A home-bred, Limousin cross bullock from Michael and Mark Robertson, Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul, ruled supreme at the Rising Stars Exhibition Calf Show at Thainstone on Monday evening.
Judged by Jim Smith, Wester Campfield, Glassel, was a February-born heifer calf by Homebyres Nistleroy, out of a British Blue cross dam.
The Young Farmers’ champion award went to Rachael Davidson from Corsairtly, Keith, with a home-bred, March-born Limousin cross heifer by Ronick Inspector.
Open home-bred and purchased heifer – 1, Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith; 2, J & D Fraser, Easter Clune, Lethen, Nairn; 3, J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay
Open home-bred and purchased bullock – 1, open champion and overall champion, W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul; 2 and 3, Blair Duffton, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly
Young Farmers’ home-bred and purchased heifer – 1, Young Farmers champion and overall champion, Rachael Davidson, Corsairtly, Keith; 2, Mark Robertson, Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul
Young Farmers’ purchased bullock – 1, Jack Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith