As the 2019 Royal Highland Show got off to a great start on Thursday 20th June, the crowds were out in their masses for the Aberdeen-Angus classes kicking off at 2pm. The sun was shining for the most part and the attendees were treated to an excellent show of cattle on a good day for the breed.
Judge for this year’s event was David Evans of Tree Bridge Aberdeen-Angus, and it was a yearling heifer who took the overall Aberdeen-Angus championship for first time exhibitors, Martin McCornick and daughter Gemma from Newton Stewart. It was Junior and Female Champion McCornick Keira by Skaill Dino that was David Evans’ standout entry in the ring, describing her as having ‘exceptional breed characteristics’ – a worthy champion for the breed on what was a strong day for the females. The Reserve went to Alistair Clark’s class winner and Male Champion Carruthers Grenadier who’d also impressed Mr Evans in the ring earlier in the day. This June 2015 bull is out of Carruthers Gemma by Morven Kilo Master.
Methven-based Donald Rankin’s Kilmaluag Lady Iris took both the Reserve Junior and Reserve Junior Female accolades for the Isle of Skye based breeder. The November 2017-born Lady Iris is out of namesake Mosston Muir Lady Iris by Retties Euromillions. On a strong day for Mr Rankin’s Kilmaluag herd, the Reserve Female Championship went to Kilmaluag Lady Isobelle, out of Mosston Muir Lady Isobelle by Retties JFK.
Kilmaluag Lady Iris.
Kilmaluagh Lady Isobelle.
In the Junior Bull section, David Evan’s Best Junior Bull came from Brailes Livestock in the shape of Schivas Methlick Boy, a young bull who’d previously impressed to win his individual class. Reserve Junior Bull was Rulesmains Kentucky of Andrew Hodge, second to Schivas Methlick Boy in the individual and overall Junior Bull classes.
Schivas Methlick Boy.
In the Beef Cattle Pairs competitions, the championship went to the pair from Alistair Clark and David Walker, respectively being Carruthers Grenadier and Galcantray Bet Maid. The Aberdeen-Angus team took the Beef Interbreed Native Team Competition with a magnificent team of three, being Alistair Clark’s Carruthers Grenadier, David Walker’s Galcantray Bet Maid and Donald Rankin’s Kilmaluag Lady Isobelle.
Beef Interbreed Native Team Champions.
There was also success for the breed in the Beef Interbreed Team Competition where the Aberdeen-Angus team was in reserve place, made up of Donald Rankin’s heifer Kilmaluag Lady Iris, D&K Graham from Stirling with Carruthers Elspeth, Galcantray Bet Maid from David Walker in Nairn and Alistair Clark and Sons’ bull, Carruthers Grenadier, from Cumnock.
Beef Interbreed Team Reserves.
The Society would also like to extend its congratulation to all young handlers who partook so expertly in the Show this year! It’s always great to see you learning your trade and growing, well done to all involved. Results from the young handlers sections can be viewed by clicking here.
Full results from all classes:
Female born on or after 1st April 2018
1) McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick
2) Duncanziemere Jill U264 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
3) Gordon Euxette U251 – Gordon Brooke Estate
4) Galcantray Lassie U159 – Mr David Walker
5) Drumlow Pure Pridella U355 – Messrs W & E I Brown
6) Stouphill Duchess Georgina – Mr W.D Allen
Female born on or between January and 31st March 2018
1 Tulloes Pride U003 – Mr David Raeburn
2) Rulesmains Miss Essence U039 – Mr Andrew Hodge
3) Retties Evita U005 – Mrs R & C Rettie
4) Crew Destiny U601 – Miss Stephanie Dick
5) Longbank Ethel U896 – Mr Henry Duncan
6) Longbank Olive U874 – Mr Henry Duncan
Female born on or between 24th June and 31st December 2017
1) Kilmaluag Lady Iris T220 – Mr Donald Rankin
2) Carruthers Elspeth U116 – Messrs D and K Graham
3) Stouphill Quorom T208 – Mr W D Allen
4) Retties Pam T420 – Mr & Mrs R & C Rettie
Female born on or between 1st January and 23rd June 2017 with calf at foot
1) Retties Ruisseau T391 – Mr & Mrs R & C Rettie
2) Kincardine Castle Esta T154 – C & D Davidson & Thomson
Female born on or between 1st January and 23rd June 2017
1) Kilmaluag Lady Ruth T207 – Mr Donald Rankin
2) Cheeklaw Black Beth T597 – Bailes Livestock
3) Stouphill Lady Rose T196 – Mr W D Allen
4) Tonley Belle ET – Mr Neil Wattie
5) Retties Lady Rose T394 – Miss Rose Mylius
Female born on or between 1st January and 31st December 2016, to be shown with her natural calf at foot, the calf to be entered or be eligible for entry in the Aberdeen-Angus herd book
1) Kilmaluag Lady Isobelle S191 – Mr Donald Rankin
2) Rulesmains Fondare K767 – Mr Andrew Hodge
Female born on or before 31st December 2015, to be shown with her natural calf at foot, the calf to be entered or be eligible for entry in the Aberdeen=Angus herd book
1) Galcantray Bet Maid M538 – Mr David Walker
2) Logie Pride R585 – A J R Farms
3) Duncanziemere Jody R128 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
4) Mosston Muir Estrlita R360 – Mr Keith & Allan Rennie
Bull born on or after 1st April 2018
1) Stouphill Eligh U217 – Mr W D Allen
2) Gordon Provander U300 – Gordon Brooke Estate
3) Blelack Prince Charlie U931 – Mr Neil Massie & Sons
4) McCornick Florida U540 – Mr Martin McCornick
Bull born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2018
1) Schivas Methlick Boy U638 – Brailes Livestock
2) Rulesmains Kentucky U019 – Mr Andrew Hodge
3) Blelack Dakota U898 – Mr Neil Massie & Sons
4) Swordale Gizmo U940 – Messrs Watt
Bull born on or before 31st December 2016
1) Carruthers Grenadier R797 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
2) Mosston Muir Excalibur P342 – Mr Keith & Allan Rennie
3) Gretnahouse Blacklight R806 – Mr Hugh Thomson
Overall Aberdeen-Angus champion – McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick
Overall Reserve Champion – Carruthers Grenadier R797 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
Junior Champion – McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick
Reserve Junior – Kilmaluag Lady Iris T220 – Mr Donald Rankin
Best Junior Female – McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick
Reserve Best Junior Female – Kilmaluag Lady Iris T220 – Mr Donald Rankin
Champion Female – McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick
Champion Male – Carruthers Grenadier R797 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
Reserve female – Kilmaluag Lady Isobelle S191 – Mr Donald Rankin
Best Junior bull – Schivas Methlick Boy U638 – Brailes Livestock
Reserve Junior bull – Rulesmains Kentucky U019 – Mr Andrew Hodge
Breeder of best bull – Carruthers Grenadier R797 – Messrs Alistair Clark & Sons
Best animal bred by exhibitor – McCornick Keira U451 – Martin McCornick