June 2016

June 22, 2016 Royal Highland Show 2016

Judge: Iain Millar, Lochend Charolais

The Charolais team of Wissington Jocasta and Kilbline Instigator won the inter-breed pairs competition. Pictured with the judge Jim Goldie

The Charolais team of Wissington Jocasta and Kilbline Instigator won the inter-breed pairs competition. Pictured with the judge Jim Goldie

The Charolais champion was Wissington Jocasta exhibited by John and Jenny Rix

The Charolais champion was Wissington Jocasta exhibited by John and Jenny Rix

John Irvine & Sons Ballindalloch Favour was the reserve supreme champion

John Irvine & Sons Ballindalloch Favour was the reserve supreme champion

Kilbline Instigator was selected by the judge Iain Millar as the male champion

Kilbline Instigator was selected by the judge Iain Millar as the male champion

Falleninch Leona from Andrew Hornall won the junior female and junior champion Charolais championship

Falleninch Leona from Andrew Hornall won the junior female and junior champion Charolais championship

Blackford Leonardo from Anne Macpherson won the junior male championship

Blackford Leonardo from Anne Macpherson won the junior male championship

Abbie Anderson's Edenhurst Joujou was the junior female champion

Abbie Anderson’s Edenhurst Joujou was the junior female champion

Andrew Hornall's Falleninch Landslide won the junior male champion

Andrew Hornall’s Falleninch Landslide won the junior male champion

Balthayock Lisa was a class winner for DFWH & NR Walter

Balthayock Lisa was a class winner for DFWH & NR Walter

Firhills Inga from Jim Muirhead headed up her class

Firhills Inga from Jim Muirhead headed up her class

The winner of the best pair of Charolais cattle owned and bred by exhibitor were the Balthayock pair of Balthayock Jemima and Balthayock Jade

The winner of the best pair of Charolais cattle owned and bred by exhibitor were the Balthayock pair of Balthayock Jemima and Balthayock Jade

Supreme Champion – 462     MRS J RIX – WISSINGTON JOCASTA    
Reserve Supreme Champion – 476 MESSRS R IRVINE & F G LAWSON – BALLINDALLOCH FAVOUR    

Male Champion – 506     J IRVINE & SON – KILBLINE 1 INSTIGATOR ET    
Reserve Male Champion – 483     ANNE MACPHERSON – BLACKFORD LEONARDO    
Junior Male Champion – 483     ANNE MACPHERSON – BLACKFORD LEONARDO    
Reserve Junior Male Champion – 494     MR A B HORNALL – FALLENINCH LANDSLIDE

Female Champion – 462     MRS J RIX – WISSINGTON JOCASTA    
Reserve Female Champion – 476     MESSRS R IRVINE & F G LAWSON – BALLINDALLOCH FAVOUR    
Junior Female Champion – 439     MR A B HORNALL – FALLENINCH LEONA    
Reserve Junior Champion – 456     MISS A ANDERSON – EDENHURST JOUJOU    

Pairs – 1st Balthayock Charolais 2nd Falleninch Charolais

CLASS 245 FEMALE BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST APR AND 31ST JUL 2015 

 1st – 435     MAJOR D F W H & N R WALTER – BALTHAYOCK LISA     (UK542626603295)     13/05/2015
Sire BALBITHAN VESPASIAN (MBM0018427), Dam BALTHAYOCK GEM (MBF0051491)    

2nd – 426     MR C M MCCOMBIE – AUCHINCRIEVE LAVENDER     (UK522860401939)     11/04/2015
Sire OLRIG HIGHWAYMAN (MBM0052833), Dam AUCHINCRIEVE GENEVIEVE (MBF0054165)

3rd – 421     MR & MRS J J WIGHT – MIDLOCK LINDA     (UK560552702279)     05/04/2015
Sire ELRICK HIGHLANDER (MBM0053827), Dam MIDLOCK DAVINA (MBF0037533)      

 CLASS 246 FEMALE BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN AND 31ST MAR 2015

