Grandpa Boab certainly was looking down from the stars on the Barclay family as twins Cameron and Finlay and their younger brother, Archie stole the show with a privately purchased one-crop Beltex ewe from their parents John and Heather Barclay.

Their show stopper, Beachy Fantastic, proved to be just that too as the boys interviewed the inter-breed judges afterwards for their YouTube video, they commented: "She is everything with a leg in each corner".

Sired by the 3000gns Glenpark Dynamite and fresh from her third place win just only two weeks ago at the Royal Highland Show, she caught the watchful eye of sheep inter-breed judge – James Currie who had to select a winner from seven breed champions.

Team Barclay also joined forces to win the reserve inter-breed group of three, with Beltex from their parents, John and Heather Barclay's Beachy flock from Maybole.

Matt Drummond's previously unshown traditional Bluefaced Leicester champion from Cassington, a two-shear Watersyke ram, purchased at last year’s Kelso Ram Sales, landed the reserve inter-breed honours. Matt and son James, also won the inter-breed group of three with Blues from their Cassington flock.

Cattle supreme was a 17-month-old Limousin cross British Blue cross bullock from Trevor and his sixteen-year-old owner – Louise Kerr, an Ayr YFC Member, from Colquhairnan, at Coylton. He was purchased last October at Ayr’s suckled calf show and sale for the Ayrshire Young Farmers Rally, where he was reserve champion on the hoof.

Supreme exhibitor bred amongst the cattle was Liz Kennedy’s second calver, Stair Galantas Delight VG87, a Holstein from East Cairngillan, Tarbolton which already boasts several championship.

Best calf in show was a nine-month-old Holstein from Struan Kennedy (6), Perryston, Ayr. His Clydeview Altitute Jewel, was on her first outing, and stood ahead of young Andrew Gemmel showing a spring-born Limousin cross calved named Danny Boy for the Wyllie family at Dalrymple.

LEADING awards

Holstein (Judge: A Struthers, Glendale Cottage, New Cumnock). Champion and reserve cattle inter-breed – L Kennedy, East Carngillan, Tarbolton with Stair Galantas Delight VG87. A second calver, she is by Wormanby Galantas and out of Stair Bolton Delight Ex93. She was champion at Catrine, reserve at Ayr and made up part of the winning Super Six Team at West of Scotland Winter Herds Competition, from 17 entries. Reserve and inter-breed calf – J Kennedy and Sons, Perryston, Ayr, with Clydeview Altitude Jewel, a nine-month-old ET-bred calf shown by Struan Kennedy (6). Jewel is bred from Luck-E Awesome Jewel and sired by Altitude. Struan plans to show her again at Coylton and his local calf show. Cow, bred – L Kennedy. Calf, heifer stirk, – J Kennedy.

Prime Cattle: (Judge: J Currie, Westtown Bungalow, Nemphlar). Champion and supreme cattle – L Kerr, Cloquhairnan, Coylton with Trevor, a 17-month-old Limousin cross bullock by Kinniside Mobydick bred by the Lairds at Carbello. He was purchased at Ayr last October and is out of a Limousin cross British Blue cow. Reserve on the hoof at Ayr YFC Rally, he was also placed at Dalry. Reserve – A Bothwell, Smithston, Patna with Butterscotch, a 14-month-old home-bred Limousin cross Charolais heifer, that was fifth at the Highland Show, and is destine for the Winter Shows. Beef calf – A Gemmel, c/o Skeldon Drive, Dalrymple. Heifer – A Bothwell. Bullock – L Kerr. Beef calf – A Gemmel. Group of three – A and S Stevenson, Carbello, Cumnock.

Beef cow and calf (Judge: J Currie). Champion – The Wyllie Family, Skeldon Drive, Dalrymple, with Mary Doll and Danny Boy. Mary Doll is a 21/2-year-old Limousin cross cow by Huntershall Gladiator that was champion here in 2019 alongside her dam. Her calf, Danny Boy, a spring-born bullock was best calf. The outfit was cow and calf champion at Newmilns Show on-farm competition. Reserve – D Cook, Glendoune, Girvan with a Blonde cross third calved cow with April-born British Blue bull calf at foot, on their first outing.

