Echt produces an impressive show

Robert Taylor, left and Iain Green with the Echt Show overall champion
Robert Taylor, left and Iain Green with the Echt Show overall champion

Early rain failed to dampen the spirits at Echt Show on Saturday.

It remained dry for much of the day and organisers were delighted with the turn-out for the event.

The show is now in its 163rd year and remains as popular as ever.

Secretary Marion Miller said: “We had a very successful show. It was drizzle to start with but it stayed dry after that until about 4.30 but events were all over by then.”

The judges, comprising a mixture of cattle, sheep and horse representatives, decided that the beef interbreed champion stood out securing Moray breeders – the Green family from Corskie – their first Echt Show champion of champions title.

The family, and stockman Robert Taylor, lifted the top award with a home-bred 18-month-old bull called Corskie Gingersnap.

Results included: cattle - Champion - Aberdeen Angus W.J. & J Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth with Corskie Gingersnap; British Blonde N & G Anderson, Beltie Cottage, Glassel with Glassel Jasper; Charolais S & K Smith, Bankhead, Portlethen with Forgeron Ellan; Highland Ian Adams, 24 Beech Tree Road, Banchory, with Frangag Dudh of Cladich; Limousin Aileen Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Whitecairns with Bruckhurst Howzat; Salers Alister Mackenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose with Whitebog Kim; Simmental W J & J Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, with Corskie Gingersnap. British Blue Sarah Balfour,Easter Fodderletter Farm, Tomintoul, with Newroddige, Jemima. Any other breed of cattle John and Susan Ravenshear,Heatheryfield, Cairnie, with Greenwall Fantasie Foxglove. Cross Blair Duffton, Huntly; Carcase

W & J Cameron, Burnside, Edingight, Grange; Young Handlers - Junior - Faye Wilkie, Skene; Intermediate Nicola Howie, Lumphanan; Senior William Moir, Fraserburgh. Overall Champion W J & J Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers.

The Piper will run more results from Echt Show in next week’s edition.