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Hereford demand surpasses supply in Bandon

***Please note there was an error in the below report – Springvilla Brody by the Roycroft family sold for joint top price of €3550***

Herefords were in hot demand yesterday at the annual Show & Sale in Bandon mart with more customers then there were bulls for.

The sale was a great success with 100% clearance rate and an average price of €3000. Half of the bulls sold for €3000 during the sale and many customers left the sale without being able to purchase a bull.

The top price of the sale was earned by Hazel Grove Gladiator who sold for €3550 who was also crownd Reserve Champion by show judge; Mr. Adrian Bateman, IHBS President. This September 2020 born bull was bred by Dermot Whelton of Hazel Grove Herefords, Skibberean. Gladiator, sired by Pulham Powerhouse and bred from a Trillick Best dam, has five stars for carcase weight and milk.

Reserve Champion: Hazel Grove Gladiator sold for €3550, with breeder Dermot Whelton and IHBS Preisdent, Adrian Bateman.

Mr. Bateman tapped lot 14 – Skehanore Gleeful forward as Bandon Sale Champion who was bred by Tom and Paddy Hickey, Ballydehob, Cork. This July 2020 born bull is sired by Freetown Peerless, who was crowned National Hereford Champion 2021 and also sired Skehanore Fruitful who is currently standing in Dovea AI. Bred from an Allowdale Exceller cow – Gleeful has a five star terminal index rating and was sold for the next highest price of €3450 to a fellow breeder from Meath.

Champion: Skehanore Gleeful sold for €3450, with breeder Paddy Hickey and IHBS President Adrian Bateman presenting the Frank Appelbe memorial cup.

There was further success for the Skehanore herd when their second lot of the day also sold for €3450. Skehanore Genuine is sired by Freetown Peerless also and bred from a Balleen Plomber dam. This June 2020 bull has a four star replacement index rate.

Skehanore Genuine sold for €3450, with breeder Paddy Hickey

The first lot in the sale to sell was the second lot in the ring, bred by Declan Murphy, Ballinhassig, Cork. Arlinstown George 24th received the joint third top price on the day when he was purchased by a Cork farmer for €3350. This March 2020 bull was sired by Trillick George and bred from a Drumberagh Kasper dam. George has fours stars for both the replacement and terminal index.

Arlinstown George 24th sold for €3350.

There was also success for the Springvilla Hereford herd by the Roycroft family, Dunmanway, Cork. Springvilla Brody, sired by Drumboy Jamie and bred from an Ocean Storm dam was also purchased by a fellow Cork farmer for the joint third top price of €3550.

Springvilla Brody sold for €3350, with breeder Robert Roycroft

The final lot of the day was Clydapoll 1 Diego, bred by John Cronin, Mallow, Cork. This polled bull was sired by Fabb 1 Northern Star and bred from a Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy dam. The December 2020 born bull has five stars for terminal index and four stars for both the replacement index and milk. Diego was sold on the day for €3250.

Clydapoll 1 Diego sold for €3250, with breeder Ray Cronin and Martin Murphy

Congratulations to all exhibitors on a very successful sale day and the very best of luck to all the purchasers.

Ennis Multi-breed Bull Sale

There was also great success for Herefords in Ennis this week when Herefords proved to be “were the highlight of the day”! Hereford bulls on the day sold for upto €3300 with over half of the bulls on the day selling for over €3000!

Upcoming Hereford Sales

Fear not if you missed your opportunity to purchase a Hereford bull yesterday in Bandon – our next Spring Hereford Show & Sale is this Saturday April 16th in GVM Kilmallock!

There are 55 bulls catalogued for sale with the show starting at 11am followed by the sale at 1pm. The sale is also available on LSL auctions.

Kilmallock catalogue available- CLICK HERE!

Premier Hereford Spring Show & Sale Catalogue!

The Premier Hereford Spring Show & Sale will be held in GVM Tullamore on Saturday 26th March. The sale will follow the long – standing format as pre-covid times with the show beginning at 11am followed by the sale at 1pm. Bidding is also available via LSL auctions. Buyers must register with GVM Tullamore in advance of the sale – Tel: (067) 31360.

