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.
Aberdeen-Angus breeders left Stirling yesterday pleased and relieved with trade that saw the average price for bulls rise £544 on last year.
It may be only a week since Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead delivered his CAP implementation plans, but already NFU Scotland is pushing hard for more clarity and guidance.
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.
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.
It was a case of “needs must” for Kirriemuir Show organisers during the run up to the 2015 event.
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.
Doune and Dunbland Show certainly had a wet start with around 35 millimetres of rain falling on Friday evening and into Saturday morning.
At the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston an anniversary will be celebrated on the New Holland stand.