Beef breed suc­cess south of the bor­der

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FARMING - BY GEMMA MACKEN­ZIE

Scot­tish farm­ers en­joyed suc­cess at this year’s Agri Expo at Har­ri­son and Hether­ing­ton’s Border­way Mart in Carlisle.

The steer cham­pi­onship in the com­mer­cial calves show was awarded to an en­try from Blair Duffton and Re­becca Stu­art from

Huntly and In­sch. Judge Wil­son Peters, from Monzie Farms, near Cri­eff, gave the ti­tle to July 2018born Li­mousin cross bul­lock, Dirty Dancer, which was bred by Emily Jones, Lam­peter, Ceredi­gion.

Mean­while, re­serve over­all in the baby beef con­test went to Love­able

Rogue from Sandy Hunter, Wedderburn, Huntly.

Bred by L and E Fowlie, Al­ford, Rogue is a Juneborn bul­lock by Li­mousin sire Ros­sig­nol and out of a Li­mousin-bred dam.

In the pedi­gree cat­tle sec­tion, re­serve over­all and fe­male cham­pion in the Aberdeen-An­gus con­test went to Au­gust 2018-born heifer Ret­ties Lady Rose. Put for­ward by Richard and Carol Ret­tie, Methven, Perth, she is by Wa­ter End Pay­ton.

Tur­riff breed­ers Hamish and Mar­garet Sclater, from Den­head Farms, Dun­lu­gas, took the re­serve Aberdeen-An­gus heifer calf cham­pi­onship with Deveron Kleo.

Cham­pion steer of the day was Dirty Dancer

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