A fantastic show of Salers on a dry, but cold showing day faced Salers judge Andrew McConchie at the Royal Highland Show. After a good selection of animals from each class Andrew gave both the champion and reserve champion to females, a good attribute to this maternal breed.
John Elliott’s journey from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland was well worth it when his homebred cow Drumlegagh Elise born 01/03/2011 sir: Blason, dam: Venise, won overall champion taking the Swardsman Perpetual Trophy, and the QET Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Female. He also took the Best Group of Three Animals.
New Salers breeder Lyle and Sons, Dunblane, Perthshire won reserve champion with Seamore Heffalump born 14/02/2012 sire: Whitebog Dancer, dam: Valsie. Another fine example of this maternal breed.
Champion Bull (The Rumenco Trophy) and Champion Junior Bull (The Cuil Claret Jug) went to Farmstock Genetics with Cumbrian Capermello. a good young bull who will sire some great progeny. Born 31/07/2013 sire: Lataster Hector, dam:Cumbrian Camella 347.
Farmstock Genetics also took Best Pair of Animals.
Junior Female Champion (The Lochdougan Trophy) went to D Watson with Darnford Glory, born 10/03/2014 sire: Chapelpark Ali, dam: Cuil Belinda
Full Show Results
Class 297 – FEMALE born on or after 1st January 2014
1st Darnford Glory David Watson
2nd Bacardi J-Lo R & A Crockett
3rd Cleuchhead Gentle 33rd R & K Livesey
4th Beeston Hall Hattie Beeston Hall Farms Ltd
5th Cleuchhead Gentle 32nd R & K Livesey
Class 298 – FEMALE born on or between after 1st January and 31st December 2013
1st Cumbrian Joconde 674 Farmstock Genetics
2nd Beeston Hall Gi Gi Beeston Hall Farms Ltd
3rd Darnford Fabia D Watson
4th Beeston Hall Gella Beeston Hall Farms Ltd
Class 299 – FEMALE born on or between after 1st January and 31st December 2012
1st Seamore Heffalump D M Lyle & Sons
2nd Cumbrian Jolie 605 Farmstock Genetics
3rd Cleuchhead Hope 15th R & K Livesy
Class 300 – FEMALE born on or before 31st December 2011
1st Drumlegagh Elise J & EA Elliott
2nd Cleuchhead Mhairi 10th R & K Livesey
3rd Cumbrian Jolie 558 Farmstock Genetics
Class 301 – Bull born on or after 31st March 2014
1st Bacardi Jagerbomb R & A Crockett
2nd Darnford Grabbo D Watson
3rd Bacardi Jay-Zee R & A Crockett
Class 302 – BULL born on or between after 1st January and 3oth March 2014
1st Drumleagh Hanson J & EA Elliott
2nd Darnford Galant D Watson
Class 303 – BULL born on or before 31st December 2013
1st Cumbrian Capermello Farmstock Genetics
2nd Drumlegagh Granville J & EA Elliott
3rd Iron R & A Crockett