Pre-inspections & Catalogue

This year marks the first year of on-farm pre-inspections for the Premier sales. Inspections were carried out by Mr. John Beirne and Mr. Clive Jennings, two to three weeks in advance of the sale. The inspections are now finished and the catalogue has been finalised and is available here;

There will be 45 bulls & 10 heifers for auction on the day. Of the 45 bulls;

  • 86% are rated 4/5 Star on the Terminal or Replacement index
  • 73% are rated 4/5 Star for Carcase Weight or Carcase Conformation
  • 82% are above breed average on the Dairy Beef Index

There will be no inspection or weigh in on the morning of the sale. Any bull not sold on the day is welcome to re-enter Kilmallock that day or by Monday 28th March.

Videos & Photos

Videos and photos of bulls are currently being uploaded onto irishhereford.com. Keep an eye out for more photos and videos which will be uploaded over the coming days.

Judging

We are delighted to welcome Mr. William McMordie of Solpoll Herefords, Co. Down to Tullamore the judge the Bull classes and thank him for taking on the task. There will be no heifer classes on the day.

Newly appointed auctioneer

We also welcome the newly appointed society auctioneer for 2022; Mr. Eamonn Gaffney. Eamonn auctioneers weekly in GVM Carrigallen and has worked at several Pedigree cattle sales and the Winter Fair in Carrick-on-Shannon. We wish Eamonn the very best of luck and look forward to him accepting his first bids at the Premier Sale.

Irish Hereford Prime sponsorship

Irish Hereford Prime will once again support the IHBS sales this Spring. They are sponsoring €250 towards each bull sold over €3000 & over at the Premier Sale and will sponsor €200 towards each bull sold for €2800 and over in Kilmallock, Nenagh & Bandon.

Irish Red Cross / Ukraine Crisis Appeal

The Irish Hereford Breed Society have committed to donating the commission from the Premier Hereford sale to the Irish Red Cross/Ukraine Crisis Appeal. There will also be an iDonate funding page set up in the coming days and a link to this page will be text out to the membership along with being available on the website and social media channels. There will also be collection buckets on the day of the sale.

We wish all exhibitors the very best of luck through-out the Spring sales season.

Next Gen Herefords hit the ground running!

Next Gen Herefords held their first event of the year last Wednesday 9th March – an information webinar which was held online and seen 44 attendees.

Dr. Paddy Buckley – IVP

The webinar kicked off at 8pm with an introduction from Eoin Lynch. Mr. Paddy Buckley then joined the meeting and gave a very informative presentation about the IVP Embryo transfer – the process involved, costs, what type of animals are suitable, timeframe involved and the reliability of the technology used. This method of embryo transfer is new to Ireland but is working very well and has proven it’s success rate across the globe in the run upto it’s introduction to Ireland. There are many advantages of using this method including; more flexibility with donors, one semen straw can be used on upto eight donors, can be carried out without the use of hormones and it is more welfare friendly for the donor – to name just a few. Anyone who is interested in trying IVP or want to know more about what’s involved – Paddy Buckley can be contacted directly by email: paddy@abreeds.ie or by mobile: 087 1033081.

Breed Improvement Scheme Sires

The second part of the webinar involved a presentation on a number of Breed Improvement sires and a look at their progeny on the ground. The group discussed in detail; Pute Nascar N13, Battalion Undertaker, Karoonda Sampson, Haven Kingpin, Battalion Frontier, Kaludah Powerhouse & Kaludah Jolly. Several breeders submitted photos and videos in the run upto the evening which the Next Gen Herefords compiled into a presentation slideshow. Michael Barrett led the discussion by outlining the background of each bull and showed videos and photographs of themselves and their progeny to the group. Breeders on the call were then invited to share their opinions and experience with the various sires and their recommendations. There was lots of great information and honest feedback shared during this feature which is good help to breeders on the ground considering what sires to use to match their cow type and to satisfy the market their supplying. The slideshow can be accessed here;

The event was a great success all round with lots of useful information shared among the group and lots of learnings for new and young breeders. The group also held a raffle on the evening for all attendees. The draw took place the next day on Facebook and the winner of Four Breed Improvement Straws & a Next Gen Herefords Hoodie was; Darragh Kelly.

Many thanks

Many thanks to the Next Gen Herefords for organising the event, to Dr. Paddy Buckley for presenting his knowledge and experience, all breeders who shared imagery and information and to all who attended the event. Next Gen Herefords hope to hold another Webinar later in the year to check in again with breeders using the various Breed Improvement bulls and share the results.

Upcoming Next Gen Herefords events;

Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition 2021

The Next Gen Herefords Youth group held their first all inclusive Young Handlers Competition on Friday 19th November in GVM Tullamore.

