Ravenhill herd to host Ayrshire stockjudging

Looking forward to the Ulster Ayrshire Cattle Club's annual stockjudging competition are vice chairman Stewart Baxter, with hosts John, Thomas and Claire Suffern from Crumlin. Picture: Julie Hazelton
Looking forward to the Ulster Ayrshire Cattle Club's annual stockjudging competition are vice chairman Stewart Baxter, with hosts John, Thomas and Claire Suffern from Crumlin. Picture: Julie Hazelton

All roads lead to Crumlin for the Ulster Ayrshire Cattle Club’s annual stockjudging competition on Friday 15th July.

Hosted by the noted Ravenhill Herd owned by John Suffern and family, the event commences at 7.30pm.

During the evening the winners of the club’s annual herds inspection competition will be announced by Scottish judge John Cochrane. He recently retired from the position of general manager at the Ayrshire Cattle Society.

Sponsored by Danske Bank, the herds competition attracts entries from 20 herds. Mr Cochrane will spend three days travelling the length and breadth of the country where he will inspect more than 1,400 cows.

Club vice chairman Stewart Baxter said: “This is an event not to be missed, and an opportunity to view one of the province’s most highly regarded pedigree Ayrshire herds. We are extending an open invitation to all club members and breed enthusiasts.

“We are also indebted to Danske Bank for its continued support of our annual herd competition.”

The farm is situated at 10 Ardmore Road, Crumlin, Co Antrim, BT29 4QS.