Northern Ireland Club

N.I Beef Shorthorn Club - AGM 2016

Office bearers: Helen Carson, Duncan McDowell, Tom McGuigan and Fiona McKeown

Office bearers: Helen Carson, Duncan McDowell, Tom McGuigan and Fiona McKeown.

Around 30 members attended the Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club’s AGM. The event, which was held in the Ballyinderry Inn on Thursday February 4, saw members elect a new committee.

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Ballymena Mart – Autumn Show & Sale 2015

Champion: Castlemount Hero owned by Duncan McDowell

Champion: Castlemount Hero owned by Duncan McDowell, Newtownards shown by Richard McKeown and included in the picture is Judge Alwyn Armour from Dromara

The resurgence in demand for quality Beef Shorthorn cattle continued at the club sale in Ballymena Mart on Friday 33rd October 2015, with a peak price of 1,850gns for the show Champion, Castlemount Hero, an April 2014 born bull, put forward by Duncan McSowell, Newtownards.

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Balmoral venue for inaugural calf fair and beef expo on November 14

Chief safety officer Frank Moore, left, is pictured at the launch of the Pedigree Calf Fair and Beef NI Expo 2015 with Tom McGuigan, vice chairman, NI Shorthorn Club, and exhibitor Duncan McDowell.

Chief safety officer Frank Moore, left, is pictured at the launch of the Pedigree Calf Fair and Beef NI Expo 2015 with Tom McGuigan, vice chairman, NI Shorthorn Club, and exhibitor Duncan McDowell.

The Balmoral Showgrounds in Belfast is set to stage a multi-breed beef calf show and industry forum on Saturday 14th November.

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N.I Beef Shorthorn Clubs Annual Herd Competition 2015

Reserve Tom Alexander, Judge Brenda Wear and Champion Duncan McDowell

Reserve Tom Alexander, Judge Brenda Wear and Champion Duncan McDowell

A Large turnout of Beef Shorthorn breeders and friends attended the Annual Dinner held in the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, on Thursday 17th September 2015. A delicious meal was enjoyed with Beef Shorthorn meat on the menu sourced from Peter Hannon’s award winning Hannon Meats of Moira. Hannon Meats recently hosted a barbeque for the Ireland Rugby Squad in Dublin promoting Shorthorn Beef.

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N.I. National Beef Shorthorn Club Show 2015

Champion: Dunsyre Esquire

Champion: Dunsyre Esquire from Richard Hennings Mullaglass Herd included in the picture is Richard Henning & daughter Chloe handler with Judge Major J Gibb, Tom McGuigan Vice-Chairman of the NI Club and steward Mr. S Wilson.

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