Black Betty takes Mid Ar­gyll hon­ours

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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.

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Mid Ar­gyll Show supreme open cham­pion Black Betty, han­dled by John McCallum.

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