The long summer circuit of grooming, rosettes and parades drew to a close for many of the local livestock at Kinross Show’s spectacular setting on the banks of Loch Leven.
Shows at Killin and Strathardle still lie ahead for some Highland sheep and cattle but many of the animals that have been regulars at all the summer fixtures are being retired after the busy summer season.
Kinross Show president Iain Campbell was delighted with the sunshine, crowds, a full to overflowing car park, increased entries of sheep and cattle and an endless array of Shetland ponies which saw judging last from 9am until almost 2pm.
“We were lucky with the weather for the show itself because the gales on Friday blew down the arts and craft marquee and did a lot of other damage. Show day just couldn’t have been better,” he said.
The Sycamore Trophy, a new salver presented for the first time this year, was awarded to the champion of champions, the interbreed beef winner, Ronick Jessiej, a 22-month-old Limousin heifer from R Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling.
In reserve place was the interbreed horse winner, the Hunter champion from Jenny Herries, South Lodge, Harburn Estate, West Calder. Her horse, Clifton Only Just is a six-year-old gelding by Stonegrove Ace.
Also in the line up for the champion of champions award was the sheep interbreed winner, a Mule ewe lamb from Craig Malone and Katreen Millar of Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden.
The dairy champion from Andrew Wilson, Caskerdo, Cupar was in with a shout too. She was Drakkar Hellio, a four-year-old cow which calved in February and currently giving 60 litres a day.
The goat champion was another contender. She was Lovelsglen Pantalaimon from the Campbell Family at The Byres, Brunton Farm, Torphichen, a coloured goatling which won the reserve championship at Perth.
Champion – Iain Johnston, Kirkton Farm, Falkirk with yearling filly, Roughlands Alana by Arradoul Balvenie and out of Barlochan Jubilee Princess. Reserve champion at Bracao.
Reserve – R H Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank with filly foal, Collessie Flash Girl by Arradoul Balvenie and out of Oldgreenlaw Jura. First at West Fife. Champion at Highfield at Howe show.
Champion – W and P Robertson, Newhame Road, Montrose with nine-year-old mare Hedderwick Red Ribbon by Sandown of St Ninians and out of Clashandorran Review. Champion at Angus and Alyth.
Reserve – Donna Lochtie, St Serfs Road, Tillycoultry with two-year-old colt Mawcarse Lord Daiguiri by Hawkdale Dixie and out of Stow Victoria.
Champion – Willie and Jennifer Allan, Millfield, Freuchie with with five-year-old mare Monika of Millfield by Glenview Lochaber and out of Misty 2nd of Millfield. Reserve female champion at Perth and reserve with a three-year-old filly Madeline of Millfield by Glenview Lochaber and out of Myleene of Millfield. Junior champion at RHS.
Champion – R Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling with 22-month-old heifer Ronick Jessiej [CORRECT] by Strathconville Eugene and out of Ronick Doreen and reserve with a three-year-old cow Ronick Intrigue. A full sister of the champion. First at RHS.
Champion – R adn C Rettie, Ardona Mains, Alloa with Retties Lady Ruth by Duncanziemere Edwin [CORRECT] and out of Wall Lady Ruth.
Reserve – Stephanie Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling with heifer Weeton Evora by Blackhawk and out of Blelack Evora. Reserve female champion RHS. Champion at Gargunnock and Haddington.
Champion – David McKerrow, Nocknary Farm, Freuchie with 116-month-old heifer Nocknary Katie by Cromwell Gunner and out of Nocknary Ebony. Reserve interbreed at Fife, champion at Perth.
Any other pure bred cattle
Champion – A Mylius, St Fort Farm, Newport on Tay with Lincoln Red bull St Fort Rolex by Norton Beau and out of St Fort Orchid. Champion at Perth, champion and reserve interbreed champion at Great Yorkshire.
Reserve – L Laird and SOns, Lochheah Farm, East Wemyss with six-year-old British Blonde cow Whitefield Freya by Whistly Dollar and out of Whitefield Suzy. A noted show champion with 24 wins to date.
