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SOUTH EAST CLARE SHOW

Judge: Mr. Martin Murphy, Newport, Co. Tipperary

Supreme Hereford Champion: Lakelodge Kathy 5, Glenn Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Tory Hill Lily, John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

 

Class Results;

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

2nd: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co. Cork

3rd: Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Gurteragh Rambo 700, Balleen Bonus, Oldcastletown Red Robin

Clondrina, winner of the bull calf class.

 

Heifer calf born after 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Lass Nectar, 02.07.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Primrose

2nd: John Neenan, Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick

Tullaha Audrey, 24.07.16, Kilsunny Goliath, Tullaha Aoibhinn

3rd: Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Kilsunny Lass Nectar winner of the heifer calf class

 

Senior Heifer born before 01.07.2016

1st: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

Tory Hill Lily, Springvilla Alex, Drumasail Hazel

2nd: Gerry & Ciara McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare

3rd: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

 

Cow, in milk or in-calf or in-calf heifer

1st: Glenn Dudley, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lakelodge Kathy 5, 07.01.12, Kilsunny Goliath, Lakelodge Kathy 3

2nd: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

Tory Hill Lily, Springvilla Alex, Drumasail Hazel

3rd: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

 

Bull, any age

1st: John Neenan, Tullaha, Broadford, Co. Limerick

Clondrina 1069, 07.10.12, Balleen Gilbert, Clondrina 934

2nd: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

Report & Photos: Susan Dudley

OSSORY SHOW

Judge: Mr. David Larkin, The Hermitage, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly

Kilsunny Herefords completed a rare double at the annual Ossory Show, winning both the supreme and reserve supreme championship titles. Not stopping there, the Kilsunny herd also claimed the overall junior title and collected four 1st prizes on the day.

Supreme Hereford Champion: Kilsunny Lass Melissa, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Lass Melissa is the latest addition to a long line of prize-winning females from the Lass family at Kilsunny. Melissa is a full sister to Kilsunny Lleyton who took the reserve supreme male championship at the 2015 National Hereford Calf Show and was exported to Northern Ireland for pedigree breeding.

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion & Overall Junior Champion: Kilsunny Nicholas, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Nicholas is no stranger to championship success, having previously been awarded the Reserve Bull Calf Champion title at the Slaney Foods International Finals at Gorey Show last month.

Reserve Junior Champion: Herberry Lucy-Lou, Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary.

Herberry Lucy-Lou is a daughter of the two-time 1st prize winner at the National Hereford Show, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641 and this young calf beat out many older bull and heifer calves to take the reserve junior title at Ossory.

Young handlers winners L to R Conor Jones, Glenn Lewis & Colin Bourke.

Edward Dudley & Lesley Lewis with the champion & reserve champion Herefords, both exhibited by the Kilsunny Herd.

Class Results;

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 30.09.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Nicholas, 21.09.2016, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo

 

Bull calf born between 01.10.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred, November 2016, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

2nd: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Claire Bear, November 2016, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

3rd: Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtane Storm 1035, 08.12.15, Cave Hill Storm, Grianan Orange 589

 

Heifer calf born between 01.07.2016 – 30.09.2016

1st: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Clonroe Fiona, 03.08.16, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Jackie

2nd: Tadgh Fogarty, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

 

Heifer calf born between 01.10.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Nadia, 02.10.16, Cill Cormaic Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

2nd: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Clonroe Fiadh, 03.10.16, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce

3rd: Peader Kennedy, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

Junior calf, male or female, born in 2017

1st: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, 12.01.17, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

2nd: Davina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

3rd: Pat Murray, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

 

Senior Heifer born after 01.07.2015 and before 31.06.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Melissa, 13.01.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

2nd: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtane Advent, 08.12.15, Kilsunny Goliath, Grianan Orange 589

3rd: Peadar Kennedy, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

Cow, in calf or in milk, any age

1st: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Grianan Orange 589, 03.03.11, Grianan Highflyer, Grianan Orange

2nd: Davina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

Tourtanepoll 1 Sally, 29.03.14, Kilsunny Goliath, Tourtanepoll 1 Diamond

 

Best Pair of Herefords

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Nicholas & Kilsunny Lass Nadia

2nd: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred & Herberry 1 Claire Bear

 

Young Handlers Class, open to boys and girls under the age of 18

1st: Conor Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

2nd: Glenn Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

3rd: Colin Bourke, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

 

Report: Edward Dudley

Photos: Edward Dudley & Veronica Brennan

 