Continental sheep (Judge: M Black, Nisbetfield, Fife). Champion, inter-breed sheep and overall champion of champions – C, F and A Barclay, Mid Brockloch, Maybole with their one-crop Beltex ewe, Beachy Fantanstic, purchased privately from their parents for their Twinsplusone flock. Sired by the 3000gns Glenpark Dynamite, purchased at Carlisle Premier 2019, her dam is Beachy Disneyland, a daughter of the 10,000gns Kingledores Battleaxe. Fantastic was third at the Royal Highland. Reserve – J Barclay and Co, Mid Brockloch, Maybole with the two-shear Beltex ram, Derryouge Forrest Gump. Sired by Kingledores Emperor, he stood champion at Irish Sheep Breeders’ Club show and sale last year, where John purchased him as a shearling for 1500gns. His dam is the Broughton Pound Stretcher-sired Derryouge Crumpet. Forrest Gump was second at the Highland. Ram, gimmer, group – J Barclay and Co. Ewe – C, F and A Barclay. Ram lamb, ewe lamb – D Gilmour, Broomknowes, Maybole.

Texel (Judge: A Struthers). Champion and reserve – J and G Paterson, Glenside, Maybole. Supreme was a ewe lamb by the 7000gns Seaforde Empire King, a joint purchase alongside Auldhouseburn and Sportsmans flocks at Scottish National at Lanark last year and bred from a Knock ewe. She was third at the Royal Highland. Reserve was a home-bred gimmer on her first outing. She is by the 40,000gns Mellor Vale Déjà Vu and out of a home-bred dam by the 16,000gns Fordafourie Big Ben. Ram – J Wilson, Barneil, Girvan. Ram lamb – D Gilmour. Ewe – J McWhiter, Dalmorton, Straiton. Gimmer, ewe lamb – J and G Paterson. Group – G Gatherer, Fairlynne, Stair.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: N Gillon, Lanes Farm, Barr). Champion and reserve – M and C Drummond, Cassington, Maybole. Supreme was a two-shear Watersyke ram purchased at Kelso Ram Sales last year. Sired by a Parton tup purchased at Carlisle 2019, his dam is by Mosser Mains Jack the Lad. Reserve was a home-bred gimmer on her first outing, by another Parton tup bought at the same sale. Her dam is by a retained ram and out of a home-bred ewe. All classes – M and C Drummond.

Scotch Mule (Judge: N Gillon). Champion – G Allan, Highfield Place, Ochiltree with a gimmer purchased as a ewe lamb from Messrs Paton, Craig, Straiton. She is by the N4 Macqueston shared with Pinvalley and out of a Craig-bred ewe. She was champion at New Cumnock and second at Straiton. Reserve – CJ Guild and Son, Laight, New Cumnock with a five-crop ewe by a Culdoach sire, purchased as a part of a pen of 40 ewe lambs at Castle Douglas. Ewe – CJ Guild. Gimmer – G Allan. Ewe Lamb – R Limond, Pinwherry, Maybole.

Any other native (Judge: M Black). Champion and reserve – J Drummond, Cassington, Maybole with his home-bred Hampshire Down gimmer on her first outing by the Wilstrop Legend son, Graylen Charlie. Her dam is homebred. Reserve was a ewe lamb by the same sire and out of a home-bred ewe. All Classes – J Drummond.

Suffolk (Judge: M Black). Champion – Mrs Helen Goldie, Harpercroft, Dundonald, with a home-bred gimmer on her third outing. She is by the 24,000gns Strathbogie 24 Carat, out of a home-bred dam by the 15,000gns Birness Bollinger and stood champion at West and Central Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club show last month. Reserve – J Barclay and Co with a home-bred three-crop ewe. She is by Broomknowes Brigadier, and out of a home-bred from the Midbrockloch flock. She was reserve at Straiton Show. Ram, gimmer, group – Mrs H Goldie. Ram lamb, ewe lamb, best opposite sex – D Gilmour. Ewe – J Barclay and Co.

Commercial (Judge: M Black). Champion and reserve – J, A and J Dunlop, West Enoch, Maybole. Champion was a pair of Beltex cross lambs, by Beachy Fort William, a Glenpark Dynamite son. Reserve was another pair of Beltex cross by Beachy Fort William. All Classes – J, A and J Dunlop.

Blackface Sheep (Judge: N Gillon). Champion and reserve – D Morrison, Dalwyne Farm, Barr. Champion was Adele, a four-crop ewe, sired by the £52,000 Crossflatt out of a ewe by the £50,000 Dalwyne. She is a former champion of champions here in 2019. Reserve was a ram lamb by a home-bred son of Rhino, bred from a ewe by Dizzee Rascal, a home-bred son of a £5500 Gass, on his first outing. All classes – D Morrison.

Young stocksperson (Judge: A Struthers). 1, Cameron Barclay (11); 2, Finlay Barclay (11); 3, Archie Barclay (7); 4, Kelsie Guild; 5, Andrew Gemmel.