Baby Guiness from the Scotts of Hawhill came out on top at Dalry Show having first won the commercial beef cattle classes and the supreme overall judged on a points basis.

A successful day for Gareth and daughters Abbie and Amy Scott also saw the family secure the reserve any other breed continental sheep honours, and champion and reserve in the any other native breeds.

Clydesdale champion came from G and A Robertson, with the yearling filly, Showalton Sea BreezeClydesdale champion came from G and A Robertson, with the yearling filly, Showalton Sea Breeze

An unregistered home-bred Holstein in her second lactation from Alastair Wylie, Beith, led the small but selective dairy section. She was paraded 230 days in milk, back in calf and giving 37 litres per day.

Winning the inter-breed in the milk recorded class was JR and T Campbell’s Holstein Ballees Soprano Edith, a fourth calver from West Kilbride that gave 13,800kg with a combined BF and P of 1000kg in her third.

Continental champion went to the British Blue heifer, Harelaw Sarah from JM Mackay-ParkerContinental champion went to the British Blue heifer, Harelaw Sarah from JM Mackay-Parker

John Gilmour Jnr, Humeston, Maybole, had a big job as inter-breed judge and found his supreme beef champion in the continental champion, a British Blue heifer from Jean Mackay, Kirkmichael. Harelaw Sarah, a two-year-old heifer, is sired by Toscan VD Ijzer and bred from the successful flushing cow Woodend Leonna, purchased in 2017.

Reserve beef was Katie McIntyre’s Beef Shorthorn Kimrina Pixie, a rising four-year-old by Craigfaddoch Khan, shown with bull calf at foot.

Continental sheep supreme went to R McCulloch Continental sheep supreme went to R McCulloch

Mr Gilmour presented the trophy for the inter-breed group of three to a trio of Holsteins from Alastair Wylie, Gateside, Beith, with the blue and white sash given to Highland cattle from R and E McMillan, Little Grenach, Rothesay.

Inter-breed sheep, selected on a points basis by the various judges, was the lead Blackface, a ewe hogg from Upper Wellwood, Muirkirk, shown by Jamie and Louisa Dunlop. She is sired by a £28,000 Auldhouseburn.

Joint reserve winners this year came from the Suffolk and Bluefaced Leicester sections, with the former, a home-bred gimmer from Rigfoot Suffolks, Uplawmoor, sired by Redbrae Jolly Rancher, and the latter, a gimmer from David Bryson, Mauchline, being a daughter of a £1600 Moscow ram.

An unregistered home-bred Holstein in her second lactation from Alastair Wylie, Beith, led the small but selective dairy sectionAn unregistered home-bred Holstein in her second lactation from Alastair Wylie, Beith, led the small but selective dairy section

Leading Awards

Holstein (Judge: N Sloan, Knowe, Cumnock). Champion and inter-breed dairy – A Wylie, Gateside, Beith with his home-bred second calver by Annandale Mickey, giving 37 litres at 230 days in milk. Champion at Beith, Neilston and Stewarton. Reserve – JR and T Campbell, Low Ballees, West Kilbride, with Riverdane Sidekick Ashlyn ET, purchased last year at the Riverdance Theatre of Dreams sale. She calved her second two weeks previous and is giving 38 litres. She is sired by Walnutlawn Sidekick and bred from Riverdane Side Ashlyn. Production/inspection, inter-breed milk records, bred – JR and T Campbell. Cow, heifer, pair, confined bred, calf, inter-breed heifer – A Wylie.

Commercial beef (Judge: J Hunter, Hallrig, Tarbolton). Champion and champion of champions – GW Scott, Hawhill, Dalry with Baby Guiness, a 14-month-old Limousin cross bullock by Wilodge Merlin, purchased at the Clyde and Central Young Farmers’ Calf Rally at Cally Marts, Stirling for £4300 from Jamie Pirie, Blarnavaid. Champion of Champions at Neilston, he was also champion at Beith and Stewarton. Reserve – D Stevenson, Drumsuie, Coylton with the 14-month-old bullock Bertie, the second prize continental bullock to the champion purchased at Ayr in October from Messrs Young, Tormitchell for the Ayrshire Young Farmers’ Calf Rally last month. Continental heifer, continental bullock, confined, pair – G W Scott. Cow/heifer and calf – W Gilbert, Boag, Kilbirnie.

Reserve inter-breed went to the Beef Shorthorn cow from K McIntyre, FlattertonReserve inter-breed went to the Beef Shorthorn cow from K McIntyre, Flatterton

Continental breeds (Judge: J Hunter). Champion, reserve and supreme beef – JM Mackay-Parker, Auchenairney, Kirkmichael with the 24-month-old British Blue heifer, Harelaw Sarah ET, sired by Toscan VD Ijzer, and bred from Woodend Leonna. Champion at Stars of the Future. Reserve was Harelaw Tennant’s a yearling from the same flush as Sarah, but sired by Sandyvale Jagerbomb. First outing. All classes – JM Mackay.

Native breeds (Judge: J Hunter). Champion and reserve inter-breed beef – K McIntyre, Flatterton, Greenock with Kimrina Pixie, a four-year-old Beef Shorthorn cow shown with bull calf at foot. First at Stewarton, she is sired by Craigfaddoch Khan and out of the Beautry Excalibur daughter, Kimrina Horthorn. Reserve – A and L Wilson, Laigh Highgate, Beith with Laigh Highgate Emma Z236, a 15-month-old Aberdeen Angus heifer on her first outing. Sired by Wensleydale Eros V155, a son Blelack Ensign L796, her dam is Laigh Highgate Emma U174, a daughter of Carhurlie Drummer M904. Cow/heifer, calf – K McIntyre. Maiden heifer – A and L Wilson.

