Jennifer Hyslop’s April-born heifer calf, Brownie, stood top of the line in the commercial calf classes.

Auctioneer Jimmy Little, from H and H Carlisle, had the tough job of selecting the winners from two strong classes, before tapping out the home-bred Limousin cross as the champion.

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With a lot of input from Jennifer’s mother, June, this was bred at home near Girvan and is by Uptonely Living the Dream and out of a Limousin cross dam called Queen of Hearts, and animal which was herself commercial cattle champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2019 and which went back to an Auchenrivoch cow.

This one was also well thought of at the recent Stars of the Future event, in Stirling, where she had been junior female champion, reserve overall junior champion and reserve in the continental inter-breed. She’ll next appear at the Borderway Babes show and with an eye on further showing next summer.

The best from the steer class was reserve in the section for Robert and James Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven. This was the May-born Rocket, a home-bred son of Lodge Hamlet and out of a British Blue cross dam – and he was his first show outing.

LEADING awards:

Light heifer calf – 1, J Hyslop’s Brownie (Lim cross); 2, A Bothwell’s Butterscotch (Lim cross); 3, B Harper’s Miss Peggy (Lim cross). Heavy heifer calf – 1, G Scott’s Shake up Shammy (Lim cross); 2, A Weir and R Johnston’s Fireball (Lim cross); 3, B Harper’s Miss Pipa (Lim cross).

Steer calf – 1, R and J Hamilton’s Rocket (Lim cross); 2, B and S Comrie’s Whit A Stoater (BB cross); 3, JM and SM Priestly’s Captain Tom (Lim cross).

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