The sun certainly shone for Kilmacolm Show, with favourable weather showcasing the livestock to their best.

Supreme sheep was the Texel champion, a one-crop-ewe from Willie Baird, Floors Farm, Eaglesham.

She was bought at the Usk Vale sale last year, and is by Cressage Enforcer and out of a ewe by Plasucha All Star.

The Scottish Farmer: The overall cattle champion was from the Highland section, from Thomas Sloan, Lyntoun FoldThe overall cattle champion was from the Highland section, from Thomas Sloan, Lyntoun Fold

Standing reserve to her was the champion Blackface, a ewe hogg from Stuart Kerr, Middleton, Newton Mearns. She is sired by a son of £5500 Auldhouseburn.

Leading the cattle section was a two-year-old Highland heifer from Thomas Sloan, West Linton, Coatshouse, Netherurd.

Somasag of Lyntoun, by Eion Mhor 23 of Mottistone out of Carole 3 of Gray Brae, already boasts championship wins at Beith and Neilston and last year also stood first in her class at the Royal Highland.

Leading Awards

Dairy cattle (Judge: J Strang, Eaglesham). Champion and reserve – H Harper. All classes – H Harper.

Beef cattle (Judge: J Strang). Bull, cow – Katie McIntyre. Heifer – Burns family.

Commercial beef (Judge: J Strang). Cow and calf, calf under 200kg – A Young. Calf over 200kg – W and J Howie.

Highland cattle (Judge: D Rowbottom). Champion and overall beef cattle champion, T Sloan with the March 2022-born heifer, Somasag of Lyntoun. By Eoin Mhor 23 of Mottistone and out of Carol 3 of Gray Brae. Champion at Beith and Neilston. Reserve – PA Kennedy, with the second prize heifer to the champion. Cow in milk – R and E McMillan. Three-year-old heifer – J and C McKechnie. Two-year-old heifer – T Sloan. Heifer stirk – PA Kennedy. Pair – A Prentice.

Blackface (Judge: A Boswell, Darvel). Champion and reserve overall sheep – S Kerr, Middleton with a ewe hogg, sired by a son of £5500 Auldhouseburn and out of a £4500 Auldhouseburn ewe. Reserve sheep at Neilston. Reserve – A Fletcher with a one-crop-ewe by Crossflatt McCoy Lookalike out of the Matriarch, the Crossflatt charity ewe. Tup and reserve confined champion – A and C Paterson. Tup hogg – A and S Gordon. Tup lamb, ewe with lamb at foot, confined champion – A Fletcher. Ewe hogg – S Kerr.

Cheviot (Judge: A Boswell). Champion – W and J Howie with a ewe hogg by a Murdieston Sire. Reserve – A and C Paterson. Tup, tup hogg, tup lamb, ewe hogg, ewe lamb, bred – W and J Howie. Ewe with lamb at foot – A and C Paterson.

Suffolk (Judge: D Clark, Carluke). Champion and reserve – Rigfoot Suffolks. Champion was a home-bred ewe lamb by Rigfoot Boaby out of a home-bred ewe. Reserve from the same home was a home-bred ewe hogg by the same sire. All classes – Rigfoot Suffolks.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: A Boswell). Champion and reserve – W and J Howie. Champion was a ewe hogg by an Over Finlarg sire. Reserve was a tup bought from the Craig. All classes – W and J Howie.

Texel (Judge: D Clark). Champion and overall sheep was the one-crop-ewe from W Baird, Floors, Eaglesham. Bought at the Usk Vale sale in 2023, it is by Cressage Enforcer and out of Plasucha All Star. Reserve – R Close. Tup hogg – A and G MacDougall. Tup lamb, ewe hogg, bred by exhibitor – R Close.

Any other breed sheep (Judge: D Clark). Champion and reserve – W Baird with a tup lamb and ewe lamb respectively. Tup lamb, ewe hogg, ewe lamb, bred, group – W Baird. Ewe with lamb at foot – M Brown.

Clydesdale (Judge: Y Pringle, Midlothian). Champion – B Ferguson with the filly class winner. Reserve – B and D McMillan, Clydeview, Rothesay, with the two-year-old filly Fordelhill Sapphire, by Macfin Starlight out of Fordelhill Jubilee Ruby. She was champion at Beith and reserve at Kilmaurs and Neilston. Yeld mare – A and E Campbell. Two-year-old – B Ferguson. Yearling, young handler, ridden Clydesdale, pair – C Marshall.