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Irish National Hereford Calf Show 2019

The Irish National Calf show was held last Sunday 10th November in GVM Tullamore. There was a good show of spectators travelling from across the country to view the classes with nearly 100 entries of top quality stock. This year, the North Leinster Branch spruced up the show with revamped classes.

The Young Handlers got the proceedings underway at 10am with Padraig Farrell of Cavehill Herefords, inspecting their stockmanship skills. Padraig also judged the Commercial class.

Judging the Pedigree classes at this show was Miss Non Thorne from Studdolph Herefords in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Non and her parents; George & Ionwy, have been breeding herefords since 1946. The Thorne family are no strangers to the show ring having won several awards over the years including herd of the year. Non made the 4 hour boat journey with her father, George, to be a part of this event & the Society were only delighted to welcome them both to Tullamore.

Judge, Non Thorne, being presented with a gift from John Canty on behalf of the North Leinster Branch.

Male Championship:

Supreme Male Champion & Senior Male Champion: John & Beatrice Appelbe – Appel 1 Mighty. 372214625741668, 10th Nov 18, Solpoll 1 Lawman, Appel 1 Mighty

Supreme Male Champion & Senior Male Champion: ‘Appel 1 Mighty’ with breeder John Appelbe, Cork & Judge Non Throne.

Reserve Supreme Male Champion & Junior Male Champion: JJ Farrell – Trillick Chesney, 372213272092133, 15th Apr 19, Glaslough Rooney, Cill Cormaic Kaz.

Reserve Supreme Champion & Junior Male Champion: ‘Trillick Chesney‘ with breeder Ciaran Farrell, Longford.

Reserve Senior Male Champion: Michael & Grainne Farrell -Castledalypoll 1 Shamrock, 372218952750169, 15th Oct 18, Solpoll 1 Lawman, Castledaly Roisin.

Reserve Senior Male Champion: ‘Castledalypoll 1 Shamrock’ with Hugh P. Murray & Breeder Michael Farrell, Westmeath.

Reserve Junior Male Champion: Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan – Herberry 1 Kodak Moment ET, 372226228410404, 1st Feb 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

Reserve Junior Male Champion: Herberry 1 Kodak Moment Et‘ with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP:

Supreme Female Champion & Senior Female Champion: Michael Dullea – Ballymartle 1 Dolly 167, 372226275080167, 29th Oct 18, Solitude 1 Marshall, Appel 1 Dolly 2.

Supreme Female Champion & Senior Female Champion: ‘Ballymartle 1 Dolly 167‘ with exhibitor Michael Dullea, Cork.

Reserve Supreme Female Champion & Reserve Senior Female Champion: Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald -Griananpoll 1 Orange T863, 372223154920863, 6th Nov 18, Fabb 1 Northern Star, Grianan Orange R786.

Reserve Supreme Female Champion & Reserve Senior Female Champion: ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange T863’ with breeder Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Junior Female Champion: Mary Pat Dinneen- Dunworley Ivy, 372219778831047, 1st Feb 19, F.H. William, Dunworley Krystle

Junior Female Champion: ‘Dunworley Ivy’ with breeder Mary Pat Dinneen, Cork.

Reserve Junior Female Champion: Michael Molloy – Moyclare Rose 45th, 372223914620467, 23rd May 19, Freetown Nadal, Moyclare Rose 10th.

Reserve Junior Female Champion: ‘Moyclare Rose 45th‘ with breeder Michael Molloy, Offaly.

Class Results:

Class 1: Young Handler — Under 14 on the day of the show.

Sponsor: Irish Hereford Breed Society & Alison Beattie — Farm Wardrobe.

1.  Tara Drumm

2. Colin Bourke

3. Elisa Drumm

4. Dara Fitzgerald

5. John O’Dwyer

6. Liam O’Dwyer

7. Oisin Whelan

8. Dylan Smith

1st place Junior Young Handler- Tara Drumm with Judge Padraig Farrell.

