Today’s Winter National Show in Carlisle, held in conjunction with the Borderway Agri Expo, saw a strong show of cattle forward for judge Albert de Cogan of Co Cork, Ireland. Commenting on his judging task today he said: “The standard in my top lines today was of an exceptional standard and a great representation of the breed, both from a male and female point of view.”
Leading the way in the yearling section today clinching the yearling male, overall male and overall yearling championship was Hamish and Margaret Sclater, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, with Deveron Leggat P469. This April 2014-born Deveron Master Banbury L376 son is out of Deveron Lady L339, a former reserve champion at the Black Beauty Bonanza as a calf and of the same dam line family as the £14,000 Deveron Latimer.
Leggat himself has has a successful show career to date having picked up eight first places on eight appearances in the show ring, as well as reserve junior calf champion at the Stars of the Future Calf Show last November. He will next head to the Bonanza in Aberdeen before hopefully going to Stirling in February next year.
Commenting on this bull, Mr de Cogan said: “This bull has great scope for the future. He’s long, clean, with great locomotion and head. He’s full of breed character.”
Securing the female championship was Owen Tunney, Cheshire, with his March 2013-born heifer, The Moss Krispy Girl N221. This Galawater Gaffer Geronimo J585 daughter is out of a The Moss Black Lord E570 daughter and was shown with her Liley Elder M073-sired heifer calf, Morpheus Kristy R025, at foot. Together this outfit have been champion at Newark at Notts in May.
Adding his thoughts to his female champion, Mr de Cogan said: “This was a great outfit, balanced throughout and good on the move. For having calved at 24 months old, she’s looking after her calf very well indeed.”
Clinching the female yearling championship and then reserve overall yearling and reserve overall female champion was Glenade Lady Heather P289 from Michael and John O’Hara, Middlesex. This January 2014-born heifer, shown by Tina Russell, is by Rawburn Elysium F547 and is out of Blelack Lady Heather J169. She was champion at Herts County and Surrey County Show in the summer and was shown in calf to either Blelack Eagle or Blelack Duke.
Taking the reserve yearling female championship was Gemma McCornick at the halter of her father Martin’s January 2014-born heifer McCornick Kerry P000. This Duncanziemere Edwin J311 daughter is out of Halbeath Kerry L450 and was a class winner at last year’s Winter National Show and was reserve junior female champion at Stars of the Future, last November.
Meanwhile, reserve male yearling honours went to Society President David Evans and his wife Penny and their August 2014-born Tree Bridge Plymouth P513. This one is son of the senior herd sire Abberton Dazzle G160 and is out of Tree Bridge Polly Perkins J214. This one was a class winner at the Summer National Show at Kelso.
In the calf section, Bryan and Carol Ronan dominated proceedings, firstly by taking the bull calf and later the overall calf championship with Jerusalem Galileo R336.
Born March this year, he’s by Rawburn Julio Eric L249 and is out of Jeruslaem Goldovera K175. Bryan and Carol also stood reserve bull calf champion with another Julio Eric son, this time Jerusalem Lord Hammurabi R334, this time out of Jerusalem Lady Heather K186.
Taking the heifer calf and reserve overall calf championship was Cheshire-based Andrew Shuflebotham with Cheerbrook Erilla R063. This March 2015-born heifer is by Penguin Henry M503, the stock bull he shares with Bob Lane, and is out of Wall Erilla.
Then taking the reserve heifer calf championship was Colin Rodger with his January-born Liley Elder M073 daughter, Comlongon Jody R043. This one is out of Comlongon Jody M003.
Winning the pairs class was Bryan Ronan, while in reserve was David Evans.
