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By Admin, Sep 10 2018 04:37PM

With such a strong lineup of pedigree British White breeding cattle forward, the autumn show and sale at Melton Mowbray Market 2018 did not disappoint!


Taking the Breed and Interbreed Cattle Championships - as well as the first ever Best in Show title at the event - was the outstanding senior cow Bulby Jasmine from Delamore Farms Ltd. Shown with her heifer calf Leverington Evita at foot, Jasmine also topped the sale at 2200gns, selling to new member Mr B Pickford of Wiltshire. Mr Pickford also picked up Jasmine's full sister Bulby Lupin (again from Delamore Farms) at 1800gns, as well as two very smart yearling heifers at 1200gns apiece - Templar Holly and Templar Heather - both bred and exhibited by K & RP Harding.


Taking home another four superb yearling heifers to join the Lordswood herd was Mr J Brain, Warwickshire, who secured Woodbastwick Downtown (Rotac Farms) at 1800gns, Tollesbury Hopscotch (Dr V St Joseph) at 1700gns, Woodbastwick Ricci (Rotac Farms) at 900gns and Abbotsholme Rose (Abbotsholme School Farm) at 750gns.


Selling at 1550gns to first-time British White buyer Mr T Broadhurst of Derbyshire was in-caf heifer Leverington Clara, as well as her stable mate Leverington Delia for 700gns, both bred and exhibited by Delamore Farms Ltd. Mr Broadhurst also took home Tollesbury Twist, bred and exhibited by Dr V St Joseph for 1300gns and Abbotsholme Lily from the Abbotsholme School Farm for 700gns. In the unhaltered section, Mr Lucas - also of Derbyshire - picked up in-calf cow Nidderdale Voodoo, bred by Mr A Fisher and exhibited y Mr D Knowles, for 800gns.


Many thanks to pre-sale show judge Mr Paul Pennington, Melton Mowbray Market Auctioneers and all the breeders and buyers for making the event a great success once again.


AVERAGES

Haltered cows, 2 sold: 2000gns (£2100)

Haltered heifers, 10 sold: 1180gns (£1239)

Unhaltered cows/heifers, 3 sold: 587gns (£616.35)


Breed/Interbreed Champion and Best in Show - Bulby Jasmine - 2200gns

Bred by Dr S Bevan, exhibited by Delamore Farms, purchased by Mr B Pickford


Photograph: British White Cattle Society


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By Admin, Jul 30 2018 07:58AM


Monday 23rd July 2018


Judge: My A Lyons


Male and Breed Champion

Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook


Female and Reserve Breed Champion

Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst, Miss S Cook


Reserve Male Champion

Cadarn Welsh Dragon, Mrs E Astbury


Reserve Female Champion

Dallyashes Love in a Mist, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton


Bull, born on or before 30th June 2016

1st: Cadarn Welsh Dragon, Mrs E Astbury


Bull, born on or after 1st July 2016

1st: Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook

2nd: Marshbrook Mallows Pride, Mrs E Astbury

3rd: Cadarn Gadget, Mr M Kennett

4th: Cadarn Scammel, Mr M Kennett


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst, Miss S Cook

2nd: Albany Oregon, F W Cook & Son

3rd: Amaroo Meringue, Miss R Hamilton

4th: Marshbrook Dragonfly, Mrs E Astbury

5th: Cadarn Silver Lady, Mr M Kennett

6th: Dallyashes Touch Me Not, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton


Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Dallyashes Love in a Mist, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton

2nd: Amaroo Pheasant Eye, Miss R Hamilton

3rd: Albany Orinoco, F W Cook & Son

4th: Albany Oklahoma, F W Cook & Son

5th: Cadarn Clanger, Mr M Kennett

6th: Marshbrook Blueberry, Mrs E Astbury


Pictured: Alcroft Goldeneye (top) and Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst (below)


