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.
A “once-in-a-lifetime” colt has earned his place in Cawdor history and brought joy spanning the Irish Sea.
It is easy to see why Scottish exhibitors are making the journey to the Great Yorkshire in increasing numbers it is a true agricultural show in the best sense of the words.
United Auctions (Stirling) hosted the annual Perthshire and Fife Young Farmers’ calf wintering competition, with 46 calves forward for show and sale.
Caithness livestock farmer Michael Shearer, Bridge of Westfield, brought three days of sheepdog trialling at Tillybin Farm, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, to a dramatic close.
Britain’s oldest herd of Aberdeen-Angus won its second bull calf championship in a week at the Black Beauty Bonanza show at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
The young handlers at Stars of the Future were judged by Ian Neish.
THE BEST class of Shetland mares that judge Jimmy Wilson has seen for “many years” produced his two supreme ponies for the 2013 Scottish National Fat Stock Club’s Native Pony Show at Stirling.
The 2014 Royal Highland Show could hardly have made a better start than it did yesterday, writes Ewan Pate.
Considering the harsh conditions which began the farming year, a “good quality” show of sheep was forward for judging at Killin Show, where Blackie judge Jimmy Sinclair praised the entry for being in particularly “good bloom”.