Much needed glorious spring sunshine coupled with a good show of quality livestock ensured a cracking day out for spectators and exhibitors alike at Ayr Show, where a packed crowd witnessed the inter-breed sheep crowned supreme overall for the first time in almost a decade.

Stepping up to the mark and winning a first supreme sheep trophy here for Matt and Connell Drummond's Cassington flock, was the traditional Bluefaced Leicester champion. Their previously unshown ewe hogg proved the icing on the cake for this well known flock from Maybole, which also scooped the inter-breed sheep group of three with home-bred true blues.

Add to that a breed championship in the any other native sheep section for young James Drummond (11), with a Hampshire Down, and Ayr Show will go down in history for the family.

It was nevertheless the ewe hogg which was the out and out star of the show, being described by the inter-breed sheep judge, Wattie Wyllie, as a "tremendous example of the breed."

"She was easily the best sheep forward – correct, full of style and breed character. She also showed herself off very well," said Mr Wyllie who added that the inter-breed group of three from the same home was the most balanced and correct of all the trios forward.

Taking centre stage for the Drummonds was a previously unshown ewe hogg by a Gornal sire bought at Builth Wells a couple of years ago, while the dam is by the home-bred Cassington W2 – one of 40 traditional Bluefaced Leicesters which also run alongside 15 crossing-type ewes.

She also teamed up with the family's tup hogg, again by the Gornal sire, and a former show ewe to scoop the inter-breed sheep group of three.

For the supreme overall – selected by the inter-breed beef, dairy, sheep and Clydesdale horse judges on a points system – the ewe hogg scored 28 points.

Hot on her heels and lifting the reserve supreme was the dairy leader with 26 points from another well-known farming family enjoying their best ever day at Ayr Racecourse. This was Robbie and Margo Scott's Holstein cow, Claughlands Blackbird 153, an Ex92 classified sixth calver on her first outing since being purchased at a herd reduction sale at Carlisle some 18 months ago.

Winning not only a first breed title but also an inter-breed here for this 60-cow unit from Shacklehill, Mossblown, was a Schilldale Outbound-sired cow that since calving twin bull calves in February is giving 62litres per day. Blackbird also made up part of the reserve inter-breed dairy group.

Inter-breed dairy judge, Hughie Kennedy, Tarbolton, found his runner-up in the champion Ayrshire which was another senior cow from Mungo Bryson and sons, Alistair and Callum, Whiteflat, Catrine. Going all the way in this section was Changue Martha 49 Ex95-3 which won the same award at the Highland last year. This sixth calver bought privately from Robert Stevenson has also twice won the breed honours at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo at Carlisle. Calved in November and giving 40litres per day, Martha also made up part of the winning dairy inter-breed group of four, along with the reserve breed champion, Sandyford Vitality Queenie; Harperfield Pan and the heifer champion, Brieryside Classic Warrior Chrissie.

There were more celebrations in the beef lines too when Stewart and Lynsey Bett, won their first commercial title and supreme overall. The couple from Stirling who were exhibiting here for the second time went straight to the top with the 13-month-old red Limousin cross heifer, Red Hot Diamond. She also boasts an impressive show record having stood reserve baby beef champion at the English Winter Fair and YFC champion at the Welsh Winter Fair where she was purchased from Messrs Nash, Shropshire.

Inter-breed beef judge, Gareth Small, Northern Ireland, also plumped for the commercial trio in the beef groups, which comprised the champion and reserve, Too Glam to Give a Dam, from Alister and Liz Vance, Bridgehouse and Ashley Bothwell's Jammie Dodger from Smithston.

Simmentals from Lachlan Quarm's Annick herd were reserve.

Standing next in line to the inter-breed beef winner was Dougie and Lynda Graham's Limousin show cow, Burnbank Jojo, a four-year-old Wilodge Fastrac daughter paraded with heifer calf at foot by Ampertaine Gigolo, from Burnbank, Blairdrummond. She boasts several top previous wins to include inter-breed at Dunblane and Dumfries.

