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Commercial tops Dumfries beef line-up

Topping the beef inter-breed line-up at Dumfries this year was Alister and Liz Vance, Newton Stewart, with their Commercial champion, Keltic Storm.

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Inter-breed beef and Commercial champion, Keltic Storm, from A. and L. Vance, Newton Stewart.
Inter-breed beef and Commercial champion, Keltic Storm, from A. and L. Vance, Newton Stewart.

The 14-month-old Limousin cross is a Naby Jaguar son, and was bought from Barnard Castle in March from Messrs Dent.

 

Having stood reserve with different animals in the beef inter-breed at the show on two previous occasions, this marked a first-time overall championship win for the pair.

 

Heading to Wigton show next, Keltic Storm is set to be a regular on the winter circuit and will be shown at Agri-Expo, LiveScot and the Welsh Winter Fair in the coming months.

 

In reserve stood the Aberdeen-Angus champion, Carruthers Elspeth, from Donald and Kerry Graham, Lockerbie.

 

Shown in calf with its first to Housesteds Evio, the home-bred heifer is by Halbeath Kitemark, a bull bought from Martin McCormick, Newton Stewart, three years ago and out of Caruthers dam.

 

Due in February next year and having previously stood second in its class as well as being one part of the reserve team of four at this year’s Royal Highland, this was Elspeth’s final outing this season.

 

Supreme in the dairy section was the Holstein champion, Errolston Yadda Ricki, from Brian and Valerie Davidson, Gretna.

 

Although shown in previous years, the home-bred Co-Op Bosside Massey daughter topped at Dumfries on what was its first outing this season.

 

Classified EX92 and having calved in February with its fourth, the cow was shown giving 45 litres daily and resides with the families 200-head Errolston herd.

 

Next in reserve was Clifton Chavez Denise, the Jersey champion from T.A. and M.L Jackson, Holywood, Dumfries.

 

Bought privately from Steven and Claire Bland, Penrith, as a heifer, the second calver by Chilli Chavez CJCC was shown giving 35 litres having calved in April.

 

Having taken titles at several local shows, this marked the family’s first inter-breed win this summer.

Reserve inter-breed beef and Aberdeen-Angus champion, Carruthers Elspeth, from D. and K. Graham.
Reserve inter-breed beef and Aberdeen-Angus champion, Carruthers Elspeth, from D. and K. Graham.

Regular exhibitors, the MacTaggart family at Douganhill Farms, Palnackie, took the sheep supreme title with their Texel champion, Douganhill Beyonce.

 

By Teiglum Youngun, the home-bred ewe is a Douganhill Urrstar daughter which had stood second to its sister, the overall Texel champion at Stewartry earlier in the season.

 

Before stepping up in the inter-breed, Beyonce marked a fifteenth consecutive breed championship win for the family at Dumfries earlier in the day.

 

In what has been a strong year on the circuit this summer for the family, this marked their third inter-breed win after reigning supreme at the Royal Highland and Stewartry shows with two different home-bred ewes.

 

Standing reserve was a Scottish Blackface gimmer from W. Ramsey and Sons of the Milnmark flock, Castle Douglas.

 

Home-bred, it is by the £55,000 Easter Happrew, bought in a three way share between the Milnmark, Blackcraig and Hartside flocks from Lanark in 2017.

 

It stood reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland before taking the breed championship at Stewartry this season and will be shown locally in the coming weeks.

 

Inter-breed dairy and Holstein champion, Errolston Yadda Ricki, from B. and V. Davidson, Gretna.
Inter-breed dairy and Holstein champion, Errolston Yadda Ricki, from B. and V. Davidson, Gretna.
Reserve inter-breed dairy and Jersey champion, Clifton Chavez Denise, from T.A. and M.L Jackson.
Reserve inter-breed dairy and Jersey champion, Clifton Chavez Denise, from T.A. and M.L Jackson.
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Inter-breed sheep and Texel champion, Douganhill Beyonce, from Douganhill Farms, Palnackie.

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Reserve inter-breed sheep and Scottish Blackface champion, a gimmer ewe from W. Ramsey and Sons, Castle Douglas.

