Inclement weather was no deterrent to hardy Wigtown Show fans at the annual gathering in Bladnoch Park on Wednesday.
Show chairman Jim Wallace said he was “surprised and delighted” at how many people turned up for the agricultural show despite rain falling for most of the day.
The Craig Cup for the Champion of Champions went to the four-year Ayrshire Cow, Colfin Oleria 7, shown by 20-year old Ailsa McWilliam for A & WA McWilliam, Colfin Stranraer.
Ailsa’s brother Andrew, 21, was thrilled to bits with the family success, exclaiming: “This is a bit of a shock really. We didn’t expect this as she was only third in her class at Stranraer last week. We’ll definitely be celebrating tonight!”
Judge Dennis Gall from Stirling was satisfied with his choice, saying: “I thought the Ayrshire was a bit special the moment she walked into the ring. She has a presence about her and good female characteristics. She looks like a good milking cow and she had a nice, natural top line.
“I was very pleased to come to Wigtown Show. There was great line-up of livestock and I really didn’t expect to see 20 champions of such quality in front of me.”
Show chairman Jim Wallace added: “Considering the weather there was a great turn out and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and the field held up pretty well. The Champion of Champions was a very popular choice and the quality of livestock was really good, as good as you’ll see at any agricultural show anywhere in the country.
“That’s my two years as chairman over and while it’s been a fair challenge I have really enjoyed it. The whole year is geared to one day and the only thing you can’t control is the weather but I was really surprised how many kept coming in through the gate well into the afternoon.”
Andrew McCornick, Scottish NFU vice-chairman added: “This has been a really good show and I have been very impressed with the stock produced by the exhibitors here.”
The runner-up to the champion was the Clydesdale mare, Forneath Lucky Daisy, show by Charlotte Young from Hall Farm, Ayr. This pair won the Champions’ title in 2013 so just missed out on making it a double win.
Many visitors were impressed with the winning trade stand from RG Contracting, where cream teas and champagne and canapés were served while guests watched drone footage of their silage team at work on a big screen. RG Contracting are also celebrating getting through to the final three of the Farmers Weekly ‘Contractor of the Year’ competition. To crown a very successful day they also won the tug of war competition.
The afternoon’s entertainment kept the crowd enthralled and the Sheep Show, introduced for the first time last year was a big hit again this year.
The poultry tent was again filled with the most exotic and stunning avian creatures with the Bladnoch Inn & Crown Hotel Crystal trophy going to Dave Smith’s black Pekin Bantam from Stranraer. The poultry results will be in next week’s Galloway Gazette.
Trophy List 2015
Craig Cup for Most Outstanding Exhibit in the Show – A & AW McWilliam
Brown Trophy for Groom, Herdsman or Shepherd of Supreme Champion - Ailsa McWilliam
McIlwraith Salver for Reserve to Champion of Champions – C Young
Points Trophy and Scott Stores Trophy and Prize member gaining most points in Show – Hugh Ramsay
Adams Family, Grange of Bladnoch Trophy best pair of cattle bred by Exhibitor – Richard Oxley
Juvenile Stockman Perpetual Trophy for the best Young Cattle Stockman presented by B&J Landers – Cara Sloan
McMillan Shield for Young handler in Sheep sections - Struan Duncan
Wright Trophy for best Trade Exhibit – RG Contracting
GM Thomson Memorial Trophy for contribution to land management - Alan Howatson
McGill Perpetual Cup for Best Exhibitor-bred Animal - Michael McCornick
Kirby Salver for best Exhibitor Bred male or female under three years – Messsrs Hunter Blair
Gibson perpetual Champion Cup for best animal, male of female – Michael McCornick
Mochrum Perpetual Trophy for the Champion - B&J Landers
Jock McTurk Memorial Trophy for stockman of Champion – Katie Landers
Jack Cameron Silver Salver for Best Opposite Sex to Champion – Mochrum Estates
ANY OTHER PURE BREED NATIVE
Drumfern Perpetual Trophy for Champion – Martin R McCornick
CATTLE, ANY OTHER PURE BREED CONTINENTAL
