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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2014 Region 4 meeting; EBLEX award; Race 4 Life Polled competitions; Waitrose scheme; PGI status Poll Group farm walk; National Show Malthouse Sale

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International Youth Ambassador Next Generation w/e; breed development Weight trends; diary Cattle for sale Booking forms; and finally

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Dear Member It is sad to report the passing of Mr Pat Watson from Everton, Sandy, Bedfordshire. Pat and Shirley joined the Society in 1991 and have been very loyal supporters of the breed, enjoying many years of breeding their Burford herd. Our sincere condolences are conveyed to Shirley and her family. On a happier note the Devon Farm Business awards were made at the Devon County Show, and David Camp from Harberton, Totnes, Devon was the very worthy winner of ‘Best Young Farmer’. David with his wife Helen (Secretary of the South Devon Cattle Breeders Club) runs the Gerston herd of pedigree South Devons. Congratulations also go to Miss Cherisse Rowe, daughter of Richard & Helen (Tregondale), who won her age group section of the Young Leader 1


Competition at the Royal Cornwall Show, and to Oliver Laity who also did well. There will be a dispersal of the BEALS herd on Tuesday 24th June at Liskeard, Cornwall, comprising 33 cows with calves, 2 in-calf cows and 1 in-calf heifer, and 2 bulls. Catalogues will be available shortly upon request from Kivells and also on-line. The dispersal of the Malthouse herd in Norwich was a great success, with prices where they should be for good quality well-bred cattle, and many new buyers both local and from further afield. We wish the Salmon family well for the future and hope to see more South Devon herds establishing as a result of the Sale. A report is inside. The Show season is well underway, and results so far are given inside. It was a great achievement to scoop the Interbreed Supreme Championship at the Royal Bath & West for Mells Park with their five year old home-bred bull Bertie, shown by Johnny Ward. The National Show is not far off now, and more information about arrangements is inside. Please would you help with making your bookings for the various events as soon as you can. This includes encouraging any youngsters (home-bred or otherwise!) who would be candidates for the Young Handler Competition – we need lots of entrants please to make this a good spectacle, and there are sections for 11-15 and 16-25 year olds. Beef Expo at Hexham was a big success, with lots of interest on the stand and in the demonstration cattle. Richard & Judy Fountaine took the Native Championship with their South Devon heifer Cross Tree Sheila; and we received the Best Breed Society Stand award. A good start to the summer season! With best wishes,

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REGION 4 ANNUAL MEETING & FARM WALK The Annual Meeting and Farm Walk of Region 4 will take place on Tuesday 24th June, beginning at 11.30, by very kind invitation of Robert & Sophie Whitcombe, Berry Grove Farm, Hawkley Road, Liss, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU33 6JP. The Meeting itself will be at a local pub where refreshments will be available. All regional members and any other members from outside the area are welcome to attend. Please would you let either Robert Whitcombe (01730 895119) or Chris Page (01295 750237) know if you are coming.

EBLEX IMPROVED HERD AWARDS 2014 Congratulations to Robert & Sophie Whitcombe whose Hawkley herd has won this year’s annual award made to English producers by EBLEX Better Returns Programme, based on Breedplan recording data indicating herds which have made the greatest genetic improvement over the past twelve months. Second and third respectively, are Edward Hawkins (Cutsey herd), and Charles Phillips (Macaroni herd). Well done to all three!

RACE FOR LIFE It’s that time of year when we look for support to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Several thousands of pounds have been sponsored since the South Devon team (aptly named the South Devon Moos) have been taking part in the Race for Life and we are very grateful to all members who have supported us. The Race takes place this year at Westpoint on Sunday 27th July, and Liz, myself, and my daughter Emily, will be taking part. Those of you who saw me on crutches at the Royal Cornwall – please have faith, I will be participating! If you would like to sponsor us please send your donation into the office and let us know if you can Gift Aid it. Alternatively you can donate on-line using this link: http://www.justgiving.com/south-devon-moos 3


COUNCIL RULING ON POLLED COMPETITIONS If you are bringing cattle to a show and wish to enter any polled competition there, please would you note Council’s ruling: To be eligible for polled competitions cattle must be visibly clean polled, ie not scurred, irrespective of any DNA result pertaining.

BEEF FOR WAITROSE SW SCHEME We have been asked by Andrew Johns, South Devon finisher for Dovecote Park to say that he is looking for more suppliers of South Devon stores (must be born and bred in the South West – Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire). He can be reached on 07970 973575 or 01626 873391, or by e-mail at andrew@rdjohns.co.uk

WEST COUNTRY BEEF & LAMB PGI STATUS The launch of the new PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) Status for West Country Beef & Lamb was made at the Royal Cornwall Show, and is now being pushed by the NBA and the NFU, as well as by Meat South West to be taken up by the major retailers. There will be an EBLEX meeting to find out more on Tuesday 1st July at Padbrook Park Hotel, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RU, beginning at 6 pm, and if you would like to go please book your place by e-mailing selma.todd@eblex.ahdb.org.uk, or by calling Selma Todd on 0870 608 6610. A second meeting will be held in Somerset on Thursday 3rd July at Frogmary Green Farm, West St, South Petherton, TA13 5DJ. With the beef market as it currently is, any opportunity to maximise value and to publicise the eating quality of our breed is welcome, wherever you may be in the country. To qualify animals must be born and reared in the West Country, and to have been fed a largely forage based diet.

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POLL GROUP FARM WALK There will be a Farm Walk and Poll Group meeting by very kind invitation of Alan and Elizabeth Bartley on Monday 23rd June, at Weekes Farm, Mutterton, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RN, beginning at 2 pm. If you would like to come please would you let the office know as soon as possible for catering purposes.

