IT was great to see Charollas breeders, old and new, enjoying a night of relaxation and a catch up with fellow breeders at their recent Dinner and Awards Night in the Glenpark Estate, Omagh.
Along with many other breeds, members have missed the opportunity at shows and sales to chat with other breeders – this was fairly obvious at the end of the night when no one was in any rush to go home!
Following a lovely meal, Chairperson Sheila Malcomson welcomed everyone and thanked Robert Scott for giving of his time to judge the annual Norbrook sponsored Flock Competition.
A presentation was made to William McAllister, Past Chairman, for his sterling work while in office.
Rebecca McBratney, Secretary, made a presentation to Sheila Malcomson for her dedication and service during her years as Secretary.
Robert Scott thanked the members for allowing him the privilege of judging the Flock Competition and congratulated everyone who had taken part.
Taking the Supreme Overall Trophy was the Tullyear Flock of Drew and Stephen Cowan with the Beechview Flock of George and Jason Booth achieving Reserve Champion. The Beechview Flock also won Overall Champion Ewe Lambs.
The Junior Stock Ram trophy went to Ballyhibbon Wingman, owned by the Ringclare and Riverdale Flocks of the Malcomson Family and Norman McMordie. The Senior Stock Ram Award went to Tullyear Untouchable owned by the Tullyear Flock of Drew and Stephen Cowan.
The Novice Shield for the best Newcomer went to the Powell Family on winning Supreme Champion at the Premier Sale on their first time showing at the Sale.
The Worcester Trophy for the Northern Ireland Breeder who achieved the highest price from this region at the Worcester Premier Sale went to William McAllister
The Chairman’s Trophy went to Harold McBratney in recognition of all his help and support to the new Chairperson and the new Secretary.
Next event on the Charollais calendar is the Female Sale on Monday, October 25, in Dunganon Market at noon, where there are 139 head catalogued for sale, 46 In Lamb Shearlings and 93 Ewe Lambs. All sheep will be eligible for immediate export.
Online bidding is available via LSL Auctions.