully with the continuation of this improvement these prices will be the norm. At the sale in 2017 we have the herd dispersal of the Thursford Herd, owned by the Mitchell Family. I can guarantee there will be some wonderful stock on offer. It will be very sad to see Denis not attending sales in future as he has been the back bone since the launch of the Newark sale several years ago. I would like to put from the club here we all wish Denis and his family an enjoyable retirement and we hope he will still attend our club functions as his knowledge and character are second to none. With all the various rules and regulations regarding showing it has been quite tough for our club trying to attend shows across the country. I applaud all those who were able to attend despite the difficulties. Probably the highlight of the year was having the young Simmental members making the long journey to Norfolk for 4 days. We had a very informative morning at Blake’s

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abattoir where everyone who attended learnt a lot. I would like to thank Andrew Clarke for organising such an educational visit. We then moved on to Paul Gunther’s massive business where we were shown many different parts of his business including massive machinery, gas bottles, a shop, a massive herd of commercial cattle and also his beloved pedigree Simmentals. Some fun was had with some little competitions which all added to a fantastic afternoon’s entertainment. We then went from there to a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads followed by a buffet meal at a local riverside hotel. The Friday was spent at Denis Mitchell’s, again, in all we saw some fantastic pedigree Simmentals. Saturday was stock judging at Andrew and Hayley Clarke’s which also included a look at their lovely cattle and a beautiful spread of food. Our farm walk this year was at the Williams Herd of Andrew and Hayley Clarke. It was also attended by our South East Group. It was a fantastic hot day where we saw some super cattle despite the desert conditions of East Anglia during the summer. We were treated to a fabulous feast of food of which our very own Stephen Brett made the most of the all you can eat spread!! It was an honour for me to be asked to judge the Beef Expo at Carlisle in late October. It was a very long drive there


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Burghbridge Figaro 14 – Also selling for 4000gns at Newark

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It was a fantastic hot day where we saw some super cattle despite the desert conditions of East Anglia during the summer.

and back but well worth the journey to see some fantastic young Simmentals. A credit to all exhibitors, well done. Our herd competition was judged by David Sapsed of Heathbrow Simmentals. I would like to personally thank David for the time he gave up, mid harvest, to visit all our club members. David and Lesley also attended our Christmas / presentation night in December which was very much appreciated. Well done to all prize winners and also to everyone who entered. We are a strong area and not everyone could get a prize…according to David! It was good to see Tony Hurn at our presentation night after having a heart operation, back to his chirpy self. I’d also like to thank Phillida Hurn on her loyal service as treasurer over the past many years. You will be sadly missed. This concludes the year 2016. I wish everyone the best of luck and the best of health for 2017.

HERD COMPETITION RESULTS JUDGE - DAVID SAPSED STOCK BULL (SIRED CALVES IN 2016) 1st Thursford Simmentals - Scotland Hill Cairo 2nd Fircovert Simmentals - Burghbridge Bradley 3rd Twyford Simmentals - Corskie Elvis 4th Key Simmentals - Horsfordmanor Wise Guy

COW FAMILY 1st Fircovert Simmentals - Wonder Family 2nd Thursford Simmentals - Ruffles Family 3rd Key Simmentals - Grace Family 4th Theberton Simmentals - Abagail Family

COW AND CALF 1st Thursford Simmentals - Thursford Treble 38 & Bull Calf 2nd Fircovert Simmentals - Fircovert Ceclia & Fircovert Horatio 3rd William Clarke Livestock - Sterling Grace’s Wilhemina & Williams Harry Potter 4th Key Simmentals - Key Grace 2nd & Key Grace 3rd

BULL CALF BORN 2016 1st Thursford Simmentals - Thursford Treble 38 bull calf 2nd Twyford Simmentals - Twyford Homeboy 3rd William Clarke Livestock - Williams Hogwarts 4th Inwood Farms - Blue Cedar Huckley

HEIFER CALF BORN 2016 1st William Clarke Livestock - Williams Belle’s Hannah 2nd Thursford Simmentals - Thursford Debs 34 3rd Key Simmentals – Key Grace 3rd 4th Fircovert Simmentals - Fircovert Harmony

OVERALL HERD 1st William Clarke Livestock 2nd Thursford Simmentals 3rd Fircovert Simmentals

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KEY SIMMENTALS Visitors always welcome

Quality stock usually for sale

Simon Key: 07843 277218,

Celtic Bryan Semen available: £10 per straw, £25 royalty

simonkeyo@aol.com

G D Key & Son, Abbey Farm, Mundham, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6EL

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*New Stock Bull* Denizes Fieldmarshall

Members of the SAC Herd Health Plan Herd is accredited free of BVD Johne’s Risk Level I Pedigree stock usually for sale Justin and Emma Dowley Theberton House, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4RL

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Herd Dispersal March 18th Newark Market

15 cows with young calves at foot & 15 cows with 5-8 month old calves at foot 20 heifers 1-2 years old Visitors always welcome Station Farm, Fakenham Dennis Mitchell 01328 878265 or 07920 485059 www.britishsimmental.co.uk

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Cattle Society - The Complete Beef Breed

2017 Pedigree Sale Dates: Premier Spring Roscommon Second Spring Tullamore Roscommon Third Spring Roscommon Premier Autumn Second Autumn Tullamore

Saturday Friday Friday Saturday Friday

evening evening evening

March 11th April 7th May 12th Nov 4th Dec 8th

Commercial Breeding Heifer Sales: Roscommon Ballymote Tullamore Gort

Friday evening Saturday Monday Thursday

May Oct Oct Oct

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National Simmental Show 2017: Tullamore Sunday August 13th

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Eastern Simmental Club Report by Emma McInnes, Secretary of the Eastern Club

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he Club itself may have had very little activity but the members, in their own right, have had a busy and successful year. Starting in March at the English Premier Show and Sale held at Newark Market where The Hollingsworth family took Overall and Female Champion with Midhope Evita. Tom and Ruby took their bull Scotland Hill Fernando and sold him for 3000gns.

Carlisle Spring Sale saw a number of members exhibiting. The Hollingsworth family took Male Champion and top priced bull with Midhope Farmer’s Friend and Reserve Leading Lady and joint top price female with Midhope Entise. Ian and Margaret Steele had a consignment of heifers in the sale too. Midhope Farmer’s Friend

Midhope Entise

The English National Show saw the Hollingsworth family take Overall Champion with Midhope Bright Light with her heifer calf at foot Heavenly Light who also took home Calf Champion.

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Midhope Bright Light


Major Reduction sale of the Caistor Herd Major Reduction sale of the Caistor Herd on behalf of Brian Lundy, to be held at

Harrison & Hetherington Mart - Carlisle on the 21st April 2017

Caistor Domitius sold for 4900gns - Carlisle April 2014

Caistor Empress 33 Overall and Female Champion Carlisle November 2014

Approximately 25 Cows with calves at foot or in calf

Elite Health Status

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Scotland Hill Goldie

Mr Willison had another successful year working with the society as the Monitor Farm, our very own celebrity in the club after having his story serialised in the Farmer’s Weekly over the last year. It is with great sadness that Dave Lamming of the Garness Hill herd passed away at the end of this year, he was an avid member of the club and his enthusiasm for the breed will be missed. Our thoughts and sympathies go to the family and friends at this hard time. I’ve said before a club is only as active as its members want it to be. If anyone has any ideas on what they’d like to do or if you live in the club’s area and not joined the club before and fancy socialising with like-minded people, contact one of us and we can tell you when we are next meeting up. Once clubs like this disappear they aren’t so easy to bring back, so please make use of it while it’s still here.

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Tom and Ruby took their young bull Scotland Hill Goldie to the Lincolnshire Show, he then went on to take the Interbreed Junior Champion. Pat and Mary Thurston also showed their yearling heifer Ferrylane Gondole Grace. At the Yorkshire show Bright Light did not disappoint for the Hollingsworth family taking Overall Champion. Ian and Margaret Steele showed their heifer Blakewell Wallflowers Freesia taking 2nd place in a strong class of heifers. At the Driffield Show Bright Light took Interbreed Champion with Wallflower Freesia as Reserve of the breed. Brian Lundy took Male Champion with his bull Caistor Geminus. Tom and Ruby took their bull Scotland Hill Goldie up to the November sale at Carlisle taking Reserve Male and selling for the top price on the day.


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Midlands Simmental Club Report by Richard Storer-Smith Chairman

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he 12 months since I was elected seems to have gone very quickly. Our main events this year were the quiz and the herd competition. Our fun quiz was held early in the year at the Moat House in Acton Trussell, a change in venue which seemed to work well. It was good to see lots of people there, including some new faces. After a stand-off between All The President’s Men (Do you know who I am...?) and the No-Hopers, Mandy’s team were declared the winners, and the President’s followers skulked off to watch the Sherlock Holmes box Cheers set. The Herd Competition Results meeting was held at Storersmith HQ this year. We were fortunate with the weather, and that we managed to find a marquee company willing to put a tent up. Lots of you came. Nobody got food poisoning, and the judge made a clean getaway. A huge well done to Jimmy and Vikki Wood of the Popes Herd, who won the overall competition, capping a winning year in the show ring for them. Two on-the-day competitions were held. The first was to guess the sires of four sisters and the sires of their calves. Possible sire photos were provided, and while no-one managed to guess all eight correctly, four members achieved seven correct answers – Eric Ford, Vikki Wood, Terry Ford and Richard Green.

Richard Storer-Smith presenting Josh Swindells with his prize for winning guess the weight of 3 bulls combined.

The second competition was a guess the weight of three bulls combined – this was won by Josh Swindells, who was only a very impressive 26 kilos out. Many thanks to Jayne Pick from Scarthingwell Simmentals, who made an excellent job of the judging, and to Sarah and Fran, who accompanied her. It’s been an interesting year on the show circuit this year, and Midlands Club members have Thanks again Jayne, had their fair share of success we all had a great day. at national level. At the English National, six of the top 14 slots were taken by Midlands Club Members; Reserve Supreme and Female Champion to Popes Herd, Male Champion to the Atlow herd, Reserve and Junior male to the Storersmith herd, and Reserve Junior male to the Wroxall herd. Popes Princess Cleo - Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion

Ranfurly Formula 1 F17 - Male Champion

Eric Ford, Terry Ford, Richard Green & Vikki Wood being presented with a bottle of bubbly each by Richard Storer-Smith Storer smith for for winning winning the the Sire Sire Group. Group.

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Storersmith Gatecrasher - Reserve Male Champion & Junior Male Champion

ENGLISH WINTER FAIR 2016 - NATIONAL PEDIGREE CALF SHOW JUDGE - MR D DONNELLY OVERALL CHAMPION & CHAMPION BULL CALF Denizes Hamish 16 - Mr M A Barlow

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Popes Rhona – J H & V G Wood

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Storersmith Ghost Rider 15 – Storersmith Simmentals

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Sterling Bacardi’s Hope – Boddington Estates Ltd

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Well done to all those who have competed this year, especially to those with breed champion rosettes; there are too many to name individually. A particular shout out to the following, who have flown the flag for both the Midlands Club and the Simmental breed this year in interbreed competition: David and Susan Donnelly - Nottinghamshire County Show – Reserve Senior Beef Bull Richard and Louise Storer-Smith – Nottinghamshire County Show – Reserve Junior Beef Bull AJ and Sarah Heath – Staffordshire County Show – Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Jimmy and Vikki Wood – Great Yorkshire Show – Blythewood Beef Pair Champions Jimmy and Vikki Wood - Royal Welsh Show– Reserve Supreme Beef Champion & Fitzhugh Championship Pairs AJ and Sarah Heath – Ashbourne Show – Interbreed Supreme Beef Champion The year finished with the stand at the English Winter Fair, manned impeccably by Mandy, Liz Turrell and Kath Martindale. Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and raffle prizes – we raised £162.00 for club funds. The Pedigree Calf Show was well attended on the Simmental side, and the top honours both went to club members – with John Barlow winning overall Champion with Denizes Hamish, and Hannah Wood taking reserve with Popes Rhona. I would like to sign off with an official vote of thanks to David Donnelly, the outgoing President of the British Simmental Cattle Society. He is an active Midlands Club Member, who has represented our breed, and therefore the Midlands Club, impeccably in the last two years. And yes, we know who you are.

1ST - Storersmith Ghost Rider 15 by Popes Barclay - Storersmith Simmentals 2ND - Cwarre Graduate 15 by Denizes Edgar – D Cumming 3RD – Storersmith Godric 15 by Popes Barclay - Storersmith Simmentals 4TH – Sterling Gerrad 15 by Annick Exocet - Boddington Estates Ltd

JUNIOR BULL CALF BORN BETWEEN 1ST JANUARY 2016 AND 30TH JUNE 2016 1ST - Denizes Hamish 16 by Dinton Nautical - Mr M A Barlow 2ND - Sterling Haymaker 16 by Dovefields Gallant - Boddington Estates Ltd 3RD – Popes Hector 16 by Kilbride Farm Comber – J H & V G Wood 4TH – Storersmith Harlequin 16 by Lisglass Barnabus - Storersmith Simmentals 5TH – Eaton Hokey Cokey 16 by Kilbride Farm Comber – A J & S D Heath 6TH - Storersmith Highwayman 16 by Lisglass Barnabus - Storersmith Simmentals

SENIOR HEIFER CALF BORN BETWEEN 1ST AUGUST 2015 AND 31ST DECEMBER 2015 1ST – Sterling Verity’s Girl by Sterling Cotswold - Boddington Estates Ltd 2ND – Chardaney Gloria by Banwy Wonderboy – Mycocks Agri Ltd 3RD – Alreb Gypsy by Hirwaun Elis - Mr Aled Evans 4TH – Fishpool Galaxy by Benavente Eladio – T Hassall

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF BORN BETWEEN 1ST JANUARY 2016 AND 30TH JUNE 2016 1ST - Popes Rhona by Kilbride Farm Comber - J H & V G Wood 2ND – Sterling Barcardi’s Hope Gem by Auchorachan Wizard - Boddington Estates Ltd 3RD – Sterling Bacardi’s Hawaii by Sterling Viking 2nd - Boddington Estates Ltd 4TH – Storersmith Havannah by Popes Barclay - Storersmith Simmentals 5TH – Eaton Hatasha by Tilbrook Corporal - A J & S D Heath 6TH – Cwarre Cinderella’s Haze by Denizes Exclusive - D Cumming

MIDLANDS CLUB HERD COMPETITION RESULTS 2016 LARGE HERD

1ST VIKKI & JIMMY WOOD (POPES) 2ND ROB & DAN EVANS (WROXALL) 3RD GREASLEY ESTATES (LAMBCLOSE)

MEDIUM HERD

1ST RICHARD & LOUISE STORER SMITH (STORERSMITH) 2ND GILES, MANDY & RICHARD GREEN (GREENFIELDS) 3RD JOE EDE (FOLE)

SMALL HERD

1ST DAVID & SUSAN DONNELLY (ATLOW) 2ND NORMA & LES PENNINGTON (PENTON) 3RD CHRIS & KATH MARTINDALE (FORSDALE)

COW FAMILY

1ST NELLY FAMILY (POPES) 2ND FOLE NUTWOOD VICTORIA (FOLE) 3RD GRAYRIGG JESSIE (STORERSMITH)

BEST STOCK BULL

1ST KILBRIDE FARM BALLINTOY (N & L PENNINGTON) 2ND LOSNING IVER (P) (DAN &ROB EVANS) 3RD HEATHBROW DISCOVERY 12 (GREASLEY ESTATES)

BEST GROUP OF IN CALF HEIFERS

1ST G, M & R GREEN (GREENFIELDS) 2ND DAVID & SUSAN DONNELLY (ATLOW) 3RD NORMA & LES PENNINGTON (PENTON)

BEST GROUP OF MAIDEN HEIFERS

1ST V & J WOOD (POPES) 2ND R & D EVANS (WROXALL) 3RD GREASLEY ESTATES (LAMBCLOSE)

BEST CALF AT FOOT BORN IN 2106

1ST EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 (A HEATH) 2ND WROXALL HOPE VASTINA (R & D EVANS) 3RD LAMBCLOSE HAPPY (GREASLEY ESTATES)

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STATION HOUSE GRACE (ERIC FORD)

OVERALL HERD

VIKKI & JIMMY WOOD (POPES)

RESERVE OVERALL

DAVID & SUSAN DONNELLY (ATLOW)

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Mixbury-Hall Simmentals Our new herd sire, Tilbrook Frank Pictured Right, March 2016 heifer calves pictured left. In calf 2015 heifers pictured below

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North East Club Report by Jayne Pick, Secretary

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ell what can I say about 2016? The year started on a high when the Club’s Chairman Craig Hollingsworth and his parents, John & Val, exhibited at the Newark Show & Sale in March. Their 2013 born heifer ‘Midhope Evita’ came out on top, collecting the Overall Championship and later selling for 2500gns. This was the start of things to come for the Hollingsworth family.

MIDHOPE EVITA - Overall & Female Champion at the Newark Sale

MIDHOPE ENTISE - Reserve Champion & Top Price Female at the Leading Ladies Sale

June brought the English National Show. Craig, John & Val Hollingsworth were showing their unbeaten six year old ‘Corskie Wealth’ sired cow ‘Midhope Bright Light’. They took the show by storm and not only were they awarded the Overall Championship but collected the Champion Calf award with Bright Light’s February born daughter ‘Heavenly Light’, one to watch for in the future and hopefully she will be following in her mother’s footsteps!

Next came the Carlisle Show & Sale in April incorporated with the Leading Ladies sale. Congratulations to the Hollingsworth family for being awarded the Champion Male and Reserve Champion Female. ‘Midhope Farmers Friend 14’ topped the bull section at 4700gns, whilst ‘Midhope Entise’ was joint top price with the Champion heifer, selling for 5000gns. Congratulations also to Ian & Margaret Steele who sold their 1st placed bull ‘Blakewell Fiddler 14’ for 3000gns. The Steele family also had a draft of quality heifers that averaged out at £1740. MIDHOPE FARMER’S FRIEND 14 - Overall Champion & Top Price Bull at the Carlisle Sale MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT - Supreme & Female Champion at the English National Show (Royal Three Counties)

July was a busy month in the North East. The Great Yorkshire Show, the main event in our area again attracted a good line of cattle. Thank you to all exhibitors that attended the show and made it a super three days. In the showring we had reason to celebrate when the Overall Championship was awarded to the Hollingsworth family with ‘Midhope Bright Light’. Ian & Margaret Steele collected a 2nd in a very strong two year old heifer class with ‘Blakewell Wallflower’s Freesia’ expertly shown by their granddaughter Katie. Well done also to the Wood family who won the prestigious Blythewood pairs with ‘Popes Princess Cleo’ & ‘Popes Fearless 14’.

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MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT - Supreme & Female Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show

On the 4th & 5th of November the Club organised a visit to Ireland to attend the Roscommon Show & Sale and view the Clonagh Herd of Garrett and Lyndsey Behan. It was well worth our early start when we were greeted by lovely late autumn sunshine and a magnificent display of cattle at Clonagh. We were indebted to Garrett & Lyndsey for accommodating us on the day before the sale at Roscommon and for providing such warm hospitality. It was so pleasing to see their efforts rewarded at the sale the next day with a great line up of cattle. Special thanks to Gerald Towers for the super efficient travel plans; it all made for a memorable couple of days away.

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the Great Yorkshire. ‘Midhope Bright Light’ continued her run of success claiming back the Interbreed title that she won in 2014, a terrific achievement for both her and the Simmental breed. Ian & Margaret Steele’s very sweet two year old heifer ‘Blakewell Wallflowers Freesia’ took the Reserve Champion spot. The Clubs biennial Herd Competition took place in September. Mr James Arnold (Vale Royal Herd) was our judge. Held over two hectic days some eight herds entered and a very interesting competition resulted. We are very grateful to James for his efforts as this was not an easy task.

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Special thanks to Brian & Anne Wise and Jim Brindley who helped with the running of the hospitality box throughout the show, your efforts are not unnoticed and are greatly appreciated by the Club and visiting exhibitors. A scorching hot Driffield show followed one week after

North East Club members ready for take off

North East Club Herd Competition Results 2016 OVERALL HERD Midhope

RESERVE OVERALL HERD Goskins

LARGE HERD 1st Midhope 2nd Goskins 3rd Blakewell

SMALL HERD 1st Scarthingwell 2nd Tidkin 3rd Weeton

BEST STOCK BULL 1st Woodhall Everhart 13 (Midhope) 2nd Clonagh Eclipse Truly (Tidkin) 3rd Saltire Fortune 14 (Blakewell)

BEST YOUNG BULL 1st Midhope Genius 15 2nd Blakewell Gigolo 3rd Tidkin Guy

BEST GROUP OF HEIFERS BORN 2015 1st Goskins 2nd Midhope 3rd Scarthingwell

BEST COW 1st Midhope Bright Light 2nd Scarthingwell Thistledown 3rd Tidkin Eve

BEST CALF 1st Midhope Heavenly Light 2nd Tidkin Hector 3rd Scarthingwell Hercules 16

A view from the Clonagh herd

The Club held its Annual Dinner on Saturday 12th November at the usual venue, the Golden Fleece, Thirsk. It was a very enjoyable, well supported social evening. The Club was very grateful to James Arnold for joining us and presenting the awards to the winning herds. Congratulations to all entrants and thank you for taking the time to show your cattle to the judge. This year saw the passing of John Smith in October. Gill & John were members of the North East Club for many years. They were hugely successful with their ‘Moorside Herd’, winning at several major county shows including the Royal Show. They were keen club members having won the herd competition and show trophy on numerous occasions. Sadly the Moorside herd was dispersed earlier in the year due to John’s ill health. Our thoughts are with Gill and her family at this very difficult time. Finally, on a personal note I would like to thank the Midlands Club for giving me the opportunity to judge their Annual Herd Competition. It was a real honour to see so many excellent cattle and great to meet up with friends, old and new. Thank you.

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North West Simmental Club Report by Wendy Dickinson, Secretary of the North West Club

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ur year started off with the big clean up after storm Desmond damaged and devastated many farmers years of work and breeding, which in some cases were literally washed down the river. Many risked their own lives to save their stock. Cumbria was a scene of devastation with bales in gardens, stock littered around and some still not back in their homes!! At our AGM Chris Addison after two years as our Chairman retired. Thanks were given to him for all the hard work he had put into helping run our Club events. Our new Chair is now Juliet Sanders of Bavington Hill Head, Capheaton, Northumberland. New Committee members nominated are John Wigham and Peter Burgess. Sadly shortly after our meeting we heard that our long standing Club member Robert Carter had passed away after a short illness. He did a lot to promote our breed from its entry into Britain and it was quite a gamble for Robert and Sybil in being part of the first imports, but it proved to be a gamble which really paid off for them. A master Stockman and a great character who will be sadly missed. Juliet’s first duty was at the pre-sale supper of the Leading Ladies sale, when we presented Andrew Carter with a cheque from raffle funds and help from the Society for £224.00 in memory of his father to the British Heart Foundation.

In April at the Leading Ladies Sale, judge Robin Boyd’s Champion was Corskie Enita, the Greencap Ace daughter which was brought out by the Greens and made 5000gns, she made her way North to our Club members the Houldey family. In the bull section Supreme Champion Midhope Farmers Friend, the Delfur Chas son made 4700gns to Auchencheyne Limited. The Hollingsworths also got the female joint top price with their Midhope Entise, another sired by Delfur Chas which went to P V Jolliffe .

Leading Ladies Champion – Corskie Enita

Supreme Champion - Midhope Farmer’s Friend

Juliet Sanders & Wendy Dickinson presenting Andrew Carter with a cheque

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Our annual farm walk took place at Overhill House Simmentals where we were treated to a trailer ride around their quality stock, with the breeding history kindly given by Richard, John and Sheri. After we were given a trip around the buildings we had very welcoming refreshments.


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The Gwynne Family with their Champion

A couple of pictures during our farm walk at Overhill House.

Following on from our farm walk we had the Stock judging this year kindly hosted by the Houldey family. Here we judged 2 classes of Simmentals and 2 classes of the newly imported Maine-Anjou. Our Master judge was Andrew Ewing and winners in the Seniors were Alan Tallentire, Peter Burgess and Edmund Captick. In The RH Carter Mermorial Trophy – the Junior section the R H Presented by Sybil Carter to Frank Carter Memorial Trophy Gwynne given by the Club in his memory was presented to Frank Gwynne. In second place was Dafydd Gwynne and in the under 10 section Tomos Gwynne was victor. The ever popular Agri Expo, again drew in a larger entry of Simmentals. As last year’s classes were in the afternoon and it made for a late finish, it was decided to stage them at 8.30am which proved popular with the exhibitors. The Champion decided by judge Simon Key, went to the Barlow family’s Denizes Hamish, a Dinton Nautical son out of the Show cow Auroch Eve. The Reserve went to Storersmith Ghost Rider, a Popes Barclay son out of Storersmith Electra.

Chestermann Geraint – Supreme Champion

Female & Reserve Supreme Champion – Williams Girlie 2nd

Our final event of the year will be our Christmas Social and we are going back to the popular Lowther Castle for a fun evening, with old friends and new, who hopefully get there easier this year as there were so many bridges down last year it made it a difficult event to attend.

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Due to a change in calving patterns our last November Carlisle sale was held. This was judged by Peter Burgess who awarded the Supreme Champion to the youngest bull forward, the Gwynne family’s Chestermann Geraint, an Overhill House Data son. The Female and Reserve Supreme Champion was the much sought after Williams Girlie 2nd, sired by Heathbrow Tristar out of Hockenhull Girlie 47th which made 3600gns and went over the border to join the Gwynne’s family herd.

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS EXPO RESULTS 2016 JUDGE - MR SIMON KEY BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 16/9/15 AND 31/12/15 1st - Jim & Patricia Goldie - Newbiemains Gloryhunter 2nd - Jim & Patricia Goldie - Newbiemains Galileo 3rd - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith - Storersmith Godric

BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1/1/16 AND 15/3/16 1st - Mr M A Barlow - Denizes Hamish 2nd - A J & S D Heath - Eaton Hokey Cokey 3rd - M/S J H & V G Wood - Popes Hector

HEIFER BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1/8/15 AND 15/9/16 1st - Messrs RCS &CFE Addison -Lyvennet Genevieve

HEIFER BORN ON OR BETWEEN 16/9/15 AND 31/12/15 1st - Mr M A Barlow - Denizes Melody 22nd 2nd - J David Loftus - Blackpool Gwenth 3rd - Jim & Patricia Goldie - Newbiemains Goldies Special One

Denizes Hamish – Champion

HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1/1/16 AND 15/3/16 1st - M/S J H & V G Wood - Popes Rhona 2nd - A J & S D Heath - Eaton Hatasha 3rd - M/S J H & V G Wood - Popes Diamonds Hesta

SENIOR CHAMPION Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith - Storersmith Ghost Rider

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION Mr M A Barlow - Denizes Melody 22nd

JUNIOR CHAMPION Mr M A Barlow - Denizes Hamish

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION M/S J H & V G Wood - Popes Rhona

SUPREME CHAMPION Mr M A Barlow - Denizes Hamish

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith - Storersmith Ghost Rider

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Denizes Simmentals

Auroch Eve Overall champion at Royal Highland show for second year running Overall champion at Scottish National show at Black Isle

Denizes Fitz

Sold in February for 7,000gns out of Tonia family

Denizes Fabio

Sold for 8,000gns in Stirling in February to Colin Inglis’s Greencap herd. Nelly Family

Denizes Hamish Eve’s first calf, he was overall champion at both his outings as a calf first at Agri Expo and then English winter fair Denizes Fantastic

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Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders Club Chairman’s Report by Matthew Cunning

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t was a great honour to be elected chairman of N. I. Simmental Breeders Club to follow in the foot steps of the many previous chairmen. I hope I can carry on where they have left off promoting the breed in N. Ireland with the help of the elected committee. A strong entry of Simmentals attended the inaugural Pedigree Calf Fair @ Beef NI Expo, held at the Balmoral Showgrounds in Belfast. Scotsman Hector MacAskill from the noted Woodhall Herd in East Lothian judged the Simmental section. Taking the Senior Championship award was Lisglass Fortune, a fourteen-month-old bull from Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. He was sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy. Runner-up was the yearling bull Drumlone Fabulous, a Carnkern Titan son, bred by Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellaw. Brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo, secured the Junior Championship with their ten-month-old bull Coolcran Gladiator. He was sired by former stock bull Kilbride Farm Ahoghill. Lisglass Fortune - Supreme Champion

Coolcran Gladiator - Junior Champion

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Standing Reserve in the Junior Championship line-up was Cleenagh Good Girl, a nine-month-old Ashland Brandy daughter bred by Adrian Richardson from Maguiresbridge. The annual dinner and prize giving was again held at the Cohannon Inn, Dungannon on Friday 29th January with 80 members and family in attendance. We all enjoyed a great meal followed by the prize distribution to our successful show and sale winners. At this event we also extend thanks to our many sponsors who are very important to this clubs success. February saw the first sale of the year with many Northern Ireland exhibitors setting off for Stirling. Local Simmental breeders dominated the headlines, claiming the majority of the Championship accolades and a top price of 22,000gns, at the Spring Show and Sale hosted by United Auctions at Stirling. Northern Ireland’s haul of prizes included the Junior, Intermediate, Reserve Intermediate, Reserve Senior, Reserve Supreme, and Supreme Overall titles, as well as the Female Championship. Sale leader at 22,000gns was the Intermediate and Reserve Supreme Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman from the Robson family’s 100-cow herd based at Doagh, Co. Antrim. He was sired by stock bull Crugmelyn Brenin. The Robson family traded eight bulls to average £8,557.50 per head. Selling for 15,000gns was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless, another Brenin son. Kenneth Veitch, Lisbellaw, realised 10,000gns for Drumlone Fabulous. He was sired by the noted Carnkern Titan. Fermanagh duo Harold Stubbs and grandson Alan Burleigh, claimed the Junior and Supreme Overall Championship for the second year in succession. Their show stopper was Derrycallaghan Fireworks. He was sired by the 10,000gns Slimero Victory 2 Simmental females peaked at 3,900gns, paid to the Boyd family, Robin, Darla, Christopher and Jamie, from Portglenone, for their Female Champion Slievenagh Flirt. This twenty-five-month-old heifer was sired by Auroch Amos. The first local sale of the year was held in Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday 18th March sponsored by Animax and Milburn Concrete. The sale leader was Cleenagh Good Girl, the Female and Reserve Supreme Champion bred by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge selling at 5400gns. Leading the bull trade at 4,600gns was Lakeside Fred bred by Cecil Chartres and David Farrell, Lisbellaw. Next best at 3,400gns was the Reserve Male Champion Lisglass


Cleenagh Good Girl - Female & Reserve Supreme Champion

Females dominated the Simmental championship line-up at this year’s Balmoral Show. Toast of the show ring was the sixteen-month-old heifer Tawley Gretta, shown by first-time Balmoral exhibitor Kieran Mullarkey who had made the trip from Ballinfull in County Sligo. Breed judge Vikki Wood from the 45-cow Popes Herd based in Preston, Lancashire, said the Female and Supreme Overall Champion caught her eye. “This heifer is sweet, very correct and well grown for her age. I simply couldn’t go past her. “ Claiming the day’s Reserve Female and Reserve Supreme Championship ribbons was the September 2014

The second local sale was held in Ballymena livestock market on Wednesday evening 25th May sponsored by Edenvale Simmentals and Connon General Merchants. Sale leader at 3,000gns was the first prize winning Kilbride Farm Gleno, this fourteen-month-old bull, a polled entry from the Robson family Doagh, sired by Danish-bred stock bull Sneumgaard Imperator. Next best at 2,800gns was the second placed Stralongford Governor bred by James Hanna, Trillick, Co. Tyrone. Born in February 2015, he was sired by the Raceview King son Ashland Brandy. Claiming the Male and Supreme Overall Championship ribbons was Ranfurly Fendt from David and Jonny Hazelton’s Dungannon-based herd. This eighteen-monthold bull was sired by Omorga Murray. He came under the hammer at 2,700gns. Judge Paul McDonald, Tempo, awarded the Reserve Male and Reserve Supreme Championships to Lisglass Geraldo bred by Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. Born in February 2015, he attracted a bid of 2,400gns. Leading the female line-up at 2,700gns was the Female Champion Cleenagh Gem consigned by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge. This yearling heifer was sired by Drumlone Anchor. Next best at 1,750gns was the January 2015 born Drumacritten Gwen, bred by William and George Nelson, Rosslea. Duncan McDowell, Newtownards, claimed the Reserve Female Championship with Castlemount Angela 2 sired by former stock bull Slievenagh Bonjovi. She sold at 1,700gns. Commercial females peaked at £1,220. Ranfurly Fendt - Male & Supreme Champion

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Ashdale Flint - Male & Supreme Champion

born Lisglass Fabulous bred by Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare, sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy. Brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo, scooped the Male Championship award with their junior bull Coolcran Gladiator, by former stock bull Kilbride Farm Ahoghill. Nigel Glasgow, Cookstown, made his Balmoral debut to secure the Reserve Male Championship title with the home-bred Bridgewater Farm Gilroy. Kieran Mullarkey’s Tawley Gretta also scooped the Junior Championship award. Standing in reserve position was the second prize heifer Ranfurly Weikel 16th from David and Jonny Hazelton’s herd in Dungannon.

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Fortress consigned by father and son team Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. He was sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy. The Weatherup duo also realised 2,500gns for the second placed maiden heifer Lisglass Foxy, also by Dermotstown Delboy. Judge Shane McDonald, Tempo, awarded the Male and Supreme Overall Championship to Ashdale Flint, an October 2014 born Hillcrest Valentine son bred by Jackson McCaw, and son Gavin, Killinchy. This one sold at 2,300gns. The Robson family from Doagh claimed the Reserve Female Championship with the in-calf Kilbride Farm Eunice 174F, sired by Cairnview Snazzy. This one failed to meet her reserve and returned home unsold. Commercial Simmental females attracted a ready market with in-calf heifers peaking at £1,320 and maiden heifers selling to £1,350.


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Lisglass Geraldo - Reserve Male & Reserve Supreme Champion

The Junior Heifer Derby sponsored by Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) this year moved to Ballymena Show on Saturday 28th May. With a good turnout of Simmentals on show judge Tony O’Leary (Seaview herd Co. Cork) awarded the Junior Heifer Derby champion to Oliver McGuinness, Cleenagh Good Girl and reserve to M and E McCloskey, Drumagarner Grace. Simmentals won the Danske Bank Award for the best breed on parade.

Winners of the under 21years Stock judging class, Craig Cowan and Matthew Robson, were congratulated by sponsor William Thompson, Bank of Ireland, and master judge Norman Robson.

Top placed competitors in the 21-30 years Stock judging section, Andrew Clarke, first; Paul Reaney and Chris Boyd, joint second, are pictured with master judge Norman Robson, and sponsor William Thompson, Bank of Ireland.

Cleenagh Good Girl - Junior Heifer Derby Champion

A record crowd attended the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s annual stock judging competition hosted by Armagh-based Chris Traynor’s Kilmore Herd on the 8th June 2016 Master Judge for the evening was Norman Robson from the noted 100-cow Kilbride Farm herd at Doagh, Ballyclare. The results of the stock judging competition: Junior competitor, under 21-years-old – 1, Matthew Robson and Craig Cowan; 2, Pearse Burns and Ryan Gilmour Senior competitor, aged 21 to 30-years-old – 1, Andrew Clarke; 2 Chris Boyd and Paul Reaney. Open Class – 1, Jonny Hazelton; 2, Hamilton Gilmour; 3, Leslie Weatherup. The team members representing Northern Ireland at the Society’s National Young Members’ stock judging finals will be: Junior, Matthew Robson and Craig Cowan; Senior, Andrew Clarke and Chris Boyd. Sponsor William Thompson, Bank of Ireland,

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Almost 30 Simmentals competed for the prizes at Fermanagh County Show on Wednesday 3rd August. The judge was Bridget Borlase from the 120-cow Sacombe and Perrywood Herds in Hertfordshire. Taking the day’s Supreme Overall title and Danske Bank Female of the Year was Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th, an April 2014 born Raceview King daughter bred by David Hazelton. Claiming the day’s Reserve Overall title and Danske Bank Male of the Year was Coolcran Gladiator, a January 2015 born entry exhibited by brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo. Reserve Female of the Year was Castlemount Bianca 2 and Bridgewater Farm Gilroy claimed the Reserve Male of the Year award.

Female of the Year Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th


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Ballyclare breeders Leslie and Christopher Weatherup were triumphant in the Ivomec Super Pair of the Year competition, exhibiting Lisglass Fabulous and Lisglass Felicity. Standing in reserve position were Ballinalare Farm Goldenballs and Ballinalare Farm Galaxy from Joe Wilson’s Ballinalare Farm Herd based at Newry. Merial Animal Health’s territory sales manager Philip Clarke was on hand to congratulate the winners and present the prizes.

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Reserve Female of the Year Castlemount Bianca 2

Ivomec Super Pairs Lisglass Fabulous & Lisglass Felicity

Male of the Year Coolcran Gladiator

Reserve Ivomec Super Pairs Ballinalare Farm Goldenballs & Ballinalare Farm Galaxy

Reserve Male of the Year Bridgewater Farm Gilroy

The DANI Rosebowl for the best performance recorded Simmental bull was awarded to Nigel Glasgow’s Bridgewater Farm Gilroy by Dermotstown Delboy. DANI Rosebowl winner Bridgewater Farm Gilroy

Young member Conor Loane from Cookstown was crowned Simmental Stockperson of the Year.

The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club BBQ & Charity auction held on Friday 5th August raised £3,500 for the Horizon West Children’s Hospice in Killadeas, Co. Fermanagh. The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice provides respite and end of life care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Practical,

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS emotional and bereavement support is also provided for the whole family. Care is provided at the Children’s Hospice buildings in Newtownabbey and Killadeas, and also in local communities across Northern Ireland. Every year Horizon West supports over 30 life-limited children and young people, and their families, who need care that only the Children’s Hospice can provide.

Andrew Clarke - 2nd in the Individual Senior Category, congratulated by David Donnelly.

NI Simmental Club Chairman Matthew Cunning, and vice chairman Conrad Fegan, presented a cheque for £3,500 to John Graham and Yvonne Bowles, from the Horizon West Children’s Hospice in Killadeas.

Members of the Northern Ireland Simmental Young Members savoured success at the Society’s National Stock judging finals in Norfolk. The Junior team comprised of Matthew Robson from Doagh and Craig Cowan from Fivemiletown. They were placed second in the team category, with Matthew Robson securing second prize in the individual competition. Senior members Andrew Clarke from Tynan, and Chris Boyd from Portglenone, were placed second in the team competition. Andrew Clarke won second prize in the individual category, and also secured the award for the best overall reasons. Chris Boyd was placed third in the individual senior section.

Chris Boyd - 3rd in the Individual Senior Category, congratulated by David Donnelly.

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David Donnelly congratulated Matthew Robson & Craig Cowan for coming 2nd in the Junior Team Category.

Matthew Robson - 2nd in the Individual Junior category, congratulated by David Donnelly

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David Donnelly congratulated Andrew Clarke & Chris Boyd for coming 2nd in the Senior Team Category.


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William and George Nelson, Rosslea, Co. Fermanagh and Castlemount Chrissy 3 from Duncan McDowell’s herd in Newtownards. Judge Jonny Hazelton awarded the day’s championship ribbons to Stranlongford Grace, a maiden heifer from James Hanna’s herd at Trillick. Noel and Mae Kilpatrick, Banbridge claimed the Reserve Championship with the Celtic Rock daughter Ballymoney Gertrude. The commercial entry saw heifers peak at £1,200 Female Champion - Stralongford Grace Best Reasons – Senior Category winner, Andrew Clarke.

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September 3rd saw the second production sale from Ballinalare Farm & Ranfurly Simmentals. Leading the entry at 8,800gns from David Hazelton’s Ranfurly Herd was the much-admired Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th winner of numerous accolades throughout the show season, and recipient of the Danske Bank Female of the Year Award. Topping Joe Wilson’s Ballinalare Farm offering at 3,000gns was Ballinalare Farm Favourite Lady, born in June 2014. Taaffe Auctions confirmed a 77% clearance, with 13 Ranfurly heifers selling to average £4,180 each, and 19 Ballinalare Farm heifers selling to average £2,111 each.

Reserve Female Champion – Ballymoney Gertrude

Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th selling for 8800gns

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Ballinalare Farm Favourite Lady selling for 3000gns

Club Secretary Robin Boyd was elected President of the British Simmental Cattle Society at its Annual General Meeting, held in Stirling. He is the fifth president from Northern Ireland in the society’s 46-year history Robin Boyd runs the 25-cow Slievenagh herd based at Portglenone. I would like to wish Robin all the best in this new role. Robin Boyd with Slievenagh Gigolo at Stirling

The club’s Autumn Female Show and Sale was held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday 7th October and sponsored by Bimeda UK. There was a buoyant trade for Pedigree and Commercial Simmental females. Pedigree trade reached a ceiling at 2,200gns twice, for Drumacritten Georgina bred by

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS October saw N.I. breeders dominate the Stirling Junior Championship line-up. Fermanagh breeders Harold Stubbs and grandson Alan Burleigh clinched the Junior Championship, while the McIlwaine family from Co. Tyrone secured the Reserve Junior Championship award. Leading the Northern Ireland consignment with a bid of 10,500gns was Corrick Gareth from Cecil McIlwane. Claiming the fourth Junior Championship award in three years for the Stubbs and Burleigh partnership was the sixteen-month-old Derrycallaghan Gambler, selling for 9000gns. The first prize winning Ranfurly General secured a bid of 6,800gns for David and Jonny Hazelton. The Robson family from Doagh sold five bulls from their noted Kilbride Farm prefix to average £4,767 per head. Newly elected Society President Robin Boyd,

Portglenone, sold the second prize winner Slievenagh Goldstar for 5,200gns. Northern Ireland vendors sold 16 Simmental bulls to average £5,099 each. The N.I. Simmental Club are delighted that their dedicated Club member Thelma Gorman was the winner of the Unsung Hero Award, as voted for by the readers of Farming Life. See separate report. As I finish this report we are preparing for the second annual Pedigree Calf Fair @ Beef NI Expo 2016. The oneday show takes place at the Balmoral Showgrounds in Belfast on Saturday 19th November. The Simmental judge this year is Mr Iain Green from the Corskie Simmental herd at Garmouth Morayshire. Finally I would like to wish all N. Ireland Simmental Club members continued success in the years to come.

Thelma named Unsung Hero Northern Ireland Simmental Club member Thelma Gorman from County Armagh was the recipient of the 2016 Farming Life and Danske Bank Unsung Hero Award. The hotly contested award, as voted for by the readers of Farming Life, was presented at a gala black tie dinner in Belfast’s Ramada Hotel. For more than 20 years Thelma, and husband Peter, have opened up their home to provide respite care for children with learning disabilities. Thelma worked as a nurse in the Oaklands Home in Armagh for 15 years, and it was there she discovered a need for families to have access to respite care. She identified the difficulties facing parents and siblings of children with severe learning disabilities, and decided to volunteer as a carer. She currently provides a home-from-home environment on a weekly basis for two young adults in the local area. Thelma Gorman established her Woodview pedigree Simmental Herd almost 40 years ago, and has been dedicated to promoting the breed at agricultural shows across the country. She is a great ambassador of the Simmental breed, and a tremendous inspiration to other breeders, having helped and encouraged numerous young members to establish herds of their own. A long-standing committee member of the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club, she has held the position of chairperson on two occasions, 1997 and 2007. In fact, Thelma Gorman has been the only lady chairperson in the club’s history. Within the Simmental Club Thelma is responsible for the hospitality rota at Balmoral Show, and is one of the main organisers of its annual charity BBQ which has raised thousands of pounds for various local charities. Thelma Gorman has been involved with Armagh County Show for 40 years, and

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has played a pivotal role in securing sponsorship and increasing entries in the cattle section at the one-day show which attracts over 15,000 visitors annually. A director of the show society, Thelma is secretary of the beef section, and regularly attends meetings, sharing her valued experience and working hard to promote and enhance the show. She organises an end of show BBQ to thank the stewards and volunteers for contributing to the successful running of the show. Thelma also works on a cross community basis to offer help and assistance within the cattle section at Tydavnet Show in County Monaghan. In her spare time Thelma enjoys cooking and flower arranging. Since her retirement she has completed a National Floristry Certificate at Greenmount College.


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Scottish Club Report by Richard Pettit, Secretary of the Scottish Club

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riting my report for the Review I have just realised it’s my 10th year as Secretary and now working with my fifth Chairperson, how time flies! Breeders have come and gone and I have seen a rise in popularity of the Breed mainly due to a great improvement in the quality of the animals and breeders and producing the type of bull the market place requires. With limits to weights at abattoirs being lowered, we must keep an eye on changing markets in order to keep our market share .

Scottish Club breeders were to the fore making several of the highest prices, at 17,000gns was Wolfstar Flying Scotsman, bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar. This Team Celtic son was purchased by Mr D Lowry in partnership with Bridget Borlase, Sacombe. Senior Champion Islavale Ferrari, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys, sold for 16000gns, a Curaheen Bandit son purchased by Mrs A Jukes, Swallowhill.

