Lanark and Peebles Blackfaces Sheep Breeders' Association annual stockjudging at Lanark Agricultural Centre, attracted a good number of breeders and enthusiasts with no fewer than 120 cards being sold.

Judge Iain Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, also had three aged tups and 16 tup hoggs to choose from at the ninth confined branch show. He found his champion and reserve winners in tup hoggs from Malcolm Coubrough, Hartside Farms. Both were sired by the £48,000 Allanfauld.

Overall champion in the stockjudging competition was an in-lamb ewe from Alastair and David MacArthur, Nunnerie, by a £15,000 Balliemeanoch. Reserve was an in-lamb gimmer from the Campbells at Glenrath.

Leading Awards

Stockjudging – Under 14s – 1, Jack Donald (332 points); 2, Sophie Robertson (308); 3, Robbie Kennedy (300); 4, Bruce Guild (292); 5, Mac Gilchrist (280); 6, James Goldie (272); 7, RJ Colley (212).

Young Farmers/young breeders – 1, Grace MacGregor (364); 2, Euan Stark (352); 3, Heather Millar (332).

Ladies – 1, Marion Porter (348); 2, Katy Gardner (344), 3= Equal Emma Campbell and Ashley Anne Morris (336).

Gents – 1 and overall champion, Drew McMillan (376); 2, Alan Smith (372); 3, Derek Redpath (368); 4th Graham Hamilton (364 points), 5th Stuart McNeill (356 points)

Best pen – CC MacArthur, Nunnerie with a pen of in-lamb aged ewes.

Overall stockjudging champion – CC MacArthur, Nunnerie with a previously unshown individual in-lamb ewe. She is by a £15,000 Balliemeanoch and is the dam of the £17,000 Nunnerie ram lamb sold to Glenmore.

Reserve – JP Campbell and Son, Glenrath with an in-lamb gimmer.

Individual agreeing with judge's champion of champions and drawn from the hat – Willie Lockhart.

Confined tup show – Shearling ram or above –1, JB Pate and Son, Moorfoot; 2, DC and JJ Marshall , Gosland; 3, Hartside Farms, Hartside.

Tup hogg – 1 and 2, Hartside Farms; 3, Gosland; 4, Moorfoot; 5, Mrs M Coltman, Haystoun; 6, J Wight and Sons, Midlock.