NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW AT CASTLEWELLAN

Hereford National Show Champion Carney Hill Gillian 6th exhibited by John and Karen Taggart, Carrowdore. Pictured with Judge Des Kelly, Ballygawley Co. Tyrone

It was a memorable National Show for Co Down breeders John & Karen Taggart when they scooped their first National Show Supreme Champion with their 27 month old heifer Carney Hill 1 Gillian 6th. Both her sire and dam were homebred, with the sire Carney Hill 1 Jackson also siring the Reserve Male Champion, Carney Hill 1 Ribeye, a May 2018 born bull who had earlier won the Yearling Bull class.

Carney Hill 1 Ribeye Reserve Male Champion for the Taggart Family

Not done there the family also won the cow class with their 6 year old homebred Carney Hill 1 Olga sired by Carney Hill 1 Giggs  she was shown with her 4 month old bull calf at foot.

Richmount 1 Rockafella Reserve Supreme and Male Champion for James Graham, Portadown

In Reserve Supreme stood the Male Champion, Richmount 1 Rockafella a September 2017 bull, sired by Grousehall 1 Premier and Richmount 1 Lady Gaga, the Female Champion at 2011 Balmoral Show from James Graham Co Armagh. The Graham family also lifted the Calf Championship with another Premier son, Richmount 1 Skyfall, born in September 2018, these pair formed part of the winning exhibitor bred group of 3. 

Calf Champion Richmount 1 Skyfall with Owner James Graham and Judge Des Kelly

Alan Shaw and Family from Benburb exhibited the Reserve Female Champion Shraden 1 Alice R834

The Reserve Female Championship was won by the 22 month old Shraden 1 Alice R834. Shown by Alan Shaw, Dungannon.This Dendor 1 Knuckleduster daughter was tapped out by Judge, Des Kelly of Mullin Herefords at Ballygawley.

Henry Richmond, Derrylin with his Junior Female Champion Corraback Olive 10th

The Junior Female Champion came from the youngest heifer class, taking the top spot was Mervyn & Henry Richmond from Co Fermanagh with Corraback Olive 10th. Born in March 2018 she was sired by the 2012 RoyalUlster winner Kye Rodge and teamed up with another Rodge daughter to win the progeny pair class. Taking Reserve Junior Female Champion was the January 2018 born Riverdale 1 Dainty’s Reka a daughter of Moeskaer Pacman from the McMordie Family, Saintfield. 

The McMordie Family exhibited the Reserve Junior Female Champion Riverdale 1 Dainty’s Reka

The youngest animal at the show came top in the young bull calf class. Annaghbeg Governor, a May born Mara Pristine son whose dam earlier stood second in the cow class, made the journey from Aughnacloy worthwhile for Mark Moore.

Annaghbeg Governor from M&L Moore, Aughnacloy First in the youngest Bull Class

The heifer calf classes were keenly contested with October 2018 born, Drumnamether 1 Nancy, sired by Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy winning the senior class for the Cully family while Lisnaree 1 Sundae, sired by Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid and born in April 2018 took the Junior Class before going on to lift the Reserve Calf Champion for Marcus Murdock.

Drumnamether 1 Nancy from PJ Cully, Tandragee
Marcus Murdock with Lisnaree 1 Sundae who took the youngest Heifer class

Richmount Herefords winning group of three all sired by Grousehall 1 Premier

Winner of the cow class Carney Hill 1 Olga for John and Karen Taggart Carrowdore
Judge, Des Kelly of Mullin Herefords compares notes with his wife Colette at the ringside.

Class Results

Supreme & Female Champion:                                  Carney Hill 1 Gillian, J Taggart

Male Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion:   Richmount 1 Rockafella, J Graham

Reserve Female Champion:                                          Shraden 1 Alice R834, A Shaw

Reserve Male Champion:                                             Carney Hill 1 Ribeye, J Taggart

Calf Champion:                                                               Richmount 1 Skyfall, J Graham

Reserve Calf Champion:                                               Lisnaree 1 Sundae, M Murdock

 

 

 

Cow born before31st December 2016

1. Carney Hill 1 Olga –  J Taggart

2. Balleen Pansy –        M Moore

3. Lisnaree 1 Nora      M Murdock

4. Graceland 1 Nicola – N Shaw

 

