Balmoral Show 16 – 19 May 2018


Show Judges


Beltex Show Results

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Gary Scott Bessy Bell
2nd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
3rd Andrew McCutcheon Badoney

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st David Brown Brownville
2nd John Harbinson Glenkeen
3rd David Brown Brownville

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd Andrew McCutcheon Badoney
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st John Harbinson Glenkeen
2nd Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
3rd Colin A Barnes Beechtree

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd John Harbinson Glenkeen
3rd Kevin McCarthy Ballycreelly

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd John Harbinson Glenkeen
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion 1st Prize Aged Ram Gary Scott
Reserve Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister
Male Champion 1st Prize Aged Ram Gary Scott
Reserve Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram David Brown
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister
Reserve Female Champion 1st Prize Aged Ewe John Harbinson
Group of Three Elizabeth McAllister

18th May 2018
Championship victory for Heber Park Batman in the Beltex classes at Balmoral
An Aged Ram, Heber Park Batman, took the Supreme Champion title in the Beltex classes for Omagh-based Gary Scott at the Balmoral Show.
Purchased at the Carlisle Premier Show and Sale last year it’s Gary’s first Supreme Champion title at Balmoral and he’s delighted!
Gary has been breeding Pedigree Beltex for five years now and Heber Park Batman currently runs with 25 ewes.
Judge Alison McCrabbe described the Champion as “a real Beltex type with a serious head and amazing conformation”.
The Reserve Champion title went to Ballymena-based Elizabeth McAllister’s Shearling Ewe, Artnagullion Candy Crusher, which was also awarded the trophy for best home-bred Beltex.
The Cup was presented by Brendan Arthurs from Portaferry.
Elizabeth McAllister also had wins in the Ram Lamb class, the Ewe Lamb class and the Group of three.
Judge Alison McCrabbe described Artnagullion Candy Crusher as ‘a very sweet female that will be a great breeder”.
David Brown and Mark Latimer’s Brownville Flock took first place and a third in the Shearling Ram class while Beltex Sheep Society Chairman, John Harbinson from Limavady, took the top spot in the Ewe, two-shear and upwards class, rearing or having reared a lamb in 2018.
John also took second place in the Shearling Ewe Class and was runner-up in the Ewe Lamb class.
Andrew McCutcheon had a straight 1-2 in the Pairs Competition while Elizabeth McAllister took the Group of three title.
Gary Scott’s Heber Park Batman took the Male Championship with David Brown’s Shearling Ram finishing runner-up.
Elizabeth McAllister had the Champion Female while John Harbinson claimed the Reserve Female Champion title.
Commenting on the entries overall judge Alison McCrabbe said: “Overall, the quality was good.
“The ewe lambs class was a very tough class with a lot of future females in the making”.
This year’s Beltex classes were sponsored by the ABP Food Group.