Class 2: Young Handler — Under 21 & over 14 on the day of the show

Sponsor: Irish Hereford Breed Society & Alison Beattie — Farm Wardrobe.

1. Sarah Murray

2. PJ Moloney

3. Mark Hyland

4. Conor Jones

5. Padraig Jones  

1st Place Senior Young Handler – Sarah Murray with class sponsor Alison Beattie.
Young Handler & Commerical Judge, Padraig Farrell, being presented with a gift from Isabella Canty on behalf of the North Leinster Branch.

Class 3: Heifer Calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2018.

Sponsor: Hugh Mulvihill (Auctioneer) & GVM.

1. Michael Dullea – Ballymartle 1 Dolly 167, 372226275080167, 29th Oct 18, Solitude 1 Marshall, Appel 1 Dolly 2.

2. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald – Griananpoll 1 Orange T863, 372223154920863, 6th Nov 18, Fabb 1 Northern Star, Grianan Orange R786.

3. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald – Grianan Orange T860, 372223154980860, 29th Sep 18, Bowmont Storm A584, Grianan Dominique.

4. Sean McKiernan – Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 004, 372214481621004, 5th Nov 18, Corlismorepoll 1 Lad, Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 524.

5. Edwin & Robert Jones – Keenagh Orlena, 372222238110376, 7th Nov 18, Black Water Lad, Keenagh Maddy.

1st place in class 3, Supreme Female Champion & Senior Female Champion: ‘Ballymartle 1 Dolly 167‘ with exhibitor Michael Dullea, Cork.
2nd Place in Class 3, Reserve Supreme Female Champion & Reserve Senior Female Champion: ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange T863’ with breeder Dara Fitzgerald., Westmeath.

 Class 4: Heifer Calf born on or between 15th November 2018 & 14th January 2019.

Sponsor: Greenvale Animal Feeds

1. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan – Herberry 1 Lucy Superstar, 372226228480402, 8th Jan 19, SMH Euro 30E, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

 2. Eamon & John McKiernan – Knockmanta 1 Kylie, 372216014610845, 2nd Dec 18, Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid, Knockmanta 1 Beauty.

3.  Sean McKiernan – Corlismore Oyster 009, 372214481671009, 16th Nov 18, Shiloh-Farm Dynamite, Corlismore Oyster 597.

4. Michael Dullea – Deelish 1 Irresistible, 372214011960788, 1st Dec 18, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Tanavalla Jemma.

5. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald – Grianan Orange T864, 372223154930864, 15th Nov 18, Grianan Parker, Grianan Orange N692.

1st Place in class 4: ‘Herberry 1 Lucy Superstar’ with Young Handler Colin Bourke, Tipperary.

Class 5: Heifer Calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2019.

Sponsor: Irish Hereford Breed Society

1. Mary Pat Dinneen – Dunworley Ivy, 372219778831047, 1st Feb 19, F.H. William, Dunworley Krystle

2. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan – Herberry 1 Saffron Lucy ET, 372226228440407, 3rd Feb 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

3. Sean McKiernan – Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 1022, 372214806871022, 9th Mar 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette.

4. Sean McKiernan – Corlismorepoll 1 Ruby 020, 372214481621020, 3rd Feb 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Dendor 1 Ruby 27th.

5. Christine Drumm – Crowenstown Prettymaid 2, 372223810210009, 2nd Mar 19, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Allowdale Prettymaid 557.

1st Place in Class 5 & Junior Female Champion: ‘Dunworley Ivy’ with breeder Mary Pat Dinneen, Cork.

Class 6: Heifer Calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2019.

Sponsor:  Hereford Prime

1. Eamon & John McKiernan – Knockmanta 1 Georgina, 372216014650857, 17th Mar 19, Fabb 1 Northern Star, Knockmanta 1 Jackie 2.

