I'll Be There rules supreme for the Robertsons

27/02/2019

A LIMOUSIN cross heifer from the Robertson family of Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul, ruled supreme at the Royal Northern Spring Show and went on to top the trade at £4600.

The April, 2018-born heifer, named I’ll Be There, was bought last October along with its mother from Messrs Raeburn, Basket Farm, Blantyre. Weighing in at 420kg, she is by Mereside Lorenzo and was on just her second outing having stood overall champion at the Rising Stars competition. She sold for £4600 to Rebecca Stuart, Murrial, Insch.

Next in the trade stakes at £4300 was John and Craig Robertson’s reserve heifer champion from Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry. This March, 2018-born Limousin cross heifer was bred by Willie Stevenson, Coilavoulin and crossed the weighbridge at 484kg. She is by Naby Director and was on her first outing. She heads south with the judge, Melanie Alford, Foxhill Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon.

A third prize home-bred Limousin cross heifer from Anside Pedigree Livestock, Braehead, Drummuir, Keith, made £2300 to Paton and Co, Knachly, Dykehead, Kirriemuir. This May, 2018-born heifer weighed in at 374kg.

Just behind at £2000 was Mark and Debby Munro’s second prize British Blue heifer from Invercharron, Ardgay. Scaling 560kg, this November, 2017-born British Blue cross is by Valdes Van De Sluizenweg and sold to I Grant, Slattadale, Loch Maree, Achnasheen.

Also selling for £2000 was another red ticket holder from John and Craig Robertson, this time a July, 2017-born British Blue cross heifer bred by RJ Lines, Killocraw, Campbeltown. Weighing 602kg, she is by Netherwood and sold to L Hopwood, 80 Yew Tree Lane, Duckingfield, Manchester.

First time exhibitor, Brian Harper from Greenwells Farmhouse, Falkirk, sold his second prize heifer for £1900 to JM Fraser, Easter Clune, Lethen. This home-bred Limousin cross heifer born in April, 2018, weighed in at 363kg.
 
The champion bullock from Mark and Debby Munro, made £1200 to Backmuir Livestock, Keith. This was an April, 2018-born British Blue cross bred by Shewglie Farmers.

Reserve bullock was an 11-month-old British Blue cross from John and Craig Robertson, Logierait, which later sold for £1500 to DD Nelson, Mains of Lundie, Edzell, Brechin. 
 
In all, 25 heifers sold to average £3.72p per kg and nine bullocks cashed in at £2.52p.
 
Exhibition Cattle
 
Unhaltered Heifers
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 3 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 443kg £1,120
2nd 4 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 444kg £1,120
3rd 2 Ian Miller, North Lurg, Midmar 399kg £1,080
4th 1 W G Troup, Shaggart, Sauchen 352kg  
 
Unhaltered Bullocks
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 6 Ian Miller, North Lurg, Midmar 510kg  
2nd 5 Steven Smith, The Byre, Sunnyhill Croft, Turriff 414kg  
3rd 7 Ian Miller, North Lurg, Midmar 512kg £1,180
4th 8 Peter Downie, 4 Craigview Place, Ballater 570kg £1,220
 
Unhaltered Heifers
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 11 W McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir 479kg  
2nd 10 Blair Duffton & Rebecca Stuart, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly 473kg £1,200
3rd 12 Ian Miller, North Lurg, Midmar 511kg £1,180
4th 45 W G Troup,Shaggart, Sauchen 495kg £1,140
5th 9 R Downie, Newton of Crathie, Ballater 470kg £1,120
 

 
Class A - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 15 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 350kg  
2nd 17 Brian Harper, Greenwells Farm House, Falkirk 363kg £1,900
3rd 13 J Robertson & Son, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 307kg £1,500
4th 16 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 360kg  
5th 14 J Robertson & Son, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 329kg  
 
Class B - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 22 Blair Duffton & Rebecca Stuart, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly 418kg  
2nd 21 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 410kg £1,800
3rd 18 Anside Pedigree Livestock Ltd, Braehead, Drummuir 374kg £2,300
4th 19 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith 386kg £1,800
 
Class C - Single Bullock
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 24 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 420kg £1,500
2nd 25 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith 434kg  
3rd 26 Debbie Watt, Oldwhat Mains, New Deer 445kg  
4th 23 J G Reid, Tullochleys, Clatt 338kg  
 
Class D - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 27 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 420kg £4,600
2nd 29 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 430kg £1,200
3rd 31 Blair Duffton & Rebecca Stuart, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly 366kg  
4th 28 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith 425kg £1,200
5th 30 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 435kg £1,150
 
Class E - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 37 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 484kg £4,300
2nd 33 Lois Milne, Middlethird, Methlick 460kg  
3rd 34 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 470kg £1,800
4th 35 W McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir 479kg  
 
Class F - Single Bullock
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 42 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 475kg £1,200
2nd 38 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 460kg £1,300
3rd 41 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 475kg £1,160
4th 39 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 470kg £1,120
5th 40 Brian Harper,  Greenwells Farm House, Falkirk 474kg £1,150
 
Class G - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 44 Ally Fraser, Easter Clune, Nairn 493kg  
2nd 43 G & J Greenlaw, Balgairn, Aboyne 491kg £1,280
3rd 47 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 518kg £1,500
4th 46 E & M Greenlaw, Milton, Glenbuchat 497kg  
 
Class H - Single Bullock
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 51 Blair Duffton & Rebecca Stuart, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly 630kg  
2nd 48 Grant Fraser, Easter Clune, Nairn 495kg  
3rd 50 Blair Duffton & Rebecca Stuart, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly 498kg  
4th 49 E Mutch, Whitefield House, Forglen 496kg £1,160
 
Class I - Single Heifer
  Lot number Name Weight Price
1st 55 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 602kg £2,000
2nd 54 J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 560kg £2,000
3rd 53 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 535kg £1,550
4th 52 Balfour Baillie, Sebay View, Tankerness 523kg £1,550
5th 56 A Greenlaw, Sheep Park, Huntly 660kg  
6th 57 D Morrison, Cairn Nulla, Kinlochbervie 700kg  
 
Champion Heifer: Lot 27, W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 420kg - £4,600
 
Reserve Champion Heifer: Lot 37, J Robertson & Son, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 484kg - £4,300
 
Champion Bullock: Lot 42, J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay 480kg - £1,200
 
Reserve Champion Bullock: Lot 24, J Robertson & Son, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 420kg - £1,500
 
Overall Champion: Lot 27, W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul 420kg - £4,600
 
Reserve Overall Champion: Lot 37, J Robertson & Son, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry 484kg - £4,300