The weather did little to dampen spirits in the Salers ring with a strong entry from Northern Ireland’s leading breeders.
The Air Core sponsored Supreme Champion was a simply outstanding heifer forward from John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart. “Drumlegagh Caitlin” was making her debut appearance on the show circuit and certainly made quite an impression on Welsh judge Harri Pritchard who described her as “one of the best examples of the breed that he had ever had the privilege to judge”. This super young heifer is also bred to perfection being sired by the Elliott’s stock bull “Blason” who himself has had an incredible show and breeding career including previous Championships at Balmoral.
In the Reserve spot was a French imported young bull also presented by the Elliott family. “Fanfan” is an exciting prospect and should be one to keep an eye on for the future. This entry also collected top honours in the Junior Championship.
The same exhibitors enjoyed one of their best days ever at Balmoral notching up a string of prizes including the Pairs competition.
County Armagh breeder George McCall took the red ribbon in the two year old heifer class with his very correct home bred “Carrickview Flo”.
The entry of Salers was of a particularly high standard and were a credit to local breeders who ensured that there was a good entry forward in all classes.
Cow, in calf or with calf at foot
1st J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Alliance
2nd Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Babette
3rd J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Curieuse
4th Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Clarine
5th D McClements and Sons’ Cleuchhead Magie 8th
6th P J Maginn’s Lisnamaul Anna
Heifer, born on or before 31st December 2009
1st J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Caitlin
2nd Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Ellie
3rd J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Cleo
4th Mr David Boyd’s Knockagh Eve
5th Mr David Boyd’s Knockage Elly
Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2009
1st Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Flo
2nd Mr David Boyd’s Corlurgan Keisey
3rd D McClements and sons’ Emerald Amira
4th D McClements and sons’ Emerald Fran
5th Ballykeel Salers’ Ballykeel Gal
6th Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Fumel
Bull, up to 2 years old on day of Show
1st J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Fanfan
2nd Ballykeel Salers’ Ballykeel Goliath
Bull, over 2 years old on day of Show
1st J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Blason
2nd P J Maginn’s Lisnamaul Buster
Pair of animals, bona fide the property of one exhibitor and entered in the classes for which they are eligible
1st – J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Alliance
2nd – David Boyd’s Knockagh Eve
3rd – Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Babette
Champion, Presented by Air Core Limited
Champion – J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Caitlin
Reserve – J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Fanfan
Junior Breed Champion, Presented by Air Core Limited
Champion – J and E A Elliot’s Drumlegagh Fanfan
Reserve champion – Mr George T McCall’s Carrickview Fumel