More than 70 cattle from across Scotland and the north of England descended on the Black Isle Show on Thursday for the Scottish National Simmental Club show.
Although the top title at the fixture, which was judged by Jennie Aherne from Ireland, went to a heifer and first calf outfit from the north of England, breeders from the north and north-east of Scotland dominated the rest of the competition.
Standing supreme overall champion, after lifting the senior female and overall female rosettes, was the breed champion from the Royal Highland Show for the past two years.
Put forward by Michael Barlow of Littlewood Hall Farm, Leyland, Lancashire, and shown by his son John with help from Rhona Cameron, Auroch Eve is a three-year-old heifer by Auroch Ace and out of Auroch Wave.
The reserve overall title went to a home-bred two-year-old in-calf heifer, which stood reserve overall female and reserve senior female earlier in the show.
Put forward by Gerald and Morag Smith of Drumsleed Farm, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Drumsleed Farina 14, which is by Clonah Buckarooney and out of Boardshead Karina 2nd, stood champion at Fettercairn and Banchory, and reserve beef interbreed at Kirriemuir earlier this year.
She was also part of the wining pair along with her herd mate Drumsleed Fayet, which stood reserve at Banchory last weekend.
The Smith family also lifted the reserve overall male and reserve junior male rosettes with home-bred April-2015 born bull Drumsleed Goliath 15.
By Haystar Cracker, and out of Drumsleed Caitlin, he stood champion at Angus and reserve at Fettercairn and Kirriemuir.
Meanwhile, the overall junior and overall male champion titles went to a home-bred 15-month-old bull from Stewart Stronach at Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith.
Islavale Granite is by Popes Laird and out of Islavale Jenny. He was on his first outing and is destined for the Stirling Bull Sales in October.
The reserve overall junior and junior female titles went to a home-bred eight-month-old heifer form Jonathan and Joanne Gunn, of Clairdon, Mavsey, Lybster.
Mavsey Graceful Dancer is by Keeldrum Clio and out of Mavsey Dancer. She stood reserve champion at Caithness and her dam was champion of champions at that fixture two years ago.
Standing reserve junior female was Kennox Diva’s Gina from David Craig, of Kennox, Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Lastly, the senior male champion rosettes went to the Green family who run the Corskie herd at Garmouth, Fochabers.
Their home-bred two-year-old bull Corskie Fabian, by Greencap Ace and out of a home-bred cow, was reserve champion at New Deer.