FEBRUARY SALE

As usual the year started in February at the Stirling Bull Sales. The show on Sunday was judged by Gary Christie from Huntly, Aberdeenshire. 122 Bulls sold to average £5675, an increase of £711 on the year, with an exceptional 80% clearance. Top price was the Intermediate & Reserve Overall Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman from the Robson family, a Crugmelyn Brenin son, selling for 22,000gns to Clive Houldey.

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Selling for 15,000gns was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless from W H Robson, another Crugmelyn Brenin son. He was purchased by the Judge Gary Christie.

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Wolfstar were again in the leading prices with another five figure bull, selling Wolfstar Fearless for 14,000gns. This Team Celtic son was purchased by Mr J Shouler.


• 10,000gns - Corskie Freddy, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, sired by Greencap Ace. • 10,000gns - Reserve Junior Champion Denizes Fantastic from Mr M A Barlow • 10,000gns - Popes Fendt bred by M/S J H & V G Wood. • The last at 10,000gns was Drumlone Fabulous bred by K C Veitch, Drumlone.

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WOLFSTAR FEARLESS

CORSKIE FREDDY 14

DENIZES FANTASTIC 14

POPES FENDT 14

DRUMLONE FABULOUS 14

MAY SALE

The Stirling May Sale was held on 2nd May and judged by Mr Dafydd Jones from Wales. The top price of 7,800gns went to the Overall Champion Aultmore Franco, bred by Garry Patterson of Upper Forgie, Keith, sired by Grangewood Brandon. Corskie Freddo, sired by Dirnanean Bradley and bred by W J & J Green achieved the second top price on the day of 7,200gns. Garry Patterson was also third top price with Aultmore Fearless, who sold for 6,500gns.

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Other five figure prices were:

Islavale Fusilier, another son of Grangewood Brandon, this time from the Stronachs, sold for 6,000gns and was awarded Reserve Overall Champion. Also from the Stronachs was Islavale Fantastic ,a Delfur Casanova son, he sold for 5,800gns. At 5,500gns was Corskie Field, bred by W J & J Green, a Dirnanean Bradley son . Drumsleed sold Drumsleed Fletch at 5500gns, by Grangewood William. 33 Bulls sold to an average of £4192 - 67% clearance.

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AULTMORE FRANCO 14

CORSKIE FREDDO

AULTMORE FEARLESS 14

ISLAVALE FUSILIER 14

ISLAVALE FANTASTIC

CORSKIE FIELD 14

JUNIOR STOCKJUDGING.

We organized a stockjudging event at Dargill on the Sunday of the May Multi- Breed Sale by kind permission of Jim McLaren and Tom Henderson, not just for Juniors but open to all. Overall winner on the day was Laura Green. We hope to host this event again next year and open it to all breeds.

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Judge Norman Robson selected Auroch Eve as his Supreme Champion with Popes Princess Cleo as Reserve

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Supreme Champion and Reserve Female Champion. Corskie Gingersnap was his choice for Male Champion and Junior Champion. AUROCH EVE

POPES PRINCESS CLEO

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

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BBQ

We once again had a very well attended BBQ and thanks go to all who helped make the evening a success. It was lovely to hear so many positive comments from all who enjoyed a fine evening.

Presentations SCOTTISH NATIONAL SHOW

Male Champion presentation to Corskie for Corskie Gingersnap

Overall Champion to Michael Barlow for Auroch Eve

David Craig presents the Junior Stockperson award to John Barlow

Edward Mountain auctioning a painting by Danii Hughes

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS Our Judge, Miss Jennie Aherne from Ireland had the task of judging a large entry at the Black Isle Show - our venue for the 9th Scottish National Show, once again well organized by Tom Henderson and his family. Jennie placed Auroch Eve, Royal Highland Show Champion as her Champion, with Reserve going to Drumsleed Farina 14, a daughter of Clonagh Buckarooney Truely, from the Smith family. Male Champion went to the Islavale herd with Islavale Granite and Senior Male Champion went to Corskie Fabian. Junior Female Champion went to Jonathan Gunn with Mavsey Graceful Dancer and Reserve was Kennox Diva’s Gena from David Craig.

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Scottish National Show Judge Jennie Aherne with David Craig and Tom Henderson DRUMSLEED FARINA

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The Members enjoyed a BBQ hosted by the Black Isle Show the night before the Show. We all enjoyed it and would like to thank The Show for their hospitality and ABP for sponsoring the steaks.

The Show was judged by Mrs Vikki Wood of Popes Farm, Lancashire. Scottish Club Members led the top prices, the Green family from Corskie took the Overall Championship and top price on the day with 25,000gns for the Overall & Senior Champion Corksie Gingersnap, son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie.

Two bulls then traded at 12,000gns, the first was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Islavale Galahad , bred by Mr Stronach, from Keith, this Atlow Dixon son was purchased by Messrs Sutherland, Connachie, Elgin. Corskie were again in the top prices, selling at 12,000gns was Corskie Griffin, another son of Bel Dhu Capercaillie.

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CORSKIE GINGERSNAP - OVERALL & SENIOR CHAMPION

ISLAVALE GALAHAD - RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION

Two bulls sold for 11,000gns. First was Blackford Grouse, bred by WG MacPherson of Blackford Farm, Croy. A Hockenhull Waterloo son, he was purchased by Mr J Dykes, Mendick.

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS Blackford also sold another five figure bull, at 11,000gns was Blackford Glen Affric , a Kilbride Farm Doubleaction son, selling to K Matheson.

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OTHER FIVE FIGURE PRICES:

10,500gns for the Reserve Junior Champion Corrick Gareth, bred by Mr C McIlwaine, selling to T C & G Greenhill, Craighill. 10,500gns was Blackford Gulliver, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford, a Kilbride Farm Doubleaction son. 10,000gns was Islavale Gaelic, bred by Mr W S Stronach, a Curaheen Bandit son.

82 bulls sold to average £5383, with an excellent 79% clearance. Female Champion went to Cairnview Modesty 6th, bred by Mr A J Wilson, Westcroft Farm, a Popes Barclay daughter selling for 2800gns.

FEMALE CHAMPION - CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 6TH

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The dispersal of the Woodhall herd of Hector Macaskill sold to a top price of 16,000gns for Woodhall Charmaine and her heifer calf Woodhall Helena and averaged £5030 for 31 cows and calves; £4442 for 10 in-calf cows and £3266 for 10 maiden heifers.


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AGM

Our AGM as usual took place at Stirling Bull Sales, I would like to thank David Craig, our Chairman for the last two years for his work for the Club. Danny Leslie was elected as Chairperson and Nadia Gwynne as Vice-Chairperson. I was re-elected as Secretary and Treasurer. Edward Mountain, John Hughes and Anne MacPherson retired from Committee. Edward, proposed that all Scottish Council Members were to be at Club Meetings so no elections were held for new Committee Members.

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STARS OF THE FUTURE - PEDIGREE CALF SHOW RESULTS - 2016 Kennox Tara’s Gem – Senior Champion, Senior Female Champion

JUDGE - MR DAVID DONNELLY SENIOR CHAMPION & SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION Kennox Tara’s Gem - Mr D Craig

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION & SENIOR MALE CHAMPION Aultmore Goliath 15 - W M Patterson

RESERVE SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION Coxhill Gucci - James McKay Wightman

BULLS, BORN 20TH SEPTEMBER TO 16TH NOVEMBER 2015 1st Dellfield Goldeneye 15 by Islavale Ensign 13 - Mr B Grant 2nd Chestermann Gibb 15 by Overhill House Data 12 - N & N Gwynne 3rd Chestermann Greg 15 by Overhill House Data 12 - N & N Gwynne 4th Roma Gallant 15 by Curaheen Tyson - Mr R Weatherup

RESERVE SENIOR MALE CHAMPION

HEIFERS, BORN 18TH JULY TO 13TH OCTOBER 2015

Dellfield Goldeneye 15 - Mr B Grant

1st Kennox Tara’s Gem by Sowenna Aristrocrat 09 - Mr D Craig 2nd Coxhill Gucci by Dirnanean Valour - James McKay Wightman 3rd Chestermann Data Mali 2 by Overhill House Data 12 - N & N Gwynne

JUNIOR CHAMPION & JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION Cairnview Sonia 4th - Mr A J Wilson

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION & JUNIOR MALE CHAMPION

BULLS, BORN 6TH JANUARY TO 7TH MARCH 2016

Greencap Hulk 16 - Colin Inglis

1st Greencap Hulk 16 by Kilbride Farm Dragoon 12 - Colin Inglis

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

BULLS, BORN 26TH MARCH TO 12TH MAY 2016

Spey Bay Heather - G Pettit

1st Strathisla Hagrid 16 by Islavale Donald 12 - A Ivory 2nd Strathisla Havana 16 by Islavale Donald 12 - A Ivory

RESERVE JUNIOR MALE CHAMPION Strathisla Hagrid 16 - A Ivory

HEIFERS, BORN 1ST JANUARY 2016

BULLS, BORN 28TH AUGUST TO 17TH SEPTEMBER 2015

1st Cairnview Sonia 4th by Cairnview Snazzy - Mr A J Wilson

1st Aultmore Goliath 15 by Banwy Bonzo 10 - W M Patterson 2nd Dargill Govner 15 by Grangewood Brandon 10 - J C McLaren 3rd Aultmore Gaffer 15 by Banwy Bonzo 10 - W M Patterson 4th Dargill Goth 15 by Grangewood Brandon 10 - J C McLaren 5th Chestermann Geraint 15 by Overhill House Data 12 - N & N Gwynne

1st Spey-Bay Heather by Clonagh Edel’s Stud Muffin - G Pettit 2nd Strathisla Hawthorn’s Harriet by Islavale Donald 12 - A Ivory 3rd Strathisla Honesty’s Twiggy by Islavale Donald 12 - A Ivory 4th Dellfield Hope by Islavale Ensign 13 - Mr B Grant

HEIFERS, BORN 2ND MARCH TO 5TH APRIL 2016

Aultmore Goliath 15 - Reserve Senior Champion & Senior Male Champion

Coxhill Gucci –Reserve Senior Female Champion

Dellfield Goldeneye 15 - Reserve Senior Male Champion

Cairnview Sonia 4th - Junior Champion & Junior Female Champion

Greencap Hulk 16 - Reserve Junior Champion & Junior Male Champion

Spey Bay Heather - Reserve Junior Female Champion

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South East Club Report by Rhys Grenham - Chairman

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e started our year off with a’ flypast’ of Chris Patmore’s pigeons before a good pub lunch then on to an enjoyable visit to Michael and Lyn Rix’s farm to look round the Roding Herd, the cattle looked very well with big strong correct cows on the use of old genetics. On what turned out to be a very chilly day with the wind blowing, thank goodness Michael put some bales of straw up for us all in the barn, where we then followed on with our AGM. Hospitality continued into Hannah’s house for tea and delicious cakes all helped on by dear Joan Goffin. Lyn and Michael were very good to accommodate us all as they had plenty to do with Hannah’s forthcoming wedding.

SHOWS

Heathfield - Although not one of our sponsored events – ‘Boars Head Karina 5th’ came through the ‘any other breed classes’ to be awarded ‘Supreme Champion’. Hertfordshire - The Borlase family took Breed Champion with a strong two year old heifer ‘Sacombe Flora- Fani’. David & Lesley Sapsed took Reserve with ‘Heathbrow Grand Duchess’. Suffolk - Andrew and Hayley Clarke took Male Champion with ‘Williams Fletcher’ and well done to David and Lesley Sapsed for winning the yearling heifer class and also winning the three year old cow class. South of England - Entries were not as strong this year so Simmentals ended up in any other breed. However, Alan & Christine Bishop took Champion with ‘Lynfield Flinty’. Royal Norfolk - David & Lesley Sapsed took Breed Champion with ‘Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance’ also taking Reserve with ‘Heathbrow Caramel’. Male Champion was ‘Williams Fletcher’ owned by Andrew and Hayley Clarke who then went onto win Supreme Male, he paired up with ‘Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance’ to win Interbreed Supreme Pair, both then teamed up with ‘Heathbrow Caramel’ to win the Interbreed Group of Three. Kent – ‘Boars Head Karina 5th’ won Breed Champion with

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‘Ravensdale Kimble 5th’ taking Reserve. ‘Boars Head Karina 5th’ then went on to become Supreme Beef Champion, with Michael and Jackie Hind getting the Interbreed Beef Breeder Bull with ‘Ravensdale Gaffer’. New Forest - Stephen and Lorrayne Blomfield won Breed Champion with ‘Sway Gingernut’ and Reserve Champion with ‘Sway Gorgeous Girl’ Romsey - Stephen and Lorrayne Blomfield took Champion with their cow ‘Sway Gingernut’ and Alan and Christine Bishop were Reserve Champion with ‘Lynfield Flinty’ Edenbridge and Oxted - Boddington Estates ‘Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi’ wiped the board clean, taking Supreme of the show. Bucks County - David & Lesley Sapsed’s ‘Heathbrow Caramel’ won breed Champion with ‘Boars Head Karina 5th’ getting Reserve. Entries were stronger than previous years. Newbury - Alan and Christine Bishop took Champion with ‘Lynfield Flinty’ Congratulations to the Blomfield Family, ‘Sway Gingernut’ and her calf ‘Sway Coconut’ won the Hampshire Cup which is sponsored by Symonds & Sampson Land Agents. It covers all of the four Hampshire Shows:- New Forest, Ellingham and Ringwood, Alresford and Romsey and basically points are awarded ( across all breeds, both dairy and beef) for attending the shows as well as where you are placed in the respective breed classes. An excellent trophy to have won!


Congratulations to Alan and Christine Bishop for winning the South East Group Simmental of the Year with ‘Lynfield Flinty’ which is worked out on a points scale of our Group’s sponsored shows.

Herd Competition - Kindly judged by David Donnelly. The Results of the Herd Competition 2016 JUDGE: DAVID DONNELLY REVELEX CUP - CHAMPION HERD Heathbrow - D.A. & L.A. Sapsed Williams Harry Potter - H. & A Clarke

BEST HEIFER BORN AFTER JANUARY 2016 Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly -

D.A. & L.A.Sapsed

DAM AND ONE PROGENY -Raceview Eternal Verona -

A.W & A Jukes

DAVID BARKER AWARD Knowledge of Breed -

L.Harding

BEST STOCK BULL Drumsleed Explosion - R.J. Grenham

MIKE JONES MEMORIAL CUP – FAMILY GROUP Heathbrow Waikiki - D.A. & L.A. Sapsed

MEIRION JONES AWARD Best young stock - Hallway Simmentals

SHEBDON TANKARD Group of Maiden Heifers - H & A Clarke

SACOMBE TROPHY Best Junior - Daisy Jones

LARGE HERDS 1st D.A. & L.A. Sapsed - Heathbrow 2nd H & A Clarke - Williams

MEDIUM HERDS 1st R. Grenham - Boars Head

SMALL HERDS 1st A.W. & A Jukes - Swallowhill

SIMMENTAL OF THE YEAR Lynfield Flinty - A.E & C Bishop.

CALF SHOW 2016 RESULTS JUDGE: MR GILES GREEN CHAMPION SIMMENTAL & JUNIOR CHAMPION CALF

Autumn Meeting - Well attended meeting followed by our Annual Dinner which was most enjoyable, it was lovely to see Judy and Paul since their move and Mel and Diana Brewer who we haven’t seen for a while. The Trophies and Certificates were presented by Neil Shand with Judy Borlase presenting the Sacombe Trophy to Daisy Jones.

Sterling Barcardi’s Hope - Boddington Estates Ltd

RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL & RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION CALF Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly - Nichola Osgood & Eve Hart

BULL CALF, BORN ON OR BETWEEN 01.09.14 AND 31.12.14 1st Alchester Gandolf 15 - James Shouler

BULL CALF, BORN ON OR BETWEEN 01.01.15 AND 31.03.15 1st Sterling Haymaker 16 - Boddington Estates Ltd 2nd Lynfield Hamish 16 - A E & C R Bishop 3rd Heathbrow Hurricane - D A & L A Sapsed 4th Heathbrow Highlander 2 - D A & L A Sapsed

HEIFER CALF, BORN ON OR BETWEEN 01.01.16 AND 31.03.16 1st Sterling Barcardi’s Hope - Boddington Estates Ltd 2nd Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly - Nichola Osgood & Eve Hart 3rd Sterling Bacardi’s Hawaii - Boddington Estates Ltd 4th Alchester Sunset’s Heather – James Shouler South East Trophies for our members were won by:

HARBRO TROPHY Champion - Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly - Nichola Osgood & Eve Hart Reserve Champion - Lynfield Hamish 16 - A E & C R Bishop

BOARS HEAD TROPHY Champion - Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly - Nichola Osgood & Eve Hart Reserve Champion - Lynfield Hamish 16 - A E & C R Bishop

PERRYWOOD TROPHY Champion - Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly - Nichola Osgood & Eve Hart Reserve Champion - Lynfield Hamish 16 - A E & C R Bishop

Finally I would like to thank Tony Jukes for taking over as our new President of the Group, also Janet Jones as Treasurer, Barry Harding as Vice Chairman and not forgetting Peter Grenham as Group Secretary. Thank you to all our members for the support they have given me throughout the past year.

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BEST BULL BORN AFTER JANUARY 2016

East of England Smithfield Calf Show - Entries were up on last year but there’s still room for more. We welcomed some new members to the Group, Miss Nicola Osgood and Miss Eve Hart, who went on to take South East Champion Calf. Well done!

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Farm Walk - Andrew and Hayley Clarke very kindly invited South East Members to join them on a farm walk, however it was poorly attended due to everyone busy on harvest.


HEATHBROW Winners of the Herd Competition 2016

Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance Sire – Celtic Comet 1st

Breed Champion – Royal Norfolk

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Dam – Dirnanean Sarah Three Counties – English National

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Her Daughter Heathbrow Sarah’s Holly Sold to Eve & Nicola (Goodhart Partnership) Reserve Champion Calf – South East Calf Show 1st South of England Show

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Sire – Heathbrow Ex Factor

Celtic Comet . Heathbrow Ex Factor - Semen Available

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Raceview Eternal Verona and her calf Swallowhill Harmony. Winners of the Dam and progeny for the South East Herd Competition.

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‘SWAY GINGERNUT & SWAY COCONUT (P)’ CHAMPION AT NEW FOREST, ELLINGHAM & RINGWOOD, GILLINGHAM & SHAFTESBURY, ALRESFORD & ROMSEY SHOWS IN 2016. SHE ALSO WON THE OVERALL INTERBREED HAMPSHIRE CUP FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING.

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Swallowhill Harmony, Sire: Hillcrest Champion photo taken when she was five days old.

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RAVENSDALE HERD HEATHBROW EX FACTOR 13

Ex Factor’s 1st calves born Spring 2016 look very promising

Mr M.K.D.Hind Bungehurst Farm, Newick Lane, Mayfield, East Sussex. TN20 6RG Tel:01435874895, 07703277600

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Hunnyhill Mary May Sire: Kilbride Farm Comber Dam: Panbury Mary 2nd

Hunnyhill Mary May Member SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme Accredited BVD free

Johne’s Risk Level 1 Young Heifers for sale Spring 2017

Hunnyhill Hamish 16 Hunnyhill Hamish 16 Sire: Auchorachan Wizard Dam: Gerrard Belinda 53rd

Hunnyhill Mary Rose Hilary

Hunnyhill Mary Rose Hilary Sire: Burytown Dime Dam: Hunnyhill Mary Rose G.Dam: Panbury Mary 2nd

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South West Club Report by Dawn Shapland, Secretary of the South West Club.

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s usual the club year began with the Interbreed Quiz. Our regular team, Kath Edwards, Marjorie Ellicott, Adrian Curry and myself, finishing an unlucky but very creditable second, losing by just one point. In March at the well attended AGM, Sue May, wife of our Chairman John, was voted on to the Committee. Guest speaker for the evening was Danielle Priestly, a veterinary surgeon from Crediton. She gave a very informative talk on Follicle Collection and IVF. On a lighter note, some old photos of several members had been submitted, allowing me to produce a “Rogues Gallery” Quiz. Unsurprisingly some of us were guessed to be of the opposite sex! My thanks to those who took part. Having partaken of a delicious Carvery, the evening rounded off with Jack Ellicott’s raffle and Clive Roads auctioning off a bottle of whiskey. Over the May Bank Holiday, Emma McInnes visited the Westcountry, first stop the Roadhill Herd of Jack and Marjorie Ellicott. On some young bulls she proceeded to demonstrate the dressing and preparing of cattle for shows. With both the inexperienced and novices among those present learning something new, it was well worth the visit.

Following some wonderful homemade food provided by Marjorie and her helpers, it was Jack’s turn with teaching us how to make a cattle halter. With just the occasional need for an interpreter, the banter between Jack and Emma had everyone entertained. Our thanks to Jack, Marjorie and Emma for making the afternoon so enjoyable.

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The Society Sale at Worcester met with a remarkably high clearance, which saw 146 cattle changing hands. Leading the trade was Alchester Franklin who sold for 4550 gns. He had been chosen as Male and Overall Champion in the pre-sale show by Mr Michael Barlow. Topping the trade for club members was Heywood Flintoff from Mr David Barker, who sold for 4000gns to Mr C M Mercer.

In appreciation for his many years of involvement in the Club Sale, a presentation was made to retiring Stags auctioneer Mr Richard Turner. His place has already been filled with his colleague Chris Clapham assisting Clive Roads with the selling. Devon County Show in May gave us all the chance to admire some wonderful cattle from the Killiworgie Herd in Cornwall. Bridget Borlase giving Overall and Female


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Champion to the in-calf Killiworgie Eliza (her dam having sold for 3700gns at Worcester) and Reserve and Male Champion to Killiworgie Emperor.

Killiworgie Eliza & Killiworgie Emperor at the Devon County Show

Bath and West Show had a somewhat reduced cattle entry this year, possibly in some part due to it becoming a four day event. Judge Mr David Mills awarded Male and Overall Champion to Miss S Francis’s Dinton Gaucho 2nd. Female and Reserve Champion was Chard Dixon from Mr R N and Miss L M Darch.

Dinton Gaucho 2nd at the Royal Bath & West Show

June 28th and with the Heathbrow Herd of David and Lesley Sapsed our destination, we travelled by coach to Hertfordshire. Leaving gloomy weather behind, to arrive, somewhat late, to a lovely summer’s day. Accompanied by several members of their own South East Club, we were greeted by our hosts in the most glorious of locations. With cattle looking at their best in the sunshine, it was all too easy for us all to see why the Sapseds enjoy such great success in the show ring. With Lesley having provided a mouth-watering feast of delicious food, we were loath to leave. Unfortunately our driver insisted we made our farewells. Our grateful thanks to the Sapsed family for their kindness and generosity and for giving us such a memorable day.

On September 3rd the Cook family welcomed a great turnout of people to Filcombe Farm, near Bridport in Dorset. Speeches and demonstrations were given by SAC, Natural England, a representative of the National Trust, Merial, the Cook’s own vets and Neil Shand. Due to the inclement weather the farm walk became a tour in a covered trailer. Such a shame that the driving rain made it so difficult to clearly view the Ryall Herd. With prior assistance from Miss Francis, a couple of competions were held, “Guess the Weight of the Bull” being won by our treasurer, David Edwards. Many thanks to Robert, Christine, Jim, Beth and Mimi for the hard work that had gone into organising the event and being such wonderful hosts. Our Herd competition judge this year, Mr David Barker, was so impressed he has given them the “Judge’s Special Award” for their contribution to promoting the Breed. Accompanied by his old friend Jack Ellicott, David Barker travelled the length and breadth of the region to judge the Herd Competition. With judging over it was announced that Killiworgie was to be the venue for the presentations. So in glorious weather on October 9th, approximately 60 visitors went along for the herd visit. It soon became obvious to everyone present why these outstanding cattle were awarded so many of the prizes, Overall and Large Herd, Best Bull Calf and Best Youngstock. With Gill and the family providing their usual wonderful food, presentation of the Trophies and rosettes followed.

Herd Competition trophies and rosettes

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS Special mention must also be made of David and Margaret Bush’s Chapman Herd, Overall Reserve and winners of the Small Herd, Best In-Calf Heifer and the Best Cow and Calf Overall. Best Young Heifer went to the Bosahan Herd of John and Bridget Olds. Rachel Scott-Douglas won the Flexi Trophy and her family’s Skylark Herd had the Best Cow and Calf (Devon and Somerset) award. New member to the club, Anthony Hart was winner of the Novice category with his Treverbyn Herd. Well done and thank you to all who entered. Beef South West has sometimes been a disappointment to the breed, not so this year. At last a Judge that appreciated Simmentals. Killiworgie Heroe, third in the Young Continental Male class. Killiworgie Hope winning the Continental Female class and going on to become the Overall Reserve Champion. Killiworgie Hope

On the Society stand Neil Shand and Emma McInnes were kept busier than expected providing refreshments. On display were two cattle kindly provided by David Edwards. These steers clearly drawing attention to the weight gain achievable by a cross bred bullock. Two weddings associated with the club have taken place this year. Miss Amanda March (daughter of my predecessor Sally) to Mr Lee Hendy and Miss Laura Darch (Chard Herd) to Mr Guy French. Congratulations to both couples. Finally I would like to thank Members old and new for their help and support during the year.

SOUTH WEST SIMMENTAL CLUB HERD COMPETITION 2016 RESULTS OVERALL WINNER – MR & MRS S GUMMOW RESERVE – Mr & Mrs D Bush

LARGE HERD: 1. Mr & Mrs S Gummow – Killiworgie Herd 2. Mr & Mrs J Olds – Bosahan Herd 3. Miss S Francis – Dinton Herd

SMALL HERD: 1. Mr & Mrs D Bush – Chapman Herd 2. Mr J & Mrs B Kimber – Beanhill Herd 3. Mr J May – Priorton Herd

BEST COW & CALF FROM DEVON & SOMERSET: Mr & Mrs Reed & Family – Skylark Donna & Skylark Harry

BEST COW & CALF ALL COUNTIES: Mr & Mrs Bush - Chapman Primrose’s Wheat & Chapman Hadrian

BEST YOUNGSTOCK: 1. Mr & Mrs S Gummow - Killiworgie Herd 2. Mr & Mrs J Olds – Bosahan Herd 3. Mr & Mrs Reed & Family - Skylark Herd

BEST HEIFER CALF: Mr & Mrs J Olds with Bosahan Husky Angelika

BEST BULL CALF: Mr & Mrs S Gummow with Killiworgie Heroe

BEST NOVICE:

This was followed by a delighted David Barker taking Reserve Overall in the prestigious Young Bull of the Year class, with Heywood Granite. David Barker with Heywood Granite

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FLEXI TROPHY: Rachel Scott-Douglas

BEST IN CALF HEIFER: Chapman Sorrel’s Filago Mr & Mrs D Bush

JUDGE’S SPECIAL AWARD The Cook Family

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Welsh Club By Anthony Davies - Chairman

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he year started with the AGM and Annual Dinner in Aberystwyth, and I must apologise for being absent. I was in New Zealand meeting my Kiwi granddaughter. Whilst I was in New Zealand I visited some Simmental breeders who were finishing bulls off grass at 600 kilos by 20/22 months and heifers coming out fat at 18/20 months. It just goes to show that cattle with the right genetics do extremely well on just grass. The show season kicked off at Cothi Bridge, where the Champion was Penwern Flossy. At the Aberystwyth Show Aled Davies took both Interbreed Champion Pair with Hirwaun Gruffalo & Hirwaun Glyndwr and Hirwaun Gruffalo was also awarded Reserve Interbreed and he went on to sell well in October at Stirling. Congratulations Aled! Our Royal Show saw beautiful weather and we welcomed Mr Iain Green as judge. Congratulations go to Jimmy and Vikki Wood for winning Overall Champion and Male Champion with their homebred cow and bull, and then going on to win the Interbreed Beef Pairs Fitzhugh Championship. This is the first time that a pair of homebred Simmentals have won that class. During the 3 day show we manned the stand, serving food and drinks for all and then hosted our usual barbeque on Tuesday evening. Over 90 people came along to enjoy a steak and a chat. My thanks go again to those stalwarts who helped - it’s a big undertaking for such a small band of volunteers and without them the ‘Simmental Stand’ would be business only.

Donald McLean winning the best young stockman award at this year’s Royal Welsh Show

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The next show was at Fishguard, where Debbie Cumming’s heifer Cwarre Cinderella’s Firefly won the Simmental Championship as well as the Interbreed Championship. Hirwaun Gruffalo and Glyndwr also won the Interbreed Pairs, a clean sweep for the Sims. A combined group of cattle from Debbie Cummings, Aled Evans and Aled Davies won the Interbreed Team of Five. Pembrokeshire County Show hosted the Welsh National Show and we thank Mr Robert Forde (Northern Ireland) for coming across the sea to judge. He gave Champion to Aled Davies’s bull Hirwaun Glyndwr and Reserve to Aneurin Francis’s Pistyll Fflur Hirwaun Glyndwr also won the Interbreed Junior Bull class.. On the second day we had a very good team of 5 but luck was against us and we didn’t claim any prizes. The show was finished off with a barbeque. Thanks again to the ‘dream team’ for making it happen.

BBQ - Welsh National Show

The club trip this year was to Boddington Estates and Deerhurst, where we were joined by the South West Club. Some 40 members enjoyed seeing a wonderful herd of cattle with a lot of promising young stock and the finale was their show team. Then a few miles down the road at Deerhurst we were impressed with the stock and especially interested to see Penwern Amber’s progeny. With the forthcoming sale, I’m sure they will sell well with some animals being noted by our members. Best of luck. We finished off a really good day with a visit to the Coal Inn, and thank our hosts for their hospitality. (Also the Shetland pony that came into the pub to shake our hands and give us a Shetland Pony at the Coal Inn. kiss).


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Club day trip to Boddington Estates

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2016 HERD COMPETITION JUDGE: MR ANTHONY HEATH CLASSES

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BEST CROSSBRED CALF 1st 2nd 3rd

Wayne Davies Richard & Dafydd Jones Mark & Emma Evans

Cwmbromley Banwy Dewisland

BEST PEDIGREE CALF 1st 2nd 3rd

Chris Waters Debbie & Richard Cumming Richard & Dafydd Jones

Goldcross Cwarre Banwy

BEST YOUNGSTOCK Welsh Club members and their families on Competition day.

The herd competition was held in September with most members entering. Anthony Heath came down for a 4 day visit ably supported by his son Alex. They travelled north to south, east to west finishing off with a visit to the Cwarre Herd of Debbie and Richard Cummings and then for presentations and a lovely meal on to the Hirwaun Herd of the Davies family. Many thanks for the hospitality from both families which was enjoyed by 42 members.

1st 2nd 3rd

Mark & Emma Evans Gethin & Enfys Lloyd Anthony Davies

Dewisland Crugmelyn Welston

BEST COW WITH CALF AT FOOT 1st 2nd 3rd

Debbie & Richard Cumming Anthony Davies Richard & Dafydd Jones

Cwarre Welston Banwy

BEST PROGENY 1st 2nd 3rd

Gethin & Enfys Lloyd Wyn Jenkins Debbie & Richard Cumming

Crugmelyn Penwern Cwarre

BEST BULL UNDER 18 MONTHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Aled Davies Debbie & Richard Cumming Iestyn James

Hirwaun Cwarre Glanhirwen

BEST STOCK BULL 1st 2nd 3rd

Gethin & Enfys Lloyd I & M Harries Wayne Davies

Crugmelyn Tymeini Cwmbromley

BEST ANIMAL IN HERD 1st 2nd 3rd

Anthony Davies Aled Davies Chris Waters

Welston Hirwaun Goldcross

BEST NEWCOMER Chris Waters

BEST SMALL HERD 1st 2nd 3rd

Goldcross

1 - 10 COWS

Debbie & Richard Cumming Wyn Jenkins Martin Beynon

BEST MEDIUM HERD 1st 2nd 3rd

11 - 20 COWS

Gethin & Enfys Lloyd I & M Harries Rachel Nicholas

BEST LARGE HERD 1st 2nd 3rd

Cwarre Penwern Gwili Crugmelyn Tymeini Crown

21 COWS +

Mark & Emma Davies Anthony Davies Richard & Dafydd Jones

Dewisland Welston Banwy

JUDGE’S AWARD 2016: FOR BEST CROSS BRED HERD USING SIMMENTAL SIRE Wayne Davies

Anthony Heath presenting the prizes following the Herd Competition.

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OVERALL CHAMPION HERD Mark & Emma Evans

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REGIONAL CLUB REPORTS We had a club trip to Ireland to see the dispersal of the Curaheen Herd, with 2 females coming back home with us (but not on the minibus). On Sunday we went south to Cork to see Peter and Marion O’Connell, Raceview herd. They have a wonderful herd with household names in the breed. On Monday we went further south to Keith Vickery’s Carbery herd. Some of his breeding has already made its way over to Wales and I’m sure more will follow. We completed our trip with a visit to Tony O’Leary’s Seaview herd. Prince Charming comes to my mind as a good example of a force within our breed. His cattle were doing extremely well. Thanks also to Eva for taking a little time off work to come and meet us. Thanks to all our Irish friends for the legendary welcome and hospitality – we will be back.

The year ends with the Winter Fair at Builth Wells. A tremendous show that gets better each year. Thanks goes to Wayne Davies and family for putting 2 very good cross bred animals on our stand, they certainly helped to attract interest in the breed. The cattle were weighed and we ran a competition to ‘Guess the Combined Weight’ which was 816 kg at 9 months old. The winner of the £50 was Harry Rowlands near Usk and £200 is being donated to Latch Cancer Charity. I would just like to finish off with a big thank you to Margaret Parry, Aled Davies, Emma Evans and all those who have helped during my three years as Chairman. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

A visit to the Raceview herd in Cork, Ireland

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Dates for 2017

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July 24th - 27th Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells August 15th - 16th Welsh National Simmental Show at Pembrokeshire County Show 2nd September 2017 Society Open day, courtesy of the Evans family, Upper Harglodd, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Dewisland Herd 23rd September 2017 Multibreed Calf Show at Carmarthen Cattle Market November 27th - 28th Welsh Winter Fair at Builth Wells

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SOCIETY OPEN DAY 2nd September 2017

Society Open day, courtesy of the Evans family, Upper Harglodd, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Dewisland Herd

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fter some epic journeys to Norwich we all settled down to dinner, which included entertainment by our very own magician. We were very privileged to begin our trip with a visit to Blake’s abattoir. Once suited and booted, Adrian Crow from MLC meat marketing took us through to the lairage where four beasts where penned ready for us to judge and grade as a live animal. Adrian went through what we should be looking for and what points to look for to ascertain the grade in which the animal in front of us deserved. It was interesting to listen to everyone’s point of view as to what grade they thought each animal should get. Through into the shop floor of the abattoir, we saw the whole process from start to finish. Every member of the trip chose to see the process. The process was undertaken very calmly and no animal or person involved was under any stress. We were shown the relevant parts that got sent for testing and told why this happened. At the point in which we were stood looking at two sides of beef Adrian showed us why you should only handle a beast across the loin from one side. We then did a reverse tour of the rest of the abattoir with Bob the abattoir manager. Starting from the boxed meats out in the chillers, waiting to be dispatched then through into the boning room. The speed in which the men in there worked the knives was impressive! Slowly we worked our way through the chillers until we got up to the shop floor again. Once again the four carcasses that we had judged earlier in the morning were in front of us. It was here where you could see the points that Adrian was showing us in its actual form. One carcass in particular graded very well compared to what we all initially thought upon our first judgements, she looked quite a plain heifer in the pen then Adrian explained where she was strong and how he would grade her. Yes, she didn’t have that lollipop on the end but was full of meat in the loin where the expensive cuts are. She was a Simmental x heifer. If anybody does get the chance to go to an abattoir especially with a member of the MLC team like we were privileged to do, I would definitely recommend that they go because you get an insight into the end product you are manufacturing. I’d like to thank Andrew, his team and Adrian for giving us this opportunity, I know that the young members, myself included, took a lot away from the visit.

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That afternoon we travelled down the road to Paul & Linda Gunther’s enterprise. To begin with, Paul gave us a run down as to what they do there, which included contracting on a massive scale, an expanding agricultural supplies shop, and the cattle - both commercial and pedigree. Paul ran a number of small competitions through the afternoon, which created camaraderie between the participants and we soon learnt the competitive ones amongst us! We all had a look around the machinery in the yard which I found very interesting, having only known about the livestock side of the industry and the insight into contracting and the machinery on that scale was impressive. One of the pieces of machinery sat in the yard cost more than a house does! The first field was the show team, who were awaiting their final show of the year in the next week or so. Horatio the bull calf looked very well and I’m sure we will be seeing him at a sale in the not too distant future. In the field full of cows with young calves at foot we saw some promising outfits and found a ring feeder full of one of Paul’s experiments. It contained whole crop barley and oats which had been baled and silage wrapped. The cattle certainly looked well on it and it smelt good enough to eat. There was a tour of the housed fat cattle which gave the YM plenty of opportunity to have a go at grading the cattle with their new wealth of information learnt earlier on in the day. This was fantastic to listen to and also sparked debates amongst them as to how each person came to the grade given. The next exercise was to guess the amount of bales in the biggest straw stack I have ever seen. Some people got more exercise out of this than others, some walked up and down counting, some strode out the stack and some guessed! Paul definitely saved the best field of cattle till last, his field of two year old heifers were a fair sight to see. They were all of the same type and I’m sure exciting things are to come from them in the future. Thank you to Paul, Linda and his right hand stock woman Emma, for laying on such an interesting visit. It certainly showed us that sheer hard work and determination pays off in time, an enterprise that didn’t ever have a quiet five minutes and with an exciting future ahead of it. Friday took us to the Thursford herd of the Mitchell family, Denis runs the pedigree herd as efficiently as


SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016 along the way that others dream of doing and I’m sure that their breeding will go to other breeders and will carry on their success. Thank you to Denis and his family for giving us the opportunity to see your set up. We took to the rural Norfolk roads once again and we eventually got to the boat just in time to set sail for a trip

A view of the Thursford herd

Frank Gwynne presents Paul Gunther with a quaich in appreciation of his support of the Young Members tour

anyone can, in my opinion. We had a look at the maiden heifers, where a number of the heifers prompted “what’s the breeding behind that Denis?” Then onto the park in which Denis calves the cows down on. One or two calves were on the deck, the rest were ladies in waiting. The park is a lovely setting itself without being occupied by a group of strong Simmental females. We spent a long time in here and the youngsters asked lots of questions which did actually spark a debate into the future of British farming. The last field had cows with strong calves on, with one bull calf in particular that everybody took a liking to. In March 2017, Denis and the family are selling the herd, I’m sure it’s with a heavy heart that they have made this decision. Over many years Denis and his father have dealt and bred cattle, making some fantastic achievements

Matthew Robson presents Denis Mitchell and family with a quaich in appreciation of their support of the Young Members tour

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A view of the Fircovert herd


YOUNG MEMBERS down the Norfolk Broads. It was serene and some of the waterside houses where out of this world. You couldn’t fit a cattle shed on any of the plots though, absolutely no use to any of us!

Saturday brought us to the main event on the whole trip, the stock judging competition held at the Williams herd. We kicked off with a bull class and finished with a heifer class, this was the class that the reasons were to be given on. The results were given out after lunch, we then had a look around the cows and calves. The young members

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were very interested in the different breeding that Hayley and Andrew had bought, bred and used. We saw a number of cracking heifer calves, including Belle, who was the admiration of each person on the trip.

A view of the Williams herd

Were the boys peckish or over interested in the feed? I guess we’ll never know

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In the cattle sheds we saw the show team, it was in here that Frank Gwynne saw the heifer ‘Williams Girlie 2nd’, he really took to this heifer. Frank went on to win the £500 to spend at a society sale, which he spent on buying her at the November Carlisle sale, she stood female champion and reserve overall of the sale. On the YM stock judging trip 2015 Dafydd Gwynne won the junior section representing Scotland and Dafydd Gwynne and his heifer used the £500 voucher he Popes Susanna’s Ginger purchased at the Leading Ladies sale in won to buy Popes Susanna’s Carlisle. Ginger.

David Donnelly presents Hayley & Andrew Clarke with a quaich and a bottle of whisky in appreciation of their support of the Young Members tour

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YOUNG MEMBERS Hayley, Andrew, William and family gave us the centrepiece of our trip and we wouldn’t have been able to hold the whole thing if it wasn’t for their hospitality, cattle and facilities. So thank you for all that you did for us. The final day of the tour took us across to the Twyford herd of Tony and Phillida Hurn. They run both a commercial and pedigree herd of Simmental and Aberdeen Angus. We had a tour of the housed fat cattle where they were kept in large batches moving up the pens as they were ready to go. We had a look around the commercial cows and calves. The calves on the cows were all of a high standard with good tops in them and a nice bit of shape too. In the pedigree cows and calves field we saw some promising young stock and yet again some nice heifers coming through. Although we are all Simmental breeders we had a look at the Angus herd, they were kept in a beautiful setting and we saw the Gretna House bull they had bought a couple of seasons ago. We were treated to fish and chips and sat and spoke to Phillida about their breeding and some of their achievements across the years. Thank you to Tony and Phillida for the opportunity to have a look around the cattle and for your generous hospitality.

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Joel Tobler presents Phillida & Tony Hurn with a quaich in appreciation of their support of the Young Members tour

The opportunity to see so many different aspects of the industry that we work in was phenomenal. I overheard a couple of the young members speaking to some fellow youngsters at a society event a couple of months after the trip, they were explaining bits about what we learnt at the abattoir and described how interesting it was. To me, the fact that it was still a topic of conversation months after the events speaks volumes. The opportunity to attend this event is open to any young member. Not only do you get the chance to win a very worthwhile prize and have a great insight into the industry but you get to spend a couple of days with like minded people your own age. So this coming year I look forward to having 50 plus of you all to knock up for breakfast in the morning.


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Stirling Stockperson Winners 2016

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Gerald Smith presenting Louise Allen with the New Trend Trophy for Best Stockperson Stirling February Bull Sales 2016

Gayle Houliston presenting James McKay Wightman with the Scottish Club Trophy for Best Stockperson Stirling Bull Sales October 2016

YOUNG MEMBERS TRIP

25TH-27TH AUGUST 2017 Friday 25th •

Arrive in Lancashire late afternoon, Social night and quiz.

Saturday 26th • •

Visit to the Denizes herd and Barlow Brothers Trailers, courtesy of the Barlow family. Stock judging competition & BBQ

Sunday 27th

• Visit to the Blackpool herd, courtesy of David and Christine Loftus • Depart home

***NEW for 2017***

The highest placed individuals from each country will qualify for a trip to visit the National Show in Denmark in 2018 - courtesy of the Society.

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RESULTS

TEAM SENIOR

INDIVIDUAL JUNIOR

1st

John Barlow & Joel Tobler

England / International

2nd

Andrew Clarke & Christopher Boyd

Northern Ireland

1st

Frank Gwynne

Scotland

REASONS WINNER JUNIOR

2nd

Matthew Robson

Northern Ireland

Frank Gwynne

3rd

Daffyd Gwynne

Scotland

REASONS WINNER SENIOR

INDIVIDUAL SENIOR

Andrew Clarke

1st

John Barlow

England

OVERALL WINNER

2nd

Andrew Clarke

Northern Ireland

John Barlow

3rd

Christopher Boyd

Northern Ireland

RESERVE OVERALL WINNER

TEAM JUNIOR

Frank Gwynne

1st

Frank Gwynne & Daffyd Gwynne

Scotland

BEST POINTS UNDER 16

2nd

Matthew Robson & Craig Cowan

Northern ireland

Frank Gwynne

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John Barlow receives the New Trend Trophy for the Overall Winner and the McDonald Fraser Shield for the Best Senior Competitor presented by Society President David Donnelly and Denis Mitchell

Reserve Overall Winner went to Frank Gwynne, congratulated here by Society President David Donnelly.

Frank Gwynne from Scotland received the Bert Borlase Trophy for the First Prize Junior Competitor and the Walkinshaw Trophy for the Best Points in the under 16yrs category; presented by Society President David Donnelly and Denis Mitchell

Matthew Robson from Northern Ireland was placed Second in the Individual Junior Category, he was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Daffyd Gwynne from Scotland was placed Third in the Individual Junior Category, he was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

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Andrew Clarke from Northern Ireland was placed Second in the Individual Senior Category. He was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Christoper Boyd from Northern Ireland was placed Third in the Individual Senior Category. He was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Daffyd Gwynne & Frank Gwynne from Scotland receive the 1st prize for Junior Team, they were congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Matthew Robson & Craig Cowan from Northern Ireland were placed 2nd in the Junior Team Category, they were congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Joel Tobler (International) and John Barlow from England receive the 1st prize for Senior Team, they were congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

Andrew Clarke and Christopher Boyd from Northern Ireland were placed 2nd in the Senior Team Category; they were congratulated by Society President David Donnelly

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Andrew Clarke from Northern Ireland received the award for the Best Reasons in the Senior Category, he was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly.

