Classes for young Simmental cattle were strong at this year’s Stars of the Future Calf Show, which for the first time was being held at United Auctions, Stirling.
Taking centre stage for the judging was Robert McKnee and he found his overall senior champion in the form of Finlay McGowan’s senior female champion Dirnanean Arue D22. Born August 2012 she is by Skerrington Vanguard and out of Dirnanean Veronica V5.
Following her in to reserve senior overall was the reserve senior female Overhill House Damson from Richard McCulloch. This Blackford Ben Mhor daughter is out of Raceview Amy Romona.
The senior male championship was awarded to Islavale Dudley from Stewart Stonach, he is a Chestermann Varney son out of Islavale Whisper.
Standing reserve to him was Islavale Debonair 2 from the same home, he is a Glenturk Premier son out of Islavale Chloe.
In the junior championship it was Auroch Eve who won for Barlow Brothers having already picked up junior female champion. This March born Auroch Ace daughter is out of Auroch Wave who goes back to Raceview Merle Beauty. She was purchased privately and stood champion Simmental calf champion at Agri-Expo on her first outing.
Reserve junior champion was the junior male champion Auchorachan Egan from Michael Durno. This February born Omorga Regan son is out of Auchorachan Tara.
Standing reserve junior female was R and P McAlister’s Bruchag Emma, an Omorga Volva daughter out of Bruchag Tanya, while the reserve junior male went to Drumsleed Explosion from Gerald and Morag Smith. He is a March born Auroch Ace son out of Drumsleed Suzie.
Judge: Robert McNee
Class 18 Bulls Born 24th July to 30th August 2012 1st - W Stronach - Islavale Debonair 2
Class 19 Heifers Born 14th August to 23rd September 2012 1st - F McGowan - Dirnanean Arue D22 2nd - L Moffat - Innerwick Dove 3rd - L Moffat - Innerwick Dorothy
Class 20 Bulls Born 1st September to 30th September 2012 1st - W Young - Skerrington Dacron 2nd - JC McLaren - Dargill Dodge
Class 21 Heifers Born 9th October to 28th October 2012 1st - R McCulloch - Overhill House Damson 2nd - J & P Goldie - Newbiemains Devotion 3rd - J & P Goldie - Newbiemains Dollyburd
Class 22 Bulls Born 1st October to 22nd November 2012 1st - W Stronach - Islavale Dudley 2nd - A Wilson - Cairnview Danny Boy 3rd - J & P Goldie - Newbiemains Dominator
Class 23 Bulls Born 2nd January to 16th February 2013 1st - D Durno - Auchorachan Egan 2nd - E McAlister - Islabute Extreme 3rd - R McCulloch - Overhill House Enhance 4th - G & M Smith - Drumsleed Echo
Class 24 Heifers Born 5th January to 9th March 2013 1st - Barlow Brothers - Auroch Eve 2nd - R & P McAlister - Bruchag Emma 3rd - A Wilson - Cairnview Sonia 2nd 4th - J & P Goldie - Newbiemains Eleanor
Class 25 Bulls Born 4th March to 25th April 2013 1st - G & M Smith - Drumsleed Eldorado 2nd - D Craig - Kennox Eric 3rd - Strathisla Farms - Strathisla Ensign 4th - W Young - Skerrington Enigma
Class 26 Heifers Born 12th March to 7th April 2013 1st - D Craig - Kennox Emile 2nd - R McCulloch - Woodhall Effie 3rd - Strathisla Farms - Strathisla Edel's Twiggy 4th - R McCulloch - Woodhall Erica
Class 27 Heifers Born 8th March to 13th April 2013 1st - J & P Goldie - Newbiemains Eclypse 2nd - Strathisla Farms - Strathisla Enigma's Veronica 3rd - R Brown - Earnmains Eliza