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OCTOBER 2018 - 1

We have four unserved heifers and our bull, Shawhill Leroy, going to the Stirling Sales on Monday 22nd October.

Leroy, a 19 months old roan poll bull, was champion at both Agri-Expo and Stars of the Future in 2017 and took a 2nd at this year's Great Yorkshire followed by the championship at Dumfries Show. Hopefully prospective buyers will find him well worth a look. His breeding goes back through K-Kim Freedom and Braebank Dewdrop on both sides and his dam is a big good cow by the high-index Glenisla Zetor.

Shawhill Leroy
Shawhill Leroy
Shawhill Leroy
Shawhill Leroy
Shawhill Leroy at Dumfries Show
Shawhill Leroy at Dumfries Show
Shawhill Leroy at Dumfries Show
Shawhill Leroy at Dumfries Show

Our consignment of poll heifers are an interesting group including the March born, Shawhill Beatrice Lottie (by Shawhill Henderson). She has been seen at the Summer Shows including 5th in class at the Great Yorkshire. The others are April born and comprise Shawhill Lavender and Shawhill Lavina, both by the all-Canadian Shawhill Freedom, and Shawhill Foxglove Linnet. She is sired by Burnside Elite, top priced bull at Stirling some years ago, and goes back to LS Arctic and the Lowther Foxglove family on her dam's side.

Shawhill Beatrice Lottie
Shawhill Beatrice Lottie
Shawhill Lavender
Shawhill Lavender
Shawhill Lavina
Shawhill Lavina
Shawhill Foxglove Linnet
Shawhill Foxglove Linnet

 

AUGUST 2018 - 1

A nice show of Beef Shorthorns at our local Dumfries and Lockerbie Show. Shawhill Leroy followed up on previous successes and took the Shorthorn Championship.

Our heifer and calf, Shawhill Lady Jessica was placed second to David & Rosemary Dickie's cow in their class. Our white heifer, Shawhill Rosebud Kool was third in the senior heifer class and Shawhill Beatrice Lottie came second in the junior heifer class.

Dumfries Show
Dumfries Show
Dumfries Show
Dumfries Show
Dumfries Show

It is hoped that the bull, Shawhill Leroy, and the junior heifer, Shawhill Beatrice Lottie will be at the Stirling October Sales.

 

JULY 2018 - 1

We had the usual enjoyable visit to the Great Yorkshire Show. Well looked after and excellent weather, maybe too excellent! We took four entries and each got a ticket in what was a really good show of Beef Shorthorn cattle. A great advert for the breed.

Our young bull, Shawhill Leroy (by Shawhill Henderson), who was much admired at last years calf shows took a 2nd as did our very promising heifer, Shawhill Lady Jessica with her Diamond Lord Belmore calf at foot. The maiden heifers Shawhill Rosebud Kool (white, by Shawhill Freedom) and Shawhill Beatrice Lottie (by Shawhill Freedom) took 4th and 5th in their respective classes.

Great Yorkshire Show
Great Yorkshire Show
Great Yorkshire Show
Great Yorkshire Show

 

MAY 2018 - 3

We have a quality Shawhill Henderson son, Shawhill Kenco (H) (633802061) going to the Carlisle sale on Friday 25th May. He was born March 2016 and is lot 403 (third in the Shorthorn ring). His dam was a particularly good cow, Glenisla Eva Broadhooks by Glenisla Chieftain. He was best Beef Shorthorn bull at Borderway Agriexpo, 2016 and has useful figures. We have used him and he certainly has the potential to be a good breeding sire for any herd.

Shawhill Kenco
Shawhill Kenco

 

MAY 2018 - 2

At last we are getting our cows out. This group of late April born calves are enjoying the sunshine at Annan. Three of these are ET calves, the red one is a Canadian heifer by Little Cedar Aviator 503X out of Braebank Dewdrop 35N.

Calves

 

MAY 2018 - 1

The Show and Sale of store cattle at Longtown Mart on Tuesday 8th May incorporated an inaugural special show of Beef Shorthorn and Beef Shorthorn cross store cattle, sponsored by Morrisons and supported by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society. Over 60 Shorthorn stores were forward from twelve consignors from throughout the area and from as far afield as Darlington.

The judge, Mr J. Marshall selected a pen from J.E. & B.L Goddard, Frankstown as champion pen and a bullock from Brian Irving, Harper Hill as champion single animal. Mr Irving also took second prize in the singles class. Messrs Goddard's cattle sold to a top of £1,120 to H. Alder & Son, West White Hill, Northumberland with their prizewinning pen at £1,050 to Mr J. Barr, Greenfield Muir, Renfrewshire. Mr Irving's champion realised £1,060 with his second prizewinner at £1,040. Both went to Castletown Estate, Carlisle.

Others sold to £940, £890 & £840, High House, Brafferton; £930 & £880, Frankstown; £900 & £850, Farlam Hill; £860, Halldykes; £830, Penpeugh; £820, Pilmuir; £800, Williamwood.

Prize list:
Best individual – 1st Harper Hill, 2nd Harper Hill, 3rd Frankstown.
Best pen – 1st Frankstown, 2nd Pilmuir, 3rd Sandwick.

The next Morrisons sponsored show of Shorthorn stores at Longtown will be on Saturday 20th October and the Longtown annual sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn females will be on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August. A good herd dispersal and two draft sales are already booked for this event.

 

APRIL 2018 - 1

It has been what seems like a very long winter with our cows inside since 1st September last. Some heavy snowstorms, as can be seen from these images. Fodder will be scarce for everyone in the north and Scotland. Our own lambings are not proving too bad although we had some heavy losses on the very bad days. Everyone will not be able to say the same though and there will be less sheep around this coming year. Fortunately the prices of prime hoggs, cull ewes and store sheep through our marts at Longtown and Dumfries, and elsewhere, are proving to be way above expectations.

Very long winter
Very long winter
Very long winter
Very long winter

 

JANUARY 2018 - 1

We have two good April born poll sons of Shawhill Freedom going to the Stirling Beef Shorthorn Sales on Monday 5th February. Shawhill Freedom, our successful all-Canadian herd sire is by K-Kim Freedom out of Rolly Bateman's famous cow, Braebank Dewdrop.

Shawhill Kalamazoo (P)
Shawhill Kalamazoo (P)

Lot 245 is a strong and well made roan bull, Shawhill Kalamazoo (P). Born on 10th April 2106, he is by Freedom out of a good daughter of the Dunsyre North Star sired bull, Albion Anniversaire.

Shawhill Kingsman (P)
Shawhill Kingsman (P)

Shawhill Kingsman (P) is lot 255 and was born on 23rd April 2016. Again by Freedom, his dam is the best of our foundation cows, Upsall Ury Maid X453. Bought at the Upsall Centenary Sale and still going strong, she goes back to Uppermill Recto. Kingsman is an impressive well grown red bull with, we think, masses of potential.

 

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