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RESULTS NATIONAL HEREFORD CALF SHOW 2017  

 

Judge: Mr. Albert de Cogan, ‘Imokily Herefords’ Killamuckey, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.

 

Senior & Overall Male Champion for Sean McKiernan. Corlismore TedSupreme & Senior Male Champion: ‘Corlismore Ted 894’ DOB – 10/12/16. Sire: Moyclare Mariner, Dam: Corlismore Tara 618. Owned by Sean McKiernan and shown by the newly wedded couple Gary & Evelyn McKiernan (Class 9 winner).

 

Dudley Calf championReserve Supreme & Junior Male Champion: ‘Kilsunny Noble’ DOB – 20/01/17. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Fluffy, shown by Susan Dudley (Class 10 winner).

 

IMG_0665Supreme & Junior Female Champion: ‘Herberry 1 Lucy Lou’ DOB – 12/01/17. Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641, exhibited by owner Veronica Brennan (Class 5 winner).

 

IMG_0660Reserve Supreme & Senior Female Champion: ‘Moyclare Piscies’ DOB – 15/11/16. Sire: Brocca Saviour, Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylatt, with owner Michael Molloy (Class 4 winner).

 

IMG_0742Reserve Senior Male Champion: ‘Cill Cormaic Prince 2’ DOB – 23/10/16. Sire: Blackwater Lad, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lavinia, shown by owner David Larkin (Class 8 winner).

 

whelton-e1510589379904.jpgReserve Senior Female Champion: ‘Hazelgrove Crystal’ DOB – 01/11/16. Sire: Moyclare Lieutenant , Dam: Newstar Autumn, shown by Dermot Whelton with Judge Albert de Cogan on right (2nd in Class 4).

 

IMG_1191Reserve Junior Male Champion: Gouldingpol 1 Gold Spice’ DOB – 15/01/17. Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Barwise 1 Rambling Rosie. Owned by Matthew Goulding (2nd in Class 10).

 

100 Champion Heifer Calf Coisceim Poll 1 Jewel with owner Timmy Breen, John Angland and IHBS President Pat McCarthyReserve Junior Female Champion: ‘Coisceim Poll 1 Jewel’ DOB – 10/01/17. Sire: Grousehallpoll 1 Premier, Dam: Drominargile Hoodini. Owned by Timothy Breen, John Angland and IHBS President Pat McCarthy also in picture (2nd in Class 5).

 

Class 1: Young Handler – U14 on day of show

Sponsor: Irish Hereford Breed Society & Alison Beatie (Farm Wardrobe)

  1. Emma Hynes
  2. Padraig Jones
  3. John Hyland
  4. Colin Bourke

IMG_0059Emma Hynes working hard, shortly before she won 1st place.

Class 2: Young Hnadler – U21 & over 14 on day of show

Sponsor: Irish Hereford Breed Society & Alison Beatie (Farm Wardrobe)

  1. Mark Hyland
  2. Ciara McNamara
  3. Ciaran Kinahan
  4. Sarah Murray

IMG_0131Mark Hyland started the day off well winning 1st place in the Senior section of the young handlers. 

Class 3: Heifer Calf born in September & October 2016

Sponsor: Hugh Mulvihill Auctioneer & GVM

  1. ‘Clonroe Ginger Fairy’ DOB – 05/09/16. Sire: Baltymore Ginger, Dam: Clonroe Lize. Owned by John Jones.
  2. ‘Gouldingpoll 1 Fanny’ DOB – 16/09/17. Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Dam: Gouldinpoll 1 Fanny 621. Owned by Kevin & William Ryan.
  3. ‘Riverrock Katie Bea’ DOB –03/10/16. Sire: Gurteragh Justice ET, Dam: Riverrock Ita. Owned by James Thompson.
  4. ‘Grianan Orange R786’ DOB – 05/09/16. Sire: Grianan Freddy, Dam: Grianan Orange M660. Owned by Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald.

IMG_0242-001Conor Jones with his winner Clonroe Ginger Fairy.

 

Class 4: Heifer Calf born in November & December 2016

Sponsor: Greenvale Animal Feeds

  1. ‘Moyclare Piscies’ DOB – 15/11/16. Sire: Brocca Saviour, Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylatt. Owned by Michael Molloy.
  2. ‘Hazelgrove Crystal’ DOB – 01/11/16. Sire: Moyclare Lieutenant, Dam: Newstar Autumn. Owned by Dermot Whelton
  3. ‘Herberry 1 Lucy May’ DOB – 04/11/16. Sire: Tlell 8N Red Zulu 1Z, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641. Owned by Raymond Brennan & Victoria Brennan.
  4. ‘Ardmulchan Clover 741’ DOB – 12/12/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 578. Owned by Philip Smyth.

