In the sheep lines it was a Charollais shearling ram that scooped the interbreed trophy for Russell Gray who runs 30 pedigree Charollais ewes at Lanark. This stock tup by Banwy Ninja was bought last year for 550gns from Jeremy Price at Oakchurch Farm, Herefordshire.
Judge Ron Mackenzie from the Black Isle, described his champion as ‘outstanding’. He said: “I liked the Charollais when he was standing and he moved so well. He just looked the part. The reserve was a tight ewe, but the Charollais just had the power, presence and determination.”
In reserve was the two crop, home-bred Blackface ewe from Allan Wight, Biggar. This ewe had a crop of three lambs this year, but is now only nursing two. This is the third Blackface championship the Wight family have won at the Highland Show.
This ewe is by the 90,000gns Dalchirla ram with the dam by a homebred sire called Big Al.
Stuart G Mair and Sons, Turriff, with their ewe; Res, WG Troup, Inverurie, with their tup.
North Country Cheviot
W and T Thomson, Roxburghshire, with their shearling ewe; Res, Mr WD Allen, Alnwick, with their two shear tup.
John Wight and Son, Biggar, with their ewe with lambs at foot; Res, W Ramsay and Sons with their ewe with lambs at foot.
JA and R Geldard and Sons, Kendal, with their shearling ram; Res, Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk, with their shearling ewe
Messrs Jim and Wallace Kennedy, Maybole, with their native cross; Andrew Baillie, Lanark, with his Beltex cross
James Brown with his shearling tup; Res, David Walker, Girvan, with his shearling ewe
Frances Barbour with her ewe; Res, Ewan Burgess with his shearling ewe
Barbara Webster, Newburgh, with her tup; Res, Paul Murray, Whitehaven, with his in milk ewe.
North Country Cheviots
JM Elliot, Kelso, with their shearling ewe; Res, WT Thomson, Roxburghshire with their tup.
Mr James Common, Lockerbie, with their shearling ewe; Res, Mr James Common, Lockerbie, with their ewe
Procters Farm, Clitheroe, with their ewe with lambs at foot; Res John M McKerrow, By Bo’Ness, with their shearling tup
E, B and SA Jones, Haverfordwest, with their aged ewe; Res Messrs R and J McFarlane, Stirling with their ewe lamb
Messrs Brogden, Cumbria, with their shearling ewe; Res, MR Ewbank, Harrogate, with their shearling ram
John Wight and Son, Biggar, with their ewe; Res, Mr S McClymont, with their tup
Mr A Gray and Son, Lanark, with their shearling ram; Res, Mr A Gray and Son, Lanark, with their ewe
J and M Cuthbert, Kinross, with their ewe; res, CG and KE Heeley, Westhoughton, with their shearling ram
North of England Mules
RF Wilson, Carlisle, with their ewe; Res, RF Wilson, Carlisle, with their geld mule hogg
Percy Tait, Worcestershire, with his shearling ewe; Res, James Kerr, Moira, with his ram.
Messrs K and R Buckle, Cumbria, with their shearling ewe; Res, Richard E Wood and Sons, Biggar, with their ram lamb
Mr AJ Thorburn, Annan, with his ewe; Res, CH Duffy, Stranraer, with their ram lamb
WR Kerr and Son, Maybole, with their ewe lamb; Res, Messrs HJ and G Donald and Paterson with their gimmer
Bleu Du Maine
Percy Tait, Worcestershire, with his shearling ewe; Res, Laine Daff, Uplawmoor, with his ewe
Steven, John, Carolyn, Rebecca and Rowena, Currie, with their ram; Res, Mr and Mrs Andre Bain, east Lothian, with their ewe.