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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

 

Cork Summer Show

Female Champion: Mr Tom Roycroft    Springvilla Miriam
Reserve Female Champion: Mr Tom Roycroft  Springvilla Miriam Duke
Male Champion: Mr John Neenan  Clondrina 1069th
Reserve Male Champion: Mr Adrian Cronin  Racomane Caesar
Overall Supreme Hereford Champion: Mr Tom Roycroft Springvilla Miriam
Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Mr John Neenan Clondrina 1069th
Pedigree Hereford Bull Calf born on or after the 1st of September 2016
1st Mr Adrian Cronin
Racomane Caesar 07/09/2016 Sire Kilsunny Goliath Dam Springvilla Astra
2nd Herberry Herefords
Herebery Alfred 05/11/2016 Sire Zulu Dam Gouldingpoll Lucy
3rd Mr Tom Roycroft
Springvilla Gearoid 05/10/2016 Sire Knockmountagh Duke Dam Ballyaville Vivienne
Pedigree Hereford Heifer calf born on or after the 1st of September 2016
1st Mr Tom Roycroft
Springvilla Miriam Duke 07/10/2016 Sire Knockmountagh Duke Dam  Springvilla Miriam
2nd Mr Dermot Whelton
Hazel Grove Crystal 01/11/2016 Sire Moyclare Lieutenant Dam New Star Autumn
3rd Herberry Herefords
Herberry Lucy – May 10/11/2016 Sire Zulu Dam Gouldingpoll Lucy
Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2016
1st Mr Adrian Bateman
Slieveroe Pandoras Charm 20/09/2015 Sire Trillick Hotspur Dam Slieveroe Elsie
2nd Mr Dermot Whelton
Hazel Grove Bella 27/10/2015 Sire Trillick Best Dam New Star Libra
3rd Mr Tom Roycroft
Springvilla Margherita 15/11/2014 Sire Springvilla Rolan Dam Springvilla Rita
Pedigree Hereford Cow in milk or in calf with or without calf at foot
1st Mr Tom Roycroft
Springvilla Miriam 02/09/2010 Sire Springvilla Rolan Dam Ballyaville Alberta
2nd Mr Adrian Bateman
Slieveroe Elsie 04/09/2006 Sire Kilronan Leader Dam Brooklodge Cathy
3rd Mr Anthony McCarthy
Udel 10/01/2010 Sire Kidman Blue Chip  IE371040601003
Pedigree Hereford Bull any Age born before 31st August 2016
1st Mr John Neenan
Clondrina 1069th 7/10/2012 Sire Balleen Gilbert Dam Clondrina 934th
2nd Mr Tom Roycroft
Corlismore Fire 606 16/01/2011 Sire Grianan Firecracker Dam Corlismore Betty
Pair of Pedigree Herefords any Age
1st Tom Roycroft
Female Champion and Supreme Hereford Champion Springvilla Miriam and her calf Springvilla Miriam Duke.
Male Champion and Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion Clondrina 1069th.

Judging in Progress in the September Heifer calf Born on or after the 1st of September 2016
Judge Mr: Tom Brennan

Gorey Agricultural Show

This year the Gorey show held its 158th event with prize money running to an impressive €2,500 thanks to the kind sponsorship of Slaney Foods International and the Gorey Agricultural Show Society.

The quality of the Hereford animals on show seemed to attract a lot of attention from spectators, with many of them eager to take part in the Stock Judging competition.

Robin Irvine had the tedious task of judging on the day, with his selection of winners as follows.

Kilsunny Lass Matilda continues her winning streak as she took the championship, bred by Trevor Dudley.

Reserve Champion and Junior Bull Calf Champion was Knockmountagh Virgil 3 exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan, Co. Louth, with the Kilsunny herd picking up another prize on the day when Kilsunny Nicholas secured Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion.

Local man John Jones who was ring steward for the event had a very successful day as he won first, second and fourth in the Junior Female line-up. It was Clonroe Fairy that won Junior Female Champion and her sister Clonroe Elsie 2 who claimed Reserve Champion, both sired by Baltymore Ginger.

Overall Champion Kilsunny Lass Matilda with Edward Dudley and judge Robin Irvine.

Reserve Champion Knockmountagh Virgil 3 and Overall Junior Bull Calf Champion with John McKiernan and Robin Irvine.

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion Kilsunny Nicholas.

Junior Female Champion Clonroe Fairy with Denis Jones and Robin Irvine. 

Winner of the Cow class was Grianan Orange 589 exhibited by IHBS South Leinster Chairman Mervyn Parr.

Other Class Winners:

Clonmore Fiona Won Class 100 for a heifer calf born on or after 01/07/16 – 31/08/16. Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods International and handler Aidan Jones.

photo 7Conor Jones continues his success when he retained his title, winning the young stock persons competition yet again.

 

IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan awards Eamon McKiernan his prize for winning the Stock Judging Competition. Eamon was the only person to correctly grade each animal in the same order as the judge.

We were privileged to have the President of the New Zealand Hereford Association, Philip Barnett attend the show. He was very impressed with the quality of the cattle on display and how the event itself was run.

All class Results;

98: COW/HEIFER IN CALF WITH NATURAL BORN CALF AT FOOT

  1. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Grianan Orange 589, 361055860589, 3rd Mar 2011, Grianan High Flyer ET, Grianan Orange 409
  2. Niall Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Grianan Cooperobin N679, IE361055850679, 15th Sep 2013, Grianan Firecracker, Grianan Cooperobin 584 ET
  3. John Murphy 7 Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford. Solpoll 1 Starlet H No 2 & Kiltennel Poll Top Gun

99: HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2015 – 31/8/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Matilda, IE331396571536, 19th Nov 2015, Glaslough Judge, KIlsunny Lass Gem
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Elsie 2, 371456421436, 1st Jul 2015, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Kestrel
  3. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Aster 3, IE261029140722, 1st Dec 2015, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Purdy

100: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/8/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonmore Fiona, 371454431544, 12th Aug 2016, Baltymore Gerry, Clonroe Jackie
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nectar, IE331396591579, 2nd Jul 2016, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  3. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Beth, IE371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, Haven Kingpin, Dunsinane Nadine

101: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fairy, 371456451546, 2nd Sep 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Liza
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, IE371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce Gorey Agricultural Show
  3. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nadia, IE331396541590, 2nd Oct 2016, Cill Cormac Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

102: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/08/2016

  1. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Virgil 3, 261029120745, 4th Aug 2016, Trillick Hotspur, Boyana Stacy
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brave ET, 371254470763, 21st Aug 2016, Bowmount Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Curtis & Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Knockduff poll 1 garry et, 371317840919, 13th Aug 2016, Kilsunny goliath, Knockduff poll 1 daisy

103: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Nicholas, IE331396521589, 21st Sep 2016, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brax ET, IE371254480772, 4th Sep 2016, Bowmont Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Harry, 211195111024, 5th Sep 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Tourtane Tara

104: BULL OR HEIFER BORN AFTER 1/11/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fred, 371456431552, 5th Nov 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Caroline
  2. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Storm 1035, 211195141035, 8th Dec 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Grianan Orange 589

105: YOUNG STOCKPERSONS COMPETITION

  1. Conor Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, 371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce
  2. Anna Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. dunsinane beth, ie371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, haven kingpin, dunsinane Nadine