Slideshow: High praise for Pedigree Calf Fair and Beef NI Expo

Breed judges from throughout the UK and Ireland were unanimous in their praise for the Pedigree Calf Fair and Beef NI Expo, held at the Balmoral Showgrounds in Belfast.

Speaking after the one-day show, which featured three show rings and ten native and continental beef breeds, event organiser and chairman David Connolly said: “It’s been another fantastic event, and we certainly exceeded our strap-line ‘Bigger and Better’.

Sponsor James Doyle, SERE, congratulates Nigel Edwards and Robert Boyle, winners of the junior and reserve juinor Irish Moiled championships at the Pedigree Calf Fair

Sponsor James Doyle, SERE, congratulates Nigel Edwards and Robert Boyle, winners of the junior and reserve juinor Irish Moiled championships at the Pedigree Calf Fair

“The 2016 show has surpassed last year’s inaugural event, attracting hundreds of spectators and more than 80 trade exhibits. Cattle entries were on a par with last year, and the judges were all impressed with the quality of the calves and the high level of stockmanship. “Our judges have been busy throughout the day, and all were in agreement that the show provides a platform for the province’s pedigree beef champions of tomorrow. Many of last year’s winners went on to achieve top accolades and command high prices at local and national shows and sales. I have no doubt that many of this year’s prize winners will follow in their footsteps.”