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SHOW SCENE
WHITNEY SINGS THE RIGHT TUNE
for the Laird’s and Lawson’s
O
nce again the Royal Highland was the venue for a great show of
presence, strength of spine and neck gave the winner
black and whites and the ringside was packed with supporters of the advantage explained to the ringside by our judge.
many of the cows on show. With the weather staying fi ne it was Harri Great depth of body and udder balance gave the
Evans of the Ceinwen prefi x from north Wales who had the job of
second place an advantage over another top show
placing the classes. Harri was making it a full set of Royal shows he has
winner, the Williamson/Baty entry Bricknell Gibson
judged and by the end of his task some tough decisions would have to
Peach. A great class of high yielding, long living senior
be made.
cows.
In the fi rst class of the day, junior maiden heifers, our judge said he had
Fifty ton class was led by class winner from last year
an easy winner with Almond Bonanza Allyson who had balance and
Herdstown Rachael still showing that great udder full
great locomotion giving her the advantage over New Abbey Jasper
of milk.
Dellia. His second placed heifer was better in her spine than the real
With the ringside packed with visitors from far and
dairy heifer Lesmay Blade Mary from the Weatherup family.
In calf heifer was touch and go with judge Evans changing his fi rst two
wide our judge for the day Harri Evans had the
with the advantage going to the Yates team’s Logan Damion Joleen for
decision of who would wear the mantle of Royal
her cleaner head and neck and locomotion. Praised for her length and
Highland Show Champion 2009. There were lots of
contenders but he fi nally tapped forward his young
depth of body, the Shottle sired heifer from Cameron Baty stood ahead
cow Almondene Whitney from the Laird/ Lawson
of Cheviotview Westport Opera from Andrew Hodge.
partnership with a very proud young Laird on the
Cow in calf was led by the great old cow Ingleview Charles Jane praised
halter.
by judge Evans for her length, power and dairyness ahead of another
Reserve went to David Yates with the third calver
from the same team.
Meiklefi rth Empire Babs with nephew Michael leading.
First of the in milk classes was for junior heifers in milk with some high Hon-Mention with a not so young leadsman went to
class heifers on view. Leading the way was an all white heifer from the Davidson’s of Errolston.
the Bunting team already having a good day, with New Abbey Deslacs
Dellia. She was preferred by our judge for her locomotion and length
Judge: Harri Evans (Ceinwen)
over Seaville Loader Angela who is another astute purchase by
the Davidson’s of Errolston. The quality and veination of udder
gave her the advantage over third placed Overside Mr Sam
Amanda 2 from the Neilsons.
Senior heifers in milk were led by the Yates team with Logan
Mr Sam Hope, praised by judge Evans for her bloom, balance
and strength. She stood ahead of long time supporters of this
show the Lairds with Blythbridge Ben Emma. Another from the
Neilsons of Overside stood in third place.
Championship time for the heifers and our judge, after long
deliberation, went for his two junior heifers giving the Buntings
a great win with Davy McCormick on the halter.
Next in the ring was the second calvers and the class was full
of great cows. Leading the way the jointly owned Laird and
Lawson entry Almondene Whitney was praised for her bloom
of udder, clean shoulder and her ring presence. Second place
went to another from the Yates team Logan Silky Barb. She just
had the advantage over Overside Sept Dellia in the way she handled her
rear legs. Our judge gave great credit to all the animals further down
Champion; Blythe Farms & FR
the line in a top class of young cows.
Lawson’s Almondene Whitney
Third calvers was again a great class and the winner this time came from
Reserve Champion; D Yates’s
David Yates of Meiklefi rth with the home bred and well known cow
Meiklefi rth Empire Babs
Empire Babs. Length of udder, dairy strength and teat placement were
praised by our judge. Following closely in second place was yet another
Honourable Mention; B & V
from Errolston, this time Llydan Derry Carol showing a great dairy
Davidson’s Llydan Derry Carol
frame which gave her the advantage over the Lawson/Rawcliffe entry
Champion Heifer; A Bunting’s New
Whartonspool PSS Marcey in third place.
Abbey Deslacs Dellia
Senior cows saw some great, well known cows from top to bottom
compete and it was the Almond/Weeton entry Weeton Jounalist Helen
Ex Bred Champion; D Yates’s
who led the way from Overside Allen Bonita from the Neilsons. Ring
Meiklefi rth Empire Babs
64 THE JOURNAL OCTOBER 2009
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