Islay beef herds competition

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A Campbeltown beef judge hoofed it onto the Kennacraig ferry for an overseas trip to Islay.

Andrew Hamilton travelled to judge 24 herds competing in the Islay beef herd competition on Saturday September 30.

The full results were as follows: Individual cow: 1 Startchmill, 2 Neriby, 3 Keills. Team of cows: 1 Starchmill, 2 Neriby, 3 Keills. Individual Autumn calf: 1 Ardnave, 2 Starchmill, 3 Carrabus. Individual spring calf: 1 Keills, 2 Knocklearach, 3 Neriby. Best over all individual calf: Keills. Team of autumn calves: 1 Ardnave, 2 Starchmill, 3 Carrabus, Team of spring calves: 1 Keills, 2 Neriby, 3 Starchmill. Best over all team of calves: Keills. Highland herd: 1 Wester Ellister, 2 Kinnabus, 3 = Easter Ellister and Carrabus. Native team of cows: 1 Craigens, 2 Mulindry, 3 Wester Ellister. Small herd: 1 Cruach, 2 Heatherfield, 3 Torrandaroch. Best overall herd: 1 Neriby, 2 Keills, 3 Starchmill. Special prize for herdsman’s progresiveness: D Laing, Kinnabus.

Sponsors: United Auctions, Stewart Agricultural, Tarrf Valley, Glenside Tractors, Hamilton Bros, Harbor Farm Supplies, Gleaner Oils, Gream Waste Solutions, Callum Semple, Ronnie Irvine, Robinsons Scotland, Beth Newman-vet, Jim Martin Farm Supplies,  The Scottish Farmer, Bruichladdich, Mactaggart Uiskentuie, Wood Bros Octofad, F Woodrow Haulage, Vet surgery, Islay Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Association.