Back amongst the sheep Dumfriesshire Suffolk breeders, Roy and Gregor Hiddleston, lifted the runner up individual sheep title with a Wharf-bred gimmer by Wharf Lancelot, bought at Beeston last year.

The same accolade in the groups of three comprised Beltex from Ali Jackson's 20-ewe Tip Top flock from Annan.


Ayrshire (Judge: J McAlister, Bruchag, Kingarth, Isle of Bute). Champion and reserve inter-breed dairy and member of winning inter-breed group of four – M Bryson and Son, Whiteflat, Catrine, winning their first Ayrshire championship here. Their winner was the 10-year-old show cow, Changue Maratha 49 Ex95-3, a Changue Stadium daughter that was champion at the Highland last year and breed leader at the Borderway Dairy Expo in 2017 and 2018. Calved in November, she is giving 40litres per day and is destined for this year’s Highland. Reserve – AW Montgomerie, Lessnessock, Ochiltree, with Sandyford Vitality Queenie, a second calver by Rosehill Vitality that was second at AgriScot last year and lifted a red ticket at the Dairy Expo at Carlisle is March. She along with the champion, the Firm of DM Lindsay’s Harperfield Pan and the heifer champion, J and G Lawrie’s Brieryside Classic Warrior Chrissie, made up the winning inter-breed group of four. In-calf female – Firm of DM Lindsay and L and H Baty, Harperfield, Sandilands, Lanark. Yeld heifer – National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. Heifer in milk – J and G Lawrie, Brieryside/Sandyford, Monkton. Heifer pair – I Service and Co, East Knockbrex, Newton Stewart. Junior cow in milk – AW Montgomerie. Intermediate cow in milk, group of three – Firm of DM Lindsay, Harperfield. Veterans’, cow pair – M Bryson and Son.

Jersey (Judge: B Davidson, Errolston, Gretna). Champion – Firm of B Sloan, Darnlaw, Auchinleck, with the privately purchased Bluegrass Snowmans Malteser VG85, a Bluegrass Snowballs Mr Snowman-sired second calver and the first Jersey shown from the 60-cow herd which is milked through the parlour while then farm’s better known 190-cow Holstein herd is milked by robots. Bred from seven generations of VG or Excellent classified cows, Malteser calved in October, is giving 25litres and is projected at 7500litres having produced 6200 at 6.3%BF in her first. Reserve – R Scott, Shacklehill, Mossblown, with Clifton Vanahelm Clover, one of only five Jerseys that run alongside Mr Scott’s 60-cow black and white herd. Placed second in her class to the champion, this second calver by Pannoo ABE Vanahlem AJBS, was bought at Carlisle in April 2017 and was reserve at Craigie last year and placed at the Dairy Expo at Carlisle in March. She calved down in November, is giving 31litres and projected at 7000litres. Heifer stirk, heifer in milk, pair – R and M Scott. Cow in milk – Firm of B Sloan.

Holstein (Judge: B Davidson, Errolston). Champion and inter-breed dairy – R and M Scott, Shacklehill, winning their first breed championship here. Show stopper for them was Clauchlands Blackbird 153, an Ex92-classified rising eight-year-old cow that calved her sixth – twin bull calves – in February and is giving 62litres per day. Bred from an Ex-classified Clauchlands cow and sired by Schilldale Outbound, this big white cow was bought at the Clauchlands reduction sale at Carlisle, last year alongside her herdmate, Clauchlands Outbound Blackbird, that stood champion at Catrine. Blackbird gave more than 14,000litres in her fifth. Reserve – R Veitch, Strandhead, Tarbolton, with the show cow, Ve-tech Goldfish Kim Ex90, the reserve All Britain senior two-year-old, that boasts a heap of top awards to include being placed at last year’s Dairy Expo. A daughter of Toc-Farm Goldfishand bred from a home-bred Ex92 classified cow, she calved her third in February and is giving 62litres having produced 14,100litres as a heifer. Yeld heifer, junior cow in milk, intermediate cow in milk, cow pair, group of four – R Veitch. Heifer in milk and heifer champion – J Kennedy and Son, Perryston, Ayr. Senior cow inmilk, 50,000kg class – R and M Scott.