McMillan Trophy for Champion – D&R Cornthwaite
Dinnans Trophy for Champion – A&E Vance
Castlewigg Trophy for best beef cow and calf – A&E Vance
Caledonian Marts Perpetual Trophy for best suckled calf – Jennifer Hyslop
Appleby Trophy best YFC female calf – Megan Forsyth
Dowalton Cup for best YFC male calf - Jack Forsyth
Drummaston Trophy for Female Champion - A&WA McWilliam
Blair Cup for Best Female in calf or milk - A&WA McWilliam
Wigtownshire Ayrshire Cattle Club Cup for highest placed members heifer - MW&A Stevenson
McWilliam Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Female under two years of age – MW&A Stevenson
Mackie Cup for Group of Three Exhibitor-Bred Females - C&S Service
S.A.I. Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Cow or Quey - A&WA McWilliam
Gill Perpetual Cup for Production & Inspection - MW&A Stevenson
HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN CATTLE
Wyllie Cup for Champion - JR McKay and Son
High Skeog Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Pedigree Female - JR McKay and Son
Sharp Trophy for Best Pedigree Female under 2 years old- JR McKay and Son
Ian McIlwraith Memorial Trophy for calf under one-year-old - JR McKay and Son
Drew Trophy for Best Udder – M&JA Dunlop
Society Tankard for Champion - R&D Wilson
MILK RECORDED SECTION
John Wright Trophy for Best Overall Milk Recorded Cow – M&JA Dunlop
Sir Aymer Maxwell bronze horse for Champion- C Young
Lynch Trophy for Best Exhibitor-Bred Mare or Filly -Douglas Bros
Woodside Trophy for Best Foal - Hugh Ramsay
Kenyon Cup for best exhibitor bred Male – A Love
Points Trophy – H Ramsay
Routledge Watch, presented by J McMaster for best Confined Clydesdale – Douglas Bros
The Machars Horse Breeding Association & the McGill Smith Challenge Cup represented by Mr Murray McIlwraith for Champion
Confined Clydesdale – Douglas Bros
Glasserton Mains Trophy for best Clydesdale owned and bred within the confines of Society - Douglas Bros
McConnell Cup for Champion - Samantha Cloy
Gainsby Trophy for Ridden Section – Samantha Cloy
Miami Minstrel Trophy for in-hand section – Jennifer Anne McWilliam
My Gulliver Trophy for Best Pony – James Stuart
The ‘Perky’ Memorial trophy for best leading rein pony – Mrs M Graham
Donkey Championship Tankard – David Jolly
BLUEFACED LEICESTER SHEEP
Old Hall Trophy for Champion - Andrew McQuistan
Trophy presented by the late Peter Dougan for the champion Female Bluefaced Leicester - Andrew McQuistan
Mrs Janet Edgar Trophy for Champion – William Barrowman
Walker Cup for Champion - James IA Wallace
Adams family Perpetual Trophy for Texel Champion – Alison Johnstone
Carse of Clary Cup, presented by McMillan Family for Champion – JL McMillan
Society Tankard for Champion - S&J Corcoran
SHEEP ANY OTHER BREED
Clydesdale Bank Trophy for Champion – Robert W Templeton
Society Tankard for Champion – A Hunter Blair
Reiffer Park Perpetual Quaich for Best Coloured Ryeland – Chris Smyth
Coloured Ryeland Cup presented by Ryeland Flockbook Society
for best coloured female - Chris Smyth
Reiffer Park Quaich presetned by Mr and Mrs D K Barr for best Ryeland White Male – A Hunter Blair
Young Cup for Champion - IRS Bond
Stair Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Sheep – IRS Bond
John Cuthbertson Memorial Trophy – James Mitchell & Sons
George Porter Memorial Trophy - Ruari and Fraser McTaggart
Torhousekie Trophy for Champion Pen – WD Adams
Galloway Trophy for best pen of prime lambs from YFC member – David Adams
Nancy McCreath Trophy for Best Female Kid - Mrs Lynda Shaw
Scottish Goatkeepers federation trophy or Champion - Mrs Lynda Shaw
Carrick Trophy for Reserve Champion - Nancy McCreath
The Tanyard Trophy for Best Goatling - WH McCreath
Young Handlers Trophy - Sarah McCreath
Trophy presented by the late Miss Flora Stuart for Champion – Mel Duncan
CROOKS AND WALKING STICKS
Hewetson Shield for Best Exhibit – Ian McConchie
Poultry Show Champion Crystal Bowl presented by Bladnoch Inn and Crown Hotel – Dave Smith
The Wigtownshire Trophy presented by Penkiln Sawmill -
Bull, any age– 1, Michael McCornick, Barquhill, Wigtown, Barquhill Hamish.
Cow, any age -1, Michael McCornick; 2, Rena Paterson, Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk, Laura 1st.
