North-east farmer Ronald Barron is in the running to be crowned Scotland’s top dairy farmer.
Mr Barron, who runs 269 Holsteins at Darahill, Udny, has been named as one of the four finalists in the AgriScot Scottish Dairy Farm of the Year award.
The other finalists are: Alistair Marshall at Hardgrove Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire; David Hamilton at Meldrum, Blairdrummong and Tom and Gareth Owen at Potstown, Lockerbie.
The finalists were selected from a shortlist of 20 by Gregor Colquhoun, who is a member of the team at Denoldrum Farm, Inverbervie, which has taken the top accolade twice in the past.
The winner will be announced at the AgriScot event in Edinburgh on November 19.
Event chairman Andrew Moir, who farms at Mains of Thornton, Laurencekirk said: “Our four finalists are certainly beacons of good practice for all the industry and everyone involved in the top twenty farms deserves congratulations.”