ALTHOUGH show season is coming to an end, there was no sign of things slowing down at Yarrow Show, held at its usual spot at Carterhaugh, Bowhill.

With the cattle judged on farm, there was a fantastic turnout of exhibitors in the sheep section, with a great turnout of stock.

Taking the top sheep award was William McClymont, Tinnis, with a two-crop Blackface ewe by a £5000 Balliemeanoch, while reserve sheep was a North Country Cheviot hill type two-crop ewe, by Ballygill Popeye, from the Douglas family’s Whitehope flock.

The overall judge, Dennis Gall, of Lockerbie, commented: “I was looking for an overall nice and correct sheep – something that was fit to go to the hills and my champion had a bit of power, a great head and muzzle to her, as well as nice colours, good skin and she is correct in the legs. She also shows herself off well when she is moving about.

“My reserve was also great in her skin and had good hair and a lovely head on her. She was almost as good as the champion, but she was just overpowered by the Blackie.”

For full results, see this week's The Scottish Farmer, out on Saturday, September 15, 2018.