1st – 439     MR A B HORNALL – FALLENINCH LEONA     (UK542935500146)     01/01/2015
Sire DERESKIT FERNANDO (MBMI0000677), Dam FALLENINCH EMPRESS (MBF0044773)

 2nd – 441     REDHEAD & WATSON – TWEEDDALE LADY ET     (UK107511201691)     07/01/2015
Sire BLELACK BLACKBERET (MBM0026850), Dam GRAYWOOD EBONY ET (MBF0043277)            

3rd 440     MR A B HORNALL – FALLENINCH LIBBY     (UK542935700148)     02/01/2015
Sire DERESKIT FERNANDO (MBMI0000677), Dam FALLENINCH FENETIA (MBF0047307)   

 CLASS 247 FEMALE BORN ON OR BETWEEN 24TH JUN AND 31ST DEC 2014

1st 456     MISS A ANDERSON – EDENHURST JOUJOU     (UK101426300596)     09/09/2014
Sire RATOARY FERGUSON ET (MBM0045322), Dam EDENHURST HONEY (MBF0056250) 

2nd – 454     J MORRIS ESQ – OLRIG JADORE     (UK500123301250)     31/08/2014
Sire DINGLE HOFMEISTER (MF0054531), Dam OLRIG DUBARRY (MBF0039070)        

3rd – 457     REDHEAD & WATSON – TWEEDDALE JAZZYLADY ET     (UK107511401637)     20/09/2014
Sire BLELACK DIGGER (MBM0038543), Dam TREFALDWYN FFFION (MBF0050260)

 

CLASS 248 FEMALE BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN AND 23RD JUN 2014      

1st – 462     MRS J RIX – WISSINGTON JOCASTA     (UK243599100334)     20/03/2014
Sire THRUNTON GALAXY (MBM0049312), Dam WISSINGTON ECLIPSE (MBF0046827)    

2nd – 465     MR D MUIRHEAD – FIRHILLS JASMINE     (UK540097400272)     10/04/2014
Sire MAERDY GRENADIER (MBM0053963), Dam UGIE ERIN (MBF0043842)    

 3rd 461     T & S GATHERER – BARNSFORD JONQUIL     (UK586337400016)     19/03/2014
Sire DINGLE HOFMEISTER (MF0054531), Dam ALWENT BROOM (MBF0027066)         

 

CLASS 249 FEMALE BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN AND 31ST DEC 2013

1st – 472     MR D MUIRHEAD – FIRHILLS INGA     (UK540097600246)     21/04/2013
Sire GOLDIES ELATION ET (MBM0044423), Dam UGIE ERIN (MBF0043842)  

2nd – 471     MR R AITKEN – LOURIE IDEAL     (UK544712500053)     02/02/2013
Sire CLYTH DIPLOMAT (MBM0038632), Dam LOURIE FAYE (MBF0047527)  

43rd -73     MAJOR D F W H & N R WALTER – BALTHAYOCK INSIGNIA     (UK542626102940)     24/10/2013
Sire BLELACK FORESTER (MBM0045702) , Dam BALTHAYOCK UROPA (MBF0013149)

CLASS 250 FEMALE BORN ON OR BEFORE 31ST DEC 2012  

1st – 476     MESSRS R IRVINE & F G LAWSON – BALLINDALLOCH FAVOUR     (UK522636300762)     24/04/2010
Sire LOCHEND APACHE (MBM0022928), Dam BALLINDALLOCH CHARMAINE (MBF0032362)     

2nd – 477     REDHEAD & WATSON – HOLTSTEAD GABBY     (UK125617700115)     25/01/2011
Sire INVERLOCHY RESOLVE (MF0097262), Dam HOLTSTEAD ANOTHERHOLLY (MBF0021013)           

3rd – 478     MR A K BROOKE – ELRICK HERBAL     (UK520735400895)     18/09/2012
Sire THRUNTON FEARLESS (MBM0046310), Dam ELRICK ULAY (MBF0011079)   

CLASS 251 BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST APRIL AND 30TH JUN 2015 

