Royal Highland Show ’19 – Cattle Champions
A strong beef cattle section was this year led by the Charolais winner, Balthayock Nessie, securing a first inter-breed win at the Highland for Major David Walter, on his 50th year of breeding Charolais.
Brought out by Davie and Tracey Nicoll, the two-year-old Dingle Hofmeister daughter was selected as best overall by inter-breed judge Stewart Wood, from Orkney. For his reserve, Mr Wood opted for the Limousin champion from Mike and Melanie Alford, the two-year-old heifer, Foxhillfarm Naomi by Trueman Jagger.
The junior beef inter-breed award went to Neil and Stuart Barclay’s heifer Harestone Natalie, brought out by stockman Robert Marshall. She stood ahead of the Beef Shorthorn heifer, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay from Rothesay breeder, Tom McMillan.
The team award went to the Limousin foursome, with the Angus group in reserve.
In the overall dairy contest, it was the Holstein that stood out as best for inter-breed judge Paul Harrison. That was Blythbridge Jessy, a third calver from the Laird family at West Linton. Reserve went to the Jersey cow, Clifton Vanahelm Clover, a third calver from Robbie Scott.
Heifer champion was the Holstein, Logan Estate Jack, from Brian Yates, with the Lawrie family’s Ayrshire, Cuthill Modern Marcy, taking reserve.
The Holsteins also won the team award, with the Ayrshires in reserve.
Below are photographs of the beef and dairy breed champions, followed by the winners from the SAYFC Stockman of the Year and Tug of War competitions. We have many more in the Photo Sales section, so head there to view them all!
We have many more photographs in the Photo Sales section, so head there to view them all!