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National Hereford Calf Show 2021 – back to the show ring once again!

The National Hereford Calf Show 2021 was held last Saturday in GVM Tullamore. After missing the physical event in 2020 – this year’s calf show was back with a bang and turned out to be a great success all round. The competition was ran as part of the Hereford weekend in Tullamore whereby the Next Gen Herefords Youth competition was held on the Friday evening and the Genetic Gems Hereford Heifer sale was held also straight after the Calf Show. The weekend was a great success all round & would not have been possible without the organisers & volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull it off. The help and support of generous sponsors is also paramount to the running of such a big event & we would like to thank; Farm wardrobe, Tradeforus, Dovea Genetics, Progressive Genetics, Dectomax, Moocall, Herdwatch, Animax and Irish Hereford Prime for their kind sponsorship.

Another key person instrumental in the success of any show is the judge. Mr. Mark Moore took on the task of judging the pedigree calf classes. Mark runs the herd of Annahbeg Herefords, based outside Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, in partnership with his father Lawrence Moore. The duo have had a lot of success at Society shows & sales & Mark is also the current secretary of the Northern Ireland Breeders Association. With a large entry of over 80 cattle and some very large heifer classes, judging the National Hereford Calf Show was no easy task but Mark executed the job flawlessly.

Mr. Mark Moore with the IHBS President; Mr. Adrian Bateman

Overall Female Hereford Championship

National Hereford Calf Show Female Champion 2021 was awarded to Herberry 1 Lucy Ray, bred by Veronica Brennan & Ray De Vere Hunt, Tipperary. This Five-Star Replacement Heifer is no stranger to the winners enclosure when earlier this year she was crowned; National Hereford Reserve Champion 2021, National Hereford Female Champion 2021 & National Hereford Heifer of the Year 2021. Lucy Ray then went on to top the Genetic Gems Hereford Heifer Sale when she sold to Northern Ireland for €9,000

Supreme Female Hereford Champion: Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

Supreme Female Hereford Champion; Herberry 1 Lucy Ray Et with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

Supreme Female Hereford Reserve Champion: Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597

Supreme Female Hereford Reserve Champion; Corlismore Oyster 131 with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.

Supreme Male Hereford Championship

National Hereford Calf Show Male Champion 2021 was awarded to Keenagh Rio, bred by Edwin & Robert Jones, Longford. This Four Star Replacement bull is easy calving & is sired by one of our very own breed improvement scheme bulls; Pute Nascar N13!

Supreme Male Hereford Champion: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey

Supreme Male Hereford Champion; Keenagh Rio with breeder Robert Jones, Longford.

Supreme Male Reserve Champion: Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie

Supreme Male Hereford Reserve Champion: Rathnollag Buster with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Moocall Senior Female Hereford Championship

Moocall Senior Hereford Female Champion: Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

Moocall Senior Hereford Female Champion; Herberry 1 Lucy Ray Et with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.

Senior Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork, 372213625320945, Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Female, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Dominarigle 1 Sydney 611

Senior Hereford Female Reserve Champion: Dominarigle 1 Grace 945 with breeder, Michael O’Keeffe, Cork.

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Championship

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Champion: Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597

Allsure Junior Female Hereford Champion: Corlismore Oyster 131 with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.

Junior Female Reserve Hereford Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154940931, Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661

Junior Female Reserve Hereford Champion: Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, with breeder Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Championpionship

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Champion: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey

Herdwatch Senior Male Hereford Champion: Keenagh Rio, with breeder Robert Jones, Longford.

Senior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie        

Senior Male Hereford Reserve Champion: Rathnollag Buster with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Championship

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960933, Grianan Vortex, Male, 2021-02-19, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O734 

Dectomax Junior Male Hereford Champion; Grianan Vortex, with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Junior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810270022, Crowenstown Jameson, Male, 2021-05-26, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Crowenstown Arabella Ivy

Junior Male Reserve Hereford Champion: Crowenstown Jameson with breeder Tara Drumm, Westmeath.

Class Results:

Class 3: Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.     