Heifer born between 1st Jan 2017 & 30th June 2017

1. CarneyHill 1 Gillian –    J & K Taggart

2. Richmount 1 Poppy –   J Graham

 

Heifer born between 1st July and 31st December 2017

1. Shraden 1 Alice R834        A Shaw

2. Corraback Cherry 10th –    M Richmond

3. Richmount 1 Ruby Royale  J Graham

 

Heifer born between 1st January 2018 and 31st August 2018

1 Corraback Olive 10th                 M Richmond

2. River-Dale 1 Daintys Reka –      McMordie Family

3. Lisnaree 1 Ruby  –                       M Murdock

4. Richmount 1 Lady Rosemunde – J Graham

 

Heifer calf born between  1st September 2018 and 31st December 2018

1. Drumnamether  1 Nancy  – P Cully

2.  Annaghbeg  Flair  –   M Moore

 

Heifer calf born between  1st January 2019

1. Lisnaree 1 Sundae –    M Murdock

2. Sessiagh 1 Skye          N Shaw

3. Lisnaree 1 Spice Girl  M Murdock

 

Bull born between 1st April and 31st December 2017

1. Richmount 1 Rockafella – J Graham

 

 

Bull born after 1st January 2018

1. Carney Hill 1 Ribeye          J Taggart

2. Annaghbeg 1 Ferdinand  M Moore

3. Annaghbeg Fernando –     M Moore

4. Drumnamether 1 Nelson  P Cully

 

 

Bull calf born between  1st September 2018 and 31st December 2018

1. Richmount 1 Skyfall, –  J Graham

2.  Sessiagh 1 Storm, –     N Shaw

 

Bull calf born between  1st January 2019

1. Annaghbeg Governor, –  M Moore

2. Carney Hill 1 Sexton, –     J Taggart

 

Group of 3

1. J Graham

2. M Moore

 

Progeny Pair

1. M Richmond

2. J Graham

3. J Graham

 

Young Handlers 12-18

1. Gemma McCorry

2. Jamie Bunting

3. Nathaniel Shaw

HEREFORD TOPS TASTE TEST

Hereford steaks are consistently top of the league in the taste test competitions.

Following on the success of the Hereford entry in the Good Housekeeping magazine’s best steak for Valentine’s Day survey the latest Which food guide again put the Hereford products ahead of all the premium brands offered through the major retailers.

Both overall winner and runner up awards were the product of dedicated Hereford supply chains traceable to registered pedigree sires and meeting the highest production standards.

Recommended as the best buy by the judging panel was the Waitrose 30 day dry aged Hereford sirloin. While this was one of the more expensive offerings it was worth every penny – it was the best looking steak on the shelf and the eating experience lived up to the promise. It was thick and easy to cook with a good covering of fat which gives the steak a rich well-balanced flavour.

Coming a very close second was the Co op’s 28 day aged Irresistible Hereford steak supplied through Dunbia. The judges found the irresistible claim to be well earned with an excellent appearance in the pack, a wonderful aroma when cooking with great colour and deliciously caramelised fat. The taste was robust and juicy, fully living up to its fantastic appearance and representing great value for money”.

The Hereford is currently the “brand in demand” as consumers recognise the quality and consistency which has become the breeds trademark according to a local Hereford breeders spokesman. 

The reputation of the brand is reflected in demand for the product and in the price consumers are prepared to pay. This is a profit opportunity for local farmers and Northern Irelands beef producers are currently earning around £1 million per annum in the additional premiums paid for Hereford sired cattle.

 

Corraback is the Cherry on Top

Judge George Thorn from Pembrokeshire, Wales with the Supreme Champion Corraback Cherry 10th and owner Henry Richmond from Derrylin

It was ladies to the fore at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show under judge George Thorne from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Taking their first breed championship at the event  Mervyn & Henry Richmond from Co Fermanagh with their homebred heifer Corraback Cherry 10th. Born in October 2017 she was sired by the 2012 Royal Ulster winner Kye Rodge with her dam Corraback Cherry 7th who was sired by Mara Flook who also sired the 2018 National Hereford Show Champion.

Supreme Champion Corraback Cherry 10th sired by Kye Rodge

In Reserve Supreme stood the runner up to Cherry in the Female Championship, January 2017 Richmount 1 Poppy from James Graham Co Armagh. She is sired by Grousehall 1 Premier and out of a Barbern 1 Gargantuan daughter Richmount 1 Laura.

