Charolais Championship banking on being the number one choice

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THE NI Charolais Club is taking the opportunity to build upon the success of the highly prestigious Clogher Show. 

At the show launch the club announced that this year it expected the show of Charolais to be bigger and better than ever before. Club Chairman David Connolly commented: “We realised that we could develop further from our first National Show last year. The Charolais breed is topping the market at commercial and pedigree sales, so there is no better way to demonstrate the quality we have to offer than by having our second National Charolais Championship competition.”

Committee members have been travelling across Ireland and the UK to draw on the success of the national shows at the Great Yorkshire Show and Irish Charolais National Show at Tullamore. They are delighted to re-launch the NI Charolais National Championship Competition at Clogher’s 101st year and believe that it will be a spectacular centrepiece for the show.

Entries will be open across all age groups covering 14 classes, with Junior, Intermediate, Senior Champions being contested for by both males and females as well as Champion Pair & Supreme Champion. Clogher Show has become synonymous with Charolais breeders, always attracting a huge crowd of interested spectators and prospective customers.

The show classes have a bumper prize fund on offer, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK and the British Charolais Society. 

Richard Primrose, Agri Manager, Bank of Ireland UK, was on hand at the show launch. He said: “With the continued success of the Charolais breed across Northern Ireland, we are delighted to support this Charolais showcase. We are looking forward to seeing the progression of the breed and the impact that it has on the local beef industry. The exhibitors have put on an excellent show at Clogher over the years and I have no doubt that the National Championship will bring even more interest.”

Exhibitors are encouraged to submit entries to the Clogher Show Secretary before the closing date of July 5.

For any further information please contact Eilis Kelly, NI Charolais Club Secretary or the NI Charolais Club via their Facebook page.

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