Turriff Progeny Show 2017
The Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association held their annual Scottish Progeny Show this year within Turriff Show on Monday 31st July.
The classes were split again this year with sections for both Traditional and Crossing Type. Judging the Traditional section this year was Mr Gordon MacKenzie, Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord. In the show classes Mr MacKenzie found his Overall Champion in an eye catching homebred shearling tup from M & C Drummond, Cassington. The tup is sired by Auchry/H3 and out of an 11 crop ewe, and has been successfully shown this year achieving first in a good strong class at the Royal Highland Show and Interbreed Champion at Stranraer Show last week. The ram will be for sale at this year's Kelso Ram Sale on September 8th.
Reserve Overall Champion was awarded to the female champion, a sharp gimmer from M Seed & Son, Auchry 4447/J34. She is sired by Myfyrian/H1 and she was on her first show outing this season. At the 2016 Turriff Show she was shown successfully as a lamb taking the overall breed title. Her half brother who was also the first prize ram lamb and part of the first prize group of three, and out of a homebred ewe by Craig Yr Orsedd/G2 will be forward for sale at Kelso Ram Sale.
Reserve Male Champion was awarded to the first prize ram above one shear from the Rossiebank flock of Robert Neill, with a homebred ram 840/G11 sired by Mendick D14. The ram has bred exceptionally well within the flock. The Rossiebank flock also took the reserve female prize with their ewe above one shear.
In the Traditional Progeny section, the champion group was awarded to M Seed & Son, Auchry with their pair of lambs by the same sire (shown with sire). They were sired by Myfyrian/H1 who was bought out of Builth Wells as a lamb two years ago for £3600, and reserve group was awarded to a pair of shearing rams by the same sire from R Neill, Rossiebank.
In the Crossing Type section our Judge was Mrs Hazel McNee, Over Finlarg Farm, Tealing, Dundee. In the show classes the overall breed champion was awarded to the Male Champion a sharp shearling ram from M/s C R & E S Millican, Hassiewells. The ram is a Riddings bred ram 752/J22 who stood Overall Champion as a lamb at the Carlisle ram sale last October, and was bought by the family for £4000. He has been successfully shown at Echt Show earlier in this year achieving Overall Breed Champion.
The Reserve Overall Champion was awarded to the Female Champion who was also first prize ewe lamb from M & C Milne & Sons, Speymouth. The Milne family also took the Reserve female title with their second prize ewe lamb.
The Reserve Male Champion was also awarded to M & C Milne & Sons, with their first prize ram lamb. He was sired by Kirkby Redgate 'Jackpot' and will be sold at the Kelso ram sale this year.
In the Progeny Classes, Hazel awarded her champion group to the Milne Family, with their group of three ram lambs by the same sire - Kirkby Redgate 'Jackpot'. This was their first outing in the show ring this season, and all three lambs will be offered for sale at Kelso ram sale this year.
The reserve champion progeny group was awarded to James Nisbet, Nisbets flock with a pair of gimmers sired by the same sire. The gimmers are sired by Marriforth/G2 and out of a B4 Tanhouse Farm ewe and are ET sisters.
In the Mule section, the champion progeny group was also awarded to the James Nisbet, with a group of three Mule ewe lambs (Blackface type) shown with their sire - Drimsynie/H10 who is a son of Midlock 'Knight Rider'.