Best Ever Show For Team Jalex
Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Exhibitor’s did what they do best at their 9th Annual “Summer Spectacular” Show held at Balmoral, Belfast – where they pulled out all the stops and put on one of their best events to date. Over 100 cattle and calves represented show men and women from all six counties, with the quality of the very highest standard throughout.
Our Jalex team of 8 home bred commercials had their best day ever securing both the Supreme and Reserve Supreme Championships.
Winner on the day was the much admired Charolais steer “Ted” who tipped the scales at 667 kilos on show morning.It felt like this April 2012 born entry couldn’t put a foot wrong all day collecting top honours in the heavy weight class and securing the Charolais and Male Championships.
There was a cheer from the ringside when Judge Martin Ryan tapped him out as Overall Supreme Champion of the show, and went on to describe him as “A worthy Champion that simply oozed style and quality from every angle”. “Ted” is sired by the CF52 son “Lowerffrydd Benhurr”, and out of a Limousin x Blue cow. “Ted” was also awarded the Best Exhibitor Bred prize which is a new addition to the 2013 show.
The Reserve Supreme Champion also notched up the Female and British Blue Championships for the Jalex team. “Miss Steak” was the Supreme winner in 2012, and came back in winning form once more for this year’s event. The British Blue bull “Heatherview Cooper” sired this very correct, mobile heifer who weighed in at 670 kilos.
Reserve Male Champion was “Steady Eddie”. This Swarland Eddie son has enjoyed a great season having been placed Supreme Champion at Balmoral Show in May. Reserve Dunbia Butchers Champion was “Baby Guinness” who was winner of the Aberdeen Angus Breed Championship earlier in the day. The sire in this case was Ballyshannon Warner.
After years of trying hard to breed the very best cattle that we can, the 2013 show season will go down as the year when all our efforts started to pay off. Our 8 homebred cattle received many favourable comments at the Summer Spectacular, and we would like to all the team who worked so hard getting them out into the show ring looking like a million dollars.
Also we appreciate the kind words, phone calls, and texts to congratulate us on our best ever days showing. It takes plenty of hard work to get the team on the road, from selecting bulls for the cows, to feeding and preparing for each show.
Finally, please try and support the sponsors from the Summer Spectacular and the Commercial Cattle Club yearbook – we couldn’t run these events without their help!
Results from the judging ring:
Supreme Champion “Ted”
Gary Pickering Memorial Cup
Sponsored by Ballymena Meats
Reserve Supreme Champion “Miss Steak”
Sponsored by Agri-care Nutrition
Reserve Butchers Champion “Baby Guinness”
Sponsored by Dunbia
Female Championship “Miss Steak”
Sponsored by Dovea
Alexander Tractors Trophy
Male Champion “Ted”
Aughafad Livestock Trophy
Sponsored by Corries Meats
Reserve Male Champion “Steady Eddie”
Pairs Champion “Miss Steak”
Springfield Livestock Trophy “Eddie Rocket”
Sponsored by Joyce Clarke Ltd
Reserve Limousin Champion
British Blue Champion
Aberdeen Angus Champion
Any other breed Champion
“Ted” was the Supreme Champion exhibited at the NI Commercial Club Summer Spectacular Show. He was owned and bred by James Alexander, Randalstown. At the halter is Richard Fleming while Mandy Smith-Jackson is pictured representing the sponsor Ballymena Meats.
Kim Steel – Nicholson is pictured with the Reserve Supreme Champion ”Miss Steak” at the Summer spectacular held at the King’s Hall, Belfast. This entry owned by James Alexander also won the female Championship for the second year in a row at this show. Pat Hacket, Dovea and Gerard Snow, Agri-Care Nutrition kindly provided sponsorship for these awards.
Will Corrie, Corries Meats catches up with Richard Fleming after he led the steer “Ted” to success in the Male Championship.
The Jalex team scooped the Pairs Championship with their well matched duo “Miss Steak” and “Eddie Rocket”.
Pat Hacket, NI Charolais Club and Raymond Bready, Thompsons are pictured with “Ted” who was placed Charolais Champion and winner of the heavy weight steer class at the Summer Spectacular event held at Balmoral, Belfast. Weighing in at 667 kilos on show morning, this winner was bred and exhibited by James Alexander, Randalstown.
The Aberdeen Angus Championship was awarded to “Baby Guinness” from James Alexander’s Jalex team. She was also runner up in the Dunbia Butchers Heifer Championship. Gail Matchett, NI Aberdeen Angus Club congratulates handler Eamon Megarry at the show.
“Lady Marmalade” was Champion any other breed for James Alexander. This Simmental heifer is sired by the Jalex stock bull Curaheen Wutang.