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Frank Gwynne from Scotland received the award for the Best Reasons in the Junior Category, he was congratulated by Society President David Donnelly.

Overall International Winner Joel Tobler was presented with the International Trophy by Society President David Donnelly

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PRESENTATION

IS KEY

– By ‘A Farmer’s Wife’

I

have a secret. Actually it’s probably not much of a secret. I’m not really a farmer. Unlike my husband, who was born and bred on a farm, I have to learn everything from scratch. It involves asking loads of questions, reading reams of stuff, and trial and error. In the main, people are really happy to be asked, and pass on their experience and expertise with good humour. Sometimes, when I’ve engaged mouth before brain and asked a really stupid question, I see that look on the face of the person I’ve asked. You know the one that silently wonders ‘can’t you just stick to shopping love?’ And sometimes, when I’m stood looking at row on row of bulls bottoms, the temperature is just above freezing, and the ambient air is more eau du urine than eau du parfum, I wonder this too. Maybe it requires a change of my mindset. Because when you think about it, the bull sales ARE shopping. You might need a bigger cheque book than you would on a trip to Debenhams, (although my husband might conclude that in my case it would be less costly to buy a bull) but the principles are the same. And, like shopping on a high street, your pen is your shop window, and the pens on either side are your competition.  So what makes you stand out from the crowd? How do you create the best first impression, attracting passing trade and your share of the available money pot? How do you make sure your share of the money pot is larger than your neighbours? If you were a high street boutique, the answer would lie in crisp new paint in a vibrant colour,

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distinct signage and an arresting window display. In other words, persuading the passing footfall that visual pleasure and unforetold beauty awaits them within. How you choose to dress your shop window will determine to some extent how the buyers view your animal. It makes sense to present your domain to the public in the best light possible. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. As a farmer, I’m currently qualified to pass only the most basic of judgements (although I’m working on it), but as someone with aeons of experience in the art of shopping, here are my thoughts.

Canvas.

Consider using canvas or hessian to line your pen bars. It looks inviting, and takes away the distraction of animals in adjacent pens, focusing the buyer’s gaze on your animals. It also has the added health advantage of preventing nose to nose contact, and implies that you have done your best to avoid contact with your possibly less careful competitors.

Straw.

Use lots. And keep it clean. Apart from anything else, it adds precious inches to the bull’s height.

Equipment.

Keep it neat, tidy, clean and clutter-free. Admittedly, this is not easy in a space the size of an airplane toilet, but a messy pen draws the eyes elsewhere.


Herd sign Canvas banners look best. Herd name, home town, contact name and mobile number. If they have pictures, either of prize winners or photogenic herd members, this is a bonus. Individual animal signs - official society charts are provided and make life easy for the buyer. Health signs These are a bonus, especially if you have something to boast about. It might be the nudge that brings the buyer to your doorstep. Pen signs Whilst the rules allow only official Society material to be displayed, common sense normally reigns supreme, and any extra information you can provide will attract attention and encourage people to stop at your pen to read. Examples of calves on the ground, or cow family photographs, vet certificates for semen testing and show ring successes will extend the profile of your animal.  Of course, it’s not all about the shop window. After all, the buyers are not expecting that the stunning signage and pristine straw will produce calves with long flat straight backs and big bottoms. But neither is it enough just to turn up with the best bull. A beautiful bull can be transformed into a breath-taking one if the right care is taken, attracting  a headline-grabbing premium instead of an also-ran price. If you were selling a car, you’d wash it and give it a bit of a clean round. Lose the mud and rid the tyres of the stones and muck. It shows that you’ve looked after it, loved it, cherished it. Not driven it through the farm’s equivalent of a rally cross course in February, then chucked it in the garage and left it to rust between outings.     A clean animal is imperative. Everyone understands that the animals don’t normally look like they’ve spent a week at a health spa when they’re working, but that’s no reason not to make the effort for their big day. You want the white

bits to scream ‘blinding new snow on a frosty morning’, not ‘boil wash with a pair of black y-fronts’. The coat should be brushed to shampoo-advert-standard and the tail should be more fluffy meringue than green pond algae. Feet, as my husband constantly tells me, are most important. If they can’t walk, they can’t eat. (Must only apply to cattle though as it doesn’t appear to translate to buying shoes). And everyone looks better for a haircut (moving swiftly over the models-wanted-trainee-hairdresser-escapade). There’s lots of would-be Nicky Clarkes hanging around with expertly-wielded clippers for hire if it’s not something you feel confident with. Finally, know your animal. Be prepared to answer questions regarding parents, grandparents, cow families, siblings and so on. Is he a heifer’s calf? Is he a twin? Is his great-grandsire’s father’s cousin related to that famous bull sold 140 years ago for two million guineas, the name of which can’t be recalled at that precise moment...? If your farm is anything like ours, planning for a sale starts with spending hours (and hours) deciding which would be the best sire for a particular cow. The cow has to be put in calf, carry the calf for 290 days and then safely deliver her bouncing baby boy. He has to survive the bovine equivalent of mumps and chickenpox, not break anything, and learn some manners. Only a small percentage of animals will make the grade. A lot of time, money and hard work is committed to nurturing your animal to be ready for sale. It makes sense to give him the best opportunity to realise your investment by presenting him, his surroundings and yourself, in the best possible light.  I think there’s something very mesmeric about a high street where all the shop fronts are well-kept and attractive. The high streets where all the shops look up to date, polished and professional are always the busiest. With increased footfall comes increased sales. And whilst I might only go out with the intention of window shopping, if I happen to be attracted by a beautiful shop window that entices me into purchasing something against my will, then I guess the seller has cast their magic well.  At least that’s what I tell my husband.

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Event Diary 2017 FEBRUARY

22nd-25th Royal Highland Show

19th-21st

28th-29th

Stirling Bull Sales

JULY

MARCH

11th-13th

1st

RNAS sale at Aberdeen and Northern Marts

18th

Newark Sale, including the Dispersal of the Thursford Herd

28th-29th

24th

N.I Club Show and Sale, Dungannon Mart

AUGUST

24th

Cornwall Club Sale at Exeter Market

APRIL 21st

Royal Norfolk Show

Carlisle Bull Sales, incorporating the Leading Ladies, also to include a major reduction of the Caistor Herd

Great Yorkshire Show

24th - 27th Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells Kelso (Border Union) Show

2nd

N.I Club Finals, Enniskillen Show

4th

N.I Charity BBQ, Dungannon Rugby Club

4th - 5th

Scottish National Simmental Show at Perth

15th - 16th

Welsh National Simmental Show at Pembrokeshire County Show

SEPTEMBER

MAY 1st

Stirling Multibreed sale

6th

Worcester Sale

10th-13th

Royal Ulster (Balmoral) Show

18th-20th

Devon County Show

18th

NBA Beef Expo, NAEC, Stoneleigh

31st

N.I Club Show and Sale, Ballymena Mart

JUNE 31st May3rd June

Royal Bath & West Show

8th-10th

Royal Cornwall Show

8th-10th

South of England Show

16th-18th

Three Counties Show and English National Simmental Show

2nd

Society Open Day Dewisland Herd

11th

Sale of Pedigree Simmentals at United Auctions

23rd

Dispersal of the Deerhurst Herd at Ross Market Centre

OCTOBER 6th

NI Club Show and Sale, Dungannon Mart

23rd-24th

Stirling Bull Sales - Society AGM 9.30am @ Stirling

NOVEMBER 3rd

Agri Expo (Borderway)

15th

Agriscot

18th-19th

English Winter Fair

27th - 28th Welsh Winter Fair at Builth Wells

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JUDGE’S REPORT BY:

VIKKI WOOD

TAWLEY GRETTA - Supreme Champion, Female Champion, Junior Champion & 1st Place Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 at the Royal Ulster Show

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irstly I would like to thank the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society for inviting me to judge the Simmental classes this year. It is a great honour. Having never visited Balmoral before I was very impressed with the new showground which appears to be going from strength to strength. Whilst numbers forward were a bit disappointing the quality was good. Well done to all exhibitors for a well presented display of cattle and for flying the Simmental flag at this event. There were just two cows in the senior cow class. Both were working hard and doing a great job of their calves. The winner

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was Ballinalare Farm Allegra with Curaheen Dancer in second. The only entry in the junior cow class was Kilbride Farm Eunice 168E. The senior heifer class saw a few more entries and I found a clear winner in Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th. A stylish feminine heifer with lots of breed character. She was followed by Slievenagh Flirt, another great heifer. Just overpowered by the first heifer. The two other heifers in the class will go on to do a good job. In the intermediate heifers my leader was Lisglass Fabulous and she very much lived up to her name! Very stylish with great conformation and presence, she went on


be proud to have in our herd. She went onto be Overall Champion. In second place was another classy heifer from the Hazeltons, Ranfurly Weikel 16th , long, clean and very feminine. In third place was Cleenagh Good Girl, a very sweet heifer who just lacked the scale of the first two. All of the heifers down the line will go on and do well. The only entry in the senior bull class was Kilbride Farm Enty.

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 - Male Champion & 1st Place Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 at the Royal Ulster Show

BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 - Reserve Male Champion & 2nd Place Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 at the Royal Ulster Show

RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2 - Reserve Junior Champion & 2nd Place Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 at the Royal Ulster Show

BALLINALARE FARM ALLEGRA - Best Simmental Cow with Calf at Foot & 1st Place Cow, born before 01.01.13, in calf or in milk, having had at least one calf at the Royal Ulster Show

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 168E - Reserve Simmental Cow with Calf at Foot & 1st Place Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf by three years old at the Royal Ulster Show

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LISGLASS FABULOUS - Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion , Best Exhibit bred in NI & 1st Place Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14 at the Royal Ulster Show

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to be Reserve Overall Champion. Following her was her stable-mate Lisglass Felicity, another super heifer from the Weatherups. These were followed by two heifers who just lacked the scale of the first two. Onto the junior heifers. The biggest class of the day with quality all the way through the line. Top of the line was Tawley Gretta, a beautifully balanced young heifer who lit up the ring when she walked in. A heifer that I would

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RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12 - 1st Place Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 30.06.14 at the Royal Ulster Show

KILBRIDE FARM ENTY 13 - 1st Place Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 at the Royal Ulster Show

show of cattle they put forward. I would also like to thank the ring stewards, the Northern Ireland Simmental Club and the Royal Ulster Show Society for the wonderful hospitality shown to me and the family. We will be back!

The junior bull class was led by a very smart young bull Coolcran Gladiator who went on to be Male Champion. Next was Bridgewater Farm Gilroy, a well fleshed, long bull who was just overpowered by the first bull. Finally I would like to thank all the exhibitors for the BALMORAL - ROYAL ULSTER

DATE: 11th May to 13th May 2016

JUDGE: Mrs V Wood

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Junior Champion Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion & Best Exhibit bred in NI Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Junior Champion

TAWLEY GRETTA

MONADUFF SNORTER

ANNADALE DAINTY

KIERAN MULLARKEY

LISGLASS FABULOUS

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

LISGLASS CHERRY

J L & C J WEATHERUP

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3

S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW MR W D HAZELTON

Best Simmental Cow with Calf at Foot

BALLINALARE FARM ALLEGRA

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 26R

MR J WILSON

Reserve Simmental Cow with Calf at Foot Cow, born before 01.01.13, in calf or in milk, having had at least one calf

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 168E

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 105B

PATRICK HOGAN

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 26R

MR J WILSON

2. CURAHEEN DANCER

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY CLEENAGH FLASHER RACEVIEW VALINTINO MIRACLE S CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY RACEVIEW VALINTINO MIRACLE S STIRLING VIKING 2ND

CURAHEEN VERONA

PATRICK HOGAN

1. KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 168E

CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 105B

PATRICK HOGAN

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

MR W D HAZELTON

2. SLIEVENAGH FLIRT 3. SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA 4. CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB 2

AUROCH AMOS DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 DERMODY BUTCHER

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 SLIEVENAGH TASCHA SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY RANFURLY KLEEB 23RD A10

1. LISGLASS FABULOUS

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

LISGLASS CHERRY

J L & C J WEATHERUP

2. LISGLASS FELICITY 3. BALLINALARE FARM FLEUR 4. EDENVALE FREYA 1. TAWLEY GRETTA 2. RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2 3. CLEENAGH GOOD GIRL 4. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 26TH G3 5. LISGLASS GOLDIE 6. CLEENAGH GLENDA 7. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDSTAR

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY AUCHORACHAN WIZARD LONGBEACH DARIUS 12 MONADUFF SNORTER CLEENAGH FLASHER ASHLAND BRANDY 10 OMORGA MURRAY DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09

J L & C J WEATHERUP MR J WILSON MIKE & DAVID FRAZER KIERAN MULLARKEY MR W D HAZELTON MR L A RICHARDSON MR W D HAZELTON J L & C J WEATHERUP JONATHAN NEILL AARON SMYTH

8. BALLYCLOUGH GRACE

BANWY WONDERBOY

1. KILBRIDE FARM ENTY 13 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 3. BALLINALARE FARM GOLDENBALLS 15 4. BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15 5. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 6. BALLYCLOUGH GOLIATH 15 1. J L & C J WEATHERUP 2. MR J WILSON 3. PATRICK HOGAN

CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

LISGLASS BRAMBLE BALLINALARE FARM ALLEGRA HOCKENHULL DEBORAH 4TH ANNADALE DAINTY RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 CLEENAGH VIKKI RANFURLY LADY DIANA 16TH C8 FOLE NUTWOOD VICTORIA 27TH CLEENAGH MISS DAFFODIL NEWBIEMAINS BONNIE DERRYCALLAGHAN CROWN PRINCESS KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 114B ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

BALLINALARE FARM WHOOPEE

MR J WILSON

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD CELTIC COMET KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB DRUMAGARNER BRONAGH

MR J WILSON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL JOHN R & SIMON WITHERS

Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf by three years old Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 30.06.14

Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14

Heifer,born on or after 01.01.15

Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

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JOHN R & SIMON WITHERS MIKE & DAVID FRAZER S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW


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MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT - Supreme Champion, Female Champion & 1st place Cow, born before 01.01.11, in milk or certified in-calf at the time of the Show at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

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JUDGE: DAVID LOWRY

incere thanks to the Royal Three Counties Agricultural Society and the British Simmental Cattle Society for the invitation to judge the ‘English National’. It was a great honour and privilege to be asked. The excellent hospitality and tremendous display of cattle, especially the females made it a memorable experience. Congratulations to all the Exhibitors, you certainly did the breed proud. The First Junior Heifer Class was won by Sacombe Georgina-Fani, a youngster oozing style and quality throughout. She later went on to be my Junior Heifer

Champion. Second was Popes Nellys Glory, a growthy heifer with plenty of character who was followed in Third by Heathbrow Gypsy Rose, she was a good fleshy heifer but lacked the width and presence of my first two. Winning the Second Junior Heifer Class, was Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi, a powerful Junior with tremendous length and power. The Blue Ticket went to Popes Diamonds Gem, a very breedy heifer with plenty of scale and very correct. Third place went to Heathbrow Grand Duchess, who showed herself very well, although on the day was

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ROYAL SHOW REPORTS POPES PRINCESS CLEO - Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion & 1st place Cow, born in 2011 or 2012, in milk or certified in calf at the time of the Show at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

just too fit for me as a Junior. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14 - Male Champion & 1st place Bull, born in 2014 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties The Intermediate Heifer Class had only two entries with very little between them. Taking First Prize was Little Orchard Stella 5F – a long, clean heifer, just lacking in both width and bone. Second place went to Wroxhall Fantasia-Primrose, who was lacking in style and had too much middle for me. The First Senior Heifer Class was a strong class, with quality and depth. Although very little separated my first two, the Red Rosette went to Sacombe Flora-Fani who exhibited tremendous length and style. She was very correct with a good top and just that little bit sweeter over her plates and tail head than her stable-mate Sacombe Farrah-Fani in Second Heifer Champion. In Second Place was Fircovert Fantasy, Place. Atlow Bella Rose took Third Spot, a heifer with plenty who caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring but of scope and power but just not as well put together as my lacked the width and plates of ‘Fifi’. The Yellow Rosette first two. went to Sterling Bacardi’s Funky, a very long, powerful The Second Senior Heifer Class had a clear leader in heifer that will make a good cow but with too much brisket Sterling Celia’s Fifi. She showed herself well as did her on the day. handler, Jimmy Mac! A great top on her with excellent The Junior Cow Class has just two entries. Taking Top width and hind quarter. She later went on to be my Senior Spot here was Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance. She was very

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STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 - Reserve Male Champion, Junior Male Champion & 1st place Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

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STERLING CELIA’S FIFI - Senior Heifer Champion & 1st place Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.03.14 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

SACOMBE FLORA-FANI - Reserve Senior Heifer Champion & 1st place Heifer, born on or between 01.04.14 and 31.07.14 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI - Junior Heifer Champion & 1st place Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI - Reserve Junior Heifer Champion & 1st place Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 the English National Show, Royal Three Counties

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ROYAL SHOW REPORTS well balanced with plenty of HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE - 1st place Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf and due to calve before breed character although 3 years of age at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties needing all her size. Second Prize went to Hemingford Ellgia, a nice young cow just lacking the substance and quality of first place. The Intermediate Cow Class had six exhibits forward and what a great class of cows. However, on entering the ring my clear winner was Popes Princess Cleo – a cow with everything! Size, power, flesh, and quality throughout and a very smart young heifer calf to go with her. A very worth Second Place went to Fircovert Cecilia, who was also full of style, quality and flesh but on the day couldn’t stand up to my first ticket holder. Third Place went to Sway Gingernut. This was a very correct, breedy cow full of character and rearing a very good calf. Although my Senior Cow Class had only one entry, what a cow she was! Midhope Bright Light just glided round the ring, oozing quality and style, very evenly fleshed throughout with a great top and tremendous width. Her smart heifer calf also complimented her to the full. Undoubtedly ‘Bright Light’ went on to be my Female Champion and Overall Supreme Champion with ‘Popes Princess Cleo’ being my Reserve Female and also Reserve STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15 - 1st place Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Overall Champion. What a pair of cows, a real pleasure to English National Show, Royal Three Counties judge. On to the First Junior Bull Class, won by Storersmith Galahad – a young bull showing plenty of promise, being well balanced and very correct. The Blue Ribbons went to Hirwaun Glyndwr, a good thick, fleshy bull, good on his legs. Standing Third was Sterling General, a bull with plenty of outcome but short of the quality of my first two. The Second of the Junior Bull Classes had a clear leader in Storersmith Gatecrasher - full of flesh, very correct and great top with plenty of width and good hindquarters. He later won Junior Male Champion and went on to be my Reserve Male Champion. Standing Second in this class was Wroxall Gifford, a bull with a lot of potential, very long with a great top and excellent muscling. Third Place went to Popes Grandslam – a very well balanced, thick, fleshy bull just lacking the scale and power of the two above him. LITTLE ORCHARD STELLA 5F - 1st place Heifer, born on or between The Senior Bull Class went to ‘Ranfurly Formula One’, a 01.08.14 and 31.12.14 at the English National Show, Royal Three Counties bull with plenty of style, good fleshing and well on his legs – he later was to be my Male Champion. The Blue Ticket well matched and balanced pair of Senior Heifers. was won by Popes Fearless – this long bull showed himself To complete the judging, I had four entries in the ‘Group very well but lacked the width and flesh of my first place. of Four’. Easy winner here was Jimmy Mac!! for Boddington Taking Third Place was Fircovert Felthorpe Wonderboy. A Estates Ltd with a powerful, well balanced quartet. big, sound bull with plenty of width and flesh although not In conclusion, once again many thanks for affording me as stylish as my top two. the honour of judging this prestigious show. Well done to The Pairs Class was well supported with seven entries. all the Exhibitors for an excellent show of Quality Stock and My clear winners here were Sacombe with a tremendous, for ‘Flying the Flag’ for the ‘Simmental Breed’.

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DATE: 17th June to 19th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr D Lowry

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion

MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT POPES PRINCESS CLEO

CORSKIE WEALTH BANWY WONDERBOY

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH M/S J H & V G WOOD

Male Champion

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Reserve Male Champion & Junior Male Champion Senior Heifer Champion Reserve Senior Heifer Champion

STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 STERLING CELIA’S FIFI SACOMBE FLORA-FANI

Reserve Junior Male Champion

WROXALL GIFFORD 15

WROXALL CELEBRATION-MOIRA

C H EVANS & SON

Junior Heifer Champion Reserve Junior Heifer Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15

SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 1. SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI 2. POPES NELLYS GLORY 3. HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE 4. STERLING CAIRO’S GOT IT ALL 1. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 2. POPES DIAMONDS GEM 3. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 4. SWAY GORGEOUS GIRL 5. HEMINGFORD GEORGIE 6. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 7. WROXALL GLINKO-ZILLA 1. LITTLE ORCHARD STELLA 5F

POPES BARCLAY 10 STERLING COTSWOLD 11 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS WROXALL COCKER-LEEKYSOUP 11 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 STERLING COTSWOLD 11 AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 HOCKENHULL KRAMER SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12 CORSKIE DREAMER 12 POPES BARCLAY 10 TISET DARWIN CURAHEEN COCHISE P

MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND POPES NELLYS PRINCESS SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND STORERSMITH DAMSON STERLING DOLORES CELIA SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE M/S J H & V G WOOD D A & L A SAPSED BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD M/S J H & V G WOOD D A & L A SAPSED MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH C H EVANS & SON MR MARK SALLIS

2. WROXALL FANTASIA - PRIMROSE

TISET DARWIN

1. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 3. ATLOW BELLA ROSE

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

5. GREENFIELDS FOXY LADY 6. STORERSMITH FRECKLE 1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI 2. FIRCOVERT FANTASY 3. STERLING BACARDI’S FUNKY 4. LYNFIELD FLINTY 5. GREENFIELDS FIONA 6. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 7. DEERHURST FERN

CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY GREENFIELDS BARNEY 10 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 STERLING COTSWOLD 11 FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 MENDICK BUTCH 10 STERLING FLINT GREENFIELDS BARNEY 10 DENIZES COLUMBO 11 PENWERN AMBER 09

SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI POPES NELLYS BLACKBIRD DARSHAM SMASH HIT STERLING PETRA’S CAIRO STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI CLONGUISH DIAMOND HEATHBROW DUCHESS SWAY ROSY POSY SKERRINGTON TANYA 34TH STORERSMITH BRAMBLE WROXALL CROWN-JEWEL SABRE WHISPER WROXALL BOUNTIFULPRIMROSE SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA

GREENFIELDS CILLA SCARTHINGWELL VANITY STERLING DOLORES CELIA FIRCOVERT CECILIA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09 GREENFIELDS CHRYSTAL ALREB CINDERELLA DEERHURST BRIDESMAID

MR G GREEN MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR P GUNTHER BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD M/S A E & C BISHOP MR G GREEN RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR G T VAN DER GUCHT

1. HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE

CELTIC COMET

DIRNANEAN SARAH S8

D A & L A SAPSED

2. HEMINGFORD ELLGIA

STARLINE WIZZKIDD

HEMINGFORD ANNY

MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY

BANWY WONDERBOY

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

M/S J H & V G WOOD

HOCKENHULL RED RUM SWAY VINNEY DARSHAM PLAYBOY BLACKFORD TONKA DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER SWAY HAZELNUT STERLING CHAMPAGNE’S GRACE SWALLOWHILL WHISPER HEATHBROW WAIKIKI

MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD A J & S D HEATH D A & L A SAPSED

CORSKIE WEALTH

MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

SCARTHINGWELL VANITY HIRWAUN RUTH STERLING NAOMI’S CHER HEMINGFORD CLARA POPES WHISPERS COCO STORERSMITH DAMSON

MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR A DAVIES BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY A J & S D HEATH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

WROXALL CELEBRATION-MOIRA

C H EVANS & SON

3. POPES GRANDSLAM 15 4. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 5. FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15 6. STERLING GINO 15 7. ATLOW GARETH 15 8. DEERHURST GRAND SLAM 15 9. LITTLE ORCHARD GRENADIER 15

KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 DOVEFIELDS GALLANT STERLING COTSWOLD 11 CORSKIE DREAMER 12 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 WROXALL COCKER-LEEKYSOUP 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 PENWERN AMBER 09 LANGMOSE TRITON

M/S J H & V G WOOD MR A DAVIES MR P GUNTHER BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR D DONNELLY MR G T VAN DER GUCHT MR MARK SALLIS

1. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

POPES PRINCESS DIANA HIRWAUN RUTH FIRCOVERT CECILIA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI KILBRIDE FARM DORA 34A DEERHURST WISTERIA LITTLE ORCHARD LIDI SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST HORSFORDMANOR WONDER

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

Heifer, born on or between 01.04.14 and 31.07.14

4. BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.03.14

Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf and due to calve before 3 years of age

Cow, born in 2011 or 2012, in milk or certified in calf at the 1. POPES PRINCESS CLEO time of the Show 2. FIRCOVERT CECILIA 3. SWAY GINGERNUT 4. STERLING GRACE’S DYNISTY 5. POPES WHISPERS COCO 6. HEATHBROW DUCHESS Cow, born before 01.01.11, in milk or certified in calf at the 1. MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT time of the Show Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 1. STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15 2. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 3. STERLING GENERAL 15 4. HEMINGFORD GANGNAM STYLE 15 5. EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 1. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 2. WROXALL GIFFORD 15

Bull, born in 2014

Pair of Animals

Group of Four

2. POPES FEARLESS 14 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 3. FIRCOVERT FELTHORPEWONDERBOY14 BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 1. MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE 2. BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD 3. M/S J H & V G WOOD 4. MR P GUNTHER 5. MR A DAVIES 6. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH 7. MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY 1. BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD 2. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH 3. M/S J H & V G WOOD 4. MR P GUNTHER

MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE

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Heifer, born on or between 01.08.14 and 31.12.14

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C H EVANS & SON MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MR D DONNELLY

MR D DONNELLY M/S J H & V G WOOD MR P GUNTHER

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JUDGE’S REPORT BY:

NORMAN ROBSON

AUROCH EVE -Supreme Champion, Female Champion, Best Cow with Calf at foot & 1st place Female, having calved before 3 years of age or due to calve before 3 years of age, in milk or in-calf, born in 2013 at the Royal Highland Show

Royal

Show

HIGHLAND F

JUDGE: NORMAN ROBSON

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irst of all I would like to thank the RHAS for the invitation to judge this year’s show. I would also take this opportunity to commend the stewards for a tremendous job done in a very friendly and relaxing manner. The combination of their efforts, the glorious weather and the quality of the stock expertly turned out by the exhibitors made it a very pleasant day for me. As usual at the Highland we kicked off with the junior heifers with eight forward. In first place was Popes Nellys Glory a very stylish heifer with size, shape and femininity on good legs. In second place was Kennox Tara’s Gem, a similar type to the first but not as wide. In third place was Skerrington Rhona 42nd, a heifer with a great body but lacked

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femininity and was a bit stiff on her back legs. The next class had eleven forward. In first place was Team Kasey 19,another very correct and stylish heifer with a lot of potential. In second place was Popes Diamonds Gem, a very good heifer that could have won but was a wee bit overdone which was affecting her locomotion. In third place was Corskie Gabby, a long correct heifer just lacking width and spring of rib. In the first of the 2014 heifer class there were five forward. In first place was Corskie Figem, a tremendous heifer that stood out a mile and would go on to become Junior Female Champion. In second place was Corskie Finch, a good match to her stable mate but was a bit plain over the rump. In third place was Strathisla Fudge’s Harriet, a


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correct heifer just losing out on size. In the older 2014 class there were ten forward and this was probably the class with the most variation in types. In first place was Fearna Finesse, although the youngest in the class she easily held her own. She was long and clean with good legs and feet. She would go on to become Reserve Junior Female. In second place was Corskie Flume ,not the biggest heifer but followed the first on conformation and locomotion. In third place was Chestermann Ringleader Lulu 3, a naturally fleshed heifer with great length. The 2013 class had six forward. This is a class that I believe should all have calves and those that had did not disappoint. In first place was Auroch Eve, a tremendous young cow with a good calf and would go on to be my Supreme Champion. In second place was Newbiemains Eclypse, another great young cow with excellent plates and an abundance of milk. In close third was Woodhall Erica, another sweet cow just lacking the width of the first two. The senior cow class had an easy winner in Popes Princess Cleo, a fine example of the breed with flesh and femininity in abundance with a lovely young calf at foot. This cow would go on to be my Reserve Supreme Champion. In second place was Skerrington Rhona 32nd, a hard working cow with twins. In third place was Popes Whispers Coco, a very thick, well made cow, that just needed to be a bit bigger, with a very muscular calf at foot. First place in the youngest bull class was Corskie Griffin, a very correct bull with good conformation and fleshing. In second place was Westview Goodwin, a long clean bull needing a bit more bone. In third place was Strathisla Granite, a well made bull but a little low set in front. The second class of young bulls had eleven forward. In first place was Corskie Gingersnap, a very long correct bull with tremendous width over the plates. He would go on to be my Male Champion and  Interbreed Junior Champion. In second place was Popes Grandslam, a correct well made and fleshy bull that just needed all his size. In third place was Newbiemains Golden Eye, a very thick and fleshy bull, just slightly coarse in front. The two year old bull class was led by Team Fergus, a big muscular bull needing a bit more bone. He would go on to be my Reserve Male Champion. In second place was Popes Fearless, a big long bull that walked well but needed more width and

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 - Male Champion, Junior Champion, Junior Male Champion & 1st place Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Royal Highland Show

TEAM FERGUS 14 -Reserve Male Champion & 1st place Bull, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14 at the Royal Highland Show

flesh. In third place was Corskie Fabian, a big square bull carrying too much condition which was affecting his locomotion. The senior bull class unfortunately only had two forward. First prize went to Newbiemains Empire, a very smart, well balanced bull that carried his width all the way to his tail but just needed a bit more power and masculinity. Second prize went to Bosahan Dynamo, a bull showing more maturity and power but lost too much

width from front to back. I think the breed should be proud of the display of cattle presented at the show and hope that it  encourages new breeders and many more commercial customers. Once again thanks to all involved.

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DATE: 23rd June to 26th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr N Robson

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Best Cow with Calf at foot Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor Male Champion, Junior Champion & Junior Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Junior Champion, Best Animal of Opposite Sex to the Junior Champion & Junior Female Champion Reserve Junior Female Champion Breeder of Best Bull Female, born on or after 01.04.15

AUROCH EVE

AUROCH ACE

AUROCH WAVE

MR M A BARLOW

POPES PRINCESS CLEO

BANWY WONDERBOY

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

M/S J H & V G WOOD

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 TEAM FERGUS 14

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BOSWELL CRACKER 11

CORSKIE WINOLA TEAM SEQUIN 2ND

MR WJ & J GREEN D & R DURNO & SONS

CORSKIE FIGEM

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE BYGEM

MR WJ & J GREEN

FEARNA FINESSE CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 1. POPES NELLYS GLORY 2. KENNOX TARAS GEM 3. SKERRINGTON RHONA 42ND

KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR WJ & J GREEN M/S J H & V G WOOD MR DAVID CRAIG MR W YOUNG

4. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDIES JUBILEE

NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12

5. CAIRNVIEW TILLY 4TH 6. CORSKIE GE-ENNA 1. TEAM KASEY 19 2. POPES DIAMONDS GEM 3. CORSKIE GABBY 4. CORSKIE GOOSEBERRY 5. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 6. DRUMSLEED GEORGIA 15 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 2. CORSKIE FINCH

WESTVIEW ELMO 13 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 AUCHORACHAN WINGER KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

3. STRATHISLA FUDGE’S HARRIET

AGARDSLEY CLINTON

4. ANNICK BELLE’S FAITH 5. NEWBIEMAINS FUCHSIA 1. FEARNA FINESSE 2. CORSKIE FLUME 3. CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER LULU 3 4. NEWBIEMAINS FLO 5. NEWBIEMAINS FANTASY 6. NEWBIEMAINS FANCYPANTS

CORSKIE CALLUM 11 BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BLACKFORD RINGLEADER NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12 LISGLASS CHURCHILL 11 KILBRIDE FARM RAINMAN

FEARNA VIENNA CORSKIE WINOLA POPES NELLYS BLACKBIRD ANNICK HELEN’S TARA SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND NEWBIEMAINS DIAMOND JUBILEE CAIRNVIEW TILLY CORSKIE DE-ENNA TEAM KASEY 8TH CLONGUISH DIAMOND CORSKIE BABSIE CORSKIE BERRY KENNOX TARA’S DIVA DRUMSLEED DALLAS 12 CORSKIE BYGEM CORSKIE WE-ENNA STRATHISLA BARBARA’S HARRIET ANNICK CASSY’S BELLE NEWBIEMAINS BLOSSOM FEARNA VIENNA CORSKIE BLUME CHESTERMANN PRESTO LU-LU NEWBIEMAINS AGGIE NEWBIEMAINS BUGSY INNERWICK CHARLOTTE

1. AUROCH EVE

AUROCH ACE

AUROCH WAVE

MR M A BARLOW

2. NEWBIEMAINS ECLYPSE 3. WOODHALL ERICA 4. COXHILL EVA 5. GARMOUTH CLOVERS ELDERFLOWER 6. OVERHILL HOUSE ECLIPSE

BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK AUCHORACHAN WINGER DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 HOENESS (P)

CARRALAVIN WYNN WOODHALL APRICOT 9 CORSKIE VIDA CORSKIE CLOVER WOODHALL STAR

JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE RICHARD MCCULLOCH JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN LAURA GREEN RICHARD MCCULLOCH

Female, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

Female, born on or between 01.07.14 and 31.12.14

Female, born on or between 01.01.14 and 30.06.14

Female, having calved before 3 years of age or due to calve before 3 years of age, in milk or in calf, born in 2013

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JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE MR A J WILSON MR WJ & J GREEN JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN M/S J H & V G WOOD MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR DAVID CRAIG MR D W SMITH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN STRATHISLA FARMS MR W YOUNG JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR WJ & J GREEN MESSRS N & N GWYNNE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE


CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15 - 1st place Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Royal Highland Show

NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 - 1st place Bull, born on or before 31.12.13 at the Royal Highland Show

Female, born in 2011 or 2012, in milk or certified in calf at time of Show

Bull, born on or after 01.04.15

Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

Bull, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14

Bull, born on or before 31.12.13 Best Group, consisting of one Bull and two Females, the property of one Exhibitor

Group of Three Animals, by the same Sire, any age or sex

Interbreed - Junior Beef Interbreed Champion Interbreed - Third Reserve Beef Team

1. POPES PRINCESS CLEO

BANWY WONDERBOY

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

M/S J H & V G WOOD

2. SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND 3. POPES WHISPERS COCO 4. CORSKIE CORA 1. CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15 2. WESTVIEW GOODWIN 15

CORSKIE PROTON BLACKFORD TONKA CORSKIE VALIANT 2ND BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 WESTVIEW ELMO 13

MR W YOUNG A J & S D HEATH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR S WILSON

3. STRATHISLA GRANITE 15

DELLFIELD BRIGADIER 10

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST SWALLOWHILL WHISPER CORSKIE TANYA CORSKIE BETHINA KNOCKALLAN AVRIL STRATHISLA BRAMBLE’S TWIGGY

4. BLACKFORD GULLIVER 15

BLACKFORD BRAMBLE

MR W G MACPHERSON

5. OVERHILL HOUSE GUINNESS 15

KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 CURAHEEN DRIFTER

RICHARD MCCULLOCH

6. CHESTERMANN GERAINT 15

OVERHILL HOUSE DATA 12

1. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 2. POPES GRANDSLAM 15 3. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDEN EYE 15 4. GREENCAP GUVNOR 15 5. OVERHILL HOUSE GANDHI 15 6. CORSKIE GARETH 15 1. TEAM FERGUS 14 2. POPES FEARLESS 14 3. CORSKIE FABIAN 14 4. PERRYWOOD FEARLESS 14 5. DENIZES FERRARI 14 6. SHILOH FREEDOM 1. NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 2. BOSAHAN DYNAMO 12

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12 KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BOSWELL CRACKER 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 GREENCAP ACE 09 OMORGA REGAN KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10 SHOTLEY HECTOR SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

WOODHALL AMARA CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER NON 4 CORSKIE WINOLA POPES PRINCESS DIANA INNERWICK CHARLOTTE BRUCEFIELD VICTORIA’S ARORA SEEPA DAFFODIL CORSKIE BETH TEAM SEQUIN 2ND SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST CORSKIE WILEEN PERRYWOOD WISPA DENIZES FANCY THERESE GLEN CAIT NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS BOSAHAN ANGELIKA

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN

CORSKIE FLUME CORSKIE FIGEM 1. CORSKIE FLUME 1. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 2. POPES NELLYS GLORY 2. POPES GRANDSLAM 15 2. EATON GAMEGIRL CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 CORSKIE FLUME BOSAHAN DYNAMO 12 CORSKIE FINCH POPES PRINCESS CLEO

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BANWY WONDERBOY

CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE BYGEM CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE BYGEM POPES NELLYS BLACKBIRD POPES PRINCESS DIANA CROWGEY CRACKER CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE BLUME BOSAHAN ANGELIKA CORSKIE WE-ENNA POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN M/S J H & V G WOOD M/S J H & V G WOOD A J & S D HEATH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR M A BARLOW MR WJ & J GREEN M/S J H & V G WOOD

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TEAM KASEY 19 - 1st place Female, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Royal Highland Show

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POPES NELLYS GLORY - 1st place Female, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Royal Highland Show

STRATHISLA FARMS

MESSRS N & N GWYNNE MR WJ & J GREEN M/S J H & V G WOOD JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE COLIN INGLIS RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR WJ & J GREEN D & R DURNO & SONS M/S J H & V G WOOD MR WJ & J GREEN MR D LOWRY MR M A BARLOW GAVIN BROWN JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE MR M A BARLOW

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IAIN GREEN

POPES PRINCESS CLEO - Supreme Champion, Female Champion, Best Cow with calf at foot and 1st Place Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31.12.11 at the Royal Welsh Show

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t was a privilege and honour to be invited to judge the Royal Welsh show. The weather was unbelievably good, almost too hot!! I would like to thank all the stockmen and stockwomen who put forward a tremendous show of Simmental cattle for me to judge. I know how much work and effort it takes to bring out all the cattle to such a high standard that was put in front of me. Well done to everyone not just the winners but all who took part. The first class was won by Popes Fearless, a long bull with good breed character who later in the day went on to become my Male Champion. The second

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class was won by Sterling Gino, this young bull looked great in the ring with great length and locomotion and went on to be Junior Champion. The third class of bulls was won by Storersmith Galahad, a long clean bull with good locomotion. The senior cow class was won by a tremendous example of the breed Popes Princess Cleo who caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring and went on to win Female Champion, best cow with calf at foot and overall Simmental Champion. My next class of cows was led by Heathbrow Duchess, a long cow showing good breed characteristics.


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STERLING CELIA’S FIFI - Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion and 1st Place Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14 at the Royal Welsh Show

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POPES FEARLESS 14 - Male Champion and 1st Place Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 at the Royal Welsh Show

This was followed by a strong class of 8 heifers won by a very long, clean, showy Sterling Celia’s Fifi. The second heifer class was won by Pistyll Fflur, a very well fleshed heifer with a great head. The last class saw a tremendous entry of ten very smart young heifers forward but my final pick for first place was Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi who exhibited great female and breed character. It was very satisfying and a tremendous achievement for the breed and breeders to win the Reserve Interbreed

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14 - Reserve Male Champion and 2nd Place Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 at the Royal Welsh Show

Champion with Popes Princess Cleo, also for Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi to win the Reserve Champion Interbreed Continental Junior Heifer. My Female Champion Popes Princess Cleo along with my Male Champion Popes Fearless went on to win the Overall Interbreed Pair Championship. It was also great to see both heifers which were placed second in the very strong heifer classes when paired together won the Interbreed Beef Pairs bred by exhibitor.

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STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 - Reserve Junior Male Champion and 2nd Place Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Royal Welsh Show

STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15 - 1st Place Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Royal Welsh Show

PISTYLL FFLUR - 1st Place Heifer, born on or between 01.09.14 and 31.12.14 at the Royal Welsh Show

STERLING BACARDI’S GIGI - 1st Place Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 at the Royal Welsh Show

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DATE: 18th July to 21st July 2016

JUDGE: Mr I Green

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

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Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Best Cow with Calf at foot Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Male Champion

POPES PRINCESS CLEO

BANWY WONDERBOY

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

M/S J H & V G WOOD

STERLING CELIA’S FIFI POPES FEARLESS 14

STERLING COTSWOLD 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD M/S J H & V G WOOD

Reserve Male Champion

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Junior Male Champion Reserve Junior Male Champion Bull, born on or before 31.12.14

STERLING GINO 15 STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 1. POPES FEARLESS 14

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD POPES BARCLAY 10 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

2. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN HEATHBROW TRISTAR AUCHORACHAN WIZARD POPES BARCLAY 10 HEATHBROW TRISTAR KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 DOVEFIELDS GALLANT KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BANWY WONDERBOY BLACKFORD TONKA DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 STERLING NELSON 2ND STERLING COTSWOLD 11 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 MENDICK BUTCH 10 DENIZES COLUMBO 11 BANWY WONDERBOY KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 HILLCREST SYLVESTER OMORGA REGAN AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS HOCKENHULL KRAMER POPES BARCLAY 10 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 HEATHBROW TRISTAR TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL DOVEFIELDS GALLANT AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

STERLING DOLORES CELIA SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI STORERSMITH DAMSON SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI STORERSMITH DAMSON STARLINE LORETTE 24TH POPES PRINCESS DIANA HIRWAUN RUTH SCARTHINGWELL VANITY HIRWAUN RUTH POPES WHISPERS COCO POPES NELLYS PRINCESS SWALLOWHILL WHISPER HEATHBROW WAIKIKI SKERRINGTON HYACINTH 8TH STERLING DOLORES CELIA SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI ALREB CINDERELLA BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA SCARTHINGWELL VANITY PISTYLL RHIANON PERRYWOOD WISPA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI HEATHBROW DUCHESS STORERSMITH BRAMBLE CLONGUISH DIAMOND HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 47TH CROWGEY CRACKER ALREB CINDERELLA KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 127C SACOMBE DAMSON-KLEEB

STERLING COTSWOLD 11

STERLING DOLORES CELIA

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AUCHORACHAN WIZARD KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 HILLCREST SYLVESTER CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS

STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI SCARTHINGWELL VANITY ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA PISTYLL RHIANON SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR D DONNELLY M/S G A & H M FRANCIS MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE

SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST

M/S J H & V G WOOD

BANWY WONDERBOY CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS BANWY WONDERBOY AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI POPES NELLYS PRINCESS STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI

M/S J H & V G WOOD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE M/S J H & V G WOOD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST

M/S J H & V G WOOD

BANWY WONDERBOY CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

M/S J H & V G WOOD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE

MR D DONNELLY BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH M/S J H & V G WOOD MR D DONNELLY MRS H CLARKE BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MRS H CLARKE M/S J H & V G WOOD MR A DAVIES MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR A DAVIES A J & S D HEATH M/S J H & V G WOOD A J & S D HEATH D A & L A SAPSED MR R E JONES BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE MR D DONNELLY BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR R W JENKINS MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH M/S G A & H M FRANCIS MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MESSRS P, J & B BORLASE D A & L A SAPSED MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH M/S J H & V G WOOD MRS H CLARKE A J & S D HEATH RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR R E JONES MR M K BEYNON

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3. WILLIAMS FLETCHER 14 Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 1. STERLING GINO 15 2. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 3. WILLIAMS GRYFFINDOR 15 4. POPES GRANDSLAM 15 5. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 1. STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15 2. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 3. EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31.12.11 1. POPES PRINCESS CLEO 2. POPES WHISPERS COCO Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or after 01.01.12 1. HEATHBROW DUCHESS 2. BANWY HYACINTH 1E Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14 1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 3. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI 4. ATLOW BELLA ROSE 5. STERLING BACARDI’S FUNKY 6. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 7. PENWERN FLOSSY 8. STORERSMITH FRECKLE Heifer, born on or between 01.09.14 and 31.12.14 1. PISTYLL FFLUR 2. PERRYWOOD WISPA’S FOXY LADY Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 1. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 2. SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI 3. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 4. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 5. POPES DIAMONDS GEM 6. WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND 7. EATON GAMEGIRL 8. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 9. BANWY EUNICE 1G 10. GWILI GWENAN Best Group of Four, Any Sex, not necessarily bred by 1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI Exhibitor 1. STERLING GINO 15 1. STORERSMITH FRECKLE 1. ATLOW BELLA ROSE 2. PISTYLL FFLUR 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 2. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI 2. SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI Best Pair, Male or Female or Mixed, Owned but not 1. POPES FEARLESS 14 necessarily bred by the Exhibitor 1. POPES PRINCESS CLEO 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 2. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion POPES PRINCESS CLEO Interbreed - Reserve Champion Junior Continental Heifer STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI Interbreed - Fitzhugh Championship for Breed Pair consisting of Breed Champion and one of the Opposite Sex POPES FEARLESS 14 in the Beef Section POPES PRINCESS CLEO Interbreed - Champion Beef Pair bred by Exhibitor SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI SACOMBE FLORA-FANI Interbreed - Champion Continental Pair bred by Exhibitor SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI SACOMBE FLORA-FANI

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JENNIE AHERNE

AUROCH EVE - Supreme Champion, Overall Female Champion, Senior Female Champion and 1st place Cow born before 31.07.13 at the Scottish National Show

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irstly I would like to thank the Scottish Simmental Club for the absolute honour of judging their National show, the high quality of cattle put before me were a credit to the breeders and the Simmental breed. My first class saw a group of bulls very different in type, my first place Corksie Fabian was a very well grown two year old, with great length of body and depth of his hind quarters, added to his correctness of locomotion.  Islavale Granite topped my next class of bulls, I thought him to be the overall package, he was well developed, good bone to muscle ratio with a nice softness of flesh and carried himself well, He went on to be my Overall Male and Junior

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Champion,. Second to him was Woodhall Goldbar, not as well grown as the first bull but packed with muscle. In the next class of bulls I placed Drumsleed Goliath 15 first from a strong class of bulls, a powerful, well balanced bull, excellent topline and plates with good loin development, second was Blackford Galaxy, a sweet correct young bull, who carried himself well. Third was Woodhall Glencoe, an extremely well muscled bull, but thought him a little too wide of the chest. The last of the bull classes saw quite a young bunch of bulls, my winner here was Corksie Grantown The cow class was the first of the females, Auroch Eve was my pick here, a


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well developed young cow not carrying any excess flesh if not even under fleshed for the show ring, with a smart young bull calf at foot showing a lot of potential as a pedigree breeder’s bull, following on from her was Islavale Chloe 5, a super long cow with excellent width of her hips, but carrying too much flesh for my liking in a breeding female. Eve went on to be my Overall Champion of the day, no doubt a young cow with an exciting future ahead of her. The oldest heifer class was small with just two entries, in first place was Corskie Flume, a correct feminine heifer with great roundness of rib and shape throughout followed by Overhill House Fanta, a lovely dark red heifer with good length and depth of body, she just lacked the overall power of my first heifer. The April to December 2014 Heifer class was by far the best group of animals of the day, I’d happily take home any of these heifers. In first was Drumsleed Farina 14, she caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring, she oozed style and class, she went on to be my Reserve Female and Reserve Overall Champion, next in this class was Corskie Figem, there was little between my second, third and fourth placings. Drumsleed Fayet was placed third and she also teamed up with Drumsleed Farina to win the Pairs class. First place in the Junior Female January to June 2015 class was Kennox Diva’s Gena, another classy and correct young female, this heifer has all the makings of a great cow. Second to her was Corskie Gabby, she carried herself well with four legs in four corners, just hadn’t quite the conformation of my first heifer. In the July to December 2015 Heifer class, eight month old Mavsey Graceful Dancer was my winner, a real eye catcher and baby of the class, she went on to be my Reserve Junior Champion. Second in this class was Kennox Tara’s Gem, a well grown and smart yearling heifer that will make a excellent cow. Topping the calf class was Denizes Hamish, a growthy young bull, in natural condition and showing great potential, he will be an interesting one to follow for the future. Thank you once again to the Scottish club, especially Richard Pettit and Tom Henderson & the Black Isle show committee for their hospitality and warm welcome to their great show.

