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Cross heifer is a rising star

By David Porter

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A Limousin cross heifer from Mark Robertson, Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, scooped the overall honours at the Rising Stars exhibition calf show held at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic on Monday evening.

Securing a third championship win in the competition for Mark and family, was the Young Farmers’ champion, an April, 2019-born Limousin cross heifer bred by Gordon Cameron, Acharacle, Argyll. She was purchased at Thainstone in October and was on her first outing.

The open championship was awarded to a February, 2019-born Limousin cross bullock from Mark’s father Michael Robertson, who lifted the same title last year.

Bred by Craig Malone, Pitcairn, Lochgelly, Fife, and purchased in May, this bullock named Bugsy is by Ronick JoJo and stood junior bullock champion at the Stars of the Future Calf Show earlier this month.

Rising Stars exhibition calf show-

Class 1A - Open home-bred and purchased heifer - 1 Garry Patterson, Upper Forgie; 2 Lois Milne, Oldwhat Mains and 3 J Munro and Sons, Invercharron Mains.

Class 1B - Open home-bred and purchased heifer - 1 Gordon Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran; 2 Garry Paterson, Upper Forgie and 3 W Robertson and Son, Fodderletter.

Class 2 - Open home-bred and purchased bullock - 1 W Robertson and Son, Fodderletter and 2 Donald Morrison, Cairn Nulla.

Class 3 and 5 - Young farmers open home-bred and purchased heifer -1 Mark Robertson, Fodderletter; 2 Duncan Munro, Invercharron and 3 Ally Fraser, Easter Clune.

Class 6 - Young Farmers’ purchased bullock -1 Finn Christie, Newton of Balquhain; 2 Graeme Rhind, Newton of Struthers and 3 Jack Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran.

Open champion - W Robertson and Son, Fodderletter.

Young Farmers’ champion - Mark Robertson, Easter Fodderletter.

Overall champion - Mark Robertson, Easter Fodderletter.

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