A glorious sunny day and outstanding livestock made for another successful Central and West Fife Show where Craig and Teen Malone’s Charolais heifer, Lochend Rollo, lifted the supreme overall title.

Show organisers breathed a sigh of relief as record-breaking crowds streamed through the gates at Easter Bucklyvie Farm – two days after torrential rain had put the event at risk of cancellation. Hard work, determination, and passion played to ensure the show took place.

Simmental champion from Gordon ClarkSimmental champion from Gordon Clark

The day belonged to Craig and Teen Malone of Pitcairn Farm, Lochgelly. Their previously unshown heifer, Lochend Rollo, was crowned supreme show champion in front of three deep crowds.

The three-year-old by Gretnahouse Ming, was bought from Teen’s father, Ian Millar, at the herd dispersal sale at Stirling sale in October 2022 and was shown with bull calf by Balthayock Muskateer at foot.

Lochend Rolo was supreme beef and overall champion of champions for Craig and Teen MaloneLochend Rolo was supreme beef and overall champion of champions for Craig and Teen Malone

Rolo was first selected continental champion by judge Louise Ballantyne from Girvan and supreme beef by inter-breed judge Ally Jackson from Cummertrees, who had the difficult task of selecting her from his lineup of breed champions.

Mr Jackson said: “At least five of the 11 animals in front of me could have easily walked away with the red, white, and blue ribbon.” He described the heifer as a perfect example of the breed and doing a great job of looking after her calf.

Tom McMillan's Beef Shorthorn champion Eskechraggan SaraTom McMillan's Beef Shorthorn champion Eskechraggan Sara

His decision was endorsed by the various inter-breed judges who placed their supreme show champion on a points basis. Rolo now heads to the Royal Highland Show later this month.

Six points separated Rollo from the runner-up, Shielhill Platinum Queenie, a two-year-old Clydesdale filly by Macfin Starlight from Robert Sibbald, Thorn Farm at Dollar. She was champion at Drymen Show the previous week.

Shetland sheep champion from Kate SharpShetland sheep champion from Kate Sharp

Also up against her in the supreme overall was the Wilson family’s Holstein, Billincoat Secretariat Veronese Ex93-3 from Carskerdo, Cupar. The third calver is no stranger to the limelight, having won at Fife, while also taking the supreme here last year to name but a few.

The sheep inter-breed champion was another Fife show champion – Kim Stretch’s commercial from Monzie, Gilmerton, Crieff. The three-crop Texel cross Cheviot Mule was shown with her Beltex cross ewe lamb at foot.

Texel supremeTexel supreme

The goat champion from Rachel Campbell, Drum Farm at Bathgate, made up the five breed champions forward for the hotly contested overall title. Capitol Juliete, a pedigree British first kidder milk, has already been champion at Ayr.

Runner up for the overall beef honours was Wilson Peter’s commercial champion, CC Cindy, from Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie, Gilmerton, Crieff. The 20-month-old Limousin cross heifer was champion at Fife and reserve at Ayr Show. She is by Carmon Lionbar.

Andrew Barr topped the SuffolksAndrew Barr topped the Suffolks

Taking the equivalent amongst the sheep was the lead Zwartbles, a gimmer from Ally Baird, Dunblane. His Greystone Laurel was champion at Drymen

The show also played host to the Scottish National Dorset Show which attracted an entry of 23. Champion here was a shearling tup from Fiona Harley at Rumbling Bridge, Kinross. Bamburgh Flex, out of Ballytaggart Elite, was on his first outing.

Kim Stretch's commercial ewe was supreme sheep championKim Stretch's commercial ewe was supreme sheep champion

Leading Awards

Aberdeen Angus (Judge: D Allan, Humbleheugh, Alnwick). Champion and reserve – R Hassell and Rachel Wyllie, Brailes Livestock, C/o Rettie. Supreme was the 13-month-old Idvies Elisa Z150. Bought privately as a calf, and is sired by the 30,000gns Duncanziemere Jacobite, out of Idvies Elstrome. Champion at Fife. Reserve was the two-year-old heifer, Brailes Black Bee Y245. She is a daughter of the 12,000gns Brailes Fabulous out of Cheeklaw Black Beth bought at the herd dispersal. Reserve champion at Fife 2024; champion at West Fife and Stirling, and second at the Winter National Show in 2023. Senior bull, Junior bull – K Rennie, Fiddlehall, Cupar. Senior heifer, junior heifer – R Hassell and R Wyllie.

