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Charleville Show 2022

The Charleville Show was held on Saturday 25th June. The annual show was held on their own showgrounds as usual and saw a large entry of Hereford cattle – the largest entry of cattle across all breeders.

Classes & Championships;

The Muster Hereford branch hosted the Munster Hereford Heifer of the year 2022 and the Munster Hereford Bull of the year 2022 Championships at the show in place of the points based championship that was ran in previous years.

In total there were 16 Hereford classes on the day including the championships and two stand alone young handler classes which saw over 15 young people participating.

The Breeders Choice 4* & 5* Star heifer class was also held on the day & Michael O’Keeffe won 1st prize after also winning 1st prize at Cork Summer Show the previous week.

Ringfort 1 Herefords topped the rosette count!

There was great success for one breeder in particular at Charleville show; Neil Twomey of Ringfort 1 Herefords. Neil had an arm full of rosettes and trophies going home when his Herefords won; Reserve Overall Champion, Munster Hereford Heifer of the Year, Female Champion, Munster Hereford Bull of the Year, Reserve Male Champion and 1st prize in all three classes entered initially.

Championship Results:

Overall Hereford Champion: Tommy & Maura Cregan, Rossmore Nelson Mandela, 372214657570214, 28th March 2017, Sire: Grianan King Kong ET, Dam: Rossmore Blossom

Hereford Champion: Rossmore Nelson Mandela, with Judge John Holloway & exhibitor Tommy Cregan

Hereford Reserve Champion: Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Riptide, 372217220552105, 10th September 2019, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Appel 1 Sally 4.

Reserve Hereford Champion: Ringfort 1 Riptide, with breeder Neil Twomey, Judge John Holloway & Exhibitor Fiona.

The €1000 Munster Hereford Heifer of the Year 2022

  1. Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Retro, 372217220532301, 6th August 2021, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Ballymartle 1 Sally 95
  2. Daniel Lehane, Kilronan Venetia, 372217650050508, 5th November 2021, Sire: Kilronan Tiger, Dam: Kilronan Pamella
  3. Darren O’Rourke, Ardlahan Covitt, 372222258670227, 18th July 2021, Sire: Conlmelvin Ollie, Dam: Ardlahan Ruby
  4. Daniel Lehane, Kilronan Veronica, 372217650050499, 7th September 2021, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Kilronan Polly
  5. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Tullaha Alana 434, 372217610350434, 10th October 2021, Sire: Gurteragh Justice ET, Dam: Tullaha Alana
  6. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Treasure, 372219778782050, 13th January 2022, Sire: Airhill Rory, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Jenna
Munster Hereford Heifer of the Year: Ringfort 1 Retro, with breeder Neil Twomey & Judge John Holloway

Hereford Breed Female Championship;

Hereford Female Champion: Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Riptide, 372217220552105, 10th September 2019, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Appel 1 Sally 4.

Hereford Female Champion: Ringfort 1 Riptide.

Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Michael O’Keeffe, Drominarigle 1 Grace 945, 372213625320945, 4th January 2021, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Drominarigle 1 Sydney 611.

Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Drominarigle 1 Grace 945, with breeder Michael O’Keeffe

The €1000 Munster Hereford Bull of the Year 2022

  1. Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Cristobal, 372217220562304, 3rd September 2021, Sire: Dernaroy 1 Oscar, Dam: Ringfort 1 Riptide
  2. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Morgan, 91719, 10th July 2021, Sire: Gageboro Morgan, Dam: Rathmoney 1 Betsy
  3. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Powerhouse, 31721, 10th July 2021, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Gurtaleen Caoimhe
  4. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Joker, 91727, 2nd November 2021, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Rathmoney 1 Bridget
Munster Hereford Bull of the Year; Ringfort 1 Cristobal.

Hereford Breed Male Championship;

Hereford Male Champion: Tommy & Maura Cregan, Rossmore Nelson Mandela, 372214657570214, 28th March 2017, Sire: Grianan King Kong ET, Dam: Rossmore Blossom

Hereford Male Champion: Rossmore Nelson Mandela

Hereford Male Reserve Champion: Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Cristobal, 372217220562304, 3rd September 2021, Sire: Dernaroy 1 Oscar, Dam: Ringfort 1 Riptide

Hereford Male Reserve Champion; Ringfort 1 Cristobal

Senior Young Handlers

  1. Jack O’Connor
  2. John O’Dwyer
  3. Felicity Lehane
Senior Champion Young Handler; Jack O’Connor
2nd Place Senior Young Handler: John O’Dwyer
3rd Place Senior Young Handler: Felicity Lehane

