Ulster’s Premier Christmas Show and Sale of prime farm quality assured beef cattle and spectacular calves will be held on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 at the Kings Hall Complex, Balmoral, Belfast.
Some 60 exhibitors representing all six counties of Northern Ireland have entered 105 beef cattle – many winners at summer shows, and 30 spectacular calves.
Limousin entries lead the way with 38, Charolais 35, British Blues 14, British Blonde 13, Simmental 12, Aberdeen Angus 10, Hereford eight, and Shorthorn six.
Malcolm McCracken, Greyabbey will judge all the cattle classes with Alison Connolly, from Saintfield, judging the Young Handlers competition. Purchasers of the Supreme Champion and Ulster’s Housewifes Champion will each receive £250 worth of advertising including photographs in their local newspapers, special prize cards and rosettes will be available to all purchasers of Champion and Reserve Champions and all 1st prize animals.
Principle sponsor of the event will be Bank of Ireland UK. Other sponsors include Agri Care Nutrition, Grovemount Livestock, Aiken Auto Spares Enniskillen, Erne Veterinary Enniskillen, John Linton Natural Stockcare, Auto Line Insurance Enniskillen, Tim Martin & Co, Comber, Riverside Quality Meats, Ballinamallard, Reid family, Aghalee, Hereford Cattle Association, British Limouisn Cattle Society, N I British Blue Club, NI British Blonde Club, NI Charolais Club, NI Limousin Club, NI Aberdeen Angus Club.
Event Timeable. 10am Judging of Calves. 11am Judging of Beef Cattle. 2.30pm Young Handlers Competition. 5pm Sale of Calves. 7pm Sale of Beef Cattle.
Transport can be arranged to all meat plants and abattoirs. Parking and admission are free. Catering will be available all day. For further details contact the organiser and auctioneers, Allams on 07775665999.