The event was a great success for the first of it’s kind and 30 young handlers aged from 6 years old to 30 years old entered the competition. All entrants were divided up into three classes depending on their age;

Junior (aged 12 & under) – participants:

Tara Drumm, Conor Smith, Liam O’Reilly, Dara O’reilly, Erik Appelbe, Alice Appelbe, Isabella Dagg, Aine Heffernan, Dara Fitzgerald, Daniel O’Connor, Eoghan O’Connor, Raymond Dockery, Cillian Daly & Alannah Daly.

Intermediate (aged 13 – 17) – participants:

Elisa Drumm, Jack O’Connor, Eoin O’Reilly, Joshua Cronin, Ronan Dockery, Paul Bohan, Colin Bourke.

Senior (aged 18 – 30) – participants:

Annie Brady, Matthew Jennings, Kirstin Cronin, Katie Cronin, Adrian Dockery, Aine McCarthy, Nathan Keogh, Sarah Murray, Kieran Power.

The competition involved three sections to ensure there was a commercial element to the event & also ensuring each participant was busy through out the evening as they alternated from section to section.

Show Preparation

The first category of the competition involved cattle grooming and show preparation. This was where the participants showed off their grooming skills and show preparation techniques ahead of showing animals in the show ring. Sinead Conry & Eoin Lynch were also quizzing the participants at this stage on their knowledge of cattle.

Young Handler Classes

The next category was the traditional young handler classes whereby each participant walked an animal around the show ring and answered questions about the animals and showmanship. Catherine Smyth judged this section of the competition.

Commercial Stock Judging

The final section of the competition was the commercial stock judging with Tennyson Egar from Irish Hereford Prime who began by introducing who Irish Hereford Prime are and what they do for their farming members. He then went on to talk about beef cuts and the fundamentals of stock judging. The evening’s activity was rounded off with an assessment for each group, where their completed questionnaires were scored and prizes awarded. The results that Tennyson got back showcased a great wealth of knowledge, understanding, ability and enthusiasm across the three age brackets.

Championship

The Junior group played a blinder during the event and showed great capability, skill and enthusiasm throughout the evening. In the interest of fairness, as there was a varied age group among the juniors, it was decided to leave off the competition side of the event. It was commented by everyone who attended the Friday evening about how great it was to see so many young people and in particular so many juniors interested in farming and showing cattle – a very positive sign for the future. Young Handler Class Judge; Catherine Smyth, did tap out top three young handlers from the class; 1st: Tara Drumm, 2nd: Liam & Dara O’Reilly and 3rd: Dara Fitzgerald – Catherine said the standard among the group was very high and she was impressed with the bravery of those who took on to walk an animal they weren’t even familiar with. Both Catherine and Tennyson complimented the juniors on their ability to talk about themselves and the animals and remarked that the bar has been set very high by the group of junior young handlers for future competitions. Congratulations to all Junior participants.

Back LtoR: Raymond Dockery, Cillian Daly, Aine Heffernan, Eoghan O’Connor, Liam O’Reilly, Daniel O’Connor, Tara Drumm. Right LtoR: Erik Appelbe, Isabella Dagg, Alannah Daly, Alice Appelbe, Rachel Dockery & Dara O’Reilly.
Conor Smith, Daniel O’Connor, Raymond Dockery, Eoghan O’Connor, Alannah Daly, Cillian Daly, Isabella Dagg, Aine Heffernan, Erick Appelbe, Alice Appelbe and Catherine Smyth

Again among the Intermediate group the level of skill & ability was very high. A very enthusiastic & like minded bunch of young people left it a very close race for the seven young breeders across the three sections of the event. After checking & double checking the scores because the competition was so close; Elisa Drumm was tapped forward as the Intermediate Champion. Jack O’Connor was placed second and Ronan Dockery was placed third. Congratulation to Elisa & to all Intermediate participants.

Intermediate Champion: Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown Herefords, Westmeath & Catherine Smyth
Elisa Drumm, Jack O’Connor, Ronan Dockery & Catherine Smyth
Elisa Drumm, Ronan Dockery, Joshua Cronin, Paul Bohan, Eoin O’Reilly, Jack O’Connor & Colin Bourke

The Senior group of nine young breeders showcased serious talent and skills during the evening and proved that each of them are more than capable in the world of showing cattle but also in general cattle farming. The knowledge and understanding shared by the group is a very positive sign for both Irish farming and the Hereford breed going forward. After totting up the scores & again a tight margin between all Seniors; Sarah Murray was crowned the Senior Champion. Adrian Dockery was placed second and Kieran Power was placed third. Congratulation to Sarah & to all Senior participants.

