Formerly: Holstein Friesian Breeders’ Club Awards at Dunadry Inn (1992)
The various awards won by members during the year were given out as follows:
Club Shows and Sales John Thompson and Sons Ltd Perpetual Challenge Cup (formerly the Lever Bowl), awarded to the exhibitor of the Women’s Champion at the September Show and Sale: Charles Davidson and Sons.
The Magheralave Cup, awarded to the exhibitor of the female champion at the November exhibition-sale: Derek Dunn.
The Ulster Bank Cup, awarded to the exhibitor of the female champion at the January show and sale: TJ Morrison and Sons.
The Bobby Gibney Perpetual Challenge Cup, awarded to the exhibitor of the female champion at the March show and sale: William and Ian Montgomery.
The Clogher Perpetual Cup, awarded to the exhibitor of the female champion at the Clogher March exhibition and sale: JR McLean and Sons. The McCall Salver, awarded on a points system based on club heifer shows and sales 1991/92:TJ Morrison and Sons.
The Butterfat Trophy was awarded to the exhibitor of the bull with the most inspection and fat points at the November bull show and sale: JR McLean and Sons.
RUAS May show 1992 – The Wilson Shield, awarded to the exhibitor with the most points: Jim Stevenson.
The Cooper Memorial Trophy, awarded to the junior female champion: Jim Stevenson.
The Craigbet-Rosan Trophy, awarded to the winner of the production class: Robert Mulligan.
The Barbican Crystal Award, given to the best group of three females bred by exhibitor Jim Stevenson.
The Holstein Friesian Society Cup, awarded to the exhibitor of the female champion: Robert Wallace.
The Bibby Salver, awarded according to a point system taking into account the annual RUAS show and certain provincial shows: James Walker.
RUAS Winter Fair 1991 – The Channon Heenan Memorial Trophy, awarded to the breeder with the most points: Jim Stevenson.
Inspection Competition (sponsored by Ulster Bank) – Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup and Crystal, awarded to the winner of the Large Herd section: W and I Montgomery.
Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup and Crystal, awarded to the winner of the middle section of the herd: James Mathers.
Crystal bowl, awarded to the winner of the highest inspection points: James Mathers.
Crystal vase, awarded to the winner of the best individual cow: James Walker (Caddy Lancer Reflection).
CBS Trophy (silver cow) and crystal, awarded to the winner of the progeny group of bulls: Morrell McCollum (Hanoverhill Starbuck).
Production Competition (sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd) – John Thompson Cup and Crystal, awarded to the winner of the Large Herd section: Hume and Michael Stewart-Moore.
John Thompson Cup and crystal, awarded to the winner of the medium herd section: Mervyn Johnston.
Overall Production Winner: Mervyn Johnston.
Club Judging Competition (W and I Montgomery Farm, May 1992) – The Kerr Cup, awarded to the winner of the junior section: Nicholas McCann.
The Smyth Shield, awarded to the overall winner of the competition: Nicholas McCann.
The Ashgrove Cup, awarded to the highest placed competitor from Northern Ireland in the senior section of the Holstein Friesian Society competition at Stoneleigh: Allan Wallace.
Charolais in demand: While sales of milk-fed calves began in 1992, competitions organized by the Northern Ireland Charolais Club are in full swing.
Club president Norman McClelland said he was delighted with the response from the producers.
“The numbers and the quality have been great,” he said. “And we are indebted to our sponsors, Ulster Bank, whose support and generosity is greatly appreciated.
“Sales have gotten off to a flying start and it is very encouraging for our breeders to see Charolais crossbred calves in high demand and at the top of prices in most centres,” he added.
By 1992 the NICC had raised the price to over £1,100 with special rosettes courtesy of Ulster Bank.
The Charolais competition had already been organized in Greencastle, Saintfield, Newtownhamilton, Ballymoney, Swatragh, Newtownstewart, Ballycastle and Ballyclare.
In all the centers, there had been “an excellent influx of quality stocks”.
“The sales again demonstrate the value of the Charolais as a terminal sire,” said Norman McClelland. “Demand and prices should bode well for our next show and sale at Portadown, when we are confident there will be a prime supply of quality breeding stock.”