Dalmally fair day show champion

Judge Bill Cameron with the champion's owner Duncan Semple, Dippen farm, Carradale.

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The champion at Dalmally, United Auctions annual fair day was a Limousin bullock from Duncan Semple, Dippen, Carradale.

The champion prize list at the show was sponsored by P McKerral & Co and 361 head of cattle were sold

The judge was William Cameron, Burnside, Keith  who said that considering the very recent dry weather and the lack of grass and winter feed all classes sold well.

Bullocks (210) averaged 228.2ppk selling to 266.4ppk for a BBX from Killocraw and to £1260 for a AAX from Balegreggan.

Heifers (130) averaged 213.9ppk selling to 291p for a LimX from Uigle and to £1290 for a LimX from Dippen.

Top prices: Bullocks (£ph): Balegreggan (AAX) £1260, (AAX) £1240, (AAX) £1190, (CharX) £1240, (CharX & SimX) £1200, (CharX) £1180;  Dippen (LimX & BBX) £1220. Bullocks (ppk): Killocraw (BBX) 266.4p;  Achnaba (LimX) 264.4p; East Laggan (CharX) 264.3p; Poltalloch (AAX) 237.8p; Duallin (SimX) 217.5p. Heifers (£ph): Dippen (LimX) £1290; Balegreggan (CharX) £1210; Killocraw (BBX) £1200; Balegreggan (AAX) £1080 & (SimX) £1060. Heifers (ppk): Uigle (LimX) 291p;  Killocraw 277.3p; East Laggan (CharX) 240.3p; Duallin (SimX) 220.5p; Balegreggan (AAX) 197.3p. Breeding cattle (21): Heifer with bull calf at foot £1580; Laggan farms. Heifer with heifer calf at foot £1520 Laggan farms.

Prize list: Champion: Limousin bullock from Semple, Dippen. Reserve champion, sponsored by Glenside Tractors, and best opposite sex to champion: British Blue Cross heifer from Lines, Killocraw. Best pen of four cattle in yard, sponsored by Davidson Feeds Limited: 1 Semple, Dippen; 2 Ronald, East Laggan; 3 Gillies, Ballochgair. Charolais bullock: 1 Ronald, East Laggan; 2 Semple, Dippen. Limousin bullock: 1 Semple, Dippen. Charolais heifer: 1 Semple, Dippen; 2 Ronald, East Laggan. 3 McIntyre, Glenehervie. Limousin heifer: 1 Semple, Dippen; 2 Gillies, Ballochgair. Any other breed bullock: 1 Lines, Killocraw; 2 Lines, Killocraw. Any other breed heifer: 1 Lines, Killocraw.

Judge Bill Cameron with the champion’s owner Duncan Semple, Dippen farm, Carradale. NO_c31fairdaydalmally01_semple