Drew passed away on December 17, aged 78.

In addition to being an outstanding livestock breeder and farmer, he was a devoted family man and is survived by Margaret (nee Ramsay), his wife of 55 years, and daughters Kay (Lyburn), Anne (Lyburn) and Helen (Ovens) and son, Bob.

His many friends, from all walks of life, knew him to be full of fun and mischief, while at all times, a kind, considerate and a true gentleman.

Despite Newhouse cattle rarely being shown, other than at pre-sale shows, his reputation as a global ambassador for top class cattle breeding, resulted in him receiving many invitations to judge at major shows, both overseas and throughout the UK, including three times each at the Royal Highland, Royal Welsh, Royal Ulster and English Royal.

His first public judging duty had been as a 16-year-old at the 1953 Perth Show. An enthusiastic member of Strathmore Young Farmers, Drew's stock judging skills were put to good use.

In 1958, he was a member of the SAYFC beef judging team which triumphed in an international competition. He later trained other keen youngsters.

His passport was in frequent use. Thanks to many overseas judging duties, plus foreign holidays with Margaret, in total Drew visited almost 50 different countries.

He was a babe in arms in April, 1937, when his parents - RM and Anne Adam moved from Annet Farm, near Doune, in Perthshire, to Newhouse of Glamis.

Also travelling from Doune to Glamis was a pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cow, Jewry Erica and her two progeny, which became the foundation of the Newhouse pedigree Aberdeen-Angus herd, destined to become one of the most famous Aberdeen-Angus herds in the world.

The Erica line was destined to become one of the mainstays of the breed for many years and this line remains as a key part of many herds, both her and across the world, today.

Later, in 1950, the Adams also founded the Glamis Beef Shorthorn herd, which also recorded huge success in the sale ring.

Drew grew up amidst pedigree livestock, sharing his father's passion and continuous determination to use stock bulls with the conformation and genetics to improve their own cattle with each generation. Their rewards were reaped in the sale ring of the world famous Perth Bull Sales.

Drew's first visit to Perth was as a seven-year-old in 1945, when he walked with their bulls the two miles from Newhouse to Glamis railway station, travelled with the bulls to Perth, and then walked them through the streets from Perth station to the auction mart in Caledonian Road.

In 1961, nine Newhouse Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold at Perth averaged £7530.

Four years later, Drew and his father, Bob, sold Newhouse Jarvis Eric to Black Watch Farms, in America, for 34,000gns - still the best Newhouse price and just one of many Newhouse cattle sold overseas (Newhouse genetics have been exported to 22 countries).

Prior to the February sales, each January, bull viewing visitors, many from overseas, arrived daily at Newhouse, during which time the sale bulls had to be constantly maintained in show presentation condition.

Despite obviously relishing the pedigree transactions, Drew and his father always kept their commercial cattle breeding customers foremost in their minds.

When the larger and leaner continental breeds were imported into the UK in the second half of the 20th Century, the Adams promptly responded to the market signals from commercial bull buyers. In 1969, they replaced their Beef Shorthorns with Charolais.

Ten years later, the Newhouse Aberdeen-Angus herd, which had held the British sale price record for Aberdeen-Angus bulls five times, was dispersed to make way for Limousins.

The dispersed Newhouse Angus females averaged £4200.

The Newhouse legend was also enough to generate income from some of the more exotic imports, including Romagnola and Chianina cattle. Such was the demand for these from the US, these were imported into the UK then sold within the necessary health requirements for that trade at that time with a minimal quarantine.

However, the trade in all breeds from Newhouse generated many friends and created an influence for the family in all parts of the globe. Many herds in many countries could be traced back to the prefix.

Today, the Newhouse pedigree cattle enterprises, run by Bob and his wife, Kay, are Charolais and Limousin (red and black).

In 2009, Newhouse Charolais won the British Charolais Society's Harman Award for the best genetic improvement in Scotland.

That same year, Drew was awarded the Sir William Young Award, one of the livestock industry's most prestigious awards, recognising his outstanding contribution to livestock breeding.

The Adams' Charolais and Limousin cattle continue to keep the Newhouse pedigree prefix in sale report headlines. Their best continental price to date is 22,000gns, twice, for the Charolais bulls, Newhouse Big Al, in 2007 and Newhouse Ding Dong, in 2010.

Drew, who was always keen to experiment and break new ground, was one of the first British breeders to introduce black Limousins to Britain.

In February, 2009, Newhouse Black Colorado became the first black Limousin to win the Perth Limousin championship, going on to top the sale at 16,000gns.

Drew was twice chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society and, in 2007, was elected breed president. In 1996, he was also the International Charolais president.

Newhouse, which currently totals 550acres, is adjacent to Glamis Castle, the late Queen Mother's childhood home.

The Adam family also have a 2000-acre hill farm, 13 miles away at Knowehead of Auldallan, which runs up to 2192 feet.

There, the long-established pedigree Auldallan Blackface flock, which has sold to a top of £18,000, has recently been joined by the Auldallan flock of North Country Cheviots. There is also a commercial herd of suckler cows.

Throughout his 78 years, Drew Adam enjoyed and shared many wonderful days. One of his favourites was in February, 2008, when he watched grandsons Andrew and James Adam, then aged nine and seven respectively, sell their Charolais bull Glamis Benefactor for 10,000gns at the bull sales, making them the fourth generation of Adam to sell.