NORTHERN Ireland's first National Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association show, in the Kings Hall, Belfast, was hailed a roaring success, on Monday, attracting more than 360 entries and a huge number of spectators - from both sides of the Irish Sea.
THE ORGANISERS of Holm Show pulled out all the stops and battled the weather conditions to ensure the show went ahead, and with the sun starting to break through early afternoon the spectators flocked in to see a cracking display of stock.
BUYERS were present from as far south as Devon and as north as Orkney for last week's Thainstone Spectacular show and sale of calves for future showing purposes at Aberdeen and Northern Marts which saw a change of date from the beginning of September to the middle of August.
THERE was plenty to celebrate for David and Elizabeth Stewart when they made a succesful return to the prime lamb section of Strathardle Show, last week, with a pair that then went on to stand champion of champions.
IT was a celebrated return to the top for the Irvine family at Grantown Show, last week, as their new Limousin stock bull went on to lift the champion of champions title at the show which basked in wall to wall sunshine.
A HIGHLAND bull from Ronald (Scobby) McMillan and his wife Elizabeth took the champion of champions trophy at Bute on a decent day weatherwise where the showfield held up surprisingly well after the downpours of previous days.