One of the most promising young bulls in the Aberdeen-Angus breed capped a successful show ring career on Saturday by winning the yearling bull championship at the Black Beauty Bonanza show of Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie,
The 19 month old bull, Logie Politician L137, exhibited by Scotia Homes chairman, Bill Bruce, from his Logie herd at Ellon and paraded by stockman, Andrew Reid, was bull calf champion at the show last year and took the junior bull, reserve junior and reserve male championships at the Royal Highland Show in June.
He is one of the first crop of calves by Blelack Lord Hildago H972, supreme champion at the Stirling bull sale in February, 2010, when purchased for the Logie herd for 25,000gns, and is destined for next February’s Stirling sale.
The judge, Ian Campbell, Thrunton, Alnwick, Northumberland, described the bull as a “great prospect” and praised the overall standard of the show which is organised by the North East Aberdeen-Angus Club and attracted an entry of 105 calves and yearlings from Shetland and Orkney to Angus. “The tops in all sections were impressive and the standard of presentation exceptional,” he said.
The breeder of the Blelack sire, Graeme Massie, from Dinnet also had a successful day, winning the bull calf championship with the seven month old Blelack Jubilant Eric M908, while his nephew, 15 year old George Massie, stood reserve with the seven month old Morven Kilo Master M896. Both were sired by Blelack Equity J127. George, who has two cows of his own, also won the award for the best animal from a herd of 10 cows and under.Read more