Oldcastle celebrate their 80th Agricultural Show.

The rain held off long enough for the cattle classes at the Oldcastle 80th Agricultural show on Sunday 21st July. The day was a great success and in particular for Cavan breeders Sean & Gary Mc Kiernan and family. The Mc Kiernans’ secured overall Champion with their Hereford cow ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 941’. They also won 2nd place Hereford heifer born between 01/01/18 & 31/08/18 with their super heifer ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Amber 977’.

Sean and Gary of Corlismore Herefords are also part of the Elite Genetic Production sale that will be held on Saturday evening 31st August in Tullamore Mart, along with Balleen Herefords and Trillick Herefords. There will be over 30 supreme quality breeding females for sale on the day along with 3 lots of 3 embryos from Balleen Herefords.

Congratulations to Hugh and Sarah Murray on winning reserve Champion and 1st place Pedigree Hereford heifer born between 01/01/18 & 31/08/18 with the supreme heifer, ‘Grianan Prim T854’.

Thanks to all the breeders who exhbitied on the day.

Judge: Robin Lambe

Overall Champion: ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 941’, Sean McKiernan, Co. Cavan.

Champion cow ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 941‘ wih Gary McKiernan and Dylan & Killian Smith, Cavan.

Reserve Champion: ‘Grianan Prim T854’, Sarah & Hugh Murray, Co. Westmeath.

Best pedigree Hereford cow in calf or calf at foot or senior cow born before 31/12/18.

1. Sean McKiernan,Corlismore, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 941’. Female, Sire: ‘Cill Cormac Leo’, Dam: ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 524’.

Champion cow ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 941’ wih Gary McKiernan and nephews, Cavan.

Best Pedigree Hereford heifer born between 01/01/18 – 31/08/18.

1. Sarah & Hugh Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath. ‘Grianan Prim T854’. Female, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Prim J542.

2. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. ‘Corlismorepoll 1 Amber 977’. Female, Sire: ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’, Dam: ‘Rossmore Amber’.

3. S. Crowe, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Omega’. Female,Sire: ‘Glaslough Judge’, Dam: ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Jasmin’.

Best Pedigree Hereford Bull or Heifer born on or after 01/09/18 Champion and Reserve Champion Hereford.

1. Val Ledwith, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Rathregan Spot 813. Female, Sire: ‘Rathregan Leo’, Dam: ‘Rathregan spot 634’.

2. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath. ‘Arnagross Mick’. Male, Sire: ‘Blackwater master’, Dam: ‘Arnagross Shannon’.

3. Padraic McKenna, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. ‘Lisgoagh Nidge’. Male, Sire: ‘Kilsunny Goliath’, Dam: ‘Corlismore Beauty 856’.

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