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Orkney – Dounby & County Shows

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Orkney last week – the Island is renowned for its top quality livestock and the Dounby and County Shows did not disappoint, with some terrific stock on display and a lovely, friendly atmosphere. As you’ll see from the pictures, there was a slight variation in the weather at the two shows!

Below are some of the champions from the two events. To view the full selection of photographs taken, see our Photo Sales section.

Dounby Show

Overall in the cattle section, Hekra Holly, from the Coghill family of Muce, Birsay


Reserve overall in the cattle was this Limousin cross heifer calf, Penny Black, a Millbrow Fellsman daughter from Liam and Sheena Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness.


Overall male champion in the cattle, the Shorthorn bull Lagas Gigolo, from Laga Farms, Evie


Overall sheep, the Beltex gimmer, Orkney Tinkerbell, from the Copland family, Overhouse, Harray. She went onto stand reserve overall sheep at the County Show


Reserve overall sheep, Sheena Coghill’s two-crop Charollais ewe, Hekra Leona


Cross sheep winner, a Texel cross Charollais gimmer from Sheena Coghill, Muce, Birsay


Best sheep pair, the Beltex duo from the Coplands and Raymond Flaws


Overall horse, Courtway Sampson, owned by eight-year-old Chloe Drever, Newcott, Stenness

County Show

Overall cattle champion, the Aberdeen-Angus heifer, Cardona Jilt, from the Baillie family, Sebay, Tankerness


Reserve overall cattle champion was this Limousin cross heifer calf by Proctors Cavalier, from Balfour Baillie, Sebay, Tankerness


The Shorthorn champion, Nearhouse Justine 2nd, from JM Lennie, Nearhouse, Tankerness


Overall sheep, the Texel champion, a ewe lamb by Cairness United from Ivan Scott, Hill of Heddle, Finstown


Cheviot champion was this gimmer by Belnaduthy Navvy, from JS Baillie, Sebay, Tankerness


Suffolk champion was this shearling ram from David Summers, Easthouse, Toab


Overall horse was this four-year-old Clydesdale mare, Downhill Snowflake, from Ian Smith, Holburn, Kirkwall


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