Galloway takes Royal Highland interbreed honours

As a loud cheer and applause greeted Peter Donger as he tapped out the Galloway bull as his overall interbreed champion it was evident many ringsiders agreed with his selection.

This power house of a bull had been selected by many as a potential and worthy champion. Blackcraig Kodiac, bred by J and A Finlay, is by Glenkiln Dynamite out of Blackcraig Bertha D1.

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Described as the judge as “simply the best Galloway I have ever seen”, Mr Donger remarked on the bull’s immense power, locomotion and style.

Previous to the interbreed championship, the Galloways had already started celebrating as they took the interbreed Group of Four championship under the same judge ahead of the Simmental group.

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Taking reserve interbreed was Messrs J F Lascelles and Pippa Robson and family, with the two year old Aberdeen-Angus bull Balmachie Keystone. This one is by The Moss Mr Eshton out of one of the breed’s most successful breeders Kim of Fourdafourie.