CATTLE SHOW

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Last year we had a great day, with 134 head of cattle. It was also good to see so many new exhibitors to the Halifax Show. We appreciate the support and enjoy meeting you all!  Once again we will be having a 450ft marquee as it offers more space between the lines of cattle. This will provide comfort and shelter no matter the weather. We are able to offer incredible prize money in all cattle classes. There will also be ample provision of straw, water, electric and milking facilities for the dairy section. Due to popular demand, we will again be having tea and cakes in the secretary’s tent for the exhibitors, and a jet wash and water tub for the cattle.

We will have a variety of cattle breeds on show in the Cattle Marquee. From the small Dexters to the large British Blondes, from the highly recognisable hairy Highlands and black and white Holstein Freisians to the iconic black Aberdeen Angus! We are always keeping our eyes open for new ways to improve our layout, classes and competitions. We take great delight in putting together such show spectacles as the Baby Beef classes and the Pairs class, where we encourage exhibitors to work together. We then try our best to educate the public and make them feel part of the show. This keeps them hooked to the side of our cattle rings all day.

We are proud of The Halifax Agricultural Show and the work that we do and take great pleasure in providing such a wonderful experience for both the exhibitors and the public. So come and join us to make this year even better than last! Looking forward to seeing you there.


 

CATTLE CLASSES 2019

The Cattle Show Classes for Halifax Agricultural Show 2019 will be posted here as soon as they have been confirmed.


 

CATTLE SHOW CLASSES 2018

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Beef Classes – Commercial Beef – Judge: Mr S Priestley, Cumbria

  • CM1 British Limousin or British Limousin cross-sired bullock.
  • CM2 British Blue or British Blue cross-sired bullock.
  • CM3 British Limousin or British Limousin cross-sired beef heifer.
  • CM4 British Blue or British Blue cross-sired beef heifer.
  • CM5 Any other continental/native breed heifer or bullock. Any weight, any breed or cross.
  • CM6 Butchers Beast fit to kill on day of Show

Commercial Beef Championship will be open to the winners of classes CM1 to CM5.

PRIZES: Champion – £150 plus the Kenneth Holmes Trophy – Reserve – £75.

Best Butchers Beast (CM6) Champion – the Fred Burton Trophy

 

British Blue – Judge: Miss S Priestley, Cumbria

  • BB1 Bull any age.
  • BB2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • BB3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • BB4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50, Reserve – £25

 

British Limous – Judge: TBC

  • BL1 Bull any Age.
  • BL2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • BL3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • BL4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Crossley, Crossland and Uttley Trophy , Reserve – £25

 

British Blonde – Judge: Miss S Priestley, Cumbria

  • BBL1 Bull any age.
  • BBL2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • BBL3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • BBL4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50, Reserve – £25

 

Any Other Continental Beef Pure Breed – Judge: Mr S Priestley, Cumbria

  • CB1 Bull any age.
  • CB2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • CB3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • CB4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Kenneth and Dorothy Craven Memorial Trophy, Reserve – £25

 

Interbreed Continental Pure Bred Beef Championship – Judge: Judges Panel
Open to Continental Beef Breed Champions (not Commercial Beef or Baby Beef), and then once the Champion has been determined, the Reserve of the Champions breed may enter the ring to determine Reserve of the Interbreed.
PRIZES: Champion – £100, Reserve – £75

 

Dexter – Judge: Mrs V Schofield, Cumbria

  • Dx1 Bull over one year old.
  • Dx2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, 2nd lactation or over.
  • Dx3 Heifer in-calf or in-milk over two years old but under four.
  • Dx4 Heifer born before 2017 and under two years old.
  • Dx5 Calf under one year old.
  • Dx6 Pairs.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Halifax Courier Trophy and Society Spoon, Reserve – £25

 

Beef Shorthorn – Judge: Mr A Ryder, Cumbria
All animals must be registered with the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society. Grading register animals are not eligible to be shown.