Red and white (Judge: J McAlister, Bruchag). Champion – J and G Lawrie, Brieryside/Sandyford, with last year’s champion and resrsve winner from the Highland, Redsky Ladd Delight, a third calver by Tiger Lily Ladd P Red. Reserve – M Bryson and Son, Whiteflat, with Whiteflat HS Anita Red Ex91, a similarly aged cow that stood second in her class to the champion. She is by Holmland Saturn Red ET and is a former reserve winner at AgriScot and honourable mention at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo. Heifer – W and A Watson, The Muir, Ochiltree. Cow – J and G Lawrie.

Dairy showmanship (Judge: G Lucas, Harrison and Hetherington, Carlisle). Under 12 – 1, Katie Watson, The Muir; 2, Rory Kyle, Shacklehill; 3, Kyle Scott, Shacklehill. 18-26yrs – 1, Heather Veitch, Strandhead; 2, Jennifer Veitch, Strandhead; 3, Alison Hunter, Shotts.

Dairy calves (Judge: G Lucas). Champion – R Veitch, Strandhead, with Ve-tech Beemer Laurie, a June 2017-born Holstein heifer by Pol Butte MC Beemer ET. Reserve – A Struthers and S Esquierdo, Boylston, Cumnock, with Parkend LA Striptease Red, an April 2017-born hefier that stood second in her class to the champion. Junior calf – 1, W and A Watson, The Muir. Intermediate calf – Maverick Holsteins, Nether Craig, Kilmarnock. Senior calf – R Veitch.

Aberdeen-Angus (Judge: D Johnstone, Ballindalloch, Moray). Champion – A Clark and Sons, Avisyard, Cumnock, with last year’s winner, Duncanziemere Miss Belinda PO92, a four-year-old cow by the former Highland Show champion, Rawburn Jester Eric, nursing her four-day-old heifer calf. Her dam is a previous home-bred Belinda by the 11,000gns Duncanziemere Edwin. Reserve – JM Steel, West Drums, Brechin, with the two-year-old heifer, West Drums Proud Isla. Bred from the 11-year-old retired champion show cow Cardona Proud Isla G475, she is by Blelack Duke J262 and a half brother to the 5800gns West Drums Proud Iagan that stood first in his class of 14 at the Bull Sales at Stirling earlier this month. Senior bull – W Brown, Laigh Drumdow, Turnberry, Girvan. Junior bull, cow, junior heifer – A Clark and Sons. Senior heifer – JM Steel.

Beef Shorthorn (Judge: C Coombs, Weston, Dunsyre, Carnwath). Champion and reserve – JP Ramsay, Millerston, Mauchline. Supreme was Millerston Gretta Karma, a two-year-old heifer that is a full sister to last year’s breed leader at the Highland and the Great Yorkshire, Millerston Jester, being sired by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and bred from a previous home-bred Gretta Freya that was a former junior champion at the Highland and reserve female at the Great Yorkshire. The heifer was part of the winning inter-breed team at the Stars of the Future in 2016. Reserve was the yearling heifer, Millerston Irania Linnet, another Charlie Chaplin daughter this time bred from a home-bred Podehole Beefeater-sired cow. Junior female champion at last year’s Stars of the Future, this youngster is also a full sister to Jack and Grace’s 20,000gns bull sold at Stirling in February. All classes – JP Ramsay.

