Special Recognition Award for Gilford farmer in inaugural NI Agricultural Awards
24th September 2016
Gilford farmer, Harry McGaffin has come in for Special Recognition in the inaugural NI Agricultural Awards.
Gilford farmer Harry McGaffin and his Blackberry Hill Farm Shop are finalists in the inaugural NI Agricultural Awards 2016
5th September 2016
Gilford-based farmer, Harry McGaffin and his newly opened Blackberry Hill Farm Shop have been shortlisted as finalists in the NI Agricultural Awards 2016.
Moneyreagh farmer wins European Angus herd competition
17th October 2015
The Bluebell bank herd of Hugh Dickson and family from Moneyreagh blossomed at this year’s European Angus herd competition taking the top honour and best overall herd award.
Double delight for the Magowans in European Angus classes at Castlewellan Show
20th July 2015
It was a case of double delight for the Magowan family from Rathfriland at the Castlewellan Show on Saturday taking the Surpreme Champion title and the Best Animal of the Opposite Sex to the Champion Award in the European Angus classes at the popular County Down event.
European Angus members and guests hear from Wagyu specialists at AGM
25th April 2015
The purchase of a couple of steaks which disappointed at the dinner table are what led to the setting up of an ambitious Wagyu breeding programme at Blackford Farm in Perthshire which has led to the establishment of one of the biggest Wagyu herds in the United Kingdom.
Wagyu specialists to be guest speakers at European Angus AGM
2nd April 2015
Mohsin Al Tajir and Martine Chapman from Blackford Farm in Perthshire are to be the guest speakers at this year’s European Angus AGM which is being held at the Ballinderry Inn in Moira on Tuesday, April 14.
Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats reigns ‘Supreme’ in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish
23rd March, 2015
Oh what a night! A clean sweep in the Steaks Over 15 Employees Category picking up all three awards and then to cap it all named Supreme Champion – that’s the record-breaking result achieved by Roscommon-based Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish, and at the first time of asking.
Champion evening lined up at Gala Dinner to announce the winners in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish
10th March 2015
The steaks have been raised and the countdown is now on to see who will be named ‘Supreme Champion’ in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish.
Taste is put to the test in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish
16th February 2015
The heats of the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish have taken place at CAFRE Loughry Campus in Cookstown and category winners will now go head-to-head in the final on March 9 when celebrity chef and food writer, Paula McIntyre, will select the ‘Supreme Champion’ steak.
Entries sought for 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish
19th January 2015
Dates have been finalised and the search is now on to find the best steaks, the best beef sausages, the best beefburgers and best added value beef products in Northern Ireland and beyond!
The European Angus Cattle Society Annual Steak Tasting Competition Sponsored by Devenish
19th January 2015
Last year (2014) the European Angus Cattle Society held its annual competition to find the best steaks in Northern Ireland – and we did! Now that we are into 2015 the search is about to start all over again.
Devenish to sponsor 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition
9th December, 2014
Leading animal nutrition company, Devenish, is to continue with its sponsorship of the popular European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
Killylea farmer wins European Angus herd competition
29th September 2014
Killylea farmer, Robert Steenson, took the top honour in a newly created herd competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society.
Gustas in the frame for Blackberry Hill Open Farm Weekend prize
29th September 2014
Gustas Jakabauskas, a pupil at Ceara School in Lurgan has been rewarded with a limited edition print by local artist, Tanja Shields, following his success in the Blackberry Hill Farm colouring competition, which was held in conjunction with the recent Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend.
Millar Meats to sponsor European Angus classes at Allams
16th September 2014
Irvinestown-based Millar Meats is to sponsor the European Angus classes at this year’s Allams Christmas Show & Sale which is being staged at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Showgrounds, Balmoral on Tuesday, 25th November.
Blackberry Hill Farm is an ‘Irish Quality Food Awards’ finalist!
28th July 2014
Gilford-based Blackberry Hill Farm has been shortlisted for the finals of the prestigious Irish Quality Food Awards.
Cavan Bellaghy Erica takes top accolade in European Angus classes
21st July 2014
Cavan Bellaghy Erica, a four-year-old cow entered by Mark Lester from Armagh was named Champion in the European Angus classes at the Castlewellan Show.
Blackberry Hill Farm Charity Cheque presentation
16th July 2014
Gilford-based farmer, Harry McGaffin (left) who opened his Blackberry Hill Farm up to the public as part of the recent Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is pictured presenting a cheque for £360 to ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation charity representative, Gail McKee.
James has wellie throwing down to a fine art!
7th July 2014
A wellie throwing competition staged at Harry McGaffin’s Blackberry Hill Farm in Gilford as part of the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend was won by James Girvan from Moira.
Public flock to Harry’s farm as sun shines on Open Farm Weekend
16th June 2014
The Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend proved to be a huge success for Gilford farmer, Harry McGaffin who was participating in the event for the very first time.
European Angus continues to go from strength to strength
7th April 2014
European Angus has recorded another good year as the Society continues to go from strength to strength.
European Angus members and guests tune in to tales from Glastonbury founder at AGM
7th April 2014
Farm diversification on an altogether different scale was the theme for this year’s European Angus Cattle Society AGM and lecture with Michael Eavis the founder of the Glastonbury Music Festival the special guest speaker at this year’s event.