NATIONAL SHOW 2014 The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, 8th-10th July We are most grateful to all our sponsors (as of today’s date) of the National Show whose support enables us to stage this event:

Carter Jonas LLP; CCM Auctions Kenneth Easby LLP; Ripon Farm Services Ltd Active Business Partnerships Mole Valley Farmers; Harrison & Hetherington Kivells; Acstede Design Cundalls; Rumenco Ltd & Nettex Harbro Ltd; Ritchey Ltd Towergate Farm Insurance; Animax Bishopton Veterinary Group SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme HiHealth Herdcare; Laity Farms Sam Turners; Mr R C Shinner ABP Food Group COMPETITIONS Please bring your Best Biscuit or Best Tray Bake entries to the marquee by Tuesday morning for judging. (Any additional baking would be welcome, I am sure, by visitors to the marquee!) 5


There will be two classes for Best Photograph – either ‘At Show’ or ‘On Farm’, and this competition is open to all ages. Please post your A6 size only prints to Debbie in good time before the show. Judging of the Best Dressed competitions with separate classes for ladies and gentlemen will be happening throughout the show, but you don’t need to be in your finery for the duration – unless you want to! The Tidy Lines competition will be judged by our two Society Stewards – Sir John Bell and Mr Mike Powley. The Young Handler Competition sponsored by Towergate Farm Insurance will, for the first time, have a section for 11-15 year olds, as well as 16-25 year olds (age on 9th July). Please would you use the entry form at the back of this newsletter – closing date 2nd July. The competition takes place on Wednesday afternoon, and the awards will be made after judging has finished. Please note that if insufficient numbers (min 6) for the older age group this section will not go ahead. FARM WALK On Monday evening there’s the opportunity to relax and get into the Yorkshire swing with a visit to Mike & Tom Powley’s beef herd at Green Hammerton near York. It is a short way from the showground and there will be a coach leaving the showground at 5 pm prompt, to return by 9 pm. As well as looking at the South Devon and South Devon cross cattle, there will be a barbecue sponsored by ABP. Please use the booking form at the back of the newsletter. AWARDS DINNER The Awards Dinner will be held in the Members Pavilion on Tuesday evening, and the South Devon beef has been sourced from Robin Smyth (Sunderlandwick) and is now maturing. It will be a 2-course carvery dinner with a choice of two desserts, followed by coffee, and the price is approximately £17.50 per head. Awards from the judging will be made after dinner. Bookings must be made in advance please. WEDNESDAY SUPPER After all the showing and judging activities end on Wednesday there will be a hot pork roll and drink on offer in the marquee at 7pm. The food is being prepared by a local farm shop so the quality will be good! A charge of £5 per person will be made, and Bob Bostelmann will be the money collector. Please use the booking form if you’d like to come. 6


OFFERS OF HELP If anyone would like to lend a hand in the marquee for an hour or so, there will be a rota where you can add your name, and we would be most grateful! PHOTOGRAPHER We have a professional photographer who will be taking the main championships pictures, but he will also be busy with other breeds so please let us have copies of any of your own photographs if you’re willing to share. Thank you.

DISPERSAL OF THE MALTHOUSE HERD The Dispersal of the Malthouse herd on behalf of Clive Salmon was very well supported by breeders and commercial buyers from all over the country, and there was standing room only in the sale ring. Kivells did a great job of the Sale, with plenty of their very efficient team on hand (including new ‘recruit’ Gemma Sell) – and plenty of buyers to take bids from! East Anglia is quickly becoming an area of solid expansion for the breed. The cattle looked strong, and the calves really showed off their potential and the productiveness of their dams. The top priced cow was Chipden Garganey 1 with heifer calf who sold to G Von Opel, Newbury, Berks for 2700 gns; top priced two-year old heifer was Malthouse Coral 9 who sold to J Wharton, Alby, Lincs for 2450 gns; top priced yearling heifer was Malthouse Countess 3 who sold to Heath Farms, Witton, Norfolk for 1750 gns; and top priced bull was Woodbastwick Habana who sold to N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk for 4600 gns. Reports about how well the sale went, and how some buyers went home emptyhanded were circulating at Beef Expo later in the week – so good publicity for the breed as well. SALE RESULTS COWS WITH CALVES AT FOOT Name Malthouse Doris 2 & bull calf Malthouse Holly 2 & heifer calf Malthouse Myrtle 9 & heifer calf Welland Valley Primrose 22 & heifer calf Malthouse Mica 5 & heifer calf Chipden Doris 1 & bull calf Malthouse Holly 8 & bull calf

Purchaser N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk C J Page, Banbury, Oxfordshire N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk A Masters, Docking, Norfolk D Cook, Cantley, Norfolk D T Todd Farming, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

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Malthouse Azurite 2 & bull calf Malthouse Holly 3 & bull calf Malthouse Ruby (A) & bull calf Malthouse Butterbox 3 & heifer calf Malthouse Butterbox 2 & bull calf Welland Valley Princess 18 & bull calf Malthouse Mica 2 & heifer calf Z Malthouse Myrtle 11 & bull calf Malthouse Myrtle 6 & bull calf Malthouse Amber 2 (B) & bull calf Z Malthouse Jade 4 & heifer calf Welland Valley Elizabeth 11 & bull calf Welland Valley Wendy 9 & heifer calf Malthouse Coral 4 & bull calf Malthouse Amber 7 & bull calf Malthouse Galena 2 & heifer calf Malthouse Pearl & bull calf Malthouse Jade 2 (B) & bull calf Malthouse Coral 2 (T) & bull calf Chipden Garganey 1 & heifer calf Oxey Countess 25 & bull calf Malthouse Pearl 4 & bull calf Malthouse Daphne 3 & bull calf Malthouse Onyx 4 & bull calf Malthouse Onyx 3 (B) & bull calf Malthouse Coral 1 (T) & bull calf Malthouse Dolomite 1 & bull calf Malthouse Tanzanite 2 (A) & bull calf Malthouse Mica 1 & bull calf Malthouse Jasper 1 & heifer calf Malthouse Holly 11 & bull calf Malthouse Holly 10 & heifer calf AI Albion Scarlet & bull calf Malthouse Opal 2 (B) & bull calf Malthouse Myrtle 10 & heifer calf Malthouse Holly 4 & bull calf Malthouse Coral 3 & heifer calf Malthouse Flame 3 & heifer calf Malthouse Jade 5 (B) & heifer calf Chipden Mayflower 1 & heifer calf Welland Valley Adora 8 (T) & twin calves Malthouse Daphne 2 & heifer calf Malthouse Opal 3 (B) & bull calf Malthouse Holly 9 & heifer calf Malthouse Joyce 4 & heifer calf Malthouse Flame 4 & heifer calf

