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-
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 -
1st Michelle McCauley CURRAGHNAKEELY PANDORA 7TH
2nd Robert Berry CULTRA LORRAINE
3rd Sam Smiley GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 86
CLASS 15 -
1st Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT BARNEY
2nd Nigel Edwards CURRAGHNAKEELY PETER
3rd Brian O'Kane RAVELGLEN CAL
CLASS 18 -
1st Brian O'Kane RAVELGLEN CLODAGH
2nd Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT MOLLY 2
3rd Sam Smiley GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 91
Michelle McCauley CURRAGHNAKEELY PANDORA 7TH
Robert Berry CULTRA LORRAINE
Reserve Junior Champion
Robert Boyle BEECHMOUNT BARNEY