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Pasture-Fed Livestock Association seeks new chairman and appoints three new board members.

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), which champions livestock farmers who produce high quality beef, lamb and dairy without feeding any grains to their animals, is seeking a new chairman.

John Meadley, who has led the Community Interest Company so ably since 2011, has now stepped down. The organisation is looking for a new chairman to build on the firm foundations he has developed.

This members’ organisation is now positioned to influence the future of UK Agricultural policy, as the value of wholly pasture-fed farming is increasingly recognised, bringing with it public goods such as better human health, animal welfare and environment and wildlife.

There is a growing membership of 320 individuals, mainly farmers – with 54 Pasture for Life certified farmers and 34 certified butchers.

The biggest challenges are to ensure the association is financially self-sustaining into the future and to grow the market for Pasture for Life food.

The organisation is seeking someone with gravitas, experience and a strong and visible passion and commitment to the PFLA, its mission and its strategic objectives.

The person will head a committed and professional board of directors that is actively engaged in taking the PLFA forward, and a membership that is keen to learn, innovate and be involved.

More details about this position are posted on the Pasture for Life website at pastureforlife.org - learn more – news articles. Or contact PFLA director Fidelity Weston on Romshed@weald.co.uk or call 07867 797116.

New directors welcomed
Three new directors were welcomed to the Board at the last meeting held in November; Laura Chapman, James Osman and Dr Angela Wright.

Laura is a former vegetarian turned believer in sustainably produced meat. With her husband Jonathan she raises Pasture for Life certified Red Ruby Devon cattle on the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. They have built up their herd over the past six years and retail the beef directly.

Laura has worked in London in real estate investment management for pension funds and aims to combine her commercial and administrative experience with her hands-on farming/retailing knowledge. She is particularly keen to help establish meaningful and regular pasture-fed supply chains.

James is a beef farmer from the Isle of Wight, where he runs a herd of Hereford cross Angus suckler cows, alongside a farm shop and café business at a National Trust tenant farm, with his mother and father.

Originally trained as an Environmental Scientists at Southampton University, James has spent the past six years working for the NFU. This has provided him with the key skills of lobbying, public speaking, media handling and policy development. He is also skilled in membership recruitment and will be putting some of these skills to good use while being a director of the PFLA.

Angela has been involved with the PFLA in a professional capacity as Chief Scientific Adviser for Compassion in World Farming, since 2014 and is passionate about the organisation’s members, goals and ethos.

Angela specialises in animal welfare, an area she believes the PFLA can use increasingly to position itself in the marketplace. She also has connections with organisations dealing with issues of food security and climate change, and hopes to promote the value of pasture-fed livestock as part of the solution.

In the past, Angela has been a small-scale producer of Norfolk Horn sheep, reared in a manner sympathetic to organic and Pasture for Life principles.

Fidelity Weston, Director, Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, Mobile: 07867 797116
Email: Romshed@weald.co.uk

Issued by:
Sara Gregson
Communications Director, Pasture-Fed Livestock Association
Mobile: 07768 764062 Email: sara@saragregson.co.uk

Despite the difficult driving conditions throughout many parts of the UK and particularly in Shropshire where several inches of snow fell the day before, the show was well attended with several groups making it over from Northern and Southern Ireland and others from as far afield as Denmark. The size of the crowd around the show ring was also boosted by the 2nd Designer Genes Sale which immediately followed the show which was conducted by Halls Auctioneers.

Moralee 1 Porterhouse (pictured right) from T & D Harrison, Stocksfield, Northumberland took the honours at this the 10th Annual Christmas Calf Show organised by the Hereford Cattle Breeders’ Association and held at Shrewsbury Livestock Mart.

This powerfully built, stylish young bull, 14 month old Moralee 1 Porterhouse first took the Grand Male Championship at the ever-popular event under the watchful eye of current Society Chairman Richard Mann, Spinney Herefords. ‘Porterhouse’ is out of Moralee 1 Kimberly and by Danish bred bull SMH King Size 87K. This is just the latest success for Tom & Di Harrison who have enjoyed a fantastic calendar year in both the sale ring and show ring and which justified the long journey down from Northumberland.

Standing Reserve to ‘Porterhouse’ in the Grand Male Championship was Bosa 1 John Hawkins from Herefordshire breeder G Blandford. Shown by experienced stockman Matt Gray, this eight month old bull is out of homebred dam Bosa 1 Margaret 847 and by game-changing stock sire Greenyards 1 Flynn.

Bosa Herefords were also awarded first place with calves sired by ‘Flynn’ in the Best Group of Three Calves by the Same Sire and Owned by the Exhibitor. To complete a successful day for Gerald Blandford, Bosa, were also judged to have the Best Pair of Heifer Calves Owned by the Exhibitor.

In Best Pair of Bull Calves Owned by the Exhibitor it was Derbyshire breeder A & SG Stevenson who took the plaudits with two well matched bull calves.

Other young bulls that came to the fore, in some extremely competitive bull classes, were the 2017 National Calf Show Grand Male Champion, 13 month old Blakesley 1 Major. Owned and exhibited by Leicestershire’s P Cobley, ‘Major’, who is out of multiple show champion Blakesley 1 Icicle and by thrice Royal Ulster Champion the prolific Solpoll 1 Dynamite took the class Bulls born November / December 2016.

Eleven month old Frenchstone P. 1 Hercules took the red rosette much to the joy of Richard Gray from LR & AM Ayre, South Molton in the class bulls born in January or February 2017. The powerfully built ‘Hercules’ is another animal sired by a Danish bull, this time by Moeskaer Magnum 1404 and is out of Frenchstone P. 1 D.Angela.

In the following bull class it was HighHouse Paddy from Worcestershire breeder JR Whitlow who caught the judges eye. Nine month old ‘Paddy’ is out of Border Roulette K32 and by homebred sire HighHouse Merlin.

In the youngest and last bull class of the day it was Romany 1 Prime Time BL P62 from Scottish Borders breeder JRB Wilson & Sons who came out on top. Shown by young Lottie Wilson this seven month bull calf is by Barwise 1 Lancer and is another top animal to come from the well known Ishbel female bloodline.

