A three-year-old Charolais cow was crowned cream of the crop at the Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle Championship at Keith Show.
Owned jointly by Garry Patterson of Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith and Blair Duffton, of Huntly, Battleford Lola scooped the top title after lifting the interbreed beef championship at the main show.
She was bought by the duo at Dungannon, Northern Ireland, last November for 8,000gn and is by Lochend Apache, out of the Thrunton Socrates-sired dam Blelack USP. She was shown with her heifer calf Aultmore Oolala, a May-born daughter of Blelack Immaculate.
She previously stood champion at Echt, overall beef champion at New Deer and was part of the champion interbreed group at the Highland.
Firstly tapped out as champion in the beef interbreed championship by Jimmy McMillan, Craigmore, Farnell, Brechin, who said she “moved well” and had a “good back-end”, it was Dougie McBeath from Stirling, who had the hard task of judging an impressive show of cattle in the Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle Championship.
He said: “The Charolais heifer is an outstanding three-year-old heifer rearing a good calf and she boasts quality, femininity and locomotion.”
Mr McBeath placed Andrew Gammie’s yearling Limousin bull Westpit Nando from Drumforber, Laurencekirk, as reserve continental. It stood reserve interbreed beef earlier in the day and interbreed junior champion at the main show.
This May 2017-born son of Dinmore Immense, is out of Brockhurst Holly and is destined for the Carlisle Bull Sales in October.
Reserve junior interbreed was the Milne family’s 17-month-old Charolais bull Elgin Neuer from Kennieshillock, Lhanbryde.
Meanwhile, the commercial section in the prestigious champion of champions competition was won by William Moir, with his 14-month-old Limousin cross heifer Magic Mojo from Home Farm, Cairness, Fraserburgh.
By British Blue sire, Empire D’Ochain and out of pure-bred Limousin cow which was a former Royal Ulster Show champion, she was reserve interbreed champion at Grantown.
The reserve commercial was a 14-month-old British Blue cross bullock named Oreo from Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stuart of Huntly and Insch. She is from the same embryo flush as Magic Mojo.
The native section was won by Ballindalloch Home Farm’s two-year-old Aberdeen-Angus heifer Ballindalloch Ebony, by Ballindalloch Earl. Reserve was Aberdeen-Angus bull Water End Payton, by Blelack Evergreat, from Richard and Carol Rettie, Methven.
* See more pictures from Keith Show on page 12.