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Maerdy Morwr is supreme: Charolais bull impresses at first Scottish Agricultural Show as videos and photos studied

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The Scottish Agricultural Show supreme champion was huge Charolais bull Maerdy Morwr, AJR Farms at Milton of Colliston, Ellon.

Morwr, a son of Maerdy Dynamite, who has never previously been in a show ring, took pride of place at Scotland’s first online show after 10 judges placed him the event’s champion ahead of the top sheep, goats, horses and poultry.

Thousands flocked to the scottishagriculturalshow.co.uk website to find out who had won the only livestock show in town in the year all the local and national events were cancelled. Videos of the stock were closely scrutinised and photographs examined.

Collessie Jennifer

The Clydesdale, Collessie Jennifer, from Ronnie Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, a much more experienced show goer, was a popular choice as overall horse champion. Her previous wins include a championship at the National Stallion Show in 2017 and a Royal Highland Show win as a yearling filly in 2015.

Champion sheep was the Border Leicester from Robbie Aiken of Wennington in Lancaster. She is by Alticane Hitman.

The dairy champion was the Holstein, five-year-old Cauldcoats Samurai Molly 2 from Donald Laird, Pathhead, Midlothian. Previous wins for Molly included a championship at Livescot 2019 and a second prize at last year’s Royal Highland Show.

Capitol Euphemia

Top goat was two-year-old dairy champion Capitol Euphemia from Hannah Campbell, Bathgate. Her sire is Homeacres Hugo, her dam is Capitol Bianca.

The poultry winner was Betty, a seven-month-old Silver Pencilled Wyandotte bantam from Amanda Slater, Bixter in Shetland.

The young handlers over 10 age group went to horse handler Lauryn Burks, and the under 10 prize was won by young cattle handler Abbie Brown .

Over in the photography competition tent, 3,761 votes poured in for the vintage farm machinery winner, a 1969 Massey Ferguson 135 from Elaine Brown.

The cake competition was won by baker Lai Lao and a dog called Piper was voted top dog.

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