Taking the Grand Female Championship was the beautifully balanced Normanton 1 Enoki 5th, (pictured right) this followed on from her recent success at Agri-Expo where she took the Supreme Championship. ‘Enoki’ bred and exhibited by TD & WT Livesey, Leicestershire is out of Normanton 1 Enoki J874 and by 2016 Hereford Bull of the Year, the much vaunted Normanton 1 Laertes. Judge Richard Man went on to tap ‘Enoki’ out as his Reserve Supreme Champion much to the delight of ‘Team Normanton’.

Standing as the Reserve Grand Female Champion was Pulham Blossom 20th (pictured below left) from fellow Midlands & East Anglia Hereford Breeders’ Association member PRJ & LR Vincent, Diss, Norfolk. This attractive eleven month old female is all Pulham breeding; out of Pulham Blossom 10th and by Pulham Maverick. It wasn’t just the judge’s eye that she caught, as later in the day she was knocked down to S Taylor & D Marsh, Lancashire for 5,200gns at the Designer Genes Sale.



The spoils were shared amongst some other well known Hereford breeders in the remaining female classes. Breed stalwarts DE, ED & AL Jones, Powys took the class, best heifer born in either November or December 2016, with Dendor 1 Jennefer 19th. Thirteen month old ‘Jennefer’ is out of Dendor 1 Jennefer 12th and by another Danish bull, SMH Euro 30E.

In the March born class it was Blakesley 1 Nancy from J Riley, Northamptonshire who was awarded the red rosette. The Blakesley herd has produced some stunning females over many years and this latest edition is a fitting tribute to the late Mrs P Riley. Nine month old ‘Nancy’ is out of Blakesley 1 Kathleen and by yet another Danish bull, Aland Leopold.

Scottish breeders JRB Wilson & Sons picked another first prize card this time in the male section with eight month old Romany 1 Lucy BL P61. ‘Lucy’ is out of Romany 1 Lucy RE L18 and is sired by Barwise 1 Lancer.

In the final class of the day it was rather fitting that local breeders MJ & HM Timmis, Shropshire took the honours, as no other breeder has done more to support the Christmas Calf Show over the past 10 years. They came out on top with the young animal in the show six month old Shraden 1 Alice P828, who is out of Shraden 1 Alice E283 by the Scottish bred bull Baldinnie 1 Victory.

Throughout the day two age categories of Young Handlers were being judged from the side-lines by newly married couple, Scott and Isabel Coates. In the 16 and under age group it was another battle royal for the Soutter siblings who were representing Normanton Herefords, with Isla this time pipping her brother Finlay into second place.

In the Senior age group of 16-21 years it was Luke New from Fir Farm which took top spot with Iona Smith in Reserve.

Scott and Elizabeth then selected Isla (pictured right) as their Overall Young Handler Champion, which meant that Isla had collected the Young Handler Trophy for the second successive year!

• Highest priced Hereford female to ever sell at auction in the UK (11,000 gns)
• Second Highest priced Hereford female to ever sell at auction in the UK (10,200 gns)
• Highest averaging Hereford sale in UK history

The heavy snow did not deter the crowds and buyers at the 2nd Annual Designer Genes Sale held at Shrewsbury Auction Mart. A total of 19 lots were sold to average £5,062 and gross £96,185, making it the highest averaging Hereford sale in UK history. The sale also broke the record twice for the highest priced Hereford female ever to sell at auction in the UK at £11,550 and £10,710. The sale auctioneer was Jonny Dymond of Halls Auctions and the sale was organised and managed by Josh Dowbiggin.

Smashing the breed record was 16-month old heifer Sky High 1 Lâncome Lucy from B Birch & G Brindley. 'Lâncome Lucy' (pictured right) was Supreme Champion at the 2017 National Hereford Calf Show in Cirencester and also Intermediate Female Champion at the National Poll Show in September. She was also the first daughter of Dendor 1 Murdock to ever sell at auction. She was knocked down at 11,000gns (£11,550) to partners Gouldingpoll Herefords and Intelagri, Republic of Ireland.

Another Sky High female was not far behind her record breaking stable mate. Sky High 1 Danish Dream, (pictured below left) another 16-month old daughter of Dendor 1 Murdock, also breached the five-figure barrier when she sold for 10,200gns (£10,710) to the Bowendu Hereford herd of L & L Bowen.

The third and final Sky High female offered at the event was Sky High 1 Dainty Duchess. This October 2015 born heifer was no stranger to the Hereford World, being Supreme Champion at Shropshire County, Reserve Female Champion at the Royal Welsh and 3rd overall Hereford Female of the Year in 2017. Sold in calf to SMH Kingsize, she was knocked down to the Spartan herd of SC Hartwright for 7,500gns (£7,875).

The only female offered from the famous Moralee herd of T & D Harrison at DGS 2017 was Moralee 1 Kate 2nd. 'Kate 2nd' was Junior Female Champion at both the Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire shows in 2017 and is sired by Romany 1 Frisky A84 F57. Sold in-calf to the renowned Knightrider bull whose progeny have averaged over 4,000gns at auction, 'Kate 2nd' was sold to young Hereford breeder William Awan for 6,200gns (£6,510).

An exciting ‘Pick of the Heifer Calves’ lot was offered from the globally renowned Romany herd of JRB Wilson & Sons in the Scottish Borders. The herd offered the successful bidder the chance to pick from any of the heifer calves born at Romany from August 2017 to March 2018. The pick sold for 6,000gns (£6,300) to partners Gouldingpoll Herefords and Intelagri, Republic of Ireland.

The highest priced Horned female of the sale was Pulham Blossom 20th from PRJ and LR Vincent, Norfolk. Earlier in the day 'Blossom 20th' was crowned Reserve Female Champion at the HCBA Christmas Calf Show. Her pedigree combined genetics from the UK and Australia, making her very popular on sale day. She was knocked down to S Taylor & D Marsh, Lancashire for 5,200gns (£5,460).

Another heifer from Pulham Herefords was offered at the sale, this time from their Polled section of their herd. Pulham 1 Starlet 6th was the first daughter of Romany 1 Machine (son of 'Castro') to be offered for sale, and out of the famous Solpoll Starlet family. This March-born heifer calf was sold to Burs Farm Partners, Norfolk for 4,200gns (£4,410).

