Standing top of the line in the Simmental classes under judge Gerald Smith of the Drumsleed herd was the Weatherup family with Silveroe Caroline. Originally bred by Adrian Bateman, this October 2011-born Kilbride Farm Newry daughter is out of Clonagh Willow.
And it was Clonagh breeding behind the reserve overall champion from Garrett and Lyndsey Behan in the form of the October 2009-born Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous. This prolific show winner is by the herd’s stock bull Banwy T-Rex and is out of Cloneygowan Shania Babe and was shown with her Clonagh Tiger Gallant bull calf at foot.
Leading the way in the British Blonde judging rings was the January 2011-born Shanvalley Grace from the Savage family. This one is a Seaview Barney daughter and is out of Shanvalley Bambi.
Reserve here was the male champion Shanvalley Fighter from the McCabe bros and Savage family. Born February 2010, he is half brother to the champion and is out of Applecroft Breeze.
Championship honours in the Salers ring went to John Elliot with his January 2012-born bull Drumlegagh Felix, a son of the French sire Blason and out of Poldean Nancy.
Reserve Salers champion was he female champion in the form of Patrick Maginn’s March 2011-born heifer Lisnamaul Eimear, a Lisnamaul Aston daughter out of Lisnamaul Barbie.