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€5,200 TOPS THE HEREFORD PREMIER SPRING SHOW & SALE AT TULLAMORE

IMG_05621. Spring show Tullamore 2017 Michael Molloy beside John Kemp (Judge) with his Champion bull Moyclare Olivier sold for €4,750.

The wintry conditions certainly didn’t help as many people who had to make the long journey woke to a blanket of snow resulting in a number of exhibitors unable to attend the event.  A number of private on farm sales and those sold at the Kilkenny sale reduced the numbers present.

The cold weather conditions made it a miserable day but people weren’t long getting warmed up once the show got underway. Competition was tough with animals in each class being of very good quality. Our adjudicator for the day, John Kemp of the Auckvale Herd in the UK, received many compliments from both spectators and exhibitors on his judging decisions and deserves massive thanks.

The overall show Champion, Moyclare Olivier a son of herd sire Brocca Saviour sold for €4,750. Reserve senior champion at the calf show in November last he is bred by Michael Molloy, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. The purchaser David Lovett traveled all the way from Castlemaine to secure his new sire for his dairy herd.

It was however the 1st prize-winner, Cill Cormaic Nevada who “Cilled” the competition to claim the crown for top price. The breeder, David Larkin who is also from Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly beat last year’s top price when John Conlon from Co. Armagh placed a final bid of €5,200 to become the new owner.

Lot 8 - Sold €52002. David Larkin with his top priced bull and class  winner Cill Cormaic Nevada which sold for €5,200 (Watch the video on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zqr3rO-1SA&feature=youtu.be)

Well known Co. Roscommon breeder Frank Harrington exhibited F.H. Unique a half-brother to F.H. William recently acquired by Dovea A.I. A son of F.H. Queen Rose and a class winner sold at €4,000 to J.J. Melody, Bunratty, Co Clare.

IMG_08173. Frank Harrington’s bull F.H. Unique winner of class 5 sold for €4,000 to J.J. Melody from Ennis, Co. Clare.

Sam and Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough Co Monaghan who have made their name known within the Hereford society for breeding excellent stock had a number of bulls on display. Glaslough Rooney a son of Glaslough Navigator born August ’15 won his class and was purchased jointly by Longford breeder J.J. Farrell and Padraig McGrath, Kye, Elphin at €3,900. Mr Farrell himself later sold has entry Trillick Volvo to Denis Crowley from Tipperary. The Heatricks also exhibited Glaslough Pompeii a second prize-winner which caught the fancy of Percy Kingston, Waterford at €3,700.

IMG_03234. Glaslough Rooney, bred by Sam & Nigel Heatrick in Co. Monaghan sold for € 3,900 to J.J. Farrell and Padraig McGrath.

Tony Hartnett was in the spotlight again as his bull Riverrock Gold Star which championed the calf show in November took the title of Reserve champion this time round. Riverrock Gold Star while securing a bid of €3,400 failed to reach his reserve and remained unsold.

IMG_05775. Tony Hartnett with his nephew Gerry O’Riordan and Reserve Champion bull Riverrock Gold Star

Lot 216. Aidan McCabe with his bull Drumgoon Hill Kestrel, winner of class 2 sold for €2,800 to Joseph Finn from Co. Laois

Bulls sold prior to the sale included two sold at Kilkenny for Tom Brennan, Freshford Balleen Perfection at €3,400 and Balleen Diplomat at €3,400. Also sold prior to this sale was Trillick Emmet sired by Haven Kingpin by J.J. Farrell from Co. Longford at a substantial undisclosed sum to Eurogene A.I. Another top bull sold in advance was the junior national calf show junior champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite from the herd of Hugh and Sarah Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath. It is reported he has sold to top Cavan Hereford breeder Sean McKiernan once again at an undisclosed but believed to be a substantial sum.

The overall sale average was excellent but demand for bulls in the €2,200 to €2,800 range was not as solid as in spring 2016. The society has further sales at Bandon April 5th plus Nenagh and Carrick on Shannon on April 8th.

 

 

 

Haven Kingpin Progeny Dominate the Bull Section at the Annual UK Hereford Christmas Calf Show

The Hereford Cattle Breeders’ Association (HCBA) Annual Christmas Calf Show at Shrewsbury Mart produced another superb line up of top quality calves this year.

Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune: Taking the limelight was Haven Neptune from EL Lewis & Son, Dilwyn, Herefordshire. This 13 month old calf, who is in the top 1% for 200 day weight and has Terminal Sire and Self-replacing indices in the top 10% of the  Breed, is out of Haven Shela 27th and by Haven Kingpin. Following seven very strong bull classes it was Haven Neptune who took the Grand Male Championship sponsored by The Hutchinson Partnership.

Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune with Haven stockman Mike Chandler
Grand Male Champion Haven Neptune with Haven stockman Mike Chandler

Reserve Male Champion Haven Northstar: Standing Reserve was stablemate Haven Northstar another top notch bull calf by “Kingpin”. Nine month old “Northstar”, who is out Haven Curly 124th, has an excellent range of EBV traits with many in the top 10% of the Breed.

 L to R, Breed President Michael Clark, with Haven Northstar, breeder Edward Lewis, Haven Neptune Stockman Mike Chandler and Show Judge John O'Connor
L to R, Breed President Michael Clark, with Haven Northstar, breeder Edward Lewis, Haven Neptune Stockman Mike Chandler and Show Judge John O’Connor

Pair of Bulls (Haven Neptune and Haven Nugget – both by Kingpin) – Haven Herefords

Group of Three by the same sire (Haven Neptune, Haven Northstar and Haven Nugget – all by Kingpin)- Haven Herefords. In reserve were another well-known local herd, Free Town Herefords from RA Bradstock & Partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire with three smart matching animals sired by Mara Humorous.

Progeny of Kingpin have been making its mark here in Ireland also. Semen of Kingpin (HKP) is available through the Society’s breed improvement program and has been moving steadily since its arrival. Those wishing to obtain Kingpin semen should be place their orders with the Society soon as quantities are becoming limited given demand in recent months since progeny was first exhibited.

Results National Hereford Calf Show 2016

Judge: Richard Mann, ‘Spinney Herefords’ UK

Supreme Male Champion: Riverrock Goldstar – Owner: Tony Hartnett

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Supreme & Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett and assistant Gerry O’Riordan

Supreme Female Champion: Moyclare Rose – Owner: Michael Molloy

Supreme and Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy
Supreme and Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy

Reserve Supreme Male Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite – Owner: S & H Murray

Junior Male and Reserve Supreme Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Junior Male and Reserve Supreme Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Reserve Supreme Female Champion: Grianan Orange P752 – Owner:  T & A Fitzgerald

Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald
Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald

Senior Male Champion: Riverrock Goldstar – Owner: Tony Hartnett

Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett
Senior Male Champion Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett

Reserve Senior Male Champion: Moyclare Oliver – Owner Michael Molloy

Reserve Senior Male Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy
Reserve Senior Male Champion Moyclare Oliver with Michael Molloy

Senior Female Champion: Moyclare Rose – Owner: Michael Molloy

Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with Michael Molloy
Senior Female Champion Moyclare Rose with Michael Molloy

Reserve Senior Female Champion: Grianan Orange P752 – Owner:  T & A Fitzgerald

Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald
Reserve Supreme and Reserve Senior Female Champion Grianan Orange P752 with owner Anselm Fitzgerald

Junior Male Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite – Owner S & H Murray

Junior Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Junior Male Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Reserve Junior Male Champion: Clouncagh Perfection – Owner: John O’Connor

Reserve Junior Male Champion Clouncagh Perfection with Jack O'Connor
Reserve Junior Male Champion Clouncagh Perfection with Jack O’Connor

Junior Female Champion: Corlismore Betty 843 – Owner: Sean McKiernan

Junior Female Champion Corlismore Betty 843 with Gary McKiernan
Junior Female Champion Corlismore Betty 843 with Gary McKiernan

Reserve Junior Female Champion: Grianan Orange P774 – Owner T & A Fitzgerald

Junior Female Champion Grianan Orange P774
Reserve Junior Female Champion Grianan Orange P774

Young Handler Class (Under 14)

Winner Young Handler under 14 - Mark Hyland, Corawallen, Carrigallen
Winner Young Handler under 14 – Mark Hyland, Corawallen, Carrigallen
  1. Mark Hyland
  2. Sarah Murray
  3. PJ Maloney
  4. Jack O’Connor

