Strong force of buyers at Dalmally fair day sale

The first prize pen of four bullocks from Messers Semple, Dippen.
The first prize pen of four bullocks from Messers Semple, Dippen.

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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.