Bruces Hill on winning form at Ballymena Show

James

The Templepatrick-based Bruces Hill Cattle Company owned by Mike Frazer continued on winning form at Ballymena’s 114th annual show on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Simmental champion at Ballymena Show was Hockenhull Ali Baba, owned by Bruces Hill Cattle Company, Templepatrick, and shown by Richard McKeown. Adding his congratulations is judge Kenneth Stubbs, Irvinestown.

Following on from the recent Balmoral Show, senior stock bull Hockenhull Ali Baba retained his male and supreme championship titles, while his herd mate Hockenhull Natalie 34th claimed the female and reserve supreme championship ribbons.

The Ballymena Show qualifiers for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition were Ranfurly Weikel 6th and and Ranfurly Weikel 7th owned by David Hazelton, Dungannon, who was assisted by Jackson McCaw

Judge Kenneth Stubbs, Irvinestown, awarded the reserve male championship award to Duncan McDowell’s stock bull, Slievenagh Bonjovi.

Bruces Hill Cattle Company won the reserve Simmental championship with Hockenhull Natalie 34th. Included is judge Kenneth Stubbs, Irvinestown.

Runner-up in the female section was Lisglass Clover 2nd, a home-bred junior heifer from Leslie and Christopher Weatherup’s herd at Ballyclare.

David Hazelton, Dungannon, with his first prize winning senior Simmental heifer Ranfurly Weikel 6th.

Two home-bred heifers from David Hazelton’s herd at Dungannon qualified for the Ivomec Super Pair of the Year Final. They were Ranfurly Weikel 6th and Ranfurly Weikel 7th.

James McConnell, Larne, with Andy Weatherup's first prize winning Simmental calf Ballyvallough Captain

Results from the 2012 Ballymena Show include:

NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club Trophy for the champion: Bruces Hill Cattle Company Reserve: Bruces Hill Cattle Company.

Qualifier for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year: David Hazelton.

Cow, born before 01/01/09 1, Bruces Hill Cattle Company, Templepatrick, Hockenhull Natalie 34th by Dovefields Gallant.

Heifer, born between 01/01/10 and 30/06/10 1, David Hazelton, Dungannon, Ranfurly Weikel 6th by Raceview King; 2, David Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 7th by Lykke Sirius; 3, Duncan McDowell, Newtownards, Stralongford Bianca by Bridgemount Vixen.

Heifer, born between 01/01/11 and 31/08/11 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare, Lisglass Clover 2nd by Slimero Victory 2; 2, Wesley Abraham, Irvinestown, Magheracrigan Clare 2nd by Omorga Volvo; 3, Bruces Hill Cattle Company, Edenvale Amanda by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Bull, born on or before 31/12/10 1, Bruces Hill Cattle Company, Hockenhull Ali Baba by Kilbride Farm Newry; 2, Duncan McDowell, Slievenagh Bonjovi by Slievenagh Willem.

Bull, born between 01/01/11 and 31/08/11 1, Robert and Richard Rodgers, Portglenone, Hiltonstown Cain by Raceview King; 2, Johnathan Farrell, Markethill, Corhammock Cosmo Clarke by Camus Frontier; 3, Mrs Thelma Gorman, Armagh, Woodford Crackerjack by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Bull or heifer calf, born on or after 01/09/11 1, Andy Weatherup, Larne, Ballyvallough Captain by Omorga Volvo; 2, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Chrissy by Cairnview Snazzy.

Pair, property of exhibitor 1, Bruces Hill Cattle Company, Hockenhull Natalie 34th and Hockenhull Ali Baba; 2, David Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 6th and Ranfurly Weikel 7th; 3, Duncan McDowell, Slievenagh Bonjovi and Stralongford Bianca.