Richmount 1 Poppy Reserve Supreme Champion from James Graham Pordadown
Richmount 1 Rockafella Reserve Male Champion exhibited by James Graham

Not finished there for the Graham Family, the Reserve Male Champion was Richmount 1 Rockafella a September 2017 born Premier son out of Richmont 1 Lady Gaga, the Female Champion at 2011 Balmoral Show. 

Male Champion Solpol 1 Real Thing from John & William McMordie Ballygowan

The Male Championship was won by the 13 month old Solpoll 1 Real Thing, out of the Panmure 1 Henry daughter Solpoll 1 Dainty N11 his sire is NBG The Wonderer from John & William McMordie Co Down. He also went on to be part of the first place Group of 3 from the one exhibitor.

Winner of the first class of the day Carney Hill 1 Olga with her bull calf at foot exhibited by John & Karen Taggert Co. Down

John & Karen Taggart Co Down won the cow class with their 6 year old homebred Carney Hill 1 Olga sired by Carney Hill 1 Giggs, she was shown with her 2 month old bull calf at foot.

Kye Holly Junior Champion from Tommy Staunton Co. Galway

Winner of the Junior Championship and youngest heifer class was Kye Holly from Tommy Staunton, Co Galway. A January 2018 born Free Town Hotspur daughter she had previously stood Female Champion at the Irish Calf Show.

Richmount 1 Ruby Royal Royal with handler Bradley Graham

Later in the week during the Interbreed classes James Graham’s Richmount 1 Ruby Royale won the Native Interbreed Performance Class. 

The Champion Corraback Cherry 10th also teamed up with Richmount 1 Rockafella to take reserve in the Native interbreed Pairs Class.  Which topped of a strong showing for the Hereford breed at this years show.

Class Results

Supreme & Female Champion: Corraback Cherry 10th, M Richmond

Reserve & Reserve Female Supreme Champion: Richmount 1 Poppy, J Graham 

Male Champion: Solpoll 1 Real Deal, J & W McMordie

Reserve Male Champion: Richmount 1 Rockafella, J Graham

Junior Champion: Kye Holly, T Staunton 

 

Cow born before31st December 2016

1. Carney Hill 1 Olga – J Taggart

2. Hockleypoll 1 Amelia – Leader Family

3. Richmount 1 Lola Rose – J Graham

4. Dorepoll 1 553 Classic Kim – JE, RI & W Haire

 

Heifer born between 1st Jan 2017 & 30th June 2017

1. Richmount 1 Poppy – J Graham

2. Dorepoll 1 Sally 611 – JE, RI & W Haire

3. CarneyHill 1 Gillian – J & K Taggart

4. Hockleypoll 1 Evie – Leader Family

 

Heifer born between 1st July and 31st December 2017

1. Corraback Cherry 10th – M Richmond

2. Lusky 1 Rita – J Gill

3. Dorepoll 1 Classic Kim 662 – JE, RI & W Haire

4. Lusky 1 Regina – J Gill

 

Heifer born after 1st January 2018

1 Kye Holly – T Staunton

2. River-Dale 1 Daintys Reka – McMordie Family

3. Richmount 1 Lady Rosemunde – J Graham

4. Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 – JE, RI & W Haire

 

Bull born between 1st April and 31st December 2017

1. Richmount 1 Rockafella – J Graham

2. Dorepoll 1 Perfection – JE, RI & W Haire

3. Richmount 1 Red Rock – J Graham

4. Hockleypoll 1 Amigo – Leader Family

 

Bull born after 1st January 2018

1. Solpoll 1 Real Thing – J & W McMordie

2. Solpoll 1 Royalty – J & W McMordie

3. Drumgold 1 Finn – P Collins

4. Corraback Machine – M Richmond

 

Group of 3

1. J & W McMordie

2. M Richmond

3. J Graham

4. J Gill

 

Progeny Pair

1. M Richmond

2. J & W McMordie

3. J Graham

4. J Graham

Herefords to 2,900 guineas in Dungannon

Allen Short with the Hereford Champion and owner Hunter Stewart are congratulated by Emma Nelson and Eddie Boyd from Dunbia and Hereford Association Chairman, Adrian Irvine.

Hereford bulls sold to 2,900 guineas and an average of £2,450 at last week’s Native Breeds Sale in Dungannon Farmers Mart.

