Young Megan Innes of the Newmeadow herd from Nairn, had a field day at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo, Carlisle, winning the coveted Rising Star Award whilst bringing out the family's reserve intermediate Holstein champion.

Megan (18) who also attained five straight A's in her final year at school, is taking a year out to work with 1200-cow Holstein herd which averages 9500litres. She particularly enjoys working with show cows having exhibited the privately purchased VG88-2yr Wolfa Chief Sue to win numerous awards at various events up and down the country.

Her show stopper, Chief Sue a second calver boasts a kist load of awards with Megan at the helm. She was junior inter-breed champion at the Royal Highland Show, first in her class at UK Dairy Day and heifer champion at AgriScot.

For full report and pictures see next week's Scottish Farmer (23rd March 2024)