Beltex pair top prime lambs

Champion Pair of Beltex lambs at the Christmas Show and Sale went to William McAllister, Kells. Also pictured is the main sponsor of the show John Jackson and family, Cara Millar, from Choice Cut Meats, purchaser, and Sophie McAllister.
Champion Pair of Beltex lambs at the Christmas Show and Sale went to William McAllister, Kells. Also pictured is the main sponsor of the show John Jackson and family, Cara Millar, from Choice Cut Meats, purchaser, and Sophie McAllister.

Forty-two pairs of lambs were presented at the annual Christmas show and sale of prime lambs held at Ballymena Market on Tuesday, December 6.

David Millar, from Choice Cut Meats, judged the event this year and found his champions in the first place pair of Beltex lambs presented by W McAllister, Kells weighing 25kg.

Highest Price Lambs at the Christmas Show and Sale went to John Harbinson, Limavady. Also Pictured is Melissa Harbinson and niece Lily Rose Linton.

Highest Price Lambs at the Christmas Show and Sale went to John Harbinson, Limavady. Also Pictured is Melissa Harbinson and niece Lily Rose Linton.

David backed his judgement and purchased the champion pair of lambs through the ring at £250 each.

Reserve champion was awarded to the first place pair of Texel Lambs 24kg £150 also owned by W McAllister and also purchased by Choice Cut Meats.

Top price of the Sale went to John Harbinson, Limavady, with his second prize Beltex pair selling for 22.5kg £280 each. First prize Suffolk’s went to E Gould, Garvagh, 26.5kg £100. First Prize Charollais, W McAllister, Kells, 25.5kg £110. First place Dorset, M Moffett, Broughshane, 26kg £85. First prize Blackface went to Sam Adams, Broughshane, 77.5kg £98. First prize Mules, Sandra Hunter, Bushmills, 31kg £88.

Other leading prices: Third Place Beltex lambs 23.5kg £160 from I McCaughern, Rasharkin, Beltex 24kg £140, Texel 23kg £120, Beltex 26.5kg £130, Char 24kg £105.

Thanks go to the sponsors, Jacksons Ballynure, Respective Breed Societies and Fane Valley Stores, for their support.