Exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a good day out for the first major agricultural show of the season at Ayr, where the Jersey champion scooped the supreme dairy title and overall champion of champions.

Taking centre stage at this busy event was, Bluegrass Indication Harp, a third calver in milk owned by the Fleming family from Northern Ireland, but shown by Michael Yates, Castle Douglas.

This well-known show cow which boasts several major national awards, stood ahead of the supreme beef champion, Solway View Kelvin, a massive British Blue bull from Kevin Watret, Annan. He is by Solway View Firecracker and was shown by stockman Ali Jackson.

A good line-up of sheep saw the best from the Border Leicester breed take the inter-breed honours for Mary Laidlaw, Galston. Her four-crop ewe on her show debut is by Kininmonth Kiwi.

Also competing for the supreme overall was the lead Clydesdale, Crossmakeever Avril, a three-year-old by Carnaff Perfection from Jim and Charlotte Young, Hall Stud, Drongan.

Robert Veitch, Strandhead, Tarbolton, triumphed to win the reserve dairy title with his Holstein champion and William Young, Skerrington Mains, Hurlford, scooped the runner-up beef trophy, with his champion Simmental.

Reserve overall in the sheep was Laine Daff’s continental champion, a Bleu Du Maine ewe…

For full report and pictures see this week’s Scottish Farmer