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Scottish National Show – Turriff 5th August to 6th August 2018 – Judge Mr S Key

by | Oct 12, 2018

Overall Champion, Female Champion, Best Animal bred by Exhibitor & Senior Female Champion

To start I’d like to thank the Scottish Simmental Club for the absolute honour and privilege of judging their National Show. The high standard of cattle put before me were an absolute credit to the breeders and the Simmental breed.

Class 1: Bulls born before 31/12/16. Quite a difficult class with three different types of bull. The first place for Curaheen Drifter, a well fleshed, long, deep bodied bull who moved very well on the day. Second was Newbie Mains Fame and Fortune, who on the day out powered Auroch Hudson who was giving away quite a bit of age.
Class 2. First was Blackford Iolair, a very big, growthy bull who was a different type to the second place Islavale Irish, a long fleshy bull who had plenty of breed character. Blackford Iolair then went on to be Reserve Male Junior Champion. Third was Pitmudie Inverurie, a deep, well fleshed bull, just lacking the length and power of the two bulls placed above him.
Class 3. First was Islavale Imperial, long, well fleshed, great movement and full of breed character, a bull which is going to have an outstanding future. He went on to be my Junior Champion and Reserve Male Champion. Second was Islavale Isaac, another good bull brought from the same stable. Well fleshed but on the day didn’t move as well as his yard mate. Third was Corskie Infinity, a good bull just lacking the flesh and power of the 2 bulls above him.
Class 4. First was Cairnorrie Irn-Bru, a good young modern bull, well fleshed for his age and another one to look out for in the future. Second was Woodhall Innerwick, another tidy bull but just lacked the flesh of the bull placed above him. Third was Blackford Island Legacy, a good calf but for me on the day just lacked the style of the 2 bulls above him.
Class 5. First was Islavale Emerald. From the moment she walked in the ring I knew she was going to take some stopping. A cow with amazing presence and full of breed character. Everything I looked for in a top class cow. She went on to be my Female Champion, then overall Simmental Champion and Reserve Interbreed Champion. Second was Drumsleed Farina, another wonderful cow put before me who on any other day would have been a worthy champion but unfortunately was just out powered. Drumsleed Farina then went on to be my Reserve Female Champion. Third was Drumsleed Gretel, another good cow working hard but just wasn’t as good on the plates as her stable mate on the day. Drumsleed Farina and Drumsleed Gretel also went on to be part of the best Group of Three animals and became Reserve Interbreed Group of Three.
Class 6. First was Pitmudie Havana, a very smart heifer, full of breed character and I’m sure she will become a good breeder. Second was Corskie He-enna, another cracking heifer who will also go on. Third place was Pitgaveny Gamble, another good strong heifer who on the day just lacked the condition of the 2 heifers above her.
Class 7. First was Blackford Hyalite, a super strong heifer with a super head and big ears to match. Full of breed character and a worthy winner of this strong class. Second was Corskie Herlande, another good heifer but a slightly different type to my winner but still I’m sure will become a very good cow. Third, Corskie Herb, another good heifer but in my opinion on the day a little shorter in length to her stable mate.
Class 8. First was Garmouth Dumandy’s Isabella. A tough class but Isabella was a rib longer and full of breed character to her class mates. She went on to be my Junior Female Champion and Reserve Junior Champion. Second was Corskie Inita, another sweet heifer who just lacked the length of the first place heifer. Third was Pitmudie Florin 2nd, another cracking heifer and very good on the plates.
Class 9. First placed was Islavale Illusion, a nice red, clean, long modern heifer who at an early age shows great promise. She went on to be my Reserve Junior Female Champion. Second place was Cairnorrie Clarissa 3rd, a nice heifer with good breed characteristics. Third place was Auchorachan Hilly, a lovely long heifer but on the day didn’t move as well as the 2 placed above her.
Class 10. Three lovely calves were put before me and in first place I put Drumsleed Janine, a super sweet calf who will hopefully follow in her dam’s footsteps. Second place was Islavale Jewel, a good red heifer but harshly lacked the width of Janine. Third was Quarryhill Jen, another super calf who has done well off her dam. I’m sure she will be in the show ring when she is older.
Class 11: Best pair for me on the day were Islavale Imperial and Islavale Irish who were a uniformed match. Long fleshy bulls with great potential.
Finally I would like to thank the Turriff Show for their hospitality, to Tom Henderson and his family and to Richard Pettit for all their organising which led to the smooth running of classes and Neil Shand for his class stewarding.

