6 December 1996

Charolais cross is top of Scotch carcasses…

CHAMPION beef animal at the Scotch Premier Meat carcass show this week at Inverurie was a 350kg Charolais cross Aberdeen Angus steer.

It came from David Work and Sons, Udny, and sold on Monday for £2,800 to judge Peter Allen of catering butchers, Aubrey Allen, Coventry. The champion graded U+4L.

Pure Texels won the lamb championship for Alan Rae, Udny, and the pair sold at £130 a piece to Selfridges who also bought the champion pork carcase from Robert Maitland, Inverurie, for £160.

And on Tuesday, the Work family added the supreme championship at the Christmas Classic live primestock show to their carcase success. The live winner was Sparky, a 522kg, 15 month old Limousin cross which sold for £3,100 to Dundee butchers Matheson Jeff.

Reserve was another Limousin cross from Ewan and Donald Mac-Pherson, Oban. It made £1400 to butcher John Troup, Aboyne.

The heifer winner was Barbie, a 614kg Charolais cross from Robbie Wilson, Turriff. She sold at £1250 to Inverurie hotelier Graham Brown.

The best butchers beast, a 522kg Limousin cross from the MacPhersons made £2000 to Graham Simpson, butcher, Aberdeen.

The champion lambs were Texel crosses from regular winner John Young, Arbroath, and the reserves were pure Texels from A & &#42 Rae, Udny.