A fantastic show with some really strong classes was how
“The junior heifer class was very strong, featuring a number of exceptional heifers at the top of the line-up – real prospects for the future,” he said
The male and supreme overall championship went to the senior bull class winner, Drumlone Anchor, owned jointly by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge and William Nelson, Rosslea
Lifting the reserve supreme award was the female champion, Clonguish Bambi, owned by brothers Shane and Paul McDonald from Tempo.
The prestigious Northern Bank Male and Female of the Year competition has been running since 1997. The winners are determined using a points system which has been running at various nominated shows throughout the summer.
The 2011 Male of the Year award was won by David Hazelton’s junior bull Ranfurly Barrister. This 19-month-old home-bred entry was sired by Whitemire King Kong, and is bred from the Raceview King daughter, Raceview Mandy Beauty – full sister to Raceview Merle Beauty, dam of the record 20,000 Euro Curraheen Tyson.
Throughout the show season he was unbeaten in the junior bull class and secured six successive reserve supreme championship titles, and the reserve male championship at Enniskillen Show.
Messrs Richardson and Nelson won the Reserve Male of the Year Award with Drumlone Anchor. This May 2009 born bull made his debut at Omagh Show and has four successive supreme titles to his credit. Bred by Kenny Veitch, Lisbellaw, he was the junior and supreme
The 2011 Female of the Year award was won by the McDonald family’s Clonguish Bambi, who had attained a full complement of points during the show season. This heifer secured the supreme championship titles at Balmoral, Ballymena, Ballymoney and
Claiming the Reserve Female of the Year title was Ranfurly Weikel 3rd, a home-bred junior cow from David Hazelton’s herd in Dungannon. This February 2008 born Hillcrest Champion daughter was accompanied by her Blackford Harvester heifer calf.
The Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year award was won by John Moore from Beragh,
Standing in reserve position were Clonguish Bambi and Clonguish Brooklyn owned by Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo. Purchased privately from Joe McGarry and Sons,