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Summer Shows 2022

The society is delighted to see the majority of the Summer shows are going ahead this year after being out of action for both 2020 and 2021. A start has already been made with Tralee show and Nobber fair having been held in recent weeks amongst others.

Tullamore Show

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding the National Hereford Show 2022 at the Tullamore Show once again! The show will be held on Sunday 14th August in the same showgrounds as usual. The classes will be the same as in 2019 and 2021 with the exception that the Young Handler classes have been moved to the middle of the show instead of at the beginning. The Junior and Senior Young Handler class will be ran after the heifer championship and before the male classes begin.


The online entry system is now open. Please follow the link below to ENTER :

Closing date for Hard copy entries is the 1st of July and online entries is the 6th of July 2022!

Rules & Regulations:

Please find below a copy of important documents for exhibitors consideration. We would urge all potential exhibitors to read all of the below documentation carefully to ensure there are no disappointments in the run upto or on the day of the show.

Please note all animals entered into the Hereford classes must be registered Pedigree and be accompanied by a Pedigree Zootechnical certificate on the day of the show.

  1. Rules & Regulations which include the following;

1A. ISA general Rules for Irish Show Association Championships 2022

1B. Livestock Issues

2.Department of Agriculture Rules;

Charleville Show

The Muster Hereford branch are hosting an exciting competition this year as part of the Charleville Agricultural Show. The branch are hosting the Munster Hereford Heifer of the year and the Munster Hereford Bull of the year competitions at the show in place of the points based championship that was ran in previous years.

In total there are 16 Hereford classes on the day, these include 3 qualifier classes for both the heifer and bull of the year, the top 3 placed animals from each qualifier class will qualify for the finals of the €1,000 Munster Heifer and Bull of the year 2022.

Also, the branch are hosting Young Handler classes on the day – one class for entrants aged 18 – 12 years of age and junior class for entrants aged 12 and under. All are welcome to participate and Next Gen Herefords will be supporting this event.

All entries close strictly on 14th June & all classes can be entered via this link;

Longford Show

Longford Show is also going ahead this year with a bigger and better show planned for everyone’s entertainment. There are a total of 11 Hereford classes this year including the ‘Paul and Vincent All-Ireland Heifer Calf Championship’ and the ‘Flynn and Lynch All-Ireland Bull Calf Championship’ with prize money upto €1000 for each class.

Next Gen Herefords have also teamed up with Longford Show to hold two Young Handler classes at the show. The Junior class is free to enter for all aged 12 – 17 years and the Senior class is free to enter for all aged 18 – 25 years of age. The prizes include; 1st: €100 Grooming kit, 2nd: €75 Grooming kit & €50 Grooming kit.

All entries can be made through Longford Show. Entries close strictly on 24th June & entry forms can be found online at;

Plenty of choice

There is plenty of choice this Summer with the majority of Summer shows going ahead.

A full list of summer shows are available at;

If you would like any more information on the above shows please do not hesitate to contact Louise in the IHBS office at or on 044 9348855.

Wishing all exhibitors the very best of luck the showing season.

Hereford cross calves remain the favourites!

Hereford cross calves have remained one of the strong favourites in Irish marts this Spring and demand once again surged last week.

In Waterford Ross mart last Saturday, Hereford bull calves made from €120 upto €460 and Hereford heifers sold from €100 upto €285. For Hereford calves to make €460 at this stage of the year is a very good sign of the demand and saleability of these white head calves, especially when the tops received for continental calves was just €465 in comparison.

Herefords also saw a big lift in in Enniscorthy when Hereford bulls sold for a top price of €375. Hereford heifers sold for upto €315.

Hereford Show & Sale

Don’t miss the final Hereford Spring Show & Sale this Saturday in Central Auctions Nenagh. The show will be held at 11am followed by the sale at 1pm. There will be 31 bulls and 1 heifer offered for sale with all bulls being genotyped and sire verified.

Irish Hereford Prime are kindly sponsoring €200 towards any bull sold for over €2800!

Photo credit: Irish Hereford Prime

Hereford bulls in hot demand at the Hereford Spring Sale in Nenagh

The Spring Hereford sale was held in Nenagh yesterday and what a flyer it was! The sale would usually be held on the Saturday before the Kilmallock April sale but this year the society decided to move to a Thursday to accomodate dairy farmers who would be attending the bi-weekly dairy female sale also held in Nenagh. The sale kicked off on a high with no re-runs from the first five lots as the demand was high for older bulls that are ready to work. The average sale price was €3200 which was over €300 above the average price for the same sale last year and 80% of bulls sold for over €3000.

