Silage title for Halmyre
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.