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Bulls to €5,600 Heifers to €3,500 at the IHBS Premier Autumn Show & Sale held at Tullamore

A very large crowd was in attendance for the Irish Hereford Society’s autumn show and sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore an illustration of the growing interest in the breed. Many were customers on the day while others never having had a Hereford bull were checking out the stock on offer with the intention of purchasing a Hereford bull in the spring given the growing demand for Hereford sired beef. Several Hereford breeders amongst the top bidders made purchases against strong competition from both dairy and beef producers.

The top price €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for Kye Harry 721 Pictured with breeder Padraig McGrath
The top price €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for Kye Harry 721- Pictured with breeder Padraig McGrath

The top price of the day €5,600 was paid by John and Darren Hayes, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath for the very promising thirteen month old Kye Harry 721 a son to the UK bred Free Town Hotspur out of the homebred dam Kye Sheila 572 a daughter to the successful Steil Gerard. Bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin this young bull now joins the Curraghliffe herd of John and Darren Hayes as junior herd sire to compliment and follow on from the current successful herd sire Blean Dex  purchased when champion some years ago at the Society sale in Nenagh.

Champion Portanob Revival with breder John Canty and show judge John Holloway
Champion Portanob Revival €3,800 with breeder John Canty and show judge John Holloway

The Champion Portanob Revival is a well- bred bull from the herd of J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co Meath. Sired by Balleen Revival a Bowmont Storm A584 grandson he is out of Portanob Julia 2nd a cow that is breeding well and has had some considerable success in the show-ring. The purchaser at a very reasonable €3,800 was Enda Quirke, Hill of Down, Enfield who has recently established the Cnoc an Duin Hereford herd with the purchase of a number of quality females.

Portanob Hugo €4,000 with breeder John Canty and purchaser Brian Clarke
Portanob Hugo €4,000 with breeder John Canty and purchaser Brian Clarke

Mr Canty also exhibited herd sibling Portanob Hugo again a son to herdsire Balleen Revival this time out of a bought in female Ballymartin Karen from the herd of Elizabeth Kingston, Lismore. At €4,000 he was purchased by Brian Clarke, Derver, Carnaross, Kells for the well- known Church Hill Herd established by his late father Mervyn who following a long and distinguished career as a Hereford breeder was laid to rest recently.

Reserve Champion Beaghmore Romeo 2 bred by Margaret and Leila McCabe €4,150 - pictured with neighbour and friend John Morrow
Reserve Champion Beaghmore Romeo 2 bred by Margaret and Leila McCabe €4,150 – pictured with neighbour and friend John Morrow

The Reserve Champion bull Beaghmore Romeo 2nd was bred and exhibited by Margaret and Leila McCabe, Beaghmore, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim who are amongst the society’s longest serving members. While coy about their age these two girls have been breeding and exhibiting Herefords for over sixty years. Amongst their many successes Beaghmore Pirate is possibly the most famous influencing the breed throughout the 1960’s and beyond. Romeo is sired by Dovea AI bull Gageboro Morgan (GGM) the dam is Beaghmore Melody. Once again it was a breeder Sean Sheil, Coolnacritta, Rathdowney, Co Laois who placed the final bid securing him as herd sire at €4,150.

Cill Cormaic Napoleon €4,500 - Pictured with Joey and David Larkin with purchasers Glenn Jacob & John Johnston
Cill Cormaic Napoleon €4,500 – Pictured with Joey and David Larkin with purchasers  John Johnston & Glenn Jacob.

Local breeder David Larkin, the Hermitage, Kilcormac, Co Offaly had quite a successful day with his Cill Cormaic Napoleon a 22 month old son to his stockbull Cedar Liam out of Cill Cormaic Maxine. Bidding closed at €4,500 achieving the second highest price on the day. The bull will share domicile at two Co Wexford farms being jointly purchased by Glen Jacob, Dunsinane, Enniscorthy and John Johnston, Tomagaddy, Gorey.

