Glorious summer sunshine pulled in record breaking entries and crowds to Central and West Fife Show, where Burradon Raquel, a rising two-year-old Charolais continued on her winning ways to land the beef inter-breed honours and the overall champion of champions.

Such were the entries to the show – staged at a new site at Easter Bucklyvie, Crossgates – that new pens and stalls had to be made up that morning, resulting in a cracking show of beef and dairy cattle, Clydesdale horses and Shetland, Suffolk, Zwartbles and any other breeds of sheep in particular.

And a much bigger entry of any other native cattle than expected meant that individual sections were introduced on the day for Belted Galloways, Herefords and Beef Shorthorns.

History is believed to have been made too when the supreme champion of champions from Fife Show, secured the exact same honours at West Fife, for her owners, Richard Hassell and Rachel Wyllie of Brailes Livestock.

Their Charolais heifer, Burradon Raquel, which was bought privately from Chris Curry, last year and has been residing with Retties Livestock, Methven, is certainly making her presence felt having also stood reserve senior continental at Stars of the Future and female champion at LiveScot.

The supreme overall – selected on a points basis by the various inter-breed/section judges – was the pick of the inter-breed beef, dairy, sheep, goat and Clydesdale horse winners, and saw the beef winner come out on top with 18 points.

She also teamed up with her herd mate, Bassett Ruby, a 21-month-old Charolais heifer bought privately last year from her breeder, Jean Atkinson, to land the inter-breed beef pairs, when tapped out by beef judge, Alan MacArthur, Balfron Station.

"The Charolais is a tremendous heifer and so correct all the way through. It's very difficult to find fault in her and together with herd mate, they made a really well balanced, top quality pair," said Mr MacArthur.

Reserve overall with 12 points was the Clydesdale best, Tulloes Emily, a rising two-year-old filly from Jim Greenhill, Letham, which had been supreme champion of champions at the Perth online show, last year and breed leader at Fife.

Jimmy MacMillan snr, found his inter-breed sheep in Greystone Hella, a home-bred Zwartbles ewe from Ally Baird, Dunblane, which has already made her mark on the circuit, landing the reserve sheep honours at Drymen, and a runner-up ticket at Ayr.

Just pipped at the post was the champion Suffolk from Ronnie Black and sons Mike and Pete, Newton of Collessie. Their winner, a home-bred one-crop ewe is by a Castleisle sire.

A cracking show of dairy cattle was topped by the Wilson family's Holstein champion, Riverdane Chief Rowena, from Carskerdo, Cupar, with the reserve honours presented to the any other breed leader, Cuthill Towers Primetime Linzy, an Ayrshire from Arthur and Susan Lawrie and sons James and David, Milnathort.

It was another good day for Gillian Scott, Gateside, Linlithgow, too when her top British Blue bagged the breed trophy and the reserve inter-breed beef. Thistle Rosetta, a home-bred 16-month-old heifer was junior champion at the Stars of the Future

LEADING awards

Aberdeen-Angus (Judge: J McMillan snr, Brechin). Champion – R Hassell and R Wyllie, Brailes Livestock, with the three-year-old cow, Weeton Blackbird by Rawborn Boss Hogg, out of Blelack Blackbird, shown with bull calf at foot by Brailes Fabulous. She was brought out and paraded by the Rettie Family, Methven. Reserve – J Steel, Allanton, Duns with the rising three-year-old bull, Kingholm Risotto, a 10,000gns purchase at Stirling, from Matthew and Heather Currie. An ET, he is bred from Weeton Rosebud and sired by Quaker Hill Dead Centre. Senior bull, senior heifer, junior heifer – JM Steel. Junior bull, cow, calf – Brailes Livestock.

Shorthorn (Judge: J McMillan). Champion – R and C Rettie, Methven with the 11-month-old home-bred heifer, Aberdona Rockcandy by Tamhorn Glen, out of Aberdona Nutella. Reserve – Beth Hill, Woodend, Carnwath with 16-month-old heifer Kenray Poppy by a Podehole sire and bred from Tanzyhouse Martini. She was placed at Lesmahagow.

Hereford (Judge: J McMillan). Champion – WP and K Wason, Kinglassie, with the Fife champion, Saltire 1 Cathy, a six-year-old cow, by Baldinnie 1 Viscount, bred from Baldinnie 1 Cathy 40 – one of five cows in the herd and reserve was the seven-month-old bull, Saltire 1 Warrior by Nomantin Leartes and out of Saltire 1 Fly 2.

