• Emotions ran high on a day of horrendous weather at Invergarry, before Andy Carnegie's Rook was finally declared the winner of a three-way run off.

  • 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.

  • SEVERAL new dairy shows have been introduced in recent years, but it's the Borderway UK Dairy Expo which appears to be the biggest and best, with last weekend's event having attracted more than 400 head of the best cattle in the country, from no fewer than six different breeds and 120 plus breeders, complete with in excess of 140 trade stands.

  • OVER in the sheep lines it was a number of familiar faces which were to the fore as Angus Greenlaw and John Young once again picked up the champion and reserve titles, respectively, in the prime hogg section.

  • A HIGHLAND pony stallion ruled supreme at the Royal Northern Spring Show held at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Inverurie centre on Wednesday.

  • WE'VE a busy day ahead of us here at the Royal Northern Spring Show, held at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone Centre, today as the judging of pedigree bulls gets underway.

  • INTERMEDIATE Charolais bulls took centre stage at today's show of bulls, which was judged by Michael Massie, of the Elrick herd near Ellon, before tomorrow's sale at Stirling Bull Sales.