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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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Strokestown Show 2017

Judge: Martin Murphy

 

Champion Hereford: Kilsunny Lass Matilda. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary21557639_1562095287187243_1076109440457564881_n.jpg

 

Reserve Champion Hereford: Coote Geelan, Cloonagheer, Dromod, Co. Leitrim2 Reserve ChampionCoote Geelan with his Reserve Champion and judge Martin Murphy on right.

 

Female Classes

Class 1: Cow in milk or in calf

Sponsored by Jim Gilligan

  1. Johnny Dolan, Cloonslanor, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
  2. John Mullooly, Lavally, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

 

Class 2: Heifer born prior to 1st July 2016.

Sponsored by Irish Hereford Society

  1. Kilsunny Lass Matilda. Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
  2. Coote Geelan, Cloonagheer, Dromod, Co. Leitrim
  3. Clonroe Elcie. Sire: Baltymore Ginger 379 Dam: Clonroe Lize. Paul Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
  4. Kye Ger 749. Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Kye Sheila 590. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon

1 ChampionEdward Dudley with his overall champion Kilsunny Lass Matilda and judge Martin Murphy on right.

 

Class 3: Heifer born between 1st July 2016 and 31st December 2016.

Sponsored by John B. Gunn

  1. Kilsunny Lass Nectar. Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse., Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
  2. Johnny Dolan, Cloonslanor, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
  3. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrumm, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

3Kilsunny Lass Nectar, owned by Trevor Dudley and exhibited by Patrick Farrell.

 

Class 4: Heifer calf born on or after 1st January 2017.

Sponsored by Edward Campbell

  1. Mark Hyland, Corrawallen via Cavan, Co. Leitrim
  2. Grianan Orange R809. Sire: Grianan Freddy Dam: Grianan Orange H629. T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  3. Trillick Dutches. Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Killoe Sandra. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Longford, Co. Longford

4Mark Hyland with his first prize winner of the above class.

 

Male Classes

Class 5: Bull born prior to 1st July 2016.

Sponsored by Padraig McGrath

  1. Michael Conroy, Hillcrest, Cloncullane, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
  2. Sinead Conroy, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
  3. Sinead Conroy, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
  4. Michael Conroy, Hillcrest, Cloncullane, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

 

Class 6: Bull born between 1st July 2016 and 31st December 2016.

Sponsored by Aurivo

  1. Trillick Rob. Sire: Free Town Hotspur Dam: Killoe Pam. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Longford, Co. Longford

5Ciaran Farrell with his winner of the above class, Trillick Rob.

 

Class 7: Bull calf born on or after 1st January 2017.

Sponsored by Irish Hereford Society

  1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse., Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
  2. John Mullooly, Lavally, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
  3. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Longford, Co. Longford

6Trevor Dudley takes the rosette for the young bull class.

 

Class 8: €50 for best pair of Hereford’s, Male or Female, exhibited by the same owner.

Sponsored by Joan Devine Solicitors.

  1. Michael Conroy, Hillcrest, Cloncullane, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

bantry show 2017

Judge: Pat & Patrick McCarthy
Champion:                        Hazel Grove Bella. S: Trillick Best Owner: Dermot Whelton
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Reserve Champion:        Appel 1 Joy DOB 02/09/17. S: Solpoll 1 Lawman Owner: John Appelbe

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Pedigree male calf born on or after the 01/01/17.

