We stood reserve champion Ayrshire at AgriScot 2015 for the second year running.
This year it was our fifth calved Halmyre Urr Mayflower 240 that stood reserve this year, classified EX91 as a third calver she calved her fifth at the end of September and is giving 42kg a day. She is sired by Halmyre Urr Pinsent, a Woodland View Pardner son.
In the Red and White heifer class we stood second and reserve champion with Halmyre Urr Etta 363 VG85, a Scientific Debutante Rojo daughter. Fresh in June she stood second at Dumfries Show and reserve champion at Stewartry Show.
Thank you to all of the team for their work in getting the cows looking their best in the ring.
We are please to have purchased Ballygreggan Jura 8 at Archie and Tracey Millar’s Ballygreggan dispersal at Carlisle. This fresh third calver is by Cuthill Towers Romeo gave 6364kg at 4.65%bf and 3.33%p in her second lactation. Her dam is an EX91 scored McCornick Navigator daughter.
Earlier in the day our consignment of heifers sold up to 1500gns twice, first to reach that mark was Halmyre Urr Mayflower 268. This daughter of Halmyre Urr Hunters Joe is out of a Halmyre Urr Journeyman dam and sold to IT and EM Carlyle.
Also making 1500gns was Halmyre Urr Mayflower 271, also by Hunters Joe she is out of a Halmyre Urr Walnut sired dam. She calved at 25 months and was purchased by Mr Danforth.
Two heifers then made 1450gns, the West Mossgiel Mordern Reality daughter Halmyre Urr Louise 292 sold to Messrs A and R Paton, who also bought Halmyre Urr Ladybird 475, a Halmyre Urr Hunters Joe daughter.
Overall ten heifers sold to average £1440.60, thank you to all bidders and buyers.
This year’s South West Scotland Dairy Show attracted a good show of cattle and was well supported by spectators. Halmyre Urr Ladybird 445, a Halmyre Urr Lieutenant daughter, stood reserve champion having won the second calver class.
Calved in June she stood champion at Dumfries and Westmorland Shows.
In the heifer class Halmyre Urr Ladybird 461 stood top of the line, also by Lieutenant she calved in June at 25 months and stood reserve heifer champion at Westmorland.
Halmyre Urr Louise 260 stood second in the mature class, only two weeks fresh having calved twins this third calver is by Palmyra Tri-Star Reality. She stood heifer champion at AgriScot 2013 and was reserve champion Ayrshire 2014.
Thank you to Robin Baird from Dumfries and Galloway! What’s Going On? and Lizzie Bland for their photographs on the night.