Stock Judging


What is Stock Judging?

In a nutshell, it's about trying your skill at judging the quaility of livestock and having fun at the same time.

How does it work?

The scoring, I'm told, is complicated, but you don't have to worry about that. All participants need to do is list each batch of livestock on their score card in order - with the highest quality ones (likely to fetch the highest prices at market) first.

After all of the batches of livestock have been through the pens, the participants hand in their cards and their judging is compared with that of a professional livetock judge, then the results are declared. There are seperate categories for overall, ladies and children.

Can Anyone Come?

Absolutely! It's a family friendly event and you don't have to be involved in farming to have a go. Just use your instinct, or if you're not sure a local farmer will be happy to tell you what to look for (don't expect them to show you their score cards 'though!).

In the past, the event has been hosted by local farmers or at the the Ben Nevis Auction Market. We'll post details here when the date and venue of the next Judging is decided.

How Much Does it Cost?

Anybody is free to come along and watch. There's a small charge to participate (free for children). All proceeds go towards hosting the next Agricultural Show.

When and Where is the next one?

Saturday 8th June 2024 3pm

Host -Ewen Campbell
The Croft
72 Camaghael


Thanks to everyone who attended this year a good turn out and a good sum raised for Macmillan Cancer Care. Also Special thanks to Gordon for taking time out to Judge the stock, Ewan for getting the venue and stock, Colette for organising the teas etc..


1st 344 Ewen Campbell
2nd 341 Kenny MacCallum
3rd 337 Chloe Macdonald Cameron


1st 337 Chloe Macdonald Cameron
2nd 328 Bianca Lyall
3rd 298 Anne MaCallum


1st 304 Innes Macdonald
2nd 300 Archie Macdonald
3rd 286 Livia Berardelli
4th 285 Eva Macdonald
5th 271 Lennard Baak

Full results can be seen here

2019 Results:


1st= 347 Donald MacColl & Kenny MacCallum
3rd 339 Ronnie Anderson


1st 320 Chloe Malcolm
2nd 314 Tina Cameron
3rd 313 Kathy MacColl


1st 325 Giogio Berardelli
2nd 318 Craig Kennedy
3rtd 315 Aimee Cameron
4th 301 Freddy Fulford
5th= 295 Fergus Berardelli & Connor Cameron

Stock Judging Winners2019 Winners

Thank you to all of those who contributed to this years event.

2018 Results:


1st 344 1st Malcolm Cameron
2nd 340 Lexi Duncan
3rd 336 Paolo Berardelli
4th 332 Kenny Jackson


1st 328 Rhona Yard
2nd 324 Ame Macdonald
3rd 308 Ali Berardelli
4th Claire McCallum


1st 340 Lexi Duncan
2nd= 320 Giorgio Berardelli
2nd= 320 Ben Fulford
3rd= 316 Connor Cameron
4th 292 Caydon Collins
5th Liam Yard

2017 Results:


1st 359 Roddy Macleod - Moy
2nd 354 Donald MacColl - Insch
3rd 350 Robert Langan - Inverroy
4th 347 Sean Cameron - Banavie


1st 332 Anne Macdonald - Arisaig
2nd 309 Cathy MacColl - Insch
3rd 295 Rachel Curtis - Roy Bridge
4th 291 Emma Sessions - Roughburn


1st 304 Mairi Duncan - Langal
2nd 287 Jake Sessions - Roughburn
3rd= 284 Davy Duncan - Langal
3rd= 284 Fergus Berardelli - Achindaul
4th 283 Freddy Fulford - Erracht
5th= Cameron MacIsaac - Roy Bridge
5th= Mosella Curtis - Roy Bridge

Judge: Stewart Gordon

Stock Judging Winners2017 Judge and Adult Winners


Cakes, breads, jams, fruit & veg, flowers, knitting, photography. You'll find all sorts of home produce and art and crafts in the Handicraft Tent. Why not have a go? Have a look at this years schedule for more details.



Please have a look at the Livestock Page for entry forms. Last years results can be seen here.