Belted Galloway (Judge: J Scott, Bushglen, West Kilbride). Champion – B and J Landers and Son, Bargaly, Newton Stewart, with the rising three-year-old bull, Cairnsmore Jack Flash – last year’s male champion at the Highland. He is by Ryehills Elliot, a bull bought privately and bred from the foundation cow, Lullenden Apple Dumpling, which is still going strong at 15 years of age. Jack Flash has been sold privately to Germany but will be used as a stockbull at Bargaly this year. Reserve – J Taylor, Brae of Gadgirth, Sundrum, Ayr, with the September 2016-born heifer, Tobergill Uist which stood first in her class at Stranraer last year. Bull – B and J Landers. In-calf female, senior heifer, calf – J and Z Kirk, Low Kirkbride, Auldgirth, Dumfries. Junior heifer – J Taylor.

Hereford (Judge: D Johnstone, Ballindalloch). Champion – G Dunbar, Drumboy Herefords, Springholm, Drumclog, Strathaven, with Drumboy 1 Olivia 844, a Venture Nightime-sired two-year-old heifer out of Baldinnie Cathy. She was champion at Catrine. Reserve – D and S Smith and Son, Lawersbridge, Mauchline, with Shraden 1 Perestroka, a 13-month-old bull bought three weeks ago by Baldinnie 1 Victory. Bull, pair – D and S Smith and Son. Senior female, junior female – Drumboy Herefords.

Any other native (Judge: J Scott, Bushglen, West Kilbride). Champion – D and L Watret, Muirfield, Hightae, Lockerbie, with the sole entry in the section, Klondyke Lanolin, a September 2016-born Galloway heifer. She was bought privately in April from the Klondyke herd at Moniaive and is sired by Klondyke Solution out of Klondyke Invite.

Simmental (Judge: J Hall, Inglewood Edge, Dalston, Carlisle). Champion and reserve – MR and MT Quarm, Holehouse, Irvine. Supreme was Annick Cassy's Belle, an eight-year-old cow by the Sterling Nelson son, Annick Valentino, shown with December-born bull calf at foot by Corskie Callum. She was first at Beith and Neilston and was providing the 30-cow Annick herd with a fourth breed tri-colour at Ayr. Reserve was the Neilston champion, Annick Colleens Ginger, a 21/2-year-old heifer by Corskie Callum, in calf to Wolfstar Gold Digger. Senior bull – R McCulloch, Overhill House, Armadale. Junior bull – N and N Gwynne, Castlewigg, Whithorn. Cow, senior heifer, junior heifer, calf, pair – MR and MT Quarm.

British Blue (Judge: J Hall, Inglewood Edge). Champion – T and A Cockburn, Kingside, Leadburn, West Linton, with Kingside Mister Harvey, a 16-month-old bull by Cromwell Fendt bred from Tamhorn Daffodil. He was second at the Stars of the Future. Reserve – T Laird and Son, Carbello, Cronberry, Cumnock, with Bello Lanna, a September 2016-born home-bred heifer by Gromit, bred from the family's only other pedigree Blue female, Fairmont Hippy Hannah which was bought privately as a maiden heifer. She was reserve at Dalrymple and Coylton last year. Bull – T and A Cockburn. Senior female – D and L Watret, Muirfield, Lockerbie. Junior female – T Laird and Son.

Any other continental (Judge: Ms L Workman, Deerpark Road, Kilwaughter, Larne, Northern Ireland). Champion and reserve inter-breed beef – D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, with Burnbank Jojo, a four-year-old cow by Wilodge Fastrac out of Burnbank Bindy, paraded with October-born heifer calf by Ampertaine Gigolo. She was inter-breed champion at Dunblane and Dumfries, first in her class and a winning of the inter-breed team at the Highland last year. Reserve – T Laird and Son, Carbello, Cumnock, with Burnbank Neve, an 11-month-old heifer by Mariascote Letissier out of a Burnbank female that was bought at the weaned calf sale at Carlisle, in December, from the Grahams. Bull – Dykes Farm Livestock, Auchinleck. Cow, pair – D and L Graham. Heifer – T Laird and Son.