  • BS1 Senior Bull. Born before 2017.
  • BS2 Junior Bull. Born 2017.
  • BS3 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • BS4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • BS5 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Halifax Agricultural Show Beef Shorthorn Trophy, Reserve – £25

 

Hereford – Judge: Mr J Barber, Cheshire

  • HE1 Senior Bull. Born before 2017.
  • HE2 Junior Bull. Born 2017.
  • HE3 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • HE4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • HE5 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Reflecting Road Studs Trophy, Reserve – £25
Champion Hereford Opposite Sex – the J. M. Fozzard Trophy

 

Aberdeen Angus – Judge: TBC

  • AA1 Bull any age.
  • AA2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • AA3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • AA4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50, Reserve – £25

 

Highland – Judge: TBC

  • Hi1 Bull any age.
  • Hi2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2015.
  • Hi3 Heifer born in 2015.
  • Hi4 Heifer born in 2016.
  • Hi5 Heifer born in 2017.
  • Hi6 Calf born in 2018.
  • Hi7 Best Highland steer. Pure-bred, unclipped and not de-horned.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Gordon Lawrence Trophy , Reserve – £25
Best Home Bred Highland Trophy

 

Any Other Native or Rare Beef Pure Breed – Judge: Mrs V Schofield, Cumbria

  • NB1 Bull any age.
  • NB2 Cow in-calf or in-milk, born before 1st January 2016.
  • NB3 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2016, and before 1st January 2017.
  • NB4 Heifer born on or after 1st January 2017.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Chalmondley Trophy, Reserve – £25

 

Interbreed Native Pure Bred Beef Championship – Judge: Judges Panel

Open to Native Beef Breed Champions (not Commercial Beef or Baby Beef), and then once the Champion has been determined, the Reserve of the Champions breed may enter the ring to determine Reserve of the Interbreed.
PRIZES: Champion – £100, Reserve – £75

 

Supreme Beef Championship – Judge: Judges Panel
Open to Interbreed Native Champion, Interbreed Continental Champion and Commercial Beef Champion and then once the Supreme Beef Champion has been determined, the Reserve of the Champion’s interbreed may enter the ring to determine Reserve of the Supreme Beef Championship.

PRIZES: Champion – £100 plus the Souter House Trophy, Reserve – £75

 

Dairy Classes – Holstein Friesian – Judge: TBC

  • DC1 Maiden Heifer under 18 months of age on show day.
  • DC2 Heifer, In-calf with first calf not more than 3 years of age on show day.
  • DC3 Heifer, in-milk to have calved under 3 years of age.
  • DC4 Cow, in-calf or in-milk having calved at least twice.
  • DC5 Calf under 1 year old.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the Chas & Coton Trophy, Reserve – £25
Friesian in Milk (DC4) – the Addersgate Trophy

 

Dairy Shorthorn – Judge: TBC
Exhibitors must be members of the Shorthorn Society of UK & Ireland. All cattle must be registered in Coates’s Herd Book, be of Shorthorn colour and contain a minimum of 25% Shorthorn Blood.

  • DC6 Maiden Heifer under 18 months of age on show day.
  • DC7 Heifer, In-calf with first calf not more than 3 years of age on show day.
  • DC8 Heifer, in-milk to have calved under 3 years of age.
  • DC9 Cow, in-calf or in-milk having calved at least twice.
  • DC10 Calf under 1 year old.

PRIZES: Champion – £50 plus the John Murgatroyd Trophy, Reserve – £25
Maiden Heifer (DC6) – the K & J Topham Trophy
Best Shorthorn Pair – the Ambrose Patchett Trophy

 

Any Other Dairy Breed – Judge: TBC

  • DC11 Maiden Heifer under 18 months of age on show day.
  • DC12 Heifer, In-calf with first calf not more than 3 years of age on show day.
  • DC13 Heifer, in-milk to have calved under 3 years of age.
  • DC14 Cow, in-calf or in-milk having calved at least twice.
  • DC15 Calf under 1 year old.

PRIZES: Champion – £50, Reserve – £25

 

Supreme Dairy Championship – Judge: TBC

Open to Dairy Breed Champions and then once the Supreme Dairy Champion has been determined, the Reserve of the Champions’ breed may enter the ring to determine Reserve of the Supreme Dairy Championship.

