Galloway cattle came home and they did it in style after an outstanding show of Galloways was presented in front of well-known Galloway veteran Mr Dennis Gall, from Stirling at the Stewartry Show at Castle Douglas last Thursday.
The tenth National Show was held in the heartland of Galloway country and was proclaimed to be one of the best shows to date. An outstanding show of Galloways was forward and this was confirmed when the Champion received the Champion of Champions award.
Well respected judge Mr Dennis Gall awarded the female and overall champion award to local family J & S Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries, their stylish heifer, Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET) is by Kirkmabreck Nimrod and out of the famous show cow Doon of Urr Nerys 42nd who herself has won the National Show award twice. This September 2011 is no stranger to championship rosettes as she was breed champion and native champion at the 2013 Great Yorkshire show, reserve champion at this year’s Royal Highland show and breed champion and reserve interbreed champion at The Great Yorkshire show last month.
This was just one of the many awards which included the pairs and group of three the Team Ross collected for an excellent line up of cattle, Jim, Selina, Dougie, Carolyn, Hayden, McKenzie and Logan also received Junior Champion for Beauty C1437 of Romesbeoch, this September 2012 Kirkmabreck Nimrod daughter is out of Beauty C548 of Romesbeoch.
Nerys 1307 of Romesbeoch (ET) a full ET sister to the champion was awarded the Reserve Female championship, just two days younger than the overall champion, this was her first outing.
Ending an amazing day for the Ross Family, Nerys 1306 was awarded the champion of champions award, placed above the sheep, dairy and horse champion.
Reserve Overall, Male champion and Junior Reserve Champion was from another well-known Galloway family, the Finlay family from Blackcraig, Corsock, John, Ann, Iain and Kelly had a tremoudous line up of cattle on parade and it was one of the youngest cattle forward which received the championship rosettes. Blackcraig Vidicator, an October 2013 born calf is by Blackcraig Rasputin and out of FinMac Sally N194 (ET). This was his first time out and he might stay at Blackcraig as his father died at the end of 2013.
Klondyke Solution exhibited by Klondyke Farms Ltd was reserve male champion, this April 2009 born Holsten Ed son was male champion at the 2014 Royal Highland show and is now senior stock bull at Shancastle, Moniaive.
The last and very important job of the day for Dennis was judging the Young Handlers competition, after much deliberation he award first place and the very handsome Maxwell trophy to the Beth Harvey, Glasgow, 2nd to McKenzie Ross, Romesbeoch and 3rd to Kirsten Wallace, Fingland.
Our thanks goes to all our sponsors, listed below, this event could not go on without their support and helpers who helped at the Society BBQ the Night before where a very pleasant night was had by all and during the show making tea and coffee.
Junior Champion - J & S Ross – Beauty C1437 of Romesboech
Junior Reserve Champion – J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Vidicator
Male Champion - J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Vidicator
Reserve Male Champion – Klondyke Farms Ltd – Klondyke Solution
Female Champion – J & S Ross – Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET)
Reserve Champion – J & S Ross – Nerys 1307 of Romesbeoch (ET)
Overall Champion – J & S Ross – Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET)
Reserver Overall Champion – J & A Finlay - Blackcraig Vidicator
BULL BORN BEFORE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2012
1st Klondyke Farms Ltd, Shancastle, Moniaive, Thornhill – Klondyke Solution, Sire Holsten Ed N54 (German) Dam Klondyke Yoko
BULL BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2012.
1st Andrew M Brown, Drumhumphry, Corsock, Castle Douglas – Drumhumphry Wrangler, Sire Jake of Nether Rusko, Dam Drumhumphry Greta 654
2nd Harvey Cattle, 100 Buchanan Street, Glasgow – Harvey’s Wallbanger (Dun), Sire Blackcraig Kodiac Dam Jaw Jessie (Dun)
COW IN CALF OR IN MILK BORN BEFORE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2010
1st Klondyke Farms Ltd, – Klondyke Dancing Girl, Sire Holsten Ed Dam Klondyke Upset
2nd J & S Ross – Moira 408 of Romesbeoch, Sire Kingpin of Nether Cleugh, Dam Doon of Urr Moira 79th
3rd J & A Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas – Blackcraig Noreen P260. Sire Finmac Norseman (ET) Dam Blackcraig Noreen K89
COW IN CALF OR IN MILK BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2010 AND BEFORE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2011.
