More than 130 cards were marked at the Lanark and Peebles Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association branch stockjudging, staged within Lanark Agricultural Centre, where David Fergusson, Drannandow, Newton Stewart, was the master judge.

Classes were supplied by branch members from Midlock (tup hoggs); Glenrath (ewes); Hartside (tup hoggs); Kingledores (ewes); Gosland (tup hoggs); Nunnerie (ewes); Madrissa (tup hoggs); and Woolfords (gimmers).

Overall stockjudging champion was a ewe from JP Campbell and Sons, Glenrath, who also won the award for the best pen, again with ewes.

Reserve overall was a ewe from CC MacArthur and Co, Nunnerie.

After trailing through all the winning combinations of the guessing the correct overall champion and reserve, Allan Wight senior was selected at random as the winner.

Highest placed individual in the stockjudging competition was Danny Mitchell with 392 points.

LEADING awards

Stockjudging – Under 14s (4 forward) – 1, Tyler McKinley (293 points); 2= Grace MacGregor and Emma Henderson (271); 4, Robbie Kennedy (241).

YFC/under 26 (20 forward) – 1, Ross Stevenson (362); 2, James Simpson (361); 3, Anders Brown (356).

Ladies (18 forward) – 1, Katie Wight (368); 2, Louise McArthur (349); 3, Kirsty McVicar (345).

Gents (93 forward) – 1, Danny Mitchell (392); 2, Craig Thornborrow (375); 3, Robert Cockburn (371); 4= Gus Kennedy and Archie MacGregor (370).

Breeding rams – Shearlings and above (4 forward) – 1 and champion ram, and 2, DC and JJ Marshall, Gosland; 3, JB Pate and Son, Moorfoot; 4, Firm of Shawhead, Shawhead

Tup hogg (16 forward) – 1 and reserve champion ram and 2, J Wight and Sons, Midock; 3 and 4, DC and JJ Marshall, Gosland.