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Shorthorns make calf show debut

Maureen Currie, Danske Bank, presents the Shorthorn championship at the 14th annual multi-breed dairy calf show to John McLean, Bushmills, who exhibited Bushmills Prophets Petal. Included is judge David Christophers from Cornwall.

Maureen Currie, Danske Bank, presents the Shorthorn championship at the 14th annual multi-breed dairy calf show to John McLean, Bushmills, who exhibited Bushmills Prophets Petal. Included is judge David Christophers from Cornwall.

Shorthorns made their debut at the 14th annual multi-breed dairy calf show in Ballymena.

Reserve Shorthorn champion was Kilsally Duchess 17 shown by Andrew Booth, Stewartstown. Included are judge David Christophers, Cornwall; and sponsor Maureen Currie, Danske Bank

Reserve Shorthorn champion was Kilsally Duchess 17 shown by Andrew Booth, Stewartstown. Included are judge David Christophers, Cornwall; and sponsor Maureen Currie, Danske Bank.

Claiming the supreme championship ribbons, sponsored by Danske Bank, was the fourteen-month-old Bushmills Prophets Petal bred and exhibited by John McLean from Bushmills. She was sired by Llandovery Prides Prophet, and is bred from Marleycote Petal 121st.

Judge David Christophers from Cornwall awarded the reserve championship to the September 2015 born Kilsally Duchess 3 exhibited by Stephen Booth from Stewartstown. Sired by Stardale Judge Red, her dam is the home-bred Kilsally Duchess 3.

Stephen Booth also claimed the honourable mention award with the December 2015 Kilsally Cherry Blossom 9. This one is a daughter of Llandovery Prides Prophet, and is bred from Kilsally Cherry Blossom 2.

Stephen Booth, Stewartstown, secured the honourable mention Shorthorn award with Kilsally Cherry Blossom 9. He was congratulated by Maureen Currie, Danske Bank.

Stephen Booth, Stewartstown, secured the honourable mention Shorthorn award with Kilsally Cherry Blossom 9. He was congratulated by Maureen Currie, Danske Bank.

Class results include:

Heifer, born in 2015 – 1, Mc Lean Family, Bushmills Prophets Petal by Llandovery Prides Prophet; 2, Stephen Booth, Kilsally Duchess 17 by Stardale Judge Red; 3, Stephen Booth, Kilsally Cherry Blossom 9 by Llandvery Prides Prophet.

Commentator John Henning pictured at the 14th annual mutli-breed dairy calf show, held at Ballymena Mart.

Commentator John Henning pictured at the 14th annual mutli-breed dairy calf show, held at Ballymena Mart.

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