• Ranfurly heifers top at 5400gns & 4900gns• Omorga heifers at 4700gns & 4400gns• Cladymore heifer at 4600gns• Ten-month-old ‘Miss Crumble’ tops Commercials at 2700gns Female champion at 50th Anniversary Simmental Spectacular was Ranfurly Weikel 40th L10 sold...
• 57 bulls sold, up 5 on the year• Bulls average £5961, up £372 on the year• 22 bulls sell at 6000gns or more, with three at five figures• 7 Islavale bulls average £9185• Corskie lead female trade at 6000gns Auchorachan Landmark 18,000gns The junior bull Auchorachan...
57 bulls sell to average £5961, up £372 on the year. Lot 777, Auchorachan Landmark 20 from D & R Durno & Sons, topped the Sale at 18000gns. The Auchorachan Hercules sired bull, out of Auchorachan Holly, led the Sale, being purchased by Mr B Grant, of the...
Large turnout at Simmental stock judging competition
The 35-cow Lisglass Herd owned by the Weatherup family from Ballyclare, County Antrim, was the venue for the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s annual stockjudging competition.
Almost 100 members and breed enthusiasts travelled from throughout the province to compete at the evening event.
Club chairman Richard Rodgers said he was delighted to see such a fantastic turnout, and thanked the Weatherup family – Leslie, Iris, Christopher and Laura, for their excellent hospitality.
Master judge for the evening was William Ferguson from the Sperrin View herd based at Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He was overall winner of the British Simmental Cattle Society’s national stockjudging final held at Turriff Show last year.
Following a delicious BBQ supper, club chairman Richard Rodgers announced the results of the stockjudging competition.
Junior competitor, under 21-years-old – 1, Kyle Hayes, Upper Ballinderry; and Cara Moore, Beragh.
Senior competitor, aged 21 to 30-years-old – 1, Zara Stubbs, Irvinestown; 2, Shane McDonald, Tempo.
Open Class – 1, Pat Kelly, Tempo; 2, David Hazelton, Dungannon; 3, Julie Wallace, Antrim.
The junior and senior team winners will represent Northern Ireland at the society’s national Young Members Association stockjudging finals taking place at Pembrokeshire County Show from 18th to 20th August.
Team members were congratulated by sponsor William Thompson from Bank of Ireland.
Forthcoming events in the club’s annual calendar include:
Wednesday 5th August – Final of Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year Competition, and presentation of Danske Bank Male and Female of the Year Awards, at Fermanagh County Show.
Friday 7th August – Charity BBQ and auction, in aid of Southern Area Hospice Services, Newry, at Dungannon Rugby Club – 8pm.
Saturday 5th September – 45th Anniversary Elite Female Show and Sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.