Commercial Limousins achieved a ‘grand slam’ of championships at Ulster’s Premier Christmas show at King’s Hall, Belfast, peaking at £5,200 on Tuesday (1 December).
Prices were led by a Swarland Eddie daughter bred by Beattie and Crawford, Omagh. The pre-sale supreme champion Ruby’s Girl, an October 2014 born heifer, is out of Red Ruby, a previous winner of the overall Commercial Championship at Balmoral in 2011.
Next best and making £3,100 was a June 2014 born heifer, from M and B Johnston, Toomebridge, purchased earlier this year from James Alexander, Randalstown. Bred from a Charolais Blue cross cow, the Carmon Cantona daughter was bought by Belfast Restaurant, The Morning Star.
Securing the calf supreme championship was the Limousin bullock Black Magic bred and showed by R and L Workman, Dromara, another Carmon Cantona daughter. The homebred calf, out of a Blue Limousin cross cow, sold to G Corrie, Newtownards for £2,000.
Next in the money was the overall reserve Limousin, a three quarter-bred Limousin heifer by Wilodge Vantastic son Stephick Flashi. He made £1,850 for Corrie and Neill, Newtownards.
Reserve Limousin Calf Champion went to R Law, Enniskillen, for his April born heifer calf The Weedevel, a Wildoge Vantastic grandson. He was knocked down to J Neill, Newtownards for £1,720.