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.
The 2015 Perth Show enjoyed a typical 2015 summer’s day it rained in the morning and then it rained again in the afternoon.
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.
It was the chance for dairy breeds to shine at the Royal Highland Show, and winning the interbreed championship for the first time after many years of trying were Brian and Brian Weatherup, Parkend, Crossgates, Fife.
Interbreed cattle judge John Dykes, South Slipperfield, had plenty of good candidates in front of him at Fife Show but ultimately his supreme champion was a black-coated Limousin bull from Katherine Lawson and her father William from Windsole, Auchterarder.
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.
A Limousin cross heifer taking the show circuit by storm was crowned the supreme champion of champions at the Fettercairn Show.