2. John Jones – Clonroe Holly, 372222730241828, 9th Apr 19, Kilsunny Goliath, Clonroe Fiadh.

3. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan – Airhill Rapunzal, 372214494991307, 29th Apr 19, Cill Cormaic Napoleon, Airhill Korea.

4. John Jones – Airhill Rufus, 372214494971313, 5th May 19, Trillick Paul, Airhill Koba.

1st Place in Class 6: ‘Knockmanta 1 Georgina’ with breeder John McKiernan, Louth.
3rd Place in Class 6: ‘Airhill Rapunzal‘ with Handler Sarah Murray.

 Class 7: Heifer Calf of the future, born from May 15th 2019 onwards.

Sponsor:  Progressive Genetics

1. Michael Molloy – Moyclare Rose 45th, 372223914620467, 23rd May 19, Freetown Nadal, Moyclare Rose 10th.

Heifer Calf of the Future: ‘Moyclare Rose 45th’ with breeder Michael Molloy, Offaly.

Class 8: Commercial Hereford sired calf, Male or Female not weighing over 450kg.

Sponsor: Hereford Prime

1. Hugh P Murray – Panda, 372212246290214, 10th Feb 19, Romany 1 Lawbreaker, IE182026730288

2. Ivan Jones – ——, 372219868550416, 6th Apr 19, IE301207220987, IE361116760219.

3. Hugh P Murray – Fluffy, 372212246220216, 18th Feb 19, Normanton 1 Laertes, IE301096610146

4. Philip Smyth – Oreo, 372214429580845, 13th May 19, Church Preen Galileo, IE121007620515.

Commercial Champion: ‘Panda’, with breeder Hugh P. Murray, Westmeath.
Commercial Champion ‘Panda’ & 3rd place Commercial ‘Fluffy’ with breeders Hugh P & Kerrie Murray.

Class 9: Bull Calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2018.

Sponsor: Lakeland Dairies

1. John & Beatrice Appelbe – Appel 1 Mighty, 372214625741668, 10th Nov 18, Solpoll 1 Lawman, Appel 1 Mighty

2. Michael & Grainne Farrell – Castledalypoll 1 Shamrock, 372218952750169, 15th Oct 18, Solpoll 1 Lawman, Castledaly Roisin.

3. Sean McKiernan – Corlismore Punch 994, 372214481690994, 16th Sep 18, Shiloh-Farm Dynamite, Corlismore Oyster 758.

4. Michael Molloy – Moyclare Romeo, 372223914670455, 1st Nov 18, Church Hill Nigel, Moyclare Rose 23rd.

5. Edwin & Robert Jones – Keenagh Bruno, 372222238150371, 20th Oct 18, Keenagh L-Jay, Lislaughtin Alma 9.

1st Place in Class 9, Supreme Male Champion & Senior Male Champion: ‘Appel 1 Mighty’ with breeder John Appelbe, Cork & Judge Non Throne.
2nd Place in Class 9, Reserve Senior Male Champion: ‘Castledalypoll 1 Shamrock’ with Hugh P. Murray & Breeder Michael Farrell, Westmeath.

Class 10: Bull Calf born on or between 15th November & 14th January 2019.

Sponsor: Slaney Meats

1. Sinead Conry – Rathnollag Ted, 372219265960842, 15th Dec 18, Trillick George, Castleroberts Stephanie 220.

2. Mark Hyland – Hillockpoll 1 Buster, 372214824480534, 15th Dec 18, Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid, Hillockpoll 1 Michaela

3. Eamon & John McKiernan – Knockmanta 1 Handsome, 372216014630847, 20th Dec 18, Fabb 1 Northern Star, Knockmanta 1 Ethel.

