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Donald MacNaughton wins the PATCH trophy at the Turriff Show

The PATCH trophy, sculpted by Lady Sally Nairn was presented at the Turriff Show on 1st August 2022.

The trophy, presented biennially for the overall champion in the National Highland Cattle Show, was not awarded in 2021 due to COVID. However, it was won this year by Donald MacNaughton, showing Bryor Rose of Rannock.

It is not the first time Donald has won the PATCH trophy at this prestigious cattle event. He won it in 2017 showing Skye 4th of Rannoch at Balnabroich.

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Donald MacNaughton’s abiding memory is winning the charity show at Balnabroich in 2017 for PATCH

Donald MacNaughton fondly recalls winning the PATCH trophy with his Highlander cow Skye 4th of Rannoch.

The Balnabroich 2017 PATCH trophy
The Balnabroich 2017 PATCH trophy

Donald MacNaughton, a well respected stockman, is interviewed for the Scottish Farmer in 2021. When asked about his most abiding memory, he fondly recalls winning the PATCH trophy with his Highlander cow Skye 4th of Rannoch.

Highland cows promoting PATCH – quite something!

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Second award of PATCH trophy at the Westmorland County Show

The second award of the PATCH trophy for the champion Highlander has been awarded to Dexter Logan of Blairlogan Highlanders.

Dexter is seen here being presented with the PATCH trophy by the Medical Director of PATCH, Dr Pamela Levack.

The striking PATCH perpetual trophy created by Lady Sally Nairn, the wife of our Chairman, was first awarded to the Champion at a Highland Cattle Show at the Nairns’ home, Balnabroich, in September 2017.

The trophy was awarded for a second time at the Highland Gathering held as part of Westmorland County Show on 12 September 2019. The winner was Dexter Logan of Blairlogan Highlanders with his outstanding two-year heifer Ban-Iarla-Morag 9th.

Lady Sally Nairn holding the trophy accompanied by Mr Sam Rayner, President of the Westmorland County Agricultural Society and his wife Judy (image by kind permission of the Society).

The weather on Show day was ‘challenging’ with almost incessant rain and the PATCH team was extremely grateful for use of the Highland Cattle Society tent to shelter from the downpour.

Our display attracted a lot of interest with sales of Christmas cards and donations raising £800. We were very grateful to the Highlanders exhibitors who very generously elected to hand over to PATCH the whole of a £500 donation that they had received from an agricultural supply company.