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Royal Highland Showcase ’21 – Beef Cattle

Numbers may have been fewer, but the quality on show matched the usual Ingliston standard, over the two days of beef cattle judging at the Royal Highland Showcase. Exhibitors were delighted with a rare chance to show off their stock in the current climate, and the opportunity to see some familiar faces in the show-ring.

The inter-breeds were judged on a points system between all the breed judges and on day one, it was the turn of the native breeds. Coming out top, was the Hereford champion, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks, an SMH Kingsize 87K son from Tom and Dy Harrison. He stood ahead of John and Ann Finlay’s Galloway cow, Blackcraig Dora May, which finished up reserve overall.

The native pairs title went to the Angus duo – Weeton Blackbird V519 from Brailes Livestock and Donald Rankin’s Kilmaluag Lord Blackbeauty W288. Reserve pair were the Herefords, with the overall champion, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks, teaming up with Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11.

The Limousin and Charolais breeds dominated day two’s continental inter-breed, with Robert Graham’s home-bred Limousin heifer, Grahams Precious, leading the way, ahead of the privately-bought Charolais bull, Maerdy Morwr, shown by Andrew and James Reid, of ARJ Farms.

Maerdy Morwr teamed up with the Barclays’ home-bred cow, Harestone Mammamia, to take the overall pairs title, with the Limousin two, Grahams Precious and Dougie McBeath and Sarah Jane Jessop’s bull, Springsett President, securing reserve.

Below are pictures of the champion and reserve winners in each section. To view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales.


Aberdeen-Angus champion, Weeton Blackbird V519 from Brailes Livestock

Reserve champion Aberdeen-Angus, Kilmaluag Lord Blackbeauty W288 from Donald Rankin

Inter-breed native pair champions were the Angus duo – Weeton Blackbird V519 from Brailes Livestock and Donald Rankin’s Kilmaluag Lord Blackbeauty W288

Andrew Adam judged the Angus section

Beef Shorthorn

Beef Shorthorn champion, Dunsyre Horatio, from Headlind Partners

Reserve Beef Shorthorn, Headlind Holly Nutmeg, from Headlind Partners

John McCulloch judged the Beef Shorthorn section

Belted Galloway

Belted Galloway champion was Hunfield Twiggy, from J & Z Kirk

Reserve Belted Galloway, Clifton Dougal, from Clifton Farm

Judith Cowie judged the Belted Galloways


Galloway champion was Blackcraig Dora May U450 from John and Ann Finlay, which also stood reserve inter-breed champion in the natives

Reserve Galloway was Blackcraig Blondgen A898 from John and Ann Finlay

Stephen Taylor judged the Galloways


Hereford champion and overall native inter-breed, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks, from Tom and Dy Harrison

Reserve Hereford champion went to Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11, also from the Harrisons

Reserve inter-breed native pair – Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks and with Moralee 1 Pippa

Abbie Anderson judged the Herefords


Highland champion, Her Majesty The Queen’s Gusgurlach of Balmoral

Reserve Highland, Lynn 12th of Mottistone, from Carnegie Fuels

Dexter Logan judged the Highland cattle

Lincoln Red

Champion Lincoln Red was St Fort Yeovil, from Andrew Mylius

Reserve in the Lincoln Reds, St Fort Zulu, also from Andrew Mylius

Stephen Taylor judged the Lincoln Reds

British Blonde

British Blonde champion was Blackwater Maple, from Thor Atkinson

Reserve British Blonde, L Laird and Sons’ Lochhead Proper Dam Good Bull

Ellis Mutch judged the British Blondes

British Blue

British Blue champion, Solway View Pearl, from Kevin Watret

Reserve British Blue, Newland Petra, from Thor Atkinson

Stephanie Dick judged the British Blues


Charolais champion, AJR Farms’ Maerdy Morwr

Reserve champion Charolais was Thor Atkinson’s Tophill Roxanne

The Charolais duo took the inter-breed pairs title – Maerdy Morwr and Harestone Mammamia

Ellis Mutch judged the Charolais section


Limousin champion and overall continental inter-breed winner, Grahams Precious, from Robert Graham

Reserve Limousin, Springsett President, from Dougie McBeath and Sarah Jane Jessop

The Limousin pair, Grahams Precious and Springsett President, took the reserve inter-breed pairs title in the continentals

John Graham judged the Limousin section


Simmental champion, Drumsleed Hivy 16, from Morag Smith

Reserve Simmental, MR and MT Quarm’s Annick Fresia’s Kiki

Tom Bruce judged the Simmentals


Commercial champion was this British Blue cross heifer, A’va Butt, from Wilson Peters

Reserve commercial, Cream Cracker, a Charolais cross from Kevin Watret

James Graham judged the commercials


Salers champion, Rednock Panther Poll, from Rednock Estate

Reserve Salers was Cleuchhead Mhairi 1130 from the Liveseys

Adam Crockett judged the Salers

Young Handlers

Champion native Young Handler, Mollie Keiley

Reserve native Young Handler, Daisy Keiley

Champion continental Young Handler, Amy Vance, pictured with judge, Avril Aitken

Reserve continental Young Handler, Jessica Hornall

To view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales.

To view the full selection of photographs taken, head to our Photo Sales… There are plenty more to see!!


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