The debut entry for the renowned Dendor herd of DE, ED & AL Jones was 6-month old heifer Dendor 1 Anna Mary 34th. 'Anna Mary' was the first daughter of Dendor 1 Max to be offered for sale and her pedigree contained numerous breed changing sires including Gilbert, Euro and Vindicator. She was sold to DJ Powell for 4,800gns (£5,040).

A heifer from the Rempstone herd of M Ludgate was also offered at Designer Genes 2017. Rempstone 1 Tessa K462 was the first daughter of SMH Kingsize to be offered for sale anywhere in the world and out of the Dorepoll Tessa family. At just 10 months of age, 'Tessa' was knocked down to Ian Skea, Bennachie Herefords of Aberdeen, Scotland for 4,500gns (£4,725).

The Auckvale herd of W & R Kemp & Sons also offered a heifer at the sale. Auckvale Lively 1631P was a direct daughter of two-time Horned Female of the Year Auckvale Lively 1058H and the first daughter of Auckvale King-Maker to be offered for sale. This heifer is only the second Auckvale female to ever sell at public auction. She was sold to Burs Farm Partners, Norfolk for 3,800gns (£3,990).

Frenchstone P. 1 Harriet was the only heifer offered for sale from the Frenchstone herd of LR & AM Ayre in Devon. 'Harriet' was only the third daughter of Moeskaer Magnum to be offered for sale and a half-sister to DGS Hall of Fame heifer and Royal Welsh Female Champion Frenchstone P. 1 Get Real. She was knocked down to G Parry for 3,500 gns (£3,675).

Gerald Blandford also offered an in-calf heifer from his award-winning Bosa herd. Bosa 1 Elke 1007 is one of the first daughters of Greenyards 1 Flynn (son of Archie) to be offered for sale. Out of a Nationwide daughter, Elke 1007 boasted EBVs in the top 10% of the breed. She sold for 3,200gns (£3,360) to S & J Branch from Bristol.

Two females from the Moorside herd of G & MC Shepherd, Lancashire also sold at the sale. In-calf heifer Moorside 1 Jane 7th, a direct daughter of previous Polled Female of the Year, sold to Jimmy Hodge for 3,000gns (£3,150). The Shepherd family also offered Moorside 1 Mink 2nd H1 at Designer Genes, a 6-year-old cow sired by Nationwide. With growth and milk EBVs in the top 1% of the breed, she was knocked down to S & J Branch from Bristol for 3,000gns (£3,150). Her heifer calf has been retained at Moorside Herefords.

Mr & Mrs H Elliot of Cornriggs Herefords in County Durham also made their DGS debut at the 2017 sale. Cornriggs 1 Vanity 2nd, a September 2016 born daughter of 'Super Guy', had a pedigree stacked with world renowned sires like 'Storm' and 'Victor Boomer P606'. She was sold to young breeder Marcus Murdock from Northern Ireland for 3,000gns (£3,150).

A pregnancy from the current Hereford Female of the Year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th was also offered from the Sky High herd. The pedigree pregnant recipient carrying an embryo from this world-renowned female was knocked down to M Barber for 2,600gns (£2,730).

Three embryo and flushing opportunities from international Hereford programs were also offered at Designer Genes 2017. A pick of the 2018 Embryo Inventory from Harvie Ranching was the first genetic lot to be offered, allowing the successful bidder the chance to pick 8 embryos from all of the flushes at Harvie Ranching next year. This lot was knocked down to Steven & Lizzie Walker, Hoghton View Herefords, Lancashire for £4,400.

A pick of the cow herd flush from RSK Farms in Manitoba, Canada was also up for grabs at the sale. RSK Farms won the title of Grand Champion Polled Hereford bull at Agribition 2017 so their genetics are certainly in demand this year. This offering was sold to GH Morgan, North Wales for £3,000.

The final lot of the day was a flush of breed legend female Harvie E Ms Firelfy 19Z from Iron Lake Ranch, Texas and Elkhe Herefords, Montana. This daughter of Victor Boomer P606 is one of the top donor females in the Iron Lake program. The flush was sold to joint buyers Harvie Ranching and RSK Farms.

The British Cattle Breeders Club’s (BCBC) annual two-and-a-half day conference for 2018 will host an exciting line-up of experts and farmers from around the world, who will speak on a wide variety of scientific and practical topics related to cattle breeding. The event will mark the 70th anniversary of the Club, which was formed in 1948.



To view the 3 day programme please Click Here

The move to encourage young people into farming has inspired the topics for next year’s Conference, which carries the theme of ‘Farming and Genetics – Let’s Inspire the Next Generation.’ The packed programme will begin at 1pm on Monday, 22 January, with AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) representatives giving an overview of its proposed post-2020 business strategies. It will be led by the organisation’s Adam Quinney and Gwyn Jones.

Later in the afternoon, Mike Coffey of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College), who is the BCBC president, will examine how strategic breeding policies might address some of the long-term issues facing cattle producers. Delegates at the event in Telford, Shropshire, will also learn about the latest genetic developments planned for 2018, including carcase trait breeding values for beef and dairy, as well as feed intake recording for beef cattle.

Among the speakers on the Tuesday is Professor David Kenny, principal research scientist in ruminant nutritional physiology at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre in County Meath, Ireland. His presentation will be based on the management of cows for optimum fertility.

Professor Kenny will point out that herd fertility and health are the main factors in determining suckler herd profitability. In Ireland, evidence suggests that more than 80% of heifer replacements fail to meet the target 24 months of age at first calving. In addition, the average interval between calving frequently exceeds 400 days and only eight out of every 10 spring-calving cows produce a calf within a 12-month period. He will outline a number of options which have the potential to improve performance and profitability.

Wednesday will see Professor John Dupre giving a presentation on the ethical issues which may arise following scientific advances in gene editing. He will dispel some of the myths surrounding the process and explain how the use of the hornless gene, for example, could improve animal welfare. He believes the technique will be available in the “not-too-distant” future.