Champion Female Cill Cormaic Niamh €3,500 - with David Larkin
Champion Female Cill Cormaic Niamh €3,500 – with David Larkin

The Kilcormac herd had further success in the female section first securing the Female Championship with Cill Cormaic Niamh again by Cedar Liam she later sold as the day’s top price female at €3,500 to Madeline Boyd, Loughros Point, Ardara, Co Donegal while her half- sister Cill Cormaic Natasha sold to Aylmer E Power, Cappagh, Askeaton, Co Limerick at €2,900.

Cill Cormaic Natasha €2,900 pictured with Joey Larkin
Cill Cormaic Natasha €2,900 pictured with Joey Larkin
Cloncullane King 322 - €3,800, with owner Coleman Neary and Susan Dudley representing purchaser Trevor Dudley
Cloncullane King 322 – €3,800, with owner Coleman Neary and Susan Dudley representing purchaser Trevor Dudley

Sean Neary, Cloncullane, Strokestown who provided last year’s champion at this venue exhibited a Kilsunny Goliath son Cloncullane King 322. His dam is Cloncullane Holly and the purchaser at €3,800 was well known breeder Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles..

Tony Bracken, Rhode, Co Offaly attended the sale to purchase a bull to go to cows next spring and selected Duibhgiolla Ed a Kill Cormaic Kasper (KZP Dovea) son out of Glaslough Esquire (GSQ) daughter Duibhgiolla Delight 2nd at €3,550 from the herd of K & M Diffley, Clooncolligan, Bornacoola, Co Leitrim.

Ivor Anderson, Corran Killeshandra had Corran Hill Countryboy by Glaslough Levi and out of Corran Hill Beauty a Churchill Storm daughter exhibited. This 19 month old caught the eye of the Deverell Family of Geashill who purchased him at €3,500.

Griananpoll 1 Oz exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald sold at €3,500 to Johnathan Cahill, Ballycumber
Griananpoll 1 Oz exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald sold at €3,500 to Johnathan Cahill, Ballycumber

Regular exhibitors at the event Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate had two bulls on offer Griananpoll 1 Oz by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier (GPZ) out of a Yarram Pompeii V055 daughter which sold at €3,500 to Co Offaly breeder Jonathan Cahill, The Island, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. The second offering Grianan On Line by Grianan Marksman sold at €3,000 to Cornelius Moylan, who made the long journey from Kanturk, Co Cork to secure his purchase.

Ballinveney Sunrise -€3,400 -Pictured L to R - Owner Rory Farrell, purchasers Lester & Edward Roe with assistants Sheamus, Daniel and Brian Farrell
Ballinveney Sunrise -€3,400 -Pictured L to R – Owner Rory Farrell, purchasers Lester & Edward Roe with assistants Sheamus, Daniel and Brian Farrell

Hereford enthusiast Lester Roe and son Edward viewed Ballinveney Sunrise early in the day and decided he was the bull most suited to their requirements. A son to Ballinveney Nigel out of a BB Power 0270 cow provided a now diverse bloodline and sold at €3,400 to the Roe Family, Ballybrit, Roscrea.

Reserve Female Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna pictured with David Jones, show judge John Holloway and Willie Jones
Reserve Female Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna pictured with David Jones, show judge John Holloway and Willie Jones

Females to catch the eye other than the champion and her herd sibling mentioned above included the Reserve Champion Caonachpoll 1 Anna from the herd of William Jones now in his 95th year and his grandson David. She was purchased at a rather disappointing €2,700 by Kenton Crowe, Mohill, Co Leitrim.

Glaslough Pepsi - €3,000 pictured with show judge John Holloway and owner Nigel Heatrick
Glaslough Pepsi – €3,000 pictured with show judge John Holloway and owner Nigel Heatrick

Glaslough Pepsi by Kye Sting 595 from S & N Heatrick Glaslough sold at €3,000 to John Martyn, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 - €2,950 pictured with Mervyn Parr and purchaser Derek McGrath
Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 – €2,950 pictured with Mervyn Parr and purchaser Derek McGrath

Henry & Mervyn Parr’s Tourtanepoll 1 Red Flame 20 a Glaslough Hurricane daughter sold to Derek McGrath, Killakee Road, Dublin at ¨€2,950 while they parted with Tourtanepoll 1 Winnie a Kilsunny Goliath daughter to Kevin Treanor, Emyvale, Co Monaghan at €2,800.

