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Great Yorkshire Show 13th to 16th July 2021

Judge:   Mr Andrew Hunter Blair, Nether Cleuch, Dalry, Castle Douglas.  

The Great Yorkshire Show was back and it did not disappoint -  a four day event for this year only and fewer admission tickets sold due to Covid restrictions meant the show was able to go ahead and  exhibitors were able to show and promote their stock and catch up with family, friends and customers.

The quality of Galloways on show, did not disappoint either, a splendid show was in front of young breeder Andrew Hunter Blair, Nether Cleuch, Dalry, Castle Douglas.  He found his champion in the heifer class, - Blackcraig Blondchen A898 from John, Ann and Iain Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock.  This rising 3 year old heifer is by Blackcraig Xtreme and out of the bought in cow - Blondchen 3rd of Auchenhay, a cow full of Blackcraig breeding.  Blondchen was reserve breed champion at the recent  Royal Highland Showcase and shown in calf to Blackcraig Yahoo. On placing his champion,  Andrew Hunter Blair said “This heifer oozes style  which was evident as soon as she walked into the ring, she is also full of meat and breed character and is very hard to fault”

The reserve breed champion  and junior champion was Phoebe of Balgray from David and Rosemarie Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockerbie.  This September 2019 born heifer is by Troloss Impeccable a bull which is shared with Alan McClymont at Kirkstead and has produced sons to 16000gns.  This stylish heifer then went on to receive the junior interbreed champion – a great result for the Balgray team on their first time showing at the show.  

The reserve junior champion was Warehams Nancy 2nd from Jason and Sarah Wareham, Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak.  This March 2020 heifer is by 8000gns Troloss Legend which was purchased at the spring sale in 2018 and  out of Bowanhill Nancy 50th.  She  was on her first show outing.

It was great to be back at the Yorkshire  show ground and the warm welcome we receive in the Galloway bar from David, Debs and Emma always makes the show stand out.  On behalf of all the exhibitors and members we would like to thank you for all your hard work and hospitality and we very much look forward to the 2022 show.  

The Society would also like to thank David and Debs for sponsoring £100 cash award for  new exhibitor  (not shown in the last 3 years) which this year was won by J & A Finlay, Blackcraig.

Leading Awards

The Cholmondeley Perpetual Trophy for Galloway Champion:-   J  & A Finlay – Blackcraig Blondchen A898

Yorkshire Agricultural Society Cash Prize for Champion:-   J  & A Finlay – Blackcraig Blondchen A898

Slitheroford Perpetual Trophy for Group of Three Animals owned and bred by exhibitor  :-   D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray

Pair of Animals by the same sire:-   DR & DJ Heath, Ravensfield.

Galloway Junior Champion :-  D & R Cornthwaite - Phoebe of Balgray (ET)  

Female Champion:-   J  & A Finlay – Blackcraig Blondchen A898


Class Placings

Bull any age

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Cow any age

1st Blackcraig Dora May U450  18/09/2012, by Blackcraig Rasputin - exhibited by J & A Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas.
2nd Ravensfield Sapphire  08/01/2017, by Fergal of Upper Buckna – exhibited by DR & DJ Heath, Ravensfield, Wroot
3rd  Lunar Eclipse of Balgray 19/04/2015 by Ballavair Black Magic – exhibited by D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockebie.
4th Strathurr Bertha A185 04/10/2018 by Blackcraig Volume  - exhibited by Mr R Marshall, Meikle Wartle Inverurie , Aberdeenshire

Heifer, born on or between 1st September 2018 and 31st August, 2019.

1st Blackcraig Blondchen  A898 03/09/2018 by Blackcraig Xtreme - exhibited by J & A Finlay
2nd Ravensfield Ruby 18/01/2019 by Fergal of Upper Buckna – exhibited by DR & DJ Heath

Heifer, born on after 1st September 2019

1st  Phoebe of Balgray (ET) 04/09/2019 by Troloss Impeccable  - exhibited by D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockerbie
2nd Wareham’s Nancy 2nd 22/03/2020 by Troloss Legend – exhibited by J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex
3rd Penelope of Balgray (ET) 04/09/2019 by Troloss Impeccable  - exhibited by D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockerbie

Group of Three Animals

1st   D & R Cornthwaite,  Lunar Eclipse, Penelope and Phoebe of Balgray.    

Pair of animals by the same sire

1st              DR & DJ Heath, Ravensfield Sapphire and Ruby
2nd             D & R Cornthwaite – Phoebe and Penelope of Balgray