On Tuesday 26th November 2019, the second Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships took place, in association with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland. The popular show and sale organized by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) returned to the Dr E F Logan Hall, Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn.
Throughout the day, visitors enjoyed the show of cattle and lamb classes, leading up to the ever popular auction in the evening. They were also able to browse the range of trade stands in attendance as well as network and do business with people in the industry.
Beef Cattle competed for a number of prestigious titles throughout the day. The coveted title of Supreme Champion of Show was awarded to JCB Commercials from Newtownards consisting of Charlie Beverland, Johnny Neill and Gareth Corrie while Mr Alan Veitch from Lisbellaw was awarded Reserve Champion. Mr Jack Smyth from Newtownstewart, was awarded the Ulster Housewife’s Champion and the McKenna Brothers from Clogher, were awarded Reserve Ulster Housewife’s Champion. The Rodgers Family from Dromara picked up the Best of Opposite Sex to the Ulster Housewife’s Champion.
Lambs shown on the day competed for the title of Best Butcher Pair, with Miss Zara Preston from Omagh picking up this award while Mr William McAllister from Ballymena was awarded Reserve Best Butcher Pair.