THE Islavale herd of WS Stronach, Grange, Keith, and the Annick herd of LD Quarm, by Irvine, Ayrshire, took the top Simmental honours within a strong show of Simmentals at the Stars of the Future Calf Show held on Saturday, November 13, at United Auction’s Stirling Agricultural Livestock Centre.
The quality in depth of the Simmental line-up was confirmed when the Annick herd went on to lift the Junior Continental Interbreed title, whilst the Blackford herd of WG MacPherson, Croy, Inverness, took the Joe Watson Memorial Trophy (Interbreed) for Best Pair.
In front of the Simmental judge for the day, Laura Beattie, who runs the Garmouth herd at Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, the Islavale herd picked up both the Overall Senior and Reserve Overall Senior titles with Islavale Viva 8, and Islavale Liquorice respectively. The September 2020 born Islavale Viva 8 is by Curaheen Giant 2, and is out of Islavale Viva 2 (ET) EX 94 (EX2), a Chestermann Varney daughter.
Taking the Simmental Overall Junior title, and then a fantastic Overall Continental Junior Interbreed title, was
the January 2021 born
Annick Memphis, shown on the day by stockman Andrew Perratt. This young bull is by Wolfstar Golddigger 15, and is a heifer’s calf being out of Annick Desiree’s Joy VG87, who is a Corskie Callum daughter.