Prizes were spread far and wide among a range of exhibitors at Saturday’s Black Beauty Bonanza show of Aberdeen-Angus at Thainestone.
Taking the top yearling heifer prize under Canadian judge Doug Robertson was Mosston Muir Eline from Tom Rennie. This one is by Rawburn Transformer and iut of Mosston Muir Elise. This heifer drew plenty of admiring looks from the ringside, with two watchers, Jim Logan and John Elliot taking their cheque books out to secure her in a £15,000 private deal. She will now be used in ET programmes in their Rawburn and Galawater herds.
Leading the brace of yearling bull classes were entries from Blelack, with the championship going to Blelack Lord Hildalgo from the Massies. This is a first crop son of Netherallan Peter Pershore.
Taking the heifer calf championship was Jamie Leslie, Shetland, with Scholland Diana from his recently established Scholland herd. This is an ET bred calf by Rawburn Echester and out of Skaill Diana.
And taking the bull calf championship were Hamish and Margaret Sclater with Deveron Jackson Eric, a Blackhaugh Easy Papa son.