Annual Aberdeen Angus showcase

Frank Moore and committee member Sandra Blackburn receive sponsorship from Ben Sinnamon, store manager Fane Valley stores Augher.
Frank Moore and committee member Sandra Blackburn receive sponsorship from Ben Sinnamon, store manager Fane Valley stores Augher.

The Northern Ireland Aberdeen Angus Club will be holding their annual Yearling and Calf show on Saturday 7th November 2015 in Dungannon Farmers Mart.

The club Chairman Frank Moore commented: “This is the showcase of the year for Aberdeen Angus breeders in Northern Ireland. It affords the breeders the chance to demonstrate just how well their breeding programmes are working by exhibiting their young stock and the potential that they hold.”

Frank Moore, Pat Hackett from Dovea Genetics and Freddie Davidson discuss what Aberdeen Angus semen is available from the Dovea Genetics portfolio.

Frank Moore, Pat Hackett from Dovea Genetics and Freddie Davidson discuss what Aberdeen Angus semen is available from the Dovea Genetics portfolio.

He went on to say: “Some of these young Aberdeen Angus cattle will go forward to have very successful show careers and become breeding sensations in their own right.”

The judge for this year’s show will be Shane McKiernan from the Drumcarbin herd in County Cavan. With Shane a keen exhibitor of Aberdeen Angus cattle at both local and national shows in the Republic of Ireland he has in the past enjoyed success at the 2011 RUAS Balmoral show in Belfast, taking the junior and reserve male Aberdeen Angus championship with Drumcarbin Lord Hugo K116.

Mr Moore added: “We look forward to welcoming our judge to Dungannon as he will have approximately sixty cattle to judge in both pedigree and commercial classes.

“On behalf of our committee I would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors and members, for it is with the support from each of these key components that we are able to put on this showcase and hold our event. We are truly grateful for their continued help and support.”

Eamon Donnelly, Development Manager with Aberdeen Angus Quality Beef Ltd announce their sponsorship with Chairman Frank Moore.

Eamon Donnelly, Development Manager with Aberdeen Angus Quality Beef Ltd announce their sponsorship with Chairman Frank Moore.

The show is due to start at 10am with the young handler section followed by yearling classes, calf classes, commercial classes and then section championships.

For further details about this event or becoming a club member please contact Freddie Davidson Tel:-07517166178.

William and Ian McRoberts, from McRoberts hoof trimming discuss their sponsorship with chairman Frank Moore.

William and Ian McRoberts, from McRoberts hoof trimming discuss their sponsorship with chairman Frank Moore.

John Blackburn, committee member with Kieran O'Hagan and Deborah Donnelly both from championship sponsor First Trust Bank.

John Blackburn, committee member with Kieran O'Hagan and Deborah Donnelly both from championship sponsor First Trust Bank.