OVER £6000 was raised for farming charity RSABI at a stockjudging and charity auction in Strathaven.

Stirling, Strathendrick and Strathkelvin (SSS) YFC organised the event at Burnbank Farm, by kind permission of Douglas and Lynda Graham, and over 300 farmers turned out in support.

One of the highlights on the night was when a Blackface ewe lamb, bred by James Graham, topped the auction at £1500, adding to the total pot of £6350.

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Chairman of SSS YFC, James Graham, commented: "Our club have always been huge supporters of RSABI and their work towards providing fundamental support to all individuals within the agricultural sector, and as a club, we wanted to contribute something to help their cause. The stockjudging and auction event was a huge success and we are delighted to be donating such a huge amount of money to the charity. I must thank all those who turned up to support not only our charity auction but also the club after what has been a difficult year for our members and young farmers clubs across the country. It was great to finally get back to some sort of normality!"

The stockjudging competition was judged by Dye Clark, with Kim McLaren, Kirsty Morton, Linzi Hamilton, Morgan Kay and Mhairi Willison responsible for scoring.

Andrew Neilson topped the men's open stockjudging section, with Euan Orr and Robert Patterson coming in second and third, respectively.

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The women's open was won by Jean McKay, with second place going to Hilary Morton and Katie Watt taking third.

The under 14 section was led by Ben Graham with Norman Mitchell in second and third place, Ruby Simpson.

The Young Farmers section was won by Kerr Scott, with second place lifted by Andrew Nimmo and third place by Amy Bryce.