Stewarton Show saw the champion of champions title go to the Highland cattle winner from Willie and Tom Thomson of Woodneuk, Barrhead.

Their seven-year-old home-bred cow, Bachy Mor 30 of Woodneuk, is by Jock 5 of Woodneuk and had stood first in her class at Dalry the previous week.

Taking the reserve honours was the commercial champion, Capaldi, from Gareth Scott and daughters, Abbie and Amy of Meikle Ittington. This Limousin cross bullock, which was bred by the McKechnies, is by Lodge Hamlet and was champion of champions at Beith and reserve champion at Dalry.

Alexander Mitchell, of Hall of Caldwell, Uplawmoor, took the inter-breed sheep championship with a home-bred Texel tup lamb. By Garngour Awesome it is out of an Ettrick ewe that was by Clinterty Yuga Khan.

LEADING awards

Ayrshire (Judge: J Henderson, Croftfoot, Sorn). Champion – National Museum of Scotland, Kittochside, with Kittochside Candy, a second calver by Greenlane Prodigy. She was shown just five weeks calved and giving 32kg daily. Reserve – L Hendrie, Millands, Galston, with Knowe Jazzy, a six-month-old heifer calf. Shown by 11-year-old Logan Hendrie, she had stood third in the calf class at Catrine. Cow in milk, pair – National Museum of Scotland. Maiden heifer – L Hendrie. Calf – R Hendrie, Millands, Galston.

Holstein Friesian (Judge: J Henderson). Champion – W Borland, Laigh Castleton, Stewarton, with an unregistered calved heifer by Milo and out of a Shottle-sired dam. A month calved, she is giving 20kg daily. Heifer in milk or calf, bred, confined – W Borland. Calf – C Montgomerie, Denlands, Kilmaurs.

Jersey (Judge: J Henderson). Champion – National Museum of Scotland, Kittochside, with the home-bred yearling heifer, Kittochside Joy. All classes – National Museum of Scotland.

Commercial beef (Judge: T Gatherer, Brownsfield Holdings, Inchinnan). Champion – The Scott family, Meikle Ittington, Ardrossan, with Capaldi, a Limousin cross bullock which was bred by the McKechnies. By Lodge Hamlet, it was champion of champions at Beith and reserve champion at Dalry. Reserve – D Young, North Waterland, Lugton, with Meatfeast, a home-bred three-quarter Limousin November-born heifer calf by Netherhall Jackpot. On her first outing, David’s cattle were ably shown by his three sons, Dylan, Harvey and Murray. Bullock – J and J Scott. Calf – D Young.

Pure-bred Continental (Judge: T Gatherer). Champion – D Craig, Kennox, Stewarton, with Kennox Juggernaut, a home-bred 15-month-old son of Woodhall Ferrari. He had been champion of champions at Neilston, and earlier was junior champion at Stars of the Future. Reserve – D Young, North Waterland, Lugton, with a home-bred pure Limousin heifer, Lugton Poppy. By Netherhall Jackpot, this January-born calf was on her first outing. Bull – D Craig. Calf – D Young.

Native beef breeds (Judge: T Gatherer). Champion – D Welsh, West Broadmoss, Fenwick, with the two-year-old Shorthorn bull, Shawhill Leroy. By Shawhill Freedom, he was bought in Stirling for 12,000gns in October where he stood champion before joining Duncan’s 35 pure Shorthorn herd. Bred by John Thomson he had been champion at Stars of the Future and Agri-Expo. Reserve – A and J Wilson, Laigh Highgate, Beith, with Laigh Highgate Emma, a home-bred yearling heifer by Carlhurlie Drumbeat and out of a dam which was a past Stewarton show champion. Belted Galloway cow, Belted Galloway calf, Aberdeen-Angus cow – S McNair and Son, Merrymouth, Dunlop. Aberdeen-Angus bull, Aberdeen-Angus maiden heifer – A and J Wilson. Any other native – D Welsh.

