Lifting the senior and junior champion trophies among the British Blues were Blackstane Notorious and Solway View Odin, respectively, as placed by Ross Pattinson, Temon, Brampton, Cumbria,

Blackstane Notorious is from Kelly Blackwood and Duncan Davidson, Auldtoon Cottage, Abington, Biggar, and he took a second prize in his class the previous week at Agri-Expo. This yearling ET-bred bull calf is a son Tenace de la Praule and out of Blackstane Jadore, which has been shown to great success and this year took reserve junior at the Royal Highland.

Just behind Notorious and being awarded reserve senior champion was the British Blue champion from Agri-Expo, Solway View Niko, from Kevin Watret, Maulscastle, Annan. This yearling embryo calf is sired by Bedgebury Kent and out of Solway View Kesha, which was female champion at the Royal Welsh two years ago. Niko's next venture is the English Winter Fair.

Kevin also took supreme in the juniors with the eight-month-old bull, Solway View Odin, which was also a first prize winner in his class at Agri-Expo. This embryo calf is by Bedgebury Flatout and is again out of Solway View Kesha.

Another reserve from Agri-Expo, this time going one step further at Stars of The Future to be awarded the reserve junior championship was John Hyslop's Netherton Ofilia, from Netherton, Abington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire.

This eight-month-old heifer calf is also ET-bred and is by the Genus bull, Attribut du fond de Bois and out of Woodend Leanna, with this being out of her first flush of calves.



Bull born Oct 1 to Dec 8, 2018 – 1, K Blackwood and D Davidson’s Blackstane Notorious, by Tenace de la Praule; 2, K Watret’s Solway View Niko, by Bedgebury Kent; 3, S Robinson and Sons’ Norbreck Night Rider, by Benhur Du Champ Bouval.

Heifers – Born July 1 to Dec 31, 2018 – 1, K Watret’s Solway View Netty, by Bedgebury Kent; 2, A and CS Comrie’s Stonebyres Nymph, by Lukeroyal Kracker.


Bulls born Jan 13 to Mar 19, 2019 – 1, K Watret’s Solway View Odin, by Bedgebury Flatout; 2, D Saunders’ Maidenlands Orion, by Boherard Hurricane; 3, K Blackwood and D Davidson’s Blackstane Outlaw, by Tamhorn Enterprising.

Heifers born Jan 6 to Feb 5, 2019 – 1, J Nisbet’s Nisbets One and Only, by Boothlow Dynamo; 2, I Williams’ Iz Olivia, by Empire d’Ochain; I McGarva’s Abington Oreo, by Alambic de Centfontaine. Born Mar 2 to Apr 25, 2019 – 1, J Hyslop’s Netherton Ofilia, by Attribut du fond de Bois; 2, D Saunders’ Maidenlands Orla, by Alambic de Centfontaine; 3, G Patterson’s Aultmore Obsession, Twyning Ash Vaughant.