Limousin breeders from across Scotland will descend on the north-east this summer for the breed’s Scottish Grand Prix competition.
The prestigious show, which attracts entries from across the country, is set to take place at the Echt Show on Saturday, July 14.
“With a bumper prize fund on offer to breeders and exhibitors, both the Echt Show and the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix committees are working hard to ensure a record entry of animals,” said one of the show’s cattle conveners, Ian Miller.
“This year Echt Show will also be hosting the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. This coupled with the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix will make for one of the highlights of the Scottish agricultural calendar.”
He said the judge selected to assess all the Limousins on offer in July was Brian Wills of Tannadice, Forfar. Last year the contest was held at the Dumfries Show and judged by Richard Bartle, the farm manager at Dinmore Estate in Hereford.
The overall champion rosettes were awarded to three-year-old cow Burnbank JoJo from the Graham family – Dougie, Lynda, John and James, of Mains of Burnbank, Blair Drummond. She went on to win the interbreed championship at Dumfries and previously stood champion of champions at Doune and Dunblane, and reserve interbreed at Braco.
Other prizes awarded included the reserve female title for Powerful Kango from the Hendry family at Heads of Auchinderran, Keith, and the reserve junior male prize to Anside Maximus from the Irvine family’s Anside Pedigree Livestock enterprise at Braehead Farm, Keith.
Echt Show secretary, Emma Ruxton, said entry forms will be available in April and the deadline for submissions is Monday, June 18.