Stockjudging crown lifted by Gavin Semple
A TOTAL of 275 points during the Kintyre Holstein Breeders’ annual Stockjudging competition was enough to secure the trophy, first presented in 1982, for Gavin Semple of Kilkeddan farm.
The recent competition at Kilmaho Farm, by kind permission of James and Linda McLean, attracted 105 to compete for the trophy. It was first won by the late James McLean of Kilmaho.
Judge for the competition was Willie McLean of Lephinstath who was brought up at Kilmaho Farm.
The evening’s results were: Ladies: 1 Anne Ralston, Kilkivan; 2 Joan Pirie, Machrihanish; 3 Isy Armour. Trodigal. Gents: 1 Gavin Semple, Kilkeddan; 2 Murray Ralston, East Drumlemble; 3 Dougald Graham, Backs. Young farmers: 1 Jenny Semple, Kilkeddan; 2 John Pirie, Machrihanish; 3 Robert McKinnon. Juniors: 1 Conner McCue; 2 Emma Barbour, Aucharua; 3 Robert Kerr, Balegreggan. Most points over all and winner of the stockjudging trophy: Gavin Semple Kilkeddan Farm, with 275 points.
A further award was presented on the evening, The Gar- tivaigh Cup for the most points gained in all three stock-judgings throughout the year between the beef, Ayrshire and Holstein Breeders’ competitions.
The winners with most points in each section were: Gents: Andrew Reid; Ladies: Joan Pirie; Young farmers: John Pirie; Junior: Heather Millar. Most points overall: Andrew Reid 783.
Judge Willie Mclean, chairman Sandy Pirie and a host James McLean in the ring.
Most points overall in the three stock judgings and winner of the Gartivaigh Cup Andrew Reid and judge Willie McLean.
Winner of the most points in the young farmers’ section and the young farmers’ cup Jenny Semple, Kilkeddan, with judge Willie McLean.