PRIZES: Champion – £100 plus the Shaw Edge Trophy, Reserve – £75

 

Young Handlers
Owners of the cattle must ensure the young person is capable of controlling the animal involved. The animal size must be in relation to the size of the handler and must be used to being handled. Strictly No Bulls.vAn experienced adult must be nearby (within the ring) during the event. The Judge or Steward has the authority to send from the ring any exhibitor not having sufficient control of their animal.

Young Dairy Handler – Judge: TBC

  • YD1 Handler to be under 11 years.
  • YD2 Handler to be between 12 years and 18 years.
  • YD3 Handler to be between 19 years and 26 years.

Young Beef Handler – Judge: TBC

  • YB1 Handler to be under 11 years.
  • YB2 Handler to be between 12 years and 18 years.
  • YB3 Handler to be between 19 years and 26 years.

PRIZES: Champion – £30 plus the HASS Young Handler Trophy, Reserve – £20

 

All Breeds Beef and Dairy Pairs – Judge: Judges Panel
Open to any pair of animals, which must have been shown in any of the cattle classes. Pairs MUST be colour matching, (Stewards will refuse entry to non-matching pairs) although do not have to be from the same exhibitor. Can be entered on the day of the show.

Prize Money: 1st – £50; 2nd – £30; 3rd – £10

 

Interbreed Baby Beef Championship – Judge: IBBN – TBC, IBBC – TBC

  • IBBN Calf any Native Beef breed. Under one year old.
  • IBBC Calf any Continental Beef breed or cross. Under one year old.

PRIZES: 1st – £30 plus the Jocks Wine Jug Trophy for IBBC, and the Native Baby Beef Champion Trophy for IBBN. 2nd – £20, 3rd – £15

 

Show Supreme Champion – Judge: Supreme Dairy Champion Judge & Supreme Beef Champion Judge
Open to Supreme Beef Champion and Supreme Dairy Champion.

PRIZES: Champion – £200 plus the Francis Fairbank Memorial Trophy, Reserve – £50

 


 

 

CATTLE SHOW TIMINGS 2018

Breed Ring Time
Commercial Beef 5 9:30am
British Blue 2 10:30am
British Limousin 2 11:30am
British Blonde 5 11:30am
Any Other Continental 2 9:30am
Interbreed Continental Championship 2 12:30pm
Dexter 1 9:30am
Beef Shorthorn 4 10:30am
Hereford 3 10:30am
Angus 4 9:30am
Highland 1 11:30am
Any Other Native or Rare Breeds 3 9:30am
Interbreed Native Championship 3 12:30pm
Supreme Beef Championship 2 & 3 13:00pm
Holstein Friesian 6 9:30am
Dairy Shorthorn 6 10:30am
Any Other Dairy Breed 6 11:30am
Supreme Dairy Championship 6 12:00pm
Young Handlers – Dairy 6 12:30pm
Young Handlers – Beef 2 13:30pm
All Breeds Pairs 2, 3 & 4 14:30pm
Interbreed Baby Beef 3 & 4 14:00pm
Show Supreme Championship 3 & 4 15:00pm

 


 

CATTLE SHOW RULES 2018

Key Rules and Undertakings

1. Exhibitors must have Public Liability Insurance.
2. The recording of movements to the show is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
3. Bulls must be handled in accordance with HSE Guidance – Notes GS36 ‘safe custody of bulls at agricultural shows’ e.g. – all bulls to have two handlers. All bulls over the age of 10 months to be ringed or led by bulldogs.
4. Straw, electricity points, water and milking facilities will be provided.
5. Cattle may arrive the day before after 5pm.
6. Cattle to be on the show ground by 9.00am on the day of show and cannot leave the show ground until after the Grand Parade.
7. Cattle must be tethered at the Societies standing.
8. The Society reserves the right to Create or Amalgamate classes depending on entries.
9. Prize money shall be allocated as follows: 1st – £30, 2nd – £20, 3rd – £15
10. Any breed class with six or more entries will have an additional prize of 4th – £10 awarded.
11. Prize money for Young Handlers classes will be allocated as follows: 1st – £15, 2nd – £10, 3rd – £5
12. Champions, reserve champions and 1st prize winners in all cattle sections will be required to take part in the grand parade where trophies will be presented, all prize winners are invited to take part if they wish.