Senior Champion: Sarah Murray, Shiloh Herefords, Westmeath.
Kieran Power, Sarah Murray, Adrian Dockery & Tennyson Egar, IHP.
Kirstin Cronin, Katie Cronin, Sarah Murray, Aine McCarthy, Annie Brady, Matthew Jennings, Adrian Dockery & Nathan Keogh.
Eoin Lynch, Michael Barrett, Tara Drumm, Elisa Drumm, Sarah Murray, Allanah Daly, Catherine Smyth, Adrian Bateman (IHBS President), Cillian Daly, Alice Appelbe, Dara Fitzgerald, Erik Appelbe, Aine Heffernan & Sinead Conry.

Next Gen Herefords are greatful to all young persons who got involved and competed and wish to congratulate all 30 entrants – the future of Irish Herefords & Irish farming is in safe hands!

Sponsors

As sponsors are such a huge part of the success of running any event, Next Gen Herefords were delighted to have the backing and support of Irish Hereford Prime, Farm Wardrobe & Tradeforus for this competition.

  • Irish Hereford Prime kindly sponsored a hoodie to each participant who took part in the event along with being involved in the organising and hosting of the event.
  • Farm Wardrobe kindly sponsored an Irish Hereford Winter Bundle to both the Intermediate & Senior Champion.
  • Tradeforus kindly sponsored €100 which was awarded as two €50 cash prizes from the free draw which was held at the end of the evening. Congratulations to Aine McCarthy & Daniel O’Connor on winning the draw along with Eoghan O’Connor & Isabella Dagg who won a Grooming kit each also.
Aine McCarthy, Niall Claffey from Tradeforus, Catherine Smyth (YH Judge) & Daniel O’Connor

Organisers & Volunteers

An event like this just wouldn’t be possible without help from kind volunteers. Next Gen Herefords would like to take this opportunity to thank all breeders who helped out during the day in preparation for the competition and the National Hereford Calf Show the next morning, all who helped out during the competition and all who lent calves to enable young breeders to compete in the event and get involved.

The Society would also like to thank the Next Gen Hereford organisers; Catherine Smyth, Sinead Conry, Eoin Lynch & Michael Barrett on the organising and running of such a successful event for young people.

Next Gen Herefords are busy working on plans for 2022 and will hopefully run a similar competition again next year amongst other events so stay tuned for more & all young persons are welcome!

National Hereford Calf Show 2021 – back to the show ring once again!

The National Hereford Calf Show 2021 was held last Saturday in GVM Tullamore. After missing the physical event in 2020 – this year’s calf show was back with a bang and turned out to be a great success all round. The competition was ran as part of the Hereford weekend in Tullamore whereby the Next Gen Herefords Youth competition was held on the Friday evening and the Genetic Gems Hereford Heifer sale was held also straight after the Calf Show. The weekend was a great success all round & would not have been possible without the organisers & volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull it off. The help and support of generous sponsors is also paramount to the running of such a big event & we would like to thank; Farm wardrobe, Tradeforus, Dovea Genetics, Progressive Genetics, Dectomax, Moocall, Herdwatch, Animax and Irish Hereford Prime for their kind sponsorship.

Another key person instrumental in the success of any show is the judge. Mr. Mark Moore took on the task of judging the pedigree calf classes. Mark runs the herd of Annahbeg Herefords, based outside Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, in partnership with his father Lawrence Moore. The duo have had a lot of success at Society shows & sales & Mark is also the current secretary of the Northern Ireland Breeders Association. With a large entry of over 80 cattle and some very large heifer classes, judging the National Hereford Calf Show was no easy task but Mark executed the job flawlessly.

