3rd September 2020 - Page 3

MAY 09 2019
ABP marks 21 years at Balmoral Show
HE award-winning beef and lamb
processor ABP, is marking 21 years
at the Balmoral Show with an actionpacked four days. ABP’s commitment to
the show has grown over two decades to
what has become a key calendar event for
the company to be able to meet and greet
thousands of its farmer-suppliers.
Following the success of last year’s
partnership with the leading local
commercial radio broadcaster Downtown/
Cool FM, ABP has renewed its commitment
with the station. Live broadcasts from the
show will be aired throughout the four days
across Downtown/Downtown Country and
At Balmoral Park, the Downtown Radio
Show Stage in association with ABP will be
showcasing a range of live music acts, with
Derek Ryan in this year’s line-up along
with an array of local talent.
Commenting on ABP’s plans for Balmoral,
Managing Director of ABP in Northern
Ireland George Mullan said: “From our
Newry and Lurgan sites, we partner with
thousands of farmers across the Province
to supply farm quality-assured beef and
lamb to leading retailers and restaurants.
The show gives us the opportunity to
support all that is good about our locally
produced food and rural life.
“Balmoral is now attracting a great
mix of urban and rural dwellers. This is
strengthening consumers’ connection
with food production which is a positive
development for our industry. As a
Platinum Sponsor we are delighted to be
able to support the RUAS in bringing the
show to a wider audience. Our partnership
the Balmoral
Show DTR/
Cool FM
are Kevin
Country, Neal
Radio, George
Director ABP
Ireland, and
Pete Snodden,
Cool FM.
with DTR/Cool FM takes this a step further.
We will be sharing good news about
working in our agri-food sector with the
station’s 500,000 listeners.”
As part of 21 years at Balmoral, ABP will
be marking its successful community and
education partnerships. ABP is the only
meat processor affiliated to the HSENI
Farm Safety Partnership. Guests to the
ABP stand can expect to see its islandwide commitment to the promotion of farm
ABP’s flagship education programme,
the ABP Angus Youth Challenge, will
15 to Friday May 17
Championship Final Shearing Pavilion
15:45 - Celtic Storm Irish
Dancers - Main Arena
16:30 - Young Event Horse
Championship - Main Arena
17:30 - YFCU Tug of War Cattle Rings
19:00 - The Clifton High
Performance Championshi
- CRL Arena & P&O Ferries
8:00 - Performance Ridden
Registered Irish Draught
Horses - Main Arena
8.30 - Maxi Cobs followed
by Cob light and
heavyweight - P&O Ferries
9:30 - RUAS International
Shearing Senior Heats
followed by Open Blade
Shearing - Shearing Pavilion
9:30 - Hackney, Private
Driving & Light Trade
Turnouts - CRL Arena
9:30 - Dairy Young Handler
Competition - Cattle Rings
10:00 - Celtic Storm Irish
Dancers - Main Arena
10:30 - ABP Angus Youth
Challenge Presentation Cattle Ring 1
10:30 - JS Adrenaline Tour Main Arena
11:00 - Wool Handling
followed by National Blade
Shearing Final - Shearing
11:00 - Clydesdale Ridden
followed by Clydesdale
in hand followed by
Clydesdale Young Handler
followed by Heavy Trade
Turnouts and Farm Cart/
Agri Vehicle Class - P&O
Ferries Arena
11:00 - Holstein, Ayrshire,
Shorthorn and Jersey Cattle
- Cattle Rings 3-6
11:00 - SJ8 International
Accumulator - Main Arena
11:45 - Limousin Young
Breeders National Stock
Judging Competition - Cattle
Ring 2
11:45 - Pig Pairs - Pig & Goat
12:15 - Race Horse to Riding
Horse Class - Main Arena
12:15 - Donkey Display - CRL
12:30 - Parade of Pigs - Pig &
Goat Ring
13:00 - Dairy Interbreed
Cattle Pairs & Groups
Championships followed
by Dairy Champion of
Champion - Cattle Ring 4
13:30 - Beef Junior
Champion of Champions Cattle Rings 1 & 2
13:30 - Pair of Ewe Lambs Sheep Rings 1-3
13:45 - Jason Smyth
Adrenaline Tour - Main
14:00 - Open Blade Shearing
Semi Finals followed by
RUAS Shearing Senior Semi
Finals followed by Ladies
Shearing Competition
followed by Open
Blade Shearing Champ
Final followed by RUAS
international Shearing
Championship Senior Finals
- Shearing Pavilion
14:00 - Working Hunter
Horses - CRL Arena
14:00 - Beef Pairs, Native Cattle Rings 1&2
14:15 - SJ9 Grand Prix
including presentations Main Arena
14:30 - Beef Pairs,
Continental - Cattle Rings
15:00 - Beef Groups, Native Cattle Rings 1 & 2
15:00 - Pair of Ram Lambs Sheep Rings 1-3
15:30 - Heavy Horse Parade Main Arena
15:30 - Beef Groups,
Continental - Cattle Rings
16:00 - Inter Hunt Chase Main Arena
16:00 - Beef Interbreed
Champion of Champions Cattle Rings 1 & 2
16:30 - Pair of Shearling
Ewes - Sheep Rings
18:00 - Pair of Shearling
Rams - Sheep Rings
top the agenda on the morning of Day
Three. Fifteen teenagers from Aughnacloy
College, Fivemiletown College, the Royal
Belfast Academical Institution and Wallace
High School will be presented with their
own ABP Blade Angus cross calves in front
of a public audience and the media.
As the 2019 competition finalists, they will
then rear their calves through to finishing
and share in the net profit at sale to ABP
as well as take part in an 18-month skills
development programme with ABP and the
Northern Irish Angus Producer Group.
“The ABP Angus Youth Challenge builds
SPONSOR: George Mullan, Managing
Director of ABP Northern Ireland with Billy
Martin, RUAS President and Alan Crowe,
Chief Executive.
on the education links initiated with the
Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)
aimed at supporting the Home Economics
curriculum on the nutritional benefits of
beef and lamb and how it is produced,”
explains George Mullan. “Today we
continue to support this valuable
educational work.”


Powered by

Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flip book viewer
Download as PDF
Shopping cart
Full screen
Exit full screen