Royal Highland Show Results

Entry down on last year but still a good entry of 30 Belties from 9 exhibitors, making a very interesting event at the Royal Highland Show in 2017.  The judge for this year’s competition was Muriel Johnston MBE, a very experienced Judge of different breeds of cattle.

For the second year running a class had been added to the show for junior heifers born on or after 1st April 2016 and this was the first to be judged.  Eight entries were forward and the quality was of a very high standard.  First prize went to Jennifer Taylor’s homebred heifer, Tobergill Tanya, out of another homebred cow, Tobergill Katy, this calf was sired by Shelsleys Dallas who is breeding well for the Tobergill Herd.  Second place went to B Landers & Sob with their heifer Cairnsmore Kimberley and third was J & Z Kirk’s Huntfield Twiggy.

The next heifer class was for females born between 24th June 2015 and 31st March 2016 and Mochrum Estates head this class collecting the first prize rosette for their homebred heifer Mochrum Layla.  Sired by Maybeck Andrew and out of Mochrum Lilac 6th.  Runner up in this class was J & Z Kirk with their homebred heifer Huntfield Talara.  Third place went to Anne Bell’s Clifton Absolutely Fabulous.

The senior heifer class for females born between 1st September 2014 and 23rd June 2015 presented the judge with a challenge with eight quality entries.  After much deliberation and a switch at the top at the last minute, leading this class in first place was Mochrum Carrie from Mochrum Estates, out of Kinder Caroline and by Mochrum Defender.  Second place went to Anne Bell’s Clifton Celadine, a daughter of the renowned Clifton Hercules and dam Broadmeadows Hazy.  Third place went to RKG Farms homebred heifer Auchengassel Nikitta.  Following this class, the Ian B.M. Hamilton trophy for the best heifer was awarded to Mochrum Layla.

The cow class, for females born before 31st August 2014, saw six entries forward and Mochrum Estates four year old Mochrum Lilac 6th took the honours here, also picking up the Kinrea Trophy for the best cow, this excellent cow is out of the homebred Mochrum Lila and by sire Lullenden Randall.  Second place went to the J & Z Kirk’s six year old Huntfield Opal. Third placed cow was Judith Cowie’s smart red & White three year old Copelaw Ruby. B & R Wilson’s calf scooped the John Corrie Perpetual trophy for the best calf at foot. After the cow class the special prize for the best female was also won by Mochrum Lilac 6th.

On to the bulls, and the junior class for bulls born on or after 24th June 2015 featured only two entries.  First place went to the Landers’ Ryehills Elliot son Cairnsmore Jack Flash who lived up to his name and was a smart flashy bull. Runner up was Mochrum Pipe Major, a bull from Mochrum Estates sired by Coulmony Blair.

Again only 2 bulls forward for the class of bulls born on or before 23rd June 2015.  Topping the class was K Howman’s Dunay Jura, a Barwise Jura son out of Newforest Janesmoor and following him in second place was Anne Bell’s bull Clifton Lochinvar, a Souithfield Major Ronaldo son. The Best Bull award went to the Lander’s Cairnsmore Jack Flash.

This left only the championship to decide, and Muriel Johnston MBE could not go past the Best Female Mochrum Lilac 6th, bringing a smile to Helen Ryman. Reserve Champion was the Best Bull Cairnsmore Jack Flash.

The final prize was the Lyall-Bower trophy for the herd which had won the most points in the main classes, and this was presented by Dr Jane Bower to Mochrum Estates Helen Ryman.

CLASS RESULTS

Female Born on or after 1st April 2016 (8 entries)

1st: Mrs J Taylor - Tobergill Tanya
2nd: B Landers & Son - Cairnsmore Kimberley Honeysuckle
3rd: J & Z Kirk - Huntfield Twiggy
4th: Mrs A F Bell - Clifton Tulip

Female born on or between 24th June 2015 and 31st March 2016 (4 entries)

1st: Mochrum Estates - Mochrum Layla
2nd: J & Z Kirk - Huntfield Talara
3rd: Mrs A F Bell - Clifton Absolutely Fabulous
4th: Mr R Brown - Broadale Drema Damara

Female born on or between 1st September 2014 and 23rd June 2015 (8 entries)

1st: Mochrum Estates - Mochrum Carrie
2nd: Mrs A F Bell - Clifton Celandine
3rd: RKG Farms - Auchengassel Nikitta
4th: B Landers & Son - Cairnsmore Jazmin Melody

Female in milk or in calf born on or before 31st August 2014 (6 entries)

1st: Mochrum Estates - Mochrum Lilac 6th
2nd: J & Z Kirk - Huntfield Opal
3rd: J Cowie - Copelaw Ruby
4th: Mrs A F Bell - Broadmeadows May the 30th

Bull born on or after 24th June 2015 (2 entries)

1st: B Landers & Son - Cairnsmore Jack Flash
2nd: Mochrum Estates - Mochrum Pipe Major

Bull born on or before 23rd June 2015 (2 entries)

1st: K C R Howman - Dunay Jura
2nd: Mrs A F Bell - Clifyon Lochinvar

CHAMPION

RESERVE CHAMPION