By Admin, Jul 4 2018 10:50AM


Wednesday 27th June 2018


Judge: Mr B Llewellyn


Female and Breed Champion

Bulby Jasmine, Delamore Farms Ltd


Reserve Female and Reserve Breed Champion

Alcroft Georgia, Miss S Cook


Male Champion

Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook


Reserve Male Champion

Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding


Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Tollesbury Peach, Dr V St Joseph

2nd: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms

3rd: Templar Holly, K & RP Harding

4th: Woodbastwick Hard Candy, Rotac Farms

5th: Woodbastwick L'Oreal, Rotac Farms

6th: Albany Orinoco, F W Cook & Son


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst, Miss S Cook

2nd: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph

3rd: Albany Oregon, F W Cook & Son


Cow, in calf or in milk, born on or before 31st December 2015

1st: Bulby Jasmine, Delamore Farms

2nd: Alcroft Georgia, Miss S Cook


Bull, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook

2nd: Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding

3rd: Tollesbury Sir Lionel, Dr V St Joseph


Norfolk Special: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms


Group of Three Animals owned and bred by the exhibitor

Champion: Rotac Farms

Reserve: Dr V St Joseph


By Admin, Jul 4 2018 10:41AM


Royal Three Counties - Friday Judging, 15th June 2018

Judge: Miss S Cook


Junior, Male and Breed Champion

Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding


Reserve Junior, Female and Reserve Breed Champion

Oldington Boomerang, Mr P Pennington


Reserve Male Champion

Lordswood Oliver, Mr J Brain


Reserve Female Champion

Nidderdale Zara, Mr B Palmer


Bull, born before 1st January 2017

1st: Lordswood Oliver, Mr J Brain

2nd: Hillcroft Laurence 2, Mrs E Astbury


Bull, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding

2nd: Lordswood Leo, Mr J Brain

3rd: Cadarn Gadget, Mr M Kennett

4th: Marshbrook Mallows Pride, Mrs E Astbury

5th: Cadarn Scammel, Mr M Kennett


Cow, born on or before 31st December 2015, in milk or in calf

1st: Dallyashes Throcking, J & M Bennett


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Nidderdale Zara, Mr B Palmer

2nd: Dallyashes Touch Me Not, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton

3rd: Marshbrook Dragonfly, Mrs E Astbury

4th: Cadarn Silver Lady, Mr M Kennett


Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Oldington Boomerang, Mr P Pennington

2nd: Amaroo Partdige Rose, J & M Bennett

3rd: Porlock Ruth, Mr B Palmer

4th: Templar Holly, K & RP Harding

5th: Amaroo Pheasant Eye, Miss R Hamilton

6th: Porlock Janice, Mr B Palmer

7th: Cadarn Clanger, Mr M Kennett

8th: Marshbrook Blueberry, Mrs E Astbury

9th: Lordswood Ella, Mr J Brain

10th: Oldington Barbie, Mr P Pennington



Royal Three Counties - Sunday Judging, 17th June 2018

Judge: Mr W Jones



Male and Breed Champion

Lordswood Oliver, Mr J Brain


Female and Reserve Breed Champion

Nidderdale Zara, Mr B Palmer


Bull, born before 1st January 2017

1st: Lordswood Oliver, Mr J Brain

2nd: Hillcroft Laurence 2, Mrs E Astbury


Bull, born on or after 1st Jauary 2017

1st: Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding

2nd: Marshbrook Mallows Pride

3rd: Cadarn Scammel

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Cow, born before 31st December 2015, in milk or in calf

1st: Dallyashes Throcking, J & M Bennett


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Nidderdale Zara, Mr B Palmer

2nd: Dallyashes Touch Me Not, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton

3rd: Marshbrook Dragonfly, Mrs E Astbury

4th: Cadarn Silver Lady, Mr M Kennett


Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Templar Holly, K & RP Harding

2nd: Amaroo Partridge Rose, J & M Bennett

3rd: Porlock Janice, Mr B Palmer

4th: Amaroo Pheasant Eye, Miss R Hamilton

5th: Oldington Boomerang, Mr P Pennington

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By Admin, Jun 11 2018 08:07AM