Overall there was a very satisfactory clearance of bulls at prices similar to last year. Female prices did not reach the highs reached at the same venue in 2015. There was general agreement that the many heifers on offer were not of as high quality as last year and that the number of heifers which has changed hands privately and including the Allowdale sale in August last was well ahead of normal.  Breeders with land and resources to expand their herds are holding on to their better stock while others are consolidating their herds with a view to herd improvement.

The Society’s next sale takes place at GVM Kilmallock on Friday October 21st next with 65 bulls and 9 females on offer.

Kye Harry 721 - €5,600 with Padraig McGrath and purchasers John and Darren Hayes - Curraghliffe Herd, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath
Kye Harry 721 – €5,600 with Padraig McGrath and purchasers John and Darren Hayes – Curraghliffe Herd, Tankardstown, Ratoath, Co Meath

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Ballyforan Fair & Festival

Judge: John Neenan

Supreme & Male Champion: Riverrock Superstar – Owner Tony Hartnett

Supreme Champion Riverrock Superstar with Tony Hartnett being presented with the John Thompson  Memorial Trophy by the Thompson  Family
Supreme Champion Riverrock Superstar with Tony Hartnett being presented with the John Thompson Memorial Trophy by the Thompson Family

Reserve Supreme & Reserve Male Champion: Kye Harry 721 – Padraig McGrath

Reserve Supreme Champion  Kye Harry 721 with Owner Padraig McGrath and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly
Reserve Supreme Champion Kye Harry 721 with Owner Padraig McGrath and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly

Female Champion: Kilsunny Lass Matilda – Trevor Dudley

Champion Female Kilsunny Lass Matilda with Edward Dudley and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly
Champion Female Kilsunny Lass Matilda with Edward Dudley and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly

Reserve Female Champion: Riverrock Naughty Bea – Tony Hartnett

Reserve Champion Female Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett
Reserve Champion Female Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett

Hereford bull born between 1/7/15 and 30/9/15

  1. Riverrock Superstar – Owner Tony Hartnett
  2. Kye Harry 721 – Padraig McGrath
  3. Bor Logan – Martina Reynolds
Riverrock Superstar with owner Tony Hartnett and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly
Riverrock Superstar with owner Tony Hartnett and Show/Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly

Hereford female born between 1/7/15 and 30/9/15

  1. Moyclare Ursula 13th – Michael Molloy
  2. Feevaghmore Shannon – William Kennedy
1st Prizewinner Moyclare Ursula 13th with owner Michael Molloy
1st Prizewinner Moyclare Ursula 13th with owner Michael Molloy

Hereford bull born between 1/10/15 and 31/12/15

  1. Moyclare Oliver – Michael Molloy
  2. Kilsunny Maximus – Trevor Dudley
  3. Riverrock Goldstar – Tony Hartnett
  4. Clondrina 1171st – Declan Donnelly
1st Prizewinner Moyclare Oliver with owner Michael Molloy
1st Prizewinner Moyclare Oliver with owner Michael Molloy

Hereford female born between 1/10/15 and 31/12/15

  1. Kilsunny Lass Matilda – Trevor Dudley
  2. Riverrock Naughty Bea – Tony Hartnett
  3. Kye Holly 726 – Padraig McGrath
  4. Feevaghmorepoll 1 Breda – William Kennedy

Hereford bull born after 1/1/16

  1. Clondrina 1174th – Declan Donnelly
1st Prizewinner  Clondrina 1176th with owner Declan Donnelly
1st Prizewinner Clondrina 1174th with owner Declan Donnelly

