16th September 2019

Ballymena Livestock Mart, Ballymena

Seamus Kelly,  Finlough Flock,

Pre-sale show results

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A & V McFadden ASHLEY JTM.D182 13
2nd J Donaghy COOLOUGH JDC.D090 3
3rd J Donaghy COOLOUGH JDC.D091 4

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st H O'Neill LAGYVEAGH EON.D009 17
2nd S Rutherford ANNAHILT RFD.D022 19
3rd H O'Neill LAGYVEAGH EON.D020 16

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A & V McFadden ASHLEY JTM.E216 20
2nd A & V McFadden ASHLEY JTM.E214 21

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion Shearling Ram A & V McFadden
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe H O'Neill
Male Champion Shearling Ram A & V McFadden
Reserve Male Shearling Ram J Donaghy
Female Champion Shearling Ewe H O'Neill
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe S Rutherford

It was a case of  “Supreme Delight” for Beltex show debutants, Allen and Vicky McFadden, when their shearling ram, Ashley Diesel, was tapped out as Supreme Champion at the Irish Club Show and Sale held at Ballymena Livestock Market on September 16.

Hailing from Banbridge, Allen, who attended the show and sale with his father-in-law, Alan Dawson, was absolutely delighted with the result.

Judge, Seamus Kelly, from Omagh, then selected Lagyveagh Dazzler, a shearling ewe from the Glenarm-based Lagyveagh Flock of Hugh and Eddie O’Neill as Reserve Champion.

The Supreme Champion, described by judge, Seamus Kelly, as “a good big stretchy sheep and a fine example of a Beltex ram”, was sired by Bonecastle Cameron and is out of Lagyveagh Wild Rose.

The Reserve Champion, described by Seamus as “a smart sheep with a good body – very true to type”, was sired by Kingledores Alfonso ET with Van’t Hoveke the dam.

Ashley Diesel also took the Male Champion title while Lagyveagh Dazzler won the Female Championship.

Reserve Male Champion was Coolough Daddy Longlegs from Omagh-based John Donaghy, Coolough Flock.

Reserve Female Champion was Annahilt Daisy ET, a shearling ewe from another show debutant, Sam Rutherford, Annahilt Flock, Hillsborough.

Allen McFadden added to his success by winning the ewe lamb class with Ashley Ella.

“For a small show the overall standard was high – the quality was there,” concluded Seamus Kelly.

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