Thursday 7th June 2018

Judge: Mr D Wright


Breed and Female Champion

Bulby Jasmine, Delamore Farms Ltd


Reserve Breed, Reserve Female and Junior Champion

Woodbastwick Hard Candy, Rotac Farms


Male and Reserve Junior Champion

Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook


Reserve Male Champion

Tollesbury Jupiter, Dr V St Joseph


Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born before 1st January 2016

1st: Bulby Jasmine, Delamore Farms Ltd

2nd: Alcroft Georgia, Miss S Cook


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst, Miss S Cook

2nd: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph

3rd: Albany Oregon, F W Cook & Son


Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Woodbastwick Hard Candy, Rotac Farms

2nd: Woodbastwick L'Oreal, Rotac Farms

3rd: Tollesbury Peach, Dr V St Joseph

4th: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms

5th: Wispers Prosecco Blush, Dr C Barran

6th: Albany Orinoco, F W Cook & Son


Bull, any age

1st: Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook

2nd: Tollesbury Jupiter, Dr V St Joseph


Best group of three animals, owned and bred by the exhibitor

1st: Woodbastwick

2nd: Tollesbury


By Admin, Jun 4 2018 01:13PM


Wednesday 30th May 2018


Breed, Female and Exhibitor Bred Champion

Dallyashes Touch Me Not, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton


Reserve Breed and Reserve Female Champion

Dallyashes Throcking, J & M Bennett


Male Champion

Marshbrook Mallows Pride, Mrs E Astbury


Bull, born before 2017

1st: Hillcroft Laurence 2, Mrs E Astbury


Bull, born in 2017

1st: Marshbrook Mallows Pride, Mrs E Astbury


Cow, born before 2016, in milk or in calf

1st: Dallyashes Throcking, J & M Bennett

2nd: Bulby Lupin, Delamore Farms


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Dallyashes Touch Mr Not, Mrs A & Miss R Hamilton

2nd: Nidderdale Zara, Mr B Palmer

3rd: Marshbrook Dragonfly, Mrs E Astbury


Heifer, born in 2017

1st: Amaroo Pheasant Eye, Miss R Hamilton

2nd: Amaroo Partridge Rose, J & M Bennett

3rd: Oldington Boomerang, Mr P Pennington

4th: Oldington Barbie, Mr P Pennington

5th: Porlock Janice, Mr B Palmer

6th: Porlock Ruth, Mr B Palmer

7th: Marshbrook Blueberry, Mrs E Astbury


Group of three animals, bred by the exhibitor

1st: Marshbrook, Mrs Elayna Astbury


Pair of animals, property of the same exhibitor

1st: Oldington, Mr P Pennington

2nd: Porlock, Mr B Palmer

3rd: Marshbrook, Mrs E Astbury


By Admin, May 14 2018 07:21AM


Breed Champion Tollesbury Jupiter


Reserve Breed Champion Tollesbury Eagle


Junior heifer, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms

2nd: Woodbastwick Hard Candy, Rotac Farms

3rd: Woodbastwick L'Oreal, Rotac Farms

4th: Albany Orinoco, F W Cook & Son

5th: Albany Oklahoma, F W Cook & Son


Heifer, born in 2016

1st: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph

2nd: Ladbarrow Lilly's Amethyst, Miss S Cook

3rd: Albany Oregon, F W Cook & Son


Bull, born on or after 1st January 2017

1st: Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding

2nd: Alcroft Goldeneye, Miss S Cook


Bull, born in 2016

1st: Tollesbury Jupiter, Dr V St Joseph


The Beachern Trophy for best heifer

Winner: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms


The Cresswell Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best female

Winner: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve: Woodbastwick Tommy Girl, Rotac Farms


The Parker Bros. Challenge Trophy for best male

Winner: Tollesbury Jupiter, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve: Templar Handsome, K & RP Harding


The Clarke and Butcher Ltd Challenge Cup for the champion British White

Winner: Tollesbury Jupiter, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve: Tollesbury Eagle, Dr V St Joseph



By Admin, Apr 16 2018 07:00AM


The Society-supported Spring sale of British White breeding cattle at Melton Mowbray on 14th April saw an excellent trade for the lots on display with a full clearance and strong average price, following on from another successful sale at Melton back in September.


