Continental bulls sold to a top price of 9,000gn four times at yesterday’s May bull sale at United Auctions in Stirling.
Championship quality cattle, sheep, goats and native horses were preened, paraded and took centre stage on a perfect Perth Show day.
The Shetland pony champion may have been one of the smallest animals in Kirriemuir's East Muirhead of Logie showground but she walked away with the day's most prestigious centenary trophy.
Alyth Show settled comfortably back into its traditional pre-Highland Show slot on Saturday with a day of sunshine, some serious competition and huge sighs of relief from the show organising committee.
Alyth Show had the best of the weekend’s weather and its recently adopted site at Bogie’s Field on the outskirts of Blairgowrie once again proved ideal as a show field.
The prestige of winning a top ticket at a summer show was never more clearly demonstrated than at Doune and Dunblane on Saturday when a sudden torrent of rain during the sheep interbreed judging left farmers and breeders drenched and chilled.
The sheer number of oilskin jackets, winter hats and gloves being worn might have had spectators and exhibitors alike questioning the June date on the front of the Central and West Fife show catalogue as they entered the showground.
Aberdeen-Angus breeders left Stirling yesterday pleased and relieved with trade that saw the average price for bulls rise £544 on last year.
The North of Fife Foal Show Society celebrated its centenary show in style with a quality turnout of Clydesdales at Highfield at Howe.
The interbreed sheep championship on Saturday at the Royal Highland saw Black Isle farmer and sheep industry insider Rod McKenzie in charge.