Breed Specific Rules – Commercial Beef

1. The cross must be given on the entry form (name of breed sired first). If a Pure Bred animal is entered in this section, it must not be entered into any other classes i.e. its respective breed section.
2. An animal may not be entered into more than one class, with the exception of the Pairs class, open to all cattle irrespective of breed.
3. All animals must be double tagged. These will be checked at the show against the entry form.
4. Bullocks must be castrated to the satisfaction of the stewards.
5. Heifers must be guaranteed free of calf.
6. If the conditions of entry are not upheld, the prize money will be forfeited.
7. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Cattle Secretary shall be final.

Breed Championship Rules

Championships are open to all first placed exhibits in the breed’s classes. Then once the Champion has been determined, the second place exhibit from the Champions’ class may enter the ring, to determine Reserve Champion.

 


 

CATTLE SHOW RESULTS 2017

  • Commercial Beef Champion: D Thompson, Pickering – Reserve: Wilkinson & Marwood, Leyburn
  • British Blue Champion: G C Brown, Pickering – Reserve: G C Brown, Pickering
  • British Limousin Champion: S Lunn, Huddersfield – Reserve: S Lunn, Huddersfield
  • British Blonde Champion: N & J Barrett, York – Reserve: N & J Barrett, York
  • Any Other Continental Beef Pure Breed Champion: K Boyes, Malton – Reserve: K Boyes, Malton
  • Hereford Champion: A & P Massey, Bury – Reserve: A & P Massey, Bury
  • Beef Shorthorn Champion: M & T Severn, Halifax – Reserve: M & T Severn, Halifax
  • Angus Champion: Turnbull Family, York – Reserve: J Walsh, Bury
  • Highland Champion: K Gascoigne, Wakefield – Reserve: A Whitehead, Queensbury
  • Dexter Champion: M J & Y Medley, Keighley – Reserve: J Nuttall, Blackburn
  • Any Other Native or Rare Beef Pure Breed Champion: B Wragg, Macclesfield – Reserve: B Wragg, Macclesfield
  • Interbreed Baby Beef Continental Champion: Wilkinson & Marwood, Leyburn – Reserve: R Anderson, Leyburn
  • Interbreed Continental Pure Bred Beef Champion: N & J Barrett, York – Reserve: S Lunn, Huddersfield
  • Interbreed Native Pure Bred Beef Champion: M & T Severn, Halifax – Reserve: A & P Massey, Bury
  • Holstein Friesian Champion: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury – Reserve: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury
  • Dairy Shorthorn Champion: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury – Reserve: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury
  • Any Other Dairy Breed Champion: G Armitage, Wakefield – Reserve: G Armitage, Wakefield
  • Interbreed Dairy Champion: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury – Reserve: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury
  • Dairy Young Handler Under 11 Champion: David Outtram, Reserve: George Oultram
  • Dairy Young Handler 12 – 18 Champion: Owen Armitage, Reserve: Harry Collins
  • Dairy Young Handler 19 – 26 Champion: Aimee Harrisoh
  • Beef Young Handlers 11 and Under Champion: Hattie Morrison, Reserve: Eva Jackson
  • Beef Young Handlers 12 – 18 Champion: Luke Wilkinson, Reserve: Fiona Jowett
  • Beef Young Handlers 19 – 26 Champion: Rebecca Richardson, Reserve: Aimee Harrison
  • Pairs Champion: Anderson & Wilkinson, Leyburn – Reserve: Anderson & Wilkinson, Leyburn
  • Show Supreme Champion: D Thompson, Pickering – Reserve: I R G Collins & Partners, Dewsbury

 


 

CONTACT CATTLE SECRETARY

 

Dean Fleming
Cattle Secretary
07960 758 400
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