A quality entry was seen at Northern Ireland‘s National Charolais Show, which saw more than 100 pedigree and commercial cattle forward.   Pedigree section judge, Peter Donger, of the Towcester based Seawell herd made his female awards to Gilbert Crawford, of Maghera and the top male title to Will Short, Omagh.

 

Mr Crawford was claiming the supreme female title for the second consecutive year, this time with Coolnaslee Countess, an Allanfauld Superscot daughter.

 

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Standing below her in the reserve female championship position was her herd mate, Coolnaslee Diane, another Superscot daughter who was placed Dectomax intermediate heifer champion in the Dectomax final.

 

Grasping the male champion title and making his showring debut was Will Short’s Woodpark Diamond, a 12 month old bull, sired by Rumsden Tsar.

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 The reserve male title went to Sunnydene Douglas, a 17 month old Allanfauld Superscot son, out of  Windmill Vivienne, and bred by A Crane. Douglas was exhibited by Harold Stubbs, Lisbellaw and his grandson, Andrew Burleigh.

 

The commercial Charolais sired section, judged by cattle breeder Ian Anderson, Ayrshire awarded his supreme Charolais commercial championship to Bushmills Bad Boy, a March born steer exhibited jointly by McAfee Brothers and James Alexander of Randalstown, Antrim.

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Standing in the reserve championship place was Laddy, a 14 month old steer from Oliver Loughran, Cookstown.