The sun was splitting for Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Society's show, with strong entries in all sections throughout but it was Douganhill’s Texel and A and E Vance’s commercial that took the top spots.

William McAllister, Ballymena, tapped out his choice of inter-breed sheep as the Texel gimmer from Douganhill. The champion was up against a well contested tally of 20 other breeds and crosses forward. All-in-all, the show had more than 840 sheep entered.

The flock, managed by Brian MacTaggart, picked up its 15th consecutive breed win here and went 'one more' this year. The winner is a daughter of Teiglum Young Gun and out of dam sired by Douganhill Euro Star. Her full sister was supreme champion at Stewartry just a few days prior.

Close behind in the sheep was W Ramsay and Sons' home-bred Blackface gimmer, Bell. She is by £55,000 East Happrew and out of a dam sired by the £7500 Clanary. This year alone she has picked up reserve tickets at both the Royal Highland and Stewartry.

Also among the sheep lines was the National show for Ryeland and coloured Ryeland which saw an increased number of entries.

Keltic Storm, a 13-month-old Limousin cross steer from Alistair and Liz Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn, took the inter-breed championship in the beef section. He is by Naby Jaguar out of a Limousin cross cow, this black steer stood out in the sun. He was previously male champion at the Great Yorkshire earlier in the season and reserve champion at Stranraer, the previous week. The Vances have been reserve champion twice previously and this was their first championship at Dumfries.

Reserve overall was the Aberdeen-Angus champion from Donald and Kerry Graham, Birsca, Corrie, Lockerbie, and shown by their son, Jack. Carruthers Elspeth is a home-bred November, 2017-born by Halbeath Kitemark and out of a home-bred cow by Morven Kilomaster and shown in calf to Howstead Evo.

She was the overall champion at the Aberdeen-Angus Winter National and was second in her class at this year’s Highland before being chosen as part of the group of four which went on to win the reserve inter-breed group.

Brian and Valerie Davidson’s Errolston herd from Gretna, took the top award within the dairy with Errolston Yadda Ricki. She is a fourth calver by Coop Bosside Massey and her dam is Errolston Goldwyn Rickie. The cow was on her first outing and is currently a classified Ex92.

Over in the Clydesdales it was Colleen Marshall, Burgess Outon Farm, that took top with her one-year-old filly, Burgess Outon Miracle. She is a daughter of Eskechragreen Ernest and out her dam is, Rashillhouse Jessica Jean.

LEADING awards

Ayrshire (Judge: J Suffern, Crumlin). Champion – DM Lindsay, Harperfield, Sandilands, Lanark, with the senior cow class winner, a third calver by Harperfield Coral Reef out of Barr Sandy Rose 56; previously over-all dairy champion at Biggar and champion at Newmilns. Her dam, Barr Sandy Rose, won championships in 2013, ‘14 and ’15, and was reserve in 2017. She is the highest yielding heifer in 70 years at Harperfield. Reserve – DM Lindsay’s fourth calver, Willowfields Winnie 2, by West Mossgiel Modern Reality, out of Willowfields Winnie. She was champion at Dumfries in 2017 and 2018 and won at East Kilbride the previous week, having been champion of champions there in 2017. She is also a former Royal Highland winner. Senior heifer stirk junior heifer stirk, senior cow in milk, senior heifer, groups – DM Lindsay. Heifer in calf under three, heifer in milk – I Service and Co, East Knockbrex, Newton Stewart. Heifer in milk, junior cow in milk – R McGoldrick, Dalbeattie.

Holstein (Judge: D Brewster, Bearsden). Champion and inter-breed champion – B and V Davidson, Errolston, Gretna, with Errolston Yadda Ricki, a fourth calver on her first time out. She’s by Coop Bosside Massey and out of Errolston Goldwyn Rickie and is classified Ex92. Reserve – B Yates, East Logan, Castle Douglas, with a junior cow in milk. Heifer stirk – TA Jackson Guillyhill, Holywood, Dumfries. Heifer in calf, dam and daughter – D Yates, Meikle Firthhead, Castle Douglas. Cow in calf, senior cow in milk – B and V Davidson. Heifer in milk, junior cow in milk – B Yates.

