The Eastfield herd of Ewan Brewis too the top ticket at this year’s National Aberdeen-Angus Show, Newbury, with a young bull due to be sold at the first bull sales to be held at UA’s new Stirling site.
Mr Brewis’ winner Eastfield Black Bandit is by Rawburn Rochester and out of a homebred dam. He has so far been unbeaten in his age group and was described by judge Neil Massie, Blelack, as a good young bull with great length and legs. Black Bandit has a terminal sire index of 33 and a self replacing index of the same value.
Reserve overall and female champion was Belhaven Ruisseau, a heifer from John and Teena Gilmour. This one is by Vermilion Payweight and out of Prairielane 2009 Rosebud 8022.
Standing reserve male was Hawstead Lodge Eric from Andrew Brown, Norfolk. This was a Nightingale Panimure son out of Curzon Ebonnie.
And Mr Brown took the reserve female title too with his homebred cow Hawstead Lodge Pamela. This one is by Blelack Blackberet and out of Hayrish Petula. She was shown with her April-born Nightingale Panmure sired calf at foot.
Picking up the championship in the calf classes were Edward and Claire Jones, Cullompton with Rull Francis, a January-born daughter of Muirhall Top Deal out of a dam by the same name.