Qual­ity shines through at suc­cess­ful Tiree Show

The Oban Times - - FARMING - SANDY NEIL sneil@oban­times.co.uk

THE first rain for 15 years at Tiree Show on Fri­day did not dampen the spir­its of the com­peti­tors or the all-ladies line-up of judges.

This was the in­au­gu­ral judg­ing day for all and they were im­pressed with the qual­ity of the stock on show. Fe­males were also to the fore at the end of the day with an all-fe­male live­stock lineup in the cham­pion of cham­pi­ons.

Jan Pater­son’s im­pres­sive Friesian mare Tal­lina, rid­den by Julie Donn, won the cov­eted sash from the strong horse and pony sec­tion judged by Am­ber Cameron of Kil­malieu.

Judge Morag MacCorquo­dale of Achn­aba se­lected the win­ner of the new suck­ler cow and calf class which had won right through to lift the supreme in cat­tle sec­tion. This Li­mousin cross cow with her spring-born Charo­lais calf from Colin and Hugh MacKin­non of Kilken­neth is no stranger to the show ring, hav­ing won here be­fore.

Re­serve in the cross­bred cat­tle also went to Colin and Hugh MacKin­non with a spring-born Charo­lais cross bull calf out of In­ver­lochy Go-Johnny-Go, a Crofters’ Com­mis­sion bull.

The pure-bred cat­tle were led by Alas­tair and Iain MacInnes of Ruaig with a Bri­tish Blue heifer, Ruaig Jewel by Ruaig Ex­fac­tor and out of Ruaig Des­tiny, a pre­vi­ous win­ner here. The MacIn­neses also stood re­serve with Ruaig Mor­ven, a Bri­tish blue heifer calf by Bernard Ernie out of Ruaig Heidi. Supreme from the sheep sec­tions was a Bel­tex gim­mer on her first out­ing from Alas­dair Ma­cLean, Heylipol. Tiree Blos­som is by Cal­lacrag Wise Crack out of Tiree Spice, and is a full sis­ter to Tiree Bench­mark sold at La­nark last Septem­ber.

Judge Kirsty Mor­ton, Lochend, Denny, se­lected as re­serve in the pure-bred sec­tion an­other from the same flock, a March­born Bel­tex ewe lamb. The male cham­pion went to Et­tie MacDon­ald, Road­side, with a Blue­faced Le­ices­ter tup bought from Kil­dal­loig, Camp­bel­town.

Fiona Shed­den, Bal­ger­ran, Cross­michael, had the task of judg­ing the prime lambs, black­face and cross sheep. A pen of Suf­folk cross lambs from San­dra Brown, Bale­vullin, lifted the prime lamb award. Cham­pion was a home-bred mule ewe lamb from Et­tie MacDon­ald, Road­side, who also lifted the Black­face cham­pion ticket.

Tiree Show win­ners 2017 were as fol­lows.

Home in­dus­tries: Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Most Points for Chil­dren – Pre School: Ni­amh Ma­cLean; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Most Points for Chil­dren 5–7 Years: Char­lotte Vale and Josh Milne; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Most Points for Chil­dren 8 – 11 Years: Neil Hugh MacKin­non; The Macdon­ald Me­mo­rial Cup: Most Points for Chil­dren 12 – 16 Years: Kath­leen Munn; The Lady Peggy Hoare Salver: Best Knit­ted Ar­ti­cle at Show: Fiona Ma­cLeod – Hat and Scarf Set; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Most Points in Hand­craft Sec­tion: Monica Smith, Cross­apol; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Most Points in Pro­duce Sec­tion: Ann Cameron; The Ru­ral Cup Most Points in Home In­dus­tries and Pro­duce Sec­tion: Monica Smith; Bru­ton Chal­lenge Tro­phy: Most Points in Hor­ti­cul­ture Sec­tion: Rhoda Meek; Spe­cial Prize Most Out­stand­ing Item in Pro­duce Sec­tion: Ann Pater­son - Quiche; Spe­cial Prize Best Ex­hibit in Hand­craft Sec­tion: Monica Smith – Cro­chet Cush­ion Cover; Spe­cial Prize Best Ex­hibit in Hor­ti­cul­ture Sec­tion: Jo Vale – Fresh Flower Ar­range­ment us­ing 5 Flow­ers; Spe­cial Prize Most Out­stand­ing Item in Lo­cal Chil­dren’ s Sec­tion: Lani Milne – Tiree Show Pic­ture; The Christina Ma­clean Cameron Me­mo­rial Salver Most Points in Visi­tors’ Sec­tion: Mar­ion McMaster, Gir­van; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Prize Most Points Visit­ing Chil­dren - Pre School: Melissa Hendry; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Prize Most

