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Royal Highland Show – Edinbrugh
23rd to 26th June, 2022

Judge: Mr Alan McClymont, Kirkstead, Yarrow.

After a long three years, the Royal Highland Show returned - with kind weather, packed ringside and an exceptional show of Galloways.

Breed Society Chairman, Mr Alan McClymont, Kirkstead selected his overall and junior champion - Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch from Jim, Selina Ross and son Doug, Romesbeoch, Shawhead from a exceptional class of heifers. This September 2020 born heifer, who was making her show debut at the show, is an ET heifer, by Blackcraig Kodiac who received overall interbreed champion at both the Royal Highland and Yorkshire shows in 2009. Her dam is Beauty C1437 of Romesbeoch, who was shown many times and won the Galloway Championship in 2015. This stylish heifer only other outing was a Livescot, Lanark, last year and she was placed 1st in her class.

Blackcraig Dora May U450 from the Finlay Team – John, Ann and Iain, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas received the reserve overall title, this rising 10 year old cow, is no stranger to the show ring as she was champion at the 2021 RHS Show case. She is by Blackcraig Rasputin - a bull in which a half share had been sold to Troloss, where he bred very well with sons sold up to 9200gns and out of Dora May 8th of Knairie - a Blackcraig Jury daughter.

The Champion Male was Troloss Legend from Jason and Sarah Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadock, East Sussex. This 2016 born senior stock bull at Tottingworth also goes back to Blackcraig breeding in the shape of Blackcraig Dec and is out of Troloss Inka a Blackcraig Rasputin daughter.

It was smiles all round for father and daughter team George and Beth Harvey from Balfron, Glasgow as their only male entry – Harveys Eminem secured the reserve male and reserve junior titles. This 17 month old is by the AI sire Braveheart of Gall-way and out of Harvey’s Zsa Zsa, a 21st present to Beth from her father. George and Beth also received the new Exhibitors prize kindly donated by David and Debs Heath, this was a bitter sweet moment for the duo as they have sold the female portion of their Galloway herd due to losing rented land.

Judge Alan McClymont commented “ I thought it was a tremendous show of cattle and I don’t think I have ever seen, especially the female classes better, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole occasion and I would like to thank everyone for presenting such quality stock”.

The Galloway “stand” is now well established at the show – a place to meet and promote the breed, this year the stand was very busy with new members and people looking for native females. We would also like to thank all members who manned the stand and everyone who provided traybakes etc.

In the commercial section, Robert and Valeria Marshall, Aberdeenshire exhibited a pure Galloway bullock – The Flash, this April 2021 born, a Troloss Nitro son was bred by Kilnstown Farms Ltd and was placed 5th in his class.

Leading Awards

Champion Medal, Dr William Heughan Memorial Trophy, The Dr Gillespie Memorial Challenge Trophy and cash prize for breed champion.

J & S Ross Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for best Junior Female
J & S Ross Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for best Junior Bull
G & B Harvey Harvey’s Eminem

Junior Champion Prize of £25, Rosette for best Junior Animal
J & S Ross Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for reserve Junior Animal
G & B Harvey Harvey’s Eminem

The Francis Gourlay Galloway Cattle Society Memorial Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Female
J & S Ross Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for reserve Female
J&A Finlay Blackcraig Dora May U450

The Galloway Cattle Society 100th Show Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Bull
J & S Wareham Troloss Legend

Rosette for best reserve bull
G & B Harvey Harvey’s Eminem

Bronze Medal for Breeder of best Bull
Troloss Farms

Rosette for herdsman in charge of best Animal
Mr Doug Ross

Rosette for best Animal bred by Exhibitor
J & S Ross Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

The Reid- Walker Perpetual Challenge bowl for best Group, consisting of one Bull and two Females all being the property of one Exhibitor
D & R Cornthwaite

The Tordarroch Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Exhibitor gaining most points in the Galloway Classes
J & S Ross

New Exhibitor Prize of £100 presented by David and Debs Heath, Yorkshire Show
George & Beth Harvey

Overall Champion, Female Champion and Junior Champion
J & S Ross - Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch

Reserve Female Champion
J & A Finlay, Blackcraig Dora May U450

Male Champion
J & S Wareham – Troloss Legend

Reserve Male Champion and Male Junior Champion
G & B Harvey Harvey’s Eminem

Class Placings

FEMALE born on or after 1st January 2021
1st D & R Cornthwaite - Solar Eclipse of Balgray born 10/04/21 Sire; Troloss Impeccable Dam; Eclipse of Balgray
2nd G & B Harvey – Harvey’s Emerald born 23/01/21 Sire; Blackcraig Kodiac, Dam; Ben Lomond Vimto
3rd R & V Marshall – Strathurr Blondchen E598 born 28/05/21 Sire; Blackcraig Yahoo, Dam; Blackcraig Blondchen Y704

FEMALE born on or between 1st September and 31st December 2020
1st J & S Ross – Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch born 29/09/20, Sire; Blackcraig Kodiak, Dam; Beauty 1437 of Romesbeoch

FEMALE born on or between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017
1st J & S Ross – Beauty 2311 of Romesbeoch born 22/11/2019 Sire; Strathurr Yogie, Dam; beauty 875 of Romesbeoch
2nd D Gall and J & J Graham - Blackcraig Sheilds B1070 born 14/10/2019 Sire: Nucamp of Balgray, Dam: Blackcraig Blondchen X643
3rd D & R Cornthwaite – Phoebe of Balgray born 04/09/2019 Sire: Troloss Impeccable Dam; Penninghame Queen
4th J & S Ross – Daisy 2317 of Romesboech born 25/04/2020 Sire; Penningham Windword, Dam; Daisy 1850 of Romesbeoch

FEMALE, in Milk, born before 1st September 2019
1st J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Dora May U450 born 18/09/2012 Sire Blackcraig Rasputin, Dam; Dora May 8th of Knarie
2nd D & R Cornthwaite – Lunar Eclipse of Balgray born 19/05/2015, Sire; Ballavair Black Magic, Dam; Great Occasion of Balgray
3rd R & V Marshall- Blackcraig Blondchen born 11/09/2016, Sire; Blackcraig Vindicator, Dam; Blondchen 3rd of Auchenhay
4th J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Blondchen Z850 born 11/10/17, sire; Blackcraig Xtreme, Dam; Blackcraig Blondchen W554
5th J & S Ross – Nerys 2175 of Romesbeoch Sire; Penninghame Windword, Dam: Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch

BULL born on or after 1st January 2020
1st G & B Harvey – Harvey’s Eminem born 04/01/2021, Sire; Braveheart of Gall-way, Dam: Harvey’s Zsazsa
2nd Michael McCornick – Barquhill Buster born 20/04/2021, Sire; Troloss Ring Pull, Dam; Kirkstead Rhapsody
3rd Michael McCornick – Barquhill Mario born 05/03/2021, Sire; Maximillian of Balgray, Dam; Barquhill Brownie

BULL born on or before 31st December 2019
1st – J & S Wareham – Troloss Legend born 04/02/2016 Sire; Blackcraig Dec, Dam; Troloss Inka