Two-year-old Heifer – 1, Neil and Shona McKinnel, Garrarie, Whithorn, Garrarie Black Velvet.
One-year-old heifer -1, Messrs Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Foxglove Violet,
Calf, born on or after 1st September last year -1, Michael McCornick; 2, Neil and Shona McKinnel; 3, Messrs Hunter Blair.
Best Pair of Animals – 1, Michael McCornick.
Champion – Michael McCornick, Barquhill Hamish.
BELTED GALLOWAY BREED
Bull, any age – 1, B&J Landers & Son, Bargaly, Palnure, Cairnsmore Hamish; 2, Mochrum Estate, Old Place of Mochrum, Port William, Coulmony Blair; 3, Mr E Belcher-MacKinnon, Blair, Old Dailly, Girvan, Blair Gilles.
Cow, any age – 1, Mochrum Estate, Mochrum Lilac 3rd; 2, Mr E Belcher-MacKinnon, Clifton Gemma.
Two year old Heifer – 1, Mochrum Estate, Mochrum Lilac 6th; 2, RKG Farms, Irelandton, Twynholm, Reaston Hill Arisaig 3rd; 3, Mr E Belcher-MacKinnon, Cairnsmore Ginny Dumpling.
One-year-old Heifer -1, Miss JA Cowie, Catherine St, Gatehouse of Fleet, Copelaw Ruby (red); 2, B&J Landers, Cairnsmore Ivory Melody; 3, RKG Farms, Auchengassel Molly.
Calf, born after 1st September last year – 1, Miss JA Cowie Copelaw, Isabella; 2, Mochrum Estate, Mochrum Stuart.
Best pair of animals - Mochrum Estate, Mochrum Lilac 6th; 2, Mochrum Estate, Coulmony Blair.
ANY OTHER PURE BREED NATIVE
Bull, 18 months and over on day of show - 1, B&J Landers & Son, Bargaly, Palnure, Cairnsmore Gisselle Tulip; 2&3 Martin R McCornick, Boreland, Kirkcowan.
Young bull, under 18 months old on day of show - 1, B&J Landers & Son, Cairnmore Hunter; 2&3, Martin R McCornick, Boreland, Kirkcowan.
Cow, 3 year and over – 1, Thomson, Roddick and Laurie, Newlands, Eaglesfield, Sandwick Celtic Rose; 2, Thomas McKinnel and Sons, Drumneil, Mochrum, Galla Belinda Goldie.
Female, 2 years of age & over on day of Show – 1, Bill & Jane Landers & Son, Cairnsmore Gabriella Beyonce; 2, B&J Landers & Son, Cairnsmore Gisselle Tulip; 3, Mr E Belcher-MacKinnon, Blair, Old Dailly, Girvan, Coldrichie Catriona Rosebud.
Female, 1 year of age & over on day of Show – 1, Martin R McCornick; 2, Thomson, Roddick and Laurie, Shawhill Hyacinth; 3, William Forsyth, Low Blair, Sorbie, Corra Princess.
Female, under 1-year-of age on day of show -1, Thomas McKinnel & Sons, Drumneil Zola.
Best Pair of Animals – 1, Martin R McCornick.
Champion – Martin R mcCornick; Reserve - B&J Landers & Son.
ANY OTHER PURE BREED CONTINENTAL
Bull, 18 months old & over on day of Show – 1, RT Oxley & Co, Barholm Mains, Creetown, Barholm Jager (British Blue); 2, A Clark & Son, Miekle Glengyre, Leswalt, Glengyre Imagine.
Young Bull, under 18 months old on day of show -1, Mark Philips, Mains of Minnydow, Springholm, Newmark Jaro (Lim); 2, N& Gwynne, Garden Cottage, Castlewigg, Whithorn, Chesterman Fabio 14.
Cow, 3 years or over -1, D&R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie, Maybe Cutie; 2, RT Oxley & Co, Tweeddale Gigi; 3, A Clark & Son, Logan Dubacilla.
Female, 2 years of age & over on day of Show – 1, Mr James Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn, Midbishopton Iron Maiden; 2, RT Oxley, Cornwell Ismay; 3, RT Oxley, Barholm Indi.
Female, 1 year of age & over on day of Show – 1, RT Oxley, Barholm Jaffagirl; 2, D&R Cornthwaite, Maybe Jaleika; 3, N&N Gwynne, Chesterman Ringleader.
