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The British Blonde Society will be holding the following sales throughout 2015.



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The British Blonde Society will have a presence at some of the agricultureal shows, please check our calendar of events for further information.


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New & Updates

Please see the entries for
Worcester on Saturday 25th April - Report and Photos to follow in Show Reports
Carlisle on Saturday 9th May in
Forthcoming Sales 

Ballymena Sale
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HARRISON & HETHERINGTON LIMITED, CARLISLE
FRIDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2015

PEDIGREE SALES – BLONDE CATTLE

The Reserve Junior Champion shown by north east breeders Messrs Weightman & Sons topped the early spring Blonde show and sale at Carlisle selling for 5,000gns.

This junior bull, Hallfield Ironman, a son of the herds stock sire the noted Blackwater Ainsley bull and out of Hallfield Belle, sold to Messrs Bradley of Brampton.

Following at 3,500gns was another entry from the Hallfield pen of Messrs Weightman, this time it was Hallfield Igor a son of Ardmore Fugitive and out of Hallfield Edwina. This April 2013 born entry sold to Messrs Lister of Skipton.

Trading at 3,400gns was Hallfield Iestyn from Messrs Weightman. Another son of the herds stock sire Blackwater Ainsley and out of a Ballygowan Noble daughter Hallfield Becca. Scottish enthusiasts RJ & DA Emms & Son of Cupar, Fife were the purchasers.

Reaching the 3,000gn mark was the days overall male and supreme champion entry from Gerard Stranney of Northern Ireland. Seaview Independent, a son of Kilmoney Bruce and out of the Ashtonlodge Tyson bred mother Seaview Confetti, this eye catching bull was knocked down to the judge Ed Fawcett of the Kissthorn herd based near York.

Leading the female entries was the first heifer to the sale ring from Messrs Gibb with Broomley Ivy who sold for 2,300gns. This 15 month old daughter of Ark Geordie and out of a Millend Voodoo sired mother, sold to WAM Hall of Stranraer.

Averages – 5 bulls £3549.00, 3 heifers £2135.00

Champion Seaview Independent

Champion Seaview Independent and Reserve Seaview Shanvalley Isaac with Judge Ed Fawcett

 

Alan Walker best small herd winner with his Gleniffer herd.

Alan Walker best small herd winner with his Gleniffer herd.

Best turned out Shanvalley Isaac judged by John Stott.

Best turned out Shanvalley Isaac judged by John Stott.

 
 

 

Shanvalley Issac

Reserve Champion and best turned out Shanvally Issac son of Seaview Barney

 Show champion Seaview Independent son of Kilmoney Bruce selling at 3000gns

Show Champion Seaview Independent, son of Kilmoney Bruce selling at 3000gns

 
 

 Broomley Judith

Broomley Judith daughter of Ark Geordie selling at 2000gns,sister to top priced heifer Broomley Ivy who sold at 2300gns

 Hallfield Ironman

Hallfield Ironman sired by Blackwater Ainsley selling to top price of 5000gns

 

Blondex

Blonde x or pure blonde weanling bulls wanted 350 to 450kgs , German buyer looking for regular supply. Call (087) 838 3216 for details

Welsh Winter Fair

Thank you to the South Wales Blonde club for making, erecting and manning the Blonde stand at The Welsh Winter Fair this last few days.

Welsh Winter Stand

Mr Tom sired by Doncombe Fibonacci born 1/8/13 was exhibited by breeders T & K Coney at the Welsh Winter Fair winning the Steer sired by a British Blonde class

Mr Tom

Kinaston Inga from Roy Kinnish of Aston Botterell by Bridge ET stood third in her class, born 26.1.13 at the Welsh winter fair.

Kinaston Inga third in class
Champion Blonde heifer was Ellie Golding born 5/6/13 exhibited by Berwyn Hughes and Garrant Jones,sired by Fronfedw Culhwch.

Champion Heifer Ellie Golding
Champion Steer was Mr Tom, bred and exhibited by T & K Coney & sons. Born1/8/2013

English Winter Fair

Lucy Corner wins the champion Blonde at the English Winter Fair at Stafford Show ground with heifer Hallfield Ingrid, a Blackwater Ainsley daughter born May '13 and bought in November last year from James Weightman of the Hallfield herd.

Lucy Corner

She has had a good season on the show circuit having stood reserve champ at Penrith Show and reserve champion at the North East Calf show last weekend.

Kissthorn Izzy sees top bid of 4500gns At Carlisle Sale

Champion Kissthorn Izzy

Please click on image to read full report

British Blonde steer tops Darlington calf show

An eleven month Blonde steer from G.W Lee & sons, Frosterley, was awarded the championship at Darlingtons show and sale of suckled calves before selling for the days top price of £1,330 to Andrew Scarborough, Driffield

Darlington Mart

Thirsk calf show

Calf show takes place at Thirsk Auction Mart on Saturday 8th November with entries required on site by 10a.m.

Classes are 2013 male, 2013 female, 2014 Male , 2014 Female with Championships.

Entries are £5 per animal with prizes of £20, £15 and £10 in each class with a show champion taking £50 and reserve £25.

We also have a crossbred class for a calf born 2014.

Blondes at Agri Expo 2014

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Superb commercial cattle loaned by Peter and Liz Rogerson from Great Asby, Appleby took pride of place on the stand at Agri Expo, which attracted a lot of attention.
The Society would like to thank the North of England Club who helped host the stand having erected it the day before.
This show has grown every year with excellent attendance from exhibitor, trade stands and the general public.

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Herd Competition Presentation 

Congratulations to Roy Kinnish with his Kinaston Herd for winning overall champion herd and to all the winners.  Please click here to see full results

About Blonde

The Blonde d'Aquitaine breed has been established in the UK for over 40 years and continues to gain much respect from commercial farmers be they suckler producers or dairy men.

The breeds principal attributes are ease of calving and excellent growth rates, terminating in a carcase with a very high killing out percentage and an exceptionally high ratio of lean meat to bone.

The breed is widely distributed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and thrives well in both the harsher climes of the north and the sunnier south.

The society was founded in 1971 to improve and promote the British Breed.

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Journal 2014-2015

The British Blonde Journal had now been published

Thank you to all our contributors

Click here to view our on-line copy

 

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