Breeders from the north led the charge in the Simmental show ring at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Honours were evenly spread out at the 20th Black Beauty Bonanza in Inverurie, which attracted an outstanding entry of more than 100 Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings from 30 herds.
A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban on Monday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at Stirling Bull Sales on Monday with a new breed sale average set and a top price of 46,000gn paid.
The interbreed sheep championship on Saturday at the Royal Highland saw Black Isle farmer and sheep industry insider Rod McKenzie in charge.
Coming after a week of shorts and T-shirts weather, Saturday’s return to grey skies and raw winds might have dented the profits of ice-cream sellers at Stirling Agricultural Society’s annual show but it didn’t detract from the quality of the stock forward in the judging rings.
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.
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 newly branded LiveScot event, held at Lanark Market on Saturday, was hailed a triumph by exhibitors and spectators alike, with the primestock spectacle enjoying a strong turnout of both.
Normally it is Chicago that is known as “the windy city” but on Saturday the description would have been equally apt for Brechin.