Female, under 1 year old on day of Show – 1, Martin R McCornick; 2, D&R Cornthwaite, Maybe Lovely.
Best Pair of animals – 1, RT Oxley; 2, Mark Philips; 3, D&R Cornthwaite.
YOUNG FARMERS CALVES
Male beef calf (confined to members of Wigtownshire Young Farmers Clubs) - 1, Jack Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn, Jackthelad; 2, William McCornick, Barquhill, Wigtown; 3, Miss McCornick, Boreland, Wigtown.
Female beef calf (confined to members of Wigtownshire Young
Farmers Clubs) – 1, Megan Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn; 2, Miss McCornick.
COMMERCIAL CATTLE – ANY BREED
Single Bullock from Continental Sire – 1, Mr Ashley Bothwell, Smithson, Patna, Ayrshire, Sir Loin; 2, Mr James Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn, Jackthelad; 3, Rena Paterson, Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk, The Minion.
Single heifer from Continental Sire -1, A&E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn, Havin a Hoolie; 2, Jennifer Hyslop, Balluskie, Barhill, Miss Dior.
Single Bullock bred by exhibitor – 1, Mr James Forsyth, Jackthelad.
Single heifer bred by exhibitor - 1, A&E Vance, Fizz.
Beef Calf, 8-12 months old on Show day – 1, Jennifer Hyslop; 2, Mr James Forsyth; 3, A&E Vance.
Best pair - James Forsyth.
Beef Young Handlers - 1, Calum Cook; 2, Craig McKinnel
Heifer Calf, under one year of age on Show day– 1&2, MW&A Stevenson, Kirkminnoch, Dunragit; 3, Allan C Clark, Fineview, Glenluce, Fineview Sparky Dust.
Heifer Stirk, 1 year and over but under two years at date of Show – 1, C&S Service, Moorpark, Sandhead, Carsenaw Clay; 2, Allan C Clark, Fineview Panache Teenie.
Heifer, in calf or in milk – 1, MW&A Stevenson; 2,C&S Service, Carsenaw Eunice 77; 3, Allan C Clark, Fineview Crown Mona.
Cow, having had no more than two calves, in calf or in milk - 1, A&WA McWilliam, Colfin, Stranraer, Colfin Oleria; 2, Allan C Clark. Fineview Prodigy April 2; 3, A&S Service, Carsenaw Clay.
Cow, having had more than two calves, in milk – 1, MW&A Stevenson; 3, C&S Service; 3, Allan C Clark.
Best two females, of any age, from foregoing classes - 1&2, MW&A Stevenson; 3, Allan C Clark.
Best three females from foregoing classes – 1, C&S Service; 2, Allan C Clark.
Heifer Calf, under 6 months on Show day – 1, JR McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie; 2, Allison Johnstone, Baltier, Whithorn, Baltier Apple Ivy.
Heifer Calf, 6 months to 1 year on Show day – 1, JR McKay & Son; 2, Robert Buchanan, Laigh Kilphin, Ballantrae.
Heifer stirk over 1 year on show day, not showing in calf - 1, Allison Johnstone, Baltier Goldwyn Ashley; 2, M&JG Dunlop, Bishopton, Kirkcudbright, Craigraploch Dorcy Holly; 3, Robert Buchanan, Tintoview Mandella Diana.
Heifer, in calf or in milk – 1, JR McKay & Son; 2, J&M Cousar & Son, Grange of Cree, Newton Stewart; 3, M&JG Dunlop.
Cow, having had not more than two calves, in Calf or in Milk – 1&3, JR McKay & Son; 2, M&JG Dunlop.
Cow, having had more than two calves, in Calf or in Milk – 1, M&JG Dunlop.
Production and Inspection Class. Pedigree and non-Pedigree Holsteins. Two records prior to Show – 1, M & JG Dunlop
Best Two Females of any age, from foregoing Classes – 1, JR McKay; 2, M&JG Dunlop; 3, J&M Cousar & Son.
Best three females from foregoing classes - 1, M&JG Dunlop.
Champion - JR McKay; reserve - M&JG Dunlop.
ANY OTHER PURE BREED DAIRY CATTLE
Heifer under 2 years of age on Show day, not in calf – 1&2, Robert Buchanan, Laigh Kilphin, Ballantrae - Tintoview On Time Harvest and Tintoview May Blondie; 3, Messrs R&D Wilson, High Barness, Wigtown.
Heifer or Cow in milk – 1&2, Messrs R&D Wilson.
