Category Archives: Shows

13th Annual Commercial Hereford Cross Show & Sale

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ & ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ž will take place in Newport Mart in Co. Tipperary on Saturday 10th October at 12 noon.

Hereford X Store Steers, Heifers, Cows & Weanlings will be exhibited & sold on the day.

Irish Hereford Prime Producers will be in attendance.

Bidding is available online – contact Newport Mart in advance of the Sale on 061 378121.

 

Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020

The North Leinster Hereford Branch are delighted to unveil the schedule for the Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020. This event promises to be an event like no other, with the best of Hereford genetics being showcased from the pedigree, commercial & dairy herd.

There are very generous prizes up for grabs for those lucky enough to win, thanks to generous sponsors; HerdwatchMoocall – Allsure – Dectomax & Irish Hereford Prime.

Entries open 7th October & can be uploaded via the website; nationalherefordcalfshow.ie.

Schedule of Classes;

Class 1: Heifer born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019.

Class 2: Heifer born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019

Class 3: Heifer born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020

Class 4: Heifer Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards

Moocall Senior Female Champion – Classes 1 & 2

Allsure Junior Female Champion – Classes 3 & 4

Overall Female Champion

Class 5: Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th September 2019

Class 6: Bull born on or between 1st October 2019 & 31st December 2019

Class 7: Bull born on or between 1st January 2020 & 31st March 2020

Class 8: Bull Calf of the Future born from April 1st 2020 onwards

Herdwatch Senior Male Champion – Classes 5 & 6

Dectomax Junior Male Champion – Classes 7 & 8

Overall Male Champion

>>>Classes with a Difference<<<

Class 9: Dairy Beef Index – Pedigree Genotyped Bull born on or between 1st July 2019 & 31st December 2019. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)

Class 10: Commercial Hereford Sired Calf, male or female, born in 2020

Class 11: Hereford / Hereford X Replacement Heifer of the Future – Hereford Sired female born on or between 1st July 2019 & 30th June 2020. Criteria for judging will be based 60% on appearance and 40% on Dairy Beef Index (October 2020 Evaluations)

Rules of Entry;

To enter any of the classes listed above, the exhibitor must submit 3 pictures;

A Side View, A Rear View & A Front View.

All animals must be unhaltered and grooming is prohibited in photographs.

No professional photography allowed.

No entry Fee.

Exhibitors will be asked to submit the; animal’s name, tag number, DOB, class number, owners name & contact details.

Entries in Class 10 & 11 may be subject to random DNA testing by Irish Hereford Prime.

In the interest of fairness, competitors are asked to please refrain from posting their pictures on social media until the judging process is completed and the results have been released – Failure to observe these requests will mean omission from the competition.

Entries close 26th October.

Class winners will be announced online on  21st November.

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For further enquiries please contact the Irish Hereford Breed Society on 044 9348855 and or irishhereford@gmail.com

Irish Hereford Virtual Calf Show 2020 Schedule & Entry Requirements.

Hereford Photo Competition Winner 2020

Irish Hereford Breed Society & Irish Hereford Prime are delighted to announce & extend a Huge Congratulations to the Overall Winner of the ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ; Aidan Wrynne with his entry into ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’๐’“๐’š 3; ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’”๐’” – “๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’๐’ˆ”!

A huge well done to the 5 other finalists and Category winners;

Category 1: Show Time -“Blood Red” – David Dolan

Category 2: Cheeky Chappies – Joseph lawrence

Category 4: The WhiteHead Cross – “When lunch costs you an arm and a leg” – Karina McLoughlin

Category 5: Cooking Time: “There will be no scraps left tonight” – Orla O’Dea.

Category 6: Why Herefords (Video Category) – Ross Bateman.

Massive thanks & appreciation to all who entered photos & videos and supported the competition the standard of entries was extremely high!

Coming up very soon is the North Leinster Hereford Branch Virtual Calf Show 2020 so stay tuned for more info!

Hereford Photo Competition 2020 Category Winners & Finalists

The public have voted & we are delighted to announce the Winners of each of the 6 categories of the ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ are:

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ – ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ: “๐ต๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘‘” – David Dolan.

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ – ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€: Joseph Lawrence.

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿ‘- ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€: “๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ท๐‘œ๐‘”” – Aidan Wrynne.

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฐ – ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ – “๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘š ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘”!” -Karina McLoughlin

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฑ – ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ: “๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘“๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก”โ€“ Orla Oโ€™Dea

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฒ (Video Category) – ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป

Congratulations to all 6 winners & a huge well done to all entrants on setting the bar so high!

