Si­lage ti­tle for Halmyre

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Dairy farm­ers Keith and Colin David­son of Halmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr, won the si­lage cham­pi­onship at the South West Scot­land Grass­land So­ci­ety’s an­nual competition which was held this year at Darn­law, ma­chine cour­tesy of the Sloan fam­ily.

Their si­lage, which had a dry mat­ter per­cent­age of 35.4 with crude protein at 16.8 per cent, had ear­lier been placed first in the open dairy sec­tion and was also win­ner of the Ste­wartry County prize.

The Wig­town­shire County prize was won by Scott McColm of Garth­land Mains, Stran­raer, while the Dum­fries County prize went to David Kennedy of Chapel­croft, Locker­bie and the Ayr­shire County prize was won by Messrs J Gil­mour of Hume­ston, May­bole.

In the Young Farm­ers’ Dairy prize competition the win­ner was Frazer Kennedy of Chapel­croft, Locker­bie, with Robin Camp­bell of Cally Mains, Gate­house of Fleet, in se­cond place.

Other prize win­ners were:

Young farm­ers’ beef prize: 1 Stu­art Cowan, East Lane Gate, Dum­fries; 2 Stephen Pater­son, Hart­bush, Dum­fries.

Open dairy: 1 Keith and Colin David­son, Halmyre, Haugh of Urr; 2 Ross Pa­ton, Torr Farm, Auchen­cairn; 3 Alan Kerr, Low Dal­lars, Hurl­ford, Kil­marnock.

Open beef: 1 An­drew Nel­son, Cog­a­rth, Par­ton; 2 Ian Evans, Penkiln, Gar­lieston.

Maize: 1 Stu­art Craig, Back of Wall, Glen­luce; 2 Scott McGill, Ker­ricks, Dum­fries; 3 John Maxwell, Nether­wood Mains, Dum­fries.

Whole­crop: 1 Alan Kerr, Low Dal­lars, Hurl­ford; 2 Calum McGin­ley, In­gle­ston, Irongray, Dum­fries; 3 Alis­tair Mar­shall, Hard­grove, Car­ruther­stown.

Con­trac­tors prize: 1 Peter Cowan, East Lanegate, Dum­fries; 2 Drew Wat­son, Bye­loch, Dum­fries.

Big Bale: 1 David Kennedy, Chapel­croft, Locker­bie; 2 Ian Gal­loway Clan­tibuies, Port Wil­liam; 3 John Wat­son, High Mark, Stran­raer.

Pre­sen­ta­tion The tro­phy win­ners at the an­nual si­lage competition run by the SWSGA with over­all win­ner Keith David­son with the tro­phy for the cham­pi­onship on the ex­treme left.

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