Commercial (Judge: G Small, Irvington Close, Kilkeel, Co Down, Northern Ireland). Champion and inter-breed beef – S and L Bett, Newmills Farm House, Fallin, Stirling, with Red Hot Diamond, a 13-month-old red Limousin cross heifer that was reserve baby beef champion at the English Winter Fair and champion YFC calf at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair where she was purchased from Messrs Nash, Shropshire. She is by Sarkley Digital out of a Limousin cross British Blue cow and is destined for the Highland and the Great Yorkshire. Reserve – A and E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn, with Too Glam to Give a Damn, a similarly aged Limousin cross heifer calf that stood second in her class to the champion. Another heading to Ingliston, she is by an Artnagullion sire, out of a Limousin cross British Blue sire and was purchased at Brecon. Senior steer – A and E Vance. Junior steer, British Blue cross – L Allan, Arnsow, Kirkmichael, Maybole. Senior heifer – H Dunlop, Holehouse, Ochiltree. Junior heifer – S and L Bett. Calf born before October 1, 2017 – Dykes Farm Livestock. Pair – A Bothwell.

Young stockpersons' beef (Judge: C Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry) Junior – 1, Anna Clark (14) with an Aberdeen-Angus; 2, Amy Vance (10) with a commercial calf; 3, Gregor Watret (9) with a commercial calf. Senior – 1, Alice Allan (20) with a commercial calf; 2, Iona Smith (19) with a Hereford.

Clydesdales (Judge: A Fletcher, Laigh Hatton, Bishopton). Champion – C Young, Hall Stud, Ayr, with the privately purchased three-year-old yeld mare, Clerkington Cassandra that was reserve female champion at the Stallion Show. She is sired by Kingmaker and bred from Garleton Kate. Reserve – S Greenhill, Leuchars Lodge, Leuchars, Fife, with the yearling filly, Fordelhill Wildflower, a Doura Master Eddie daughter out of Fordelhill Ruby. Junior colt, yeld mare, pair, stud cart – C Young. Two-year-old filly – J Paterson, Boreland, Glendevon. Yearling filly – S Greenhill. Young handlers – Amy Craig.

Suffolk (Judge: P Gray, Sornbeg, Galston). Champion – R and G Hiddleston, Rigghead, Shawhead, Dumfries, with a Wharf-bred gimmer bought last year at Beeston. Reserve – W Borthwick, Auchinraith, Mauchline, with an ET-bred ewe lamb that was champion at Neilston and Beith. She is bred from a Cairness-bred ewe by Middlemuir Nessie and by Pexhill Real Lucky. Tup, tup lamb – T Fitzsimon, Sunnyhill, Dumfries. Ewe, gimmer, group of three – R and G Hiddleston. Ewe lamb – W Borthwick.

Zwartbles (Judge: T Blamire, Whinnow, Thursby, Carlisle). Champion – A Baird, Greystone Cottage, Dunblane, with Greystone Destiny, a one-crop ewe by Greystone Alan out of a Tardoes-bred ewe bought at Carlisle. She was champion at the Highland and both the British and Scottish National Shows. Reserve – C Rae, Wallacetown, Brownrigg Loaning, Dumfries, with a December-born ewe lamb by Wallacetown Eclipse out of an imported Dutch ewe. Aged ram, ram lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb – C Rae. Shearling ram – M and J Simpson, Tardoes, Kilmarnock. Ewe, gimmer, group of three – A Baird.

Charollais (Judge: H Kennedy, Parkgate, Dumfries). Champion – J and W Kennedy, Lyonpark, Maybole, with a gimmer by Tyman Poundstretcher bred from a home-bred ewe. She was part of the show team last year. Reserve – HW Sloan, Rigghead, Collin, Dumfries, with a Langbank shearling ram bought privately from the Grays after standing first in his class at last year's Great Yorkshire Show. He is by the Highland Show champion, Oakchurch Ouzil. Tup – HW Sloan. Tup lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb, group of three – J and W Kennedy.