Young Handler Class (Under21 & over 14)

Winner Young Handler under 21 - Grace Bateman
Winner Young Handler under 21 – Grace Bateman, Slieveror, Riverstick
  1. Grace Bateman
  2. Sinead Conway
  3. Leah Mullen
  4. Ciara McNamara

Hereford Heifer born September / October 2015

  1. Moyclare Rose, IE301254980401, 1st Sept 15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Ursula 4th – Owner: Michael Molloy
  2. Grianan Orange P752, IE361055840752, 11th Sept 15, Bowmont Storm A584, Grianan Dominique – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  3. Clonroe Elcie, IE371456441438, 16th Sept 15, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Lize- Owner: John Jones
  4. Kye Holly 726, IE311412110726, 4th Oct 15, Steil Gerard, Kye Paula 535 – Owner: Padraig McGrath
Winner September-October '15 born heifer Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy
Winner September-October ’15 born heifer Moyclare Rose with owner Michael Molloy

Hereford Heifer born November / December 2015

  1. Riverrock Naughty Bea, IE151256530013, 1st Nov 15, Gageboro Morgan, Riverrock Ruby Bea – Owner: Tony Hartnett
  2. Knockmountagh Aster 3, IE261029140722, 1st Dec 15, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Purdy – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  3. Corlismore Duchess 835, IE121285570835, 3rd Nov 15, Grianan Firecracker, Brankhill Duchess – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  4. Kilsunny Lass Matilda, IE331396571536, 19th Nov 15, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem – Owner : Trevor Dudley
Winner Nov - Dec '15 heifer class Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett and Gerry O'Riordan
Winner Nov – Dec ’15 heifer class Riverrock Naughty Bea with Tony Hartnett and Gerry O’Riordan

Hereford Heifer born January / February 2016

  1. Corlismore Betty 843, IE121285570843, 2nd Jan 16, Grianan Firecracker, Corlismore Betty – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  2. Hillockpoll 1 Michaela, IE231288830465, 11th Jan 16, Solpoll 1 Handsome, Hillockpoll 1 Ann – Owner: Mark Hyland
  3. Appel 1 Joanne, IE141402741413, 6th Jan 16, Solpoll Lawman, Appel 1 Anna – Owner: J & F Appelbe
  4. Foyleview 1 Primrose, IE161197012580, 15th Jan 16, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Dernaroy 1 Ivory – Owner: Justin Porter
Winner Jan - Feb born heifer Corlismore Betty 843 with Garry McKiernan and Bruce of Austrex Cattle Exporters
Winner Jan – Feb born heifer Corlismore Betty 843 with Garry McKiernan and Bruce of Austrex NZ Ltd., Cattle Exporters

Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st March 2016

  1. Grianan Orange P774, IE 361055810774, 10th May 16, Grianan Freddy, Grianan Orange J530- Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  2. Shancorpoll 1 Naomi, IE12215550014, 6th Apr 16, Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid, Corlismorepoll 1 Esta 734 – Owner: B & E Duignan
  3. Grianan Orange P769, IE361055840769, 6th Apr 16, Grianan Freddy, Grianan Orange H629 – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Corlismore Poll 1 Lady 853, IE121285590853, 4th Mar 16, Grianan Firecracker, Corlismore Poll 1 Unwed 576 – Owner: Sean McKiernan
Winner Heifer born after March 1st '16 Grianan Orange P774
Winner Heifer born after March 1st ’16 Grianan Orange P774

Hereford bull born September / October 2015

  1. Riverrock Goldstar, IE151956520012, 19th Oct 15, Gageboro Morgan, Riverrock Fifi Bar – Owner: Tony Hartnett
  2. Moyclare Oliver, IE301254930405, 1st Oct 15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Rose 19th – Owner: Michael Molloy
  3. Grianan Parker, IE361055820750, 7th Sep 15, Grianan Freddy, Cill Cormaic Kirsty – Owner: T & A Fitzgerald
  4. Appel 1 Federation, IE141402741405, 19th Oct 15, Pallas 1 Jubilee, Appel 1 Ann Marie – Owner: J & F Appelbe
Winner Sep-Oct'15 Bull Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett, assistant Gerry O'Riordan and Denis Brennan, sponsors Slaney Foods International
Winner Sep-Oct’15 Bull Riverrock Goldstar with owner Tony Hartnett, assistant Gerry O’Riordan and Denis Brennan, sponsors Slaney Foods International

