Holsteins led the charge at this year’s AgriScot event in Edinburgh, with the breed tapped out in both the SuperCow and SuperHeifer championships by Selwyn Donald, who had flown in from Featherstone, New Zealand, to judge.
Some 410 entries of pedigree and commercial cattle were forward for the Stars of the Future calf show at Stirling, which again saw cattle tapped out in continental and native championships for both senior and junior sections.
Confidence appeared to prevail at the National Sheep Association Wales and Border main ram sale, with a 4.5 per cent increase in averages on the year and a clearance of 86 per cent. A total of 3,425 sheep were sold and turnov
Trade peaked at £15,000 at Kelso ram sales, where almost 5,000 rams were on offer in 15 rings. Turnover was £2,926,510, with an overall average of £698.28, a rise of £16.76 on the year with an 81.35 per cent clearance rate.
Taking the supreme champion title in the sheep sections inter-breed judging was the hill ram lamb champion, a home-bred Black Welsh Mountain from Dyfed and Rowena Rowlands of the Gaer flock in Anglesey.
Wet and windy conditions led to a day one closure of this year’s Royal Manx show, and although the forecast may have impacted visitor numbers on the second day, exhibitors turned out in force which meant competitions in the l