Now that the public have cast their votes for choosing the category winners, these 6 category winners will now enter the final stage of the Competition & 1 of them will win the Overall prize.

An independent panel of judges are currently working away behind the scenes and will announce the overall winner this ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐ญ๐ก ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง on the Irish Hereford Breed Society Facebook Page .

Hereford Photo Competition 2020 is open to public vote!

2020 Hereford Photo Competition 

After the tough task of shortlisting entries for our independent Judge, Jeff Harvey – the Public Voting is now underway for the ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ – head over to Irish Hereford Facebook Page & cast your vote by liking the photo of your choice.

The photo with the most ๐‹๐ˆ๐Š๐„๐’ overall for each category will be crowned the Category Winner & will be in with a chance of winning the Overall Prize!

Each Category of the competition has been posted singly on Facebook to ensure each entrant gets a fair chance at the public vote.  

Everyone is welcome to vote &  Voting ends 14th September.

Votes can ONLY be cast by liking the individual Photo of your choice on each of the 7 posts on the Irish Hereford Breed Society Facebook Page.

Well done & a huge thanks to all who entered the competition – the very best of luck to the remaining entries!

The Shortlisted entries are as follows;

Category 1: Show Time.

“Grianan Orange U 877 showing how itโ€™s done” – Padraic McKenna, Lisgoagh Herefords, Monaghan.
“Blood Red” โ€“ David Dolan, Goldenred Herefords, Offaly
Nathaniel Shaw, Sessiagh Herefords , Tyrone.

Category 2 – Cheecky Chappies

“Few of the pedigree calves” – Lauren Curry , Amagh
“Is breakfast ready yet Mammy? ” – Davina Lewis, Glosterbeg Herefords, Offaly
“Calf Whisperer” โ€“ Niamh Bourke, Tipperary
“Boss Baby” – Edward Dudley, Castlekill & Kilsunny Herefords, Tipperary
“Caoimhe age 4 delighted with her new calf Ginger” โ€“ Frances Byrne, Offaly
Joseph Lawrence , Wicklow

Category 3 – The Boss

“Stock Bull to our Pedigree herd” – Gurteragh Aristocrat 758 : Lauren Curry, Armagh
“Green Grass, Blue skys and one very handsome boss” โ€“ Davina Lewis, Glosterbeg Herefords, Offaly
“Hair of the Dog” – Aidan Wrynne, Leitrim
“Trevor is on heat detection this morning!” – Imelda Kinsella, Kilkenny
“Happy couple” โ€“ Hannah Murphy, Kilkenny
“Cool Dudes x2” โ€“ Edward Dudley, Castlekill & Kilsunny Herefords, Tipperary.

Category 4 – The WhiteHead Cross

“A dose of Vitamin Bee!” – Theresa Oโ€™Leary, Cork
“Bedtime kisses” – Davina Lewis, Glosterbeg Herefords, Offaly
“Mona Lisa” – Mary Blennerhassett, Limerick
“THE HEX FACTOR” โ€“ Kerry Fylnn, Rossmore Herefords, Monaghan
“Have you anything nice for us?” – Jesse Deverell, Offaly
“Sisters Caoimhe age 4 & Grainne age 1 happily looking at their uncle Michael’s whitehead cattle” – Frances Byrne, Offaly
“Happy heads” โ€“ Edward Roe, Tipperary.
“Two is Better than One!” โ€“ Ross Bateman, Slieveroe Herefords, Cork
“When lunch costs you an arm and a leg!” – Karina McLoughlin, Roscommon
“A Prime Boy” โ€“ Liam Corcoran, Tipperary

Category 5 – Cooking Time

“Marble on slate” โ€“ John Lynch, Droumdaniel Herefords, Cork
“Hand Selected 28 day dry aged Hereford strip- loin steaks. Hand selected and supplied by H.Murray” โ€“ Shane King, Westmeath
“There will be no scraps left tonight” โ€“ Orla Oโ€™Dea, Tipperary

Category 6 – Why Herefords?

This Category was a video entry only category and the judge has shortlisted 2 videos for the public vote. These are as follows & can be found on the Irish Hereford Facebook Page entited “Category 6 – Why Hereford” (There are 2 individual Posts).

Entrant: Ross Bateman, Slieveroe Herefords, Riverstock, Co. Cork.

Entrant: Lar Fitzharris,Clonmines, Co. Wexford.

Remember – Votes can ONLY be cast by liking the individual Photo of your choice on each of the 7 posts on the Irish Hereford Breed Society Facebook Page.