Dunsyre Esquire reigns supreme

Champion Shorthorn with handler Leah Henning and judge John Redpath
Champion Shorthorn with handler Leah Henning and judge John Redpath

The Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club held their national show recently at County Londonderry Show at Limavady.

The judge on this occasion was Mr. John Redpath of the Knowehead Herd in Scotland.

The supreme champion title went to Richard Henning with the five year old Dunsyre Esquire. In the reserve position was Duncan McDowell with the 13 month old Castlemount Jetliner which went on to win the interbreed beef champion.


Senior bull born before 1-1-15: 1. Richard Henning, Dunsyre Estquire.

Junior Bull born between 1-1-15 and 31-8-15: 1. Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Jetliner; 2. David Alexander, Priestland Con; 3. H.D Dorman and Family, Lowtown Kid; 4. C and M Graham, Glenvale Jock.

Cow with calf at foot born before 1-1-13: 1. Duncan McDowell, Glenbare Floss Zipy; 2. K.Carson, Mainevalley Dana.

Cow in calf born before 1-1-13: 1. Duncan McDowell, Glenisla Margo.

Junior cow born in 2013: 1. R. Henning, Glenisla Margo; 2. C and M Graham, Croobview Georgina.

Heifer born in 2014: 1. K.Carson, Maine alley Hettie

Heifer born between 1-1-15 and 13-8-15: 1. Duncan McDowell, Castle Matrix Foxglove Flake; 2. J and S Martin, Spring Lane Flashy Girl; 3. R and F McKeown, Ashfield Red Sue; 4. D. Alexander, Craigfaddock Nora 12th.

Calf born after 1-9-15: 1. Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Matrix Strawberry 2; 2. R.Henning, Mullaghaglass Margo; 3. Maurice Millan, Bootown Katiemay

Pairs: 1. Maurice Millen; 2. C and M Graham; 3. Duncan McDowell

Young Handlers: 1. Matthew Graham; 2. Corchennia Dorman; 3. Matthew McGuigan; 4. Matthew McLucas; 5. Matthew McCrellis

The herd competition is being judged from August 31, with the prize giving on Saturday, September 3, in the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. Contact Fiona on 07983 500 160 to book places at the prize giving.