John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart enjoyed one of their best Balmoral Shows to date when their home bred young cow “Drumlegagh Elise” was tapped out breed champion by judge Alan Howatson, Wigtownshire.
The success didn’t end there for the Elliott team when their imported French stock bull “Gladiateur” was placed Reserve Champion making it a clean sweep for the Drumlegagh herd.
The Junior Championship was “Lisnamaul Hannah” from Patrick Maginn, Downpatrick. This smart yearling heifer is sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick and out of a home bred cow.
Robert Millar, Larne stood top of the line in the two year old heifer class with his imported heifer “Idole”. This was the largest class in the Salers section of the judging.
For the second year in a row the breed put forward a strong team for the Interbreed Group of 3 Championship, and repeated their 2014 position of Runner Up.
Cow, in calf or with calf at foot
1st J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Elise
2nd G McCall, Armagh Babette
Heifer, born on or before 31 Dec 2013
1st R Millar, Larne Idole
2nd R Millar, Larne Inka
3rd J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Galaxy
4th J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Felda
Heifer, born on or after 1 January 2014
1st P Maginn, Downpatrick Lisnamaul Hannah
2nd G McCall, Armagh Carrick View Jasmin
3rd S Connell, Rathfriland Joviale
4th R Millar, Larne Jiji
Bull, up to 2 years old on the day of the show
1st J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Granville
2nd J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Hanson
3rd G McCall, Armagh Carrick View Jager Bomb
Bull, over 2 years old on the day of then show
1st J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Gladiatuer
2nd P Maginn, Downpatrick Seawell Fitzpatrick
3rd G McCall, Armagh Monanaleen Lolly
4th E Gregg, Ballymena Ballybollen Igo
Pair of Animals
1st J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart
2nd R Millar, Larne
3rd S Connell, Rathfriland
Junior Breed Champion
P Maginn, Downpatrick Lisnamaul Hannah
Reserve Junior Breed Champion
J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Hanson
Champion Salers (and best home bred Salers)
J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Drumlegagh Elise
Reserve Champion Salers
J & E A Elliott, Newtownstewart Gladiateur