Northern Club 'Rising Stars' Calf Show 2018
After not only taking the Champion at Agri-Expo in Carlisle earlier this month, the February 2018 born heifer Beautry Shuna Myrtle forwarded by S and G Currie, a daughter of Poyntington Himself and out of Beautry Shuna Jodie, took the overall Champion Calf.
The Reserve Champion was from first time entrant Gerard Te Lintelo of Wolsingham, with a February 2018 born bull, Mayfield Maximus Primus A by Grenadier of Upsall and out of Jilt x1097 of Upsall. The judge was Jane Landers of Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire.
Class 2: Bull born between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2018
1st Sleightholme Sycamore 2nd - Patrick James
2nd Grinkle Stanley - R G and H E Thompson
3rd Sleightholme Linden 2nd - Patrick James
4th Sleightholme Stonecrop - Patrick James
Class 3: Bull born 8 January to 22 March 2018
1st Mayfield Maximus - Gerad Te Lintelo
2nd Northworth Malakai - Vicki Hainsworth
3rd Stonehills Might Bite - G L Riby
4th Mercury of Upsall from - Hon. G Turton
Class 4: Bull born between 4 April 2018 and 4 June 2018
1st Beautry Malfoy - S and G Currie
2nd Mandalong of Upsall - the Hon. G Turton
3rd Norworth Merlin - Vicki Hainsworth
Class 5: Female born between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2018
1st Runleymill Roxburgh Lass 11 - J Dunning and J H Wilson
2nd Shawhill Foxglove Layla - Thomson, Roddick & Laurie
3rd Jodame Princess Royal Libby - M and J Souter
Class 6: Female born between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2018
1st Clipper X1287 of Upsall - the Hon. G Turton
2nd Sleightholme Robusta - Patrick James
3rd Sleightholme Ruga - Patrick James
4th Sapphire X1292 of Upsall - the Hon. G Turton
5th Inglestone Graduate Mary - J and L Swiers
Class 7: Female born between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2018
1st Beautry Shuna Myrtle - S and G Currie
2nd Beautry Tessa Mildred - S and G Currie
3rd Stonehills Lovely Jason - G L Riby
4th Stonehills Foxglove Flake 18 - G L Riby
5th Beautry Shuna Minerva - S and G Currie
6th Grinkle Ross Sapphire - R G and H E Thompson
7th Mayfield Gem 0002 - Gerad Te Lintelo
Class 8: Female born between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2018
1st Clipper X1303 of Upsall - the Hon. G Turton
2nd Shawhill Madison Rose - Thomson, Roddick & Laurie
3rd Inglestone Victoria Mabel - J and L Swiers
4th Beautry Morticia - S and G Currie
5th Shawhill Dewdrop Maisie - Thomson, Roddick & Laurie
Class 9: Female born between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2018
1st Jodame Madonna - M and J Souter
2nd Marrgrange Marigold Matilda - P S and S E Hardcastle
3rd Norworth Tanzy Martini - Vicki Hainsworth
4th Marrgrange Nonpareil Moneypenny - P S and S E Hardcastle
Male Calf Champion awarded the C M Varley Cup
Champion Mayfield Maximus Primus - Gerad Te Lintelo
Reserve Beautry Malfoy - S and G Currie
Female Calf Champion awarded the North of England Beef Shorthorn Trophy
Champion Beautry Shuna Myrtle - S and G Currie
Reserve Runleymill Roxburgh Lass 11 - J Dunning and J H Wilson
Overall 2018 Champion Calf awarded the Perpetual Jeffery Cup
Champion Beautry Shuna Myrtle - S and G Currie
Reserve Mayfield Maximus Primus - Gerad Te Lintelo
1st Beautry - S and G Currie
2nd Sleightholme - Patrick James
3rd Mayfield - Gerad Te Lintelo
Junior Young Handler
1st Beth Barker
2nd Jess Barker
Senior Young Handler
1st John McCulloch
2nd Max Clough
3rd Alisha Barker
4th Megan Souter
5th Erika Ivinson
6th Jack Barker
Overall Young Handler
I was delighted to be asked to judge the ‘Rising Stars’ calf show held at Thirsk Auction Mart. I was extremely impressed by the big entry of calves forward.
My first prizes in the bull calf classes all had different qualities: width, length, locomotion and bull-like characteristics, which is what I was looking for. When they lined up, my Male Champion, Mayfield Maximus Primus, really caught my eye with the Reserve Champion, Beautry Malfoy also standing to attention.
The female section was tremendous with some real quality throughout and many different types make the beef shorthorn a special breed. In class 5, Runleymill Roxburgh Lass came away with 1st prize, she was a really sharping looking female who carried herself with great style – something I really like to see in a breeding female. The 2nd placed Shawhill Foxglove Layla was also a lovely heifer but just didn’t quite show herself as well on the day, more will surely come of her.
Class 6 continued this great trend of quality cattle with Clipper X1287 of Upsall being the best of a really strong class. Into class 7, Beautry Shauna Myrtle took the top prize, she was a really stunning heifer showing every quality I was looking for. Clipper X1303 of Upsall was my first placed heifer in class 8, again a lovely heifer; and in my final class it was Jodame Madonna, a very correct heifer being placed 1st.
My female champion went to Beautry Shauna Myrtle, she just had it all: conformation, locomotion and female style presented wonderfully and a real credit to the breed – and my reserve Runleymill Roxburgh lass also had great female quality.
Overall Champion went to Beautry Shauna Myrtle with reserve overall going to Mayfield Maximus Primus. I was extremely pleased to see Beautry Shauna Myrtle going on to win reserve overall in the interbreed championship.
It was great to see a big entry of enthusiastic young handlers forward with some having more experience than others, but they all did a great job. When it came to overall both 1st placed junior handler Beth Barker and senior John McCulloch did very well with Beth just pipping John to the post.
I would like to thank the club for giving me the honour of judging and thank the exhibitors for their hard work. It was a lovely day, the Beef Shorthorns have a great future ahead!