• ORKNEY Young Farmers' first overwintering competition, proved a huge success, attracting an entry of 21 cattle and a top price of £1440 for the champion.

  • THE early start to Scotland's summer show season continued with a belter of a day at Ochiltree on Wednesday, where the strong line-up of dairy cattle could just about rival the entries forward at many other shows across the country.

  • SHOW season was started with a bang at Kilmaurs, which was a freezing cold day, although the sun shone periodically throughout.
  • Neil Campbell’s Cass recovered from an early hiccough to take the top prize at Cashlie with a steady run.

  • Peter Martin’s Jill took first and second places at two closely contested North trials at Knocknagael and Invergarry, respectively.

  • THERE was a strong entry of 44 Young Farmers' cattle forward at the Angus Tayside overwintering competition held at Lawrie and Symington's Forfar mart, recently, where the championship ticket went to a bullock from Forfar JAC's Andrew Adam.

  • FOLLOWING months of preparation, Aileen Ritchie from Tamala Burnside, Whitecairns, scooped the overall championship at last week's Young Farmers' overwintering show and sale, at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone Centre.

  • THE Lairds also triumphed at the All Britain awards, presented later that night, winning several of the lead titles to include champion five-year-old in milk.

  • PEEBLESSHIRE Holstein breeder, Alister Laird, Blyth Bridge, Peeblesshire, is the first Scottish dairy producer to have been awarded the coveted John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • A LIMOUSIN cross heifer from Colin Tough, Barnyards of Delgaty, Turriff, topped an outstanding display at the carcase show at Scotbeef Inverurie's meat plant following last week's Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.