Packed schedule for 110th Antrim Show

Antrim Show cattle sponsors, from left: Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland; George Stirling, Stirling Frames; Michael Graham, John Thompson and Sons; Tom Clyde. Kneeling, from left: Gary Henderson, AI Services (NI) Ltd; Eamon McGarry, NI Blonde Club; Margaret McQuinston; William Thompson, Bank of Ireland; Andrew Hyde, Hyde Farm Feeds. Looking on with Limousin heifer Joan Gilliland. Picture: Julie Hazelton
Antrim Show cattle sponsors, from left: Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland; George Stirling, Stirling Frames; Michael Graham, John Thompson and Sons; Tom Clyde. Kneeling, from left: Gary Henderson, AI Services (NI) Ltd; Eamon McGarry, NI Blonde Club; Margaret McQuinston; William Thompson, Bank of Ireland; Andrew Hyde, Hyde Farm Feeds. Looking on with Limousin heifer Joan Gilliland. Picture: Julie Hazelton

The organisers of Antrim Agricultural Society’s 110 th annual show are pleased to announce that this year’s event will play host to the final of the prestigious Bank of Ireland/NISA Junior Bull Championship.

The competition is open to pedigree bulls born on or after January 1 2015, and breeders have been competing at the various provincial shows for a place in the final line-up. Judge for the 2016 championship is Scottish breeder Dougie McBeath. The prize fund includes £300 for first prize, with £200 going to the second placed entry, and £100 for the third prize winner.

Antrim Show is hosting the 2016 Bank of Ireland/NISA Junior Bull Championship. Sponsors William Thompson, left, and Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland, are pictured with Antrim Shows chairman Fred Duncan; and vice chairman Robert Wallace. Picture: Julie Hazelton

Antrim Show is hosting the 2016 Bank of Ireland/NISA Junior Bull Championship. Sponsors William Thompson, left, and Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland, are pictured with Antrim Shows chairman Fred Duncan; and vice chairman Robert Wallace. Picture: Julie Hazelton

Antrim Show boasts an action-packed schedule featuring a host of classes for horticulture and home industries, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, goats, and 20 breeds of sheep, as well as a variety of classes for equine enthusiasts.

Society vice-chairman Robert Wallace said: “We are also looking forward to welcoming the NI Dexter Group’s premier show; and the NI Limousin Championships. A big thank you to our sponsors for their continued support.”

The one-day show which takes place at Shane’s Castle on Saturday, July 23, is also hosting qualifiers for the Linden Foods/NISA Beef Heifer Championship, open to pedigree heifers born on or after January 1 2015; and the McLarnon Feeds/NISA Dairy Cow Championship. This is the last chance to qualify for a place ahead of Clogher Show finals.

Entry forms and schedules for Antrim Show are available to download from the website www.antrimshow.com. Alternatively, contact the secretary Patricia Pedlow on mobile 07899 746542, or email antrimshowsec@hotmail.com

The closing date for entries is Saturday, July 9.