There was a record entry of calves for the second year that a Simmental calf show was held at the H&H Agri Expo, Carlisle. Again the attendance was over 10,000 people with a strong interest in all things beef and sheep related, to what is now considered one of the best livestock events of its kind in the country.
Simmental entries were a record 38, which is an encouraging increase from the first year. The Judge for the day was well known cattle and sheep breeder Neil McGowan, Blairgowrie, Scotland (Dirnanean Herd).
A big thank you must go to our sponsors, Main sponsors Carrs Billington, Bowland Foods, Baxter Marwood and Brown Vets, Brockholes Arms Auction Mart, Paragon vet group, David Hazelton (Ranfurly Simmentals), David Donnelley (Preserva & Atlow Simmentals), Barlow Trailers, P. Fitton, Showtime Supplies, Jim Peet Agriculture, D A Harrison, Hopes Auction Mart, Ian Anderson Quad Bikes and The British Simmental Cattle Society.
Class 1 Male calf born 01/10/11 - 31/12/11 1st £100 Jim & Patricia Goldie Newbiemains Chicago 11 04/12/11 Sire; Kilbride Farm Rainman Dam; Dirnanean Virginia 2nd £75 B G & L Allan Glenturk Cosworth 11 26/11/11 Sire; Omorga Volvo Dam: Glenturk Nemesis 3rd £50 J D Loftus Blackpool Chaz 11 02/12/11 Sire; Hockenhull Rupert Dam; Blackpool Primrose 4th £25 A & K Gamble Farnell Crailing 11 16/10/11 Sire; Keeldrum Schubert Dam; Fole Victoria
Class 2 Male calf born on or after 01/01/12 1st £100 Mr D Lowry Keeldrum Darius 23/04/12 Sire; Pode Hole Aztec Dam; Darsham Slinky 2nd £75 Messers N & N Gwynne Chesterman Dafydd 07/01/12 Sire; Blackford Ringleader Dam; Chesterman Jacob Julie 3rd £50 Messers N & N Gwynne Chesterman Darcy 12 25/01/12 Sire; Blackford Ringleader Dam; Chesterman Hale Bopp Nell 4th £25 J David Loftus Blackpool Dennis 12 17/03/12 Sire; Corskie Pilot Dam; Blackpool Whatsit
Class 3 Female calf born 01/10/11 - 31/12/11 1st £100 D L & S Currie Braegarrie Cassandra 31/10/11 Sire; Corskie Regal Dam; Braegarrie Angela 2nd £75 Jim & Patricia Goldie Newbiemains Calamity Jane 01/10/11 Sire; Blackford Albatross Dam; Hockenhull Rona 9th 3rd £50 D L & S Currie Braegarrie Camilla 01/11/11 Sire; Corskie Regal Dam; Braegarrie Pernilla 4th £25 Jim & Patricia Goldie Newbiemains Claire 04/10/11 Blackford Albatross Newbiemains Vicky
Class 4 Female calf born on or after 01/01/12 1st £100 M A Barlow Denizes Trixie-Belle 6th 17/02/12 Sire; Auchorachan Wizard Dam; Denizes Trixie-Belle 3rd 2nd £75 M/S J H & VG Wood Popes Nellys Darling 02/01/12 Sire; Banwy Wonderboy Dam; Popes Nellys Surprise 3rd £50 M A Barlow Denzies Tonia 4th (ET) 27/01/12 Sire; Ashland Tornado Dam; Denizes Tonia 2nd 4th £25 Messers N & N Gwynne Chesterman Ringleader Miranda 26/01/12 Sire; Blackford Ringleader Dam; Chesterman Kramer Miranda
Class 5 Pair of animals from one breeder 1st M A Barlow 2nd D L & S Currie
Class 6 Young handlers age 10 to 30 1st £75 Robert Currie 2nd £50 Tom Peile 3rd £25 Neil Goldie 4th £20 Dafydd Jones 5th £20 Jack Peile 6th £20 Sam Barlow 7th £20 Kate Lowry
Champion: M A Barlow - Denizes Trixie-Belle 6th Reserve Champion: D L & S Currie - Braegarrie Cassandra