There were some great entries and top prices at the fifth Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships on Tuesday, November 22 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

With a record number of entries for 2022, an unrivalled turnout of beef cattle, calves and lambs competed for renowned Championship titles. The winner of the coveted Allams Cup and the highly sought-after title of Supreme Champion, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, was JCB Commercials from Co. Down with their heifer, Totally Illegal.

On the night, the animal sold for £6,500 to Kitson Family Butchers from North Yorkshire.

Robert Miller from Moneymore won the popular Ulster Housewife’s Champion with his Limousin heifer, Dashing Princess, selling to the Mayfly Restaurant, Kesh for £3,000.

Lambs shown on the day competed for the title of Best Butcher Pair, with Jamie McCutcheon from Trillick receiving this prestigious award, going on to sell for £400 to David Kerr from Kircubbin.

S & J Smyth from Newtownstewart received the title of Reserve Best Butcher Pair.

The leading price in the lamb sales ring was £500 for Clive Richardson’s Any Other Breed pair, purchased by Barry Latimer from Trillick.