Normally it is Chicago that is known as “the windy city” but on Saturday the description would have been equally apt for Brechin.
The agricultural section at Strathardle Gathering came up trumps again this year thanks to an outstanding show of commercial stock and Blackface sheep.
The newly branded LiveScot event, held at Lanark Market on Saturday, was hailed a triumph by exhibitors and spectators alike, with the primestock spectacle enjoying a strong turnout of both.
The young handlers at Stars of the Future were judged by Ian Neish.
A high clearance of Limousin bulls at Stirling was “very clearly” driven by commercial demand.
The Shorthorn breed was the only one to feature in the first Perth Bull Sales 150 years ago, so it was only right that it should have been the subject of a little special attention this year, with breed society patron the Princess Royal at the Stirling ringside to see the champions being placed.
Texel ram lambs met a sound commercial trade at the Scottish Club Show and Sale at Lanark yesterday, with an 85% clearance of the 268 sheep on offer, writes Lynsey Clark.
Scotland’s National Meat Exhibition is traditionally run in two phases, with live judging at Caledonian Marts in Stirling followed three days later by carcase judging of the same animals at Scotbeef, Bridge of Allan.
Simmental bulls sold steadily at Stirling on the opening day of the second week of the February sales.
An “ultimate style of dairy cow” perfectly suited for any commercial business was the “runaway winner” for the £1,000 Super Cow award at the climax of AgriScot.