Repeating her champion of champions win at Carnwath Show in 2016 as a heifer, Archie Lindsay’s Limousin cow, Clydeside Lulu, came back out in top form to secure the same accolade six years later.

Now a seven-year-old cow, this daughter of Garmon Heros, out of Clydeside Disco, is part of the Lindsay family’s herd at Kepscaith Farm, Whitburn. She was shown alongside her Pointhouse Potter-sired heifer calf, Clydeside Sulu, by Archie and daughter Amy.

Judging the champion of champions was Matthew Hamilton, Woolfords, West Calder, who selected the Clydesdale winner as reserve overall. That was the Tennant family’s yearling colt, West Forth Travis, a son of the American import, Dreamliner.

In the busy sheep lines, the Texel champion, a gimmer from Allan Campbell, Strawfrank, Carstairs, was awarded the inter-breed title, judged by Jimmy Warnock, Sandilands. She’s a daughter of Allanfauld Dances with Wolves, out of a past winner at Carnwath, Strawfrank Beyonce.

Reserve overall sheep was the best from the non-accredited section, a two-crop Blackface ewe shown by Finlay Robertson, The Beeches, West Calder. Sired by an £1800 Glenrath, she had stood fifth in her class at the Highland.

The dairy section was well supported, with the winner, Grangehall Pety Tootsie, coming from Andrew and Euan Lawrie, Grangehall, Pettinain. This third calver, by Siemers Mogul Pety, is projected at 14,000litres and is due to calve in November.


Dairy cattle (Judge: A Clark, North Garngour, Lesmahagow). Champion – A and E Lawrie, Grangehall, Pettinain, with Grangehall Pety Tootsie, a third calver on her first show outing. Reserve – W Baillie, Hillhead of Covington, Thankerton, with the third calver, Covington Canyon Swallow, giving 60 litres a day and on her first show outing. Cow yeld but in calf, heifer, junior cow in milk, senior cow in milk – A and E Lawrie. Pair – I Smith, Greentowers, Lanark.

Teenagers and children’s cattle classes (Judges: A Clark and B Comrie). Dairy calf shown by under 18 – R Adamson’s Swaites Nice Girl. Dairy calf shown by under 12 – J Adamson. Senior dairy young handler – Lucy Graham, Greenshields. Junior dairy young handler – Murray Lawrie, Grangehall. Beef calf led by person under 14 – Sarah Purdon, Stravenhouse. Junior beef young handler – Sarah Purdon. Senior beef young handler – Ella Baillie, Calla.

Suckling cows (Judge: B Comrie, Stonebyres, Lanark). Champion – DB Erskine, Gillbank, Carluke, with a Limousin cross cow and her December-born daughter of Lodge Hamlet. Reserve – W Purdon, Stravenhouse, Carluke, with a black Limousin cross cow and her April-born calf by Lodge Hamlet. Cow with autumn-born calf – DB Erskine. Cow with early spring-birn calf, cow with late spring-born heifer calf – W Purdon. Cow with late spring born bullock calf – A Lindsay, Bushelhead.

Beef cattle (Judge: B Comrie). Champion – A Lindsay, Kepscaith, Whitburn, with the seven-year-old Limousin cow, Clydesdale Lulu, shown with her heifer calf at foot. Reserve – Chloe Dunlop, Hillhead, Auchengray, with the Shorthorn bull, Stallashaw President, a two-year-old by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin, out of Stallashaw Leila. Cow, continental heifer, continental bull – A Lindsay, Kepscaith. Native female, native bull – Chloe Dunlop.

Young Farmers (Judge: B Comrie). Champion – Amy Lindsay, Kepscaith, with a Limousin cross bullock, by a home-bred sire. Reserve – Robbie Armstrong, Burndale, with a heifer bought from Malcolm Coubrough. Bullock – Amy Lindsay. Heifer – Robbie Armstrong.

Prime cattle (Judge: B Comrie). Champion – W Purdon, Stravenhouse, Carluke, with a 19-month-old Shorthorn cross steer, bred by D Erskine and sired by Castlemount Kubota. Reserve – A Lindsay, Kepscaith, with a 14-month-old Limousin cross steer, by a home-bred sire. Bullock – A Lindsay. Heifer – R Armstrong. Native-sired – W Purdon.

Clydesdale (Judge: N Christie, Dalfoil, Balfron). Champion – T, J and P Tennant, West Forth, with West Forth Travis, a yearling colt by Dreamliner, on his second outing. Reserve – J and L Kennedy, Hillhouse, Sandilands, with Spittal Contessa, a 14-year-old mare, shown with her foal, Hillhouse Arianna. Mare with foal at foot – J and L Kennedy. Best foal – R Morton. Yeld mare – J Sheridan, Wester Place. Yearling, bred – T, J and P Tennant.

Border Leicester (Judge: D Wallace, Blythbank, West Linton). Champion – J and M Kinloch, Elsrickle Mains, with a two-crop ewe by Lyham Legend, out of a home-bred dam. She was champion at Biggar. Reserve – J Hamilton, Silvermuir, with a two-shear ram, bred at Drennans and sired by Didcot Duster. Tup – J Hamilton. Tup lamb, ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb, pair, group, bred – J and M Kinloch.

