The sun certainly shone for the 200th anniversary of Campsie Show, where a busy show field saw the day’s inter-breed beef champion, an in-calf Limousin heifer, take the supreme overall.

Allanfauld Taylormaid from Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld was the pick of the section judges. She is by Lowerfrydd Empire out of Millburn Musthave and was brought out by freelance stockman Dougie McBeath.

Reserve overall was the Clydesdale supreme, a mare from Amanda Stewart, Mollinsburn. Her nine-year-old, Mollinhillhead Rebecca, is by Bratlach Ballintoy and out of Millichen Pamela. She was repeating her successes at the same show in 2023, where she was also reserve champion of champions.

Supreme in the sheep lines was the Blackface leader from Jimmy and Donald MacGregor. Their £40,000 Dyke-sired two-crop ewe beat off the competition from the other sheep sections to join the champion of champions line-up.

The reserve champion of champions was the Clydesdale mare from Amanda StewartThe reserve champion of champions was the Clydesdale mare from Amanda Stewart

Leading Awards

Limousin (Judge: B Comrie, Lanark). Champion, reserve, beef champion and overall champion of champions – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld. Supreme was the two-year-old in-calf heifer that stood reserve at Lesmahagow the previous week, Allanfauld Taylormaid. She is by Lowerfrydd Empire and out of Millburn Musthave. Reserve from the same home was an April-born yearling bull by a Gunnerfleet sire and out of Allanfauld Sunqueen. All classes – A and J MacGregor.

Any other native breed cattle (Judge: B Comrie). Champion – Messrs Thomson, Cairnbog with the Beef Shorthorn heifer, Grace Beauty. She is by Fern Godfather and out of Grace Beauty. She’s destined for Stirling Show. Reserve – D Ralston, Castlehill with a yearling Aberdeen Angus bull. Home-bred, he is by Field Marshall and out of a home-bred cow. Bull – D Ralston. Heifer – Messrs Thomson.

Holstein (Judge: S Wilson, Barrhead). Champion and reserve – J Brewster, Boclair. Champion was Boclair Radiance Joan, a fifth calver that has produced almost 80tonnes of milk having peaked at 82litres per day in her last lactation. She calved in February. Reserve was her stable-mate, Boclair USB Apple, a three-year-old that calved in November and is giving 40kg. All classes – J Brewster.

Clydesdales (Judge: Ms J Tennant, Braehead). Champion and reserve overall champion of champions – Amanda Stewart, Mollinhillhead, with the mare, Mollinhillhead Rebecca. Sired by Bratlach Ballintoy, she is out of Millichen Pamela. She won the same awards last year at Campsie. This nine-year-old was bred by Gavin Stewart. Reserve – B Brewster with the colt, Broom Commander. Mare – A Stewart. Colt – B Brewster.

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: B Wight, Crawford). Champion and reserve – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld. Champion was a tup lamb by M1 Riddings out of a K1 Caryhouse gimmer. Standing reserve was a ewe hogg, by R6 Shitlington also out of a K1 Caryhouse ewe. Tup – JR MacGregor, Dkye. Tup lamb, hogg – A and J MacGregor.

Texel (Judge: R Harvie, Coalburn). Champion and reserve – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld. Leading the way was a ewe hogg by Claybury Dunkirk, out of a £4500 Ettrick gimmer. Reserve was a ewe lamb by Knap Godzilla and out of a Seaforde Egyptian Warrior-sired gimmer. Tup – J Duncan, Drumheldric. Ewe, hogg, tup lamb – A and J MacGregor.

Any other pure sheep (Judge: R Harvie). Champion and reserve – J Duncan, Drumheldric. Taking the overall ticket was a Kerryhill gimmer by a Calcot sire, out of a Purclewan mother. Reserve was the second-placed gimmer, with the same breeding. Both are destined for the Royal Highland Show. All classes – J Duncan.

Blackface (Judge: B Wight). Champion, reserve and overall sheep champion – JR MacGregor, Dyke. Champion was a two-crop-ewe on her first outing. She is by £40,000 Dyke and out of a ewe by £70,000 Glenrath. Reserve was a gimmer by a son of £17,000 Midlock and out of a £2200 Dalwyne mother. She is a sister to both £32,000 and £17,000 Dyke. Two-shear tup, tup hogg (clipped), tup lamb – D MacGregor, Burnhead. Tup hogg (unclipped) – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld. Ewe, ewe hogg (clipped), ewe hogg (unclipped), ewe lamb – JR MacGregor.

Mule (Judge: B Wight). Champion – D MacGregor, Burnhead, with a ewe lamb by £3000 Dawyck tup bought two years ago, out of a home-bred mother. Reserve – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld with a home-bred one-crop-ewe by an Allanfauld sire. She also stood reserve at Drymen. Ewe – A and J MacGregor, Allanfauld. Ewe lamb – D MacGregor.

Sheep young handlers – 1, Andrew MacGregor; 2, Matthew MacGregor.