Aberdeenshire Limousin breeders, Mike and Lisa Massie, Ellon, scored a hat-trick at the breed show at Stirling, when their Elrick Trooper, the junior champion stepped up to take the supreme overall.

The couple who won the same award here in 2023 and 2022, landed the top honours with a May 2022-born son of Whinfellpark Nobu which also bred last year’s supreme that went on to make 15,000gns. The dam, Elrick Image, a Wilodge Fastrac daughter is also the grand-dam of the 2023 winner. Trooper boasts a double copy of the easy calving F94L myostatin.

Reserve overall was Donald MacGregor’s Dyke Topman, brought out by stockman John Duncan. Winner of the intermediate championship, this April 2022-born entry from Dyke, Milton of Campsie, is a son of Goldies Lordoftherings, out of Dyke Nicola, a Trueman Idol-sired cow. Another with carrying a double copy of the F94L myostatin and with a top breeding female line, Nicola is out of Dyke Jolly, the dam of the 12,500gns Dyke Saltire.

Northern Ireland breeder, Joan Gilliland and the official judge, found her senior champion in Andrew Burnett’s Spittalton Tigger, a son of the 40,000gns Ampertaine Opportunity that has bred sons to 19,000gns and several other five-figure priced bulls. He was brought out by stockman Tim Russell and is bred from the Netherhall Gallant daughter, Spittalton Olary.