IN some of the hottest conditions of the year, Scottish exhibitors made their mark at the Royal Welsh Show this week by winning a number of breed championships.

In the cattle ring and fresh from winning the British Blue championship at the Royal Highland, Kevin Watret’s Solway View Milly continued her winning ways to secure the breed’s red, white and green ticket on Monday. The two-year-old Empire d’Ochain daughter is out of Kevin’s noted brood cow, Solway View Elegance, from the herd near Annan.

Another Scottish-bred Blue was in the prizes when the Paterson family’s Auchenlay Nimrod landed both the junior and male championships, before teaming up with Solway View Milly to win the inter-breed pairs on Tuesday. Born in May, 2018, out of the home-bred Auchenlay Hope from the herd near Dunblane, Nimrod is by the 2018 Highland Show champion, Sandyvale Jagerbomb.

Milly and Nimrod were also part of the winning inter-breed group of five.

Taking the supreme beef title was the seven-year-old Simmental cow, Sacombe Dandelion Oma from Judith and Bridget Borlase, which had secured the English National championship last month.

In reserve was Doncombe Madhu, a three-year-old British Blonde female from David and Sue Knight, which is another with an impressive show career.

Scottish sheep exhibitors welcomed their greatest results in the continental section with two entries – Ali Jackson and Kevin Watret’s Dutch Spotted ewe and the Ingram family’s Charollais ewe – pulled forward in to the shortleet by judge, Robbie Wilson, of Milnbank Texels in Aberdeenshire.

Ali and Kevin’s Tiptop Hannah, an imported two-crop ewe bought at the society’s selection day as a lamb back in 2017, secured the supreme inter-breed championship at the Great Yorkshire a couple of weeks earlier on her show debut.

From the Ingram family from near Inverurie, was a one-crop Charollais ewe which was shown lightly as a gimmer. Her pedigree features the 5000gns Rhaeadr Orlando on to a home-bred Logie Durno ewe.

Also winning in the continental section was Stirlingshire’s Ally Baird with his home-bred Zwartbles ewe, Greystone Eclipse. This one-crop ewe out of Corrybrae Ballerina is sired by Selside Casanova and had picked up a couple of tickets on the Stirlingshire circuit.

Going one better than her reserve overall at the Great Yorkshire to take the supreme inter-breed sheep championship was a ewe lamb by the 100,000gns Sportsmans Batman from Procters Farm.

Inter-breed judge, Robbie Wilson, stuck with the continentals to award the reserve overall honours to a Blue Texel gimmer from Paul and Christine Tippetts.