The 'Fermanagh Stars' calf show and sale organised by Fermanagh Pedigree Livestock Breeders Ltd takes place in the Exhibition Hall of the Ulster Farmers' Mart, Enniskillen this Saturday, November 19.

With 19 interbreed classes of Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Belgian Blue, Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Hereford, and Irish Moiled cattle on show competing for the Continental, Native and Commercial championship honours, this promises to be an event not to be missed by livestock breeders and enthusiasts.

The show and sale begins with judging at 10am with Paul Kingham, from County Monaghan, a prominent Charolais and commercial beef calf producer placing the prizewinners in the Continental and commercial beef calf classes.

The judging of the native breed class are in the capable hands of leading Hereford breeder, Gary McKiernan from Corlesmore, Co. Cavan. No stranger to the Fermanagh Breeders Group members, Gary did an excellent job of judging the group’s herds competition several years ago.

A spokesperson for Fermanagh Pedigree Livestock Breeders Group Ltd. said; “The group are delighted with the response from members with a catalogued entry of close to 100 top beef cattle competing for a prize fund of £4,000.”

When judging is completed, a sale will follow at approximately 2.30pm, giving those pedigree and commercial cattle exhibitors the chance to offer their cattle for sale if they wish. These lots are joined in the sale with a special breeding heifer class of 13 choice entries with great potential to make top suckler cow replacements. There will also be some unshown pedigree entries in the sale which will not have competed in the show.

The spokesperson said this is an event not to be missed for the pedigree or commercial beef farmer, looking for stock to complement their suckler or pedigree herd enterprises or just simply to view some of Fermanagh’s top beef cattle.

The committee of the Fermanagh Pedigree Livestock Breeders group has thanked the numerous sponsors for their generosity towards the event and also the management of the Ulster Farmers Mart for kindly granting the use of their premises to host the show and sale.

Admission is free and the mart restaurant will be open for food and refreshments.