• AYRSHIRE'S Allan Craig travelled across the water last weekend to judge the Clydesdale Stallion Parade in Kilrea, Northern Ireland, placing the Scottish-bred two-year-old colt, Hillview Braveheart, as champion.

  • A 'DREAM cow with a tremendous udder' was how English judge, Mick Gould, described Glaslough Miss Petra Ex93-2E, the winner of the Irish National Holstein Show's supreme and exhibitor-bred championships for the second successive year at Moira, Lisburn.

  • THE hall erupted in cheers and applause as the National Stallion Show supreme championship was awarded to the filly Shielhill Diamond Jubilee - a popular winner, this three-year-old is owned and bred by Robert Sibbald of Thorn, Dollar, and his grandmother, Mrs Rimmer.

  • SCOTTISH shearer Gavin Mutch made history at the 55th Golden Shears event held at Masterton, on New Zealand's North Island, last weekend, when he became the first overseas competitor ever to win the sport's prestigious open final.

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