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Farming: Tomintoul breeder dominates Rising Stars Calf Show at Thainstone for the second year running


By David Porter

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The Robertson family from Fodderletter, Tomintoul dominated the Rising Stars Calf Show that took place at Thainstone Centre on Monday evening for the second year running.

The Rising Star Champion from the Robertson family.
The Rising Star Champion from the Robertson family.

Judged by Wilson Peters, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie, the champion was a February-born Limousin cross bullock by Beaumont Pacman, out of a British Blue cross dam and half-brother to last year’s Rising Star Champion from the same family.

The Young Farmers’ champion award went to Finlay Hunter, Wester Cairnhill, Culsalmond, Insch, with a homebred, June-born, Limousin cross bullock by Johnston Premier.

Tim McDonald, Prime and Cull Cattle Manager at Aberdeen & Northern Marts said: “It was great to witness a top-quality show of calves at Thainstone this evening and its encouraging to see the next generation taking part in the competition.

"Well done to the Robertson’s at Fodderletter for winning the championship again and thank you to our sponsors for their continued support.”

PRIZE LIST

Open Homebred and purchased heifer (Sponsored by HRN) –1 Fraser Family, Easter Clune Farm, Lethen; 2 Miller Farms, North Lurg, Midmar; 3 Miller Farms, North Lurg, Midmar; 4 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul and 5 Ellis Mutch, Burnside of Whitefield, Forglen Banff.

Open Homebred and purchased heifer (Sponsored by HRN) – 1Gordon Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharacle, Argyll; 2 Steve and Lilly Smith, Sunnyhill Farm, Clayson House, Turriff; 3 R & D Wright, Woodend, Ardgour, Fort William and 4 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith.

Open Homebred and purchased bullock (Sponsored by HRN) - 1 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul; 2 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith; 3 Miller Farms, North Lurg, Midmar and 4 Steve and Lilly Smith, Sunnyhill Farm, Clayson House, Turriff.

Young Farmers Homebred and purchased heifer (sponsored by R&G Donald Agricultural Engineering Ltd) –1 Jack Hendry, Craibstone, Deskford and 2 Jasmine Strachan, Backhill of Camaloun, Fyvie, Turriff.

Young Farmers Homebred or purchased bullock (Sponsored by Miller Plant) – 1 Finlay Hunter, Wester Cairnhill, Culsalmond, Insch; 2 Craig Coutts, Anfield, Mains of Tonley, Alford; 3 Jayne Mitchell, Ploverwards and 4 Jasmine Strachan, Backhill of Camaloun, Fyvie, Turriff.


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