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.

Champion - Drumlegagh Elise

Champion – Drumlegagh Elise

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.

Reserve Champion - Seamore Heffalump

Reserve Champion – Seamore Heffalump

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.

Champion Bull - Cumbrian Capermello

Champion Bull – Cumbrian Capermello

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