National Hereford Calf Show 2021 back to full swing!

The Irish Hereford Breed Society and in particular the North Leinster Branch are delighted to be able to announce that they will (in-line with covid-19 guidelines and safety advice) host a National Calf Show 2021 on Saturday 20th November 2021 in GVM Tullamore at 9am. After a very successful virtual calf show in 2020, the branch are looking forward to hosting cattle and seeing breeders out and about once again.

Online entries only:

Entries this year will be fully online and can be submitted from 7th October until 7th November 2021. Entries can only be submitted via this link; https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/ihbs#event-21382

Classes/Prizes & Entry Fee:

Class 1: Young Handler – under 14 on the day of the show.

Class 2: Young Handler – under 21 and over 14 on the day of the show.

Prizes for Young Handler’s classes – Trophy & Medals – no entry fee

Young Handler Entries will not be accepted on the day.

Class 3: Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.

Class 4: Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.

Class 5: Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021.

Class 6: Heifer calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.

Class 7: Heifer calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards.

Senior Female Champion – Classes 3 & 4.

Junior Female Champion – Classes 5, 6 & 7.

Overall Female Champion.

Class 8: Commercial Hereford sired calf, male or female not weighing over 450kg on the day of show. (Prize money: 1st – €200 2nd – €120, 3rd – €80, 4th – €50, 5th – €50)

Class 9: Bull calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.

Class 10: Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.

Class 11: Bull calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021.

Class 12: Bull calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.

Class 13: Bull calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards.

Senior Male Champion – Classes 9 & 10.

Junior Male Champion – Classes 11, 12 & 13.

Overall Male Champion.

Prizes for classes 3 – 7 & 9 – 13 as follows: 1st– €120, 2nd – €80, 3rd – €50, 4th – €25, 5th – €25. Entry fee: €12

Rules:

All animals entered will be weighed on the morning of the show;
Pedigree heifers in excess of 1.5kg/day + 40 kg birth weight and
bulls in excess of 1.7 kg/day + 45 kg birth weight are not eligible for showing on the day

Commercial calves over 450kgs on the day are not eligible for showing and must have HE or HEX on their Card.  

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