THE Salers classes at Bal-
moral were kindly sponsor-ed by Joseph Walls Ltd and were judged by Iain Livesey of the Cleuchhead herd of pedigree Salers.
The number of Salers forward for judging was on par with other years and the quality in the classes was exceptional, giving Iain a very tough job indeed. He found his Overall Champion (Highways Hotel Cup) in the Female Championship, Lisnamaul Princess from Lisnamaul Salers, Downpatrick. Princess was a Nemo sired March-2020 heifer out of Lisnamaul Molly. She also won the Wallets Marts Shield for the Best Home-Bred Animal and was brought out on the day by breeder Stephen Maginn.
Standing Reserve Overall Champ-ion (Highways Hotel Cup) was the
Reserve Female Champion Drum-legagh Monique, from J & E A Elliott, a Fanfan sired, September-2017 born daughter out of Drumlegagh Eve, who had stood first in the cow class.
The Elliott family were also victorious in the interbreed com-petitions, taking the Reserve Con-
tinental Interbreed Pairs title with Drumlegagh Nebraska and Drumlegagh Monique with her bull calf at foot. The same team, brought out by John, Kirsten and Ryan Elliot, was awarded third place in the very strongly competed class the Exhibitor Bred Pairs.
In the Junior section the Junior Female Champion, Brookfields Ruth-
ie from Geoff Wilson went head-to-head with the Junior Male Champion, Lisnamaul Rocky, for the Overall Junior Championship title and the Francis Connon Cup. Once again this maternal breed saw the female, Brookfields Ruthie, take the title and the reserve was awarded to the Reserve Junior Female Champion, Lisnamaul Rebecca, who won the Salers Cattle Society Area 4 Cup.
J & E A Elliot won the Salers Cattle Society Cup for the best pair of animals owned by one exhibitor, and the Salers Cattle Society Cup for the best turned out animal was presented to B & P O’Kane for Brookfields Abbey, who stood second in the cow class. The coveted Stockman’s Shield was awarded to Lena Ginhac, from France, who had assisted Drumlegagh Salers during the show.
The society is enormously grate-ful to Joseph Walls Ltd for its support and sponsorship of the Salers classes, and especially thanked Chris Walls for his presence during the judging, as well as the after-show trophy presentation.
It applauded the organisers of Balmoral Show for hosting such a fabulous event and congratulate all the exhibitors for a fantastic display of Salers cattle.
Finally, it give a heartfelt thanks to Iain Livesey and his wife Sarah, who travelled from Scotland to judge.
COW, in calf or with calf at foot born on or before 31 December 2019 – 1st J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Monique; 2nd B & P O’Kane, Brook-fields Abbey; 3rd Lisnamaul Salers, Lisnamaul Kelly.
HEIFER, born in 2020 – 1st Lisnamaul Salers, Lisnamaul Princess; 2nd Mr & Mrs G Wilson, Brookfields Persia; 3rd J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Poppy; 4th Andrew George Kennedy, Mileview Petunia; 5th Elliott J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Petal.
HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2021 – Ist Mr & Mrs G Wilson, Brookfields Ruthie; 2nd Lisnamaul Salers, Lisnamaul Rebecca; 3rd J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Rosa; 4th Ballykeel Salers, Ballykeel Red Lady; 5th Lisnamaul Salers, Lisnamaul Rascal; 6th Ballykeel Salers, Bally-keel Rosebud.
BULL, up to 2 years old on day of Show – 1st Lisnamaul Salers, Sidney; 2nd Lisnamaul Salers, Lisnamaul Rocky.
BULL, over 2 years old on day of Show – 1st Andrew George Kennedy, Kaimburn Mr Cool; 2nd Lisnamaul Salers, Rougerie; 3rd Elliott J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Nebraska.
PAIR OF ANIMALS – 1st J & E A Eliott; 2nd Lisnamaul Salers; 3rd Lisnamaul Salers; 4th Ballykeel Salers.
Junior Champion – Brookfields Ruthie, G Wilson;
Reserve – Lisnamaul Rebecca, Lisnamaul Salers
Overall Champion – Lisnamaul Princess, Lisnamaul Salers;
Reserve – Drumlegagh Monique, J & E A Elliott
Best Homebred Animal (Wallets Marts Shield) – Lisnamaul Princess, Lisnamaul Salers.
Pairs (Salers Cattle Society Cup) – J & E A Elliott, Drumlegagh Salers.
Best Turned Out – Brookfields Abbey, B & P O’Kane, Lower Bolie Salers.
Stockmans Shield – Lena Ginhac, representing Drumlegagh Salers.
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