P T Warne, Saxmundham, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk S R Thulborne, Brandon Creek, Norfolk O A Reynolds, Hawkhurst, Kent S R Thulborne, Brandon Creek, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk G Von Opel, Newbury, Berkshire S Keeler, Hardley, Norwich, Norfolk D T Todd Farming, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk O A Reynolds, Hawkhurst, Kent Chalk Hill Farm Partners, Wells, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk D T Todd Farming, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire D T Todd Farming, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk S J R P Herwin, Loddon, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk Miss C Hanton, North Burlingham, Norfolk G Von Opel, Newbury, Berkshire P Davis, Foxley, Norfolk Bures Farm Partners, Thetford, Norfolk P David, Foxley, Norfolk C J Page, Banbury, Oxfordshire DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk Miss C Hanton, North Burlingham, Norfolk D T Todd Farming, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire R J Beck, Acle, Norfolk DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk K Southey, Bramfield, Suffolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk O A Reynolds, Hawkhurst, Kent N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk P Davis, Foxley, Norfolk N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk K Southey, Bramfield, Suffolk DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk D Cook, Cantley, Norfolk A Tomson, Diss, Suffolk O A Reynolds, Hawkhurst, Kent DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk D Cook, Cantley, Norfolk Bures Farm Partners, Thetford, Norfolk S Keeler, Hardley, Norfolk

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53 cows & calves, average ÂŁ2,073

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CROSSBRED COWS WITH CALVES AT FOOT Name Purchaser UK221732 100504 & heifer calf P Davis, Foxley, Norfolk UK221732 300758 & heifer calf P Halstead, Wilby, Norfolk UK221732 700761 & heifer calf D O Clements, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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BULLS Name Woodbastwick Habana Z Malthouse Hurricane Malthouse Hawk Malthouse Exile

Gns 4600 4100 3400 2000

3 crossbred cows & calves, average £1,890

Purchaser N McDonald-Doig, Kings Lynn, Norfolk D L Irving, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire A Sell, Basildon, Essex O A Reynolds, Hawkhurst, Kent

4 bulls, average £3,701

HEIFERS BORN IN 2012, RUNNING WITH BULL Name Purchaser Malthouse Ruth Box Farm Partners, Andover, Hampshire Malthouse Primrose G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Pearl 8 J Wharton, Alby, Lincolnshire Malthouse Lapis 4 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Onyx 6 J Wharton, Alby, Lincolnshire Malthouse Mayflower 10 Mr Gladwell, Dennington, Suffolk Malthouse Jade 8 Box Farm Partners, Andover, Hampshire Malthouse Coral 9 J Wharton, Alby, Lincolnshire Malthouse Coral 10 G Von Opel, Newbury, Berkshire Malthouse Downey A Masters, Docking, Norfolk Malthouse Coral 11 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Coral 12 A Masters, Docking, Norfolk Malthouse Coral 13 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Onyx 7 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Opal 5 G Von Opel, Newbury, Berkshire Malthouse Coral 14 Mr Gladwell, Dennington, Suffolk Malthouse Coral 15 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Opal 6 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Coral 16 Miss C Hanton, North Burlingham, Norfolk Z Malthouse Gypsum 6 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Amber 11 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Coral 17 Box Farm Partners, Andover, Hampshire Malthouse Dolomite 4 G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Malthouse Amethyst 4 Box Farm Partners, Andover, Hampshire Malthouse Copper G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk X Malthouse Coral 19 (T) G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk

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HEIFERS BORN IN 2012, NOT RUNNING WITH BULL Name Purchaser X Malthouse Rhinestone R Edwards, Leominster, Herefordshire Malthouse Duchess J Ramsden, Saltash, Cornwall X Malthouse Countess 2 J Ramsden, Saltash, Cornwall Malthouse Lapis 5 D J Rice, Thetford, Norfolk

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26 served heifers born in 2012, average £1700

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Malthouse Pearl 9 Malthouse Coltsfoot 1 (T) X Malthouse Flame 5 (T) Malthouse Flame 6 (T) Malthouse Jade 9 Malthouse Prudence 3

D J Rice, Thetford, Norfolk R M Shaw & R M Miller, Saxlingham, Norfolk Bures Farm Partners, Thetford, Norfolk J Ramsden, Saltash, Cornwall J Ramsden, Saltash, Cornwall DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk

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HEIFERS BORN IN 2013 Name Malthouse Garganey 1 Malthouse Opal 7 Malthouse Duchess 2 Malthouse Pearl 10 Malthouse Lapis 6 Malthouse Butterbox 4 Malthouse Princess 1 Malthouse Emerald 3 Malthouse Dolomite 5 Malthouse Sapphire 4 Malthouse Onyx 8 Malthouse Jasper 6 Malthouse Coral 20 Malthouse Pearl 11 Malthouse Countess 3 Malthouse Coral 21 Malthouse Zephyr 1 Malthouse Jade 10 Malthouse Mica 8 Malthouse Onyx 9 Malthouse Jasper 7 Malthouse Breeze 1

Purchaser A Tomson, Diss, Suffolk R Edwards, Leominster, Herefordshire D J Rice, Thetford, Norfolk DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk Box Farm Partners, Andover, Hampshire R M Shaw & R M Miller, Saxlingham, Norfolk R M Shaw & R M Miller, Saxlingham, Norfolk Heath Farms, Witton, Norfolk Bures Farm Partners, Thetford, Norfolk D Cook, Cantley, Norfolk G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk DNC Farms Ltd, Horsford, Norfolk Miss C Hanton, North Burlingham, Norfolk G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk Heath Farms, Witton, Norfolk G & W T Williams, Felbrigg, Norfolk R Edwards, Leominster, Herefordshire R M Shaw & R M Miller, Saxlingham, Norfolk R Edwards, Leominster, Herefordshire R M Shaw & R M Miller, Saxlingham, Norfolk Miss C Hanton, North Burlingham, Norfolk D Cook, Cantley, Norfolk

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10 maiden heifers born in 2012, average £1643

