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Crawford Brothers
Rathkeeland
Maguiresbridge
Co. Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
BT94 4RT
Tel: 07841 386682

BALMORAL SHOW 2010


Crawford Brothers had a roller coaster of success at Balmoral Show

We had 17 Limousin cattle at the show, clearly the largest exhibitors there, and we were flying the flag for both Northern and Southern Ireland.

Colonlara Valance
Colonlara Valance

From our farm in Clones, for the first time we had 6 cattle, which lifted two first prizes, 2 seconds and a third, then went on to take the championship in the points section of the entire Limousin breed with our Northern herd taking second place.

Sylvandene Defoe - 1st in Class - Our new Junior Stock Bull
Sylvandene Defoe - Our new Junior Stock Bull

sarkley bikita first in dry cow class
Sarkley Bikita

Our cow Colonlara Valance took first place in the cow class, female champion and overall limousin champion and three hours later went on to win the overall interbreed of the show - a first for Crawford Brothers, and to do it also when we are celebrating 30 years in breeding and showing pedigree Limousin's was the icing on the cake for the family.

finisklin ciera ist in junior cow class
Finisklin Ciera

Champion Group of Three from one exhibitor
Champion Group of Three from one exhibitor

The next day Colonara Valance and our young bull Sylvandene Defoe who came first in his class, and will be heading to the Royal shows across the water before finally ending up in the Cogent semen collection centre in the autumn teamed up with William Smyth to take the Interbreed Group of Three.

interbreed champion group of three from left raymond crawford ulster bank rep jonathan mulligan stephen crawford, john smyth and herbie crawford with pearce hughes from asda who sponsored the award
Interbreed Champion Group of Three, l/r Raymond Crawford, Ulster Bank Rep Jonathan Mulligan, Stephen Crawford, John Smyth, Herbie Crawford with Pearce Hughes, Asda who sponsored the award

Colonlara Valance
Colonlara Valance

The Crawford family being presented with the trophy for the most points
The Crawford family being presented with the trophy for the most points in the Limousin section

Show Results for our two herds
Class 511
2nd 191 Connans Farm Erne Euphoria
4th 200 Crawford, Mr Raymond Erne Emily
Class 512
5th 210 Crawford, Mr Raymond Erne Elaine
6th 218 Crawford, Mr Raymond Erne Eclies
Class 513
2nd 224 Connans Farm Sylvandene Duchess
5th 228 Connans Farm Erne Dianna
Class 514
3rd
235 Crawford Brothers Sarkley Daisy
Class 515
1st
241 Crawford Brothers Finisklin Ciera
2nd 243 Connans Farm Curraghree Collette
Class 516
1st 245 Crawford Brothers Clonlara Valance
Class 517
1st 249 Connans Farm Sarkley Bikita
2nd 244 Crawford Brothers Ravissante
Class 518
4th
253 Crawford Brothers Erne Eric
Class 520
1st 276 Connans Farm Sylvandene Defoe
Class 523
1st 241, 244 Crawford Brothers Finisklin Ciera & Ravissante
3rd 224, 243 Connans Farm Sylvandene Duchess & Curraghree Collette

DUNBIA BEEF CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

SP:Crawford Brothers, Maguiresbridge

SPECIAL PRIZE £200- for the best Group in the Beef Group Competition. Reserve Prize, £100. Additionally £100 to best traditional breed (Non-Continental).

SP:Crawford Brothers, Maguiresbridge
SP:Connans Farm, Clones


Press Release - 13th May 2010

Clonlara Valance Secures Limousin Championship at Royal Ulster

Female Limousin Champion and Supreme Overall at the 2010 Royal Ulster Show held at Balmoral on Tuesday 12th May 2010 was Clonlara Valance exhibited by Crawford Bros, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh. Progressing from the cow in milk with calf at foot class, this Limousin female went on to take the Female Championship and Supreme Overall under Judge Mr Paul Byas, Middledale Farm, Kilham, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

A very strong line-up of Limousin animals numbering 84 forward represented the largest entry of any beef breed. Clonlara Valance was shown with her Sauvignon-sired calf at foot and was bred by Colin Hogg, Erinagh, Clonlara, Co Clare in the Republic of Ireland.

 

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