Best two Females -1, Robert Buchanan; 2, Messrs R&D Wilson.
Champion - Robert Buchanan; Reserve – Messrs R&D Wilson.
Dairy Young Handlers:
Age 5-11yrs: 1, Wilson Sloan, 2, Logan Stevenson, 3, Zara McWilliam.
Age 12-16: 1, Cara Sloan; 2, Cameron Meager; 3, Ailsa Buchanan.
Juvenile Stockman Trophy - Cara Sloan.
Yeld mare, thre years old and upwards - 1, C Young, Hall Farm, Ayr, Forneath Lucky Daisy
Two-year-old Filly – 1, William Gemmell, Holmhead of Boreland, Kirkcowan - Homehead Ruby
One-year-old Filly -1, Douglas Bros, Barlauchlan, Newton Stewart Barlaughlan Linda; 2, Seona McKie, High Threave, Kirkcowan, Threave Juno; 3, Hugh Ramsay, Millisle, Garlieston - Millisle Buttercup
Brood Mare, with Foal at foot – Hugh Ramsay - Mayflower; 2, Hugh Ramsay - Millisle Twiggy
Filly Foal – 1, Mrs Agnes Jackson, Covington Mill, Biggar; 2, Hugh Ramsay - Miss Vegas
Colt Foal – 1, Hugh Ramsay - Basil
Female champion – C Young, Forneath Lucky Daisy
Reserve – Douglas Bros, Barlaughlan Linda
Gelding, three-year-old & upwards. – 1, Hugh Ramsay - Spot On; 2, John M McMillan & Family, Grennan Mill, Rothesay, Isle of Bute; 3, Annette Noble, Peggyslea, Nine Mile Burn - Andy
Best One or Two Year Old Colt or Gelding – 1, A Love, Bridge of Aird, Stranraer; 2, Helen Smith, Solwayview, Sheddock Cottage, Whithorn - Sheddock’s Beacon
Best Gelding of any age -1, Hugh Ramsay - Spot On; 2, Hugh Ramsay - Flash; 3, Helen Smith - Sheddock’s Beacon
Draught One Year Old or Two Year Old Entire Colt or Filly. The
Clydesdale Horse Society of Great Britain and Ireland will present
a shield for the winner of this Class. This shield can only be won
once by any animal - 1, Douglas Bros
Best Pair of Clydesdales, of any age – 1, Hugh Ramsay 2, Annette Noble
Best Draught Mare and Two of her Progeny – 1, Hugh Ramsay
Female Champion – C Young, Forneath Lucky Daisy
Reserve – Douglas Bros, Barlauchlan Linda
Male Champion - A Love
Reserve - Hugh Ramsay - Spot On
LIGHT HORSE -IN HAND
Brood mare, 14.2 hands and under– 1, Hugh Paterson, Barnpark, Kirkinner - Miami Jewel
Brood mare, over 14.2 hands - Elaine Clark - Mona
Foal, progeny of above – 1, Elaine Clark, Falcumnor, Whauphill - April
Mountain & Moorland four year old & over - 1, Angela McConnell, Gass, Glenluce - Elvet Abigail; 2, Fran Dove, St John St, Creetown - Ravenshall Twilight Sparkle; 3, Phillipa Broadway, Monreith House, Port William - Brynglo Marquis
Two or three year old colt, filly or gelding, likely to exceed 14.2hh at maturity - 1, Jennifer Anne McWilliam, Queen Street, Stranraer - Hi Baloo; 2, Beth MacDoanld, Princes Road, Newton Stewart - Miami Rainy Day; 3, Caitlin McKie, Sandbrook, Whiteleys, Stranraer - Castle View Indiana
Champion – Jennifer Anne McWilliam - Hi Baloo
LIGHT HORSES - RIDDEN
Ridden Horse, 15.2 hh and under – 1, Kate Macdonald, Whitydyke, Port William - Giselle of Brynoffa; 2, Ellen Bell, Easthill Bumgalow, Lochfoot - Noble Caribawn; 3, Miss Hannah Burns, River Side View, Newton Stewart - Haughmond Midnite At Last
Ridden Horse, over 15.2 hh – 1, Samantha Cloy, Marshside Cottage, Lochanhead, Dumfries - Tea Dancer; 2, Anne Jolly, Calgow Equestrian, Newton Stewart - Ring The Bell; 3, Lesley-Anne Jess, Shalloch Mill, Girvan - Kennox Sunmilo
Leading Rein Pony not exceeding 12 hh and rider, 8 years and under – 1, Mrs M Graham, Hillend, Annan - Firle Taima; 2, A K Brooke, Carsecreugh, Glenluce - Thistledown Chloe; rider - Breagh Kirkpatrick; 3, Miss Megan McIlraith, Barnean, Newton Stewart - Dyfed Spark
