Texel Club prepares for Volac Show Flock Championship

TEXEL FLOCKS RI Farm
AWARD: Alastair Sampson, Volac, hands over this year’s Special award and Overall Show Flock Champion trophies to the NI Texel Club committee at its formal launch held in Greenmount.

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, lurganshow@hotmail.co.uk or 07732 172214

Ram lamb: Ballymena June 16, secretary Janet Hume, secretary@ballymenashow.co.uk or 07718 478413

Aged ram: Newry, June 30, secretary Brian Lockhart, newryshow@hotmail.co.uk or 07808 803306

Shearling ram: Castlewellan, July 14, secretary Jackie Fitzpatrick, jackiecastlewellanshow@gmail.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, antrimshowsec@hotmail.com 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.

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