Jersey (Judge: J Suffern). Champion and reserve inter-breed – TA Jackson’s junior cow in milk, Clifton Chavez Denise, by Chilli Chavez. She took third at the Royal Highland this year and second at Dumfries in 2018. Reserve – TA Jackson’s Guillyhill Tequila Jezz, by Tequila. She was first as a dry cow at Ayr and teamed up with the champion to win the Jersey pairs trophy. Heifer stirk, cow in milk, pair – TA Jackson. Heifer in calf, cow in calf, dam and daughter – D and J McCormick, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas. Heifer in milk – RH Dick and Sons, Lochmailing, Auldgirth, Dumfries.

AOB dairy (Judge: J Suffern). Champion – G and J Lochhead, Kedar Brown Swiss, Dumfries, with a second calved cow in milk which was classified VG88 as a two-year-old and currently giving 41kg per day at 3.9% BF and 3.5% P. Kedar Alino Carmen is by Steiners Tau Alino and out of Kedar Dally Czarina and was previously champion Brown Swiss at the Dairy Show and AOB leader at Agriscot as a heifer.

Juvenile dairy (Judge: T Stable, Ulverston). Champion – B Yates, East Logan, Castle Douglas with a Holstein. Reserve – TA Jackson, Guillyhill, Holywood with a Jersey. Ayrshire heifer calf, Ayrshire calf born between Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2018, Ayrshire calf born July 1 to Sept 30, 2018 – W Sloan and Co, Ryemuir. Holstein heifer calf – B Yates. Holstein calf born May 1 to July 31, 2019 – Newhouse Farms, Dumfries. AOB heifer calf – TA Jackson. Holstein calf born Oct 1 to Dec 31 – C Gibb and Co, Auchencrieff, Dumfries. AOB calf born Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2018 – 1, D Yates.

Galloways (Judge: W McCornick, Newton Stewart). Champion – J and A Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, with Blackcraig Rose Y784. By Blackcraig X Factor and out of Blackcraig Rose 566, she is approaching two-years-old and previously won her class at the Royal Highland this year and was reserve overall at Stewartry earlier in the same week. Reserve – J and S Ross, Romesbeach, Shawhead, with Moira 1926 of Romesbeoch. She is by the herd’s imported German stock bull and was shown carrying her first calf by Strathurr Yogi. She was reserve female at the Royal Highland and female champion and reserve overall at the Great Yorkshire. Bull, bull calf – D and R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie. Cow, heifer stirk, pair – J and A Finlay. Senior heifer, heifer calf – J and S Ross.

Belted Galloway (Judge: I Marshall, Dumfries). Champion and reserve – Mrs A Bell, Clifton Farm, Southwick, Dumfries. Winning from a strong show of Belties was Clifton Absolutely Fabulous, a four-year-old first calver by the renowned Clifton stock bull, Clifton Hercules, whose semen has bred champions worldwide. She is out of Clifton Hyacinth and was shown with a Clifton Lochinvar heifer calf at foot and in- calf again to the same bull. She was champion at Stewartry show earlier in the week and led this year at the Royal Highland. She will be out again at the National Show at Westmorland. Reserve was Mrs Bell’s two-year-old bull, again by Hercules. Out of Clifton Daffodil, a previous ‘Cow of the Year’, he led the young bulls at this year’s Highland and was male champion at Stewartry, and will be retained as the junior stock bull. Bull, cow, pair – Mrs A Bell. Calf – Sir JCL Keswick, Muil, Speddoch, Dumfries. Senior heifer, heifer stirk – D Bertie.

Aberdeen-Angus (Judge: JW Ford, Kelso). Champion and reserve inter-breed – D and K Graham, Birsca, Corrie, Lockerbie, with Carruthers Elspeth, a home-bred November, 2017-born by Halbeath Kitemark and out of a home-bred cow by Morven Kilomaster and shown in calf to Howstead Evo. She was the overall champion at the Aberdeen-Angus Winter National, was second at the Highland and part of the group of four which went on to win the reserve inter-breed group. Reserve – H Duncan, Whitehill Farms, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, with Longbank Jack Eric, a yearling bull by Balmachie Jack Eric out of Longbank Jan Erica. Bull – H Duncan. Cow – RH Dick and Sons, Lochmailing, Auldgirth, Dumfries. Senior heifer – D and K Graham.Yearling heifer – L Pittendreigh, The Bungalow, Blaircochrane, West Linton.

