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Strong Turnout for Angus Winter National Show

Angus Stovold of the Rosemead herd had a strong turnout of Aberdeen Angus cattle in front of him at this year’s Winter National Show held in conjunction with the Borderway Agri Expo in Carlisle (Friday 2nd Nov 2012).

Overall female champion Netherton Blackbird K544

Netherton Blackbird K544

Having won the two year old heifer class with calf at foot section Netherton Blackbird K544 from the McLaren family, Perthshire, went on to be tapped out as overall female champion of the show. By Netherton big Edition H460, she is out of Dunira Blackbird G442 who is by The Moss Mr Eshton D409. Blackbird’s success follows on from her female championship at last month’s Summer National Show and breed championships at Angus and Keith Show making her the breed’s most successful show two year old with calf at foot.

The male championship was awarded to Gretna Green-based Alasdair Houston’s March 2011-born Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500. This one is a son of the Massie family’s herd sire Blelack Duke J262 and out of the Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter Blelack Blackbird J131.

Male champion Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500

Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500
Describing both his section champions Mr Stovold said: “Both these are exceptional examples of the breed showing great breed character, size and correctness, the latter something I was particularly selective on when judging the classes.”

Taking the heifer and overall calf championship was Blackford Farms, Dunblane, Pertshire, with the March 2012-born Balhaldie Erica Faith M606. This one is a Wedderlie Posse H567 daughter out of the Lorabar Roshan D126 daughter Hurdcott Erica Felicity G258.

Standing reserve to her was Cumnock, Ayrshire-based Alastair Clark and Sons with their bull calf champion Duncanziemere Evolution M003, a January 2010-born son of the homebred sire Duncanziemere Evolution K355 and out of Duncanziemere Ellen Erica F232.

Securing the reserve bull calf championship was Berwick-on-Tweed-based Stuart Addison with his May 2012-born Castlegate Edwin M053, an ET-bred son of Rawburn Rommel E423 out of Moncur Edwina A017 who is a Blelack Black Bellringer Y391 daughter.

Meanwhile, the reserve heifer calf championship went the way of Jeremy Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire-based with his January 2012-born Oakchurch Darlene M076, an Ardrossan Admiral A2 daughter out of Oakchurch Darlene E020. This one was calf champion at the Summer National Show at Newbury in September.

In the yearling championship top spot went to Formby-based Kevin Moores with the April 2011-born The Moss Ethna L097. This one is by Gear Fieldsman H191 and is out of the Young Dale Bond 61M daughter The Moss Ethelina G733 and was champion at Westmorland Show. Standing reserve overall yearling champion to her was the overall male champion Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500 from Alasdair Houston.

The reserve yearling female championship went to Temple Rosie Leigh L507 from the Denning Family who made the journey up from Birdgwater, Somerset. This one is by Rawburn El Torro H774 and is out of the family’s successful show cow Rawburn Rosebud H860, while the reserve yearling male champion Lynher Valley Eltiempotempestuoso L064, a Lynher Valley Elveiseliha K060. This was another that made the long, but worthwhile journey up from the West Country.

Winning the pairs class was the Lakewood Stud with Lakewood Marshall Pride M134, an Oakchurch Field Marshall K143 and Lakewood Mistress Polly M139, another by Field Marshall.

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