Judge: Mr John Neenan – President IHBS Ltd.
Sponsors: Slaney Foods International
The revamped Hereford classes at the Gorey Agricultural show have proven to be an outstanding success. The additional classes made possible by the generous sponsorship of local firm Slaney Foods International attracted exhibitors from as far afield as Co Roscommon in the West, as far north as Co Louth and as far south as Rockchapel in Co Cork a truly inter-county competition.
The strong sun shone throughout with Society President and judge for the event John Neenan close to medium rare by the close of proceedings having carefully selected his prize-winners in each of the very well supported classes.
Local breeders were not to be outdone by the visitors with local breeders Curtis and Jones taking the championship with their Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy. The Reserve Championship and Junior Female champion Knockmountagh Willow was exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan, Co Louth with the Reserve Junior Female Championship secured by local man John Jones a long time exhibitor at this event. The Junior Bull Calf Championship was awarded to Co Kilkenny breeder Tom Brennan while it was Tony Hartnett from Co Cork who went home with the Reserve Male Champion rosette. Other first prize-winners included Kilsunny Lass Lily from Trevor Dudley, Co Tipperary and Kye Holly 726 exhibited by Padraig McGrath, Co Roscommon. The Young Handler winner was Connor Jones Pallas, Inch, Gorey. Well done to all the young handlers who participated.
The Irish Hereford Society Ltd., along with the Gorey Agricultural Show Society wish to congratulate and commend, Slaney Foods International on its initiative and sponsorship of this Co Wexford event. Its generosity and foresight has re-established the Gorey show as an important date in the Hereford calendar and is a critical support to the long established show. The award winning Certified Hereford beef processed at Slaney Foods has once again struck gold this time at the recent The Grocers annual awards in London. The Irish Hereford Beef Fillet Steak available under Lidl’s Inisvale Selection was selected out of a record 1,400 products to win the top Gold Award. Congratulations to all involved.
The Society also wishes to thank Gorey show chairman Morgan O’Connor and Secretary Stella Jones for their help and co-operation.
Reserve Champion Junior Bull River Rock Goldstar, Eamonn Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods Int., Mervyn Parr, IHBS with Tony Hartnett.
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