YOUNG farmers from all over Ayrshire attended the Ayrshire Association of Young Farmers Clubs' County Rally on Saturday, held at Craig Wilson Ltd, Ayr, which saw various competitions take place throughout the day, with entries in every section coming from almost every club in the district, and it was revealed at the dance on the same evening that Mauchline YFC had won the competition overall.

Winning the prestigious hoof championship in the cattle section was James Hodge, of Mauchline YFC, with his 13-month-old Charolais heifer, named Hakuna Matata. In reserve to her was Shoula Woulda Coulda, a 15-month-old Charolais heifer, from Stewart Dunlop, also of Mauchline YFC.

Andrew Wyllie, of Ayr YFC, was triumphant in the hook section, which saw him take away the championship trophy with his April-born red Limousin bullock, known as Autumn.

Also of Ayr YFC, Murray Stevenson came reserve to Andrew, with his two-year-old black Limousin heifer, Galway Girl, which was bought as a store at Stirling last spring.

Commenting on the beef section, hoof judge, Craig 'Junior' Malone, of Pitcairn Breeding Stock, said: "I find it quite remarkable the number of cattle that has been shown here today - it's a busy show with a high turnout.

"Good quality, top end cattle has been brought out, and it has been great to watch and judge, and I think every young farmer should be proud of themselves."

In the sheep section, Andrew Ireland, of Crossroads YFC, took home the champion plaudits, for his pure Beltex ewe lambs by Loandhu Bullet, on their first outing, while in reserve, it was Ross Paton, of Ayr YFC, with two Blackface lambs off of the same £3800 Auldhouseburn tup.

Handicrafts from each club were designed to the theme of Baby Shower, and it was Mauchline YFC which one this section overall.

Have a look at some of the judging from the show, featured in the above video, and for full report, see this week's The Scottish Farmer, in shops, Friday, May 26, 2017.