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FARM WEEK
NEWS
A
LLAMS’ 94th Christmas
Show and Sale of beef
cattle and spectacular
calves, including young
handlers’ event, will be on
Tuesday November 28 at the Kings
Hall Complex, Balmoral, Belfast and
will once again be sponsored by
Bank of Ireland.
Announcing
the
sponsorship,
Richard Primrose, Agri Manager,
Bank of Ireland UK commented:
“Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to
be supporting the Allams Christmas
Show & Sale for the fourth year
running.
“This
event
showcases
the
very best commercial beef cattle
produced in Northern Ireland and is
now widely recognised as one of the
best fatstock shows and sales.
“At Bank of Ireland UK we recognise
the importance of the local beef
industry and the significance of
breed selection in terms of farm
profitability. This sector plays a
vital role within the rural economy
providing
jobs
and
financial
stability through both domestic and
international sales. The exceptional
high standard of conformation and
weight gain expressed through
the stock at Allams demonstrates
the importance of progressive
farmers
continually
improving
the performance of their stock,
ultimately leading to Northern
Ireland producing some of the finest
commercial cattle within the UK and
Ireland.”
Richard
Primrose
concluded:
“Shows like Allams provide a great
platform to showcase the best
commercially bred cattle within
Northern Ireland. It demonstrates
the real dedication and commitment
farmers here have for their farm
quality assured beef.
“I am delighted Bank of Ireland UK
NOVEMBER 23 2017
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Best of beef on display at Allams’
94th Christmas Show and sale
LEFT: Richard Primrose, Agri Manager
Bank of Ireland, sponsor of Allams’
Christmas Show and Sale of beef cattle
and spectacular calves to be held
at the Kings Hall complex, with Roy
Gibson, show manger, holding the Duke
of Bedford trophy kindly loaned by The
Royal Smithfield Club for the event.
PICTURE: Kevin McAuley/McAuley
Multimedia
will be there supporting this event
and the farmers that play a vital
role within this important industry.
We will have a number of Business
Advisers at the Show so please take
time to come and speak to us at our
trade stand.”
Judging the event will be Sam
Milliken, Killykergan, Coleraine.
Sam won the Ulster Housewifes
Championship in 2007 and followed
up by winning the Supreme
Championship 2008. He also judged
the Housewifes Championship in
2011.
Sam will judge the Calf Spectacular
and all the beef classes and
championships.
The popular Young Handlers’
competition sponsored by the Reid
Family of Aghalee will be judged by
Alice Stubbs from Irvinestown, Co.
Fermanagh.
This will be Allams 25th Show &
Sale at Balmoral. A spokesperson
for RUAS has advised Allams that
this will be the last show to be held
at the Kings Hall Complex due to
redevelopment of the site.
Entries representing all counties
of Northern Ireland will compete for
the £10,000 prize fund. Sixteen silver
cups will be distributed including
a new cup provided by The Royal
Smithfield Club, London, who have
recognised the Allams’ event as one
of the top Christmas cattle shows in
the UK and have kindly loaned the
Duke of Bedford Cup to be awarded
to the exhibitor of the champion
Spectacular Calf.
Timetable of Events:
Judging of Calf Spectacular 11.30am.
Judging of Beef Classes - noon
Judging of Young Handlers - 2.30pm
Sale of Calves - 5pm
Final Judging - 6pm
Sale of Beef - 7pm.
Free admission and car parking
via entrance gate ‘A’ at front of Kings
Hall (beside Golf Club). Catering
available all day.
Further info contact: Roy Gibson,
Allams. 07775 665999.

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