More than £16,000 was raised at a charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson.
The annual event, now in its sixth year, was held at the Stronach family’s Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, on Friday night.
In recognition of Joe’s work, NFU Scotland’s north-east region has held an annual charity stockjudging and social evening every year since his sudden death in 2014, with each local branch taking a turn.
Funds raised at this year’s event will be split between two charities – rural charity RSABI and Macmillan Cancer Care.
Members of the Watson family were in attendance to hand out prizes including a special trophy in Joe’s name for the overall winner of the stockjudging contest.
The top prize went to Gary Christie of Midtown of Glass, near Huntly.
Other prizewinners included second place in the open section to Joe’s brother Fraser Watson of Turriff, and third place to Ian Wilson of Wester Cairnglass, Gollanfield, Nairn.
In the Young Farmers section, the top prize went to Richard Davidson from Corsairtly Farms, Keith. Second place was awarded to Christine Dick of Echt YFC, while fellow Echt member Erin Milton came third.
The under-14 section was won by Liam Sutherland, with Leah Sutherland in second place and Kelly Morrison in third.
A special contest to guess the combined weight of four bulling heifers was won by Patrick Dickson from Acrestrype Farm, Fyvie.
NFU Scotland regional manager for the north-east, Lorna Paterson, said: “The evening was a tremendous success with more than 430 members in attendance – a record for this event. We are massively grateful to all the hard work actioned by all three generations of the Stronach family.”