Daisy the sculpture cow that Border Union Show organisers bought to celebrate the Millenium has a calf.
The mascot from Poland, who is psychedelic thanks to the brushwork of show secretary Ron Wilson’s daughter-in-law, Lucy Wilson, goes walkabout in the week running up to the show.
During this year’s outing the Border Union Agricultural Society asked Borderers for name and design suggestions for the cute calf in a competition on Radio Borders.
Young Carly Patterson won with the suggestion of Poppy. Kicked out the cowshed were Euan Bootman’s idea of Lucky Lucky, second, and Eilidh Laing’s idea, Pippin third.
Meanwhile there was friendly rivalry in the Blackface ring at the show on Saturday when a Lauder father and son, shepherds Andrew and Scott Bell took first and second in four classes, Scott of Longcroft pipping his dad to the post each time.
Andrew, of neighbouring farm Hillhouse, did beat his son in the ewe lamb class taking first and second – Scott came third.
But Scott had the last word, taking the McTurk Silver Cup, the breed reserve championship.