Swarland Eddie does the business at Northern Ireland Calf Spectacular

James Alexander Commercial Championship One-Two

Saturday 12th January 2013 saw the Northern Ireland Young Limousin Breeders’ Club (NIYLB) hold their Limousin Calf Spectacular with classes for both pedigree and crossbred calves at Ballymena Livestock Market 

Commercial Champion Steady Eddie

Judge Kevin Bohan, Farm Manager of the Ardlea Limousin Herd in Southern Ireland put up James Alexander, Randalstown who secured a Championship One-Two in the crossbred section. Champion was the April 2012-born steer calf, Steady Eddie. Reserve Commercial Champion was Eddie Rocket, a May 2012-born baby heifer. Both animals were sired by Mr Alexander’s stock bull, Swarland Eddie, purchased for 10,000gns at Carlisle in February 2011.

The Judge selected the impressive Eniver Harry as his Pedigree Champion. Bred and owned by Michael McKeefry, Carhill Road, Garvagh, Eniver Harry is a February 2012-born bull calf sired by Bailea Bullion, and is out of the Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter, Eniver Dot. Reserve Pedigree Champion was Derriaghy Hermonie, bred and exhibited by David Green & Sons, Derriaghy Road, Lisburn.  This stylish February 2012 heifer calf is out of the Wilodge Tonka daughter, Dinmore Elvira, and is sired by the popular Ampertaine Commander. 

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