Stars of the Future Calf Show ’23
Strong entry numbers across the 10 breed sections ensured another successful Stars of the Future event at UA Stirling Mart.
The continental inter-breed contest was judged by Teresa Wilson, who selected Reece Simmers’ Simmental heifer, Annick Lucia’s Nicosia as best in the senior section. A Kilbride Farm Karl daughter, she had been bought at the Annick dispersal along with her dam, Annick Ginger’s Lucia, which was champion at the Royal Highland this year. Reserve senior was Andrew Hornall’s Falleninch Tiziana, a Charolais heifer by the French import, Falleninch Memo, and out of a past winner at Stars of the Future, Falleninch Lottie.
Best junior continental was AJR Farms’ Charolais bull, Newlogie Unique, a son of the past Highland Show champion, Marry Morwr, out of Newlogie Papillon, a daughter of the French sire Noble. Reserve junior was the British Blue heifer, Solway View Tamsin, from Kevin Watret. An AI daughter of the Irish sire Boherard Overdose, she is one of the first ET calves out of Solway View Peach.
Andy Frazier was in charge of selecting the best of the best in the native inter-breeds. In the seniors, he picked out Chloe Dunlop’s Beef Shorthorn bull, Stallashaw Senate, as overall champion. The first calf off Stallashaw President, he is out of Hyndford Nina, which had been bought at a Stirling sale. Taking the reserve overall senior title was the Highland bull, Inness of Glenfinnan, from first time exhibitors Kirsty Neil and Andrew Polson. A son of Alasdair 4th of Woodneuk, he is out of the privately bought Lorna of Craigluscar.
Mike and Melanie Alford’s Aberdeen-Angus heifer, Fohill Diamond Mist, took the junior native title. Sired by Linton Gilbertines President and out of the 13,000gns Weston Diamond Mist, she was junior female champion at the recent Agri-Expo event. Reserve junior native was the Harvey family’s Hereford heifer, Harveybros 1 Crocus Aurora, a daughter of Sky High 1 Take-a-Chance, out of Harveybros 1 Crocus Tiara. She had been reserve junior female champion in the Hereford section at Agri-Expo.
Winning the Joe Watson Memorial award for the best pair of animals owned by the same exhibitor, was Andrew Hornall, with his two Charolais heifers, Falleninch Tiziana and Falleninch Tenetia. In the continental pairs championship, they had stood ahead of another Charolais duo, the two young bulls, Elgin Tucker and Elgin Teuchter, from the Milnes.
Top native pair were Beef Shorthorns from Natalie Hynd – Westbroad Trident and Westbroad Bramble Tina. Reserve went to another Beef Shorthorn pair, Fordie Taskmaster and Fordie Topgun, from Fiona Davidson.
Overall young handler, judged on the evening prior to the calf show, was Lily Smith of Sunnyhill, Turriff.
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Reserve senior champion – Dunsyre Lily 101st, from Brenda Wear
Reserve senior champion – Saltire 1 Ruth 3rd, by WP and K Watson
Reserve junior champion – Kirsty 9th of Gartocharn, from Jim and Catherine McKechnie
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