Cattle & Sheep Judges Announced

We are delighted to confirm the 2017 judges of the cattle and sheep classes as outlined below. Once again the show has focused on attracting young judges who have a great deal of experience showing their own livestock at shows across Scotland, and in some cases further afield.


  • Overall Cattle Judge: Mr Billy Thow, Kilearnan, Muir of Ord
  •  Accredited Beef Cattle: Mr Hamish Sclater, Deanhead Farms, Turriff
  • Commercial Cattle: Mr Donald Dalgetty, Cabrich, Kirkhill
  • Highland Cattle: Mr Rich homson, Speyview, Laggan
  • Crofters Cattle: Mr Donald Dalgetty, Cabrich, Kirkhill


  • Overall Sheep Judge: Mr Graham Burke, Cairndrum, Brechin
  • N.C.C Lowground: Ms Jackie MacKay, Watten
  • N.C.C Sheep Hill Farmers: Mr Andrew Elliott,Blackhaugh Farm, Galashiels
  • N.C.C Sheep Hill Crofters: Mrs Mabel Bannerman, Bettyhill
  • Beltex: Mrs Janet McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce, Dumfries
  • Texel: Mr Douglas Webster, Lower Reiss Farm, Wick
  • Suffolk: Mr Gary Gitsham, Muir of Ord
  • Shetland Sheep: Ms Susan Russell, Irvine
  • Blackface: Mr Neale McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce, Dumfries
  • Zwartble: Mr Rod MacKenzie, Muirton, Munlochy
  • Cross Sheep (Commercial): Mr Stuart Annand, Crathie Lodge, Laggan
  • Any Other Breed: Mr Neale McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce, Dumfries
  • Hoof & Hook: Mr Stuart Annand, Crathie Lodge, Laggan
  • Young Handler: Mrs Janet McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce, Dumfries
  • Four Fleeces: Mr Colin Ross, Wool Marketing Board, Evanton

You can view a complete list of judges for all classes including horses, ponies, poultry and vegetables by visiting our dedicated page



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