DRUMSLEED FARINA 14 - Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Overall Female Champion, Reserve Senior Female Champion, Best Animal bred by Exhibitor and 1st place Heifer born between 01.04.14 & 31.12.14 at the Scottish National Show

ISLAVALE GRANITE 15 - Male Champion, Junior Champion, Junior Male Champion and 1st place Bull born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Scottish National Show

CORSKIE FABIAN 14 - Senior Male Champion and 1st place Bull born before 31.12.14 at the Scottish National Show

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DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 - Reserve Male Champion, Reserve Junior Male Champion and 1st place Bull born between 01.04.15 and 30.06.15 at the Scottish National Show

MAVSEY GRACEFUL DANCER - Reserve Junior Champion, Junior Female Champion and 1st place Heifer born between 01.07.15 & 31.12.15 at the Scottish National Show

KENNOX DIVA’S GENA - Reserve Junior Female Champion & 1st place Heifer born between 01.01.15 and 30.06.15 at the Scottish National Show

CORSKIE GRANTOWN 15 - 1st place Bull born between 01.07.15 & 31.12.15 at the Scottish National Show

CORSKIE FLUME - 1st place Heifer born between 01.08.13 & 31.03.14 at the Scottish National Show

DENIZES HAMISH 16 - 1st place Calf born in year of the Show 2016 at the Scottish National Show

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DATE: 4th August 2016

JUDGE: Ms J Aherne

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

AUROCH EVE

AUROCH ACE

AUROCH WAVE

MR M A BARLOW

DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

ISLAVALE GRANITE 15 DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 CORSKIE FABIAN 14 MAVSEY GRACEFUL DANCER KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 1. CORSKIE FABIAN 14 2. NEWBIEMAINS FAME & FORTUNE 14 3. OMORGA FIVE STAR 14 4. OVERHILL HOUSE FADDEN 14 1. ISLAVALE GRANITE 15 2. WOODHALL GOLDBAR 15 3. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 4. OVERHILL HOUSE GANDHI 15 5. WOODHALL GARY 15 1. DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 2. BLACKFORD GALAXY 15 3. WOODHALL GLENCOE 15 4. ISLAVALE GALAHAD 15 5. CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15 6. OVERHILL HOUSE GUINNESS 15 7. WOODHALL GENERAL 15

POPES LAIRD HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 GREENCAP ACE 09 KEELDRUM CLIO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD GREENCAP ACE 09 NEWBIEMAINS APACHE 09 9 KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12 CURAHEEN DRIFTER POPES LAIRD RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CURLIEU KNIGHT RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK ATLOW DIXON 12 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 CURAHEEN DRIFTER RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 ISLAVALE ENSIGN 13 AUROCH ACE WOODHALL WALKER RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK TEAM WISCONSIN DIRNANEAN TRUSTEE BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BLACKFORD BEN MHOR 10 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KEELDRUM CLIO 11

ISLAVALE JENNY 2 DRUMSLEED CAITLIN CORSKIE WILEEN MAVSEY DANCER KENNOX TARA’S DIVA CORSKIE WILEEN CARRALAVIN WYNN OMORGA BAMBI 5TH WOODHALL BLISS ISLAVALE JENNY 2 WOODHALL ANNA CORSKIE WINOLA SEEPA DAFFODIL WOODHALL DANIELLE DRUMSLEED CAITLIN BLACKFORD AERO WOODHALL WYNN ISLAVALE TERESA CORSKIE BETHINA WOODHALL AMARA WOODHALL WISHINGWELL

MR W S STRONACH MR G W SMITH MR WJ & J GREEN JONATHAN SINCLAIR GUNN MR DAVID CRAIG MR WJ & J GREEN PITGAVENY FARMS JONATHAN SINCLAIR GUNN RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR W S STRONACH MR H MACASKILL MR WJ & J GREEN RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR H MACASKILL MR G W SMITH MR W G MACPHERSON MR H MACASKILL MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR H MACASKILL

BLACKFORD BRAMBLE

MR W G MACPHERSON

CORSKIE DANYA DRUMSLEED ADALUCIA DELLFIELD BLANCHE AUROCH WAVE ISLAVALE CHLOE 2 WOODHALL APRICOT 9 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP W18 GLENTURK SUNNY CORSKIE BLUME RANFURLY WEIKEL 6TH B2

MR WJ & J GREEN MR G W SMITH MR B GRANT MR M A BARLOW MR W S STRONACH RICHARD MCCULLOCH GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON PITGAVENY FARMS MR WJ & J GREEN RICHARD MCCULLOCH

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

CORSKIE BYGEM DRUMSLEED CASSIE FEARNA VIENNA CORSKIE WE-ENNA MAVSEY PRIDE

MR WJ & J GREEN MR G W SMITH RICHARD MCCULLOCH MR WJ & J GREEN JONATHAN SINCLAIR GUNN

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KEELDRUM CLIO 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 ISLAVALE ENSIGN 13 DELFUR CASANOVA 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 DINTON NAUTICAL CORSKIE ELGIN 13 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

KENNOX TARA’S DIVA CORSKIE BABSIE DRUMSLEED DALLAS 12 DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCH CORSKIE BERRY MAVSEY DANCER ANNICK HELEN’S TARA DELLFIELD ALEXIS ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 DRUMSLEED CIRSTEN AUROCH EVE BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 WOODHALL ERICA

MR DAVID CRAIG MR WJ & J GREEN MR D W SMITH MR G W SMITH MR WJ & J GREEN JONATHAN SINCLAIR GUNN MR DAVID CRAIG MR B GRANT MR W S STRONACH MR G W SMITH MR M A BARLOW GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON RICHARD MCCULLOCH

Bull, born between 01.04.15 and 30.06.15

8. BLACKFORD GULLIVER 15 Bull, born between 01.07.15 and 31.12.15

Cow, born before 31.07.13

Heifer, born between 01.08.13 and 31.03.14 Heifer, born between 01.04.14 and 31.12.14

Pair of Females from the same Exhibitor

Heifer, born between 01.01.15 and 30.06.15

Heifer, born between 01.07.15 and 31.12.15

Calf, born in year of Show 2016

Pairs

Cow and Calf as a Pair

1. CORSKIE GRANTOWN 15 2. DRUMSLEED GALLANT 15 3. DELLFIELD GOLDENEYE 15 1. AUROCH EVE 2. ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 3. WOODHALL ERICA 4. BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 5. HAZELDEN SUNNY 1ST 1. CORSKIE FLUME 2. OVERHILL HOUSE FANTA 1. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14 2. CORSKIE FIGEM 3. DRUMSLEED FAYET 4. FEARNA FINESSE 5. CORSKIE FINCH 6. MAVSEY FANTASY 1. MR G W SMITH 2. MR WJ & J GREEN 3. RICHARD MCCULLOCH 4. MR WJ & J GREEN 1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 2. CORSKIE GABBY 3. DRUMSLEED GEORGIA 15 4. DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15 5. CORSKIE GOOSEBERRY 1. MAVSEY GRACEFUL DANCER 2. KENNOX TARAS GEM 3. DELLFIELD GRACEFUL 4. ISLAVALE CHLOE 11 5. DRUMSLEED GOLD 15 1. DENIZES HAMISH 16 2. QUARRYHILL HEIDI 3. OVERHILL HOUSE HERCULES 16 1. MR G W SMITH 2. MR WJ & J GREEN 3. MR H MACASKILL 4. RICHARD MCCULLOCH 1. MR M A BARLOW

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CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion, Overall Female Champion & Senior Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Overall Female Champion, Reserve Senior Female Champion & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor Male Champion, Junior Champion & Junior Male Champion Reserve Male Champion & Reserve Junior Male Champion Senior Male Champion Reserve Junior Champion & Junior Female Champion Reserve Junior Female Champion Bull, born before 31.12.14

Bull, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

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ROBERT FORDE

HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 - Supreme Champion, Male Champion, Junior Male Champion, Best Animal bred by Exhibitor and 1st place Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Welsh National Show

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he Welsh Club’s hospitality, the passion of the exhibitors and the quality of stock on show, leave me with fond memories on my inaugural visit to Wales and the Pembrokeshire County Show. On what turned out to be a glorious, sunshine show in the midst of unfavourable summer weather, I was honoured to be asked to judge the 6th Welsh National Simmental Show. The senior bull class was first up, with two exhibits, displaying totally different characteristics and age difference. In first place was Crugmelyn Elvis, a big, long, clean working bull, ahead of Alreb Fernando,

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in second place, who was giving away a considerable size and age difference, and just lacked the power of the bull in first. The second bull class had only the one exhibit, Hirwaun Gruffalo, but an excellent bull, displaying width and breed character, but I would like to have seen his tail head setting a little better! The third class, again had only the one bull, Hirwaun Glyndwr, but what an example of the breed! Very correct every way you looked at him, good feet and legs, excellent conformation, and a sweet head which you could only admire! Perhaps some would fault him for his extra splashes of white colour, but to me,


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he could hold his own in any company, hence my Overall Supreme Champion. The female section kicked off with the cow class, in which four animals paraded the show ring. The winner, Greenfields Willow displayed power and size above her rivals; in second place was Crugmelyn Vegan with young bull calf at foot, just ahead of Dyfed Angharad 3rd with her heifer calf at foot. The in-calf heifer class had three exhibits and was led by a really stylish, sweet heifer, Cwarre Cinderella’s Firefly, really well turned out on the day. In second place, was Penwern Flossy, a nice red heifer, which just lacked the style of the first placed heifer. In third, was Gerawil Fannabel, who displayed signs of just being that bit closer to calving than the other two. The class for heifers born from 1st September, was won by a heifer I wouldn’t mind having at home! Pistyll Fflur, was eye catching with tremendous conformation, great width across her plates which she carried right down into her second thigh, a leg in every corner, and a big dominant head, saying “look at me!” Excellent! Fflur went on to be my Female and Reserve Supreme Champion. The heifer in second place was always going to have a hard act to follow, but she stood in well! Crugmelyn Forrero got the blue ribbons and showed tremendous potential for the future. In third place was Crugmelyn Fenwen, who just lacked the style of the heifers in front.

The next heifer class had only the one exhibit. A sweet, red heifer, Cwarre Cinderella’s Gem stepped out in style. The young heifer class, had three animals parading – with the leader, Gwili Gwenan demonstrating style and femininity in abundance. An eye catching female, who just had that extra sparkle over her competitors. In second place was Crackley Lidi, who was a little ring shy on the day, followed in third by Gerawil Grilliant. The heifer calf class was won by Dyfed Angharad 6th. The pair of heifers class was won by Cwarre, with two very stylish heifers, with Crugmelyn picking up the blue rosette and Gerawil in third place. In the pairs class, male or female, the two young bulls were stand out red rosette winners from the Hirwaun herd. In second place were two cows from Gerawil and in third, a bull and cow from Crugmelyn. It was nice to see the Simmental champion, Hirwaun Glyndwr, go on to win the Junior Bull Interbreed Championship the following day amidst strong opposition. Congratulations Aled! I would like to thank, on behalf of Lorna and myself, the Welsh Simmental Club and the Pembrokeshire County Show for the kind invitation to judge the 6th National Simmental Show and for the tremendous hospitality shown to us in Wales – not forgetting the opportunity to meet exhibitors and members at a most delicious club barbecue post-judging. Your affection will remain a pleasant memory.

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ROYAL SHOW REPORTS HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 - Reserve Male Champion, Reserve Junior Male Champion and 1st place Bull born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Welsh National Show

CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY - Reserve Female Champion and 1st place Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14 at the Welsh National Show

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SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM - 1st place Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 at the Welsh National Show

GWILI GWENAN - 1st Place Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15 at the Welsh National Show

DYFED ANGHARAD 6TH - 1st place Heifer Calf, born on or after 01.09.15 at the Welsh National Show

WELSH NATIONAL SHOW - PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY

DATE: 16th to 18th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr R Forde

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion, Male Champion, Junior Male Champion & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor Reserve Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Junior Female Champion Reserve Male Champion & Reserve Junior Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Bull, born on or before 31.12.14

HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15

DOVEFIELDS GALLANT

HIRWAUN RUTH

MR A DAVIES

PISTYLL FFLUR

HILLCREST SYLVESTER

PISTYLL RHIANON

M/S G A & H M FRANCIS

HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13 2. ALREB FERNANDO 14 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 1. GREENFIELDS WILLOW 2. CRUGMELYN VEGAN 3. DYFED ANGHARAD 3RD 4. BEN-NANT BUDDUG 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. PENWERN FLOSSY 3. GERAWIL FANNABEL 1. PISTYLL FFLUR 2. CRUGMELYN FORRERO 3. CRUGMELYN FENWEN 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. GWILI GWENAN 2. CRACKLEY LIDI 11G 3. GERAWIL GRILLIANT 1. DYFED ANGHARAD 6TH

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DENIZES COLUMBO 11 RACEVIEW KING BANWY WONDERBOY AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT CORSKIE PILOT CELTIC RED DRAGON PENWERN WISEMAN SAMARK SUPERMAN DENIZES COLUMBO 11 BANWY WONDERBOY POPES BARCLAY 10 HILLCREST SYLVESTER AUROCH ACE STERLING HERKULES WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL AUCHORACHAN WIZARD HOLM DANNI FALONDENE CINCINNATI 11 LOSNING IVER

HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA CRUGMELYN LLEUCU LLWYD ALREB SHANDY HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH GREENFIELDS ROXANNE CRUGMELYN MEGAN DYFED ANGHARAD BEN-NANT VERA ALREB CINDERELLA BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA GRANGEWOOD ANNABEL PISTYLL RHIANON CRUGMELYN BOUNTY CRUGMELYN OERWEN ALREB CINDERELLA SACOMBE DAMSON-KLEEB CRACKLEY LIDI 10D BEN-NANT BRILLIANT DYFED ANGHARAD 3RD

MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING G & E LLOYD MR ALED EVANS MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES D E & D AT LLOYD G & E LLOYD MR & MRS M O & L D JONES D E & D AT LLOYD RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR R W JENKINS D E & D AT LLOYD M/S G A & H M FRANCIS G & E LLOYD G & E LLOYD RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR M K BEYNON ANWEN JONES D E & D AT LLOYD MR & MRS M O & L D JONES

DOVEFIELDS GALLANT

HIRWAUN RUTH

MR A DAVIES

Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 Cow, any age, in calf or with calf at foot

Heifer, in calf, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14

Heifer, born on or between 01.09.14 and 31.12.14

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15

Heifer Calf, born on or after 01.09.15 Pair of Animals, male, female or mixed, from the same Exhibitor

ROYAL SHOW REPORTS

CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13 - 1st place Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 at the Welsh National Show

1. MR A DAVIES 2. D E & D AT LLOYD 3. G & E LLOYD

Pair of Heifers, owned by the Exhibitor, born on or after 01.09.13

1. RICHARD JAMES CUMMING

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Junior Bull

2. G & E LLOYD 3. D E & D AT LLOYD HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15

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DATE: 11th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr M Evans

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 BANWY EUNICE 1G 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 2. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 1. BANWY HYACINTH 1E 1. BANWY EUNICE 1G 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 2. BANWY HYACINTH 1E 2. BANWY EUNICE 1G HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT STERLING NELSON 2ND DOVEFIELDS GALLANT AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT STERLING NELSON 2ND DOVEFIELDS GALLANT AUCHORACHAN WIZARD AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT

HIRWAUN RUTH KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 127C HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH SKERRINGTON HYACINTH 8TH KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 127C HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH SKERRINGTON HYACINTH 8TH KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 127C HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH

MR A DAVIES MR R E JONES MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES MR R E JONES MR R E JONES MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES MR R E JONES MR R E JONES MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES

In Calf Heifer Maiden Heifer Pair of Animals

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Male Champion Interbreed - Supreme Champion Pair

ANGUS

DATE: 11th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr M Durno

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Female Champion Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 30.06.15

Cow, born on or before 31.12.13

DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 DRUMSLEED GEORGIA 15 1. DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 2. CAIRNVIEW GRANDMASTER 15 3. PITMUDIE GEDDES 15 1. DRUMSLEED GOLD STAR 15 2. DRUMSLEED GALLANT 15 3. PITMUDIE GLENLIVET 15 1. PITMUDIE ELEANOR

DRUMSLEED CAITLIN DRUMSLEED DALLAS 12 DRUMSLEED CAITLIN ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY DELFUR WEIGELA C21 DRUMSLEED BELINDA 10 DRUMSLEED ADALUCIA BARONY DELILAH SACOMBE PRINCESS-KLEEB

MR G W SMITH MR D W SMITH MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF MR G W SMITH MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14

1. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 CAIRNVIEW DARBY 12 KILBRIDE FARM BENONE 10 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 OMORGA ACHILLES 09 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY FORGERON DEXTER 12 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

LOPEMEDE CORNFLOWER DRUMSLEED CASSIE DRUMSLEED CARINA 11 DRUMSLEED DALLAS 12 DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCH NEWBIEMAINS DEVOTION DRUMSLEED CIRSTEN PITMUDIE ELEANOR

S & K SMITH MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF MR D W SMITH MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF

Bull, born on or between 01.07.15 and 31.12.15

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 30.06.15 Heifer, born on or between 01.07.15 and 31.12.15 Bull or Heifer Calf, born on or after 01.01.16 Pair

2. FORGERON CORNFLOWER 3. DRUMSLEED FAYET 4. PITMUDIE FUSHIA 1. DRUMSLEED GEORGIA 15 2. DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15 1. PITMUDIE GLADYS 2. DRUMSLEED GOLD 15 1. PITMUDIE HUNTER 16 1. MR G W SMITH

ANTRIM

DATE: 23rd July 2016

JUDGE: Mr J Wilson

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Male Champion Bull, born in 2015

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 3. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 4. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15 1. WHITDRUM VICKY

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12 ANATRIM BODYBUILDER SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS OMORGA CRYSTAL

S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR R A FORDE MR JASON WHITCROFT

1. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS

MR R A FORDE

1. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS

MR R A FORDE

2. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15

KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

Bull or Heifer, born in 2015 Interbreed - Bank of Ireland/NISA Pedigree Beef Bull Championship Interbreed - Pedigree Beef Bull Stakes (born after 01.01.15)

ARMAGH

DATE: 11th June 2016

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Cow, born before 01.01.13, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf by 3 years old

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 CLEENAGH GEM

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 RACEVIEW VALINTINO MIRACLE S

Heifer, born between 01.01.14 and 30.06.14

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1. BALLINALARE FARM ALLEGRA 1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

2. SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA 3. CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB 2

DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 DERMODY BUTCHER

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JUDGE: Mr K Stubbs DAM

EXHIBITOR

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 CLEENAGH TIPSY

MR W D HAZELTON

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 26R

MR J WILSON

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY RANFURLY KLEEB 23RD A10

MR W D HAZELTON

S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW MR T W ABRAHAM

A NELSON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL


Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

Bull or Heifer, born in 2016 Pair of Animals

Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion

1. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2 2. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD 1. CLEENAGH GEM 2. RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2 3. WHITDRUM VICKY 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 3. BALLINALARE FARM GOLDENBALLS 15 4. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 1. BALLINALARE FARM HONEY 1. BALLINALARE FARM GOLDENBALLS 15 1. BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15 2. SCRIBBY FARMS GOLDSCHLAGER 15 2. SCRIBBY FARMS GLADIATOR 15 BALLINALARE FARM GOLDENBALLS 15 BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10 BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 CLEENAGH FLASHER SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12 KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

STRALONGFORD BIANCA WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND CLEENAGH TIPSY RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 OMORGA CRYSTAL ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MRS T H GORMAN MR T W ABRAHAM MR W D HAZELTON MR JASON WHITCROFT S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

BALLINALARE FARM WHOOPEE

MR J WILSON

CELTIC COMET AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB BALLINALARE FARM ALLEGRA

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR J WILSON

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

BALLINALARE FARM WHOOPEE

MR J WILSON

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12 OMORGA VOLVO AUCHORACHAN WIZARD AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

MR J WILSON A NELSON A NELSON MR J WILSON MR J WILSON

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE CLEENAGH NAOMI SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY BALLINALARE FARM WHOOPEE RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7

DATE: 20th August 2016

MR W D HAZELTON

JUDGE: Mr J Ede

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 Heifer, born in 2014

POPES WHISPERS COCO LANCELOT CHRIS 4TH 1. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 1. LANCELOT CHRIS 4TH 2. ATLOW BELLA ROSE 3. MIDHOPE FERN 4. STORERSMITH FRECKLE 1. POPES WHISPERS COCO 1. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 2. EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 3. LANCELOT GIOVANNI 15

BLACKFORD TONKA ULCEBY RUPERT POPES BARCLAY 10 ULCEBY RUPERT LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 DELFUR CHAS 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BLACKFORD TONKA POPES BARCLAY 10 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 ULCEBY RUPERT

A J & S D HEATH MR & MRS J MEE MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS J MEE MR D DONNELLY PETER & ANDREA BOOTH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH A J & S D HEATH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH A J & S D HEATH MR & MRS J MEE

Bull, born on or before 01.01.15

1. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion

POPES WHISPERS COCO

BLACKFORD TONKA

SWALLOWHILL WHISPER LANCELOT CHRIS STORERSMITH BRAMBLE LANCELOT CHRIS ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA MIDHOPE TREMENDOUS SCARTHINGWELL VANITY SWALLOWHILL WHISPER STORERSMITH DAMSON POPES WHISPERS COCO STARLINE KARINA 26TH SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND SWALLOWHILL WHISPER

Cow or Heifer, born on or before 31.12.13 Bull, born after 01.01.15

ASHBY

DATE: 10th July 2016

MR D DONNELLY A J & S D HEATH

JUDGE: Mrs D Burkill

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Junior Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Reserve Junior Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 and before 01.04.15 Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 Cow, in milk or capable of being certified in calf at the date of the Show, born before 01.01.13 Cow, in milk or in calf, or Heifer, in calf or capable of being certified in calf at the date of the Show, born in 2013

STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 PEATLING CARMILLA STORERSMITH GIGGLE 1. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 1. STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15

POPES BARCLAY 10 CHYANHAL WELLINGTON POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

STORERSMITH DAMSON PEATLING SWEETDREAM STORERSMITH BRAMBLE STORERSMITH DAMSON SCARTHINGWELL VANITY

MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH W R EALES & SON MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

1. PEATLING CARMILLA

CHYANHAL WELLINGTON

PEATLING SWEETDREAM

W R EALES & SON

1. BEN-NANT ENCHANTRES

PENWERN ALI 09

BEN-NANT BECA

L RENSHAW & I BRASSINGTON

CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER GISELLE 2 STORERSMITH BRAMBLE PEATLING ADARE

GREYHOUND ESTATES LTD

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14

1. BLACKFRIAR BELLE

CELTIC ROCK

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

1. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 2. PEATLING GEORGIA 1. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH 2. W R EALES & SON

POPES BARCLAY 10 CHYANHAL WELLINGTON

Pair of Animals owned by the same Exhibitor

AYLSHAM

DATE: 29th August 2016

MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH W R EALES & SON

JUDGE: Mr J Barlow

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 31.12.14 Cow, in milk or in calf

FIRCOVERT CECILIA THEBERTON EMMA 2ND FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15 WILLIAMS GALAXY-T 15 1. BLUE CEDAR WHEAT EAR

HOCKENHULL RED RUM THURSFORD ANT 09 BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 CLONAGH DANCING T WROXALL ABACUS 09 9

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER THEBERTON SILKY FIRCOVERT CECILIA WILLIAMS LORETTE’S BELLE LOPEMEDE WHEAT EAR 4

MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MRS H CLARKE NIGEL DARLING

1. FIRCOVERT FANTASY

FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11

FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER

1. FIRCOVERT CECILIA 2. THEBERTON EMMA 2ND 1. FIRCOVERT HORATIO 16

HOCKENHULL RED RUM THURSFORD ANT 09 FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER THEBERTON SILKY FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER

Calf, born in the year of the Show

SHOW RESULTS

ASHBOURNE

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

Heifer, born between 01.07.14 and 31.12.14

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AYR COUNTY

BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 CLONAGH DANCING T CLONAGH BANWY’S BAD BOY KEY DANDY 12

FIRCOVERT CECILIA WILLIAMS LORETTE’S BELLE TWYFORD BESSA THEBERTON SPIRIT

MR P GUNTHER MRS H CLARKE M/S A & P A HURN MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY

HOCKENHULL RED RUM HOCKENHULL RED RUM

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER HORSFORDMANOR WONDER

MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER

DATE: 14th May 2016

JUDGE: Mr M Durno

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born before 01.01.15 Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND SKERRINGTON RHONA 42ND 1. PERRYWOOD FEARLESS 14 1. BROOMBRAE GIRO 15 2. MERKLAND GALACTIC 15

CORSKIE PROTON SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 OMORGA REGAN CAIRNVIEW BENSON 10 SALTIRE ARNIE 09

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND PERRYWOOD WISPA BROOMBRAE DELIGHT C10 MERKLAND WENDY

MR W YOUNG MR W YOUNG MR D LOWRY MR W YOUNG MR J E DYET

Female, in milk or capable of being certified in calf at date of Show. Born before 01.01.13 Female, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.07.14

1. SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND

CORSKIE PROTON

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST

MR W YOUNG

1. DRUMSLEED FLICK 14 2. CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER LULU 3 3. CAIRNVIEW SONIA 3RD 1. SKERRINGTON RHONA 42ND 2. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 3. ANNICK BELLE’S FAITH 1. SKERRINGTON HERCULES 16 2. SKERRINGTON HEROD 16 3. CAIRNVIEW GALVIN 15 1. MR J E DYET 2. MR W YOUNG 3. MESSRS N & N GWYNNE

GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM BLACKFORD RINGLEADER BRUCHAG AWESOME 09 9 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD CORSKIE CALLUM 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY

DRUMSLEED PATTI CHESTERMANN PRESTO LU-LU ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND KENNOX TARA’S DIVA ANNICK CASSY’S BELLE SKERRINGTON RHONA 29TH SKERRINGTON RHONA 29TH LOXTON TERESA

MR J E DYET MESSRS N & N GWYNNE MR A J WILSON MR W YOUNG MR DAVID CRAIG MR W YOUNG MR W YOUNG MR W YOUNG MR A J WILSON

Female, born on or after 01.08.14

Calf, born on or after 01.09.15

Pair, any age

BALLYMENA

DATE: 28th May 2016

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion

LISGLASS FABULOUS

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

Male Champion

KILMORE GUS 15

HILLCREST CHAMPION

Reserve Male Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 30.06.14

BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

2. SLIEVENAGH FLIRT 3. CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB 2 Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14

Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior Heifer Derby - Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 up to 30.04.15

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 and on or before 31.08.15

Pair of Animals

Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers Interbreed - Champion Breed Interbreed - Junior Beef Champion Interbreed - Open Pairs Interbreed - The Linden Foods/ NISA Pedigree Beef Heifer Championship Qualifier

190

JUDGE: Mr T O’Leary DAM

EXHIBITOR

MR W D HAZELTON

AUROCH AMOS DERMODY BUTCHER

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 LISGLASS CHERRY BALLINALARE FARM CHAMPAGNE RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 SLIEVENAGH TASCHA RANFURLY KLEEB 23RD A10

1. LISGLASS FABULOUS

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

LISGLASS CHERRY

J L & C J WEATHERUP

2. LISGLASS FELICITY 3. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2 4. DRUMAGARNER FLYNN

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10 HIRWAUN ROONEY

LISGLASS BRAMBLE STRALONGFORD BIANCA DARSHAM ROSIE

J L & C J WEATHERUP DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY

1. CLEENAGH GOOD GIRL

ASHLAND BRANDY 10

CLEENAGH VIKKI

MR O MCGUINNESS

2. DRUMAGARNER GRACE 3. LISGLASS GOLDIE 4. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDSTAR

BARNATTIN WALLY DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09

MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY J L & C J WEATHERUP AARON SMYTH

1. KILMORE GUS 15

HILLCREST CHAMPION

2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 3. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 4. SLIEVENAGH GIGOLO 15 1. LISGLASS FABULOUS 1. LISGLASS FELICITY 2. DRUMAGARNER FLYNN 2. DRUMAGARNER GRACE 3. SLIEVENAGH FLIRT 3. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 DRUMAGARNER FLYNN DRUMAGARNER GRACE SIMMENTAL 2. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 1. CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB 2 1. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY CELTIC COMET KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY HIRWAUN ROONEY BARNATTIN WALLY AUROCH AMOS DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY HIRWAUN ROONEY BARNATTIN WALLY

DRUMAGARNER ANNE FOLE NUTWOOD VICTORIA 27TH NEWBIEMAINS BONNIE BALLINALARE FARM CHAMPAGNE RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB SLIEVENAGH RHAPSODY LISGLASS CHERRY LISGLASS BRAMBLE DARSHAM ROSIE DRUMAGARNER ANNE SLIEVENAGH TASCHA RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 DARSHAM ROSIE DRUMAGARNER ANNE

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

2. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB RANFURLY KLEEB 23RD A10 STRALONGFORD BIANCA RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7

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CELTIC COMET DERMODY BUTCHER SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10

J L & C J WEATHERUP MR CHRIS TRAYNOR MR J N GLASGOW MR W D HAZELTON MR J N GLASGOW DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

MR CHRIS TRAYNOR MR J N GLASGOW DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR R J BOYD J L & C J WEATHERUP J L & C J WEATHERUP MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY MR J N GLASGOW MR J N GLASGOW MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY

MR W D HAZELTON


CLASS & POSITION

DATE: 30th July 2016 NAME OF ANIMAL

Supreme Champion

DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born between 01.08.14 and 31.07.15

DRUMSLEED FAYET 1. DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15

Heifer, born between 01.08.13 and 31.07.14

1. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

Heifer, born between 01.08.14 and 31.07.15 Bull Calf, born on or after 01.08.15

2. DRUMSLEED FAYET 1. FORGERON CORNFLOWER 1. DRUMSLEED GALLANT 15

BUCKS COUNTY

JUDGE: Mr D Lowry

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 FORGERON DEXTER 12 RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

DRUMSLEED CASSIE DRUMSLEED CAITLIN

MR G W SMITH MR G W SMITH

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

DRUMSLEED CASSIE LOPEMEDE CORNFLOWER DRUMSLEED ADALUCIA

MR G W SMITH S & K SMITH MR G W SMITH

DATE: 1st September 2016

JUDGE: Mrs L Burditt

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

HEATHBROW CARAMEL

HEATHBROW VALENTINE

D A & L A SAPSED

Reserve Supreme Champion

BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

1. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 2. STERLING BLONDIE’S GLINT 3. KILLIWORGIE GRETEL

HEATHBROW DUCHESS STERLING VIVIAN’S BLONDIE KILLIWORGIE BO PEEP

D A & L A SAPSED MISS J LEWIS MR. B. HARDING

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14

1. BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born before 31.12.13

2. LYNFIELD FLINTY 3. BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY 1. HEATHBROW CARAMEL

DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HOCKENHULL KRAMER STERLING DUKE 12 KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13 CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY STERLING FLINT SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1

LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09 BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC HEATHBROW VALENTINE

M/S A E & C BISHOP MISS J LEWIS D A & L A SAPSED

DATE: 27th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr D Jones

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 2. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. PENWERN FLOSSY 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT DENIZES COLUMBO 11 BANWY WONDERBOY DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL

HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA

MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR R W JENKINS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING

Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot Maiden Heifer Best Pair

CASTLEWELLAN

DATE: 16th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr M Ryan

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09

S P MCDONALD

Reserve Supreme Champion & Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Cow or Heifer, born before 31.12.13, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf or due to have a calf by thirty nine months

CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 WHITDRUM VICKY

CELTIC COMET SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB OMORGA CRYSTAL

1. WOODFORD BLUEBELL

SACOMBE EDGAR

WOODFORD PAULA

JOHN JARDINE

Heifer, born in 2014

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

MR W D HAZELTON

Bull or Heifer calf, born in 2016

2. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2 3. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD 1. WHITDRUM VICKY 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 3. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15 4. RANFURLY GRENADIER G7 15 1. SPELGA VIEW SNOWDROP 3RD

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10 BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12 KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 CELTIC COMET ANATRIM BODYBUILDER KILBRIDE FARM WARREN KEELDRUM CLIO 11

Pair of Animals

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

1. RANFURLY GRENADIER G7 15 2. MULLYKNOCK GREG 15 2. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15

KILBRIDE FARM WARREN ANATRIM BODYBUILDER ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Interbreed - Overall Show Champion

RANFURLY GRENADIER G7 15 COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15

KILBRIDE FARM WARREN KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 STRALONGFORD BIANCA WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND OMORGA CRYSTAL ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS RANFURLY WEIKEL WOODFORD BLUEBELL RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY WEIKEL MULLYKNOCK DUCHESS MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY WEIKEL ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND

Heifer, born in 2015 Junior Bull, born in 2015

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion

CARDIGAN COUNTY

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

BANCHORY

MR W D HAZELTON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR JASON WHITCROFT

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MRS T H GORMAN MR JASON WHITCROFT S P MCDONALD DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR R A FORDE MR W D HAZELTON JOHN JARDINE MR W D HAZELTON MR W D HAZELTON MR R A FORDE MR R A FORDE MR W D HAZELTON MR W D HAZELTON S P MCDONALD

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CLOGHER VALLEY

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 CELTIC COMET

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB

DATE: 27th July 2016

S P MCDONALD DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

JUDGE: Mr J Costello

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09

S P MCDONALD

Reserve Supreme Champion and Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 31.12.14

RANFURLY GENERAL G4 15 CLEENAGH GEM

KILBRIDE FARM WARREN DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

2. SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA

DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY BEAUTY 3RD A7 CLEENAGH TIPSY RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY

1. CLEENAGH GEM

DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

CLEENAGH TIPSY

MR T W ABRAHAM

2. WELLBRAY GOOD DORA 3. WHITDRUM VICKY 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. RANFURLY GENERAL G4 15 3. DRUMACRITTEN GARETH 15 4. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 1. CLEENAGH HIGHCLASS 2. DRUMBRADAN HELENA 1. RANFURLY GENERAL G4 15

ISLAVALE CRACKER 11 SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12 KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 KILBRIDE FARM WARREN OMORGA VOLVO CELTIC COMET ASHLAND TORNADO LUMMIN RUMPOLE KILBRIDE FARM WARREN

MR D MCELMURRY MR JASON WHITCROFT S P MCDONALD MR W D HAZELTON MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR L A RICHARDSON DAWN & BASIL LIGGETT MR W D HAZELTON

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

2. DRUMACRITTEN GARETH 15 2. DRUMACRITTEN GEORGE 15 DRUMACRITTEN GARETH 15 DRUMACRITTEN GEORGE 15

OMORGA VOLVO DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY OMORGA VOLVO DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

OMORGA DORA OMORGA CRYSTAL ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 3RD A7 DRUMACRITTEN BELLA CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB CLEENAGH VIKKI CLADYMORE ELLIE RANFURLY BEAUTY 3RD A7 RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 DRUMACRITTEN BELLA DRUMACRITTEN DIANNA DRUMACRITTEN BELLA DRUMACRITTEN DIANNA

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 and on or before 31.12.15

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

Heifer or Bull, born in the year of the show Pair of Animals

Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers

COTHI BRIDGE

DATE: 28th May 2016

MR W D HAZELTON MR W D HAZELTON MR T W ABRAHAM MR W D HAZELTON A NELSON

MR W D HAZELTON MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON

JUDGE: Mr A Curry

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Best Bull, any age Best Cow, in calf or with calf at foot Best Heifer, in calf, born after 01.01.14

PENWERN FLOSSY PISTYLL FFLUR 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. BEN-NANT BUDDUG 1. PENWERN FLOSSY 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 3. GERAWIL FLORA 4. CRACKLEY IRIS 89F 1. PISTYLL FFLUR 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 3. GERAWIL GRILLIANT 4. CRACKLEY LIDI 11G 5. CROWN GLITTERING ROSIE’S C 1. GERAWIL GRILLIANT 1. GERAWIL FLORA 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 PENWERN FLOSSY CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY PISTYLL FFLUR

BANWY WONDERBOY HILLCREST SYLVESTER AUCHORACHAN WIZARD SAMARK SUPERMAN BANWY WONDERBOY DENIZES COLUMBO 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 TISET DARWIN HILLCREST SYLVESTER WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL FALONDENE CINCINNATI 11 HOLM DANNI BOSAHAN DYNAMO 12 FALONDENE CINCINNATI 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BANWY WONDERBOY DENIZES COLUMBO 11 HILLCREST SYLVESTER

BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA PISTYLL RHIANON HIRWAUN RUTH BEN-NANT VERA BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA ALREB CINDERELLA BEN-NANT BUDDUG CRACKLEY IRIS 72B PISTYLL RHIANON ALREB CINDERELLA BEN-NANT BRILLIANT CRACKLEY LIDI 10D DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTE 2 BEN-NANT BRILLIANT BEN-NANT BUDDUG ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH BRIGSTOCK VICTORIA ALREB CINDERELLA PISTYLL RHIANON

MR R W JENKINS M/S G A & H M FRANCIS MR A DAVIES D E & D AT LLOYD MR R W JENKINS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING D E & D AT LLOYD CATHERINE & LILLY NICHOLAS M/S G A & H M FRANCIS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING D E & D AT LLOYD ANWEN JONES CATHERINE & LILLY NICHOLAS D E & D AT LLOYD D E & D AT LLOYD RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR R W JENKINS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING M/S G A & H M FRANCIS

Best Maiden Heifer, born after 01.09.14

Best Pair, property of the same owner

Interbreed - Champion Group of Four

CUMBERLAND

DATE: 11th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr N Gwynne

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born before 01.06.15 Heifer, born in 2014

NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 NEWBIEMAINS FANCYPANTS 1. NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 1. NEWBIEMAINS FANCYPANTS 2. NEWBIEMAINS FLO

SHOTLEY HECTOR KILBRIDE FARM RAINMAN SHOTLEY HECTOR KILBRIDE FARM RAINMAN NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12

JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

Heifer, born in 2015

1. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDIES BABE

BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT

Best Pair

2. RYDEN GLORY 1. JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS INNERWICK CHARLOTTE NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS INNERWICK CHARLOTTE NEWBIEMAINS AGGIE NEWBIEMAINS DREAM IN A FIELD RYDEN BLISS

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JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE MR ANDREW RYDER


DATE: 18th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr L Hughes

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, any age Cow, in calf or with calf at foot Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot Maiden Heifer, under 2 years old on 1st August Pair of Animals, the property of the same Exhibitor

TIRLEY DELILA HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 1. HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 1. FORSDALE DAFFODIL 1. TIRLEY DELILA 1. FORSDALE GERANIUM 1. TIRLEY DELILA 1. HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 TIRLEY DELILA HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15

HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 WROXALL WIZZARD HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 ASHLAND TORNADO HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

BEANHILL DELILA HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST FORSDALE ANEMONE BEANHILL DELILA FORSDALE VERONICA BEANHILL DELILA HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST BEANHILL DELILA HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST

MR S P WHITE MR S P WHITE MR S P WHITE MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE MR S P WHITE MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE MR S P WHITE MR S P WHITE MR S P WHITE MR S P WHITE

Interbreed - Champion Beef Group (Pair)

DRIFFIELD

DATE: 20th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr G Young

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT

CORSKIE WEALTH

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

Reserve Supreme Champion

BLAKEWELL WALLFLOWER’S FREESIA

BLAKEWELL WARRIOR

Male, over 18 months

1. CAISTOR GEMINUS 15

CAISTOR DOMITUS 12

Female, over 18 months and under 30 months

1. BLAKEWELL WALLFLOWER’S FREESIA

BLAKEWELL WARRIOR

Female, over 30 months Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion

1. MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT

CORSKIE WEALTH CORSKIE WEALTH

MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND BLAKEWELL PRIMROSES WALLFLOWER CAISTOR HANNADANTE 6TH BLAKEWELL PRIMROSES WALLFLOWER MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND

DATE: 19th May to 21st May 2016

I & M STEELE MR B LUNDY I & M STEELE MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

JUDGE: Miss B Borlase

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

KILLIWORGIE ELIZA

DINTON NAUTICAL

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

KILLIWORGIE BO PEEP MR S A GUMMOW BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP MR S A GUMMOW 2ND

PRIORTON GIN AND TONIC 15

LOXTON CAVALIER 11

PRIORTON VANILLA

MR J W MAY

WELLATREE FRANKIE

DIRNANEAN SALVADOR

WELLATREE CHRISTINA

MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

CHARD GLITTER

CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT

CHARD DIXON

MR R N & MISS L M DARCH

PRIORTON FOXGLOVE

LOXTON BARNABY 10

PRIORTON MAGGIE

MR J W MAY

BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP MR S A GUMMOW 2ND PRIORTON VANILLA MR J W MAY

Reserve Male Champion, Best Exhibit Bred by the Exhibitor who is Resident in Devon & Best Bull born on or after 01.01.15 Reserve Female Champion Champion Heifer, bred by an Exhibitor Resident in Devon, Somerset, Dorset , Avon or Wiltshire Reserve Champion Heifer, bred by an Exhibitor Resident in Devon, Somerset, Dorset , Avon or Wiltshire Bull, born before 31.12.14

1. KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

1. PRIORTON GIN AND TONIC 15

Calf, born on or after 01.06.15

1. DIRNANEAN GHIA 15

LOXTON CAVALIER 11 RANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11

Cow, born before 01.01.13, in milk or certified in calf at the time of the Show Cow or Heifer, having calved before 3 years of age, born in 2013, in milk or certified in calf at the time of the Show Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14

1. CHARD DIXON

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 South West Club Member who has never won a First, Second or Third at the Devon County Show

