Uppermill hat-trick for Mohmar Beef Shorthorn trophy

Uppermills James Porter receives the Mohmar trophy at Stirling bull sales this week from Beef Shorthorn Societys vice president, Sally Horrell with left, Uppermill stockman, Ian Rea and Highland Wagyus John McCulloch.
Uppermills James Porter receives the Mohmar trophy at Stirling bull sales this week from Beef Shorthorn Societys vice president, Sally Horrell with left, Uppermill stockman, Ian Rea and Highland Wagyus John McCulloch.

The Uppermill Beef Shorthorn herd has been awarded the Mohmar Trophy for the third consecutive year for scoring the highest number of points across four major shows during the 2016 season.

James Porter, owner of the 40 cow Uppermill herd based on the Gill Hall Estate, Dromore, County Down was presented with the bronze Beef Shorthorn head trophy together with £1,000 prize money at the Stirling Bull Sales this week.

He said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award which marks the culmination of another great show season. The win is also a great boost for our stockman, Ian Rea as we go forward planning for next year.”

Mohsin Altajir of Highland Wagyu who donated the trophy said: “What we do is a reflection of how we feel about this great breed.”

Beef Shorthorn Society chief executive Milly Fyfe commented: “Our congratulations go to Uppermill which turned out two fantastic teams of Beef Shorthorns; once again they gained the highest number of points and amassed a very impressive lead score at the Royal Ulster and Royal Highland Shows, two of the four qualifying shows.”

She added: “Our grateful thanks go to Highland Wagyu for generously supporting Beef Shorthorn at a time when the breed’s popularity continues its record high simply because breeders are delivering a functional suckler cow suited to modern commercial requirements, whilst Morrisons scheme with its newly launched Shorthorn Beef brand has introduced a strong demand for Beef Shorthorn steers, previously a by-product.”