Witherslack Mincio Joanne, a Holstein cow in milk from the Wilson family's Nethershields herd, went one step better than their reserve equal inter-breed championship last year, to win the supreme overall at a dry Central and West Fife Show.

The family, who run 380 pedigree cows at Carskerdo, and were winning a third supreme overall here, went straight to the top this time with a third calver in milk that was bought at Lancaster in January 2018 from the Inman family. A daughter of Bertaiola Mincio, she calved in April and is giving 54kg per day having produced 12,500kg in her second.

For the overall, this big milky cow was voted up by the various inter-breed judges, over the supreme beef, sheep, goat and Clydesdale horse winners.

Coming a close second to win the reserve overall was the inter-breed beef champion, the Limousin leader from Malcolm and Marina Reid, daughter Grace and son Hugh, who run just four pedigree cows just outside Alloa. Their show stopper, brought out by freelance stocksperson, Kim Brown was Reid's Orion, a previously unshown 14-month-old son of the Wilodge Cerberus-sired, Reid's Galaxy that stood inter-breed junior champion at the Stars of the Future in 2011, which was sold privately to the Barlow Bros of the Littlewood herd from Preston. His dam is Littlewood Ginger which was bought privately from the Barlow Bros' after Mr Reid was so impressed by progeny from Galaxy.

Inter-breed beef judge, John Millar, Falkirk, found his reserve winner in the British Blue leader, Auchenlay Nimrod, a 13-month-old blue roan bull shown by Robert Paterson, Upper Auchenlay, Dunblane. Breed leader at Drymen Show, Nimrod is by Sandyvale Jagerbomb – last year's breed leader at the Highland Show – and together with his similarly aged herd mate, Auchenlay Niaomi made up the champion inter-breed beef pair.

Limousins from host farmer, John Thomson, Hilton of Beath, Kelty, whose field was used for the show, also triumphed to lift the reserve inter-breed pairs with home-bred entries. This comprised the reserve breed champion, Beath Nashville, and Beath Orion, a heifer and bull pairing that lifted the same title at Fife Show.

There were plenty of celebrations in the sheep lines too when a Blue Texel ewe was tapped out supreme overall by judge Bruce Campbell, Alnwick. Winning a first ever inter-breed title in this section here for local producers, John and Emma Lyle, Leven, was the home-bred one-crop ewe Viewforth Alexandria. No stranger to the limelight, this Millend Yeeha daughter was a regular prize winner last year and in 2017 and was also the mother of the first prize ram lamb at the show. She is bred from a Beili Blues ewe – one of 50 in the flock.

Coming a close second to her was the Bluefaced Leicester best from Craig and Katreen Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden. Their gimmer, which scooped the breed honours here last year as a ewe lamb, was on her first outing of the season and is by the £2600 home-bred shearling ram sold last year at Stirling, out of a ewe by Kirkby Redgate Jackpot. She is destined for the Highland Show.

LEADING awards

Aberdeen-Angus (Judge: B Campbell, Alnwick). Champion – D Rankin, C/o R and C Rettie, Methven, Perth, with Kilmalvag Lady Iris, a 20-month-old heifer by Retties Euromillions out of Mosston Muir Lady Iris. She was reserve heifer at the Winter National Show at the Agri Expo at Carlisle. Reserve – R and C Rettie, Methven, with Retties Lord of the Rings, a 14-month-old bull by the 6500gns Water End Payton that stood reserve champion at the Highland. Bull, junior heifer – R and C Rettie. Cow, senior heifer, yearling, pair – D Rankin.

Any other native pure-bred (Judge: B Campbell). Champion and reserve Lincoln Red – A Mylius and Partners, St Fort, Newport-on-Tay, with the March 2018-born bulls, St Fort Xerox and St Fort Xmoor, by Walmer Troy and St Fort Rolex, respectively. Champion Shorthorn – J Wood, Cameron, St Andrews, with the two-year-old heifer, Wells Serena by Castle Patent Ace. Champion Hereford – W, P and K Wason, Kinglassie, Fife, with the yearling heifer, Saltire 1 Fly 2, a Baldinnie 1 Orient-sired entry that was reserve at Fife and reserve with the similarly aged heifer, Saltire 1 Cathy 2 by Square-D Tortuga. Champion Belted Galloway – L and R Brown, Raddernie, Cupar with the 18-month-old bull, Brodale Giovanni, by Saltway Bilbo. Senior bull – L and R Brown. Junior – A Mylius and Partners. Cow, calf – J Wood. Pair – W, P and K Wason.

