The Matchett family’s Birches Lady Holly T301 continued her winning ways, claiming the prestigious Ulster Perpetual Provincial Trophy at the Randox Antrim Show.
The Ulster Championship classes at Antrim Agricultural Society’s 113th annual show were judged by Thomas Beirne, owner of the Drumbeera Herd from Gorvagh in County Leitrim.
Born in March 2017 Birches Lady Holly T301 is one of 20-cows in the Matchett family’s Portadown-based herd. Sired by former Irish-bred stock bull Carrigroe Fred, she was shown with her April born Fordel Minnesota Prime heifer calf at foot.
Birches Lady Holly.
This cow and calf outfit also claimed the Aberdeen-Angus championships at Lurgan and Saintfield Shows.
Runner-up for the coveted piece of silverware was Ashvale Victoria T204 exhibited by Richard and Fiona McKeown, and daughter Caroline, from Templepatrick. This in-calf heifer was born in April 2017, and is a daughter of Carrington Park Time On. She scooped the reserve breed championships at Balmoral and Lurgan.
Results from the showring:
Bull, born in 2018 – 1, Alwyn and Carol Armour and Sons, Woodvale Nitro U333 by Oak Moor Mr Paul S311.
Heifer, born in 2017 – 1, Matchett Family, Birches Lady Holly T301 by Carrigroe Fred; 2, Richard and Fiona McKeown, Ashvale Victoria T204 by Carrington Park Time On B7; 3, Eric and Judith McClelland, Brookhall Emma by Drumhill Jay Eric.
Heifer, born in 2018 – 1, Alwyn and Carol Armour and Sons, Woodvale Tidy Bee U322 by Oak Moor Mr Paul S311; 2, Sarah Catherine O’Hara, Goulding Belinda U906 by Goulding Man O Man.
Bull or heifer calf, born on or after 01/01/19 – 1, Matchett Family, Birches Lady Holly V754 by Fordel Minnesota Prime.
NI Club Secretary Cathy O’Hara with Nigel Matchett.