Hereford female born after 1/1/16

  1. Clondrina 1176th – Declan Donnelly
  2. Kilsunny Melissa – Trevor Dudley
1st Prizewinner  Clondrina 1176th with owner Declan Donnelly
1st Prizewinner Clondrina 1176th with owner Declan Donnelly
Hereford show organisers Willie Kennedy, Timmy O’Sullivan with Show/ Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly and Hereford  judge John Neenan
Hereford show organisers Willie Kennedy, Timmy O’Sullivan with Show/ Fair Chairman Dermot Kelly and Hereford judge John Neenan
Catherine & Padraig McGrath preparing their animals
Catherine & Padraig McGrath preparing their animals
Young Gerry O’Riordan is becoming an expert with the blow-drier
Young Gerry O’Riordan is becoming an expert with the blow-drier
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Raymond Campbell applies the final touches before entering the ring

Judge John Neenan gives all animals in the line-up careful consideration

Judge John Neenan gives all animals in the line-up careful consideration

The judge may make a change down the line
The judge may make a change down the line

This line-up provided the eventual Female champion

This line-up provided the eventual Female champion

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Four male 1st prize-winners to select from
Judge John Neenan gives a commentary on his placings as his wife Helen watches the proceedings

Judge John Neenan gives a commentary on his placings as his wife Helen watches the proceedings

They know how to get their ducks in a row in Ballyforan
They know how to get their ducks in a row in Ballyforan
Multi-coloured hens of all breeds are on display
Multi-coloured hens of all breeds are on display

Winners of Five 5 X €1,000 Agri Education Bursaries Announced at NPC

The Irish Hereford Breed Society, in collaboration with Slaney Foods International & LIDL Ireland have awarded 5 bursaries of €1,000 each to 5 successful candidates at the 85th National Ploughing Championships which took place in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The programme, which was launched earlier in the summer, created wide interest from prospective and aspiring agricultural students wishing to go to Agricultural College or study Agriculture at 3rd level in the Republic of Ireland this year.

Participants had to submit an assignment entitled:  Environmental Sustainability – the Challenges for the Irish Beef Sector (maximum 2,000 words).  A team of adjudicators selected ten qualifiers, to attend for interview at the Irish Hereford Breed Society Stand during this year’s National Ploughing Championships.   These interviews and the selection of the final 5 winners was carried out by Matt Dempsey who is very well known and highly regarded within the Irish Agricultural sector.

Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, announced the five winners:

  • Paraic Ryan – Sixmilebridge, Co Clare
  • Clem Rossiter – Bannow, Co. Wexford
  • Nicole Keohane McCarty – Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Michael Kennedy – Stradbally, Co. Laois
  • Hannah Quinn Mulligan – Croom, Co. Limerick
Photo left to right (front row): Winners: Hannah Quinn Mulligan, Paraic Ryan, Nicole Keohane McCarty, Michael Kennedy and Clem Rossiter, William Branagan – IHBS Chairman IHBS. (second row): Liam Philpott (IHBS President), Rory Fanning – Slaney Foods Managing Director, Andrew Doyle - Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Brendan Conway - Lidl Buyer, Matt Dempsey – Chairman The Agricultural Trust
Photo left to right (front row): Winners: Hannah Quinn Mulligan, Paraic Ryan, Nicole Keohane McCarty, Michael Kennedy and Clem Rossiter, William Branagan –  Chairman IHBS. (second row): Liam Philpott (IHBS President), Rory Fanning – Slaney Foods Managing Director, Andrew Doyle – Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Brendan Conway – Lidl Buyer, Matt Dempsey – Chairman The Agricultural Trust

Together with our partners we are very pleased with the response to the competition and with the efforts of the young aspiring agricultural enthusiasts who participated. We wish the five winners and the five runners up all of whom reached a very high standard every success in their chosen career path.

The challenges arising for agriculture into the future will require increased education particularly in Agricultural Science.  The environmental challenges facing the industry are many and varied depending on where in the world food is produced and where the world’s population is concentrated.  We are confident that this competition has succeeded in highlighting the great need for further education in agriculture to meet the needs of a growing population.

