There was a new backdrop for livestock exhibitors at Fermanagh County Show this year as it moved to the Castle Irvine Estate, Irvinestown.

The cattle judging pens were placed on the grass lawns of Necarne Castle, providing a perfect backdrop.

Exhibitors travelled from all across Northern Ireland to compete, with the Supreme Dairy Championship going to Alan Paul from Maghera with his Holstein cow in milk, Slatabogie Secure Manana August Red.

As well as winning his respective class and breed championship, Alan Paul lifted the coveted 1902 Farmers’ Challenge Cup, and prize money of £500 for the Supreme Dairy Championship award.

Reserve went to Conall Daly from Carrickmore.

The Coloured Dairy Championship went to Stewart and Nyree Baxter while the Supreme Pedigree ­Interbreed Championship was awarded to Connor Mulholland

from Craigavon for his stylish ­Limousin heifer, Deerpark Shakira.

For Fermanagh farmers, the highlight was the Classic Suckler Cow and Calf Competition, with £1,000 first prize sponsored by Castle Irvine Estate.

This went to David Boles from Lisbellaw. He went on to win the Beef Heifer Derby and first prize of £250 sponsored by Lakeland Veterinary Services.

The store animal championship was awarded to Sam Matchett, Portadown with Richard Law, Ballinamallard as Reserve, who also won the Fermanagh Commercial Championship.