EXHIBITOR

DIRNANEAN VIOLA V18

MR R N & MISS L M DARCH

HEYWOOD TALENT

CHARD ALESHA

MR R N & MISS L M DARCH

1. KILLIWORGIE ELIZA

DINTON NAUTICAL

KILLIWORGIE BO PEEP

MR S A GUMMOW

1. WELLATREE FRANKIE 2. PRIORTON FOXGLOVE 1. WELLATREE GEM 2. CHARD GLITTER

DIRNANEAN SALVADOR LOXTON BARNABY 10 LAKESIDE WARRIOR CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT

WELLATREE CHRISTINA PRIORTON MAGGIE BEECHES AMBER 09 CHARD DIXON

MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR J W MAY MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR R N & MISS L M DARCH

WELLATREE FRANKIE

DIRNANEAN SALVADOR

WELLATREE CHRISTINA

MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

DUMFRIES

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion

DEVON COUNTY

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

DENBIGH & FLINT

DATE: 6th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr B Kirk

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, any age Cow or Heifer, in milk or in calf, born before 31.12.13 Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14

NEWBIEMAINS ECLYPSE NEWBIEMAINS FIONN MCCUIL 14 1. NEWBIEMAINS FIONN MCCUIL 14 1. NEWBIEMAINS ECLYPSE 1. NEWBIEMAINS FANTASY

BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 LISGLASS CHURCHILL 11 LISGLASS CHURCHILL 11 BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 LISGLASS CHURCHILL 11

JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

1. CASTLEWIGG RINGLEADER STELLA

BLACKFORD RINGLEADER

CARRALAVIN WYNN NEWBIEMAINS COCOA POPS NEWBIEMAINS COCOA POPS CARRALAVIN WYNN NEWBIEMAINS BUGSY CHESTERMANN BERNARD STELLA

FRANK GWYNNE

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DATE: 19th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr A Hughes

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born in 2015 Bull, any age

HEYWOOD GRANITE 15 WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 1. WINFORD GRACIE 15 1. HEYWOOD GRANITE 15 2. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15

POPES BARCLAY 10 STERLING VIKING 2ND KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 STERLING VIKING 2ND

HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 21ST WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD DANIELLE HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 21ST WINFORD ALEXIS

MR D M BARKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR S & MRS D SHAPLAND MR D M BARKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

EDENBRIDGE & OXTED

DATE: 28th August to 29th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr A Ryder

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Cow or Heifer, born in or before 2013 Heifer, born in 2014

STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI STERLING CELIA’S FIFI 1. LOPEMEDE WARBLE 2 1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 3. LYNFIELD FLINTY

AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 STERLING COTSWOLD 11 SWINGLETREE WILLIE STERLING COTSWOLD 11 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS STERLING FLINT CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 HEATHBROW WIZARD CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS HEATHBROW WIZARD AUCHORACHAN WIZARD GLENTURK NOMAD CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS

STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI STERLING DOLORES CELIA LOPEMEDE WARBLE STERLING DOLORES CELIA SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD C & J M TUCKER BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE M/S A E & C BISHOP

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 1ST SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI SACOMBE WANDA-WANSE RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI BROADREED ANNABELLE 2ND SACOMBE AMETHYST - FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR M K D HIND MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE MR M K D HIND BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BROAD REED FARM PARTNERSHIP MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

4. BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH Heifer, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15 Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 Bull, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15 Bull, born before 01.01.15 Interbreed - Continental Beef Heifer Sweepstake Interbreed - Beef Progeny Group of Three Animals by the same sire Interbreed - Group of Three Beef Animals, not less than two females, all three to be owned by the same Exhibitor Interbreed - Continental Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Female Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Male

1. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 2. RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 5TH 1. SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI 1. SACOMBE GLADIATOR 15 2. RAVENSDALE GAFFER 15 1. STERLING GINO 15 1. BROADREED FERDINAND 14 2. SACOMBE FARRAH - FANI 3. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI 2. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE 3. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE 1. STERLING GINO 15 STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI STERLING GINO 15

ENNISKILLEN CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Danske Bank Female of the Year Reserve Supreme Champion, Male Champion & Danske Bank Male of the Year Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Danske Bank Reserve Male of the Year & DANI Rosebowl Winner Danske Bank Reserve Female of the Year Cow or Heifer, born after 01.01.14, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf by three years old Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

Heifer or Bull Calf, born on or after 01.09.15 and on or before 31.12.15 Heifer Calf, born in 2016 Bull Calf, born in 2016 Ivomec Super Pairs - Champion

194

DATE: 3rd August 2016 NAME OF ANIMAL

JUDGE: Miss B Borlase

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7

MR W D HAZELTON

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09

ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND

S P MCDONALD

BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15 SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY

MR J WILSON A NELSON

BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22

MR J N GLASGOW

CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10 RACEVIEW KING

2. SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA

DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

STRALONGFORD BIANCA RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

1. LISGLASS FABULOUS

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

LISGLASS CHERRY

J L & C J WEATHERUP

2. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2 3. LISGLASS FELICITY 4. CORRICK FAITH 1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 26TH G3 2. CLEENAGH GEM 3. WELLBRAY GOOD DORA 4. WHITDRUM VICKY 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15 3. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 4. RANFURLY GENERAL G4 15

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY CARBERY CARRIBBEAN OMORGA MURRAY DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 ISLAVALE CRACKER 11 SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12 KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM WARREN DERRYCALLAGHAN BLOOMER 10 KEELDRUM CLIO 11 ASHLAND TORNADO LONGBEACH DARIUS 12 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY

STRALONGFORD BIANCA LISGLASS BRAMBLE CORRICK ROWENA RANFURLY LADY DIANA 16TH C8 CLEENAGH TIPSY OMORGA DORA OMORGA CRYSTAL ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 RANFURLY BEAUTY 3RD A7

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL J L & C J WEATHERUP MR C MCILWAINE MR W D HAZELTON MR T W ABRAHAM MR D MCELMURRY MR JASON WHITCROFT S P MCDONALD MR J WILSON MR J N GLASGOW MR W D HAZELTON

DERRYCALLAGHAN TOP GIRL

MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH

LAKESIDE ELEGANT CLEENAGH VIKKI DRUMAGARNER CUTE CORBALLY A1 KATIE CLEENAGH MISS DAFFODIL LISGLASS CHERRY LISGLASS BRAMBLE

MR J REID & MISS L WYLLEE-DAVIES MR L A RICHARDSON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL K C VEITCH MR L A RICHARDSON J L & C J WEATHERUP J L & C J WEATHERUP

1. DERRYCALLAGHAN GENERAL LEE 15 2. LAKESIDE GERRY 15 1. CLEENAGH HIGHCLASS 2. CASTLEMOUNT CUTE 1. DRUMLONE HOTROD 16 2. CLEENAGH HANDY ANDY 16 LISGLASS FABULOUS LISGLASS FELICITY

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AUCHORACHAN WIZARD AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

BALLINALARE FARM WHOOPEE RACEVIEW TIA NICOLLETTE

MR J WILSON MR J WILSON

Group of Three

BALLINALARE FARM GOLDENBALLS 15 BALLINALARE FARM GALAXY 15 1. DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

MR W D HAZELTON

Interbreed - Reserve Beef Heifer Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Interbreed - Reserve Beef Champion over 12 months

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7

FIFE

DATE: 21st May 2016

MR W D HAZELTON MR W D HAZELTON

JUDGE: Miss K Millar

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

GREENCAP GUVNOR 15 GREENCAP FAY 1. GREENCAP GUVNOR 15 2. SHAWSMILL GEORDIE 15 1. HAZELDEN JINGLE 38TH 1. GREENCAP FAY 1. GREENCAP GAIL 2. SHAWSMILL GYPSY 1. SHAWSMILL HOPE 1. COLIN INGLIS 2. M J & A M MILL

KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 SHAWSMILL ARCHIE 09 9 ATLOW WEETABIX KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 KILBRIDE FARM CHIEFTAIN 11 SHAWSMILL ARCHIE 09 9 POPES BARCLAY 10

BRUCEFIELD VICTORIA’S ARORA GREENCAP BOUNTY BRUCEFIELD VICTORIA’S ARORA SHAWSMILL CLOVER HAZELDEN JINGLE 6TH GREENCAP BOUNTY GREENCAP ADELAIDE SHAWSMILL BEAU HAZELDEN JINGLE 38TH

COLIN INGLIS COLIN INGLIS COLIN INGLIS M J & A M MILL M J & A M MILL COLIN INGLIS COLIN INGLIS M J & A M MILL M J & A M MILL

Heifer Calf, born on or after 01.06.15 Pair

FISHGUARD

DATE: 5th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr B Raymond

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Bull, born on or before 01.08.15

CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 ALREB FERNANDO 14 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 2. ALREB FERNANDO 14 3. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 SIMMENTAL

DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BANWY WONDERBOY WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL AUCHORACHAN WIZARD BANWY WONDERBOY DOVEFIELDS GALLANT DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT

ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB SHANDY ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB SHANDY HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH

RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR ALED EVANS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR ALED EVANS MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES

Cow or Heifer, in milk or in calf Heifer, born after 01.01.13 Best Pair of Animals

Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Pair Interbreed - Supreme Champion Group of Five

FROME

DATE: 10th September 2016

JUDGE: Mr R Birch

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Cow or Calved Heifer, over 30 months on Show day Calf, 6-12 months on Show day

SKYLARK GERONIMO 15 WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 1. LOPEMEDE WARBLE 2 1. WINFORD HANNABELLE 2. KILLIWORGIE GREAT GONZO 15 1. GOLDHILL FLISS 1. MIXBURY-HALL FOXGLOVE 1. SKYLARK GERONIMO 15 2. SKYLARK GLORIOUS 15 3. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 1. MR G M & MRS S J REED

TILBROOK DEBONAIR 12 STERLING VIKING 2ND SWINGLETREE WILLIE BANWY WONDERBOY KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13 DELFUR CHAS 11 ASTCOTE CRUISER 11 TILBROOK DEBONAIR 12 SKYLARK ARTHUR 9 STERLING VIKING 2ND

SKYLARK DIANA 2ND WINFORD ALEXIS LOPEMEDE WARBLE WINFORD DANIELLE KILLIWORGIE ROSIES WINDFALL MIDHOPE CHERRY MIXBURY-HALL CHLOE SKYLARK DIANA 2ND SKYLARK SUNNY WINFORD ALEXIS

MR G M & MRS S J REED MESSRS L J & A J CURRY C & J M TUCKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY C & J M TUCKER C & J M TUCKER C & J M TUCKER MR G M & MRS S J REED MR G M & MRS S J REED MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

Heifer, 12-24 months on Show day Maiden or in calf Heifer, over 24 months on Show day Bull, under 24 months on Show day

Pair of Animals

GILLINGHAM & SHAFTESBURY

DATE: 17th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr J Rixon

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Calf, born in 2016

SWAY GINGERNUT SWAY GORGEOUS GIRL 1. SWAY COCONUT 2. GOLDHILL HARLEY 16 1. SWAY GINGERNUT

SWAY VINNEY SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12 PRIMA ET PP LOPEMEDE BEARE 10 SWAY VINNEY

SWAY HAZELNUT SWAY ROSY POSY SWAY GINGERNUT HUNTSMEAD AMELIA KIM SWAY HAZELNUT

MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD C & J M TUCKER MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD

Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 2014

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born before 31.05.15 Cow, in milk or in calf Heifer, born on or after 01.06.13, in calf or eild Heifer, born between 01.06.14 and 31.05.15

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

Ivomec Super Pairs - Reserve Champion

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GREAT ECCLESTON

DIRNANEAN PANTHER ASHLAND TORNADO ASTCOTE CRUISER 11 SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12 STERLING VIKING 2ND POPES BARCLAY 10 ASHLAND TORNADO STERLING VIKING 2ND

HUNTSMEAD VERITY - KIM WINFORD ALEXIS MIXBURY-HALL CHLOE SWAY ROSY POSY WINFORD ALEXIS HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 21ST WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD ALEXIS

DATE: 16th July to 17th July 2016

C & J M TUCKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY C & J M TUCKER MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR D M BARKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

JUDGE: Mr D Burkill

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Best Animal Opposite Sex to Supreme Champion Bull, under 18 months on day of Show

AUROCH EVE

AUROCH ACE

AUROCH WAVE

MR M A BARLOW

DENIZES HAMISH 16

DINTON NAUTICAL

AUROCH EVE

MR M A BARLOW

1. DENIZES HAMISH 16 2. BLACKPOOL GRAYSON 15 1. BLACKPOOL BRIGETTE 1. AUROCH EVE 1. BLACKPOOL GRETA 1. MR M A BARLOW 2. J DAVID LOFTUS

DINTON NAUTICAL ISLAVALE DOLLAR 12 WOODHALL PREMIER AUROCH ACE BLACKPOOL ELLIS 13

AUROCH EVE BLACKPOOL CHRISTINE BLACKPOOL MAGGIE AUROCH WAVE BLACKPOOL DAISY

MR M A BARLOW J DAVID LOFTUS J DAVID LOFTUS MR M A BARLOW J DAVID LOFTUS

Cow, with or without calf at foot Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot Maiden Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 Best Pair of Animals

GREAT YORKSHIRE

DATE: 12th July to 14th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr D Donnelly

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Junior Champion Reserve Junior Champion Bull, born before 01.01.15

MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT POPES FEARLESS 14 NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 POPES PRINCESS CLEO POPES DIAMONDS GEM STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 1. POPES FEARLESS 14 2. NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 3. BAVINGTON FLO RIDER 14 1. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDEN EYE 15 2. POPES GRANDSLAM 15

CORSKIE WEALTH SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 SHOTLEY HECTOR BANWY WONDERBOY KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 SHOTLEY HECTOR CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS POPES NELLYS PRINCESS CLONGUISH DIAMOND STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS CLONAGH CUTIE TRIXIE INNERWICK CHARLOTTE POPES PRINCESS DIANA

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH M/S J H & V G WOOD JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE M/S J H & V G WOOD M/S J H & V G WOOD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD M/S J H & V G WOOD JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE J J & J M SANDERS JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE M/S J H & V G WOOD

Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf before attaining the age of 3 years

1. MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT

CORSKIE WEALTH

MIDHOPE HIGHLIGHT 2ND

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

Heifer, born in 2014

2. POPES PRINCESS CLEO 1. NEWBIEMAINS FANTASY

BANWY WONDERBOY LISGLASS CHURCHILL 11

M/S J H & V G WOOD JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

2. BLAKEWELL WALLFLOWER’S FREESIA

BLAKEWELL WARRIOR

3. STERLING BACARDI’S FUNKY 1. POPES DIAMONDS GEM 2. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI

MENDICK BUTCH 10 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9

3. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDIES JUBILEE

NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12

POPES NELLYS PRINCESS NEWBIEMAINS BUGSY BLAKEWELL PRIMROSES WALLFLOWER STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI CLONGUISH DIAMOND STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI NEWBIEMAINS DIAMOND JUBILEE

SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 BANWY WONDERBOY

SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST POPES NELLYS PRINCESS

M/S J H & V G WOOD M/S J H & V G WOOD

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

Heifer, born in 2015

Group of Three Animals, the property of the same Exhibitor

1. JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE 2. M/S J H & V G WOOD

Pair of Animals, by the same sire, the property of the same Exhibitor

1. M/S J H & V G WOOD

Interbreed - Blythewood Beef Pair Champions

2. JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE POPES FEARLESS 14 POPES PRINCESS CLEO

HADLEIGH

DATE: 21st May 2016

I & M STEELE BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD M/S J H & V G WOOD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

JUDGE: Mr D Sapsed

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

FIRCOVERT CECILIA FIRCOVERT FANTASY 1. FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15 2. THEBERTON GENESIS 15 1. FIRCOVERT CECILIA 2. THEBERTON CAROLINE 1. THEBERTON GENEVIEVE 1. FIRCOVERT FANTASY 2. THEBERTON FLAVIA FIRCOVERT CECILIA

HOCKENHULL RED RUM FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 KEY DANDY 12 HOCKENHULL RED RUM BURGHBRIDGE NERO KEY DANDY 12 FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 BURGHBRIDGE ANDREW 09 9 HOCKENHULL RED RUM

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER FIRCOVERT CECILIA FIRCOVERT CECILIA THEBERTON SPIRIT HORSFORDMANOR WONDER THEBERTON WILHEMINA THEBERTON KATHARAS FIRCOVERT CECILIA THEBERTON ABAGAIL HORSFORDMANOR WONDER

MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER

Cow, born before 01.01.14, in calf or with calf at foot Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14 Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion

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DATE: 28th May to 29th May 2016

JUDGE: Mr P Burgess

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

SACOMBE FLORA-FANI HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 1. SACOMBE GEORGINA-FANI 2. HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE 1. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 2. HEMINGFORD GEORGIE 1. SACOMBE FLORA-FANI

CLONAGH WORLD CLASS HOCKENHULL KRAMER CLONAGH WORLD CLASS DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 HOCKENHULL KRAMER CORSKIE DREAMER 12 CLONAGH WORLD CLASS

SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI HEATHBROW DUCHESS SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI DARSHAM SMASH HIT HEATHBROW DUCHESS SKERRINGTON TANYA 34TH SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE D A & L A SAPSED MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE

1. HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE

CELTIC COMET

DIRNANEAN SARAH S8

D A & L A SAPSED

2. HEMINGFORD ELLGIA 1. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE 2. D A & L A SAPSED 3. MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY SACOMBE FLORA-FANI SACOMBE FLORA-FANI D A & L A SAPSED

STARLINE WIZZKIDD

HEMINGFORD ANNY

MR J A GRIFFIN & MRS S ARKLEY

CLONAGH WORLD CLASS CLONAGH WORLD CLASS

SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI SACOMBE TOCCATA-FANI

MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE

Heifer, born in 2014 Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in milk, in calf or with calf at foot and due to calve before 3 years of age Pair of Animals

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Interbreed Champion Interbreed - Supreme Continental Champion Interbreed - 2nd place Continental Pair

KEITH

DATE: 7th August to 8th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr N Shand

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born on or before 31.07.14

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 TEAM FERGUS 14 1. TEAM FERGUS 14 2. CORSKIE FABIAN 14 1. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 2. ISLAVALE GRANITE 15 3. ISLAVALE GALAHAD 15 1. ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 1. CORSKIE FLUME 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 1. ISLAVALE CHLOE 11 2. CORSKIE GRANTOWN 15 1. MR WJ & J GREEN CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BOSWELL CRACKER 11 BOSWELL CRACKER 11 GREENCAP ACE 09 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 POPES LAIRD ATLOW DIXON 12 WOODHALL WALKER BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 DELFUR CASANOVA 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA TEAM SEQUIN 2ND TEAM SEQUIN 2ND CORSKIE WILEEN CORSKIE WINOLA ISLAVALE JENNY 2 ISLAVALE TERESA ISLAVALE CHLOE 2 CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE BYGEM ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 CORSKIE DANYA

MR WJ & J GREEN D & R DURNO & SONS D & R DURNO & SONS MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN

Bull, born on or between 01.08.14 and 31.07.15

Cow, any age, in calf or in milk Heifer, born on or between 01.08.13 and 31.07.14 Heifer, born on or between 01.08.14 and 31.07.15 Bull or Heifer, born on or between 01.08.15 and 31.12.15 Group of Three Interbreed - Overall Junior Interbreed Champion

KENT COUNTY

DATE: 8th July to 10th July 2016

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

Supreme Champion

BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 5TH 1. RAVENSDALE GAFFER 15 1. RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 5TH

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.15

1. BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH 2. RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 12TH

Family Couple, a Pair of Animals which are immediately related

1. MR M K D HIND

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion

BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion

BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

Interbreed - Best Overall Exhibit in Beef Lines Interbreed - Beef Breeder Bull of Continental Origin

RAVENSDALE GEORGE 15 RAVENSDALE GAFFER 15

KIRRIEMUIR

JUDGE: Mr R Davies

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HEATHBROW WIZARD HEATHBROW WIZARD HEATHBROW WIZARD CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HEATHBROW WIZARD

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 1ST RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 1ST

MR M K D HIND MR M K D HIND MR M K D HIND

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH

MR M K D HIND

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY PENNELLS BALTIMORE 10 HEATHBROW WIZARD

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

RAVENSDALE OLIVE 5TH RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH

MR M K D HIND MR M K D HIND

DATE: 16th July 2016

JUDGE: Mrs A MacPherson

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion

DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

Reserve Supreme Champion & Best Opposite Sex to Champion Reserve Best Opposite Sex to Champion Bull, born on or after 01.06.14 and before 01.06.15

DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15

HAYSTAR CRACKER 11

DRUMSLEED CAITLIN

MR G W SMITH

PITMUDIE GLENLIVET 15 1. DRUMSLEED GOLIATH 15 2. PITMUDIE GEDDES 15 3. CAIRNVIEW GRANDMASTER 15 1. PITMUDIE ELEANOR 1. PITMUDIE FUSHIA

CORRICK CAESAR 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CAIRNVIEW DARBY 12 POPES BARCLAY 10 OMORGA ACHILLES 09 CORRICK CAESAR 11

BARONY DELILAH DRUMSLEED CAITLIN DELFUR WEIGELA C21 ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY SACOMBE PRINCESS-KLEEB DRUMSLEED CARINA 11

HEATHER DUFF MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF

Cow, born before 01.06.13 Heifer, born on or after 01.06.13 and before 01.06.14

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Heifer, maiden, born on or after 01.04.15 Heifer, maiden, born between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY

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Bull or Heifer Calf, born on or after 01.06.15

Pair (excluding Seniors), bred by Exhibitor

1. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14 2. DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15 3. DRUMSLEED FAYET 1. PITMUDIE GLADYS 2. PITMUDIE GLENLIVET 15 3. DRUMSLEED GOLD 15 1. MR G W SMITH 2. HEATHER DUFF

Interbreed - Supreme Continental Champion

DRUMSLEED FARINA 14

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Continental Group of Three

MR G W SMITH

LLANDDAROG

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 HAYSTAR CRACKER 11

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCH DRUMSLEED CASSIE NEWBIEMAINS DEVOTION BARONY DELILAH DRUMSLEED CIRSTEN

MR G W SMITH MR G W SMITH HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF MR G W SMITH

CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY

BOARS HEAD KARINA 2ND

MR G W SMITH

DATE: 25th June 2016

JUDGE: Ms A Francis

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Best Maiden Heifer

CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 2. CRUGMELYN FORRERO 3. CRACKLEY LIDI 11G 4. CRUGMELYN FENWEN 5. GERAWIL GRILLIANT 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 2. GERAWIL FLORA 1. BEN-NANT BUDDUG

DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL AUROCH ACE HOLM DANNI STERLING HERKULES FALONDENE CINCINNATI 11 DENIZES COLUMBO 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 SAMARK SUPERMAN

ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA CRUGMELYN BOUNTY CRACKLEY LIDI 10D CRUGMELYN OERWEN BEN-NANT BRILLIANT ALREB CINDERELLA BEN-NANT BUDDUG BEN-NANT VERA

RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING G & E LLOYD ANWEN JONES G & E LLOYD D E & D AT LLOYD RICHARD JAMES CUMMING D E & D AT LLOYD D E & D AT LLOYD

Best Heifer, in milk or in calf Best Cow, in milk or in calf

LURGAN

DATE: 4th June 2016

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 30.06.14

COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2

KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY CLEENAGH FLASHER

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

2. CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB 2 Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14 Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 and up to 31.12.15 Bull, born on or before 31.12.14 Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

JUDGE: Mr A Clarke DAM

EXHIBITOR

MR W D HAZELTON

DERMODY BUTCHER

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY KLEEB 23RD A10

1. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10

STRALONGFORD BIANCA

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

2. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD 1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2 1. JAEGERGARD ISTANBUL 1. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 3. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15

BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 CLEENAGH FLASHER ASHLAND BRANDY 10 KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY CELTIC COMET

WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 JAEGERGARD ERANTIS P ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB

MRS T H GORMAN MR W D HAZELTON MR B W CHAMBERS S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

MARTLETWY

DATE: 24th August 2016

S P MCDONALD MR J N GLASGOW MR W D HAZELTON MR W D HAZELTON DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

JUDGE: Mr R Hewlett

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born after 01.01.15 Heifer, in calf Heifer, not not in calf Best Pair of Animals, property of the same Exhibitor

HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL DENIZES COLUMBO 11 WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL

HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA

MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING

MID DEVON

DATE: 23rd July 2016

JUDGE: Mr J Kimber

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Cow or Heifer, born before 01.01.14 Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 Bull, any age

WINFORD FANTASIA HEYWOOD GRANITE 15 1. PRIORTON ANGEL’S TULIP 1. WINFORD FANTASIA 1. HEYWOOD GRANITE 15 2. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 3. PRIORTON GIN AND TONIC 15 1. MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

ASHLAND TORNADO POPES BARCLAY 10 BROOM HILL FARM PRESTIGE ASHLAND TORNADO POPES BARCLAY 10 STERLING VIKING 2ND LOXTON CAVALIER 11

WINFORD ALEXIS HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 21ST PRIORTON JASMINE WINFORD ALEXIS HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 21ST WINFORD ALEXIS PRIORTON VANILLA

MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR D M BARKER MR J W MAY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR D M BARKER MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR J W MAY

Pair of Animals owned by the same Exhibitor

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DATE: 3rd September 2016

JUDGE: Mr R Loud

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

STERLING CELIA’S FIFI

STERLING DOLORES CELIA

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion

WROXALL GIFFORD 15

WROXALL CELEBRATION-MOIRA

C H EVANS & SON

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

1. WROXALL GIFFORD 15

WROXALL CELEBRATION-MOIRA

C H EVANS & SON

2. DEERHURST GRAND SLAM 15 3. SUNDIAL GERRARD 15 1. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 2. WROXALL GLINKO-ZILLA 3. DEERHURST HILARY’S GRACE 4. STERLING BLONDIE’S GLINT

STERLING COTSWOLD 11 WROXALL COCKER-LEEKYSOUP 11 WROXALL COCKER-LEEKYSOUP 11 PENWERN AMBER 09 MIXBURY-HALL RESOLUTION AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 TISET DARWIN PENWERN AMBER 09 STERLING DUKE 12

DEERHURST WISTERIA CLAYDONHILL HOLLY STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI WROXALL CROWN-JEWEL DEERHURST CATKIN STERLING VIVIAN’S BLONDIE

MR G T VAN DER GUCHT MRS M J BRICKNELL BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD C H EVANS & SON MR G T VAN DER GUCHT MISS J LEWIS

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14, in calf or with calf at foot

1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI

STERLING COTSWOLD 11

STERLING DOLORES CELIA

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

Cow, in milk or in calf or Heifer, in calf, born in 2013 Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 01.01.13 Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion

2. DEERHURST FERN 3. BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY 1. AUROCH EMMA ET 1. CRACKLEY CADETTE 154B STERLING CELIA’S FIFI

PENWERN AMBER 09 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 CURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET) TISET DARWIN STERLING COTSWOLD 11

DEERHURST BRIDESMAID BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC MADAME MICHELLE CRACKLEY CADETTE 103T STERLING DOLORES CELIA

MR G T VAN DER GUCHT MISS J LEWIS MRS J M COCKERILL CLARE PRICE & DAVID SAVINS BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

NAIRN

DATE: 30th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr W McLaren

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Bull, two years or over

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 CORSKIE FLUME CORSKIE FABIAN 14 CORSKIE FIGEM 1. CORSKIE FABIAN 14 2. NEWBIEMAINS FAME & FORTUNE 14 1. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 2. CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15 3. BLACKFORD GALAXY 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 GREENCAP ACE 09 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 GREENCAP ACE 09 NEWBIEMAINS APACHE 09 9 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 CURLIEU KNIGHT KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 ISLAVALE ENSIGN 13 ISLAVALE ENSIGN 13 TEAM WISCONSIN DIRNANEAN TRUSTEE HILTONSTOWN VALENTINO BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 WOODHALL BRANDON 10 THURSFORD CASINO 11 ISLAVALE ENSIGN 13 CORSKIE ELGIN 13 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 WOODHALL BRANDON 10 THURSFORD CASINO 11

CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE WILEEN CORSKIE BYGEM CORSKIE WILEEN CARRALAVIN WYNN CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE BETHINA BLACKFORD AERO

MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN PITGAVENY FARMS MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W G MACPHERSON

BLACKFORD BRAMBLE

MR W G MACPHERSON

DELLFIELD BLANCHE DELLFIELD ANASTASIA BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP W18 GLENTURK SUNNY REDHILL IVY CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE BYGEM REDHILL CANDY REDHILL HOLLY 2ND DELLFIELD ALEXIS BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE BYGEM REDHILL CANDY REDHILL HOLLY 2ND

MR B GRANT MR B GRANT GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON PITGAVENY FARMS D & DM LESLIE MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN D & DM LESLIE D & DM LESLIE MR B GRANT GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN D & DM LESLIE D & DM LESLIE

Bull, under 2 years

4. BLACKFORD GULLIVER 15 Bull Calf, born on or after 01.08.15 Cow, in milk or in calf

Heifer, born before 01.08.14, in calf or with calf at foot Heifer, born between 01.08.14 and 01.08.15 Heifer, born after 01.08.15

Female Pair

Interbreed - Champion Group of Three Beef Animals

NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

1. DELLFIELD GOLDENEYE 15 2. DELLFIELD GUNNER 15 1. BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 2. HAZELDEN SUNNY 1ST 3. REDHILL DOLLY 1. CORSKIE FLUME 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 2. REDHILL JILLY 1. REDHILL GINA 2. DELLFIELD GRACEFUL 3. QUARRYHILL HEIDI 1. CORSKIE FLUME 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 2. REDHILL JILLY 2. REDHILL GINA MR WJ & J GREEN

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

Heifer, born on or between 01.09.14 and 31.05.15

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

MORETON-IN-MARSH

DATE: 26th July to 28th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr C Addison

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 Heifer, born in 2014

SWAY GINGERNUT SWAY GORGEOUS GIRL 1. SWAY GORGEOUS GIRL 1. WINFORD FANTASIA 2. LYNFIELD FLINTY

SWAY VINNEY SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12 SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12 ASHLAND TORNADO STERLING FLINT

SWAY HAZELNUT SWAY ROSY POSY SWAY ROSY POSY WINFORD ALEXIS LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09

MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MESSRS L J & A J CURRY M/S A E & C BISHOP

Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot, born before 01.01.14, calf not to be born before 01.01.16 Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 Pair of Animals, owned by the same Exhibitor

1. SWAY GINGERNUT

SWAY VINNEY

SWAY HAZELNUT

MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD

1. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 1. WINFORD FANTASIA 1. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 2. SWAY ANNELIESE 2. SWAY GERONIMO 15

STERLING VIKING 2ND ASHLAND TORNADO STERLING VIKING 2ND SWAY BACARDI BREEZER 10 PRIMA ET PP

WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD ALEXIS SWAY TOPAZ SWAY TOPAZ

MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD

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DATE: 7th May 2016

JUDGE: Mr C Fordyce

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot, over 3 years old

DRUMSLEED FLICK 14 KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 1. ANNICK TARA’S ALICE 2. CAIRNVIEW TILLY 3. GOUKNEST DAISY MAY 1. DRUMSLEED FLICK 14 2. CAIRNVIEW SONIA 3RD 3. GOUKNEST FLORA 1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA 2. CAIRNVIEW TILLY 4TH 1. ANNICK FERGUS 14 1. CAIRNVIEW GALVIN 15 2. GOUKNEST HAGGIS 16 1. MR J E DYET 2. MR DAVID CRAIG 3. MR A J WILSON

GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM AUCHORACHAN WIZARD ANNICK TITAN ANNICK TITAN SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9 GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM BRUCHAG AWESOME 09 9 BRUCHAG AWESOME 09 9 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD WESTVIEW ELMO 13 CORSKIE CALLUM 11 CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY CELTIC ROCK

DRUMSLEED PATTI KENNOX TARA’S DIVA ANNICK HELEN’S TARA LOXTON TERESA SKERRINGTON REGALIA 23RD DRUMSLEED PATTI ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY GOUKNEST CHERRY BLOSSOM KENNOX TARA’S DIVA CAIRNVIEW TILLY ANNICK LYDIA’S CATHY LOXTON TERESA GOUKNEST DAISY MAY

MR J E DYET MR DAVID CRAIG MR DAVID CRAIG MR A J WILSON MR W D SMITH MR J E DYET MR A J WILSON MR W D SMITH MR DAVID CRAIG MR A J WILSON MR L D QUARM MR A J WILSON MR W D SMITH

Female, not exceeding 2 years old

Female, not exceeding 1 year old Bull, any age Male or Female, up to 9 months on day of Show Best Pair

NEWPORT CLASS & POSITION

DATE: 9th July 2016 NAME OF ANIMAL

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Junior Champion Heifer, born in 2015

POPES WHISPERS COCO TIRLEY DELILA FORSDALE GERANIUM 1. FORSDALE GERANIUM 2. FISHPOOL GALAXY Heifer, born in 2014 1. TIRLEY DELILA Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31.12.12 1. POPES WHISPERS COCO Bull, any age 1. EATON FANTASTIC 14 2. HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 A Pair of any Two Animals 1. A J & S D HEATH 2. MR S P WHITE Interbreed - Supreme Champion Pair A J & S D HEATH

NORTH SOMERSET

JUDGE: Mr R Birch

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

BLACKFORD TONKA HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 ASHLAND TORNADO ASHLAND TORNADO BENAVENTE ELADIO 13 HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 BLACKFORD TONKA TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

SWALLOWHILL WHISPER BEANHILL DELILA FORSDALE VERONICA FORSDALE VERONICA MOSS HALL EMILY BEANHILL DELILA SWALLOWHILL WHISPER EATON TUDOR RACHEL HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST

A J & S D HEATH MR S P WHITE MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE T J HASSALL & CO MR S P WHITE A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH J G & P WRIGHT

DATE: 2nd May 2016

JUDGE: Mr P Greed

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 Bull, born before 01.01.15 Pair

WINFORD FANTASIA WINFORD FELTONIAN 14 1. WINFORD FANTASIA 1. WINFORD GUARDSMAN 15 1. WINFORD FELTONIAN 14 1. MR D BUSH

ASHLAND TORNADO KEELDRUM CLIO 11 ASHLAND TORNADO STERLING VIKING 2ND KEELDRUM CLIO 11

WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD VOGUE 3RD WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD ALEXIS WINFORD VOGUE 3RD

MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

DATE: 30th May 2016

JUDGE: Mr A Carter

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Maiden Heifer, under 24 months old on 31.05.16

NEWBIEMAINS ECLYPSE NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13 1. NEWBIEMAINS FLO 2. BAVINGTON CAMILLE 3. NEWBIEMAINS FUCHSIA 1. NEWBIEMAINS ECLYPSE 2. MIDHOPE FRAN 1. SEEPA DEE 1. NEWBIEMAINS GOLDEN EYE 15 2. TILBROOK GRANGER 15 3. BAVINGTON GLADIATOR 15 1. NEWBIEMAINS EMPIRE 13

BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 SHOTLEY HECTOR NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12 BLACKFORD BULLFINCH 10 BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09 DELFUR CHAS 11 ROSTEN BARNEY NEWBIEMAINS DAZ 12 ARKMILL FRANKLYN CURAHEEN DIESEL SHOTLEY HECTOR

JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE J J & J M SANDERS JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE H & DM FORSTER J J & J M SANDERS JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE MR P N BURGESS J J & J M SANDERS JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE

2. BAVINGTON FANTASTIC 14

BLACKFORD BULLFINCH 10

3. BAVINGTON FLO RIDER 14 1. JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE 2. J J & J M SANDERS

CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT

CARRALAVIN WYNN NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS NEWBIEMAINS AGGIE BALLINALARE FARM CAMILLE NEWBIEMAINS BLOSSOM CARRALAVIN WYNN MIDHOPE AMBER SEEPA ANABELLE ET INNERWICK CHARLOTTE TILBROOK DUNNOCK ROSTEN SADIE NEWBIEMAINS BUTTONS BLAKEWELL SWEETHEART BEVERLEY CLONAGH CUTIE TRIXIE

Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot Cow, having had one calf or more Junior Bull, not more than 18 months old on 31.05.16

Senior Bull, over 18 months old on 31.05.16

Pair of Animals

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CLASS & POSITION

DATE: 14th May to 15th May 2016 NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Male Champion Female Champion Reserve Female Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 ATLOW BELLA ROSE FERRYLANE GONDOLE GRACE 1. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 2. ATLOW GARETH 15 3. STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15

POPES BARCLAY 10 LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 SCOTLAND HILL CAPTAIN 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

Bull, born on or before 31.12.14

1. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Maiden Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15

1. FERRYLANE GONDOLE GRACE 2. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 3. LANCELOT MAURA 5TH 1. ATLOW BELLA ROSE 2. LANCELOT CHRIS 4TH 3. STORERSMITH FRECKLE 1. MR D DONNELLY 2. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

SCOTLAND HILL CAPTAIN 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 ULCEBY RUPERT LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 ULCEBY RUPERT KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

Interbreed Reserve Champion Senior Beef Bull

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Interbreed Reserve Champion Junior Beef Bull Interbreed Reserve Champion Junior Beef Pair

STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 STORERSMITH GIGGLE STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 STORERSMITH GIGGLE FERRYLANE GONDOLE GRACE 3. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH 3. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 SCOTLAND HILL CAPTAIN 11

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14

Group of Three

Interbreed Reserve Champion Junior Beef Group of Three

Interbreed Beef Group of Three Interbreed Beef Show Team

OKEHAMPTON

JUDGE: Mr D Burkill DAM

EXHIBITOR

SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND STORERSMITH DAMSON ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA FERRYLANE GONDOLE DONNA STORERSMITH DAMSON KILBRIDE FARM DORA 34A SCARTHINGWELL VANITY SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND FERRYLANE GONDOLE DONNA STORERSMITH BRAMBLE LANCELOT MAURA 2ND ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA LANCELOT CHRIS SCARTHINGWELL VANITY

MR D DONNELLY

SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND STORERSMITH DAMSON STORERSMITH DAMSON STORERSMITH BRAMBLE STORERSMITH DAMSON STORERSMITH BRAMBLE FERRYLANE GONDOLE DONNA

MR D DONNELLY

DATE: 11th August 2016

MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR D DONNELLY MR P D THURSTON MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR D DONNELLY MR P D THURSTON MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS J MEE MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS J MEE MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR P D THURSTON

JUDGE: Mr J Barker

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born in 2014 Heifer, born in 2015 Pair, owned by the Exhibitor

WELLATREE FRANKIE WELLATREE GEM 1. WELLATREE FRANKIE 1. WELLATREE GEM 1. WELLATREE FRANKIE 1. WELLATREE GEM

DIRNANEAN SALVADOR LAKESIDE WARRIOR DIRNANEAN SALVADOR LAKESIDE WARRIOR DIRNANEAN SALVADOR LAKESIDE WARRIOR

WELLATREE CHRISTINA BEECHES AMBER 09 WELLATREE CHRISTINA BEECHES AMBER 09 WELLATREE CHRISTINA BEECHES AMBER 09

MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

OMAGH

DATE: 2nd July 2016

JUDGE: Mr C Weatherup

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Male Champion

MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

MR R A FORDE

Reserve Supreme Champion & Female Champion

RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 and on or before 30.06.14 Heifer, born on or after 01.07.14 and on or before 31.12.14

BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2

DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10

1. RANFURLY LADY DIANA 24TH F12

RACEVIEW KING

MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7 RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 STRALONGFORD BIANCA RANFURLY LADY DIANA 10TH W7

1. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA 2

SLIEVENAGH BONJOVI 10

STRALONGFORD BIANCA

DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL

2. CORRICK FAITH 3. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD

CARBERY CARRIBBEAN BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12

CORRICK ROWENA WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND

MR C MCILWAINE MRS T H GORMAN

1. CLEENAGH GEM

DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09

CLEENAGH TIPSY

MR T W ABRAHAM

2. WHITDRUM VICKY 3. RANFURLY WEIKEL 16TH G2 4. WELLBRAY GOOD DORA 1. BRIDGEWATER FARM GILROY 15 2. COOLCRAN GLADIATOR 15 3. CORRICK GARETH 15 4. CASTLEMOUNT GOLDSMITH 15 1. MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15 2. BRIDGEWATER FARM GAZZA 15 3. LAKESIDE GERRY 15 1. CORRICK GARETH 15 1. CORRICK FAITH 2. DRUMSAMNEY STELLA’S HARRIET

SCRIBBY FARMS DUKE 12 CLEENAGH FLASHER ISLAVALE CRACKER 11 DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 CARBERY CARRIBBEAN CELTIC COMET ANATRIM BODYBUILDER DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KEELDRUM CLIO 11 CARBERY CARRIBBEAN CARBERY CARRIBBEAN KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

MR JASON WHITCROFT MR W D HAZELTON MR D MCELMURRY MR J N GLASGOW S P MCDONALD MR C MCILWAINE DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR R A FORDE MR J N GLASGOW MR J REID & MISS L WYLLEE-DAVIES MR C MCILWAINE MR C MCILWAINE JONATHAN HENDERSON

2. DRUMSAMNEY WHIZZKID’S WONDER

BANWY WONDERBOY

OMORGA CRYSTAL RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 OMORGA DORA RANFURLY BEAUTY 6TH C22 ASHLAND JULIET WHIRL-WIND CORRICK VENA DIANA CASTLEMOUNT KLEEB MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS BRIDGEWATER FARM SIMONE LAKESIDE ELEGANT CORRICK VENA DIANA CORRICK ROWENA RANFURLY STELLA 5TH C11 DRUMSAMNEY ADELES WHIZZKID

Heifer, born on or after 01.01.15 and on or before 31.08.15

Bull, born on or after 01.01.15

Heifer or Bull, born on or after 01.09.15

Pair of Animals

SHOW RESULTS

Supreme Champion & Male Champion

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY

MR W D HAZELTON MR J N GLASGOW DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL MR W D HAZELTON

JONATHAN HENDERSON

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Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion & Supreme Beef Champion

DRUMSAMNEY WHIZZKID’S WONDER

BANWY WONDERBOY

CORRICK VENA DIANA CORRICK ROWENA RANFURLY STELLA 5TH C11 DRUMSAMNEY ADELES WHIZZKID

MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

MULLYKNOCK PRINCESS

OSWESTRY

CARBERY CARRIBBEAN CARBERY CARRIBBEAN KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

DATE: 6th August 2016

MR C MCILWAINE MR C MCILWAINE JONATHAN HENDERSON

MR R A FORDE

JONATHAN HENDERSON

JUDGE: Mr T Fold

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Best Animal of Opposite Sex to Champion Senior Bull, over 18 months Junior Bull, under 18 months

EATON FANTASTIC 14 HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 POPES WHISPERS COCO 1. EATON FANTASTIC 14 1. HUMBLEBEE GUNNER 15 2. EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 1. POPES WHISPERS COCO 2. FORSDALE DAFFODIL

TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BLACKFORD TONKA TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BLACKFORD TONKA WROXALL WIZZARD

EATON TUDOR RACHEL HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST SWALLOWHILL WHISPER EATON TUDOR RACHEL HUMBLEBEE SARAH 1ST POPES WHISPERS COCO SWALLOWHILL WHISPER FORSDALE ANEMONE

A J & S D HEATH MR S P WHITE A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH MR S P WHITE A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE

1. BANWY HYACINTH 1E

STERLING NELSON 2ND

SKERRINGTON HYACINTH 8TH

MR R E JONES

1. TIRLEY DELILA 2. FORSDALE GERANIUM 3. BANWY EUNICE 1G 1. A J & S D HEATH 2. MR S P WHITE 3. MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE

HUMBLEBEE DOLLAR 12 ASHLAND TORNADO DOVEFIELDS GALLANT

BEANHILL DELILA FORSDALE VERONICA KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 127C

MR S P WHITE MR CW & MRS KM MARTINDALE MR R E JONES

Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 01.01.13 Cow, in milk or Heifer, in calf or certified in calf, born in 2013 Heifer, born after 01.09.14

Pair of Animals owned by the Exhibitor

PERTH

DATE: 5th August to 6th August 2016

JUDGE: Mr R McAlister

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Male Champion Reserve Male Champion Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.05.15

PITMUDIE ELEANOR ANNICK TRIXIBELLE 15TH CAIRNVIEW GRANDMASTER 15 PITMUDIE GLENLIVET 15 1. CAIRNVIEW GRANDMASTER 15 2. DIRNANEAN GLENCOE 15 3. PITMUDIE GEDDES 15 1. PITMUDIE GLENLIVET 15

OMORGA ACHILLES 09 ANNICK CLAYMORE 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 CORRICK CAESAR 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 DIRNANEAN DOMINIC 12 CAIRNVIEW DARBY 12 CORRICK CAESAR 11

SACOMBE PRINCESS-KLEEB ANNICK TRIXI-BELLE 8TH ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY BARONY DELILAH ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY DIRNANEAN CALYPSO D18 DELFUR WEIGELA C21 BARONY DELILAH

