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Upwards of 150 Aberdeen Angus cattle are expected to converge on Newry for the 2017 ABP Newry Show taking place on Saturday 24 June at Newry Rugby Club.

Co. Down Aberdeen Angus breeder Hylda Mills can look back on a very successful Balmoral Show. Her young bull Dartry Elliott came first in his class. But now her attention is firmly focussed on the upcoming All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships, which will be an integral part of this year’s ABP Newry Show.

“This is the first time that I have entered the All-Ireland Championships,” she said.

Looking forward to the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships, taking place at this year's ABP Newry Show on Saturday, June 24: l to r Niall Kearney, ABP Food Group; Brian Lockhart, Secretary Newry Show and Aberdeen Angus breeder Hylda Mills with her choice heifer Coltrim Diana
Looking forward to the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships, taking place at this year's ABP Newry Show on Saturday, June 24: l to r Niall Kearney, ABP Food Group; Brian Lockhart, Secretary Newry Show and Aberdeen Angus breeder Hylda Mills with her choice heifer Coltrim Diana

“It will be a tremendous showcase for the breed. Along with the bull, I have entered a bought-in heifer, Coltrim Diana. 

“It’s very hard to assess how animals will perform prior to an event. But I do know that the competition from other breeders at Newry will be extremely stiff.”

Taking pride of place at the show this year will be its hosting of the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships a first for Newry.

Newry Agricultural Society, chairman Kyle Henry spoke of the honour of hosting the championships:  “It is a tremendous honour for Newry to host what is the most prestigious Aberdeen Angus event to take place on the island of Ireland annually. And adding to the very special nature of the day will be the fact that 100 Forum delegates, from a host of countries around the world, will be with us to enjoy the spectacle and colour associated with what promises to be a wonderful event.

The Irish Angus Championships is on top of the large entry of cattle, sheep and other livestock that traditionally form part in the show.

“We are also delighted to have ABP Food Group on board as our keynote sponsor.”

 

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