Junior Young Handlers

  1. John Cregan
  2. Aodhain Curtin
  3. Connor O’Rourke
Junior Young Handler Champion: John Cregan with Judge Conor O’Leary
2nd Place Junior Young Handler: Aodhain Curtin
3rd Place Junior Young Handler: Connor O’Rourke

Class Results:

Hereford Female – born on/before 30th June 2019

  1. Eugene Curtin, Gurteragh Nico, 151205840600, 3rd January 2014, Sire: Gurteragh Justice ET, Dam: Gurteragh Judy.
  2. Anthony McCarthy, Banteer 1 Gem, 151144510831, 5th October 2014, Sire: Yalgoo Boulder, Dam: Udel 1 Coral Gem
  3. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Starlet 762 ET, 372213625310762, 3rd January 2018, Sire: Gurteragh Justice ET, Dam: Gurteragh Judy.
  4. John & Liam O’Dwyer, Quinsboro Eva, 372216803780203, 24th August 2017, Sire: GGM, Dam: Tory Hill Maeve.

Hereford Female – born 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020

  1. Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Riptide, 372217220552105, 10th September 2019, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Appel 1 Sally 4.
1st Place: Ringfort 1 Riptide

Hereford Female – born 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021

  1. Michael O’Keeffe, Drominarigle 1 Grace 945, 372213625320945, 4th January 2021, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Drominarigle 1 Sydney 611.
  2. Gerry McNamara, Churchcrosspoll 1 Star Abbey, 372213997010980, 10th December 2020, Sire: Churchcrosspoll 1 Hurler, Dam: Tanavallapoll 1 Amanda.
  3. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Tullaha Orange 414, 372217610310414, 13th March 2021, Sire: Tullaha Donny, Dam: Grianan Orange S 847
  4. Liam Collins, Appel 1 Dawn Break, 372214625751842, 7th February 2021, Sire: Appel 1 Star 2, Dam: Appel 1 Dawn Break.
1st Place: Driminairgle 1 Grace 945

Hereford Female – born 1st July 2021 to 30th September 2021

  1. Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Retro, 372217220532301, 6th August 2021, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Ballymartle 1 Sally 95
  2. Darren O’Rourke, Ardlahan Covitt, 372222258670227, 18th July 2021, Sire: Conlemvin Ollie, Dam: Ardlahan Ruby
  3. Daniel Lehane, Kilronan Veronica, 372217650050499, 7th September 2021, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Kilronan Polly
  4. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Tullaha Pansy 433 Et, 372217610340433, 2nd September 2021, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse, Dam: Balleen Pansy 924
1st Place: Ringfort 1 Retro

Hereford Female – born 1st October 2021 to 31st December 2021 (sponsored by Dovea Genetics)

  1. Daniel Lehane, Kilronan Venetia, 372217650050508, 5th November 2021, Sire: Kilronan Tiger, Dam: Kilronan Pamella
  2. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Tullaha Alana 434, 372217610350434, 10th October 2021, Sire: Gurteragh Justice ET, Dam: Tullaha Alana
  3. Darren O’Rourke, Ardlahan Terry 3, 37222225866234, 16th October 2021, Sire: Ardlahan Arthur, Dam: Ardlahan Terry 2
1st Place: Kilronan Venetia, with breeder Felicity Lehane & Judge John Holloway

Hereford Female – born on/after 1st January 2022

  1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Treasure, 372219778782050, 13th January 2022, Sire: Airhill Rory, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Jenna
  2. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Goldie, 372213625381008, 4th March 2022, Sire: Gurteragh Rambo 700, Dam: Gurteragh Gayle 788
1st Place: Kilsunny Lass Treasure

Hereford Male – born on/before 30th June 2020

  1. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Rossmore Nelson Mandela, 372214657570214, 28th March 2017, Sire: Grianan King Kong ET, Dam: Rossmore Blossom
1st Place: Rossmore Nelson Mandela

Hereford Male – born 1st July 2021 to 30th September 2021

  1. Neil Twomey, Ringfort 1 Cristobal, 372217220562304, 3rd September 2021, Sire: Dernaroy 1 Oscar, Dam: Ringfort 1 Riptide
  2. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Morgan, 91719, 10th July 2021, Sire: Gageboro Morgan, Dam: Rathmoney 1 Betsy
  3. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Powerhouse, 31721, 10th July 2021, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Gurtaleen Caoimhe
1st Place: Ringfort 1 Cristobal

