Northern Ireland Club

N.I. National Show 2016

Duncan McDowell’s Castlemount Jetliner which was awarded the interbred champion at the Limavady show

Duncan McDowell’s Castlemount Jetliner which was awarded the interbred champion at the Limavady show

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.

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N.I. Club Spring Show & Sale 2016

Champion: Mullaglass Hector

Champion: Mullaglass Hector

N.I. Beef Shorthorn Club held their Spring Show & Sale in Ballymena Mart on Friday 25th March. Bulls sold to a top price of 2800gns for 1st prize winner Castlemount Arthur from D.D McDowell, Newtownards to A. Boyd, Cloughmills. 2150gns was paid to Messers E & D McNulty, Enniskillen for a 2nd prize white bull going to Ivan Rea, Newtownabbey.

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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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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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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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