Burradon Raquel, a Charolais heifer from Richard Hassell and Rachel Wyllie of Brailes Livestock, continued on her winning ways at a glorious Central and West Fife Show, at Crossgates, winning her second beef inter-breed and prestigious overall champion of champions.

The event, staged in a new show field at Easter Buchlyvie, attracted record breaking crowds and one of the biggest shows of livestock seen in recent years, with the supreme overall, a rising two-year-old daughter of Clenagh Lyle, brought out by the Rettie family, Methven.

Raquel then teamed up with her herd mate, Bassett Ruby, a February 2020-born daughter of Whitecliffe Lacroix, to land the inter-breed beef pairs for Brailes Livestock, just as they did at Fife Show two weeks previous.

The various inter-breed judges found their reserve overall in the lead Clydesdale, Tulloes Emily, a rising two-year-old filly from Jim Greenhill, Angus. Home-bred and out of Tulloes Lady Jane, she was also breed champion at Fife Show.

Dunblane-based Zwartbles breeder, Ally Baird, was another in the money, landing the supreme sheep honours with Greystone Hella, a home-bred one-crop ewe that went one better than her reserve inter-breed sheep title at Drymen. She is by a Pistyll ram and bred from Greystone Eclipse, a former champion winner at the Royal Welsh.

It was a black and white that topped the dairy section too for Andrew Wilson and family, Carskerdo. This was Riverdane Chief Rowena VG88, another breed champion winner from Fife Show. A second calver bought privately from Mark Nutsford, she is by Stantons Chief and since calving in January is still giving 50kg per day.

The reserve beef, sheep and dairy winners comprised the champion British Blue from Gillian Scott, Gateside, Linlithgow, the Suffolk best from the Blacks, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, and the lead winner in the other dairy section, an Ayrshire from the Lawrie family, Cuthill Towers, Milnathort.

Young home-bred Simmental bulls from Gordon Clarke, Broombrae, won the runner up beef inter-breed pairs.

For full report and pictures see next week's Scottish Farmer on June 11.