Retties takes Angus female championship2 February 2015
Bob Lane of the Shropshire-based Penguin herd has kick started his judging stint this morning with the females and taking the female championship was Richard and Carol Rettie with the September 2013-born ET-bred Billinge Magic Jenya Erica N258 (lot 11). By Netherallan Peter Pershore E052, she is out of the Mosston Muir Lord Rennie A021 daughter Mosston Muir Jennifer Erica C060. This one was heifer calf champion at the National Summer Show and reserve champion at Braco, as well as reserve senior female at the Stars of the Future Calf Show here in November. She also carries a positive calving ease figure, a milk figure of +18 and a SRI of +56.
Standing reserve to her and second in the second class of heifers to her was Fraser Cormack at the halter of Haughton Jace Erica N096 (lot 7), a Blelack Blackrod J160 daughter out of an Easton Greys Elliot A007 daughter Flodden Jace Etica K450. She's been AI'd to Rawburn Boss Hogg and carries a SRi of +44.
Third in this second class was Gordon Gray and family with Ettrick Miss Bish N134 (lot 10), a Thrunton Predator k118 daughter out of a home bred Young Dale Dudley 26M daughter.
Winning the first class of heifers was Cavan O'Dwyer with Craigour Elysia M151 (lot 1), an Idvies Eddie J437 daughter out of the MVBL Lancer 9F daughter Craigour Elysia E096. This one has been AI'd to Cardona Jewel Eric D276 and is due October. Standing second to her was Richard and Carol Rettie with Retties Annie N230 (lot 4), a Fell Lane Ploughman J211 daughter out of Gordonhall Ava H154 and was reserve champion at Central and West Fife Show and has been AI'd to Retties JFK. Third here went to Ballindalloch Black Belle N400 (lot 2), a Lorabar Jasper Eric E170 daughter out of a home bred Carlhurlie Great Start C353 daughter.