Having come through from a phenomonal show of heifers here today, the first prize winner from the third of the Limousin sired classes has taken the heavyweight heifer, overall heifer and overall supreme championship under judge Michael Alford.
Marvellous Mo from Stewart Bett and Lynsey McKay is by Lodge Danny Boy and out of a Limousin x British Blue cow and was bred by Alastair McLaren, Kinross. She was purchased privately having won the championship at Kinross Show and has since been a first prize winner for Stewart and Lynsey at Agri Expo.
Weighing 590kg she was described by Michael Alford as: “A tremendous heifer oozing style from the minute she walked in to the ring. She is a balanced heifer with a great top, eye muscle and depth of flesh.”
Marvellous Mo - Overall Champion
Standing reserve was first time exhibitor Grant Morrison, Banffshire, with his lightweight heifer Willow Booby. Homebred, meaning Grant also wins the King George cup for best exhibitor bred beast, this one is by Haltcliffe Donny and is out of a Limousin cross dam. Weighing 490kg she has been shown locally but this is her first major win and will be retained for further showing next summer.
Willow Booby - Reserve Overall
The reserve lightweight heifer championship went to Stooshie, a Limousin cross heifer from Hugh and Lynne Dunlop. Homebred, this one is by the herd sire Silex and sire of many previous successful show beasts for the family. This one is out of a Limousin cross dam and weighs 510kg.
Standing reserve in the heavyweight heifer section was David and Neil Work and Scott Watson’s 640kg heifer Fire Flash. Bred by Balfor Baillie, this one was purchased privately having been champion at Orkney County Show. She is by Stavely Hurricane and out of a Limousin cross dam.
In the steer championship and carrying on her great win from last year was Jennifer Hyslop with Jack Flash, a Limousin cross steer out of a British Blue cross dam. By Fedneyhouse Dapper, he was bred by the Robertson family of Logierait and was purchased at Cally for £3000 and came through as champion lightweight steer having won the Young Farmers class.
Reserve in the steers went to the Dougie Mcbeath, Sarah Jane Jessop and Will Owen partnership with the Charolais cross steer Red Duke. Weighing 690kg he is by Deunawd Dole and out of an Limousin x Angus cow. This one was steer champion at this year’s Highland and a class winner at Perth Show. He will next head to Smithfield at the end of today.
Reserve in the lightweight steer championship went to Hugh and Lynne Dunlop’s Limousin cross homebred steer Stoatir. By Goldies Oswald, this one is out of a Limousin cross dam and weighs 530kg.
Taking the top spot in the middle weight section was Richard Wright’s winner of the second class of Limousin steers, Razor. By Bailea Spunkie, he is out of a Limousin x British Blue dam and weighs 575kg, while reserve here went to the second prize steer from Razor’s class, Jackass from James Forsyth. This homebred Limousin sired steer is by Seaview Bill and out of a British Blue cross and weighs 580kg.
Standing reserve in the heavy weight steer section to the reserve overall steer champion was Rinky Dinky Doo, a Limousin steer bred by Messrs W Richardson and Son, Cumbria. This one is by Rosignol out of a Limousin cross dam and weighs 650kg.