Yearling bull born 1st Jan to 31st July 2014
1, Hamish Sclater’s Deveron Leggat P469, by Deveron Master Banbury L376
2, Allan Rennie’s Mosston Muir Evander P345, by Mosston Muir Mr Angus L288
3, A Clark and Sons’ Duncanziemere Proud Impact P101, by Rawburn Jester Eric J034
4, Robbie A Moore’s Fenland My Prize P001, by Rawburn Black Hawk L261
5, John Steel’s Westdrums Proud Ivan P176, by Mosston Muir Mr Angus L288
Marsdens Farms Ltd’s Liley Euro P152, by Rawburn Black Hawk L261
Yearling bull born 1st Aug to 31st Dec 2014
1, Mr and Mrs D Evans’ Tree Bridge Plymouth P513, by Abberton Dazzle G160
2, Brailes Livestock’ Brailes’ Exterminator P601, by Blelack Duke J262
3, Allan Rennie’s Mosston Muir Eltoro P350, by HF El Tigre 28U
4, Alasdair Houston’s Gretnahouse Kind Lad P741, by Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500
Bull calf born 1st Jan to 28th Feb 2014
1, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Lord Hammurabi R334, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
2, Messrs R and C Rettie’s Retties Euromillions R307, by Retties JFK M195
3, Messrs R and C Rettie’s Retties Lazy Rascal R308, by Duncanziemere Edwin J311
4, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Dior R327, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
5, Messrs R and C Rettie’s Retties Lone Ranger R309, by Duncanziemere Edwin J311
6, Martin R McCornick’s Mccornick Eric R121, by Kitewood Elevator L159
Bull calf born 1st Mar to 31st Mar 2015
1, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Galileo R336, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
2, Hamish Sclater’s Deveron Lookout R504, by Deveron Master Banbury L376
3, Dr William and Mrs Margaret Taylor’s Crook Hill Mr Banks R001, by Liley Earl N048
4, Mr B K and Mrs J C M Musk’s Park Wall Romeo R658, by Temple Fully Loaded L506
5, Mr and Mrs D Evans’ Tree Bridge Pollagh R519, by Goulding Janey Mac
6, Robert W Dick’s HardlawbankJack Eric R661, by Hallington Elevation M364
Bull calf born 1st April onwards 2015
1, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Faberge R346, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
2, Messrs Graham’s Carruthers Punch R722, by Morven Kilo Master M896
3, Richard J Ashworth’s Stoneylane Wefyn R147, by Jerusalem Dior K182
4, Christopher John Cooke’s Pikeview Lord Hercules R002, by Jerusalem Dior K182
5, Mr and Mrs D Evans’ Tree Bridge Portland R540, by Abberton Dazzle G160
Heifer born 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2013 with first natural calf at foot born in 2015
1, Owen Tunney’s The Moss Krispy Girl N221, by Galawateer Gaffer Geronimo J585
Heifer born 1st Jan to 31st July 2014
1, Messrs M and J O’Hara’s Glenade Lady Heather P289, by Rawburn Elysium F547
2, Martin R MacCornick’s Mccornick Kerry P000, by Duncanziemere Edwin J311
3, Owen Tunney’s Morpheus Lady Luck P018, by Rawburn Double Oseven G160
4, Donald Rankin’s Hillfoots Tidy Bee P288, by Retties JFK M195
5, Robbie A Moore’s Tree Bridge Polly Pride P474, by Abberton Dazzle G160
6, Keith Rennie’s Fiddlehall Erin P003, by Ardorssan Admiral
Heifer born 1st Aug to 31st Dec 2014
1, Mr and Mrs D Story’s Border Lynne Gentle Julia R132, by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052
Heifer born 1st Jan to 28th Feb 2015 (first split)
1, Colin A H Rodger’s Comlongon Jody R043, by Liley Elder M073
2, Marsdens Farms Ltd’ Liley Eye Spy R169, by Lockerley Kougar H897
3, Andrew S Hodge’s Rulesmains Kitty R621, by Hallington Edition M362
4, Weald Moor Farms’ Copperidge lady Ruth R960, by Rawburn Elysium F547
5, Temple Farm (Chedzoy) Ltd’s Temple Rosebud R653, by Temple Fully Loaded L506
6, Messrs W and D McLaren’s Netherton Blackbird R840, by SRV Hedebo Knobel
Heifer born 1st Jan to 28th Feb 2015 (second split)
1, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Missie R330, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
2, Marsdens Farms Ltd’s Liley Kinannie R173, by Rawburn Mambo Prince M499
3, John walsh’s Buckhurst Lady Heather R154, by Blelack Entertainer L797
4, Messrs M and H D Currie’s Kingholm Equabble R133, by Liley Eastern M020
5, John M Steel’s Westdrums Emma R177, by Mosston Muir Mr Angus L288
6, Allan S Rennie’s Mosston Muir Evita R352, by Netherallan peter Pershore E052
Heifer born 1st Mar to 31st Mar 2015
1, Andrew Shufflebotham’s Cheerbrook Erilla R063, by Penguin Henry M503
2, Bryan S Ronan’s Jerusalem Duchess R335, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
3, A Clark and Sons’ Duncanziemere Edwina R127, by Duncanziemere Explosion N075
4, Andrew Shufflebotham’s Cheerbrook Miss Essence R062, by Penguin Henry M503
5, Hamish W Scalter’s Deveron Lady R502, by Deveron Master Banbury L376
6, Weald Moor Farms’ Copperidge Lady Ruth R966, by Rawburn Elysium F547
Heifer born 1st April 2015 onwards
1, William Joel Ashworth’s Blackrodian Evita R150, by Stoneylane Dambuster L040
2, Owen Tunney’s Morpheus Kristy R025, by Liley Elder M073
3, Mr and Mrs S Chrystal’s Wingate Grange Estella R003, by Abberton Dazzle G160
4, Mr and Mrs D Evans’ Tree Bridge Ermine R539, by Abberton Dazzle G160
5, Temple Farm (Chedzoy) Ltd’s Temple Psychic Renesme R660, by Rawburn Edge J983
6, Richard J Ashworth’s Stoneylane Flower R143, by Stoneylane Dambuster L040
1, Bryan S Ronan, Jerusalem
2, Mr and Mrs D Evans, Tree Bridge
3, Colin A H Rodger, Comlongon
4, James Glaves, Ayton