Charolais reigned supreme at Stars of the Future in Stirling on 16 November by taking the top two Continental interbreed slots; Glenericht Hilary secured the supreme senior award and Falleninch Isabella the junior title.
Interbreed judge Arwel Owen, Welshpool described the pair as ‘a testament of good genetics’. “Despite being a Charolais breeder, I could not get past the correctness of these two heifers,” he said. Hilary has a tremendous powerful front end and had her sire’s presence and character, while Isabella was the most correct and sweetest heifer I have seen for a very, very long time. She had width combined with true breed character. I am sure we will see these animals again in future.”
The 15 month old Glenericht Hilary was bred and exhibited by Allen and Peter Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perth. Sired by the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat and out of Mornity Bonnie going back to Balnuith Universe, she was no newcomer to the ring having stood in reserve slot at Perth and Kirriemuir earlier this season. On Saturday after heading her class she took the senior Charolais breed title before going all the way to the top of the Continental senior section.
Standing below Hilary in reserve senior female place was Glenlivet Hooray, a 15 month old heifer from Mike Durno, Ballindalloch, Banffshire. Sired by the 12,000gns Thrunton Explosive, she was out of Kelton Bonnie, an Ugie Upperhand daughter.
The senior Charolais male title went to Inverlochy Hamish from father and son team, John and Raymond Irvine, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch. A 13 month old by Maerdy Eryr, he was out of a homebred dam going back to their Inverlochy Resolve. Beaten in to reserve senior male place was Retties Haribo from Richard and Carol Rettie, Forestmill, Alloa. A 15 month old, he was by the 10,000gns, Chunal Dougie and out of Redheughs Anthem.
Falleninch Isabella, took the junior Charolais breed championship before leading the interbreed Continental junior section. Bred and exhibited by Andrew Hornall, Stirling, this 10 month old was by Dereskit Fernando and out of the homebred Falleninch Daniella, a Gower Armani daughter.
Standing below Isabella in overall reserve breed place was Loganbar Improver, the junior male champion from Murray Lyle, Midcambushinnie, Dunblane. A nine month old, he was by Harviestoun Festival and out of Harviestoun Foxylady by Ravensworth Unwin.
Murray Lyle also took the reserve junior Charolais female title with Loganbar Isacc, an eight month old Wesley Fixture daughter and out of Loganbar Elysee. The reserve junior Charolais male award went to the six month old Stranagone Ilikeyou from Robert McWilliams, Maghera, Derry. A Dereskit Fernando son, he was out of Falleninch Fanna by Prime Colombo.
Class 46: Bulls born 3rd August to 28th August 2012
1, Richard and Carol Rettie’s Retties Haribro, by Chunal Dougie
2, C Wight’s Carwood Hotspur, by Kelton Trident
3, R McAskie’s Strathisla Harley, by Goldies Banker
Class 47: Heifers born 19th July to 30th August 2012
1, Allen and Peter Drysdale’s Glenericht Hilary, by Clyth Diplomat
2, Michael Durno’s Glenlivet Hooray, by Thrunton Explosive
3, J Wight’s Midlock Hope, by Kelton Trident
Class 48: Bulls born 12th September to 24th November 2012
1, John and Raymond Irvine’s Inverlochy Hamish, by Maerdy Eryr
2, John and Raymond Irvine’s Ballindalloch Hagar, by Maerdy Eryr
3, Allen and Peter Drysdale’s Glenericht Hollywood, by Balnuith Valour
Class 49: Heifers born 28th September to 19th November 2012
1, John and Raymond Irvine’s Ballindalloch Hilda, by Lochend Apache
2, John and Raymond Irvine’s Ballindalloch Hester, by Balmyle Bollinger
3, Michael Durno’s Glenlivet Hopeful, by Thrunton Explosive
Class 50: Bulls born 3rd February to 5th May 2013
1, Murray Lyle’s Loganbar Improver, by Harviestoun Festival
2, R McWilliam’s Stranagone Ilikeyou, by Dereskit Fernando
3, Ballathie Estate’s Ballathie Iniesta, by Balthayock Empire
Class 51: Heifers born 14th January to 10th March 2013
1, Andrew Hornall’s Falleninch Isbella by Dereskit Fernando
2, Murray Lyle’s Loganbar Isacc, by Wesley Fixture
3, Ballathie Estate’s Ballathie Imogen, by Balthayock Empire
Class 52: Heifers born 24th March to 15th May
1, Richard and Carol Rettie’s Retties Image, by Chunal Dougie
2, C Wight’s Dundas Indigo, by Elgin Davinci
3, Strathisla Farms’ Cardean Innocent, by Blelack Colonel