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  • July 2016

    Latest arrival – Bull calf by Drumcorn Egghead J674 born 12th July – Unassisted and both doing well 

    – Bull calf by Drumcorn Egghead J674                          
  • July 2016

    Show success today as Drumcorn Egghead J674 wins the Male Championship at Castlewellan Show and lift the Reserve Ulster Championship for 2016

  • June 2016

    Delighted to judge the Aberdeen Angus classes at Royal Bath & West Show in Somerset

    Disappointing numbers forward due to a number of factors but no adverse effect on quality so congratulations to the Denning’s on a very worthy champion

  • April 2016    

    First of the 2016 calves born today with a smart bull calf by Te Mania Emperor E343 out of the Burthlene Patriot 47M sired Drumcorn Elene H567

  • February 2016

    Weighed last year’s calves today (April / May born) to average 345 kgs with heaviest weanling topping 490kgs

  • November 2015

    Weaned calves this year at grass using electric fence – largely trouble free and much easier when cows removed for housing

  • June 2015

    Careful management of breeding season last year has tightened calving considerably in 2015 – close observation and strict AI protocols helped achieved calving <3 months

    Target is to further improve this next year #breedingseason15 when we will mainly be using Te Mania Emperor E343  

  • July 2014
    We have a good selection of service-age bulls for sale - From some of our best females - All performance recorded and priced to sell

  • June 2014
    Had a great day at Armagh Show with Drumcorn Egghead J674 winning the Interbreed Beef Bull Championship and Supreme Interbreed Beef Championship when judged by well known Simmental breeder Peter O'Connell from Co Cork

  • May 2014
    All our home-bred entries at the Royal Ulster Show were placed with the yearling bull Drumcorn Lord Indiana N943 taking the Reserve Native Breeds Beef Performance Championship

  • September 2013
    We were delighted to host a Show & Sale Preparation Workshop for the NIAAC when well known stockman and cattle fitter Fraser Cormack gave a demonstration to newer breeders on preparing cattle for show and sale
    There was a good turnout on the day and everyone made the most of this great opportunity to see and hear from a master craftsman at work
    The added benefit for us is that the farmyard has been tidied up and all this year's calves have now been halter broken....  

    angus workshop
    angus workshop 2

  • June 2013        
    More success at Newry Show when Drumcorn Egghead J674 lifted the Interbreed Beef Bull Championship when selected by William Smith from Oldcastle, Co Meath. Earlier in the day he had stood Reserve Breed Champion & Exhibitor Bred Champion. And in the classes we got two x First, two x Second and one x Third placed rosettes as well.
  • June 2013
    Another successful outing at Armagh Show with 2 x Firsts, 1 x Second; Best Pair and Breed Champion with the Ballamanaugh Estefan sired Drumcorn Egghead J674 under judge Louis Byrne from Co Wicklow. In the Interbreed Championships Drumcorn Egghead went on to take the Honourable Mention award in the Beef Bull Championship whilst Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 lifted the same award in the Beef Cow Championship.

    That's it for a few weeks but we hope to be back in action later in the year with some additions to the show team......  

    armagh show

    Armagh Show 2013 - Breed Champion & Interbreed Championship Award winner - Drumcorn Egghead J674

  • June 2013
    We had a great day at Lurgan Show winning Four First prizes and took Breed Champion with Drumcorn Egghead J674 and Reserve Champion with Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 - both sired by Ballamanaugh Estefan. Both subsequently combined to win the Interbreed Pairs Championship and Egghead took the Honourable Mention Award in the show's Interbreed Beef Championship  

  • March 2013
    We sold the last of the working-age bulls a few weeks ago - off to a suckler herd on high ground in the Mournes - and the good demand for Angus bulls means we are still getting enquiries.

    Unfortunately the oldest bull in our 2012 crop by Blelack Prince is just coming up to 12 months of age but he is growing fast and we have had some interest in him already. We also have two younger bulls by Drumcorn Egghead that should sell readily later this year.

    The first of this year's calves was born at the weekend - A Woodvale Total son off Drumcorn Lady Ida that was born unassisted and looks good with 'both mother and son doing well'.

