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Championship at Kilmallock awarded to Glaslough Herd once again

Champion Glaslough Magnum with owner Nigel Heatrick and IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan
Champion Glaslough Magnum with owner Nigel Heatrick and IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan

The championship at Kilmallock was awarded to Glaslough Magnum a son of herdsire Rathregan Napoleon out of Glaslough Tara a Cloonbracken Mattie son from the herd of S & N Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan. The Champion sold at €3,000 which was €100 up on the price received by the Heatrick duo when winning the championship with a halfbrother Glaslough Lad at the same venue last year.The purchaser was Niall Power, Newcastle, Clonmel.

Moyclare Lunar with Judge Coote Geelan and owner Michael Molloy
Moyclare Lunar with Judge Coote Geelan and owner Michael Molloy

Well known Co Offaly breeder Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly who exhibited Moyclare Laurence sired by his successful herd sire Brocca Saviour a Bowmont Storm A584 parted with him to purchaser Maurice Gilbourne, Kilmeedy, Co Limerick at €2,900.

Fortregalpoll 1 Eric exhibited by Gerard & Sheila Lucey,Coachford, Co Cork is a son of Dorepoll 1 93N Transatlantic out of a Yarram Star General daughter Fortregal Nancy 2nd. The purchaser at €2,500 is Pat Kiely, Glanworth, Co Cork.

John Collins also paid a similar sum ¨€2,500 for Baytown Frankie an Allowdale Meringo son bred by Tom Barry, Baytown Park, Dunboyne. He was exhibited by Norman Richardson, Co Leitrim.

Co Kilkenny breeder Tom Hennessy, Castlecomer reluctantly accepted €2,400 for his Chatsworth Hercules by Allowdale Valour a Bowmont Storm A584 son and out of Chatsworth Mary Lou to local man Thomas Blackbourne, Kilmallock.

Prices ranged from €3,000 to €1,900 with an average of €2,260. This was slightly down on last years average. However given that many of the top quality bulls were sold earlier in the year than usual and that few Hereford  bulls remain unsold this autumn it is quite a satisfactory result.

 Judging in progress Judge Coote Geelan
Judging in progress Judge Coote Geelan
Denis GVM Kilmallock presents a cheque for sponsorship for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Secretary Joe Deverell
Denis  Kiely GVM presents a cheque to Joe Deverell Secretary National Hereford Calf Show on behalf of Sponsors GVM Kilmallock

Huge Crowd witness top bull sell at €5,200 and massive clearance of Heifers at Tullamore

BUOYANT TRADE FOR HEREFORDS AT TULLAMORE

 With bulls to €5,200 and heifers to €4,350 there was buoyant demand for Herefords at Tullamore. The Irish Hereford Society’s Premier Autumn Show & Sale at Tullamore attracted one of the largest crowds to attend such an event in recent years.  Given the emphasis on carcase size and the success of the Hereford branded beef programs the increased interest in the breed is to be expected.

The sale itself got off to an immediate start with the first bull into the ring Boveen Lewis from the herd of Joe O’Connor, Sharavogue, Birr selling at €3,500.  Sired by Glaslough Esquire out of a home bred dam Boveen Stately 13th he was purchased by Jeremiah O’Reilly, Ballinadee, Bandon.  It was however Co. Westmeath breeder Padraig Farrell, Fardrum, Athlone who hit the jackpot on the day taking the Bull Championship and over €10,000 for this two entries.

Champion Cave Hill Storm with Padraig, Patrick and Liam Farrell €5,100
Champion Cave Hill Storm with Padraig, Patrick and Liam Farrell €5,100

The Champion Cave Hill Storm a 16th month old son of the very successful Bowmont Storm A584 out of Fancroft Primrose a very consistent breeding cow was supreme champion at the National Hereford Show in Tullamore in August.   This very promising young five star bull continued to impress and was purchased by the Irish Hereford Society to join its Breed Improvement program at €5,100.

Top Price bull at €5,200 Cave Hill Crusader with Padraig and Patrick Farrell
Top Price bull at €5,200 Cave Hill Crusader with Padraig and Patrick Farrell

Herd sibling Cave Hill Crusader by Glaslough Esquire and out of Cave Hill Princess a Bowmont Storm A584 daughter shared a birthday with the Champion. He was purchased at €5,200 by Co. Clare man John Grogan, Carhuefree, Killimer, Co. Clare who was the runner up on the Champion.  Congratulations to Padraig Farrell and family in producing these two top quality bulls.

