Suffolk breeders raise £3,500 for charity
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It was hosted by Chairman Martin Butler and family at their farm in Rathkenny, Ballymena.
The Club were proud to present a cheque from the event totalling £3,500 to Alan Mulholland of the Olive Branch at the recent AGM in the Brown Trout, Aghadowey.
The Chairman kicked off the fundraising by donating the proceeds of a gimmer he sold for £800. Martin said: “It was a pleasure to host this charity event, a great show of sheep, fantastic weather and brilliant support from fellow breeders, family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Wilsons of Rathkenny & Sam Ritchie of Strabane Mills and also our auctioneer on the night Rodney Clarke, a real character. We also had fantastic support from numerous businesses and donations for our auction.”
Results of the Club Show:
Stephen Sufferin, Crewelands Flock very kindly took the task of judging the show and picked his Champion in Martin & Eoin Butler’s ram lamb and with Campbell & Jason Watson taking reserve champion with their Gimmer.
Shearling Ram: 1 Stephen Toye, 2 Campbell & Jason Watson, 3 Martin & Eoin Butler, 4 Rodney Blair.
Ram Lamb: 1 Martin & Eoin Butler, 2 Campbell & Jason Watson, 3 Martin & Eoin Butler, 4 Stephen Toye.
Sucked Ewe: 1 Campbell & Jason Watson, 2 Rodney Blair, 3 Martin & Eoin Butler, 4 John McKay.
Gimmer: 1 Campbell & Jason Watson, 2 Campbell & Jason Watson, 3 Martin & Eoin Butler, 4 Martin & Eoin Butler.
Ewe Lamb: Martin & Eoin Butler, 2 Martin & Eoin Butler, 3 Campbell & Jason Watson, 4 Rodney Blair.
Pairs: 1 Campbell & Jason Watson, 2 Rodney Blair, 3 Stephen Toye, 4 John McKay.
Champion: Martin & Eoin Butler
Reserve Champion: Campbell & Jason Watson