HEATHER DUFF MR T A & E HENDERSON HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF MR N F MCGOWAN HEATHER DUFF HEATHER DUFF

1. PITMUDIE ELEANOR

OMORGA ACHILLES 09

SACOMBE PRINCESS-KLEEB

HEATHER DUFF

2. COXHILL EVA 1. ANNICK TRIXIBELLE 15TH 2. PITMUDIE FUSHIA 1. TEAM KASEY 19 2. DARGILL GRETAL 1. PITMUDIE GLADYS 2. COXHILL GUCCI 1. PITMUDIE HUNTER 16 2. COXHILL HEIDI 1. HEATHER DUFF

AUCHORACHAN WINGER ANNICK CLAYMORE 11 CORRICK CAESAR 11 AUCHORACHAN WINGER DARGILL EDEN 13 CORRICK CAESAR 11 DIRNANEAN VALOUR CORRICK CAESAR 11 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET)

CORSKIE VIDA ANNICK TRIXI-BELLE 8TH DRUMSLEED CARINA 11 TEAM KASEY 8TH BLACKFORD WARANDA NEWBIEMAINS DEVOTION COXHILL YASMIN PITMUDIE ELEANOR COXHILL EVA

JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN MR T A & E HENDERSON HEATHER DUFF JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN J C MCLAREN & PARTNERS HEATHER DUFF JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN HEATHER DUFF JAMES MCKAY WIGHTMAN

Bull, born on or between 01.06.15 and 31.12.15 Female, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31.12.13 Female, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14 Female, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.05.15 Female, born on or between 01.06.15 and 31.12.15 Bull or Heifer Calf, born in 2016 Pair of Animals owned by the Exhibitor

ROYAL CORNWALL

DATE: 9th June to 11th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr Michael Robson

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion & Junior Champion Male Champion, Best Animal of Opposite Sex to the Champion & Best Bull bred in Cornwall Reserve Male Champion Reserve Junior Champion

STERLING CELIA’S FIFI

STERLING COTSWOLD 11

STERLING DOLORES CELIA

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

SOWENNA ANNIE’S GEM

CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY

SOWENNA ANNIE

MR & MRS HAWKEY

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

MR S A GUMMOW

STERLING GINO 15 BOSAHAN GEORGIA CRUZ

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

Bull, born before 01.01.15

1. KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

1. STERLING GINO 15 2. KILLIWORGIE GOLDEN BOY 15 1. SOWENNA ANNIE’S GEM 2. BOSAHAN GEORGIA CRUZ 3. CHEGWIDDEN DILYS’S GIZELLE 4. STERLING GENERAL 15 5. WELLATREE GIORGIANNA

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD SKERRINGTON DESPERADO 12 CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT STERLING COTSWOLD 11 DIRNANEAN SALVADOR

BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP 2ND STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI BOSAHAN CRUZ VELIA BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP 2ND STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI KILLIWORGIE TOYAH SOWENNA ANNIE BOSAHAN CRUZ VELIA CHEGWIDDEN DILYS STERLING NAOMI’S CHER WELLATREE CHRISTINA

Bull or Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15

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Cow or Heifer, born in 2013, in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf and due to calve before 3 years of age

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

Pair of Animals

Best Exhibitor resident in Cornwall Interbreed - Best Beef Bull, born on or after 01.01.14

ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE

POPES BARCLAY 10 SOWENNA TAMAR

MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS HAWKEY

BLACKFORD NOBLEMAN

HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 23RD SOWENNA TAMARA STERLING CHAMPAGNE’S GRACE WHITEASH STRAWBERRY

2. STERLING GRACE’S DYNISTY

DARSHAM PLAYBOY

3. TK LOOKOUT EMERALD 1. KILLIWORGIE ELIZA

DINTON NAUTICAL

KILLIWORGIE BO PEEP

MR S A GUMMOW

2. KILLIWORGIE GRACES EMILY 3. BOSAHAN ELITE PETRUSKA 1. STERLING CELIA’S FIFI 2. STERLING BACARDI’S FUNKY 3. BOSAHAN FLIRTY TRESOR 4. BOSAHAN FLAVIA ALESHA 5. BOSAHAN FIANNA COURTNEY 6. WELLATREE FRANKIE 1. STERLING BACARDI’S GI GI 2. SOWENNA GALAXY 3. CATHEDRAL GALEXY COOKIECRUMBLE 4. BOSAHAN GOYA TRESOR

LAKESIDE WARRIOR SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 STERLING COTSWOLD 11 MENDICK BUTCH 10 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 DIRNANEAN SALVADOR AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9 SOWENNA TAMAR BROOKLYN JONTI SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

BOARS HEAD GRACE 4TH ATLOW PETRUSKA STERLING DOLORES CELIA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI BOSAHAN TRESOR BOSAHAN ALESHA BALLINALARE FARM COURTNEY WELLATREE CHRISTINA STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI CELTIC BETTY CATHEDRAL COOKIE CRUMBLE BOSAHAN TRESOR

MR S A GUMMOW MR & MRS J OLDS BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS J OLDS MR A J HART J GREGORY & A LUGG MR & MRS J BUCKLAND BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS HAWKEY J GREGORY & A LUGG J GREGORY & A LUGG

1. SOWENNA GALAXY

SOWENNA TAMAR

CELTIC BETTY

MR & MRS HAWKEY

2. BOSAHAN FLIRTY TRESOR 3. WELLATREE FRANKIE 1. MR & MRS HAWKEY 2. MR S A GUMMOW 3. BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MR & MRS HAWKEY STERLING GINO 15

SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 DIRNANEAN SALVADOR

BOSAHAN TRESOR WELLATREE CHRISTINA

MR & MRS J OLDS MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

DATE: 17th September to 18th September 2016

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD MISS M WELLINGTON

JUDGE: Mr R Birch

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Local Simmental Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Junior Champion Reserve Junior Champion Bull, born before 01.01.15 Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 31.12.13

LYNFIELD FLINTY TILBROOK EARL 13 STERLING BLONDIE’S GLINT GOLDHILL HARMONY 1. TILBROOK EARL 13 1. BEANHILL BUTTER 2. LOPEMEDE WARBLE 2 1. LYNFIELD FLINTY 2. BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY 3. MIXBURY-HALL FOXGLOVE 1. STERLING BLONDIE’S GLINT 1. GOLDHILL HARMONY LYNFIELD FLINTY

STERLING FLINT KILBRIDE FARM ANDREW 09 STERLING DUKE 12 STARLINE ARDROSS 09 9 KILBRIDE FARM ANDREW 09 OMORGA VOLVO SWINGLETREE WILLIE STERLING FLINT SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 ASTCOTE CRUISER 11 STERLING DUKE 12 STARLINE ARDROSS 09 9 STERLING FLINT

LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09 TILBROOK BONNIE STERLING VIVIAN’S BLONDIE LOPEMEDE WARBLE 2 TILBROOK BONNIE BEANHILL TAMARA LOPEMEDE WARBLE LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09 BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC MIXBURY-HALL CHLOE STERLING VIVIAN’S BLONDIE LOPEMEDE WARBLE 2 LYNFIELD AMETHYST 09

M/S A E & C BISHOP MR & MRS R J & B E KIMBER MISS J LEWIS C & J M TUCKER MR P N BURGESS MR & MRS R J & B E KIMBER C & J M TUCKER M/S A E & C BISHOP MISS J LEWIS C & J M TUCKER MISS J LEWIS C & J M TUCKER M/S A E & C BISHOP

Heifer, born in 2014

Maiden Heifer, born in 2015 Calf, either sex, born on or after 01.01.16 Interbreed - Supreme Local Beef Champion

ROYAL NORFOLK

SHOW RESULTS

Best Heifer, owned and bred by an Exhibitor resident in the counties of Cornwall, Devon or Somerset

6. ANGWELHA GOVERNOR 15 1. SOWENNA ANNIE

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

Cow, born before 01.01.13, in calf or with calf at foot

DATE: 29th June to 30th June 2016

JUDGE: Mr W Young

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Male Champion & Best Animal Bred and Exhibited by a Breeder whose Herd is in Norfolk Reserve Male Champion Junior Champion Reserve Junior Champion Reserve Best Animal Bred and Exhibited by a Breeder whose Herd is in Norfolk Heifer, born on or after 01.04.15

HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE HEATHBROW CARAMEL

CELTIC COMET DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1

DIRNANEAN SARAH S8 HEATHBROW VALENTINE

D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED

WILLIAMS FLETCHER 14

HEATHBROW TRISTAR

TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH

MRS H CLARKE

SCOTLAND HILL GOLDIE 15 HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE

BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12 HOCKENHULL KRAMER DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1

SCOTLAND HILL TITBIT CRUMBS HEATHBROW DUCHESS DARSHAM SMASH HIT

MR THOMAS HILL D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED

FIRCOVERT FANTASY

FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11

FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

1. HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE 2. WILLIAMS DROMEDA’S GLADYS 3. BLUE CEDAR WHEAT EAR 1. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 2. WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND 3. THEBERTON GENEVIEVE 4. RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 5TH

DARSHAM SMASH HIT WILLIAMS WENDY’S DROMEDA LOPEMEDE WHEAT EAR 4 HEATHBROW DUCHESS HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 47TH THEBERTON KATHARAS RAVENSDALE KIMBLE 1ST

D A & L A SAPSED MRS H CLARKE NIGEL DARLING D A & L A SAPSED MRS H CLARKE MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR M K D HIND

Heifer, born on or between 01.04.14 and 31.12.14

1. BOARS HEAD KARINA 5TH

BOARS HEAD KARINA

MR R J GRENHAM

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.03.14

1. FIRCOVERT FANTASY 2. BEETLEY FRISKY WHISKY 3. THEBERTON FLAVIA 4. RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 12TH

DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 HOCKENHULL KRAMER WROXALL ABACUS 09 9 HOCKENHULL KRAMER HEATHBROW TRISTAR KEY DANDY 12 HEATHBROW WIZARD CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELY FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 DRUMSLEED AMADEUS 09 BURGHBRIDGE ANDREW 09 9 HEATHBROW WIZARD

FIRCOVERT CECILIA BEETLEY VERITY THEBERTON ABAGAIL RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH

MR P GUNTHER S D ABRAM FARMS MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR M K D HIND

Cow, in milk or with Calf at foot, born between 01.01.13 and 31.12.13

1. HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE

CELTIC COMET

DIRNANEAN SARAH S8

D A & L A SAPSED

2. THEBERTON EMMA 2ND 3. THEBERTON ESMERELDA

THURSFORD ANT 09 THURSFORD ANT 09

THEBERTON SILKY THEBERTON BLANCMANGE

MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY

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SHROPSHIRE COUNTY

DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 HOCKENHULL RED RUM BURGHBRIDGE NERO KEY DANDY 12 HEATHBROW WIZARD BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12 HEATHBROW TRISTAR BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 CLONAGH BANWY’S BAD BOY CELTIC COMET DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 HOCKENHULL KRAMER THURSFORD ANT 09 BURGHBRIDGE ANDREW 09 9 BURGHBRIDGE NERO HEATHBROW TRISTAR HEATHBROW TRISTAR HEATHBROW TRISTAR CELTIC COMET HEATHBROW TRISTAR DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 CELTIC COMET

HEATHBROW VALENTINE HORSFORDMANOR WONDER THEBERTON WILHEMINA THEBERTON SPIRIT RAVENSDALE GOLDIE 5TH SCOTLAND HILL TITBIT CRUMBS STARLINE LORETTE 24TH FIRCOVERT CECILIA TWYFORD BESSA DIRNANEAN SARAH S8 HEATHBROW VALENTINE HEATHBROW DUCHESS THEBERTON SILKY THEBERTON ABAGAIL THEBERTON WILHEMINA TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH DIRNANEAN SARAH S8 TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH HEATHBROW VALENTINE DIRNANEAN SARAH S8

DATE: 28th May 2016

D A & L A SAPSED MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR M K D HIND MR THOMAS HILL MRS H CLARKE MR P GUNTHER M/S A & P A HURN D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MRS H CLARKE MRS H CLARKE MRS H CLARKE D A & L A SAPSED MRS H CLARKE D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED

JUDGE: Mr S Eales

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Bull, born on or after 01.01.15 Female, born on or before 31.12.13 Pair of Animals, the property of the same Exhibitor

POPES WHISPERS COCO EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 1. EATON HOKEY COKEY 16 1. POPES WHISPERS COCO 1. A J & S D HEATH

BLACKFORD TONKA KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 BLACKFORD TONKA

SWALLOWHILL WHISPER POPES WHISPERS COCO POPES WHISPERS COCO SWALLOWHILL WHISPER

A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH A J & S D HEATH

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY

DATE: 1st June to 2nd June 2016

JUDGE: Mr B Taylor

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Female Champion

POPES WHISPERS COCO

BLACKFORD TONKA

A J & S D HEATH

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion

RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Heifer, born on or between 01.09.14 and 31.05.15

STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 ATLOW BELLA ROSE 1. STORERSMITH GIGGLE 2. EATON GAMEGIRL 3. WROXALL GLINKO-ZILLA 1. ATLOW BELLA ROSE 2. LANCELOT CHRIS 4TH 3. STORERSMITH FRECKLE 1. STORERSMITH EMBER 1. POPES WHISPERS COCO 1. STORERSMITH GALAHAD 15 1. STORERSMITH GATECRASHER 15 2. WROXALL GIFFORD 15

POPES BARCLAY 10 LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 POPES BARCLAY 10 TILBROOK CORPORAL 11 TISET DARWIN LISGLASS BARNABUS 10 ULCEBY RUPERT KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 HOCKENHULL RED RUM BLACKFORD TONKA KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 POPES BARCLAY 10 WROXALL COCKER-LEEKYSOUP 11

SWALLOWHILL WHISPER SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND STORERSMITH DAMSON ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA STORERSMITH BRAMBLE CROWGEY CRACKER WROXALL CROWN-JEWEL ATLOW VALENTINE’S LUCINDA LANCELOT CHRIS SCARTHINGWELL VANITY STORERSMITH CINNAMON SWALLOWHILL WHISPER SCARTHINGWELL VANITY STORERSMITH DAMSON WROXALL CELEBRATION-MOIRA

C H EVANS & SON

Bull, born before 01.01.15

1. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14

CARNKERN TITAN

SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND

MR D DONNELLY

Pair of any two animals, entered in the above classes

1. MR D DONNELLY 2. MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH POPES WHISPERS COCO 4. SIMMENTAL

BLACKFORD TONKA

SWALLOWHILL WHISPER

A J & S D HEATH

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.08.14

Cow, in milk or in calf or Heifer, in calf, born in 2013 Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 01.01.13 Bull, born on or between 01.04.15 and 31.12.15 Bull, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion interbreed - Group of Three Continental Cattle

STITHIANS

DATE: 11th July 2016

MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH A J & S D HEATH C H EVANS & SON MR D DONNELLY MR & MRS J MEE MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH A J & S D HEATH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH MR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH

JUDGE: Mr D Barker

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

Supreme Champion

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP MR S A GUMMOW 2ND

Reserve Supreme Champion & Best Opposite Sex to the Champion Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 01.01.14

KILLIWORGIE GRACES EMILY

LAKESIDE WARRIOR

BOARS HEAD GRACE 4TH

MR S A GUMMOW

1. KILLIWORGIE GRACES EMILY

LAKESIDE WARRIOR

MR S A GUMMOW

2. HOCKENHULL SNOW QUEEN 40TH

DIRNANEAN SOLOMAN

1. BOSAHAN FLIRTY TRESOR 2. WELLATREE FABULOUS

SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09 KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY

BOARS HEAD GRACE 4TH HOCKENHULL SNOW QUEEN 35TH BOSAHAN TRESOR BARGUS SAFFRON

Heifer, born in 2014

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MR K J C THOMAS MR & MRS J OLDS MR & MRS J BUCKLAND


3. TK LOOKOUT EMERALD 3RD 1. WELLATREE GEM 2. BOSAHAN GEORGIA CRUZ

TAURUS CAESAR 11 LAKESIDE WARRIOR SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

Bull, any age

1. KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD POPES BARCLAY 10

Pair of Animals

2. ANGWELHA GOVERNOR 15 1. MR S A GUMMOW 2. MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Group of Three

KILLIWORGIE GRACES EMILY BOSAHAN FLIRTY TRESOR

LAKESIDE WARRIOR SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

KILLIWORGIE EMPEROR 13

AUCHORACHAN WIZARD

SUFFOLK

TK LOOKOUT EMERALD BEECHES AMBER 09 BOSAHAN CRUZ VELIA BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP 2ND HEYWOOD FANTASTIC 23RD

MISS M WELLINGTON MR & MRS J BUCKLAND MR & MRS J OLDS

BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP 2ND BOARS HEAD GRACE 4TH BOSAHAN TRESOR BALLINALARE FARM BUTTERCUP 2ND

MR S A GUMMOW

DATE: 1st June to 2nd June 2016

MR S A GUMMOW MR & MRS J BUCKLAND

MR S A GUMMOW MR & MRS J OLDS MR S A GUMMOW

JUDGE: Miss B Borlase

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

FIRCOVERT FANTASY FIRCOVERT CECILIA WILLIAMS FLETCHER 14 FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15 THEBERTON GENESIS 15 1. THEBERTON GENESIS 15 1. FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15 1. WILLIAMS FLETCHER 14 2. FIRCOVERT FELTHORPEWONDERBOY14 1. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 2. WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND 3. THEBERTON GENEVIEVE 1. FIRCOVERT FANTASY 2. WILLIAMS CRYSTAL’S FLEUR 3. THEBERTON FLAVIA

FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 HOCKENHULL RED RUM HEATHBROW TRISTAR BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 KEY DANDY 12 KEY DANDY 12 BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10 HEATHBROW TRISTAR

FIRCOVERT CECILIA HORSFORDMANOR WONDER TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH FIRCOVERT CECILIA THEBERTON SPIRIT THEBERTON SPIRIT FIRCOVERT CECILIA TILLYMAUD MALVENAS 58TH

MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER MRS H CLARKE MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MRS H CLARKE

BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10

HORSFORDMANOR WONDER

MR P GUNTHER

HOCKENHULL KRAMER HEATHBROW TRISTAR KEY DANDY 12 FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT BURGHBRIDGE ANDREW 09 9

HEATHBROW DUCHESS HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 47TH THEBERTON KATHARAS FIRCOVERT CECILIA WILLIAMS SIMONE’S CRYSTAL THEBERTON ABAGAIL

D A & L A SAPSED MRS H CLARKE MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MRS H CLARKE MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY

1. HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE

CELTIC COMET

DIRNANEAN SARAH S8

D A & L A SAPSED

2. THEBERTON ESMERELDA 3. THEBERTON EMMA 2ND 1. FIRCOVERT CECILIA 2. THEBERTON CAROLINE

THURSFORD ANT 09 THURSFORD ANT 09 HOCKENHULL RED RUM BURGHBRIDGE NERO

THEBERTON BLANCMANGE THEBERTON SILKY HORSFORDMANOR WONDER THEBERTON WILHEMINA

MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY MR P GUNTHER MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY

1. FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15

BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10

FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER

1. FIRCOVERT FANTASY 1. FIRCOVERT CECILIA 2. HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE 2. HEATHBROW GRAND DUCHESS 2. HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15

FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 HOCKENHULL RED RUM DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1 HOCKENHULL KRAMER CELTIC COMET BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10

FIRCOVERT CECILIA HORSFORDMANOR WONDER DARSHAM SMASH HIT HEATHBROW DUCHESS DIRNANEAN SARAH S8 FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED D A & L A SAPSED MR P GUNTHER

FIRCOVERT GLADIATOR 15

BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10

FIRCOVERT CECILIA

MR P GUNTHER

FIRCOVERT FANTASY FIRCOVERT CECILIA

FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11 HOCKENHULL RED RUM

FIRCOVERT CECILIA HORSFORDMANOR WONDER

MR P GUNTHER MR P GUNTHER

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.03.14

Cow, in milk or in calf or Heifer, in calf, born in 2013, having calved before 3 years of age

Cow, in milk or in calf, born before 01.01.13 Group of Three, the property of and bred by the same Exhibitor

Interbreed - Supreme Junior Beef Champion Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Group of Three

TIVYSIDE

DATE: 9th July 2016

JUDGE: Mr J Kimber

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer, born after 01.01.15

ALREB FERNANDO 14 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. CRACKLEY LIDI 11G 2. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S GEM 1. CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY 1. HIRWAUN GRUFFALO 15 2. HIRWAUN GLYNDWR 15 1. ALREB FERNANDO 14 ALREB FERNANDO 14 CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY

BANWY WONDERBOY DENIZES COLUMBO 11 HOLM DANNI WOODHALL EXTRA SPECIAL DENIZES COLUMBO 11 AUCHORACHAN WIZARD DOVEFIELDS GALLANT BANWY WONDERBOY BANWY WONDERBOY DENIZES COLUMBO 11

ALREB SHANDY ALREB CINDERELLA CRACKLEY LIDI 10D ALREB CINDERELLA ALREB CINDERELLA HIRWAUN RUTH HIRWAUN RUTH ALREB SHANDY ALREB SHANDY ALREB CINDERELLA

MR ALED EVANS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING ANWEN JONES RICHARD JAMES CUMMING RICHARD JAMES CUMMING MR A DAVIES MR A DAVIES MR ALED EVANS MR ALED EVANS RICHARD JAMES CUMMING

Heifer, born before 01.01.15, not over 3 years old Bull, born on or after 01.03.15 Bull, born before 01.03.15 Interbreed - Champion Pair

SHOW RESULTS

CLASS & POSITION

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion Male Champion Reserve Male Champion & Junior Male Champion Reserve Junior Male Champion Bull, born on or after 01.04.15 Bull, born on or between 01.01.14 and 31.03.14 Bull, born before 01.01.15

Heifer, born on or between 01.01.15 and 31.03.15

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DATE: 31st July to 1st August 2016

JUDGE: Mr H Wood

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion, Male Champion, Best Junior Bull & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor Reserve Supreme Champion, Female Champion & Best Animal Opposite Sex to Champion Reserve Male Champion Reserve Female Champion Bull, one year old Bull Calf, under one year old on the day of the Show Cow, born on or before 31.07.12 Heifer, born between 01.08.13 and 31.07.14 Heifer, born between 01.08.14 and 31.07.15

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN

CORSKIE FIGEM

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE BYGEM

MR WJ & J GREEN

CORSKIE GRANTOWN 15 ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 1. CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 1. CORSKIE GRANTOWN 15 1. ISLAVALE CHLOE 5 1. CORSKIE FLUME 1. CORSKIE FIGEM 2. CORSKIE FINCH 1. ISLAVALE CHLOE 11 1. MR WJ & J GREEN CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 CORSKIE FIGEM CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 MR WJ & J GREEN

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 WOODHALL WALKER BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 WOODHALL WALKER BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 DELFUR CASANOVA 11

CORSKIE DANYA ISLAVALE CHLOE 2 CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE DANYA ISLAVALE CHLOE 2 CORSKIE BLUME CORSKIE BYGEM CORSKIE WE-ENNA ISLAVALE CHLOE 5

MR WJ & J GREEN MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W S STRONACH

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA CORSKIE BYGEM CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN

Heifer Calf, under one year old on the day of the Show Group of Three Interbreed - Overall Junior Beef Bull Champion Interbreed - Reserve Champion Pair Interbreed - Reserve Champion Beef Group of Three

WESTMORLAND

DATE: 8th September 2016

JUDGE: Mr J Goldie

CLASS & POSITION

NAME OF ANIMAL

SIRE

DAM

EXHIBITOR

Supreme Champion & Best Animal Bred by Exhibitor Reserve Supreme Champion Bull, born before 01.08.15 Cow, in calf or with calf at foot

GERRARD BELINDA 49TH BLACKPOOL GRETA 1. BLACKPOOL GRAYSON 15 1. GERRARD BELINDA 49TH 2. BLACKPOOL WHATSIT 1. BLACKPOOL GRETA 1. J DAVID LOFTUS

BLACKFORD HARVESTER BLACKPOOL ELLIS 13 ISLAVALE DOLLAR 12 BLACKFORD HARVESTER LAMHOJ SUPERY BLACKPOOL ELLIS 13

GERRARD BELINDA 40TH BLACKPOOL DAISY BLACKPOOL CHRISTINE GERRARD BELINDA 40TH BLACKPOOL PATIENCE BLACKPOOL DAISY

MR R H CARTER & SON J DAVID LOFTUS J DAVID LOFTUS MR R H CARTER & SON J DAVID LOFTUS J DAVID LOFTUS

Maiden Heifer, under 30 months Pair of Animals, owned by Exhibitor

Year Letter for 2017 is

I 17

The Year letter for Bulls born in 2017 is I followed by the year 17 eg: Prefix Impossible 17

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INTERBREED SUCCESSES ABERYSTWYTH SHOW

BALLYMENA SHOW

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Male Champion Hirwaun Gruffalo 15 - Mr A Davies

Interbreed - The Linden Foods/ NISA Pedigree Beef Heifer Championship Qualifier 2. Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th F12 - Mr W D Hazelton Interbreed - Champion Breed Simmental Interbreed - Junior Beef Champion 2. Castlemount Goldsmith 15 - David Duncan McDowell Interbreed - Open Pairs 1. Castlemount Kleeb 2 - David Duncan McDowell 1. Castlemount Bianca 2 - David Duncan McDowell

CASTLEWELLAN SHOW

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Pair Hirwaun Gruffalo 15 - Mr A Davies Hirwaun Glyndwr 15 - Mr A Davies

ANTRIM SHOW Interbreed - Pedigree Beef Bull Champion Mullyknock Gallant 15 - Mr R A Forde Interbreed - Pedigree Beef Bull Stakes (born on or after 01.01.15) 1.Mullyknock Gallant 15 - Mr R A Forde 2. Castlemount Goldsmith 15 - David Duncan McDowell

Interbreed - Overall Show Champion Coolcran Gladiator 15 - S P McDonald Interbreed - Champion Young Beef Bull Coolcran Gladiator 15 - S P McDonald Interbreed - Reserve Champion Young Beef Bull Castlemount Goldsmith 15 - David Duncan McDowell

COTHI BRIDGE SHOW Interbreed - Champion Group of Four Hirwaun Gruffalo 15 - Mr A Davies Penwern Flossy - Mr R W Jenkins Cwarre Cinderella’s Firefly - Richard James Cumming Pistyll Fflur - M/S G A & H M Francis

DENBIGH & FLINT SHOW

ARMAGH SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th F12 - Mr W D Hazelton

ASHBOURNE SHOW Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Popes Whispers Coco - A J & S D Heath

AYLSHAM SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Interbreed Champion Fircovert Cecilia - Mr P Gunther Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Continental Champion Fircovert Cecilia - Mr P Gunther

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Interbreed - Champion Beef Group (Pair) Tirley Delila - Mr S P White Humblebee Gunner 15 - Mr S P White


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DRIFFIELD SHOW

GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW

Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Midhope Bright Light - Mr W J Hollingsworth

EDENBRIDGE & OXTED SHOW

ENNISKILLEN SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th F12 - Mr W D Hazleton Interbreed - Reserve Beef Heifer Champion Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th F12 - Mr W D Hazelton Interbreed - Reserve Beef Champion over 12 months Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th F12 - Mr W D Hazelton

FISHGUARD SHOW

INTERBREED SUCCESSES

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Female Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi - Boddington Estates Ltd Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Male Sterling Gino 15 - Boddington Estates Ltd Interbreed - Continental Beef Heifer Sweepstake 2. Sacombe Farrah-Fani - Mr & Mrs P B & J A Borlase 3. Sacombe Flora-Fani - Mr & Mrs P B & J A Borlase Interbreed Beef Progeny Group of Three Animals by the same Sire 2. Mr & Mrs P B & J A Borlase Interbreed - Group of Three Beef Animals, not less than two females, all three to be owned by the same Exhibitor 3. Mr & Mrs P B & J A Borlase

Interbreed - Blythewood Beef Pair Champions Popes Fearless 14 - M/S J H & V G Wood Popes Princess Cleo - M/S J H & V G Wood

HADLEIGH SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Fircovert Cecilia - Mr P Gunther

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Sacombe Flora-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase Interbreed - Supreme Continental Champion Sacombe Flora-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase Interbreed - 2nd place Continental Pair D A & L A Sapsed

KEITH SHOW Interbreed - Overall Junior Interbreed Champion Corskie Gingersnap 15 - Mr WJ & J Green

KENT COUNTY SHOW

Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Cwarre Cinderella’s Firefly - Richard James Cumming Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Pair Hirwaun Gruffalo 15 - Mr A Davies Hirwaun Glyndwr 15 - Mr A Davies Interbreed - Supreme Champion Group of Five

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Boars Head Karina 5th - Mr R J Grenham Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Boars Head Karina 5th - Mr R J Grenham Interbreed - Best Overall Exhibit in Beef Lines Ravensdale George 15 - Mr M K D Hind Interbreed - Beef Breeder Bull of Continental Origin Ravensdale Gaffer 15 - Mr M K D Hind

KIRRIEMUIR SHOW Interbreed - Supreme Continental Champion Drumsleed Farina 14 - Mr G W Smith Interbreed - Supreme Champion Continental Group of Three Mr G W Smith

MORETON-IN-MARSH SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Sterling Celia’s Fifi - Boddingtons Estates Ltd

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INTERBREED SUCCESSES NAIRN SHOW

ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

Interbreed - Champion Group of Three Beef Animals Mr W J & J Green

NEWPORT SHOW Interbreed - Supreme Champion Pair A J & S D Heath

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

Interbreed - Junior Beef Champion Corskie Gingersnap 15 - Mr WJ & J Green Interbreed - Third Reserve Beef Team Corskie Flume - Mr WJ & J Green Bosahan Dynamo 12 - Mr M A Barlow Corskie Finch - Mr WJ & J Green Popes Princess Cleo - M/S J H & V G Wood

ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Champion Senior Beef Bull Ranfurly Formula 1 F17 14 - Mr D Donnelly Interbreed - Reserve Champion Junior Beef Bull Storersmith Gatecrasher 15 - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Interbreed - Reserve Champion Junior Beef Pair Storersmith Gatecrasher 15 - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Storersmith Giggle - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Interbreed - Reserve Champion Junior Beef Group of Three Storersmith Gatecrasher 15 - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Storersmith Giggle - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Ferrylane Gondole Grace - Mr P D Thurston Interbreed - Beef Group of Three 3rd Place - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith Interbreed - Beef Show Team 3rd Place - Mr & Mrs R & L Storer Smith

OMAGH SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Champion Mullyknock Gallant 15 - Mr R A Forde Interbreed - Supreme Beef Champion Mullyknock Gallant 15 - Mr R A Forde

ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW Interbreed - Best Beef Bull, born on or after 01.01.14 Sterling Gino 15 - Boddington Estates Ltd

ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE SHOW Interbreed - Supreme Local Beef Champion Lynfield Flinty - M/S A E & C Bishop

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Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Williams Fletcher 14 - Mrs H Clarke Interbreed - Supreme Champion Continental Beef Bull Williams Fletcher 14 - Mrs H Clarke Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Pair Williams Fletcher 14 - Mrs H Clarke Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance - D A & L A Sapsed Interbreed - Supreme Champion Beef Group of Three Williams Fletcher 14 - Mrs H Clarke Heathbrow Caramel - D A & L A Sapsed Heathbrow Sarah’s Elegance - D A & L A Sapsed


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ROYAL WELSH SHOW

TIVYSIDE SHOW Interbreed - Champion Pair Alreb Fernando 14 - Mr Aled Evans Cwarre Cinderella’s Firefly - Richard James Cumming

TURRIFF SHOW

Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Popes Princess Cleo - M/S J H & V G Wood Interbreed - Reserve Champion Junior Continental Heifer Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi - Boddingtons Estates Ltd Interbreed - Fitzhugh Championship - Breed Pair Popes Fearless 14 - M/S J H & V G Wood Popes Princess Cleo - M/S J H & V G Wood Interbreed - Champion Beef Pair bred by Exhibitor Sacombe Farrah-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase Sacombe Flora-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase Interbreed - Champion Continental Pair bred by Exhibitor Sacombe Farrah-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase Sacombe Flora-Fani - Messrs P, J & B Borlase

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Popes Whispers Coco - A J & S D Heath Interbreed - Group of Three Continental Cattle 4th Place

INTERBREED SUCCESSES

Interbreed - Overall Junior Beef Bull Corskie Gingersnap 15 - Mr W J & J Green Interbreed - Reserve Champion Pair Corskie Figem - Mr W J & J Green Corskie Gingersnap 15 - Mr W J & J Green Interbreed - Reserve Champion Beef Group of Three Mr W J & J Green

WELSH NATIONAL SHOW PEMBROKESHIRE

Interbreed - Supreme Champion Junior Bull Hirwaun Glyndwr 15 - Mr A Davies

STITHIANS SHOW Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Killiworgie Emperor 13 - Mr & Mrs S Gummow Interbreed - Supreme Champion Group of Three Killiworgie Grace’s Emily - Mr & Mrs S Gummow Bosahan Flirty Tresor - Mr & Mrs J Olds Killiworgie Emperor 13 - Mr & Mrs S Gummow

SUFFOLK SHOW Interbreed - Supreme Junior Beef Champion Fircovert Gladiator 15 - Mr P Gunther Interbreed - Reserve Supreme Beef Champion Group of Three Fircovert Gladiator 15 - Mr P Gunther Fircovert Fantasy - Mr P Gunther Fircovert Cecilia - Mr P Gunther

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FOCUS ON

Focus on

ONE OF OUR YOUNG

Stockpersons EMMA LONG

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was born and raised on a Norfolk smallholding. Between school and helping at home I knew I wanted to stay in the industry. After I left school I attended Easton College studying agricultural. From then on I worked on a few farms ranging from sheep, beef and dairy. In 2013 I started work for Paul Gunther (Fircovert Simmentals). I also have a few of my own cattle and sheep at home.

Q

What car do you drive?

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What is your favourite drink?

Nissan Navara

Disaronno and cranberry juice

Q Q

Favourite Film? Taken

Favourite Holiday Destination? America

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What is your taste in music?

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Favourite Book?

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Anything really

Farmers Weekly if that counts

If you weren’t doing your present job what would you like to do? I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

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Best Simmental Achievement to date? Winning the National with Fircovert Cecilia and her National Champion calf at foot Fircovert Gladiator in 2015 as well as Best Stock Person at the English National Show 2015.

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Focus on ONE OF OUR

Young Members JOHN BARLOW

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he Barlow family have been involved with the Simmental breed since the 1970s. I have worked with my Grandad and Dad from a very young age, after leaving high school I studied for my degree in agriculture at Myerscough College and graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Agriculture. I had to do a year’s work placement for my course and decided to go up to Aberdeen and work alongside Andrew Reid who is well known for his work with pedigree livestock. I learned how to look after two pedigree herds of Simmentals and Charolais cattle on a day to day basis and mainly how to produce bulls for pedigree society sales. Since qualifying I have worked on the family farm where the aim is to extend the Simmental numbers from 40 – 100 calving cows, producing quality bulls for every society sale throughout the year. In my spare time, I enjoy showing and promoting the breed always trying to convince commercial men that Simmentals are the breed for the future as they do every job for the industry. I am very proud of my achievements so far in the sale and show rings, the biggest success in my eyes is when other pedigree breeders buy and use some of our herd’s genetics and spread them around the UK.

Q

What car do you drive?

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What is your favourite drink?

Q

Favourite Film?

Q

Favourite Holiday Destination?

Q

What is your taste in music?

Q

Favourite Book?

Q

If you weren’t doing your present job what would you like to do?

V W Amarok

Coffee

The Rocky films

Canada

Old music 70s & 80s

Simmental Annual Review because I don’t read anything else

I’d love to work on the ranches and feedlots in Canada

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Best Simmental Achievement to date? Even though winning the Overall Champion at the Royal Highland Show 2 years running with Eve, the best achievement for me was to have both the top price animals at Stirling in February 2011 with top price bull at 17,000gns with Denizes Amazon and top price female at 9,200gns with Denizes Nelly

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Society Sales Dates 2017

Society Spring Sales Stirling Bull Sales - 19th - 21st February 2017 Aberdeen and Northern Marts - 1st March 2017 Newark, including the Dispersal of the Thursford Herd - 18th March 2017 Carlisle Bull Sales, incorporating the Leading Ladies, also to include a major reduction of the Caistor Herd - 21st April 2017 Stirling Multi-Breed - 1st May 2017 Worcester - 6th May 2017

Society Autumn Sales Dispersal of the Deerhurst Herd at Ross Market Centre - 23rd September 2017 Stirling Bull Sales - 23rd - 24th October 2017 Please Note: There is NO Carlisle sale in November 2017, there will be 2 sales in spring 2018.

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Requirements for entering Society Sales MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •

All Vendors must be a member of a CHeCS Health Scheme.

All entries must be tested/vaccinated for BVD (testing does not apply to accredited herds)

All vendors must be screening for Johnes and a risk factor included on the Health Declaration.

All bulls must be DNA sire verified.

To have EBV’s printed in the sale catalogue all males must be scanned and have an authenticated weighing.

DNA samples must be in process at the absolute latest the day the entries close for the relevant sale.

Health Declarations must also be at the Society office at the very latest the day the entries close for the relevant sale.

As of October 2016, all heifers need to be isolated at least seven days prior to testing clear and vaccinated with an inactivated IBR marker vaccine. Entries from Accredited herds need only to be vaccinated.

Semen tested Bulls at Society sales- with immediate effect vendors must provide the auctioneers with certified results from a Veterinary or Industry Professional.

IBR POLICY FOR THE BREED •

For IBR sale rules please see pages 10 - 12.

LEADING LADIES SALE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

All entries first point of registration must have been the BSCS herdbook.

Heifers to have calved prior to reaching 3 years of age.

Entries accepted for females up to 5 years old on the day of the sale.

Heifers with calves at foot must be sold as units and calves must be no older than 10 months old.

Calves at foot must be registered in the BSCS herdbook.

In calf heifers – calf’s sire must be DNA typed.

Health Status - as existing sale rules.

All entries from Performance recording herds, all heifers under 3 years of age on the day of the sale to be scanned, this rule does not apply for animals between 3 and under 5 years old on the day of the sale.

EBV’s- minimum of +66 on Self Replacing Index only.

Entries will be Vet inspected at the Sale venue.

All entries will be on-farm inspected.

All females to be sired verified through DNA.

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SALE PRECHECKS Please be aware of the following before entering Simmental Cattle to any of our Society sales: •

Testicles Bull’s testicles will be measured and inspected by the veterinary surgeon. They must be a minimum size of 36 cm in circumference (14 Months), and 38 cm (over 18 months), measured at the widest point of the scrotum. The vet retains the right at his discretion to reject any bulls with uneven or soft testicles. Progeny from bulls with small/uneven/soft testicles which fail inspections will not be accepted into the BSCS herd book 10 months after the sale inspection date. Bulls which may have suffered injury will be considered on a case by case basis.

Warts Animals with active warts must be treated by the member’s veterinary surgeon and a vet’s certificate should be available for inspection at the Sale

Teeth Teeth must make proper contact with the dental pad of the upper jaw but due allowance will be made for the age and dental development of the animal. Any animal with severely undershot or severely overshot jaws will be rejected and progeny from such animals will not be accepted into the BSCS herd book 10 months after the sale inspection date. Where the veterinary surgeon declares that an animal is marginally overshot or undershot that animal may still be offered through the sale but will be excluded from the show. The Auctioneer will announce that at the point of inspection of animal was found to be marginally overshot or undershot

General Health Animals with active infections, a contagious disease, or a disorder or condition, may be rejected by the veterinary surgeon. Minor injuries may be treated by a veterinary surgeon in the market but this must be announced at the time of sale. The decisions of the veterinary surgeon appointed by the Society are final and binding. Any animal, which is considered by the vet to be not in a healthy and proper condition to be presented as representing a good specimen of the breed at an official collective sale, will be rejected.

• •

Feet Please ensure that feet and legs are sound and locomotion is satisfactory.

IT IS THE

Check that the animals are of good confirmation/condition and meet the required minimum

PURCHASER’S

weight for age as per the weight for age chart below:-

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AGE IN DAYS

WEIGHT

AGE IN DAYS

WEIGHT

AGE IN DAYS

365

573

370

580

475

695

480

700

375

586

485

380

593

385

600

390

RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT

WEIGHT

AGE IN DAYS

WEIGHT

590

801

700

900

595

806

705

905

705

600

810

710

909

490

710

605

815

715

914

500

720

610

819

720

918

607

505

725

615

824

725

923

395

613

510

729

620

828

730

927

400

620

515

734

625

833

735

932

405

625

520

738

630

837

740

936

410

630

525

743

635

842

745

941

415

635

530

747

640

846

750

945

420

640

535

752

645

851

755

950

425

645

540

756

650

855

760

954

430

650

545

761

655

860

765

959

435

655

550

765

660

864

770

963

440

660

555

770

665

869

775

968

445

665

560

774

670

873

780

972

450

670

565

779

675

878

785

977

further please

455

675

570

783

680

882

790

981

460

680

575

788

685

887

795

986

contact the

465

685

580

792

690

891

800

990

470

690

585

797

695

896

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SALES REPORTS STIRLING

DATE: 14th & 15th February 2016

JUDGE: Mr Gary Christie

122 Bulls sold to an average £5675, an increase of £711 on the year for an 80% clearance 24 heifers sold to an average £2275 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

DERRYCALLAGHAN WINNER

MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH

W S L MUIR

Scotland

CRUGMELYN BRENIN 10

KILBRIDE FARM JOLLY 7T

W H ROBSON & SONS

MR D C HOULDEY

Scotland

MANOR PARK

22000

CURAHEEN BANDIT

ISLAVALE VICTORIA

MR W S STRONACH

MRS A JUKES

South East

SWALLOWHILL

16000

KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10

KNOCKREAGH ANNABELLE

VAL & CONRAD FEGAN

MR MCINTOSH

Scotland

CRUGMELYN BRENIN 10

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 105B

W H ROBSON & SONS

GARY & ANGELA CHRISTIE

Scotland

ROCKYTOP

15000

WHITEMIRE KING KONG

DENIZES TONIA 4TH

MR M A BARLOW

MR J WILSON

Northern Ireland

BALLINALARE FARM

10000

AUROCH AMOS

SLIEVENAGH TASCHA

MR R J BOYD

MR J N GLASGOW

Northern Ireland

BRIDGEWATER FARM

3900

GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM

DRUMSLEED PATTI

MR G W SMITH

MR J E DYET

Scotland

MERKLAND

3800

CRUGMELYN BRENIN 10

KILBRIDE FARM JOLLY 7T

W H ROBSON & SONS

MANOR PARK

22000

TEAM CELTIC 11

WOLFSTAR TEQUILA

MR A KING

Scotland

KEELDRUM

17000

CURAHEEN BANDIT

ISLAVALE VICTORIA

MR W S STRONACH

South East

SWALLOWHILL

16000

232

KILBRIDE FARM FEARLESS 14

CRUGMELYN BRENIN 10

KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 105B

W H ROBSON & SONS

Scotland

ROCKYTOP

15000

185

WOLFSTAR FEARLESS 14

TEAM CELTIC 11

WOLFSTAR APHRODITE

MR A KING

MR D C HOULDEY MR D LOWRY & B BORLASE MRS A JUKES GARY & ANGELA CHRISTIE MR J SHOULER

Scotland

163

KILBRIDE FARM FOREMAN 14 WOLFSTAR FLYING SCOTSMAN 14 ISLAVALE FERRARI 14

DENIZES FANTASTIC 14

WHITEMIRE KING KONG

DENIZES TONIA 4TH

MR M A BARLOW

MR J WILSON

334

DRUMLONE FABULOUS 14

CARNKERN TITAN

CORBALLY A1 KATIE

K C VEITCH

MR H BRUNTON

209

POPES FENDT 14

KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

POPES PRINCESS CLEO

M/S J H & V G WOOD

MR THOMAS HILL

North East

188 158

CORSKIE FREDDY 14 DIRNANEAN FIVESTAR 14

GREENCAP ACE 09 DIRNANEAN CRUSADER 11

CORSKIE VILLEY DIRNANEAN WINNIE W7

MR WJ & J GREEN MR N F MCGOWAN

MR C J G CLARKE LOCHTY FARM

East Anglia Scotland

ALCHESTER BALLINALARE FARM CRUDIE SCOTLAND HILL BURGHBRIDGE

14000

331

Centre West Northern Ireland Scotland

Northern Ireland Scotland Scotland Northern Ireland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Northern Ireland

BRIDGEWATER FARM MERKLAND FORMARTINE

3900

CORRICK

3000

URLEYBUTT SKERRINGTON GLENDELVINE GLENDELVINE CAIRNORRIE

2600 2600 2500 2500 2500

CORRICK

2200

OVERALL MALE AND JUNIOR CHAMPION

300

DERRYCALLAGHAN FIREWORKS SLIMERO VICTORY 2 14

8000

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION

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KILBRIDE FARM FOREMAN 14

SENIOR CHAMPION

163

ISLAVALE FERRARI 14

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION

193

KNOCKREAGH FEGGY 14

3500

RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION

232

KILBRIDE FARM FEARLESS 14

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION

331

DENIZES FANTASTIC 14

FEMALE CHAMPION

5

SLIEVENAGH FLIRT

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

9

DRUMSLEED FLICK 14

TOP PRICE BULLS

217 341

10000 10000 10000 10000 9500

TOP PRICE FEMALES

5

SLIEVENAGH FLIRT

AUROCH AMOS

SLIEVENAGH TASCHA

MR R J BOYD

MR J N GLASGOW

9 11

DRUMSLEED FLICK 14 DRUMSLEED FABIA14

GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM

DRUMSLEED PATTI DRUMSLEED CAITLIN

MR G W SMITH MR G W SMITH

MR J E DYET D ROSS & F SHAND

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SKERRINGTON REGALIA 30TH

SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

SKERRINGTON REGALIA 22ND

MR W YOUNG

MR C MCILWAINE

8 20 15 17 14

WESTRIDGE BARON LINDA 3 ANNICK BELLE’S FAITH ISLAVALE FELICITY ISLAVALE FONDA ISLAVALE FERN 2

GRANGEWOOD BARON 10 CORSKIE CALLUM 11 CURAHEEN BANDIT CURAHEEN BANDIT CURAHEEN BANDIT

WESTRIDGE TYSON LINDA 2ND ANNICK CASSY’S BELLE ISLAVALE TIA-MARIA ISLAVALE ASIA ISLAVALE ROSIE

MR & MRS M WARD & SONS MR L D QUARM MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH

M/S C G WRIGHT MR W YOUNG MATT LYLE MATT LYLE MR N A SHAND

40

SKERRINGTON RHONA 41ST

SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

SKERRINGTON RHONA 29TH

MR W YOUNG

MR C MCILWAINE

KILBRIDE FARM FOREMAN 14 Reserve Overall Champion & Intermediate Champion, bred by W H Robson & Sons, sold for 22,000gns to Mr D C Houldey (Manor Park)

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SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016 ISLAVALE FERRARI 14 - Senior Champion, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold for 16,000gns to Mrs A Jukes (Swallowhill)

KILBRIDE FARM FEARLESS 14 - Reserve Intermediate Champion, bred by W H Robson & Sons, sold for 15,000gns to Gary & Angela Christie (Rockytop)

WOLFSTAR FEARLESS 14 - Selling at 14,000gns, bred by Mr A King, sold to Mr J Shouler (Alchester)

DENIZES FANTASTIC 14 - Reserve Junior Champion, bred by Mr M A Barlow, sold for 10,000gns to Mr J Wilson (Ballinalare Farm)

CORSKIE FREDDY 14 - Selling at 10,000gns, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold to Mr C J G Clarke (Burghbridge)

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WOLFSTAR FLYING SCOTSMAN 14 - 2nd Top Price Bull, bred by Mr A King, sold for 17,000gns to Mr D Lowry (Keeldrum) & Bridget Borlase (Perrywood)

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POPES FENDT 14 - Also selling at 10,000gns, bred by M/S J H & V G Wood, sold to Mr Thomas Hill (Scotland Hill)

DRUMLONE FABULOUS 14 - Again at 10,000gns, bred by K C Veitch, sold to Mr H Brunton (Crudie)

DERRYCALLAGHAN FIREWORKS 14 - Overall Male Champion & Junior Champion, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh, sold for 8,000gns to W S L Muir

SLIEVENAGH FLIRT - Female Champion, bred by Mr R J Boyd, sold for 3,900gns to Mr J N Glasgow (Bridgewater Farm)

W H Robson & Sons (Kilbride Farm) won the R H Carter Trophy for the Best Group of Three.

