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Judge –  Mr Allan McMillan, Over Barskeoch, Dalry, Castle Douglas      

For the first time in living memory, it was two bulls who clinched the overall championship and reserve awards at Scotland’s premier show – The Royal Highland Show.    Receiving the overall championship was Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, Biggar, Lanarkshire with Blackcraig Dec,  this 5 ½ year old bull is by last year’s Royal Highland Show champion Blackcraig Sid,  who has been sold to Germany and out of the famous Noreen family.  Dec, who was on his first show outing,  was purchased at the 2014 Castle Douglas Spring show and sale for 3000gns and with 22 heifers retained at Troloss and over £70000 income from sales, he is certainly producing the goods for the  90 head herd in the scenic countryside of Elvanfoot.     He also produces show winners,  as his son – Troloss Legend exhibited by Jason and Sarah Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex received first place in the junior bull class, reserve male and reserve overall champion.  This February 2016 bull was purchased at the 2018 Castle Douglas spring show and sale for 8000gns, he is out of Troloss Inka,  which goes back to Auchenhay cow, which was one of the original cows purchased when Troloss starting breeding Galloways in 2006.  Legend was on his second show outing as he had been male champion at Heathfield Show. 

In the female section, it was again Blackcraig who was leading the way,  Society Chairman, John, Ann and son Iain won the female championship with Blackcraig Dora May U450, this September 2012 born heifer is by homebred bull Blackcraig Rasputin and out of Dora May 8th of Knarie. 

Reserve female champion was from  the  Ross Team, Romesbeoch , Shawhead, Dumfries– Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch, this October 2016 born heifer is by Penninghame Windward,  who was purchased as a year old calf at the Penninghame dispersal and out of Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch, the very successful show cow. 

With the show benefiting from perfect weather conditions and 189,000 people enjoying the sun, the Galloway Cattle  Society had much to celebrate, a new display stand showcased the very best of Galloway Cattle, launch of our new quality Assurance scheme by Fergus Ewing, MSP for Inverness and Nairn, and Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity and in the year of the young person, announcing  the names  of three young people travelling to the Galloway World Congress in Australia, all this was part funded by Dumfries and Galloway Leader, to whom we are most thankful for their support.  More information on the Quality Assurance Scheme and the three lucky travellers can be found on our news page

Judge Allan McMillan said as we celebrated Galloway Cattle and the very best of British Agricultural   “It was a great honour and privilege to Judge the cattle at the Highland Show. Credit must go to all exhibitors who showed there cattle in first class condition, and excellently presented. It was a pleasure to place cattle of this quality with two excellent bulls taking the top two awards, both having the edge over the females on the day”.

At the launch of our new Quality Assurance  scheme, a delighted Stockman Joe Cockburn,   received the Dr William Heughan Memorial Trophy from Dr Heughan’s  great nephew Malcolm Heughan on the 50th anniversary of this impressive trophy being first presented.   This solid silver bull on a silver map of the Solway, was very much admired at the show.

Leading Awards

Champion Medal, Dr William Heughan Memorial Trophy, The Dr Gillespie Memorial Challenge Trophy and cash prize for breed champion.
Troloss Farms - Blackcraig Dec

Rosette for best Junior Female
J & S Ross - Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for best Junior Bull,                                                                         
D & R Cornthwaite - Nucamp of Balgray

Junior Champion Prize of £25, Rosette for best Junior Animal,
J & S Ross - Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch

Rosette for reserve Junior Animal

The Francis Gourlay Galloway Cattle Society Memorial Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Female
J & A Finlay - Blackcraig Dora May U450

Rosette for reserve Female
J & S Ross - Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch

The Galloway Cattle Society 100th Show Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup, Rosette for best Bull
Troloss Farms - Blackcraig Sid

Rosette for best reserve bull
J & S Wareham - Troloss Legend

Bronze Medal for Breeder of best Bull
J & A Finlay

Rosette for herdsman in charge of best Animal.
Mr Joe Cockburn

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   - No new exhibitors

Male and Overall Champion – Troloss Farms with Blackcraig Dec

Reserve Male Champion  and Reserve Overall Champion – J & S Wareham with Troloss Legend