Mountain and Moorland (including Shetland Pony) -1, Anglea McConnell, Gass, Glenluce, Vallum Petrushka; rider - Zoe McConnell; 2, Audrey Forsyth, Mains of Minnydow, Springholm - Miami Moondust; rider - Abby Forsyth; 3, Miss S Service, Balgreggan Mains, Sandhead - New Hall Buttons
Family Pony, confined to exhibitors & riders residing in Wigtownshire & parish of Kirkmabreck, rider to be under 16 years,
pony to be under 14.2hh – 1, Ella Wallace, Cairnfield, Whauphill, Perdy (Perdita); 2, A K Brooke - Tynywaun Tiny; rider - Auryn Kirkpatrick; 3, Jane Ramsay, Millisle, Garlieston - Millisle Brandy; rider - Emma Ramsay
Pony, 12.2hh and under, to be ridden by child 12 years and under
– 1, James Stuart, Blackwood Stables, Carrutherstown - Small-land Accolade; rider - Bella Waugh; 2, A& J Campbell, Carsewalloch, Creetown - Senruf Gin Fizz; rider - Tammy Campbell; 3, Miss S Service - Eternal Flame
Pony, over 13.2 hh not exceeding 14.2 hh, to be ridden by child 16
years and under – 1, James Stuart - Rhos Emblem; rider - Chloe Waugh; 2, I&A Fisher, Spittal, Creetown - Miami Hourglass; rider - Eilidh Fisher; 3, Miss Charlotte Service, Moorpark of Barr, Newton Stewart - My Kindred Spirit
Light Horse Overall
Champion - Samantha Cloy - Tea Dancer
Reserve – Jennifer Anne McWilliam - Hi Baloo
Female of any age - 1, David Jolly, St Johns St, Whithorn - Kyleston Keira
Champion - David Jolly - Kyleston Keira
Ram – 1, Ross Campbell, Carsewalloch, Creetown
Shearling Ram – 1, Brian Vance, Mid Skeog, Whithorn; 2&3, P&A Wilson, Spoutwells, Stranraer
Ram Lamb – 1, James IA Wallace, Claycrop, Kirkinner; 2, Brian Vance; 3, J T Cannon, Redbrae, Wigtown
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, James IA Wallace; 2, Ross Campbell; 3, J T Cannon
Gimmer – 1, J T Cannon; 2&3, James IA Wallace
Ewe Lamb – 1&3, JT Cannon; 2, Brian Vance
Group of Three Sheep from Suffolk Sheep Classes – 1, James IA Wallace; 2, J T Cannon; 3, Brian Vance.
Champion – James I A Wallace, Ewe
Reserve – J T Cannon, Gimmer
TEXEL BREED (Confined)
Shearling Ram – 1, A McColm, Crailloch, Port William;
Ram Lamb – 1, Daniel Hair, Drumbreddan, Ardwell, Stranraer; 2, Andrew Campbell, Dinnans, Whithorn
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, Alison Johnstone, Baltier, Whithorn; 2, A&E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn; 3, James Maxwell, Barledziew Cottage, Sorbie
Gimmer – 1, Alison Johnstone; 2, A McColm; 3, Alison Johnstone
Ewe Lamb – 1, Andrew Campbell; 2, Alison Johnstone; 3, A McColm
Group of Three Sheep from Texel Sheep Classes – 1, A McColm; 2, Alison Johnstone; 3, Andrew Campbell.
Champion – Alison Johnstoen
Reserve – A McColm
Shearling Ram – 1, JL McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart; 2, Neale & Janet McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce; 3, J R McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie
Ram Lamb – 1, Neale & Janet McQuistin; 2, JL McMillan
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, JL McMillan; 2, A&J Campbell, Carsewalloch, Creetown
Gimmer – 1, JL McMillan; 2, Neale & Janet McQuistin; 3, JL McMillan.
Ewe Lamb – 1, Neale & Janet McQuistin; 2 & 3, JL McMillan
Group of Three Sheep from Beltex Sheep Classes – 1, JL McMillan; 2, Neale & Janet McQuistin
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, S&W Hutton.