 

Class 5: Heifer Calf born in January & February 2017

Sponsor: Animax

  1. ‘Herberry 1 Lucy Lou’ DOB – 12/06/17. Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641. Owned by Raymond Brennan & Victoria Brennan.
  2. ‘Coisceim Poll 1 Jewel’ DOB – 10/01/17. Sire: Grousehallpoll 1 Premier, Dam: Drominargile Hoodini. Owned by Timoth Breen.
  3. ‘Kilsunny Doreens Nina’ DOB – 06/02/17. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Jasmine. Owned by Trevor Dudley
  4. ‘Riverrock Honey Bea’ DOB – 06/02/17. Sire: Riverrock Tyson, Dam: Riverrock Isabella. Owned by Tony Hartnett.

IMG_0338Herberry 1 Lucy Lou with owner Veronica Brennan & James Foley from Animax.

 

Class 6: Heifer Calf born on or after 1st March 2017

Sponsor: Progressive Genetics

  1. ‘Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 857’ DOB – 22/03/17. Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 495. Owned by Kevin & William Ryan.
  2. ‘Grianan Orange R809’ DOB – 04/04/17. Sire: Grianan Freddy, Dam: Grianan Orange H629. Owned by Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald.
  3. ‘Keenagh Nala’ DOB – 03/04/17. Sire: Steil Gerard, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey.
  4. ‘Moyclare Rose’ DOB – 27/03/17. Sire: Ballinalick Ledger, Dam: Moyclare Rose 10th.

IMG_0693Kevin Ryan from Woodpark Herefords with his 1st prize winner Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 857.

 

Class 7:Commerical Hereford sired calf, Male or Female not weighing over 450kg

Sponsor: Hereford Prime

  1. ‘Joxer’ DOB – 23/02/17. Sire: Dernaroy 1 Mr. Ever Ready. Owned by Louis Feeney
  2. ‘Lenny’ DOB – 01/05/17. Owned by Hugh P Murray.
  3. ‘Ted’ DOB 06/03/17. Owned by Hugh P Murray.
  4. ‘Performance’ DOB – 20/02/17. Sire: Dernaroy 1 Mr. Ever Ready. Owned by Louis Feeney.

IMG_0705“Joxer” winner of the commercial class with David & William Jones beside Judge John Holloway and Nigel Heatrick of sponsors Hereford Prime.

 

Class 8: Bull Calf born in September & October 2016

Sponsor: Lakeland Dairies

  1. ‘Cill Cormaic Prince 2’ DOB – 23/10/16. Sire: Blackwater Lad, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lavinia. Owned by David Larkin.
  2. ‘Grianan Rex’ DOB – 03/09/16. Sire: Grianan Freddy, Dam: Grianan Agnes L617. Owned by Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald.
  3. ‘Kye King 762’ DOB – 01/10/16. Sire: Haven Kingpin, Dam: Kye Holly 636.
  4. ‘Como Patriarch’ DOB –20/09/16. Sire: Mara Kestrel, Dam: Badlingham Blossom. Owned by Cathal McGrath.

 

Class 9: Bull Calf born in November & December 2016

Sponsor: Slaney Meats

  1. ‘Corlismore Ted’ DOB – 10/12/16. Sire: Moyclare Mariner, Corlismore Tara 618. Owned by Sean McKiernan.
  2. ‘Ardmulchan Napeleon’ DOB – 16/12/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 421. Owned by Philip Smyth
  3. ‘Riverock Classic’ DOB – 02/11/16. Sire: Riverock Tyson, Dam: Lisnalurg Princess Bea. Owned by Tony Hartnett.
  4. ‘Herberry 1 Alfred ET’ DOB – 01/11/16. Sire: Tlell 8N Red Zulu 1Z, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

 

Class 10: Bull Calf born in January & February 2017

Sponsor: Animax

  1. ‘Kilsunny Noble’ DOB – 20/01/17. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Fluffy. Owned by Trevor Dudley.
  2. ‘Gouldingpol 1 Gold Spice’ DOB – 15/01/17. Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Barwise 1 Rambling Rosie. Owned by Matthew Goulding.
  3. ‘Ballyraggan Seventeen’ DOB – 17/01/17. Sire: Corlismorepoll 1 Diplomat 608, Ballyraggan Twilight 701st. Owned by James Thompson.
  4. ‘Portanob Roy’ DOB – 22/02/17. Sire: Ballen Revival, Dam: Ballymartin Karen. Owned by John Canty.

