December 1, 2014 Charolais crosses reign supreme at LiveScot

Supreme Champion Candy Floss

Supreme Champion Candy Floss

Charolais sired cattle dominated the winning lines and secured the silverware at LiveScot, the Scottish National Fat Stock Club’s new winter event staged at Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark Agricultural Centre on Saturday November 29 2014.

The champion of champions title went to the supreme heifer, Candy Floss, a 12 month old Charolais cross by Billingley Siralex and tipping the scales at 604kg. She later went on to lead the trade at £3,000 to Chris Pennie, Llandyssil, Montgomery.

Candy Floss was bred and exhibited by Dermot and Gareth Small, Kilkeel, County Down who for 20 years have been making the trip over the water to Scottish club’s annual event before finally securing the silverware on Saturday. “Dreams have come true; we’re on cloud nine,” said Dermot.

Reserve Supreme Champion - Golden Charm

Reserve Supreme Champion – Golden Charm

The reserve overall and steer championships went to Golden Charm, a year old Carradale Neptune son and weighing in at 626kg. Bred by David Henderson, Auchenrivoch, Banton, Charm was bought by Sheena Kennedy, Overton, Ayr in Caledonian Marts in September and turned out by son, Sean. Charm later sold for £1,900, to butcher H Cairns, Uddingston, Glasgow.

Show Results

Class 5 – Steer sired by a Charolais
1st – Golden Charm – Sean Kennedy
2nd – Mibbes Aye Mibbes Naw – R & R Reid & Ferguson
3rd – “Bo” Duke – Iain Lammie

Class 8a – Heifer sired by a Charolais
1st – Emerald Angel – S & L Bett & McKay
2nd – Penny Arcade – MacPherson & Currie
3rd – Silver Duchess – J & J Graham

Class 8b – Heifer sired by a Charolais
1st – Candy Floss – Dermot Small
2nd – Cotton Candy – Dermot Small
3rd – Golden Promise – Hyslop & Richardson

Overall Cattle Awards

C1 – Supreme Championship
Champion – Candy Floss – Dermot Small
Reserve Champion – Golden Charm – Sean Kennedy

C5 – Champion Heifer
Champion – Candy Floss – Dermot Small

C6 – Champion Steer
Champion – Golden Charm – Sean Kennedy

Commercial Calf Competition

Class 16B – Heifer born on or after 1st January 2014
3rd – Thistle Dhu (Charolais X) D.O.B. 02/04/2014 – R Marshall (Bred by WD Stephen)

Class 17B – Steer born on or after 1st January 2014
3rd – Krakatoa (Charolais X) D.O.B. 03/04/2014 – James Orr (Bred by RC Woodburn & Son)

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