Bluefaced Leicester crossing (Judge: A Frame, The Home Farm, Glenbuck). Champion – F Robertson, The Beeches, with a gimmer by L2 Sealhouses, out of a ewe by K20 £37,000 Midlock. Reserve – F Robertson’s one-crop ewe by L25 Midlock, out of a ewe by J21 Midlock. Tup – S Nelson, Spittal. Tup lamb – I Minto, Townhead, Dolphinton. Ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb, pair, group, bred – F Robertson.

Bluefaced Leicester traditional (Judge: A Frame). Champion – S Nelson, Spittal, Carnwath, with a home-bred two-shear tup by G1 Burndale. He was reserve at Biggar and fifth at the Highland. Reserve – S Nelson’s ewe lamb, sired by the champion. Male, female, lamb, pair, bred – S Nelson.

Blackface (Judge: W Craig, Blendewing, Biggar). Champion – F Roberston, The Beeches, with a two-crop ewe by an £1800 Glenrath, out of a ewe by £7000 Blackhouse. Reserve – A Smith, Wester Crosswoodhill, West Calder, with a tup lamb by a Parkhall loan, out of a ewe by £9000 Pole. Aged tup, ewe lamb, three ewe lambs – A Provan, Robiesland, Lanark. Shearling, tup lamb – A Smith, Wester Crosswoodhill. Ewe, bred – F Robertson. Gimmer, fleece, pair, group – M Hamilton, Woolfords.

Down sheep (Judge: D Wallace). Champion – R Adamson, Swaites, Pettinain, with a home-bred Suffolk gimmer, by a Carwood sire. Reserve – Jay Adamson, Swaites, Pettinain, with a home-bred Suffolk gimmer, a twin to the champion. Gimmer, bred – R Adamson.

Texel (Judge: D Clark, Lee Meadow, Braidwood). Champion – A Campbell, Strawfrank, Carstairs, with a gimmer by Allanfauld Dances with Wolves. Reserve – R and M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke, with a tup lamb by a Dalwyne tup bought at Lanark last year, out of a ewe by Firgrove Cosack. Aged ram – M Gibb. Shearling, ram lamb, pair of ram lambs, pair of ewe lambs – R and M Struthers. Ewe, gimmer, pair, group, bred – A Campbell. Ewe lamb – A Cullen, Craighead, Carluke.

Beltex (Judge: G Ireland, The Mull, Cormalet, Huntly). Champion – A Baillie, Carstairs Mains, with a gimmer by Lamington Fandango. Reserve – A Taylor, Heatheryhall, Pettinain, with a ewe lamb by Buckles Dark Dawn, out of Heatheryhall Diamond. Aged tup – M Russell, Ashley. Tup lamb, ewe, ewe lamb, pair – A Taylor. Gimmer, bred – A Baillie.

Any other continental (Judge: G Ireland). Champion – Kirsty Ramsay, West End, Carnwath, with a one-crop Bleu du Maine ewe, by Maximum Obama. She’s a full sister to this year’s Great Yorkshire breed champion. Reserve – K Ramsay’s gimmer, a full embryo sister to the champion. Tup, tup lamb, ewe, gimmer, bred – K Ramsay. Ewe lamb, pair – J Bell, Highfield.

Any other native (Judge: G Johnston, Wester Gladstone, Biggar). Champion – Jane Currie, Carlinside, Nemphlar, with West Town Black Magic, a home-bred Kerry Hill shearling ram by a Grassknop sire. Reserve – M Morrison, Greenaton, Carnwath, with a black Cheviot gimmer, sired by a tup bred by Hazel McNee. Tup, ewe lamb, pair, bred – J Currie. Tup lamb, ewe, gimmer – M Morrison.

Rare or primitive breed (Judge: G Johnston). Champion – Alison North, Dykefoot, West Calder, with a katmoget Shetland gimmer, bought at Carlisle. Reserve – A North’s home-bred katmoget Shetland ewe lamb. Ewe, gimmer, ewe lamb, bred – A North.

Fleece on the hoof (Judge: G Cameron, British Wool). Champion – A Farley, Airdrie, with a two-shear Ryeland tup, bred at Damson Brae and sired by Broomwell Wallander. Reserve – Andrew Farley’s coloured Ryeland ewe lamb. Male, lamb – A Farley. Female – F Butters, Windyhill.

Prime sheep (Judge: G Ireland). Champion – R and M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke, with a single Beltex cross lamb, sired by a Whindyke tup bought from Alistair Meikle at Lanark, and out of a home-bred Texel cross ewe. Reserve – Mark Graham, Greenshields, Biggar, with a pair of Beltex cross lambs, out of Texel ewes. Pair Down cross prime lambs – Messrs Donald, Deanhead. Pair Texel cross, pair other continental cross – M Graham. Pair prime lambs other breed – M Ward, West Mains. Single lamb – R and M Struthers.

Breeding sheep (Judge: A Frame). Champion – F Robertson, The Beeches, with a Mule gimmer. Reserve – Nicola Gibb, Rusha, with a pair of Suffolk cross gimmers, out of Texel ewes. Mule ewe – C Barrie, Howburn. Mule gimmer – F Robertson. Mule ewe lamb – I Minto, Townhead. Pair cross-bred gimmers – N Gibb. Pair cross-bred lambs – M Graham, Greenshields.

Sheep young handler (Judge: Jimmy Warnock, Sandilands, Lanark). Best junior young handler – Hannah Russell, Ashley, Lamington. Best senior young handler – Ben Graham, Greenshields, Biggar.