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Heifers born on or between February 9, 2013 and February 6, 2014 – 1 and female champion, RJ Byoyd’s Slievenagh Flirt, Auroch Amos, 3900gns ro Bridge Water farm, Creevagh Road, Cooks Town, Co Tyrone; 2, JJ Hanna’s Stralongford Fiona, by Ashland Brandy, unsold; 3, Boddington Estates’ Sterling Naomi’s Echo, by Sterling Viking 2, unsold. Heifers born oon or between February 7 and May 27, 2014 – 1 and reserve female, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Flick, by Grangewood William, 3800gns to J and E Dyet, East Merkland, Sandford, Strathaven; 2, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Fabio, by Grangewood William, 3400gns to D Ross & F Shand, Brownhill Croft, Methlick, Ellon; 3, Mr and Mrs Ward and Sons’s Westridge Baron Linda 3, by Grangewood Baron, 2600gns to CG Wright, Stockbridge, Middlebie, Lockerbie; 4, LD Quarm’s Annick Duchess 16, by Skerrington Visa,1600gns to DL Nelson, Cuttlehill, Crossgates, Fife. Heifers born on or after May 28 2014 – 1, LD Quarm’s Annick Belle’s Faith by Corskie Callum, 2600gns to W Young, Skerrington Mains, Hurlford, Kilmarnock; 2, Boddingtons Estates’ Sterling Trixie’s Grenadine, by Sterling Duke, 1600gns to A Paterson, Moss Nae, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright; 3, Boddington Estates’ Sterling Virtue’s Gravie, by Sterling Flint, unsold; 4, DL and S Currie’s Braegarrie Felicity, by Teviot Bouncer, unsold; 5, DL and S Currie’s Braegarrie Furst, by Teviot Bouncer, 2000gns to C Patmore, Telmara Farm, Debden Green, Saffron Walden.

Simmental Bulls

OTHERLEADING Prices:

14,000gns – A King’s Wolfstar Fearless, by Team Celtic, to J Shouler, Elm Tree, Wendlebury, Bicester 10,000gns – WJ & J Green’s Corskie Freddy, by Greencap Ace, to CJG Clarke and Partners, Villa Farm, Suffolk. 7500gns – WJ & J Green’s Corskie Finance, by Dirnanean Bradley, to Elsick Estate, Greenlaw, Duns. 7200gns – WS Stronach’s Islavae Fendt, by Chestermann Varney, to Cushnie Farms Partnership, Wardes, Inverurie. 7000gns – WJ & J Green’s Corskie Farmers Boy, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, to AJ Milne, Durris, Banchory. 6500gns – WJ & J Green’s Corksie Fred 2 , by Greencap Ace, to C Thomson, Wester Tulloch, Aberdeenshire. Data provided courtesy of the Scottish Farmer

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Bulls born on or between February 25 and April 5, 2014 – 1, Delfur Farms’ Delfur Fergus, by Curaheen Wakeman, 8000gns to J Scott and Sons, Claybraes, South Ronaldsay, Orkney; 2 WJ & J Green’s Corksie Flint, by Greencap Ace, 5200gns to J McIntoish, Genoch Mains, Dunragit, Stranraer; 3, SB Knox’s Kyleston Frankie, by Dirnanean Comrade, 5200gns to I Wilson, Mossburnford, Jedburgh; 4, WS Stronach’s Islavale Franco, by Woodhall Walker, 4000gns to AR Mathers and Son, Wardes, Kintore, Inverurie; 5, MA Barlow’s Denizes Fitz, by Auroch Ace, 7000gns to Grove Farms, Irongray, Dumfries. Bulls born on or between April 6 and 23, 2014 – 1 and Senior champion, WS Stronach’s Islavale Ferrari 14, 16,000gns to A Jukes, Swallowhill House, Bourne Lane, Sandhurst; 2, WS Stronach’s Islavale Fonzie, by Woodhall Walker, 6200gns to R Johnston and Sons, Roughlands, Falkirk; 3, N McGowan’s Dirnanean Fivestar, by Dirnanean Crusader, 9500gns to Lochty Farm, Amcroach; 4, H Duff’s Pitmudie Fastrac, by Skerrington Consul, 4800gns to R Fraser, Tombain, Dunphail, Forres; 5, FJA McGowan’s Dirnanean Fusillier, by Ranfurly Confederate, 5000gns to Lutton Farm, Oundle, Peterborough. Bulls born on or between April 24 and May 13, 2014 – 1, Mr and Mrs Ward and Sons’ Westridge Folly, by Grangewood Baron, 3000gns to JA Taylor, Skirling Craig, Biggar; 2, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Frontier, by Kilbride Farm Benone, 5000gns to Mr Orr and Sons, Bangour, Dechmont, Broxburn; 3, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Frigate, by Ravensdale Chopper, 5200gns to GT and S Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney; 4, WS Stronach’s Islavale Fearless, by Woodhall Walker, 4500gns to J Cameron and Son, Balbuthie, Kilconquhar, Leven; 5, W Young’s Skerrington Fidel, by Sowenna Aristocrat, 6800gns to R Balderston, Nisbet Mill, Ancrum, Jedburgh. Bulls born on or between May 14 and 31, 2014 - 1 and reserve senior, V and C Fegan’s Knockreagh Feggy, by Kilbride Farm, Bantry, unsold; 2, Strathisla Farms’ Strathisla Fawkes, by Dellfield Brigadier, unsold; 3, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Figaro, by Kilbride Farm Benone, unsold; 4, W Young’s Skerrington Field Marshall, by Sowenna Aristrocrat, 3800gns to Alexander Harley Seeds, Thomanean, Milnathort, Kinross; 5, WE and GE Nelson’s Drumacritten Frankco, by Drumlone Anchor, 5500gns to W Mitchell and Sons, Hazelside, Douglas, Lanark. Bulls born on or bertween June 1 and 17, 2014 – 1, A and J Wallace’s Ashfurly Ferrari, by Hillcrest Valentine, 3000gns to Kincaple Farm, St Andrews, Fife; 2, SB Knox’s Kyleston Frodo, by Dirnanean Comrade, 4000gns to JM More, Beild Farm, Gargunnock, Stirling; 3, KC Veitch’s Drumlone Finley, by Omorga Volvo, 5200gns to GT and S Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney; 4, W Young’s Skerrington Frisk, by Sowenna Aristrocrat, 6500gns to JW Hogg, Longyester, Gifford, East Lothian; 5, W Young’s Skerrington Fever, by Sowenna Aristrocrat, 6200gns to T Clark and Sons, Abbey farm, Madderty, Crieff. Bulls born on or between June 18 and August 4, 2014 – 1, intermediate champion and reserve supreme, WH Robson and Son’s Kilbride Farm Foreman, by Crugmelyn Brenin, 22,000gns to DC Houdley, Kirkleton House, Lockerbie; 2, JH & VG Wood’s Popes Fendt, by Kilbride Farm Comber, 10,000gns to T Hill and R Wright, 1 Mill Farm, Daw Lane, Doncaster; 3, HUW and JC Moore’s Omorga Franklin, by Cairnview Snazzy, 3800gns to J Hayhurst, Brustow, Lancaster; 4, A Ryder’s Ryden F1, by Omorga Volvo, 4200gns to S Black and Son, Hillside, Corsock, Castle Douglas; 5, LA Richardson’s Cleenagh Fred, by Whitemire King Kong, 7500gns to N and B Isbister, Feolquoy, Stromness, Orkney. Bulls born on or between August 5 and 16, 2014 – 1 and reserve intermediate WH Robson and Son’s Kilbride Farm Fearless, by Crugmelyn Brenin, 15,000gns to H and A Christie, Midtown of Glass, Huntly; 2, WH Robson and Sons’ Kilbride Farm Foley, by Crugmelyn Brenin, 7500gns to MM and A Campbell, 2 West Walten, Wick; 3, M and E McCloskey’s Drumagarner Derry, 6200gns to DN Campbell, Bardnaclavan, Thurso; 4, C Traynor’s Kilmore Fox, by Kilbride Farm Bantry, 3800gns to Firm of Doldy Farm, Blairgowrie; 5, DC Houdley’s Manor Park Fighter, by Kilbride Farm Berratoft, 2200gns to J and T McFarlane, Flass, Berwickshire. Bulls born on or between August 17 and 31, 2014 – 1, WJ & J Green’s Corskie Fraser, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 4000gns to C and M Emslie, Law Farm, Insch; 2, R Rodger’s Hiltonstown Ferrari, by Kilbride Farm Bantry, 4800gns to J Duff and Son, Broomknowe, Brechin; 3, WH Robson and Sons’ Kilbride Farm Flex, by Crugmelyn Bandit, 4500gns to GT and S Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney; 4, WJ & J Green’s Corksie Fox, by Dirnanean Bradley, 5000gns to S Ballantyne, Stravithie, St Andrews; 5, Mr and Mrs L Moffat’s Innerwick Fieldsman, by Castlegate Titan, 4500gns to JW Fullerton, Corsbie, Berwickshire. Bulls born on or between September 1 and 6, 2014 – 1, D and R Durno and Sons’ Auchorachan Fakeman, by Curaheen Wakeman, 8000gns to GH Walton and Sons, Greyside, Newborough, Hexham; 2, N and N Gwynne’s Chestermann Fabio, by Overhill House Data, 4200gns to Craigkelly Farm, c/o North Glassmount, Kinghom, Kirkcaldy; 3, MA Barlow’s Denizes Fabio, by Curaheen Bandit, 8000gns to R Inglis and Son, Dalachy, Aberdour, Fife; 4, JL and CJ Weatherup’s Lisglass Fantastic, by Kilbride Farm Warren, 7500gns to DW Sinclair and Co, Unigarth, Sandwick, Orkney; 5, WJ & J Geen’s Corksie Flagship, by Dirnanean Bradley, 5000gns to J Christie and Sons, Edintor, Keith. Bulls born on or between September 7 and 17,2014 – RA Forde’s Mullyknock Fernando, by Horrscher, 3500gns to J Drummond, Townend, Craigie, Kilmarnock; 2, JL and CJ Weatherup’s Lisglass Fortune, by Dermotstown Delboy, 5200gns JI and WN Stout, Whitehall, Orkney; 3, HJW and JC Moore’s Omorga Freeman, by Cairnview Snazzy, 3000gns to J McIntosh, Auchneel, Stranrear; 4, MA Barlow’s Denizes Figaro, by Curaheen Dakota, unsold; 5, OR McElroy’s Mullanroe Freddie, by Demody Butcher, 3000gns to W Smith, Park Farm, Eye, Near Leominster. Bulls born on or between September 18 and 24, 2014 – 1, WG MacPherson’s Blackford Federal, by Kilbride Farm Doubleaction, 9000gns to R Forrest, Preston, Duns; 2, WS Stronach’s Islavale Forfar, by Celtic Comet, 7200gns to C McLean and Son, Aucharroch, Kirriemuir; 3, M and E McCloskey’s Drumagarner Faris, by Curaheen Wakeman, 7000gns to P Burgess, High Keenly Fell, Allendale, Hexham; 4, B Grant’s Dellfield Field Marshall, by Hiltonstown Dominic, unsold; 5, Mr and Mrs M Ward and Sons’ Westridge Farah, by Grangewood Baron, 3200gns to Ardnamurcham Estates, Mingary House, Acharacle. Bulls born on or between September 25 October 5, 2014 – 1, Junior champion and Supreme overall, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh’s Derrycallaghan Fireworks,by Slimero Victory, 8000gns to WSL Muir, Upper Onsten, Stromness, Orkney; 2, HJW and JC Moore’s Omorga Falcon, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 4000gns to A Anderson, Nether, Banchory; 3, HJW and JC Moore’s Omorga Fairfax, by Ashland Brandy, unsold; 4, Mr and Mrs L Moffat’s Innerwick Festival, bu Castlegate Titan, 7000gns to IHG Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick; 5, WS Stronach’s Islavle Filbert, by Celtic Comet, 6800gns to C Patmore, Telmara Farm Ltd, Debden Garden, Essex. Bulls born on or between October 6 and 26, 2014 – 1, D & R Durno and Sons’ Auchorachan Farmer, by Rawbawn Caesar King, 9000gns to WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers; 2, N Shand’s Cairnorrie Fendt, by Cairnorrie Boomer, 5000gns to Delfur Farms, Dundurcas, Aberlour; 3, HJW and JC Moore’s Omorga Fegan, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 3400gns to J and S Barr, Loyden Farm, West Lothian; 4, WS Stronach’s Islavale Fiddler, by Islavale Denzil, 5000gns to SRUC, Oatridge, Uphall; 5, MA Barlow’s Denizes Fortune, by Auroch Ace, unsold. Bulls born on or between October 27 and November 6, 2014 – 1, N Shand’s Cairnorrie Ferrari, by Cairnorrie Boomer, 6000gns to J Duff and Son, Broomknowe, Brechin; 2, M and E McCloskey’s Drumagarner Fabian, by Barnattin Wally, 2500gns to J McIntosh, Auchneel, Stranrear; 3, JA KJ Dwyer’s Falondene Fawkes, by Ravensworth Hermon, unsold; 4, JA and KJ Dwyer’s Falondene Fanfare, by Popes Barclay, 3500gns to T Mitchell, Easter Gormyre, Bathgate; 5, MA Barlow’s Denizes Fergus by Curaheen Dakota, 2600gns to R and RW Gray, Great Ryle, Whittingham, Northumberland. Bulls born on or after November 7, 2014 – 1 and reserve junior, MA Barlow’s Denizes Fantastic, by Whitemire King Kong, 10,000gns to JH Wilson, Martina Lane, Newry, Co Down; 2, KC Veith’s Drumlone Fabulous, by Carnkern Titan, 10,000gns to H Brunton, Crudie Acres, Arbroath; 3, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh’s Derrycallaghan Foxtrot, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 5500gns to Smallburn Farms, Mayne, Elgin; 4, A King’s Wolfstar Flying Scotsman, by Team Celtic, 17,000gns to D Lowry, Newsteadings, Lanark; 5, HUW and JC Moore’s Aghalaan Fendt, by Curaheen Tyson, 3500gns to K A Graham, Easterton, Doune.

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SALES REPORTS BROOMBRAE REDUCTION SALE

DATE: 14th & 15th February 2016

27 in calf cows @ £3481 4 Cows and calves @ £2809 7 Bull calves @£2595 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

MR WJ & J GREEN PITGAVENY FARMS MR WJ & J GREEN J GREGORY & A LUGG J C MACIVER M/S M FARMERS M/S G T & S COGHILL LOUISE & STEVEN PATERSON (J B PATERSON & CO) KARL KNOWLES MR EVANS

Scotland Scotland Scotland Cornwall Scotland Scotland Scotland

CORSKIE PITGAVENY CORSKIE KURLYCOAT COLTFIELD

7000 6500 5000 4800 4500 4000 3600

Scotland

HARTBUSH

3500

Scotland

KARLSBERG

3400 3200

MR W YOUNG MR G MITCHELL KINCRAIGIE FARMS J C MCLAREN & PARTNERS THISTLE FARMS MR. DUNBAR MESSRS M/S ROBERT BELL & PTNRS

Scotland Scotland Scotland

SKERRINGTON

3200 2800 2600

Scotland

DARGILL

2500

TOP PRICE FEMALES

67 63 76 68 66 86 53

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP A20 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT A23 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP B10 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP W18 BROOMBRAE CATHY B28 BROOMBRAE HERTA C4

WOODHALL REGENT TEAM WISCONSIN WOODHALL REGENT WOODHALL REGENT WOODHALL REGENT WOODHALL REGENT TEAM WISCONSIN

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP P3 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP W18 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT N7 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP P3 BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP N2 BROOMBRAE CATHY S38 BROOMBRAE HERTA W32

MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK

79

BROOMBRAE DELIGHT C 37

WOODHALL REGENT

BROOMBRAE DELIGHT S1

MR G L CLARK

61 81

BROOMBRAE LOREY A16 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT D31

WOODHALL REGENT BROOMBRAE BUSTER B19 10

BROOMBRAE LOREY M19 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT R2

MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK

TOP PRICE BULLS

78A 84A 72A

BROOMBRAE GIRO 15 BROOMBRAE GLEN 15 BROOMBRAE GRANITE 15

CAIRNVIEW BENSON 10 CORSKIE COPPER 11 CORSKIE COPPER 11

BROOMBRAE DELIGHT C10 BROOMBRAE CATHY A35 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT D32

MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK

77A

BROOMBRAE GRAPHITE 15

TEAM WISCONSIN

BROOMBRAE ROSINA B30

MR G L CLARK

82A 79A

BROOMBRAE GTI 15 BROOMBRAE GALLANT 15

CAIRNVIEW BENSON 10 TEAM WISCONSIN

BROOMBRAE CATHY S38 BROOMBRAE DELIGHT C 37

MR G L CLARK MR G L CLARK

56A

BROOMBRAE GALAXY 15

TEAM WISCONSIN

BROOMBRAE TESS C 24

MR G L CLARK

224

2400 2200

Scotland Scotland

CRAIGOW

1600

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP A20 - Sold for 7,000gns to Mr WJ & J Green

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4 - Selling at 6,500gns to Pitgaveny Farms

BROOMBRAE DELIGHT A23 - Sold for 5,000gns to Mr WJ & J Green

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP B10 - Selling at 4,800gns to J Gregory & A Lugg

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DATE: 24TH FEBRUARY 2016

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

ABERDEEN & NORTHERN MARTS

JUDGE: Mr Lee Coghill

7 Bulls sold to average £3855 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

GREENCAP ACE 09

CORSKIE CHLOE

MR WJ & J GREEN

H C & G SIMPSON

Scotland

4500

CORSKIE BOWEN 10

CORSKIE VICKY 2

MR WJ & J GREEN

MR. CORMACK

Scotland

6000

CORSKIE BOWEN 10 GREENCAP ACE 09 KILBRIDE FARM VERNON DRESSOGUE BARNEY 10 KILBRIDE FARM BENONE 10 RABAWN CAESAR KING GRANGEWOOD COLUMBUS 11

CORSKIE VICKY 2 CORSKIE CHLOE TILLYEVE TOFFEE LOPEMEDE DAYBREAK 5 DRUMSLEED VEE AUCHORACHAN DIVA TILLYEVE BELLE

MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MESSRS C & M BRUCE S & K SMITH MR G W SMITH D & R DURNO & SONS MESSRS C & M BRUCE

MR. CORMACK H C & G SIMPSON G & K GAULD W & M EWING MR STILL DINNET FARMS MR. WATSON

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland

6000 4500 3400 3200 3000 3000 2600

OVERALL CHAMPION

65

CORSKIE FALDO 14

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION

68

CORSKIE FITZROY 14

TOP PRICE BULLS

68 65 67 62 63 70 58

CORSKIE FITZROY 14 CORSKIE FALDO 14 TILLYEVE FERGIE 14 FORGERON FENTON 14 DRUMSLEED FALCO 14 AUCHORACHAN FERNANDO 14 TILLYEVE FINZEAN 14

SALES REPORTS

CORSKIE FITZROY 14 - Top price Bull & Reserve Overall Champion bred by Mr J Green sold for 6,000gns to Mr Cormack

CORSKIE FALDO 14 - Overall Champion & selling at 4,500gns, bred by Mr J Green, sold to H C & G Simpson

Prize list

ABERDEEN & NORTHERN MARTS Show & Sale of Commercial Breeding Cattle 3rd May 2016

The British Simmental Cattle Society Ltd Champion Simmental Sired Heifer with Calf at foot - £50 prize money and Perpetual Challenge Trophy With her heifer calf at foot £3,450 J McAlister, Wester Thomaston, Banknock, Bonnybridge Best Heifer any breed suckling a calf by a Registered Simmental Bull - £50 prize money With her heifer calf at foot £3,450 J McAlister, Wester Thomaston, Banknock, Bonnybridge Top average of three Simmental Sired Heifers with calves at foot - £50 prize money £3,450 with heifer calf £2,750 with bull calf £2,450 with bull calf Average £2,883 76 Simmental & Simmental Cross Heifers and male calves sold to a top of £2,800 to average £2,250.66 83 Simmental & Simmental Cross Heifers and heifer calves sold to a top of £3,450 to average £2,156.62 159 Simmental & Simmental Cross Heifers and calves at foot average £2,201.56

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SALES REPORTS NEWARK

DATE: 12th March 2016

JUDGE: Aled Davies

5 Bulls @ £3827 83% clearance PRIZE Lot No

Name

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

MIDHOPE RITA

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

C R FOVARGUE BROS

Midlands

EDRODA

2500

GRANGEWOOD NANETTE 2ND

MR & MRS AS & YA LEEDHAM

R M & J E BROWN

South East

LYNN

3800

BURGHBRIDGE SUNSHINE

MR THOMAS HILL

JAMES KNIGHT FARMS

DIRNANEAN SNOWIE

MIDHOPE VENUS

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

C R FOVARGUE BROS

Midlands

EDRODA

1900

HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10 HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10 OMORGA ALONSO 09 OMORGA ALONSO 09 BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12

BURGHBRIDGE HENRIETTA 3RD BURGHBRIDGE EMILY 10TH GRANGEWOOD NANETTE 2ND GRANGEWOOD LUCINDA 3RD BURGHBRIDGE SUNSHINE

MR C J G CLARKE MR C J G CLARKE MR & MRS AS & YA LEEDHAM MR & MRS AS & YA LEEDHAM MR THOMAS HILL

PETER & ANDREA BOOTH Midlands R M & J E BROWN South East R M & J E BROWN South East MR P CAFFERTY JAMES KNIGHT FARMS

BARLEYCLOSE LYNN LYNN

4000 4000 3800 3700 2700

DIRNANEAN SNOWIE DELFUR CHAS 11 DIRNANEAN SNOWIE

MIDHOPE RITA MIDHOPE TREMENDOUS MIDHOPE VENUS

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

C R FOVARGUE BROS Midlands PETER & ANDREA BOOTH Midlands C R FOVARGUE BROS Midlands

EDRODA BARLEYCLOSE EDRODA

2500 2000 1900

Sire

OVERALL CHAMPION & FEMALE CHAMPION

8

MIDHOPE EVITA

DIRNANEAN SNOWIE

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & MALE CHAMPION

2

GRANGEWOOD FORTUNE

OMORGA ALONSO 09

RESERVE MALE CHAMPION

5

SCOTLAND HILL FERNANDO 14 BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

11

MIDHOPE FLYER

TOP PRICE BULLS

6 7 2 4 5

BURGHBRIDGE FLEMING 14 BURGHBRIDGE FIGARO 14 GRANGEWOOD FORTUNE GRANGEWOOD FRAZER 14 SCOTLAND HILL FERNANDO 14

TOP PRICE FEMALES

8 10 11

226

MIDHOPE EVITA MIDHOPE FERN MIDHOPE FLYER

BURGHBRIDGE FLEMING 14 - Top Price Bull bred by Mr C J G Clarke, sold for 4000gns to Peter & Andrea Booth (Barleyclose)

BURGHBRIDGE FIGARO 14 - Joint Top Price Bull also bred by Mr C J G Clarke, sold for 4000gns to R M & J E Brown (Lynn)

GRANGEWOOD FORTUNE 14 - Reserve Overall Champion & Male Champion, bred by Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, sold for 3800gns to R M & J E Brown (Lynn)

MIDHOPE EVITA - Overall Champion & Female Champion, bred by Mr W J Hollingsworth, sold for 2500gns to C R Fovargue Bros (Edroda)

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DATE: 22nd April 2016

JUDGE: Mr Robin Boyd

18 Bulls sold to an average £3348.33 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

33 MIDHOPE FARMER’S FRIEND 14 DELFUR CHAS 11 Reserve Overall Champion

MIDHOPE BLOOM

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

AUCHENCHEYNE LIMITED

14

BLAKEWELL SWEETHEART BEVERLEY

JJ & JM SANDERS

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

OVERALL CHAMPION

BAVINGTON FANTASTIC 14

BLACKFORD BULLFINCH 10

4700 Not Sold

TOP PRICE BULLS

MIDHOPE FARMER’S FRIEND 14 DELFUR CHAS 11

MIDHOPE BLOOM

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

7

CORSKIE FLYNN 14

DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10

CORSKIE BONNIE

MR WJ & J GREEN

4700

MR WJ & J GREEN MR M A BARLOW MR C J G CLARKE MR R H CARTER & SON MR WJ & J GREEN

AUCHENCHEYNE LIMITED NEWBOTTLE ESTATE FARMS J MUIR & SON Scotland R ROBINSON A J & R ORD JF STOTT & SONS GORDON WRIGHT

35 39 21 23 12

CORSKIE FRIES 14 DENIZES FORTUNE 14 BURGHBRIDGE FERDINANDO 14 GERRARD FORTUNE 14 CORSKIE FACEBOOK 14

DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 AUROCH ACE HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10 KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10

49

CHESTERMANN GREGOR 15

OVERHILL HOUSE DATA 12

17

SCOTLAND HILL FREDRICO 14

SCOTLAND VIPER

20

BLAKEWELL FIDDLER 14

BLAKEWELL WARRIOR

CORSKIE TATTI DENIZES TRIXIE-BELLE 3RD BURGHBRIDGE FAUNA 13TH PASTUREHOUSE DELIGHT 2ND CORSKIE SANDIE CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER MALI 5 SCOTLAND FIREBIRD 11TH BLAKEWELL SWEETHEARTS CAMILLE

MESSRS N & N GWYNNE

J C YOUNG & SON

Scotland

3000

MR THOMAS HILL

MR I D WATSON

North East

I & M STEELE

W RUTHERFORD & SONS

WOODHALL PREMIER

BLACKPOOL RUSTY

J DAVID LOFTUS

MR S P WHITE

4600 4400 4200 3200 3200 3200

OTTERHILLS

SALES REPORTS

33

3000 3000

TOP PRICE FEMALES

77

BLACKPOOL BEATRICE

North West

TIRLEY

2050

MIDHOPE FARMER’S FRIEND 14 - Overall Champion, bred by Mr W J Hollingsworth, sold for 4700gns to Auchencheyne Limited

CORSKIE FLYNN 14 - 2nd Top Price Bull, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 4600gns to Newbottle Estate Farms

CORSKIE FRIES 14 – 3rd Top Price Bull, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 4400gns to J Muir & Son

DENIZES FORTUNE 14 - 4th Top Price Bull, bred by Mr M A Barlow, sold for 4200gns to R Robinson BAVINGTON FANTASTIC 14 Reserve Overall Champion, bred by JJ & J M Sanders, not sold

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CARLISLE

227


SALES REPORTS LEADING LADIES

DATE: 22nd APRIL 2016

JUDGE: Mr Robin Boyd

Averages: 8 served heifers @ £3517.50, 5 maiden heifers @ £2005.50 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

GREENCAP ACE 09

CORSKIE ANITA

MR WJ & J GREEN

MR D C HOULDEY

Scotland

MANOR PARK

5000

DELFUR CHAS 11

MIDHOPE CHAMPAGNE

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH

MR P V JOLLIFFE

Midlands

STAR GREEN

5000

DELFUR CHAS 11 GREENCAP ACE 09 CORSKIE BOWEN 10 DELFUR CHAS 11 DELFUR CHAS 11 DELFUR CHAS 11 BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11

MIDHOPE CHAMPAGNE CORSKIE ANITA CORSKIE AUTUMN MIDHOPE SAFFRON 2ND MIDHOPE AMBER MIDHOPE CRYSTAL 2ND ATLOW VELVET WOODHALL AGGIE POPES NELLYS DARLING

MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR WJ & J GREEN MR WJ & J GREEN MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH MR D DONNELLY RICHARD MCCULLOCH M/S J H & V G WOOD

MR P V JOLLIFFE MR D C HOULDEY MR N A SHAND H & DM FORSTER H & DM FORSTER B & E CHADWICK BRUCE LAMBIE GAVIN BROWN GAVIN BROWN

Midlands Scotland Scotland North East North East Midlands Scotland Scotland Scotland

STAR GREEN MANOR PARK CAIRNORRIE PIATROON PIATROON CHADSTON FALLHILLS SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD

5000 5000 3600 3100 3000 2600 2600 2500 2500

LEADING LADIES FEMALE CHAMPION

54

CORSKIE ENITA

LEADING LADIES RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

55

MIDHOPE ENTISE

TOP PRICE FEMALES

55 54 53 61 59 57 66 52 69

MIDHOPE ENTISE CORSKIE ENITA CORSKIE EASTER MIDHOPE FAYE MIDHOPE FRAN MIDHOPE EASY PEASY ATLOW VELVETS FUTURE OVERHILL HOUSE ELICIA POPES NELLYS GENIE

CORSKIE ENITA - Leading Ladies Champion, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 5000gns to Mr D C Houldey (Manor Park)

MIDHOPE ENTISE – Leading Ladies Reserve Champion, bred by Mr W J Hollingsworth sold for 5000gns to Mr P V Jolliffe (Star Green)

228

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CORSKIE EASTER - 2rd Top Price Female, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 3600gns to Mr N A Shand (Cairnorrie)


DATE: 1st & 2nd MAY 2016

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

STIRLING

JUDGE: Mr Dafydd Jones

33 Bulls sold to an average of £4192 - 67% Clearance PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

GRANGEWOOD BRANDON 10

HAZELDEN JINGLE 8TH

W M PATTERSON & SON

MR WJ & J GREEN

Scotland

CORSKIE

7800

DELFUR CASANOVA 11

ISLAVALE CLOVER

MR W S STRONACH

G CAMPBELL

Scotland

GRANGEWOOD BRANDON 10 DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 GRANGEWOOD BRANDON 10 DELFUR CASANOVA 11 CURAHEEN BANDIT DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 GRANGEWOOD WILLIAM BOSWELL CRACKER 11 CURAHEEN BANDIT CURAHEEN BANDIT

HAZELDEN JINGLE 8TH CORSKIE CANDY HAZELDEN CARINA 3RD ISLAVALE CLOVER ISLAVALE CORAL CORSKIE BRAMBLE DRUMSLEED NIKKI TEAM KLOVER 2ND ISLAVALE WINNIPEG ISLAVALE BRIDGET

W M PATTERSON & SON MR WJ & J GREEN W M PATTERSON & SON MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN MR G W SMITH MR R J MACGREGOR MR W S STRONACH MR W S STRONACH

MR WJ & J GREEN MR. MEIKLE MR DAVID J HYSLOP G CAMPBELL MR. MARSHALL MR. PEARSON MR R FARQUHAR LUSS ESTATE COMPANY P CRERAR MR I MURRAY

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland North West Scotland Scotland

OVERALL CHAMPION

129

AULTMORE FRANCO 14

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION

154

ISLAVALE FUSILIER 14

6000

TOP PRICE BULLS

AULTMORE FRANCO 14 CORSKIE FREDDO 14 AULTMORE FEARLESS 14 ISLAVALE FUSILIER 14 ISLAVALE FANTASTIC 14 CORSKIE FIELD 14 DRUMSLEED FLETCH 14 TEAM FRESCO 14 ISLAVALE FERGUS 2 14 ISLAVALE FIESTA 14

CORSKIE CLYDESIDE

Scotland

7800 7200 6500 6000 5800 5500 5500 5000 4800 4800

SALES REPORTS

129 112 143 154 150 135 118 120 156 151

AULTMORE FRANCO 14 - Overall Champion, bred by W M Patterson & Son, sold for 7,800gns to Mr WJ & J Green (Corskie)

CORSKIE FREDDO 14 - 2nd Top Price Bull, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 7,200gns to Mr Meikle

AULTMORE FEARLESS 14 - 3rd Top Price Bull, bred by W M Patterson & Son, sold for 6,500gns to Mr David J Hyslop (Clydeside)

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SALES REPORTS ISLAVALE FUSILIER 14 - Reserve Overall Champion, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold for 6,000gns to G Campbell

230

ISLAVALE FANTASTIC 14 - Selling at 5,800gns, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold to Mr Marshall

CORSKIE FIELD 14 - Selling at 5,500gns, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold to Mr Pearson

DRUMSLEED FLETCH 14 - Also selling at 5,500gns, bred by Mr G W Smith, sold to Mr R Farquhar

TEAM FRESCO 14 - Selling at 5,000gns, bred by Mr R J MacGregor, sold to Luss Estate Company

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DATE: 7TH MAY 2016

JUDGE: Mr Michael Barlow

19 Bulls sold to an average of £2893, 90% clearance 30 Heifers sold to an average of £1499.40 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

SKERRINGTON ADDITION 09 9

ASTCOTE BURBERY

MR J SHOULER

MR T E G MEDDINS

Midlands

WHETTLETON

4550

SKERRINGTON WARLORD 2

STARLINE KARINA 32ND

R H WIDDICOMBE

P C FRIEND

HESTEHAVEN FENRIK

LOPEMEDE WILDE 2

J RIXON LTD

H CURTIS & SONS (KEVIN CURTIS)

Centre West

BROOKHAMS

2550

SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC

BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC

MISS J LEWIS

Midlands

BIDDLESDEN

1400

MR T E G MEDDINS MR C M MERCER FRENCH & SON MR C M MERCER COLIN & ANGELA HARDMAN P C FRIEND A L LEWIS & SON W PRICE MR G M & MRS S J REED

Midlands Centre West South West Centre West

WHETTLETON BOWLEY BOWLEY

4550 4000 3300 3200

North West

PICKMERE

3200

South West

SKYLARK

3150 2800 2700 2600

OVERALL CHAMPION & MALE CHAMPION

4

ALCHESTER FRANKLYN 14

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & RESERVE MALE CHAMPION

7

STARLINE FLANAGAN 14

3150

FEMALE CHAMPION

56

LOPEMEDE GENEVIEVE

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WORCESTER

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

44

BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY

TOP PRICE BULLS

ALCHESTER FRANKLYN 14 HEYWOOD FLINTOFF 14 KILLIWORGIE GEORGE 15 FARNBOROUGH FEARLESS 14

SKERRINGTON ADDITION 09 9 POPES BARCLAY 10 KEELDRUM CLIO 11 CURAHEEN COCHISE P

ASTCOTE BURBERY HEYWOOD FANTASIA 8TH KILLIWORGIE CLEOPATRA FARNBOROUGH WISTERIA

MR J SHOULER MR D M BARKER MR S A GUMMOW MRS J M COCKERILL

24

WINFORD FELTONIAN 14

KEELDRUM CLIO 11

WINFORD VOGUE 3RD

MESSRS L J & A J CURRY

7 6 2 26

STARLINE FLANAGAN 14 STARLINE FIDDLER 14 FORTRESS FEARLESS 14 BOSAHAN GALILEO 15

SKERRINGTON WARLORD 2 SKERRINGTON WARLORD 2 LOPEMEDE DROVER 12 SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

STARLINE KARINA 32ND STARLINE EVA 11TH CRACKLEY CORNELIA 61S BOSAHAN BRITTANY

R H WIDDICOMBE R H WIDDICOMBE MR E T GREENOW MR & MRS J OLDS

SALES REPORTS

4 12 28 15

TOP PRICE FEMALES

70

KILLIWORGIE ELEANOR

LAKESIDE WARRIOR

KILLIWORGIE ROSIES WINDFALL MR S A GUMMOW

KURLYCOAT

2550

LOPEMEDE GENEVIEVE

HESTEHAVEN FENRIK

LOPEMEDE WILDE 2

J RIXON LTD

J GREGORY & A LUGG H CURTIS & SONS (KEVIN CURTIS)

Cornwall

56

Centre West

BROOKHAMS

2550

62

KILLIWORGIE NATALIES WHITNEY BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY

CORSKIE REWARD

KILLIWORGIE NATALIE

MR S A GUMMOW

MR S T HAMMETT

South West

CLYST

2100

SKERRINGTON ARMADA 09

BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC

BOSAHAN BABY DOLL MAGIC

MISS J LEWIS

Midlands

BIDDLESDEN

1400

44

ALCHESTER FRANKLYN 14 - Overall Champion & Male Champion, bred by Mr J Shouler, sold for 4,550gns to Mr T E G Meddins

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SALES REPORTS HEYWOOD FLINTOFF 14 - 2nd top price bull, bred by Mr D M Barker, sold for 4,000gns to Mr C M Mercer (Bowley)

STARLINE FLANAGAN 14 - Reserve Overall Champion & Reserve Male Champion, bred by R H Widdicombe, sold for 3,150gns to P C Friend

BOSAHAN FLEURISSIMO BABY - Reserve Female Champion, selling at 1,400gns, bred by Mr & Mrs J Olds sold to Miss J Lewis (Biddlesden)

232

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LOPEMEDE GENEVIEVE - Female Champion, selling at 2,550gns, bred by J Rixon Ltd, sold to H Curtis & Sons (Brookhams)


PRIZE Lot No

Name

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

CRACKLEY DISPERSAL

DATE: 7TH MAY 2016 Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

MR R GAY A J LAKE M/S MORGAN-JONES & SON MR G GILDER

2650 1500

E PIGGIN MESSRS SWERLING WOOD FARM PARTNERSHIP ANWEN JONES CATHERINE & LILLY NICHOLAS RAYMOND O’MALLEY WOOD FARM PARTNERSHIP

2250 2250

TOP PRICE BULLS

139 137

CURAHEEN COCHISE P CRACKLEY FRONTIER 14

HEDETOFT UNITED CURAHEEN COCHISE P

CURAHEEN WINEMA CRACKLEY KITTY 10N

M/S BOOTH & BELL M/S BOOTH & BELL

136

CRACKLEY GEORGE 15

CURAHEEN COCHISE P

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 82B

M/S BOOTH & BELL

138

CRACKLEY FLASHER 14

TISET DARWIN

CRACKLEY CADETTE 109T

M/S BOOTH & BELL

1450 1250

TOP PRICE FEMALES

CRACKLEY IRIS 77C CRACKLEY CORNELIA 87C

LAMHOJ SUPERY LAMHOJ SUPERY

CRACKLEY IRIS 69A CRACKLEY CORNELIA 74V

M/S BOOTH & BELL M/S BOOTH & BELL

113

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 92D

TISET DARWIN

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 53R

M/S BOOTH & BELL

131

CRACKLEY LIDI 11G

HOLM DANNI

CRACKLEY LIDI 10D

M/S BOOTH & BELL

98

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 60S

LANGMOSE TRITON

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 44P

M/S BOOTH & BELL

106

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 82B

LAMHOJ SUPERY

CRACKLEY CORNELIA 53R

M/S BOOTH & BELL

108

CRACKLEY CADETTE 162C

TISET DARWIN

CRACKLEY CADETTE 115V

M/S BOOTH & BELL

2250 Wales

CEFNGWLAD

2150

Wales

CROWN

2150 2100 2100

SALES REPORTS

110 109

CURAHEEN COCHISE - sold for 2,650gns to Mr R Gay

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SALES REPORTS STIRLING

DATE: 17th & 18th OCTOBER 2016

JUDGE: Mrs V Wood

82 Bulls sold to an average £5383, 79% Clearance PRIZE Lot No

Name

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN

M/S J H & V G WOOD

North West

POPES

25000

POPES LAIRD

ISLAVALE JENNY 2

MR W S STRONACH

ALAN H SMITH

Scotland

ARKLAND

6800

ATLOW DIXON 12

ISLAVALE TERESA

MR W S STRONACH

M/S A D SUTHERLAND & SONS

Scotland

GLENLOSSIE

12000

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE DIME

MR WJ & J GREEN

M/S J B WILKIE & SONS

Scotland

BRAIGIEWELL

9500

KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

CORSKIE VESNA

MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH

MISS B A BORLASE

South East

PERRYWOOD

9000

CARBERY CARRIBBEAN

CORRICK VENA DIANA

MR C MCILWAINE

T,C & G GREENHILL

Scotland

CRAIGHILL

10500

POPES BARCLAY 10

CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 5TH

MR A J WILSON

M/S W A M SMITH & SON Scotland

PRIESTFIELD

2800

KILBRIDE FARM WICK

CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER MARIE

MESSRS N & N GWYNNE

T J HASSALL & CO

North West

FISHPOOL

North West

POPES

25000

Scotland

GLENLOSSIE

12000

Sire

OVERALL CHAMPION & SENIOR CHAMPION

515

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION

553

ISLAVALE GRANITE 15

RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION

587

ISLAVALE GALAHAD 15

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION

522

CORSKIE GOLDBAR 15

JUNIOR CHAMPION

629

DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION

625

CORRICK GARETH 15

FEMALE CHAMPION

421

CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 6TH

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

422

CHESTERMANN WICK MARIE 2

TOP PRICE BULLS

515

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

CORSKIE WINOLA

MR WJ & J GREEN

587

ISLAVALE GALAHAD 15

ATLOW DIXON 12

ISLAVALE TERESA

MR W S STRONACH

614

CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15

CORSKIE BETHINA

MR WJ & J GREEN

592

BLACKFORD GLEN AFFRIC 15

SILVER WELLS BONNIE

MR W G MACPHERSON

K MATHESON

Scotland

581 625

BLACKFORD GROUSE 15 CORRICK GARETH 15

BLACKFORD WAGTAIL CORRICK VENA DIANA

MR W G MACPHERSON MR C MCILWAINE

MR J DYKES T,C & G GREENHILL

Scotland Scotland

601

BLACKFORD GULLIVER 15

BLACKFORD BRAMBLE

MR W G MACPHERSON

MR G NICOLSON

Scotland

585 522

ISLAVALE GAELIC 15 CORSKIE GOLDBAR 15 DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15

BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11 KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 HOCKENHULL WATERLOO CARBERY CARRIBBEAN KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 CURAHEEN BANDIT BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11

M/S J H & V G WOOD M/S A D SUTHERLAND & SONS C & G THOMSON

ISLAVALE BETHANY CORSKIE DIME

A & J CRAIG M/S J B WILKIE & SONS

Scotland Scotland

BRAIGIEWELL

10000 9500

KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

CORSKIE VESNA

MR W S STRONACH MR WJ & J GREEN MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH

MISS B A BORLASE

South East

PERRYWOOD

9000

ANNICK TITAN BRUCHAG AWESOME 09 9 POPES BARCLAY 10 OMORGA VOLVO RAVENSDALE CHOPPER 11 KEELDRUM CLIO 11 SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9

LOXTON TERESA ANNICK SONIA’S WHITNEY CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 5TH BRUCHAG NICOLE 2ND DRUMSLEED ADANA CAIRNVIEW REA 1ST ANNICK TARA’S ALICE

MR A J WILSON MR A J WILSON MR A J WILSON M/S R & P MCALISTER MR G W SMITH MR A J WILSON MR DAVID CRAIG

BRIAN PAXTON BRIAN PAXTON M/S W A M SMITH & SON DOUGLAS J HARLEY M/S G & M PORTER M J & A M MILL J SHEDDEN & SON

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland

MILMAIN MILMAIN PRIESTFIELD THOMANEAN

5800 3000 2800 2600 2500 2500 2000

BLACKFORD RINGLEADER

PARCYTRAP NON

MESSRS N & N GWYNNE

M/S G & M PORTER

Scotland

TEVIOT CHALLENGER 11 TEVIOT CHALLENGER 11

BRUCHAG CLOVER BRUCHAG LAYLA 5TH

M/S R & P MCALISTER M/S R & P MCALISTER

MILLAR & SON M S & R R MCCARLIE

Scotland Scotland

629

Scotland

12000 11000 MENDICK CRAIGHILL

11000 10500 10500

TOP PRICE FEMALES

484 415 421 485 417 420 424 423 486 488

CAIRNVIEW TILLY CAIRNVIEW SONIA 3RD CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 6TH BRUCHAG NICOLE 4TH DRUMSLEED FREIDA 14 CAIRNVIEW REA 4RD KENNOX ALICES GEE GEE CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER NONNE BRUCHAG FLOWER BRUCHAG FEE

CORSKIE GINGERSNAP 15 - Overall Champion & Senior Champion, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 25,000gns to M/S J H & V G Wood (Popes)

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2000 HASSOCKRIGG

2000 2000


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ISLAVALE GALAHAD 15 - Reserve Intermediate Champion, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold for 12,000gns to M/S A D Sutherland & Sons (Glenlossie)

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CORSKIE GRIFFIN 15 - Joint 2nd Top Price Bull, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 12,000gns to C & G Thomson

BLACKFORD GLEN AFFRIC 15 - Selling at 11,000gns, bred by Mr W G Macpherson and sold to K Matheson

BLACKFORD GROUSE 15 - Also selling at 11,000gns, bred by Mr W G Macpherson and sold to Mr J Dykes (Mendick)

CORRICK GARETH 15 -Selling at 10,500gns, bred by Mr C McIlwaine and sold to T C & G Greenhill (Craighill)

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BLACKFORD GULLIVER 15 - Also selling at 10,500gns, bred by Mr W G Macpherson and sold to Mr G Nicolson

ISLAVALE GAELIC 15 - Selling at 10,000gns, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold to A & J Craig

CORSKIE GOLDBAR 15 - Reserve Senior Champion, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, sold for 9,500gns to M/S J B Wilkie & Sons (Braigiewell)

DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15 - Junior Champion, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh, sold for 9,000gns to Miss B A Borlase (Perrywood)

ISLAVALE GRANITE 15 - Reserve Overall Champion & Intermediate Champion, bred by Mr W S Stronach, sold for 6,800gns to Alan H Smith (Arkland)

CAIRNVIEW MODESTY 6TH - Female Champion, bred by Mr A J Wilson, sold for 2,800gns to M/S W A M Smith & Son (Priestfield)

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Heifer born on or between April 3, 2014, and March 13, 2015 – 1, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Frieda, by Ravensdale Chopper, 2500gns to G and M Porter, Carrabus, Bridgend, Isle of Islay; 2, AJ Wilson’s Cairnview Sonia 3, by Bruchag Awesome, 3000gns to B Paxton, South Milmain, Stoneykirk, Stranraer; 3, M and E McCloskey’s Drumagarner Flynn, by Hirwaun Rooney, 1800gns to GA Morrison, Inchbruich, Cornhill, Banff; 4, J Trafford’s Hepplewhite Champagne 20, by Celtic Rock, unsold. Heifer born on or after March 14, 2015 – 1 and female champion, AJ Wilson’s Cairnview Modesty 6, by Popes Barclay, 2800gns to A and A Smith, Priestfield, Ladybank, Fife, 2 and reserve female, N and N Gwynne’s Chestermann Wick Marie 2, by Kilbride Farm Wick, unsold; 3, AJ Wilson’s Cairnview Rea 4, by Keeldrum Clio, 2500gns to MJ and A Mill, Shawsmill, Cardenden, Lochgelly, Fife; 4, D Craig’s Kennox Alives Gee Gee, by Sowenna Aristrocrat, 2000gns to J Sheddan, Newfield Mains, Kilmarnock; 5, N and N Gwynne’s Chestermann Ringleader Nonne, by Blackford Ringleader, 2000gns to H Morris, Carrabus, Bridgend, Isle of Islay.

