Disappointingly so, numbers of Aberdeen-Angus cattle were low on the ground today at the Royal Welsh Show, but all credit to those who made the journey in, particularly the champion and reserve who had travelled down from the Scottish Borders to support the classes.
Leading the way under judge Angus Baillie was Ian Campbell at the halter of Linton Gilbertines Bold Ruler P855 from the Gordon Brooke Trust, managed by John Elliot. Born April 2014, this one is by the £40,000 Rawburn Black Hawk L261 and is out of Linton Gilbertines Brittany K434. He will be forward for sale Stirling in October.
Reserve was John Elliot’s own heifer, the April-born two year old heifer Elliot Red Tyra N736. By Rawburn Edge J983, she’s out of a home bred female who is a daughter of a Canadian-bred embryo. She was shown in calf to Bakkens Red Advantage and due to calve in April.
Bull, born on or after 1 January 2014
1, Gordron Brooke Estate’s Linton Gilbertines Bold Ruler P855, by Rawburn Black Hawk L261
2, N J and B Pittams’ Dark Lane Elligible P500, by Dark Lane Jem L416
Cow in milk or in calf, born on or before 31 December 2012
1, T G and E M Hart’s Bramshaw Hill Red Elicia, by Moisten Muir Prince Charming C071
Heifer, born on or between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013
1, John Elliot’s Elliot Red Tyra N736, by Rawburn Edge J983
2, T G and M E Hart’s Elmview Evora P088, by Easton Greys Alamond K477
3, N J and B Pittams’ Dark Lane Ednan P468, by Rawburn Duke Windsor E443
Heifer, born on or after 1 January 2014
1, Mark Haistead’s Meadowbrook Frances P110, by Deveron Lionheart H229
2, Mark Haistead’s Meadownbrook Ellie, by Deveron Lionheart H229
3, N J and B Pittams’ Dark Lane Ester, by Dark Lane Jem L416
Pictures to follow…….