First Great Yorkshire cattle and sheep results

The judges have already been busy here at Harrogate for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, with the first of the beef and sheep championships already decided.

Taking the Aberdeen-Angus title was N Ainsworth with March 2009-born heifer Rawburn Duchess Prairielane, a Rawburn Enigma daughter. Taking reserve was John Gilmour with Belhaven Ruisseau, a February 2008-born Vermillion Payweight sired heifer.TS GY Angus Champ.jpgIn the Beef Shorthorns it was Charles, Sally and Harry Horrell who took top honours with their cow Pode Hole Madeline Zeta, a Chapelton Promoter daughter with calf at foot. Reserve was G L Riby with his bull Elliot Bodacious.TS GY Beef Shorthorn Champ.jpgIn the Blondes it was a win for the Seels family with their cow Burghwallis Cadbury, a 2007-born Brownhill Unite daughter with calf at foot. Reserve was Nick Barrett with his heifer Everingham Duchess, a November 2008-born Arlequin daughter.

Winning the Galloway classes was J and S Ross with their heifer Beauty of Romebeoch, a 2007-born Xerox of Upper Buckna daughter.TS GY Galloway Champ.jpgLimousin champion was Jamie Cooper’s bull Tomschoice Elgar, a Haltcliffe Vermount son, while reserve was the multi-award winning heifer Ironstone Dumandy from the Smiths of Bloxham team.TS GY Lim Champ.jpg

In the sheep classes the Swaledale championship went to J Bradley with his aged ewe.TS GY Swaledale Champ.jpgThe North Country Cheviot honours went to Jimmy and Willie Thomson, Hownham Grange with their ewe, reserve was A A Grant with his aged tup.TS GY North Country C Champ.jpg

More results to follow in due course……