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Action-packed show and sale draws crowds

THE 119th autumn show and sale turned out to be an action-packed weekend starting with a Highland cattle promotional event in Argyll Square in Oban, in partnership with Bid4Oban and Jackson Brothers Butchers.

A drinks reception in the Royal Hotel welcomed new members, visitors, vendors and buyers on Saturday evening. On Sunday October 9, Robert Phillip from Hellifield Highlanders Yorkshire capably judged the autumn show and found his champion in Susan 20th Ormsary from Sir William Lithgow Bt & Son from Ormsary.

Iona Keyes from the Keyes Fold and her friend Niamh Cameron, aged 12, baked Highland cow cupcakes and sold them in the market, raising £200 for the Hurricane Matthew Appeal in Haiti.

Beth Noble, winner of the young handler prize, with Wayne Eaton-Jones from Barclays who presented the prize for the Highland Cattle Society.
Picture: Kevin McGlynn

Some 160 people attended the society dinner and ceilidh on Sunday evening where the grand raffle was drawn and members played ‘shove the pound’ to raise more than £900 for Marie Curie.

On Monday, the sale commenced at 10am, and two animals shared the top price of £3,000 – Ailsa 9th of Craigowmill from Ken and Eva Brown of Kinross, who was sold to Michael and Sally Nairn of Balnabroich Farms, and Raineach of Eilean Mor from Karen and Michael MacGregor, who was sold to Mr A Fitzsimon, from Dumfries.

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