Mr. Mark Moore with the IHBS President; Mr. Adrian Bateman

Overall Female Hereford Championship

National Hereford Calf Show Female Champion 2021 was awarded to Herberry 1 Lucy Ray, bred by Veronica Brennan & Ray De Vere Hunt, Tipperary. This Five-Star Replacement Heifer is no stranger to the winners enclosure when earlier this year she was crowned; National Hereford Reserve Champion 2021, National Hereford Female Champion 2021 & National Hereford Heifer of the Year 2021. Lucy Ray then went on to top the Genetic Gems Hereford Heifer Sale when she sold to Northern Ireland for €9,000

Supreme Female Hereford Champion: Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

Supreme Female Hereford Champion; Herberry 1 Lucy Ray Et with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

Supreme Female Hereford Reserve Champion: Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597

Supreme Female Hereford Reserve Champion; Corlismore Oyster 131 with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.

Supreme Male Hereford Championship

National Hereford Calf Show Male Champion 2021 was awarded to Keenagh Rio, bred by Edwin & Robert Jones, Longford. This Four Star Replacement bull is easy calving & is sired by one of our very own breed improvement scheme bulls; Pute Nascar N13!

Supreme Male Hereford Champion: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey

Supreme Male Hereford Champion; Keenagh Rio with breeder Robert Jones, Longford.

Supreme Male Reserve Champion: Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie

Supreme Male Hereford Reserve Champion: Rathnollag Buster with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Moocall Senior Female Hereford Championship

Moocall Senior Hereford Female Champion: Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

Moocall Senior Hereford Female Champion; Herberry 1 Lucy Ray Et with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

Senior Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork, 372213625320945, Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Female, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Dominarigle 1 Sydney 611

Senior Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Dominarigle 1 Grace 945 with breeder, Michael O’Keeffe, Cork.

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Championship

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Champion: Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Champion: Corlismore Oyster 131 with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.

Junior Female Reserve Hereford Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154940931, Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661

Junior Female Reserve Hereford Champion: Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, with breeder Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Championpionship

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Champion: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Champion: Keenagh Rio, with breeder Robert Jones, Longford.

Senior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie        

Senior Male Hereford Reserve Champion: Rathnollag Buster with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Championship

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960933, Grianan Vortex, Male, 2021-02-19, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O734 

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Champion; Grianan Vortex, with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Junior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810270022, Crowenstown Jameson, Male, 2021-05-26, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Crowenstown Arabella Ivy

Junior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Crowenstown Jameson with breeder Tara Drumm, Westmeath.

Class Results:

Class 3: Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.     

  1. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481611119, Corlismore Oyster 119, Female, 2020-11-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 758     
  2. Shane O Driscoll, Butlerstown North, Bandon, Co. Cork. 37222606730020, Butlerstownpoll 1 Lindsey, Female, 2020-11-01, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Appel 1 Daizie
  3. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429560901, Ardmulchan Clover 901, Female, 2020-10-03, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 61
  4. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan 372214481651114, Corlismore Louisa 114, Female, 2020-10-09, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Boycefield Louisa 32nd   
  5. John Appelbe, Carraigroe House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. 372214625721823, Appel 1 Blueprint, Female, 2020-10-01, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern star, Dam: Appel 1 Blueprint
  6. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154950916, Grianan Orange V 916, Female, 2020-09-26, Sire: Battalion Undertaker, Dam: Grianan Orange R786
  7. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, 372219323540206, Drumgoonpoll 1 Rose, Female, 2020-10-02, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Laurel 2
  8. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. 372214687563048, Clouncagh Delight, Female, 2020-11-12, Sire: F.H. WILLIAM, Dam: MOUNT SHANNON MANDI           
  9. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754821232, Gageboro Vera, Female, 2020-10-06, Sire: Gageboro Toby 2, Dam: Gageboro Sublime
  10. John Appelbe, Carraigroe House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. 372214625781829, Appel 1 Maela, Female, 2020-11-01, Sire: Fisher 1 profile, Dam: Appel 1 plum princess          
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020: Corlismore Oyster 119, with breeder Gary McKiernan, Cavan.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020: Butlerstownpoll 1 Lindsey, with breeder Shane O’Driscoll, Cork.

Class 4: Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.  

  1. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641  
  2. Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork, 372213625320945, Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Female, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Dominarigle 1 Sydney 611
  3. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754871253, Gageboropoll 1 Viola, Female, 2020-12-12, Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor , Dam: Pike 1 Sue
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Herberry 1 Lucy Ray, with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Michael O’ Keeffe, Cork.

Class 5: Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021.

