- Lodge Indie Wins Senior Continental champion
- Lodge Jalise Wins Junior Continental champion
Limousins proved the dominant force at this year’s Stars of the Future Calf Show with the breed picking up both the Senior and Junior Continental interbreed titles. The event was held on Saturday 15th November at United Auctions’ Livestock Mart, Stirling.
For the first time in the event’s history both Championships were claimed by heifers from the same herd, with Ian and Wendy Callion’s Lodge herd, Bolfornought Farm, Stirling doing the double.
Leading the way in the Continental senior championship was the Callions’ September 2013-born heifer Lodge Indie. This heifer is by Loosebeare Fantastic and out of Lodge Evita, a Ronick Luke daughter.
Indie came to Stars of the Future off the back of a successful summer show season, having stood first at Perth Show, as well as winning the best 2013 born heifer in the Scottish Limousin Herd competition. Adding his thoughts interbreed judge Brian Wills said Lodge Indie ‘was a long, clean, balanced heifer with a lot of style’.
Carrying on the success for the Callions was their junior heifer Lodge Jalise. This March 2014-born Ronick Gains daughter is out of the imported Jacot daughter Balise. Jalise won best calf in the Scottish Limousin Herd Competition 2014 and was breed champion at Doune and Dunblane show this summer at four months old.
Standing reserve in the junior classes was Michael and Fiona Burns’ Shaws Josie from their herd at Glenside Farm, Kirkmichael, Maybole, Ayrshire
This January 2014-born heifer is by the AI sire Powerhouse Elite and is out of Shaws Elegance. This was the first outing for this heifer which will be sold at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Red Ladies Derby in December at Carlisle.
Reserve Overall Senior Champion was the Male Champion Whinfellpark Impressive from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton, Penrith. By Lowerfrydd Empire he is out of Whinfellpark Eileen, a Dinmore Bandit daughter.
Second to the Reserve Senior Champion was Ronick IQ from the Dick family. July 2013 born this bull is by Rathconville Eugene and is out of Ronick U2. Taking third spot here was Central Irnbru from the Gray family, by Ludo he is out of Gallaber Cutie.
John Elliot’s Roxburgh Invincible stood top of the next class, he is an October 2013-born Plumtree Fantastic son out of Nova. Second here was Dougie McBeath’s Springsett Islander, who is a Hafodlas Garnedd son out of Blairpark Utopia. Taking third place was Corsairtly Invisible from the Davidsons, who is by Millington Dominator and out of Redstroke Buttercup.
The Irvine family’s Anside Informer won the final class of bulls and also stood Reserve Male champion. By Derriaghy Enfield and out of Anside Florence, a Frewstown Breakdance daughter, Informer is December 2013 born. In second was Whinfellpark Iron from Messrs Jenkinson, by Wilodge Cerberus he is out of Whinfellpark Genevieve. Third went the way of the Irvine’s Anside Injector, this further Derriaghy Enfield son is out of Oddacres Cinnamon.
Second to the overall champion was Lodge Indigo, an Attirant daughter out of Lodge Shirley, while third went to Ronick Iola, another Rathconville Eugene sired heifer from the Dick family.
Winning the final class of heifers was Tancredgrange Ivy from the Barker family. Sired by Ironstone Brandy she is out of Bankdale Farrah. Standing second to her was Redhead and Watson’s Tweeddale Iceprincess, a Goldies Goldmine daughter out of Ronick Sapphire. Taking third spot here was the Irvine family’s Anside Icequeen, by Fleethill Talisman she is out of Bailea Chiachia.
In the first of the junior classes Ian Nimmo’s Maraiscote Jamie stood top of the line before standing junior male champion. His sire Goldies Comet has had sons sell up to 30,000gns at auction, while his dam is Maraiscote Unette. Second to him was Windsole Joey a Dylans DAF son out of Windsole Elsa.
Alan Campbell’s Strawfrank Jack Wills won the next class, he is a Casimir son out of Normande Flavia.
Top of the line in the next class was John Elliot’s Roxburgh Jazz, born April 2014 he is by Goldies Fandango and out of Sarkley Cazola. Second here was the Dinmore Goldcrest son Aultside Jackson from Gary Patterson, he is out of Clarkton Evelyn.
The first of the heifer classes was won by the Reserve Overall Champion Shaws Josie, second to her was Whinfellpark Julie, a Dolcorsllwyn Fabio daughter from Messrs Jenkinson. Taking third spot was Longfauld Jazzy a Loosebeare Fantastic sired heifer from Messrs Taylor.
Second to the overall champion was Ronick Jess, a Rathconville Eugene daughter out of Ronick Bless from the Dick family. In third was Catherine Lawson’s Ampertaine Foreman daughter Windsold Jasmine.
The final class of heifers was won by Whinfellpark Jaja, an Anside Gigolo sired heifer from Messrs Jenkinson. Second went to Ian Nimmo’s Maraiscote Jubilee, she is by Macschoice Chris. Catherine Lawson stood third with Windsold Juno, a Huntershall Gladiator daughter.