26 January 2015
The Belted Galloway Society, Inc. has announced the Lifetime and Yearly Awards.
Excerpt below from the US Beltie News, January 2015
Show Dam of the Year, Aldermere Xanderlee 32345B, continues to build her legacy as one of the signature females at Aldermere Farm of Rockport, Maine. After being undefeated in 2011, her final win was the National Grand Champion Belted Galloway Heifer at Louisville, KY and later named Show Female of the Year. Aldermere Farm certainly values her success in the show ring but is more excited about the genetic potential she offers them and the breed. After two successful flushes, including the flush that Matt Thurston bought in the National Sale that produced this year’s Show Female of the Year, Xanderlee will have multiple progeny in Aldermere’s 2015 show string. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of her natural calf in January 2015. It will be the first calf to hit the ground in the United States from the award-winning Scottish bull, Southfield Major Ronaldo. Xanderlee is the daughter of Gold Lifetime Award winner, Aldermere Shoshanah 27238B, and previous National Grand Champion Bull and Platinum Lifetime Award achiever, Aldermere Lance 8071B. Aldermere Farm is owned and operated by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.