Judge, William Young, Skerrington, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, had a tough choice placing the Simmental show with 49 forward – but his choice of the day was Blackpool Josephine, from Christine and David Loftus, Mount Farm, Singleton, Blackpool, Lancs.

This home-bred 13-month-old heifer is a daughter of Denizes Geronimo 15, which has bred a string of many strong calves previously and out of Blackpool Ginger, which is the Blackpool herd's show heifer.

The yearling heifer, Castlegwynne Data Lulu, took reserve senior champion before going on to being reserve overall for 17-year-old, Dafydd Gwynne, Castlewigg, Whithorn, Newton Stewart.

Data Lulu is a daughter of Overhill House Data – a bull purchased in 2013 when it stood reserve junior champion at Stirling Bull Sales – and out of Chestermann Ringleader Lulu, which was gifted to Dafydd for his 13th birthday and has now produced three bull calves, which have all taken first prizes in their class here previously.

Taking junior champion was the embryo calf, Derrycallaghan Kitkat, from Thomas and Chloe Fitton, Moss Hall, Bolton. The seven-month-old heifer is a daughter of Mullyknock Gallant 15 and out of Corskie Vesna, which has bred bulls up to 9500gns.

Grangewood Polly's Karina made her mark for Andrew and Yvonne Leedham , Rowan Farm, Lockton, Pickering, North Yorks, when she was tapped out as reserve junior. The January-born heifer calf is a daughter of home-bred genetics being sired by Grangewood Glenlivet 15, which goes back to Omorgo Alonso, and out of Grangewood Polly 4, the Polly family has bred really well for Andrew and Yvonne.


Bull calf – Born 16/09/18 to 31/12/18 – 1, JD Loftus' Blackpool Jonathan; 2, J and J Borlase's Sacombe Jack Daniels; 3, N and N Gwynne's Chestermann Jeremiah. Born 01/01/19 to 15/03/19 –1, J and J Borlase's Sacombe Knockout; 2, Barlow Brothers' Denizes Kylian; 3, AJ and YA Leedham's Grangewood Kansas. Born on or after 16/03/19 – 1, AJ and SD Heath's Eaton Keltic; 2, AJ and SD Heath's Eaton Kendal.

Heifer calf – Born 01/08/18 to 15/09/18 – 1, J and P Goldie's Newbiemains Jess; 2, Barlow Brothers' Denizes Daffodil; 3, Barlow Brothers' Denizes Melody 34. Born 16/09/18 to 31/12/2018 – 1, JD Loftus' Blackpool Josephine; 2, Dafydd Gwynne's Castlegwynne Data Lulu; 3, J and P Goldie's Newbiemains Jaylo. Born 01/01/19 to 15/03/19 – 1, AJ and YA Leedham's Grangewood Polly's Karina; 2, AJ and SD Heath's Eaton Kaphine; 3, Barlow Brothers' Swallowhill Kimberly. Born on or after March 16, 2019 – 1, Mr and Mrs Fitton's Derrycallham KitKat; 2, Mr and Mrs Fitton's Simply Happy Klassic; 3, AJ and SD Heath's Eaton Kesha.

Pairs – 1, Mr and Mrs Fitton; 2, AJ and SD Heath; 3, J and J Borlase.

Young handlers – 1, Callum Leedham; 2, Thomas Fitton; 3, William Loftus; 4, Chloe Fitton.