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Supreme champion hits top of £7,500 in sale ring

THE judging of the main beef classes was in the hands of Scottish based James Nesbitt, who made swift work of the fantastic entry with some classes reaching over 20 head.

Each breed had its turn in the judging ring, culminating in the grand finale which takes place in the sale ring just before the auction begins. All of the breed champions stood side by side in the sale ring, and were truly a magnificent sight to behold.

You could have heard a pin drop while James took one final look at each champion before tapping out the magnificent Limousin from the JCB Commercials team as the Supreme Champion of the Show. Clocking up 650 kilos on the weighbridge, auctioneer Richard Beattie was met with a flurry of bids for this beauty, with the hammer going down at £7,500 to Kitson Family Butchers, north Yorkshire. Anthony Kitson is a regular buyer at the Royal Beef & Lamb Championships as he sources the very best beef for his successful butchery business.

Billy Martin, President of the RUAS, and Richard Primrose, Agri Manager, Bank of Ireland, presented the beautiful RJ Allams trophy to the JCB team of Gareth Corrie, Johnny Neill and Charlie Beverland.

Limousin continued its dominat-ion as the Reserve Supreme Championship was scooped by Nigel and Sandra Cochrane, Portadown. Nicknamed Skedaddle, this homebred daughter of Carmorn Cantona also met with red hot trade selling at £7,400 to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch (£12/kg).

Another hotly contested title is the Ulster Housewife’s Championship, judged by Garry Jennings, Mayfly Restaurant, Kesh. He selected a lovely soft fleshed British Blue sired steer from Jack Smyth as his Champion. This one was snapped up by Peita McAlister for The Morning Star, Belfast, at £3,800.

The Reserve Housewives Champ-ionship was awarded to Robert and Leanne Workman, Kilwaughter, with their homebred Trueman Idol daughter “Coco”. This fleshy Limousin heifer realised £2,400 and will now feature on the menu at The Morning Star, Belfast.

It took £5,800 to secure the Breeding Heifer Champion from the Jalex team of James Alexander, Randalstown. The championship, judged by John Kingham, chose “Margot” as the winner from a very strong line-up of heifers. In the sales ring she was in high demand with Gary Beacom, Fivemiletown snapping her up. Giving her a tight run in the judging stakes was a British Blue sired heifer from the JCB team, selling to Owen Miskelly at £5,100.

CATTLE CLASSES

Allam Cup for supreme champion – Jonathan Neill, Crossgar; reserve, Nigel Cochrane, Portadown.

Ulster Housewife’s champion – Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart; reserve, R and L Workman, Larne; second reserve, Shauna McKenna, Clogher; 4, D and A McCrea, Strabane.

Charolais champion – Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart; reserve, Henry Sinnamon, Dungannon.

Charolais heifer – 1, Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart; 2, Henry Sinnamon, Dungannon; 3, Ian McCaughern, Ballymena.

Charolais steer – 1, D and A McCrea, Strabane; 2, Leonard Bros, Irvinestown.

Hereford champion – JCB Commercials, Newtownards; reserve, James Alexander, Randalstown.

Hereford heifer – 1, JCB Commercials, Newtownards; 2, James Alexander, Randalstown; 3, Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen; 4, Thomas Johnston, Toome.

Hereford steer – 1, Robert Miller, Magherafelt.

Beef Shorthorn champion – Thomas Johnston, Toome; reserve, Henry Sinnamon, Dungannon.

Beef Shorthorn heifer – 1, Thomas Johnston, Toome; 2, Henry Sinnamon, Dungannon; 3, Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen.

Limousin champion – Jonathan Neill, Crossgar; reserve, Nigel Cochrane, Portadown.

Limousin heifer – 1, Jonathan Neill, Crossgar; 2, Nigel Cochrane, Portadown; 3 and 4, James Alexander, Randalstown.

Limousin steer – 1, Alan Veitch, Lisbellaw; 2, Richard Law, Ballinamallard; 3, Rodgers Livestock, Dromara; 4, Henry Sinnamon, Dungannon.

Simmental champion – James Alexander, Randalstown; reserve, David Lester, Keady.

Simmental heifer – 1, James Alexander, Randalstown; 2, David Lester, Keady; 3, Andrew Mackey, Ballyclare.

Simmental steer – 1, Leonard Bros, Irvinestown.

British Blue champion – James Alexander, Randalstown;

reserve – Knockagh Livestock, Belfast.

British Blue heifer – 1, James Alexander, Randalstown; 2, Knockagh Livestock, Belfast; 3, Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen; 4, Eamon Healy, Derry.

Aberdeen Angus champion – Jack Smyth, Newtownastewart; reserve, Malachy McGrath, Downpaatrick.