1st – 483     ANNE MACPHERSON – BLACKFORD LEONARDO     (UK500948400626)     16/04/2015
Sire ELGIN DAVINCI (MBM0035219), Dam BLACKFORD CANDY (MBF0030525)  

2nd – 490     MR D M LYLE – LOGANBAR LAXFORD     (UK542699200980)     05/05/2015
Sire ELRICK HISTORIAN (MBM0056067), Dam LOGANBAR GENEVA (MBF0054397)

3rd – 484     MR R F MCCORNICK – RICNICK LEONIDAS     (UK582651202267)     19/04/2015
Sire WHITECLIFFE HARLEQUIN (MBM0054640), Dam SEAVILLE GINA (MBF0051431)               

CLASS 252 BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN AND 31ST MAR 2015

1st – 494     MR A B HORNALL – FALLENINCH LANDSLIDE     (UK542935100149)     22/01/2015
Sire DERESKIT FERNANDO (MBMI0000677), Dam FALLENINCH DANIELLA (MBF0040222)

2nd – 500     JACK NICOLL FARMS LIMITED –MORNITY LUCAS     (UK547481600006)     10/03/2015
Sire MAERDY HWRE (MBM0056316), Dam MORNITY EDITH (MBF0045679)    

3rd – 502     MR D MUIRHEAD – FIRHILLS LOTUS     (UK540097200291)     20/03/2015
Sire MAERDY GRENADIER (MBM0053963), Dam FIRHILLS FOXY (MBF0047758)    

CLASS 255 BULL BORN ON OR BEFORE 31ST DEC 2013

1st – 506     J IRVINE & SON – KILBLINE 1 INSTIGATOR ET     (IE211306210564)     19/12/2013
Sire OSCAR (SEMEN ONLY) (MBMI0000042), Dam KILBLINE URSELLA ET (IE211306240344)  

2nd 505     MR & MRS J J WIGHT – ELRICK HIGHLANDER     (UK520735700856)     13/04/2012
Sire MAERDY DUBLIN (MBM0036035), Dam ELRICK CAROLINE (MBF0029997)     

   

 


June 13, 2016 Charolais at Ballymena

Pat Hackett with Top Priced Fury Link 3,100gns

Fergal McKenna with Pat Hackett’s Top Priced bull Fury Link 3,100gns

A small offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,100gns at the Northern Ireland club show and sale at Ballymena on Friday 10 June.

Topping the sale at 3,100gns was Pat Hackett, Clogher, Co Tyrone with the 15 month old Fury Link. Link who is out of the homebred dam Fury Glitter going back to Lyonsdemesne Tzar and sired by the 25,000gns Stirling Intermediate Champion Inverlochy Ferdie went on to Kilwaughter, Co Antrim to work for Matthew Workman.

Jack Smith and Bessiebell Lego 2,350gns

Jack Smith and Bessiebell Lego 2,350gns

Following on at 2,350gns was the class winner and Alwent Goldbar son Bessiebell Lego. This March 2015 born lad consigned by J Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, caught the eye of A Stevenson, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.

Eamon Mcgarry and Reserve Champion Deerfin Libra 2250gns with Jeff Haslett Sponsor and judge Gerard Mcshane

Eamon Mcgarry and Reserve Champion Deerfin Libra 2250gns with Jeff Haslett Sponsor and judge Gerard Mcshane

Next to go from Eamon McGarry, Broughshane, Co Antrim was Deerfin Libra who earlier in the day had been tapped out as the reserve champion by judge Gerard McShane. This 16 month old sired by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher was knocked down sold for 2,250gns to Ian Gibson, Broughshane, Co Antrim.

Clive Hoey and Champion Rawbrook Judge 2,200gns

Clive Hoey and Champion Rawbrook Judge 2,200gns

The Supreme Champion Rawbrooke Judge was the next to sell for 2,200gns. This September 2014-born bull was purchased by William Whyte, Portglenone, Co Antrim, was exhibited by Clive Hoey, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone and is sired by the 25,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Thrunton Socrates.

