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Judge –  Mr Andrew McConchie, Stryde Cottage, 8 Ramsay Wood, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire      

Galloways awarded Native Interbreed Team Award and  Interbreed Junior  Championship.

For the second year running, the impressive bull Blackcraig Sid from John, Ann, Iain and Kelly Finlay from Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas, clinched the Breed Champion award at Scotland’s premier event the Royal Highland Show.   The 7 year old,  senior stock bull Blackcraig Sid is by the homebred bull Blackcraig Nimrod, who is a previous National show winner  and out of Finmac Libby N195 an embryo John and Willie MacLean imported from Australia - Libby is also a former show cow winning at the Royal Highland show three times.    Sid has had an successful show career to date, as he was unbeaten last year, awards included Interbreed and National Show champion at Dumfries show.  



Taking the overall reserve and female  title was Jim and Selina Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries with Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch, this September 2014 born  Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh daughter came first in the largest class of the day, she is out of the famous Nerys line.    This was her second show outing.      Her sire - Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh  was reserve male champion in a repeat of the male championships from last year’s Highland show.   Turbo Tam  was purchased at 2013 Spring show and sale at Castle Douglas for 2000gns, he is by Blackcraig Quest and out of Nerys Patricia of Nether Cleugh. 

Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, by Biggar took home the reserve female champion with Sensation 1st of Troloss, expertly brought out by stockman Joe Cockburn stood second to the female and reserve overall champion, she is by Blackcraig Dec – Troloss’s senior stock sire which was purchased in 2014 for 3000gns and out of  Ben Lomond Keepsake.

Silverbell 12th of Gall-way from Jason and Sarah Wareham, Little Tottingworth, Broadoak, East Sussex was awarded Galloway Junior Champion and  then later on in the week was awarded supreme interbreed Junior Championship - a first for the Galloway breed.  Silverbell 12th  a 20 month old  Lochnagar of Gall-way daughter and out of the renowned Silverbell family was purchased privately from Dennis and Margaret Gall on their retirement. 

The reserve junior was the Strathurr Yogi, exhibited by new members and first time exhibitors at the show Balavil Estates, Kingussie, brought out by   stockman Robert Marshall, this 9month old bull is by Blackcraig Vagabond and out of Blackcraig Bertha which Robert sold to Balavil when he joined the company. 

As new exhibitors to the Galloway section, Balavil Estates received the new exhibitors prize of £100 which is presented  by David and Debs Heath.

Congratulations to the Galloway Native team,   J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Sid, J & S Ross – Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch and Balavil Esates – Blackcraig Bertha U452 who was place first in Native Breeds Interbreed Team Competition on the Saturday of the show over the other five native breeds.    An award the Galloways have not won since 2010.

Once again the Society was represented in the Breed Society Avenue with the exhibition stand -   we were delighted to welcome everyone to the stand, especially our overseas visitors which included, Germans, Dutch, Austrian and Canadian friends.  Thanks to our members who manned the stand and all our home bakers who provided goodies for everyone. 

Leading Awards

Champion Medal, Dr William Heughan Memorial Trophy, The Dr Gillespie Memorial Challenge Trophy and cash prize for breed champion.
J & A Finlay                                                      Blackcraig Sid   

Rosette for best Junior Female
J & S Wareham                                                  Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way

Rosette for best Junior Bull,                                                                         
Balavil Estate                                                     Strathurr Yogi

Junior Champion Prize of £25, Rosette for best Junior Animal,
J & S Wareham                                                   Lady Silverbell 12th of Gall-way 

Rosette for reserve Junior Animal
Balavil Estate                                                      Strathurr Yogi

The Francis Gourlay Galloway Cattle Society Memorial Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Female
J & S Ross                                                           Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for reserve Female
Troloss Farms                                                       Sensation 1st of Troloss

The Galloway Cattle Society 100th Show Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Bull
J & A Finlay                                                          Blackcraig Sid

Rosette for best reserve bull
J & S Ross                                                            Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh

Bronze Medal for Breeder of best Bull
J & A Finlay

Rosette for herdsman in charge of best Animal.
Mr Iain Finlay

Rosette for best Animal bred by Exhibitor
J & A Finlay

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

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 
Won by Balavil Estate.

