November 23, 2017 Pedigree Calf Fair Beef Expo Northern Ireland

This year’s Pedigree Calf Fair was held at Balmoral showground on Saturday 18 November and Councilman Neil Blyth from Elwick, Cleveland travelled over the water to judge the Charolais classes.

Senior Champion Hollywell Mojito and Reserve Senior Champion Currins Maddie with sponsor MSD Bovipast RSP and judge Neil Blyth

Senior Champion Hollywell Mojito and Reserve Senior Champion Currins Maddie with sponsor MSD Bovipast RSP and judge Neil Blyth

The senior championship was won by the 14-month-old Hollywell Mojito from John and Sandra Middleton, Upper Creevagh, Co Derry. Mojito is sired by the 18,000gns Thrunton Fairfax and out of the Doonally Nicefor-sired Hollywell Harriet. Placing in reserve was an entry from Josh Armstrong, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh. Currins Maddie is a November-2016-born son of Goldstar Echo and Drumlone Jasmine who goes back to Doonally New.

Junior Champion Brigadoon Newman

Junior Champion Brigadoon Newman

Both the champion and reserve in the junior section were won by the Connolly family, Ballynahinch, Co Down. Their champion was the seven-month-old Brigadoon Newman who is out of the Royal Captain-sired Brigadoon Icequeen and their reserve Brigadoon Nova is out of Brigadoon Felicity who is sired by the 18,000gns Sackville Claudius. Both entries are sired by the 10,000gns Stirling reserve junior champion, Goldies Icon.

Reserve Junior Champion Brigadoon Nova

Reserve Junior Champion Brigadoon Nova

Class Results

Class 31 – Bull, born on or between 01/09/16 & 31/12/16
1st – J&S Middleton – Hollywell Mojito – s. Thrunton Fairfax
2nd – S&D Bothwell – Killadeas Matador – s. Blelack Digger
3rd – R McWilliams – Stranagone Makemyday – s. Stranagone Jones

Class 32 – Heifer, born on or between 01/09/16 & 31/12/16
1st – J Armstrong – Currins Maddie – s. Goldstar Echo
2nd – A Richardson – Hillviewfarm Margaret – s. Blelack Digger

Class 33 – Bull, born on or between 01/01/17 & 31/03/17
1st – N&G Matchett – Birches Nutcracker – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – S Bradley – Slievemore Native – s. Thrunton Bonjovi
3rd – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Notorious – s. Goldies Icon

Class 34 – Heifer, born on or between 01/01/17 & 31/03/17
1st – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Nevada – s. Goldies Icon
2nd – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Nyoka – s. Goldies Icon
3rd – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Nancy ET – s. Major

Class 35 – Bull Calf, born after 01/04/17
1st – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Newman – s. Goldies Icon
2nd – S&D Bothwell – Killadeas National – s. Gwenog Braveheart
3rd – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Nemesis – s. Brampton Petition

Class 36 – Heifer Calf, born after 01/04/17
1st – WD&JA Connolly – Brigadoon Nova – s. Goldies Icon
2nd – N&G Matchett – Birches Nancy – s. Doonally New
3rd – A Richardson – Hillviewfarm Naughtygirl – s. Blelack Digger

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