Beef results

Inter-breed (A. Stott, Canonbie) Sup., A. and E. Vance, Keltic Storm (Limousin cross); res.,

D. and K. Graham, Carruthers Elspeth (Aberdeen-Angus)

Galloway (W. McCornick, Newton Stewart) Sup., J. and A. Finlay; res., J. and S. Ross

Belted Galloway (I. Marshall, Dumfries) Sup., A. Bell, Clifton Celandine; res., A. Bell, Clifton Darwin

Aberdeen Angus (J. Gilmour, Macmerry) Sup., D. and K. Graham, Carruthers Elspeth; res., H. Duncan, Longbank Jack Eric

Highland (G. Irving, Selkirk) Sup., D. Logan and C. Ross, Arin 2 of Culfoicn; res., D. Fountain, Boidheach Ruadh 4 of Broomrigg

Beef Shorthorn (G. Irving) Sup., D. and T. Bradley Farmer; res, R. Crawford, Glenisla Eva Broad Hooks

British Blue (J Nisbet Jr, Cumnock) Sup., I. McGarva, Abington Lily; res., D. and L. Watret

Charolais (P. Stobart, Carlisle) Sup., G. McCornick, McCornick Newsflash; res., R. McCornick, Ricnick Officer

British Simmental (P. Stobart) Sup., D. Craig, Kennox Tara’s Gem; res., J. and P. Goldie, Skerrington Iceman

Limousin (P. Stobart) Sup., D. and R. Cornthwaite; res., T. Hunter, Lowabbey Objat

Commercial (J. Nisbet Jr) Sup., A. and E. Vance, Keltic Storm (Limousin cross) res., J. Hyslop, Queen of Hearts (Limousin cross)

Dairy results

Inter-breed (J. Suffern, Crumlin and D. Brewster, Bearsden) Sup., B. and V. Davidson, Errolston Yadda Ricki (Holstein); res., T.A. and M.L Jackson, Clifton Chavez Denise (Jersey)

Ayrshire (J. Suffern) Sup., D. M. Lindsay, Harperfield Sandy Rose; res., D. M. Lindsay, Willowfield Winney 2

Holstein (D. Brewster) Sup., B. and V. Davidson, Errolston Yadda Ricki; res., B. Yates, Eastford Atomium Kiwi Red

Jersey (J. Suffern) Sup., T.A. and M.L Jackson, Clifton Chavez Denise; res., T.A. and M.L Jackson, Guillyhill Tequila Jezz

Any other breed (J. Suffern) Sup., T. Lockhead and Sons, Kedar Alino Carmen (Brown Swiss)

Sheep results

Inter-breed (W. McAllister, Ballymena) Sup., Douganhill Farms (Texel); res., W. Ramsey and Sons (Scottish Blackface)

Cheviot (R. McTurk) Sup., J. Common and Son; res., J. Robertson

Scottish Blackface (J. Kay, Lauder) Sup., W. Ramsey and Sons; res., W. Lockhart and Co

Suffolk (I. Barbour, Annan) Sup., Hiddleston family; res., P. and D. Reid

North Country Cheviot (D. Allen, Alnwick) Sup., J. Cowan; res., C.R. Graham and Sons

Bluefaced Leicester crossing type (R. McKie, Castle Douglas) Sup. and res., J. and A. Brown

Bluefaced Leicester traditional type (A. Bisset, Hexham) Sup., K. Smith

Kerry Hill (A. Fisher, Harrogate) Sup. and res., S. and A. Burgess

Texel (A. Barr, Biggar) Sup., Douganhill Farms; res., M. and L. Craig

Blue Texel (H. Currie, Carlisle) Sup., R. and S. Dodd; res., K. Watret

Scotch Mule (D. Gray, Kilsyth) Sup., J. Guild; res., J. Park

Charollais (A. Kennedy, Parkgate) Sup., H. W. Sloan; res., J. D. Clanachan

Beltex (H. Jewitt, Barnard Castle) Sup., A. Jackson; res., G. and S. Sinclair

Lleyn (H. Goldie, Ruthwell) Sup., J. Kingan; res., G. Brown

Ryeland (S. Hipps, Harrogate) Sup. and res., E. and J. Henderson

Coloured Ryeland (J. Reed) Sup., S. and J. E. Fisher and M. J. Hoggarth

Shetland (A. Bain, Haddington) Sup., S. Tyson and R. Willan; res., L. Carruthers

Zwartbles (M. Simpson, Kilmarnock) Sup., T. and I. Goldie; res., R. Torbet

British Berrichon (D. Gwynne, Powys) Sup., F. Barbour; res., E. Burgess

Any other continental pure bred (A. Kennedy) Sup., A. Jackson; res., I. McConnell

Any other native pure bred (D. Allen, Alnwick) Sup., L. Carruthers; res., I. P. J. Dick

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