  • January 2013
    The good demand for Angus bulls continues with another bull sold privately for use in a large dairy herd near Lisburn.
    We now have only one working-age bull for sale - the first registered calf by Cogent's Blelack Prince J165. A very correct calf - further details can be found at Drumcorn Electric L884

  • December 2012
    A very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to all customers and Angus friends from both of us at Drumcorn Angus

  • August 2012
    Finished the 2012 show season on a high at the All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships at Virginia Show, Co Cavan where Drumcorn Egghead J674 stood Second, and featured in the Senior Championship line-up, to the eventual Supreme Champion. Our Yearling Heifer Drumcorn Ergessa L814 was also placed Third in another strong class - lots of interest in our breeding programme which made all the export testing and overnight trip worthwhile. Planning for the 2013 show season is already underway.....

  • July 2012
    We had a great day at Castlewellan Show taking Firsts with Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 (Junior Cow); Drumcorn Ergessa L814 (Yearling heifer) and Drumcorn Egghead J674 (Senior bull) under judge Lisa Frain from the Allabury herd. A blue ribbon was also achieved by Drumcorn Ergessa C265 (Senior cow) and in the Pairs competition (Egghead & Ergessa). The Breed Championship then went to Drumcorn Egghead who won the FS Herron Shield  for the Champion animal.

    castlewellen show 2012
  • June 2012
    Success at the Lurgan Centenary Show with Drumcorn Egghead J674 taking the Male Championship before going on to lift the Reserve Breed Championship. He also teamed up with Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 to take the Pairs title with team mate Drumcorn Ergessa L814 winning the Yearling heifer class.

Lurgan June 2012

  • May 2012
    A successful mission for our home-bred team at the Royal Ulster Show with Drumcorn Egghead J674 taking second place in the Senior Bull class before lifting the Exhibitor Bred Championship and the WJ Carson trophy. He also linked up with his full sister Drumcorn Ergessa C265 to take the Best Pair.
    Drumcorn Lady Ida J663, with a Blelack Prince sired heifer calf at foot, took a blue ribbon in the Junior Cow class.
    Both our entries were placed in a very strong Yearling Heifer class with Drumcorn Ergessa L814 taking 6th place whilst Drumcorn Lady Ida L825 took an 8th place rosette - both sired by Woodvale Total G616  
  • July 2011
    First Angus judging assignment at Castlewellan Show - Many kind comments afterwards particularly appreciating the reason-giving after each class and in the build up to the Championship

  • June 2011
    We have now won the Aberdeen Angus Championship at all of the summer shows in Northern Ireland at least once and are very proud of this achievement

  • June 2011
    A red letter day for us at Ballymoney Show when we won the Breed Championship with Drumcorn Egghead J674 and also took the Reserve Interbreed Group Championship with Egghead; Willow & Lady Ida.


    The Reserve Interbreed Group of Three – Ballymoney 2011
  • May 2011
    Another first prize ticket at the Royal Ulster Show for Drumcorn Ergessa C265

  • October 2010 At the AACS Show & Sale in Dungannon our 18 month old bull Drumcorn Elbando J685 scaled 960kgs, won the strongest class and the Reserve Male Championship before selling for top price of 2,800 gns to McMurtry Bros from Coleraine

  • July 2010 We won the Breed Championship and Interbreed Championship at Londonderry & Limavady Show with the 7 year old cow Drumcorn Ergessa C265


    Drumcorn Ergessa C265 after winning the Breed & Interbreed
    Championship at Londonderry & Limavady Show

  • May 2010 At the Royal Ulster Show we won the Yearling Heifer class & Best Exhibitor Bred Award with Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 whilst her herd mate Drumcorn Ergessa C265 took the Reserve Exhibitor Bred Award

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    Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 after winning the Best Exhibitor Bred Award
    at the Royal Ulster Show under judge Graeme Massie of the Blelack herd

  • July 2009 Further show success with Drumcorn Ergessa C265 giving us our fifth Breed Championship of the season when she won at Antrim Show before going on to lift the Supreme Interbreed Beef Championship – the second time we have won the Sloan Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Supreme Champion at Antrim.

    Antrim Show

    Supreme Interbreed Beef Champion - Antrim - 2009

  • June 2009 We were delighted to win the Ulster Provincial Championship for the fifth time when Drumcorn Ergessa C265 won the Breed Championship at Saintfield Show. Her herd mate Drumlister Willow took Second in the Cow Class and they combined to win the Pairs Competition with Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 again winning the Calf Class.
  • June 2009 Drumlister Willow wins two Breed Championships for us at Lurgan (second year running) and Newry with her heifer calf Drumcorn Lady Ida featuring strongly in the calf classes. 

    Newry Show

    Newry Show Champion 2009 and 'champion handler' Alison Connoll

  • April 2009 Sold two Ankonian Elixir 100 sons at the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society’s Show & Sale in Dungannon to achieve second and third top prices of 2,300 and 2,200 guineas respectively.