Pictured below the 10 finalists in the competition

Front L to R Clem Rossiter, Nicole Keohane McCarty, Aislinn Lawlor, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Catherine Leydon, Boyle, Roscommon and Hannah Quinn Mulligan Back L to R Eoin Brennan, Lanesboro, Longford, Liam Philpott (IHBS President), Rory Fanning – Slaney Foods Managing Director, Paraic Ryan,  Matt Dempsey – Chairman The Agricultural Trust, Michael Kennedy, David Farrell, Stradbally, Laois, and Joseph Forbes, Enniskeane, Cork
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Clem Rossiter, Nicole Keohane McCarty, Aislinn Lawlor, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Catherine Leydon, Boyle, Roscommon and Hannah Quinn Mulligan
Back L to R
Eoin Brennan, Lanesboro, Longford, Liam Philpott (IHBS President), Rory Fanning – Slaney Foods Managing Director, Paraic Ryan, Matt Dempsey – Chairman The Agricultural Trust, Michael Kennedy, David Farrell, Stradbally, Laois, and Joseph Forbes, Enniskeane, Cork

150th Strokestown Show

Judge: Liam Philpott, President IHBS Ltd.

Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, DOB 6/2/16, S. Grianan Freddy, S. Cill Cormaic Lass Owner S & H Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate

Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Elanor Reilly and judge Society President Liam Philpott
Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Elanor Reilly and judge Society President Liam Philpott

Reserve Champion: Moyclare Oliver DOB: 1/10/15, S. Brocca Saviour, D. Moyclare Rose 19th Owner Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont

Reserve Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy
Reserve Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy

Cow in milk or in calf

  1. Drumboy Rachel DOB: 18/3/11, S. Ardlahan Ginger, D. Drumboy Noreen Owner: Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill
  2. Knockfin Emily 851 DOB: 26/12/12, S. Rathregan Upgrader, D. Knockfin Sally 628 Owner: Declan Lavin, Lackin, Strokestown
  3. Loughrinn Lil 435 DOB: 15/6/14, S. Kye Rodge 553, D. Loughrinn Lil 236 Owner: Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Dromod
Winner cow class Drumboy Rachel with Shane Kilrane
Winner cow class Drumboy Rachel with Shane Kilrane

Heifer born prior to 1/7/15

  1. Baltimore Orange 449 DOB: 28/12/14, S. Kye Rodge 553, D. Grianan Orange Owner: Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Dromod
  2. Crowenstown Arabella Ivy DOB: 27/2/15, S. Yarram Star General W251, D. Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy Owner: Niamh Cobbe, Meadowbrook, Barnhill, Clonee
  3. Loughrinn 1 Lily 435 DOB:15/6/14, S. Kye Rodge 553, D. Loughrinn 1 Lily 3rd Owner: Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Dromod
  4. Cloonart Swanky DOB: 5/7/14, S. Kilsunny Goliath, D. Cloonart Ciara Owner: Kieran Campbell, Clooneen, Bornacoola, Carrick on Shannon
Winner senior heifer class Baltimore Orange 449 with Coote Geelan and judge Society President Liam Philpott
Winner senior heifer class Baltimore Orange 449 with Coote Geelan and judge Society President Liam Philpott

Heifer born between 1/7/15 and 31/12/15

  1. Kye Holly DOB: 4/10/15, S. Steil Gerard, D. Kye Paula 535 Owner: Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin
  2. Moyclare Ursula 13th DOB: 1/9/15, S. Brocca Saviour, D. Moyclare Ursula 4th Owner Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont
  3. Drumhubrid Lassie DOB: 1/10/15, S. Cill Cormaic Kasper, D. Drumhubrid Jessie  Owner John McGovern, Drumcong, Carrick on Shannon
  4. Lisnalurg Bea 6th DOB: 10/10/15, S. Kye Rodge 553, D. Lisnalurg Bea 4th Owner Pauline Casey, Lisnalurg, Sligo
Kye Holly winner junior heifer class with Padraig McGrath
Kye Holly winner junior heifer class with Padraig McGrath

