Northern Club

Maybe a little belated but a Happy New year to you all, we hope for those who have started calving its going well.

We’ve not sent a newsletter since our AGM so for those that could not attend then here is a quick update. Chair, Treasurer and Secretary are still the same – Contact details below.

After receiving advice of BSH society, clubs were advised to have Public & Employer Liabilities insurance. The AGM agreed to take out insurance to cover the clubs visits and Herd Competition judge and this has subsequently been put in place. On that Note if you are hosting a visit of any description then you are required to complete a H & S form to mitigate the liabilities and inform your insurer of the event. Forms either available from the club or Jo Bailey.

2017 Club calf show – I am sure you will have read but we had a record number of entries and many thanks go to our judge Mathew Thomson ( Shawhill) who had the hard task to sort some exceptional calf classes out. Overall champion went to Gerald Turton with Ury maid X1206 of Upsall  and Reserve champion was Harry Horrell  with Podehole Lincoln.

Young Handler winner Beth Barker.

Skipton sale: generally a solid trade and again well done to Gerald & Team on topping the sale with Clipper X1152 of Upsall at 6,500gns

It’s again that time of year when subs are due so Andrew I is keen for you to send your money. To help cover the additional expense of Insurance the AGM approved a slight rise in subs this year. Membership application attached for you to return with cheque or if you prefer email the club with details and bank transfer.

Family membership £15.00 | Single Membership: £10

Shows – Just a reminder if you’re asked to judge a show please do not accept another judging position within the same area. It’s not good for the shows to have the same judge.

Clubs up and coming events.

Sunday 4TH March 2018 @ 1:30pm - Venue: - Meaburn Hall, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3HW (Mobile Mike – 07967507796)

Charles Lowther with Stockman Mike Clarke is to host an afternoon at the Lowther Herd, they will cover Show/ Sale Preparation and Clipping Demonstration. The herd has been shown successfully both at Local & National Shows. To book a place please call: - Caroline Ivinson, Tel 01768 881343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Spring Herd Visit – Late May/ Early June - still in the development stages but the suggestion is to visit a herd in the Midlands. This could mean for some an overnight stay for some, could you also indicate on the attached if this is practical at this time of year and would you be interested.  

Herd Competition: - I have successfully secured Tommy Staunton from the Caramba herd to Judge this year’s competition. Timeframes of Tommy’s availability still to be confirmed. So will update and send out entry forms later in the year.

September weekend visit: some NI breeders have invited the club over to visit some herds, this includes Castlemount & Cherryvalley and we have a few more herd visits to be confirmed as well as cost. If you’re interested at this stage please drop us a line.

6th October 2018 - AGM: Joanne & Michael Souter (Jodame Herd) offered to host the 2018 AGM at Moorcock Inn, Eggleston,Barnard Castle DL12 0AU.  They have a large function room and newly refurbished bedrooms and offered to put Shorthorn beef on the menu. So after a pre - Christmas trip out by a couple of members, (very good food) we booked the AGM. Please put this in your diary. We also recommend you call in if you are ever in the area.


Regional Sales

Carlisle Beef Shorthorn Society Sale – Friday 2nd March 2018.

We have heard they have around 45 entries made up of half a Bulls and Females. Catalogues will be available from H & H.  and on the BSH website.

Carlisle Beef Shorthorn Society Sale – Friday 25th May 2018.

Entry forms: - Contact Harrison & Hetherington - Tel 01228 406200 | Or online

Regions shows

Great Harwood show - Andrew Thompson has informed us that Great Harwood show will hold Beef Shorthorn cattle classes this year and are introducing a class for Native Breed Bulls under 18 months old.  The Judge will be confirmed. Please contact Mr Jim Riding, the Cattle Section Secretary for more details - 07952 842669.

The Royal Cheshire County Show, Clay House Farm, Knutsford, Dates:  Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Beef Shorthorn classes will be held this year for the first time. Contact the show for more information - 01565 650200.

Todmorden Show – To be held on the 16th June 2018. This is an Any Other Breed class, but has predominately been entered by Beef Shorthorns. If your interested Schedules and Entry forms available off the Todmorden Show website or contact Philip Stephenson, Tel 07734263180.

Great Yorkshire Show – We have been asked if anyone from the club or a group of club members would be interested in organising and running the club café/bar – this could be sandwiches and cakes – no hot food required and a stocked bar. You could take on the bar or refreshment alone. Could you give me a call for more details ASAP.  Call Caroline Ivinson tel 01768 881343.

It is also likely that the Club will be asked again to assist manning the stand. Andrew Thompson has agreed to co-ordinate so please let him know if you’re available. Tel 01254 831472

Club Contacts

Chair: - Andrew Thompson - Tel 01254 831472 or Mob: 07990518364 & Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club Secretary and Treasurer: Caroline & Andrew Ivinson, Sandwick Farm, Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1QB: Tel 01768 881343 Andrew Mobile 07570390226          Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.