• Bobby Middleton's strategic thinking enabled his Jake to achieve success on a challenging day at Airtnoch.

  • CONSIDERING THE freezing weather that appeared on Friday evening into Saturday, there was a great turnout at the Craig Wilson mart, Ayr, for the Kilpatrick Foal Show.

  • A steady run from Davie Wallace's Boy won narrowly at Birthwood with Hazel Brown's Groesfaen Kadi hot on his heels.

  • THE task of placing around 7000 head of the country's top cattle, sheep, horses, goats and poultry at the 2016 Royal Highland Show will be in the hands of 48 judges from Scotland, 49 from England, eight from Wales, six from Northern Ireland and one from the Republic of Ireland.

  • LIST of all shows printed in the 2016 show directory found in the January 2 issue of The Scottish Farmer.

  • SOME 30 pens of three prime lambs were presented to judge Haig Murray, of Dunbia, at Craig Wilson's Christmas show and sale at Ayr on Monday, where a pen of Beltex from J Cousar, Howcommon, picked up the championship.

  • Lanarkshire beef producers Tommy and Alfie Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, Carnwath, came out tops to win the 2015 MacDuff Beef Carcase Show, at Wishaw.

  • DAVID Dickinson's Brockwoodlees cattle enterprise from Canonbie, again came out tops at Lawrie and Symington's Christmas show and sale at Lanark, producing the overall champion and the lead priced lot.

  • AT Caledonian Marts' Christmas show and sale of prime stock, where 112 bullocks and heifers were forward, the champion and reserve cattle beasts were both consigned by JH and NT Turnbull, of Meadowend, Clackmannan.

  • A GREAT show of stock was forward for Harrison and Hetherington's Christmas Cracker show and sale of 80 prime cattle and 184 prime sheep at its St Boswells centre.