Yorkshire show winners
The Ross family from Romesbeoch, Shawhead, had a successful trip to the Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate, which is one of the leading events in the country.
Their Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch won the Cholmondeley Perpetual Trophy for the breed championship after winning the fema l e championship.
Jim and Selena along with son Doug, daughter Carolyn and grandson Logan brought home their 19th Galloway breed championship, male champion and junior champion from this popular show which attracts many local visitors.
Lifting the championship rosette was their seven year old Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch whose famous Nerys mother won many championships, including the Royal Highland Show, Great Yorkshire show and National shows.
Nerys 1306 is a Kirkmabreck Nimrod daughter and was shown with bull calf foot by Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh. Turbo Tam also received the red, white and blue rosette for male champion. This 2012 born bull is by Blackcraig Quest and the red rosettes continued for the Ross Family as they received junior champion for Nerys 1921 of Romesbeoch, a 21-monthold heifer by Penninghame Winward who was bought at the Penninghame dispersal.
In the Belted Galloway classes Mrs Anne Bell of Nether Clifton, Southwick, won the junior championship reserve title with her heifer Clifton Lily while she also took reserve honours in the male championship with her bull Clifton Lochinvar. She also won the pairs and group of three animals
It was a championship winning show for Suffolk exhibitors Sharon and Annabelle Hiddleston with their Barnsoul Pedigrees from Irongray, Dumfries.
Taking the supreme championship and The Sir Price-Smith Trophy, were delighted first time exhibitors, Sharon and Annabelle whose female champion, a gimmer out of a Strathisla ewe by the 20,000gns Muirton One Direction, on her first time out, took the honours.
One Direction was also sire of the female champion at last year’s show. They continued their success by winning the ewe lamb class, with a previously unshown ewe lamb.
One of the beef judges at the show was Donald Biggar of Chapelton, Haugh of Urr, who placed the junior championship and also the Blythewood beef pairs competition.