Boveen Louis €3,500 with Joe O,Connor and family
Boveen Louis €3,500 with owner Joe O,Connor and his assistants Enda Whyte, Michael O’Connor and Charlie Hogan.
4 Grianan Marksman with Anselm Fitzgerald €3,400
Grianan Marksman with Anselm Fitzgerald €3,400

Grianan Marksman another Bowmont Storm A584 son, this time out of Grianan Orange G 467 was exhibited by T & A. Fitzgerald Mount Temple, Moate.  The five star sire was purchased by Co. Donegal breeder Nelson McCrabbe, Raphoe at €3,400.

Well known Kilkenny man Tom Brennan, Freshford exhibited a Gageboro Eugenic son Balleen Eragon 779 out of Balleen Prettymaid. This very promising yearling sold to Thomas Farrell, Ballinveney, Toomevara at €3,200.

Local breeder David Larkin, Kilcormac exhibited two bulls Cill Cormaic Leighton and Cill Cormaic Lukas both by herd sire Ceadar Liam.  Both bulls sold at €3,000 each to Derek Hall, Rahan, Co Offaly and to Tim Maher, Templemore, Co Tipperary.5 Cill Cormaic Leighton with owner David Larkin and purchaser Derek Hall

Cill Cormaic Lucas with Joey Larkin and purchaser Tim Maher €3,000
Cill Cormaic Lucas with Joey Larkin and purchaser Tim Maher €3,000

Trade for heifers was also buoyant with just two heifers on offer unsold.

Top Price Female at €4,350 Glaslough Misty with Nigel Heatrick
Top Price Female at €4,350 Glaslough Misty 2 with Nigel Heatrick

The day’s top price for a female €4,350 went to S & N Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan who also bred the sire of the top price bull Cave Hill Crusader. Glaslough Misty 2 is sired by Rathregan Napoleon out of Glaslough Flossie.  The purchaser Nelson McCrabbe, Demesne, Raphoe, Co Donegal went on to purchase five heifers in total including Kilsunny Goliath daughter Caonach Smart exhibited by ninety three year old Longford man Mr Willie Jones and grandson David at €4,100.   The pair produced the Champion bull at this event in October last year

Sold at €4,100  Caonach Smart with owners David and Willie Jones
Sold at €4,100 Caonach Smart with owners David and Willie Jones
Champion Female Grianan Orange M653 with Anselm Fitzgerald €3,500
Champion Female Griananpoll Orange M670 with Anselm Fitzgerald €3,100

T & A Fitzgerald Mount Temple were awarded the female Championship for Griananpoll 1 Orange M 670. By Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty out of Grianan Orange 409 she sold at €3,100 to Nelson McCrabbe. The Fitzgeralds also sold Corlismore Pompeii daughter Grianan Orange M 653 to John Lawlor, Moone, Co Kildare at €3,500 and Grianan Vera M 667 by Smithson Darby to Jim Convery, Newry at €2,900.

Glaslough Madam with Nigel Heatrick €3,500
Glaslough Madam with Nigel Heatrick €3,500

John Paul Kennedy, Derrinduff, Birr who also made a purchase at the recent Lislaughtin dispersal purchased Glaslough Madam at €3,500.  Exhibited by S & N Heatrick and sired by their herd sire Rathregan Napoleon her dam is Drumakeenan Pansy 94th purchased at the Drumakeenan dispersal of R S Kenny, Brosna, Birr.

Cathal Flynn, Tullyyard, Monaghan secured €3,200 for his Rossmore Trixie Belle by herd sire Grianan King Kong ET.  Out of a Bishophill General daughter she sold to Nelson McCrabbe, Raphoe.

Overall there was an excellent clearance with bulls ranging from 5,200 to 2000, to average 3030 and females from 4350 to 1800, to average 2540.