Any other pure bred native excluding Aberdeen Angus (Judge: D Allen) Overall champion and reserve Hereford – WP and K Wason, Redwells, Kinglassie, Lochgelly. Supreme was Saltire 1 Ruth 3, an 18-month-old heifer by Dorepoll Einstein, out of Saltire of Ruth. Reserve senior at Stars of the Future. Reserve was Saltire 1 Cathy 8, a 14-month-old heifer by Baldinnie 1 Orient out of a previous home-bred Cathy. First at Stars of the Future. All classes – WP and K Wason.

Champion of the National Dorset ShowChampion of the National Dorset Show

Shorthorn (Judge: D Allan). Champion and reserve overall native – T McMillan, C/o Rettie, with the two-year-old heifer Eskechraggan Sara, by Millerston Casper out of Ballylinney Fairy Zara. She was pure-bred native champion at last year’s Isle of Bute show. Reserve – J Wood, Brewsterwells with Wells Lochinver, a seven-year-old homebred bull by Spiros Algove.

Lincoln Red (Judge: D Allan). Champion and reserve – Hilary Mylius, St Fort Estate, Newport on Tay. Champion was the two-year-old heifer, St Fort Hill Lady Thora, by Ballyvaddy War Lord. Second at Fife. Reserve was the St Fort Hill Conker, a 14-month-old bull by Ballyvaddy War Lord. Third at Fife.

Inter-breed dairy champion from the Wilsons of CarskerdoInter-breed dairy champion from the Wilsons of Carskerdo

Belted Galloway (Judge: D Allan). Champion – Lynsey Brown, Rose Cottage, Radernie, Cupar, with Brodale Fenella Rose, a home-bred cow that was third at Fife and reserve last year. Reserve – Ruaridh Lawson, North Cassingray with the heifer, Mourneview Paloma, by Glen Gomez. Fourth at Fife.

Highland (Judge: S Hunter, Barnhill Farm, Shotts). Champion and reserve – D MacNaughton, Kelty. Supreme was Alama of Rannoch by Muilleach of Rannoch, out of Alma 10 of Lagg. Reserve – Amrcia of Rannoch. All classes – D MacNaughton.

Continental (Judge: Louise Ballantyne, Dalreoch Mains, Girvan). Champion, inter-breed beef and supreme overall – C and K Malone with the three-year-old calved Charolais heifer, Lochend Rollo by Gretnahouse Ming. She was bought from Ian Milla, at the herd dispersal sale at Stirling sale in October 2022 and was shown with her bull calf by Balthayock Muskateer at foot. Reserve – R and C Rettie, Slamannan, with Rettie’s Tiffany, a three-year-old Charolais heifer by Balmyle Jasper, on her first outing this year. Junior champion at Stars of the Future 2022.

Lynsey Brown, Rose Cottage, Radernie, Cupar, with Brodale Fenella RoseLynsey Brown, Rose Cottage, Radernie, Cupar, with Brodale Fenella Rose

Limousin (Judge: R Paterson, Upper Auchinlay, Dunblane). Champion and reserve – Beth Thomson, Hilton of Beath, Kelty. Supreme was the 27-month-old heifer Beath Tianna, by Bangtidy Notorious out of Homebyres Pilley. Inter-breed beef champion at Fife in 2024 and reserve beef supreme at Fife in 2023. Reserve was the reserve winner from Fife, Beath Upbeat, a 15-month-old heifer by the Mereside Lorenzo son, Beath Orion, out of Beath Piper. All classes – B and J Thomson.