  1. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481611119, Corlismore Oyster 119, Female, 2020-11-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 758     
  2. Shane O Driscoll, Butlerstown North, Bandon, Co. Cork. 37222606730020, Butlerstownpoll 1 Lindsey, Female, 2020-11-01, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Appel 1 Daizie
  3. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429560901, Ardmulchan Clover 901, Female, 2020-10-03, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 61
  4. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan 372214481651114, Corlismore Louisa 114, Female, 2020-10-09, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Boycefield Louisa 32nd   
  5. John Appelbe, Carraigroe House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. 372214625721823, Appel 1 Blueprint, Female, 2020-10-01, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern star, Dam: Appel 1 Blueprint
  6. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154950916, Grianan Orange V 916, Female, 2020-09-26, Sire: Battalion Undertaker, Dam: Grianan Orange R786
  7. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, 372219323540206, Drumgoonpoll 1 Rose, Female, 2020-10-02, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Laurel 2
  8. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. 372214687563048, Clouncagh Delight, Female, 2020-11-12, Sire: F.H. WILLIAM, Dam: MOUNT SHANNON MANDI           
  9. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754821232, Gageboro Vera, Female, 2020-10-06, Sire: Gageboro Toby 2, Dam: Gageboro Sublime
  10. John Appelbe, Carraigroe House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. 372214625781829, Appel 1 Maela, Female, 2020-11-01, Sire: Fisher 1 profile, Dam: Appel 1 plum princess          
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020: Corlismore Oyster 119, with breeder Gary McKiernan, Cavan.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020: Butlerstownpoll 1 Lindsey, with breeder Shane O’Driscoll, Cork.

Class 4: Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.  

  1. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228450705, Herberry 1 Lucy-Ray, Female, 2020-11-19, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641  
  2. Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork, 372213625320945, Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Female, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Dominarigle 1 Sydney 611
  3. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754871253, Gageboropoll 1 Viola, Female, 2020-12-12, Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor , Dam: Pike 1 Sue
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Herberry 1 Lucy Ray, with breeder Veronica Brennan, Tipperary.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Dominarigle 1 Grace 945, Michael O’ Keeffe, Cork.

Class 5: Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021.

  1. Sean & Gary McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan. 372214481661131, Corlismore Oyster 131, Female, 2021-02-02, Sire: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, Dam: Corlismore Oyster 597
  2. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154940931, Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661        
  3. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810230019, Crowenstown Prettymaid 3, Female, 2021-02-15, Sire: Mawarra Sentimental, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557
  4. Jason O Reilly, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372219607320129, Bridge House Jean, Female, 2021-02-03, Sire: F.H. William, Dam: Beihy Helena
  5. Maura & Tommy Cregan, Tullaha, Broadford, Charleville Co. Limerick. 372217610310414, Tullaha Orange 414, Female, 2021-03-13, Sire: Tullaha Donny, Dam: Grianan Orange s 84          
  6. Niall Daly & Lisa Holloway, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223754861260, Gageboro Vista, Female, 2021-01-25, Sire: Gageboro Onward, Dam: Baltymore Emily 381
  7. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916131293, Portanob Erica 9, Female, 2021-02-27, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Erica 3
  8. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co Limerick. 372214687583149, Clouncagh Pos Hazel, Female, 2021-02-18, Sire: WESTWOOD TD POSEIDON, Dam: RUCKER HAZEL 2ND  
  9. Thomas Power, Garrynoe, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372213154480710, Garrynoepoll 1 Emmajane, Female, 2021-02-19, Sire: Muwarra Mustang ET (HYF), Dam: Goulding poll 1 Emma Jane 913  
  10. William Fitzgerald, Beanfield, Youghal, Co. Cork. 372223733970489, Ashviewpoll 1 Caroline, Female, 2020-02-13, Sire: HE4344 Allowdale Rambo, Dam: Ashview Palm
  11. Pascal Seery, Gortmore, Drumraney, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372223227250380, Drumraney Jasmine, Female, 2021-03-09, Sire: ALLOWDALE ADVANCE 573 ET, Dam: CLOONCULLANE ANNE 385
  12. Thomas Power, Garrynoe, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372213154450699, Garrynoe Standardlady 179y Et, Female, 2021-02-05, Sire: PDHR 20J Stanmore 47R (HYF), Dam: BR 24W Standard Lady 179Y          
  13. William Fitzgerald, Beanfield, Youghal, Co. Cork.      372223733930485, Ashview Ciara, Female, 2020-02-08, Sire: HE4344 Allowdale Rambo, Dam: Ashview Abb
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Corlismore Oyster 131, with breeder Evelyn McKiernan, Cavan.
2nd Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, with breeder Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath

Class 6: Heifer calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.                                      

