The 150th Balmoral Show proved a successful one for the McAllister team of Charollais sheep winning the breed championship and several red rosettes.
Judge for the classes was Carroll Barber, breed secretary, who chose her champion, Artnagullion Pandora, from the senior ewe class, a powerful ewe owned by William McAllister and shown by his sister Elizabeth.
Not only has this ewe looks but she has a great depth of pedigree.
She is sired by Le-Law Hardnut and out of a Ballyhibbon Kickstart daughter, her mother was full sister to Artnagullion Loopy Lou who won interbreed champion at Balmoral 2013.
There will be an opportunity to purchase some of these bloodlines with her daughter heading to the Worcester Premier Sale on June 29th and 30th.
The reserve champion and also male champion went to the first prize winner in the shearling ram class.
Lineside Super Sam was purchased as a ram lamb by the Malcomson family from Tommy and Derek Fenton’s Lineside Flock.
He was sired by Lakeview One Direction and out of a Homebred Ewe sired by Foulrice Harry.
Taking the red rosette in the senior ram class and reserve male champion was Alistair Moore with Kirkhouse Remo, a well muscled correct Optimus son purchased privately from David Norman, Kirkhouse Flock.
The Lornbrook Flock were the pick of the Gimmer Class with their stylish homebred shearling ewe sired by Hollylodge Olympic.
Artnagullion were once again to the fore in the ewe and ram lamb classes taking both top spots with an ET son and daughter out of a Figurehead ewe and sired by Knockin Shop.
The ewe lamb was the judge’s choice for reserve female champion.
Breed prize for best group of three went to the Lornbrook Flock.
The Charollais interbreed group of three was made up of the senior ewe, shearling ram and ewe lamb from the McAllister and Malcomson family which claimed the interbreed group championship.
Results from the Fane Valley sponsored classes:
1st 16XNK01810 “Kirkhouse Remo” Alistair Moore
2nd 15XWZ002811 “Hollylodge Phoenix” Trevor Bell
3rd 16WRF00371 “Arbryn Roberto” Tommy and Derek Fenton
1st 17ZLZ008321 “Lineside Super Sam” Malcomson Family
2nd 17ZUF00060 Trevor Bell
3rd 17PQ00394 Trevor Bell
1st 15ZGQ02276 “Artngullion Pandora” William McAllister
2nd 15ZNN02401 Trevor Bell
3rd 14ZGQ01890 William McAllister
1st ZHV01134 Trevor Bell
2nd 17ZGQ03165 William McAllister
3rd 17ZGQ03163 William McAllister
1st 18ZGQ03541 William McAllister
2nd 18ZGQ03540 William McAllister
3rd 18ZLZ01811 Tommy and Derek Fenton
1st 18ZGQ03546 William McAllister
2nd 18ZHV01222 Trevor Bell
3rd 18ZGQ03550 William McAllister
Group of three: Lornbrok Flock
Male champion: Shearling ram ZLZ00821 Lineside Super Sam
Reserve male champion: Senior ram 16XNK01810 Kirkhouse Remo
Female champion: Senior ewe 15ZGQ02276 Artnagullion Pandora
Reserve female champion: Ewe lamb 18ZGQ03546
Champion: “Artnagullion Pandora” William McAllister
Reserve; “Lineside Super Sam”, Malcomson family.