Royal Highland Show 2014

RHS15

An end of March-born ewe lamb from Bill and Janice Shennan, son Alan and daughter Joanne, Farden, Turnberry, Girvan secured the silverware amongst an extremely strong show of Scotch Mules – which again attracted one of the biggest ringside audiences of the sheep section.

 

Their lamb, which first won out of class of 24, is by the £6200 Auld Tinnis sire bought last year at Kelso, in partnership with Scott Rorison, out of an Ashcraig-bred blackface ewe bought at Lanark as a ewe lamb.  She has already made at presence felt, having stood champion at Casphairn.

 

The Shennans, who run 1350 Blackies at Farden, normally sell 450 Scotch Mule ewe lambs at Castle Douglas and a further 250 privately, however this one may well be retained.

 

The reserve came from an equally strong class in the shape of the first prize gimmer from Andrew Campbell, Lochgoilhead.  His sheep was by Midlock Super Ali, a ram bought at Hawes in 2012, and shared with the Thornborrows and Iain Minto, and is out of a home-bred ewe.  Champion at Stirling the previous week, she won in a class of 24 at Ingliston.

Champion:

RJ Shennan & Sons (Farden) (Ewe Lamb)

 

Reserve:

Mr Andrew Campbell (Gimmer)

 

Ewe

1st:James Warnock & Sons

2nd:Mrs Kathryn Dunn

3rd:Mr William Sanderson

4th:L W & M J Parker

5th:J & G Sinclair

6th:Mr George Allan

 

Gimmer:

1st:Mr Andrew Campbell

2nd:Messrs H J Paterson & G Donald

3rd:L W & M J Parker

4th:Mr D M Bryson

5th:A Minto & Son

6th:Mr Garry McDonald

 

Ewe Lamb:

1st:RJ Shennan & Sons (Farden)

2nd:W & R Kerr & Son

3rd:W Lockhart & Co.

4th:Mr Scott Rorison

5th:R J Shennan & Sons (Farden)

6th:W Lockhart & Co.

 

Group:

L W & M J Parker

Judge:  Mr John McDougall, Gartincaber