The student presentations are always popular and on beef day, Orla Kelly will focus on the challenges posed by the management of a profitable suckler herd in the post-Brexit environment. Ms Kelly, an award-winning student at Queens University, Belfast, will give a presentation which suggests that the Beef Shorthorn is a breed which can command a premium and has a lot to offer in a future without support payments.

The dairy day line-up also includes North Yorkshire producer, Roger Hildreth, who will describe all aspects of milk production at Curlew Fields, near York, but with special attention paid to the breeding of heifers and genomic testing. His business is run with profit per cow place at the forefront of management decisions and the farm is one of the AHDB’s ‘Calf to Calving’ hosts.

Places for the 2018 BCBC Conference can be booked online at www.cattlebreeders.org.uk or contact the secretary, Heidi Bradbury on 07966 032079 or email her at heidi.bradbury@cattlebreeders.org.uk

The event’s main sponsors are: Afimilk, Waitrose, Mole Valley Farmers, MSD Animal Health and AHDB.

Harper Adams, Temperton Room, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Time: 13:30–16:00

This event will provide an update on work to develop a low-cost production system for pure-bred dairy and Hereford sired dairy-beef calves. The key elements of the system are maximising output from grazed grass and reducing wintering costs by out-wintering cattle on fodderbeet, before finishing during their second season at grass.

Programme:
13:30 Registration & refreshments (tea/coffee)
14:00 Welcome & introduction, Mary Vickers (AHDB)
14:05 Development of a low-cost, outdoor dairy beef system – why, what, how? Marc Jones (RSK ADAS)
14:15 Review of cattle performance, Simon Marsh (Harper Adams)
14:35 Management of cattle on fodderbeet, Marc Jones (RSK ADAS)
14:50 Farm walk to see cattle being strip grazed on fodderbeet, Chris Ruffley (Harper Adams), Simon Marsh and Marc Jones
16:00 Finish

To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

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Northern Ireland's top Hereford Breeders were honoured at their recent Annual Awards Dinner.
The winners of the prestigious Hereford of the Year Awards are based on points earned from throughout the summer show season.


Top headlines went to Ciaran Kerr’s Kinnego herd who made it two in a row by again winning the Bull of the Year award with his 3 year old sire, Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite (pictured right). He dominated the Hereford classes at the local shows carrying off 6 Supreme Hereford Championships but also had a remarkable run of success in the Interbreed Championships – taking Reserve Overall Interbreed titles in Armagh, Saintfield and Castlewellan before securing the Overall Beef Interbreed Championship in a very strong entry at the Clogher Valley Show. His current dominance in the breed was emphasised when he was also awarded Best Stock Bull in the 2017 Herds competition.




It was a big night for the newest and youngest competitor on the show circuit. New breeder Courtney Halliday overcame the established herds to bring home the awards for the Hereford Female of the Year and the Supreme Champion at the National Show; a remarkable achievement for a young lady who just recently established her herd with the purchase of a heifer from Mervyn and Henry Richmond’s Corraback herd in County Fermanagh. This is a herd noted for the strength of its female lines and Courtney’s selection of Corraback Joan 15th (pictured left) by Mara Flook and out of Corraback Joan 5th – herself Female of the Year in 2013 - proved to be an inspired one. As Courtney made her debut on the show circuit she was quickly recognised as a force to be reckoned with and success followed success. Competing in the yearling heifer class, which is always the largest and most competitive section in the Hereford schedule, Joan was awarded the red rosette at Lurgan, Armagh and Saintfield before going one better by taking the Reserve breed Championship at both Castlewellan and Clogher Valley. The best was still to come however - at the National Hereford Show at Antrim and the largest turnout of Herefords of the season, Joan took the eye of judge Robert Thomas winning the Yearling Heifer Class, the Female Championship and finally the Supreme Hereford Championship.




Mark and Laurence Moore had a season to remember, taking the Horned Bull of the year and Reserve Overall Bull of the Year awards with Annaghbeg Domino (pictured right) who had won Supreme Championships at Omagh and Enniskillen Shows. This promising young sire will be offered for sale at the Elite Breeders sale in Dungannon on 13th February. They also registered significant success at the National Show taking the award for the breeder winning most points having won best home bred heifer and the Best Group of Three.

The Corraback herd of Mervyn and Henry Richmond have always been strong competitors for the Rose Bowl awarded to the exhibitor of the most successful Pair of Herefords by the Same Sire and 2017 has been no exception. Again, it was a pair by Mara Flook who took the honours and the winning combination of a yearling bull and heifer were undefeated in this class throughout the season.

Herefordshire Judge George Bowen had difficult task of picking out his Champions at the 3rd Annual Pedigree Calf Fair.

Senior Champion went to James Graham with the homebred Richmount 1 Peppermint (pictured right) the youngest Bull in his class of seven, his quality shone through on the day.

The day got better for Richmount Herefords, when UK Hereford Youth protégée young Bradley Graham won his Inter-breed Beef Young Showmanship class in style. Judge Issy Hartley, commented on, “his outstanding performance, knowledge and attention to detail”, all against a strong class of Northern Ireland’s prime Pedigree Beef Breeds.


The Reserve Senior Championship went Annaghbeg Delilah (seen left) owned and bred by Mark Moore, a quality heifer showing lots of promise, it was a favourite for Judge George Bowen on the day.

In the Junior section Drumshanbo 1 Big Show (pictured below right) took the title. This young bull owned and bred by Gerry and Ethan Small from Randalstown is no stranger to winning, fresh from taking the Junior Champion title at the Association’s Calf Show back in September and Reserve Overall male title this stylish calf seems to be unstoppable.






Reserve Junior title went to David Wilson’s Lisrace Finola Dell (pictured below left), again a winner in its class from September this young female will be one to watch in 2018.