1st J & S Ross – Beauty 1185 of Romesbeoch, Sire Kirkmabreck Nimrod Dam Beauty C704 of Romesbeoch
2nd Messrs Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry – Una of Over Barskeoch, Sire Greenloop Limited Edition, Dam Dandy M of Over Barskeoch
HEIFER IN CALF OR IN MILK BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2011 AND BEFORE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2012
1st J & S Ross - Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET), sire Kirkmabreck Nimrod dam Doon of Urr Nerys 42nd
2nd J & S Ross – Nerys 1307of Romesbeoch (ET), sire Kirkmabreck Nimrod dam Doon of Urr Nerys 42nd
3rd Mr M McCornick, Barquhill Farm, Wigtown, Newton Stewart – Blackcraig Moss Rose T426 Sire FinMac Norseman (ET) Dam Blakcraig Moss Rose P276.
4th Mr P Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas – Foxglove Tulip of Nether Cleugh, Sire Blackcraig Quest, Dam Foxglove Primula of Nether Celugh
5th J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Noreen T423, Sire FinMac Norseman (ET) Dam Blackcraig Noreen L122
6th Mr M McCornick – Barquhill Bertha F645, Sire Blackcraig Ozzy Dam Barqhull Bertha D564
HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2012
1st J & S Ross – Beauty C1437 of Romesbeoch Sire Kirkmabreck Nimrod Dam Beauty C548 of Romesbeoch
2nd Messrs Wallace – Wkd of Over Barskeoch Sire Barlaes Fearless Dam Dandy M of Over Barskeoch
3rd J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Adelaide U480 (ET) Sire Glenfiddich Brodie (Canada) Dam Diamond B Adelaide 5L (Canada)
4th Peter Hunter Blair – Foxglove Unique of Nether Cleugh Sire Kirkstead Nancy Boy , Dam Foxglove Pimular of Nether Cleugh
5th Troloss Farms, Troloss Farm, Elvanfoot, Biggar – Troloss Imogen Sire Blackcraig Rasputin Dam Lady Nancy 150th of Whitehill
6th J & A Finlay –
7th Troloss Farms – Troloss Isla Sire Blackcraig Rasputin Dam Troloss Faith
BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2013
1st J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Vidicator
2nd J & S Ross – Winsdor of Romesbeoch
3rd Messrs Wallace – Xpedia of Over Barskeoch
4th Andrew M Brown - Drumhumphry Xerox
5th Mr M McCornick
6th Klondyke Farms Ltd – Klondyke Xtra
HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2013
1st J & A Finlay – Blondchen V506. Sire Blackcraig Sid (ET) Dam Blackcraig Blondchen P282
2nd J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Dusty V498, Sire Blackcraig Sid (ET) Dam Blackcraig Dusty M178
3rd Klondyke Farms Ltd - Klondyke Instep, Sire Klondyke Solution Dam Klondyke Breezy
4th Andrew M Brown – Drumhumphry Xtreme, Sire Drumhumphry Xtreme 1045, Sire Jake of Nether Rusko, Dam Drumhumphry Lady Greta 736
5th J & S Ross – Moira 1570 of Romesbeoch
6th J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Noreen V508, Sire Blackcraig Sid (ET) Dam Blackcraig Noreen P260
7th Mr M McCornick
8th Klondyke Farms Ltd – Klondyke Illusion, Sire Klondyke Solution Dam Klondyke Yazmine
PAIR OF ANIMALS
1st J & S Ross
2nd J & A Finlay
3rd Klondyke Farms Ltd
4th Mr M McCornick
Stewartry Society Trophies
Silver Cup presented by the Trustees of Lady MacRobert Special Trust in memory of the late Dr William Heughan for Best Galloway animal: J & S Ross, Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET)
The Cally Cup for Best Galloway Animal of opposite sex to the Champion – J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Vidicator
Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Rodney Fortnum for Best Galloway Calf- J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Vidicator
Challenge Cup for the Best Group of Three Breeding Animals: - J & S Ross
Galloway Cattle Society National Show Trophies
Perpetual trophy presented by Mr John McIlwraith, Canada for Pair of animals (led) – J & S Ross
Perpetual trophy kindly presented by the Family of the late Frank Hunter Blair for Championship Animal – J & S Ross – Nerys 1306 of Romesboech
Young Handlers Trophy presented by Mr & Mrs Maxwell, Jaw, Drymen – won by Beth Harvey