The sun was shining on a glorious autumn day at Tarbolton Show, where, despite the poor ground conditions, Hugh and Liz Kennedy, East Carngillan,Tarbolton, stood supreme with a sharp home-bred Holstein cow.

Taking the reserve dairy championship was Robbie and Margo Scott, Shacklehill, Tarbolton, with their Ayrshire cow.

Father and son duo, George Borland and his son, also George, secured the Meikle Points Trophy for the second year in succession, having turned out a wagon load of Holstein Friesian cattle. Taking reserve was Hugh Fergusson, who gained all his points in the roots and seeds section where he won the Clune Perpetual Trophy for most points in that section.

In the beef cattle lines, it was John and Louise Hunter, Hallrig, Tarbolton, which secured the championship with their calf, Hallrig Outstanding and then reserve, again with a calf, Hallrig Ooh La La.

The supreme champion horse and winner of the Outmains Perpetual Trophy was Eleanor Crate, Holehouse Cottage, Hollybush, with her Mountain and Moorland pony.

LEADING awards

Holstein – Champion – H and L Kennedy, with their home-bred Holstein cow. Reserve – GT and G Borland. Cow in milk, best bred – Liz Kennedy. Heifer in milk, aged cow in milk, pair, – GT and G Borland.

Ayrshire – Champion – R and M Scott, Shacklehill, Tarbolton, with their Ayrshire cow.

Inter-breed – Champion – H and L Kennedy. Reserve – R and M Scott. Pair of Ayrshire/Holstein, group of three, group of five, yeld heifer, best confined female – GT and G Borland. Best udder, best female, best confined any age – H and L Kennedy. Calf, shown by junior – Fraser Sloan, Dormieston, Stair.

Beef – Champion and reserve – J and L Hunter, Hallrig, Tarbolton, securing champion with calf, Hallrig Outstanding and reserve, again with a calf, Hallrig Ooh La La. Pure bred maiden/in-calf heifer – J and L Hunter.