4. John Farrell – Boyanna Storm, 372213068251073, 12th Dec 18, Boyanna Rambler, Boyanna Mollie.

5. Sarah Murray -Shiloh-Farm Foreman, 372215248660564, 4th Dec 18, Shiloh-Farm Dynamite, Shiloh-Farm Adorable Lady ET.

1st Place in Class 10 – ‘Rathnollag Ted’ with breeder Sinead Conry, Westmeath.
2nd Place in Class 10: ‘Hillockpoll 1 Buster’ , bred by Mark Hyland, Leitrim.
4th Place in Class 10: ‘Boyanna Storm’ with breeder John Farrell.

Class 11: Bull Calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2019.

Sponsor:  Animax

1. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan – Herberry 1 Kodak Moment ET, 372226228410404, 1st Feb 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

2. John & Beatrice Appelbe – Appel 1 Shergar, 372214625751685, 25th Feb 19, Solpoll 1 Lawman, Appel 1 Faith.

3. Trevor Dudley – Kilsunny Pierre, 372219778781804, 20th Feb 19, Clooncullane King 322, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

1st Place in Class 11, Reserve Junior Male Champion: Herberry 1 Kodak Moment Et‘ with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

Class 12: Bull Calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2019.

Sponsor: Dovea Genetics

1. JJ Farrell – Trillick Chesney, 372213272092133, 15th Apr 19, Glaslough Rooney, Cill Cormaic Kaz.

2. Sean McKiernan – Corlismorepoll 1 Henry 033, 372214481671033, 20th Apr 19, Panmure 1 Henry, Corlismorepoll 1 Sydney 574.

3. Elisa Drumm – Crowenstown De Bromhead, 372223810230010, 19th Apr 19, Allowdale Ribstone 436 ET, Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy.

4. Noel Whelan – Ballynaltybay Bruno, 372212162630864, 25th Mar 19, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Kilsunny Doreens Nico.

5. John Jones – Airhill Riley, 372214494921300, 18th Apr 19, Cill Cormaic Napoleon, Airhill Iris.

1st Place in Class 11, Reserve Supreme Champion & Junior Male Champion: ‘Trillick Chesney‘ with breeder Ciaran Farrell, Longford.

Class 13: Bull Calf of the future, born from May 15th 2019 onwards.

Sponsor:  ABP

1. Edwin & Robert Jones – Keenagh Pedro, 372222238190391, 3rd Jul 19, Keenagh L-Jay, Keenagh Lavender.

Bull Calf of the Future: ‘Keenagh Pedro’, bred by Edwin & Robert Jones, Longford.

Our team of Young Handlers; Eoin, Sinead, Michael & Katie were also out in force on Sunday from early morning as they washed, dried, clipped, groomed & dressed animals for all breeders who wanted an extra hand.
Each of the team also led animals in both the Show for themselves and other exhibitors. The team are now gearing up for their travels down under where they will represent Ireland in the Young Handlers competition at the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand next March 2020.

Young Handlers; Michael Barrett, Sinead Conry, Katie Brady & Eoin Lynch.

A massive congratulations also to our Young Handler; Sinead Conry, Rathnollag Herefords in Roscommon, on being crowned Macra na Feirme ‘Queen of the Land 2019’, last Sunday also in the Bridge House, Tullamore.

Sinead Conry showcasing her ‘Queen of the Land’ Sash with ‘Rathnollag Ted’ who won first prize in class 10

Well done to John O’Dwyer, Scarragh Herefords, Tipperary, on winning the People’s Commercial Champion when he correctly judged the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Commercial winners as per Padraig Farrell’s judgement. John won a box of meat which was kindly sponsored by Irish Hereford Prime.

Well done to all exhibitors on the day & Many thanks to all the generous sponsors, who make this show possible; Farm Wardrobe, ABP, Animax, Dovea Genetics, Greenvale Animal Feeds, GVM Marts, Hereford Prime, Hugh Mulvihill Auctioneer, Lakeland Dairies, Progressive Genetics & Slaney Foods International.

Upcoming Events.

The Premier Spring Show & Sale will be held in GVM Tullamore on Saturday 28th March 2020. Entries close 1 month before the date of Sale.