The top of the town was bred by Noel Farrell of Brocca Herefords, Westmeath. Brocca Leo, sired by Allowdale Rambo 738 and bred from a Cill Cormaic Kasper dam, has a five-star replacement index along with five stars for milk, calving interval and good figures for calving ease. Leo was purchased by a Galway farmer for €4700.

Brocca Leo sold for €4700, with breeder Noel Farrell

Along way from home, Skehanore Gifted did not disappoint after his long journey from Ballydehob. This June 2020 born bull was bred by Tom & Paddy Hickey, Cork. Gifted is sired by Free Town Peerless, National Hereford Champion 2021 – a sire that is proving to be very successful for the Skehanore herd. Gifted was bred from a Balleen Plomber dam and has five stars for terminal index and carcase weight – he also has easy calving figures and was purchased for €3650 by a Laois breeder.

Skehanore Gifted sold for €3650, with breeder Paddy Hickey

There was success for Ballinveney Herefords once again during this sale. Ballinveney Dougal, born in November 2020 and bred by Rory Farrell, Tipperary, sold for €3400 to a Galway farmer. Dougal, sired by Karoonda Sampson, one of the IHBS Breed Improvement sires and bred from a GH Adams 1 Bulge dam, has a four-star terminal index.

Ballinveney Dougal sold for €3400, with breeders Brian and Daniel Farrell

The following lot catalogued; Mountwilliams Octavius was crowned Reserve Champion by judge Mr. Cathal Flynn of Rossmore Herefords, Monaghan. This November 2020 bull was bred by Aidan Farrell, Westmeath. Octavius was sired by Butlerstown Duke and bred from a Churchill Storm dam and has fours stars for both the terminal and the replacement index. Octavius was sold for €3400.

Mountwilliams Octavius sold for €3400, with breeder Aidan Farrell

Simonstown 1 Bruce, bred by Gabriel Glynn, Westmeath, sold for €3300 to fellow breeder from Clare. This May 2020 born bull was sired by Black Water Master and bred from Grousehallpoll 1 Premier dam – he has a five-star terminal index figure and five stars across the terminal index board for weight and conformation also.

Simonstown 1 Bruce sold for €3300, with breeder Gabriel Glynn

There was a big interest in bulls by farmers from the West of Ireland. Kye Ranger 920, bred by Padraig McGrath, Roscommon, was sold as lot 22 to a Clare farmer for €3250. Ranger is sired by Pulham Ranger and bred from a Cill Cormaic Kasper dam. This August 2020 born bull has five stars for terminal index and carcase weight.

Kye Ranger 920 sold for €3250, with breeders Padraig and Catherine McGrath

Three bulls on the day sold for €3200.

After a long journey from Monaghan to Nenagh – Glaslough Vauxhall – the first bull into the ring – did his job when he sold for €3200. Vauxhall was bred by Nigel Heatrick, Monaghan. This four-star terminal bull was sired by Clooncullane Major 343, a Trillick Hotspur son and bred from a Glaslough Pompeii dam.

Glaslough Vauxhall sold for €3200, with breeder Nigel Heatrick

The next lot into the ring also sold for €3200. Bred by Davina Lewis, Offaly – Glosterbegpoll 1 Romeo is sired by a Gageboro Morgan son and bred from a Trillick Hotspur dam. This April 2020 bull has a five-star replacement rate and was purchased by a Galway herd.

Glosterbegpoll 1 Romeo sold for €3200, with breeder Glen Lewis

There was further success for Davina Lewis and Glosterbeg Herefords when their second lot later sold for €3200 also to a West herd in Clare. Glosterbegpoll 1 Oscar, sired by Cill Cormaic Kasper and bred from a Glosterbeg Dave dam – has a page of stars including five stars for both the terminal and replacement index and a low calving figure.

Glosterbegpoll 1 Oscar sold for €3200, with breeder Glen Lewis

Mr. Cathal Flynn awarded the Champion of the day to Newland Dale, bred by Hugh P Murray, Westmeath. Newland Dale was awarded Reserve Junior Male Champion 2021 and has gone onto to continuously thrive since then. Dale, sired by Black Water Lad and bred from a Kilronan Hosea dam, was purchased for €3200 by a Galway farmer who also purchased Ballinveney Dougal.

