Harry makes it a double at store show

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Buchan farmer Harry Emslie made it a double at the Aberdeen & Northern Marts spring store show at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.

Harry, of Kinknockie, Mintlaw, took both the champion and reserve titles with two Limousin cross steers in the event, sponsored by farm equipment suppliers Balgownie.

His champion was a 10-month-old 386kg bullock which sold for £1200 to the show judge Harry Brown junior of Auchmaliddie, Maud.

The reserve animal was a 10-month-old 432kg steer which was sold to David Buchan, of Savoch, Lonmay for £980.

The champion heifer went to George and Don Anderson, of Brucewell, Netherley, Stonehaven with an 18-month-old 594kg entry, which sold for £1150 to J and J Wilson, of Wester Cairnglass, Gollanfield, Inverness.

Don Anderson was presented with the Boggartyhead Perpetual Cup from Stanley Marshall, who donated the trophy in 1983 and has presented it every year since then.

Mr Marshall, 90, retired from farming 22-years ago and said it was the last time he would present the cup in person. His daughter Irene Martin will present it from now on.

The Fingask Perpetual trophy for the best animal consigned from the isdlands was won by Muir and sons, of Gorn, Balfour, Orkney. Their winning 524kg Limousin cross heifer was sold for £1060 to show judge, Mr Brown.