Thornbank 1 Real Deal took the Supreme Championship at the Hereford Spring Show and Sale for Hunter Stewart.

Taking the Championship and the top price was Thornbank 1 Real Deal consigned by Hunter Stewart from Castlederg. This well balanced son of Solpoll 1 Dynamite had the scale and power to match up to his strong EBV’s for growth and muscle – and follows on the footsteps of his full brother who also took the Championship and top price at this event in 2017. 

Reserve Champion, Richmount 1 Rory exhibited by Bradley Graham from Portadown

The reserve champion from James Graham also featured among the top prices. This muscular son of Grousehall 1 Premier attracted considerable interest from the packed gallery – going on to sell for 2,600 guineas.

Buyers were showing a preference for big strong bulls to go straight to work and the entries from Robin Irvine’s Graceland herd also seemed to fit the bill. Graceland 1 Prince and Graceland 1 Prophet, rising two year old sons of Fisher 1 Jubilee both sold for 2,700 guineas to local dairy farmers.

Lisrace Loyalist 18th from the Wilson family from Magheraveely was another to find favour with the bidders – selling for 2,500 guineas.

The only female on offer – Corraback Guinevere, an attractive young heifer by Kye Rodge was sold at 2,200 guineas for Mervyn and Henry Richmond from Derrylin.

Watching from the ringside at the Hereford sale were Emma Nelson and Eddie Boyd from Dunbia.

Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association chairman, Adrian Irvine was very satisfied with the event. “Our offeringwas considerably reduced as many of the entries had found new homes prior to the sale but we are pleased to see 11 bulls selling to a respectable average of £2,450 and we very much appreciate the support of Dunbia in running this event” said Adrian.

 

 

 

Hereford success in Co Tyrone

Kenny Linton, Hereford Scheme manager with Dunbia, Stephen Baxter president of the Hereford Breeders Association and Anna Elakey from Dunbia discuss beef grading results        Paul McAleese on his farm near Coagh in Co Tyrone.

Hereford genetics have been the basis of a successful beef enterprise on a leading Holstein dairy herd in Co Tyrone. The father and son partnership owned by Bertie and Paul McAleese near Coagh runs 350 cows producing an average of 9,500 litres per annum on a twice a day milking regime.

“We are looking to further develop the output from the herd and are working on the installation of robot milkers with the aim of taking our average over the 10,000 litre mark” says Paul.

The breeding policy revolves around the use of sexed semen on selected cows – with each cow inseminated twice to the Holstein before switching to a beef bull. All cows are inseminated while indoors using both beef and dairy semen with a sweeper bull introduced when they go to grass.

For the last 5 years a Hereford bull has been used in the sweeper role and the quality of his progeny has made a significant difference to the performance of our beef enterprise.

Graceland 1 Horace, now 8 years of age, has produced high quality beef carcasses from Holstein cows for Paul and Bertie McAleese.

We rear all the Hereford sired calves on a grass based system and market them through the Dunbia Hereford Scheme which supplies the Co-op. We bought our current bull back in 2013 and were impressed with his conformation and easy fleshing when we first saw him. He is transmitting these qualities to his progeny – the calves are born easily without supervision and they grow quickly into good quality carcasses without a lot of feed required” says Paul.

We aim to rear the calves well for the first 4 months to give them a good start and they receive 2.5 kgs of meal per day from 4 months to turn-out. They are then allowed to grow out naturally and develop a good frame on grass before a finishing period of around 3 months on more intensive feeding. We find the cattle respond very quickly when we start to feed them – you need to be careful at this stage not to put on too much condition” says Paul.

The 58 cattle (both steers and heifer) killed from the Mc Aleese farm over the past year averaged 383 kgs deadweight at 22 months of age, producing O+ and R grades at fat class 3+ and 4. 

We have been very pleased with what the Hereford has produced for us and have collected semen from the bull on two occasions to give us a bank of semen in store that ensures we can continue to use him for a few more years.”

Kenny Linton, Hereford Scheme manager with Dunbia is delighted with the quality of the cattle offered. “Good quality crosses from the dairy herd provide us with the type of carcass we need in terms of delivering the right cuts and portion size for the retail pack. The McAleese’s are foundation members of our Co-op supply group and are consistently suppling us with what we need to develop strong trading relationships with our retail customers”.