Reserve Champion Female Griananpoll 1 Orange N686 €2300 with Sarah Murray for T & A Fitzgerald
Reserve Champion Female Griananpoll 1 Orange N686 €2300 with Sarah Murray for T & A Fitzgerald
 Judging in progress with Judge JJ Farrell at the GVM Show Arena at Tullamore
Judging in progress with Judge JJ Farrell at the GVM Show Arena at Tullamore
Huge Crowd attend at Tullamore
Huge Crowd attend at Tullamore
Auctioneer Hugh P Mulvihill brings down the hammer at €5,100 for the Champion Bull
Auctioneer Hugh P Mulvihill brings down the hammer at €5,100 for the Champion Bull

Royal Meath Show (Trim, Co Meath)

Judge: Robin Irvine NI

Supreme Champion: 

Grianan Nobleman DOB. 17.11.13 S. Bowmont Storm A584 – D. Grianan Dominique

Owner T & A Fitzgerald

Supreme Champ Grianan Nobleman, owner Tom Fitzgerald, society vice chairman Martin Myrphy, Catherine Smyth presenting theArdmulchan trophy and judge Robin Irvine
Supreme Champion Grianan Nobleman, owner Tom Fitzgerald, society vice chairman Martin Myrphy with Catherine Smyth presenting the Ardmulchan trophy and judge Robin Irvine

Reserve Supreme Champion:

Knockmountagh Cindy DOB 16.11.12 S. Parkhill Pompeii – D. Knockmountagh Cathy

Owner E & J McKiernan

Reserve Supreme Champion Knockmountagh Cindy exhibited by E & J McKiernan
Reserve Supreme Champion Knockmountagh Cindy exhibited by E & J McKiernan

Overall Calf Champion: Winner Rosemary Swan Memorial Trophy

Grianan Nobleman DOB. 17.11.13 S. Bowmont Storm A584 – D. Grianan Dominique

Owner T & A Fitzgerald

L Supreme Champion Grianan Nobleman with owner Anselm Fitzgerald  is presented with the Champion Trophy by Society Vice Chairman Martin Murphy
Supreme Champion and Calf Champion Grianan Nobleman with owner Anselm Fitzgerald is presented with the Rosemary Swan Memorial Trophy by Society Vice Chairman Martin Murphy

Hereford Cow

  1. Drumgoon Hill Dawn DOB 29.01.09 S. Glaslough Esquire – D Bonnie Esther Owner: Owen McCooey
  2. Portanob Julia DOB 03.06.6 S. Ardmulchan Wanderer – D. Portanob Lady Owner J & J Canty

    1st Prizewinner Drumgoon Hilldawn with owner Owen McCooey
    1st Prizewinner Drumgoon Hilldawn with owner Owen McCooey

Hereford Cow or Heifer born 1st July 2011 to 30th June 2012

  1. Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy DOB 27.07.11 S. Ballyaville Caradoc – D. Kilsunny Doreen’s Fairy Owner Christine Drumm

    1st Prizewinner Kilsunny Doreen's Ivy with her calf and owner Christine Drumm
    1st Prizewinner Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy with her calf and owner Christine Drumm

Hereford Heifer born form 1st July 201 to 30th June 2013

  1. Griananpoll 1 Orange 661 DOB 27.02.13 S. Nationwide – D. Grianan Orange 494 Owner T & A Fitzgerald
  2. Corlismorepoll 1 Waitomo DOB 02.12.12 S. Grianan Firecracker – D. Udel 1 S41 Waitomo Gem Owner S McKiernan
  3. Corlismore Oyster DOB 05.12.12 S. Grianan Firecracker – D. Corlismore Oyster 572 Owner S McKiernan
  4. Portanob Julia 4 DOB 29.03.13 S. Ardmulchan Goodman – D. Portanob Julia 2 Owner: J & J Canty

    1st Prizewinner Griananpoll 1 Orange 661 with Anselm Fitzgerald
    1st Prizewinner Griananpoll 1 Orange 661 with Anselm Fitzgerald

Hereford Heifer born from 1st July 2013 to 31st October 2013

  1. Glaslough Naomi DOB 11.08.13 S. Rathregan Napoleon – D. Glaslough Flossie Owner S & N Heatrick
  2. Glaslough Nan DOB 09.09.13 S. Rathregan Napoleon – D. Glaslough Fenella Owner S & N Heatrick
  3. Ardmulchan Clover 610 DOB 16.10.13 S. Grianan Emperor – D. Ardmulchan Clover 456 Owner P Smyth

    Glaslough Naiomi with Nigel Heatrick receiving the 1st prize rosette from Judge Robin Irvine
    Glaslough Naiomi with Nigel Heatrick receiving the 1st prize rosette from Judge Robin Irvine

Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st November 2013

  1. Knockmountagh Cindy DOB 16.11.12 S. Parkhill Pompeii   – D. Knockmountagh Cathy Owner E & J McKiernan
  2. Moyclare Rose 24th DOB 26.11.13 S. Brocca Saviour –  D. Moyclare Rose 3rd Owner M Molly
  3. Griananpoll 1 Orange 686 DOB 15.04.13 S. Dorepoll 1 Transatlantic – D. Grianan Orange 492 Owner T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Rathregan Snowdrop 518 DOB 02.11.013 S  Badlingham Baeddan – D. Rathregan Snowdrop 257 Owner V Ledwith

     Eamon McKiernan does a circuit with  his 1st prizewinner Knockmountagh Cindy for the judge
    Eamon McKiernan does a circuit with his 1st prizewinner Knockmountagh Cindy for the judge

Hereford Heifer Calf Championship

  1. Knockmountagh Cindy DOB 16.11.12 S. Parkhill Pompeii – D. Knockmountagh Cathy Owner E & J McKiernan
  2. Moyclare Rose 24th DOB 26.11.13 S. Brocca Saviour – D. Moyclare Rose 3rd Owner M Molly
  3. Griananpoll 1 Orange 686 DOB 15.04.13 S. Dorepoll 1 Transatlantic – D. Grianan Orange 492 Owner T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Glaslough Naiomi DOB 11.08.13 S. Rathregan Napoleon – D. Glaslough Flossie Owner S & N Heatrick

    Champion  Heifer Calf Knockmountagh Cindy shown by owner Eamon McKiernan
    Champion Heifer Calf Knockmountagh Cindy shown by owner Eamon McKiernan

Hereford Bull born on or before 1st January 2013 and 30th June 2013

  1. Cavehill Crusader DOB 07.06.13 S. Glaslough Esquire – D. Cavehill Princess Owner P Farrell
  2. Glaslough Magnum DOB 30.03.03 S. Rathregan Napoleon – D. Glaslough Tara Owner S & N Heatrick
  3. Knockmountagh Governor DOB 15.04.13 S.  Parkhill Pompeii – D. Knockmountagh Trudy Owner E & J McKiernan
  4. Ardmulchan Jackpot DOB 03.03.13 S. Westwood Uplifter – D. Ardmulchan Clover 377 Owner P Smyth

    1st Prizewinner Cavehill Crusader with Farrell
    1st Prizewinner Cavehill Crusader with Farrell

Hereford Bull born from 1st July 2013 to 30th October 2013

  1. Trillick Knockout DOB 03.08.13 S. Steil Gerard – D. Cloghran Sally Owner JJ Farrell
  2. Rathregan Stockbuilder DOB 30.07.13 S. Corlismorepoll 1 Lad – Rathregan Beth Owner V Ledwith
  3. Knockmountagh Master DOB 15.09.13 S. Grianan Firecracker – D. Knockmountagh Carmel Owner E & J McKiernan
  4. Church Hill Mike DOB 21.10.13 S. Kilsunny Invader – D. Church Hill Jenny Owner B Clarke

     1st prizewinner Trillick Knockout with class sponsors Natural Nutrition, owner JJ Farrell and judge Robin Irvine
    1st prizewinner Trillick Knockout with class sponsors Natural Nutrition, owner JJ Farrell and judge Robin Irvine

Hereford Bull born on or after 1st November 2013

  1. Grianan Nobleman DOB 17.11.13 S. Bowmont Storm A584 D. Grianan Dominique Owner T&A Fitzgerald
  2. Moyclare Mariner DOB 03.11.13 S. Brocca Saviour – D. Moyclare Dora Owner M Molloy
  3. Corlismorepoll 1 Hustler 740 DOB 11.11.13 S. Grianan Firecracker D. Corlismorepoll 1 Sara Owner S McKiernan
  4. Arnagross Hiper DOB 10.12.13 S. Trillick Ranger – D. Rattigan Sandie Owner T Plunkett

    1st prizewinner Grianan Nobleman with Judge Robin Irvine, owner Anselm Fitzgerald and class sponsor Jack Canty
    1st prizewinner Grianan Nobleman with Judge Robin Irvine, owner Anselm Fitzgerald and class sponsor Jack Canty

