Carcase competition attracts top entry

Winner of the Foyle Food Group Aberdeen Angus Carcase competition was Hugh Keys. Hugh is pictured receiving his award from Emma Russell, Efficiency Manager, and Procurement Manager Robert King, Foyle Food Group.
Winner of the Foyle Food Group Aberdeen Angus Carcase competition was Hugh Keys. Hugh is pictured receiving his award from Emma Russell, Efficiency Manager, and Procurement Manager Robert King, Foyle Food Group.

The Foyle Producers’ Club held its annual carcase competition on Tuesday, March 1, at the Foyle Campsie site.

As always the quality of cattle on display was superb and showcased the quality that our farmers are capable of producing.

Winner of the Foyle Food Group Commercial Beef Carcase competition was Robin Crawford on behalf of Colin Jack. Robin is pictured receiving his award from Emma Russell, Efficiency Manager, and Procurement Manager Robert King, Foyle Food Group.

Winner of the Foyle Food Group Commercial Beef Carcase competition was Robin Crawford on behalf of Colin Jack. Robin is pictured receiving his award from Emma Russell, Efficiency Manager, and Procurement Manager Robert King, Foyle Food Group.

There were entries from a large number of suppliers in the two classes: Commercial Beef and Aberdeen Angus.

The competition was open to groups of four cattle to reward those beef producers who could demonstrate consistency in finishing a group of cattle. Scoring for the competition was based on two criteria: weight and grade of the four cattle.

Winner of the Commercial Beef Class was Mr Colin Jack, from Ardstraw, Co Tyrone. This group of four U grade heifers accumulated the top score of the day; demonstrating their excellent conformation, optimum fat cover and ideal weights. Second place was awarded to Mr William Graham from Ahoghill, Co Antrim, and third place to Mr Stephen Lowry, from Cullion, Co Londonderry.

Winner of the Aberdeen Angus Class was Mr Hugh Keys from Fintona, Co Tyrone, with his two U grade and two R grade cattle. Second was awarded to Mr Robert Lowry, from Cullion, Co Londonderry, and third place to Mr Michael Healy, from Campsie.

Foyle Food Group would like to extend congratulations to all prize-winners and thanks to all producers who entered this year’s competition.