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We're not a backwater event, insists Limavady Show chairman

By Richard Halleron

Published 20/07/2015

Enjoying Limavady Show are Alyson Henry and son Archie from Ballymena
Enjoying Limavady Show are Alyson Henry and son Archie from Ballymena
John Trimble and Stacey McKnight from Rathfriland
Mark, Suzie and Katie Quigley from Limavady with their greyhound Penny

The north west's largest agricultural event does not get the recognition it deserves, according to the Limavady Show chairman.

"We are not just a backwater event, taking place in a sleepy part of Co Londonderry.

"We are a true county show and have the track record to prove it," Alwyn McFarlane added.

He was speaking at the end of this year's event, which attracted large crowds to the showgrounds at Aghanloo.

Traditionally, Limavady Show attracts a tremendous turnout of sheep from all parts of Northern Ireland - and this year was no different. The Inter-Breed Championship went to Louise Breen, from Clogher, with her three-year-old Texel ewe Queenie.

"It has been a tremendous day out," she said.

"The plan is to take the ewe to Clogher at the end of the month."

The inter-breed reserve title went to Veronica and Patrick Fullerton, from Draperstown, with their Lanark Blackface ewe.

The Limavady dairy championship went to the McLean family, from Bushmills, with their Holstein second calver Priestland 5126 Shottle Sizzle VG87.

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