Heifer born on or after 1/1/16

  1. Hillockpoll 1 Michaela DOB: 11/1/16, S. Solpoll 1 Handsome, D. Hillockpoll 1 Ann Owner Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, via Cavan, Co Leitrim
  2. Doonavereen Pusher DOB: 2/4/16, S. Atok Socrates, D. Doonavereen Past Owner Aaron Farrell, Ballinwing, Carrick on Shannon
Hillockpoll 1 Michela winner heifer calf class with Mark Hyland
Hillockpoll 1 Michela winner heifer calf class with Mark Hyland

Bull born prior to 1/7/15

  1. Baltymore Rodge 454 DOB: 9/3/15, S. Kye Rodge 553, D. Baltymore Tammy Owner: Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Dromod
  2. Bor Topline DOB: 22/5/15 S. Hollow Point Broker, D. Bor Cilla Owner Martina Reynolds, Clooneen, Bornacoola, Carrick on Shannon
  3. Cloonfree Goliath DOB: 16/6/15, S. Kilsunny Goliath, D. Cloonfree Rosie Owner John Mullooly, Lavally, Strokestown
Winner senior bull class Baltymore Rodge 454 with Coote Geelan
Winner senior bull class Baltymore Rodge 454 with Coote Geelan

Bull born between 1/7/15 and 31/12/15

  1. Moyclare Oliver DOB: 1/10/15, S. Brocca Saviour, D. Moyclare Rose 19th Owner Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont
  2. Kye Harry 721 DOB: 5/9/15, S. Free Town Hotspur, D. Kye Sheila 572 Owner: Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin
  3.  Bor Logan DOB: 25/7/15 S. Rathcor Express, D. Bor Pippa Owner Martina Reynolds, Clooneen, Bornacoola, Carrick on Shannon
  4.  Owner John Farrell, Ballinwing, Carrick on Shannon

Bull born on or after 1/1/16

  1. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, DOB 6/2/16, S. Grianan Freddy, S. Cill Cormaic Lass Owner S & H Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate
  2. Crowenstown Brinsley DOB: 15/2/16, S. Cavehill Storm, D. Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy Owner Christine Drum, Crowenstown, Delvin
  3. Forestview Laurence DOB: 23/2/16 S. Cill Cormaic Kasper D. Knockfin Emily 851 Harry Lavin, Lacken, Strokestown
  4. Drumboy Jamie DOB: 17/4/16, S. Kilsunny Goliath, D. Drumboy Rachel Owner: Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill

Royal Meath Show at Trim

Judge: Mr Des Kelly (NI)

Hereford Supreme Champion: Grianan Prince DOB: 12/7/15, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Prim M656 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate

Supreme Champion Grianan Prince with owner Anselm Fitzgerald receiving the Ardmulchan Trophy from Catherine Smyth
Supreme Champion Grianan Prince with owner Anselm Fitzgerald receiving the Ardmulchan Trophy from Catherine Smyth

Hereford Reserve Supreme Champion: Corlismorepoll 1 Lad 794 DOB: 27/1/15, S. Solpoll 1 Cruiser, D. Udel 1 R51 Unwed Lady Owner: Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Ballinagh

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Hereford Heifer Calf Champion: Castledaly Lucy DOB: 8/07/15 S. Yarram Star General w251, D. Castledaly Promise   Owner: Michael Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate

Champion Heifer calf Castledaly Lucy with Hugh P Murray, owner Michael Farrell and sponsor Val Ledwith
Champion Heifer calf Castledaly Lucy with Hugh P Murray, owner Michael Farrell and sponsor Val Ledwith

Hereford Bull Calf Champion: Grianan Prince DOB: 12/7/15, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Prim M656 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate

Champion bull calf Grianan Prince with owner Anselm Fitzgerald
Champion bull calf Grianan Prince with owner Anselm Fitzgerald

