Dyke's champion and reserve
A small but select entry of Holsteins produced the show supreme - Boclair Rubens Vision 2, from the Brewster family at Boclair, Bearsden - at a sun-drenched Campsie Show, held at Bogton Farm, Torrance, last weekend.
Having stood champion at Drymen the previous week, this second-calver, by Bosside Ruben, went one better this time when the various breed judges awarded her the overall accolade. This cow, which was pictured in last week's The Scottish Farmer, calved in February and is still producing 45kg a day.
Leading the beef section was the best from a big show of Highlanders, Patricia Smith and Paul Burns' Eleanor of Bien Esk, a two-year-old heifer from Craigengelt, Stirling. Sired by Thorn of Bien Esk and out of Beitidh 4 of Hoejgaard, she stood first in her class at Drymen.
Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, of Dyke, Milton of Campsie, had plenty to celebrate, collecting both the champion and reserve inter-breed titles in the sheep section. Top of the lot was the Texel winner, a Scrainwood-bred tup, bought as a shearling at Kelso in 2006. He is by Forkins Jacko and out of a ewe by Urray Footprint.