A Limousin cross heifer described as a “block of beef” was crowned supreme champion of champions at New Deer Show.
The 19-month-old heifer, named Lady Moo Moo, was put forward by Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stuart, of 2 Bogie Street, Huntly.
She took the supreme championship after winning the cross cattle section and overall beef interbreed champion accolade. Bought at last year’s Thainstone Spectacular for £3,800, Lady Moo Moo is by Haltcliffe Donny and bred by Grant Morrison, Newtack, Keith.
Beef interbreed judge John Christie, of Nethercarse Farm, Kippen, Stirling, said: “She is just a block of beef – a fantastic article.”
While overall show champion of champions judge Charlie Anderson of Nether Stenries Farm, Carrutherstown, Dumfries, said: “She has got a lot of style about her – she is very sharp looking.”
The New Deer win marks the second champion of champions win for Lady Moo Moo, which took the same title at the Fettercairn Show earlier this month. Mr Duffton said: “I’m delighted – I’ve been trying to do this (win champion of champions) for over 20 years.” Lady Moo Moo had to bat off competition from the overall horse and sheep champions to secure the top title.
In the horse rings, the supreme horse title was awarded to the Shetland breed champion from Harry Sleigh, of St John’s Wells, Fyvie. His nine-year-old stallion West Park Royal Star was bred by Marjorie Martin. He is by West Park Rising Star and out of West Park Emerald.
The New Deer win follows taking the breed championship title at the Highland last month, and the breed, native pony and reserve overall horse championships at last year’s New Deer Show.
In the sheep lines the overall interbreed championship went to the Charollais breed champion from E. and E. Duncan, Braemuir, Auchnagatt, Ellon.
The December-2013 born tup lamb is by Ffrwd Lord of the Ring and out of a home-bred ewe. It took home the Charollais breed championship at New Deer in 2014 as well.
Meanwhile, the reserve beef interbreed title went to the Aberdeen-Angus champion from M. Bruce and Partners, of Mains of Logie, Ellon. The home-bred August-2013 born bull Logie Robroy, by Blelack Evril and out of Logie Rosebell, is set to be sold at Stirling in October. He was also part of the champion group of three and best pair of beef animals – a title he secured with the reserve breed champion, also from Messrs Bruce.
Standing in reserve in the group of three competition was a team from Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stuart comprising the champion – Lady Moo Moo – and Sossy Flossy and Razzle Dazzle.
The reserve overall horse title went to Kayleigh Evans, of Cottown Equestrian, Gight, Methlick, with her eight-year-old mare Crossowen Jay.
Lastly the reserve sheep interbreed title went to the champion lot from the cross and half-bred pens section. The Texel cross gimmer from W. and J. Brown, Hilton of Culsh, New Deer, Turriff, is by a home-bred Texel sire and out of a Texel cross Cheviot ewe.