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Munster Hereford Branch Herds Competition 2021

Congratulations is extended to all who participated and entered in the recent Munster Hereford Branch Herds competition.

The event was hosted by the branch chairman; John O’Connor of Clouncagh Herefords, Limerick and was judged by Robert Thomas who runs the Risbury herd in the UK.

Results:

Large Herd Winners:

  1. John Appelbe, Cork
  2. Gerry & Declan Donnelly, Clare
  3. Gerry McNamara, Clare

Medium Herd Winners:

  1. Michael O’Keeffe, Cork
  2. Tommy Cregan, Limerick
  3. Daniel Lehane, Cork

Small Herd Winners:

  1. Maurice Geary, Limerick
  2. Paddy Hallissey, Cork
  3. Darren O’Rourke, Limerick

Congratulations to all the winners!

Irish Hereford Prime continue to support Irish Hereford Society Sales

It is Autumn Hereford sale season once again with two upcoming Hereford sales. The Society are delighted to announce that Irish Hereford Prime will kindly sponsor both sales once again.

Autumn sales & Sponsorship:

Premier Autumn Show & Sale Tullamore: Saturday October 16th – 35 bulls & 24 heifers:

€250 will be awarded to the buyer of each bull sold for €3,000 or above

Kilmallock: Friday October 22nd  – 36 bulls –

€200 will be awarded to the buyer of each bull sold for €2,800 or above

Show

The Society are also delighted that they will also be able to host a show before both sales as was the tradition pre-covid-19. The show will begin at 11am sharp in the showring and animals will be grouped in classes by age.

Sale

The sale will start at 1pm and will be online also at LSL Auctions. Potential online buyers must register with GVM Tullamore in advance of the sale and can do so by contacting 057 9321156. Masks must be worn in the mart at all times and social distancing must be maintained.

Catalogues

Catalogues are available for both sales;

Premier Autumn Hereford Tullamore Sale Catalogue 2021 – CLICK HERE

Kilmallock Autumn Hereford Sale Catalogue 2021 – CLICK HERE

The Society would like to wish all buyers & purchasers the very best of luck at each sale.

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.  

14th Annual Commercial Hereford Show & Sale!

The 14th annual Commercial Hereford Show & Sale will be held on Saturday 9th October at 12pm in Newport Livestock Mart.

The show & sale will consist of Hereford Cross store steers, store heifers, weanlings and cows with calves at foot.

This is an excellent opportunity for farmers to purchase top quality Hereford cross stock with a wide variety of stock being auctioned on the day.

For more information please contact Newport Mart or check out their Facebook page.