In just 6 weeks time, three Top Irish Hereford herds are coming together for the sale of their top Pedigree Female Herefords. Over 30 Quality Pedigree Female Herefords will be offered for sale in Tullamore Mart on the evening of August 31st 2019 from the Balleen, Corlismore&TrillickHereford herds.
The breeders have guaranteed “When choosing stock, we look for shape, style, colour and the pedigree has a big impact. We place great emphasis on cow families and bloodlines. We also look at the animal that is standing in front of us. We use stars as a tool or a guide, but it’s the animal first”.
A super show of elite quality heifers will be presented for sale on the day. A total of 9 embryos will also be offered for sale from Balleen Herefords. These will be sold in 3 lots of 3 and they are from Balleen Pansy and Balleen Emma.
This is an opportunity not to be missed for both pioneers of the breed and new comers to Pedigree breeding, with fantastic investments to be made. This sale is a considerable development and will open doors for each of the herds involved and for all breeders alike.
Keep an eye on the IHBS website and Facebook page and each of the breeders Facebook pages for more details on the sale along with a taste of what will be on offer on the day.
Best of luck to all buyers and sellers on the day.
Nature graced us with another scorcher of a day yesterday for Mullingar Agricultural show where both the temperatures and crowds were in the high numbers. There was a show of excellent Hereford cattle which were exhibited in the quaint walled garden.
Many thanks to all exhibitors who came out on the day and thanks also to the judge and council member, Martin Murphy and his son Shane Murphy, who both travelled from Co. Tipperary.
A huge congratulations to Tom and Anselm Fitzgerald and family who took home the Overall Champion cow with calf at foot ‘Grianan Orange R786’. This supreme cow also won Reserve Champion in the Longford show last Sunday, 7th July. Many Congratulations to Michael Molloy, who is no stranger to the winners enclosure at Mullingar show, on winning Reserve Champion with ‘Moyclare Rob’.
Co. Clare Agricultural show was held yesterday, 14th July in Ennis. Super Pedigree Herefords were exhibited despite the blistering heat.
Thanks to Ciara McNamara for reporting the show results.
Well done to all exhibitors and congratulations to Gerry McNamara and family in winning the Overall Champion with their bull ‘Churchcross Hurler’, who also won Overall Champion at Longford show last Sunday and ‘Churchross Petula’ won Reserve Champion.
Judge: Sean McGarry, Co. Longford.
Overall Champion ‘Churchcross
Hurler’, Gerry Mc Namara, Co. Clare.
Reserve Champion ‘Churchcross Petula’, Gerry Mc Namara, Co. Clare.
Win 1 of 4 places to represent Ireland in the Young Breeders’ Competition at the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand in March 2020 with the Irish Hereford Breed Society, in collaboration with Slaney Foods International and LIDL Ireland.
4 lucky young Hereford breeders will be selected to act as ambassadors for the Irish Hereford Breed and compete against young handlers from across the globe during the World Conference in New Zealand.
Henry Dudley, President of the Irish Hereford Breed Society said, “This is an invaluable opportunity for young Irish Hereford Breeders to attend the World Hereford Conference and compete against other Hereford breeders from around the world. The conference is a direct link to hundreds of Hereford breeders world-wide and will definitely be an unforgettable experience for the 4 winners of these travel bursaries.”
Interested candidates need to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATION FORM which can be obtained by contacting us on (044) 9348855 or by emailing email@example.com. This application form needs to be completed and returned by no later than Thursday 18th July, at 11:59 pm.
TO ENTER, YOU MUST BE:
Aged 18 to 30 years by 1st March 2020.
A paid up IHBS member or immediate family member of same.
Keen to learn and have a sense of professionalism.
The 10 qualifiers to go ahead to the next 4 stages of the competition, will be announced on: 23rd July 2019. THESE QUALIFIERS WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO:
Attend an IHBS Show/Judging Workshop on the 27th/ 29th July 2019.
Participate in a Stock Showing/Judging Competition.
Create a short 3-5 minute presentation on the Hereford Breed.
Attend the National Ploughing Championships on the 18th September where all candidates will be interviewed and the final 4 winners will be announced.