Ballymena Show, 2022 – Including Northern Ireland Progeny Show Show Results

Ballymena Show, 2022 – Including Northern Ireland Progeny Show

18th June 2022

Ballymena

Mr J Bell, Cottage

There was a welcome return to the show ring in Ballymena as the Region’s Bluefaced Leicester Progeny pressed ahead, with plenty of sheep for the judge, Jimmy Bell he undertook his duties.

With such a quality selection of sheep presented for the individual classes, prizes were well spread out between exhibitors.

Lifting overall show champion on the day was a powerful hogget from Michael Woods, this Holmview bred lady gripped the judge’s attention in her individual class and continued to catch his eye with her soundness in the final line up. Her opposition in the final show down included a flurry of style, power and overall correctness.

The female sections were again very well populated. In the aged ewe class Holmview hit the top line again. Her sharpness, clean colour and presence carried her into the championship. Within a blanket of colours through so many persiled white haired lambs, Ian Montgomery’s ewe lamb shone through. Mistyburn has a terrific show season to date and today didn’t disappoint! With the champion presented to the Knockbarragh flock, the second placed hogget was called into the ring to which Jimmy passed the reserve ticket to. This impressive Popeye hogget remained tattooed on Jimmy’s mind from the hogget class.

In the aged ram class, Eoin Loughran collected the red ticket for his Starbog bred ram, a ram with a bone, frame and traits reflective of his sire the renowned Midlock 37K. Ryan Loughran from the Loughbracken flock made his first appearance to the show ring and greeted this with success. His Mullaghwee Shearling banked first place, this modern ram retained his presence and character since purchased in September 2021 and carried this forward today in the show ring. Finally from the male section; William Adams sought off a large entry of ram lambs to lift first place. This ram lamb arguably would fulfil the bucket list for any blue breeder. Its colour, skin and character easily won over the judge.

In the mule section numbers were high, Michelle Wright lifted overall champion for a terrific ewe lamb. Her elegance and style weaved her path to success.

The progeny section saw the Mullaghwee flock triumph with Jimmy Bell choosing out their 3 ‘trending’, piercing ewe lambs, sired by their Starbog ram that they bought last backend in Ballymena from Hugh Henry and part shared with William Adams. Starbog P1 not only left his stamp of success with Michelle but also with William. William collected overall reserve with the same sire and his three ram lambs. The satisfying trio, loaded with colour and fashionable for today’s market will undoubtedly be on many to buy lists this backend.

A tremendous day, thanks are extended to Ballymena Show committee, the judge and to the exhibitors.

Ram, two years old and upwards

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram - Aged Eoin Loughran Hilltop Farm

Ram, one year old

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Shearling Ram Ryan Loughran Loughbracken Hill
2nd Shearling Ram J Adams & Sons Holmview
3rd Shearling Ram Jimmy Mills Ballytober

Ram Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ram Lamb J Adams & Sons Holmview
2nd Ram Lamb J Adams & Sons Holmview
3rd Ram Lamb Timothy Wray Knockstacken

Yearling Ewe

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Yearling Ewe Michael Woods Knockbarragh Blues
2nd Yearling Ewe A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
3rd Yearling Ewe A & D McKillop Giants Causeway

Ewe, two years old and over, suckled

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Aged Ewe J Adams & Sons Holmview
2nd Aged Ewe A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
3rd Aged Ewe Eoin Loughran Hilltop Farm

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb I Montgomery Mistyburn
2nd Ewe Lamb A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
3rd Ewe Lamb Christopher Brown Ballygorian More

Pair of Lambs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Pair of Lambs I Montgomery Mistyburn
2nd Pair of Lambs Timothy Wray Knockstacken
3rd Pair of Lambs Miss Michelle Wright Mullaghwee

Group of Three

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Group of Three A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
2nd Group of Three Miss Michelle Wright Mullaghwee
3rd Group of Three J Adams & Sons Holmview

Progeny Class- Group of Three Ram Lambs with Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st J Adams & Sons Holmview
2nd Eoin Loughran Hilltop Farm

Progeny Class - Group of Three Ewe Lambs with Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Miss Michelle Wright Mullaghwee
2nd J Adams & Sons Holmview

Progeny Class - Pair of Adult Sheep

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
2nd J Adams & Sons Holmview
3rd Michael Woods Knockbarragh Blues

Progeny Class-Pair of Lambs by the Same Sire - Shown with or without Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st A & D McKillop Giants Causeway
2nd I Montgomery Mistyburn
3rd Timothy Wray Knockstacken

Progeny Class-Group of Three Ram Lambs - Shown without Sire but by the Same Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st J Adams & Sons Holmview
2nd A & D McKillop Giants Causeway

Progeny Class-Group of Three Ewe Lambs - Shown without Sire but by the Same Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st J Adams & Sons Holmview

Progeny Class-Group of Three Mule Ewe Lambs with Sire

Placing Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Jimmy Mills Ballytober
2nd Eoin Loughran Hilltop Farm
3rd Eoin Loughran Hilltop Farm

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall Champion Michael Woods Yearling Ewe
Reserve Overall Champion A & D McKillop 2nd Prize Yearling Ewe
Champion Bluefaced Leicester Progeny Group Miss Michelle Wright Group of Three Ewe Lambs with Sire
Res. Champion Bluefaced Leicester Progeny Group J Adams & Sons Group of Three Ram Lambs with Sire
Champion Mule Progeny Group Jimmy Mills, Ballytober

Gallery

Overall Champion Progeny Group, 3 Ewe Lambs with Sire- Michelle Wright - BFL NI Progeny Show 2022

Res. Champion Progeny Group, 3 Ram Lambs with Sire - J Adams & Sons - BFL NI Progeny Show - Ballymena Show 2022

Champion Mule Progeny Group, 3 Ewe Lambs with Sire - Jimmy Mills - NI Progeny Show, 2022

Overall Breed Champion from Michael Woods - first prize yearling ewe - Ballymena Show, 2022

Overall Breed Champion from Michael Woods - with Judge Mr Jimmy Bell - Ballymena Show, 2022

Reserve Breed Champion - second prize yearling ewe from A & D McKillop - Ballymena Show 2022

Reserve Breed Champion - from A & D McKillop with Judge Mr Jimmy Bell - Ballymena Show 2022

1st Ram Lamb - J Adams & Sons, Ballymena Show , 2022

1st Ewe Lamb - I Montgomery, Ballymena Show , 2022

1st Pair of Adult Sheep - A & D McKillop - BFL NI Progeny - Ballymena Show, 2022

1st Pair of Lambs shown without sire - A & D McKillop - BFL NI Progeny - Ballymena Show, 2022

Mule Champion - Michelle Wright - Ballymena Show, 2022

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