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At United Auctions’ annual fair day sale at Dalmally Auction Mart, 393 head of quality-bred cattle was sold to a strong force of buyers.
Bullocks sold to £1,500 for a 598k Charolais Cross from D W Semple & Son, Dippen, to average £1,133.48 (+£150.59) and to 345.8 p/k for Limousin Cross from Dunolliebeg Farm Partnership to average 252.49 (+ 20.69p).
Heifers sold to £1480 for a 362k Limousin Cross from J Campbell & Sons, Succothmore, to average £1033.42 (+ £172.85) and to 408.8 p/k for the same animal to average 253.94 (+ 25.66).
At the show prior to the sale, judging was in the capable hands of W Gray, Balquharrage Farm, Lennoxtown and his awards are as follows.
Bullock Class: 1 Dippen, Charolais Cross, £1,500 to Mr W Gray; 2 Killocraw, Limousin Cross, £1,200 to W & J Cameron, Burnside of Edingight; 3 Achnaba, Limousin Cross to W & J Cameron.
Heifer class: 1 Killocraw, BRB Cross, £1,300 to Mr W Gray; 2 Strathnafanaig, BRB Cross, £1,070 to J & A Steel, Craignathro Farm; 3 Dippen, Charolais Cross, £1,210 to A M Connon & Sons, Skilmafilly.
Pen of four bullocks: 1 Dippen, £1215 to W & J Cameron.
Champion animal: Killocraw, BRB heifer. Reserve champion animal: Dippen, Charolais bullock. Best animal (opposite sex to champion): Dippen, Charolais bullock.