Hereford beef scheme supplier, Paul McAleese (second right) with Kenny Linton, Dunbia, Stephen Baxter, NI Hereford Breeders Association, and Anna Elakey, Dunbia.

Hereford Spring Sale.

A strong offering of Hereford bulls has been catalogued for the Spring Show and Sale of Hereford bulls scheduled for Tuesday 23rd Aprilin Dungannon Farmers Mart. 

The entry of 30 bulls includes a number of well grown two year olds, ready to go straight to work in either beef or dairy herds. 

All will have undergone a pre-sale veterinary inspection and many are supported by estimated breeding values which will help guide buyers as to the performance of their progeny.

Several Superior Carcass Sires are included in the line-up and these will be eligible for a cash-back incentive of up to £500 from the Hereford Cattle Society.

BUYERS BONUS

A new incentive to be introduced at this sale for the first time  comes in the form of a commission free bonus to purchasers of bulls selling for more than 3,000 guineas. 

The purchasers of these animals will pay for the animal in pounds rather than guineas while the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association will fund the difference.

Further details and catalogues are available from Dungannon Farmers Mart at 028 8772 2727. Catalogues can be viewed on the online sales section on the  Hereford Society website.

www.herefordcattle.org

 

Herefords ‘Power’ to 5,100 Guineas

Solpoll 1 Powerhouse from John and William Mc Mordie sold for 5,100 guineas at the Hereford Association’s Premier Show and Sale in Dungannon.

Hereford bulls topped the trade at last weeks Native Breeds sale in Dungannon. The top call of 5,100 guineas was paid for Solpoll 1 Powerhouse from father and son partnership, William and John Mc Mordie from Ballygowan. Sired by the Danish born Moeskar Mentos, Powerhouse boasted outstanding performance figures for both growth and muscle and is eligible for the Superior Carcass Sire incentive funded by the Hereford Cattle Society. He joins a newly established suckler beef enterprise in Co Londonderry.

Annaghbeg Eli sold for 3,500 guineas for Mark Moore from Aughnacloy.

It was a good day at the office for Mark and Lawrence Moore from Aughnacloy – selling at 3,500 guineas for Annaghbeg Eli – a well-muscled son of Guteragh Gladiator.

The Supreme Champion at the Premier Show and Sale of Hereford bulls was exhibited by Henry Richmond and went on to sell for 3,000 guineas.

Pick of the bunch for judge Michael Molloy was Mervyn and Henry Richmond’s Corraback Lenny who took the red rosette in the intermediate class before going on to win the Supreme Championship. This is another good son of the very successful Mara Flook and he was much admired when displayed on the Hereford Breeders stand at the recent RUAS Winter Fair. He sold for 3,000 guineas.

Jack Wilson with his the overall reserve champion Lisrace Lumberjack 21st, selling for 2,900 guineas.

Stars of televisions Rare Breed, David Wilson and sons Jack and Robbie were among the successful sellers making 2,900 for their reserve champion Lisrace Lumberjack 21st  – a stylish bull with strong EBV’s for growth rate and calving ease while Lisrace Loyalist 19th  for the same herd sold for 2,600 guineas.

The average price for 11 bulls sold was a healthy £2,825. Hereford Association chairman Adrian Irvine was delighted with the demand – “I think we had a lot of good bulls on offer with power and quality and this is reflected in the prices with both top price and the average significantly better than last year”. “ We’ll be back with another strong line-up on 23rd April for the Association’s Spring Show and Sale said Adrian”.

Hereford judge Michael Molloy ponders on another difficult decisions at the Native Breeds Sale in Dungannon.

Hereford Premier Sale

Some of the quality females which earned second place in the UK herds competition for John Conlon.

