WITH lambing season over for another year and signs of warmer weather, the NI Texel Club is preparing for this year’s summer show season.
A regular sponsor of one of the Northern Ireland Texel breeders’ prestigious member awards for the most points gained at the summer shows is Alastair Sampson, Volac Ireland. The club wishes to express its thanks to Alastair and Volac Ireland, which has kindly agreed to sponsor for another year the Northern Ireland Texel Breeders’ Club Show Flock Competition.
The competition is now a regular event in the Texel calendar and runs throughout the show season, beginning this year with Ballymoney and Lurgan shows on Saturday, June 2.
Points may be gained in the Texel classes at all shows throughout the summer towards the envied title ‘The Volac Texel Show Flock of the Year’ which will be announced at the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Ross Park Hotel on November 17.
The six special show championship prizes will be awarded at the following shows and for a schedule please telephone the individual show secretary.
Ewe lamb: Lurgan, June 2, secretary Michele Doran, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07732 172214
Ram lamb: Ballymena June 16, secretary Janet Hume, email@example.com or 07718 478413
Aged ram: Newry, June 30, secretary Brian Lockhart, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07808 803306
Shearling ram: Castlewellan, July 14, secretary Jackie Fitzpatrick, email@example.com or 4063 8087
Aged ewe: Clogher, July 25, secretary Ruth Montgomery, Cloghershow27@hotmail.com or 8554 8883
Shearling ewe: Antrim, July 28, secretary Patricia Pedlow, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07899 746542
Points for the overall show flock will be gained at these shows as well as Ballymoney, Armagh, Saintfield, Omagh, Londonderry & Limavady, and Fermanagh.