James Porter with his cattle at the Royal Highland Show which won the coveted Native Groups Championship.
A LOCAL farmer excelled in the cattle rings at the recent Highland Show in Edinburgh. It may have been one of the wettest Highland Shows on record but nothing could dampen the spirits of James Porter who owns Gill Hall Estate, Dromore.
The Royal Highland Show, which is now in its 172nd year, is regarded as one of the leading agricultural events in the United Kingdom and each year attracts entries from right across the mainland and Ireland.
James Porter with one of his cattle at the Royal Highland Show which won the coveted Native Groups Championship.
James collected the Supreme Championship in the Beef Shorthorn rings
with his outstanding 2005 born cow 'Gipsy Rascal'. Judged by breed
enthusiast Elizabeth Lang, Cupar the Beef Shorthorn section continues to
be the biggest shop window for the breed in the British Isles. Gipsy
Rascal was described as a model cow by the breed judge, and received many favourable comments from a packed ringside at the show.
The Uppermill team headed by owner James Porter and assisted by farm manager Ian Rea scooped a number of top placings at the show with their cattle featuring in the Champion Native Group, Reserve m the Interbreed Pairs Championship, and winner of the Best Pair of Beef Shorthorns.
"We were pleased with how the team of cattle performed at the show with each and every one securing a prize ticket" said lames
This is a remarkable achievement at any show, but to do this at a flagship event such as the Highland is a real credit to the Uppermill cattle.