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 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 interbreed sheep championship on Saturday at the Royal Highland saw Black Isle farmer and sheep industry insider Rod McKenzie in charge.
The sale of Simmental females at Stirling was dominated by a reduction of Rosalind Smith’s Sapling herd from Eaton, Tarporley, Cheshire.
A small show of Beef Shorthorn bulls sold selectively at Stirling Bull Sales yesterday, with the top price of 6,500gns going to Donald Biggar, Grange, Castle Douglas, for the 26-month-old roan Chapelton Festival.
A Limousin cross heifer taking the show circuit by storm was crowned the supreme champion of champions at the Fettercairn Show.
It was case of sunshine and showers at Braco Show on Saturday with the latter being heavy enough to send everyone scurrying for cover two or three times.
The Aberdeen-Angus pre-sale show at Stirling saw father and son Neil and Graham Massie, Blelack, Aboyne, collect their 11th bull sales overall championship.
It was a case of “needs must” for Kirriemuir Show organisers during the run up to the 2015 event.