Results

Senior Champion – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PEPPERMINT sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier
Reserve Senior Champion – Mark Moore ANNAGHBEG DELILAH sired by Gurteragh Gladiator
Junior Champion – J & G Small DRUMSHANBO 1 BIG SHOW sired by Graceland 1 Giovani
Reserve Junior Champion – David Wilson LISRACE FINOLA DELL 4TH sired by Knockmountagh Master

Hereford Classes

CLASS 7 – BULL BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/16 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/16
1st – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PEPPERMINT sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier
2nd – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 T PEPPER sired by Richmount 1 King Kong
3rd – Mark Moore MARA PRISTINE sired by Mara Kestrel

CLASS 9 – BULL BORN BETWEEN 01/01/17 & 31/03/17
1st – J&G Small DRUMSHANBO 1 BIG SHOW sired by Graceland 1 Giovani
2nd – David Wilson LISRACE LUMBERJACK 19TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
3rd – AJ Farms Ltd LUSKY 1 PRODIGY sired by Woodvale 1 Livewire

CLASS 8 – HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/16 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/16 and CLASS 10 – HEIFER BORN BETWEEN 01/01/17 & 31/03/17 combined
1st – Mark Moore ANNAGHBEG DELILAH sired by Gurteragh Gladiator
2nd - D McCrea TAMNABRADY 1 PEARL sired by Ardstewartpoll 1 Walker
3rd – T&S Andrews MOUNTVIEW 1 FOREVER sired by Dorepoll 1 579 Legacy

CLASS 11 – BULL CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/17
1st – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PREMIER sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier
2nd – Mervyn Robinson MILLWOOD 1 STOCKMAN sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty

CLASS 12 – HEIFER CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/17
1st – David Wilson LISRACE FINOLA DELL 4TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
2nd – David Wilson LISRACE CURLY 18TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
3rd – C&M Beatty & Son CASTLEPOLL 1 STARLETT sired by Solpoll 1 Lone Ranger

European Hereford Conferences are arranged every four years, with the last one taking place in Switzerland in 2014.

The 15th European Hereford Conference will be held in Hungary from Saturday 15th September to Thursday 20th September 2018

Booking deadline has been extended to the 1st March 2018 - Click Here for a BOOKING FORM

The Conference provides a platform for the exchange of genetic information and breeding objectives and a chance to get together to discuss common topics and to listen to keynote lectures and Country Reports. We hope these events will attract many Hereford breeders and farmers from across Europe and further afield. 

Gatherings have previously been held in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Holland, Hungary, Germany and Switzerland. This is the second ocassion that Hungary have organized a European Hereford Conference having hosted the 8th Conference in 1995. 

We have planned tours through the length and breadth of our country, viewing some of our noted herds, three stock farms and a plethora of tourist attractions. Our Conference is taking place in Kaposvár, at the location of our Breeding Association. 

It will have been 23 years since the European Conference was hosted in Hungary, so this is a perfect opportunity to return, to renew old friendships and make new ones. 

For further details - including full conference information, registration package and conference program -  visit our website at Hungary Conference 2018 

We hope to see you at our conference! 

15th European Hereford Conference Hungary 2018
15-20th September

Program Schedule 

15th Sept

 

Arrival to Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest

 

 

Airport transfer to Mercure Budapest City Center Hotel

 

From 17.00

Registration and checking-in upon arrival

 

19.00 -22.00

Dinner and sightseeing on Ludwig event boat

16th Sept

 

Breakfast

 

 

Sightseeing bus tour with English speaking tour guides

 

12:00

Departure to Mezőfalva

 

13:30

Lunch in Mezőfalva

 

14:30

Professional program: farm visiting in Mezőfalva

 

16:00

Departure to Balatonfüred (105 km) to Anna Grand Hotel

 

19.00 -21.00

Dinner at Baricska Wayhouse (3 course menu with wine tasting and authentic Hungarian live gypsy music)

17th Sept

 

Breakfast

 

9:00

Departure to Tihany  (10 km)

 

9:30

Walk in Tihany with English speaking tour guides

 

10:30

Brunch at Echo Restaurant & Cafe Tihany

 

11:30

Visiting the Benedictine Abbey and Museum of Tihany, then dessert at the Rege Patisserie of the Abbey

 

13:40

Departure from Tihanyrév to Szántód by ferry, then from Szántód to Kaposmérő by bus (80 km)

 

15:15

Refreshments and snacks at Kassai Inn in Kaposmérő

 

16:00

Horseback archery demonstration by Lajos Kassai

 

17:00

Departure to Kaposvár to Hotel Dorottya (6 km)

 

18:00

Dinner at Dorottya Hotel

*****

19:00

Optional program at Zselic Astropark

18th Sept

 

Breakfast

 

9.00 – 12.00

Conference (with one coffee break)

 9.00am: Opening of the Conference

10.30-11.00am: Counrty report

11.00-11.30am: Lecture of Professor Dr. Ferenc Szabó

Title: The Situation and Results of Hereford Breeding in Hungary

11.30-12.00: Questions, remarks-open discussion

*****

9.00 – 12.00

Optional sightseeing program for our guests accompanying our conference participants.(Alternative program)

 

13:00

Buffet style lunch

 

14:00

Departure to  Hedrehelyre (33 km) farm visiting

 

16:30

Departure to Kaposvár

 

19:00

Formal dinner at Hotel Dorottya (5 course dinner with matching wine selection served, live music and two 15 minute performances by Somogy Folk Dance Group)

19th Sept

 

Breakfast

 

9:00

Departure to Sárospatak, with a lunch stop in Gödöllő  (216 km)

 

12:00

Buffet style lunch in the Queen Elisabeth Restaurant and Café in Gödöllő

 

 

Departure from Gödöllő to Sárospatak (222 km)

 

15:30

Farm visiting in Sárospatak

 

17:00

Departure to Tokaj, accomodation at  Andrássy Residence Wine & Spa and Gróf Degenfeld Kastélyszálló Tarcal

 

 

Dinner

20th Sept

 

Breakfast

 

9:00

Departure to Budapest (232 km) airport transfer

We reserve the right to change our program. 

Price includes: 

* Transfers from Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest to the hotels and back (15th and 20th of September 2018).
* All accomodations.
*Continental breakfast included.
* Lunches from the 16th-19th of September 2018
* Dinners from the 15th-19th September 2018, including  the Gala Dinner on the 18th September 2018.
* A coffee/tea and water are included with lunch and dinner.
* All transfers and transportation to all destinations as well as entry fees.
* During the whole time of the Conference (15-20th September 2018) we provide medical supervision.

