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Black Beauty Bonanza

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.

 

 

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CHAMPION at Otley’s Christmas Primestock show and sale was aLimousincross steer from the Priestley family, Clayton, Bradford. Weighing 665kg it sold for 450p/kg, grossing £2992.50, to the judge, John Summers, family butcher, Clayton.

Reserve champion was aLimousinheifer from Michael Swann, Little Ouseburn. She weighed 595kg and sold for 390p/kg (£2320.50) to Ripley based butchers, Hutchinsons.

The champion pen of lambs were Beltex crosses, weighing 44kg, from John and Linda Croft, Beamsley, which sold for £208 per head to James Robertshaw, Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton. The same vendors also had the reserve champion pen, weighing 41kg, which sold at £150 per head to Stephen Maskill Butchers,HebenBridge.

At the Christmas Dairy Show the championship and top price of £2,550 was for a newly calved heifer from D.H. and J.A. Ryder and Son, Lindley, which sold toN. Hitchen, Luddenfoot. Reserve champion went to the newly calved cow from R.C. and S.W. Beecroft, Killinghall, which sold to G. Abbot and Sons, Dacre, for £2,050.

 

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At Skipton’s Christmas Primestock Show   and Sale yesterday (November 27) the champion beast, a British Blue cross heifer, weighing 500kg, from John Mellin and Claire Cropper, Long Preston, sold for 510p/kg, grossing at £2550, to Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton, Bradford.

 The champion pen of lambs, Beltex crosses, from the Garth family, Keasdon, Lancaster, sold for £690 per head to Dunbia, Preston. The champion pigs from James Middleton sold for 202p/kg to John Summers, Family Butchers, Clayton, Bradford.

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In the post show sale the champion, Mistique from Jennifer Hyslop and Andrew Richardson sold for £2,800 to Mark Philips, Carlisle and Michael Alford bought his reserve champion; I’m Your Man, for £2,100 for his butchery business, J. Stillman,Somerset.

The butcher’s cattle champion from Wilson Peters sold at £2,000 and the reserve from Aileen and George McFazdean for £1,900, both to Scott Bros.,Dundee.

Andrew Bishop’s champion pair of Beltex lambs sold for £320 each and Andrew Morton’s reserve pair, also Beltex, sold for £230 each, all to Pauls Quality Butchers, Kilsyth.

The sale of beef ribs raised £1,580 for RSABI with the champion rib selling for £200 to the judge, Jim Patrick Falkirk, and the reserve also for £200 to John Cameron,Fife. 

 

 

 

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Andrew Bishop’s first visit to the Royal Highland Winter Fair paid off as he took the overall sheep championship with a pair of home-bred pedigree lambs, by Luggsmill Dylan, which took the heavyweight Beltex sired class, weighing in at 103kg.

Sheep champions from Andrew Bishop, Gloucestershire

 

In reserve was Andrew Morton, who took the title last year, a with a pair of Beltex sired ewe lambs which weighed in at 80kg. They are from the first crop of Beachy Norman, which was champion atCarlislelast year.

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The overall commercial beef championship has gone to 18 year old, Jennifer Hyslop with her own and Andrew Richardson’s Mistique, a May 2011-born, Limousin cross heifer by Brontemoor Andover, which took the lightweight heifer and overall heifer titles on her way to the championship. Bred by John Smith-Jackson, she was bought at Carlisle in March and was commercial champion at the National Limousin Show this summer. It rounded off a very successful day for Jennifer who also won the Young Farmers steer class and lightweight steer championship with a Limousin cross, Mickey Finn, and the Young Farmers heifer class and reserve heavyweight heifer championship with another Limousin cross, Miss Dynamite.

 

 

In reserve was I’m Your Man, a Limousin cross steer from Michael and Melanie Alford, Devon. He was bought privately from breeders Messrs. Blandford, Hereford, and has previously been reserve champion steer at Countryside Live and AgriExpo.

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THE Butcher’s cattle championship has gone to Wilson Peter’s from Crieff, with his home-bred Limousin cross heifer, Lady Ginger, by Normande Adventurer, which weighed in at 605kg.

In reserve was the second placed heifer, another home-bred Limousin cross, by Culnacheagan Captain from George and Aileen McFazdean, Perth. The winning steer, was Rod-rico, from Aileen Ritchie, Aberdeen.

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