The top price of the sale was given for the 19-month old bull Alcroft Bruno from Miss S Cook, Cambridgeshire, selling for 2600gns (£2730) to Mr S McDonald, Lancashire to join his newly-formed Cross House herd. The next highest price was also paid for a bull, 2-year-old Oldington Cornelius Fudge from Mr P Pennington, Shropshire, which sold for 1800gns (£1890) to a new breeder from Yorkshire.


The female section also showed a good demand with in-calf heifer Leverington Catherine from Delamore Farms, Norfolk selling for 1400gns (£1470) and joining Oldington Cornelius Fudge at the new herd in Yorkshire. A consignment of three in-calf heifers from Mr and Mrs Kendrick of Leicestershire sold for 1150gns (£1207.50) each to the estate of Lord Cranbrook, Suffolk, and a heifer with calf at foot from Mr P Pennington, Shropshire sold for 1120gns (£1176) to repeat buyer Mr Swales for his commercial suckler herd.


The British White Cattle Society would like to thank Melton Mowbray for their continued support and excellent service, as well as all the breeders and buyers whose hard work made for another truly successful event.


Averages

Heifers with calf at foot (1 sold): 1120gns/£1176

In-calf heifers (4 sold): 1212.50gns/£1273

Bulls (2 sold): 2200gns/£2310

Overall average (7 sold): 1481gns/£1555.50


Pictured below:

Alcroft Bruno 2600gns

Oldington Cornelius Fudge 1800gns

Leverington Catherine 1400gns


By Admin, Mar 26 2018 09:35AM


NWT Grazing Manager David Tallentire writes about how the British White breed is being utilised amongst the natural wildlife habitats of East Anglia


Since 2014 the Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been gradually developing its own herd of British White cattle. Following an initial purchase of 12 heifers from the Tollesbury, Woodbastwick and Hevingham herds, the numbers have gradually grown to 45 animals. Given that the British White has a long history in Norfolk, they seemed an obvious choice when it came to selecting a breed to graze on Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves.


British White cattle are ideal for grazing here as their docile nature makes them easy to handle and their hardiness makes them well able to thrive on areas where the more intensely-reared breeds of modern agriculture may struggle.


Not only has the herd expanded in number but also in scope. They are now grazing on over 15 nature reserves spread across the entirety of Norfolk. In the Broads in the east of the county, the white cattle were introduced to NWT’s Upton Broad & Marshes Nature Reserve, re-establishing grazing on an area of fen which has not been farmed within living memory. This low intensity grazing has created a natural diversity within the fen with a mix of tall herb vegetation, short grassland and open areas which provide a variety of habitats and support a rich range of wildlife, including Norfolk’s rare swallowtail butterfly.


In the north-west of the county, the cattle are grazing on NWT’s Roydon Common. They help to maintain the vast expanse of heathland and mire which stretches over 1000 acres. Being white and easy to spot from a distance is a valuable characteristic here! In the south-west of the county, in the area known as the Brecks, the cattle herd are grazing the grass heaths, including NWT’s Weeting Heath Nature Reserve, to maintain the breeding habitat for the distinctive Stone Curlew.


With the purchase of a bull and the beginning of a breeding program in the summer of 2017, this herd of British Whites is set to increase further and continue to be a force for wildlife conservation in Norfolk. It is a pleasure to see these native animals making their mark and managing the semi-natural habitats in a way that closely resembles the historic farming systems that would once have existed here. Hopefully the cattle grazing will now continue for years to come and our nature reserves might just have gained one more star attraction; the iconic British White cow.