TD & WT Livesey, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire, continue their recent rich vein of form in the show ring when their steer Normanton 1 Pacific took the Native Inter-breed Championship at the English Winter Fair, held at Staffordshire County Showground.

Bred by the exhibitor he was expertly shown by the talented UK Hereford Youth Member Isla Soutter.

Fourteen month old 'Pacific' is out of Normanton 1 Jews Ear 9th L21 and by Northern Irish bred bull Dorepole 1 579 Knighthood.

Inter-breed success didn't stop there for young Isla when she won a competitive Inter-breed Young Handler Class. Not to be outdone, her younger brother Finlay also showing a Hereford, won his Inter-breed Young Handler Class too.
Finlay then went on to pip his sister to the Overall Young Handler Championship - with Isla a commendable Reserve!

The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders’ Association Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony which takes place each October was held at the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. With over 70 in attendance it proved to be one of the best supported evenings to date.

Special guests for the night were the retiring Hereford Cattle Society Breed Secretary, David Prothero, the Society's first Chief Executive Officer, James Sage and a representative from the Children's Heartbeat trust who was awarded a cheque for £3,421 on the evening.

James who joins from organic certifiers, The Soil Association said “I’m very much looking forward to joining the Society and working with the team at Hereford House, the Council and the Breeders who are the heart of the breed. This is an exciting era within UK and global agriculture and I believe there will be a prominent role for the Hereford to play in post Brexit UK agriculture. Capitalising on the breed’s many wonderful attributes to further develop sustainable profitable systems for farmers.” He also wants to work closely with Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders as they have the best percentage in the U.K. of providing breeding bulls into the dairy sector.

The winners of the prestigious Herefords of the year awards, based on points earned from the summer show season, were announced during the evening and were presented by David Prothero before the band played into the small hours.Retiring Secretary David Prothero spoke fondly of his time over the last 40 years as he received a large Belfast Crystal vase from the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association (pictured above) in appreciation for his dedication to the Society. He recalled memories from great friendships with longstanding Northern Ireland members. He also wished the new Chief Executive Officer great success in his new role.

Awards on the evening where presented by David Prothero before the band played into the small hours.

Bull of the year went to Ciaran Kerr's Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite for the second year in a row. 

Pictured right are Ciaran Kerr and family with their silverware for Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite who was a multiple show winner and as well as N.I. Bull of the Year 2017.



 

The Female of the Year went to Courtney Halliday's Corraback Joan 15th.

Pictured left is Courtney with her large haul of trophies.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Once again, the Overall Herd of the Year was won by Solpoll Herefords. This well known and successful herd owned by J & W McMordie, Co. Down are the current holders of the UK Hereford Herd of the Year.

Pictured right are John, William and Andrew McMordie collectig their trophies.

 

 



WENLOCK CUP FOR THE JANUARY SALE CHAMPION 

HUNTER STEWART

OMAGH MART CUP FOR THE APRIL SALE CHAMPION
THE McMORDIE FAMILY SAINTFIELD

THE SYDNEY MAWHINNEY CUP FOR THE BEST POLL ANIMAL UK BRED AT THE ROYAL ULSTER SHOW
JE RI & W HAIRE

THE F W McMORDIE CUP FOR THE JUNIOR CHAMPION AT THE ROYAL ULSTER SHOW
J & W McMORDIE

NATIONAL SHOW AWARDS

NEWS LETTER ROSE BOWL FOR THE CHAMPION
COURTNEY HALLIDAY

THE BARRON CUP FOR THE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION
COURTNEY HALLIDAY

THE RALSTON CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBITOR BRED HEIFER
MARK MOORE

CLOW CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBITOR BRED GROUP OF THREE
MARK MOORE

ROBINSON & O’KANE CUP FOR THE EXHIBITOR GAINING THE MOST POINTS
MARK MOORE

STOCK PERSON SHIELD FOR THE BEST UNDER 18
MARCUS MURDOCK

THE ROBERT CLARKE CUP FOR THE BEST POLL EXHIBITOR BRED ANIMAL
A & A ARMOUR

THE NIHBA CUP FOR THE CHAMPION CALF
CIARAN KERR

CALF SHOW

THE KERRIDGE CUP FOR THE FEMALE CHAMPION
T & S ANDREWS

THE McCAFFREY CUP FOR THE MALE CHAMPION
J & W McMORDIE

THE CHRISTIE CUP FOR THE BEST YOUNG HANDLER UNDER 18
MARCUS MURDOCK

YEARLY AWARDS

THE BULL OF THE YEAR CUP
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)

RESERVE
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG DOMINO)

THE ROBERT HAIRE CUP FOR THE POLL BULL OF THE YEAR
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)

RESERVE
CIARAN KERR (KINNEGO 1 PHARO)

THE TT SIMPSON CUP FOR THE HORNED BULL OF THE YEAR
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG DOMINO)

RESERVE
G & W BURLEIGH (BENAUGHLIN NORMAN)

THE MOUNT STEWART CUP FOR THE FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)

RESERVE
W.J. GILL (A J FARMS) (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)

THE A S O’CONNOR CUP FOR THE HORNED FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)

RESERVE
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG PANSY)

THE HW COATES CUP FOR THE POLL FEMALE OF THE YEAR
W.J. GILL (A J FARMS) (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)

RESERVE
B & G WATSON (BARNBURN 1 MARIGOLD)

THE ULSTER BANK ROSE BOWL FOR THE PROGENY PAIRS OF THE YEAR
M RICHMOND

RESERVE
MARK MOORE

THE HAVEN CUP FOR THE SIRE OF THE YEAR
SOLPOLL 1 DYNAMITE J & W McMORDIE

THE CUDDY CUP FOR THE OVERALL HERDS COMPETITION WINNER
J & W McMORDIE

NOVICE AWARD

W.J GILL (A J FARMS)

RESERVE
COURTNEY HALIDAY

SUMMER SHOW CHAMPION AWARDS

ROYAL ULSTER - JE RI & W HAIRE
BALLYMONEY - IAN McFADDEN
NEWRY - MARCUS MURDOCK
ANTRIM - COURTNEY HALLIDAY
OMAGH & ENNISKILLEN - MARK MOORE
BALLYMENA, LURGAN, ARMAGH, SAINTFIELD, CASTLEWELLAN & CLOGHER VALLEY - CIARAN KERR

Blakesley 1 Major, owned by P Cobley and bred by J Riley was Male and Breed Champion at the Midlands and East Anglia Hereford Breeders’ Association Calf Show. “Major”, pictured right, is sired by Solpoll 1 Dynamite and out of Blakesley 1 Icicle, whose record at this event is outstanding. She was Female Champion in 2012, and has now bred two Breed Champion Calves! Judge Richard Dorrell felt “Major” “is a calf that will go on to make a stock bull, with superb length and locomotion”.

