- Supreme Champion Eddie Rocket from James Alexander sells for £5,000
- Housewife’s Choice Champion makes £4,400
The Allams Christmas Fatstock Show & Sale, held on Tuesday 26th November 2013 at the Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast, Northern Ireland saw Limousin entries take the top two awards under Judge Mr John Currie, Scotland.
Securing the Supreme Championship, and a popular winner on the night, was the Limousin-cross heifer Eddie Rocket sired by Swarland Eddie, bred and exhibited by James Alexander, Randalstown. With an array of awards under her belt through the summer and winter show circuits, she tipped the scales at 650kg kilos and was hotly pursued in the sale ring with the hammer finally falling at £5,000 to the partnership of Barry Gallagher & Kieran McGee, Donegal who have their sights on further showing next year.
2013 has been a remarkable year for the Alexander Family who farm in excess of 1,200 head of stock on the outskirts of Randalstown, Co Antrim. “This is by far the biggest achievement to date for the Jalex Team, and we are just thrilled at how our cattle have performed,” commented James Alexander.
The ever-popular Ulster Housewife’s Choice Championship was won by Robert Millar, Moneymore with Duchess, a May 2012-born crossbred heifer sired by Normande Adventurer (by Ravageur). She was crowned Royal Highland Commercial Champion 2013 and purchased from Mr W Peters, Perthshire. This heifer had secured the Reserve Limousin Championship earlier on that day behind Eddie Rocket. This heifer weighed in at 570kg and fetched £4,400 to Farmview Meats, Castlereagh, Belfast.
OTHER CLASS RESULTS:-
Baby Limousin Heifer Class
1st J Alexander, Randalstown – Eddie Rocket 650kg – £5,000
2nd Robert Millar, Moneymore – Duchess 570kg – £4,400
3rd J Richardson, Annaghmore
Senior Limousin Heifer Class
1st J Richardson, Annaghmore – sired by Fedneyhouse Dapper
2nd M & B Johnston, Toomebridge 730kg – £1,898 to McKee’s, Maghera
Baby Limousin Steer Class
1st M/s Neill & Corrie, Crossgaer/Newtownards – Skyfall sired by Carmorn Ubank 710kg – £1,814 to McKee’s, Maghera
2nd D Spiers, Katesbridge, Lot 117 seven-month-old steer sired by Bahut 460kg – £1,200 to R Coulter, Larne
3rd D & A McCrea, Bready 630kg – £1,638 to Dunbia Meats
Senior Limousin Steer Class
1st P Donnelly, Rathkenny, sired by Draperhill DesperateDan (by Objat) 760kg – £1,900 to McKee’s, Maghera
2nd M McMullan, Eglish, 820kg – £1,845 to J.Penny & Sons, Leeds
3rd M Keys, Clogher, 660kg – £1,617 to Dunbia Meats
1st J Herdman, Dromore 260kg – £1,050 sold to W Bell, Clogher
2nd I Elliott, 10/03/13 sired by Dubai 270kg – £1,020 to C Reid, Aghalee
1st J McSorley, Beragh, born 03/01/13 sired by a Mas Du Clo son 360kg – £1,400 to J McNicholl, Donegal
2nd D Small, Kilkeel – sired by Hightown Doughlaise
3rd G Law, Lot 244 sired by a Rocky Son, Tartan Albane 350kg – £920 to G Snow, Portadown