The classy maiden heifer Glenrock Illusion from Stephen Illingworth, Howgillside, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie rounded off a terrific show season when winning the Supreme Overall Championship at the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix held at Perth Show on Saturday 2nd August. January 2013-born, Glenrock Illusion is by the prolific Goldies Comet and is out of the herd’s noted cow Glenrock Spangle who was also the mother of Glenrock Fantastic, the 2013 Reserve Champion at the Highland Show.
In front of judge for the day Eric Norman of the noted Norman Herd, Little Orton, Carlisle, Glenrock Illusion took the Junior title and the Female Championship before being awarded the Overall Supreme.
Through the summer Glenrock Illusion has picked up the Junior Supreme titles at both the Royal Highland and the Great Yorkshire Shows as well as the Reserve Junior Interbreed at the Highland. A much admired heifer Glenrock Illusion will now be offered at a sale of the Glenrock herd to be held on 22nd August at Carlisle’s Borderway Mart.
Making a stout defence of his Grand Prix title, won at the2013 Black Isle Show, was the day’s Overall Reserve Supreme and Male Champion, Ardglasson Highlander from Stirling’s Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop, Lower Greenyards Farm, Bannockburn. This bull, also January 2012-born, is by Fieldson Alfy and out of Ardglasson Daisy. Highlander had previously placed as Reserve Male Champion at both the 2014 and 2013 Highland Shows.
Taking the Reserve Female Championship to the Overall Supreme was the five-year-old French bred cow Evidence from WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Grove Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Bred by Gaec Robin-Vannier, Evidence is by Beethoven and out of the Levrier sired Ursula. Evidence came to Perth on the back of being a part of the winning Interbreed Team of Five at the Royal Welsh Show.
Harry Emslie, Kinknockie, Peterhead, Aberdeen won the Reserve Male Championship with his senior bull Dinmore Goldcrest. An embryo calf, the May 2011-born Goldcrest is by the prolific Ronick Hawk and out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter, Dinmore Elle, the 2010 Royal Welsh Show Champion. Dinmore Goldcrest was purchased for 18,000gns at the Limousin Society’s October 2012 Sale at Carlisle.
Full report to follow.