A Limousin cow and calf outfit was crowned champion of champions at Echt Show.
Exhibitors and show-goers enjoyed glorious sunshine throughout the day for the annual event, which also hosted the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix.
It was the supreme champion from the Grand Prix which went on to win the cattle interbeed and then show champion of champions titles.
This was three-year-old cow Brockhurst Lucy, by Wilodge Vantastic, from W J & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farms, Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
She was shown with her heifer calf Brockhurst Ariana by Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop of Lower Greenyards Farm, Stirling.
She is liveried with the couple and previously won her class at the Highland. The pair are now destined for the Royal Welsh Show.
The reserve interbreed title in the cattle ring went to the leader from the cross cattle section.
This was a 20-month-old Limousin cross heifer, named Shaniqua, from Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stuart of Huntly and Insch.
Bought at the Winter Fair in Lanark for £1,500, she was interbreed champion at Fettercairn, reserve at Angus and second at the Royal Highland Show.
In the sheep lines, the top title went to the Suffolk breed champion. This was a home-bred one-crop ewe from Graeme Christie of Newton of Balquhain, Inverurie.
She is by Deveronside Doodle Bug, out of a home-bred ewe by the Strathisla Stifler. She was champion at Angus and fourth at the Highland last month.
The reserve sheep interbreed champion was the Texel champion from Jemma Green of Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers.
Her winner was a home-bred two-crop ewe which was bought inside its mother – a Teiglum Tornado daughter.
By Glenside Valhalla, she was champion and reserve inter-breed sheep at Fettercairn the weekend before.
Meanwhile, the overall horse champion title was awarded to the leader from the Clydesdale section.
This was seven-year-old gelding Collessie Full Monty from Jim and Sarah Gibb, Shoemaker’s Croft, Mintlaw. Bought as a foal, he is by Collessie Stepping Stone.
Aberdeen-Angus – Harry and Lynwen Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead, with six-year-old cow Tonley Elma, by Rawburn Enigma, with her heifer calf Emslies Eryl, at foot. Bought at Stirling in February 2014 for 8,500gn when she was female champion.
Reserve – Ken, Margaret and Nicola Howie, Cairnton, Lumpanan, Banchory, with April-2017 born bull Cairnton Blackbird, by Haymount Walarlo.
British blonde – Neil and Graeme Anderson, Beltie Cottage, Glassel, by Banchory, with 11-month-old bull Glassel Neymar, by Strathisla Glen. First outing.
Reserve – Alison Watt, Birkenburn Farm, Keith, with 10-year-old cow Strathisla Dawn, by Druk Lance, with her bull calf Strathisla Obama at foot.
British Blue – Gavin Greenlaw and Jenna Whyte, Balgairn Farms, 6 Mulloch View, Dinnet, with home-bred 19-month-old heifer Greenlaw Lucky Lady, by Tenace De La Praule.
Reserve – Sarah Balfour, Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul, with in-calf heifer Black n Blue Lady Lloyd, by Jisco De Focant. Bought at Carlisle May sale when she stood female champion.
Charolais – Garry Patterson and Blair Duffton of Keith and Huntly with three-year-old cow Battleford Lola, by Lochend Apache, and her heifer calf Aultmore Dolala. Bought in Northern Ireland for 8,000gn.
Reserve – Neil and Stuart Barclay, Harestone, Insch, with in-calf heifer Harestone Natalie, by Thrunton Fearless. Part of champion group at Highland Show.
Highland Cattle – J & J Singer, Laurencekirk, with three-year-old heifer Ailsa Emma Dhubh of Kintore Castlefold, by Uallach Dubh 6th of Pollock. Champion at the East Club, Angus and Fettercairn shows, and reserve interbeed at Alyth.
Reserve – Scott and Alison Brown, Mains of Lauderberry Farm, Echt, with two-year-old heifer Carlin 4th of Culfoich, by Jacob 2nd of Benmore.
Scottish Limousin Grand Prix – W J & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, with athree-year-old cow Brockhurst Lucy, by Wilodge Vantastic. Stabled at Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop of Lower Greenyards Farm, Stirling, and shown by the pair, she had her heifer calf Brockhurst Ariana at foot.
Reserve – Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop with rising four-year-old bull Woodroad James, by Woodroad Harvey.
Salers – Jamie and Kirsty McIntyre, Milton of Cullerlie, Echt, with six-year-old cow Lisnamaul Floss, by Barrynally Samuel, with her month old bull calf Corrichie Nero.
Reserve – David Watson, Darnford Farm, Durris, Banchory, with a bull called Darnford Lars.
