A limousin heifer put forward by the showing syndicate Messrs Hyslop & Richardson, Balluskie Farm, Ayrshire, was crowned beef champion at this year’s Royal Highland Winter Show in Edinburgh.
Bought in Carlisle in March this year for 2,700gns, Mistique is by Limousin bull Brontemoor Andover and out of a Limousin cross cow. This one weighs in at 540kgs and was shown today by 18-year-old Jennifer Hyslop, and today’s success follows on from winning the Limousin National Show in Carlisle in July.
Taking reserve beef champion, and continuing with their success on the winter showing circuit, was a Limousin x steer from Michael, Melanie and Charlotte Alford, Foxhill Farm, Devon.
Weighing in at 550kg, I’m Your Man is by a Limousin bull and out of a Limousin x cow. He was bought privately from the Blanfords of Worcester, and today’s success follows on from being crowned reserve champion steer at Countryside Live, Harrogate.
Judge Wendy Hunter, Spott Cottage, Angus, said: “They are both outstanding animals, but I chose the champion because her lines were really good and she was slightly lengthier and a fraction more modern. It really came down to fine points.”