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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!

Inter-breed champion, the Charolais Balthayock Nessie, from Major David Walter
Reserve inter-breed winner, the Limousin, Foxhillfarm Naomi, from Mike and Melanie Alford
Beef Shorthorn winner and reserve junior inter-breed champion, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay, from the McMillan family
Aberdeen-Angus champion, McCornick Keira U451, from Martin McCornick
Galloway leader, Buccleuch Adonis, from Kilnstown Farms
Belted Galloway champion, Copelaw Ruby, from Judith Cowie
Overall Highlander, Skye of Little Rannoch, from Messrs MacNaughton and Lawrie
Hereford champion, Coley 1 Clara 418, from Heather Whittaker
Best in the Simmentals, Corskie Disco, from WJ and J Green
British Blonde champion, Gleniffer Jazmine, from Alan Walker
Winning the British Blues, Solway View Milly, from Kevin Watret
Salers champion, Bacardi Keisha, from Roy and Adam Crockett
Commercial winner, Darcie, from Hugh Dunlop
Continental Beefbreeder champion, Redpaths Nobleman from Redpath Farms
Native Beefbreeder champion, Gordon Provander U300, from Gordon Brooke Estate
Junior inter-breed champion, Harestone Natalie, from R and N Barclay
Inter-breed team champions, the Limousin four
Best native team, the Angus trio
Best beef pair, the Charolais duo
Best overall beef young handler, Rachel Graham
First in the 12-14 section and reserve overall beef young handler, Gregor Vance
Inter-breed dairy champion, Blythbridge Jessy, from the Laird family
Reserve inter-breed, Clifton Vanahelm Clover from Robbie Scott
Red and White champion, Redsky Land Delight, from J and G Lawrie
Ayrshire champion, Cuthill Towers Highland Dream, from A and S Lawrie
Dairy Shorthorn winner, Winbrook Cactus 30, from Adam Lawson
Best any other breed, the Brown Swiss, Soulseat Larsson Kizzy, from Robert McColm
Best dairy calf, Nethervale Awesome Emma Red, from Robbie Scott
Clydesdale Young Stockman champion, Keira Gowans
Top Clydesdale Young Handler, Heather Keron
YF girls’ tug of war winners, from Ayr YFC
Boys tug of war winners, from Carluke YFC
Stockman of the Year 2019, Scott Bourman, of Lanarkshire
Scott celebrating his win
Runner up in the Stockman of the Year, Andrew Neilson, Lanarkshire
Team winners, from Clyde and Central
Clyde and Central team
Top beef pair, Stephen Taylor and Steph Dick, from Clyde and Central
Beef individual, Andrew Adam
Best dairy pair, from Ayrshire, Cameron and Struan McGregor
Dairy individual, Struan McGregor
Sheep pair, Scott Frame and Amy Laird, from Lanarkshire
Sheep individual, Scott Frame
Top junior team, from Clyde and Central, Amy Bryce, Orla Duncan and Rebecca Bryce
Junior individual, Amy Bryce

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