Black Betty takes Mid Argyll honours
More Mid Argyll Show news on pages 15, 16 and 17. Results next week.
THE MCCALLUM family took home the supreme open champion trophy from Mid Argyll Show – the first time they have achieved this accolade.
Against high quality breed champions from across the cattle, sheep and dog classes, show umpire Alan Telfer gave the nod to a spring-born calf exhibited by JJ&C McCallum, Strathnafanaig, Clachan.
Otherwise known as ‘Team Stranny’, the calf was brought out by dad Colin McCallum and sons John and Alasdair. The heifer calf, ‘Black Betty’ – by a Belgian Blue sire out of a Limousin cross cow – had earlier won the Achnaba Cup for the champion cross-suckled calf.
Black Betty had taken the overall beef champion rosette a week earlier at Kintyre show and Colin McCallum said: ‘We’re really pleased to have won at Campbeltown and now Mid Argyll.
‘We’ve had reserve champion at Mid Argyll three times before, but never won the sup- reme championship, so we’re happy.’
The calf is in line to be sold at Caledonian Marts’ September premier show and sale.
The reserve open champion ticket was awarded to a two-yearold ewe in milk shown by Messrs McArthur, Arnicle, Glenbarr.
In the confined section it was a Beltex ewe lamb ‘Miss Clara’ by Emma Sandilands that took the supreme show title.
Mid Argyll Show supreme open champion Black Betty, handled by John McCallum.