ALAN MORRISON – DRUMMEER HERD,
Maguiresbridge, Co.Fermanagh, N.Ireland.
Alan Morrison of the 15-cow Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh-based Drummeer herd is no stranger to success in the show ring, having won various regional and national championships across the board in Northern Ireland.
Some of his herd accolades to date include winning the reserve breed championship at Balmoral Show this year with a daughter of his 2013 reserve breed champion. Locally he took the breed championship at Fermanagh Show and was also in the tickets at last year’s Pedigree Calf Fair, so knows all too well what’s needed to bring out champions.
From a judging point of view, Alan judged the Irish Association Calf Show in Tullamore last year and the All Ireland Championships this year at the Royal Meath Show. Describing his choice in the show ring, Alan says: “I look for
conformation and ease of fleshing in an animal and in doing so they have to have long tops with a well sprung rib. Breed character is also important as they have to have that added show ring presence.”