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.

Balmoral 2011

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.

Class Results: 

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

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