  1. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597
  2. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154940931, Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661        
  3. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810230019, Crowenstown Prettymaid 3, Female, 2021-02-15, Sire: Mawarra Sentimental, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557
  4. Jason O Reilly, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372219607320129, Bridge House Jean, Female, 2021-02-03, Sire: F.H. William, Dam: Beihy Helena
  5. Maura & Tommy Cregan, Tullaha, Broadford, Charleville Co. Limerick. 372217610310414, Tullaha Orange 414, Female, 2021-03-13, Sire: Tullaha Donny, Dam: Grianan Orange s 84          
  6. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754861260, Gageboro Vista, Female, 2021-01-25, Sire: Gageboro Onward, Dam: Baltymore Emily 381
  7. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916131293, Portanob Erica 9, Female, 2021-02-27, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Erica 3
  8. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co Limerick. 372214687583149, Clouncagh Pos Hazel, Female, 2021-02-18, Sire: WESTWOOD TD POSEIDON, Dam: RUCKER HAZEL 2ND  
  9. Thomas Power, Garrynoe, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372213154480710, Garrynoepoll 1 Emmajane, Female, 2021-02-19, Sire: Muwarra Mustang ET (HYF), Dam: Goulding poll 1 Emma Jane 913  
  10. William Fitzgerald, Beanfield, Youghal, Co. Cork. 372223733970489, Ashviewpoll 1 Caroline, Female, 2020-02-13, Sire: HE4344 Allowdale Rambo, Dam: Ashview Palm
  11. Pascal Seery, Gortmore, Drumraney, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372223227250380, Drumraney Jasmine, Female, 2021-03-09, Sire: ALLOWDALE ADVANCE 573 ET, Dam: CLOONCULLANE ANNE 385
  12. Thomas Power, Garrynoe, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372213154450699, Garrynoe Standardlady 179y Et, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: PDHR 20J Stanmore 47R (HYF), Dam: BR 24W Standard Lady 179Y          
  13. William Fitzgerald, Beanfield, Youghal, Co. Cork.      372223733930485, Ashview Ciara, Female, 2020-02-08, Sire: HE4344 Allowdale Rambo, Dam: Ashview Abb
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Corlismore Oyster 131, with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, with breeder Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath

Class 6: Heifer calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.                                      

  1. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Longford, 372213272042376, Trillickpoll 1 Luna, Female, 2021-03-17, Sire: Solpoll 1 Lawman, Dam: Appel 1 Lassy 2           
  2. Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. 372223914640502, Moyclare Rose 51, Female, 2021-04-14, Sire: Free town Nadal, Dam: Moyclare Rose 27
  3. Brian and Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. 372223707940036, Shancorpoll 1 Uakea, Female, 2021-04-11, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern star, Dam: Shancorpoll 1 Naomi
  4. Brian and Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. 372223707930035, Shancorpoll 1 Oll1 Ursa, Female, 2021-03-17, Sire: Sollpoll 1 Kentucky kid, Dam: Corlismorepoll 1 Sharon Esta  
  5. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372216463570486, Cave Hill Éabha, Female, 2021-04-02, Sire: Allowdale Rambo HE5298, Dam: Clyduff Edel    
  6. John and Enda Flynn, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. 372214257360172, Lios Breacpoll 1 Milky 172, Female, 2021-03-15, Sire: Rorardstown Captain, Dam: Lios breacpoll 1 Mully(126)
  7. John and Enda Flynn, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. 372214257370173, Lios Breacpoll 1 Mully 173, Female, 2021-03-25, Sire: Rorardstown Captain, Dam: Lios Breacpoll 1 Mully (146)
  8. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916181315, Portanob Julia 11, Female, 2021-04-02, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Julia 5
  9. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997681435, Lighthouse Mags, Female, 2021-05-01, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Allowdale Miss Tribute 574
  10. Francis Elmore, Ballinteskin, Omeath, Dundalk, Co. Louth.  372214465590049, Essmore Missy, Female, 2021-03-20, Sire: Pulham powerhouse, Dam: Ballyaville Irmgard   
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021: Trillickpoll 1 Luna

Class 8: Commercial Hereford sired calf, male or female not weighing over 450kg on the day of show.  

  1. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916171330, Abc2, Male, 2021-05-17, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: 372215916131087    
  2. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429570927, Peaches, Male, 2021-05-15, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: 372219218370253                                                                                 
Commercial Champion with breeders John, Isabella & Jack Canty, Meath.

Many thanks are due to Mr. Aidan Farrell form judging the commercial class.

Mr. Aidan Farrell with IHBS President Adrian Bateman.

Class 9: Bull calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.                         

