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2022 Hereford Photo & Calendar Competition!

The Irish Hereford Breed Society & Irish Hereford Prime are delighted to launch their 3rd Annual 2022 Hereford Photo & Calendar Competition.

The competition has been a great success over the last two years with a large number of entries of great photos submitted. The shortlisted entries will once again be put forward for a public vote on the IHBS Facebook page and also they will be compiled into a calendar which will go on sale later this year in aid of Hooves4Hospice.

There has been changes made to the categories this year for entry to ensure there’s a class for every Hereford while including other relevant categories.

Categories for Competition;

  • Herefords – The Natural Choice – Pedigree Hereford animals – all cows, heifers, bulls, calves accepted.
  • The HEX Factor – Hereford cross cattle (Male or Female) in their natural environment.
  • Prime Beef – Best photo of cooked or fresh Hereford beef suitable for any occasion.
  • Hereford an Environmentally Sustainable Breed –Best photo showing how our Hereford farmers look after the environment and make significant contributions to biodiversity.

Terms & Conditions

  1. This photography competition is open to everyone who can take a good photo.
  2. Jeff Harvey’s photography tips tutorial video is available to view at any time
    https://youtu.be/SNDIbuNeaO0
  3. All photos must be uploaded by midnight on the 2nd September 2022 using this link
    https://herefordprime.net/photo_comp.php
  4. All entrants must provide the following details when uploading their entry: name; address; email
    address; phone number. All photo entries must include a caption.
  5. Junior applicants (Under 18) must provide parental permission when uploading their entry.
  6. All photos must be submitted by the photographer or with written permission from the
    photographer.
  7. All entrants acknowledge and consent that any photos entered in the 2022 Hereford photo
    competition may be used for the purposes of displaying entries. Entries will be published on
    https://irishhereford.com and https://www.irishherefordprime.com/ and respective social
    media channels.
  8. All entrants acknowledge and consent that any photos entered in the 2022 Hereford photo
    competition may be used at a later stage for purposes of promoting the Hereford Breed.
  9. An independent judge will shortlist the submitted entries in each category. These shortlisted photos will be available for the public to vote online from 9th September 2022 until 10am on 16th September 2022 on the Irish Hereford Breed Society Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/IrishHereford. Results will be announced the following day.
  10. All shortlisted entries will then be put forward to compile a Hereford Calendar 2023 which will go
    on sale in aid of ‘Hooves 4 Hospice’ charity – each entrant will be asked to give written permission for the inclusion of their photo in the calendar and also submit the original photo to the society
    via email.
  11. No canvassing will be permitted during the shortlisting process and all decisions will be final
  12. Each entrant may submit a maximum of two photos per category.
  13. All entries will be judged primarily on the photo quality and not just the cattle. Although good
    Herefords are always a winner!
  14. Closing date for entries is midnight on the 2nd September 2022

Prizes

  • 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded in each category to the value of: (1st €250 & 2nd €150) – a choice of:

SuperValu voucher

or

Farm Wardrobe voucher

  • One prize will be awarded to the overall Winner – Overall winning cash prize of €500

How to Enter

Entries can be submitted via this link; https://herefordprime.net/photo_comp.php on or before 19th August 2022!

Wishing all competitors the very best of luck & looking forward to seeing everyone’s snaps!

Ossory Show 2022

Judge: Adrian Bateman

Hereford Champion: Willie Duff, Ballinalick, Norwood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey, 12/07/2021, Sire: Noemanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Ballinalick Cherry

Champion: Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey with breeders; Ryan Kennedy, Oliver Duff, Willie Duff & Judge Adrian Bateman

Reserve Champion: John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

Reserve Champion with breeder Francis Scott & Judge Adrian Bateman

Pedigree Hereford Cow or Heifer in calf or in milk

  1. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Athgreine Sally 96, 16/09/2019, Sire: Allowdale Rory 59a, Dam: Athgreine Sally 10

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2021 and 30th September 2021

  1. Patricia Curley, Kildare
  2. Pat Murphy, Corstown, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny
  3. Pat Murphy, Corstown, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Pedigree Hereford bull born between 1st July 2021 and 30th September 2021

  1. Willie Duff, Ballinalick, Norwood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey, 12/07/2021, Sire: Noemanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Ballinalick Cherry
  2. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Athgreine Rory 200, 16/09/2021, Sire: Allowdale Rory 894, Dam: Athgriene Ladybird 9

Pedigree Hereford Bull Calf born on or after 1st October 2021 and 31st December 2021

  1. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Athgreine Rory 217, 14/11/2021, Sire: Allowdale Rory 894, Dam: Athgreine Sally 31

Pedigree Hereford Heifer calf born on or after 1st October 2021 and 31st December 2021

  1. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Athgreine Sarah 219, 22/12/2021, Sire: Allowdale Rory 896, Dam: Ballinvena Sarah

Pedigree Hereford Male or Female calf born 2022

  1. Hugh P. Murray, Beechlodge, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Newlandpoll 1 Fig, 4/01/2022, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Newlandpoll 1 Chance Et
  2. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Athgreine Sally 222, 09/02/2022, Sire: Allowdale Rory 894, Dam: Athgreine Sally 96
1st Place: Newlandpoll 1 Fig with breeder Hugh P. Murray & Judge Adrian Bateman

Best Pair Pedigree Hereford Animals

  1. John Paul Scott, Athgreine, Ballymullan, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
  2. Pay Murphy, Corstown, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Congratulations to all the Young Handlers on the day!

