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