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Royal Highland Show 2017

Shanvalley Jagger crossed the water to take Blonde championship at the Royal Highland Show. Senior Male, overall Male & Blonde Champion were the accolades that Shanvalley Jagger collected at the Royal Highland show presentation this year under the judges eye, Mr Andrew Bailey who ran the Baileys herd from Cumbria.

Jagger born April ’14 sired by Seaview Barney from Co.Down also collected the Brownhill perpetual challenge trophy for the best Blonde animal bred by the exhibitor. Senior Female Champion and Reserve Overall champion went to Alan Walker from Ayrshire with Overton Jess ET with calf at foot. Jess born January ’14 was sired by Doncombe Aga Khan and bred by Sheena Kennedy.

Senior cow Hilltop Flora exhibited by Melissa Donaldson from North Yorkshire and bred by Andrew Stott from Dumfriesshire born May’10 sired by Shapfell Bongo was awarded the Buchanan trophy for the senior cow in calf or with calf at foot class.

The senior heifer class was won by Ramrig Lark from G & A Hamilton from Berwickshire born February ’15 sired by Hallfield Falcon. Lark went on to pick up the Paragon trophy.

Forthview Lisa born April ’15 bred and exhibited by James Hutton Campbell from west Lothian sired by Freefield E-Tay picked up the Aberdeen and Norhern marts trophy for the intermediate heifer class.

Junior Female Champion, reserve Female overall & overall Junior Champion went to Melissa Donaldson with Donaldsons Miss Moneypenny born March ’16 sired by Ark Diego.

The junior heifer class was won by Ramrig Midsummer born July ’16 sired by Hallfield Destiny once again from G & A Hamilton.

Junior Male, reserve Male Overall and Reserve Junior Champion went to Ramrig McGarrett from G & A Hamilton born February’16 sired by Hallfield Falcon.

Best pair & group of three went to Allison Watts’ Strathisla herd from Aberdeenshire.

Judge Andrew Bailey commented, It was a great honour and privilege to judge the Royal Highland Show. The quality of the cattle was excellent in every class.

My highlights were the male champion and overall champion, the senior bull from Shanvalley. He was an outstanding example of the breed. My female champion, from Alan Walker , was a new calved heifer with a bull calf which was exceptionally stylish in the ring. I believe she has a great future ahead of her. My Junior Champion was a cracking heifer from the Donaldson family. Very stylish and very correct in terms of conformation and locomotion. A great example of the breed. My junior bull and reserve junior champion, bred by George Hamilton ,was a dark muscly and correct bull which stood out in a strong class of junior bulls.

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