East Drumlemble cows win overall herd prize

East Drumlemble's herd claimed the overall prize.
East Drumlemble's herd claimed the overall prize.

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Kintyre and District Ayrshire Breeders Club was delighted to hold its annual herds competition this month following a hiatus of two and a half years due to the Covid pandemic.

The weather was favourable too, not always guaranteed in these parts, especially this year, and members and friends enjoyed an afternoon viewing the four herds competing.

The club welcomed judge for the day Michael Howie, of Morwick, Northumberland, a well-known breeder with many successes in cattle breeding and showing to his credit.

Following dinner at Machrihanish Golf Club in the evening, Angie Howie graciously presented the prizes as follows:

Herds: 1 and the Volac Cup for large herds and SAI Cup for overall winner: Thos M Ralston & Sons, East Drumlemble; 2 J & M Barr, Clochkeil; 3 and the G M Reid Cup for small herds: John Cameron & Co, Gartvaigh.

Individual cow: 1 and the Ayrshire Breeders Cup: J & M Barr, Clochkeil; 2 Thos M Ralston & Sons, East Drumlemble; 3 John Cameron & Co, Gartvaigh.

Dam and daughter: 1 and a voucher donated by Jimmy Barr: John Cameron & Co, Gartvaigh; 2 Thos M Ralston & Sons, East Drumlemble; 3 J & M Barr, Clochkeil.

Chairman Willie Ralston proposed the vote of thanks to everyone who contributed to the day’s success.