A seven-year-old Simmental cow from Dumfriesshire breeders, Jim and Patricia Goldie, was crowned overall champion of champions at a dry, albeit chilly Stirling Show.

Taking all the plaudits was Newbiemains I.Candy, a daughter of the former stock bull, Woodhall Fantastic, shown by Abby Forsyth. Bringing up the rear, I.Candy was paraded with February-born bull calf at foot by Neil and Jim Goldie junior.

Overall champion of champions judge, Brian Wills, found his reserve supreme in the lead horse, a two-year-old Clydesdale filly from Robert Sibbald, Thorn Farm, Dollar. Shielhill Platinum Queen was reserve overall at West Fife Show the previous week and breed champion at Drymen, after bagging several top awards last year. Home-bred, her pedigree features the show mare Shielhill Diamond Jubilee and the Irish stallion Macfin Starlight.

Also out for the supreme was the inter-breed sheep champion, a Blue Texel from Stephanie Dick’s 15-strong Stephick flock that was producing it’s first overall sheep championship. Star attraction in this section was Stephick Her Majesty, a gimmer by the Carlisle purchase, Cairnrock Ferrari, out of Stephick Fairy Tale, the reserve winner at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2022.

For full report and pictures see this week's Scottish Farmer on Friday, June 14.