Blakesley 1 Major, won the Senior Bull Calf class, with AR Owen’s Church Preen Pitchford in second. P Cobley was in third with his homebred bull Kinglee 1 President.
The Intermediate Bull Calf class was won by PRJ & LR Vincent with Pulham Providence. Standing second was Speirs Farms Ltd’s Pepperstock 1 Pablo, with Bittern 1 Excalibur from DJ & JM Blaxell in third.

Hawkesbury 1 Pistol won the Junior Bull Calf class and was tapped out by the judge as a very close second to Blakelsey 1 Major in the Male Championship.

The Senior Female class was in the judge’s opinion “the strongest of the day”. Coming out on top was Normanton 1 Enoki 5th P233, pictured left, owned by TD & WT Livesey and out of Normanton Enoki J874. “Enoki” went on to become the Female and Reserve Breed Champion. “A sweet, mobile, flashy heifer, full of breed character”. It is great to see previous calf show winners going on to be successful breeders and this is the case with “Enoki’s” sire, Normanton 1 Laertes, who, along with many other successes, won the Newark Calf Show in 2014. P Cobley’s Kinglee 1 Polly was a close second and the Livesey’s other heifer, Normanton 1 Jurana 14th P612, who earlier on had won the pairs class with “Enoki”, was third.

The Intermediate class was won by MJ Ludgate with Rempstone 1 Tessa. Speirs Farms Ltd took the second and third spots with Pepperstock 1 Fascination P353 and Pepperstock 1 Butterfly P354 respectively.

The last class of the day, the Junior Heifer class was won by Blakelsey 1 Nancy, owned by J Riley. “Nancy” is sired by Aland Leopold and out of Blakesley 1 Kathleen and went on to be made the Reserve Female Champion. PRJ & LR Vincent’s Pulham 1 Starlet 5th was second and R Coates’s RTC 1 Terri 329 was third.

The Commercial class was won by the Livesey’s steer with Newtoncroft Farms in second.
Ricard Dorrell thought that “the quality of the cattle were a credit to the Association and the youngsters were confident and showed great stockmanship”

It was great to start the day with the young handler classes being judged by the Hereford Youth Co-ordinator, Emma Smith. Emma selected Finaly Soutter as the winner of the 14 year old and under class, with Harriet Froud in second and Jack Lake in third. The winner of the 15 to 26 year old class was Isla Soutter, with 17 year old Marcus Murdock in second and Katherine Baines in third. It was a battle of the siblings in the Championship with Finlay coming out on top and Isla taking reserve.

However whilst the event is predominantly about the young we don’t forget about the more mature handlers! As is tradition, Colin Soutter, the previous year’s winner judged the Stockhandlers Competition and selected Andrew Owen as the winner of the Hawkesbury Cup.

The Second Annual Designer Gene Sale will take place following the ever popular Christmas Calf Show at Shrewsbury Livestock Mart on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 2pm.

To view the catalogue please click the following link: CATALOGUE

TD & WT Livesey, Normanton Herefords, Leicestershire took the Supreme Championship for the second time in three years when their Grand Female Champion 14 month old Normanton 1 Enoki 5th P233 (pictured right) took the eye of Welsh Judge Miss Non Thorne from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Expertly shown by experienced stockman Colin Soutter, this stylish heifer claimed her first prize of the day by pairing up with stablemate Normanton 1 Jurana 14th  P612  in the Best Pair by the Same Sire before going on to take the Grand Female and Supreme Championships.

“Enoki 5th P233”, who is out of Normanton 1 Enoki J874 and by multiple Inter-breed winning bull Normanton 1 Laertes has a cracking set of Performance Recorded Figures with almost all of the important traits to the right of the midline Breed Average. She has has a Gestation Length in the Top 5%, 400 & 600 Day Weights in the Top 15% and Retail Beef Yield, Eye Muscle Area, Self-Replacing and Terminal Sire Indexes in the Top 10% of the Breed.

Standing Reserve to the Normanton pair in the first class of the day were DRA Fabb, Warboys, Cambridgeshire with two attractive animals by Moeskaer Pacman.

The Reserve Grand Female Championship went to frequent exhibitor Miss H Whittaker, Halifax, West Yorkshire with her powerful 12 month old heifer Romany 1 Julia BL P43 (pictured left). She is out of Romany 1 Julia A84 F51 and by Barwise 1 Lancer. In the youngest heifer class it was another Romany animal who was awarded the red rosette, this time, seven month old Romany 1 Mink BL P60 bred by JRB Wilson & Sons, Kelso, Scottish Borders and shown by young Lottie Wilson. She too was sired by “Lancer” and is out of Romany 1 Mink A41.

In the bull classes there was more joy for Miss H Whittaker when she took the Grand Male Championship with 10 month old Coley 1 Pilot (pictured below right). This well balanced bull who has 200 and 600 Day Weights in the top 10% for the Breed, is out of Romany 1 Ishbel D1 M11 and by Coley 1 Maverick, went on to be judged Reserve Supreme Champion.



The Reserve Grand Male Championship went to Moralee 1 Punchdrunk (pictured below left) from T & D Harrison, Stocksfield, Northumberland, breeder’s of last year’s Grand Male & Supreme Champion. Seven month old “Punchdrunk” is out of the Romany 1 Mink bloodline, on this occasion, out of Romany 1 Mink D1 L24 and by SMH King Size 87K.