Points Visit­ing Chil­dren 5–7 Years: Macy MacMaster; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Prize Most Points Visit­ing Chil­dren 8 – 11 Years: Ni­cole Camp­bell; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Prize Most Points Visit­ing Chil­dren 12 – 16 Years: Ruth MacMaster; Spe­cial Prize Most Out­stand­ing Item in Vis­i­tor’s Sec­tion: Sarah Clark’s Some­thing New from Some­thing Old; Spe­cial Prize Most Out­stand­ing Item in Visit­ing Chil­dren’s Sec­tion: Ni­cole Camp­bell – Painted Stone; Pets: Macdon­ald Lan­g­ley Quaich: Best Golden Oldie Dog at Show: Neil Con­nor, Brock; Hadley Shield Cham­pion Pet at Show: Katie Reid, Oban; Poul­try The Main Road Farm Cup: Poul­try Cham­pion: Tear­lach MacDon­ald, Main Road Farm; Rid­ing Horses And Ponies: The Christin Quaich: Cham­pion Horse or Pony at Show: Jan Pater­son, Bali­noe; Tiree On Horse Back Shield: Best Young Han­dler: Erin By­field, Cor­naig­beg; Trac­tors: The MacPhail Shield Cham­pion Trac­tor at Show: Iain Mackin­non, Kil­molu­aig; Tiree YFC: Tiree Young Farm­ers Club Chal­lenge Quaich: Sheena Mackin­non, Ken­o­vay and Ste­wart Barr, Con­nel; Toss­ing The Sheaf: Omand Mo­tors Shield: Gavin Omand, Ren­frew; Cat­tle Sec­tion: Nigel Gun­nis Cup: Cham­pion Pure­bred Cat­tle Sec­tion: A& I MacInnes, Ruaig; Cameron Calves Cup: Best Suck­ler Cow: Kirsteen MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Druimfhraoich Cup: Cham­pion Breed­ing An­i­mal: C& H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; The So­ci­ety Cup: Best Beef Bul­lock: Ann Pater­son, Cross­apol; Bel­gian Blue So­ci­ety Cup: Best Cross­bred Bri­tish Blue Sired Calf: Kirsteen MacKin­non, Park­house; MacLen­nan Mo­tors Salver: Cham­pion Male Cross­bred Suck­led Calf: Kirsteen MacKin­non, Park­house; ID MacKin­non Me­mo­rial Cup: Cham­pion Fe­male Cross­bred Suck­led Calf: C & H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Bernard D Smith Cup: Over­all Cham­pion Cross­bred Calf: C& H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; I A MacKin­non Haulage Cup: Over­all Cross­bred Cham­pion: C & H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Cameron Live­stock Prize: Re­serve to Over­all Cross­bred Cham­pion: C& H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Park­house Cup And Nor­brook Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Prize: Supreme Cham­pion in Cat­tle Sec­tion: C & H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Cor­son Cup: Best Cat­tle An­i­mal Bred By Ex­hibitor: C& H MacKin­non, Kilken­neth; Stafford & Flora Elgin Shield: Most Points in Cat­tle Sec­tion For Crofters: Kirsteen MacKin­non, Park­house; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Prize: Most points in Cat­tle Sec­tion: A& I MacInnes, Ruaig; An­nie Cameron Cup: Cham­pion From Cat­tle and Sheep Young Stock­per­son: Kayla MacDon­ald, Ben­der­loch; Heylipol Farm Cup: Best Young Han­dler in Sheep Sec­tion: Ruairidh Macdon­ald, Ben­der­loch. Sheep Sec­tion: D A Ma­cLean Cup: Cham­pion Pen of Cross­bred Prime Lambs: San­dra Brown, Bale­vullin; Robert Nis­bet Me­mo­rial Salver: Cham­pion Black­face Sheep: Et­tie MacDon­ald, Road­side; Lachie ‘Druimfhraoich’ Quaich: Best Scotch Mule Sheep: Et­tie Macdon­ald, Road­side; United Auc­tions Cup: Cham­pion Cross­bred Fe­male Sheep: Et­tie Macdon­ald, Road­side; Ma­cLeod Con­struc- tion Ltd Cup: Cham­pion Pure Bred Ram: Et­tie MacDon­ald, Road­side; Tarff Val­ley Cup: Cham­pion Pure Bred Fe­male Sheep: Alas­dair Ma­cLean, Heylipol; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup: Over­all Cham­pion Pure Bred Sheep: Alas­dair Ma­cLean, Heylipol; Druimfhraoich Cup and Nor­brook Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Prize: Supreme Cham­pion Sheep: Alas­dair Ma­clean, Heylipol; Tiree Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cup Most Points in Sheep Sec­tion: San­dra Brown, Bale­vullin; Stafford & Flora Elgin Shield: Most Point in Sheep Sec­tion For Crofters and Tiree As­so­ci­a­tion Prize: San­dra Brown, Bale­vullin; Cham­pion Of Cham­pi­ons: The Royal Bank Of Scot­land Tro­phy: From All Live­stock Sec­tions: Jan Pater­son, Bali­noe.

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Tiree’s new hockey club played matches for spec­ta­tors, sport­ing their new team hood­ies spon­sored by Tiree Fit­ness.

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Colin and Hugh MacKin­non of Tiree, reared the over­all cat­tle cham­pion cat­tle.

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Poul­try judges Jo Vale and Iain MacKin­non.

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Lin­ing up in the horse and pony sec­tion.

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Morag MacCorquo­dale judged the cat­tle helped by chief ste­ward Don­ald Morrison.

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Kirsteen MacKin­non, 17, took home an im­pres­sive haul of cat­tle tro­phies for Park House.

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Tiree’s Erin By­field, 13, of Cor­naig, won best young han­dler on horse­back.

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Left to right ‘Granny Tish’ and Aong­has Kerr, Katie Jane MacK­ech­nie, John MacK­ech­nie, Olivia Bruce, Ge­orge Bruce and Jar­lath MacK­ech­nie.

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Best dogs of any breed, left to right, are 2nd Gra­cie the Great Dane (cham­pion pet) with Katie Reid of Oban; 1st Maori (re­serve) and Iain Pirie of New­ton Mearns; 3rd Min­nie and Ruth Ma­cLean of Glas­gow.

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