On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending this event plus presenting the David Allen Shield for Best Cow.
The finale of the event was held at Mick Gamble and Sarah Rigg's farm in Hownam, near Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
The annual event consists of various categories from young heifer to overall herd and is judged throughout the summer.
This years judge was Allan Wilkinson from near Blackpool, who had the difficult task of attending each farm that had entered from around Cumbria and south Scotland then making his final decision from some outstanding animals.
It was great to see a number of farmers attend and take part and we all enjoyed fantastic hospitality from Mick and Sarah of a hog roast and refreshments, which made the long journey worthwhile.
The winner of our shield (along with 4 others from the family's Solway View herd) was Kevin Watret.
In the photo from left:- Allan Wilkinson, Kevin Watret, Sandra Gowling, Andrew Clark (Lloyd- Agri) and Steve Pattinson- club chairman.