Highland (Judge: T Thomson, Barrhead, Glasgow). Champion and reserve – D MacNaughton, Kelty. Supreme was the Fife champion and 2017 junior champion at the Stars of the Future. Rhibinn Gael of Rannoch, a three-year-old heifer is by Reich of Rannoch and out of an Islay-bred cow. Reserve was the five-year-old show cow, Skye 5 of Rannoch, a Fergus of Bute daughter bred from Skye 2 of Rannoch. Senior bull, cow, three-year-old heifer – D McNaughton. Junior bull, two-year-old heifer, yearling heifer, calf – H Irvine, Dunfermline.

Continental (Judge: Mrs G Campbell, Alnwick). Champion – R and C Rettie, Methven, with the sole entry, Retties Oasis, a Davally Ilusion-sired 10-month-old Charolais bull out of the Chunal Dougal daughter, Retties Harmony.

British Blonde (Judge: G Patterson, Aultmore, Keith). Champion – JH Campbell, Linlithgow, with the sole entry, Forthview Nemo, a home-bred 27-month-old bull, by Freefield Etay.

Limousin (Judge: G Patterson). Champion, inter-breed beef and reserve overall champion of champions – Reid’s Livestock, Alloa with the 14-month-old bull, Reid’s Orion, a previously unshown son of the Wilodge Cerberus-sired Reid’s Galaxy that stood inter-breed junior at the Stars of the Future in 2011, out of the privately purchased Littlewood Ginger. He was brought out by freelance stocksperson Kim Brown and is destined for the breed sale at Carlisle in October. Reserve – J Thomson, Kelty, with the reserve winner from Fife, Beath Nashville, a two-year-old heifer by Foxhillfarm Jasper out of Burndale Freesia, which together with the 13-month-old bull, Beath Orion, made up the reserve inter-breed beef pairs. Senior bull, junior bull – Reid’s Livestock. Senior heifer, pair – J Thomson. Junior heifer – W Lawson, Auchterarder.

British Blue (Judge: G Patterson). Champion and reserve inter-breed beef and inter-breed pairs – R Paterson, Dunblane. Supreme was Auchenlay Nimrod, a 13-month-old blue bull by last year’s Highland Show champion, Sandyvale Jagerbomb, a bull bought privately, out of Auchenlay Hope Utopia. Nimrod was champion at Drymen and together with the similarly aged heifer, Auchenlay Niaomi won the inter-breed beef pairs. Reserve – I McGarva, Abington, with the 26-month-old heifer, Abington Maisey, last year’s reserve winner at Dumfries. She is by Tweeddale Ebony and bred from Abington Harriet. Bull, junior heifer, pair – R Paterson. Senior heifer – I McGarva. Cow, calf – R and L Nelson, Crossgates.

Simmental (Judge: Mrs G Campbell, Alnwick). Champion – C Inglis, Aberdour, with the 15-month-old bull, Greencap Jaeger, a Denizes Fabio-sired entry out of Greencap Fee. He was on his first outing and is destined for the Highland Show. Reserve – J Wightman, Maddison, Falkirk, with the second prize winner to the champion, Coxhill Jager Bomb, a 15-month-old bull by Team Celtic, bred from the show winning cow, Coxhill Emerald. He was champion when shown alongside his dam at Biggar Show, last year. Senior bull, junior bull, cow, calf – C Inglis. Bull calf, senior heifer, junior heifer, pair – C Clark, Auchtermuchty.

Commercial (Judge: G Brown, Innerleithen). Champion – W Peters, Crieff, with Islay Malt, the champion winner from Fife Show. This 14-month-old Charolais cross heifer was bred by Bob Cunninghame, Islay, bought bought from Hugh McKinnon, Tiree, at the YFC Cale Calf Show at Stirling. She is by Retties Lorenzo and out of a Limousin cross cow. Reserve – Gillian Scott, Linlithgow, with the previously unshown Clootie Miss Tootie, a 15-month-old Limousin cross heifer bought privately from Andrew Harrison, Sleddale Hall. She is by a Limousin cross British Blue sire and out of a Limousin cross cow. Bullock pair, heifer pair, junior heifer – W Peters. Senior heifer – G Scott. Breeding heifer – B Duffton and Rebecca Stuart, Huntly and Insch. Confined – C and K Malone, Cardenden.

