Omagh Show is setting for NI Beef Shorthorn National Show

The NI Beef Shorthorn Club National Show was held at Omagh Agricultural Show on Saturday 4th July,

Judge for the occasion was Major John Gibb from Blairgowie, Perthshire, Scotland.

Omagh Show provided an idyllic setting for the NI Beef Shorthorn Club’s 9th annual national show.

There was a good display of Beef Shorthorns, presented for the Judge, Major John Gibb from the famous Glenisla Beef Shorthorn Herd in Scotland.

He was very impressed with the cattle presented and admitted that there were some very close classes especially the calf class which gave him somewhat of a challenge.

Judging began with the senior bull class. The winner was Richard Henning with the well fleshed Dunsyre Esquire bull from his Mullaglass Herd, from the famous Dunsyre Herd bred by Carey Combs in Scotland. This bull went on to win Supreme Overall Breed Champion.

He was sired by Langalbuinoch Barney out of Dunsyre Rose Magic 4th, closely followed in 2nd place by Uppermill Gladiator from James Porter’s Uppermill Herd.

Duncan McDowell won the Junior Bull class with Castlemount Hector, this seventeen month old Bull was sired by Waukaru Copperto and out of Chapelton Veronica.

There was a strong turnout of heifers born in 2013 and after much thought C&M Graham’s heifer, Croobview Georgina secured first place and Mr D McDowell’s white heifer, was placed second.

Five junior heifers were put forward in the next class and a very attractive roan heifer from A&A Armour won the red ticket. This heifer Castlemount Zulu Tessa went on to win Overall Reserve Champion, sired by Zulu of Ballyvaddy and out of Lougherne Tessa.

Gortlynd Honeah a heifer owned and bred by Mr K Lynd was the winner from a very impressive calf class.

She was sired by Boolies Beggar and out of Gort Carena.

Despite her young age, she showed great potential in the show ring.

This class was followed by the pairs. Out of the three pairs in the ring Mr D Mc Dowell’s matching pair took the winning rosette.

The Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club would like to thank Omagh Show for hosting the National Show and Mr S Wilson who did an excellent job stewarding the classes.


Class 104-Senior Bull born before 1st January 2014

1st Dunsyre Esquire Mr R Henning

2nd Uppermill Gladiator Mr J Porter

Class 105-Junior Bull born between 1st January 2014 and 31st August 2014

1st Castlemount Hector Mr D D Mc Dowell

2nd Craigfaddock Hank Mr DG Alexander

3rd Craigfaddock Hercules Mr D G Alexander

4th Mullaglass Hector Mr R Henning

Class 107-Cow, with calf at foot, born before 1st January 2012

1st Mullaglass Lass, Mr R Henning

Class 108-Junior Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born in 2012

1st Gortlynd Fairy Rose Mr. K Lynd

Class109-Heifer born in 2013

1st Croobview Georgina Messrs M and C Graham

2nd Castlemount Opal Mr D McDowell

3rd Ballyvaddy Tessa G803 T and K Madden

4th Mullaglass Matilda 9th Messrs R and N McGuigan

Class 110-Heifer born between 1st January 2014 and 31st August 2014

1st Castlemount Zulu Tessa Messrs A and A Armour

2nd Castlemount Veronica Mr D McDowell

3rd Gortlyn Halloman Mr K Lynd

4th Clonina Fern 244 Messrs I and J Walmsley

5th Mullaglass Matilda 10th Mr R Henderson

Class 111-Calf born on or after 1st September 2014

1st Gortlynd Honea Mr K Lynd

2nd Hurricane of Ballyvaddy T and K Madden

3rd Gortlynd Hector Mr K Lynd

4th Gortlynd Hawthorn Rose Mr K Lynd

Class 112- Pair of animals property of one exhibitor

1st D D McDowell

2nd R Henning

3rd D Alexander

Young Handlers Class

1st Adam Armour

2nd Matthew Graham


Dunsyre Esquire

Reserve Champion

Castlemount Zulu Tessa