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Judge:   Mr John Heard,  Hughslade Farm, Okehampton, Devon

Silverbell takes gold at Yorkshire show.  

With one of the largest entries of Galloways forward in recent years  it was disappointing a wet day awaited our old and new exhibitors, but as always a very warm welcome from our hosts David, Debs, Emma and Will at the Galloway bar made up for the rain.


The Breed Champion and Junior Champion was Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way she was exhibited by  J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex. This junior heifer born September 2016 was purchased by Jason and Sarah from Dennis and Margaret Gall on their retirement.  Lady Silverbell is by Lochnagar of Gall-way and out of the Lady  Silverbell 6th of Gall-way, which goes back to the Silverbell family from the famous Corrie herd.  This very stylish heifer came from a   class of  8 junior heifers, the largest class of the day and one of the largest classes of Galloways seen at the Yorkshire Show in recent times.  The following day,  Lady Silverbell was again in the awards receiving the reserve interbreed junior championship, just behind the Limousin heifer.  

The reserve and male champion Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh was from Jim and Selina Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, this November 2011 born senior bull is by Blackcraig Quest and out of Nerys Patricia of Nether Cleugh.  He was second to the champion at the 2017 Royal Highland Show. 

The reserve female was the far travelled Blackcraig Bertha U452 from Mrs H Heerema, Balavil Estate, Balavil, Kingussie, Inverness shire, this September 2012 born Blackcraig Rasputin daughter was shown with her bull calf -  Strath Urr Yogi  at foot and very able shown by stockman Robert Marshall and daughter Ashley. 

The reserve male champion was Coldplay of Fingland exhibited by Klondyke Farms Ltd, Shancastle, Moniaive and Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Bewcastle, Cumbria.  This April 2011 born bull is the senior stock sire at Klondyke and is by Kirmabreck Monarch and out of Lady Polka 1st of Fingland

The Galloway breed were represented for the first time in many years in the all the interbreed team awards, pair, interbreed, group and junior group and we are delighted to report the group of Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh, Blackcraig Bertha and  the pairs champion Sensation 1st of Troloss and Nancy 1st of Troloss were third in the interbreed Beef Group competition.

Once again David and Debs Heath kindly donated £100 for the new exhibitor  award, this year with more entries than in past years, there were three new exhibitor forward.    The winner of this award was  Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, Biggar. 

A very special thanks to David, Debs, Emma and Will for organizing the “Galloway Bar”  we  are very well looked after in our home from home,   it always surprises me how many people (and calf) we can get in that small “office”.

Leading Awards

The Cholmondeley Perpetual Trophy for Galloway Champion:-   J & S Wareham – Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way

Yorkshire Agricultural Society Cash Prize for Champion:-      J & S Wareham – Lady  Silverbell 12th of Gall-way

Slitheroford Perpetual Trophy for Group of Three Animals owned and bred by exhibitor  :-   J & S Ross

Pair of Animals by the same sire:- Troloss Farms – Sensation 1st of Troloss and Nancy 1st of  .
Troloss – sired by Blackcraig Dec

Galloway Junior Champion :-  J & S Wareham – Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way

Champion  Male :-  J & S Ross – Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh

Class Placings

Bull any age

1st     J & S Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries – Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh ,
11/10/11, sire Blakcraig Quest                                                                                              
2nd     Klondyke Farms Ltd, Shancastle, Moniaive, Thornhill – Coldplay of Fingland, 12/04/11, Sire Kirkmabreck Monarch
3rd     Mrs H Heerema, Balavil Estate, Balavil, Kingussie, Inverness shire – Strath Urr Yogi, 20/09/16 sire Blackcraig Vagabond
4th     Mr N  S Hammill, Pyegreave Farm, Langle, Macclesfield  - Tegnose Kodiak 08/05/15 sire Blackcraig Kodiac.       

Cow any age

1st          Mrs H Heerema,-  Blackcraig Bertha 22/09/12 sire Blackcraig Rasputin
2nd         J & S Ross - Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch 28/09/11 sire Kirkmabreck Nimrod
3rd         Heath and Gagg, Heatherfield, Wroot -  Emma’s Own Jasmine 10/12/13 sire Black Jack of Lanelybield.

Heifer, born on or between 1st September 2014 and 31st August, 2015.

1st        J & S Ross - Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch 04/09/14 sire Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh
2nd       Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, Biggar - Sensation 1st of Troloss, 16/03/15 sire Blackcraig Dec
3rd       Troloss Farms - Nancy 1st of Troloss, 18/04/15 sire Blackcraig Dec


Heifer, born on after 1st September 2015

1st        J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth, Broadoack, East Sussex -  Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way, 30/09/16 sire Lochnagar of Gall-way
2nd       Harvey Cattle, 100 Buchanan Street, Balfron, Glasgow – Harveys Zsa Zsa 11/09/15 sire Blackcraig Kodiac.
3rd        Troloss Farms - Belle 2nd of Troloss, 13/03/16 sire Troloss Jaguar
4th        J & S Ross -  Beauty 1806 of Romesbeoch 22/09/15 sire Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh
5th        J & S Wareham - Wareham’s Grace 3rd, 18/03/16 sire Ballavair Black Jack
6th        Troloss Farms -  Black Beauty 1st of Troloss 18/03/16 sire Blackcraig Dec
7th        Heath and Gagg -  Emma's Own Matilda (Dun) 30/03/16 sire Fergal of Upper Buckna
8th        Heath and Gagg -  Ravenfield Naomi 25/12/15 sire Fergal of Upper Buckna

Group of Three Animals

1st              J & S Ross
2nd             Heath & Gagg

Pair of animals by the same sire

1st              Troloss  Farms
2nd             J & S Ross
3rd              Heath & Gagg