Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championships 2021

There were record entries and top prices for 2021 Beef and Lamb Championships held at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 23rd November. Rhonda Geary, RUAS Operations Director said “We are proud to be able to run this Show and Sale to showcase and promote all that is excellent in our production and farming communities as well as highlighting the quality produce from Northern Ireland within the beef and lamb industries”.

Throughout the day, the Championship was streamed online where thousands of viewers were able to enjoy the spectacular show of beef cattle and lamb classes as well as the highly anticipated auction later in the evening.  For those who missed out on the action from the show and sale they can view it again online on Royal Ulster Premier Beef and Lamb Championship YouTube channel or FaceBook page.

Ulster Housewife’s Champion

Peita McAlister from Morning Star purchased the Ulster Housewife’s Champion  for £3,800 in partnership with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland. Peita is pictured alongside exhibitor Jack Smyth.

The hotly contested Housewife’s Champion was a smashing British Blue sired steer (Imperial out of a Lim x Dam) and brought out by Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone This lovely steer weighed in at 550kgs was subsequently purchased by Peita McAllister for The Morning Star restaurant, Belfast for £3800.

Champion British Blue

The Champion British Blue and recipient of the British Blue Cup was awarded to James Alexander from Randalstown. The champion heifer sold for £3,200 to Ivan Lynn from Armoy. Pictured (L-R) James Alexander and his daughter Alisha Alexander.

The Champion British Blue was a heifer exhibited by James Alexander and it sold for £3200.

Reserve Champion British Blue

The Reserve Champion British Blue was presented to Knockagh Livestock from Knockagh. During the sale, Foyle Omagh Meats purchased this heifer for £2,100. Pictured (L-R) Handler Laura Irvine and Jim Irvine.

The Reserve Champion British Blue, also a heifer exhibited by Laura Irvine and purchased by Omagh Meats for £2100.

Housewife’s Champion

L-R Jack Smyth, Judge, Garry Jennings, Richard Primrose, BOI, Agric Minister Edwin poots and RUAS President Billy Martin.