22 maiden heifers born 2013, average £1360

BEEF EXPO AT HEXHAM The National Beef Association’s annual Beef Expo was held this year at Hexham Livestock Market which was an excellent venue for such an event, with plenty of penning and areas for tradestands and machinery. It was a wet day so no chance of farmers doing any jobs outdoors, and the number of visitors was high. Certainly on our breed stand we had many enquiries and plenty of people to talk to throughout the day. We have received many congratulations for being awarded Best Breed Society stand out of 22 – a very commendable achievement, and we were presented with a cut-glass crystal rose bowl. 10


The stand did look very striking and the cattle told the breeding story from calves to yearling heifers, to cows, young bulls, and senior bull. So thank you to all who helped – especially our cattle providers – Robert Lee with Lumbylaw Halcyon 8; Richard Barron with four yearling heifers (described by one visitor as the best pen of cattle in the whole show); and David Irving with two young bulls – Enterprise Joran and Sampson – and two cows – Enterprise Lucy and Lumbylaw Maple 15, with their calves at foot. Apart from the exhibitors helpers on the stand included Mike Powley and Bill and Suzanne Harper. Our promotional efforts were boosted by Richard & Judy Fountaine’s success in the commercial showing, with Cross Tree Sheila taking native champion. The Fountaines purchased this purebred heifer from Malcolm Perris, and always have an eye on the primestock and commercial showing side of the breed.

SOUTH DEVON CATTLE BREEDERS CLUB SHOW & SALE, EXETER The annual South Devon Cattle Breeders Club Show & Sale was held on 30th May at Exeter Livestock Market. For the first time the bull section was formally inspected by Mr Duncan Findlay, MRCVS before the sale commenced, with a view to raising standards. Judge: Mr Roger Clemens, St Ervan, Wadebridge, Cornwall Bulls 1st D G & M Northey AI IVY WELLINGTON 1 nd 2 D G R & S A Minchington EAST MOORE CLANNON ALEXANDER rd 3 R J & C J Edwards COLCHARTON JASPER 3 Best Cow & Calf 1st D H Hartnell & Son CORNWORTHY COURT DAINTY 41 nd 2 G & J Hocking RUGWELL DAZZLE 12 (B) rd 3 G & J Hocking RUGWELL LAVENDER 4 (A) Best served heifer 1st P W Coaker BITTLEFORD DOROTHY 26 nd 2 P W Coaker BITTLEFORD MEG 15 rd 3 T F Gostling TRAYHILL HONEYSUCKLE Best maiden heifer over 2 years 1st Mrs S A Brooks TORR AVON SALLY 2 2nd Mrs S A Brooks TORR AVON DARKIE 3 11


Best maiden heifer under 2 years 1st S J & S M Ward BESOWSA PRUDENCE 68 nd 2 S J & S M Ward BESOWSA PRUDENCE 67 rd 3 R L & B H Masters LEVATON CAROLINE 4 OVERALL CHAMPION Winner S J & S M Ward

BESOWSA PRUDENCE 68

TOP AND AVERAGE PRICES: Bull R J & C J Edwards

Colcharton Jasper 3

Sydenham Farm Partners, Okehampton

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Cow with calf at foot G & J Hocking Rugwell Dazzle 12 (B)

M H Bulled, Crediton

1500

Served heifer P W Coaker

Bittleford Meg 15

G & C & V D Mitchell, Liskeard

1180

Maiden heifer S J & S M Ward

Besowsa Prudence 68

W & S Walters, Kingsbridge

1400

5 bulls, average £2,425

4 cows with calves, average £1,363

10 served cows/heifers, average £1,032

20 maiden heifers, average £831

MAJOR SHOW RESULTS DEVON COUNTY With much disappointment the Show’s third day was cancelled to the public because of concerns for safety following the churning up of carparks into a mudbath. However, the judging of the commercial classes and Young Handler competitions was completed on the Saturday morning. The Thursday and Friday of the show saw good attendance and a lively show atmosphere, with a higher South Devon turnout following on from the success of last year’s National Show. Judge: Mr Ian Rounsevell, Highgate, Lostwithiel, Cornwall Cow born before 1 January 2011, having had a full time calf on or after 1 Jan 2014 1st R K Rundle KESTLE DAHLIA 60 nd 2 G W & L F Pluess KESTLE BUTTERCUP 124 rd 3 W H D Scott GROVE BUTTERCUP 124 th 4 M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE NINON 50 th 5 R E & P V Hadley KESTLE TULIP 86 12


Cow born before 1 January 2011, warranted in calf, having had a full time calf since the previous Show and before 1 January 2014 1st W H D Scott GROVE WILLOWHERB 49 Heifer born in 2012 1st M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE DEWDROP 117 nd 2 W H D Scott AI GROVE BUTTERCUP 137 rd 3 R E & P V Hadley Z KNIGHTCOTE PEARL 11 th 4 N & E Bunkum TREGARRICK CANDY th 5 Mrs A B Brookes X BECKAVEANS BEACON th 6 Laity Farms (THE Laity) Z POLKINGHORNE LADY BLITZ 37 Heifer born in 2013 1st R K Rundle KESTLE DOROTHY 185 nd 2 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER TULIP 30 rd 3 Mr & Mrs R Clemens PENROSE STONEHEDGING PRIMULA 3 th 4 W H D Scott GROVE CELANDINE 118 th 5 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER BUTTERCUP 31 th 6 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER EMMA 32 Bull born before 1 January 2011 1st R E & P V Hadley KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 nd 2 Laity Farms (THE Laity) Z POLKINGHORNE INDIANA Bull born in 2011 or 2012 1st R K Rundle KESTLE LEO 19 nd 2 N & E Bunkum LANGHAM’S LOUIS 2 rd 3 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER CRUSADER 18 (T) Bull born in 2013 1st N & E Bunkum TREGARRICK DANDYMAN nd 2 W H D Scott GROVE CHARLEMAGNE 71 rd 3 Laity Farms (THE Laity) AI Z POLKINGHORNE INQUEST th 4 R K Rundle KESTLE LEO 20 th 5 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER CRUSADER 26 th 6 G W & L F Pluess TREVOULTER CRUSADER 28 Group of three 1st G W & L F Pluess nd 2 Mr & Mrs R Clemens rd 3 Mrs A B Brookes CHAMPION & SPECIAL PRIZES Best female with calf at foot Winner R K Rundle KESTLE DAHLIA 60 Best group of three females by same sire Winner G W & L F Pluess Reserve Mrs A B Brookes Best young bull on performance and inspection Winner W H D Scott GROVE CHARLEMAGNE 71 Reserve Laity Farms (THE Laity) AI Z POLKINGHORNE INQUEST 13