British Blue (Judge: R Paterson). Champion and reserve – G and Gillian Scott, Gateside, Linlithgow. Champion was Thistle Show a Leg, a March 2022-born heifer by Bedgebury Kent, out of Solway View Kesha. Reserve was Thistle Tilt Yer Kilt bred from the former champion of champions winner here, Drumloan Lynsey. Bull, cow – R Nelson, Cuttlehill, Crossgates.

Simmental (Judge: L Ballantyne). Champion and reserve – G Clark, Broombrae, Auchtermuchty. Champion was Broombrae Harriet P2, a 15-month-old heifer by Lisglass Goldstar, out of Broombrae Harriet J25. Reserve at Fife. Reserve was the breed leader at Fife Show, Broombrae Delight N22, an October 2022-born heifer by the same sire. All classes – G Clark.

Thistle Show a Leg was British Blue champion from Gavin and Gillian ScottThistle Show a Leg was British Blue champion from Gavin and Gillian Scott

Commercial (Judge: L Ballantyne). Champion – W Peters with CC Cindy, a 20-month-old Limousin cross heifer that landed several awards last year and this year has been champion at Fife and reserve at Ayr. She is by Carmorn Lionbar. Reserve – B Duffton and S Smith, Huntly with Little Miss Muffit, an August 2022-born Limousin cross that was bred by Craig Robertson. Champion at Stars of the Future last year and reserve at Fife.

Holstein (Judge: C Telfer, Little Raith, Lochgelly). Champion and inter-breed dairy – Wilson family, Carskerdo, Cupar, with Billincoat Secretariat Veronese Ex93-3, a third calver sired by All Nure Secretariat out of Billincoate Veronese Ex-92. She calved in December and is currently producing 53 litres per day. Overall champion of champions here in 2023, she was champion at Kinross an d Fife. Reserve – B Weatherup and Partners, Parkend, Crossgates, with the two-year-old heifer Lesmay Dalliance Patent by Wilder Dalliance.

Any other dairy breed. Champion and reserve – A Lawson, North Cassingray, Leven. Champion and reserve inter-breed dairy was the Shorthorn heifer, Lisnamulligan Rosalyn 2, by Oxton Royal. She is producing 26 litres and was on her first outing. Reserve was the British Friesian second calver, Lisnamulligan Beauty 3, by a homebred sire and out of Lisnamulligan Premier 35. Calf born in 2024 – B Weatherup; calf born in 2023 – G Lyle, Nether Pratis, Leven, Senior cow – J Barr, Easter Bucklyvie. Young handler – Ruth Allison, Parkend.

Andrew Mylius won the Lincoln Reds with St Fort Hill Lady ThoraAndrew Mylius won the Lincoln Reds with St Fort Hill Lady Thora

Clydesdale in hand (Judge: K Wilson, Moray Place, Blackford). Champion – R Sibbald, Dollar, with the two-year-old filly, Shielhill Platinum Queenie, by Macfin Starlight, out of a home-bred mare. Champion at Drymen. Champion at Braco and reserve at Perth and Kinross in 2023. Reserve – RH Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank with Collessie Felicity, a yearling filly that was second in the junior filly class at the Stallion Show in March. Champion foal, yeld mare, brood mare – RH Black. Senior gelding, young handlers – Blythe Duncan, Balmalcolm. Colt or gelding one/two-year-old – B Ferguson, Luncarty. Driven classes – Junior heavy horse – Kate Fairbairn, Berwick-Upon-Tweed; Single ladies turnout – Annette Noble, Ninemileburn. Single dray – Adam Young; Turnout pairs – R Brewster, Perth

Ridden Clydesdale (Judge: A Matherson, Gleneagles Equestrian Centre, Auchterarder). Champion – Lauren Smith, Incharvie, Kilconquhar with West Glen Abelia, an eight-year-old mare by Redcastle Brelee Majestic.