Belted Galloway (Judge: J McMillan). Champion – L and R Brown, Raddernie, Cupar with October 2019-born in-calf heifer, Brodale Dreama Helena by Glen Gomaz, out of a home-bred cow, and reserve with 18-month-old heifer Brodale Delia Roxy, also by Glen Gomaz.

Lincoln Red (Judge: J McMillan). Champion and reserve – A Mylius and Partners, St Fort, Newport on Tay with rising 15-month-old bulls by St Fort Excalibur. Supreme was St Fort Admiral which stood reserve at Fife with the reserve being St Fort Archer.

Highland (Judge: J McKechnie, Gartocharn). Champion – D MacNaughton, Kelty, with the Fife Show champion, Bryor Rose of Rannoch, a two-year-old AI daughter of Seamus Dubh of Craigowmill. Senior female champion at the Stars of the Future, she is bred from Hayley of Rannoch – a previous victor at the 2015 Stars and champion winner at the National in 2017. Reserve – C and A Hood, Drumad Estate, Bankfoot, with three-year-old heifer, Erin 9 of Earn, bought privately from The Ranch. Previously unshown, she is by Magnus of Earn, out of Erin 30 of Earn and was paraded in calf to Dubh Armunn of Sean. Cow, two-year-old heifer, pair – D MacNaughton. Three-year-old heifer – Drumad Estate.

Continental (Judge: D Craig, Stewarton). Champion, inter-breed beef champion and supreme overall champion of champions – R Hassell, and R Wyllie, Brailes Livestock, Methven, with two-year-old Charolais heifer, Burradon Raquel by Clenagh Lyle. She was bought privately last year from her breeder, Chris Curry and is bred from the Gwenog Banjo daughter, Burradon Grace. Already a top show female, she was breed senior champion at the Stars of the Future where she was also reserve continental senior and female champion at LiveScot. The couple also won the reserve honours with the two-year-old Charolais heifer, Bassett Ruby by Whitecliffe Lacroix, which was also bought privately last year from her breeder, Jean Atkinson. Both were brought out by the Rettie family and teamed up to win the inter-breed beef pairs.

Limousin (Judge: I Struthers, Lanark). Champion – A Orr, Kinross with 18-month-old bull, Lomond Superstar by Ampertaine Magnum out of Lomond Lush, the second prize cow in the Scottish Herds competition. Reserve – Mary Cormack, C/o Rettie's Livestock, Methven, with January 2020-born in-calf heifer, Grahams Ruby by Ampertaine Elgin, bred from the Claragh Franco-sired Grahams Niaomi. She was bought for 20,000gns at the Red Ladies Limousin Derby at Carlisle in December, for the Restart herd. Senior bull, senior heifer – W Lawson, Auchterarder. Junior bull – A Orr. In-calf heifer – M Cormack. Junior heifer, pair – Beth Thomson, Kelty.

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British Blue (Judge: M Gamble, Hownam, Kelso). Champion and reserve inter-breed beef – Gillian Scott, Linlithgow, West Lothian, with Thistle Rosetta, a home-bred 16-month-old heifer Dodou de St Remacle bred from Drumlone Lindsey – a former first prize winner at the 2018 Royal Highland Show, purchased at Carlisle. Rosetta was junior breed champion at the Stars of the Future stood first in her class in the pedigree section at LiveScot. Reserve – A and CS Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Lanark with the 15-month-old heifer, Stonebyres Roxy by the former stockbull, Stonebyres Murray – a Boherard Cantona son. She was placed at Lesmahagow and is bred from Stonebyres Nina. Senior bull – R and L Nelson, Crossgates. Junior bull – C Drysdale, Kinnesswood, Kinross. Senior heifer, pair – A and CS Comrie. Junior heifer – G Scott.

Simmental (Judge: D Craig, Stewarton). Champion and reserve and reserve inter-breed beef pairs – G Clark, Auchtermuchty, with two home-bred 15-month-old bulls. Supreme was Broombrae Major, the breed leader at Fife, by Roma Jaguar, out of Broombrae Delight. The reserve, Broombrae Monty, is also by Roma Jaguar but bred from Innerwick Irene.

Commercial (Judge: C Malone, Pitcairn). Champion and reserve – W Peters, Gilmerton, Crieff. Supreme was the 20-month-old black British Blue cross Limousin heifer, Ava' Butt bred at Newton of Logierait and bought at Carlisle. She was champion at the Royal Highland Showcase last year and Fife. Reserve was the 15-month-old Limousin cross Limousin-Blue heifer, Daisy Duke, bred by Dillon Townend, Yorkshire. Heifer pair, single bullock, single heifer – W Peters. Cross cow with calf at foot, suckled calf – C Drysdale, Kinnesswood, Kinross. Cross heifer for breeding purposes, prime animal – B Duffton, Huntly.