Finally selling at 2,000gns was Burnside Lusher an entry who stood second in his class for Brian and William McAllister, Ballymena, Co Antrim. Messrs A and J McClelland, Ballyclare, Co Antrim were the men behind the money on this 16 month old 14,000gns Goldies Usher son.

Five bulls averaged £2499

Auctioneers Ballymena Livestock Mart


June 7, 2016 Borders, Yorkshire and the North East Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

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It was a beautiful day on Sunday 5th June at Middleton House Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool where the Blyth family kindly hosted the Charolais Youth regional qualifier for the Border, Yorkshire and North East regions.

Betty Graham had organised a coach for travellers from the Border area and when they arrived the master judge Danny Wyllie, Edingale, Staffordshire appraised the four classes of cattle and gave the competitors a brief idea of what he was looking for. Everyone headed down to the cattle where Neil Blyth had organised two handsome young bull classes at thirteen and fourteen months of age and also two elegant heifer classes. There was also a guess the weight competition for the combined weight of nine heifers.

A total of 12 competitors from both regions qualified for the Charolais Youth Final to be held at the National Charolais Show, NEC, Birmingham, on the 6thJuly. From the Border region winner Harry Stobart who scored 123 and runner up Robert Stott on 109 marks make up the junior team. The intermediate section was headed by Abbie Bowe with 154 points – the top score of the day – and with 138 marks Sarah Horsley came second. With a total of 144 points the senior winner was David Miller and runner up Jonathan Hird scored 106. For Yorkshire the National team consists the five highest scoring seniors and ten year old Kate Williams for the juniors who scored 124 points. Michael Dunbrek and Tiffany Wilcox were first and second for the seniors with 151 and 114 points respectively. Sophie Holt was close behind on 112, Anthony Howe scored 106 and on 104 marks was Grant Strickland. The open class was jointly won by B Vickers and R Strickland with 148 points and the guess the weight winners were Keith and Hazel.

While the scores were calculated we enjoyed a barbeque with beef from the Blyth family’s butchers shops. Middleton House farm supplies all of the beef and lamb for their two shops and they need to finish two/three cattle a week from their suckler herd in order to keep up with demand. The Blyth family joined the BCCS in 1994 and Neil has recently started showing with considerable success securing the Great Yorkshire show championship last year with Marwood Journal who went on to sell for 11,500gns at Stirling bulls sales in October and in May 2015 Marwood Intrepid was crowned the Carlisle Supreme Champion and sold for 7,800gns.

The Border club, the Yorkshire & North East club and the British Charolais Cattle Society would like to thank the Blyth family for their fabulous hospitality. The Society would also like to thank club secretary Betty Graham and youth co-ordinator Judith Hunter from the Border region and from the Yorkshire & North East club secretary Margaret Atkinson and youth co-ordinator Steven Nesbitt for all their hard work as well as master judge Danny Wyllie.

Border Senior winner David Miller

Border Senior winner David Miller

Border Intermediate winner Abbie Bowe

Border Intermediate winner Abbie Bowe

Border Intermediate runner up Sarah Horsley

Border Intermediate runner up Sarah Horsley

Border Junior Winner Harry Stobart & master judge Danny Wyllie

Border Junior Winner Harry Stobart & master judge Danny Wyllie

Border Junior runner up Robert Stott

Border Junior runner up Robert Stott

Yorkshire & NE Senior Winner Michael Dunbrek

Yorkshire & NE Senior Winner Michael Dunbrek

Yorkshire & NE Senior runner up Tiffany Wilcox

Yorkshire & NE Senior runner up Tiffany Wilcox

Yorkshire & NE Junior winner Kate Williams

Yorkshire & NE Junior winner Kate Williams

The Blyth Family; Roy, Kirsty, Matilda, Neil and Jean

The Blyth Family; Roy, Kirsty, Matilda, Neil and Jean

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June 7, 2016 North East & Central Scotland Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

Fraser McEwan, James Adam, Mark Ogg, Lois Scott, Abbie Anderson, Eoin Cumming, Andrew Adam & Edward Scott web

Competitors: Fraser McEwan, James Adam, Mark Ogg, Lois Scott, Abbie Anderson, Eoin Cumming, Andrew Adam & Edward Scott

The Charolais Youth stockjudging qualifier for the North East & Central Region was held on Sunday 29th May at the Balthayock herd, Perth by kind permission of Major David Walter.

