Farmers Weekly’s former Farmer Focus writer Iain Green has just scooped the junior beef interbreed title with his reserve Simmental heifer champion Corskie Cegem. The two-year-old already has champion titles under her belt after winning the senior calf championship at the Forfar Show last November. Sired by Popes Laird and out of Corskie Wee Gem Mr Green said she was one of the best heifers he had bred.
“She has tremendous length, scale and power,” said Mr Green. The judge Ewan Brewis from Kelso who has pedigree Aberdeen Angus as well as 600 ewes and cereals said both the champion and reserve were fine examples of their breed. “However, the Simmental was just that bit more complete and had critical locomotion, although it was tight between the two,” he said.
Taking the reserve title was a Hereford heifer from Messrs L R and A M Ayre and shown by stockman Robert Wilson with Frenchstone P1 Boo. This one is by by Bosa 1 Mr Bean and out of Sevendale Regina. She also took the breed championship title at the Royal Cornwall, Bath and West and Shropshire and West Midlands Show where she was also the overall interbreed champion. Boo heads to the Royal Welsh next.