• Aultside Meanmachine wins overall Senior Interbreed Championship
  • Grahams Natalie wins overall Junior Interbreed Championship
  • Grahams Natalie and Grahams Nashville win Pairs Championship

Now in its eighth year, the Stars of the Future Calf Show, held on Saturday 11th November 2017 at United Auctions, Stirling, saw a fantastic entry of calves across all breeds. In front of a large crowd of spectators, once again, Limousins led the way in the Interbreed accolades. Judge Mr Jim Goldie, Townfoot, Dumfries and Galloway, placed Limousins as the Senior and Junior Interbreed Champions and winners of the Joe Watson Memorial Pairs Competition.

From a strong line up of cattle Mr Goldie placed Aultside Meanmachine from Garry Patterson, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, as the Senior Interbreed. The August 2016 born Meanmachine is by the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus and is out of Spittalton Flush. A Hargill Blaze daughter. In the junior section, Mr Goldie tapped out Grahams Natalie from R & J Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, as the Junior Interbreed Champion. The January 2017 born heifer Natalie is a daughter of the Wilodge Vantastic son Claragh Franco and is out of one the noted Grahams home-bred cow Grahams Coffee. An embryo calf Grahams Natalie is the same way bred as the 40,000gns bull Grahams Lorenzo.

Aultside Meanmachine

The Graham family went onto make it an illustrious Interbreed hat-trick of titles for the Limousin breed by taking the Joe Watson Continental Pairs Championship. The Junior Interbreed Champion Grahams Natalie teamed up with her stablemate and full embryo brother Grahams Nashville.

Grahams Nashville
Grahams Natalie

In the Limousin judging under the eye of Craig Ridley who runs the noted Haltcliffe pedigree herd at Wigton, Cumbria, Aultside Meanmachine had taken the Senior Male Champion position and then the Senior Overall Championship. Standing Reserve to him in the Senior Male Championship was the 12-month old Ampertaine Gigolo son Westpit MacGregor from A & J Gammie, Drumforber, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire.

All the way from Devon, Mike & Melanie Alford, Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, took the Senior Female Championship with Foxhillfarm Madonna who then stood as Reserve in the Overall Senior Championship to Aultside Meanmachine. The September 2016 born heifer came to Stirling with a fine pedigree. She is sired by the world record 147,000gns Trueman Jagger and out of the Bankdale Alice daughter Bankdale Elizabeth. Bankdale Alice is a prolific breeder of high profile, and high priced, bulls and females for the Foxhillfarm herd. Tapped as Reserve Female Champion to the Foxhillfarm heifer was another Wilodge Cerberus offspring from Garry Patterson, the August 2016 born Aultside Mystique.

Foxhillfarm Madonna

Onto the juniors and Mr Ridley had tapped out Grahams Natalie as Junior Female Champion and then Overall Junior Champion before she went onto take the Junior Interbreed Championship. In a one-two for the Graham Family Reserve Overall Junior Limousin Champion, and Junior Male Champion, was the young bull Grahams Nashville.

Standing Reserve to Grahams Natalie in the Junior Female section was another from the Foxhillfarm stable, this time the May 2017 born Foxhillfarm Naomi. Also a progeny of Trueman Jagger her dam is Foxhillfarm Isla, herself no stranger to show success as a youngster. Taking the reserve spot to Grahams Nashville in the Junior Male competition was Foxhillfarm Napoleon an April 2017 bull by Foxhillfarm Jasper out of the 125,000gns Glenrock Illusion.

Class Results

Class 31: Bulls born 6 July to 24 August 2016

  1. Aultside Marvel, G Patterson
  2. Longfauld Mirage, J Taylor
  3. Central Mungo, A & M Gray

Class 32: Bulls born 2 September to 15 October 2016

  1. Foxhillfarm Masterbull, M Alford
  2. Aultside Madmax, G Patterson
  3. Arradfoot Manhatten, T Atkinson
  4. Harveys Macallangold, G Harvey

Class 33: Bulls born 15 November to 13 December 2016

  1. Westpit MacGregor, A & J Gammie
  2. Ronick Mallaig, R Dick
  3. Kair Major, G Anderson

Class 34: Heifers born 2 August to 25 September 2016

  1. Foxhillfarm Madonna, M Alford
  2. Aultside Mystique, G Patterson
  3. Foxhillfarm Minesagin, M Alford

Class 35: Heifers born 10 October to 17 November 2016

  1. Burnbank Martini, D & L Graham
  2. Ballinloan Malta, S Fotheringham
  3. Arradfot Miami, T Atkinson

Class 36: Bulls born 1 January to 203 January 2017

  1. Grahams Nashville, R & J Graham
  2. Meadowrig Noah, Renton & Renton
  3. Cowford Night, N Cruickshank

Class 37: Bulls born 13 February to 17 March 2017

  1. Strawfrank Nevada, A Campbell
  2. Strawfrank Norman, A Campbell
  3. Westpit Nova, A & J Gammie

Class 38: Bulls born 1 April to 6 May 2017

  1. Foxhillfarm Napoleon, M Alford
  2. Redpaths Nobleman, Redpath Farms
  3. Whinfellpark Nonu, Messrs Jenkinson
  4. Ronick Nissan, R Dick

Class 39: Heifers born 1 January to 18 February 2017

  1. Grahams Natalie, R & J Graham
  2. Ronick Nechou, R Dick
  3. Tweeddale Nocomparison, J Watson
  4. Meadowrig Neva, Renton & Renton

Class 40: Heifers born 18 March to 27 May 2017

  1. Foxhillfarm Naomi, M Alford
  2. Foxhillfarm Nikita, M Alford
  3. Foxhillfarm Nigella, M Alford