The 2017 Grassland Competition was  again well supported with about 20 entrants with a number of new commers..  The UGS is once again indebted to Danske Bank for continued sponsorship of the Grassland Competition.  The first round of judging was undertaken by 6 groups of judges and the final round was jusged Steven Morrison, Grassland Competition Secretary, Alan Wallace, The previous winner and UGs Honorary Secretary, George Reid.


The Overall winner was Reggie Lilburn a dairy farmer from Dromore Co Down. 

Runners up were John and Joe Milligan from Castlewellan who run suckler and sheep .enterprises and Roger and Hilary Bell, from Kells who runs a sheep enterprise.

The Environmental practice award was won by Gregg Somerville, a dairy farmer from Dromara

A new entrant award was collected by Mark and James Johnston dairy farmers from Ahoghill.

Andrew Chestnutt from Ballymoney picked up a special commendation for his excellent grassland management for his dairy herd.


To view the presentation by UGS Competitions Secretary, Steven Morrison click HERE


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