Gimmer – 1, S&W Hutton.
Ram Lamb – 1, S&J Corcoran, North Drummodie, Whauphill
Ewe Lamb – 1, S&W Hutton.
Champion – S&J Corcoran, Ram Lamb
Reserve – S&W Hutton, Gimmer
ANY OTHER PURE BREED OF SHEEP (OPEN)
Ram, 2 years or upwards - 1, A & F McCornick, Ardachie, Kirkcowan - Hampshire Down
Shearling Ram - 1, B& J Landers & Son, Bargaly, Palnure - North Country Cheviot
Ewe, having reared a lamb -1, B & J Landers & Son - North Country Cheviot; 2, Caitlin McCornick, Stewarton, Kirkinner - Zwartble Stewarton Amelia; 3, A & F McCornick, Ardachie, Kirkcowan - Hampshire Down
Gimmer - 1, Robert W Templeton, Carslae, Wigtown - Charollais; 2, Caitlin McCornick - Zwartble Narle Bonnie; 3, B & J Landers & Son - North Country Cheviot
Ram Lamb - 1, Robert W Templeton - Charollais; 2, S&J Corcoran, North Drummodie, Whauphill - Hampshire Down; 3, A & F McCornick - Hampshire Down
Ewe lamb - 1, Robert W Templeton - Charollais; 2, Caitlin McCornick - Zwartble; 3, B & J Landers & Son - North Country Cheviot
Champion - Robert W Templeton - Charollais ram lamb
Reserve - A & F McCornick - Hampshire Down ram
BLUEFACE LEICESTER SHEEP (CONFINED)
Ram, two years old or upwards – 1, William Murray, High Ersock,
Shearling Ram – 1, William Barrowman, Mid Knockglass,
Stranraer; 2&3, William Murray
Ram Lamb – 1, William Barrowman; 2&3, Andrew McQuistin, Barnshagan, New Luce
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, William Murray; 2, T&J Cannon, Little Torhouse, Wigtown; 3, William Barrowman.
Gimmer – 1, T&J Cannon; 2&3, William Murray
Ewe Lamb – 1, Andrew McQuistin; 2&3, William Barrowman.
Group of Three Sheep from Bluefaced Sheep Classes – 1, William Barrowman; 2, William Murray
Champion – Andrew McQuistin
Reserve – W Barrowman
SCOTCH MULE (CONFINED)
Ewe Lamb – 1, William Barrowman, Mid Knockglass, Stranraer; 2, Andrew McQuistin, Barnshagan, New Luce; 3, Kirsty Donnan, Knockibae, New Luce
Gimmer – 1, WD Adams & Son, Torhousekie, Wigtown; 2, H Hamilton, Derrie, Port William; 3, William Murray, High Ersock, Whithorn
Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, Andrew McQuistin; 2, H Hamilton
Pen of three – 1, , Andrew McQuistin; 2, Kirsty Donnan; 3, Messrs J&W Wilson, Kirkmabreck, Creetown
Champion – W Barrowman
Reserve – A McQuistin
RYELAND BREED (OPEN)
Coloured Male – 1, 2 & 3, Chris Smyth, Urral, Kirkcowan.