Hereford Bull Calf Championship

  1. Grianan Nobleman dob 17.11.13 S. Bowmont Storm A584 – D. Grianan Dominique Owner T&A Fitzgerald
  2. Moyclare Mariner DOB 03.11.13 S. Brocca Saviour – D. Moyclare Dora Owner M Molloy
  3. Corlismorepoll 1 Hustler 740 DOB 11.11.13 S. Grianan Firecracker – D. Corlismorepoll 1 Sara Owner S McKiernan
  4. Trillick Knockout DOB 03.08.13 S. Steil Gerard – D. Cloghran Sally Owner JJ Farrell

    Champion Bull Calf Grianan Nobleman shown by T & A Fitzgerald
    Champion Bull Calf Grianan Nobleman shown by T & A Fitzgerald

Hereford Bull born prior to 31st December 2012

  1. Corlismorepoll 1 Lad DOB 12.04.09 S. Corlismore Pompeii – D. Udel 1R51 Unwed Lady Owner V Ledwith
  2. Knockmountagh Tarzan DOB 04.04.10 S. Grianan Firecracker – D. Knockmountagh  Aileen Owner M J Bird
    1st prizewinner Corlismorepoll 1 Lad exhibited by Val Ledwith
    1st prizewinner Corlismorepoll 1 Lad exhibited by Val Ledwith

    Supreme Champ Grianan Nobleman, owner Tom Fitzgerald, society vice chairman Martin Myrphy, Catherine Smyth presenting theArdmulchan trophy and judge Robin Irvine
    Supreme Champion Grianan Nobleman, owner Tom Fitzgerald, society vice chairman Martin Myrphy with Catherine Smyth presenting the Ardmulchan Trophy and judge Robin Irvine

Hereford Cow Calf Pair Sell to 7,200 at Lislaughtin

It is difficult to imagine that a lifetime’s work can be dispersed in an hour and half. Such was the demand for pedigree Hereford cows calves and heifers at the dispersal of the well-known Lislaughtin Hereford herd at Ballylongford that it was difficult to keep the lots flowing through the sale ring.

Purchasers travelled from all parts including Northern Ireland to secure a piece of the action. Just less than 90 minutes following the opening bid auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill thanked those present for their prompt bidding. He also stated that demand for Hereford sired stock at the marts for both stores and finished cattle is currently buoyant.

Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill in full flight
Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill in full flight

The first cow into the ring Lislaughtin Jessica 11th was very quickly knocked down to Co. Offaly breeder David Larkin at 2,600. She was immediately followed by her eight month old heifer calf Alma 9th which sold at 2,550 to Co. Longford Hereford breeders E. & P. Jones, Kenagh. Breeder Michael Molloy from Belmont Co. Offaly secured the cow following Jessica 5th at 2,550.  It was however the following lot a cow Jessica 15th at 3,200 and her February born heifer calf Alma 10th by Grianan Gaffer at 4,000 to total €7,200 which was the high light of the day selling to a Co. Cork couple with a small but very select herd which they have carefully assembled in recent years.

Northern Ireland buyers secured the next two lots with Jessica 6th knocked down to M. & L. Moore, Co. Tyrone at 2,200 and her February bull calf at 2,100 to David Smyth, Co. Down.  Well known Tipperary breeder John Paul Kennedy secured the pair Jessica 16th at 3,150 and her March born daughter Bella 2nd at 2,100 to total 5,250 for the family.  New entrant Ben Murphy purchased a cow calf pair Jessica 21st and her late April bull calf at 3,600. Jessica 21st and her bull calf the April born Suarez 2nd sold to Co. Meath breeder John Canty at 3,400. In calf heifer Rebecca 28th sold at 2,800 to S. & N. Heatrick while the maiden heifers sold from 1,800 to 2,600.  CF3

The Lislaughtin herd was built up over 40 years by Harold and the late Eva Fitzell and is a tribute to their dedication to the breed over those years.  Advancing years and a change of farming system has resulted in the dispersal of a very useful herd which will no doubt breed well for those fortunate enough to secure some of the bloodlines on offer.CF2CF120140830_131423

 

Photos: Clara Fitzell and Anne Feeney

The Society’s autumn sales take place at Tullamore on Saturday October 18th and at Kilmallock on Friday October 24th.