New breeders produced the top two winners at a quality show of Beef Shorthorn bulls at Stirling, when entries from Grant Stephen, Forres and Galston-based Natalie Hynd, landed the champion and reserve honours respectively.

Supreme was the senior champion, Glendual Sammy, a March 2022-born son of Fearn Godfather, that was bought as a calf at foot alongside his dam, HW Gorgeous Tess, at the HW dispersal here. Mr Stephen's show stopper has already made his mark having stood champion at Nairn Show and reserve at Keith. Reserve junior male champion at the Stars of the Future in 2022, he was also third at the Royal Highland in 2023.

Judge John Scott, Fearn, tapped out Natalie Hynd's Westbroad Scotia, the intermediate champion as his choice of reserve. Another star performer in the show ring, when he's been at livery with Allan Jackson, Scotia was reserve junior overall at the Stars of the Future in 2022, champion at Ayr Show in 2023, reserve male overall at the Royal Highland and reserve supreme at the Great Yorkshire. The bull was also reserve junior male and part of the native champion team of three at the Royal Welsh, again when brought out by Allan Jackson. Bought privately from Duncan Welsh, Scotia is bred from the Craigfaddock Finn McCool-sired cow Westbroad Rusty 15 and sired by the 12,000gns Shawhill Leroy.

Top junior was Gerard Turton's Sovereign of Upsall, a May 2022-born son of Nelson of Upsall brought out by George and Maureen McCulloch, Thirsk. His dam is Marigold of Upsall, a Eurosceptic of Upsall daughter.

There was a double win amongst the females when Iain Wilkinson, Balgay Farm, Inchture, Perth, exhibited both the champion and reserve. Supreme was Balgay Silky Blythesome, with the reserve being Balgay Crimson Tide.