Quality shines through at successful Tiree Show
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.
Tiree’s new hockey club played matches for spectators, sporting their new team hoodies sponsored by Tiree Fitness.
Colin and Hugh MacKinnon of Tiree, reared the overall cattle champion cattle.
Poultry judges Jo Vale and Iain MacKinnon.
Lining up in the horse and pony section.
Morag MacCorquodale judged the cattle helped by chief steward Donald Morrison.
Kirsteen MacKinnon, 17, took home an impressive haul of cattle trophies for Park House.
Tiree’s Erin Byfield, 13, of Cornaig, won best young handler on horseback.
Left to right ‘Granny Tish’ and Aonghas Kerr, Katie Jane MacKechnie, John MacKechnie, Olivia Bruce, George Bruce and Jarlath MacKechnie.
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.