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Beef Shorthorns put on a mighty show at Balmoral

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Photos by Kathryn & Alfie Shaw, Agriimages

Tommy Staunton and his team had a fantastic Balmoral Show making the long trip from Galway well worthwhile for Caramba Beef Shorthorns. Their homebred first calving young cow “Caramba Oi Edna” stormed her way to success securing the Supreme championship accompanied by her beauty of a heifer calf. This outstanding leading lady has never put a foot wrong for the Caramba show team having previously notched up an array of All Ireland titles in addition to being top two-year-old in Balmoral 2022. Her heifer calf sired by Westmoor Merlin was greatly admired during the show week and is one to watch out for on the show circuit.

The Reserve Supreme Championship was awarded to a delighted Leanne Green, Lisburn for her powerful stock bull “Bethlehem Malton EX90”. He proved he is not just a winner in the show ring, with his son “Derriaghy Sovereign” given the nod in his class on his way to being tapped out Reserve Male Champion.

Reserve Female Champion and Overall top in the junior section was an eye catching homebred heifer from the Tessa family exhibited by the Armour Family, Dromara. The Reserve Junior Championship went to Caramba Rothes Silvia from Tommy Staunton.

Croobview Lady Anna took home the red ticket for Rachel Jordan, Annaghanoon Beef Shorthorns. Standing top of the line in a strong class for 2021 born females was the flashy Stickbridge Anna Roxy from Tommy Jackson. Leanne Green pocketed another red rosette in the pairs class when Sovereign teamed up with Aberdona Rothes Rainbow to claim the top spot.

Judging was in the very capable hands of John Scott, Fearn who was highly complimentary of the Beef Shorthorn cattle right through all the classes. He told the packed ringside of visitors to the show “My Champion today is simply outstanding, she has such power and yet is feminine with terrific presence, she stood out to me as soon as she stepped into the ring. The stock bull in Reserve position is all that you would want in a male with great confirmation and locomotion. Exhibitors are to be congratulated on a top class entry, with a special mention to those showing for the first time.”

The Beef Shorthorns then dominated the Interbreed Championships with their team of five and group of three being awarded best in show, and the pair comprising of Edna and Malton joining forces in the Native Interbreed Pairs Championships where they were placed Reserve.

Results from the Judging Ring

Overall Champion CARAMBA OI EDNA

Reserve Overall Champion BETHLEHEM MALTON

Female Champion CARAMBA OI EDNA

Reserve Female Champion WOODVALE TESSA S498

Male Champion BETHLEHEM MALTON

Reserve Male Champion DERRIAGHY SOVEREIGN

Junior Champion WOODVALE TESSA S498

Reserve Junior Champion CARAMBA ROTHES SILVIA

Class 612

  • 1st Caramba Shorthorns CARAMBA OI EDNA
  • 2nd William & Jill McAllister BURNSIDE LOVELY LAVENDER P649

Class 613

  • 1st Annaghanoon Beef Shorthorns CROOBVIEW LADY ANNA

Class 614

  • 1st Tommy Jackson STICKBRIDGE ANNA ROXY
  • 2nd Leanne Green ABERDONA ROTHES RAINBOW
  • 3rd Maurice Millen BOOTOWN RACHEL
  • 4th Aaron & Graham Duncan SHANKHILL DODSIE ROXANA

Class 615

  • 1st Alwyn & Carol Armour WOODVALE TESSA S498
  • 2nd Caramba Shorthorns CARAMBA ROTHES SILVIA
  • 3rd McDowell & McKeown CASTLEMOUNT MATRIX FLOSS 3
  • 4th Edward Green BUTCHERHILL DENISE SOPHELIA

Class 616

  • 1st Leanne Green BETHLEHEM MALTON

Class 617

  • 1st Leanne Green DERRIAGHY SOVEREIGN
  • 2nd Aaron & Graham Duncan AGHALEE S-BLENDED
  • 3rd Emma & Chris Clarke MAGHERONE SIGNATURE
  • 4th Andy Hamill WINDSORHOUSE SUPERSTAR

Pairs

  • 1st Leanne Green DERRIAGHY SOVEREIGN & ABERDONA ROTHES RAINBOW
  • 2nd McDowell and McKeown CASTLEMOUNT ROCKSTAR LOVELY (P) & CASTLEMOUNT MATRIX FLOSS 3

Interbreed Success

Champion Native Team of Five

Champion Group of Three

Reserve Champion Native Pair