Best group of three, 1 male, 2 Winner R K Rundle Reserve W H D Scott Best pair, 1 male, 1 female Winner W H D Scott Reserve N & E Bunkum Champion female Winner R K Rundle Reserve W H D Scott Champion male Winner R E & P V Hadley Reserve R K Rundle Breed champion Winner R E & P V Hadley Reserve R K Rundle

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KESTLE DAHLIA 60 GROVE WILLOWHERB 49 KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 KESTLE LEO 19 KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 KESTLE DAHLIA 60

SHROPSHIRE COUNTY Judge: Mr David Camp, Mortlake, London Bull born on or before 31 December 2012 1st J G Williams & Son HOPTON GALAHAD nd 2 R V Hartshorn Z EYTON SUNSHINE 4 Bull born on or after 1 January 2013 1st R W & S M Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS MONTY nd 2 R V Hartshorn X CILGWRRWG Y Cow with calf at foot and/or in calf having had a full term calf since previous Show 1st R V Hartshorn Z CILGWRRWG SAS SIMPLY MOLLY nd 2 J R & E Darlington CANAAN BLUEBELL rd 3 R V Hartshorn Z CILGWRRWG SAS VEE th 4 W H & J M Sandford Z HAUGHTON SAUCY SUE th 5 W H & J M Sandford Z HAUGHTON SAS DAISY 3 Heifer born in 2012 1st J R & E Darlington CANAAN SNOWDROP 2 nd 2 R V Hartshorn CILGWRRWG XANTHIPPE rd 3 R W & S M Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS ERICA 25 th 4 J R & E Darlington CANAAN INDIGO 2 Heifer born in 2013 1st J R & E Darlington CANAAN ROSE nd 2 N & C Read AI BISHOPSWAY YELLOWMAID rd 3 R W & S M Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS SNOWDROP 13 th 4 T M Kent EYTON KETTY 10 th 5 G W Goodwin GLYNDWR MATILDA 14


Best pair from one exhibitor 1st R W & S M Bostelmann nd 2 J R & E Darlington rd 3 R V Hartshorn th 4 R V Hartshorn th 5 W H & J M Sandford CHAMPION AND SPECIAL PRIZES Female champion Winner R V Hartshorn Reserve J R & E Darlington Male champion Winner J G Williams & Son Reserve R W & S M Bostelmann Breed and exhibitor bred champion Winner J G Williams & Son Reserve R V Hartshorn INTERBREED CLASSES Best beef bull under 2 years on show Winner J G Williams & Son Beef recorded Winner R W & S M Bostelmann Reserve R V Hartshorn

Z CILGWRRWG SAS SIMPLY MOLLY CANAAN SNOWDROP 2 HOPTON GALAHAD RUFFORD SAS MONTY HOPTON GALAHAD Z CILGWRRWG SAS SIMPLY MOLLY day HOPTON GALAHAD RUFFORD SAS MONTY X CILGWRRWG Y

ROYAL BATH & WEST The highlight of the Royal Bath & West was Mells Park Bertie winning the Supreme interbreed champion, with the bull in top condition and expertly presented. Winning such an award is a great accolade for the exhibitor and for the breed, and our congratulations are extended to Johnny Ward. Judge: Mr Charles Phillips, Eastleach, Cirencester, Gloucestershire Bull born before 2013 1st Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK BERTIE nd 2 S Bennett TREVOWAH MAXIMUS Bull born in 2013 1st R W Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS MONTY nd 2 Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK FREDDIE Cow or heifer, with calf at foot or certified in-calf, born before 2012 1st R J Dimond KESTLE BUTTERCUP 122 nd 2 Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK DANICA Heifer born in 2012 1st Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK ELINOR nd 2 R W Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS ERICA 25 rd 3 R J Dimond SHEPTON BUTTERCUP 1 15


Heifer born in 2013 1st R W Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS SNOWDROP 13 nd 2 R J Dimond SHEPTON BUTTERCUP 122 rd 3 Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK FLAPDOODLE th 4 Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK FOXGLOVE th 5 S Bennett DILTON VALE AMANDA Group of three 1st Mells Park Trust nd 2 R W Bostelmann Best pair 1st Mells Park Trust nd 2 R W Bostelmann rd 3 R J Dimond CHAMPION AND SPECIAL PRIZES Best heifer Winner Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK ELINOR Best exhibitor bred Winner Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK BERTIE Champion female Winner R J Dimond KESTLE BUTTERCUP 122 Reserve Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK ELINOR Champion male Winner Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK BERTIE Reserve R W Bostelmann RUFFORD SAS MONTY Breed champion Winner Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK BERTIE Reserve R J Dimond KESTLE BUTTERCUP 122 INTERBREED CLASSES Supreme champion Mells Park Trust MELLS PARK BERTIE

SUFFOLK COUNTY A good line of South Devons did the breed proud, and the cold damp weather did not put off visitors at all. HRH Prince Harry visited the Show on the second day, and met Ollie Brewin and Robert Hadley in the cattle lines. I understand he made quite a blunt comment about the bulls’ masculine attributes – which I dare not repeat here! Judge: Mr Lionel Pascoe, Hayle, Cornwall Bull any age 1st Hadley Farms Ltd nd 2 O Brewin rd 3 A & G Sell

KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 NORTH VIEW DOMINATOR SELLSTEAD GALAXY 16


