A GOOD strong show of calves was forward for the Scottish Holstein Club's annual Calf Show at Lanark Market, where the judge, Michael Hallwell, Wales, found his top winner in Craig Cochrane's Sahara Drummer Sara.

Mr Cochrane's calf, a 16-month-old bought at the Stars of the Sahara sale in February, for the Ayrshire-based Maverick herd, is bred from the 2016 honourable mention All Britain senior heifer, Sahara Brokaw Sara and sired by Seagull-Bay Supersire son, Wiltor Drummer.

Reserve calf was Willie and Shona Watson's Muir Monterey Franci from The Muir, Mauchline. This yearling by View-Home Monterey, is out of Muir Gerard Franci.

Alison Hunter, Tarbrax, Shotts, was also in the tickets, taking the honourable mention with her calf and reserve overall in the showmanship section. Her calf was the nine-month-old Letterkenny Solomon Flo, bred from Feizor Deman Flo ET and sired by Walnutlawn Solomon ET.

Champion showperson was this year's Highland Show stockperson of the year, Zoe Bryson, from Lanarkshire, with Emily Hodge taking honourable mention.


Showmanship – Junior – 1, Mark Bryson; 2, Katie Watson; 3, Rory Scott. Intermediate – 1, Emily Hodge; 2, Sarah Wood; 3, Nicola Sheeran. Senior – 1, Zoe Bryson; 2, Alison Hunter; 3, Emily Bryson. Mature – 1, Neil Sloan; 2, Amy Weatherup; 3, Andrew Neilson.

Calves – Born after Feb 11, 2017 – 1, Letterkenny Solomon Roberta 2; 2, Muir Solomon Eliza; 3, Letterkenny Doorman Alana. Born between Dec 2016 and Feb 10, 2017 – 1, Letterkenny Solomon Flo; 2, Parkend RT Florida Eileen; 3, Ve-Tech McCutcheon Ghostie. Born between Oct 11 and Dec 10, 2016 – 1, Townlaw Brady Bellado 2; 2,Ve-Tech Doorman Mira; 3, Low Malzie Uno Patience. Born between August 11 and Oct 10, 2016 – 1, Muir Monterey Franci; 2, Nethervalley McCutcheon Cheap-Thrills Sara; 3, Overside Abbot B Amanda. Born between June 11 and Aug 10, 2016 – 1, Ve-Tech Beemer Sandley; 2, Carnduff Monterey Carla; 3, Maverick Lady in Red P. Born between Apr 1 and Jun 10, 2016 – 1, Sahara Drummer Sara; 2, Parkend HGD Tamarabella; 3, Syke Apples Roxy. Red and white – Born on or after Apr 1, 2016 – 1, Maverick Lady in Red P; 2, Carnduff Heztry Girl Red; 3, Eastford Awesome Tickle Red.