Hereford Male – born 1st October 2021 to 31st December 2021

  1. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Inchvale Joker, 91727, 2nd November 2021, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Rathmoney 1 Bridget
  2. Peter Cooke, Bonleapoll 1 Del Boy, 372214034991815, 5th December 2021, Sire: Churchcrosspoll 1 Hurler, Dam: Bonlea Alberta
  3. Tim Breen, Coisceam Olly, 372226375380039, 4th December 2021, Sire: Coisceam Legend, Dam: Aliehs Hosea
  4. Eugene Curtin, Grangepoll 1 Rob, 372226673060070, 11th October 2021, Sire: Ballymartle Blanc, Dam: Gurteragh Nico
1st Place: Gurtaleen Inchvale Joker, with breeder Michael Barrett

Hereford Male – born on/after 1st January 2022

  1. JJ & Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen Henry, 21729, 10th January 2022, Sire: F.H. William, Dam: Gurtaleen Judy 2nd
  2. Anthony McCarthy, Banteer Hollybush, 372226365910127, 7th January 2022, Sire: Hollybush 1 Noble, Dam: Banteer 1 Gala 27
  3. John & Liam O’Dwyer, Scarragh Toby, 372215753370014, 25th March 2022, Sire: F.H. William, Dam: Quinsboro Eva
  4. Conor O’Leary, Conmelvin Benji, 372223335912145, 18th January 2022, Sire: Clondrina 1286th Dam: Clondrina 1179th
1st Place: Gurtaleen Henry

Congratulations to all exhibitors on the day.

Win This Hereford Heifer!

Next Gen Herefords are launching their ‘Win this Hereford Heifer’ Raffle 2022.

Droumdaniel Biddy 1082

Next Gen Herefords are raffling a Hereford Heifer to raise funds for the club to organise and host events & activities for young people to get involved.

Prizes:

First prize in the raffle is a smashing yearling heifer; Droumdaniel Biddy 1082! This August 2021 born heifer is sired by Brocca Kieran and bred from Droumdaniel Biddy 3rd. Bred & donated by the Lynch family in Bantry Bay – Next Gen Herefords are delighted to have such a smashing heifer to put forward for raffle and know she will make either a worthy addition to an existing herd or make a great foundation for a start-up herd.

2nd Prize is an embryo from the famous Balleen line as kindly sponsored by Tom Brennan, Balleen Herefords, Kilkenny and 3rd Prize is €150 voucher for FIRE and Steakhouse Restaurant as kindly sponsored by Irish Hereford Prime.

Tickets:

Tickets are €10 each or 3 for €25 and are available both online at: https://member.clubspot.app/club/irish-hereford/fundraiser/tickets & from the IHBS Office or any of the Next Gen Herefords Committee members.

The Draw:

The draw will take place on Friday 18th November in GVM Tullamore as part of the Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition and ahead of the National Hereford Calf Show and Genetic Gems Heifer Sale on Saturday 19th November.

All profits after raffle expenses will go towards the running of events such as Young Handler Workshops, young breeder competitions, summer shows, industry visits and general activities and tours for young people to get involved in from all ages and backgrounds. This will be a big boost to the club and a help towards promoting young people involved in farming and those who wish to get involved.

All support is much appreciated. For futher questions please contact Louise in the IHBS or any of the Next Gen Herefords Committee; Eoin, Michael, Sinead & Catherine.

Tickets available at: https://member.clubspot.app/club/irish-hereford/fundraiser/tickets

Gorey Agricultural Show marks 161 years

The 161st Gorey show was held on Saturday 18th June at a new location in Ashton, Ballycanew after a 2 year break.

With the high cost of fuel – entries in all sections were down in numbers but thanks to local breeders the Hereford section had the largest numbers in the cattle Section.

Judge – Mr. James Thompson Jnr, Ballyraggan Herefords, Carlow.

Results:

Champion: Knockduffpoll 1 Golden by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Knockduff Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Knockduffypoll Daisy.

Champion; Knockduffypoll Golden and her Bull calf Knockduffypoll 1 Lad (Junior Male Champion) with breeders Micheal & Niall Jones & Judge James Thomson Jnr.

