“The Premier” Show & Sale of Suckled Calves held on Friday 5th September at Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd saw a top price of £3,200 paid twice for Limousin-sired calves.
Reserve Champion Calf was a bullock from J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry weighing in at 430kgs and realising £3,200 to Stillmans Butchers, Somerset Ltd. This red Limousin-cross steer is by Attila and is out of Blue-cross-Limousin dam that also bred Jack Black, Champion Steer at the Scottish Winter Fair in 2012.
Heading to the same home also at £3,200 was the Spring-born Reserve Champion Calf from Brian Harper, Greenwells, Maddiston, a heifer scaling 260kgs.
Overall Champion Calf, having picked up the Champion Limousin award on the way sponsored by the British Limousin Cattle Society, was another from the Robertsons, this time a black Limousin-cross heifer weighing in at 325kgs when selling for £2,200 to the Judge Dougie McBeath, Lower Greenyards, Bannockburn. Shona Laird from Sunnyside sold another Limousin heifer at £2,700 being purchased by Messrs Grieve, Lundin Links.