Annual Texel open night held at Drumgooland is a great success

Winners of the Open Section in the Stock judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Damien Tumelty, ean Doherty and Ian Millar receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.
Winners of the Open Section in the Stock judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Damien Tumelty, ean Doherty and Ian Millar receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.
0
Have your say

The Drumgooland Flock owned by Paul and Baillie O’Connor, Seaforde, Co Down hosted this year’s Texel Club open night on Saturday, 1st August.

The Drumgooland flock has enjoyed a number of successes in the show and sales rings over the past three years including RUAS Balmoral show winning male champion, reserve male champion, aged ram, shearling ram, ewe lamb and the ram lamb class twice.

Winners of the Ladies Section in the Stock Judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Heather Irvine, Mary Clarke and Maureen Davy receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

Winners of the Ladies Section in the Stock Judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Heather Irvine, Mary Clarke and Maureen Davy receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

Drumgooland Flock has also enjoyed success at local shows winning breed championships and interbreed champion and friends and members were appreciative of the quality of sheep on view.

Established in 2010 with foundation females purchased from the Forkins, Tamnamoney, Tullagh, Springwell, Kiltariff, Strathbogie, Sportsmans, Milnbank, Cowal and Ettrick Flocks, members were delighted to have the opportunity to view the Drumgooland’s Flock and gain a preview of the ram lambs for sale over the coming weeks both at the premier sale on Saturday 21st August and at local sales in the coming weeks.

The evening was packed full of activities including the Young Breeder’s junior games knockout competition for younger members and a barbecue with burgers supplied by Ian Millar’s Butchers, Ballyclare.

The club’s annual stock judging competition was a success again this year with a good range of competitors from all age groups.

Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare, presents Ross Porter, Holly Porter and Ben Faulkner with their prizes for the 12-18 section of the Stock Judging competition.

Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare, presents Ross Porter, Holly Porter and Ben Faulkner with their prizes for the 12-18 section of the Stock Judging competition.

The stock judging was kindly sponsored by Natural Stockcare.

Results:

Under 12

1st, Oliver Simpson

Under 12 winners at the Texel Open Night Stock Judging competition receiving their prizes from Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare are Oliver Simpson, Chloe Gregg and Adam Gregg.

Under 12 winners at the Texel Open Night Stock Judging competition receiving their prizes from Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare are Oliver Simpson, Chloe Gregg and Adam Gregg.

2nd, Adam Gregg

3rd, Chloe Gregg

12-18

1st, Holly Porter

Winners of the Ladies Section in the Stock Judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Heather Irvine, Mary Clarke and Maureen Davy receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

Winners of the Ladies Section in the Stock Judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Heather Irvine, Mary Clarke and Maureen Davy receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

2nd, Ross Porter

3rd, Ben Faulkner

Open

1st, Damien Tumelty

2nd, Ian Millar

3rd, Sean Doherty

Winners of the Open Section in the Stock judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Damien Tumelty, ean Doherty and Ian Millar receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

Winners of the Open Section in the Stock judging competition at the Texel Open Night are Damien Tumelty, ean Doherty and Ian Millar receiving their prizes from sponsor Jack Ryan, Natural Stockcare.

Ladies

1st, Mary Clarke

2nd, Maureen Davy

3rd, Heather Irvine

Other activities included Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar won by Taylor Jackson, Guess the Name of The Teddy won by Archie Hoyles, Guess the Weight of the Tup won by Martin Hamill and Name That Tup won by Grace McAuley.

The evening’s raffle and charity auction was co-ordinated by Raymond Brady, Thompson’s Animal Feeds.

This year’s chosen charity is Motor Neurone Disease. The evening concluded with a presentation made to longstanding member Robbie Mulligan who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

The event itself was kindly sponsored by AB Europe Ltd, Browne and Day and Webprint and the Northern Ireland Texel Club extends their thanks for their generosity.

The club would also like to thank Paul and his family for hosting this year’s open night which proved an enjoyable evening for young and old, members, friends and commercial breeders alike.

Sale season starts on the 21st and 22nd August with the Northern Ireland Premier Sale at Ballymena Mart

For a catalogue and further information contact 02476696629 or visit online www.texel.co.uk/node/73.