Having just watched the Limousin section this morning, I’m pleased to report some quality steers and heifers have come before judge Gerald David.
In the steer section, the lightweight class was won by Hugh Dunlop, with Lynne and the halter and their Goldies Oswald sired Spooks. Taking the middleweight section was the Mudd and Bentley partnership from Keswick, Thirsk. They won with their 560kg Limousin cross Little John bred by John Smith-Jackson.
The heavy weight class was taken by R J Wright with their Ronick Hawk bred 672kg steer called Ready Steady.
In the heifers, of which I would say there was a greater display of quality, the lightweight class was won by Neil Slack’s reserve champion from Agri Expo, Carlisle Rhianna. Bought from Messrs Scott, Thirwell, she weighs 482kg and could be a hot contender for the lightweight overall championship.
In the middle section, Gavin Scott won with another Thirwell Castle heifer, this time the Cankirk Hilton sired Between the Sheets.
The heavyweight section was the class likely to have given Mr David the hardest time. Taking this red ticket was J and D Hyslop with Midget Gem, a Killerton Travis sired heifer out of a Charolais cross dam.
Will bring you some pics of these beauties later on……. (although we have to warn you our internet connection isn’t the best!). Among the sheep classes regular faces have been taking prizes among the Suffolks and Texels. In the Suffolk cross class it was Malcolm Stewart, Brotherstone, Melrose, who took top honours with his only pair of lambs entered.
Meanwhile, among the Texels Andrew Morton took the lightweight class, while James Whiteford, Tercrosset, took the second class, to follow up on his Agri Expo championship win.
The South Country Cheviot class was split too, with Blair and Morag Cockburn taking the first class and Sandy Scott the second.
Championship judging will resume at 2pm in both the cattle and sheep sections, more to follow…..