BEEF Shorthorns from Stuart and Gayle Currie’s herd and Allan Jackson’s Headlind herd led the way at Agri-Expo, winning both the male and female championship honours with young calves on their first outing.

The Curries, who run 42 females in the Beautry herd based at Beautry House, Ratmell, Settle, in North Yorkshire, went on to win the overall championship with their female champion, Beautry Shuna Myrtle.

She is a February-born heifer by Poyntington Himself, a bull the Curries bought for 8000gns when he stood champion at Stirling, out of Beautry Shuna Jodie.

Supreme champion in the males and reserve overall was Beautry Malfoy, an April, 2018-born bull calf by the same sire as the female champion, out of Beautry Hibiscus.

Allan Jackson and Senga Hamilton’s 10-cow herd at Woodyett Farm, Kirkfield Bank, Lanark, was also in the tickets when the seven-month-old Headlind Moneypenny took the reserve honours in the females. By Tofts Atlas, a former Royal Show champion, she is bred out of Roadway Foxglove Tanzy – a female Allan bought in as an in-calf heifer and which has bred three other show heifers for the Headlind herd.

Reserve male for the Headlind team was another by the same sire, this time Headlind Masterpiece, a similar aged bull bred out of Roadway Flossy Bess.

LEADING prices:

(Judge: Ian Park, Home Farm, Kingarloch Estate, Ardgour, Fort William)

Bulls – Male calf born between October 1 and December 31 – 1, H Horrell’s Podehole Lord; 2, I Tennant’s Hyndford Lancelot; 3, S and G Hunt’s Sowerbyparks Legend. Male calf born between January 1 and February 28, 2018 – 1, C Walsh’s Ettrick Maximus; 2, T McMillan’s Eskechraggan Majestic; 3, E and T Richardson’s Catterall Majestic. Male calf born between March 1 and March 31, 2018 – 1 and reserve male champion, A Jackson’s Headlind Masterpiece; 2, D and R Dickie’s Knockenjig Morpheus; 3, C Lowther’s Lowther Mike. Male calf born between April 1 and April 15, 2018 – 1, male champion and reserve overall, S Currie’s Beautry Malfoy; 2, C Lowther’s Lowther Macho; 3, S and G Hunt’s Sowerbyparks McGarrigle.

Heifers – Female calf born between September 1 and December 31, 2017 – 1, T McMillan’s Trowbridge Tessa Linsay; 2, Thomson Roddick and Laurie’s Shawhill Foxglove Layla; 3, M and J Souter’s Jodame Princess Royal Libby. Female calf born between January 1 and February 20, 2018 – 1 and female champion, S Currie’s Beautry Shuna Myrtle; 2, S Currie’s Beautry Shuna Minerva; 3, S and G Hunt’s Sowerbyparks Derrimut Fairy. Female calf born between February 21 and March 22, 2018 – 1, A Jackson’s Headlind Missy; 2, S Currie’s Beautry Tessa Mildred; 3, H Horrell’s Podehole Irene Melody. Female calf born between March 23 and March 31, 3018 – 1 and reserve female champion, A Jackson’s Headlind Moneypenny; 2, S Currie’s Beautry Morticia; 3, A and C Ivinson’s Sandwick Jealous Marmalade. Female calf born between April 1 and April 14, 2018 – 1, Thomas Roddick and Laurie’s Shawhill Madison Rose; 2, H Horrell’s Podehole Irene Mimosa; 3, Thomson Roddick and Laurie’s Shawhill Dewdrop Maisie. Female calf born between April 15 and May 19, 2018 – 1, M and J Souter’s Jodame Madonna; 2, S and G Hunt’s Sowerbyparks Capri 3.