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The third Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships, in partnership with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland, takes place on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

RUAS Chief Executive Dr. Alan Crowe is joined by Richard Primrose, Agri Manager NI, Bank of Ireland UK and Ian Sheppard, Managing Director NI, Bank of Ireland UK at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.
RUAS Chief Executive Dr. Alan Crowe is joined by Richard Primrose, Agri Manager NI, Bank of Ireland UK and Ian Sheppard, Managing Director NI, Bank of Ireland UK at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Beef & Lamb Championships will take place behind closed doors and it will not be open to the public. The live event will however be streamed online through the Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championship’s You Tube channel. On the day, a live link will be posted on BEEFANDLAMB.ORG.UK and across its social media channels.

A limited number of buyers have been permitted entrance on the day, however for those unable to attend, bids can be placed online at BEATTIE.MARTEYE.IE. Interested buyers are encouraged to register well in advance to ensure that they can successfully bid on the night.

The highly anticipated event will kick off with the fierce competition in the beef and lamb showing classes commencing from 11am. Beef cattle will compete for the coveted title of Supreme Champion and the renowned Allams Cup, while lambs classes will battle it out for the title of Best Butcher Pair. Once showing is complete, the popular auction will take place from 6pm where all competition stock shown on the day will be offered for sale. 

Richard Primrose, NI Agri Manager for principal sponsor Bank of Ireland UK commented, “With the beef and lamb industry playing such a vital part in the local economy, we’re looking forward to the show and sale taking place next week and the new online approach connecting the buyers and sellers with even more people this year.” 

Alan Crowe, Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) Chief Executive added, ‘‘The RUAS is thrilled to host the third Royal Ulster Beef & Lamb Championship in partnership with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland in the Logan Hall at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn. The popular Show will feature a variety of showing classes topped off by the ever-popular auction in the evening."

He continued ‘‘Once again, we are delighted to have the generous backing of our principal sponsor Bank of Ireland. Their support has played a central role in enabling us to deliver this event and the partnership highlights our own and the bank’s support of the local beef and sheep industries.”

This year, the Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships will take place behind closed doors on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lilburn. The show of premier Beef Cattle and Lamb will be streamed online from 11am followed by the auction at 6pm. For more informationfollow the Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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