Holstein (Judge: S Wilson, Barrhead, Glasgow). Champion and inter-breed dairy – J and I Wilson, Cupar, the Fife Show champion, Riverdane Chief Rowena VG88, a second calver, by Stantons Chief. Bought privately last year from her breeder, Mark Nutsford, she is bred from the Ex94 Riverdane Deman Rowena and since calving in January is still giving 50kg per day. Reserve – D and F Thomson, Kirkton of Beath, Cowdenbeath with the second prize winner to the champion Beath Lamar Celia VG88, by Ladys-Manor Lamar, out of Roansbank Bolton Celia 3. Calf – B Craig, Carneil, Carnock, Dunfermline. Maiden heifer – G Lyle, Leven. In-calf heifer, in-calf cow, heifer in milk, progeny group of three, production/inspection – B Weatherup, Crossgates. Junior cow in milk, senior cow in milk, pair – J and I Wilson. Confined heifer – J Barr, Crossgates. Confined cow – D and F Thomson.

Any other dairy breed (Judge: S Wilson). Champion and reserve inter-breed dairy – A and S Lawrie, Milnathort, with the Ayrshire, Cuthill Towers Primetime Linzy Ex92 2E, which calved her fourth mid February and is giving 47kg. She won the senior cow in milk class at the Expo in March and is by Gwynnog Primetime, out of Cuthill Towers Lady Lindsay Ex93 3E. Reserve – A and S Lawrie, with the January 2020-born Ayrshire heifer in milk, Cuthill Towers Supreme Mandy, by Sandyford Supreme out of the VG87 SP(2) cow, Cuthill Towers Classic Mandy. Calf, maiden heifer – B Lawson and Sons, Largoward, Leven. Heifer in milk, junior cow in milk, senior cow in milk, pair – A and S Lawrie. Progeny group – B Weatherup, Crossgates.

Young handlers dairy calf (Judge: S Wilson). 1, Magnus Riach; 2, Cameron Craig; 3, Ruth Allison.

Young handlers beef calf (Judge: J McMillan). 1, Rory Orr; 2, Kaitlyn Bell; 3, Jessica Brown.

Clydesdale horse (Judge: J McMillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute). Champion and reserve overall champion of champions – J Greenhill, Letham, Angus, with Tulloes Emily, the overall champion of champions at the online Perth Show last year and supreme at Fife last month. A rising two-year-old, she is by Arradoul Balvennie and bred from Tulloes Lady Jane. Reserve – RH Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, with the six-week-old previously unshown filly foal, Collessie Joules, by Collessie Monarch. She was paraded alongside her dam, Colessie Lucy, a 16-year-old mare which also won her class. Senior gelding – Colina McCulloch, Luncarty, Perth. Yeld mare – Kelly Stirling, Finglassie. Brood mare, foal – RH Black. Junior colt or gelding – B Ferguson, Luncarty. Filly, bred – J Greenhill. Young handlers – Blythe Duncan, Balmacolm. Heavy horse turnouts open farm/agricultural cart – A Young, Watergate, Cleish. Stallion/ladies cart – E Gunn, East Calder, West Lothian. Single dray – R Brewster. Ridden – Val Smith. Turnouts pairs – D and B Walker, Cawdor, Nairn. Harness/decoration – McCullochs and Crooks, Luncarty. Teams of three or more turnout – JW and M McIntyre, Stewarton.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: A MacArthur, Balfron Station, Glasgow). Champion and reserve – C and K Malone, Pitcairn. Supreme was a March-born ewe lamb by an Edlingham sire bought at Kelso last year in partnership with Iain Minto, out of a home-bred ewe. Reserve was a home-bred shearling ram by an LP Dalpeddar sire bought at Hawes, and bred from a home-bred ewe. All classes – C and K Malone.

Suffolk (Judge: A Moir, Edinburgh). Champion and reserve inter-breed sheep – RH Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, with a home-bred three-crop ewe by a Castleisle sire. She was first at Fife Show. Reserve – A Barr, Easter Buchlyvie, Crossgates, with a previously unshown home-bred gimmer by Balquhain Apache. Ram lamb, gimmer, ewe lamb pair, pen of three – A Barr. Ewe – RH Black.