Drumsleed Farina
DATE: 5th August to 6th August 2018JUDGE: Mr S Key
CLASS & POSITIONNAME OF ANIMALSIREDAMEXHIBITOR
Overall Champion, Female Champion, Best Animal bred by Exhibitor & Senior Female ChampionISLAVALE EMERALDWOODHALL WALKERISLAVALE VIRGINIAMR W S STRONACH
Reserve Overall Champion & Reserve Female ChampionDRUMSLEED FARINA 14CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELYBOARS HEAD KARINA 2NDMR G W SMITH
Male Champion & Best Animal Opposite Sex to Overall ChampionCURAHEEN DRIFTERCURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)CURAHEEN VIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
Reserve Male Champion, Overall Junior Champion & Junior Male ChampionISLAVALE IMPERIAL 17CURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE BETHANYMR W S STRONACH
Junior Female Champion & Reserve Junior ChampionGARMOUTH DUMANDY’S ISABELLABEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11STERLING VERITY’S DUMANDYLAURA GREEN
Reserve Junior Male ChampionBLACKFORD IOLAIR 17KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12BLACKFORD WAXWINGMR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
Reserve Junior Female ChampionISLAVALE ILLUSIONWOLFSTAR ELUSIVE 13ISLAVALE EMERALDMR W S STRONACH
Bull, born before 31.12.161. CURAHEEN DRIFTERCURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)CURAHEEN VIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
2. NEWBIEMAINS FAME & FORTUNE 14NEWBIEMAINS APACHE 09 9CARRALAVIN WYNNPITGAVENY FARMS
3. AUROCH HUDSONKLITGARDENS EMIL (PP)AUROCH DANICA (ET)D & R DURNO & SONS
Bull, born between 01.01.17 and 31.03.171. BLACKFORD IOLAIR 17KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12BLACKFORD WAXWINGMR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
2. ISLAVALE IRISH 17CURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE DAMSELMR W S STRONACH
3. PITMUDIE INVERURIE 17CORSKIE ELDER 13NEWBIEMAINS ELIZABETHHEATHER DUFF
4. GARMOUTH ICEMAN 17DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10CORSKIE CLOVERLAURA GREEN
5. BLACKFORD INDIGO 17KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12BLACKFORD DAISY 2MR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
Bull, born between 01.04.17 and 30.06.171. ISLAVALE IMPERIAL 17CURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE BETHANYMR W S STRONACH
2. ISLAVALE ISAAC 17RACEVIEW ELTON KK ETWOODHALL DIXIEMR W S STRONACH
3. CORSKIE INFINITY 17BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11CORSKIE FOURTH STARMR WJ & J GREEN
4. TILLYEVE INVINCIBLE 17WOODHALL ELLISON 13TILLYEVE ELISSAMESSRS C & M BRUCE
Bull, born between 01.07.17 and 31.12.171. CAIRNORRIE IRN-BRU 17CAIRNORRIE BOOMER 10BURGHBRIDGE VICKY 2NDMR N A SHAND
2. WOODHALL INNERWICK 17ISLAVALE FRONTIER 14WOODHALL FANCY 14MR N A SHAND
3. BLACKFORD ISLAND LEGACY 17BLACKFORD GALAXY 15BLACKFORD BUNTY 2MR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
4. BLACKFORD INVICTUS 17HOCKENHULL WATERLOOBLACKFORD ECHOMR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
5. BLACKFORD ISLAND LEADER 17BLACKFORD GALAXY 15BLACKFORD BUNTY 2MR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
Cow, born before 31.07.151. ISLAVALE EMERALDWOODHALL WALKERISLAVALE VIRGINIAMR W S STRONACH
2. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELYBOARS HEAD KARINA 2NDMR G W SMITH
3. DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15HAYSTAR CRACKER 11DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCHMR G W SMITH
4. WOODHALL EVASTEINADLERWOODHALL BANTERGEOFF & KATE ANDERSON
5. BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4TEAM WISCONSINBROOMBRAE SNOWDROP W18GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON
Heifer, born between 01.08.15 and 31.03.161. PITMUDIE HAVANACORSKIE ELDER 13DRUMSLEED CARINA 11HEATHER DUFF
2. CORSKIE HE-ENNABEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11CORSKIE WE-ENNAMR WJ & J GREEN
3. PITGAVENY GAMBLEISLAVALE CHAMP 11PITGAVENY DIAMONDPITGAVENY FARMS
Heifer, born between 01.04.16 and 31.12.161. BLACKFORD HYALITEKILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12BLACKFORD AMBERMR W G MACPHERSON (A FIRM)
2. CORSKIE HERLANDEBEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11CORSKIE ROLANDEMR WJ & J GREEN
3. CORSKIE HERBBEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11CORSKIE DILLMR WJ & J GREEN
4. DRUMSLEED HILIGHT 16GRANGEWOOD WILLIAMDRUMSLEED EVITA 13MR G W SMITH
5. OVERHILL HOUSE HESSECURAHEEN DRIFTERRACEVIEW ALTESSE RAMONA 450RICHARD MCCULLOCH
Heifer, born between 01.01.17 and 30.06.171. GARMOUTH DUMANDY’S ISABELLABEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11STERLING VERITY’S DUMANDYLAURA GREEN
2. CORSKIE INITAAULTMORE FRANCO 14CORSKIE ANITAMR WJ & J GREEN
3. PITMUDIE FLORIN 2NDCAIRNORRIE FERRARI 14PITMUDIE FLORINHEATHER DUFF
4. ISLAVALE IRISRANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11ISLAVALE ANWENMR W S STRONACH
5. OVERHILL HOUSE INDIACURAHEEN DRIFTERWOODHALL CLAUDIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
Heifer, born between 01.07.17 and 31.12.171. ISLAVALE ILLUSIONWOLFSTAR ELUSIVE 13ISLAVALE EMERALDMR W S STRONACH
2. CAIRNORRIE CLARISSA 3RDCAIRNORRIE BOOMER 10TILBROOK CLARISSAMR N A SHAND
3. AUCHORACHAN HILLY 12HILLCREST CHAMPIONAUCHORACHAN GENIED & R DURNO & SONS
4. WOODHALL ISLAISLAVALE FRONTIER 14WOODHALL FREYAJ C MACIVER
Calf, born in year of Show – 20181. DRUMSLEED JANINE 18LOPEMEDE GRENADIER 15DRUMSLEED FARINA 14MR G W SMITH
2. ISLAVALE JEWELCURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE EMERALDMR W S STRONACH
3. QUARRYHILL JENNEWBIEMAINS FAME & FORTUNE 14BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP D4GEOFF & KATE ANDERSON
Pairs Champion1. ISLAVALE IMPERIAL 17CURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE BETHANYMR W S STRONACH
1. ISLAVALE IRISH 17CURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE DAMSELMR W S STRONACH
Best Cow and Calf as PairISLAVALE EMERALDWOODHALL WALKERISLAVALE VIRGINIAMR W S STRONACH
ISLAVALE JEWELCURAHEEN GIANT 2ISLAVALE EMERALDMR W S STRONACH
Best Group of Three1. DRUMSLEED FARINA 14CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELYBOARS HEAD KARINA 2NDMR G W SMITH
1. DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15HAYSTAR CRACKER 11DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCHMR G W SMITH
1. DRUMSLEED HILIGHT 16GRANGEWOOD WILLIAMDRUMSLEED EVITA 13MR G W SMITH
Interbreed – Reserve Overall Cattle ChampionISLAVALE EMERALDWOODHALL WALKERISLAVALE VIRGINIAMR W S STRONACH
Interbreed – Reserve Overall Group of Three Beef AnimalsDRUMSLEED FARINA 14CLONAGH BUCKAROONEY TRUELYBOARS HEAD KARINA 2NDMR G W SMITH
DRUMSLEED GRETEL 15HAYSTAR CRACKER 11DRUMSLEED BUTTERSCOTCHMR G W SMITH
DRUMSLEED HILIGHT 16GRANGEWOOD WILLIAMDRUMSLEED EVITA 13MR G W SMITH