Dairy (Judge: A Laird, Blyth Bridge, West Linton). Champion, inter-breed dairy and overall champion of champions – J and I Wilson, Carskerdo, Cupar, with last year’s champion winner, Witherslack Mincio Joanne which also took the breed honours at Kinross. A third calver in milk by Mincio, she was bought at Lancaster in January 2018 and since calving in April is now giving 54litres per day, having produced in excess of 12,500kg in her second. Reserve – B Weatherup, Crossgates, with the VG88 home-bred second calver, Lesmay Atwood Nan, which since calving 289days ago, has produced 17,995kg through the robot. Second at the Highland in 2017, she is by Atwood, out of an Excellent-classified dam and was paraded by Andrew Struthers. She is due in October, sexed to Tattoo. Calf – B Craig, Carneil, Carnock. Maiden heifer, heifer in milk, progeny group of three, production/inspection, bred – B Weatherup. Junior cow in milk, cow pair – J and I Wilson. Confined heifer in milk, confined cow in milk – J Barr, Crossgates.

Any other dairy breed (Judge: A Laird). Champion and reserve – B Lawson and Sons, Largoward, Leven. Supreme was the previously unshown Dairy Shorthorn heifer, Lisnamulligan Fairy 16, a Winhall William-sired entry shown a month calved and giving 22litres per day. Reserve for the mixed pedigree cow herd was Lismulligan Aster 3, a seven-month-old British Friesian heifer calf by Carrickshock GTW, that took the same award at Fife. All classes B Lawson and Sons.

Dairy young handlers (Judge: A Laird). 1, Sara Wood; 2, Ruth Allison; 3, Ruaridh Lawson; 4, Ramsay Adamson; 5, Callum Craig; 6, Cameron Craig.

Beef young handlers (Judge: Mrs G Campbell). 1, Beth Thomson; 2, Grace Wood; 3, Layla Davidson; 4, Jack Thomson.

Clydesdales (Judge: E Johnston, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire). Champion – Charlotte Young, Ayr, with the Drymen Show champion, Glebeview Lady Izzie, a three-year-old mare. She is by Glebeview Sir Charles and out of Glebeview Cassie. Reserve – S Greenhill, Leuchars, with Fordelhill Hannah, a two-year-old filly on her first outing of the year having won four shows last year to include the overall horse title at Fettercairn. She is by Eskecraggan Ernest and out of Fordelhill Heather. Senior gelding – B Lindsay, Crossford, Lanarkshire. Brood mare, foal – RH Black, Ladybank, Fife. Yeld mare – C Young. Filly, bred – S Greenhill. Colt or gelding – B Ferguson, Luncarty, Perth. Ridden – Natalie Young, Watergate, Cleish.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: A Campbell, Lochgoilhead). Champion and reserve inter-breed sheep – Mr and Mrs C Malone, Cardenden, with last year’s champion, a gimmer by a home-bred shearling ram that sold last year for £2600, out of a home-bred ewe by Kirkby Redgate Jackpot – one of only 12 ewes in the flock. Reserve – A McIntyre, Glenfarg, with a home-bred ewe by a Rowandale sire bought at Castle Douglas, out of a home-bred ewe. Ram – D and M MacNiven, Glenfarg. Ram lamb, ewe lamb – Emma McAlister, Maddiston, Falkirk. Ewe – A McIntyre. Gimmer – Mr and Mrs C Malone.

Scotch Mule (Judge: A Campbell). Champion – A McIntyre, Glenfarg, with an April-born ewe lamb by a home-bred sire out of a Tullochan-bred ewe bought as a ewe lamb at Dalmally. Reserve – Mr and Mrs C Malone, with the second prize winner to the champion, Pitcairn Legover an April-born ewe lamb shown by Carlene Mackay. She is by a Wedderburn sire bought at Kelso and out of an Innergeldie-bred ewe. Ewe lamb – A McIntyre.

Suffolk (Judge: J Millar, Carron Park, Falkirk). Champion and reserve – S Lathangie, Star, Glenrothes. Supreme was a two-crop Deveronside-bred ewe by Rhaeadr Ramjet that was breed champion at Fife and reserve inter-breed sheep champion here last year. She was bought at the Deveronside dispersal as a ewe lamb and stood first at Fife Show. Reserve for the 45-ewe flock was a previously unshown gimmer by Strathisla Speed out of a home-bred ewe by Burnside Bolinger. Ram lamb, ewe, gimmer, pen of three – S Lathangie. Ewe lamb – A Barr, Crossgates.

