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Judge’s Reportby Mr Hector Macaskill

To be invited to judge your National Show was indeed a great honour. The Simmental cattle forward would have been as good as ever displayed there. There being no tail-end at all. At the end of the classes there is plenty of quality, which in essence means the breeders are improving the breed. Take for example the conformation, hindquarter development and growth improvement in the last 10 to 15 years.

The Overall Champion, came out of the Male Senior Class from Ian A Hunter, with Tillylair Moss a homebred bull. A bull with great scale, beefing ability and good locomotion. Reserve Male Champion, was Hazelden Ringmaster from John Minshall, bred by Neil McGeoch. Again another bull with scale, scope and excellent locomotion.

Best Junior Bull was Colin Fordyce’s Blair Solomon, who has everything going for him, very good muscling, and must end up as a stock bull for some herd this back end.

My Female Champion came from the second class of Heifers from Brian Allan’s herd, Glenturk Rita. As soon as she came into the ring she showed herself above any other animal with presence, loads of character and style. I decided to make her Female Champion in my opinion to encourage all these young Heifers that keep coming forward should they have a chance.

Reserve Female Champion, Whiteridden Maple, came from Neil McGeoch, bred by Hamish Gilbert, a real beef cow, who also is a good breeder having bred the Reserve Male Champion.

My sincere thanks to R.H.A.S. for their invitation to judge the British Simmental classes; to Rob Forrest and his stewards who were in control all the time; the hospitality given by the R.H.A.S., and lastly, but not least, the Scottish Simmental Club who made me and my family very welcome at all times. May I just add that I think the Club stand is just about perfect. Well done!!