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960917, Grianan Vindicator, Male, 2020-10-01, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange R792  
  2. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co Westmeath. 372223823410520, Tullyviewpoll 1 Rocky, Male, 2020-10-07, Sire: FABB 1 NORTHERN STAR, Dam: CORLISMORE OYSTER 916
  3. Kenton Crowe, Aughakil, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372222954320475, Aughakil 1 Paddington, Male, 2020-11-13, Sire: Solpoll 1 lawman, Dam: Aughakil 1 adeji
  4. Peter Cooke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372214034951695, Bonleapoll 1 Calvinharris, Male, 2020-09-15, Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Superstar ET, Dam: Glaslough Sara 2        

Class 10: Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.             

  1. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey
  2. Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie     
  3. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. 372216424260738, Mullaghdoopoll 1 Samson, Male, 2021-01-13, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoopoll1 Alexis
  4. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228440704, Herberry 1 Humberto, Male, 2020-11-18, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641    
  5. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. 372223810220018, Crowenstown Walker, Male, 2020-12-12, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse, Dam: Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy  
  6. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372216463590471, Cave Hill Don Pablo, Male, 2020-12-25, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Boveen Lady Rita
  7. John O’ Heney, Emly, Co. Tipperary. 372217303990648, Brensha More, Male, 2021-01-03, Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper, Dam: Brensha Jane
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Keenagh Rio, with breeder Robert Jones, Longford
2nd Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Rathnollag Buster, with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Class 11: Bull calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021                                 

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960933, Grianan Vortex, Male, 2021-02-19, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O734
  2. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. 372216424240744, Mullaghdoo Brennan, Male, 2021-03-03, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoo Lucy                 
  3. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429520906, Ardmulchan Sydney, Male, 2021-03-02, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: ARDMULCHAN CLOVER 767
  4. David Dolan, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 372217717440054, Goldenred 1 Zeus, Male, 2021-01-16, Sire: Solpoll 1 Rudolf, Dam: Apple 1 Sinead
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Grianan Vortex, with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Class 12: Bull calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.                                                             

  1. Jason O Reilly, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372219607390135, Bridge House Boo, Male, 2021-03-20, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Cloncahirpoll 1 Rachel
  2. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997691436, Lighthouse Daniel, Male, 2021-05-04, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Allowdale Curly Charlotte
  3. Maura & Tommy Cregan, Tullaha, Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick. 372217610330416, Tullaha Ferdinand, Male, 2021-04-17, Sire: Rossmore Nelson Mandela, Dam: Tullaha Ava
  4. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916161310, Portanob Free Wheeler, Male, 2021-04-01, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Orange
  5. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co Limerick. 372214687573180, Clouncagh Porto, Male, 2021-03-18, Sire: WESTWOOD TD POSEIDON, Dam: AIRHILL KANOLA      
  6. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997651432, Lighthouse Eden, Male, 2021-04-26, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Ballymartin Noughat
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021: Bridge House Boo, with breeders Liam & Dara O’Reilly  

Class 13: Bull calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards.                    

  1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810270022, Crowenstown Jameson, Male, 2021-05-26, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Crowenstown Arabella Ivy
  2. JJ and Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen, Ballineen, Co. Cork.  372213359751723, Gurtaleen Inch Fortune, Male, 2021-07-11, Sire: Freetown Fortune, Dam: Balleen Ladybird 1147
  3. JJ and Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen, Ballineen, Co. Cork. 372213359791719, Gurtaleen Inch Morgan, Male, 2021-07-10, Sire: Gageboro Morgan, Dam: Rathmooney 1 Betsy 
  4. David Dolan, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 372217717490059, Rosy Red Battalion, Male, 2021-07-07, Sire: Battalion Frontier M105, Dam: BallyRaggan Scarlett 924th     
  5. Peter Cooke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372214034941810, Bonleapoll 1 Dizzy Rascal Et, Male, 2021-08-21, Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Captain, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Fanny 621
1st Place – Bull calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards: Crowenstown Jameson with breeder Tara Drumm.

The Society would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all exhibitors and thank all who volunteered, helped, sponsored & contributed to the very successful National Hereford Calf Show 2021! Looking forward to a successful New Year ahead for all breeders alike.

With many thanks to our generous sponsors;

Upcoming events!

Premier Hereford Spring Show & Sale 2021:

Saturday 26th March in GVM Tullamore.