The revamped Dungarvan Show (now operated under an entirely new show committee from last year) saw a significant increase in cattle numbers in the Hereford section with several first-time exhibitors in attendance this year. The day’s supreme championship was awarded to Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary with Herberry 1 Lucy Belle under judge Mr. Tennyson Egar, director of the well-known specialist beef producer group, Irish Hereford Prime. This senior heifer is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641 who is a two time 1st prize winner at the National Hereford Show and yielded the first championship of the 2019 season for the Brennan/Hunt duo at Dungarvan.
Trevor Dudley & Family, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary took the reserve championship ticket with their 11 month old heifer Kilsunny Lass Prim who also won the heifer calf class. This one has claimed three reserve championship titles to date and was also crowned the overall junior female champion at the Slaney Foods International Finals in Gorey last June. Kilsunny Herefords also secured a 1st prize win in the bull calf class on the day with Kilsunny Percy.
Finally, well done to Colin Bourke, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary who was the highest placed Hereford handler in the inter-breed beef young stockperson competition at the end of the show.