DEVERON AND AUCHINCRIEVE BATTLE FOR TOP HONOURS AT BLACK BEAUTY BONANZA
Two leading Aberdeenshire herds battled it out for the top honours at the 13th Black Beauty Bonanza show of Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings on at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. The judge was Angus Stovold, of theRosemead herd inSurrey.
After each picking up four first prize tickets in the 12 classes, the Deveron herd of Hamish and Margaret Sclater at Denhead of Dunlugas, Turriff, and the Auchincrieve herd of the McCombie family, Rothiemay, went head-to-head when it came to the heifer championships.
Honours were evenly shared with the Sclater’s winning the heifer calf title and the McCombie’s taking the yearling heifer award. The Deveron herd also took reserve in both sections, while Auchincrieve stood reserve to Bill Bruce’s Logie Politician137, for the bull calf championship.
Repeating her championship success at the Aberdeen-Angus calf show at the Royal Highland Winter Fair was the Sclater’s heifer calf, Deveron Elize L348, an eight month-old daughter of the home-bred, Deveron Jackson Eric J283.
Mr and Mrs Sclater also stood reserve for the heifer calf award with the 10 month-old, Deveron Lady L339, and the reserve yearling heifer award with the 19 month-old, Deveron Proud Imogen K320. Both are by Blackhaugh Easy Papa G733.
Topping the yearling heifer class was the 20 month old heifer, Auchincrieve Jessie Erica K303. The McCombie’s reserve bull calf champion was the January-born Auchincrieve Emmerson L364, an AI son of Blelack Prince Consort A286.
Winner of the yearling bull championship was the 19 month old Blelack Equity K452, by Oakchurch Dominator G035, from Neil and Graeme Massie, Aboyne.