Border Leicester (Judge: Miss J Brown, Millmoor, Sandilands, Lanark). Champion and reserve – Mrs M Laidlaw, Kennel Mount, Galston. Supreme was a home-bred one-crop ewe. Previously unshown, she is by Kilfin Kipling, a ram shared in partnership with Pete Brown and Tom Tennant and out of a ewe by Kininmonth Kiwi. Reserve was a ewe hogg that stood first in her class here last year. Again bred from a Kininmonth Kiwi daughter, she is by an Alticane sire. All classes – Mrs M Laidlaw.

Hampshire Down (Judge: Miss J Wray, Slane Road, Carnlough, Ballymena, Co Antrim). Champion and reserve – B and J Hill, Plan Farm, Kingarth, Bute. Breed leader was a home-bred one-crop ewe by Whitehead Crusader, a ram bought at a flock dispersal as an aged ram. She was bred from a Graylen ewe bought privately and stood third at the Highland last year. Reserve was a December-born ewe lamb by the privately purchased Yarcombe Pythagoras again out of a Graylen-bred female. All classes – B and J Hill.

Texel (Judge: A McColm, Crailloch, Port William). Champion and reserve – J and G Paterson, Oxenshaw, Mauchline. Champion was a three-crop ewe by Mellorvale the One shown by John Paterson (12). Previously unshown, her dam is by Castlecairn Keltic Star. Reserve was the champion and reserve inter-breed sheep from Catrine, a February-born ram lamb by the 130,000gns Sportsmans A Star. Shearling ram – G Aitken, Jennymill Stables, Brydekirk, Annan. Tup lamb, ewe, gimmer, group of three – J and G Paterson. Ewe lamb – H McPhee, North Lodge, Newfield, Dundonald.

Any other continental (Judge: G Sinclair, Carnavel, Carsphairn). Champion – K Watret, Maulscastle, Cummertrees, Annan, with a two-crop Blue Texel ewe shown by Ali Jackson. She is by an Ivanhoe sire and was bought at Carlisle as a gimmer from AC and J Bailey of the Ivanhoe flock. Reserve – F Forsyth, Corra, Castle Douglas, with a home-bred Blue Texel shearling ram. He is by Hackney Will-i-am, a ram bought at Carlisle for 2000gns and bred from a home-bred ewe by Hackney Excel. Ram – F Forsyth. Ram lamb, gimmer – L Daff, Greenside Cottage, Uplawmoor. Ewe, group of three – K Watret. Ewe lamb – M and J Simpson, Tardoes, Kilmarnock.

Beltex (Judge: J Whiteford, Tercrosset, West Hall, Brampton, Cumbria). Champion – A Jackson, Maulscastle, Annan, with a gimmer bought privately from Harry Wood as a ewe lamb. Previously unshown, she is by Ardstewart Armani and out of an imported Belgian ewe. Reserve – G and H Forsyth, Corra, with a Corstane-bred shearling ram bought privately out of the ring at Lanark last year for £2500. He is destined for the Highland. Aged ram, gimmer, group of three – A Jackson. Shearling ram – G and H Forsyth. Tup lamb, ewe lamb – JL McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. Ewe – J and W Kennedy, Lyonpark.

Ryeland (Judge: R Aitken, Newton of Fetternear, Inverurie). Champion – A and D Mitchell, Wellhill Steadings, New Cumnock, with a home-bred gimmer from their Wellhill flock. Previously unshown, she is by the privately purchased Carsfad Valencia and out of an Orchard House-bred ewe bought at Carlisle. Reserve – Mrs S Bryden, Broomwell, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, with Broomwell Wallander, a two-shear ram by Broomwell Utherpendragon, that was champion at the Highland, Lesmahgow and Penrith last year. His dam is a Hayton-bred female. Tup – Mrs S Bryden. Tup lamb – Ochiltree Ryelands, Barnbrae Stables, Chryston, Glasgow. Ewe, gimmer – A and D Mitchell. Ewe lamb – J and J Scott, Meikle Ittington, Ardrossan. Group of three – A Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry.