  1. Droumdaniel Marciano DOB 10/01/17. S: Allowdale Exceller. Owner: Gene Lynch
  2. Gurtaleen Plump DOB 30/01/17. Owner: JJ & Michael Barrett
  3. Skehanore Celtic DOB 18/02/17. S: Allowdale Exceller. Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

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Pedigree male calf born on or after the 01/09/16.
  1. Racomane Caesar DOB 07/09/16. S: Kilsunny Goliath. Owner: Adrian Cronin
  2. Droumdaniel Rambler DOB 04/09/17. S: Allowdale Exceller. Owner: Gene Lynch
  3. Droumdaniel Heisenberg. DOB 14/09/17. S: Brocca Kieran. Owner: Gene Lynch
  4. Dunworleypoll 1 Rock DOB 22/12/17. S: Solpoll Handsome. Owner: Mary Pat Dineen
Pedigree Female calf born on or after 01/01/17.
  1. Skehanore Audrey C892 DOB 12/02/17. S: Allowdale Exceller. Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey
  2. Skehanore Caitlin C897 DOB 25/02/17. S: Allowdale Exceller. Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey.
Pedigree Female calf born on or after 01/09/16.
  1. Appel 1 Joy DOB 02/09/17. S: Solpoll 1 Lawman. Owner: John Appelbe
  2. Hazel Grove Crystal DOB 01/11/2016. S: Moyclare Lieutenant. Owner Mr. Dermot Whelton
  3. Racomanepoll 1 Cindy DOB 03/12/2016. S. Solpoll 1 Handsome. Owner: Adrian Cronin
Pedigree Maiden or In-calf heifer born on or before 31/08/16.
  1. Hazel Grove Bella DOB 27/10/15. S: Trillick Best Owner: Dermot Whelton
  2. Kilsunny Lass Millie DOB 08/07/15. S: KZP Owner: Shane O’ Driscoll
  3. Droumdaniel Nan 19th DOB 02/09/15. S: Freetown Fortune Owner: Gene Lynch
Pedigree cow any age
  1. Skehanore Thelma DOB 18/02/12. S: Moyclare Courallie. Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey
  2. Dunworley Goldie DOB 28/11/11. S: Bowmont Storm Owner: Mary Pat Dineen
Pedigree Bull Born on or before 31/08/16
  1. JJ & Michael Barrett

Royal Meath Show 2017

Judge: Mr. Mervyn Richmond

 

Supreme Hereford Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, owned by Sean McKiernan who won the Ardmulchan Cup.1 Supreme Champion Hereford Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Garry McKiernanGary McKiernan with his overall champion, Shiloh Farm Dynamite in Trim on Sunday 3rd September who also won Reserve Interbreed Champion on the day.

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661, owned by Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Mount Temple Moate, Co Westmeath.2 Reserve Supreme Champion Griananpoll 1 Orange with her twin calves, owners the Fitzgerald Family and show judge Mervyn RichmondGriananpoll 1 Orange M661, with the Fitzgerald family, Mount Temple Moate, Co Westmeath and Judge Mervyn Richmond on right.

 

Champion Junior Heifer Calf: Moyclare Piscies with owner Michael Molloy.3 Champion Junior Heifer Calf Moyclare Piscies with owner Michael Molloy

 

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champ: Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 876 with Paul McKiernan.4 Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champ Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 876 with Paul McKiernan

 

Champion Junior Bull Calf: Catherine & Philip Smyth receiving the Rosemary Swan Perpetual Cup for their junior bull calf champion Ardmulchan Nortehrn. Also in photo, Leah Mullen on right.5 Champion Junior Bull Calf Ardmulchan Northern with Catherine & Philip Smyth

 

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion: Glaslough Sid 208 with Nigel Heatrick.6 Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion Glaslough Sid 208 with Nigel Heatrick

 

CLASS RESULTS

Main Sponsor: Val Ledwith

Class 3: Pedigree Hereford Cow.

  1. T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Griananpoll 1 Orange M661 DOB: 27/02/13. Sire: Dorepoll 193N Nationwide Dam: Grianan Ornage H474.

7 Winner Cow class and Anne Murphy Cup Griananpoll 1 Orange M661 with Anslem Fitzgerald and son Dara with her twin calvesWinner of the Cow class and Ballyboe Cup, Griananpoll 1 Orange M661 with Anslem Fitzgerald and son Dara with her twin calves.