Texel (Judge: I Struthers, Lanark). Champion – Kim Stretch, Gilmerton, Crieff, with a February-born ewe lamb which was bought in utero of a Strathbogie gimmer at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic at Thainstone. She was on her first outing and is sired by Cressage Enforcer. Reserve – AAB and C Allan, Linlithgow, with a two-crop ewe bought at the Lanark Cracker sale as a gimmer from Kerr Jarvie of the Duncrynie flock. She was second at Drymen Show. Tup lamb, ewe, pen of three – AAB and C Allan.

Zwartbles (Judge: S Craig, Kelso). Champion and inter-breed sheep – A Baird, Dunblane, with Greystone Hella, a home-bred one-crop ewe that was reserve inter-breed sheep at Drymen and reserve at Ayr Show. She is by a Pistyll ram bought at Carlisle for 2200gns and out of Greystone Eclipse, a former champion winner at the Royal Welsh Show. Reserve – A Baird with Greystone Jute which is also bred from Greystone Eclipse. Her sire is the Tardoes Sanny son, Greystone Havoc that was retained for breeding. All classes – A Baird.

Shetland (Judge: D Wilson, Newmains, Wishaw). Champion – Rena Douglas, Cupar, with the coloured champion, a home-bred grey katmoget shearling ram, Drum Angus. He was first at Fife and is backed by home-bred genetics on both sides. He also made up part of the winning team of three. Reserve – Kate Sharp and A Hill, Humbie, with white champion, Ewingston Jack Frost, a home-bred three-shear ram that was champion at Fife. He is sired by a tup from George Morrison. Reserve coloured – F and A Hipwell, Kinross, with the previously unshown gimmer, Oreo of Cockairney, which also boasts home-bred parentage. Reserve white – D Alcorn, Biggar, with Annavale Camelia, a we by Stoneheap Bambi, out of last year's reserve champion at the Royal Highland Showcase, Annavale Amelia. White ram, white gimmer, bred white pen of three, coloured ram, coloured ewe – K Sharp and A Hill. White shearling ram, coloured shearling ram, coloured bred pen of three – R Douglas. White ewe – D Alcorn. White ewe lamb, coloured ram lamb, coloured ewe lamb, coloured gimmer – F and A Hipwell.

Cross or Half-bred (Judge: I Wilson, Laurencekirk). Champion – RH Black, Ladybank, with previously unshown home-bred Suffolk cross Beltex gimmer, by a home-bred ram. Reserve – Kim Stretch, Gilmerton, with reserve winner from Fife Show, a Texel cross ewe bred from a Cheviot Mule, shown with Beltex cross lamb at foot. Gimmer – RH Black. Ewe, ewe lamb – K Stretch.

Any other pure native (Judge: A MacArthur, Balfron Station). Champion – E Mill, Cardenden, with the reserve winner from Fife Show, a home-bred two-crop Border Leicester ewe by Drennans Dazzler, out of an Alticane-bred ewe. Reserve – Fiona Harley, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, with a Dorset ram lamb. Ram, ram lamb – F Harley. Ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb, bred group of three – E Mill.

Any other pure-bred continental (Judge: A MacArthur). Champion – A Baird, Dunblane, with a home-bred Badgerface Texel gimmer. Greystone Cracker is by Hunters Action Man and bred from Greystone Amber. Reserve – RH Black, Ladybank, with a four-crop Beltex ewe that was champion at Fife Show. She was bought in utero of a Rathbone female purchased at Carlisle.

Butchers lambs (Judge: R Fotheringham, United Auctions, Stirling). Champion – Kim Stretch, Gilmerton, with a late born Texel cross wedder lamb out of the champion cross-bred ewe. Reserve – Laura Hughes, with continental lambs. Pen of three continental lambs, confined – L Hughes. Single lamb – K Stretch.

Sheep young handlers (Judge: R Fotheringham). 1, Euan Robertson; 2, Blair Mill; 3, Conor Graham; 4, Ewan Baird.

Goats (Judge: Mrs A Dick, Tarbolton). Champion – Campbell Family, Torphichen, Bathgate with a British AOV first kidder, Capitol Frija by Homeacres Hugo. She is by Homeacres Hugo, and since kidding on March 29, is giving 6kg per day. Reserve – Beth Fairley, Avonbridge, Falkirk with Ballingall River, a British AOV second kidder, by Linavon Linnaeus bred from Ladeside Lady Riva. She is also giving 6kg per day having kidded at a similar time. Coloured milker, white kid – Campbell family. Anglo-Nubian milker, coloured kid, Anglo Nubian kid – Beth Fairley. Anglo Nubian goatling – Rebekah Fleming, Carron, Falkirk.