The sun came out to greet exhibitors and visitors at Lammermoor Pastoral Society’s annual show at Ellemford on Saturday.
Competition in all sections was fierce and the judges had a very difficult task of selecting the winners in the various classes.
The overall sheep championship was an all female affair with the top accolade going to a Blackface ewe shown by Peter Lothian of Longcroft, Lauder. Being shown for just the second time, she was off a £9,000 Darchlia tup.
Reserve champion was a Greyface ewe owned by J. and G. Sinclair, Crookston. Lilyburn bred, she was champion at Westruther Show.
Champion in the MV Multi-breed section was a two-crop Texel ewe from Professor Penny’s Crichness while the non MV Multi-breed section wwnt to a home-bred Bluefaced Leicester gimmer from Professor Penny’s Bothwell.
The championship in the prime lambs section went to a pen of Beltex ewe lambs owned by J. and G. Sinclair, Crookston. The winner of the cattle competition this year, judged on farm, was Alan Wight of Ecclaw.
There was a good entry too for the young handlers’ competition. Six-year-old Jack Royan of Putton Mill, Duns, was the winner with a Poll Dorset, adding Ellemford success to his recent win at the Great Yorkshire Show.
The Golden Jubilee Cup for Overall Champion - P. Lothian, Longcroft; The Spottiswoode Cup for the Overall Champion Pen - J. and G. Sinclair, Crookston; The Swan and Kellie Cup for the Reserve Overall Champion - J. and G. Sinclair; The James Coltherd Memorial Cup for the Shepherd bringing out the Overall Champion - Peter Lothian; Harbro Cup for the Best MV Multi-Breed - Professor Penny, Crichness; David P. Marshall Cup for the Best Multi-Breed - Professor Penny, Bothwell; Longformacus Cup for the Best Grey Face Pen - J. and G. Sinclair; Landale Cup for the Best Grey Face - J. and G. Sinclair; Aitken Silver Challenge Cup for the Best Pen of Three Blackface Ewe Lambs - J. and G. Sinclair; Murray Silver Challenge Cup for the Best Pen of Three Blackface Ewes - MCM Ltd, The Hopes; T. Douglas Veitch Cup for the Best Blackface Pen - P. Lothian; Priestlaw Cup for the Best Single Blackface in Pens - P. Lothian; Pate Cup for the Best Blackface Group - Professor Penny, Bothwell; Tom Heatlie Challenge Cup for the Best Blackface Ewe Lamb - J. and G. Sinclair; A.J.B. Spence Cup for the Best Blackface Tup Lamb - J. and G. Sinclair; Ainslie Perpetual Cup for the Best Blackface - P. Lothian; The 1898 Swan Cup for Best Pen of Lambs (up to 80 kilos) - J. and G. Sinclair; The 1899 Swan Cup for Best Pen of Lambs (over 80 kilos) - J. and G. Sinclair; Bank of Scotland Cup for the Best Pen of Prime Lambs - J. and G. Sinclair.
Noble Cup for the Single Blackface in the Shepherds’ Pen - A. Bell, Tollishill; Crichness Cup for the Best Pen of one Blackfaces - A. Bell; The 1902 Swan Claret Jug for the Best Pen of one Grey Faces - B. Hedley, Corsbie; Borthwick Cup for the Best Pen of Multi-Breeds - J. Gilchrist, Rawburn.
The 125th Anniversary Professor W.A. Penny Cup for a field of a minimum of 20 Suckler Cows and Calves - Alan Wight, Ecclaw.
LPS Award (plain horn stick) - A. Hay; LPS Special Award (plain wood stick) - W.T. Gibson; Tait Cup (novice stick) - S. McMillan; John McGuffie Cup (fancy stick) - A. Hay; LPS Champion of Champions (best stick) - A. Hay.
The Lloyd Tractors Salver for the best prepared Fordson - T. Nisbet, Eyemouth; The Ancroft Tractors Bowl for best prepared Massey Ferguson - J. Cron, Duns; The Rob Gourlay Cup for best prepared Grey Ferguson - J. Hunter, Springhall; The Elliot Cup for the Overall Champion Tractor - J. Cron (Massey Ferguson 290); Rosette for Best Original Tractor - R. Gourlay, Duns (Massey Ferguson 135).
The Taff Memorial Trophy for the winning Terrier - Dougie Watkin with ‘Fizz’; The Memorial Trophy for the winning dog or bitch - Peter with ‘Ketchie’ the greyhound.
CMR Butterdish (best exhibit in savouries) - Alison Rodger; CMR Breadboard (best bread) - Joyce Birne; Harehead Quaich (best exhibit in crafts) - Lynn Blaikie; Lidded Jug (best painting) - Rebecca Anderson; Anniversary Trophy (best photograph) - Lynn Logan; Ferguson Salver (best exhibit in flowers) - W.T. Gibson; Marygold Cup (best exhibit in vegetables) - Philip Armatage; Muriel Milne Cup (best exhibit in childrens’ section) - Eliza Bevan; Eunice Elliot Cup (most points child 8 and over) - Eliza Bevan; RAC Simpson Cup (most points child 7 and under)- Shared: Sumer Crawford, Cohen Ainslie, Hayden Ainslie; Elliot Cup (most points under age 25) - Jemima Bevan; LPS Tankard (Gentlemen’s prize, most points overall except the vegetable and stick classes) - Mark Rowley; Dickinson Cup (most points overall) - Joyce Birne.