‘Midnight Express’ owned by Derek & Mark Maxwell, Ballinagare, Roscommon is the 2015 recipient of the Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Society RDS Senior Champion of Champions Award.
The Maxwell Brothers commercial herd is recognised nationally for its breeding excellence. The herd first established in 2002 when their grandfather Hubert Maxwell purchased their first foundation heifer. Since then the herd has been built on solid cow families with breeding emphasis on using the best genetics to create exceptional show stock that ultimately will compete for the Red Ribbon. The Maxwells have been tremendous support of the shows throughout Ireland and feature prominently on the summer show circuit and fatstock sales.
Midnight Express a Belgian Blue, Limousin cross heifer acquired by the brothers as her quality and potential for the future was quickly recognised by both Derek & Mark. Midnight achieved considerable success in 2015 to include 3 All Ireland Champion titles, 7 Championships, Reserve Champion at the AIB National Livestock Show as well as numerous best in class awards.