British Blue cross heifer calf captures Thainstone’s Spectacular

25/08/2017


A British Blue cross heifer has been selected overall champion at Thainstone’s Spectacular event.

Sponsored by Clydesdale Bank, the annual show and sale of exhibition cattle, suitable for future showing, enjoyed a strong trade at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Friday 25th August.

John Angus, Store Breeding and Pedigree Cattle Manager at Aberdeen & Northern Marts, said: “We’d like to congratulate everyone on their accomplishments today, at another excellent Spectacular event.

“As always, the event attracted a line-up of prize-winning livestock with a great ringside of buyers looking for cattle to feature in the upcoming show and sale competitions. Our new weight-based format worked well and we are very pleased with the results of today’s show and sale.”

The top price of £6,000 was paid by Garreth Small, Irvington Close, Kilkeel, County Down, for an 11-month-old Limousin cross bullock, weighing 463kg, from J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry, which won the champion bullock section for animals born in 2016 and the British Limousin Cattle Society prize. The prized animal – by Calogale Irresistable – was champion and commercial cattle champion at Perth Show and champion of champions at Aberfeldy.

The overall champion – selected by show judge Robert A. Elias, Hendre Cennin Isaf, Cennin, Garndolbenmaen – was an 11-month-old British Blue cross heifer ‘Kiss This’, weighing 572kg, from J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay, which sold for £2000 to Blair Duffton, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly. By ‘Diablo’, the 572kg heifer came first in the haltered heifers born in 2016 class, was named champion in the haltered heifer born in 2016 category, and achieved the title of overall champion born in 2016.

A six-month-old Charolais cross bullock, weighing 350kg, from A C Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld was named champion in the haltered bullock born in 2017 category. The bullock was also awarded the British Charolais Cattle Society prize and sold to L Pidsley, Upton Ley Farm, Honiton for £1,550.

Gordon Begg’s, Vauldale, Nybster, seven-month-old British Blue cross heifer, weighing 362kg, claimed the champion heifer born in 2017 category and sold for £2,350 to Louise Allan, Ayr.

Following the success of the show champion, J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay, also sold two of their summer show prize-winners. Six-month-old Limousin cross heifer, ‘Cracker’, sold at £4,450 to Blair Duffton, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly and achieved reserve champion haltered heifer born in 2017 at today’s Spectacular. The heifer was unbeaten in her class across the summer circuit.

11-month-old British Blue cross heifer, ‘Hard to Resist’, dominated the summer circuit, winning reserve commercial champion at the Black Isle and Sutherland shows, and reserve cross cattle champion at Caithness and Grantown. She sold today for £2,500 to I P Hyslop, Ballaquane Park, Peel.

J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry, had a successful day at Thainstone selling a team of eight, including today’s top price. Their Limousin cross heifer sold for £2,800 to Watson & Work, Mains of Dumbreck, Ellon, alongside a Limousin cross bullock to B S Paton, Knachly, Kirriemuir for £2,800 and today’s reserve champion haltered heifer born in 2016 – a Limousin cross heifer sold to Blair Duffton, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly for £2,600.

Heifers sold to £4,450 to average 439.5p/kg and £1,976.02 per head. Bullocks sold to £6,000 to average 382.4p/kg and £1,755.29 per head.
 

Class 1 Unhaltered Heifer Born 2016 Weight Price
1st Lot 5 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 434kg £1,280
2nd Lot 4 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 444kg £1,500
3rd Lot 3 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 457kg £1,800
Class 2 Unhaltered Bullock Born 2016    
1st Lot 6 - J & G Dick, Northton, Cullerlie 494kg £1,180
Class 12 Unhaltered Heifer Born 2017    
1st Lot 45 - Sheep Park Farms, Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch 247kg £1,600
Champion Unhaltered Animal
1st Lot 5 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 434kg £1,280
Class 3 Haltered Heifers Born 2016    
1st Lot 7 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 572kg £2,000
2nd Lot 10 - Balfour Baillie, Sebay Cottage, Tankerness 538kg £1,850
3rd Lot 8 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 568kg £2,100
Class 4 Haltered Bullocks Born 2016    
1st Lot 11 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 640kg £1,600
2nd Lot 14 - Balfour Baillie, Sebay Cottage, Tankerness 573kg £1,350
3rd Lot 12 - Miller Farms, North Lurg, Midmar 640kg £1,600
Class 5 Haltered Heifers Born 2016    
1st Lot 17 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 478kg £2,500
2nd Lot 15 - Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 484kg £1,600
3rd Lot 19 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 458kg £2,800
Class 6 Haltered Bullocks Born 2016    
1st Lot 22 - Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 541kg £1,380
2nd Lot 23 - D & R Durno, Auchorachan, Glenlivet 505kg £0.00
3rd Lot 21 - W J & G A Fraser, Little Croy, Croy 565kg £0.00
Class 7 Haltered Heifers Born 2016    
1st Lot 24 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 440kg £2,600
2nd Lot 26 - Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 421kg £2,200
3rd Lot 25 - Barry Paterson, Cairndaie Croft, Sauchen 429kg £0.00
Class 8 Haltered Bullock Born 2016    
1st Lot 29 - J Roberston & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 463kg £6,000
2nd Lot 33 - W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 425kg £0.00
3rd Lot 30 - Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 453kg £1,400
Class 9 Haltered Heifers Born 2017    
1st Lot 34 - Gordon Begg, Vaildale, Nybster 362kg £2,350
2nd Lot 36 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 296kg £4,450
3rd Lot 37 - W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 257kg £0.00
Class 10 Haltered Bullocks Born 2017    
1st Lot 41 - A C Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld 350kg £1,550
2nd Lot 39 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 380kg £1,080
3rd Lot 40 - Barry Paterson, Cairndaie Croft, Sauchen 370kg £1,100
Class 11 Haltered Bullock 2017    
1st Lot 44 - Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 294kg £1,650
2nd Lot 42 - J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 305kg £1,180
3rd Lot 43 - Balfour Baillie, Sebay Cottage, Tankerness 296kg £1,020
                                Haltered Animals Born on or before 31st December 2016
Champion Heifer Lot -  7 J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 572kg £2,000
Reserve Champion Heifer Lot 24 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 440kg £2,600
Champion Bullock Lot 29 - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 463kg £6,000
Reserve Champion Bullock Lot 33 - W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 425kg £0.00
Overall Champion Lot 7 J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 572kg £2,000
  Animals Born after 1st January 2017    
Champion Heifer Lot 34 - Gordon Begg, Vauldale, Nybster 362kg £2,350
Reserve Champion Heifer Lot 36 J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay 296kg £4,450
Champion Bullock Lot 41 - A C Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld 350kg £1,550
Reserve Champion Lot 44- Monzie Farms, Estate Office, Gilmerton 294kg £1,650
Overall Champion Lot 41 - A C Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld  350kg  £1,550
  Spectacular Overall Champion    
1st Lot 7 - J Munro & Co, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay
 
572kg £2,000