The Great Yorkshire Show was the place to be for sweltering heat and bright sunshine.
The three-day show turned out to be a productive one for Scottish exhibitors especially on the cattle lines and particularly in the Aberdeen-Angus classes.
The breed champion was the cow Belhaven Zephyr from Robert Marshall, Reclettich Farms, Keith, with Forfar breeder Tom Rennie in reserve with his male champion, the four-year-old bull Mosstonmuir Mr Angus.
The junior breed champion was the heifer Retties Lady Ruth from Donald Rankin, Oban, brought out by Richardand Carol Rettie, Alloa.
The Beef Shorthorn supreme was from Highland Wagyu at Dunblane.
The upstanding three-year-old bull Quoiggs Freud is by Quoiggs Cracker.
Lincoln Red cattle are more associated with their eastern England homeland but their was a hearty infusion of Fife input into this year’s
Andrew Mylius, St Fort, Newport, collected a first prize for his young bull St Fort Tyler, a second with his purchased bull Wragby Minstrel, a first with his heifer St Fort Hundleby Thora, a first in the groups of three and also in the pair by the same sire class with a duo by the 18,000gn Beverley Noble.
Mr Mylius also had a hand in the overall beef championships as breeder of the reserve, St Fort Rolex, now owned by CS Page, Brough, East
The commercial cattle championship was won by Stewart Bett and Lynsey McKay from Stirling with their 18-month old British Blue cross heifer Moonstone. By Valdes and out of a pure Limousin cow, the heifer was bought from Orkney breeder Balfour Baillie and has followed a first prize at last year’s Smithfield with an impressive run of championships this summer on the show circuit in central Scotland
The overall supreme was a British Blue from Redhead and Wilson, Berwick-on-Tweed.
The Highland cattle reserve ticket went to Dexter Logan of Blairlogan Highlanders, Alva, with his yearling heifer Solas Emma 1st of Blairlogan.
Over on the sheep lines it was a red blue and white male championship ticket for Rena Douglas, Craigrothie, Cupar, for her shearling ram which then went on to stand as breed reserve.
Lastly in the horse rings, the reserve breed championship title for the Shetland went to Harry Sleigh of St John’s Wells, Fyvie, Turriff.
The title went to Wells Masterclass – an 11-year-old stallion by Wells Royal Command and out of Wells Peach. This was the Sleigh family’s first visit to the show since the early 1980s.