Aberdeen Angus heifer – 1, Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart; 2, Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart; 3, JCB Commercials, Newtownards; 4, Leonard Bros, Irvinestown.

Aberdeen Angus steer – 1, Malachy McGrath, Downpatrick.

British Blonde champion – James Alexander, Randalstown; reserve, Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen.

British Blonde heifer – 1, James Alexander, Randalstown; 2, Gordon Cutler, Enniskillen; 3, D and A McCrea, Strabane; 4, Iain Wilson, Islandmagee.

British Blonde steer – 1, Thomas Johnston, Toome.

Champion, any other breed – James Alexander, Randalstown.

Any other crossbred heifer – 1, James Alexander, Randalstown.

Breeding heifer – 1, James Alexander, Randalstown; 2, Charles Beverland, Portaferry.

Native breed champion – JCB Commercials, Newtownards; reserve, Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart.

YFCU class – 1, Jacob McAuley, Ballyclare; 2, Matthew Cochrane, Portadown; 3, Mya Alexander, Randalstown; 4, Brian Weatherup, Carrickfergus; 5, Rebecca Mackey, Ballyclare.

LEADING PRICES

n JCB Commercials £7500 (£11.79p/ kg) to Kitson Butchers, N Yorkshire

n Nigel & Sandra Cochrane £7400 ((£12.41p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch

n James Alexander £5800 (£7.53p/kg) to Gary Beacom, Fivemiletown

n JCB Commercials £5100 (£6.76p/kg) to Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch

n Ryan Kerrigan £4500 (£6.73p/kg) to C Johnston, Donegal

n James Alexander £4300 (£5.71p/kg) to Richard Black, Artigarvan

n James Alexander £3900 (£5.68p/kg) to Hugh Barclay, Scotland

n Martin Gallagher £3900 (£6.03p/kg) to David Bothwell, Killadeas

n Jack Smyth £3800 (£7.01p/kg) to The Morning Star, Belfast

n Jack Smyth £3540 (£5.14p/kg) to Dermot Lunney, Cavan

n James Alexander £3500 (£4.53p/kg) to TR Crawford, Newtownstewart

n John Gallagher £3200 (£5.31p/kg) to H&M Turner, Swatragh

n David Lester £3200 (£6.63p/kg) to C&M Gillespie, Killyleagh

n James Alexander £3200 (£.09p/kg) to Ivan Lynn, Armoy

n Jacob McAuley £3100 (£5.14p/kg) to Seamus McGuigan, Gortin

n JCB Commercials £3000 (3.97p/kg) to Owen Miskelly

n James Alexander £3000 (£3.64p/kg) to Ivan Lynn, Armoy

n James Alexander £3000 (£4.39p/kg) to D O’Ksne Swatragh

n Declan McKenna £2900 (£4.89p/kg) to John Kane

n Alan Burleigh £2900 (£5.62p/kg) to D O’Kane, Swatragh

n Brian Weatherup £2900 (£4.70p/kg) to H&M Turner, Swatragh

n Gordon Cutler £2800 (£4.88p/kg) to Robert Armstrong, Lisburn

n James Alexander £2700 (£3.97p/kg) to Kitson Butchers, N Yorkshire

n Gordon Cutler £2700 (£5.19p/kg) to JJW Farms, Armagh

n Ian McCaughern £2650 (£4.06p/kg) to B Quinn, Dungannon

n Thomas Johnston £2650 (£3.89p/kg) to P Keown, Roscor

n James Alexander £2600 (£3.29p/kg) to Ed McNeill, Scotland

n James Alexander £2550 (£4.48p/kg) to Ed McNeill, Scotland

n Nigel & Sandra Cochrane £2500 (£4.38p/kg) to McEntee’s Butchers, Crossmaglen

n Jack Smyth £2500 (£3.30p/kg) to Kitson Butchers, N Yorkshire

n Gordon Cutler £2500 (£3.96p/kg) to Tony Morning, Donegal

n Alan Veitch £2450 (£3.64p/kg) to Kitcson Butchers, N Yorkshire

n R & L Workman £2400 (£4.63p/kg) to The Morning Star

n RH Sinnamon £2400 (£3.83p/kg) to Foyle Omagh Meats

n Robert Miller £2300 (£3.39p/kg) to the Morning Star, Belfast

n Eamon Healy £2300 (£3,72p/kg) to Hugh Barclay, Scotland

n Andrew Mackey £2250 (£3.16p/kg) to J Stephens, Portadown

n Thomas Johnston £2250 (£3.83p/kg) to S Hughes, Katesbridge

n Malachy McGrath £2200 (£3.47p/kg) to Foyle Omagh Meats

n JCB Commercials £2200 (£3.31p/kg) to Kitson Butchers, north Yorkshire

n JCB Commercials £2200 (£2.89p/kg) to H Barclay, Scotland.

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