 

Class 4: Pedigree Hereford Cow or Heifer born 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015.

Kindly sponsored by Seamus O’Neill.

  1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse., Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Lily DOB: 18/10/14. Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem.
  2. Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Pippa 03/01/15. Sire: Glaslough Levi Dam: Glaslough Joyce.

8 Winner Heifer Cow or Heifer born July 14 to June 15 Kilsunny Lass Lily with Edward DudleyKilsunny Lass Lily takes first with Edward Dudley.

 

Class 5: Pedigree Hereford Heifer born from 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016.

Kindly sponsored by Philip Smyth.

  1. William Branagan, Clonleam, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Clonleam Delightful 109 DOB: 01/03/16. Sire: Allowdale Ribstone 436 Dam: Clonleam Delightful 72.
  2. Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Roseanna DOB: 12/01/16. Sire: Ballyaville Ger Dam: Glaslough Natisha.
  3. Philip Lynch, Carrick, Finea, Co. Cavan. Carrick Olive DOB: 09/04/16. Sire: Corlismore Trumpeter 616 Dam: Bally-Dowel Fliper.
  4. Padraig Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Clonroe Elcie DOB: 16/09/15. Sire: Baltymore Ginger 379 Dam: Clonroe Lize.

9 Clonleam Delightful 109th with Christine Drumm,Elisa Drumm and owner Willie BranaganIHBS Chairman Willie Branagan (on right) with his winning heifer Clonleam Delightful 109, exhibited by Christine & Elisa Drumm.

 

Class 6: Pedigree Hereford Heifer born from 1st July 2016 to 31st October 2016. 

Kindly sponsored by Hugh Mulvihill.

  1. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Corlismore, Co. Cavan. Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 876 DOB: 04/07/16. Sire: Corlismore IT Vetern Dam: Corlismore Poll 1 Gem.
  2. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Berry DOB: 03/09/16. Sire: Free Town Hotspur Dam: Trillick Betty 2.
  3. Curtis & Jones, Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Knockduff Poll 1 Golden ET DOB: 15/08/16. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath Dam: Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy.
  4. Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 736 DOB: 14/10/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 569.

10 Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney winner Denis Collins Memorial Show stick being presented by Mary Collins also pictured Garry McKiernan and EvelynCorlismorepoll 1 Sydney winner of the Denis Collins Memorial Show stick being presented by Mary Collins to Garry & Evelyn McKiernan.

10A Mary Collins is presented with a photograph of her late husband Denis Chief Hereford Cattle Stewart for many years at Trim show by Francis Cotter show ChairmanMary Collins is presented with a photograph of her late husband Denis, Chief Hereford Cattle Stewart for many years at Trim show by Francis Cotter Show Chairman.

 

Class 7: Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st November 2016.

Kindly sponsored by Eamon McKiernan

  1. Michale Molloy, Clonlyon Glebe, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Piscies DOB: 15/11/16. Sire: Brocca Saviour Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylam.
  2. Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 737 DOB: 01/11/16. Sire: Chruch Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 528.
  3. Ivor & Colin Anderson, Corran, Derrylane, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
  4. T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Orange R809 DOB: 04/04/17.

11 Moyclare Piscies with owner Michael MolloyMoyclare Piscies with owner Michael Molloy.

 

 

SPECIAL HEREFORD HEIFER CHAMPIONSHIP

1st to 4th in Classes 6 & 7

  1. (1st Class 7) Michale Molloy, Clonlyon Glebe, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Piscies DOB: 15/11/16. Sire: Brocca Saviour Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylam.
  2. (1st Class 6) Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Corlismore, Co. Cavan. Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 876 DOB: 04/07/16. Sire: Corlismore IT Vetern Dam: Corlismore Poll 1 Gem.
  3. (2nd Class 7) Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 737 DOB: 01/11/16. Sire: Chruch Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 528.
  4. (2nd Class 6)JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Berry DOB: 03/09/16. Sire: Free Town Hotspur Dam: Trillick Betty 2.
  5. (3rd Class 6) Curtis & Jones, Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Knockduff Poll 1 Golden ET DOB: 15/08/16. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath Dam: Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy.
  6. (4th Class 6) Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 736 DOB: 14/10/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 569.