Pedigree Hereford Cow

  1. Lakelodge Kathy 5th DOB: 10/1/12, S. Kilsunny Goliath, D. Lakelodge Kathy 3rd Owner: Glenn Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles
  2. Grianan Orange 589 DOB: 3/3/11 S. Grianan Highflier ET, D. Grianan Orange 409 Owner: Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer
  3. Freetown Belgard DOB: 1/10/11 S. Freetown Fortune, D. Freetown Becoming Owner: Brendan O’Neill, The Moy, Sumerhill, Co Meath
  4. Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy DOB: 27/7/11, S. Ballyaville Caradock, D. Kilsunny Doreen’s Fairy Owner: Christine Drum, Crowenstown, Delvin

    Winner cow class Lakelodge Kathy with Edward Dudley
    Winner cow class Lakelodge Kathy with Edward Dudley

Pedigree Hereford Cow or Heifer born on or between 1/7/13 and 30/6/14

  1. Ardmulchan Clover 610 DOB: 16/10/13 S. Grianan Emperor, D. Ardmulchan Clover 456 Owner: Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan
  2. Owen McCooey, Mullavalley, Dundalk, Co Louth

    Winner cow or heifer class Ardmulchan Clover 610 with Catherine Smyth
    Winner cow or heifer class Ardmulchan Clover 610 with Catherine Smyth

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or between 1/7/14 and 30/06/15

  1. Kilsunny Lass Lily DOB: 18/10/14, S. Glaslough Judge, D. Kilsunny Lass Gem Owner: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea
  2. Lakelodge Lass’s Una 3rd DOB: 6/8/14, S. Ballyaville Caradock, D. Lakelodge Lass’s Una Owner: F & P Cahill, Shankhill Lower, Cavan
  3. Newland Bailey DOB: 16/03/15 S. Bowmont Storm A584, D. Castledaly Bid Owner: Hugh P Murray, Parkwood, Tubber, Moate
  4. Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 793, DOB 26/1/15, S. Solpoll 1 Cruiser, D. Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 1st Owner: Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Ballinagh

    Winner yearling heifer class Kilsunny Lass Lily with Edward Dudley
    Winner yearling heifer class Kilsunny Lass Lily with Edward Dudley

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or between 1/07/15 and 31/10/15

  1. Castledaly Lucy DOB: 8/07/15 S. Yarram Star General w251, D. Castledaly Promise  Owner: Michael Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate
  2. Knockmountagh Willow DOB: 5/8/15 S. Haven Kingpin, D. Knockmountagh Aoife Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth
  3. Clonevanpoll 1 Rosie DOB: 23/10/15, S. Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty, D. Christies 1 Princess Salute Owner: Darren Prendergast, Clonevan, Gorey, Co Wexford
  4. Carrick Tina DOB: 21/07/15 S. Smithston Darby D. Ballydowel Irene Owner: Philip Lynch, Carrick, Finea, Co Westmeath
Winner July-Oct heifer class Castledaly Lucy with Hugh P Murray and owner Michael Farrell
Winner July-Oct heifer class Castledaly Lucy with Hugh P Murray and owner Michael Farrell

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1/11/15

  1. Riverrock Naughty Bea DOB: 1/11/15, S. Gageboro Morgan, D. Riverrock Ruby Bea Owner: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co Cork
  2. Grianan Orange P769 DOB: 6/4/16, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Orange H629 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate
  3. Kilsunny Lass Matilda DOB: 19/11/15, S. Glaslough Judge, D. Kilsunny Lass Gem Owner: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea
  4. Knockmountagh Aster 3 DOB: 1/12/15, S. Moyclare Lieutenant, D. Knockmountagh Purdy Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth
Winner Nov onward heifer calf class Riverock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett
Winner Nov onward heifer calf class Riverock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett

National Pedigree Hereford Heifer Calf Championship

  1. Castledaly Lucy DOB: 8/07/15 S.                                         Owner: Michael Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate
  2. Riverrock Naughty Bea DOB: 1/11/15, S. Gageboro Morgan, D. Riverrock Ruby Bea Owner: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co Cork
  3. Grianan Orange P769 DOB: 6/4/16, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Orange H629 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate
  4. Knockmountagh Willow DOB: 5/8/15 S. Haven Kingpin, D. Knockmountagh Aoife Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or between 1/1/15 and 30/6/15