Reserve Champion: Clonroe Katie by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Kye Harry, Dam: Clonroe Elsie

Reserve Champion & Junior Female champion; Clonroe Katie with Eamonn Moulds, Slaney Foods, breeder Padraig Jones & Judge James Thomson


Junior Female Champion:
Clonroe Katie by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Kye Harry, Dam: Clonroe Elsie

Junior Male Champion: Knockduffypoll 1 Lad by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Knockduff Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Duibhgiolla lad, Dam: Knockduffypoll 1 Golden

Junior Male Champion; Knockduffpoll1 lad with breeder Michael Jones & Judge James Thomson

Class 118 – Cow or in-calf heifer

1st Place – Knockduffpoll 1 Golden by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Knockduff Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Knockduffypoll Daisy.

2nd Place – Clonroe Emma by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford.
3rd Place – Clonroe Jane 2 by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford.


Class 119 – Heifer born after 1/7/2020

1st Place – Clonroe Jane 2 by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford.


Class 120 – Heifer calf born after 1/7/2021
1st Place – Clonroe Katie by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford, Sire: Kye Harry, Dam: Clonroe Elsie
2nd Place -Clonroe Kim by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford.
3rd Place – Knockduffypoll 1 Lady by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Knockduff Herefords, Wexford.


Class 121 – Bull calf born after 1/7/2021
1st Place – Knockduffypoll 1 Lad by Mairead Curtis & Michael Jones, Knockduff Herefords, Wexford.

2nd Place – Dunsinane Paul 2, Glenn Jacob, Dunsinane Herefords, Wexford
3rd Place – Clonroe King by John Jones, Clonroe Herefords, Wexford.


Well done to all who competed on the day!

Dundalk Agricultural Show 2022

Dundalk Agricultural Show was held on Sunday 12th June 2022.

Hereford Champion: Knockmanta 1 Major 2, Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth

Champion: Knockmanta 1 Major 2, with breeder John McKiernan & Judge Michael Smith

Hereford Reserve Champion: Skehanore Gleeful, Michael Bird, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath.

BEST PEDIGREE HEREFORD BULL BORN PRIOR TO 1 JULY 2021     

1st Place:  Skehanore Gleeful, Michael Bird, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath.

BEST PEDIGREE HEREFORDS COW/HEIFER BORN PRIOR TO 1 JULY 2021     

1st Place: Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth (30th Mar 2021)

2nd Place: Appel 1 Skygazer, Michael Bird, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath (1st Aug 2020)

BEST PEDIGREE HEREFORD BULL/HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2021   

1st Place: Eamon & John McKiernan, Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth (3rd July 2021)
2nd Place: Ardmulchan Clover, Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath (4th Oct 2021)

Tullaha top the Munster Hereford Breeders Supreme Heifer Sale

The Munster Hereford branch held their first Supreme Hereford heifer sale last Saturday 4th June in Kanturk mart.

Of the 16 heifers catalogued,11 were exhibited for sale and seven of those sold onto new homes. There was a good atmosphere around the mart with some buyers travelling a fair distance to secure their purchases.

The top price on the day was sought for Tullaha Helena 391, bred by Tommy & Maura Cregan of Tullaha Herefords, Limerick. Helena, sired by Rossmore Nelson Mandela, has a four star replacement index, lots of milk and is scanned in calf to Conmelvin Ollie – due to calve in September. Helena was purchased for €2950 by a breeder from Tipperary.

Tullaha Helena 391 sold for €2950, with breeder Tommy Cregan

The second top price on the day was €2840 for Ringfort 1 Rebel Red. This August 2021 born heifer was bred by Neil Twomey of Ringfort 1 polled Herefords, Cork. Rebel Red was sired by Fabb 1 Nutcracker and bred from a Udel dam. With a five star replacement rate, this heifer has Danish and UK bloodlines behind her and was purchased by Peter Cooke, Tipperary.

Ringfort 1 Rebel red sold for €2840, with breeder Neil Twomey

Dermot Whelton of Hazel Grove Herefords also sold a polled heifer with a five star replacement index. Hazel Grovepoll 1 Gemini, sired by Normanton 1 laertes Et and bred from a Gageboro Morgan dam, was purchased for €2500.

Michael O’Keeffe exhibited Gurteragh Melania 959 who is bred from a full sister to Gurteragh Aristocrat. This February 2021 heifer was sired by Gurteragh Wizard 717 – who is sired by Gurteragh Justice and bred from a very good show cow; Quinsboro Rose 2nd. This heifer was purchased for €2500 by the same breeder who purchased Hazel Grovepoll 1 Gemini.

Well done to all exhibitors and we wish all breeders the very best of luck with their purchasers.