A quality show of livestock from Orkney’s West Mainland was forward at Dounby Show.
The supreme title in the sheep section, when judged by George Stuart, Milton of Birness, Jacqueline Mackay, Watten, and Alan Rae, Mains of Orchardtown, Udny, Ellon, went to a home-bred Charollais gimmer from Sheena Coghill, Muce, Birsay.
This was an ET bred gimmer on its first outing by a Hollylodge tup, out of Loanhead Rihanna. She runs in Sheena’s 50-ewe pedigree and commercial Charollais flock.
Reserve champion in the sheep lines was a Texel tup lamb from Gareth Flett, who runs a 15-ewe pedigree flock at Nistaben, Harray.
By the 70,000gn Teiglum Young Gun, he is out of a Milnbank ewe by Glenside Razzle Dazzle and was on his first outing.
In the beef section, the interbreed title went to a Limousin cross bullock sired by Lodge Hamlet, from Stewart Wood and family of Garson Farms, Sandwick. Scooping the reserve honours was a January-born British Blue cross Limousin heifer from James Moar, Crook, Rendall.
She is by Derrybeg Invincible, out of a home-bred British Blue cross Limousin cow.
The overall horse champion was a Shetland yearling colt from Millquoy Shetland Pony Stud, Stenness.
This was Millquoy Jedi, by Drum Premier, out of Millquoy Jade, which stood champion here last year.
Shown by Susie Manson, Jedi also stood champion foal at the County last year and is one of 22 Shetlands in the stud.
Eilidh Ross, Stockan, Sandwick, took the reserve honours with her 14-year-old Connemara Irish sports horse named Orkneys Minor Diamond, which is by a stallion bred by Paddy and Anjo Casey.