A shearling ram, Glenview Falcon, from the Glenview Flock of Omagh breeder Sean Daly, took the Supreme Champion title at the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders’ Club Omagh evening show staged at Beattie Livestock Sales, Omagh.
The Reserve Show Champion was a shearling ewe, Derryogue Francisca, from the Derryogue Flock of Kilkeel-based Beltex breeders Edward and Shirlee Nicholson.
The judge was Brendan McQuaid, Fort View Flock, Banbridge, who commenting on his choice of Supreme Champion said: “The champion ram had great shoulders, super muscle and character and is the type of sheep I would like to breed.
“The Reserve Champion had similar qualities with a good head and muscle and was correct in all aspects.”
Brendan went on to say that it was good to have a good turnout and that all exhibitors should be proud of their sheep.
Glenview Falcon was sired by Sheephaven Casonova and is out of Glenview Danielle while Derryogue Francisca was sired by Kingledores Emperor ET with the dam being Derryogue Dixie.
Carried out under the auspices of the Beltex Sheep Society and the Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club, a total of 69 MV accredited pedigree sheep went under the hammer.
Top price on the night was 1650gns paid by Robert Scott from Newtownstewart for Curley Hill Firenze, a shearling ram from Graeme Gilmour’s Curley Hill Flock, Dromore, County Tyrone.
The next highest price was 1020gns paid by Mark King from Ballyward for Glenview Freddie, a shearling ram from Sean Daly’s Glenview Flock, Omagh.
Sean Daly’s Supreme Champion, Glenview Falcon, sold to Colin Barnes, Beechtree Flock, Dun-gannon, for 920gns.
Kenny Preston’s class winning ram lamb and Reserve Male Champion was purchased by Lorna Stubbs, Lisbellaw, for 800gns.
Supreme champion – Glenview Falcon, shearling ram from Sean Daly, Glenview Flock, Omagh; reserve – Derryogue Francisca, shearling ewe from Edward and Shirlee Nicholson, Derryogue Flock, Kilkeel.
Male champion – Glenview Falcon; reserve – Glenpark Gerald ET, ram lamb from Kenny Preston’s Glenpark Flock, Omagh.
Female champion – Derryogue Francisca; reserve – Riverview Gwen, ewe lamb from Stuart Graham, Riverview Flock, Omagh.
Aged rams – 1, Panbeck Edward ET, Graeme Gilmour, Curley Hill Flock, Dromore, County Tyrone; 2, Finlough Eagle, S. Kelly, Finlough Flock, Loughmacrory, Omagh.
Shearling rams – 1, Glenview Falcon, Sean Daly, Glenview Flock, Omagh; 2, Glenpark Franco ET, Kenny Preston, Glenpark Flock, Omagh; 3, Lagyveagh Floyd, H. O’Neill, Lagyveagh Flock, Glenarm; 4, Bonecastle Ferrari, Dermot Murray, Bonecastle Flock, Downpatrick; 5, Curley Hill Firenze, Graeme Gilmour, Curley Hill Flock, Dromore, County Tyrone; 6, Munreary, PLJ Brolly, Munreary Flock, Claudy.
Ram lambs – 1, Glenpark Gerald ET, Kenny Preston, Glenpark Flock, Omagh; 2, Riverview Gianfranco, Stuart Graham, Riverview Flock, Omagh; 3, Greenhill Gordy, Dan-
iel Patton, Greenhill Flock, New-townards; 4, Glenpark Good Vib-rations, Kenny Preston, Glenpark Flock, Omagh.
Shearling ewes – 1, Derryogue Fr-
ancisca, Edward and Shirlee Nich-olson, Derryogue Flock, Kilkeel; 2, Lagyveagh Flossy, H. O’Neill, Lagyveagh Flock, Glenarm; 3, Lagyveagh Feather, H. O’Neill, Lagy-
veagh Flock, Glenarm; 4, Derryogue Foxtrot The 2nd, Edward and Shirlee Nicholson, Derryogue Flock, Kilkeel; 5, Munreary Floella, PLJ Brolly, Munreary Flock, Claudy; 6, Munreary, PLJ Brolly, Munreary Flock, Claudy.
Ewe lambs – 1, Riverview Gwen, Stuart Graham, Riverview Flock, Omagh.