At this time of year local Hereford Breeders are focussed on preparations for one of the big events on the Hereford calendar – the Premier Show and Sale in Dungannon mart . This is the major sale for the Hereford Breeders Association and offers the biggest and best selection of young Hereford sires each year. With just over a week to go to the big event, – bulls have been washed, haltered and are being trained to present themselves to good advantage in the show ring. With 31 bulls catalogued, Association Chairman, Adrian Irvine is pleased with the entry – “ Our breeders are responding to the increased demand for Hereford bulls. We have seen a 300% increase in the numbers of Hereford sired calves born in the province since 2010 and the throughput of the Hereford beef schemes has increased by 400% over the same period. This is driving the growth in popularity of the breed as a terminal sire in commercial beef and dairy herds and our breeders are stepping up to the challenge – producing more good, growthy bulls to meet the demand.” This year’s offering includes some stars of the 2018 show season – plus many which have impressive performance figures as well as distinguished pedigrees behind them. Four of the bulls catalogued are eligible for the Hereford Society’s Superior Carcass incentive. These are bulls which demonstrate exceptional performance in terms of growth and carcass traits, measured through the breeds recording scheme and purchasers can claim £5 per calf ( up to 100 calves ) from the Society on their progeny. The pre-sale weighing and a thorough veterinary inspection ensures that all bulls are up to breed standard for growth and are sound, functional breeding animals. “Many of the long established herds are represented in the line-up but the resurgence of interest in the Hereford has brought an influx of new breeders and some of them are staking their claim to be major influencers of the breed in the future” says Adrian.

Cill Cormack Nevada, judged best stock bull in the Northern Ireland Herds competition. Herd Sire at John Conlon’s Drumatee Herd

One such breeder is John Conlon from Markethill who is consigning two bulls to the sale. John purchased his first Hereford just eight years ago and his Drumatee herd has been developed with the addition of some of the best bloodlines from across the British Isles. The herd has enjoyed considerable success – winning the Northern Ireland herd competition in 2018 and going on to take second place in the competition for best Hereford herd in the UK.

A young bull calf with its mother in the Drumatee herd near Markethill.

Hereford – The Brand in Demand

Food is big business and the current fascination with cookery programs and celebrity chefs has created a much greater awareness of the provenance of what we eat. Quality is recognised and products and brands which can deliver that special taste factor can command substantial premiums.

Hereford beef is such a product and the success of the breed in recent years has been built on delivery of a consistently superior eating experience and the growing recognition of the Hereford brand by quality conscious consumers.

Northern Ireland farmers using registered Hereford sires are already sharing premiums of well over £1.5 million each yearin terms of the bonuses paid by the various retail schemes. 

This represents a great opportunity for local beef producers to cash in on a supply chain which can deliver significantly better returns from their beef enterprise.

Farmers using Hereford sires have discovered that the better beef price is only part of the story however. The natural feed efficiency and ease of fleshing of the Hereford cross means that cattle will reach slaughter condition earlier and with less expensive feed than continental bred cattle.

This means a shorter finishing period and lower feed rates, resulting in a much more efficient system and major cost reductions. 

For producers this combination of low input costs and higher prices for the end product represents a “win – win” and makes the Hereford the natural choice for crossing in either beef or dairy herds.

 

Bulls on offer

This years’ Premier Show and Sale of Hereford bulls has been scheduled for Tuesday 12th February. This event, organised by the local Hereford Breeders Association in conjunction with the Native Breeds sale in Dungannon Farmers Mart, again offers the largest selection of young Hereford sires in the province. Quality is guaranteed by the pre-sale veterinary inspection and weighing to ensure performance is up to breed standard. The event is recognised as an official sale by the Hereford Cattle Society and the entries are DNA tested to prove parentage and freedom from  genetic defects. All entries are BVD vaccinated and the health status of the herd will be displayed in the catalogue and at the sale.

Catalogues are available from Dungannon Farmers Mart and can be viewed on the Hereford Society website  – www.herefordcattle.org

NIHBA DECEMBER SHOW AND SALE

The December Show and Sale of Herefords at the Native Breeds sale in Dungannon took place on the 4th.

Winter trade resulted in 7 bulls selling for an average of £2385 with females averaging £1450.

Judge John Blackburn’s Champion on the day went to a bull bred by Ivan Elliot which sold on the day for 2200 Guineas to G Forsythe, Ballymully 1 Barcley who was out of Solpoll 1 Dynamite and Solpoll Starlet L9.

Ivan Elliott’s Champion Ballymully 1 Barclay

The two top prices went to J&W McMordie with Solpoll 1 Partner going under the hammer at 3100 Guineas to Roy Ferguson and Picasso an ET son of Panmure 1 Henry and Dorepoll R51 Duchess 525 who took reserve champion in the show ring at 2500 Guineas to WJ Martin.

Reserve Champion Solpoll 1 Picasso

The associations next Premier show and sale will be on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at Dungannon Farmers Mart.