Scotch Mule (Judge: M Stewart, Brotherstone, Melrose). Champion and reserve – Balcaskie Estate, Pittenweem. Supreme was a two-crop ewe that was bought as a ewe lamb. Reserve was a bought-in gimmer on her first outing. All classes – Balcaskie estate.

Suffolk (Judge: M Stewart). Champion – A Barr, Easter Bucklyvie with a home-bred four-crop ewe by Redbrae Rafa. Reserve – S Lathangie, Pyeston, Glenrothes, with a previously unshown tup lamb by Preston Phoenix.

Texel (Judge: A Ballantyne, Dalreoch Mains, Girvan). Champion – A AB and C Allan, Kingsfield House, Linlithgow with a ewe lamb bound for the Highland show. Reserve – Kim Stretch with a tup lamb out of a Strathbogie ewe and sired by Ettrick Earthquake.

Zwartbles (Judge: H Preston, Lady Close, Bingley). Champion – A Baird, Greystone, Dunblane, with Greystone Laurel, by Greystone Hero, out of Greystone Finesse. Champion at Drymen and unbeaten in her class as a ewe lamb. Reserve – A Baird with Greystone Mary, a ewe lamb also by Hero but out of Smiddyhill Kama. Reserve at Drymen.

Shetland (Judge: D Alcorn, Annavale, Biggar). Champion and reserve – Kate Sharp, Ewingston, Humbie. Supreme was the two-shear white ram, Ewingston Zeus by Ewingston Jack. Reserve was a coloured ewe. Reserve white – Fiona Hipwell, Wester Cockairney with the ewe Pandora of Cockairney. Reserve coloured – Fiona Hipwell with the gimmer, Quicker of Cockairney.

Cross or Half-bred (Judge: A Ballantyne). Champion and inter-breed sheep – Kim Stretch, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie, Gilmerton, with a three-crop Texel cross Cheviot Mule ewe show with Beltex cross ewe lamb at foot. Reserve inter-breed sheep at Fife Show. Reserve – J Messenger, Ayton, with a ewe lamb.

Any other native purebred (Judge: A Ballantyne). Champion – R Dewey with a two-month-old home-bred Cheviot ewe lamb by a Northhouse ram. Reserve – Balcaskie Estate with a home-bred one-crop gimmer by Kingsman. Ram lamb – E Mill, Shawsmill, Cardenden. Ewe – Holly Brown, Hazeldene, Cameron.

Any other pure-bred continental (Judge: A Ballantyne). Champion – Alison Wiseman, Balnuith, Tealing with the Valais Blacknose gimmer, Ayrshire Kendra. Reserve – J Goldie, Collielaw, Oxton, with a Beltex tup lamb, Fred. Ram lamb, ewe lamb – J Goldie, Collielaw Farm, Oxton. Ewe, gimmer – Alison Wiseman.

Dutch Spotted (Judge: A Jackson) Champion – A McKerrow, Riverview, Bo’ness with the home-bred gimmer, Champany Geneva, by Flying Dutchman, on her first outing. Reserve – L Roberts, Easter Craigduckie, Townhill with the ewe lamb, Craigduckie Spottie by Diamond G-Force. She was first at Fife. Ram – J Marshall, Kinross. Ram lamb – Ailsa McDougall, Blairadam, Kelty. Ewe – T Meiklem and Sons, Lochran, Blairdam. Gimmer – A McKerrow. Ewe lamb – Katie Roberts.

Dorset (Judge: Miss S Driver, Sandy Lane, Chisworth). Champion – Fiona Harley with the shearling tup, Bamburgh Flex, by Ballytaggart Elite on his first outing. Reserve – I and G Farmer, Balbedie, Kinglassie with the tup lamb, Cowden Gatsby. Aged ewe – F Davidson, Gibston House, Keith. Gimmer – Kaia Gerber. Ewe lamb – D Rankine, Lochore.

Butchers’ lambs (Judge: M Stewart). Champion – Laura Hughes, South Dundonald, Cardenden. Three prime lambs by a native sire – Balcaskie Estate. Three prime lambs by a continental sire – A Robertson.