Irish Hereford have a brand new look!

Irish Hereford have a NEW LOOK.

Our refreshed new logo will from now on be appearing on our Irish Hereford merchandise selection which is available by clicking the below link and is supplied direct from Farm Wardrobe.

Watch this space for new items of merchandise that will be coming on stream in the near future!

Thinking of something special for Christmas? It is just around the corner so why not give them something you know they would love at https://farm-wardrobe.com/breed-societies/irish-hereford-breed-society.

Many thanks to Alison and the team at the Farm Wardrobe for all their help & hard work in designing this logo & supplying the merchandise to all our breeders and beyond!

Don’t forget our final Show for the year – National Calf Show will be held on Sunday 10th November at 10am in GVM Tullamore! This is a show not to be missed as breeders exhibit their quality Hereford & Commercial calves on the day. The Farm Wardrobe have also kindly sponsored two very special belt buckles for the winner of the Junior Young Handler class and the winner of the Senior Young handler class. Entries close tomorrow; Saturday 2nd November at 6pm so don’t miss out! Best of luck to all exhibitors!

Autumn Show & Sale in Kilmallock 2019

Judge: Coote Geelan.

The final Autumn Show & Sale took place in GVM Kilmallock last Friday 25th October. A number of double entered bulls which were sold the previous week in Tullamore along with a number of private sales led to a total of 30 bulls appearing on the day out of the cataloged 46. Of the 30 exhibited, 10 were sold leading to a clearance rate of 33.3% and a combined average price of €2,325 which was reflective of the tough year experienced by farmers. The recent poor weather conditions has left breeders considering purchasing a bull for their herd in the Spring time and thus reducing on-farm pressure for the Winter.

Despite the tough sale, quality was not compromised and one sire came out on top as producing successful stock; ‘Gageboro Morgan’ who sired the Champion, Reserve Champion & 1st and 2nd top priced bulls.

It was a successful sale for Butlerstown Hereford Herd with the judge, Coote Geelan, crowning ‘Butlerstown Ollie’ as Male Champion. This was a step up for the young breeder after winning Reserve Champion with ‘Butlerstown Breezer’ in the Autumn Kilmallock sale in 2018. This fine bull also delivered super results in the sales ring when he topped the sale by making a respectable €3300. ‘Butlerstown Ollie’ is bred from animals from 2 very prominent herds in the country; ‘Gageboro Morgan’ and ‘Kilsunny Lass Millie’, who also bred 1st prize winner bull at Ballygarvan Agricultural Show 2019: ‘Butlerstown Radar’.

Champion bull – ‘Butlerstown Ollie’ sold for €3300 with owner Shane O’Driscoll, IHBS President, Henry Dudley & Judge, Coote Geelan.
‘Butlerstown Ollie

Friday was another successful day for David Larkin of ‘Cill Cormaic Herefords’, after selling 2 fine bulls in Tullamore the week previous; ‘Cill Cormaic Quartz’ sold for €3000. This long bull was also bred from the famous ‘Gageboro Morgan’ and hombred by ‘CillCormaic Nadine’. He is a full sister to ‘Cill Cormaic Marvel’ who is in Dovea Genetics along with being a heifers calf, very easy calving & has heifers served.

2nd Top Price – ‘Cill Cormaic Quartz’ sold for €3000 with breeder David Larkin

Reserve Champion on the day was awarded to ‘Tooma Joshua’ who once again was sired by ‘Gageboro Morgan’ and homebred by ‘Tooma Taylor’. This fertility tested & quality bull was sold for €2500.

Reserve Champion – ‘Tooma Joshua’ sold for €2500 with handler Kevin McKeown, IHBS President, Henry Dudley, breeder, Michael Tierney & Judge, Coote Geelan.