DATE: 22 - 25 June 06 JUDGE: Mr H Macaskill
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme & Male Champion TILLYLAIR MOSS GREENSIDE COURAGEOUS TILLYLAIR HILDA MR I A HUNTER
Reserve Supreme & Reserve Male Champion HAZELDEN RINGMASTER BRINKTON SOVREIGN WHITERIDDEN MAPLE MR A J MINSHALL
Female & Junior Champion GLENTURK RITA WHITEMIRE KING KONG GLENTURK NATALIE B G & L ALLAN
Reserve Female Champion WHITERIDDEN MAPLE DOVEFIELDS GALLANT WHITERIDDEN CORINNE MR N J MCGEOCH
Junior Male Champion BLAIR SOLOMON BLACKFORD LIONHEART MILNAFUA HARRIET MR C FORDYCE
Best Cow with calf at foot CORSKIE DULCIE 785 BURGHBRIDGE LANE MILNAFUA DULCIE MR J GREEN
Best Group of three animals MR J GREEN
The Robert Hitchins Sterling Sire Group Award 1. CORSKIE ROSHEEN POPES LAIRD CORSKIE SWIFT J31 MR J GREEN
1. CORSKIE RIPPLE POPES LAIRD CORSKIE GILLY 353RD MR J GREEN
1. CORSKIE REASON POPES LAIRD CORSKIE BLOSSOM 368 MR J GREEN
2. DIRNANEAN SOLOMAN STARLINE NELSON DIRNANEAN NELL MR F J A MCGOWAN
2. DIRNANEAN SALVADOR STARLINE NELSON DIRNANEAN KRIS MR F J A MCGOWAN
2. DIRNANEAN SHANE STARLINE NELSON DIRNANEAN BALI MR F J A MCGOWAN
3. CORSKIE RACHEL BURGHBRIDGE LANE CORSKIE BITTERN K18 MR J GREEN
3. CORSKIE REDD BURGHBRIDGE LANE CORSKIE BLOSSOM 367 MR J GREEN
3. CORSKIE SABRINA BURGHBRIDGE LANE CORSKIE RENI 2184 MR J GREEN
Female born on or after 01.01.05 1. STRATHISLA SERENA'S GERALDINE BLACKFORD LIONHEART STRATHISLA GERALDINE 4TH STRATHISLA FARMS
2. CORSKIE SABRINA BURGHBRIDGE LANE CORSKIE RENI 2184 MR J GREEN
3. DRUMSLEED SUSANNAH DRUMSLEED NATO DRUMSLEED MISTY MR G W SMITH
Female born on or between 01.07.04 & 31.12.04 1. GLENTURK RITA WHITEMIRE KING KONG GLENTURK NATALIE B G & L ALLAN
2. TEAM SEQUIN CLEENAGH JACK BROOMBRAE SEQUIN J17 MR R J MACGREGOR
3. CORSKIE ROSHEEN POPES LAIRD CORSKIE SWIFT J31 MR J GREEN
Female born on or between 01.01.04 & 30.06.04 1. MONADUFF ROSEBUD MONADUFF LORD SUNBRAE LILLY JIM GOLDIE & PATRICIA ROSS
2. DARSHAM RACHEL CORRICK KENTUCKY KID DARSHAM HEATHER MR D W SMITH
3. CAIRNVIEW LERICA 6TH POPES LAIRD CAIRNVIEW LERICA 5TH MR A J WILSON
Female in milk or in calf born in 2003 1. ORLANDO GABRIELLE 4TH ORLANDO HUGO ORLANDO GABRIELLE 3RD MR N J MCGEOCH
2. DARSHAM PEARL CORRICK KENTUCKY KID DARSHAM JAPONICA MISS C GREENHILL
3. ANNICK TRIXI-BELLE 3RD INNERWICK LANCELOT ANNICK TRIXI-BELLE MR L D QUARM
Female born in 2001/2002 in milk or in calf at time of Show 1. WHITERIDDEN MAPLE DOVEFIELDS GALLANT WHITERIDDEN CORINNE MR N J MCGEOCH
2. CORSKIE DULCIE 785 BURGHBRIDGE LANE MILNAFUA DULCIE MR J GREEN
3. SKERRINGTON REBECCA 18TH DOVEFIELDS GALLANT SKERRINGTON REBECCA 6TH MR JOHN YOUNG
Female born on or before 31.12.00 in milk or in calf 1. CORSKIE ALEXIS 308 WOODHALL BANDIT BALMANNO ALEXIS MR J GREEN
2. TILLYMAUD DANIELLE 16TH KILBRIDE FARM ELGAR TILLYMAUD DANIELLE 7TH TILLYMAUD FARMS
Bull born on or after 01.04.05 1. BLAIR SOLOMON BLACKFORD LIONHEART MILNAFUA HARRIET MR C FORDYCE
2. DRUMSLEED SCORPIO STERLING MARS 2ND DRUMSLEED DANA MR G W SMITH
3. TILLYLAIR SHANE BEECHES KESTREL TILLYLAIR DESDEMONA MR I A HUNTER
Bull born on or between 01.01.05 & 31.03.05 1. DRUMSLEED SALISBURY STERLING MARS 2ND DRUMSLEED LILAC MR G W SMITH
2. ANNICK SNOWSTORM STERLING NELSON 2ND CALDWELL CASINO WELCOME 2ND MR L D QUARM
3. CAIRNVIEW SUPERIOR HOCKENHULL MAVERICK CAIRNVIEW LERICA 5TH MR A J WILSON
Bull born on or between 01.01.04 & 31.12.04 1. HAZELDEN RINGMASTER BRINKTON SOVREIGN WHITERIDDEN MAPLE MR A J MINSHALL
2. SKERRINGTON ROLLS ROYCE DOVEFIELDS GALLANT SKERRINGTON PAEONY 3RD MR JOHN YOUNG
3. DIRNANEAN REDSTAR 1 STARLINE NELSON DIRNANEAN FREDDIE MR F J A MCGOWAN
Bull born on or before 31.12.03 1. TILLYLAIR MOSS GREENSIDE COURAGEOUS TILLYLAIR HILDA MR I A HUNTER
2. OAKHILL NED OAKHILL LENNOX REVELEX MEIERISLI 13RD MR & MRS L MOFFAT
3. CURLIEU MAJOR CURLIEU KNIGHT PEATLING JUBILEE MR N J MCGEOCH
Interbreed Scottish Farmer Trophy Reserve Champion TILLYLAIR MOSS GREENSIDE COURAGEOUS TILLYLAIR HILDA MR I A HUNTER

 Orlando Gabrielle 4th - 1st in Class Female in milk or in calf born in 2003

 Whiteridden Maple - Reserve Female Champion & 1st in class Female born in 2001/2002 in milk or in calf at time of Show

 Hazelden Ringmaster - Reserve Supreme & Reserve Male Champion & 1st in class Bull born on or between 01.01.04 & 31.12.0

 Monaduff Rosebud - 1st in class Female born on or between 01.01.04 & 30.06.04

 Corskie Alexis 308- 1st in class Female born on or before 31.12.00 in milk or in calf

 Drumsleed Salisbury - 1st in class Bull born on between 01.01.05 & 31.03.05

 Glenturk Rita - Female and Junior Champion & 1st in class Female born on or between 01.07.04 & 31.12.04

 Blair Soloman - Junior Male Champion & 1st in class Bull born on or after 01.04.05

Tillylair Moss - Supreme and Male Champion & 1st in class Bull born on or before 31.12.03 & Interbreed Scottish Farmer Trophy Reserve Champion