Royal Highland Showcase – Crossing Type Show Results

Royal Highland Showcase – Crossing Type

15th June 2021

Edinburgh

Mr Bill Hedley, Riccalton

BFL Crossing Type – Highland Showcase 2021.

It was a strange welcome back to the showring with no crowd and a very much reduced entry, but it is a start and shows that we can slowly return to a more normal-like future.

The Crossing section kicked off the days proceedings, under the watchful eye of judge Bill Hedley, Riccalton. The quality of the sheep on show was not in question, despite limited entries. The champion was a gimmer lamb from Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan, which would have graced any show. It was powerful, sharp with great colour and a great outlook with it. This smasher was by the legendry G34 Midlock and out of a ewe by J14 Blarnavaid, which went back to H1 Highberries Hotshot. It has showing blood running right through its breeding with her full sister taking the female championship at the Highland back in 2019, and the Highberries and Feizor flocks have bought full sisters too.  Later in the afternoon she went on to take the overall individual Interbreed Championship a perfect way to end a great show day.

The reserve champion was a tup lamb from the same flock, completing a great day for the McQuistin family. This tup lamb was by the Highberries Golden Boy, again a son of the G34 Midlock, and is out of the sister to the ewe that the Highberries flock have, making this tup lamb a cousin to the champion. This lamb has a real powerful outlook, with sharp colour and plenty of bone and a good skin.

The Male champion was a three-year-old tup from John & Finlay Robertson, Beeches. This monster of a tup was bought out of Hawes as a lamb from Sealhouses and is by the £20,000 H1 Steel. His first crop of shearlings will be heading to Kelso this autumn, and if they are built like him, they will certainly catch the eye!

There was more G34 breeding thrown into the mix in the female section as a gimmer shearling by a full brother to the Midlock tup, again from the Beeches, this one by L25 Midlock, a £12,000 purchase out of Kelso a few years back. Its mother is an old show ewe from the flock by Midlock Bronco.

It will be nice next year to see a full ring of sheep and plenty of onlookers. We live in hope!

Tup above One Shear

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup above one shear Finlay Robertson Beeches

Tup Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup Lamb A McQuistin Barnshangan
2nd Tup Lamb A McQuistin Barnshangan
3rd Tup Lamb J & J Nisbet Nisbets
4th Tup Lamb R D McInnes Moscow

Gimmer

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Gimmer Finlay Robertson Beeches
2nd Gimmer N C Marston Highberries
3rd Gimmer N C Marston Highberries
4th Gimmer Finlay Robertson Beeches
5th Gimmer L & D Graham Burnbank

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb A McQuistin Barnshanagan
2nd Ewe Lamb R D McInnes Moscow
3rd Ewe Lamb A McQuistin Barnshangan
4th Ewe Lamb J & J Nisbet Nisbets

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Breed Champion & Female Champion A McQuistin Ewe Lamb
Reserve Breed Champion & Male Champion A McQuistin Ram Lamb
Reserve Female Champion Finlay Roberston Gimmer
Reserve Male Champion Finlay Roberston Tup above one shear

Gallery

Overall Interbreed Champion, Breed Champion & Female Champion from Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan with a Ewe Lamb

Overall Interbreed Champion, Breed Champion & Female Champion from Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan with a Ewe Lamb

1st Prize Ram Lamb, Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion from Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan

Crossing Type Pairs from Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan

1st Prize Gimmer and Reserve Female from Finlay Robertson, Beeches

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

Judge Mr Bill Hedley, Riccalton - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

BFL Crossing type - Highland Show 2021

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