Dungannon Mart to host Stars of the Future

The NICCEC in conjunction with Dungannon Farmers Mart presents the “Stars of the Future”.

This is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and it is anticipated to be an annual event which is open to both haltered and unhaltered calves born in 2015.

Judging the event is none other than Alan Farlow, Garvagh.

Alan is no stranger to the show ring and has won just about every commercial show in the North of Ireland, he is a past Treasurer of the NICCEC and one of the founder members of the club.

There will be two categories on the day which will be haltered and non-haltered, further breakdowns of these section are as follows.

Haltered section will be broken down by breeds, then by male or female.

Non-haltered section will be broken down by male or females.

Breed champions and also supreme champion and reserves will be up for grabs on the day.

Calves wishing to be entered in the unhaltered section can do so on the day and of course calves do not have to be entered in any section, they are more than welcome to come along for the sale, but remember they must all be 2015 born.

Anyone requiring entry forms can do so by visiting the Facebook page or by contacting any of the committee members.

For further information contact Robert Simpson: 07929 759 229 or Keith Williamson: 07809 553 091/ 028 3754 8964. Any calf may only enter one section.

So whether you have the ‘Star of the Future’ or would just like to take part, get your entries in and to all those buyers out there this is anticipated to attract a large number of high quality calves and just maybe the odd special one. Many of the exhibitors are renowned show calf producers with calves having been sold all over the UK and Ireland

Elite Pedigree Genetics is the main sponsor. It is a new company bringing the best of pedigree breeding to Irish breeders.

They supply genetics from all of the elite pedigree bulls available in the UK and Ireland.

These include Limousin, Charolais, Aberdeen Angus, Simmental and Belgian Blue. All prices include delivery direct to your farm.

For further information visit www.epgstraws.com or telephone 07825 950 275.