Champion Young Handler: Brian Farrell
Seamus Farrell
Oliver Duff
Charlie Curley-Lynch
Sean Curley-Lynch

Congratulations to all exhibitors on the day & many thanks to all the generous sponsors.

Oldcastle Show 2022

Oldcastle Show was held on Sunday 17th July.

Hereford Judge: Mr. Eustace Burke

Hereford Champion: Ciaran Kinahan, Tubber, Co. Offaly. Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly, 02/08/2021, 70542, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Airhill Rapunzel

Champion: Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly with breeder Ciaran Kinahan & ISA National PRO Catherine Gallagher

Reserve Champion: Phil & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath – Ardmulchan Clover 902, 07/10/20, 70902, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 698

Reserve Champion: Ardmulchan Clover 698 with breeder Catherine Smyth & ISA National PRO Catherine Gallagher

Best Pedigree Hereford Cow in-calf or calf at foot or Senior Heifer born before 21/12/20

Sponsored by Breffni Fencing

  1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath
  2. Phil & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath – Ardmulchan Clover 902, 07/10/20, 70902, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 698
  3. Meadbh Tyrell, Enfield, Co. Meath

Best Pedigree Hereford heifer Born between 01/01/21 – 30/06/21

Sponsored by Pubblestown Herefords

  1. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath
  2. J&J Canty, Trim, Co. Meath
Elisa Drumm

Best Pedigree Hereford Bull or heifer born on or after 01/07/21

  1. Ciaran Kinahan, Tubber, Co. Offaly. Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly, 02/08/2021, 70542, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Airhill Rapunzel
  2. Phil & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath.

Mullingar Agricultural Show 2022

Mullingar Agricultural Show was held on Sunday 10th July 2022.

Hereford Judge: Martin Murphy

Hereford Champion: Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath. Arnagross Sunrise, 04/05/2021, 81092, Sire: Blackwater Master, Dam: Arnagross Olive.

Champion: Arnagross Sunrise

Reserve Champion: Willie Duff, Ballinalick, Norwood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey, 12/07/2021, 40327, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes ET, Dam: Ballinalick Cherry.

Reserve Champion: Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey

Pedigree Hereford Cow in-calf or with calf at foot

  1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy, 31/01/2017, 25004, Sire: Cavehill Storm, Dam: Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy
  2. Meadbh Tyrell, Hill of Down, Enfield, Co. Meath. Emerald Polly Mayflower, 11587, Sire: Portanob Padraig, Dam: Rathregan Mayflower.
1st Place: Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on/between 1st January 2021 & 30th June 2021

Sponsor: Uniblock

  1. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Prettymaid 3, 15/02/2021, 30019, Sire: Mawarra Sentimental, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557
  2. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Portanob Julia 11, 02/04/21, 81315, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Julia 5
  3. Colin Burke, Hightown, Coralstown, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Coralstown Rosie, 01/03/2021, 1751, Sire: Pute Nascar, Dam: Coralstown Suzy.

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on/between 1st January 2021 & 30th June 2021

Sponsor: Kiernan Milling, Granard

  1. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath. Arnagross Sunrise, 04/05/2021, 81092, Sire: Blackwater Master, Dam: Arnagross Olive.
  2. Alan Gibbons, Coggle, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Mullaghey 1 Tom 4, 14/05/2021, 10818, Sire: Knockglass Donald, Dam: Mullaghey 1 Rachel
  3. Colin Burke, Hightown, Coralstown, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Coralstown Hurricane, 02/02/2021, 1694, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Trillick Snazzy

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2021 & 30th October 2021

  1. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly, 02/08/2021, 70542, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Airhill Rapunzel
  2. Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Rose 53, 08/07/2021, 60504, Sire: Caislean Jake, Dam: Moyclare Rose 35
  3.  Avril Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakil 1 Pumpkin, 26/10/21, 60487, Sire: Solpoll 1 Lawman, Dam: Aughakil 1 Adeje
  4. Phil & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 938, 4/10/2021, 10938, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan clover 610
  5. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath
1st Place: Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly

Pedigree Hereford Bull born between 1st July 2021 & 30th October 2021

  1. Willie Duff, Ballinalick, Norwood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Ballinalickpoll 1 Harvey, 12/07/2021, 40327, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes ET, Dam: Ballinalick Cherry.
  2. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mt. Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  3. Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Upstanding, 29/07/2021, 62509, Sire: Caislean Jake, Dam: Moyclare Rose
  4. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Arnagross King, 25/09/2021, 91110, Sire: Kentucky Kid, Dam: Arnagross Judy

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st November 2021

Sponsor: AIB Mullingar

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  2. Tara Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Hermoine, 12/02/2022, 20026, Sire: Battalion Undertaker, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557
  3. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Darwin 2, 18/02/2022, 30027, Sire: Haven Kingpin, Dam: Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy
  4. Willie Duff, Ballinalick, Norwood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ballinalick Profile, 16/12/2021, 20333, Sire: Fisher 1 Profile, Dam: Ballinalick Maeve
1st Place: Griananpoll 1 Greta W959

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1st November 2021

Sponsor: Owens Quarry Products Ltd. Knockdrin, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

  1. Phil & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Trailblazer, 03/01/2022, 60942, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 620
  2. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath
1st Place: Ardmulchan Trailblazer

Congratulations to all the exhibitors & man thanks also to all the sponsors.

Photos are credited to the Mullingar Show Society.