Highland (Judge: M Curran, Oatlands, Glasgow). Champion – A and I MacGillivary, Highland Cattle Services, Dalmally, with the black yearling heifer, Oighrig Dhubh 2 of Torrie, a Jock Dubh of Glengarnock daughter, on her first outing. She was purchased alongside her dam, Oighrig Ruadh 6 of Torrie, at the on-farm Torrie fold dispersal for £5000. Reserve – A Kennedy, Thirdpart Holdings, West Kilbride, with Airleagach 8 of Goldenberry, by Lord Mosscastle 2 of Ardbhan, out of Airleagach 2 of Goldenberry. Reserve at Kilmacolm. Bull, two/three-year-old heifer – A Kennedy. Cow/heifer– R and E McMillan, Little Grenach, Rothesay. Yearling – A and I MacGillivary. Pair – A Clothworthy, Vinepark Drive, Kilmaurs.

The Suffolk went on to take the reserve sheep title for D and E Tulloch, Rigfoot SuffolksThe Suffolk went on to take the reserve sheep title for D and E Tulloch, Rigfoot Suffolks

Highland young handlers (Judge: M Curran). 1, Blair Shaw; 2, Frazer Nairn; 3, Shae Lawrence.

Clydesdale (Judge: A Fletcher, Laigh Hatton, Bishopton). Champion – G and A Robertson, Dirrans Terrace, Kilwinning, with the yearling filly, Showalton Sea Breeze, a red ticket holder from at Stewarton. Sired by Dillars Ollie, she is out of the home-bred mare Showalton Heather Mist. Sole Entry

Bluefaced Leicester (Judge: A Cullen, Dollarbank, Dollar). Champion and joint reserve sheep inter-breed – D Bryson, Grassmilleesway, Mauchline with a crossing-type ewe hogg from the Laigh Logan flock. Champion at Newmilns, she is out of a home-bred dam. Reserve – S McIntyre, Knowes, Lochwinnoch, with a traditional-type March-born tup lamb, by Burndale R004, out of a Red Cottage G001-sired ewe. Reserve at Houston. Tup, ewe hogg – D Bryson. Ewe/gimmer, ewe lamb, tup lamb – S McIntyre.

Continental sheep (Judge: I Johnston, Wellbeck Road, Galston). Champion – R McCulloch, Knockendon, Dalry, with a Scrogtonhead ewe, purchased for £750 at the on-farm production sale at Cowgrove. First outing, she is sired by Ettrick Everest, and out of a Scrogtonhead dam by Scrogtonhead AJ. Reserve – G Scott with a Dutch Spotted gimmer – Tardoes Gold Cecila, was purchased at Carlisle last month from Matthew Simpson, for 500gns to join the newly established Hawhill flock. She is sired by Saveock Full Monty ET, and out of Tardoes Enjoy Cecila, a daughter of Challoch Bassett. Tup – J Shedden, Newfield Mains, Dundonald. Ewe/gimmer, tup lamb – R McCulloch. Ewe hogg, ewe lamb – GW Scott.

Suffolk (Judge: A Fletcher). Champion and joint reserve sheep interbreed – D and E Tulloch, Rigfoot Suffolks, Uplawmoor with a home-bred gimmer by Redbrae Jolly Rancher out of a Pyeston Phantom-sired home-bred dam. Champion at Stewarton and reserve at Kilmacolm. Reserve – Angus Shedden (8) Kilnford Drive, Dundonald, with a ewe lamb by Bridgeview Balvenie from his newly established Shenval flock. Her dam was purchased as an in-lamb gimmer from Messrs Gibb, Cairnton flock at the Suffolk Supremes sale at Lanark last November. Third at Newmilns. Tup, ewe/gimmer, ewe hogg – Rigfoot Suffolks. Ewe lamb, tup lamb – A Shedden.

Blackface (Judge: A Cullen). Champion and inter-breed sheep – J and J Anderson, Upper Wellwood, Muirkirk with a home-bred ewe hogg, shown by grandson, Jamie Dunlop and his wife Louisa. Champion at Catrine, she is sired by a £28,000 Auldhouseburn and out of a home-bred ewe by an £11,000 Auldhouseburn. Reserve – Brisbane Glen Estate Co, Largs with a two-crop ewe shown by shepherds, Oz Wardrop and Greg Little. Sired by a £900 Dyke purchased at Lanark, she is out of the £5000 Auldhouseburn-sired ewe. Champion at Newmilns and reserve here last year. Aged tup, tup hogg, ewe/gimmer, ewe lamb – Brisbane Glen Estate Co. Ewe hogg, tup lamb – J and J Anderson.

Any other breed (Judge: I Johnston). Champion and reserve – GW Scott, Hawhill, Dalry. Champion was the home-bred January-born coloured Ryeland ram lamb, Double Trouble Eric, by Wellhill Commander, our of a ewe by a Catherton sire. First at Stewarton. Reserve was the similarly aged Ryeland ewe lamb, Double Trouble Evie, also sired by Wellhill Commander out of a High Wood Cotton dam. All classes – GW Scott.