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Great Yorkshire Show 11th to 14th July 2023

Judge:   Mr Robert Marshall, Potts of Rayne, Meikle Wartle, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire  

Quality over quantity was the order of the day at an unusually dreich and damp Great Yorkshire Show.  Unfortunately, there were no cows or males on show, which excluded the Galloways from the teams competitions but there were exceptional classes of senior and junior heifers on show, with the champion – Princess Marlyn of 3G from James & John  Graham &  Dennis Gall, Mains of Burnhead, Blair Drummond, Stirling   being place first in a very strong class of junior heifers.   The first home bred heifer from the trio,  is a  September 2021 heifer by Strathurr Yogie and out of Kalinka 2159 of Romesbeoch who was purchased incalf at the  Castle Douglas, rearranged May 2021 for 4000gns from the Ross Family. This much admired heifer has had great success,  receiving Junior, female and reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland Show and reserve champion at Drymen Show. 

The reserve champion was Princess Marlyn's  stable mate – Kirkstead Quirk E22 she was purchased in a private deal  by the 3Gs.  This 31 month old heifer is by Troloss Impeccable, who was purchased in two way split with Kirkstead and Balgray for 9200gns in 2015 and out of Kirkstead Quirk X10 who is by Penninghame Major and out of a cow purchased at the Penninghame dispersal.  Quirk was first in the senior heifer class and has enjoyed success on the show circuit being breed champion at Drymen Show and 3rd at the Royal Highland Show.   This stylish  pair received the award for best pair of animals.  

The reserve junior champion was from far travelled Tottingworth Farms Ltd, the husband and wife team, Jason and Sarah Wareham travelled from East Sussex to show their Galloways and  Belties. Their  Galloway entry -  Wareham's Gracie 2nd is by the home bred sire Wareham's Blackjack who is by Ballavair Black Jack and out of Wareham's Grace 1st – a Welling of Kilnstown daughter.  Gracie 2nd has enjoyed much success this year, being placed 2nd at the Royal Highland and native interbreed champion at Heathfield show.   The dynamic due also exhibited a Galloway cross  in the commercial section – Star Bar a home bred Galloway cross heifer was first in her class.  This followed the success at South of England Show as this stylish heifer was reserve commercial champion and native champion at the Royal Highland Show.

The Society would like to give thanks to David and Debs Heath for hosting the Galloway Bar,  this hard working team along with daughter Emma, extends a very warm welcome to everyone at the show and ensures one and all have  a great time.    We would also like to thank all our exhibitors who make the effort to exhibit at all the shows, especially the Great Yorkshire as exhibitors travel hundreds of miles. If you are thinking about showing next year, please remember the Society gives a show grant for the Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire shows (also winter shows) of £50 per animal  to a maximum of 3 exhibits   


Leading Awards    

The Cholmondeley Perpetual Trophy for Galloway Champion:-   Princess Marlyn of 3G - J & J  Graham & D Gall

Yorkshire Agricultural Society Cash Prize for Champion:-    Princess Marlyn of 3G - J & J Graham &  D Gall

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

Junior, Female and Overall Breed Champion and Best Bred by Exhibitor:- Princess Marlyn of 3G - J & J Graham & D Gall

Overall Breed Reserve Champion:- Kirkstead Quick E22 - J & J  Graham &  D Gall

Reserve Junior Champion:- Wareham's Gracie 2nd - Tottingworth Farms Ltd


Class Placings

HEIFER, born on or between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.
1st  J & J  GRAHAM & D GALL, Mains of Burnhead, Blair Drummond, Stirling  -  KIRKSTEAD QUIRK E22, UK562202 200506 b: 28/10/2020, F57537. s: Troloss Impeccable, d: Kirkstead Quirk X10
2nd MR MJ, ROSS Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries  BEAUTY 2431 OF ROMESBEOCH, UK582716102431 b: 29/09/2020, . s: Blackcraig Kodiac, d: Beauty 1437 of Romesbeoch
3rd Mr & Mrs D.R & D.J Heath., Heathersgill, Wroot, Doncaster -  RAVENFIELDS CHARLOTTE, UK143073300191 b: 05/12/2020, F57681. s: Boris Of Romesbeoch, d: Ravenfields Sapphire
4th  Miss J A. Cowie, 52 Catherine Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire  - BLACKCRAIG BERTHA C1233, UK582801501233 b: 07/03/2021, F58232. s: Blackcraig Acrobat, d: Bertha 3rd of Auchenhay

HEIFER, born on or after 1 September 2021.
1st  J & J  Graham &  D Gall - PRINCESS MARLYN OF 3G, UK542796101747 b: 21/09/2021, F58344. s:Strathurr Yogi, d: Kalinka 2159 Of Romesbeoch
2nd  Tottingworth Farms Ltd, Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex -  WAREHAM'S GRACIE 2ND, UK262411 201244 b: 04/01/2022, F59431. s:Wareham's Blackjack, d: Wareham's Gracie 1st
3rd  Mr M J. Ross - BEAUTY C2560 OF ROMESBEOCH, UK582716402560 b: 02/10/2021, . s: Blackcraig Kodiac, d: Beauty 1437 of Romesbeoch
4th  D&L Watret, Muirfield, Hightae, Lockerbie  COUNTESS DELILAH OF NETHER CLEUGH, UK582837 500332 b: 16/09/2012, F58332. s: Blackcraig Ynot, d: Countess Winnie of Nether Cleugh
5th  Mr M J. Ross - NERYS 2566 OF ROMESBEOCH, UK582716302566 b: 27/02/2022, . s: Penninghame Windward, d: Nerys 2175 of Romesbeoch


GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS, the property of the same exhibitor. Open to animals already entered and SHOWN in this breed section. The winner of this class is eligible for the Groups Championship on Friday of Show.
1st  Mr MJ ROSS – Beauty 2431 of Romesbeoch, Nerys 2566 of Romesbeoch and Beauty C2560 of Romesbeoch

PAIR OF ANIMALS, the property of the same exhibitor but not necessarily bred by the exhibitor. Open to animals already entered and SHOWN in this breed section. The winner of this class is eligible for the Pairs Championship on Friday of Show.
1st  J & J.Graham & D Gall – Kirkstead Quirk E22 and  Princess Marlyn of 3G
2nd Mr MJ Ross – Nerys 256 of Romesbeoch and Beauty 2560 of Romesbeoch.