Limousin and Charolais dominate Balmoral beef championships


217.jpgTaking the title of overall beef champion of champions was Limousin heifer Millbrook Ginger Spice (pictured above) from William Smith, Millbrook Road, Oldcastle, Meath.

On her first ever show outing, Ginger Spice – out of Wilodge Vantastic and Millbrook Baby – took the champion title as well as a the silverware for junior beef interbreed champion.
The Smiths, who took the beef interbreed champion title last year, plan on taking Ginger Spice to a few shows in Southern Ireland this summer.
132.jpgIn reserve was Charolais heifer Cornascriebe Flo (pictured above) from Mr James A Watson, Ashfield, 87 Cornascriebe Road, Portawdown, Co Armagh.
No stranger to the showing circuit, Flo has been winning rosettes since she was a calf.  By Thrunton Voldemort and out of Cornascriebe Barbara, today’s win follows on from taking the junior interbreed title at last year’s show.
The Watson’s plan to show her at the Charolais World Congress, and then put her in showing retirement and put her back in the herd.
Junior Interbreed Champion

The title of junior interbreed champion went to today’s overall interbreed champion – Limousin heifer Millbrook Ginger Spice from William Smith.
In reserve was Charolais heifer Coolnaslee Gracious from Mr Gilbert J Crawford, 27 Tamneymartin Road, Maghera, Co Londonderry.
This one a first crop daughter of the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of Coolnaslee Delux; today’s show was her first outing.