A three-month-old bull calf was the winner of the prestigious Ulster Championship Trophy at the 175th Armagh County Show.
Old Bar Pitter Patter Y493, bred by Caolan McBrien from Enniskillen, caught
the eye of judge Shane Murphy to secure the Aberdeen Angus championship at the one-day show.
Sired by Idvies Eric S735, this calf is one of five March-born ET bull calves bred from the Old Bar herd’s foundation female, Idvies Pinky Promise R709.
Irish Aberdeen Angus Association secretary Shane Murphy, who runs the County Cork-based Mercury herd in partnership with his father, described the breed champion as a well-grown and powerful young calf with a bright future ahead of him.
Standing reserve in the championship line-up was the stylish two-year-old heifer Tullybryan Petula W315, bred and exhibited by Fiona Troughton, who runs a 10-cow herd at Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
This one was sired by Bulaghy John G, and is bred from Railview Penny 173.
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