Reigning supreme in the baby beef championship was last year’s beef judge Michael Alford’s steer Pokemon. He was presented by Mr Alford’s daughter Charlotte, and is by a British Limousin and out of a British Blue x. This is Aberdeen-bred Pokemon’s first show outing, and the Alfords plan to continue with him on the winter show circuit this year.
Judge Phil Sellers said of the beast: “It’s got good presence and its character shows through. It walks well and it’s well meated through the top for a calf.”
Taking reserve was Mr N E Slack’s baby beef heifer Swagger Jagger, described by the judge Mr Sellars as a “very sweet heifer”. She was bred by Mr Slack, and is by a British Limousin and out of a British Limousin cross. The Slacks also plan to take her on to further winter shows this season.
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Class 9A: Baby Beef Steer Mr J W Smith Jackson’s Golden Eye; res, Messrs Anderson & Fenwick’s Ben Ten.
Class 9B: Baby Beef Steer Miss Charlotte Alford’s Pokemon; res, Mrs R Kingston’s Funky Monkey.
Class 10A: Baby Beef Heifer Mrs K N Hurst’s Ishiadancer; res, Mr K MacGregor’s Snow Queen.
Class 10B: Baby Beef Heifer Mr N E Slack’s Swagger Jagger; res, the Turnbull Family’s Fairy Wings.