Irish National Show @ Omagh 7 August 2018


Beltex Show Results (Judge: Stuart Wood)

Aged Ram Class

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Gary Scott Bessy Bell
2nd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
3rd Matthew Burleigh Matt's
4th Hugh O'Neill Lagyveagh
5th Kenny Preston Glenpark
6th A & J McCutcheon Bodoney

Shearling Ram Class

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st David Brown Brownville
2nd John Harbinson Glenkeen
3rd David Brown Brownville
4th Patrick Brolly Munreary
5th Kenny Preston Glenpark
6th A & J McCutcheon Bodoney

Ram Lamb Class

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd John Harbinson Glenkeen
3rd Kenny Preston Glenpark
4th John Ferguson Vicky's
5th Gary Scott Bessy Bell
6th Colin Barnes Beechtree

Ram Lamb born on or after 1st March 2018

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st David Brown Brownville
2nd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
3rd Colin Barnes Beechtree
4th David Brown Brownville
5th John Harbinson Glenkeen
6th John Robinson & Hayley Mackey Makro

Aged Ewe Class

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Matthew Burleigh Matt's
2nd John Harbinson Glenpark
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
4th David Brown Brownville
5th Kenny Preston Glenpark
6th Colin Barnes Beechtree

Shearling Ewe Class

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Matthew Burleigh Matt's
2nd Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
3rd David Brown Brownville
4th Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
5th Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
6th John Harbinson Glenkeen

Ewe Lamb, born before March 2018

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Matthew Burleigh Matt's
2nd Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
4th Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
5th David Brown Brownville
6th John Harbinson Glenkeen

Ewe Lamb, born on or after 1st March, 2018

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd Matthew Burleigh Matt's
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
4th David Brown Brownville
5th John Harbinson Glenkeen
6th David Brown Brownville

Pair of Lambs

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd David Brown Brownville
3rd Gary Scott Bessy Bell
4th John Harbinson Glenkeen
5th A & J McCutcheon Bodoney

Group of Three

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Elizabeth McAllister Artnagullion
2nd A & J McCutcheon Bodoney
3rd David Brown Brownville

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Matthew Burleigh
Reserve Supreme Champion 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe Elizabeth McAllister
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram David Brown
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe Matthew Burleigh
Champion Lamb 1st Prize Ewe Lamb Matthew Burleigh
Group of Three Elizabeth McAllister
Best Pair Elizabeth McAllister
Junior Handler Pre-School Winner Hayley Mackey
Junior Handler Primary School Winner Ruby Latimer
Junior Handler Intermediate Shcool Winner Sophie McAllister

Matt’s Curious takes Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club National Championship title at Omagh Show

A Shearling Ewe, Matt’s Curious, from Matthew Burleigh’s Matt’s Flock in Enniskillen won the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club National Championship at Omagh Show. The Reserve Champion title went to Elizabeth McAllister’s second placed Shearling Ewe, Artnagullion Cashmere.

Matthew’s Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe was sired by Hackney Wonderboy with the Dam, Matt’s Adelle, a home-bred ewe.Matthew Burleigh had a hat-trick of wins in the female classes, taking the Aged Ewe title as well as winning the Ewe Lamb class, born before March 2018. His Ewe Lamb also went on to enjoy success in the Interbreed Championships. He was also presented with the Shortt Trophy Shield by Omagh Show.

Elizabeth McAllister also had further success winning the Ram Lamb born before March 2018 class as well as taking top spot in the Ewe Lamb born after March 2018 class. Her Artnagullion Flock also won the Pairs competition and the Group of Three. Elizabeth’s Reserve Champion Shearling Ewe was sired by Ardstewart Blue Boy with the Dam being a home-bred ewe.

Judging was by this year’s Beltex Royal Highland Show winner, Stuart Wood from Aberdeen. Commenting on his choice of Champions Stuart said: “The Supreme Champion gimmer was a very good correct natural gimmer who has great length presence and hard muscle.

“The Reserve was a very close second with great style and width. It was a great show of Beltex in all classes, especially the Aged Ewe and Shearling Ewe classes. I would have been very happy to own any of the top seven gimmers!”