IT was a super week for the Maginn family, Downpatrick, when they scooped their first ever Supreme Breed Championship in the Salers rings at Balmoral Show.
Their outstanding home-bred two year old heifer ‘Lisnamaul My Girl’ is sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick and out of Lisnamaul Eimear, who is still going strong in the herd at 16 years of age.
Standing in Reserve position was the Junior Champion from B & P O’Kane, Greysteel. ‘Lower Bolie Neala’ was winner in the yearling heifer class, and was bred by the O’Kanes, sired by the French bull Druide.
This pair of cattle then joined up with comrades from their herds and a young bull from C&S Kennedy to be tapped out runners up in the Continental Team of Five Championships.
The Reserve Junior championship was awarded to J & E A Eliott, Newtownstewart with their young bull ‘Drumlegagh Neptune’ He is sired by the multi prize-winning homebred bull Drumlelgagh Hamish.
The best pair from one exhibitor is always a good class, and this was won by the Maginn family with their Champion heifer when matched up with another two-year-old heifer from the Lisnamaul herd sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick.
Judging was in the capable hands of Patrick Boyd who runs the noted Drumaglea herd based in the Isle of Tiree.