The competitors judged four classes of cattle and master judge Robert McNee, Finlarg, Dundee chose his preferred order. The senior winner was Abbie Anderson who was last year’s National winner and the runner up was Eoin Cumming, unfortunately the pair cannot make it to this year’s final so the region’s contingent will be made up from the intermediate section. Heading up the 15 to 18 year olds was Andrew Adam, with Mark Ogg as runner up, Fraser McEwan standing in third and in fourth place Lois Scott. James Adam and Edward Scott complete the team and will head down to the final at the National Charolais Show, NEC, Birmingham on the 6thJuly.

Major Walter’s Balthayock herd was founded in 1969 and has grown to over ninety pedigree Charolais cows and in calf heifers and 150 commercial cross bred suckler cows. Over the years the herd has gained many accolades and the bulls are regularly sold at the renowned Stirling bull sales. At the 2015 October sale the Walter’s were awarded the junior and reserve supreme championship and realised the top price of 50,000gns for the 17 month old Balthayock Justice who is sired by the homebred Balthayock Ferdinand. Justice whose performance figures place him in the top 1% of the breed is typical of the Balthayock cattle who are renowned for their impressive performance figures.

The North East & Central Scotland Charolais club would like to thank the Walter family and their staff for their excellent hospitality. The British Charolais Cattle Society would like to thank Tracey & Davie Nicoll along with regional co-ordinator Carlene Mackay for their hard work in organising the cattle, stockjudging & BBQ for everyone. The society and club would also like to thank the master judge Robert McNee.


June 7, 2016 South West Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

Balbithan Iona & Calf
It was a cracking day on Saturday 28 May for the South West Charolais Youth qualifier held at Compact Farm, Worth Matravers, Dorset by kind invitation of Andrew and Beth White and hosted by regional co-ordinator Jane Haw.

The Balbithan herd was established in 1988 and has gone from strength to strength with their animals becoming regular fixtures at many shows across the South West. Just last year the herd can boast breed championship awards at the National, Royal Berkshire, Devon County, Rutland County and Bath and West Shows as well as being awarded the female championship at the Royal Cornwall and the Reserve Supreme championship at the Newbury Show. In 2002 Balbithan Nadia was the Interbreed Champion at the Royal Show and their highest priced bull Balbithan Vespasian sold for 26,000gns at Perth in February of the same year and has gone on to produce over 100 progeny in the joint purchasers herds alone. Most of the bulls are sold from the farm gate and the White family has 30 Charolais cows calving in the spring as well as a 150 strong suckler herd from which they finish their Charolais sired store cattle.

The afternoon began with a talk from the master judge Graham Fishlock who explained the type of Charolais he would be looking for and the attributes of one of the Balbithan cow and calf outfits and then the competitors had a chance to look over the three classes and make their choices. While the scoring took place there was a very informative presentation on embryo transplantation by vet Andre Northey from Synergy Farm Health before Jane took us on a tour of the Charolais cattle. We were treated to a lovely feast including homemade cakes before the presentations.

The winners and runners up of each of the three age groups go forward to the Charolais Youth stockjudging final at the Livestock Event, NEC on the 6th July. The highest score of the day came from junior section winner Emily Mitchell with an impressive 142 points and runner up Nikki Stacey was close behind. In the Intermediate section sisters Georgia and Caitlin Dyer scored 137 and 128 points respectively and the senior section was headed up by Amy Wylde on 126 marks and George Nancekivell with a score of 121.

The South West club and the British Charolais Cattle Society would like to thank the White family for their excellent hospitability, regional co-ordinator Jane Haw for organising the day, Vet Andre Northey and master judge Graham Fishlock.

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June 6, 2016 SRUC Farm Event

Grant Castle Open Day