SALERS MAKE HISTORY AT THE BALMORAL SHOW

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The Winning Pair Drumlegagh Galaxy and Drumlegagh Hamish

For the first time Salers cattle dominated the Interbreed Pairs Championship at the recent Balmoral Show with judge Neil Lloyd describing them as

“In a league of their own”.

The winning pair were Drumlegagh Galaxy and Drumlegagh Hamish brought out by the Elliott family, Newtownstewart. The tremendous young cow who formed part of the top duo was also tapped out breed champion under the expert eye of judge Carolyn Fox.

Both of these prize winners are owned by Kirsten and Ryan Elliott, and father John couldn’t be happier how his children’s cattle performed.

“Winning the Salers Championship in itself is a great achievement, but to then stand top of the line in the highly sought after Interbreed Pairs line up is a dream come true. The Salers breed has so much to offer, and the feedback we received at Balmoral Show was the best ever.”

The Supreme Champion is a rising three year old home bred cow with full French breeding on both sides of her pedigree, being out of the award winning cow Unity and sired by Fanfan.

Standing in the Reserve Championship spot was Robert Miller, Larne with a super young bull from his Ballywillan herd. This November 2014 born entry is sired by Horace, and out of the imported Haiti.

The Junior Championship was picked up by “Drumlegagh Kyra” from J & EA Elliott. Fanfan was also the sire of this well made January heifer, out of the homebred Drumlegagh Elise.

Ernest Gregg was awarded the Reserve Junior Championship for a February born son of Houblon from his Ballybollen herd based at Ballymena. The Gregg Family enjoyed a great show also securing a red ticket with their five year old stock bull “Monanaleen Lolly”.

One of the highlights of the three day show, which is the highlight of the NI agric calendar, was the grand parade which saw a large number of Salers cattle make their way to the main arena where they were admired by thousands of viewers.

For a full photo round up log onto www.agriimages.co.uk

Report by Libby Clarke and photos by Alfie Shaw @ agriimages.

COW, in calf or with calf at foot. 

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GALAXY
2nd Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL GAGA
3rd   McCall, Mr George Armagh BABETTE
4th Millar, Mr Robert Larne GLYCINE
5th   Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland INDIANA

HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2014 

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GABRIELLA
2nd Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland JINA
3rd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW JASMINE
4th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena JOICE
5th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena IVOIRE
6th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena JELLY
7th McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW JULIETTE
8th Millar, Mr Robert Larne BALLYWILLAN GLYCINE 2ND
9th Millar, Mr Robert Larne BALLYWILLAN GLYCINE 1ST

HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2015

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH KYRA
2nd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW KITTY
3rd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW KISS
4th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena BALLYBOLLEN KANYE
5th Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland BALLYKEEL LOLLIPOP

BULL, up to 2 years old on day of Show

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
1st Millar, Mr Robert Larne BALLYWILLAN BIRRICK
2nd Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena BALLYBOLLEN KYLE
3rd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW KEITH LEMON ET
4th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena BALLYBOLLEN KIM
5th Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL KRACKER
6th Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland BALLYKEEL KING

 BULL, over 2 years old on day of Show.

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
1st Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena MONANALEEN LOLLY
2nd Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH HAMISH
3rd McCall, Mr George Armagh FIDELE

PAIR OF ANIMALS, bona fide the property of one exhibitor and entered in the classes for which they are eligible.

SALER CATTLE SOCIETY CUP – for the best pair of animals, presented by the Saler Cattle Society.

Prize Cat. No Cat. Name Town Postcode Details
SP 317 Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart BT78 4HH DRUMLEGAGH HAMISH
SP 294 Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart BT78 4HH DRUMLEGAGH GABRIELLA

 

Prize Cat. Name Town
1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart
2nd Millar, Mr Robert Larne
3rd Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland

CHAMPION PRIZES, £100 and £50- for the Champion and Reserve Champion Salers. Presented by the Society.  HIGHWAYS HOTEL CUPS Рfor the champion and reserve champion Salers. Presented by the Salers Cattle Society through Highways Hotel.

WALLETS MART SHIELD – for the best home bred animal. Presented by the Salers Cattle Society through Walletts Marts

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GALAXY
Res Millar, Mr Robert Larne BALLYWILLAN BIRRICK

 

JUNIOR BREED CHAMPION, £30 & £20 Рfor the Champion and Reserve male or female animals born or after 1st January 2015. Only 1st and 2nd Prize winner forward. Rosettes to be worn. Presented by the Society. 

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
SP £30  Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH KYRA
Res £20  Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena BALLYBOLLEN KYLE

 

SPECIAL PRIZES, £250 & £150- for the Champion and Reserve Champion beef breed pair.

Prize Cat. Name Town Details
SP £250  Saler Cattle Society
SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEEAGH HAMISH
SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GALAXY