 Hereford Bull born November / December 2015

  1. Corlismore Ted 832, IE121285540832, 1st Nov 15, Cill Cormaic Leo, Corlismore Tara 618 – Owner: Sean McKiernan
  2. Knockmountagh Fiddler, IE261029180718, 9th Nov 15, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Jill – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  3. Trillick Emmet, IE251104791680, 20th Nov 15, Haven Kingpin, Trillick Lynda – Owner: JJ Farrell
  4. Kye Harry 735, IE311412120735, 13th Dec 15, Free Town Hotspur, Kye Paula 477 – Owner: Padraig McGrath
Winner Nov- Dec born bull Corlismore Ted 832 with Gary McKiernan
Winner Nov- Dec born bull Corlismore Ted 832 with Gary McKiernan

Hereford Bull born January / February 2016

  1. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, IE301208240500, 6th Feb 16, Grianan Freddy, Cill Cormaic Lass – Owner: S & H Murray
  2. Clouncagh Perfection, IE241502312203, 23rd Jan 16, Adrigole Pat, Clouncagh Ritana – Owner: John O’Connor
  3. Crowenstown Brinsley, IE281503130003, 15th Feb 16, Cavehill Storm, Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy – Owner: Christine Drumm
  4. Appel 1 Mighty, IE141402781417, 6th Jan 16, Solpoll Lawman, Appel Beatrice – Owner: J & F Appelbe
Winner Jan-Feb born bull Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Winner Jan-Feb born bull Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Hereford Bull born on or after 1st March 2016

  1. Knockmountagh Flyer, IE261029160732, 12th Mar 16, Moyclare Lieutenant, Lislaughtin Jessica. – Owner: E & J McKiernan
  2. Moyclare Phoenix, IE301254960416, 26th Mar 16, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Moyclare Rose 22nd – Owner: Michael Molloy
  3. Trillick McGregor, IE251104781779, 7th Apr 16, Castledaly Messi, Trillick Sally – Owner: JJ Farrell
  4. Shroidpoll 1 Connolly, IE251119540166, 27th Mar 16, Drumgoon Hill Hercules, Boshillpoll 1 Brandy – Owner: Michael Lynch
Winner Bull born after March '16 with John McKiernan
Winner Bull born after March ’16 Knockmountagh Flyer with John McKiernan

 Commercial Hereford Sired Calf Male or Female born in 2016

  1. Dan, IE301062730421, 1st May 16, S: IE211196261057, D: IE301062760358 – Owner Hugh P Murray
  2. Hereford Cross, IE281384860919, 27th Mar 16, S: Port 1 Bob, D: N/A – Owner: J & J Canty
  3. John, IE221118393967, 30th May 16, S: IE211196261057, D: IE221118372884- Owner: Hugh P Murray
  4. Hereford Cross, IE281384830916, 25th Mar 16, S: Port 1 Bob, D: N/A – Owner: J & J Canty
Winner commercial Hereford cross calf born in 2016 with owner Hugh P Murray and Lester Roe of sponsors Irish Hereford Prime
Winner commercial Hereford cross calf born in 2016 with owner Hugh P Murray and Lester Roe of sponsors Irish Hereford Prime
Judge Young Handlers- John Kemp, Cattle Judge Richard Mann pictured with part of the large Finnish Hereford group at the show as part of their tour of Irish Hereford Herds
Judge Young Handlers- John Kemp, Cattle Judge Richard Mann pictured with part of the large Finnish Hereford group at the show as part of their tour of Irish Hereford Herds
The Hardworking Organising Committee- Catherine Smyth, Michael Molloy, Hugh P Murray, Robert Jones, Edwin Jones, Joe O'Connor & Joe Deverell
The Hardworking Organising Committee- Catherine Smyth, Michael Molloy, Hugh P Murray, Robert Jones, Edwin Jones, Joe O’Connor & Joe Deverell
Judge Richard Mann, 'Spinney Herd' UK receives a presentation from Robert Jones Secretary North Leinster Branch IHBS on behalf of the branch
Judge Richard Mann, ‘Spinney Herd’ UK receives a presentation from Robert Jones Secretary North Leinster Branch IHBS on behalf of the branch