  1. JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Longford, 372213272042376, Trillickpoll 1 Luna, Female, 2021-03-17, Sire: Solpoll 1 Lawman, Dam: Appel 1 Lassy 2           
  2. Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. 372223914640502, Moyclare Rose 51, Female, 2021-04-14, Sire: Free town Nadal, Dam: Moyclare Rose 27
  3. Brian and Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. 372223707940036, Shancorpoll 1 Uakea, Female, 2021-04-11, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern star, Dam: Shancorpoll 1 Naomi
  4. Brian and Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. 372223707930035, Shancorpoll 1 Oll1 Ursa, Female, 2021-03-17, Sire: Sollpoll 1 Kentucky kid, Dam: Corlismorepoll 1 Sharon Esta  
  5. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372216463570486, Cave Hill Éabha, Female, 2021-04-02, Sire: Allowdale Rambo HE5298, Dam: Clyduff Edel    
  6. John and Enda Flynn, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. 372214257360172, Lios Breacpoll 1 Milky 172, Female, 2021-03-15, Sire: Rorardstown Captain, Dam: Lios breacpoll 1 Mully(126)
  7. John and Enda Flynn, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. 372214257370173, Lios Breacpoll 1 Mully 173, Female, 2021-03-25, Sire: Rorardstown Captain, Dam: Lios Breacpoll 1 Mully (146)
  8. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916181315, Portanob Julia 11, Female, 2021-04-02, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Julia 5
  9. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997681435, Lighthouse Mags, Female, 2021-05-01, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Allowdale Miss Tribute 574
  10. Francis Elmore, Ballinteskin, Omeath, Dundalk, Co. Louth.  372214465590049, Essmore Missy, Female, 2021-03-20, Sire: Pulham powerhouse, Dam: Ballyaville Irmgard   
1st Place – Heifer calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021: Trillickpoll 1 Luna

Class 8: Commercial Hereford sired calf, male or female not weighing over 450kg on the day of show.  

  1. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916171330, Abc2, Male, 2021-05-17, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: 372215916131087    
  2. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429570927, Peaches, Male, 2021-05-15, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: 372219218370253                                                                                 
Commercial Champion with breeders John, Isabella & Jack Canty, Meath.

Many thanks are due to Mr. Aidan Farrell form judging the commercial class.

Mr. Aidan Farrell with IHBS President Adrian Bateman.

Class 9: Bull calf born on or between 15th September & 14th November 2020.                         

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960917, Grianan Vindicator, Male, 2020-10-01, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange R792  
  2. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co Westmeath. 372223823410520, Tullyviewpoll 1 Rocky, Male, 2020-10-07, Sire: FABB 1 NORTHERN STAR, Dam: CORLISMORE OYSTER 916
  3. Kenton Crowe, Aughakil, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372222954320475, Aughakil 1 Paddington, Male, 2020-11-13, Sire: Solpoll 1 lawman, Dam: Aughakil 1 adeji
  4. Peter Cooke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372214034951695, Bonleapoll 1 Calvinharris, Male, 2020-09-15, Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Superstar ET, Dam: Glaslough Sara 2        

Class 10: Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021.             

  1. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Kenagh, Co. Longford. 372222238140445, Keenagh Rio, Male, 2021-01-04, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lacey
  2. Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 372219265980893, Rathnollag Buster, Male, 2021-01-12, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie     
  3. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. 372216424260738, Mullaghdoopoll 1 Samson, Male, 2021-01-13, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoopoll1 Alexis
  4. Raymond Vere Hunt & Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 372226228440704, Herberry 1 Humberto, Male, 2020-11-18, Sire: KKO, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641    
  5. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. 372223810220018, Crowenstown Walker, Male, 2020-12-12, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse, Dam: Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy  
  6. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 372216463590471, Cave Hill Don Pablo, Male, 2020-12-25, Sire: Pute Nascar N13, Dam: Boveen Lady Rita
  7. John O’ Heney, Emly, Co. Tipperary. 372217303990648, Brensha More, Male, 2021-01-03, Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper, Dam: Brensha Jane
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Keenagh Rio, with breeder Robert Jones, Longford
2nd Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th November 2020 & 14th January 2021: Rathnollag Buster, with breeder Sinead Conry, Roscommon.

Class 11: Bull calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021                                 

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 372223154960933, Grianan Vortex, Male, 2021-02-19, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O734
  2. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. 372216424240744, Mullaghdoo Brennan, Male, 2021-03-03, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoo Lucy                 
  3. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. 372214429520906, Ardmulchan Sydney, