Beef Shorthorn Classes have been re introduced to Castlewellan & District Agricultural Show on Saturday 14th July.
This is one of the largest agricultural Shows on the circuit and attracts a huge crowd of thousands of spectators annually.
Judging will be in the capable hands of James Cameron, Farm Manager for the Nairn family at Balnabrioch Farms in the Highlands, Perthshire where they run a fifty cow Highland herd alongside a recently established Shorthorn Herd.
James has had a long association with the Shorthorn breed, having previously worked for the renown Uppermill Herd when it was owned by the Durno family.
During his time with the Uppermill Herd which was based in Aberdeenshire, the herd had many successes, selling bulls to 9000gns, claiming three reserve breed champions at the Perth Bull sales, two senior championship, reserve senior championship on two occasions and junior championship and females selling to a top of 5,500gns, a joint breed record for a heifer at that time.
At the Royal Highland in 2003 the Uppermill herd exhibited the Supreme Breed Champion, which was the Durno family’s last Highland Show Champion after 200 years in farming and in over one hundred years of breeding shorthorns.
Entries for the shorthorn classes are still being received, for details of classes contact Secretary on 028 40630536, closing date Wednesday 20th June.
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