Royal Highland Showcase – Traditional Type Show Results

Royal Highland Showcase – Traditional Type

15th June 2021

Edinburgh

Mr Rodney Blackhall, Sheeoch

Traditional Type. Highland Showcase, June, 2021

Following in the ring from the Crossing Blues at the new format Highland Showcase was a flood of entries from the Traditional section, with some great stock on show and some very strong classes in the shadow of the “Big Hoose” at the top end of the show field, where normally you would find tractors and machinery.

Under the careful eye of judge, Rodney Blackhall, Sheeoch, who missed nothing all day, he selected his champion, which was an outstanding example of the breed. Owned and bred by Kate and Alan Smith, Low Arkland, this absolute cracker of a gimmer just oozed quality and style and just floated around the showring demanding attention. She is sired by a Lowes Fell tup bought out of Kelso in 2019. The Lowes Fell tup was also the sire to the tup lamb which won its class for them too, making it the most successful show for the 20 ewe strong flock, who have been showing here for the last decade or so.

His pick for the reserve position also wasn’t a shock. This time he went for the first placed aged ram, a monster of a tup from Robert & Lindsay Currie, Braegarrie. They bought him last year out of the Hexham Ring 17 rescheduled sale from Martin Quinn, Whinny Hall for £7000. He was a big tup then but has filled out massively and retained that style he was blessed with. He is by the £12,000 Bonvilston tup and has left some cracking lambs from this year’s crop Robert reports, so they will be something to look out for in the future hopefully.

The Kirkstead flock have enjoyed considerable success over the past few years at the show and their team they had out was, once again, full of quality. They took first prizes in the gimmer lamb, tup shearling and the ewe class, but it was the ewe that shone brightest in the judges’ eye, picking her out for the reserve female placing. She is by the £2000 Burndale which has done well in the flock and out of a ewe by the old Craig-yr-Orsedd. The shearling tup was again by the Burndale and his gimmer lamb out of a ewe by the Burndale, a sure testament to the quality this tup has been providing.

The reserve male ticket went to the second placed aged ram from J & M Turner, Kildalloig. This powerful boy, is known as “The Gaffer”

All through this section there was a depth of quality from all breeders and it was a credit to them, and indeed with the quality of sheep on show it was good to see the Champions take home the Interbreed Pairs Reserve Champion tickets too. Well done to everyone involved.

Tup above One Shear

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup above One Shear D L & S Currie Braegarrie
2nd Tup above One Shear J & M Turner Kildalloig
3rd Tup above One Shear Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
4th Tup above One Shear R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
5th Tup above One Shear J & N Wilkinson Bollihope

Shearling Tup

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Shearling Tup R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Shearling Tup Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
3rd Shearling Tup Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
4th Shearling Tup Kate Smith Low Arkland
5th Shearling Tup Kate Smith Low Arkland
6th Shearling Tup D L & S Currie Braegarrie

Tup Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup Lamb Kate Smith Low Arkland
2nd Tup Lamb Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
3rd Tup Lamb Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
4th Tup Lamb J & M Turner Kildalloig
5th Tup Lamb J & M Turner Kildalloig
6th Tup Lamb R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead

Ewe

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Ewe Kate Smith Low Arkland
3rd Ewe J & N Wilkinson Bollihope
4th Ewe Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
5th Ewe G Milne Kinaldy

Gimmer

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Gimmer Kate Smith Low Arkland
2nd Gimmer R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
3rd Gimmer R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
4th Gimmer G Milne Kinaldy
5th Gimmer Kate Smith Low Arkland
6th Gimmer Hazel Brown Leadburnlea

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Ewe Lamb J & M Turner Kildalloig
3rd Ewe Lamb Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
4th Ewe Lamb Kate Smith Low Arkland
5th Ewe Lamb Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
6th Ewe Lamb G Milne Kinaldy

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Breed Champion & Female Champion Kate Smith Gimmer
Reserve Breed Champion & Male Champion D L & S Currie Tup above One Shear
Reserve Female Champion R A McClymont & Son Ewe
Reserve Male Champion J & M Turner Tup above One Shear

Gallery

Breed Champion & Female Champion Gimmer from Kate Smith, Low Arkland

1st Prize Aged Ram - Male Champion and Reserve Overall from D L & S Currie, Braegarrie

Reserve Champion - Interbreed Pairs

1st Prize Ewe and Reserve Female Champion from R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead

2nd Prize Aged Ram and Reserve Male Champion from J & M Turner, Kildalloig

1st Prize Ewe Lamb from R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead

1st Prize Shearling Ram - from R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead

1st Prize Ram Lamb from Mrs Kate Smith, Low Arkland

Judge Mr Rodney Blackhall, Sheeoch - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judge Mr Rodney Blackhall, Sheeoch - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

Judging Traditional type BFL - Highland Show 2021

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