Gavin Semple lifts stockjudging crown

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A points total of 275 during the Kintyre Holstein Breeders annual Stockjudging competition were enough to secure the trophy, first presented in 1982, for Gavin Semple of Kilkeddan farm.

The recent competition at Kilmaho Farm, by kind permission of James and Linda McLean,  attracted 105 to compete for the trophy. It was first won  by the late James McLean of Kilmaho.

Judge for the competition was Willie McLean of Lephinstath who was brought up at Kilmaho Farm.

The evenings results were: Ladies: 1 Anne Ralston Kilkivan, 2 Joan Pirie Machrihanish, 3 Isy Armour Trodigal. Gents: 1 Gavin Semple Kilkeddan, 2 Murray Ralston East Drumlemble, 3 Dougald Graham Backs. Young farmers: 1 Jenny Semple Kilkeddan, 2 John Pirie Machrihanish, 3 Robert McKinnon. Juniors: 1 Conner McCue, 2 Emma Barbour Aucharua, 3 Robert Kerr Balegreggan. Most points over all and winner of the stockjudging trophy: Gavin Semple Kilkeddan Farm, with 275 points.

A further award was presented on the evening. The Gartivaigh Cup for the most points gained in all three stockjudgings throughout the year between the beef, Ayrshire and Holstein Breeders competitions.

The winners with most points in each section were: Gents: Andrew Reid, Ladies: Joan Pirie, Young farmers: John Pirie, Junior: Heather Millar. Most points overall: Andrew Reid 783.

Judge Willie Mclean, chairman Sandy Pirie and a host James McLean in the ring. NO_c45stockjudging01

Winner of the most points in the young farmers section and the young farmers cup: Jenny Semple Kilkeddan with judge Willie McLean. NO_c45stockjudging02_Jenny_Semple_Willie_McLean

Most points overall in the three stock judgings and winner of the Gartivaigh Cup: Andrew Reid and judge Willie McLean. NO_c45stockjudging03