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Bantry Agricultural Show

Judge:  John O’Connor

1.Balleen Plomber – Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey
Balleen Plomber – Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

Champion: Balleen Plomber  – Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

1.Dunworley Gold Star – Owner: Mary Pat Dineen
Dunworley Gold Star – Owner: Mary Pat Dineen

Reserve Champion: Dunworley Gold Star –Owner: Mary Pat Dineen

Pedigree Hereford Bull calf born on or after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Dunworley Gold Star – Owner: Mary Pat Dineen
  2. Springvilla Duke – Owner: Tom Roycroft

Pedigree Hereford Bull calf born on or after 1st Sept 2013

  1. Springvilla Samuel Rolan –Owner: Tom Roycroft
  2. Droumdaniel Spartacus –Owner: Eugene Lynch
  3. Springvilla Kieran 440 Owner: Tom Roycroft

    Springvilla Samuel Rolan –Owner: Tom Roycroft
    Springvilla Samuel Rolan –Owner: Tom Roycroft

Pedigree Hereford Female calf born on or after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Droumdaniel Dixie 5th – Owner: Eugene Lynch
  2. Springvilla Pamela – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  3. Skehanore Buttons -Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

    Droumdaniel  Dixie 5th – Owner: Eugene Lynch
    Droumdaniel Dixie 5th – Owner: Eugene Lynch

Pedigree Hereford Female calf born on or after 1st Sept 2013

  1. Springvilla Rosabel – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  2. Springvilla Miriam – Owner: Tom Roycroft

    Springvilla Rosabel  - Owner: Tom Roycroft
    Springvilla Rosabel – Owner: Tom Roycroft

Pedigree Hereford maiden or in-calf heifer born on or before 31st August 2013

  1. Springvilla Mary – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  2. Dunworley Poll Ruby – Owner: Mary Pat Dineen
  3. Dromdaniel Melella – Owner: Ronan McCarthy

    Springvilla Mary with Yvonne Roycroft
    Springvilla Mary with Yvonne Roycroft

Pedigree Hereford Cow any age

  1. Gurteragh Jolly ET – Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Springvilla Miriam – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  3. Droumdaniel Sally 5th – Owner: Eugene Lynch

    Gurteragh Jolly ET with Eileen O'Keeffe
    Gurteragh Jolly ET with Eileen O’Keeffe

Pedigree Hereford Bull  born on or before 31st August 2013

  1. Balleen Plomber – Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey
  2. Knock Mountagh Duke – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  3. Gurteragh Justice – Owner: Michael & Eileen O ‘ Keeffe

Pair of Pedigree Herefords any age

  1. Gurteragh Justice & Gurteragh Jolly ET Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Springvilla Miriam and Springvilla Rosabel – Owner: Tom Roycroft
  3. Springvilla Missey & Springvilla Mary – Owner: Tom Roycroft
    1.Gurteragh Jolly ET & Gurteragh Justice with Eileen & Michael O'Keeffe
    1. Gurteragh Jolly ET & Gurteragh Justice with Eileen & Michael O’Keeffe

    Report & Photos: Eileen O’Keeffe

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.

Dualla Agricultural Show

Judge:  John Appelbe

Champion: Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th Owner: Henry Dudley

Reserve Champion: Clondrina 1110th –Owner: Declan Donnelly

Champion Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Henry Dudley receiving the Champion Trophy at Dualla
Champion Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Henry Dudley receiving the Champion Trophy at Dualla
Reserve Champion Clondrina 1110th with Declan
Reserve Champion Clondrina 1110th with Declan

Hereford Bull calf born after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Gurteragh Nathan 603 – Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Clondrina 1113th – Owner: Declan Donnelly
  3. Toureenbrien Marvel -Owner: Martin Murphy

    1st prizewinner Gurteragh Nathan 603 with Eileen O'Keeffe and Judge John Appelbe
    1st prizewinner Gurteragh Nathan 603 with Eileen O’Keeffe and Judge John Appelbe

Hereford Female calf born after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Clondrina 1115th – Owner: Declan Donnelly
  2. Gurteragh Nico 600 – Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  3. Lakelodge Vera 3rd -Owner: Henry Dudley

    1st prizewinner Clondrina 1113rd with Declan Donnelly
    1st prizewinner Clondrina 1115th with Declan Donnelly

Hereford Bull calf born 1st July to 31st December 2013

  1. Clondrina 1110th –Owner: Declan Donnelly (Reserve Champion)
  2. Gurteragh Maximus 593 –Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  3. Tourtane Jamsey Boy Owner: Mervin Parr

Hereford Female calf born 1st July to 31st December 2013

  1. Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th – Owner: Henry Dudley (Champion)
  2. Lakelodge Champagne 3rd – Owner: Henry Dudley
  3. Owner: Pat Sheedy

Pedigree Hereford Female born 1st September 2011 to 31st July 2013

  1. Lakelodge Kathy Owner: Glen Dudley
  2. Tourtane Katie – Owner: Mervin Parr
  3. Toureenbrien Una – Owner: Martin Murphy

    1st prizewinner Lakelodge with Edward Dudley
    1st prizewinner Lakelodge Kathy with Edward Dudley Owner Glen Dudley

Results and photos: Eileen O’Keeffe

Mohill Show

Judge:  Mr. Henry Dudley.

Mohill’s 87th Annual show took place on 17th August and as usual the cattle classes were very well supported. Mohill always provide an exciting day out for all the family with activities for young and old.

Champion: Baltymore Rodge 408 Owner Coote Geelan

Reserve: Corran Hill Annabelle Owner Ivor Anderson

Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy

Best Hereford Bull:

1st. Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co.Leitrim “Baltymore Rodge 408”

2nd. Martina Reynolds, Dromod “Bor Rooney” 

Hereford Cow

1st. Michael Lynch, Ballinalee “Shroid Liz”

2nd. Tom McDermott, Frenchpark “Balleen Pansy”

3rd. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

Senior Hereford Heifer

1st.David McKeon , Cloone

Hereford Heifer born in 2013

1st. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

2nd. Michael Tierney, Cloone “Tooma Taylor”

3rd. Coote Geelan “LoughRinn1 Sadie” 

Hereford Calf Male or Female

1st.Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Boxer”

2nd. Ivor Anderson

3rd. Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Minnie”

Report and photos: Shane Kilrane