NI Club Dinner and Prize Giving

IMG 1Autumn Sale Champion T & S Knox 
Reserve Champion R. Currie

Champion Flock - Laura Weir
Reserve Champion Flock and Best New Entrant - John & Iris Wilson

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Balmoral Champion – T & S Knox
2011 Show Flock & Points Trophy – S. Caldwell
Progeny Group at Premier Sale- R. Hill

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Large flock winners
1st – S. Caldwell
2nd – T & S Knox
3rd – Ben Lamb
4th – R & M Coulter

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Small flock winners
1st – L. Weir
2nd – J & I Wilson
3rd – A. Mc Neill
4th – A. Lowry

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Best Ewe lambs
1st – L. Weir
2nd – A. Mc Neill
3rd – B. Lamb
4th – S. Caldwell

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Best stock Rams

1st – T & S Knox
2nd – L. Weir
3rd – J & D McConaghy & Son
4th – J & I Wilson

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Premier Sale Cup Winners
Ben Lamb – Champion Horn
T. Wright – Overall Champion
E. Hunter – Reserve Champion
S. Caldwell – Best opposite sex

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2011 Show Flock of the year & Premier sale overall points
Elaine Hunter & Samuel Caldwell

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Best pair Ram lambs + Ewe lambs + Progeny group
Raymond Hill

N.I. Dorset Club Dinner and Prize Giving

Members and friends of the N.I. Dorset Sheep Breeders Club gathered at the Ross Park Hotel, Kells Co Antrim last week for their annual dinner and presentation of awards. This is the final event of the year in the clubs calendar and an opportunity for all to celebrate the achievements of the breeders throughout the year at agricultural shows, club show & sales and the N.I. flock competition.

After a delicious meal, enjoyed by all, the N.I. club Chairman Mr. Ben Lamb from Richhill Co Armagh welcomed everyone and presented the silverware. Afterwards there was a chance to relax and enjoy the lively music and catch up on all the chat. This was a fitting end to a very successful year for the club, with two record breaking sales here in N.I. great success at the national sales and much new interest in the Dorset Breed both from pedigree and commercial breeders.
Congratulations to all the prizewinners listed below.

Champion Flock 2011
Champion – Laura Weir  - Trevilley Cup
Reserve – John & Iris Wilson

Balmoral Champion

T & S Knox - Sam Robinson Memorial Cup

Large Flock Winners

1st - S. Caldwell
2nd – T & S Knox
3rd – Ben Lamb
4th - R & M Coulter

Small Flock Winners

1st – L. Weir Galgorm Cup
2nd – J & I Wilson
3rd – A. Mc Neill
4th – A. Lowry

Best Ewe Lambs

1st – L. Weir Eden Cup
2nd – A. McNeill
3RD – B. Lamb
4th – S. Caldwell

Best Stock Rams

1st - T & S Knox - Fane Valley Cup
2nd – L. Weir - Eden Cup
3rd – J & D Mc Conaghy & Son
4th – J & I Wilson

Premier Sale

Supreme Champion – T. Wright - Wm Marshall Cup
Reserve Champion – S Caldwell - DH & PDs Breeders Cup
Best opposite Sex to Champion – S. Caldwell - Cooper Welcome Cup
Champion Horn – Ben Lamb = Carnamrock Cup
Best Shearling Ewe – G & H Lyons - S. H. Coleman Shield
Best Pair of Ram Lambs – R. Hill - Nutrivet Cup
Best Pair of Ewe Lambs – R. Hill - Springwell Throphy
Progeny Group – R. Hill - Downkillybegs Cup
Show Points – S. Caldwell - E. Matthews Cup


Autumn Sale
Champion T & S Knox - Kane & McPherson Cup
Reserve Champion R. Currie - JE McFarland Cup

2011 Show Flock
S. Caldwell – Temple Golf Club Cup

Chairman’s Award 2011
Trevor Knox