The 2015 Perth Show enjoyed a typical 2015 summer’s day it rained in the morning and then it rained again in the afternoon.
Lawrie & Symington’s Christmas show and sale at Forfar saw a Limousin cross heifer called Gin and Tonic, from father and son Jim and David Peters, West Bog, Kirriemuir, taking the top honours in a 56-strong entry.
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.
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.
Dig into the rich history of United Auctions' Bull Sales and you will reveal a fascinating passage through Scotland’s agricultural timeline.
When it comes to producing a solid Stirling Bull Sales trade, the Charolais rarely disappoint.
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.
Spectators braved the blustery conditions to witness a strong turnout of stock in the sheep lines over the first two days of the Royal Highland, with entries up by more than 100 on the year, to 1,972 head.
Angus Show drew some of Scotland’s best livestock to Brechin Castle showground on Saturday and presented a great preview of some of the top quality animals that will be heading to the Royal Highland later this month.