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National Beltex weekend is a resounding success

Maimie Paterson and Rachel Buckle, Beltex Sheep Society make a presentation to Wade and Alison McCrabbe following their Open Day held at their farm in Raphoe during the National Beltex AGM weekend.

Maimie Paterson and Rachel Buckle, Beltex Sheep Society make a presentation to Wade and Alison McCrabbe following their Open Day held at their farm in Raphoe during the National Beltex AGM weekend.

BREEDER’S from throughout the United Kingdom travelled to Letterkenny recently to attend the National AGM weekend hosted by the Irish Beltex Club.

The formal proceedings during the annual general meeting saw popular Scottish breeder Jock McMillan elected as president of the society. This post was most recently held by Gavin Shanks, Scotland and a special presentation was made to Gavin during the meeting.

New council members were also elected for a term. These were Brendan McQuaid and Sue Wilkinson

The weekend was action packed from start to finish with a fabulous dinner held at the Radisson Blue on the first evening. Guests were entertained following dinner by a group of Irish Dancers and a charity action was conducted by Graham Burke during the night.

The next day featured a visit to the Ardstewart flock of Wade and Alison McCrabbe, Raphoe. The group was highly enthusiastic about the quality of stock on show at this farm, which regulary features at shows and sales throughout the year.

The McCrabbe’s had a number of attractions at their open day including stock judging and a range of informative stands for visitors to call at.

Visitors to Ireland used their time wisely and many called at pedigree flocks during their stay in addition to the busy programme of events.

A special word of thanks must go to Libby McAllister and Alison McCrabbe who organised the weekend, and all of the activities held during it.

 
 
 

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