ONE of the smallest herds in the breed secured the senior championship amongst the Herefords, when the Wason family’s male champion from Leven, in Fife, went one better than the female champion.
Achieving a personal best for Willie, Pauline and daughter Katie, who run just three females in their Saltire herd, was Saltire 2 Predator, an October-born son of Baldinnie 1 Orient. Out of Baldinnie 1 Fly 18, which stood reserve female at the Scottish National Show last month, this rising star stood second at the Highland and also had a win at the National Show when he stood male champion.
Reserve in the seniors was the female champion, Rockness 1 Echo, from Peter Eccles who runs just 12 females in his Rockness herd at Carlaverock, Tranent. A September, 2016-born son of Rockness 1 Maelstrom, she is out of Greenyards 1 Echo. 
Robert Wilson’s 70-cow Romany herd from Cowbog, Kelso, dominated the junior section when it scooped both the male and female championships. 
Standing supreme was the male champion, Romany 1 Prime Time, a six-month-old son of Barwise 1 Lancer, brought out by Tom Bradley-Farmer and Jim Borland. Third in his class at the Agri-Expo, he is out of Romany 1 Ishbel. 
The female champion, Romany 1 Lucy, which went on to take the reserve title was another third prize winner from the Expo, this time an April-born heifer by the same sire, out of a previous Romany 1 Lucy. 
LEADING awards:

(Judge: D Biggar, Grange, Castle Douglas). 
Seniors – Bulls born Oct 2 to Dec 9, 2016 – 1, senior male and senior champion, W and P Wason’s Saltire 2 Predator, by Baldinnie 1 Orient; 2 and reserve senior male, J Cameron’s Baldinnie 1 Chaka, by Baldinnie 1 Darwin. 
Heifers born July 13 to December 22, 2016 – 1, senior female and reserve senior champion, P Eccles’ Rockness 1 Echo, by Rockness 1 Maelstrom; 2 and reserve senior female, P Eccles’ Rockness 1 Matilda, by Romany 1 Lumberjack; 3, J Cameron’s Baldinnie 1 Domlass 21, by Baldinnie 1 Super Star. 
Juniors – Bulls born Jan 11 to May 3, 2017 – 1, junior male and junior champion, J Wilson’s Romany 1 Prime Time BL P62, by Barwise 1 Lancer; 2 and reserve junior male, J Wilson’s Romany 1 Ptarmigan BL P59, by Barwise 1 Lancer; 3, J Cant’s Panmure 1 Perry, by Dendor 1 Leota. 
Heifers born Feb 9 to April 25, 2017 – 1, junior female and reserve junior champion, J Wilson’s Romany 1 Lucy BL P60, by Barwise 1 Lancer; 2 and reserve junior female, G Harvey’s Harveybros 1 Crocus P5, by Venture Nighttime; 3, J Wilson’s Romany 1 Mink BL P60, by Barwise 1 Lancer.