Dernasigh Sally leads the way at Balmoral Show

British Blonde Cattle Class Results

Judge: Mr William Laird, Fife

Pictures by: Bo Davidson


First time exhibitor Molly Bradley lifted the top title of the Supreme Championship in the Blonde judging ring at the 2022 Balmoral Show. Dernasigh Sally, a junior heifer of the show, is sired by Gazou and bred from the homebred cow Heidi. Sally also secured the Female Championship ticket earlier in the day.

Later in the week Molly added more silverware to her collection by lifting the Interbreed Young Handlers championship at the show.


The Male Championship rosette was won by the McElroy family with their senior stock sire Nigransha Paddy Power who is a son of Baltra Iceman and is bred out of Ivaniskey Hilda Matilda. Hilda Matilda had been sold to start up the Nigransha herd a few years ago, which resulted in the McElroy family buying back her bull calf to join the herd as their stock bull.

Taking the Reserve Male Championship was the Overall Junior Champion Hillhead Sambuca shown by Rodgers Livestock team. This young bull is a son of Budore Utah and is out of the herd homebred cow Hillhead Olivia.


Other noted championship prizes include the Reserve Junior Champion Gledney Shergar, a junior bull entry from Connor Savage. This entry was a son of Shanvalley Notorious and bred from Gledney Hotlady


The Reserve Female Championship ticket went to the senior heifer winner Ballygowan Rosie from Dean Farrell. This lady is a daughter of Ark Maverick and out of Ballygowan Inspire.

Final congratulations go to all the Blonde cattle exhibitors for putting on a great show of stock and keeping the lines in order over the duration of the show, as a result the British Blonde exhibitors were presented with the Champion Breed presentation award for the Best Turned Out lines in the cattle section.


Full Results:

Cow in calf or in milk

1st – Shanvalley Lucy – Shane Savage

2nd – Ivaniskey Oda – I & R McElroy & Sons

3rd – Scaughmolin Lollipop – Desmond Greene

Heifer born between 1st January 2020 and 30th June 2020

1st – Ballygowan Rosie – Dean Farrell

2nd – Ballygowan Rita – David Gibson

3rd – Coole Orlagh – H D Dorman

Heifer born between 1st July 2020 and 31st December 2020

1st – Ballygowan Rebekah – David Gibson

2nd – Hillhead Rachel – Rodgers Livestock

Heifer born on or after 1st January 2021

1st – Dernasigh Sally – Molly Bradley

2nd – Moneyscalp Sassy – Moneyscalp Blondes

3rd – Jacko’s Sha Sha – Conor Jackson

4th – Silverwood Sage – Colin McKnight

5th – Rosebank Seren Aur – Dean Farrell

6th – Ballygowan Sassy - David Gibson

7th – Moneyscalp Shauna – Moneyscalp Blondes

Bull born on or before 31st December 2020

1st – Nigransha Paddy Power – I & R McElroy & Sons

2nd – Bridge Obama – Moneyscalp Blondes

Bull born on or after 1st January 2021

1st – Hillhead Sambuca – Rodgers Livestock

2nd – Gledney Shergar – Connor Savage

3rd – Ballygowan Sebastion – David Gibson

4th – Moneyscalp Samson – Moneyscalp Blondes

5th – Silverwood Sam – Colin McKnight

6th – Beechgrove Scooby-Doo – Alistair Martin

Pair of Animals

1st – Ivaniskey Oda & Nigransha Paddy Power – I & R McElroy & Sons

2nd – Moneyscalp Samson & Moneyscalp Sassy – Moneyscalp Blondes

3rd – Silverwood Sam & Silverwood Sage – Colin McKnight

4th – Ballygowan Rita & Ballygowan Sebastion – David Gibson

Supreme Champion – Dernasigh Sally

Reserve Supreme Champion – Nigransha Paddy Power

Junior Champion – Hillhead Sambuca – Rodgers Livestock

Reserve Junior Champion – Gledney Shergar – Connor Savage


Male Champion – Nigransha Paddy Power – I & R McElroy & Sons

Reserve Male Champion – Hillhead Sambuca – Rodgers Livestock


Female Champion – Dernasigh Sally – Molly Bradley

Reserve Female Champion – Ballygowan Rosie – Dean Farrell



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