Many thanks to Irish Hereford Prime who kindly sponsored €200 to each buyer of the 5 highest priced bulls in both of the Autumn sales in GVM Tullamore on Saturday 19th October and GVM Kilmallock on Friday 25th October, this is a huge support & encouragement to breeders both buying & selling.

Well done & the very best of luck to all breeders who exhibited, bought & sold.

Entries for the National Calf Show on Sunday 10th November will close tomorrow Wednesday 30th October. https://herefordmarketing.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/calf-show-2019-entry-form.pdf

Premier Autumn Show & Sale 2019

There was a large entry of 41 bulls and 25 heifers for the Premier Hereford Autumn Show & sale which was held in GVM Tullamore last Saturday 19th October. Judging these large classes was no easy task for judge Albert De Cogan, who executed the task flawlessly. There were some very strong bulls & top heifers presented on the day. Although a small sell rate, over 50% of bulls sold for over €3000 leaving the average price €3060. This was very much a breeder focused sale which is a healthy sign for the breed going forward as quality bloodlines were bought to enhance and sustain Hereford herds. Irish Hereford Prime kindly sponsored €200 to the 5 highest priced bulls sold on the day which proved a great support to breeders.

‘Balleen Wayfair’ topped the sale making €4000 for breeder Tom Brennan, owner of the long established Balleen herd in Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. ‘Wayfair’ is bred from ‘Balleen Maeve 785 Et’ and sired by ‘Towra Brilliant’ who also sired Kilmallock Champion 2018 ‘Baleen Banjo’ who sold for €4000 during that sale & also sired Kilmallock Champion 2017.

‘Balleen Wayfair’ sold for €4000 with handler Eoin Sheehy.
‘Balleen Wayfair’

The judge drew out Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald’s bull ‘Griananpoll 1 Starman’ as Male Champion on the day who went on to sell for a modest €3000. ‘Griananpoll 1 Starman’ is bred from ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange M 661’ and sired by ‘Grianan Parker’ who has proven himself by siring quality stock for the pioneer Grianan herd to date including the top priced bull in the Premier Spring Sale last March 2019 ‘Grianan Showgun’ who sold for €5000 and the Nenagh Champion 2019 ‘Grianan cooper robin o 705’.

Male Champion – ‘Griananpoll 1 Starman‘ sold for €3000.

Cill Cormaic Herefords proved to have a very successful day with both of the bulls exhibited. David Larkin, of Cill Cormaic herd, Co. Offaly struck off on the right footing with lot no. 14 ‘Cill Cormaic Quinn’, bred by ‘Cill Cormaic Sally’ & sired by ‘Cedar Liam’; ‘Quinn’ is a full brother to ‘Cill Cormaic Marvel’ who is currently in Dovea Genetics. The 2 traits and fertility tested bull sold for €3500.

‘Cill Cormaic Quinn‘ sold for €3500. Joseph Larkin.

David Larkin’s success didn’t stop there – ‘Cill Cormaic Quigley’ is bred from a wizard cow; ‘Cill Cormaic Iris’ and sired again by the powerful and long standing Cill Cormaic sire; ‘Cedar Liam’. This Fertility & 3 traits tested bull passed out ‘Cill Cormaic Quinn’ as he went on to sell for €3800.

‘Cill Cormaic Quigley‘ sold for €3800. David Larkin.
‘Cill Cormaic Quigley’

Having enjoyed great success at numerous shows this summer including prize winner & Reserve Champion at numerous locations nationwide; ‘Kye Robert 829’ left the long standing Kye herd after securing €3300. This young bull was bred from ‘Kye Holly 644’ and sired by ‘Glaslough Rooney’.

Reserve Champion – ‘Kye Robert 829‘ sold for €3300. Padraig McGrath.

Great success followed the heifers exhibited on the day too with ‘Kilsunny Doreens Odette’ being awarded Female Champion. This fine heifer was a prize winner at the National Calf show 2018. ‘Odette’ is bred from ‘Kilsunny Doreens Ebony’ who has produced 9 calves in 9 years bringing untold success to the Kilsunny herd, who are no strangers to the winners enclosure. Being sired by ‘Glaslough Judge’, ‘Odette’ is the last daughter to be offered for sale thus being very valuable and was sold for €3300.

