Charolais bulls from Iain and Dot Goldie's Solwayfirth herd from Annan, lifted the champion and the reserve honours at the last of the breed judging at the Stirling Bull Sales.

The two entries from the 35-cow herd which first landed the top two awards amongst the seniors, are both sons of the 11,500gns Glenericht Majestic, a bull bought here that has since bred sons to 15,000gns.

Supreme overall was Solwayfirth Tierney, a May 2022-born entry that stood second in his class at the Royal Highland last year. The dam, Solwayfirth Malibu is a daughter of Solwayfirth Hannibal

Reserve overall was the couple's Solwayfirth Topgun an April 2022-born bull bred from Solwayfirth Javelin-sired, Solwayfirth Mae.

There was some first class genetics behind the intermediate champion too. This was Colin and Fiona Wight's Carwood Trojan, a May 2022-born son of the 12,000gns Maerdy Magestic, a bull that has bred sons to 16,000gns to average in excess of £9000 with three selling into pedigree herds. The dam, Carwood Mandy is a daughter of the 8000gns Elgin Emperor which has done particularly well for the herd.

Reserve in the section was Hamish Goldie's Goldies Titan an ET bred from the Goldies Ambassador-sired Goldies Goldengirl, and sired by Gretnahouse Heman. Titan is a full brother to 11,500gns and 9500gns bulls.

A strong entry of junior bulls was topped by Aberdeenshire breeders, Neil and Stuart Barclay's Harestone Thedalg, a 16-month-old by the French-bred sire, Harestone Rabelais, out of the Maerdy Dublin-sired Harestone Mammamia. Brought out by stockman Robert Marshall, his grand-dam is the show cow, Harestone Brigitte – a former Highland Show champion and dam of the 17,000gns Harestone Superior.

Taking the blue and white sash amongst the juniors was John and Sandra Middleton's Hollywell T20, a son of Nuthampstead Juda from Cowfords Farm, New Pitsligo, Fraserburgh. First at New Deer Show, male champion at Turriff and senior male at the Stars of the Future, this 18-month-old is out of Hollywell Italy, a Clonoulty Andraemon-sired cow.