 

 

Class 8: Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or before 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2016.

  1. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Corlismore, Co. Cavan. Shiloh Farm-Dynamite DOB: 01/02/16. Sire: Grianan Freddy Dam: Cill Cormaic Lass.
  2. Michale Molloy, Clonlyon Glebe, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Phoenix DOB: 26/03/16. Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper Dam: Moyclare Rose 22nd.
  3. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath, Crowenstown Brinsley DOB: 15/02/16. Sire: Cave Hill Storm Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Ivy.

12 Winner Bull born Jan to June 2016 with Gary McKiernanGary McKiernan with his winner of the above class Shiloh Farm Dynamite.

 

Class 9: Pedigree Hereford Bull born from 1st July 2016 to 30th October 2016.

Kindly sponsored by  Deveinish Nutrition.

  1. Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Northern DOB: 11/07/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 609.
  2. Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sid 208 DOB: 04/08/16. Sire: Clondrina 1110th Dam: Glaslough Dot.
  3. T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Ranger DOB: 06/08/16. Sire: Grianan Freddy Dam: Cill Cormaic Kirtsy.
  4. Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Knockmountagh Fionn 2 DOB: 22/08/16. Sire: Haven King Pin Dam: Knockmountagh Aoife.

13 Ardmulchan Northern Winner July to October 2016 Bull calf class pictured with Catherine SmythArdmulchan Northern Winner of July to October 2016 Bull calf class pictured with Catherine Smyth.

 

Class 10: Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1st November 2016.

Kindly sponsored by J & J Canty.

  1. J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Portanob Roy DOB: 22/02/17. Sire: Balleen Revival Dam: Ballymartin Karen.
  2. Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sergeant DOB: 11/01/17. Sire: Ballyaville Ger Dam: Glaslough Nelly.
  3. Ivor & Colin Anderson, Corran, Derrylane, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Corran Hill Donald DOB: 04/12/2016. Sire: Moyclare Lieutenant Dam: Corran Hill Tina.
  4. Brian Clarke, Denvor, Carnaross, Co. Meath. Church Hill Phoenix DOB: 26/10/16 Sire: Kilsunny Goliath Dam: Church Hill Helen.

 

Class 11: Pedigree Hereofrd Bull born prior to 31st December 2015.

  1. Thomas Plunkett, Castle Finea, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Blackwater Master DOB: 07/06/15. Sire: Kye Sting 595 Dam: Black Water Crystal.

14 Winner senior bull calss Blackwater Master with owner Thomas Plunkett, Castletown FineaWinner senior bull calss Blackwater Master with owner Thomas Plunkett, Castletown Finea.

 

 

SPECIAL HEREFORD BULL CHAMPION

1st to 4th from Classes 9 & 10

  1. (1st Class 7) Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Northern DOB: 11/07/16. Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 609.
  2. (2nd Class 7) Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sid 208 DOB: 04/08/16. Sire: Clondrina 1110th Dam: Glaslough Dot.
  3. (3rd Class 7) T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Ranger DOB: 06/08/16. Sire: Grianan Freddy Dam: Cill Cormaic Kirtsy.
  4. (1st Class 10) J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Portanob Roy DOB: 22/02/17. Sire: Balleen Revival Dam: Ballymartin Karen.
  5. (4th Class 9) Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Knockmountagh Fionn 2 DOB: 22/08/16. Sire: Haven King Pin Dam: Knockmountagh Aoife.
  6. (2nd Class 10) Nigel Heatrick, Annareadagh Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sergeant DOB: 11/01/17. Sire: Ballyaville Ger Dam: Glaslough Nelly.