The Scottish Agricultural Show’s supreme champion of champions stood head and shoulders above the competition in the weekend’s virtual showground.
The huge Charolais bull, Maerdy Morwr was shown by AJR Farms at Milton of Colliston, Ellon.
Morwr, a son of Maerdy Dynamite, who has never previously been in a show ring, took pride of place at Scotland’s first online show after 10 judges placed him the event’s champion ahead of the top sheep, goats, horses and poultry.
The Clydesdale, Collessie Jennifer, from Ronnie Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, a much more experienced show goer, was a popular choice as overall horse champion. Her previous wins include a championship at the National Stallion Show in 2017 and a Royal Highland Show win as a yearling filly in 2015.
The dairy champion was the Holstein, five-year-old Cauldcoats Samurai Molly 2 from Donald Laird, Pathhead, Midlothian. Previous wins for Molly included a championship at Livescot 2019 and a second prize at last year’s Royal Highland Show.
The show’s champion sheep was the Border Leicester from Robbie Aiken from Wennington in Lancaster. She previously took a second prize ticket as a ewe lamb at the Great Yorkshire Show and a second prize at the Royal Welsh, and is by Alticane Hitman.
The top goat, two-year-old dairy champion, Capitol Euphemia from Hannah Campbell, Bathgate also had previous show experience, having won the best goatling class at Perth show. Her sire is Homeacres Hugo and her dam, Capitol Bianca.
The poultry winner was judged to be Betty, a seven-month-old Silver Pencilled Wyandotte bantam from Amanda Slater, Bixter in Shetland.
Young handlers made some impressive videos, and the top award for the over 10 age group went to horse handler, Lauryn Burks. The under 10 prize was won by young cattle handler, Abbie Brown .
Over in photography competition tent, 3761 votes poured in for the vintage farm machinery winner, a 1969 Massey Ferguson 135 from Elaine Brown.
The cake competition was won by top baker, Lai Lao and a dog called piper was voted top dog.