Wednesday 22 November 2023
Held at United Auctions Stirling, Stars of the Future does what it says in the name. For those who get called to the front as the judges’ top pick within calf classes, it marks the start of a glittering career in the summer months with their potential recognised at a young age.
One such heifer, from the Harvey family, spotted by judge Maddie Clarke, within the junior female class, was Harveybros 1 Crocus Aurora. Daughter of Sky High 1 Take-a-Chance, out of Harveybros 1 Crocus Tiara. Following on from winning her class, she moved up the board taking the sash for junior female champion and overall female champion. Having gotten her first taste of success at AgriExpo, standing reserve in the junior championship, the 2023-born heifer represented the breed in the native championship at Stars of the Future, to be tapped out as reserve champion.
Another success from the Harveybros herd, saw Harveybros 1 Crocus Absolut-Rose tapped out as senior overall champion following her triumph in senior female championship and senior class, born on or between 6th November and 13th January 2022. Absolut-Rose first entered the ring back in the summer at the Scottish National Show in Perth and earned her first red rosette. November born, Absolut-Rose is sired by Gouldingpoll1 Stockman, out of Harveybros 1 Crocus Tequilla-Rose, the Crocus line heading back to the Panmure 1 Crocus line.
Reserve overall senior champion was selected as Saltire 1 Ruth 3rd from WP & K Wason, Lochgelly, Fife having stood second in her class and then reserve female champion beside Absolut-Rose. November 2022-born, she is a daughter of Dorepoll 1 499 Einsteine, sired himself from Canadian breeding, out of homebred Saltire 1 Ruth 2nd.
December 2022-born, Panmure 1 Apollo from JM Cant & Partners, was selected as senior male champion after first taking the top spot in the senior male class. A Romany 1 Thor FR T4 son, out of Panmure 1 Plum S8. Romany 1 Thor FR T4 is proving to have a strong influence over the Panmure herd, seeing his progeny rack up the ribbons at major shows throughout the summer and this year’s Stars of the Future show.
In the junior section, Panmure 1 Plum A9 upheld the winning streak for the Panmure team by pocketing the reserve junior title before moving on to claim the reserve junior overall champion ticket. Traveling from Tayside, January 2023-born Plum A9, sired again by Romany 1 Thor FR T4 and out of Panmure 1 Plum H12.
Seeing success in the junior section Panmure 1 Alexander took the junior male champion position. Another Romany 1 Thor FR T4 son, out of Panmure 1 Blessing S4. Alexander took the red ticket in the junior male class ahead of Harveybros 1 A-Ladies-Man.
Harveybros 1 A-Ladies-Man, caught Miss Clarkes eyes into the junior championship, strode into reserve junior male champion position. Born May 2023, another winning animal from the crocus line, this time out of Harveybros 1 Crocus N1, sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman.