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Stars of the Future Calf Show – 12th November 2022

Shorthorns enjoyed interbreed success at the Stars of the Future Calf Show, Stirling, with the breed clinching the senior native interbreed championship, the reserve junior native interbreed championship as well as the native interbreed pairs title.

Topping the senior section of the breed and then going on to be senior native interbreed champion was Richard and Carol Rettie’s yearling heifer Aberdona Rock Candy. This July 2021-born heifer is by Tamhorn Glen and out of a dam by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin.

Reserve senior champion in the breed was Crichton River from the Walling family, Farmstock Genetics. He is a Balgay Kinship son out of Chrichton Patsy 743.

Then lifting the junior Shorthorn championship and the reservejunior native championship was Elliot Estelle 695 from Mary Cormack. Purchased at Stirling in October with her dam as part of a 16,000gns outfit, this heifer is by Fearn Godfather and out of Elliot Estelle 852.

Reserve champion in the junior classes was Westbroad Scotia, a bull calf from Duncan Welsh. This March-born calf is by Shawhill Leroy and out of a dam by Craigfaddock Finn McCool.

And leading the way in the native interbreed pairs championship was a brace of heifers from Richard and Carol Rettie, with native senior champion Aberdona Rock Candy being joined by the second prize winner from the same class Aberdona Rothes Rainbow, another by Tamhorn Glen and this time out of Aberdona Rothes Mynah.