21st August 2021

John Barclay, Beachy Flock

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st E&S Nicholson DERRYOGUE

Ram Lamb

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3rd M Burleigh MATT'S

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st M Burleigh MATT'S
2nd F&J Harbinson GLENKEEN

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st F&J Harbinson GLENKEEN
2nd F&J Harbinson GLENKEEN

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram E & S Nicholson
Reserve Male 1st Prize Ram Lamb D Brownville
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe M Burleigh
Reserve Female 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe F & J Harbisnson
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe M Burleigh
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram E & S Nicholson

Kinawley-based Matthew Burleigh’s Matt’s Fondue, a shearling ewe, was tapped out as Supreme Champion at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club Omagh Show and Export Sale held at Beattie Livestock Sales on Friday, 21 August.


Matt’s Fondue, Supreme Champion, Matthew Burleigh, 1450gns


Show judge, John ‘Beachy’ Barclay, Beachy Flock, Maybole, Ayrshire, said the Champion stood out as soon as she entered the ring. “And she handled every bit as well as she looked,” said John.

The Reserve Champion title went to Derryogue Forrest Gump, a shearling ram belonging to Edward and Shirlee Nicholson from Kilkeel.

Derryogue Forrest Gump took the Male Champion title with Brownville Gladiator belonging to David Brown from Bessbrook winning the ram lamb class and being named Reserve Male Champion.

Sold under the auspices of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club a total of 32 shearling rams, 16 ram lambs, 21 shearling ewes and two ewe lambs went under the hammer.

Lagyveagh Freelander, belonging to Hugh O’Neill from Glenarm was runner-up in the shearling ram class while F & J Harbinson’s Glenkeen Fancy ET, was runner-up in the shearling ewe class. The Harbinsons also won the ewe lamb class with Glenkeen Gypsy Rose ET, taking top spot.

Matt’s Fondue was Female Champion as well as taking the overall title. Sired by Woodwick Chino the dam is Clary Dress to Kill.


Derryogue Forrest Gump, Reserve Champion, Edward & Shirlee Nicholson, 1500gns


Top price on the day was 1500gns paid by John Barclay, Beachy Flock, Scotland, for the Reserve Champion, Derryogue Forrest Gump. Derryogue Forrest Gump is a twin sired by Kingledores Emperor ET and out of Derryogue Crumpet.

Next highest price was 1450gns paid by Michael McGrath, Edmonds Town, Monilea, Westmeath for the Supreme Champion, Matt’s Fondue.

Elizabeth McAllister’s shearling ram, Artnagullion Flash, was purchased by Allan Speer from Castlederg for 1240gns. Artnagullion Forky, a shearling ewe also from Elizabeth McAllister, sold to Derek McCrea from Bready, County Tyrone for 1200gns.


Glenkeen Gypsy Rose ET, John Harbinson, 1200gns


J & F Harbinson from Limavady also achieved 1200gns for their ewe lamb, Glenpark Gypsy Rose ET, with Stuart Wood making the purchase for his son Murray, Murray’s Flock, Aberdeenshire.

Hugh O’Neill’s Lagyveagh Fabius, a shearling ewe, was purchased by Russell, Tinney, Dunduffsfort, Manon Cunningham from Letterkenny for 900gns.

Artnagullion Fulbert, a shearling ram, was purchased by Samuel Miller from Claudy for 860gns. Kenny Preston’s Ram Lamb, Glenpark Going For Gold ET, was purchased by Michael Brady, Crotta, Kilflinn, County Kerry for 820gns.

Issued on behalf of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club by Incorporated Images. For further information contact Alan Bailie, telephone 07517 463460.

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