Champion: Newland Dale sold for €3200 with breeder Hugh P. Murray and Judge Cathal Flynn

The final and youngest bull into the sales ring; Ardmulchan Sydney finished the sale off when he sold for €3000 to a fellow Meath breeder. Bred by Phil and Catherine Smyth, Meath; Ardmulchan Sydney is sired by Ballinveney Tiger and bred from a Church Preen Galileo dam. Sydney has five stars for the terminal index and carcase weight along with having a low calving figure.

Ardmulchan Sydney sold for €3000, with breeders Phil & Catherine Smyth and buyer Val Ledwith

Aidan Farrell of Mountwilliams Herefords, Westmeath sold his second and final bull later in the sale for €3000. Mountwilliams Oscar Wild, sired by Butlerstown Duke and bred from a Churchill Storm dam, has a four-star replacement index and an easy calving figure.

After a successful sale in Kilkenny earlier this month – there was further success for the Tipperary native, Willie Duff. Ballinalick Rory, sired by Allowdale Rory 594 and bred from a Ballyboe dam, was purchased by a Wexford breeder for €3000.

Congratulations to all breeders and the very best of luck to all purchasers.

Many thanks are extended to the judge; Mr. Cathal Flynn, auctioneer; Mr. Eamonn Gaffney, pre-sale inspector: Mr. Clive Jennings, Stewards: Mr. Darren and Mr. Conor O’Rourke, Philip and the staff of Central Auctions Nenagh and to Irish Hereford Prime for once again sponsoring this sale.

Spring Hereford Show & Sale Kilmallock

The Hereford Spring Show & Sale was held last Saturday in GVM Kilmallock.

Out of 55 bulls catalogued 32 bulls were presented for sale given that home trade has been very strong with many bulls moving off farms early this season. The average price on the day was €2750.

Mr. Albert DeCogan joined the sale to judge the show in the morning. Mr. DeCogan made no mistake when tapping forward the Champion of the day. Ballinveney Diego, bred by the Farrell family from Tipperary, was crowned champion before topping the sale when he sold for €3400 to a fellow Tipperary herd. This December 2020 born bull was sired by a Yarram star General son and bred from a Glaslough Esquire dam. Diego has five stars for the terminal index, carcase weight and carcase conformation along with a four-star replacement index figure and is easy calving.

Champion; Ballinveney Diego, sold for €3400, with breeders; Rory, Brian and Dan Farrell and IHBS President, Adrian Bateman

Mr. Albert De Cogan made no error in choosing his reserve champion in Gageboro Vermont. Bred by John Holloway & Niall and Lisa Daly of Gageboro Herefords, Westmeath, this August 2020 born bull is sired by Haven Jackal and bred from a Gurteragh Maximus 593 dam. Gageboro Vermont sold for €3100 to a Cork farmer.

Reserve Champion: Gageboro Vermont sold for €3100, with breeder Niall Daly

There was great success for new breeders; Eamonn & Edmund Sheehan, Limerick, on their first day out with their first bull to sell. Lot 8 – Rathcannon Rocky, born May 2020, was sired by Pulham Powerhouse and bred from a Tullaha dam. Rocky has a five-star rating across both the Replacement and the Terminal index and low figures for calving. Rocky was purchased by a neighbouring herd for €3200.

Rathcannon Rocky sold for €3200, with breeder Edmund Sheehan

There was great success for JJ Farrell of Trillick Herefords, Longford, on the day. Their first lot into the ring; Trillick Tim 2 sold to a Cavan dairy farmer for €3200. Tim was sired by Free Town Nevada and bred from a Grianan Firecracker dam. This September 2020 born bull was bred from one of the best breeding cows in the herd and has low calving figures.

Trillick Tim 2 sold for €3200, with breeder JJ Farrell

Trillick Buddy was the second and final lot for the herd presented for sale on the day. Another son of Freetown Nevada and bred from a Steil Gerard cow – Buddy has a five-star rating for the Terminal index and carcase conformation along with easy calving figures. Buddy was purchased by a local Limerick herd for €3000.

Trillick Buddy sold for €3000, with breeder JJ Farrell
Listrolin Morgan was first prize winner with breeder Seamus Rohan

Congratulations to all exhibitors and the best of luck to all purchasers.

Many thanks to judged; Mr. Albert De Cogan, the auctioneer; Mr. Eamonn Gaffney, In-take inspector; Mr. Clive Jennings, Steward on the day; Mr. Paddy O’Connor and all the staff at GVM Kilmallock for all their help during the sale.

