Charollais Picture Perfect Stars at Balmoral

Another amazing week at Balmoral for the Charollais Sheep Breed with Charollais winning the Supreme Interbreed Championship for the fourth consecutive year.  Some Breeders dream about winning the Interbreed Championship at Balmoral but for the Bell/Christie team this has been a reality. 2016 is their fifth Interbreed Championship at Balmoral, this year it was Hollylodge Picture Perfect who took the title, a Shearling Ram purchased from McConnell Brothers Parkgate at Dungannon Charollais Premier last year.   Sired by Lornbrook Nutcracker and out of a Hollylodge Dam this tremendous Ram was a splendid example of the Breed, demonstrating the power and muscle which Charollais can achieve whilst also showing that bit of style.

The Lornbrook Charollais Flock also won the Interbreed Pairs Championship with their Shearling Ram and Shearling Ewe and were Reserve in the Interbreed Group of Three, all in all a brilliant Balmoral for them and also for the Charollais Breed.

The Charollais Breed classes were this year judged by Drew Cowan of the Tullyear Flock who was very impressed with the standard. The Lornbrook Team of Diane Christie,Trevor Bell and Amy Presho winning their classes in the Senior ram, Shearling Ram, Senior Ewe and Shearling Ewe. The  Shearling Ram, Hollylodge Picture Perfect winning Male Champion and Breed Champion. Their Senior Ram,sired by Gogwell Kicking King  taking Reserve Male Champion.  The first placed Senior Ewe bred by the Beechview Flock of George Booth was no stranger to rosettes taking first in the Shearling class and Reserve Female Champion at Balmoral 2015. Winning Female Champion was the Lornbrook Shearling Ewe, a superb ewe well balanced with great conformation sired by Elmwick Mr McGregor and out of an Elmwick Dam

The red rosette in the Ram lamb Class went to William McAllister, Artnagullion Rolex,sired by Riverdale Preacher who was purchased privately from Norman McMordie and out of a Castellau Figurehead Dam, this great muscled Ram shows a lot of potential and will be available to purchase at Worcester Charollais Sheep Premier on Saturday 2nd July

Winning the Ewe Lamb Class and also Reserve Female Champion was a lovely stylish lamb shown by Jonathan Aiken. An ET lamb out of a home bred ram, Carnew Kingpin and out of a Foulrice Danny Boy daughter.  With a name like Carnew Rhianna and with style and presence to match I’m sure she will hit the Headlines again.

Class Results:

Senior Ram
1st Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell
2nd Banville Flock Berry Brothers
3rd Lornbrook  Flock Christie/Bell

Shearling Ram
1st  Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell
2nd  Lornbrook Flock  Christie/Bell
3rd  Carnew Flock Jonathan Aiken

Senior Ewe
1st Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell
2nd  Lornbrook Flock  Christie/Bell

Shearling Ewe
1st Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell
2nd Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell
3rd  Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell

Ram Lambs
1st  Artnagullion Flock William McAllister ZGQ 2921
2nd Ringclare Flock Kenny & Sheila Malcomson YBX 447
3rd Artnagullion Flock William McAllister ZGQ 2930

Ewe Lambs
1st   Carnew Flock  Jonathan Aiken  ZXJ 00708
2nd Artnagullion Flock William McAllister ZGQ 2919
3rd Lornbrook Flock Christie/Bell ZHV 938

Group of Three Lornbrook Flock


Male Champion:   Shearling Ram, Christie/Bell HWZ 258
Reserve Male Champion: Senior Ram Christie/Bell  ZHV 672
Female Champion:   Shearling Ewe, Christie/Bell  nYST 526
Reserve Female Champion:  Ewe Lamb, Jonathan Aiken  ZXJ 00708
Champion:  Shearling Ram, Christie/Bell  HWZ 258
Reserve Champion:  Shearling Ewe, Christie/Bell  YST 526