IT was very much ladies day at the Scottish Holstein Club's annual calf show at Castle Douglas Auction Mart, where the top three awards in the showmanship section were presented to females.

In an all-female final, 21-year-old Alison Hunter, from Maybole, secured the supreme title with the reserve honours presented to Amy Weatherup, Parkend, Crossgates. Katie Watson, Mauchline, received an honourable mention.

Alison will now travel to the All Breeds, All Britain Calf Show at Peterborough, next month.

The competition, judged by Gary Jones, included a calf show which saw the yearling heifer, Nethervalley Kingpin Sara, tapped out as supreme. She is owned by Robbie and Margo Scott, Shacklehill, Mossblown.

Reserve was Drointon and Grayridge Holsteins' Drointon Doc Promise while Neil Sloan scooped honourable mention with Drointon Solomon Petrelle.

In the showmanship competition, it was an all-female final, with 21-year-old Alison Hunter, from Maybole, securing champion alongside reserve, Amy Weatherup, Parkend, Crossgates and Katie Watson, Mauchline, who received an honourable mention. Alison will now travel to the All Breeds, All Britain Calf Show at Peterborough, next month.

The club introduced a points trophy this year, which was won by the Logan herd.

LEADING awards

Showmanship (Judge: G Jones). Champion – Alison Hunter. Reserve – Amy Weatherup. Hon mention – Katie Watson. Junior – 1, Rory Scott; 2, Kyle Scott; 3, Erica Gray. Intermediate – 1, Katie Watson; 2, Mark Bryson; 3, Katlyn McCormick. Senior – 1, David Howat; 2, Rachel Wood. Mature – 1, Alison Hunter; 2, Amy Weatherup; 3, Zoe Bryson.

Calves (Judge: Gary Jones). Champion – Nethervalley Kingpin Sara, (R and M Scott). Reserve – Drointon Doc Promise, (Drointon and Grayridge). Hon mention – Drointon Solomon Petrelle, (N Sloan). Born after 1 April 2019 – 1, Overside King Doc Amanda (A Neilson); 2, Grayridge Doc Bridget (Grayridge Holsteins); 3, Logan Hartley Ambrosia (B Yates).

Born between 1 February and 31 March 2019 – 1, Drointon Silver Dee Petrelle (Grayridge Holsteins); 2, Parkend Attico Saffron Red (B Weatherup); 3, Kepculloch Lambda Meg (Steel Family). Born between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019 – 1, Overside Mayday Amanda (A Neilson); 2, Mossbog Polestar Rosy (G Borland); 3, Muir Diamondback Jazz, (W Watson). Born between 1 October and 30 November 2018 –1, Drointon Doc Promise (Drointon and Grayridge Holsteins); 2, PinUpGirl Solo Stockings (Gillian Weatherup); 3, Nethervalley Awesome Emma Red (R and M Scott). Born between 1 August and 30 September 2018 – 1, Mossbog Rich Summer (G Borland); 2, Arranview Jordy Kitty Red (Arranview Holsteins); 3, Carnduff Silver Rosebud 2 (J Bryson). Born between 1 June and 31 July 2018 – 1, Nethervalley Kingpin Sara (R and M Scott); 2, Wiltor Doorman Sharon (B Yates). Born between 1 April and 31 May 2018 – 1, Drointon Solomon Petrelle (N Sloan); 2, Carnduff April Fools Peaches Red (J Bryson); 3, Kepculloch Solomon Roxie (Steel family). Red and white born after 1 April 2018 – 1, Nethervalley Awesome Rosanne Red (R and M Scott); 2, Carnduff April Fools Peaches Red (J Bryson); 3, Parkend Jordy Stardom Red (Brian Weatherup).