The crowds packed into the 2017 Balmoral Show to enjoy what must have been the best weather ever at the showground.

Salers did their bit to entertain the crowds with a lovely exhibition of animals from various breeders.

J & E A Elliott swept the board with an excellent display of animals, but as E Gregg said “proud to come second to that standard” which speaks volumes. The breed is growing in Northern Ireland with lots of new interest and members coming through, all eager to learn, so the future is looking great.

Show Champion – Drumlegagh Hamish

Reserve Champion – Drumlegagh Gabriella

SHOW RESULTS – Judge David Clarke from Eire

Cow, in calf or with calf at foot

1st                 Drumlegagh Galaxy   J & EA Elliott

2nd          Drumlegagh Gabriella,   J & EA Elliott

3rd           Ivoire,   E Gregg

4th           Lisnamaul Eimer,    P Maginn & Sons

5th           Lisnamaul Barbie,   P Maginn & Sons

Heifer, born on or before 31st December 2015

1st           Drumlegagh Kyra,   J & EA Elliott

2nd          Joice, E Gregg

3rd           Jelly,   E Gregg

4th           Lisnamaul Kelly, P Maginn & Sons

5th           Brookfields Abbey,   P O’Kane

6th           Lower Bolie Kizzy, P O’Kane

7th           Lisnamaul Katie,   P Maginn & Sons

8th           Ballykeel Kylie, SJ Connell

Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2016

1st           Drumlegagh Luna,   J & EA Elliott

2nd          Ballykeel Love,   SJ Connell

3rd           Brookfields Eva,   P O’Kane

4th           Lisnamaul Leona,   P MAginn & Sons

5th           Brookfields Rosheen, P O’Kane

Bull, up to 2 yeears old on day of the show

1st           Drumlegagh Kurt,   J & EA Elliott

2nd          Drumlegagh Lucas,   J & EA Elliott

3rd           Lisnamaul Lynx,   P Maginn & Sons

Bull, over 2 years on day of show

1st           Drumlegagh Hamish,   J & EA Elliott

2nd          Monanaleen Lolly,   E Gregg

3rd           Ballykeel King,   S J Connell

4th           Lisnamaul Kenny, P Maginn & Sons

Pair of Animals, bona fida the property of one exhibitor

1st           J & EA Elliott

2nd          P Maginn & Sons

3rd           S J Connell

SHOW CHAMPION – Drumlegagh Hamish,   J & EA Elliott – Highways Hotel Cup

RESERVE SHOW CHAMPION – Drumelgagh Gabriella,   J & EA Elliott – Highways Hotel Cup

JUNIOR BREED CHAMPION – Drumlegagh Kurt

RESERVE JUNIOR BREED CHAMPION – Drumlegagh Luna

BEST HOME BRED ANIMAL – Drumlegagh Hamish,   J & EA Elliott – Wallets Mart Shield

BEST PAIR OF ANIMALS – J & EA Elliott – Salers Society Cup

In the Interbreed classes Salers did extremely well with the following results

EXHIBITOR BRED PAIRS

Champions

J & EA Elliott

BEST GROUP OF THREE IN THE CONTINENTAL CLASS

Reserve Champions

J & EA Elliot with Drumlegagh Hamish/Drumlegagh Galaxy and Drumlegagh Kyra

BEST TEAM IN THE CONTINENTAL BREEDS

Reserve Champions – Salers with

Lower Bolie Kizzy – P O’Kane

Brookfields Abbey – P O’Kane

Lisnamaul Katie – P Maginn & Sons

Lisnamaul Kelly – P Maginn & Sons

Drumlegagh Lucas – J & EA Elliott

A fantastic team effort from Northern Ireland, let’s hope this is the things to come at the other shows in the UK.,

A few images from the show