Male and Overall Champion – Messrs J Finlay with Blackcraig Sid

Reserve Male Champion – J & S Ross with Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh

Female Champion and Reserve Overall  – J & S Ross with Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch

Reserve Female Champion -  Troloss Farms  with Sensation 1st of Troloss

Junior Champion – J & S Wareham with Silverbell 12th of Gall-way

Reserve Junior Champion –  Balavil Estate with Strathurr Yogi

Class placings


FEMALE born on or after 1st January 2016         

1st  Troloss Farms, Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, by Biggar -  Delilah 2nd of Troloss, UK562728 300285, 01/05/2016, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Troloss Delilah, Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd Troloss Farms, Belle 2nd of Troloss, UK562728 200270, 13/03/2016, S: Troloss Jaguar, D: Troloss Belle, Breeder: Exhibitor

3rd J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield , East Sussex - Warehams Grace 3rd, UK268284 200180, 18/03/2016, S: Ballavair Black Jack, D: Barlaes Grace 75th, Breeder: Exhibitor
FEMALE born on or between 1st September and 31st December 2015           

1st  J & S Wareham, Lady Siverbell 12th  of Gall-Way, UK544700 300041, 30/09/2015, S: Lochnagar of Gall-Way, D: Lady Siverbell 6th of Gall-Way, Breeder: Messrs D & M Gall

2nd Ross,  J. & S., Rombesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries -  Beauty 1800 of Romesbeoch , UK582716 701800, 22/09/2015, S: Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh , D: Beauty 221 of Romesbeoch , Breeder: Exhibitor 

3rd McCornick, Mr Michael, Barquhill, Newton Stewart -  Barquhill Dusty K804, UK583299 100804, 24/09/2015, S: Barquhill Dominator, D: Blackcraig Dusty S392, Breeder: Exhibitor

4th Harvey Cattle, 100 Buchannan Street, Balfron, Glasgow - Harveys Zsa Zsa , UK543027 200208, 11/09/2015, S: Blackcraig Kodiac , D: Ben Lomond Vimto , Breeder: Exhibitor

FEMALE born on or between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015       

1st Ross,  J. & S., Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch, UK582716 101668, 04/09/2014, S: Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh, D: Nerys 418 of Romesbeoch, Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd Troloss Farms, Sensation 1st of Troloss, UK562728 700240, 16/03/2015, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Ben Lomond Keepsake, Breeder: Exhibitor

3rd McCornick, Mr Michael, Barquhill Dusty H747, UK583299 700747, 06/09/2014, S: Blackcraig Sid, D: Blackcraig Dusty S392, Breeder: Exhibitor

4th Troloss Farms, Mercedes 1st of Troloss, UK562728 100234, 17/02/2015, S: Troloss Impeccable, D: Troloss Charm, Breeder: Exhibitor

5th Troloss Farms, Nancy 1st of Troloss, UK562728 400251, 18/04/2015, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Troloss Catherine, Breeder: Exhibitor

6th Cornthwaite, Messrs D & R, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie - Lady Silverbell 11th of Gall-way, UK544700 200040, 29/09/2014, S: Lochnagar of Gall-way, D: Lady Silverbell 7th of Gall-way, Breeder: D & M Gall           

FEMALE, in Milk, born before 1st September 2014         

1st   Ross,  J. & S., Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET), UK582716 301306, 28/09/2011, S: Kirkmabreck Nimrod, D: Doon-of-Urr Nerys 42nd, Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd  Balavil Estate,  Balavil, Kingussie, Perthshire - Blackcraig Bertha U452, UK582801 100452, 22/09/2012, S: Blackcraig Rasputin, D: Blackcraig Bertha O228, Breeder: J & A Finlay

3rd Klondyke Farms Ltd, Shancastle, Moniaivie, Thornhill -  Klondyke Illusion, UK582312 400548, 02/10/2013, S: Klondyke Solution, D: Klondyke Yazmine, Breeder: Exhibitor

BULL born on or after 1st January 2015     

1st Balavil Estate, Strathurr Yogi, UK528232 500014, 20/09/2016, S: Blackcraig Vagabond, D: Blackcraig Bertha , Breeder: R & V Marshall

2nd Klondyke Farms Ltd, Klondyke Zoltar, UK582312 200637, 05/09/2015, S: Holsten Oder Y77, D: Klondyke Caprice, Breeder: Exhibitor
BULL born on or before 31st December 2014      

1st Finlay, Messrs J, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas - Blackcraig Sid, UK582801 300363, 11/09/2010, S: Blackcraig Nimrod, D: Finmac Libby N195, Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd Ross,  J. & S., Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh, UK582837 700215, 11/10/2011, S: Blackcraig Quest, D: Nerys Patricia of Nether Cleugh, Breeder: P Hunter Blair