Highland (Judge: G Irving, Selkirk). Champion – D Logan, Blairglogan Highlanders, Greenhead, Alva, with Arin 2 of Culfoich. She was purchased in October at the Oban sale for 1600gns and was shown in calf to their new German stock bull. She is a three-year-old heifer by Jacob 2 of Benmore and out of Dunmore 1 of Culfoich. She was champion of champions at Kilmacolm, second at the Highland, first at the Great Yorkshire and will be shown next at West Club Show, then onto The National Show, at Westmorland, in September. Reserve – Mr and Mrs D Fountain, Broomrigg, Lochmaben, Dumfries, with Boidheach Ruadh 4 of Broomrigg the second prize three-year-old heifer, by Jock of Inversnaid and out of Boidheach Ruadh1 of Broomrigg. She won at Biggar and Neilston. Bull, calf – G Hyslop, Glentewing, Crawfordjohn, Biggar. Cow – A and M Fitzsimon, Tregallon, Lochfoot, Dumfries. Senior heifer, yearling or two-year-old heifer – D Logan.

Beef Shorthorn (Judge: G Irving). Champion – D and T Bradley-Farmer, Wester Parkgate, Dumfries, winning the show’s biggest beef section on their first time at Dumfries with their yearling heifer Meonside Hyacinth Misty. She is by Elliot Salute and out of Meonside Hyacinth and was third at the Highland and is destined for Skipton Sale, in November. Reserve – R Crawford, Brackenhill, Catrine, with Glenisla Eva Broadhooks. This five-year-old cow is by Glenisla Artic Storm and out of Glenisla Broadhooks. Senior bull, junior bull – I Tennant, Oldhill, Carluke. Cow – R Crawford. Senior heifer – B and J Landers. Heifer stirk – D and T Bradley-Farmer.

British Blue (Judge: J Nisbet jnr, Cumnock). Champion – I McGarva, Nether Abington, Biggar, with a September, 2016-born cow, Abington Lily, by Tweedale Ebony and out of Abington Harriet. She was champion at Biggar, second at the Highland and was champion of champions at Moffat in 2018 and inter-breed at Peebles the same year. She is by Tenace de la Praule and out of Tamhorn Grace. Reserve – D and L Watret, Muirfield, Hightae. Lockerbie, with their cow. Bull, yearling heifer – B Hill, Woodend, Carnwath Road, Carnwath. Cow – D and L Watret. Senior heifer – I McGarva.

Charolais (Judge: P Stobart, Carlisle). Champion – Gemma McCornick, Boreland, Kirklcowan, Newton Stewart, with the yearling bull, McCornick Newsflash. His mother, Blelack Jan, was bought in calf with him to Maerdy Henley and he has only been shown once before and was second at last year’s show and will be retained as a stock bull. Reserve – R McCornick, Barnbackle, Lochfoot (Gemma’s brother) took the blue and white rosette with Ricnick Officer. This 14½-month-old bull was first at Stewartry earlier in the week and is by Brampton Nacodar and out of Farway Hope. He will go to Stirling in the spring but is being used this year as his figures are top end for calving ease. Senior bull – G McCornick. Junior bull – R McCornick. Cow – I and D Goldie.

Simmental (Judge: P Stobart) Champion –David Craig, Kennox, Stewarton, with Kennox Tara’s Glen, a home-bred four-year-old cow by Sowenna Aristocrat out of Annick Helen’s Tara and was shown with her February-born Woodhall Ferrari calf at foot. Tara’s Glen had previously taken been reserve at the Scottish National Simmental Show and is a former winner at the Royal Highland. Reserve – J and P Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan, with their bull, Goldie Skerrington Iceman. He is another by Aristocrat and bred from the well-known Skerrington Rhona line and had previously lifted the reserve male championship at this year’s Scottish National Simmental Show. He also took the same title at the 2018 English National and was male champion at Dumfries last year. He is currently the stock bull in their herd. Bull – J and P Goldie. Cow – D Craig. Heifer – F Gwynne, Castlewigg, Whithorn.

Limousin (Judge: P Stobart). Champion – D and R Cornthwaite’s Maybe Janitor, a five-year-old cow by Braemore Artist and out of Maybe Ed Girl – along with the rest of the Maybe herd, she will be offer for sale at the herd’s dispersal in October. Reserve – T Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan, with the 15-month-old bull, Lowabbey Objat, which already weighs in at 718kg. By Lodge Hamlet and out of Lowabbey Josse, this was his first time out before sale at Carlisle, in October. Bull – T Hunter. Cow – A and S Stevenson, Carbello, Cronberry, Cumnock. Heifer – D and R Cornthwaite.

