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Keith Show 2015

Yet again we were blessed with a lovely sunny day for our last summer show, Keith, which was a great success after last year’s cancellation due to the wet weather.

The Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle Championship (where any beef cattle that have previously won a breed championship at any show in Scotland are invited along for a grand finale) took place following the show’s own interbreed competition. Cattle are judged in three categories – Native, Continental and Commercial – and then compete for the overall title of Scottish Cattle Champion 2015.

It was the commercial champion Lady Moo Moo, from Blair Dufton which lifted the overall award. She was previously commercial champion at Angus, Banchory, New Deer, Tarland and Fettercairn shows this summer. Purchased at the Thainstone Spectacular last September from Grant Morrison, Newtack, Keith, she is by the Limousin sire Haltcliffe Donny and out of a Limousin cross cow bred by Gordon Carol.

In reserve position were Dougie MacBeath and Sarah Jane Jessop with their Limousin heifer Poolehall Iris. This two-year-old daughter of Haltcliffe Ben and Wilodge Flawless was purchased at the Red Ladies sale at Carlisle in December. She won the National Limousin Grand Prix and went on to win the overall champion of champions at Turriff Show, as well as plenty other red tickets at various shows this year. We never managed to get a stood picture of her at the show but we are taking one of her at home in the coming days.

Here are the winners from Scottish Cattle Championship competition, followed by the Keith Show champions…


Scottish Beef Supreme Champion – Lady Moo Moo from Blair Dufton (Details above)


Scottish Beef Reserve Supreme Champion (On the move) – Poolehall Iris from Dougie MacBeath & Sarah Jane Jessop (Details above)


Scottish Beef reserve champion commercial – Pentland Lady from Ian Sinclair, Clyth Mains, Lybster, Caithness. She was bred in Orkney by Balfour Baillie and purchased at Thainstone Spectacular last year. She won the beef interbreed title at the Black isle and Sutherland shows and reserve overall at Caithness.


Scottish Beef reserve champion continental and overall Keith Show Inter-breed champion – Bel Dhu Capercaillie from the Greens at Corskie, bred by Billy and Anne Macpherson, of Blackford and purchased at Stirling 2013 for 45,000gns. He stood beef interbreed champion at Echt, and breed champion at New Deer, Nairn and Turriff.


Scottish Beef – Native Champion was Tom Rennie’s senior bull Mosston Muir Mr Angus. Born June 2011, this Hoff First Edition son was purchased as an embryo from Rawburn and has won championships at Angus, Stirling, Alyth and male champion at Perth and the Great Yorkshire. He will be for sale this year in October at Stirling due to Tom and Jimmy MacMillan’s retirement – They are ‘meant’ to be retiring anyway!


Scottish Beef – Native Reserve Champion – Glenrinnes Gabrielle. She was reserve overall at Nairn and breed champion at Keith.


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Aberdeen Angus champion – Logie Limited Edition from Glenrinnes Farms


British Blue champion was Aultmore Jumbo from Garry Patterson


British Charolais champion – Kilbline Instigator from Johnny and Raymond Irvine, Inverlochy.


Highland champion from Grace Noble, Banchory, was the three-year-old heifer Hazel 12th of Knockendon.


Limousin champion and reserve beef-interbreed from the Irvines of Anside was the January 2014-born Gunnerfleet Joplin purchased at Carlisle in May.


Limousin reserve champion from Gary Patterson Aultside was 14-month-old Aultside Jazz.


Beltex and overall interbreed sheep champion was this gimmer Blackjack Whisky from Ross and Kirsty Williams, Huntly.


Suffolk champion and reserve overall sheep from Andy and Susie Simpson, Wester Coxton, Elgin, was this home-bred two crop ewe by Lakeview Leeroy.


Winning the Bluefaced Leicester championship was this ewe lamb by Tanhouse F2 from Sandy Hunter, Wedderburn, Glens of Foundland, Huntly.

Winning the Blackface section was this home-bred gimmer by £14,000 Elmscleugh, out of an Allanfauld ewe (pictured here at the Black Isle show) from Stuart Barclay, Harestone. She was reserve interbreed at Turriff and breed champion at Banchory and the Black Isle.


Charollais champion from Eilidh and Erin Duncan was this home-bred ewe lamb Breamuir Princess.


Adam Christie, Birchfield, Midtown of Glass, Huntly, lifted the Jacob championship with this home-bred gimmer, Penny.


Texel champion went to Jemma Green of Corskie with this tup lamb Corskie Whopper. He is out of a Milnbank ewe and by Glenside Valhalla, and stood male champion at the Black Isle


Zwartbles champion from Samantha Stewart, Keith, was this home-bred gimmer, Janetstown Beldie.


Overall Clydesdale and supreme horse champion was this two-year-old filly Arradoul Caol Ila from Ian Young, Wellheads, Buckie.


Ridden Clydesdale champion

Here are just a few snaps from the day, remember to view our Photo Sales section for the full selection!








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