OLDCASTLE SHOW

JUDGE:         Albert de Cogan

 Champion:                              Griananpoll 1 Orange M 661      

Champion Griananpoll 1 Orange M 661 with Anslem Fitzgerald and family
Reserve Champion Dendor 1 Ruby 27th  with Gary McKiernan

 Reserve Champion:                Dendor 1 Ruby 27th 

Pedigree Hereford Cow in Calf or Calf at Foot or Senior Heifer Born before 31.12.15 

1st Griananpoll 1 Orange M 661 – DOB 27/2/13 S. Dorepoll 1 93N Nationwide D. Grianan Orange H 494 ET Owner: T & A Fitzgerald, Mt Temple, Moate

2nd Dendor 1 Ruby 27thDOB 7/10/15 S. Solpoll 1 Gilbert TF D. Dendor 1 Ruby 11th Owner: Sean McKiernan, Corlismore, Co Cavan

3rd Baltymore Orange 449 – DOB 28/9/14 S. Kye Rodge 553 D. Grianan Orange H 491 Owner:  Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co Leitrim

4th Dernaroy 1 Georgina – DOB 13/3/10 S. Lowesmoor 1 Entertainer D. Dernaroy 1 Waterworld Owner:  Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co Leitrim

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1.1.16 and 31.8.16

 1st Clonleam Delightful 109 – DOB 1/3/16 S. Allowdale Ribstone 436 D. Clonleam Delightful 72 Owner: William Branagan, Delvin, Co Westmeath

Clonleam Delightful 109 exhibited by Wm Branagan and shown by Christine Drumm

2nd Corlismorepoll 1 Lady 853 – DOB 4/3/16 S. Grianan Firecracker D. Corlismorepoll 1 Unwed 576    Owner:  Sean McKiernan, Corlismore, Co Cavan

3rd Corlismore Betty 843 – DOB 2/1/16 S. Grianan Firecracker D. Corlismore Betty Owner:  Sean McKiernan, Corlismore, Co Cavan

4th Hillockpoll 1 Michaela – DOB 11/1/16 S. Solpoll 1 Handsome D. Hillockpoll 1 Ann Owner: Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, via Cavan, Co Leitrim

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1.9.16

1st Church Hill Phoenix – DOB 26/10/16 S. Kilsunny Goliath D. Church Hill Helen Owner:  Brian Clarke, Carnaross, Co Meath

Church Hill Phoenix with Andrew Clarke

2nd Church Hill Pearse – DOB 4/11/16 S. Cill Cormaic Kasper D. Church Hill Megan      Owner:  Brian Clarke, Carnaross, Co Meath

3rd Baltymore Morgan 497 – DOB 2/11/16 S. Smithston Darby D. Baltymore Alexandrea 412 Owner:  Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co Leitrim

4th Ardmulchan Nijinsky – DOB 20/11/16 S. Church Preen Galileo D. Ardmulchan Clover 460 Owner:  Phil Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co Meath

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1.9.16

 1st Ardmulchan Clover 736 – DOB 14/10/16 S. Church Preen Galileo D. Ardmulchan Clover 569 Owner:  Phil Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co Meath

Ardmulchan Clover 736 with Catherine Smith

2nd Grianan Orange R 809 – DOB 4/4/17 S. Grianan Freddy D. Grianan Orange H 629 Owner: T & A Fitzgerald, Mt Temple, Moate

3rd Ardmulchan Clover 737 – DOB 1/11/16 S. Church Preen Galileo D. Ardmulchan Clover 528 Owner:  Phil Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co Meath

Carbery Show

Judge: Mr. Shane Murphy, Woodlands Glen South , Banteer ,

 Overall Supreme Hereford Champion: Springvilla Miriam, owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

Overall Supreme Hereford Champion Springvilla Miriam with Niall Roycroft

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Springvilla Miriam Duke, owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion Springvilla Miriam Duke Pictured with Niall Roycroft and Cornelius McCarthy

Female Champion: Springvilla Miriam, owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

Reserve Female Champion:  Springvilla Miriam Duke, owner Mr. Tom Roycroft 

Pedigree Hereford calf Male or Female born on or after the 1st of September 2016

1st Springvilla Miriam Duke  07/10/2016  Sire Knockmountagh Duke  Dam Springvilla Miriam – Owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

2nd Droumdaniel Rambler  04/09/2016  Sire Allowdale Exceller Dam Kingsgrove Star Cherry – Owner Mr. Eugene Lynch

3rd Hazel Grove Crystal 01/11/2016  Sire Moyclare Lieutenant Dam Newstar Autumn – Owner Mr. Dermot Whelton

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1st of September 2015 and 31st of August 2016

1st Dunworley Hazel 06/01/2016  Sire Freetown Fortune Dam Dunworley Goldie – Owner Ms Mary Pat Dineen

