Cottage 0ne, Scarthingwell Farm, Scarthingwell, Nr Tadcaster,
Tel: 01937 557546
Mrs J Pick
0ne, Scarthingwell Farm, Scarthingwell, Nr Tadcaster, W Yorks
2010 Club Report
by David Pick
Our year started in March when I was duly elected as Chairman.
David Greensit was voted into my ‘old job’ as Vice
Chairman. Thanks must be due to Brian Wise our previous Chairman
for all his hard work on behalf of the Club.
Unfortunately at the
start of the year we were informed of the death of one of our members
Keith Sanderson. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
again our club was well represented at Carlisle show and sale with
Ian and Margaret Steele scooping reserve overall and female champion
with ‘Blakewell Pandora’s Virginia’ along
with reserve female honours going to ‘Blakewell Judith’s
Valerie’ both later selling for 2,000gns. Peter and Caroline
Goldsbrough were also in the ribbons with two sons of their renowned
herd sire Milnafua Keystone selling for 2000gns and 1900gns. One
of our newest members Stuart Earnshaw secured the supreme champion
for his Thorntree herd at Wakefield.
Thirsk sale seems to be going
well and this year was no exception as vendors found trade very
buoyant with the overall champion and top priced animal ‘Scarthingwell
Alaska’ being knocked
down to K & E Deacon of Yarm for 2950gns. Reserve champion
and top priced female going to Gerald Towers with ‘Tidkin
Walnut’ and her heifer calf at foot selling for 1700gns to
Pedigree breeders J R Holliday Penrith. This goes to prove there
is still a strong demand for Simmental cattle in our area.
event in our calendar was the Great Yorkshire Show incorporating
the Simmental National Show. Thankfully our Yorkshire weather managed
to behave itself on the Tuesday and coupled with the tremendous
entry of cattle the classes were a sight to behold. The ringside
was packed solid with breeders, members and public alike. Congratulations
to our members Peter and Caroline Goldsbrough and Ian and Margaret
Steele whose cattle were awarded 1st and 4th respectively. A big
thank you to the many exhibitors who made the long journey to Harrogate.
spot went to Boddington estates with ‘Sterling Dolores
Petra’. In reserve was ‘Annick Vesuvius’ from
Les and Norma Pennington. Many thanks to all members who gave up
their time to help in any way ensuring everything went smoothly.
Also a big thank you to everyone who staffed and provided refreshments
in the hospitality box as this was greatly appreciated. Our final
thank you must go to our Club and Council member Brian Wise and
his wife Anne who worked tirelessly both before and throughout
the duration of the show making sure everything fell into place.
saw the re-launch of the North East Club website. This includes
the latest news and photographs. Why not visit the site at www.simmental.org.
Many thanks must go to our resident computer guru and official
club photographer Gerald Towers who has been instrumental in getting
the site up and running in its present format.
In June an evening
of Scanning, EBVs, Health Schemes and breed planning was kindly
organised by Brian and Anne Wise at Thirsk Auction Mart. This proved
to be a very informative and well attended event
This year saw our biennial herd competition take place. Our
judge was Mr Giles Green. Many thanks to him for giving up two
days of his time to judge the ten herds that entered. Also, a thank
you to Mandy Green for her navigation skills in getting them around
some very unfamiliar countryside!
Results are as follows:
1st Peter & Caroline Goldsbrough (Copper Mill).
2nd John, Val & Craig Hollingsworth (Midhope)
3rd David & John Greensit (Goskins).
1st John & Gill Smith (Moorside)
2nd Mike Brears (Beaghall)
3rd David & Jayne Pick (Scarthingwell)
Best young bull
1st Midhope Artist
2nd Beechtree Arkle
3rd Copper Mill Walnut
Best group of heifers born 2009
1st Gill & John Smith
2nd John, Val & Craig Hollingsworth
3rd Jim & Joan Brindley
Best Cow and calf
1st Scarthingwell Hannah’s Rapunzel & Scarthingwell Boromir
(David & Jayne Pick).
2nd Moorside Katrina’s Tiara & bull calf (Gill & John
3rd Ainsty Starlight & Ainsty Blaze (Jim & Joan Brindley).
Judges special award
Beaghall June 2nd (Mike Brears).
Overall winner - Gill & John Smith (Moorside)
Reserve – Peter & Caroline Goldsbrough (Copper Mill).
to all the prize winners and thank you to everyone who entered
and helped to make this years competition a success.
Our herd visit for this year was to the Copper Mill herd owned
and run by Peter and Caroline Goldsbrough. On show was their stock
bull Milnafua Keystone at the ripe old age of eleven looking as
good as ever along with his excellent progeny. The cattle and hospitality
were outstanding and coupled with a good turnout of members it
ensured for a very enjoyable afternoon.
Peter and Caroline’s
hard work and commitment was rewarded at the October Stirling Bull
Sales where one of their bulls ‘Copper
Mill Andrew’ was awarded third in his class later selling
for 4,500gns. Also in the honours were John, Val and Craig Hollingsworth
with their Dirnanean Snowie sired son ‘Midhope Apache’ who
won his class and was sold for 7,500gns. Well done to both herds
for flying the flag for the North East Club!
This year we have had
several new members join us. This is particularly pleasing as new
faces and new ideas are always welcome.
it just remains for me to thank Committee and club members alike
for all their hard work and support throughout the year.
2009 club report
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2007 club report
2006 club report
2005 club report