Coloured female – 1, 2 & 3, Chris Smyth White Male – 1, A Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas; 2&3, David Mitchell, Wellhill Steadings, New Cumnock
White female – 1&2, A. Hunter Blair; 3, David Mitchell
Champion – A Hunter Blair, White female
Reserve – Chris Smyth, Coloured Male
BLACKFACE SHEEP (CONFINED)
Ram, two shear and over – 1, A K Brooke, Carscreugh, Glenluce; 2, Colin McClymont, Cuil, Palnure; 3, Drannandow Farms, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart
Shearling Ram – 1, IRS Bond; 2, Drannandow Farms; 3, WC & MJ Ferguson, Markdhu, New Luce
Ram Lamb – 1&2, James Mitchell & son, Little Larg, New Luce; 3, IRS Bond
Pair of Ram Lambs – 1, James Mitchell & Son; 2, IRS Bond; 3, A K Brooke
Ewe, rearing a lamb this year – 1, Colin McClymont; 2, L & D Hair, Drumbreddan, Ardwell, stranraer; 3, IRS Bond
Gimmer – 1&2, IRS Bond; 3, Larg Farming Co, Blairs House, Creetown
Ewe Lamb – 1, IRS Bond; 2, Colin McClymont; 3, Messrs J & W Wilson, Kirkmabreck, Creetown
Pair of Ewe Lambs – 1, IRS Bond; 2, Colin McClymont; 3, Messrs J & W Wilson
Group of Three Sheep from separate Blackface Sheep Classes – 1, IRS Bond; 2, Colin McClymont 3, Drannandow Farms
Champion – IRS Bond
Pen of Three Lambs Cross Bred from Suffolk sire – 1, WD Adams & Son, Torhousekie, Wigtown
Pen of Three Lambs Cross Bred from Charollais sire – 1, R Templeton & Co, Carslae Farm, Wigtown; 2, East Barr Farm, Port William
Pen of Three Lambs Cross Bred from Texel sire – 1, McConnell, Gass, Glenluce; 2, R Templeton & Co; 3, East Barr Farm
Pen of Three Lambs, any other breed – 1, WD Adams & Son; 2, McConnell
Pen of Three Lambs, of any breed or cross (confined to members of Wigtownshire Young Farmers Clubs) – 1, David Adams; 2, Robert Templeton; 3, Kay Templeton
Champion – WD Adams & Son
Reserve – David Adams
SHEEP YOUNG HANDLERS (OPEN)
5-10 - 1, Struan Duncan; 2, Gregor Vance; 3, David Lawson
11-13 - 1, Thomas Scott; 2, Ellie McClymont; 3, Michael Corcoran
Overall champion - Struan Duncan
Female kid, - 1, W&I McCreath, Polquhanity, Carsphairn - Kenside Tallullah
Milker - 1, Mrs Lynda Shaw, Kirriereoch, Bargrennan - Carrick Bonny; 2, Nancy McCreath, Newtonhill, Kirkinner - Chapman Vanessa; 3, W&I McCreath
Goatling - 1, W&I McCreath - Cairnfield Olivia; 2, W&I McCreath - Kenside Theresa; 3, Mrs Lynda Shaw - Carrick Roxette Female Kid - 1, Mrs Lynda Shaw - Carrick Cait; 2, Nancy McCreath - Chapman Alice; 3, Nancy McCreath - Chapman Aster
McCreath, Kenside Selkie.
Young Handlers - 1, Sarah McCreath; 2, Naomi McCreath; 3, Rebekah Phillips
Champion – Dave Smith, Stranraer - Pekin Bantam
(Full poultry results in next week’s Galloway Gazette).
Blackface Ewe & Wether (Mattress style) –1, Carol McKenna, Gass, Kirkcowan; 2, L Templeton, Oldland, Kirkcowan
Blackface Ewe & Wether (Fine of Newton Stewart style) - 1&2, Larg Farming Co, Blairs House, Creetown; 3, Carol McKenna
Cheviot - 1, A Johnstone, Annalone, Bellymack Hill, Laurieston
Greyface; mule, Lustre and Sundry - 1, Mel Duncan, The Paddock, Whithorn; 2&3, L Templeton
Fine and Medium – 1, Maud Walker, Barwinnock, Whauphill; 2, A Johnstone
Naturally coloured – 1, JA & MF Ambler, Craigdhu, Whithorn; 2, Mel Duncan; 3, A Johnstone
Champion – Mel Duncan
CROOKS & WALKING STICKS
Walking Stick, plain wooden, one piece – 1 & 2, Ian McConchie, Hinton, Gatehouse of Fleet; 3, David Seaton, Torcy Drive, Girvan.
Walking Sticks, plain wooden, jointed - 1,2 &3, Ian Mcconchie
Walking Stick, plain hornhead - 1, John Scott, The Craig, Newcastleton; 2, David Seaton ; 3, John Scott
Walking Stick, ornamental wooden, one piece - 1&2, G S McClymont, Cuil, Palnure
Walking Stick, ornamental wooden, jointed - 1,2 & 3, Ian McConchie,
Walking Stick, ornamental hornhead – 1, David Seaton; 2, Ian McConchie; 3, David Seaton
Shepherd’s Crook, hornhead – 1, John Scott; 2&3, G Cuthbertson, Lochton Mill, Barrhill
Walking Stick, with antler stick head – 1, John Scott; 2 & 3, G Cuthbertson
Champion - Ian McConchie
Reserve - Ian McConchie
Scarecrow Competition - 1, Coulter Clan; 2, Whithorn Toddlers; 3, Adams and McKenzie families
1, Trade Stands - 1, RG Contracting