4th I Kendle TREGUDDICK PROGRESSION 17 th 5 A & G Sell SELLSTEAD GUSTO Heifer in calf, born in 2012 1st Hadley Farms Ltd KNIGHTCOTE PEARL 11 nd 2 M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY GEM 25 rd 3 D & L Farr INGLEBERRY MARINKA 2 th 4 M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY GEM 24 Maiden heifer born in 2013 1st G R Fountaine KISLINGBURY ALICE 9 nd 2 M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY DOWNEY 18 rd 3 D & L Farr INGLEBERRY IRIS 2 th 4 Miss C Hanton CHIPDEN LEXI 3 th 5 A & G Sell SELLSTEAD GOLDUST th 6 A & G Sell SELLSTEAD GLEBE Cow with calf at foot who has had a full term calf since 1 June 2013 1st M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY CLAUDIA 9 nd 2 Hadley Farms Ltd KESTLE TULIP 86 rd 3 I Kendle GROVE WILLOWHERB 73 CHAMPION AND SPECIAL PRIZES Best group of three, exhibitor bred Winner A & G Sell Best bull born on or after 1 January 2013 Winner A & G Sell SELLSTEAD GALAXY Reserve A & G Sell SELLSTEAD GUSTO Champion female Winner M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY CLAUDIA 9 Reserve Hadley Farms Ltd KNIGHTCOTE PEARL 11 Champion male Winner Hadley Farms Ltd KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 Reserve O Brewin NORTH VIEW DOMINATOR Breed champion Winner Hadley Farms Ltd KNIGHTCOTE DEMETRIUS 6 Reserve M E & T E Broome WELLAND VALLEY CLAUDIA 9

ROYAL CORNWALL Another very good show at the Royal Cornwall, with a big quality line-up of South Devons. One very special event was the unveiling of the new clock in the cattle sheds dedicated to Hugh Lello. The clock looks down on the South Devon lines, which is most fitting, and Jill was there to witness the ceremony, despite being only just back from hospital with a new hip. HRH The Countess of Wessex paid us a visit in the judging ring and in the marquee, and all who had the pleasure of being introduced to her remarked on her easy and interested manner. The Show is rightly proud to have her as their President. 17


Judge: Mr Richard Ford, Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire Cow born before 1 January 2011, having had a full-time calf on or after 1 January 2014 1st M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE NINON 50 nd 2 R K Rundle KESTLE DAHLIA 60 rd 3 G W J & L F Pluess KESTLE BUTTERCUP 124 th 4 M A & C Sandbach & Son PERLEES CRUMPLE 3 th 5 Highgate Farm Prtnrshp HIGHGATE QUARTZ 137 th 6 W H D Scott GROVE BUTTERCUP 124 Cow born before 1 January 2011 warranted in calf, having had a full-time calf since the previous Show and before 1 January 2014 1st W P & S L Harper Z BEDFORD BIG LILLY 36 Heifer or cow born in 2011 1st W H D Scott GROVE COLUMBINE 11 nd 2 W P & S L Harper Z BEDFORD HILDA Heifer born in 2012 1st W P & S L Harper BEDFORD SUFFRAGETTE nd 2 M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE DEWDROP 117 rd 3 M A & C Sandbach & Son PERLEES CRUMPLE 14 th 4 Mr & Mrs R Clemens PENROSE STONEHEDGING PRIDE 3 th 5 A L Pascoe CARZISE AUDRY 24 th 6 W H D Scott GROVE DAISY 24 Heifer born in 2013 1st W H D Scott GROVE CELANDINE 118 nd 2 R K Rundle KESTLE DOROTHY 185 rd 3 G W J & L F Pluess TREVOULTER BUTTERCUP 31 th 4 Mrs A B Brookes BECKAVEANS BELL 3 th 5 G W J & L F Pluess TREVOULTER TULIP 30 th 6 W P & S L Harper BEDFORD BIG LILLY Bull born before 1 January 2011 1st Laity Farms (THE Laity) Z POLKINGHORNE INDIANA Bull born in 2011 or 2012 1st R K Rundle KESTLE LEO 19 nd 2 A L Pascoe GROVE CLAUDIUS 102 rd 3 Highgate Farm Prtnrshp X HIGHGATE NAPOLEON 1 th 4 N & E Bunkum LANGHAM’S LOUIS 2 Bull born in 2013 1st A L Pascoe CARZISE BENTLEY nd 2 N & E Bunkum TREGARRICK DANDYMAN rd 3 W H D Scott GROVE CHARLEMAGNE 71 th 4 Mr & Mrs R Clemens PENROSE STONEHEDGING NIMROD th 5 G W J & L F Pluess TREVOULTER CRUSADER 26 th 6 M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE DYNAMIC 4 18


Group of three 1st G W J & L F Pluess nd 2 R K Rundle rd 3 W P & S L Harper th 4 Mr & Mrs R Clemens th 5 W H D Scott th 6 Mrs A B Brookes CHAMPION AND SPECIAL AWARDS Best female with calf at foot Winner M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE NINON 50 Reserve R K Rundle KESTLE DAHLIA 60 Best young bull on performance and inspection Winner W H D Scott GROVE CHARLEMAGNE 71 Reserve Laity Farms (THE Laity) Z POLKINGHORNE INQUEST Best group of three by same sire Winner Mr & Mrs R Clemens Reserve G W J & L F Pluess Champion female Winner M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE NINON 50 Reserve W P & S L Harper BEDFORD SUFFRAGETTE Champion male Winner A L Pascoe CARZISE BENTLEY Reserve R K Rundle KESTLE LEO 19 Breed champion and exhibitor-bred champion Winner A L Pascoe CARZISE BENTLEY Reserve M R & R J Rowe TREGONDALE NINON 50

NEW TB CATTLE MOVEMENT CONTROL Partial de-restrictions of holdings suffering a TB breakdown have been allowed in some instances, meaning that separate groups of cattle can be tested clear ahead of the rest of the herd, and thus be traded. As of 1st October 2014 the partial de-restriction of TB-breakdown holdings will no longer be allowed. From that date movement restrictions will apply to all cattle on the holding for the duration of the breakdown. The reason for this, says Defra, is because of evidence that holdings that have been partially de-restricted have a disproportionate number of further TB breakdowns; and also because of the difficulty in ‘policing’ which cattle from that holding may be traded at the time of a breakdown.

