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Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition 2021& Change to the National Calf Show Schedule!

Next Gen Herefords are delighted to be able to host a youth event alongside the National Hereford Calf Show 2021. Traditionally the calf show incorporated two young handler classes as part of the main event but this year it has been decided to host a separate Young Handlers competition on the eve of the calf show.

The competition will be held on Friday evening 19th November from 6.30pm – 9pm. The mart will be open from 4pm to facilitate the arrival of animals & we ask that all entrants arrive by 6pm or before.

If there are young people who wish to get involved but don’t have a Hereford calf then one can be sourced to ensure everyone who wishes is included.

Schedule

The line up of the competition includes;

  1. Stock judging of commercial stock – Demonstration & judging
  2. Show Preparation and grooming – time to prepare & dress up animal
  3. The traditional Young Handler Classes – ringcraft & showmanship

The Group will be split into three categories depending on the age of entrant & the agenda is as follows;

Juniors (aged 12 & under):

18:30 – Young Handler Class

19:15 – Look at Hereford animals & attributes / colouring activity

Intermediate (aged 13-17):

18:30 – Stock Judging commercials & cuts of beef (Demonstration & own judgements on paper)

19:15 – Show preparation: grooming, clipping, using products, handler dress code (advice & help offered if needed)

20:00 – Young Handler Class

Seniors (aged 18 – 30):

18:30 – Show preparation: grooming, clipping, using products, handler dress code (advice & help offered if needed)

19:15 – Young Handler Class

20:00 – Stock Judging commercials & cuts of beef (Demonstration & own judgements on paper)

The overall judging for the intermediate & senior classes will incorporate an element of the stock judging and show preparation & presentation.

Sponsorship & Prizes

Next Gen Herefords are delighted to have the backing and support of Irish Hereford Prime, Farm Wardrobe & Tradeforus for this event.

  • Irish Hereford Prime are kindly sponsoring a hoodie to each participant who takes part in the event.
  • Farm Wardrobe are kindly sponsoring an Irish Hereford Winter Bundle to both the Intermediate & Senior Champion.
  • Tradeforus are kindly sponsoring €100.

Each junior participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for taking part & getting involved. There will be older Next Gen Hereford members available to help any juniors with preparations & showing & to ensure everyone gets a chance to get involved and has fun!

Each intermediate participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for participating. 1st prize will win €150 voucher, Irish Hereford Winter Bundle (kindly sponsored by Farm Wardrobe) & Champion cup, 2nd prize will win €100 voucher & 3rd prize will win €50 voucher.

Each senior participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for participating. 1st prize will win €150 voucher, Irish Hereford Winter Bundle (kindly sponsored by Farm Wardrobe) & Champion cup, 2nd prize will win €100 voucher & 3rd prize will win €50 voucher.

The vouchers can be used for a range of items including towards; IHBS membership, Hereford calf registrations, IHBS Breed Improvement AI straws, a heifer purchased at the Genetics Gems sale or other IHBS sales and/or merchandise from the Farm Wardrobe.

There will also be a draw on the evening whereby each participants name will be put into a hat and four prize winners will be drawn at random. 1st and 2nd prizes are €50 kindly sponsored by Tradeforus, 3rd and 4th prizes are a gift set of animal preparation supplies i.e. brush, soap etc.

Entries

Entries are now open via this link; Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition ENTRIES!

The Young Handler entries are free of charge. Every young person is welcome to part-take (whether connected to Herefords or not) and anyone who doesn’t have a Hereford animal to show can contact Louise and one will be sourced.

Entries close on 7th November at midnight.

Compliance & DAFM Paperwork

All animals entering the show & mart premises must be accompanied by a DAFM compliance certificate which can be applied for and downloaded from agfood.ie. The Calf show movement number will be sent out to all entrants after the closing date. Please note that all animals entered into the young handlers event and the calf show MUST be TB tested clear!

For further information or any further questions or queries please contact Louise in the IHBS office.

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.