Bygone Days: Holstein Friesian Breeders’ Club Awards at the Dunadry Inn (1992)

The various awards won by the members during the year are presented as follows:

Club shows and sales The John Thompson and Sons Ltd Perpetual Challenge Cup (formerly the Lever Bowl), was awarded to the champion female participant at the September show and sale: Charles Davidson and Sons.

The Magheralave Cup awarded to the exhibitor of the champion female at the November show and sale: Derek Dunn.

Stockman Mr Robert Hutchinson with the champion Charoleis winning the inter-breed championships for Mr Wiley Kelly of Strabane at the Belfast Autumn Show at Allam’s Mart, Belfast in October 1982. Photo: Farming Life/News Letter archives

The Ulster Bank Cup was awarded to the champion female competitor at the January show and sale: TJ Morrison and Sons.

The Bobby Gibney Perpetual Challenge Trophy was awarded to the champion female entrant at the March show and sale: William and Ian Montgomery.

Clogher Perpetual Cup awarded to champion female competitor at Clogher March show and sale: JR McLean and Sons. 1991/92: TJ Morrison and Sons: McCall Salver awarded by the club’s points system for heifer shows and sales.

The Butterfat Trophy was awarded to the bull with the highest points in inspection and butter at the November bull show and sale: JR McLean and Sons.

Part of the crowd sale ring during the auction of multi-breed breeding cattle at the Belfast Autumn Fair at Allam’s Mart, Belfast, October 1982. Photo: Farming Life/News Letter archives

RUAS May Show 1992 – Wilson Shield awarded to highest scoring exhibitor: Jim Stevenson.

Cooper Memorial Trophy, awarded to junior female champion: Jim Stevenson.

Craigbet-Rosan Trophy, production class winner: Robert Mulligan.

The Barbican Crystal Award is given to the best group of three females bred by exhibitor Jim Stevenson.

Mr John Allen of Castlederg with his limousine Derg Sally, reserve cross breed champion at the Belfast Autumn Show at Allam’s Mart, Belfast in October 1982. Also pictured is Mr. David Allen. Image: Farming Life/News Letter archive

The Holstein Friesian Society Cup was awarded to the champion female exponent: Robert Wallace.

Bibby Salver awarded on point system at RUAS Annual Show and selected provincial shows: James Walker.

RUAS Winter Fair 1991- Channon Heenan Memorial Trophy awarded to breeder with the most points: Jim Stevenson.

Inspection competition (sponsored by Ulster Bank) – The Ulster Bank Standing Cup and crystal, awarded to the winner of the large herd division: W and I Montgomery.

Jim and Thomas Harkin from Donemana, Co Tyrone with one of their prize winning ram lambs at the Blackface sheep show and sale in Ballymena in October 1982. Photo: Farming Life/News Letter archives

The Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup and crystal, awarded to the winner of the medium herd division: James Mathers.

The crystal bowl is awarded to the winner of the highest overall inspection scores: James Mathers.

Crystal vase awarded to the winner of the best individual cow: James Walker (Caddy Lancer Reflection).

CBS Trophy (silver cow) and crystal, awarded to bull progeny group winner: Morrell McCollum (Hanoverhill Starbuck).

Production competition (Sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd) – John Thompson Cup and crystal, winner of the large herd division: Hume and Michael Stewart-Moore.

The John Thompson Cup and crystal was awarded to the winner of the medium herd division: Mervyn Johnston.

Mr J Hill, Ballymena branch manager of Northern Bank, presents the championship badge to James Armstrong of Broughshane, Co Antrim, at the Blackface sheep show and sale in Ballymena, October 1982. Photo: Farming Life/News Letter archives

Overall winner of the production division: Mervyn Johnston.

Club Judging Competition (W and I Montgomery’s Farm, May 1992) – Kerr Cup, awarded to winner of junior division: Nicholas McCann.

Smyth Shield awarded to overall competition winner Nicholas McCann.

The Ashgrove Cup is awarded to the highest placed competitor from Northern Ireland in the senior division of the Holstein Friesian Society competition at Stoneleigh: Allan Wallace.

Charolais in demand: Competitions organized by the Charolais Club of Northern Ireland have been in full swing since the 1992 dairy calf sale.

Club chairman Norman McClelland said he was pleased with the response from manufacturers.

“Both the numbers and the quality were outstanding,” he said. “And we are indebted to our sponsors Ulster Bank, whose support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

“Sales have started briskly and it is most encouraging for our breeders to see the Charolais breed in great demand and commanding prices in most centres,” he said.

In 1992, the NICC increased the prize to over £1,100, with special rosettes courtesy of Ulster Bank.

Charoleis competitions have already been held at Greencastle, Saintfield, Newtownhamilton, Ballymoney, Swatragh, Newtownstewart, Ballycastle and Ballyclare.

All centers had an “excellent turnout of quality resources.”

“The sales again demonstrate the value of Charolais as a terminal sire,” said Norman McClelland. “Demand and prices should bode well for our upcoming show and sale at Portadown, when we are sure there will be a first class offering of quality stud stock.”

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