AOB beef (Judge: JW Ford). Champion and reserve – South Devons from D Irving, Greenwrae Cottage, Gatelawbrige, Thornhill. Leading was his two-year-old heifer which was shown in-calf due in October. It had previously stood first at Cumberland Show while reserve was a home-bred yearling heifer which was reserve female at the Great Yorkshire.All classes – D Irving.

Prime cattle (Judge: J Nisbet). Champion and inter-breed beef – A and E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn, with Keltic Storm, a black steer by Maybe Jaguar out of a Limousin cross cow. He was male champion at the Great Yorkshire and reserve at Stranraer, the previous week. Reserve – J Hyslop, Balluskie, Girvan, with Queen of Hearts, which led at the Great Yorkshire and at Dalrymple. Light steer – R Paterson, Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk, Stranraer. Heavy steer, light heifer – A and E Vance. Heavy heifer – J Hyslop. Calf – A and S Stevenson, Carbello, Cronberry, Cumnock.

Commercial cattle (Judge: A Scott, Dumfries). Champion – A and M Fitzsimon, Tregallon Farm, Lochfoot. Cow with male calf – A and M Fitzsimon. Cow with female calf – JM Wharton and Son, Snade, Dunscore.

Juvenile beef classes (Judge: A Stott, Canonbie). Champion handler – A and JJ Forrest, Hillend, Roberton. Champion calf – D and L Watret (Gregor Watret). Continental calf – D and L Watret. Best handler continental calf class – Thomas Hunter. Native calf – Klondyke Farms, Shancastle. Best handler native calf class – Finlay Gordon, Klondyke Farms.

South Country Cheviot (Judge: R McTurk, Thornhill). Champion – B Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie, with a bought-in two-shear tup, ex Stirkfield, at £4000. He is a son of Mountbenger Whisky Galore and out of a Stirkfield ewe. Reserve – J Robertson, The Becks, Langholm, with a gimmer on her first outing. She is sired by Hindhope Coverleaf and out of a home-bred ewe. Three-shear tup, gimmer – J Robertson. Two-shear tup, Shearling tup – J Common and Son. Tup lamb, ewe, ewe lamb – RH Paton.

Blackface (Judge: J Kay, Lauder). Champion and reserve inter-breed – W Ramsay and sons, Milnmark, Dalry, Castle Douglas, with the home-bred gimmer, Bell. She has taken reserve tickets at both the Royal Highland and Stewartry this year. She is a daughter of the £55,000 East Happrew and out of a dam sired by the £7500 Clanary. Reserve – W Lockhart and Co, Culdoach, Tongland with a ewe lamb. She is sired by the £14,000 Auldhouseburn, which was bought at Dalmally in partnership with Balrazzie and Balmurrie. Two-shear tup – C McClymont. Shearling tup, tup lamb – IRS Bond. Ewe, gimmer – W Ramsay and sons. Ewe lamb – W Lockhart and Co.

Suffolk (Judge: I Barbour, Annan). Champion – The Hiddleston family, Rigghead, Shawhead, Irongray, Dumfries, with a January-born ewe lamb. She is a daughter of Irongray Black Jack, which was male champion at the Royal Highland 2018, and out of a home-bred ewe. The ewe lamb also took a first place ticket at Stewartry that week. Reserve – P and D Reid, Calfpark, Mouswald, Dumfries, with a January-born tup lamb, which is set for Kelso ram sales this September. He is sired by Strathbeg Stan The Man and out of a Stockton ewe. Tup, ewe – W and M Haining. Tup lamb – P and D Reid. Gimmer, ewe lamb – The Hiddleston family.

North Country Cheviot (Judge: D Allen, Alnwick). Champion – Mrs J Cowan, Boghead of Greenhill, Lockerbie, with a tup lamb. This was the breeders first show with her newly formed flock, Hightae. He is a son of Synton Ring Master and out of a home-bred ewe. Reserve – CR Graham and Sons, Carruthers, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, with a gimmer. Tup, gimmer – CR Graham and sons. Shearling tup – R Strawhorn. Tup lamb, ewe, ewe lamb – Mrs J Cowan.

Blueface Leicester crossing type (Judge: R McKie, Castle Douglas). Champion and reserve – Alec and Anders Brown, Macqueston, Tynron, Thornhill, with a ewe. She is sired by G19 Highberries and out of a Highberries dam. Their reserve ticket was for the gimmer on her first outing. She is sired by K26 Hewgill and out of a D17 Hewgill dam. Tup – D Bryson. Shearling tup – A Morton. Tup lamb, gimmer – J and A Brown. Ewe lamb – Mrs S Hamilton.

Bluefaced Leicester traditional type (Judge: A Bisset, Hexham). Champion – Mrs K Smith, Low Arkland, Kelton, Newton Stewart, with a two-crop ewe. She was bought in as a ewe lamb at Carlisle and is a daughter of a Howlea sire. Reserve – AM Brown, Drumhumphry, Corsock, Castle Douglas, with a ewe lamb. She is a daughter of Rossiebank G4, which was inter-breed champion here in 2017 and out of a home-bred ewe. Tup, tup lamb – S Nelson. Shearling tup – AM Brown. Ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb – Mrs K Smith.

Kerry Hill (Judge: A Fisher, Harrogate). Champion and reserve – S and A Burgess, Lintmill Cottage, New Abbey, Dumfries, with one of the flock's foundation ewes. She is a daughter of Woodhouse 2 and out of a Delark dam. Reserve was the ewe lamb, Top Spot Cover Girl. She is by Calcot, which took a first prize ticket here and out of a home-bred ewe. Tup, ewe, ewe lamb – S and A Burgess. Tup lamb – J Graham. Gimmer – S Robb.

Texel (Judge: A Barr, Biggar). Inter-breed sheep and champion – Douganhill Farms with a gimmer, picking up its consecutive 15th breed win here. She is a daughter of Teiglum Young Gun and out of a dam sired by Douganhill Euro Star. Reserve – M and L Craig with a two-crop ewe sired by Hayworth Lodge Warrior. She picked up reserve champion at Moffat last year and first at Stewartry this year. Tup, Shearling tup – J Sugden. Tup lamb, gimmer – Douganhill farms. Ewe – M and L Craig. Ewe lamb – C Mair.

Blue Texel (Judge: H Currie, Carlisle). Champion – R and S Dodd, Holmhead, Moss Road, Dumfries with a ewe bought in as a gimmer at 900gns. She is a daughter of Rookie Blue and out of a Dutch import. Reserve – K Watret, Maulscastle, Cummertrees, Annan, and his shepherd, Ali Jackson, with a home-bred gimmer sired by Solwayview Badger and out of a Belgian ewe. She took reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland this year. Tup – N Smith. Tup lamb – A Dodd. Ewe – R and S Dodd. Gimmer, ewe lamb – K Watret.

Scotch Mule (Judge: D Gray, Kilsyth). Champion – J Guild, Laight, New Cumnock, with a one-crop ewe bought from Jim Walker in a pen of 40 at Castle Douglas. She is a daughter of a home-bred shearling. Last year as a gimmer she picked up seven championships. Reserve – J Park, Dalpeddar, Sanquhar, with a pen of three ewe lambs bred by the home-bred sire, Forebrae H5 and out of home-bred ewes. Ewe – J Guild. Gimmer – G Allan. Ewe lamb – J and A Brown. Pen of three – J Park.

Charollais (Judge: A Kennedy, Parkgate). Champion – HW Sloan, Rigghead, Collin, Dumfries, with a ewe lamb on her first outing. She is sired by Leelaw Super Sonic, which was second place at the Royal Highland and reserve male at the Great Yorkshire. Reserve – JD Clanachan, Maryholm, Dumfries, with a tup lamb also on his first outing. He is sired by a tup from David Norman and out of a home-bred ewe which was first here last year. Tup, ewe lamb – HW Sloan. Tup lamb, ewe, gimmer – JD Clanachan.

Beltex (Judge: H Jewitt, Barnard Castle). Champion – A Jackson, Tiptop, Dumfries, with a gimmer. She is a daughter of Cranes Alligator and out of Kingledores Barbie. She was seventh at the Royal Highland in a strong class this year. Reserve – G and S Sinclair, Carnavel, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, with the March-born tup lamb, Sinclair Escobar. He is by Dooley Bulldozer and out of Broughton Bryeny. Tup, gimmer, ewe lamb – A Jackson. Shearling tup – JL McMillan. Tup lamb – G and S Sinclair. Ewe – G Paterson.

Lleyn (Judge: H Goldie, Ruthwell). Champion – J Kingan, Laneside, New Abbey Road, Dumfries, with a two-year-old tup. He is sired Haywood Gigots, he was purchased from the Haywood flock for 1000gns and was champion last year at Perth. Reserve – G Brown, Dairy House, Overlaw, with a ewe lamb. Tup, tup lamb – J Kingan. Shearling tup, ewe, gimmer – S Corcoran. Ewe lamb – G Brown.

Ryeland (Judge: S Hipps, Harogate). National champion and reserve – E and J Henderson with the shearling tup, Landriggs Yogi. He is a son of Landriggs Extra Special and out of a home-bred ewe. This shearling has already picked up reserve champion at the Royal Highland and champion at the Great Yorkshire. The reserve ticket was for the home-bred gimmer, Landriggs Yaz. She is sired by Ruslin William and out of a home-bred ewe. This year she bagged reserve female champion at the Great Yorkshire. Two-shear tup – Mrs S Bryden. Shearling, tup lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb – E and J Henderson. Ewe – A Hunter Blair.

Coloured Ryeland (Judge: J Reed, Hereford). National champion and reserve – S and JE Fisher and MJ Hoggarth, Greenlea, Southwaite, Carlisle, with the two-shear tup, Stardust Xanthos. He was bought in as a lamb from York from the Stardust flock. He is a son of Broomwell Usain and out of Ryeside Coloured. The reserve ticket from the same home was awarded to their gimmer, picking up her first championship. She is sired by Welsh Thunderball and out of a Lightwater ewe. Two-shear tup, gimmer – S and JE Fisher and MJ Hoggarth. Shearling tup – L White. Tup lamb – J Arthur. Ewe, ewe lamb – Mrs S Bryden.

Shetland (Judge: A Bain, Haddington). Champion – S Tyson and R Willan, Cherrybank, Underskiddaw, Keswick, with a home-bred three-shear tup. He is a son of Charles of Derwent and out of Bernice of Derwent. This tup was reserve at Kelso last month as well as champion at the Great Yorkshire. Reserve – C and L Carruthers, Cronklea, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie with an April-born ewe lamb on her first outing. She is sired by Muncaster Edmond and out of Rigg Dutchess, which has lifted many champions in the past. Tup, gimmer – S Tyson and R Willan. Tup lamb – Messrs Greenfield. Ewe – Dr J Hunter and D Wilson. Ewe lamb – L Carruthers.

Zwartbles (Judge: M Simpson, Kilmarnock). Champion – T and I Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries, with their gimmer, Goldies Forget Me Not. She is a daughter of a Liverton tup and picked up her first championship here. Reserve – Miss R Torbet, Whitecrook, Dunragit, Stranraer, with the second prize gimmer, which stood reserve champion here last year. She is sired by Aquila After Shock and out of a Cynefin ewe. Tup – P Walton. Shearling tup, ewe, tup lamb, ewe lamb – C Rae. Gimmer – T and I Goldie.

British Berrichon (Judge: D Gwynne, Powys). Champion – F Barbour, Newark, Sanquhar, with the gimmer, Newark Winkle. She is by a Shernock tup and out of a home-bred ewe. This year she took a second prize ticket at the Royal Highland. Reserve – E Burgess, Carse, New Abbey, Dumfries, with the ewe, Criffel She’s All That, on her third show season. She is by a Tregwynt sire and out of a home-bred ewe. Tup, tup lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb – F Barbour. Ewe – E Burgess.

Any other continental sheep (Judge: A Kennedy, Parkgate). Champion – A Jackson with the Dutch Spotted ewe, Tiptop Hannah. She is by a Dutch ram, out of a Dutch ewe and she was inter-breed champion at the Great Yorkshire and was breed champion at the Royal Welsh this year. Reserve – I McConnell, Crawford Hall, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, with the Rouge shearling tup, Powerful Jeffery, which was bought in as a lamb in Northern Ireland. He is a son of Glenkeen Nimrod and out of a French imported dam. This year he took home a second prize ticket from the Royal Highland. Tup – I McConnell. Tup lamb, ewe, ewe lamb – A Jackson. Gimmer – P and D Reid.

Any other native sheep (Judge: D Allen). Champion – L Carruthers, Cronklea, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, with a tup. Reserve – IPJ Dick, Corncockle, Templand, Lockerbie with a tup lamb. Tup, ewe lamb – L Carruthers. Tup lamb – IPJ Dick. Ewe, gimmer – D and W Crew.

Prime lambs (Judge: J Carlisle, Dumfries). Champion – R Watret, Muirfield, Hightae, Lockerbie, with a pen of two Beltex cross lambs. Reserve – Gelston Castle Farms, Boreland of Kelton, Castle Douglas, with a pair of Texel cross lambs. Beltex lambs – R Watret. All other classes – Gelston Castle.

Young handlers (Judge: W McAllister, Ballymena). Champion – Murray Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie. Reserve – Thomas Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald. Young handler between five and 10 – 1, Thomas Goldie; 2, Ewan McConnell; 3, Isla Goldie. Young handler between 11 and 14 – 1, Murray Common; 2, Fraser Brown; 3, Jack Cannon.

Goats (Judge: M Cox, Whatton-in-the-Vale, Nottinghamshire). Champion – Wood and Maddison, Loud Farm, Loud Hill, Greencroft, with the three-year-old Anglo Nubian, Treval Jersey. She is sired by Treval Dillon and out of Treval Jessie. Winning is not unusual to Jersey as every show she has been to she has taken home a first place ticket. Reserve – Lynda Shaw, Kirriereoch, Newton Stewart, with the three-year-old British Alpine, Carrick Alexa. She is sired by Carrick Rafferty and out of Carrick Athene. Alexa previously took champion at Stranraer and Straiton and reserve at the Ayrshire show. British Saanen – Wood and Maddison. British Toggenburgs – Anke Sieker. British Alpine, Any Other Variety – Lynda Shaw. Anglo Nubian – Wood and Maddison. Golden Guernsey – R Torrance. Champion Kid – Sarah McCreath, Polquhanity Farm with Polquanity Lavender a four-month-old kid. She is sired by Wilowriver Union Jack and out of Polquanity Floss. Saanen or British Saanen – Mrs V Wood. Toggenburg or British Toggenburg – Anke Sieker. British Alpine – Mrs L Shaw. Anglo-Nubian, Golden Guernsey – R Torrance. Any Other Variety – Miss S McCreath.

Clydesdales (Judge – N Picken, Kirkcudbright). Champion – Mrs C Marshall, Burgess Outon, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, with the yearling filly, Burgess Outon Miracle. She is sired by Eskechraggan Ernest and out of Rashillhouse Jessica Jean. Reserve – M and A Bell, Auld Graitney, Gretna, with Graitney Willie John. He is sired by Boat Scottishpower and out of Howgillside Lady Catherine. Mare, foal – J McNay and E Blount. Yeld mare – Mrs C Marshall. Two-year-old filly – Mrs J Marshall and Mrs C Halliday. Gelding – H Ramsay. Colt or gelding – M and A Bell.

Shetland ponies (Judge: AR Bell (Beltoy), Larne). Champion – P and SJ Atkinson, The Oaks, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, Penrith with the ten-year-old Horninglow Ellaray. She is sired by Rushetts Highlander and out of Lonsdale Verbea. Reserve – The Nicholson family, Apple Garth, Allengrove, Heads Nook with the second place to the champion. The 14-year-old, Berrymoor Bramble is sired by Wells Royal Gold and out of Struie Betina. Brood mare – The Nicholson family. Yearling – E Carlyle. Two or three-year-old – P Harkness. Female four-year-old and over, male four-year-old –P and SJ Atkinson.

Highland ponies (Judge: Mrs EJC McNaught, Darvel). Champion – Mrs M Fawcett, Dewley Farm, Throckley with the three-year-old, Tower Highland Piper. He is sired by Turin Hill Kylemore and out of Tower Amanda. Reserve – Mrs S Clarke, Williamwood, Kirtlebridge with the yearling, Kershop Breagh. She is sired by Glenbanchor Gillie BR and out of Beth of Conway. Senior pony – Mrs M Fawcett. Intermediate pony – Mrs S Clarke.