Dungannon N.I. 27 August 2018

Pre-Sale Show Results (Judge: Grant Anderson)

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st A & J McCutcheon Bodoney
2nd Mrs C. Aiken Carnew
3rd A & J McCutcheon Bodoney

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st A Murray & Son Ravara
2nd A Murray & Son Ravara
3rd G & J Scott Bessy Bell

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd F & J Harbinson Limavady
3rd A Murray & Son Ballygowan

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram A & J McCutcheon
Res Male Champion 2nd Prize Shearling Ram Mrs C. Aiken
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister
Res Female Champion 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe F & J Harbinson
Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram A & J McCutcheon
Res Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister

Bodoney Caveman ET takes top honours for the McCutcheons at Beltex Bank Holiday Show and Sale


Bodoney Caveman ET, (Lot 38) a Shearling Ram from Trillick-based Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon’s Bodoney Beltex Flock, took the Supreme Champion title at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club’s Bank Holiday Show and Sale staged at Dungannon Farmers Mart.

Scottish judge, Grant Anderson, tapped out the home-bred Ram whose Sire was Kingledores Apollo ET and the Dam, Rocksolid Tumble.

The Reserve Champion title went to Artnagullion Cleo ET (Lot 79) a Shearling Ewe belonging to Kells-based Elizabeth McAllister. Sired by The Bare Boy the Dam was Artnagullion Snappy.

Judge Grant Anderson, who is an auctioneer with Harrison and Hetherington and a renowned Beltex breeder having until recently held the record price given for a Beltex ram, 60,000gns paid for his much lauded Topflite Al Pacino, described the Supreme Champion, Bodoney Caveman ET as “a good muscled ram that was very correct”.

He described the Reserve Champion Shearling Ewe, Artnagullion Cleo ET as “a long and clean Shearling Gimmer that was also very correct”.

“Bodoney Caveman ET just had that little bit more character,” said Grant.

The show got underway with Bursyepark Benny (Lot 1) belonging to Seamus Kelly being named Aged Ram Champion.

The Shearling Ram class followed and this was highly contested.

Runner-up in the class was Carnew Cash (Lot 24) belonging to Mrs C. Aiken from Dromara.

As well as winning the Shearling Ram class with Bodoney Caveman ET Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon also took third spot with Bodoney Charlie ET.

Bodoney Caveman ET went on to be named Male Champion with Carnew Cash taking the Reserve Male Champion title.

Finishing in second place in the Shearling Ewe class was Glenkeen Cbeebies ET (Lot 69) from Limavady-based F & J Harbinson who went on to take the Reserve Female Champion title.

Female Champion was Artnagullion Cleo ET.

The Ram Lambs class was won by Ravara Dirty Old Town (Lot 55) belonging to A Murray & Son from Ballygowan.

The Murray’s also won the Ewe Lambs class with Ravara Dark Star ET (Lot 88).

A total of 90 MV Accredited and Scrapie Monitored Pedigree Sheep were listed for sale on the day with the top price of 1120gns paid for Bodoney Charlie ET (Lot 39) a Shearling Ram belonging to Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon, Trillick.

The Ram, which finished in third place in the Shearling Rams class, was purchased by John Laverty from Armoy.

Next best was 650gns paid by S. Rooney from Sligo for Derryouge Chic, (Lot 84) a Shearling Ewe belonging to Edward and Shirlee Nicholson from Kilkeel.

S Rooney also paid 620gns for a Shearling Ram from the Derryouge Flock, Derryouge Comet Man (Lot 28).

Again 620gns was the sum paid by Alexander Ross from Newtownards for a Shearling Ram belonging to Mrs C. Aiken (Carnew Flock) Carnew Cash, ( Lot 24) the Reserve Male Champion.

Meanwhile, the Female Champion, Artnagullion Cleo ET, (Lot 79) belonging to Elizabeth McAllister sold to A.J. Mutch & Son from Witney for 500gns.

The Ram Lambs class winner, Ravara Dirty Old Town, belonging to A. Murray & Son, was purchased by Geoffrey Porter from Crumlin for 340gns.

The Ewe Lambs class winner, also from Ballygowan-based A. Murray & Son, Ravara Dark Star ET, (Lot 88) fetched 300gns. PT Lyons from County Cork was the buyer.

Seamus Kelly’s Aged Ram Champion, Bursyepark Benny was sold to Stephen McCahon from Aghadowey for 300gns.

The Show and Sale was sponsored by Roxan, suppliers of the Tag Faster Automatic Tagging Applicator.

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