KENNY and Janice Preston from Omagh retained Supreme Champion status at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club Show and Sale held at Omagh Auction Mart on Saturday, September 21, with Glenpark Dailie, a shearling ram, doing the honours.
The Preston’s aged ram, Munreary Bingo, was named Reserve Champion.
Judge Eddie O’Neill from Glenarm described both sheep as “two very strong big rams”.
“The Supreme Champion was a very long well-ended sheep with a good carcase while the Reserve Champion had good length with a great top, and as well as that, he was very good on his feet for an aged ram.”
Glenpark Dailie also took the Male Champion title while Munreary Bingo was named Reserve Male Champion.
Glenpark Dailie was sired by Mortons Cheeky Boy ET with Callacrag Babe the dam. Munreary Bingo, bred by P L J Brolly, was sired by Skiddaw View Trapper and is out of Munreary Supreme.
The Ram Lamb class was won by Bodoney Extra from Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon’s Bodoney Flock, Trillick. Sired by Kingledores Wolfman ET, this twin lamb was out of Bodoney Choosey ET.
“Overall the sheep in all classes were very good,” added Eddie O’Neill.
Top price on the day was 550gns for Bodoney Embrace ET, a ram lamb belonging to Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon, Bodoney Flock, Trillick. The purchaser was Jonathan McKelvey from Castlederg.
The Supreme Champion remained unsold.
Supreme Champion: Glenpark Dailie, shearling ram from Kenny Preston, Glenpark Flock, Omagh.
Reserve Champion: Munreary Bingo, aged ram from Kenny Preston.
Male Champion: Glenpark Dailie. Reserve: Munreary Bingo.
Aged Rams: 1st Munreary Bingo, Kenny Preston; 2nd Glenpark Blake ET, Kenny Preston.
Shearling Rams: 1st Glenpark Dailie, Kenny Preston; 2nd Bessy Bell Dazzy, G & J Scott, Bessy Bell Flock, Omagh; 3rd Bodoney Digger ET, Andrew & Jamie McCutcheon, Trillick.
Ram Lambs: 1st Bodoney Extra, Andrew & Jamie McCutcheon; 2nd Glenpark Eventer ET, Kenny Preston; 3rd Glenpark Elton ET, Kenny Preston.