Modern Meats ‘steak’ claim to best beef in 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition
17th March 2014
Portadown-based Modern Meats has ‘steaked’ claim to the best beef in Northern Ireland by lifting the title of Supreme Champion in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition.
Title at ‘Steak’ in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition
3rd March 2014
Leading suppliers of top quality beef in Northern Ireland are battling it out to find the Province’s best steaks!
Taste is put to the test in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition
24th February 2014
The heats of the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition have taken place at CAFRE Loughry Campus in Cookstown and the countdown is now on to see who will be named ‘Supreme Champion’ in this the fourth year of the prestigious competition which is open to all breeds of cattle.
European Angus issues ‘Call for Entries’ in the 2014 Devenish Nutrition sponsored Steak Tasting Competition
13th January 2014
The search is on once again to find the best steaks, the best beef sausages and the best beefburgers in Northern Ireland!
Allams debut for European Angus
2nd December, 2013
European Angus had representation for the first time ever at this year’s Allams Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale held at the King’s Hall complex, Balmoral on Tuesday, 26th November.
Devenish Nutrition to sponsor 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition
4th November, 2013
The European Angus Steak Tasting Competition which is about to enter its fourth year has secured sponsorship for the event from leading agri-technology company, Devenish Nutrition.
Euro Angus beef now on the menu in Michelin-starred restaurants in France
31st October, 2013
First London and now Paris! Euro Angus salt-aged beef is now featuring on the menus of Michelin-starred chefs in the French capital.
European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats is named Small Agri-Food Business of the Year!
28th October, 2013
European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats has been named Small Agri-Food Business of the Year in the 2013 Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards.
Lifetime achievement award for European Angus AGM speaker Derek Shaw
28th October, 2013
It’s very much a case of congratulations as this year’s European Angus AGM speaker Derek Shaw came in for major recognition at the annual Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards, picking up a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.
Euro Angus Beef has Great Taste and that’s official!
4th October, 2013
It’s celebration time at European Angus. One year on after the launch of the European Angus Beef scheme and Euro Angus beef products have picked up five awards and a magnificent 12 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards organised by the Guild of Fine Food.
European Angus Cattle Society heads South as part of breed focus
14th September 2013
The European Angus Cattle Society combined a farm visit with a herd dispersal sale as it embarked upon its second outing of the year.
Double delight for the ladies at the European Angus Young Handlers’ event
24th August 2013
It was ladies day at the European Angus Open Day with the girls recording a ‘one-two’ in the Senior section of the Young Handlers’ event which was further boosted by young Killylea handler, Molly Bradley, making it a double by lifting the Junior title.
Celebrations planned for European Angus Open Day and Young Handlers’ event
19th August 2013
It’s celebration time for European Angus Cattle Society members and friends as it stages its annual Young Handlers’ event and Open Day this Saturday, 24th August.
European Angus Group embarks on FarmSafe Awareness initiative
13th August 2013
Members and friends of the European Angus Cattle Society recently paid a visit to the farm of Banbridge beef and sheep farmer, Brian Cromie to participate in the FarmSafe Awareness Programme which is being run as part of the new Farm Safety Partnership.
Hannan Meats’ Producer Groups win an amazing five Great Taste Awards – each!
12th August 2013
Hannan Meats, based in Moira have broken all records this year at the Great Taste Awards, known as the “Oscars” of artisan foods across the UK and Ireland.
Young bull tops European Angus classes at Castlewellan Show
15th July 2013
A young bull, Bluebell Bank Black Lord Labyrinth belonging to Hugh Dickson and family from Moneyrea, took top spot in the European Angus classes at the Castlewellan Show being named Champion and winner of the Tughan Cup.
European Angus Study Tour has beef farming excellence on the curriculum
6th July 2013
Award-winning cattle, prize-winning beef, animal husbandry, feeding practices and even a little bit of history was ‘on the curriculum’ for the first ever European Angus Cattle Society Study Tour which was held at the weekend (Saturday 6th July).
O’Neill places final brick in European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats salt wall
19th June 2013
Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neil has marked completion of work on the extension to European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats Himalayan salt ageing chamber by placing the final salt brick in the wall.
Show debut for European Angus
19th May 2013
The European Angus Cattle Society was showing in the beef cattle classes for the first time ever at this year’s Balmoral Show.
Countdown is on for European Angus Show debut at Balmoral Park
30th April 2013
The countdown is on for Ireland’s largest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show, which takes place at its new venue Balmoral Park at the Maze from 15-17 May.
European Angus sponsor Devenish Nutrition is on the expansion trail!
25th April 2013
Devenish Nutrition, sponsor of the European Angus classes at this year’s Balmoral Show, has taken another significant stride into the GB market with the acquisition of Hi Peak Feeds Ltd, the leading multi-species specialist organic feed manufacturer based near Sheffield.
Portadown restaurant serves up perfect recipe in support of Children’s Charity
22nd April, 2013
Portadown’s Salt Restaurant recently raised the steaks in support of a Children’s Charity by cooking up a treat of award-winning steaks for a table of four at its Armagh Road premises.
Top price for European Angus bull at Hilltown Annual Multi Breed Bull Sale
10th April 2013
At the H.F.A.S. Annual Multi Breed Bull Sale in Hilltown on Wednesday evening, the 10th April, a European Angus Bull secured the top price of 2,500gns on the night.