Cornhill duo win top prize at the Great Yorkshire Show

Burke Trophy Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show, presented by TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to owners Peter Whittaker and Fraser Cormack of Berwick on Tweed for a nine year old Aberdeen Angus cow
Burke Trophy Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show, presented by TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to owners Peter Whittaker and Fraser Cormack of Berwick on Tweed for a nine year old Aberdeen Angus cow

PETER Whittaker and Fraser Cormack of Stickle Heaton Farm, Cornhill, are celebrating after winning a top award at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Their Aberdeen Angus pair won the Burke Beef Trophy, awarded for the first time at the show, and their nine-year-old cow Rosemount Justine with her seven-month-old calf at foot won the Angus championship and also the native beef breed championship.

Peter and Fraser were presented with the trophy by HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in the main ring.

Fraser said: “Winning the award was brilliant.

“Everyone tries to win the Burke trophy.

“It’s a great achievement.”

The cow was breed champion at the Royal Highland Show and reserve breed champion at the Northumberland County Show earlier in the season.

The partnership’s Flodden Elegant also took home the junior breed champion’s ticket.

There was also success for other Borders farmers.

The reserve sheep interbreed champion went to Roderick Runciman, of Allanshaws, Lauder with a North Country Cheviot gimmer.

The 15-month-old sheep, Allanshaws Pam, was reserve interbreed at the Royal Highland Show earlier in the year.

She is by Synton Bullseye, a son of Allanshaws Double Top, which was bought for £2,200.

His first time at the Yorkshire for Roderick brought tickets for all three sheep entered and the breed championship.

Breed champion in the Dexter classes was the four-year-old bull Planetree Talos shown by Steven and Kay Darnbrook of Bailey, Newcastleton.

The Darnbrooks have won the Great Yorkshire breed championship four times in their nine visits.

Talos was also breed champion at the Royal Norfolk earlier this year, and last year at the Cheshire, Penrith, Halifax and Westmorland shows.

The Darnbrooks took the junior championship with heifer Hestia.

Ron and Robert Wilson of Cowbog took home the Hereford junior champion’s rosette for Romany 1 Ishbel.