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British Blue Cattle Society Premier Breeder Award

The British Blue Cattle Society Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor Awards, which were previously offered at the Royal Show, are now be rotated around key, regional shows. 

We were delighted to win the Premier Breeder Award this year and received the trophy in January 2011 at the Blue Show and Sale at Carlisle.

 

 

The trophy was presented for the herd prefix with most points at the shows. Thanks to those showing Solway View cattle this year.

 

 

Breeder Award

Receiving the Breeder Award for 2010

Scottish Pedigree Calf Show - Junior Champion Nov 2010

The inaugural Scottish Pedigree Calf Show saw SOLWAY VIEW FIRE CRACKER take Junior Champion honours.

Sired by Gitan Du Pjit Mayeur and out of Annanwater Wispa, this yougn bull is showing promise.

Solway View Firecracker takes Junior Championship

Solway View Firecracker is Junior Champion

Border British Blue Calf Show Champion at Penrith Show

Solway  View Elegance took top honours at the Border British Blue summer calf show held at Penrith show this July. Ellis paraded this young heifer for Brain Wheatley who went on to make her his Champion.

Ellis - pleased to show the winning calf

Ellis with Solway View Elegance - Champion calf

 

Congratulations to Dean Saunders who took Reserve Calf Show champion with his bull calf Maidenlands Fagan - this young bull shows great promise. Fagan is out of Solway View Cinderella by by Dartagnan Du Castillon .

Reserve Calf show champion out of Solway view Cinderella

Reserve Champion at the Border British Blue Calf show was Maidenlands Fagan out of Solway View Cinderella

Judge Brian Wheatley eyes up his champion calf

Solway View Elegance took Border British Blue Calf Show Championship

 

Elegance takes Junior honours at Gt Yorkshire

Championship winner Solway View Elegance

congratulations from Brian

 

Maths is a lot of Bull!! 22/07/10

Primary 6 pupils from Cummertrees Primary enjoyed their Maths lesson more than normal when they visited Maulscastle farm to look at how mathematics comes into farming. They were there at the invitation of Kevin Watret, who is one of the National Council members of the British Blue Cattle Society who were behind this initiative to introduce school pupils to practical applications for their mathematics curriculum.

Each pupil chose a year old bull, which they will adopt for the next year and follow its progress through shows and sales. They will also track it through the ABRI Breedplan system, where they can find its breed history and look at how mathematics and computers allow pedigree farmers to assess the future potential of their breeding stock through Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s).

Fiona Sloan, who organised the visit on behalf of the British Blue Society, said “EBV’s are a very difficult thing to explain to farmers so it’s been a real challenge finding a simple way to explain it to the children!” The fact that they will be following their animals through the system will help them to understand and the pupils have so far taken it in their stride.”

Andy Ryder, from Newton Farm near Moffat, who is the current National Chairman of the Society, said “We wanted to involve young people to understand all aspects of farming and this is a great way of giving them some hands on experience which they can take back to the classroom.”

The pupils will follow their bull’s progress through the summer show and sale season and visit the farm again in late autumn when their bulls come inside to look at feeding ratios and the difference the seasons make.

Primary 6 pupils from Cummertrees Primary enjoyed their Maths lesson more than normal when they visited Maulscastle farm to look at how mathematics comes into farming.

Primary 6 pupils from Cummertrees Primary enjoyed their Maths lesson more than normal when they visited Maulscastle farm to look at how mathematics comes into farming.

Primary 6 pupils from Cummertrees Primary enjoyed their Maths lesson more than normal when they visited Maulscastle farm to look at how mathematics comes into farming.

Primary 6 pupils from Cummertrees Primary enjoyed their Maths lesson more than normal when they visited Maulscastle farm to look at how mathematics comes into farming.

 

Selling our first bull to Belgium

June 2009 we are pleased to announce the sale of Solway View Dynamite to FABROCA in Belgium. This young bull caught the eye of Benoir Cassart who was looking for British Blues with potential.

Solway View Dynamite

Solway View Dynamite sold to Fabroca in Belgium

Celebrating a second Championship win at the Royal Highland Show:

• Solway View Black Beauty 2009
• Broomfield Vivien 2008

Collecting the trophy

Family photo with Solway View Black Beauty

Collecting the RHA Championship

Collecting the Championship trophy at the Royal Highland Show

Dancing Queen shares the limelite

The Border British Blue Club May show and sale saw a large entry and strong classes. The February 08 born heifer Balzer Dancing Queen caught the eye of judge David Ellis and fellow breeders Kevin Watret and Andy Ryder. David Ellis stood her at the top of her class and Kevin and Andy jointly bought her for 7000gns.

This heifer is currently in our flushing programme.

Balzer Dancing Queen

Balzer Dancing Queen, 1st prize

Solway View success at BBBC Calf Show 09

We were delighted to win two of the classes at the Border British Blue Club Calf Show with a heifer and a bull.

Solway View Dynamite ET is our Bringlee Sandy/Baron son born April 08. This was the first year that Connor has taken part and he led Dynamite to victory in his class.

Winning the heifer class was Solway View Drambuie ET - a flashy show heifer out of Broomfield Vivien and by Empire D'Ochian. Drambuie went on to take Reserve Female Champion honours.

Solway View Drambuie

Solway View Drambuie 1st at Border British Blue Calf Show

Sowlay View Drambuie teamed up with Parsonage Drew to win the Progeny Pairs. Both won their class and both were sired by the bull Empire D'Ochain.

Solway View Drambuie 1st at Border British Blue Calf Show

Solway View Drambuie 1st at Border British Blue Calf Show

Sowlay View Drambuie teamed up with Parsonage Drew to win the Progeny Pairs. Both won their class and both were sired by the bull Empire D'Ochain.

Connor receives Champion Male rosette from judge Morag Cartney

Connor receives Champion Male rosette from judge Morag Cartney

Connor concentrating on the judge

Concentrating on the judge

News 2008
Caesar rules at Carlisle Agri Expo 09

As you would expect from a Bringlee Sandy son, Solway View Caesar has great potential. He and the rest of the Solway View Team travelled to Carlisle for Agri Expo where judge Brain Wheatley placed Solway Caesar at the head of his first class. Later on he went on to take Championship honours, fighting off stiff competition.

 

   

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