The Royal Highland Showcase has revealed excellent livestock entry figures for its sheep, cattle and goat classes.

More than 1100 entries have been confirmed for the innovative hybrid event, which is being held in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland, when it takes place at Ingliston from the June 14 to 20.

The showing and judging of the livestock will be livestreamed during The Showcase to the usual home-based audience, but also accessible globally in a free hook up to the internet, shining a spotlight on some of the best of the country’s livestock.

There are 241 beef cattle entries, with the largest class being British Limousin (37) with Highland cattle close behind (33). Other classes which have seen high entry figures include Aberdeen-Angus (21), British Charolais (18), Hereford (17), and Belted Galloway (16).

The dairy section, which will not feature adult cattle, has attracted 78 entries, with classes in dairy showmanship (28), Holstein dairy calves (32) and coloured dairy calves (18) taking place this year.

Sheep entries have hit 775 in total, with Texels leading the way on 96 entries. Close behind is the Shetland section (77) and Blue Texel (63). Other classes which have seen significant entry numbers include Beltex (55), Zwartbles (46) and Bluefaced Leicester traditionals (41).

Goat classes have brought 84 entries overall. Competitions this year will be between dairy adults (39), dairy kids (15), pygmy (7), Boer (18) and goat young handlers (5).

The Scottish Championships for produce also have strong entry figures for dairy products (180), handcrafts (163) and bread-making (69).

RHASS competitions manager, David Tennant, said: “We have been spurred on by the number of entries we’ve received for The Showcase, which highlight the eagerness of competitors to get back into the show rings.

“The country's livestock and Scottish produce will truly be on the world stage this year, with classes livestreamed online and available to watch around the world. We know there is an appetite from our international community to get involved with The Showcase and there will be breeders from Sydney to Canada with eyes on the event this year.

“In common with other show years, some classes will not take place due to the minimum number of entries not being achieved, however we hope to see Swaledale, Scotch Mule, Cheviots and more breeds back in the ring for 2022.”

The entries by breed:

Sheep 734

Beltex 55

Blackface 33

Bleu du Maine 27

Blue Texel 63

Bluefaced Leicester crossing 17

Bluefaced Leicester traditional 41

Border Leicester 35

British Berrichon 26

Charollais 29

Commercial 23

Hampshire Down 25

Hebridean 36

North Country Cheviot 50

Ryeland 26

Shetland 77

Suffolk 18

Texels 96

Zwartbles 46

Young handlers 11

Goats 84

Dairy adults 39

Dairy kids 15

Pygmy 7

Boer 18

Goat young handlers 5

Beef cattle 241

Aberdeen-Angus 21

Beef Shorthorn 11

Belted Galloway 16

British Blonde 8

British Blue 12

British Charolais 18

British Limousin 37

British Simmental 11

Commercial 26

Galloway 7

Hereford 17

Highland 33

Lincoln Red 5

Salers 13

Young handlers 6

Dairy cattle 78

Dairy showmanship 28

Holstein dairy calves 32

Coloured dairy calves 18

Produce 412

Scottish bread champs 69

Scottish dairy produce 180

Scottish handcrafts champs 163

Technical Innovations 18