In conjunction with their major retail customer ASDA, ABP Lurgan recently organised an ASDA Extra Special carcass competition for cattle slaughtered over a two week period in January.
The competition established outright winners in three classes - Steers, Heifers, Young Bulls - and an overall winner based on suitability for the ASDA Extra Special range.
In the class for best heifer in the range 280-380 kgs dwt, the winner was Kieran McGeough, Loughgall - Limousin E- 3+ 354 kgs at 20 months of age.
Best Steer in range 280-380kgs, winner was Messrs Henry, Jonathan and Kyle Price, Lisburn - Limousin U= 3+ 363 Kgs at 23 months
Best Young Bull in range 280-380kg, winner was Bernard Venney, Downpatrick - Charolais U= 2= 345 kgs at 12 months
Each of the winners was presented with a quad bike, courtesy of ABP and ASDA. In addition and in line with ABP’s current campaign on Farm Safety, each received a crash helmet.
Judged the producer with most suitable carcass and overall winner of the Rose Bowl was Kieran McGeough from Loughgall
Commenting on the high standard of the competition carcasses, Gerry Mellotte Procurement Manager ABP Lurgan, said: “All of the carcasses entered into the competition clearly demonstrate ABP Lurgan producers’ commitment to supplying beef for Asda Extra Special Range.
“I congratulate not only the winners but all those suppliers who took part,” he added.