Any other native breed (Judge: R Aitken). Champion – M and C Drummond, Cassington, Maybole, for the second year in succession, winning this time with Cassington Ellie, a mid-January-born ewe lamb shown by James Drummond (11). She is by Maeglas Pikachu and out of a ewe bought at Carlisle from Judith Galbraith. Reserve – Mrs S Bryden, Broomwell, Lochmaben, with a first generation coloured Ryeland ram lamb born mid February. She is by the white ram Hunland Viscount and bred from the same Hayton ewe as the reserve Ryeland. Ram, ram lamb – Mrs S Bryden. ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb – M and C Drummond.

Blackface (Judge: J Kay, Hartside, Oxton, Lauder). Champion and reserve – W Stevenson and Son, Balrazzie, Ballantrae. Breed leader was Erin, a ewe hogg by a £4000 Whelphill out of a ewe by a £13,000 Midlock. She was at the Ayr Stockjudging competition and was christened after Mr Stevenson's 16-year-old daughter, Erin. Reserve was a three-crop ewe by a £20,000 Midlock, that was shown as a ewe lamb. Her dam is by a £6800 Blackhouse. All classes – W Stevenson and Son.

Bluefaced Leicester crossing-type (Judge: J Kay, Hartside). Champion and reserve – I Fleming, Firm of Shawhead, Crawford John Mill, Biggar, with sheep from the 10-ewe Mill flock shown by shepherd Ian McLarty. Supreme was a ewe hogg bred by Iain Minto that was bought at Lanark, last year. She is by a Haininghead sire owned in partnership with James Nisbet, Alex Frame and Wallace Parker. The dam is by Midlock Super Ali. Reserve was a gimmer by a Tanhouse sire bought from the Firth flock at Carlisle in January. Ram – M and C Drummond, Cassington, Maybole. Tup lamb – A MacPherson, Auchenblane Cottage, Maybole. Ewe, ewe hogg, ewe lamb – Firm of Shawhead.

Bluefaced Leiceseter traditional-type (Judge: Miss J Brown, Millmoor). Champion, inter-breed sheep and overall champion of champions – M and C Drummond, Cassington, Maybole, with home-bred ewe hogg by a Gornal sire bought at Builth, out of a home-bred ewe by Cassington W2. Previously unshown, this entry also made up part of the winning inter-breed group of three with the remaining two sheep being a home-bred tup hogg by the same Gornal sire and the first prize ewe. Reserve – Mrs K Smith, Low Arkland, Kelton, Castle Douglas, with Woodcroft Peart, a two-shear ram bought at Carlisle in 2016 as a lamb. He is by a Derwenlas sire and was placed at Dumfries and the Highland, last year. Tup – Mrs K Smith. Tup lamb, ewe, ewe hogg, ewe lamb, group of three – M and C Drummond.

Commercial sheep (Judge: G Sinclair, Carnavel). Champion and reserve – J Guild, Laight, New Cumnock. Supreme was a home-bred Scotch Mule ewe hogg with the reserve going to a pair of home-bred Suffolk cross prime lambs. All classes – J Guild.

Young stockpersons' sheep (Judge: C Mair, Montgomerieston, Dalrymple). Junior 11 years and under – 1, Glen Paterson (11) with a Texel; 2, James Drummond (11) with a Bluefaced Leicester; 3, Lachlan Rae (7) with a Blue Texel. Aged 12-15 years – 1, Lara Reid (13) with a Suffolk; 2, John Paterson (12) with a Texel; 3, Murray McHarg (14) with a Charollais.