Charolais crosses swept the board at Clyde and Central Young Farmers Club calf rally at Caledonian Marts, Stirling. The Young Farmers supreme championship went to Goldie Locks, a 10 month old Charolais cross heifer tipping the scales at 430kg from brother and sister team, Andrew and Kirsty Morton, Lochend, Denny. Sired by Bonvilston Ulysses and out of a dam from their father, Andrew’s 50 cow suckler herd, she sold for £3,600 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Aberdeen.
The Mortons, who were enjoying their first ever success in the beef ring, secured the best opposite sex title with Dennis the Mennis, an 11 month old 485kg Charolais cross steer. Bred by Messrs Campbell, Glenrath, he later sold for £1,400 to Ian S Sinclair, Caithness. Andrew and Kirsty also headed the 14 month old steer class with Dipstick, a 13 month old, 630kg Charolais cross.
The overall reserve champion went to Duncan Mclaren, Gargunnock with Sylvia, a Charolais cross heifer weighing in at 460kgs. She made £1,650 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside.