New kids on the bloc, Reece and Andrew Simmers made their mark in the Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle championships at Keith Show winning the supreme overall with a Simmental heifer.

To qualify for this event staged at Keith Show every year, entries have to have won a championship at any Scottish show this year.

The Simmental heifer, Sterling FCUK Impuls, from Backmuir, Keith, went home with the top award after winning the breed title and inter-breed beef honours at Turriff Show. A daughter of Sterling Gino, out of Sterling CAndy's FCUK, she was bought at Stirling in February.

"She's an easy winner, simply outstanding," said the judges, father and son duo, Roy and Matthew Milne, Kennieshillock, Lhanbryde, who added that their choice of winner also caught the eye as soon as she came in the ring as "she is so correct and full of character."

Native champion was the Aberdeen-Angus bull Tonley Excel, from Neil and Mark Wattie, Mains of Tonley Alford, that had been champion and overall champion of champions at Grantown, and junior inter-breed bull at Turriff. This 17-month-old is a son of Nightingale Perry out of Tonley Ester.

Queen Bee lived up to her name too for Stewart and Lynsey Bett, Stirling, when she was crowned commercial champion after big wins at Ayr, Drymen, Gargunnock, Stirling, Dunblane and Perth. Bred by Peredur and Llyr Hughes this youngster is by the Limousin sire, Derrygullinane Kingull.