Simmental – Scott and Kerry Smith, Bankhead Farm, Portlethen, with home-bred in-calf heifer Forgeron Helen, by Ranflury Emperor.
Reserve – W J & J Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers, with rising two-year-old heifer Corskie Herlande, by the 45,000gn Bel Dhu Capercaillie. Overall junior champion at Highland.
Any other breed – Ian and Laurie Skea, Glenbervie, Dalriach, Kenmay, with three-year-old Hereford bull Bannachie 1 Masterman, by Panmure 1 Herman.
Reserve – Alison Watt, Birkenburn, with two-year-old Shorthorn heifer Strathisle Kerry, by Glenisla Explorer.
Champion Shorthorn – David and Jennifer Hardie, Gates of Birselawsie, Midmar, with home-bred October-2016 born bull Birselawsie Kozmo.
Cross cattle – Blair Duffton and Rebecca Stuart of Huntly and Insch with 20-month-old Limousin cross heifer Shaniqua, by Lodge Hamlet. Bought at Winter Fair for £1,500 she was reserve at Angus, second at the Highland and interbreed champion at Fettercairn.
Reserve – Moir Livestock, Home Farm, Cairness, with 13-month-old British Blue cross heifer Magic Mojo. Bought in Ireland, she was reserve champion at Spring Show and British Blue cross champion at the Highland.
Beltex – Stuart Wood, Woolhillock, Skene, with a home-bred gimmer which stood sixth at the Highland. She is by Carrigans Bob, out of Woodies Wildcard.
Reserve – Stuart Wood, with a shearling tup – Bailley Brook Chief – bought privately last year. By Woodies Snoop Dog.
Bluefaced leicester – Jim and Sandy Hunter, Wedderburn, Huntly, with a home-bred tup lamb by J1 Kirkby Redgate, out of a home-bred ewe.
Reserve – Jim and Sandy Hunter with a home-bred ewe lang by a McQuistin sire, out of a home-bred ewe.
Charollais – Eilidh and Erin Duncan, Barnyards, Clola, Peterhead, with a home-bred two-crop ewe, Braemuir Pandora, by Riverdale Noble. Interbeed champion at Echt last year.
Reserve – Eilidh and Erin Duncan with a ewe lamb out of the champion and by Sloanhead Single Malt. She was second in her class at the Highland.
Suffolk – Graeme Christie, Newton of Balquhain, Inverurie, with a one-crop ewe. Home-bred, she is by Deveronside Doodle Bug, out of a ewe by Strathisla Stifler. Champion at Angus and fourth.
Reserve – Louise McAuley, 3 Easter Coxton, Elgin, with shearling tup Bareflathills Big Impression. He was bought privately last year.
Texel – Jemma Green, Corskie, Garmouth, with a home-bred two-crop ewe bought inside its mother – a Teiglum Tornado daughter. By Glenside Valhalla, she was res. interbreed at Fettercairn.
Reserve – Graham Morrison, Inchbruich, Cornhill, with a home-bred gimmer by Strathbogie Yes Sir, our of a Strathbogie Terminator ewe.
Zwartbles – Faye Wilkie, Whitestone, Skene, with Whitestone Emerald, a gimmer by Speyside Buzz. Champion four time last year and second at this year’s Highland. Reserve – Faye Wilkie with Whitestone Fabian, a tup lamb by Whitestone Drambuie, out of Janetstown Class Act which stood second at the Highland.
Any other breed native – Andrew Leek, Greenhill Farmhouse, Lonmay, with a four-crop Blackface. Bought at Stirling as a gimmer from Dalchirla, she stood reserve champion at Banchory last year.
Reserve – Calum Richard, with a home-bred Blackface tup lamb by a Crannoch sire. He is out of a ewe bought from Harestone which is by a £24,000 Lurg.
Any other breed non-native – Deborah Atkinson, The Manse, Duncanstown, with a one-crop Blue Texel ewe bought at Worcester from the Sams flock. Reserve at Fettercairn.
Reserve – Stuart and Wendy Hunter, West Cairnhill, Culsalmond, with Hunters Bramble, a Blue Texel gimmer by Dulas Axe, out of Millside Import.
Cross sheep – Single and overall cross champion – David Moir, Home Farm Cairness. Fraserburgh, with a Suffolk cross ewe lamb which was reserve cross champion at the Highland end single champion at Fettercairn.
Reserve – A and F Anderson, Newton of Carnousie, Turriff, with a Texel cross gimmer on its first outing.
Groups and reserve overall cross – A and F Anderson, with a pen of Texel cross gunners. Reserve – A and F Anderson, with a pen of Suffolk cross gimmers.