Record entries at the 150th Newry Show

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Celebrating 150 Years of Newry Agricultural Show at the 150th Anniversary Show at Newry Rugby Club on Saturday. David Sheehan, front left, President, Irish Shows Association presented a salver to mark the occasion. to John Fegan, President, Newry Show. Looking on are from left: Mary Sheehan, Tommy Collins, Vice President, Newry Show; Jim Harrison, National Treasurer ISA and Bill Leeman, Chairman, Northern Region, ISA.

A VERY sunny Saturday saw the 150th Newry Show welcome a record number of cattle and sheep entries, with both enjoying a significant increase on the previous year.

As the sun shone down on competitors and spectators alike, it was a day to remember for the Wilson family from Newry who scooped the top accolade in the Beef Interbreed Championship with their Charolais bull while reserve place went to Moneymore man Robert Miller.

LEFT: David Lester exhibits the winner in the Longhorn female over one year, class at Newry Show. The prizewinner was owned by Arnie Pearson, Newtownards.

Native breed champion on the day was Duncan McDowell from Newtownards and his beef Shorthorn heifer while the Dairy Interbreed Champion title went to the Magowan family from Rathfriland and their champion Holstein.

In the sheep rings meanwhile, Naomi Ardis from Hilltown was delighted to take home the Sheep Interbreed title with her champion Texel ewe.

SHOW RESULTS

Dairy

Interbreed Champion: Magowan family;

Reserve: Magowan family

Holstein

Champion: Magowan family;

Reserve: Magowan family

Beef

Inter-breed Champion: Wilson family;

Reserve: R Miller

Native Breed Champion: D D McDowell

Pairs Champion: R Miller;

Reserve: Connolly family; T & K Madden

Charolais

Champion: Wilson family;

Reserve: Connolly family

Simmental

Champion: M Bradley

Salers

Champion: P O’Kane;

Reserve: P J Maginn & Sons

Limousin

Champion: S Crawford;

Reserve: C & R Mulholland

Commercial Beef

Champion: R Miller

British Blue

Champion: Bavan Blues;

Reserve: Bavan Blues

Beef Shorthorn

Champion: D D McDowell

Native Breed Champion: T & K Madden;

Reserve: A Pearson

Aberdeen Angus

Champion: Matchett family

Beef Young Handlers

10-14yrs: 1st, M Bradley; 2nd, S Murphy

15- 18yrs: 1st, V Johnston: 2nd, C Dorman

SHEEP

Inter-Breed Champion: Naomi Ardis

Suffolk

Champion: Mark Latimar

Texel

Champion: Naomi Ardis

GOAT

Champion: A Mullan; Reserve: S Wilson

Pygmy Goat

ABOVE: Coolermoney Frances owned by Adrian and Graeme Parke, Strabane took the Aberdeen Angus Ulster Championship award at Newry Show. Graeme Park is pictured with the winner while Niall Kearney, ABP, Sponsors, presents the Ulster Perpetual Provincial Trophy to Adrian Parke, right. Also included is Louis Byrne, second from left, Judge of the event.

Champion: J MacAuley; Reserve: A Frazer

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