Dunworley Hazel Winner of the Pedigree Hereford Heifer Born between 1st of Septmeber 2015 to the 31st August 2016 Pictured with P.J and Jack Moloney

2nd Hazel Grove Bella 27/10/2015 Sire Trillick Best Dam Newstar Libra – Owner Mr. Dermot Whelton

3rd Droumdaniel Nan 17 02/09/2015 Sire Freetown Fortune Dam Droumdaniel Nan 17 – Owner Mr .Eugene Lynch

Pedigree Hereford Cow in calf or in milk

1st Springvilla Miriam 02/09/2010 Sire Springvilla Rolan  Dam Ballyaville Alberta – Owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

2nd Skehanore Dancer V761 23/03/2013 Sire Balleen Plomber Dam Skehanore Peach – Owner Tom & Paddy Hickey

3rd Dunworley Krystal 10/01/2010  Sire Bowmont Storm Dam Hazelfield Eileen – Owner Mary Pat Dineen

Pedigree Hereford Bull Any Age

1st Corlismore Fire 606 21/01/2011  Sire Grianan Firecracker Dam Corlismore Betty – Owner Mr. Tom Roycroft

Corlismore Fire 606 Winner of the Pedigree Hereford Bull Any Age Pictured with Niall Roycroft

Report and photos Yvonne Roycroft

Certified Irish Hereford Beef for Lidl US Supermarket Shelves

Slaney Foods International, based in Bunclody Co. Wexford, is celebrating after landing a deal to supply premium speciality Certified Irish Hereford beef to stores in the United States. The deal, facilitated due to their relationship with Lidl Ireland, was actively supported by Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

                                                                                                                                                                            Rory Fanning, Managing Director for Slaney Foods International adds:
“Our partnership with Lidl Ireland is very special in terms of the leverage to develop new markets for our product. On a weekly basis we export to Lidl Denmark and we will have lines on the shelves of Lidl in Sweden, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic this summer. Our relationship grew from humble beginnings, but Lidl was quick to spot the potential to further develop one of Ireland’s premium food products, grass fed Irish beef. We’ve been very grateful for the support from Lidl, Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture in helping open up the U.S. market to us and we look forward to the American consumer getting a taste of premium grass fed Irish beef.”

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, commented; “This is an exciting time in the journey of Irish beef in the USA from initial access for primal cuts in 2015, to access for manufacturing beef in 2016 and the commencement of trade in manufacturing beef earlier this year. As Lidl starts the process of opening stores in the USA, today’s launch of Irish Beef to the retail market marks another key step in this journey. I would also like to pay testament to the great work being done by Slaney meats and their own focus and commitment to quality, sustainability and producing premium grass fed Irish beef.”

Bord Bia CEO Tara Mc Carthy congratulated Lidl on its confidence to bring the new taste of sustainably produced Irish beef from Slaney meats to U.S. customers.
“ I am delighted that Lidl is illustrating its confidence in sustainably produced Quality Assured Irish beef in this most tangible way.  Lidl Ireland as a verified member of Origin Green and as a significant exporter of Irish food and drink is a committed stakeholder of the Irish food industry.
The Slaney US announcement is an exciting new chapter in our relationship with the group.

The Irish Hereford Society congratulates Minister Michael Creed, Bord Bia, Lidl, Slaney Foods and all involved in this exciting new venture and wishes every success to Lidl on its entry to the US market and on its massive new headquarters in Arlington. This past Thursday, German supermarket brand ‘Lidl’ opened their first 7 stores in the Carolinas, including in North Carolina’s Kinston, Greenville, Sanford, Rocky Mount and Winston-Salem, and South Carolina’s Spartanburg and Greenville. Lidl now has several new stores under construction around the Charlotte area, including in South End, Rock Hill, and Mooresville. In total, the company plans to open at least 100 stores across the East Coast by the end of 2018, creating over 5,000 new jobs.

Pictured at a recent meeting at Lidl Irelands very impressive new headquarters at Tallagh are sitting Willie Branagan, Chairman Irish Hereford Soc., Liam Casey, Comercial Director Lidl Irl, with standing L to R  Rory Fanning, Managing Director Slaney Foods Int., Larry Feeney IHBS and Enda Rabbit, IHBS.

A key component of the success of Certified Irish Beef in addition to those mentioned is the commitment and integrity of its farmer producers and also the dedication of Irish Hereford Breed Society members and cattle breeders who supply the genetics which ultimately contain the magic formula to produce great tasting beef that satisfies the taste buds.

Certified Irish Hereford Beef – Natural Cattle for Natural Beef