Many thanks are extended to Irish Hereford Prime for their continued support of Hereford sales this Spring as they have sponsored €200 to the purchaser of each bull sold for over €2800 along with donating the value of the full sales commission from this sale towards the Irish Red Cross/ Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Upcoming Hereford Sales

  • Nenagh: Thursday April 21st – 53 Bulls – CATALOGUE
  • North Leinster Hereford Branch Bull Sale – Friday May 6th – entries online – ENTER HERE!
  • Munster Branch Hereford Bull Sale – Saturday May 14th
  • Nenagh: Saturday May 28th – Entry Form

Hereford demand surpasses supply in Bandon

***Please note there was an error in the below report – Springvilla Brody by the Roycroft family sold for joint top price of €3550***

Herefords were in hot demand yesterday at the annual Show & Sale in Bandon mart with more customers then there were bulls for.

The sale was a great success with 100% clearance rate and an average price of €3000. Half of the bulls sold for €3000 during the sale and many customers left the sale without being able to purchase a bull.

The top price of the sale was earned by Hazel Grove Gladiator who sold for €3550 who was also crownd Reserve Champion by show judge; Mr. Adrian Bateman, IHBS President. This September 2020 born bull was bred by Dermot Whelton of Hazel Grove Herefords, Skibberean. Gladiator, sired by Pulham Powerhouse and bred from a Trillick Best dam, has five stars for carcase weight and milk.

Reserve Champion: Hazel Grove Gladiator sold for €3550, with breeder Dermot Whelton and IHBS Preisdent, Adrian Bateman.

Mr. Bateman tapped lot 14 – Skehanore Gleeful forward as Bandon Sale Champion who was bred by Tom and Paddy Hickey, Ballydehob, Cork. This July 2020 born bull is sired by Freetown Peerless, who was crowned National Hereford Champion 2021 and also sired Skehanore Fruitful who is currently standing in Dovea AI. Bred from an Allowdale Exceller cow – Gleeful has a five star terminal index rating and was sold for the next highest price of €3450 to a fellow breeder from Meath.

Champion: Skehanore Gleeful sold for €3450, with breeder Paddy Hickey and IHBS President Adrian Bateman presenting the Frank Appelbe memorial cup.

There was further success for the Skehanore herd when their second lot of the day also sold for €3450. Skehanore Genuine is sired by Freetown Peerless also and bred from a Balleen Plomber dam. This June 2020 bull has a four star replacement index rate.

Skehanore Genuine sold for €3450, with breeder Paddy Hickey

The first lot in the sale to sell was the second lot in the ring, bred by Declan Murphy, Ballinhassig, Cork. Arlinstown George 24th received the joint third top price on the day when he was purchased by a Cork farmer for €3350. This March 2020 bull was sired by Trillick George and bred from a Drumberagh Kasper dam. George has fours stars for both the replacement and terminal index.

Arlinstown George 24th sold for €3350.

There was also success for the Springvilla Hereford herd by the Roycroft family, Dunmanway, Cork. Springvilla Brody, sired by Drumboy Jamie and bred from an Ocean Storm dam was also purchased by a fellow Cork farmer for the joint third top price of €3550.

Springvilla Brody sold for €3350, with breeder Robert Roycroft

The final lot of the day was Clydapoll 1 Diego, bred by John Cronin, Mallow, Cork. This polled bull was sired by Fabb 1 Northern Star and bred from a Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy dam. The December 2020 born bull has five stars for terminal index and four stars for both the replacement index and milk. Diego was sold on the day for €3250.

Clydapoll 1 Diego sold for €3250, with breeder Ray Cronin and Martin Murphy

Congratulations to all exhibitors on a very successful sale day and the very best of luck to all the purchasers.

Ennis Multi-breed Bull Sale

There was also great success for Herefords in Ennis this week when Herefords proved to be “were the highlight of the day”! Hereford bulls on the day sold for upto €3300 with over half of the bulls on the day selling for over €3000!

Upcoming Hereford Sales

Fear not if you missed your opportunity to purchase a Hereford bull yesterday in Bandon – our next Spring Hereford Show & Sale is this Saturday April 16th in GVM Kilmallock!

There are 55 bulls catalogued for sale with the show starting at 11am followed by the sale at 1pm. The sale is also available on LSL auctions.

Kilmallock catalogue available- CLICK HERE!