  1. Corlismorepoll 1 Lad 794 DOB: 27/1/15, S. Solpoll 1 Cruiser, D. Udel 1 R51 Unwed Lady Owner : Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Hse., Ballinagh
  2. Portanob Revival DOB: 14/1/15, S. Balleen Revival, D. Portanob Julia Owner: J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Trim
  3. Rathreganpoll 1 Stormer DOB: 4/1/15, S. Rathreganpoll 1 Storm, D. Hockley Cathryn Owner: Olive Stanley, The Paddocks, Porterstown Lane, Ratoath, Meath
  4. Ardnagross Max DOB: 20/05/15, S. Trillick Ranger, D. Ardnagross Bella Owner: Thomas Plunkett, Castletown Finea, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Winner Jan – June bull class Corlismorepoll 1 Lad with Garry McKiernan
Winner Jan – June bull class Corlismorepoll 1 Lad with Garry McKiernan

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or between 1/7/15 and 31/10/15

  1. Grianan Prince DOB: 12/7/15, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Prim M656 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate
  2. Riverrock Superstar DOB: 14/8/15, S. Gageboro Morgan, D. Riverrock Isabelle Owner: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co Cork
  3. Glaslough Rocky DOB: 14/07/15, S. Ballyaville Ger, D. Glaslough Flick Owner: S & N Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co Monaghan
  4. Knockmountagh Super DOB: 22/9/15, S. Haven Kingpin, D. Knockmountagh Carmel Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth

 

Winner July – Oct bull calf class Grianan Prince with Anselm Fitzgerald
Winner July – Oct bull calf class Grianan Prince with Anselm Fitzgerald

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1/11/15

  1. Knockmountagh Fiddler DOB: 9/11/15, S. Moyclare Lieutenant, D. Knockmountagh Jill Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth
  2. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, DOB 6/2/16, S. Grianan Freddy, S. Cill Cormaic Lass Owner: S & H Murray, Parkwood, Moate
  3. Glaslough Ranger DOB: 28/12/15, S. Ballyaville Ger, D. Glaslough Model Owner: S & N Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co Monaghan
  4. Portanob Ryan DOB: 1/02/16, S. Balleen Revival, D. Ballymartin Handy Owner: J & J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Trim

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National Pedigree Hereford Bull Calf Championship

  1. Grianan Prince DOB: 12/7/15, S. Grianan Freddy, D. Grianan Prim M656 Owner T & A Fitzgerald, Glebe Hse., Mount Temple, Moate
  2. Riverrock Superstar DOB: 14/8/15, S. Gageboro Morgan, D. Riverrock Isabelle Owner: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co Cork
  3. Knockmountagh Fiddler DOB: 9/11/15, S. Moyclare Lieutenant, D. Knockmountagh Jill Owner: E & J McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Louth
  4. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, DOB 6/2/16, S. Grianan Freddy, S. Cill Cormaic Lass Owner: S & H Murray, Parkwood, Moate

Pedigree Senior Hereford Bull born before 31/12/15

  1. Glaslough Karl DOB: 19/05/11, S. Rathregan Napoleon, D. Glaslough Flower Owner: S & N Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co Monaghan
  2. FH Patrick DOB: 3/3/13, S. Bowmont Storm, D. FH Celine Owner: Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Meath
Winner Senior bull class Glaslough Karl with Nigel Heatrick
Winner Senior bull class Glaslough Karl with Nigel Heatrick
Judge Des Kelly (NI) in action
Judge Des Kelly (NI) in action
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Tullamore show senior cattle steward Trevor Chadwick gets some tips from Society senior steward Denis Collins
The top Herefords line up to represent the breed
The top Herefords line up to represent the breed in the interbreed section

PHOTOS: W Branagan