Female Champion – ‘Kilsunny Doreens Odette’ sold for €3300. LtoR: Edward Dudley, Henry Dudley (IHBS President) & Albert De Cogan (Judge).

Appel Herefords topped the heifer sales ring with ‘Appel 1 Superstar’ selling for a top price of €3500. This heifer is a star out of National Champion ‘Solpoll 1 Lawman’. ‘Superstar’ is just one of the many daughters produced by ‘Lawman’, all of which have proven to be great mothers and producing lots of milk.

‘Appel 1 Superstar‘ sold for €3500. John Appelbe.

Other prize winners on the day include;

‘Glaslough Unice‘ – 2nd prize – sold for €2650 with breeder Nigel Heatrick.
Ballyaville Leoline’ – 1st prize – bred by Joseph Deverell, Offaly. Handler: Ivor Deverell.
Knockmountagh Spartacus’ – 1st Prize -sold for €2800. Bred by Eamon & John McKiernan, Louth. Handler: John McKiernan.
LtoR: ‘Kye Harry 837‘ – 2nd Prize (sold for €2500) with Sinead Conry & ‘Reserve Champion – ‘Kye Harry 829’ with breeder Padraig McGrath (sold for €3300)
Mullaghdoopoll 1 Carl‘ – 2nd Prize with Basil Arnold.
Drumboypoll 1 Pixie Dust’ – 2nd Prize with Shane Kilrane.

Well done to all exhibitors on the day & the very best of luck to all purchasers & breeders.

Irish Hereford Prime will again kindly sponsor €200 to buyers of the 5 highest priced bulls sold tomorrow in GVM Kilmallock at the final bull sale of the year. The show will begin at 11am followed by the sale of 46 bulls at 1pm.

Irish Young Handlers working hard at the Premier Autumn Show & Sale 2019

Our team of Young Handlers; Eoin, Sinead, Michael & Katie were busy bees last Saturday at our Premier Autumn Hereford Show & Sale in GVM Tullamore. The team were on hand from early morning as they washed, dried, clipped, groomed & dressed animals right upto and beyond the start of the Premier Autumn Hereford Show.
Each of the team also led animals in both the Show & Sale for various breeders. The Young Handlers undertook this challenge by themselves and each of them performed admirably. All 4 Young Handlers pulled in as a team and worked hard until the very end and presented all cattle with great taste, showcasing their skills & talents while lending a helping hand.


The Society would like to thank all breeders who supported our Young Handlers – this experience is invaluable to the team ahead of competing in the Young Handlers competition at the World Hereford Conference in March 2020 where they will compete against teams from USA, Australia, UK, Sweden, New Zealand & Denmark! The teams will complete in various tasks such as clipping, preparing & grooming for showing, stock judging & leading cattle in the show ring.

Eoin, Sinead, Michael & Katie will be on hand at the National Hereford Calf Show on Sunday 10th November in GVM Tullamore to wash, dry, clip, groom & dress all calves for any breeders who wishes to avail of the service. They are also available to lead calves in the showring. For more information please contact the Society.

Entries for the calf show close next Wednesday 30th October so get your entry forms from our website: https://herefordmarketing.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/calf-show-2019-entry-form.pdf or by contacting the Society Office on 044 9348855.

National Hereford Calf Show Launch at the NPC 2019: Tennyson Eger, (Hereford Prime), Hugh P. Murray, Michael Molloy, Henry Dudley (IHBS President), Willie Branagan (IHBS Chairman), Evelyn McKiernan, Pat McCarthy, Niall O’Mahony (Hereford Prime Chairman), Gary McKiernan, Tom Brennan & Martin Murphy.

Full Sale report to follow!