Monday, 15 December 2014

Good News, Bad News

The good news - Claire has passed her driving test.
The bad news? - Rob has a "radial head fracture" (broken elbow)
The good news - he has a chauffeuse!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Herd Competition

Last night was the Annual Dinner for the North West Regional Association of Shorthorn Breeders. This was a good night held at The Lowther Castle Inn at Hackthorpe. After the meal,as the final raffle tickets were sold, the President of The Shorthorn Society, Neil Madeley gave a short encouraging talk, exhorting us to continue to take every opportunity to publicise  the breed and to register all our animals, The herds had been judged in September by Basil Lawson, and he gave a brief talk of his tour round our region and presented trophies and prize cards to the winners. We returned two cups from last year, and came away with three (plus two raffle prizes), so it was a good night out for us. And in bed just before one in the morning. The alarm at 5.30 seemed far too soon.

Here's the full list of results in the various classes. And apologies - as I copied and pasted a Word document, the formatting may be a bit odd.



NORTH WEST REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHORTHORN BREEDERS

HERD COMPETITION 2014

JUDGE - BASIL LAWSON

BEST LARGE HERD

1st       Whitchester Herd                             C Hall
2nd     Winbrook Herd                                 G  A & D W Dent
3rd      Brafell Herd                                       J Teasdale & Son
4th      Strickley Herd                                   Messrs Robinson

BEST SMALL HERD

1st       Briscoll Herd                                     Mrs I Coulthard
2nd     Beaconview Herd                            J Handley
3rd      Moorriggs Herd                                 P Armstrong
4th      Irthingelt Herd                                   T Moscrop

BEST YOUNG STOCK (LARGE HERD)

1st       Parton Herd                                      Messrs Hewson
2nd     Winbrook Herd                                 G A & D W Dent
3rd      Brafell Herd                                       J Teasdale & Son
4th      Strickley Herd                                   Messrs Robinson

BEST YOUNG STOCK (SMALL HERD)

1st       Oakthwaite Herd                              M J & J A Dobson
2nd     Moorriggs Herd                                 P Armstrong
3rd      Beaconview Herd                            J Handley
4th      Newpark Herd                                  D Craig

HEIFER IN CALF

1st       Winbrook Vi 143rd                           G A & D W Dent
2nd     Strickley Starbud 54th                     Messrs Robinson
3rd      Tahuna Dewdrop                             D Jackson
4th      Moorriggs Sparkle 7th                     P Armstrong

HEIFER IN MILK

1st       Strickley Goldie 217th                     Messrs Robinson
2nd     Moorriggs Lady Barrington 3rd         P Armstrong
3rd      Beaconview Annabella 3rd              J Handley
4th      Screel Erin 3rd                                 S Wilson

COW HAVING CALVED TWICE

1st       Briscoll Graceful Lady 7th              Mrs I Coulthard
2nd     Winbrook Foggarthorpe Lass 5th G A & D W Dent
3rd      Strickley Starbud 48th                     Messrs Robinson
4th      Brafell Molly 8th                               J Teasdale & Son


PROGENY OF ONE BULL

1st       Bishopsbrae Royal Appeal                        C Hall
2nd     Panorama Aramis                            J Handley
3rd      Winbrook Marmaduke                     G A & D W Dent
4th      Llandovery Jinny's Empire             Messrs Robinson

BEST BULL ON INSPECTION ONLY

1st       Middlebankend Digger                    N Barker
2nd     Brafell Royal Lad                             J Teasdale & Son
3rd      Winbrook Pedro                               G A & D W Dent
4th      Nejay Errol                                        Messrs Robinson

BEST BULL ON INSPECTION AND PRODUCTION

1st       Nejay Errol                                        Messrs Robinson
2nd     Middlebankend Digger                      N Barker
3rd      Winbrook Pedro                                G A & D W Dent
4th      Brafell Royal Lad                               J Teasdale & Son

BEST COW ON INSPECTION ONLY

1st       Winbrook Peeress Rose                 G A & D W Dent
2nd     Strickley Goldie 198th                     Messrs Robinson
3rd      Kenprest Lady Hermione 19th        J Teasdale & Son
4th      Parton Perry Blossom 13th              Messrs Hewson

BEST COW ON INSPECTION AND PRODUCTION

1st       Strickley Goldie 198th                     Messrs Robinson
2nd     Winbrook Peeress Rose                 G A & D W Dent
3rd      Kenprest Lady Hermione 19th        J Teasdale & Son
4th      Parton Perry Blossom 13th              Messrs Hewson

BEST PURE BRED ANIMAL

1st       Kenprest Lady Hermione 19th      J Teasdale & Son
2nd     Dunham Margaret 122nd               Mrs I Coulthard
3rd      Oxton Foggathorpe 677th              T Moscrop
4th      Newpark Barbara                            D Craig

                       









Monday, 8 December 2014

Just a quick note

I know that I've been very lax in Blogging lately (where does the time go?) - but a quick note, and an aide memoire for us, today all the rest of the stock came inside for winter. All the counting, contemplating and calculating worked out as we still have an empty pen!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014