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Cullyhanna farmer celebrates Balmoral success

Record breaking Cullyhanna farmer, Henry Savage, is celebrating once again after sweeping the boards at Ireland’s biggest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show.

Four cattle from the Limousin herd of Henry Savage and Son scooped an array of championship titles at the 150th anniversary of the show last week. Leading a successful few days for the farming family was undoubtedly Trueman Noreen, one of four daughters of the £147,000 record-priced Trueman Jagger which the Savages sold in October 2015 in Carlisle. 

Noreen won the baby heifer class before collecting the titles of Junior Champion, Female Champion and Overall Limousin Champion, before being singled out for the highest accolade of Overall breed Champion! 

Sister Trueman Nadine won her class and was Reserve Junior Female Limousin Champion, while a third heifer, Trueman Marianne won her class with another daughter, Trueman Marley placed 2nd.  All three pedigree heifers went on to win the Limousin Group of 3 title.

In the Interbreed competitions Trueman Noreen joined with Jalex Notorious to win the Interbreed Pairs and Nadine joined them to win the Interbreed Group of 3, while Marianne and Marley also won the Exhibitor Bred Interbreed Pair. 

The impressive haul of tiles certainly made it a Balmoral Show to remember for the local farming family who have put years of work into developing the bloodline of their Limousin cattle and are immensely proud of their premium herd.

Speaking to The Examiner about their success, Henry Savage said the family were just “coming back down to earth after another wonderful week at Balmoral” and he thanked everyone who helped them throughout the show.