More than £3,700 was raised for charity at a stockjudging evening organised in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor, Joe Watson.
Organised by NFU Scotland and hosted at the Bruce family’s Dorsell Farm, near Alford, the evening was the fifth annual event organised by the union in memory of Joe, who died suddenly in March 2014.
Members of the farming community from across the north-east descended on Dorsell Farm, and Joe’s family was in attendance to hand out prizes to the winners from the stockjudging contest.
This included a trophy in Joe’s name for the overall winner.
This year’s recipient was the leader from the open section – Duncan Connon with 271 points.
Second place in the open contest went to Heather Middleton with 263 points and third went to Jimmy Dick with 262 points.
The winner of the Young Farmers section, with a score of 259 points, was James Scott. Second place went to Angela Webster with 257 points and Mark Wattie came third with 256 points.
Meanwhile, first place in the section for entrants under the age of 12 went to Ellis Taylor with 220 points.
Jamie Skea was second with 214 points and third place was awarded equally to Laura Anderson and Heidi Middleton with 198 points.
The guess the weight of the bull prize was awarded jointly to Jim Smith and Aidan Wallace.
All funds raised from the event, which was organised with support from local businesses, will be awarded to urological cancer charity UCAN.
NFU Scotland regional manager for the north-east, Lorna Paterson, said: “We had a brilliant night at Dorsell Farm with smashing hosts and a huge and generous crowd of over 300 folk. The weather could not have been better.”