Despite the rain, there were large crowds watching the ringside action at Border Union Show, Kelso, last Saturday which saw both the Aberdeen-Angus Society’s UK National Summer Show and the Simmental Society’s Scottish National Show take place.
Texel champion came from David Preacher, Walkerburn, who, although winning at Border Union with Blackfaces on several occasions, was showing Texels for the first time in his life.
He won with an embryo ewe lamb sired by the 42,000gns Tullylagan Tonka.
Inter-breed (R. Robinson, Northumberland) Supreme, W. Young, Skerrington Rhona 32 (Simmental); reserve, A. Fraser, Shadwell Black Broughton K485 (Aberdeen-Angus).
Inter-breed team (R. Robinson) Sup., G. and M. Smith, Grangewood William (bull), W. Young, Skerrington Rhona 32 (cow), D. Craig, Kennox Tara’s Diva (heifer) (Simmental); res., A. Fraser, Shadwell Black Broughton K485 (bull), Whittaker and Co Farms, Haughton Justine Erica (cow), W. and D. McLaren and Highland Wagyu Angus, Netherton Evita N734 (heifer) (Aberdeen-Angus).
Aberdeen-Angus (A. Houston, Dumfries) Sup., A. Fraser, Shadwell Black Broughton K485; res., W. and D. McLaren and Highland Wagyu Angus, Netherton Evita N734.
Native (D. Rennie, Selkirk) Sup., Gordon Brooke Estate, Lintonpriory Millicent 5 (Shorthorn); res., Gordon Brooke Estate and Highland Wagyu, Ballylinney Lilly (Shorthorn).
Simmental (C. McIlwaine, Co Tyrone) Sup., W. Young, Skerrington Rhona 32; res., Barlow Brothers, Auroch Eve.
Continental (M. Atkinson, North Yorkshire) Sup., Redpath Farms, Redpath Hazel (Limousin); res., J.H.C. Campbell and Sons, Thrunton Jason (Charolais).
Inter-breed (A. MacGregor, Glasgow) Sup., J. Runciman and Son (North Country Cheviot); res., Burncastle Estate (Blackface).
Border Leicester (I. Walker, Ayrshire) Sup. and res., J.W. Brown and Others.
Lleyn (D.F. Ison, Dumfries) Sup. and res., Farmstock Genetics.
Suffolk (K. Stewart, Roxburghshire) Sup., Roseden and Lilburn Flock; res., S. and G. Brown.
Texel (H. Gamble, Co Down) Sup., D. Preacher; res., Firm of G. Gray.
Zwartbles (M. Simpson, Ayrshire) Sup., A.J. Thorburn; res., C. and C. Cormack.
Any other breed (A. Hamilton, Lanark) Sup., D. Fleming (Beltex); res., C.A. Johnson (Poll Dorset).
Prime lamb (A. Hamilton) Sup., D. Fleming (Texel); res., J. Scott (xxxx).
Blackface (S. Mackay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Sup. and res., Burncastle Estate.
Bluefaced Leicester (A. Forster, Northumberland) Sup. and res., M. and N. Gray.
Cheviot (R.V. Scott, Hawick) Sup., W.N. Douglas; res., W.J. Douglas and Son.
Hebridean (D.J.J. Kinsman, Cumbria) Sup. and res., J. Mosley.
Jacob (S. Dalrymple, West Lothian) Sup., R. Locker; res., M.W. and G. Harper.
Kerry Hill (J.T. Wigham, Cumbria) Sup., G. Ramsay; res., R. Innes.
Lairg Type Cheviot (H. Wilson, Moffat) Sup. and res., W. and J. Thomson.
North Country Cheviot (J. Campbell, Caithness) Sup., J. Runciman and Son; res., W.D. Allen.
Shetland (S. Meikle, West Lothian) Sup., J. Brunton; res., A. Bain.
Unregistered Suffolk (A. Warden, Roxburghshire) Sup., N. and G. Sandilands; res., S. Shaw.
Scotch Half Bred (A. Warden) Sup., J. Anderson; res., G.D. Pate and Sons.
Any other breed non-MV (A. Hamilton) Sup. and res., R. Rennie (Texel).
Prime lamb non-MV (A. Hamilton) Sup., A. and P. Glennie (Beltex cross); res., R. Rennie (Texel).