FARMERS from both sides of the Border and from all sectors of the industry were again out in force to support to Scotland's number one business event, at AgriScot, on Wednesday, where one of the best known Holstein cows in the business was crowned Supercow.
ANOTHER record breaking entry of top quality beef calves from no fewer than nine different breeds was forward for the Stars of the Future Show at United Auctions, Stirling, last weekend, with the catalogue featuring 409 head from 147 exhibitors.
TAKING all the plaudits among the native seniors at the Stars of the Future and proving a hugely popular winner among the ringside was the previously unshown Beef Shorthorn heifer, Lintonpriory Millicent 5, a 15-month-old daughter of Stonehills Pearls Perfection from the Gordon Brooke Trust, managed by Kelso-based Johnny Elliot and brought out by freelance stockman, Drew Hyslop.
It was a packed ringside at this year's South West Scotland Dairy Show, with a record number of spectators turning up to watch 21 exhibitors turn out 69 dairy cattle from the Holstein, Ayrshire, Jersey and, new for this year, the Brown Swiss breeds.
THE North of Fife Foal Show's move this year to the Black family's Nisbetfield Farm near Letham in Fife, proved highly successful with exhibitors and spectators alike who were delighted with the new choice of venue, and none would be happier than the Blacks themselves who took the show's supreme championship with filly foal, Collessie Jennifer.