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This year the Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park however due to COVID-19 restrictions, the show of premium beef cattle and lamb will be closed to the public.

Ian Sheppard, Managing Director NI, Bank of Ireland UK and Richard Primrose, Agri Manager NI, Bank of Ireland UK, join RUAS Chief Executive Dr. Alan Crowe at Balmoral Park, Lisburn
Ian Sheppard, Managing Director NI, Bank of Ireland UK and Richard Primrose, Agri Manager NI, Bank of Ireland UK, join RUAS Chief Executive Dr. Alan Crowe at Balmoral Park, Lisburn

Bank of Ireland will return as the principal sponsor of the event which includes a wide selection of beef and lamb championship showing classes will culminate with the ever-popular auction in the evening. On the day, the live auction will be streamed online where buyers can bid for champion livestock. A limited number of buyers can also pre-register for this event and will be permitted entrance on the day.

A copy of this year’s prize schedule can be found at BEEFANDLAMB.ORG.UK and Livestock exhibitors can enter online for all beef and lamb classes. 

Dr. Alan Crowe, RUAS Chief Executive commented, ‘‘The RUAS is looking forward to hosting the third Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships at Balmoral Park albeit the event will take a different format to previous years with no public permitted and the live auction being streamed online”.

He continued, “In these challenging times, we are extremely grateful to have the generous financial support of Bank of Ireland UK and it highlights our own and the bank’s support of the local beef and sheep industries.”

Ian Sheppard, Managing Director NI, Bank of Ireland UK, added, “We are very proud to partner with The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society once again to host this prestigious show and sale. The local beef and sheep industry plays such a vital part in the local economy and although people cannot physically attend, the new online approach helps to connect the buyers and sellers with even more people this year.” 

The Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn with the live auction commencing from 6pm.

To keep up to date with the latest news visit their website or follow the Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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