Salers put on quite a show

John Elliott, Newtownstewart claimed the Salers Championship at Balmoral Show with his home bred cow "Drumlegagh Elise"

John Elliott, Newtownstewart claimed the Salers Championship at Balmoral Show with his home bred cow "Drumlegagh Elise"

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John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart enjoyed one of their best Balmoral Shows to date when their home bred young cow “Drumlegagh Elise” was tapped out breed champion by judge Alan Howatson, Wigtownshire.

The success didn’t end there for the Elliott team when their imported French stock bull “Gladiateur” was placed Reserve Champion making it a clean sweep for the Drumlegagh herd.

The Junior Championship was “Lisnamaul Hannah” from Patrick Maginn, Downpatrick. This smart yearling heifer is sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick and out of a home bred cow.

Robert Millar, Larne stood top of the line in the two year old heifer class with his imported heifer “Idole”. This was the largest class in the Salers section of the judging.

For the second year in a row the breed put forward a strong team for the Interbreed Group of 3 Championship, and repeated their 2014 position of runner up.

Results

COW, in calf or with calf at foot: 1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH ELISE; 2nd McCall, Mr George Armagh BABETTE

HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2013: 1st Millar, Mr Robert Larne IDOLE; 2nd Millar, Mr Robert Larne INKA; 3rd Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GALAXY; 4th Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH FELDA; 5th Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL GORGEOUS; 6th Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland INDIANA; 7th Millar, Mr Robert Larne IWA; 8th Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL GAGA; 9th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena IDOLE 

HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2014: 1st Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL HANNAH; 2nd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW JASMINE; 3rd Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland JOVIALE; 4th Millar, Mr Robert Larne JIJI; 5th Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland JINA; 6th Millar, Mr Robert Larne JEENY

BULL, up to 2 years old on day of Show: 1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH GRANVILLE; 2nd Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH HANSON; 3rd McCall, Mr George Armagh CARRICK VIEW JAGER BOMB

BULL, over 2 years old on day of Show: 1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart GLADIATEUR; 2nd Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick SEAWELL FITZPATRICK; 3rd McCall, Mr George  Armagh MONANALEEN LOLLY; 4th Gregg, Mr Ernest Ballymena BALLYBOLLEN IGO 

PAIR OF ANIMALS, bona fide the property of one exhibitor: 1st Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart; 2nd Millar, Mr Robert Larne; 3rd Connell, Mr Seamus Rathfriland 

CHAMPION PRIZES, £100 and £50- for the Champion and Reserve Champion Salers. Presented by the Society: SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH ELISE; Res Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart GLADIATEUR 

JUNIOR BREED CHAMPION, £30 & £20 - for the Champion and Reserve male or female animals born or after 1st January 2014: SP Maginn, Patrick Downpatrick LISNAMAUL HANNAH: Res Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH HANSO

HIGHWAYS HOTEL CUP - for the champion Saler. Presented by the Saler Cattle Society through Highways Hotel: SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH ELISE 

HIGHWAYS HOTEL CUP - for the Reserve Champion Saler. Presented by the Saler Cattle Society through Highways Hotel: SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart GLADIATEUR  WALLETT MART SHIELD - for the best home bred animal. Presented by the Walletts Mart: SP Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH ELISE 

SALER CATTLE SOCIETY CUP - for the best pair of animals, presented by the Saler Cattle Society.

SP 319 Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart GLADIATEUR 

SP 294 Elliott, J & E.A Newtownstewart DRUMLEGAGH ELISE

Res 296 Millar, Mr Robert Larne IDOLE 

Res 298 Millar, Mr Robert Larne INKA