IT was a triumphant day at New Cumnock Show for Iain Lammie, Longhouse Farm, Cumnock, when he was crowned champion of champions with the 18-month-old Limousin bullock, Candy Man.

Accompanied by his ‘right-hand-man’ and nephew, Shaun Lammie, the pair were not deterred or disheartened by the unfortunately dreich weather, and had a smooth run throughout all of their classes to reach the top position.

Leading the way in the dairy section was Andrew Struthers, Boylston, Cumnock, with the Holstein cow, Mirah Dorman Elizabeth, a second calver, which was on her first outing as a milking cow.

Over in the sheep lines, Willie Stevenson, of Balrazzie Farm, Ballantrae, picked up the inter-breed honours, with a ewe, while the Steels, of Jackton Farm, Jackton, East Kilbride, lifted the championship title amongst the Clydesdales.

LEADING awards

Ayrshire (Judge: A Montgomery, Lessnessock, Ochiltree). Champion – A Struthers, Boylston, Cumnock, with Syke Glencairn Lolita, a fifth calver, producing 45 litres per day. She is by Ardmore Crown Napier and is out of Barr Diamond Kelpie. Reserve – A Struthers’ Bruchag Miss Ella, a calved heifer by Huntington Mandela, out of a Bruchag dam. Aged cow in milk, heifer in milk or in-calf, maiden heifer, quey or bull calf, yeld pair, yeld, pair, confined – A Struthers.

Holstein (Judge: A Montgomery). Champion, dairy inter-breed champion and reserve – A Struthers leading with Mirah Dorman Elizabeth, a second calver which is producing 48 litres per day. She is by Dorman and is out of Mirah Uno Elizabeth, a three-year-old VG88 cow. This was her first outing as a milking cow, while she previously placed third as a calf at the Dairy Expo. Reserve was Lesmay Goldchip Winifred, a yearling heifer which is shared with Brian Wetherup. She is by Goldchip and is out of Lesmay McCuthcheon Winifred, and was placed second at Ayr. Cow in milk, heifer in milk or in-calf, maiden heifer, pair, yeld, confined – A Struthers. Best calf – A Struthers’ Glenmuir Bigtime Lolita, which was led by Katie Yuille.

Prime cattle (Judge: B Ferguson, Riverdale, Gilmourton, Strathaven). Champion, prime inter-breed champion and champion of champions – I Lammie, Longhouse, Cumnock, with an 18-month-old Limousin bullock, Candy Man. He is by Haltcliffe Donny and is out of a cross cow. He was reserve lightweight bullock champion at the Winter Fair. Reserve – M Wyllie, 23 Skeldon Drive, Dalrymple, with Back to Black, a January-born Limousin heifer, which was bred by Gary Bell, of Haas Side. She is by Ickle Joker and is out of a Limousin-cross cow. Bullock, confined – I Lammie. Heifer – M Wyllie.

Blackface (Judge: D Ferguson, Drannandow, Newton Stewart). Champion – W Stevenson, Balrazzie, Ballantrae, with a ewe. Reserve – J Murdoch, Knockroon, Auchinleck. Confined ewe – A Robertson, Little Blackdyke Farm, Sorn. Confined ewe hogg – S Guild, Ashmark Farm, New Cumnock. Aged tup, ewe hogg, tup lamb, shepherd class, opposite sex to champion – J Murdoch. Tup hogg – I Welsh, Beoch Farm, Maybole. Tup lamb, ewe with lamb at foot – W Stevenson.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: R McKie, Fininness, Castle Douglas). Champion – A Kirkpatrick, Barr, with a home-bred ewe hogg by a Firth sire. This was her first time shown. Reserve – S Guild, Ashmark, New Cumnock, with a one-crop ewe by an H7 Easter Dawyck sire, out of an E7 Forebrae dam. Tup – W Parker, Old Hall, Newton Stewart. Ewe – S Guild. Ewe hogg, ewe lamb – A Kirkpatrick. Tup lamb, group, opposite sex – H Fergusson, Dykeneuk, Sorn.

Scotch Mule (Judge: R McKie). Champion – J Guild, Laight, New Cumnock, with a ewe hogg, bought as one of a pen of 40 at Castle Douglas last year. She was champion at LiveScot in November and champion at Ayr this year. Reserve – J Guild’s one-crop ewe. She won seven championships last year, while this was her first outing of this year. Ewe, ewe hogg (unclipped), ewe hogg (clipped), ewe lamb — J Guild

Texel (Judge: J Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Chapelton). Champion – G Gatherer, Fairlynne, Stair, with a home-bred tup lamb by Freedom Boy, out of a home-bred ewe. This was his first outing. Reserve – A Struthers, Boylston, and A Brown, Kirkhill, Craigie, with a shared tup, Forkins Bernard. Tup – A Struthers and A Brown. Ewe – A Struthers. Ewe hogg, tup lamb, group – G Gatherer. Ewe lamb – A Brown.

Beltex (Judge: J Hamilton). Champion and reserve – D Hodge, Dykes, Mauchline. Champion was an Aviemore ewe by Airyolland Wee Jimmy, out of Aviemore Red Patch, which was bought at Carlisle last year. Reserve was a home-bred gimmer by Kingledores Batman, out of a home-bred ewe. Tup – D Murray, Calton, Cumnock. Ewe, ewe hogg – D Hodge. Tup lamb, ewe lamb, group – J Hodge, Dykes.

AOB sheep (Judge: J Hamilton). Champion – D Smith and Miss E Shearer, Burnockstone, Cumnock, with a Blue Texel ewe lamb, Burnockstone Diva, which was born in February this year. She was sired by Burnockstone Comet and is out of a Millside-sourced imported ewe. This was her first outing. Reserve – D Smith and Miss E Shearer’s Blue Texel tup, which was purchased from the Corra flock, which was sired by Hackney Yardman. Tup, ewe, ewe hogg, ewe lamb, group – D Smith and Miss E Shearer. Tup lamb – A Struthers.

Clydesdale (Judge: Mrs M Bruce, Cairnsmore, Cumnock). Champion – J Steel, Jackton Farm, Jackton, East Kilbride, with a two-year-old. Reserve – Wallace, Oakmount, Ochiltree, with a gelding. Two-year-old – J Steel. Gelding – Wallace.