Exhibitors of Limousin-sired cattle put on a strong show at LiveScot on Saturday, 23 November.
Just pipped to the post for the Supreme Champion honours, taking the Reserve Overall title was Wilson Peters’ Reserve Bullock, Mr Boombastic, a 20-month-old home-bred entry which picked up a number of red tickets on the summer show circuit but was ultimately aimed for the Scottish National Fat Stock Club event. His sire is the privately purchased Limousin bull, Andside Hawkeye, while his dam is a Limousin cross cow. Mr Boombastic later went under the hammer at £2500 selling to High Black Butchers, Lanark, having tipped the scales at 686kg.
“I was looking for an animal with style, panache, flash and most importantly, flesh,” said the judge, Dougie McBeath, of Lower Greenyards, Stirling, adding his top animals all displayed the characteristics he was looking for.
In the heifer section it was Stewart and Lynsey Bett’s Queen Bee which stood Heifer Champion. Bought privately at the Welsh Winter Fair last year, where she won the Calf Championship, this 18-month-old has since claimed the Scottish Champion of Champions ticket at Keith Show as well as championship tickets on the Central Scotland circuit, including Stirling, Gargunnock and Drymen. Bred by Llyr Hughes, Fferam Gyd, her pedigree features Derryguillinane Kingbull on to a Limousin cross cow.
Queen Bee later teamed up with the Betts’ 18-month-old pedigree bullock, the Gascoines Lumberjack-sired Guards Original, to take the pairs title, with Guards Original having already won the best non-indigenous pure-bred honours.
The second prize heifer from the same class, Messrs Renton and Redden’s Havana was Reserve Heifer. Brought out by Alasdair Cormack and bought from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, when she stood champion at the September suckled calf show and sale at Carlisle last year, she is by Mereside Godolphin and out of a British Blue. The two-year-old was Heifer Champion and Reserve Commercial at both Northumberland and Haddington shows.
Also surpassing the £2000 mark at the auction was Archie and John MacGregor’s Scappa Flo, which sold to Kitson Butchers, North Yorkshire, for £2333.12 at a weight of 634kg. Bred by Liam Muir, Upper Onston, this 20-month-old Powerhouse Italic daughter stood first in the mediumweight heifer class before selling.
In the commercial calf section it was Neil Slack’s March-born Tokyo which picked up the Supreme Championship as well as the award for best bred by exhibitor. Sired by Lodge Hamlet and out of Sassy’s Lassie, a former show heifer and half-sister to Rio which stood reserve in this section three years ago, Tokyo was first at Stokesleigh Show and third at the Agri-Expo.
“She was a very correct heifer with lovely style and a lot of potential for the future,” said the judge of the calf section, Craig Robertson, from Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry.
Class 5 Lightweight steer sired by any continental breed (up to 560kg)
2 15 H Dunlop Bobbi Brown (by Gunnerfleet Lion)
3 28 A Ewing Capaldi (by Noble Freddy)
Class 7A Steer sired by a Limousin (560kg to 655kg)
1 40 A & E Vance Keltic Storm (by Naby Jaguar)
2 14 D & P Blair Wonky (by Netherhall Doubleoseven)
3 27 Dufton & Stuart Dirty Dancer (by Haltcliffe Chico)
Class 7B Steer sired by a Limousin (656kg upwards)
1 37 W Peters Mr Boombastic (by Anside Hawkeye)
2 39 A & E Vance Doodlebug (by Lodge Hamlet)
3 23 L & A Allan Game Changer (by Swarland Larry)
Class 10 Lightweight heifer sired by any continental breed (up to 560kg)
1 51 A Ewing Ginger Spice
2 55 McIntosh & Wallace Crunchie (by Lodge Hamlet)
3 48 D & P Blair Panda (by Goldie Ideal)
Class 12A Heifer sired by a Limousin (562kg to 600kg)
1 61 A & E Vance The Governess (by Fieldson Mahrez)
2 84 W Peters The Wee Hoosewife (by Anside Hawkeye)
3 57 W Peters Wotcha Ma Booty (by Carmorn Lionbar)
Class 12B Heifer sired by a Limousin (601kg to 645kg)
1 78 A MacGregor Scappa Flo (by Powerhouse Italic)
2 73 Dufton & Stuart Cinamon (by Maraiscote Lothario)
3 71 P & K Brannen Matilda (by Muirhouse Lagonda)
Class 12C Heifer sired by a Limousin (646kg and above)
1 70 S & L Bett Queen Bee (by Deryguillinane Kingbull)
2 88 Renton & Redden Havana (by Mereside Godolphin)
3 80 C & K Malone She’s a Belter (by Connon)
Reserve light steer 15 H Dunlop Bobbi Brown
Champion heavy steer 37 W Peters Mr Boombastic
Reserve heavy steer 39 Doodlebug
Reserve steer 37 W Peters Mr Boombastic
Reserve light heifer 51 A Ewing Ginger Spice
Champion heavy heifer 70 S & L Bett Queen Bee
Reserve heavy heifer 88 Renton & Redden Havana
Champion heifer 70 S & L Bett Queen Bee
Reserve heifer 88 Renton & Redden Havana
Champion heavy 37 W Peters Mr Boombastic
Reserve heavy 70 S & L Bett Queen Bee
Reserve Supreme 37 W Peters Mr Boombastic
Best pure non-indigenous 25 S & L Bett Guards Original
Best pair 25 & 70 S & L Bett Guards Original & Queen Bee
Class 17A Heifer calf born in 2019 (up to 350kg)
2 125 Jackson & Sloan She is a Belter (by Ickle Joker)
Class 17B Heifer calf born in 2019 (351kg to 430kg)
1 137 N Slack Tokyo (by Lodge Hamlet)
3 133 J Mackay Parker Peony (by Ballinloan Millionaire)
Class 18 Steer calf born in 2019 (up to 430kg)
2 148 N Slack Firmino (by Lodge Hamlet)
3 143 S Hunter Loveable Rogue (by Rossignol)
Class 19 YF heifer calf born in 2019
1 150 Lois Milne The Peaky Blinder (by Huntershall Monsoon)
2 151 A Weir Dunashery Dime
Calf Champion 137 N Slack Tokyo
Best calf bred by exhibitor 137 N Slack Tokyo