Highland (Judge: M Moy, Old Stable Courtyard, Glasgow). Champion and reserve – W and T Thomson, Woodneuk, Barrhead. Champion with the seven-year-old home-bred cow, Bachy Mor 30 of Woodneuk. By Jock 5 of Woodneuk, she stood first in her class at Dalry but has only been lightly shown. Reserve was the Thomson’s two-year-old black bull, Alasdair 5 of Woodneuk. By Alasdair 4 of Woodneuk, he is out of Morag of Woodneuk and stood first at Neilston and was reserve at Kilmacolm. Bull, three-year-old heifer, two-year-old heifer, pair – W and T Thomson. Yearling heifer, young handler – R and E McMillan, Little Grenach, Isle of Bute.

Suffolk (Judge: A Bothwell, Smithston, Patna). Champion – Rigfoot Suffolks, Uplawmoor, with a home-bred ewe hogg by Roundacre Rambo and out of a Soutra-bred ewe. Reserve – L Kirk, with a home-bred ewe. Tup, ewe, group – L Kirk, Waterside House, Dunlop. Hogg, tup lamb, ewe lamb – Rigfoot Suffolks.

Border Leicester (Judge: A Bothwell). Champion and reserve – W Heads, Aitkenhead, Fenwick. Champion with a home-bred ewe hogg which had also been champion at Neilston. The dam to this one was bred by Duncan Whyte. Reserve was a home-bred ewe lamb, which again goes back to Mearns breeding. All classes – W Heads.

Continental (Judge: A Bothwell). Champion – M and J Simpson, Tardoes, Kilmarnock, with Tardoes Ava Maria, a one-crop Dutch Spotted ewe by Dutch import, Cavan. It stood first at Ayr. Reserve – G McCarter, Cauldhame Rigg, Stewarton, with a home-bred Dutch Spotted tup lamb by Tardoes Evoque. Ewe, tup lamb – G McCarter. Ewe lamb, ewe hogg – M and J Simpson.

Texel (Judge: A Bothwell). Champion – A Mitchell, Hall of Caldwell, Uplawmoor, with a home-bred tup lamb by Garngour Awesome and out of an Ettrick ewe that was by Clinterty Yuga Khan. Reserve – V Woods, Woodhill, Fenwick, with an Allanfauld-bred ewe hogg by Knap You’re the Man and out of a ewe by Millers Windbrook. Tup, tup lamb, ewe lamb – A Mitchell. Ewe, group, pen of three cross fat lambs – G McCarter. Ewe hogg – V Woods.

Blackface (Judge: G Welsh, Greenock Mains, Muirkirk). Champion – D Shedden, Burnfoot, Muirkirk, with Letty, a three-crop ewe which was bought at the in-lamb sale from Nunnerie. She had been champion at Beith and reserve at Neilston. By a £3800 Netherwood sire, she is out of a dam by the £44,000 Crossflat tup. Reserve – W Heads, AItkenhead, Fenwick, with a home-bred tup hogg by the £35,000 Dalchirla and out of an Allanfauld ewe. It had been reserve champion at Beith. Shearling tup, ewe hogg, tup lamb, group – W Heads. Ewe, ewe lamb – D Shedden.

Native sheep breeds (Judge: G Welsh). Champion and reserve – The Scott family, Meikle Ittington, Ardrossan. Champion with a two-crop coloured Ryeland ewe which was bred at Barquhill, Newton Stewart. As a gimmer she stood reserve female champion at the Scottish Ryeland show. Reserve was a coloured Ryeland shearling tup which had been bred by Chris Smyth and stood reserve native for the Scotts at Ayr show. All classes – J and J Scott. Best sheep young handler – A Scott.

Clydesdale horses (Judge: W McInnes, Auchenlaw Cottage, Hurlford). Champion – A Anderson and I Nisbet, Lainshaw Mains Cottages, Stewarton, with Redcastle Star Anise, a yearling filly bred by John Anderson and by the imported stallion Freedom Majestic Dreamliner and out of 2S Explorers Fanciful Inspiration, an imported mare. She stood reserve at Dalry. Reserve – M Burks and J Pettigrew, Eastbank Farm, Stepps, with Glebeview Emma, a seven-year-old mare by Glebeview Sir Charles and out of Redhill Rebecca. She was on her first outing of the year and was shown with her colt foal, Auchengree Don, by Dillars Ollie at foot. Brood mare, foal, best bred by exhibitor – M Burks and J Pettigrew. Yeld mare, gelding, yearling filly, confined, pair – A Anderson and I Nisbet.