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The Oban Times - - Lorn Show -

A BAR­CAL­DINE farmer is cel­e­brat­ing two-in-a-row af­ter his li­mousin heifer took the cham­pion of cham­pi­ons at a rain­soaked Lorn Agri­cul­tural show on Satur­day at Tralee beach. Ewen McGil­livray, from Bar­cal­dine Home Farm, led out two-year- old li­mousin heifer Cr­eran Ifly to take the ti­tle, ahead of a cham­pion Black­face from J and J Macpher­son, Dal­mally, and a large fowl from J and M Turner, Camp­bel­town. Cr­eran Ifly’s dam is Gra­hams Gold­en­fly who was the first pure li­mousin Ewen bought in 2012, as a foun­da­tion fe­male. Her sire is Wil­lodge Fastrac, and Cr­eran Ifly will now be re­tained in the herd for breed­ing. Ewen, who runs Cr­eran En­gi­neer­ing, said: ‘ That’s the sec­ond year in a row I’ve won so it’s been a great day, de­spite the weather. ‘Last year we won with Burn­bank Is­abella who is now in calf. Last year was our first time win­ning the cham­pion of cham­pi­ons with cat­tle, but my fa­ther has won it with Suf­folk sheep in the past. We didn’t spend much time at the farm this year get­ting live­stock ready for show­ing, so were very pleased to get the prizes we did. ‘ The com­pe­ti­tion is al­ways good here so I’m ob­vi­ously de­lighted to have won. You’re pleased to get any ticket, so to win the supreme cham­pion is great.’ The weather, de­scribed early on by one at­tendee as ‘ hor­i­zon­tal’ meant the beer tent was a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion to take cover from the rain, as well as the High­land danc­ing per­for­mances which went on through­out the day. There were breaks in the rain though, and the sun shone dur­ing much of the dog and sheep show­ing. The United Auc­tions per­pet­ual tro­phy for over­all cham­pion sheep at show went to J and J MacPher­son, Bal­liemeanoch Farm, for their Black­face gim­mer, which was also placed at the re­cent Royal High­land Show. Also mak­ing it two-in-arow was High­land cat­tle cham­pion, Tanya 3rd of Mot­ti­s­tone, shown by Wil­lie Ma­cLean, Bar­cal­dine, for Michael Poland, from the Isle of Whyte, who took the same ti­tle last year. The Rosebowl, awarded for over­all Suf­folk cham­pion sheep, was won by Craig Tay­lor, Barslois­nach Farm, Kil­martin with his three crop ewe, Rossiebank. Else­where, the over­all cham­pion dog, spon­sored by Reid and Robert­son, was spaniel Tia, shown by owner, Sue Miller, from North Con­nel and the cham­pion poul­try bird was won by J and M Turner, of Camp­bel­town, for their ban­tam fowl. For a list of full re­sults from ev­ery sec­tion, visit: www.oban­times.co.uk

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The Spon­sor­ship Prize by Reid and Robert­son, for Cham­pion Poul­try Bird was won by J and M Tun­rner, of Camp­bel­town, for their ban­tam fowl

Judges look on dur­ing one of the black­face cat­e­gories Supreme cham­pion was home-bred, pure li­mousin heifer Cr­eran Ifl y, shown by Ewen MacGil­livray,

Bar­cal­dine Home Farm

The pooches are put through their paces Weather never stopped a strong show­ing of sheep from across

Ar­gyll

As the weather im­proved, the crowds in­creased

The emer­gency ser­vices were on hand as a pre­cau­tion

Judg­ing dur­ing the dog show The United Auc­tions per­pet­ual tro­phy for J and J MacPher­son, Bal­liemeanoch Farm, Chil­dren watch a speed sheep sheer­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, com­pleted in less

than a minute An im­pres­sive carved wooden High­land

cow

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over­all cham­pion sheep at show went to for their Black­face gim­mer

High­land cat­tle cham­pion was Tanya 3rd of Mot­ti­s­tone, shown by Wil­lie Ma­cLean, Bar­cal­dine

The Rosebowl for over­all Suf­folk Cham­pion was won by Craig Tay­lor, Barslois­nach Farm, Kil­martin with his three crop ewe, Rossiebank Anna Ni­chol­son from Oban, who

had half of her hair shaved for MacMail­lan Can­cer Re­lief, with the other half to be shaved at the Killin

Show The Oban high school pipe band, led by An­gus MacColl, weath­ered the

storm Three gen­er­a­tions of the Macau­lay fam­ily en­joyed

the show Over­all cham­pion dog, spon­sored by Reid and Robert­son, was Tia, with

owner Sue Miller from North Con­nel

The dancers per­formed an ar­ray of jigs

The High­land cat­tle sec­tion is judged Erin Binne, Olivia Veitch, Daniel Craik and Mairi Mor­ri­son, with

their var­i­ous danc­ing awards All the tro­phies were en­graved and pre­sented

on the day in the judges’ tent

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