  • February 2009 Drumlister Willow calved this week with a smart heifer calf - Drumcorn Lady Ida J663 by Ballamanaugh Estefan – one to look out for.

  • August 2008 We finished the show season on a high with Drumlister Willow winning the Breed Championship at Enniskillen to add to her win at Lurgan earlier in the year. During the year we lifted a total five championships and two reserve championships with three animals.
  • July 2008  Two major show successes to report with Drumcorn Ergessa C265 winning the Breed Championship at both Saintfield and Castlewellan and going on to win Reserve Interbreed Champion at Saintfield and Honourable Mention in the same competition at Castlewellan.
  • June 2008  We were delighted to win the Ulster Championship for the fourth time with Drumcorn Edison F442 taking the Breed Championship at Armagh Show.
  • May 2008  We won the Reserve Breed Championship at the Royal Ulster Show with Drumlister Willow that went on to win the Reserve Interbreed Group Championship.
  • January 2008  Another heifer calf born to Elcara of Drumlister – now 16 year old - this time Drumcorn Elene H567 by Burthlene Patriot 47M (Imp).
  • October 2007  At the Shanrod Dispersal Sale we purchased the 4 year old cow Drumlister Willow (Imp) with her heifer calf at foot. She is a direct descendant of the famous Irish show cow Parkmeadow United and was sired by Idvies Euro Y173. 
  • July 2007  In the NI Herds Competition we moved up to win the Medium Herd category this year and are grateful to the judge Albert De Coogan from the Mogeely Herd in Co Cork for his kind comments on the herd.

angus herd comp winners

Winning Best Medium Herd, NI Herds Competition, 2007

  • July 2006  In this years NI Herds Competition we moved up to the Medium Herd category winning the Reserve Best Herd and the Award for Best Cow Family (Erica).
  • July 2006  Our 14 year old cow Elcara of Drumlister won the Breed Championship & Ulster Championship at Omagh Show making her the Ulster Champion for the second time and surely creating a record for an aged cow.
  • July 2005  We scored a hat trick in the NI Aberdeen Angus Herds Competition winning the Best Small Herd for the third consecutive year. 
  • May 2005  A red letter day for us at the Royal Ulster winning an array of awards including Reserve Supreme Champion and Best Exhibitor Bred animal with Drumcorn Elast C276 by Ballamanaugh Estefan out of Elcara of Drumlister. We also won Best Pair and Best Pair of heifers – Drumcorn Elast & Drumcorn Ergessa C265 - and also scored a ‘double’ in the Cow class with Clover Cherry Blosom W14 & Elcara of Drumlister. We had eight entries at the show and took home 2 x Firsts; 4 x Seconds; 1 x Third & 1x Fourth – not a bad days work…… Thanks to John Tilson of the Wedderlie herd who judged the show and helped make it happen! 
  • July 2004  At Antrim Show we won the Breed Championship and the Ulster Provincial Trophy with Clover Cherry Blosom W14 before she went on to win the Supreme Interbreed Beef Championship.
  • May 2003  Our new stock bull Drumlister Cherry Boy A882 won the Senior Bull class at the Royal Ulster Show before going on to take the Male Championship and Reserve Supreme Championship – our first major win at this show.  
  • July 2002  Won the Ulster Provincial Trophy at Clogher Valley Show with Elcara of Drumlister taking the Breed Championship under judge William McLaren Senior from the Netherton herd. It was particularly pleasing to do so in front of a large crowd including a number of overseas visitors attending the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference in Belfast.
  • June 2000  Our first foray showing cattle in Great Britain saw our stock bull Ballamanaugh Estefan win the Senior Bull class at the Royal Highland Show before going on to lift the Male Championship and then the Reserve Supreme Champion title – not a bad result for a herd with just three cows!             

royal highland show 2000

Championship presentation, Royal Highland Show 2000

  • May 1995  Elcara of Drumlister won her third consecutive first prize rosette at the Royal Ulster Show winning the Cow / Heifer class after taking the Two Year Old Heifer class last year and the Yearling Heifer Class in 1993. 
  • February 1995 The first calf registered under the Drumcorn herd prefix was born on 24th February – a heifer named Elbabs of Drumcorn, she is out of Elcara of Drumlister and sired by Barbi of Skaill.
  • July 1994  The Drumcorn herd won its first championship when our two year old heifer Elcara of Drumlister won at Antrim Show.


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