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BEEF AT BALMORAL: Trueman Limousins take top spot

After taking the junior champion earlier in the day, Henry Savage and sons took the beef interbreed title at Balmoral Show. 

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Trueman Lute
Trueman Lute

Trueman Lute took the inter-breed beef champion at the Balmoral Show, a Limousin heifer from Henry and Savage and sons, Cullyhanna, Co. Down after being breed reserve four times out of the past six years.


Out of Trueman Foxtrot, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter, it was reserve senior champion within the Limousn breed at the Pedigree Calf Fair at Beef NI Expo in November. A natural calf itself, it was also a twin to another heifer.


The 20-month heifer is set to return to home ground before being put in-calf in a couple of months.


Judge Terry Coghill, Orkney described it as ’an exceptionally nice heifer, with lovely plates and hind quarters’.


Reserve champion went to Carlhurlie Epic from James Porter, Dromore, Co. Down, a three-year-old Aberdeen Angus bull on its first time out.


Purchased in the dispersal sale of the late Rae Grieve's herd in December for 5,000gns it is now used as a stock bull for Mr Porter's Old Glenort herd.


Mr Coghill said: "If this bull can breed how he looks himself, he will make a great name for himself in the breed."

Beef Shorthorn

Mr Porter also came out top in the Shorthorn championship with cow Uppermill Gipsy Robyn, with calf Uppermill Ricky at foot.


By Ardoyne Bombus, a bull with said to be very good breeding top females, it is home bred.


Inter-breed (Terry Coghill) Sup., Henry Savage and sons, Trueman Lute (Limousin); res., J. Porter, Carlhurlie Epic (Aberdeen Angus).

Aberdeen Angus (Alex Sanger) Sup., J. Porter, Carlhurlie Epic; res., Gail Matchett, Cheeklaw Emlyn.

Hereford (Andrew Hughes) Sup., J.E., R.I. and W. Haire; res., William Connolly, Peartree 1.

Charolais (Neil Barclay) Sup., William Short, Woodpark Lottie; res., Brendan and Grey Feeney, Gretnahouse Lord.

Simmental (Iain Green) Sup., J.L. and C.J. Weatherup, Lisglass Goddess; res., Pat Kelly, Ashland Humdinger 16.

Limousin (Michael Massie) Sup., Henry Savage and sons, Trueman Lute; res., Henry Savage and sons, Trueman Mozart.

British Blonde (Phillip Rogers) Sup., Savage Brothers and son, Shanvalley Jagger; res., Savage Brothers and son, Shanvalley Lucy.

British Blue (Steve Pattinson) Sup., J. and S. Martin, Springhill King Kong; res., Springhill Karla.

Salers (David Clarke) Sup., J. and E.A. Elliott, Drumlegagh Hamish; res., J. and E.A. Drumlegagh Gabriella.

Commercial (Drew Hyslop) Keith Williamson, Valentine; res., Strathearn Livestock, Fizzy Orange.

Beef Shorthorn (Jack Ramsey) Sup., James Porter, Uppermill Gipsy Robyn; res., James Alexander, Priestland Circus.

Dexter (Mike Kemmish) Sup., Matthew Bloomer, Northbrook Atlas; res., Montgomery and McClenaghan, Ballyloughan Fairytale.

Irish Moiled (Mark McConnell) Sup., N. and M. Moilies, Crraghnakeely Sylvia The First; res., Seamus Holmes, Dungallia Bean An Ti.


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