We had a team of cattle up in Belfast this year for N. Irelands premier Fatstock Show and Sale and went home content with 2 Breed Champions.
The first of these was our British Blue Heifer “Lady Luck”. She won the Senior British Blue Class before being tapped out as BB Champion of the day. She was later sold to Mr Niell to be used for breeding.
Our next successful entry was our sole Shorthorn entry.- “Rusty Gold” Rusty Gold a pure bred steer bred by Shorthorn breeder David Alexander of the Craigfaddock Herd won the Shorthorn steer class before being placed Shorthorn Champion.
Rusty Gold was later purchased by the days judge- Peter Hannon of, The Meat Merchant, Moira. Mr Hannon was purchasing the Shorthorn Champion on behalf of high end retail store, Fortnum and Mason London. www.fortnumandmason.com .
Rusty Gold was slaughtered the following day and graded a U3 carcass.
Rusty Gold in the Final Line up.