Northern Ireland Club

A Beef Shorthorn bull is a must for Ballycarry Suckler Herd

Robert Patton

Robert Patton

Commercial Beef Shorthorns , shorthorn crosses and blue greys are a feature of the stock on this farm outside Ballycarry in Co. Antrim. Robert Patton farms, alongside his busy saddlery business , over 190 acres and has been using a Beef Shorthorn bull for more than 6 years. Robert likes a good shaped cow and not too big. He chooses Angus, limousines, Simmental cross cows which are suitable with decent sized frames and plenty of milk. Robert bought his first Beef Shorthorn bull in 2006 from James Porters Uppermill Herd and was quick to admit it was the right move for him with ease of management, calving and reduction in overhead costs and veterinary bills.

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N.I Beef Shorthorn Club - AGM 2015

Denise Bailie - PRO, Fiona McKeown - Secretary, Karen Carson - Chairperson and Tom McGuigan - Vice-Chairman

N.I. Beef Shorthorn Office Bearers for the 2015/16 year are;
Denise Bailie - PRO, Fiona McKeown - Secretary, Karen Carson - Chairperson and Tom McGuigan - Vice-Chairman

N.I Beef Shorthorn Club Chairman, Tom McGuigan welcomed an enthusiastic gathering of members and friends to the Annual General Meeting which was held in the Ballinderry Inn Moira on Thursday 5th March 2015. Tom went on to thank the Secretary - Fiona McKeown, David Alexander - Treasurer and Karen Carson PRO Officer for all their hard work and support during the year adding also his gratitude to members who so ably promoted the breed both here in Northern Ireland and further afield.

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N.I Beef Shorthorn Calf Show held at Ballymena Mart - 7th December 2013

Guardsman of Ballyvaddy

Castlemount Zulu Zoe with from left Judge Mr. Alister McNeill Handler Richard McKeown& Andrew McKeown presenting the Sashes kindly sponsored by Richard McKeown Cattle Grooming Services to the Supreme Champion Calf

Judge: Allister McNeill

The N.I. Beef Shorthorn Breeders Club held their popular calf show at Ballymena Livestock Market on Saturday 7th December 2013.

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N.I Beef Shorthorn Club - AGM 2014

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N.I. Beef Shorthorn Office Bearers for the 2014/15 year are;
From left to right: PRO Paddy McGuigan, Vice-Chairman Denise Bailie, Chairman Tom McGuigan and Secretary Fiona Sloan. David Alexander was re-elected as treasurer but was not present for the picture.

N.I Beef Shorthorn Club Chairman, Tom McGuigan welcomed a very enthusiastic gathering of members and friends to the Annual General Meeting which was held in the Ramble Inn, 263 Lisnevenagh Road Antrim on Tuesday 25th March 2014.
Club Secretary, Paddy McGuigan reflected on the events that the club had participated in within the last 12 months, highlighting breeders’ successes at both Balmoral and the National show at Castlewellan Show. Followed by Chairman Tom McGuigan, who congratulated members who so ably promote the breed at shows both in Northern Ireland and Stirling. He also gave a short presentation in the treasurer’s absence on the clubs accounts highlighting that 2013-2014 was another successful and healthy financial year.

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Open Meeting of the N.I. Beef Shorthorn Club

Open Meeting of the N.I. Beef Shorthorn Club

A very successful open meeting was held on Wednesday 20th November 2013 in the Ballinderry Inn, Moira. Many members and interested farmers in the scheme  enjoyed a lively evening beginning with a video to demonstrate Glenarm shorthorn beef enterprise.

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