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Royal Highland Show ’24 – CATTLE

Leading the way in a strong line-up of beef cattle champions at the 2024 Royal Highland Show, was the Simmental winner, Annick Ginger’s Lucia, a four-year-old cow from the Simmers family of Backmuir, Keith. A daughter of Wolfstar Gold Digger, she had been purchased at the Annick dispersal in 2022.

Judge, Pete Watson, from Darnford, Banchory, selected the Limousin as reserve overall – Ian Nimmo’s heifer, Maraiscote Tangerine. This Morhan Peter daughter had been reserve breed champion at the show last year and champion at the Great Yorkshire.

The breeds were switched in the inter-breed team contest, with the Limousin four ruling supreme and the Simmentals finishing reserve. In the Limousin team, Maraiscote Tangerine was joined by Grahams Ruth, Garrowby Tarzan and Ritchie’s Treasure, while the Simmental group included Annick Ginger’s Lucia, Annick Lucia’s Nicosia, Delfur Nifty and Delfur Number 1.

Top in the dairy lines was the Holstein champion, MAG Pandor, a third calver from Blyth Farms and Ferme Blondin, which stood ahead of the Jersey winner, Logan Chrome Caribbean, a second calver from the Yates family.

The inter-breed team of four also went to the Holsteins, with MAG Pandor, Boclair Lambda Hope 18, Blythbridge Roy Maureen and Clydeview Sidekick Matilda, triumphing over the Red and White team of Arranview Rubels Tabitha Red, Logan Latente Shania Red, Logan Avatar Rae Red and Eastford Amaretto Kiwi Red.

Below are pictures of the breed champions – to view the full selection of images taken over the four days, head to our Photo Sales.

Beef supreme – the Simmental champion, Annick Ginger’s Lucia, a four-year-old cow shown with calf at foot, from Reece and Andrew Simmers, Backmuir, Keith

Reserve overall beef – the Limousin champion, Maraiscote Tangerine, a two-year-old heifer from the Nimmo family, Bogside, Newmains

The Charolais champion was also picked out in the inter-breed short leet – Grinshill Tallulaho, a two-year-old home-bred heifer from Nairn Wyllie and Drew Coppinger

The other in the short leet was the Aberdeen-Angus champion, Tonley Fiona Y937, a two-year-old heifer from Nail and Mark Wattie, Alford

Beef Shorthorn champion, Eskechraggan Fairy Sara, a two-year-old home-bred heifer from Tom McMillan, Bute

Highland champion, Claggorm 62 of Glengarnock, a three-year-old heifer from Angus and Inga MacGillivray, Dalmally

Hereford champion was Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret, a four-year-old cow from SC and GL Hartwright, Oxfordshire

Salers champion, Rednock Oriana, a five-year-old cow from Gill and Malcolm Pye, Stirling

Commercial winner, Electra, a 14-month-old Limousin cross heifer from Stewart and Lynsey Bett, Stirling

Galloway champion, Blackcraig Blondchen, a rising three-year-old heifer from the Finlay family, Castle Douglas

Belted Galloway winner was Huntfield Yvette, a rising four-year-old cow from the Keileys, Dalbeattie

Lincoln Red champion, Beverley Benjamin, a 19-month-old bull from Martin and Lizzie Clough, Lincoln

British Blue champion, Pendle Sasaparilla, a two-year-old heifer from AM and E Hartley, Lancashire

Inter-breed beef presentation to the Simmers family

Inter-breed beef pairs winners, the Aberdeen-Angus

Junior inter-breed winner, the Simmental heifer from Delfur Farms

Top team in the inter-breed, the Limousins

Best native team, the Highlanders

Continental Beefbreeder champion, Robert Graham’s Garrowby Tarzan

Native Beefbreeder champion, the red Aberdeen-Angus, Mosshall Red Saltire, from George and Nikki Taylor

Overall beef young handler, Rhianydd Davies, who went on top win the champion of champions young handler, judged by father and daughter Robin Orr and Caroline Morton

Best junior beef young handler, Fletcher Russell, with judge Stephanie Dick


Overall dairy, the Holstein, MAG Pandor, a third calver owned by the Lairds at Blyth Farm and AI company Ferme Blondin

Reserve dairy inter-breed, the Jersey, Logan Chrome Caribbean, from the Yates family

Red and White champion, G Lawrie’s Arranview Rubels Tabitha Red

Ayrshire champion was Cuthill Towers Religious Bunty, from the Lawrie family

Dairy Shorthorn champion, the Moscrop family’s Irthingelt Wildeyes 10

Inter-breed group winners, the Holsteins

Best dairy progeny group

The Jersey won the junior dairy inter-breed championship

Rory Scott won the dairy showmanship championship

Best dairy calf, Logan Luster Phantasy

Top Clydesdale young handler

Young Clydesdale stockperson winner

Champion Shetland young handler

To view the full selection of images taken over the four days, head to our Photo Sales.

To view the full selection of images taken over the four days, head to our Photo Sales.

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