The animals took centre stage at the second day of Moray’s biggest agricultural show, as it attracted its highest crowd in years.
Keith Show was hailed a massive success, with over 12,000 people in attendance.
More than 7,500 people attended the first day of the show on Sunday, with vintage machinery and motorbike stunts on show.
Yesterday attracted a further 5,000 people, meaning it was the biggest crowd at the event in recent memory.
There were rosettes everywhere, as the best animals from across the country fought it out to be crowned champion.
And perhaps the youngest winner of a rosette on the day was 11-year-old Jayne Mitchell.
She won the award for the best young handler, beating a field of nine other competitors who masterfully controlled their stubborn animals.
She said she was “delighted” to have won the award, and praised her heifer Monica for its good behaviour.
The day also featured the judging of horse, sheep and cattle competitions – and there was some local success to cheer about.
Lynne Whyte, from Little Woodend, Drummuir in Keith was crowned grand champion in the horse competition.
The crowds were wowed by the fast sheep shearing action on display from competitors from across Scotland.
The day wasn’t all about animals though, as the Strathisla pipe band performed in front of the backdrop of a stunt motorbike group, which made an appearance on both days of the show.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead said: “The Keith Country Show was particularly successful this year helped no doubt by some fine weather, but the organisers deserve huge credit for ensuring that the show goes from strength to strength.
“This is a special event in the Moray and north east calendar that celebrates our farming heritage and countryside industries that continue to play such a central role in Moray life and our local economy.”
Keith Show secretary Tina Craib said: “It has been terrifically supported by competitors and visitors.
“It was a fantastic day’s showing, and I think the whole of the committee will be just delighted.”