On Saturday 12th January the NI YLB held their annual calf show in Ballymena mart which turned out to be a great success!

The show saw many young breeders compete to win the Young Handlers’ competition and coming out on top was Katrina Killen, a well known commercial breeder with Ethan Green taking Reserve Champion and Rebecca Adams following closely behind in Second Reserve. A number of people including sponsors commented that this was the best calf show that the club has hosted in years with a huge entry of pedigree and commercial cattle. A massive thank you goes to all our very generous sponsors. It was because of them that the day was such a great success and the pedigree and commercial champions both walked home with a good sum of money. Once again a big thank you goes to all the exhibitors, sponsors, judge and stewards and all the other helping hands on the day.

Calf Spectacular Champions and Reserves:

Pedigree Champion  Eniver Harry
 Sire  Bailea Bullion
 Exhibitor  Michael McKeefry
 Pedigree Reserve Champion  Derriaghy Hermonie
 Sire  Ampertaine Commander
 Exhibitor  David Green and Sons
 Commercial Champion  Steady Eddie
 Sire  Swarland Eddie
 Exhibitor  James Alexander
 Commercial Reserve Champion  Eddie Rocket
 Sire  Swarland Eddie
 Exhibitor  James Alexander

  Ruth Hamill (YLB NI PR person)