Photos: Tricia Kennedy

Hereford Demand Continues at Kilmallock

Given current cash-flow pressures on dairy and beef farmers following a very difficult year with prices and ground conditions demand, clearance and prices were well above expectations at the Irish Hereford Society’s final autumn bull sale held at GVM Kilmallock. Numbers on offer at Kilmallock were reduced given the volume of bulls double entered and already sold at a very good sale at Tullamore.

Top Price Bull Coisceim Hector with owner Timmy Breen - €3,400
Top Price Bull Coisceim Hector with owner Timmy Breen – €3,400

The top price of €3,400 was paid for a 17 month old bull Coisceim Hector exhibited by Timmy Breen of Kiskeam, Mallow, Co Cork. This young bull was purchased in utero when Timmy purchased his dam Tullaha Raindrop which had previously been exhibited on the Society’s stand at the NPC by owner John Neenan, Tullaha, Broadford, Co Limerick. The bull is sired by the Neenan stockbull Clondrina 1069th bred by Gerry Donnelly, Lissycasey, Co Clare. The purchaser is winter milk producer Niall Power, Newcastle, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Reserve Champion Ballyaville  Imprint with owner Ivor Deverell and show judge Liam Philpott - €3,200
Reserve Champion Ballyaville Imprint with owner Ivor Deverell and show judge Liam Philpott – €3,200

The Deverell Family, Geashill Co Offaly provide the Reserve Champion Ballyaville Imprint a son of stock bull Ballinvenna Frankie out of the homebred Ballyaville Fleur by Tasmanian sire Hollow Point Broker. Pat Ryan O’Brien, Currely, Thurles was pleased to secure him on a bid of €3,200.

Glaslough Rocky with owner Nigel Heatrick - €3,000
Glaslough Rocky with owner Nigel Heatrick – €3,000

S & N Heatrick, Glaslough, Co Monaghan regular and successful exhibitors at this event had Glaslough Rocky catalogue. Sired by Ballyaville Ger out of a Cill Cormaic Playboy dam he sold at €3,000 to Hereford breeder Pat Hayes, Kildrummin, Kiltealy, Co Limerick whose brother John had paid the top price of €5,600 at Tullamore the previous week.

 Ballinveney Repose pictured with purchasers John Canty and Tom Brennan also breeder Rory Farrell - €2,850
Ballinveney Repose pictured with purchasers John Canty and Tom Brennan also breeder Rory Farrell – €2,850

Ballinveney Repose by Ballinveney Nigel a Yarram Star General son out of a BB Power 0270 dam was exhibited by Rory Farrell, Balinveney, Toomevara. This young bull was purchased by a syndicate including John Canty, Kildalkey, Trim and Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford at €2,850 which was less than anticipated given that Mr Farrell had sold a herd sibling of very similar breeding the previous week at Tullamore for €3,400.

Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada with owner David Larkin and show judge Liam Philpott
Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada with owner David Larkin and show judge Liam Philpott

The Champion Cill Cormaic Nevada exhibited by David Larkin, Kilcormac, Co Offaly a half- brother to the €4,500 Cill Cormaic Napoleon at the Tullamore sale failed to reach his reserve. A second entry from Mr Larkin Cill Cormaic Nicholas sired by Cill Cormaic Lance sold at €2,800 to Sean Culligan, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Overall there was a very good clearance with averages similar to last year at the same venue.

National Hereford Calf Show- Saturday November 19th

at the GVM  Show Arena

Denis Kirby GVM Kilmallock present a sponsorship cheque for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Chairman Joe O'Connor
Denis Kirby GVM Kilmallock present a sponsorship cheque for the National Hereford Calf Show to Show Chairman Joe O’Connor
Minister for Arts Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs launches the National Hereford Show at the recent NPC. The Minister is pictured with Show sponsors, organisers and council representatives
Minister for Arts Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs launches the National Hereford Show at the recent NPC. The Minister is pictured with Show sponsors, organisers and council representatives