This Annual event took place over the course of 4 days, with local herds (from Berwick Upon Tweed to West Cumbria, Southern Scotland to North Yorkshire) being judged by a special guest visitor Mr Ted Haste, President of the British Blue Cattle Society.
Ted travelled up from Devon to carry out his judging duties – he had a difficult job as he noted there were a number of outstanding cattle on show.
The results were announced on Friday evening 12 August at the Highland Drove Inn, Great Salkeld and we (David Allen) had the honour of being a sponsor of the event with myself and Emma Pigg attending the presentation. Following a wonderful meal of roast beef, Ted announced the winners of each category and it was a real pleasure to see the huge respect each of the participants had for each other and for Ted's decision.
The overall winner was Jonathan Watson, with the Tweeddale Herd from nr Berwick Upon Tweed. The runner up in the small herd section went to Ross & Elaine Pattinson with the Low Longthwaite Herd. Kevin Watret won the David Allen Trophy for Best Cow from his Solway View herd.
By Sandra Gowling