Female Champion   – J  & A Finlay with Blackcraig Dora May U450

Reserve Female Champion -  J & S Ross with Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch  

Junior Champion – J & S Ross with Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch

Reserve Junior Champion –   


Class placings


FEMALE born on or after 1st January 2017

1st Troloss Farms, Troloss, Elvanfoot, Biggar -  Future 2nd of Troloss, UK562728 100304, 30/04/2017, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Troloss Future, Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd Cornthwaite, Messrs D & R, Balgray, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire -  Natalie of Balgray, UK581987 605654, 04/04/2017, S: Troloss Impeccable, D: Barlaes Grace 80th, Breeder: Exhibitor

FEMALE born on or between 1st September and 31st December 2016

1st  Ross,  J. & S., Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries - Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch , UK582716 201921, 27/10/2016, S: Penninghame Windward , D: Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch , Breeder: Exhibitor 

 2nd  Ross,  J. & S., Moira 1926 of Romesbeoch , UK582716 701926, 29/10/2016, S: Holsten Oder , D: Moira 408 of Romesbeoch , Breeder: Exhibitor 

FEMALE born on or between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016       

1st Ross,  J. & S., Daisy 1850 of Romesbeoch , UK582716 101850, 15/05/2016, S: Holsten Oder , D: Daisy 1177 of Romesbeoch , Breeder: Exhibitor

2nd J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield , East Sussex - 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

3rd Finlay, Messrs J,, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas -  Blackcraig Bertha X633, UK582801 700633, 19/09/2015, S: Blackcraig Vagrant , D: Blackcraig Bertha S372, Breeder: Exhibitor 

4th Troloss Farms, Belle 2nd of Troloss, UK562728 200270, 13/03/2016, S: Troloss Jaguar, D: Troloss Belle, Breeder: Exhibitor

5th McCornick, Mr Michael, Barquhill, Newton Stewart-  Barquhill Dusty K804, UK583299 100804, 24/09/2015, S: Barquhill Dominator, D: Blackcraig Dusty S392, Breeder: Exhibitor

6th Harvey Cattle, 100 Buchanan Street, Balfron, Glasgow - Harveys Zsa Zsa, UK543027 200208, 11/09/2015, S: Blackcraig Kopiag, D: Ben Lomond Vimto, Breeder: Exhibitor

7th Troloss Farms, Delilah 2nd of Troloss, UK562728 300285, 01/05/2016, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Troloss Delilah, Breeder: Exhibitor


FEMALE, in Milk, born before 1st September 2015         

1st Finlay, Messrs J, Blackcraig Dora May U450, UK582801 600450, 18/09/2012, S: Blackcraig Rasputin , D: Dora May 8th of Knarie , Breeder: Exhibitor 

2nd Ross,  J. & S., Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch (ET), UK582716 301306, 28/09/2011, S: Kirkmabreck Nimrod, D: Doon-of-Urr Nerys 42nd, Breeder: Exhibitor


BULL born on or after 1st January 2016     

1st J & S Wareham, Troloss Legend, UK562728 200263, 04/02/2016, S: Blackcraig Dec, D: Troloss Inka, Breeder: Troloss Farms
2nd Cornthwaite, Messrs D & R, Nucamp of Balgray, UK581987 505751, 23/04/2017, S: Troloss Impeccable, D: Sparkie La La of Over Barskeoch, Breeder: Exhibitor

3rd Ross,  J. & S., Zac of Romesbeoch , UK582716 302041, 15/11/2017, S: Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh , D: Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch , Breeder: Exhibitor 

4th McCornick, Mr Michael, Maximllian of Balgray, UK581987 605318, 14/04/2016, S: Ballavair Black Magic, D: Barlaes Grace 80th, Breeder: D&R Cornthwaite


BULL born on or before 31st December 2015

1st Troloss Farms, Blackcraig Dec, UK582801400455, 12/10/2012, S: Blackcraig Sid, D: Blackcraig Noreen, Breeder: J & A Finlay

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