Letter: Kilkeddan farm is cream of the crop

Left to right: Willie Armour of Trodigal Farm, winner of the individual, judge Robbie Scott, overall winner Gavin Semple of Kilkeddan Farm, winner of opposite herd size, John Ralston, of Kilkivan Farm, and Sandy Pirie from Machrihanish, winner of production class. NO_c31herds01

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Kilkeddan farm’s herd has been judged the best in Kintyre for the second year in a row.

Kintyre Holstein Breeders Club’s annual herds competition, judged by Robbie Scott, took place on Thursday July 13.

A prize-giving ceremony was held in the Ardshiel Hotel, and the results are as follows: Small herds: 1 Kilkeddan, 2 Dhurrie, 3 West Drumlemble. Large herds: 1 Kilkivan, 2 West Backs, 3 Drumalea. Production inspection recorded: 1 Machrihanish, 2 High Knockrioch. Production inspection non recorded: 1 Kilkeddan, 2 Kilkeddan. Best herd overall: Kilkeddan Farm. Best herd opposite size: Kilkivan Farm. Individual: 1 Trodigal, 2 Kilkeddan, 3 Dhurrie.

At the Ardshiel prize giving from left: Individual winner: Willie Armour Trodigal, judge Robbie Scott, overall winner Gavin Semple Kilkeddan, winner  of opposite herd size John Ralston Kilkivan and Sandy Pirie Machrihanish production class winner. NO_c31herds01

Linda McLean,