THE sun made a welcome appearance throughout the day as crowds flocked to Lurgan Park for the return of the 107th Lurgan Show.
The picturesque tree-lined field made a wonderful setting for the cattle judging, with a great turnout of Dexter cattle on display.
Judging was undertaken by local Lurgan breeder Ryan Lavery, who also judged the Irish Moiled and Rare Breed cattle.
A fantastic turnout of cattle did not make the task easy for Ryan, who finally tapped out his Champion as Northbrook Atlas from the Bloomer family, Dungannon. Tess Daly, also from Dungannon, was called up as Reserve Champion with her 14 month old heifer Derryola April.
Commenting on his champion, Ryan concluded: “He caught my eye from the moment he walked in the ring. At nine years old he possesses great fitness, with lovely depth and fantastic breed character.”
The accolades did not stop there for the Bloomer family, with Northbrook Atlas claiming Supreme Champion in the Rare and Traditional breeds sections, up against stiff competition from the Irish Moiled breed and the Rare Breeds champions. Winner in this section was awarded the George Savage Memorial Cup by his son Kyle Savage and granddaughter Felicity.
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