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The good news is that AHVLA will continue to approve TB isolation units, provided all conditions are fully met, which allows limited trading. But in future these isolation units will need to be registered as a new CPH (holding), as of 30th September 2014. New CPHs cannot be set up whilst a herd is under restriction.

NEW TB CONSULTATION Another round of Consultation has been announced by Defra, calling for views on the following issues:  A proposal to abolish the current TB pre-movement testing exemption for movements within Sole Occupancy Authorities in annual testing areas  Should cattle keepers be legally required to provide the TB history of their herd when selling stock  Compulsory post-movement testing of cattle (that are not going for slaughter) moved from annual testing areas to TB-4 areas We have made comments on these issues already as a Breed Society, along with many more (such as the need for annual testing in all herds across the whole of England). In brief the pedigree sector has said it already declares some TB history at its sales (such as latest TB test date), but would not be in favour of compulsory risk-based trading (providing TB history which would then be scored in a risk level 1 to 5, heavily penalising any trading, geography, and previous TB problems); but it would strongly support post-movement testing to and from TB-4 areas. You are encouraged to make your own comments in response to this consultation in one of three ways: - Online by completing the questionnaire at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/bovine-tb/proposed-enhancements-to-bovinetb-cattle-control - Email to bTBengage@defra.gsi.gov.uk - Post to Cattle Measures Team Defra, Area 5D, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR

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COMPENSATION FOR BOVINE TB Payable during June 2014 NON PEDIGREE BOVINE Male Age Up to 3 months Over 3 months up to 6 months Over 6 months up to 9 months Over 9 months up to 12 months Over 12 months up to 16 months Over 16 months up to 20 months 20 months and over, non breeding bulls Breeding bulls 20 months and over

Compensation due 227 419

Female Age Up to 3 months Over 3 months up to 6 months Over 6 months up to 9 months Over 9 months up to 12 months Over 12 months up to 16 months Over 16 months up to 20 months 20 months and over, not calved Over 20 months, calved

678 834 919 947 1,036 1,546

Compensation due 176 371 589 719 791 851 936 840

PEDIGREE BOVINE Male Age Up to 6 months 6 months up to 12 months Over 12 months up to 24 months 24 months and over

Compensation due * 1,756

Female Age Up to 6 months 6 months up to 12 months Over 12 months up to 24 months 24 months and over (not calved) Calved over 24 months and up to 36 months Calved 36 months and over

4,591 2,807

Compensation due * 1,321 1,604 1,743 1,419**

1,559

*Compensation to be determined using individual valuation ** Compensation to be determined using previously ascertained market price 21


INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR To represent the Society in Australia, May 2015 A fantastic opportunity arises for a younger member, or relative of a member, aged 17 to 25 to visit Australia in the spring of 2015, which will include attending one of the main events in the Australian beef calendar – Beef Expo at Rockhampton, and the trip will be for a minimum of three and a maximum of four weeks (approx 25th April to 23rd May). The first week will be spent assisting a family who will be preparing cattle for Rockhampton; the second week will be at Beef Expo; and the final week will be spent visiting breeders in South Australia, before departing from Adelaide. Organised and part funded by the World Association and the South Devon Cattle Society of Australia, an Ambassador will be invited from each of our fellow South Devon associations around the world. The selection process will begin very shortly and will, we hope, attract those keen to contribute to discussions about the future development of the breed and its place in the global market for beef, and who will be proud to represent the South Devon Herd Book Society as its Youth Ambassador. The Society will sponsor the selected candidate. To qualify, entrants will need to gain points from: 1 The submission of a written ‘job application’ from each applicant, giving reasons for their suitability as Youth Ambassador and their vision of the future of the breed both nationally and internationally. (1/2 total points), and, 2 Either: entering the David Phillips Memorial Competition which accumulates points from showing at a minimum of two summer shows (ask Caroline for judging forms and more detail) Or: attending the Next Generation Rally Weekend and participating in the various events (1/2 total points) The competition will close on 1st December 2014.

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NEXT GENERATION RALLY WEEKEND 19th-21st September, Chesterton Fields Farm, Leamington Spa By very kind invitation of the Hadley family The Weekend’s activities will be designed to suit younger members and their guests, from 16 to 30 years of old, to include: - discussions on health issues and inspections at Sales - hands-on show inspection - quiz with questions for all - stock judging - pasture management - farm walk - entertainment including a barbecue on the first evening In addition we would encourage families with children to come and join in the fun, and there will be activities for all. During the weekend part of the selection process to find the International Youth Ambassador will run – please see below for more information If you might be interested in attending it is important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we gear the activities to the age-groups.

BREED DEVELOPMENT Irrespective of whether you are Breedplan recording or not, we need your calving information on a regular basis to help with cow fertility records. Please would you therefore let us know alongside your birth notifications:  Service date, if known  Birth weight, if weighed (not ankle measured)  Calving score, if seen It is helpful to have information about all calvings, whether or not resulting in a live purebred calf. Thank you.

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PHENOTYPIC WEIGHT TRENDS Information in the following tables is derived from birth records, and Breedplan recorded weights for the years 2009-2013. WEIGHTS

Birth B H

Year

200-day B* H* S*

400-day B H S

600-day B H S

2009

45.5

42.7

296

270

280

572

424

441

754

531

529

2010

45.2

42.8

305

278

292

556

427

447

725

538

606

2011

45.4

42.5

315

279

298

552

434

448

697

519

577

2012

45.7

42.8

305

283

296

539

420

442

779

550

617

2013

46.3

43.6

311

278

268

562

457

488

n/a

n/a

n/a

* Bull; Heifer; Steer Based on c. 14,000 birth weights; 7,808 200-day weights; 5,628 400-day weights; and 2,580 600-day weights

DIARY June

19th

Executive Committee meeting

23rd

Poll Group Open Day, Mutterton, Cullompton

24th

Region 4 Farm Walk & Annual Meeting, Berry Grove Farm

July

September

24th

Dispersal of the Beals herd of cows, Liskeard

1st

PGI Status meeting, Cullompton

2nd/3rd

Livestock 2014, NEC

8th-10th

NATIONAL SHOW, Great Yorkshire

4th 13th

Judges Seminar World Congress begins, USA

19th-21st Next Generation Rally Weekend 24


October November

4th

World Congress ends

14th

Autumn Show & Sale, Bristol

5th

Skipton Sale

13th

Beef South West, Westpoint, Exeter

CATTLE FOR SALE LIST (available to see on-line, with links to pedigrees) PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU SELL YOUR ANIMALS

