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FARMWEEK
MAY 09 2019
BALMORAL SHOW
All set for Lurgan Show with
L
URGAN & District Horse & Cattle
Show Society Ltd will be hosting the
annual show on Saturday, June 1.
The countdown is now well
underway to the County Championship event which is one of the first shows
in the Northern Ireland summer agricultural
show calendar.
The Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge
& Craigavon Borough Council recently
hosted a sponsors’ reception and show
launch evening held in Craigavon Civic &
Conference Centre.
Lurgan Show is pleased to have a number
of new and key sponsors supporting this
year’s event which includes ABP Food
Group, Lurgan, Translink and Armagh City,
Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council,
and Fane Valley.
Guest speakers at the event were Liam
McCarthy of ABP Food Group, Edward
Jackson of Translink and Lord Mayor Cllr
Julie Flaherty.
The family of the late David Riley, a show
stalwart, also were in attendance at the
show launch and presented a specially
LEFT:
Equestrian
section
representatives
pictured with
Secretary Ros
Ewing.
engraved silver cup to the Cattle Section.
Prize schedules are now available for
the 2019 show and can be obtained at
lurganshow.co.uk
Lurgan Show will also be supporting
two nominated charities during the 2019
show, including Kidney Care UK and Action
Cancer.
With around 15 classes, the Pet Show
attracts at least 100 pets each year. Lurgan
Show is pleased to have key sponsor Lurgan
Veterinary Clinic supporting the Pet Show.
Contact Alice for more information: 07595
463554.
The School section is a very important
element of the Lurgan Show with around
3,500 exhibits annually between Schools
and Home Industries sections. This
section includes Hand Writing, Paper Craft,
Miniature Gardens, Creative Craft, Cookery,
Pottery and Photography. Entries in this
section close on May 13.
The Home Industries classes also attract a
great display of arts and crafts, photography,
cookery, home produce including preserves
as well as floral arrangements, eggs and
honey.
The show is indebted to the many
sponsors of this section of the show.
Around 23 cups and special prizes are up
for grabs across both sections. Lurgan
Show gratefully acknowledges the support
of sponsors which includes A Touch of
Pink, Ballydougan Pottery, Craigavon Office
Supplies, High Street Harvest, McKerr
Home & Garden, Moutray’s Costcutter, Pins
& Needles, Prestige Pictures, Tesco, The
Cotton Shed and the Yarn Barn. Entries
close May 13. Enquiries for Schools and
Home Industries to 028 38328752.
Sponsored by a number supporters,
including John Thompson & Sons Ltd, H
Beattie & Son, Frazers Animal Feeds and R
& J Lyness Ltd, the poultry section features
112 classes for Bantam Soft & Hard Feather,
waterfowl, Large Soft Feather & Rare
Breeds. For further details contact Pauline
on 07751 837218.
The Vintage section is a real attraction
REPRESENTATIVES: ISA National Secretary
Jim Harrison and Edwin Cartwright, NISA,
pictured with Lurgan Show representatives.
for both young and old to see the tractors
and other machinery which served past
generations on the land. Vehicles can simply
arrive on show day and must enter the
showgrounds via Windsor Avenue entrance.
All exhibitors receive a specially produced
ceramic mug. Entry fee is only £5. Contact
John on 07855 007746 for further details.
Over 100 trade stands attend Lurgan Show
annually. The closing date for applications
is fast approaching and indoor stall space
is already well filled. For further details
contact Michele on 07732 172214.
This year the society has been presented
with a new cup by the Riley family of
Portadown in memory of the late David
Riley, a show stalwart and former Show
Secretary and Vice President. The new cup
is the David Riley Memorial Cup for the
Champion Beef Animal in Show.
A high entry of animals is expected in the
Pedigree section from Aberdeen Angus,
Hereford, Blondes, British Blues, Simmental,
Limousin, Beef Shorthorn and Charolais
sections with a number of judges travelling
from the Republic of Ireland.
Lurgan Show thanks local businesses for
sponsoring the Cattle section, including
ABP Food Group, Lurgan, Bank of Ireland,
Genus, Danske Bank, Kilco Dairy Hygiene
and Woodside Farm.
Lurgan Show is a qualifying show for the
Limousin Show Team of the Year, Limousin
Show Champion of the Year and the Gordon
Bull.
Meanwhile, the Blonde Cattle Club
members will be able to compete in the
Bank of Ireland Calf Championship and the
Show Herd of the Year Qualifier. The Blonde
Club will also be hosting Young Handler
Competition and the Oddball Engineering
Champion of Champions qualifier. Lurgan
Show will also host the Bank of Ireland/ NISA

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