Texel (Judge: J Currie, Nemphlar, Lanark). Champion – D McKerrow, Freuchie, with a gimmer bought from Myfyr Evans, Rhaeadr as a ewe lamb at Lanark for 4400gns. She is by Rhaeadr Ace and stood second at Fife and fifth at Lesmahagow. Reserve – R and C Orr, Halbeath, with a previously unshown one-crop ewe by the 24,000gns Midlock Yorkie, out of a ewe by Halbeath VIP. Ram, ewe – R and C Orr. Tup lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb, pen of three – D McKerrow.

Zwartbles (Judge: J Currie). Champion and reserve – A and C Brandi, Halbeath. Supreme was an end of February-born ram lamb by Aquila Duplicate out of a home-bred ewe by a Lassodie Mill sire. Reserve was the mother of the champion, a three-crop ewe and one of 40 in the flock. Tup lamb, ewe – A and C Brandi. Gimmer, ewe lamb – Charlotte Paterson, Bridge of Earn.

Shetland (Judge: N Spenceley, Whitby, North Yorkshire). Champion – A and M Arbuckle and Ms S Meikle, Winchburgh, with the home-bred moorit gimmer, Brae Stareaha, by Brae Fhurricane out of the former show ewe, Brae Xia, on her first outing. Reserve – A Hill and K Sharp, Humbie, East Lothian, with the white champion, Island Geordie, a two-shear ram that was reserve male at the Great Yorkshire last year and first at Flint and Denby. He was purchased from Geordie Morrison, Haggista. Reserve white and reserve coloured – Rena Douglas, Craigrothie. White best was Drum Islay, a home-bred two-crop ewe by Drum Lachie that has been successfully shown in the past. Reserve coloured was Drum Tarvit, a black two-shear ram that was third at Fife and boasts home-bred genetics on both sides. White ram, white shearling, coloured ewe – A Hill and K Sharp. White ram lamb, white ewe lamb, white gimmer – D Alcorn, Biggar. White ewe, coloured ram, white bred pen of three – R Douglas. Coloured shearling ram, coloured gimmer – A and M Arbuckle and Ms S Meikle. Coloured ram lamb – JA Leitch, Melrose. Coloured ewe lamb, coloured group of three – F and A Hipwell, Kinross.

Cross or Half-bred (Judge: J Currie). Champion and reserve – J Messenger, Abernethy. Champion was a home-bred two-crop Suffolk cross Half-bred ewe that was reserve at Fife. She is by a home-bred sire. Reserve was a previously unshown gimmer the same way bred as the champion. All classes – J Messenger.

Any other pure bred (Judge: J Currie). Champion and inter-breed sheep – J and E Lyle, Leven, with Viewforth Alexandria, a home-bred Blue Texel one-crop ewe by Millend Yeeha out of a Beili Blues ewe. She was a regular rosette winner both as a gimmer and a ewe lamb and is also the dam of the first prize ram lamb. Reserve – Euan Mill (11), Cardenden, with a Border Leicester gimmer that was reserve at Fife. Didcot-bred and bought last year at Lanark, she is by Muirmouth Showman and out of a ewe by Ditton Grandprix. Aged ram – A Morton. Ram lamb, ewe, ewe lamb, bred pen of three – J and E Lyle. Gimmer – E Mill.

Butchers lambs (Judge: G Brown, Innerleithen). Champion and reserve – KA and J Robertson, Baldinnie, Cupar. Champion was a pen of three end of February-born lambs by a Kininmonth Texel cross Beltex ram and out of Texel cross Lleyn ewes. Reserve was a similarly aged and bred single lamb.

Young handlers – 1, Euan Mill; 2, Hazel Love; 3, Chloe Lyle; 4, Glenn Love; 5, Ryan Lyle; 6, Ava McCall.

Goats (Judge: C McIntyre, New Abbey, Dumfries). Champion – Campbell Family, Torpichen, Bathgate, with Lovelsglen Donner, a seven-year-old British milker that kidded in February and is giving 7litres per day. A regular prize winner, she is by Ladeside Carrick and out of Lovelsglen Comet. Reserve – Campbell Family with Linnavon Ixia, a March-born British Toggenburg kid owned by Becky Campbell. She is by Cheswell Chyanne and out of Linnavon Edelweiss. Coloured milker, white goatling, white kid, coloured kid – Campbell Family. Anglo-Nubian milker – Rebekah Fleming, Carron, Falkirk. Coloured goatling – Avril Garrett, Duncreivie, Perthshire. Anglo-Nubian goatling, Anglo-Nubian kid – Beth Fairley, Avonbridge, Falkirk.