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Pedigree Calf Fair, Beef Expo NI

On Saturday 14th November the inaugural multi breed calf show took place. This new and exciting event saw 10 beef breeds and over 300 calves come together to put on a spectacular show of the up and coming stars of the pedigree world. A packed schedule saw classes of calves on show from 10am-5pm culminating in a parade of the champion of champions. As well as the calf show a large trade stand area was on offer with all the latest in farming technology and products and to keep up to date on the future of the beef industry and best practice seminars ran throughput the day debating the topic Beef Strategy 2020  with a variety of processors, Retailers, Breeders and all  stake-holders.

The show was a great opportunity to show how far the Irish Moiled breed has come over the years and to stand on the same platform as 9 other mainstream beef breeds is a great achievement in itself. Many thanks to all the breeders who brought out cattle at a time of year that is a little more challenging to do so. Judging duties fell onto Mr Christopher Ball, Staffordshire who owns the well known 'Prestwood' herd.  

Congratulations to Michelle McCauley on gaining Senior champion with Curraghnakeely Pandora 7th.

In the Junior classes there was strong competition and it was Cultra Lorraine who took Junior champion for Robert Berry, farm manager of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on their showing debut! Drawing up in Reserve was Robert Boyle with a promising young bull calf Beechmount Barney.

The show overall was deemed a great success and plans are already in place for next years event so lets hope we as a breed can continue to build on the show of cattle forward. Also thanks must go to all who helped on the Society stand and to those who volunteered to steward and make the day such a success!.

CLASS 14 - HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/14 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/14 and CLASS 16 - HEIFER BORN BETWEEN 01/01/15 & 31/03/15

1st Michelle McCauley CURRAGHNAKEELY PANDORA 7TH
2nd Robert Berry CULTRA LORRAINE
3rd Sam Smiley GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 86

CLASS 15 - BULL BORN BETWEEN 01/01/15 & 31/03/15 and CLASS 17 - BULL CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/15 combined

1st Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT BARNEY
2nd Nigel Edwards CURRAGHNAKEELY PETER
3rd Brian O'Kane RAVELGLEN CAL

CLASS 18 - HEIFER CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/15
1st Brian O'Kane RAVELGLEN CLODAGH
2nd Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT MOLLY 2
3rd Sam Smiley GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 91

Senior Champion
Michelle McCauley CURRAGHNAKEELY PANDORA 7TH

Junior Champion
Robert Berry CULTRA LORRAINE

Reserve Junior Champion
Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT BARNEY

 
 
 
 
Launching the inaugural Pedigree Calf Fair and Beef NI Expo 2015 at the Balmoral Showgrounds are event chairman David Connolly, and secretary Ann Orr, with industry partners Colin Smith, Livestock and Meat Commission; and Chris Mallon, National Beef Association.
 
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