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Shows 2013




Male Champion: Diane Christie Gogwell Kicking King
Reserve:  Diane Christie Hollylodge Made to Measure
Female Champion: Artnagullion Miss Diva
Reserve Female Champion: Ballynoe House Made to Measure
Champion:  Artnagullion Miss Diva
Reserve Champion: Gogwell Kicking King

Aged Ram:
1st Diane Christie,Gogwell Kicking King
2nd Diane Christie YWB 0083
3rd David Mawhinney Logie Durno Lotus
Shearling Ram:
1st Diane Christie Hollylodge Made to Measure
2nd Diane Christie
3rd Garry Scott Rhaeadr Magic
Ram Lamb:
1st Kenny Martin
2nd William McAllister
3rd Drew & Stephen Cowan
Senior Ewe
1st Diane Christie Ballynoe House Princess Katie
2nd Artnagullion Looby Lou ZGQ 11475
3rd Adam Porter
Shearling Ewe
1st William McAllister Artnagullion Miss Dive
2nd Trevor Bell YTU 1200113
3rd Drew & Stephen Cowan XCA1200184
Ewe Lamb:
1st William McAllister ZGQ1484
2nd Diane Christie
3rd Gary Scott XGV 1441







Superb Bloodlines On Offer At Charollais Sheep Premier  

The Charollais Breed continues to prove an attractive investment for commercial sheep farmers;  as a terminal sire its characteristic traits of easy finishing with good conformation can make the difference between profit and loss.
2013 has been an unbelievable year for the Charollais sheep breed in Northern Ireland winning Eight out of nine Interbreed Show Championships. Kicking off at Balmoral was Artnagullion Miss Diva owned by the McAllister Family from Kells. “Miss Diva”,sired by Ballyhibbon Kickstart won her Breed Championship and went on to claim the Supreme Interbreed title. Charollais also won the RUAS Interbreed Pairs with “Miss Diva” and the Charollais Male Champion Gogwell Kicking King from the Lornbrook Flock of Diane Christie the Breed were also awarded the Group of Three making it a clean sweep for the breed.
Reserve Male Champion at Balmoral Hollylodge “ Made to Measure”has continued his success winning the Interbreed Championship at Ballymena, Armagh, Saintfield, Newry. Sired by Blakeney King Louis Made to Measure was purchased at the Charollais premier sale in Dungannon 2012 from McConnell Brothers,Parkgate for 3600gns.
The Artnagullion Flock has also continued to produce Show Headliners with Miss Dynamite a full ET sister to Miss Diva powering her way through to win Supreme Interbreed Champion at Ballymoney and Castlewellan and Reserve Interbreed in Omagh.
The Lornbrook Flock won Supreme Interbreed at Lurgan with a Senior Ewe
Progeny from these and many other Prize Winning Blood Lines can be purchased at the Charollais Premier Sale in Dungannon Market on Monday 29th July, show 10.30am sale 1.00pm. One hundred and thirty two head are catalogued for sale, with all sheep eligible for export to GB and Southern Ireland. Judge for the day is Scottish Breeder Alan Kennedy from Parkgate, Alan is a professional shearer having taken part in many Shearing competitions throughout the UK and New Zealand.  Sponsorship is once again being very kindly provided by Danske Bank,Thompson’s Animal feeds and Dungannon Market.