 

Class 11: Bull Calf born on or after 1st March 2017

Sponsor: Dovea Genetics

  1. ‘Corlismore Cracker 911’ DOB – 13/04/17. Sire: Grianan Firecracker, Dam: Corlismore Pinky. Owned by Sean McKiernan.
  2. ‘Rossmore Nelson Mandela’ DOB – 28/03/17. Sire: Grianan King Kong, Dam: Rossmore Blossom. Owned by Cathal Flynn.
  3. ‘Kilsunny Nelson’ DOB – 31/03/17. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Ebony. Owned by Trevor Dudley.
  4. ‘Gurteragh Robin 721’ DOB – 10/04/17. Sire: Gurteragh Oakley, Dam: Gurteragh Midnight. Owned by Michael O’Keeffe.

IMG_0974Gary & Evlyn McKiernan with their “Cracker” of a calf taking first place in the final class.

 

IMG_1204Chairman of the North Leinster Branch, Niall Daly makes a presentation to Albert de Cogan for his service at the event. 

Strong Demand for Hereford Continues in Kilmallock

Last Friday saw the IHBS host the second of it’s Autumn Show & Sale events in Kilmallock Co. Limerick. Weather conditions were in deter form again with very heavy fog affecting many exhibitors on the morning resulting in a delayed starting time, but things weren’t long getting in to full swing once the sale started. Bulls sold to a top of €4,200 and average of €2,420 with a 93% clearance, which equates to just two bulls unsold.

The top price for a bull was paid by Mr Oliver Cullinan, Tuber Co. Clare when he purchased Padraig mcGrath’s bull at €4,200. Sired by Free Town Hotspur this bull “Kye Knight 750” had great shape and length with the figures to match scoring 5 and 4 stars on the terminal and replacement indexes. Having been entered in the Premier Sale in Tullamore and failing to meet his reserve, it’s clear that Padraig made the correct decision in holding off until Kilmallock as he made approximately a €2,000 profit from the price he refused to take the previous Saturday.

Padraig McGrath with his first prize winner of the 3rd class, Kye Knight 750, which was sold for the highest price at the sale -> €4,200.

€2,850 was the next highest price at the sale, which was achieved by two Hereford members on the day. First in to the ring was Timothy Minogue with his bull Ryle Glen Deed born Jan 2016, followed shortly by Larkin’s bull Cill Cormaic Octavia, a home bred bull born April 2016 and sired by Cill Cormaic Lincoln.

20171027_142557Timothy Minogue just after making the sale of his bull Ryle Glen Deed for €2,850

The Cill Cormaic Octavia bull that sold for €2,850 with owner David Larkin and Theresa Cunningham.

Birr_7948Theresa Cunningham preparing David Larkin’s bull “Cill Cormaic Osama”. 2nd prize winner in class 2 and sold for €2,700.

Champion at the event went to Mr Tom Brennans 20 month old bull Ballen Merlin, but unfortunately failed o meet his reserve.20171027_132454Owner Tom Brennan showing his Champion Bull Ballen Merlin.

Taking home the rosette for Reserve Champion at the show was Henry Stanley’s Cullaun Popeye, sired by Kye Storm 508 and sold for €2,800. Michael O’Keffee from Newmarket Co. Cork had his Hereford Bull Calf Champion from this year’s Nenagh Show on exhibition. With a star rating 4 and 5 stars for terminal and replacement indices and sired by Trillick Best, Michael’s bull “Gurteragh Rossa 699 ET” sold for €2,800 to Donal Curtin Temple from West Limerick.

GVM Irish Hereford Society Bull Show & Sale Oct 27th 2017Ladies day in Kilmallock. Theresa Cunningham, Sinead Conry, Catherine Smyth and Susan Dudley pictured with their bulls, all of which won a rosette in their classes.

20171027_132551Ladies to the fore at GVM Kilmallock. Catherine Smyth with her bull Ardmulchan Manager sold at €2,700 and Susan Dudley with Kilsunny Nixon sold at €2,400.

Our next Hereford event is our National Calf Show which will take place Sunday November 12th at GVM Auctioneers Tullamore.

Flight of the Phoenix at Tullamore

Last weekend saw the first of our Autumn Shows being held in Tullamore. Storm Brian made conditions miserable but that wasn’t enough to keep exhibitors from attending on the day. Weather did not deter purchasers bidding to a top price of €6,600 in the bull ring while the top priced heifer sold at €4,600.

Competition was tough with many strong bulls present at the event. The interest in the Hereford breed has continued to go from strength to strength each year. This year saw the breed establish itself as one of the main breeds at many of the summer shows throughout the country with many animals who had won various rosettes and sashes throughout the year present at the sale.

