Despite somewhat dreich weather for the early morning judging, conditions soon cleared for Lorn Show, which in turn saw spectators out in force for the overall championships taking place on the scenic Tralee Beach location just outside Benderloch.
Well known for attracting some of the best Blackface sheep, Highland and cross-bred cattle in the country, fittingly it was these three breeds that dominated the top awards.
Having first won the supreme cattle title, it was the cross-bred calf champion that was voted overall champion of champions by the various breed judges on a points basis.
This was a mid January-born Limousin cross bullock calf from Dougie MacDonald and son Dougie’s 35-cow suckler herd from Tyree, Benderloch.
A son of the stock sire, Huntershall Jimbo, he is out of an 18-year-old Limousin cross British Blue cow.
The reserve show champion of champions was the overall sheep champion – a Blackface ewe from Iain and David MacArthur, Arnicle, Campbeltown.
Cersei, is a two-crop ewe by an £8,000 Nunnerie and out of a daughter of a £27,000 Auldhouseburn. She was champion at Cowal last year.
Andrew Campbell, Drimsynie, Lochgoilhead, scooped the reserve sheep title with his Bluefaced Leicester leader, a gimmer by a J2 Lunesdale tup bought at Hawes for £8,000. She previously stood first in her class at Dunblane Show.
The overall reserve cattle winner was four-year-old Highland cow, Capleadh Buidhe Beg 4 of Cladich, from Mrs Queenie Strickland’s Cladich fold from Cladich, Dalmally, managed by Stuart Campbell.
By Aonghas of An Sidhean, she was shown with her six-week-old heifer calf at foot.