The North Leinster Hereford Branch are delighted to unveil the schedule for the Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020. This event promises to be an event like no other, with the best of Hereford genetics being showcased from the pedigree, commercial & dairy herd.
There are very generous prizes up for grabs for those lucky enough to win, thanks to generous sponsors; Herdwatch – Moocall – Allsure – Dectomax & Irish Hereford Prime.
Entries open 7th October & can be uploaded via the website; nationalherefordcalfshow.ie.
Schedule of Classes;
Class 1: Heifer born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019.
Class 2: Heifer born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019
Class 3: Heifer born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020
Class 4: Heifer Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards
Moocall Senior Female Champion – Classes 1 & 2
Allsure Junior Female Champion – Classes 3 & 4
Overall Female Champion
Class 5: Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019
Class 6: Bull born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019
Class 7: Bull born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020
Class 8: Bull Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards
Herdwatch Senior Male Champion – Classes 5 & 6
Dectomax Junior Male Champion – Classes 7 & 8
Overall Male Champion
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Class 9: Dairy Beef Index – Pedigree Genotyped Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 31st December 2019. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)
Class 10: Commercial Hereford Sired Calf, male or female, born in 2020
Class 11: Hereford / Hereford X Replacement Heifer of the Future – Hereford Sired female born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th June 2020. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)
Rules of Entry;
To enter any of the classes listed above, the exhibitor must submit 3 pictures;
A Side View, A Rear View & A Front View.
All animals must be unhaltered and grooming is prohibited in photographs.
No professional photography allowed.
No entry Fee.
Exhibitors will be asked to submit the; animal’s name, tag number, DOB, class number, owners name & contact details.
Entries in Class 10 & 11 may be subject to random DNA testing by Irish Hereford Prime.
In the interest of fairness, competitors are asked to please refrain from posting their pictures on social media until the judging process is completed and the results have been released – Failure to observe these requests will mean omission from the competition.
Entries close 26th October.
Class winners will be announced online on 21st November.
For further enquiries please contact the Irish Hereford Breed Society on 044 9348855 and or firstname.lastname@example.org