In the last class of the day, it was the oldest bull in the show, 14 month old Fabb 1 Peter Pan who was awarded first place, justifying the long trip up from Cambridgeshire for the Fabb team. This strapping bull is out of Hartshorne 1 Popinjay 21st and by Square-D Tortuga 953T.

Before selecting her Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champions, Judge Non Thorne described her Grand Female as a heifer who “oused femininity, with a great top line and spring of rib, a female with good locomotion that will make a great cow on day.” In describing her Grand Male Champion, Non commented, “he is a great representative of the Breed, looks wonderful for his age and is a young bull with great thickness, depth of body and like my Female Champion has good locomotion.”

Completing a long day in the showring Miss Thorne was asked to Judge the Young Handler Competition, which was split into two classes, Under 15 years and 16 to 21 Years of Age.

In the Junior section, Miss Lottie Wilson, Romany Herefords triumphed in first place with Kaite Wason, Saltire Herefords in Reserve.

In the Senior section, is was Marcus Murdock, Fabb Herefords who came out on top with the experienced Beth Harvey in second place.      

Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley from Weston, Staffordshire have enjoyed a marvellous summer showing season, culminating in their star cow Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th collecting her second Hereford Female of the Year Award - continued their rich vein of success by taking the Supreme Hereford Championship at the National Calf Show held at Cirencester Market.

The oldest heifer in the show at almost 15 months of age, Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy (pictured right) took the Senior & Grand Female Championships before going on to take the Supreme Championship. English born “Lancome Lucy” has a good pedigree on both sides, she’s out of Scottish bred Romany 1 Lucy RE L21 and by Welsh sire Dendor 1 Murdock. This powerfully built but feminine looking female also boasts a great set of Performance Recorded figures with her 200 and 400 Day Weights, Eye Muscle Area, Retail Beef Yield and Terminal Sire Index in the top 5% of the Breed. Sky High Herefords also picked up another first prize rosette, this time with 10 month old bull calf Sky High 1 Pablo Escobar. He's by the 2016 Hereford Bull of the Year, Normanton 1 Laertes and by current Female of the Year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th and went on to take the Reserve Junior Male Championship.

Standing Reserve to Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy in the Grand & Senior Female Championships was Normanton 1 Jurana 14th P612 (pictured left) from TD & WT Livesey, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire. This attractive female, out of Hillrow 1 Jemima B9, is another calf by the much admired Normanton 1 Laertes. Earlier in the day Normanton Herefords took the Best Pair of Heifer Calves owned by the Exhibitor with TG, EI & EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire in Reserve.

David Sapsed, Heathbrow Simmentals, Hertfordshire who judged the female classes, made Lowesmoor 1 Beauty 1117 from local breeder, MJ Clark, Tetbury, Gloucestershire his Junior Female Champion. Nine month old “Beauty 1117”, who is out of Ford Abbey 1 Beauty and by Bosa 1 Hereward, is another animal to display top Performance Recorded Figures, a pattern which was eveident throughout the Summer show season. She not only has a 400 and 600 Day Weight, Terminal Sire and Self Replacing Indexes in the Top 1% of the Breed, she also has the Top Value figure of +20 for 200 Day Milk. MJ Clark also collected a red ticket in the first class of the day in the Best Group of Three Calves by the Same Sire, with three top calves by Bosa 1 Hereward, including Lowesmoor 1 Beauty 1117, in Reserve was Mrs I Jennings, Ilminster, Somerset with three calves by Appleridge 1 Leo.

However Mrs I Jennings, Cornbel Herefords, went one better in the Best Pair of Bull Calves owned by the Exhibitor when she took first place, with MJ Clark in Reserve.

Taking the Reserve Junior Female title was Blakesley 1 Nancy from J Riley. Superbly shown by Edward Thompson, she’s the latest in a long line of top Blakesley females to attract the attention of a judge. Eight month old “Nancy” is out of Blakesley 1 Kathleen and by Aland Leopold.

Judging the male classes was Mr Jeff Thomas, Bollowal Ruby Red Devons, Cornwall, who made Blakesley 1 Major, (pictured right) owned and exhibited by P Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire his Senior & Grand Male Champion. Eleven month old “Major”, is out of successful show stopper Blakesley 1 Icicle and by thrice Royal Ulster Show Champion Solpoll 1 Dynamite. Later in the day both Judges combined to choose their Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champions with “Major” taking the Reserve Supreme Championship behind “Lancome Lucy”.





Standing Reserve in the Senior Male Championship was another animal owned by P Cobley, this time homebred, Kinglee 1 President. This promising thirteen month old bull calf is out of Kinglee 1 Ebony 298 and by Panmure 1 Karl.

In the Junior Male Section, it was Studdolph 1 Bale (pictured left) from Miss EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire who came to the fore. Seven month old “Bale”, who is out of Studdolph 1 Vogue 495 and by Dendor 1 Ledley, is another animal with good Performance Recorded Figures, having a 200, 400 & 600 Day Weight in the Top 5% of the Breed. To complete a successful day for Miss Thorne, “Bale” went on to take the Reserve Grand Male Championship.

Heading up the Hereford Society's Annual Autumn Show & Sale held at Carlisle was the Overall Champion, an October 2015 born bull, from TD & WT Livesey who are based near Normanton Le Heath, Leicestershire which sold for 2,600gns. The homebred entry, Normanton 1 Niknakpaddywak is a son of Dorepoll 1 579 Knighthood and was knocked down to V & R Murdoch from Dumbarton, Glasgow.

Next in the price ratings was Salton 1 Nemo from George Bulmer. This bull by Normanton 1 Jupiter sold for 2000gns to J Duckworth from Kilmarnock.

D & KM Dickinson’s Mallowburn herd were responsible for the only three females forward. All were sired by the successful show bull Richmount 1 Hermes and the best of these was Mallowburn 1 Nightingale who sold for 1200gns to E Long from Moffat.

The same purchaser also bought the next lot, Mallowburn 1 Peardrop, at 1000gns and completing this trio was Mallowburn 1 Polo who also went for 1000gns this time to RH Bruce & Co from Hawick.