Category Archives: Scotland

Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords 2013 entries

All the entries have now been posted – view them here

Ferdinand amongst the daisies

Ferdinand amongst the daisies

VIRTUAL CATTLE SHOW FOR MINIATURE HEREFORDS 2013

In 2011 a group of Miniature Hereford enthusiasts from Australia and New Zealand got together to set up a Virtual Cattle Show via the internet for Miniature Herefords.    As only a few breeders in the Southern Hemisphere are exhibiting at shows we thought this would be a good way for others to showcase their animals as well as promote the breeding of Miniature Herefords.   This is especially the case for those who live too far away from any show centres or have no means of getting to one.   The show is designed to be fun with no entry fees but we are aiming to have Certificates for placegetters and possibly sponsors who can donate prizes for placegetters in their particular country.

Except for three classes animals must be registered as Herefords with HAL, NZHA, AHA or any other overseas equivalent and be of a Frame Score 1 or less in order to qualify for entry.   For the breed classes if the animals are not halter trained then you will not be expected to try and groom them but they are preferred to be as clean as possible so it might pay to pick the times you photograph them.   The Judges will be professional people with experience in judging cattle, photography and the requirements of the competition.

The first show in 2011 had a pleasing number of entrants and this was doubled in 2012.   We hope to continue to build up each year and are happy to have feedback from interested people.

Show Schedules can be seen on the following websites:   www.amhbn.com, www.mhbaonline.org and www.riverletsherefords@blogspot.com along with helpful hints for photography.   Official entry forms are included and, if necessary, further enquiries can be made to me (Janet Poole) via riverlets @ gmail.com

Click here for the show schedule

Click here for the entry form.

Results for Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords 2012

The results are in!

The results for the Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords classes One to Eleven are included in the pdf file attached here – including photos of the winning entries and the judge’s comments for classes One to Eight.

The results for the Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords class Twelve (Viewer’s Choice) can be seen here

Our thanks to Janet Poole of Riverlets Miniature Herefords (the co-ordinator of the virtual show) and the judges for their in depth analysis of all entries.

CLASS 1 – SENIOR COW 3 YRS AND OVER WITH CALF AT FOOT.

  • 1st – WW Golden April (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)
  • 2nd – Boomer Creek Katie (Boomer Creek, Colin and Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 3rd – Boomer Creek Judy (AMH, Julie and Chris Stott, New South Wales, Australia)

CLASS 2 – JUNIOR COW 2 YRS WITH OR WITHOUT CALF AT FOOT.

  • 1st – Starburst Mini Ginger (Starburst, Marie Bayliss, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • 2nd – Riverlets Sparkler (Riverlets, Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand)
  • 3rd –  WW Golden June (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)
  • 4th – AMH Edla  (AMH, Julie and Chris Stott, New South Wales, Australia)

Class Three – Yearling Heifer

  • 1st – Boomer Creek Ness (Boomer Creek, Colin and Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2nd – WW Golden Grace (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)
  • 3rd – Ruzak Park Kamilla  (Rosaville, Lisa and Rob Olier/Orr, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand)
  • 4th – Ruzak Park Kraka (Ruzak Park, Carole Steele, Southern Districts, South Island, New Zealand)

Class Four – Heifer Calf.

  • 1st – WW Black Gold Dust (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)
  • 2nd – Riverlets Ruby (Riverlets, Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand)
  • 3rd – SCH Ava – (Shady Creek Herefords, Diane and Brian Davey, Victoria, Australia)
  • 4th – AMH Galena (AMH, Julie and Chris Stott, New South Wales, Australia)

Class Five – Senior Bull 3 yrs and over.

  • 1st – Boomer Creek Jumbo (AMH, Julie and Chris Stott, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 2nd – Baringup Billy the Kid (Perian, Roy and Jennie Menzies, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 3rd – WW Sam’s Gold E (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)

Class Six – Junior Bull –  2 yrs.

  • 1st – Starburst Mini Goldrush (Starburst, Marie Bayliss, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • 2nd – AMH Flanan (AMH, Julie and Chris Stott, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 3rd – Boomer Creek Mack  (Musical Valley, Alison Livermore, Victoria, Australia)

Class Seven – Yearling Bull

  • 1st – IBA Duke of Ireland (Itibiti Acres, B. & J. Massengale,  Colorado, USA)
  • 2nd – WW Prince William (WW Ranch, Charlotte and Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)
  • 3rd – …….Baxter (Muscial Valley, Alison Livermore, Victoria, Australia)
  • 4th – Boomer Creek Nebraska (Boomer Creek, Colin and Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia)

Class Eight – Bull Calf.

  • 1st – SCH Alto (Shady Creek Herefords, Brian and Diane Davey, Victoria, Australia)
  • 2nd – Boomer Creek Oakley (Boomer Creek, Colin and Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 3rd – Riverlets Everard (Riverlets, Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand)

Class Nine – Group entry (male(s) and female(s).

  • 1st – Perian Miniature Herefords (R. & J. Menzies, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 2nd – Rosaville Miniature Herefords (L. & R. Olier/Orr, Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • 3rd – Grovenorth Miniature Herefords (A. & J. Hargrove, Northland, New Zealand)
  • 4th – Riverlets Miniature Herefords (J. Poole, Northland, New Zealand)

Class Ten – Scenic Photo.

  • 1st – A Mini Seascape  (Boomer Creek, Colin and Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2nd – A Picnic Setting (Perian, Roy and Jennie Menzies, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 3rd –  Breakfast by the lake (Riverlets, Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand)
  • 4th – North Pasture (WW Ranch, Charlotte & Steve Williams, Colorado, USA)

Mini Sea Scape

2012 Miniature Herefords Virtual Cattle Show

Welcome to the second Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords.

Although entries were slow to start coming in there are many more than last year which is encouraging.   One person had to pull out reluctantly when her computer refused to co-operate with recording photos.    However, when that is remedied she is going to start photographing her animals for next year’s Show.   By the end of May 2013 she will have a good collection to select from.   This sounds like a really good idea for us all rather than racing around at the last minute trying to find suitable photos, me included!

Entries have come from Scotland, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.   Receiving and sorting the photos into their Class categories has been a lot of fun as has communicating with competitors wanting to know more.   The AMHBN website (www.amhbn.com ) now has these in place for viewing and judging will start shortly.   Class Twelve, Viewers’ Choice, has the ballot system set up to be used when you are ready, you are only allowed one vote, so please view all the photos before choosing.   Many thanks to Julie Stott for her expertise here.

All the classes can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

The class where YOU can vote is the Viewers Choice – you can vote NOW by clicking on the following link

Feedback on how you found the methods and criteria for entering this Show is welcomed so, if necessary, it can be adapted to become more user friendly for next year.   Some people have been slightly daunted by the procedures which have been based on typical live show requirements so any simplification ideas will be considered.    It would be great to see the number of entries increase over time so that communication among Miniature Hereford Breeders throughout the world can become an interesting and worthwhile outcome.

Thank you to all who have entered this novel competition.   Now, after all your hard work, relax and enjoy the Show from your most comfortable position.

Janet Poole,

Convener.