LAIRG-TYPE North Country Cheviots bucked the trend at their annual tup-fest in their homeland this week, when a strong performance throughout the sale resulted in a record average of £1067 for 262 sold - last year, 292 averaged £903.
A new date for the Lanarkshire Holstein Club's annual calf show and showmanship competition's at Lawrie and Symington's Lanark Auction Market, last weekend, saw Andrew Neilson of the Overside herd from Strathaven, win the showmanship section while a calf from family's herd scooped the overall calf award under the watchful and expert eye of Jim Boyd, Letterickhills.
IT HAS been a successful summer for Charlotte Young, of Hall Stud, Coylton, and she ensured this remained the case at the gloriously sunny Strathaven Agricultural Exposition - one of the few remaining summer shows still to take place.
There can be few more scenic show fields in Scotland than Dalmally on a good dry day, and this year's event again staged at the foot of Ben Cruachan, certainly didn't disappoint with wall to wall blue skies and, increased attendance figures as a result.
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.