A cracking good show of carcase cattle was topped by a home-bred Charolais cross heifer from George and Don Anderson, Netherley.

The duo who run 100 suckler cows secured their second overall championship at this event with an entry by a home-bred Charolais son of Inverlochy Ferdie, out of a British Blue cross Limousin cow.

First time competitor, LG Davidson, West Cortiecram, landed the champion bullock and reserve overall with a March 2022-born Limousin cross bought here in October from Knockando.

Just pipped at the post amongst the steers and taking the reserve was the first prize mediumweight, a British Blue cross from W and J Cameron, Burnside, that too. It had been bought at Dingwall from Shewglie Farms.

The same award amongst the heifers was presented to regular winner, John Buchan, Auchtydore Farms, Easterton of Lenabo. His black Limousin cross was bought at the two-day sale at Newton Stewart in October.

Leading Awards

Native bullocks – 1, Ross Bros; 2, I and E Stott, West Latch; 3, W and J Cameron, Burnside.

Native heifers – 1, H Brown, Auchmaladdie Mains; 2, W and J Camerson, Burnside; 3, Ross Bros.

Continental bullocks – Lightweight – BM Duffton and S Smith, Huntly; 2, B Duffton, Huntly; 3, GA Davidson , Auchtydonald. Mediumweight – 1, W and J Cameron, Burnside; 2, B Duffton; G and D Anderson, Brucewell. Heavyweight – 1, S Davidson, West Cortiecram; 2, R and D Farquhar, Tewel; 3, H Brown, Auchamaliddie Mains.

Continental heifers – Lightweight – 1, BM Duffton; 2 and 3, W and J Cameron, Burnside. Mediumweight – 1 and 2, H Brown, Auchmaliddie Mains; 3, Ross Bros, Wardhead. Heavyweight – 1, heifer champion and supreme on the hoof, Anderson, Netherley 2, Auchtydore Farms, Easteron of Lenabo; 3, D Work and Son, Mains of Dumbreck.