A large crowd was in attendance on the day for the event in Tullamore GVM Auctioneers with a number of new and potential members hoping to make a purchase and get their Hereford herd up and running.

Michael Molloy’s bull ‘Phoenix’ from the Moyclare herd upon entering the ring, quickly caught the attention of a number of potential buyers who wished to add this smashing sire to their herd. Bidding quickly took flight reaching €5,000 in minutes when the bidding battle dropped to just two hopeful buyers. It was Michael Hoey of Lusk, Co. Dublin who came out victorious when his final bid of €6,600 proved enough to secure the 16 month old bull. Moyclare Phoenix is sired by the  David Larkin bred bull Cill Cormaic Kasper (KZP) now standing at Dovea AI and out of the home bred Moyclare Rose 22nd herself having a had a formidable show career and out of a very successful maternal line.

Hereford breeder and friend of the Molloy family, Hugh P. Murray showing Mick’s Moyclare Phoenix at the event. Sold for €6,600.

The Reserve Bull Champion on the day came from the Grianan herd of Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald. Grianan Ranger, born in August last is sired by Grianan Freddy. This solid and attractive looking bull sold for €4,000 with John Ryan from County Tipperary becoming the new owner.

Reserve Bull Champion Grianan Ranger sold for €4,000. L – R: Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Gene & Owen Lynch (Judges), Pat McCarthy IHBS President.

Sean & Shane Kilrane of Mohill, exhibited Drumboy Jamie who was crowned Champion bull at the event providing the first major success at a premier sale for the Co. Leitrim breeders. This bull Drumboy Jamie was on exhibition at the Irish Hereford Society’s stand at the National Ploughing Championship this year where he caught the eye of many passer-by’s. He is sired by the very successful and well know bull Kilsunny Goliath (KSG) who is well renowned for producing champions throughout the country and across water. Tom Roycroft had his eye on him since the ploughing and became the new owner when he placed his last bid at €3,650.

Shane and Sean Kilrane with their Champion bull ‘Drumboy Jamie’ that sold for €3,650 in Tullamore. IHBS President Pat McCarthy presenting them with the Bank of Ireland Cup.

K & M Diffley from Co. Leitrim had a smashing bull on show on the day. Duibhgiolla Grian, a 16 month old bull sired by Gageboro Morgan, a grand son to Gageboro Eugenic and a great grand son to Churchill Storm, it’s clear to see that the bloodlines don’t lie as a price of €3,800 was secured for the bull with Gerard & James Dowdall from Scrahan, Co. Waterford becoming the new owners.

Kevin Diffley with his 1st prizewinner ‘Duibhgiolla Grian’  sold at €3,800. Also in photo are father & son Gene & Owen Lynch, who judged the competition, and IHBS President Pat McCarthy.

Michael and Sinead Conry’s bull Rathnollag Lucky 790 was purchased by long time Hereford breeder James Thompson from Ballraggan, Rathvilly for €3,200. Scoring 4 & 5 stars for both the terminal and replacement indexes along with a calving difficulty of 2.2%, this tasty looking bull should fit well in his new herd.

Sinead Conry showing her bull ‘Rathnollag Lucky 790’ which was sold for €3,200.

Demand for heifers was back a little on this event last year however the top heifers continue to make headlines with John Appelbe’s 14 month old heifer Appel 1 Joy, sired by this year’s Hereford National Champion Solpoll 1 Lawman, sold for €4,600 the highest price for a female at the event, with Fellow rebel man and new Hereford breeder Michael Dullea of Deelish Hereford’s becoming the new owner.

The heifer that attracted a lot of interest from the crowd ‘Appel 1 Joy’ bred by John Appelbe and sold for €4,600 on the day to Mr. Michael Dullea.

Trevor Dudley’s sweet looking Heifer Kilsunny Lass Nadia was awarded Reserve Female Champion and went on to sell for a very satisfactory €3,400. Cavan man Philip Lynch purchased the heifer and looks forward to incorporating some Kilsunny bloodlines in to his herd.

Susan Dudley with her Reserve Champion heifer Kilsunny Lass Nadia that sold for €3,400. Judges Gene & Owen Lynch in centre and IHBS President Pat McCarthy on right.

The Female Championship was awarded to Padraig McGrath’s Kye Sunshine 722 which is in-calf to his 5 star stock bull Knoxlustre Twilight, who has a calving difficulty of 3.5%. Kye Sunshine will remain in the west of Ireland with her new owner Cathal Dolan from Carrigallen, County Leitrim.

