Beating off 1,000 cattle in a closely fought out contest in the beef ring and winning the prestigious beef championship prize was a native five-year-old Aberdeen Angus bull.
Shadwell Black Broughton K485 from father and son team Alistair and Graeme Fraser, Forfar, and shown by Fraser Cormack was awarded the prize by judge Jimmy Wilson who farms in Aberdeenshire.
Broughton who is by Muirhall Total Deal E009 and out of Shadwell Blackbird D181 was purchased from the Shadwell Aberdeen Angus herd by the Fraser family when he was under two years of age for a high five figure sum. Since then he has worked as a stock bull on the family’s 218ha farm where they run 60 Aberdeen cows alongside their arable operation.
This is the first time the Fraser family have shown at the Royal Highland Show, but did scoop champion of champions at the Kirriemuir Show with Broughton last year.
Graeme Fraser said Broughton had been a great stock bull with three crops of calves already on the ground and sons sold for five figure sums.
Describing his champion Mr Wilson said: “The Angus is full of meat from front to the hind quarters and as a five year old walks well. He also has great breed character.”
In reserve was the June 2013-born junior champion- the homebred Charolais bull Balthayock Imp from Major Walters, Perthshire. Shown by Davie and Tracey Nicholl Imp is sired by Blelack Forrester and out of Balthayock Christine.
This is the first time in more than forty years of showing Major Walters has ever won in the interbreed classes at the Highland, although he did win interbreed champion at the Angus show with Imp last year.
Alvie Farm, Kincraig with 2013 born heifer Alvie Lovely Gael; Res, M D McMillan, Perth with Coldrochie Hattrick.
Messrs FJ Fraser and Son, Fofar with April 2010 born bull Shadwell Black Broughton K485; Res, Messrs W and D McLaren and HW Angus, Auchterarder with june 2013 birn female Netherton Evita N734.
J and S Ross, Dumfries with Beauty C1437 of Romesbeoch; Res, Messrs D and R Cornthwaite, Lockerbie with Troloss Impeccable.
B Landers and Son, Newton Stewart with Cairnsmore Hamish; Res, J and Z Kirk, Dumfries with Huntfield Opal.
Hyndford Fold, Ravenstruther with Banrigh 3rd of Hyndford; res, HM the Queen, Ballater with Prionnsa Dubh of Craigowmill
Miss Heather Whittaker, Halifax with Sky High 1 Korker; Res, JRB Wilson and Sons, Kelso with Romany 1 Plum A84 E37.
Major D Walter, Perth with Balthayock Imp; Res, Messrs WK and P Drysdale, Blairgworie with Glenericht Hester.
Mr and Mr Melanie and Michael Alford, Cullompton with Foxhilfarm Jasper; Res, Mr and Mr Melanie and Michael Alford, Cullompton with Foxhillfarm Ivy.
Mr William McElroy, Dromara with Ivaniskey Denise; Res, Laird and Sons, East Wemyss with Whitefield Freya.
Kevin Watret, Annan with Solway View Jackpot; Res, Mr EC Haste, Beaworthy with Cromwell Ironman.
J and EA Elliot, Newtownstewart with Drumlegagh Elise; Res, DM Lyle and Sons with Seamore Heffalump.