Bruchag Ayrshire is crowned Bute Show champion

AN AYRSHIRE cow owned by James McAlister & Sons of Bruchag and shown by Enda Shaheen was crowned ‘champion of champions’ at Bute Agricultural Society’s annual show on Wednesday.

But torrential rain marred the day for many exhibitors and spectators, and brought an early end to proceedings after organisers decided to postpone the presentation of the show’s trophies until a later date.

Though the bad weather hit spectator numbers, exhibitors from the agricultural community on Bute and beyond were undaunted and the judges in the Ayrshire and Friesian cattle, light and Clydesdale horse, sheep and donkey sections had as tough a task as ever selecting the champions.

For full results and photographs from this year’s show, see next week’s issue of The Buteman, on sale on Thursday, August 18.