Simmental Bulls Bull born on or between October 25, 2014, and January 3, 2015 – 1, R McCulloch’s Overhill House Fadden, by Curaheen Drifter, unsold; 2, J and P Goldie’s Newbiemains Fionn McCuil, by Lisglass Churchill, 8200gns to CG McGillivray, Auchnascraw, Chapeltown, Ballindalloch; 3, J and P Goldie’s Newbiemains Feel the Need, by Blackford Albatross, unsold; 4, MA Barlow’s Denizes Ferrari, by Kilbride Farm Newry, 4500gns to CF Parker, Newsham Grange, Darlington; 5, R McCulloch’s Overhill House Focus, by Curaheen Drifter, 3500gns to D and E Begg, Mains of Cowie, Stonehaven. Bull born on or between January 4 and February 1, 2015 – 1, senior champion and supreme champion, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Gingersnap, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 25,000gns to JH and V Wood, Popes, Longbridge Road, Dutton, near Preston; 2 and reserve senior, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Goldbar, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 9500gns to JB Wilkie and Sons, Braigiewell, Echt; 3, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Gareth, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 4000gns to AD Sutherland, Connachie, Elgin; 4, H Macaskill’s Woodhall Gary, by Raceview All-Star, 5200gns to J Ramsey, Midmuntloch, Drummore, Stranraer; 5, WM Patterson and Son’s Aultmore Gambler, by Clonagh Tiger Gallant, 5000gns to B Grant, Druid Temple, Old Edinburgh Road South, Inverness.

Bull born on or between February 21 and March 8, 2015 – 1, R McCulloch’s Overhill House Gandhi, by Curaheen Apostle, 4800gns to C and M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon; 2, D and R Durno and Sons’ Auchorachan Glendronach, by Rabawn Caesar King, 3800gns to A and D Clark, Stratheast, Holm, Orkney; 3, H Macaskill’s Woodhall Goldbar, by Raceview All-Star, 5800gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud; 4, C Inglis’ Greencap Guvnor, by Kilbride Farm Chieftain, 4200gns to J and W Arnott, Haymount, Kelso; 5, H Duff’s Pitmudie General, by Cairnview Darby, 3000gns to R Fraser, Tombain, Dunphail, Forres. Bull born on or between March 9 and 21, 2015 – 1, intermediate champion and reserve supreme, WS Stronach’s Islavale Granite, by Popes Laird, 6800gns to AH Smith, Low Arkland, Kelton, Castle Douglas; 2, R McCulloch’s Overhill House Griff, by Annick Talisker, 4000gns to JB Pate, Mossielee, Galashiels, Selkirk; 3, G and JA Bryson’s Omorga Gideon, by Cairnview Snazzy, 4600gns to JWS Wishart, Knockhall, St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney; 4, B Grant’s Well House Girostar, by Islavale Whisky, 3500gns to J Fleming and Sons, Trows, Kelso; 5, H Duff’s Pitmudie Gladiator, by Popes Barclay, unsold. Bull born on or between March 21 and 26, 2015 – 1, WS Stronach’s Islavale Gibby, by Chestermann Varney, 4500gns to Inverdunning, East Gogar, Blairlogie, Stirling; 2, WH Robson and Sons’ Kilbride Farm Glenarm, 5500gns to D and R Durno and Sons, Auchorachan, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch; 3, RJ MacGregor’s Team Glenlivet, by Boswell Cracker, 4200gns to JB Paterson and Co, Hartbush, Amisfield, Dumfries; 4, H Masaskill’s Woodhall Gallagher, by Curaheen Commanche, 4200gns to R Aitken and Sons, Bogside, Fintry, Glasgow; 5, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Genie, by Haystar Cracker, unsold. Bull born on or between March 27 and April 2, 2015 – 1, A Davies’ Hirwaun Gruffalo, by Auchorachan Wizard, 5500gns to TG Hamilton, Killumpha, Port Logan, Wigtonshire; 2, Mr and Mrs L Moffat’s Innerwick Glenmorangie, by Lambclose Bacchus, 3600gns to A Renton, Tannage Brae, Duns; 3, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Gary, by Westridge Dugan, 4800gns to SB Morrison, Easter Urray, Muir of Ord; 4, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Gambia, by Kilbride Farm Benone, 5000gns to J Mitchell and Co, Rumbletonrig, Greenlaw, Duns; 5, J and P Goldie’s Newbiemains Golden Wonder, by Lisglass Churchill, 4000gns to JR and D Rendall, Whitehow, Papa Westray, Orkney. Bull born on or between April 3 and 10, 2015 – 1 and reserve intermediate, WS Stronach’s Islavale Galahd, by Atlow Dixon, 12,000gns to AD Sutherland, Connachie, Elgin; 2, H Duff’s Cairnview Grandmaster, by Popes Barclay, 7500gns to A Nicolson, Relucas Mains, Dunphail, Forres; 3, WS Stronach’s Islavale Gaelic, by Curaheen Bandit, 10,000gns to A and J Craig, Craigton, Castle Douglas; 4, WG MacPherson’s Blackford Grouse, by Hockenhull Waterloo, 11,000gns to J Dykes, South Slipperfield, West Linton; 5, R Gilmour’s Gillview General, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 3000gns to GT and S Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney. Bull born on or between April 11 and 18, 2015 – 1, GW Smith’s Drumsleed Goliath, by Haystar Cracker, 6000gns to DC Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie; 2, RJ Boyd’s Slievenagh Goldstar, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 5200gns to S Sandison, Millburn, Harray, Orkney; 3, WG MacPherson’s Blackford Glen Affric, by Kilbride Farm Doubleaction, 11,000gns to K Matheson, Milton of Aberarder, Dores, Inverness; 4, WH Robson and Sons’ Kilbride Farm Glenshane, by Sneumgaard Imperator, 6000gns to JC Wood, Prendwick, Alnwick; 5, C Fordyce’s Blair Gandolf, by Dellfield Brigadier, 3000gns to J Hunter, Luckenburn, Slamannan, Falkirk. Bull born on or between April 19 and 30, 2015 – 1, WD Hazelton’s Ranfurly General, by Kilbride Farm Warren, 6800gns to DP Nicholson and Co, Quoys, South Ronaldsay, Orkney; 2, WM Patterson and Son’s Aultmore General, by Ashland Tornado, 5000gns to J Campbell, Dinnans, Whithorn, Newton Stewart; 3, A Nelson’s Scribby Farms Goldschlager, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 3200gns to Smallburn Farms, Elgin; 4, A King’s Wolfstar Graffiti, by Team Celtic, 2600gns to A Stephen, Hatton Cottage, Dallas, Forres; 5, J and G Houliston’s Saltire Geordie, by Blackford Harvester, 8500gns to Balbirnie Home Farm, Pitillock, Freuchie, Fife. Bull born on or between May 1 and 15, 2015 – 1, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Griffin, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 12,000gns to C Thomson, Wester Tulloch, Midmar; 2, WJ and J Green’s Corskie Green, by Bel Dhu Capercaillie, 9000gns to C Thomson, Wester Tulloch; 3, A Nelson’s Scribby Farms Gladiator, by Omorga Volvo, 3800gns to Firm of AK Duncan, Cockerstone, Bankfoot; 4, DL and S Currie’s Braegarrie Gambler, by Teviot Bouncer, unsold; 5, WS Stronach’s Islavale Ginger, by Curaheen Bandit, 6200gns to JC MacIver, Wester Coltfield, Forres. Bull born on or after May 16, 2015 – 1 and junior champion, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh’s Derrycallaghan Gambler, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 9000gns to Barker and Borlase, Sacombe Hill, Watton at Stone, near Hertford; 2 and reserve junior, C McIlwaine’s Corrick Gareth, by Carbery Carribbean, 10,500gns to TC and G Greenhill, Craighill, Duntrune, Dundee; 3, Strathisla Farms’ Strathisla Governor, by Dellfield Brigadier, 3500gns to T Millar and Son, Ballanan, Ringford, Dumfries; 4, M Ward and Sons’ Westridge Gotham, by Grangewood Baron, 4000gns to HA Smith and Sons, Floors Farm, Grange, Keith; 5, LD Quarm’s Annick Glendoe, by Corskie Callum, 3200gns to D and A MacPhail, Lochphuil, Balephuil, Isle of Tiree.

OTHER LEADING prices:

10,500gns – WG MacPherson’s Blackford Gulliver, by Kilbride Farm Doubleaction, to G Nicolson, Househill Mains, Grantown Road, Nairn. 7500gns – C Inglis’ Greencap Gangster, by Kilbride Farm Chieftain, to DC Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie. 6200gns – RJ MacGregor’s Team Glencoe, by Auchorachan Winger, to J Gunn, Carsgoe, Halkirk. Data provided courtesy of the Scottish Farmer

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Bull born on or between February 2 and 20, 2015 – 1, CH Evans and Son’s Wroxall Gifford, by Wroxall Cocker-Leeky-Soup, 5000gns to Smallburn Farms, Elgin; 2, RJ Boyd’s Slievenagh Gigolo, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 2500gns to J Sheddan, Newfield Mains, Kilmarnock; 3, H Duff’s Pitmudie Geddes, by Cairnview Darby, 5200gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud, Knocknagael, Inverness; 4, J Maxwell’s Jaw Glencoe, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 2500gns to A and B Braes, West Bradiston, St Cyrus, Montrose; 5, J Maxwell’s Jaw Glenfiddich, by Kilbride Farm Delboy, 2750gns to D MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, Achnasheen, Ross and Cromerty.

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SALES REPORTS WOODHALL DISPERSAL

18th OCTOBER 2016

Averages: Cows with calves at foot (31) - £5030; In calf Cows (10) - £4442; Maiden Heifers (10) - £3266 PRIZE Lot No

Name

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Area

Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

KILMORE

16000

CORRICK

9000

KILMORE

7500

SPRINGFIELD ISLAVALE

7000 6800

KILMORE

6500

SHAWSMILL

6000

FEMALES TOP PRICE FEMALES

442

WOODHALL CHARMAINE

WOODHALL VOLCANO

WOODHALL REBEKA

MR H MACASKILL

MR CHRIS TRAYNOR

452

WOODHALL DELIGHTFUL

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL BRANDIE

MR H MACASKILL

MR C MCILWAINE

461

WOODHALL ECLIPSE

KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10

WOODHALL STAR

MR H MACASKILL

MR CHRIS TRAYNOR

467 448

WOODHALL EXTRA WOODHALL DIXIE

WOODHALL PIXIE WOODHALL WALDORF

MR H MACASKILL MR H MACASKILL

GAVIN BROWN MR W S STRONACH

479

WOODHALL GRETA

WOODHALL EVANGELINE

MR H MACASKILL

MR CHRIS TRAYNOR

462

WOODHALL ECLAIR

WOODHALL BERYL 10

MR H MACASKILL

M J & A M MILL

460

WOODHALL EESHA

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK ANNICK TALISKER CURAHEEN COMMANCHE ET (SV) RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK CURAHEEN COMMANCHE ET (SV)

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Scotland Northern Ireland Scotland

WOODHALL CLINIQUE

MR H MACASKILL

NON MEMBER

South West

MR CHRIS TRAYNOR

Northern Ireland

KILMORE

6000

OVERHILL HOUSE WHITERIDDEN

5500

437

WOODHALL BANTER

WOODHALL VOLCANO

WOODHALL SAVANNAH

MR H MACASKILL

465

WOODHALL ETIVE

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL AZURE

MR H MACASKILL

RICHARD MCCULLOCH

Scotland

466

WOODHALL EMPRESS

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL PETULA

MR H MACASKILL

MR H GILBERT

473

WOODHALL FLASHY

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL CHRYSTAL

MR H MACASKILL

P MCFARLAND

478

WOODHALL GOLDENGIRL

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL CHRYSTAL

MR H MACASKILL

G HAYES & SON

Scotland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

MR H MACASKILL

MR & MRS M WARD & SONS

459 445 469

WOODHALL ESMERELDA

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL ROSA

6000

5200 4800

HAYSTAR

4700

Scotland

WESTRIDGE

4500

OVERHILL HOUSE

4200

WOODHALL DANIELLE

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL SUMAYA

MR H MACASKILL

RICHARD MCCULLOCH

Scotland

WOODHALL FORTUNA (P)

CURAHEEN COMMANCHE ET (SV)

WOODHALL DANTE

MR H MACASKILL

A J EWING

Scotland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Scotland

OMORGA

4200

COOLCRAN

4200

Scotland

BALBEG

474

WOODHALL FOUNTAIN

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL ANGELA 09

MR H MACASKILL

MR H J W & J C MOORE

483

WOODHALL GWYNETH

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL ANGELA 09

MR H MACASKILL

S P MCDONALD

438 456

WOODHALL BEVAN WOODHALL DIVA

WOODHALL VOLCANO RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL PETINA WOODHALL PETINA

MR H MACASKILL MR H MACASKILL

472

WOODHALL FILIPA

RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL BERYL 10

MR H MACASKILL

W S L MUIR MR. DUNBAR PETER & MARJORY MCDIARMID

RACEVIEW ELTON KK ET CURAHEEN EMANUEL RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK

WOODHALL AURORA WOODHALL ELECTRA WOODHALL BESS

MR H MACASKILL MR H MACASKILL MR H MACASKILL

MR J G HAMILTON MR J G HAMILTON MR J G HAMILTON

4200

4000 4000 4000

TOP PRICE BULLS

432A 464A 439A

WOODHALL HILMAN 16 WOODHALL HAMISH 16 WOODHALL HARRIS 16

WOODHALL CHARMAINE & WOODHALL HELENA - Topping the day’s trade at 16,000gns was Woodhall Charmaine and her heifer calf Woodhall Helena, sold to Mr Chris Traynor (Kilmore)

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Scotland Scotland Scotland

4000 3250 1500


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Name

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Prefix (if applicable)

Price Gns

FRANK GWYNNE

Scotland

CASTLEWIGG

3600

MR THOMAS HILL

G ELLWOOD & SON

North West

3000

WILLIAMS VENICE’S COMET

WILLIAM CLARKE LIVESTOCK LTD

G R MORTON

North West

2100

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

OVERHILL DATA 12

CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER NON 4

N & N GWYNNE

NOT SOLD

HEATHBROW TRISTAR

HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 47TH

WILLIAM CLARKE LIVESTOCK LTD

BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12

SCOTLAND HILL TITBIT CRUMBS

CLONAGH DANCING T

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OVERALL CHAMPION & MALE CHAMPION

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CHESTERMANN GERAINT

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION & FEMALE CHAMPION

225

WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND

RESERVE MALE CHAMPION

202

SCOTLAND HILL GOLDIE 15

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION

226

WILLIAMS COMET’S GRETEL-T

TOP PRICE BULLS

SCOTLAND HILL GOLDIE 15

BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12

G ELLWOOD & SON

North West

3000

BURGHBRIDGE GEORGE 15 WILLIAMS GALAXY-T 15 SWINGLETREE GEORGE 15

HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10 CLONAGH DANCING T KEELDRUM DINO 12

SCOTLAND HILL TITBIT CRUMBS BURGHBRIDGE VICTORIA WILLIAMS LORETTE’S BELLE SWINGLETREE MODESTY

MR THOMAS HILL

210 211 218

MR C J G CLARKE MRS H CLARKE MR J A TALLENTIRE

G RODDAM & PARTNERS WGL SOULSBY & SONS NELSON & QUEST

North West

2600 2200 2000

HEATHBROW TRISTAR CLONAGH DANCING T HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10

HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 47TH WILLIAMS VENICE’S COMET BURGHBRIDGE VICTORIA

MRS H CLARKE MRS H CLARKE MR C J G CLARKE

FRANK GWYNNE G R MORTON G R MORTON

Scotland North West North West

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TOP PRICE FEMALES

225 226 224

WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND WILLIAMS COMET’S GRETEL-T BURGHBRIDGE ROLANDE 10TH

CASTLEWIGG

3600 2100 1800

SCOTLAND HILL GOLDIE 15 – Reserve Male Champion, bred by Mr Thomas Hill, sold for 3,000gns to G Ellwood & Son

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SALES REPORTS BURGHBRIDGE GEORGE 15 - 2nd Top Price bull, bred by Mr C J G Clarke, sold for 2,600gns to G Roddam & Partners

CHESTERMANN GERAINT - Overall & Male Champion, bred by N & N Gwynne, NOT SOLD

WILLIAMS COMET’S GRETEL – T – Reserve Female Champion & 2nd Top Price, bred by William Clarke Livestock Ltd, sold for 2,100gns to G R Morton

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WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND - Reserve Overall & Female Champion, selling at 3,600gns, bred by William Clarke Livestock Ltd, sold to Mr Frank Gwynne (Castlewigg)


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Thanks to Our 2016 Judges

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Annual Spring Show and Sale of Bulls and Sale of Females, also Show for ‘Leading Ladies’ (entries close Friday 17th March)

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Official Auctioneers to The British Simmental Cattle Society Stirling Agricultural Centre Stirling Bull Sales Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 19-21 February 2017 Official May Sale of Pedigree Bulls and Females Monday 1 May 2017 Sale of Pedigree Simmental Females Saturday 11 September 2017 Stirling Bull Sales Monday & Tuesday 23-24 October 2017 Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN Tel 01786 473055 email stirling@uagroup.co.uk

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Suggested Names For 2017

BULLS NAMES BEGINNING WITH I Ice

Impact

Ibstock

Idaho

Impossible

Icelandic

Iceman

Inmate

Innoko

Isaac

Inspector

Ice-T

Ivor

Ian

Inca

Indianna

Ivanhoe

Infamous

Innes

Iggy

Inquisitive

Ivan

Innes

Invincible

Inglebert

Imran

Ironclad

Innocent

Isar

Ichabod

Irvine

Ignaz

Ibrahimovic

Irwin

Isidore

Igor

Iggypop

Iglo

Isaiah

Icebreaker

Iwan

Ioann

Idol

Imo

Iago

Ideal

Infinity

Idris

Ignite

Iceberg

Ivor

Ironman

Icon

Iwan

Itchy

Ignatius

Iserda

Idyll

Iguana

Ike

FEMALES

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Irma

Ireland

Inge

Isabelle

Iesha

Ingunn

Ivy

Iceskater

Isa

Iona

Icing

Ivanka

Ingrid

Icicle

Immie

Izzie

Indigo

Ilithyia

Imogen

Ivana

Ilia

Irene

Ilyssa

Ife

Ivory

Impulse

Iman

Ida

Iridessa

Iolana

India

Isla

Iolanda

Imagine

Isolde

Isadora

Intelligent

Ines

Ikara

Iris

Ina

Illi

Ilsa

Iolanthe

Irlande

Imelda

Indira

Irla

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All Garments Are Supplied With The Simmental Logo Or Syma Logo Embroidered On The LeftBreast HERD NAME PREFIX PLEASE ADD £3.50

JACKETS

Regatta Thor 111 Long Sleeved Zipped Fleece

Russell Performance Softshell Jacket

Regatta Defender 3 in 1 Jacket

Mens Urban Cheltenham Diamond Jacket

Colours: black/red/navy/royal blue Sizes: XS to 4XL (unisex) £26.00

Colours: Navy/Red/Black Sizes: XS to 4XL (unisex) £44.00

Colours: Black/navy/royal blue Sizes: S to 3XL (ladyfit available) £75.00

Colours: Navy/Black Sizes: XS to 3XL £35.00

Ladies Padded (like down) Jacket

Result Ultra Quilted Gilet

Colours: Navy/Black Sizes: XS to XL £40.00

Colours: Red/Navy/Black Sizes: XS to 3XL (unisex) £34.00

TIES

CAPS

WOOLEN HATS

Colours: Navy/green/ Burgundy £14.00

Colours: Navy/Red Peak Forest Green/ Beige Peak One Size adjustable £12.00

Colours: Navy/Black/ Red/Royal Blue/Bottle Green One Size £12.00

SHIRTS / POLOS

Oxford Shirts

Screen Stars Basic Polo Shirt

Henbury Classic Polo Shirt

Available in long sleeve or short sleeve. Colours: white/silver/pale blue Sizes: Collars 14” to 22” Lady-fit: White/Pale Blue in Sizes: 8 to 20 £25.00

Colours: White/Navy/Black/Forest Green/Red/Royal Blue Sizes: S to 3XL (unisex)

Colours: any colour Sizes: XS to 2XL Lady-fit: 10 to18 £23.00

£15.00

Front Row Long Sleeve Rugby Shirts Colours: Navy/Bottle Green/Royal Blue/Purple/Red. Ladies fit Colours: Navy/Hot Pink/Red. Sizes: S to 2XL. Lady-fit: S to 4XL

£28.00

CASUAL TOPS

SIZE GUIDE Advice: Lady-fit sizes are tapered at the waist and shorter in the length to unisex. Lady-fit Sizes: S - 10, M - 12, L - 14, XL - 16, 2XL - 18 , 3XL - 20 , 4XL - 22 Men’s/Unisex Sizes: XS - 34”, S - 36”, M - 38/40”, L - 42”, XL - 44/46”, 2XL - 48” 3XL—50/52” 4XL—54” Some colours are not available in 4XL

AWD Varsity Zipped Hoodie

AWD Varsity Hoodie

Colours: Navy with Red lining and zip, Kelly Green with White lining and zip, Red with Black lining and zip Sizes: S to 2XL (unisex) £29.00

Colours: Navy with Red lining Kelly Green with White lining Bottle Green with Red lining Sizes: S to 2XL (unisex) £25.00

For orders please contact the Society on: 02476 696513 or information@britishsimmental.co.uk www.britishsimmental.co.uk

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SIMMENTAL PROMOTIONAL GOODS 2017


Cattle Semen for Private Sale from Society Members

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SIRE

H.BK NO

VENDOR OF SEMEN

CONTACT DETAILS

Atlow Dixon

M082827

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Auchorachan Wizard

M072755

MR J WILSON

028 30263342 / 028 40631863

Auroch Ace

I000891

MR G W SMITH

01561 320555

Banwy Wonderboy

M073205

M/S JH & VG WOOD

01254 878971 / 07813063431

Beeches Kestrel

M053174

MR G W SMITH

01561 320555

Bel Dhu Capercaillie

M079624

MR J GREEN

01343 870387

Blackford Falcon

M042486

MR J H EDE

01538 723283

Blackford Hawk

M047965

MR R H WIDDICOMBE

01803 732277 / susan.widdicombe@btconnect.com

Blackford Rory

M012204

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

01242 680609

Blackford Worzel

M072312

MR C HOULDEY

07703 488277

Cairnview Snazzy

M066099

W H ROBSON & SONS

028 93340304 / 07968814180

Camus Brandy

M029502

MR J WILSON

07517 461408 / 028 40631863

Castlegale Titan

I000670

MR & MRS L MOFFAT

01368 840270

Celtic Bryan

I000926

M/S G D KEY & SONS

01508 528821 / 07843277218

Chegwidden Alfie

M073024

MRS V HALL

07831834013

Chestermann Varney

M070859

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Clonagh Tiger Gallant

I000656

D & R DURNO & SONS

07718467868

Corrick Kentucky Kid

M054467

P CLEMENTS & PARTNERS

01359 251233

Corrick Major

M058268

M/S JH & VG WOOD

01254 878971 / 07813063431

Corskie Proton

M062160

MR WILLIAM YOUNG

07779149765 / willieyung@hotmail.co.uk

Craighill Laser

M055418

MR G W SMITH

01561 320555

Curaheen Bandit

I000966

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Curaheen Cochise

I001126

JUDITH COCKERILL

01295 690274 / 07979 404388

Curaheen Vobster

I000776

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Darsham Playboy (Avail. Export)

M061211

P CLEMENTS & PARTNERS

01359 251233

Dermotstown Delboy

S002885

J L & C J WEATHERUP

07875 728826

Dinton Nautical

M058805

GENUS

01270 616616

Dirnanean Bradley

M076366

MR J GREEN

01343 870387

Drumlone Anchor

M074121

MR WE & KM NELSON /MR LA RICHARDSON

028 67751625 / 07764895100 /07855 436203

Drumsleed Kelso

M054165

M/S N & A HUNTER

01207 580040

Glebefarm Future

M044049

M/S JH & VG WOOD

01254 878971 / 07813063431

Grangewood Baron

M077594

MR & MRS M WARD & SONS

01555 840497 / 07734 701225

Heathbrow Tristar

M067265

MRS HAYLEY CLARKE

07799 693582

Heywood Regal

M011879

C H EVANS & SON

01926 484230

Hirwaun Rooney

M064400

MR A DAVIES

07866 282766

Keeldrum Clio

M079129

GENUS

01270 616616

Kilbride Farm Comber

M078617

M/S JH & VG WOOD

01254 878971 / 07813063431

Kilbride Farm Delboy

M082204

MR R J BOYD

02825 820070 / 07799 346784

Kilbride Farm Escalop 13

M084884

W H ROBSON & SONS

028 93340304 / 07968 814180

Kilbride Farm Foreman

M087311

MR C HOULDEY

07703 488277

Langmose Triton (P)

I000380

JUDITH COCKERILL

01295 690274 / 07979404388

Mendick Butch

M076345

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

01242 680609

Milnafua Graduate

M045753

W H ROBSON & SONS

028 93340304 / 07968 814180

Omorga Baldwin

M076745

AI SERVICES (ROBIN BOYD)

028 90833123

Pasturefields Turbo Tommy (P)

S002445

C H EVANS & SON

01926 484230

Popes Laird

M055700

MR J GREEN

01343 870387

Popes Tonka

M067180

MR WILLIAM YOUNG

07779149765 / willieyung@hotmail.co.uk

Promi (PP)

I001148

MR & MRS L MOFFAT

01368 840270

Ranfurly Confederate C24

M080428

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Shanehill Victor

M070321

MR C HOULDEY

07703 488277

Sowenna Aristocrat 09

M074129

MR WILLIAM YOUNG

07779149765 / willieyung@hotmail.co.uk

Skerrington Legacy

M056019

MR WILLIAM YOUNG

07779149765 / willieyung@hotmail.co.uk

Sneumgaard Imperator (PP)

I001191

W H ROBSON & SONS

028 93340304 / 07968 814180

Starline Klassik

M054547

R H WIDDICOMBE

01803 732277 / susan.widdicombe@btconnect.com

Sterling Cotswold 11

S002721

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

01242 680609

Sterling Flint

S001774

P CLEMENTS & PARTNERS

01359 251233

Sterling Viking 2nd

M069308

BODDINGTON ESTATES LTD

01242 680609

Tiset Darwin

I000865

JUDITH COCKERILL

01295 690274 / 07979 404388

Vingegard Texas (P)

I000379

JUDITH COCKERILL

01295 690274 / 07979 404388

Woodhall Walker

M071251

MR W S STRONACH

01542 870644 / 07779782777

Wroxall Cocker-Leeky-Soup (PP)

M080195

C H EVANS & SON

01926 484230

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SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

Pedigree Registration Levy Scheme Bulls registered under the Pedigree Registration Levy Scheme are listed below. Members should note that the pedigree registration levy is additional to the purchase of semen and payment must be made to the Society at the time of registration either by direct debit for Telreg/online, or by cheque for paper registrations. Owners of the Levy Rights receive payment on a quarterly basis from the Society. ANIMALS NAME/ HERD NO

LEVY OWNER NAME, PHONE, FAX & EMAIL

LEVY FEE (EX VAT)

VAT

TOTAL

Auchorachan Wizard (M072755)

Mr J Wilson Tel: 028 302 63342/61938 Fax: 028 302 67919 Tel No2: 028 406 31863

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Banwy Wonderboy (M073205)

M/S J H & V G Wood Tel: 01254 878971 Mobile: 07813 063431 Email: vgwood@tiscali. co.uk

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Bel Dhu Capercaillie (M079624)

Mr J Green Tel : 01343 870211 Email : iain@wjjgreen.co.uk

£80.00

£16.00

£96.00

Blackford Falcon (M042486)

Mr J H Ede Tel: 01538 723283 Email: folesimmentals@btinternet.com

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Blackford Rory (M012204)

Boddington Estates Ltd Tel: 01242 680609 Fax: 01242 680998 Email: manager@ sterlingsimmentals.co.uk

£22.00

£4.40

£26.40

Camus Brandy (M029502)

Mr J Wilson Tel: 028 302 63342/61938 Fax: 028 302 67919 Tel-Number 2: 028 406 31863

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Carnkern Titan (M015902)

William Jones & Son Tel: 028 944 32069

£45.00

£9.00

£54.00

Celtic Bryan (I000926)

M/S G D Key & Sons Tel: 01508 528821 Mobile: 07843 277218

£25.00

£5.00

£30.00

Clonagh Tiger Gallant (I000656)

D & R Durno & Sons Tel: 01807 590213

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Corrick Kentucky Kid (M054467)

P Clements & Partners Tel: 01359 251233 Fax: 01359 251233 Mobile: 07770 773752

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Darsham Haddon (ET) (S002117)

P Clements & Partners Tel: 01359 251233 Fax: 01359 251233 Mobile: 07770 773752

£20.00

£4.00

£24.00

Darsham Playboy (M061211)

P Clements & Partners Tel: 01359 251233 Fax: 01359 251233 Mobile: 07770 773752

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Derrycallaghan Ernest (M085601)

Mr M A Barlow Tel: 01772 601403 Mobile: 07921 674041

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Dirnanean Bradley (M076366)

Mr J Green Tel : 01343 870211 Email : iain@wjjgreen.co.uk

£80.00

£16.00

£96.00

Dirnanean Nugget (M008567)

Moncur Pedigree Herds Tel: 01828 686261 Fax: 01828 686400 Email: russell@taypack. com

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Drumlone Anchor (M074121)

Mr L A Richardson Tel: 07855 436203 Mr W E & K & M Nelson Tel: 07764895100 (Keith) Email: keithnelson39@tiscali.co.uk

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Falondene Cincinnati (M079495)

Cogent Breeding Ltd Tel: 01244 622000

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Grangewood Baron (M077594)

Mr & Mrs Ward & Sons Tel: 01555 840497 Email:jward@wardplant.com

£25.00

£5.00

£30.00

Heathbrow Tristar (M067265)

Mrs Hayley Clarke Tel: 07799 693582 Email: info@williamslivestock.com

£33.33

£6.67

£40.00

Heywood Andrew (ET) (S001297)

Mr C J G Clarke Tel: 01473 890287

£25.00

£5.00

£30.00

Kilbride Farm Comber (M078617)

M/S J H & V G Wood Tel: 01254 878971 Mobile: 07813 063431 Email: vgwood@tiscali. co.uk

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Kilbride Farm Escalop (M084884)

W H Robson & Sons Tel: 028 933 40304 or 07968 814180 Fax: 028 933 49486 Email: robsons31@btinternet.com

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Kilbride Farm Glenhead (M089513)

Mr R J Boyd Tel: 028 25820070 Mobile: 07799 346784

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Kilbride Farm Newry (M059151)

W H Robson & Sons Tel: 028 933 40304 or 07968 814180 Fax: 028 933 49486 Email: robsons31@btinternet.com

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Kilbride Farm Delboy (M082204)

Mr R J Boyd Tel:028 25820070 Mobile: 07799346784

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Losning Iver (P) I001195

Cogent Breeding Ltd Tel: 01244 622000

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Mendick Butch (M076345)

Boddington Estates Ltd Tel: 01242 680609 Fax: 01242 680998 Email: manager@ sterlingsimmentals.co.uk

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Omorga Baldwin (M076745)

AI Services (NI) Ltd Tel: 02890 833123

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Omorga Prince (M060676)

J L & C J Weatherup Tel: 028 933 40971 Mobile: 07875 728826

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Popes Barclay (M078191)

Cogent Breeding Ltd Tel: 01244 622000

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Popes Grandslam (M090828)

Cogent Breeding Ltd Tel: 01244 622000

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Popes Laird (M055700)

Mr J Green Tel: 01343 870211 Email: iain@wjjgreen.co.uk

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Skerrington Franklyn (M086236)

A J & S D Heath Tel: 01952 541374 Mobile: 07971 814082

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Starline Klassik (M054547)

R H Widdicombe Tel: 01803 732277 Fax: 01803 732277 Email: susan.widdicombe@btconnect.com

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Sterling Cotswold 11 (S002721)

Boddington Estates Ltd Tel: 01242 680609 Fax: 01242 680998 Email: manager@ sterlingsimmentals.co.uk

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Sterling Flint (M042435)

P Clements & Partners Tel: 01359 251233 Fax: 01359 251233 Mobile: 07770 773752

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

Sterling Viking 2nd (M069308)

Boddington Estates Ltd Tel: 01242 680609 Fax: 01242 680998 Email: manager@ sterlingsimmentals.co.uk

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Woodhall Ferrari (M086256)

Cogent Breeding Ltd Tel: 01244 622000

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Wroxall Cocker-Leeky-Soup (M080195)

C & H Evans & Son Tel: 01926 484230

£40.00

£8.00

£48.00

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SCHEDULE OF FEES Due to the Society’s Charitable status the Membership Subscription fees are not subject to VAT on the full amount and therefore the proportional breakdown has been clearly stated. MEMBERSHIP

FEE £

VAT AT 20%

TOTAL

Initial Joining Fee & Prefix Registration

£44.68

£8.94

£53.62

Full Annual proportioned £24.68 zero rated VAT

£24.68

£0.00

£24.68

Full Annual proportioned £35.00 plus VAT @ 20% for DD Members

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Full Annual Subscription Total is split into Vatable and Non Vatable totals

£66.68 Full Annual proportioned £40.00 plus VAT @ 20% Non DD Members

£40.00

£8.00

Full Annual proportioned £24.68 zero rated VAT

£24.68

£0.00

£48.00 £24.68

£72.68

Life Membership Total is £546.58 & is split into Vatable & Non Vatable Totals ( Joining Fee & Prefix Registration included ) Life Membership proportioned £23.10 plus VAT @ 20%

£23.10

£4.62

£27.72

Life Membership proportioned £518.86 zero rated for VAT

£518.86

£0.00

£518.86

£546.58

Associate Membership proportioned £6.34 plus VAT @ 20% for DD Members

£6.34

£1.27

£7.61

Associate Membership proportioned £24.68 zero rated for VAT

£24.68

£0.00

£24.68

£32.29

Associate Membership proportioned 11.34 plus VAT @ 20% for Non DD Members

£11.34

£2.27

£13.61

Associate Membership proportioned £24.68 zero rated for VAT

£24.68

£0.00

£24.68

Overseas ( including Republic of Ireland ) Zero rated for VAT

£33.60

£0.00

£33.60

Initial Joining fee & Prefix Registration

£10.72

£2.14

£12.86

Annual Subscription ( Zero rated for VAT )

£21.00

£0.00

£21.00

£33.86

£5.25

£0.00

£5.25

Associate Membership Total is split into Vatable & Non Vatable Totals

£38.29 REGISTERING YOUNG MEMBERSHIP ( Max age limit 25yrs )

NON REGISTERING YOUNG MEMBERS ( Max age limit 25yrs ) Annual Subscription

Young Life Membership Total is £378.58 & is split into Vatable & Non Vatable Totals ( Joining Fee & Prefix Registration included ) Young Life Membership proportioned £23.10 plus VAT @ 20%

£23.10

£4.62

£27.72

Life Membership proportioned £350.86 zero rated for VAT

£350.86

£0.00

£350.86

£378.58

Register within 27 days of birth - Paper

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Register within 27 days of birth - Tel-Reg

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Register within 27 days of birth- On-line

£26.00

£5.20

£31.20

Birth Notify within 27 days of birth - Paper / Tel-Reg / On-line

£8.00

£1.60

£9.60

Register up to 12 months Paper / Tel-Reg / On-line ( previously notified )

£55.51

£11.10

£65.41

Register Over 12 months previously birth notified ( please see below for conditions )

£250.00

£50.00

£300.00

Register Over 12 months not previously birth notified ( please see below for conditions )

£400.00

£80.00

£480.00

Embryo Registration On Paper

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Embryo Registration By Tel-Reg

£30.00

£6.00

£36.00

Embryo Registration On-line

£26.00

£5.20

£31.20

Graded Registrations On Paper

£22.89

£4.58

£27.47

Graded Registrations by Tel-Reg ( Cannot be processed on-line )

£17.53

£3.51

£21.04

Performance Recording Records / Steers

£1.05

£0.21

£1.26

REGISTRATIONS

Birth Notification can ONLY be processed 27 days from the date of birth, no late Birth Notifications will be accepted. Calves born dead should be notified free of charge. Calves sired by a breed other than Simmental should be notified as peformance only at the rate of £1.26. We encourage all performance recording members to record all births but please note that performance only records CANNOT be taken up to full registration at any time. Freemartins should be Birth Notified within 27 days of birth and must be registered within 12-36 months maximum. Please contact the BSCS for further information.

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£5.00

£1.00

£6.00

DNA Typing kit per animal

£23.10

£4.62

£27.72

Polled DNA test

£20.00

£4.00

£24.00

Freemartin DNA Test

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Embryo Flush Form (ET1) price per form

£10.00

£2.00

£12.00

Imported Embryo Fee

£50.00

£10.00

£60.00

Importation ( Including Republic of Ireland ) to be entered into the British Simmental Herdbook

£50.00

£10.00

£60.00

CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP ( Payable by Purchaser ) Sale / Private

Purebred

£16.53

£3.31

£19.84

Graded

£5.36

£1.07

£6.43

Bull used from a Non Member ( Commercial Man ) ( including semen purposes )

£16.53

£3.31

£19.84

Exportation Certificate ( Embryo Purposes )

£10.00

£2.00

£12.00

Exportation Certificate ( Live Animal Purposes )

£18.50

£3.70

£22.20

UPGRADING ( Grade inspection of animal on farm )

Price on Application

ROYALTY SIRE

Registration of Levy Sire

£273.00

£54.60

£327.60

Annual Fee to Maintain Levy ( The Annual Levy Fee is invoiced from 1st January following £54.96 the year of Registration )

£10.99

£65.95

Administration Fee ( per Levy Registration )

SIMMENTAL REVIEW 2016

Amended or Replacement Pedigree Certificate

* Transfer of Ownership form/s must be completed for privately sold animals *

10%

LATE REGISTRATION MATRIX • The following pricing matrix and late penalties will apply to all members who are registering calves under these circumstances. • Calves not registered within the 27 days after date of birth are subject to the fee schedule below. • Cattle may be registered after 12 months of age, subject to proven DNA parentage testing. • Please note the fee that is quoted includes the parentage test for the calf only. The DNA typing of the Sire and Dam is £27.72 ( inc VAT, per animal ), if not already on file • Please contact the Registration Department to process any registrations over twelve months of age as this cannot be processed on-line. 1-3 Months

4-6 Months

7-9 Months

10-12 Months

Registrations that are received after 27 days of birth will then fall into the pricing matrix for late fees

Birth Notification fee £9.60 plus the 12 month registration fee of £65.41

Birth Notification fee £9.60 plus the 12 month registration fee of £65.41 plus late penalty fee of £18.90 ( £15.75 + VAT )

Birth Notification fee of £9.60 plus the 12 month registration fee of £65.41 plus late penalty fee of £37.80 ( £31.50 + VAT)

TOTAL

TOTAL

TOTAL

TOTAL

£19.03 will be added to the cost of Registration

£75.01

£93.91

£112.81

Over 12 Months Previously Birth Notified

Over 12 Months NOT Previously Birth Notified

£250 + VAT = £300

£400 + VAT = £480

This includes the cost of the DNA test for the calf. Sire & Dam tests are not included and are £23.10 + VAT each if the profile is not already on our file.

This includes the cost of the DNA test for the calf. Sire & Dam tests are not included and are £23.10 + VAT each if the profile is not already on our file.

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PREFIX

ISFC

Mr R Forde

Mullyknock

115

Atlow

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