IHBS President Pat McCarthy presents Padraig McGarth with the Bank Of Ireland Cup for his Champion Heifer ‘Kye Sunshine 722’ which was sold for €2,900. Judges Gene & Owen Lynch in back and wife Catherine McGrath on right.

Other heifers to catch the eye were Riverrock Katie Bea exhibited by Tony Hartnett, Rockchapel. Sired by Grianan Justice out of Riverrock Ita, she sold to James Thompson to add to his female herd at €3, 300. T & A Fitzgerald’s Grianan Prim P 779 a daughter to Grianan Freddy out of Grianan Prim J 542 sold at €3050 to Pat Shanahan, Croagh, Co Limerick.

Richard Lalor with his extremely well put together bull ‘Rathkenty Okavango’ that won the first bull class and went on to sell for €2,500. Judges Gene & Owen Lynch in center and IHBS President Pat McCarthy on right.

Huge attendance at the event. “You wouldn’t get turning a sweet in your mouth” – Quote of the day from our auctioneer Mr. Hugh Mulvihill. 

Our next Autumn Show & Sale is in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick this Friday the 27th of October.

51 bulls and 9 females including an executors sale of the Currabeg Herd for the late Owen O’Neill, Ballincollig, Co Cork .

Here’s a look at a few of the top prices on the day.

 

Winners of Six €1,000 Bursaries Announced

The Irish Hereford Breed Society, in collaboration with Slaney Foods International & LIDL Ireland have awarded 6 bursaries of €1,000 each to 6 successful candidates at the 86th National Ploughing Championships which took place in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly today.

The programme, which was launched earlier in the spring, created wide interest from prospective and aspiring agricultural students wishing to go to Agricultural College or study Agriculture at 3rd level in the Republic of Ireland this year.

Participants had to submit an assignment entitled: Ireland’s Green Grass – Our Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow (maximum 2,000 words).  A team of adjudicators selected ten qualifiers to attend for interview at the Irish Hereford Breed Society Stand during this year’s National Ploughing Championships.   These interviews and the selection of the final 6 winners was carried out by Dr Stephen Conroy, Manager of the Progeny Test Centre, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF).

Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, announced the six winners:

1. Catherine Smyth Navan, Co. Meath
2. Lesley Lewis Birr, Co. Offaly
3. Lorraine Delaney Cullohill, Co. Laois
4. Noel Bardon Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
5. Andrew Hanbidge Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
6. John Mahon Birr, Co. Offaly

“Together with our partners we are very pleased with the response to the competition and with the efforts of the young aspiring agricultural enthusiasts who participated. We wish the six winners and the four runners up all of whom reached a very high standard every success in their chosen career path.” commented Larry Feeney – IHBS Secretary.

The challenges arising for agriculture into the future will require increased education particularly in Agricultural Science.  The environmental challenges facing the industry are many and varied depending on where in the world food is produced and where the world’s population is concentrated.  We are confident that this competition has succeeded in highlighting the great need for further education in agriculture to meet the needs of a growing population.

IMG_5091aLeft – Right: Maeve McCleane – Lidl Ireland Director of Human Resources,  Dr Stephen Conroy – Manager of the Progeny Test Centre (ICBF), Andrew Doyle – Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture,  Winners: Lorraine Delaney, Andrew Hanbidge, Catherine Smyth, Lesley Lewis, John Mahon & Noel Bardon, Rory Fanning – Slaney Foods Managing Director & Pat McCarthy – IHBS President.

IMG_5041aThe 10 finalists of the competition from Left – Right:
Andrew Hanbidge, Tadhg Fogarty, Lesley Lewis, Andrew Mansfield, Lorraine Delaney, John Mahon, Catherine Smyth, Padraig Blake, Rosemary Brennan and Noel Bardon.

Dispersal Sale of Tanvalla Herd

Liam Enright, owner of Tanavalla herd from Listowel, Co. Kerry  had a Dispersal sale of his 22 Hereford animals on Thursday 28th September, making  an average of €2,055 per animal.

At every sale there’s always one animal that takes the spotlight and this time it was “Tanavalla Mags”. This two and a half year old is a daughter of Trillick Best, scored 4 stars on the replacement index and sold for €2,900.

“Tanavallapoll 1 Amanda 2” claimed the second highest price on the day, selling for €2,850 to join the Churchcross Hereford Herd. Sired by Solpoll 1 Handsome this very stylish heifer got full marks on the replacement index. Her mother “Tanavalla Jemma” born January 2013 who sold for €2,700 was also sired by Trillick Best.

UPCOMING HEREFORD SHOWS & SALES:

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