Dexter Logan, Greenhead, Alva with six-year-old cow Solas Emma 4th of Benmore by Angus of Achnacloich and out of Solas Emma. Champion at Drymen and Campsie. Reserve champion at Great Yorkshire.
Reserve – D and B MacNaughton, Kinross with three-year-old heifer Skye 4th of Rannoch by Fergus of Isle of Bute and out of Skye 2nd of Rannoch. Champion at FIfe and Turriff, reserve champion at Braco.
Champion – C G Greig, Balcanquhal Farm [CORRECT] Glenfarg with three-month-old Charolais cross Angus heifer on her first outing.
Reserve – Stuart Bett, Westerton Farm, Cowie with Charolais cross heifer.
Champion – Andrew Wilson, Caskerdo, Cupar with four-year-old cow Drakkar Hellio by Manoman. Calved in February and giving 60 litres / day and reserve with two-year-old heifer Enchanted Alexander Jean by Golden Oaks and out of Claydence Mammoth Jean. Giving 39 litres / day.
Champion – Robin Orr, Halbeath Farm, Kingseat with two-shear tup by Mossknowe United and out of a gimmer by a Lussbear tup. Interbreed champion at Kinross in 2014.
Reserve – David McKerrow, Nocknary Farm, Freuchie with a gimmer by Stainton Vigilante and out of a ewe purchased from Kerr Jarvie. Reserve at West Fife and Angus.
Champion – W S Young and Son, Mawcarse Farm, Milnathort with a tup lamb by Forglen Nearco and out of a home-bred dam. Reserve interbreed champion at Kinross in 2014 and 2015 and reserve with a ewe lamb by a home-bred tup and out of a home-bred dam.
Any other pure breed sheep
Champion – J and E Lyle, Cottage 2, Nether Pratis Farm, Leven with a Blue Texel gimmer by a Beili Blue tup and out of Bishop Rebecca. Champion at West Fife and reserve with a shearling tup, a full embryo brother to the champion.
Champion – A and I Cullens, Dollarbank Farm, Dollar with a ewe lamb a Gass tup and out of a dam by an Auldhouseburn tup. Champion at Doune and Dunblane.
Reserve – Stuart McDougall, Mill House, Blairadam with a three shear Jaw-bred ram on its first outing.
Craig Malone and Katreen Millar, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden with a ewe lamb by a home-bred Blue Faced Leicester tup and reserve with three ewe lambs. First at Doune and Dunblane.
George Whyte, Pett Farm, Muthill with three gimmers by a Cuiltburn tup and out of home-bred ewes. Reserve champion at Braco.
Reserve – W S Young and Son, Mawcarse Farm, Milnathort with three Beltex cross Texel ewe lambs.
Struan Whyte with a Texel cross ewe lamb. First prize winner at RHS.
Reserve – Neil Messenger, Aston Farm, Abernethy with a Beltex cross wedder lamb by a Cuiltburn tup and out of a home-bred Texel ewe.
Champion – Susan Bechelli, Bonnygate Cottage, Balmullo with a tup.
Reserve – Linda McKendrick, Bankhead, Peat Inn with a gimmer.
Blue Faced Leicester
Champion – Alan McIntyre, Main Street, Glenfarg with a one-crop ewe by an Ian Minto tup and out of a home-bred ewe.
Reserve – Mary MacNiven, Craigfarg, Glenfarg with a tup.
Champion – Patrick, Denise and Alex Playfair Stichell East, Kelso with three gimmers by Kainsknowe Mayflower and reserve with a shearling tupKainsknowe Colin by Rivendell Andreas.
Champion – Campbell Family, The Byres, Brunton Farm, Torphichen with a yearling coloured goatling Lovelsglen Pantalaimon by Linnavon Dill and out of Lovelsglen Dasher. Reserve champion at Perth. And reserve with a white kid, Capitol Bianca by Guilden Tiger and out of Lovelsglen Donna.