BULLS Z Godworthy Excalibur 56 UK360143 300338 Born 27/03/2007 Stretchford Dynamic 6 UK365662 300435 Born 15/11/2007 Woodbastwick Tobias UK220573 300456 Born 03/02/2009 Z Polkinghorne Idol UK380867 600468 Born 11/03/2009 Fell View Slog Dog UK105475 700529 Born 01/04/2009 Goffe Cave Starshooter 2 UK200202 700612 Born 15/04/2009 Tregondale Hector 8 UK383061 101001 Born 02/03/2012 Fell View Ashley 1 UK105475 700760 Born 12/03/2012 Z Chalk Regis Gallant 4 UK343196 100308 Born 17/03/2012 Highgate Zeus 1 UK383244 500671 Born 27/03/2012 Welland Valley Colonel UK201140 101684 Born 30/03/2012

Mr J O C Dyer Devon – Region 2

01271 850293

Mr R L Masters Devon – Region 2

01803 813311

Mr J P Harrison Yorkshire – Region 7

01347 838725/ 07971 699716

Ms A Brookes Cornwall – Region 1

01840 230749

W R & J Barron Co Durham – Region 7

01207 255233 07814 272495

Highgate Farm Partnership Cornwall – Region 1

01503 220973/ 07971 165344

M R & R J Rowe Cornwall – Region 1 tregondalefarm@btconnect.com W R & J Barron Co Durham – Region 7

01579 342407/ 07971 928321

Mr C R Wyatt Somerset – Region 3

01460 63155

Highgate Farm Partnership Cornwall – Region 1

01503 220973/ 07971 165344

M E & T E Broome Leicestershire – Region 7

01858 545243

25

01207 255233 07814 272495


Gro Hermes 6 UK712292 500347 Born 31/03/2012 Welland Valley Imperial 2 UK201140 501709 Born 16/04/2012 Coton Hadrian 10 UK283222 400259 Born 21/04/2012 Highgate Zeus 2 UK383244 100688 Born 24/04/2012 Highgate Cosmonaut 2 UK383244 300690 Born 03/05/2012 Gro Hermes 7 UK712292 600355 Born 20/05/2012 Brafferton Trooper 20 UK122117 600352 Born 21/01/2013 Mutterton Tom Putt 11 UK361746 100301 Born 18/03/2013 Trevowah Maximus 3 UK381740 500120 Born 13/04/2013 Trevowah Maximus 4 UK381740 500127 Born 27/06/2013

Mr A Davies Powys – Region 6

01938 820710

M E & T E Broome Leicestershire – Region 7

01858 545243

Mr C Page Oxfordshire – Region 4

01295 750237

Highgate Farm Partnership Cornwall – Region 1

01503 220973/ 07971 165344

Highgate Farm Partnership Cornwall – Region 1

01503 220973/ 07971 165344

Mr A Davies Powys – Region 6

01938 820710

Mr J P Harrison Yorkshire – Region 7

01347 838725/ 07971 699716

A H & E M Bartley Devon – Region 2

01884 38964

Mr P R Eustice Cornwall – Region 1

01637 830218

Mr P R Eustice Cornwall – Region 1

01637 830218

Ms A Brookes Cornwall – Region 1 F J Darnell & Son Hampshire – Region 4 J P Harrison Yorkshire – Region 7 F M W Hiscoe-James Staffordshire – Region 6 D Chadwick Derbyshire – Region 7 B G & J Z A Dart Devon – Region 2

01840 230749

FEMALES 3 x 2 year old heifers 4 yearling heifers 5 yearling heifers 8 bulling heifers 4 heifers Group of served heifers

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07796 012718/ 01256 460430 01347 838725/ 07971 699716 01785 280205 01335 345980/ 07950 434070 01885 277410


6 bulling heifers 5 cows/calves, 10 heifers Small group served heifers 3 x 2 year old heifers Bulling heifers

Mrs S A Brooks Devon – Region 2 Mr D P Crow Shropshire – Region 6 B G & J Z A Dart Devon – Region 2 Mr C Page Oxfordshire – Region 4 Mrs H Seals Derbyshire – Region 7

01548 550300 01952 255650/ 07811 593260 01884 277410 01295 740237 01283 734028

TOWERGATE YOUNG HANDLER COMPETITION Wednesday 9th July at 3.30 pm (details in last newsletter) ENTRY FORM

I wish to enter the 2014 Young Handler Competition to be held on Wednesday 9th July at the Great Yorkshire Show Name ……………………………………………………................................................................................ Address ................................................................................................................................ ……………………………………………................................................................................................. ..................................................Telephone no. ......................................................... Date of birth ………………………….............................................................................................. Eligibility criteria (eg daughter of member) ……………………………………………….............. Signed …………………………....…………………………………………………………......................................... TO BE RETURNED TO SDHBS BY WEDNESDAY 2ND JULY

AND FINALLY … (No offence intended to any blonde ladies – or men!) A blonde woman decides that she is sick and tired of all the blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid, so she decides to show her husband 27


that blondes really are smart. While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house. The next day, as soon as her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He notices that she is wearing a ski jacket and a fur coat at the same time. He goes over and asks her if she is OK. She replies yes. He asks what she is doing. She replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb and she wanted to do it by painting the house. He then asks her why she has a ski jacket over her fur coat. She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and they said, "For best results, put on two coats."

NATIONAL SHOW BOOKING FORM PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE OFFICE BY MONDAY 30TH JUNE I/We wish to come to the Farm Walk (Monday)

YES/NO

I/We wish to use the coach to the Farm Walk (Monday)

YES/NO

Number in party ……………… ******* I/We wish to book tickets for the Awards Dinner (Tuesday)

YES/NO

Number of Dinner tickets …………… ****** I/We wish to come to the Supper in the marquee (Wednesday) YES/NO

Number of Supper tickets …………… ****** NAME ………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS ………………………………………….

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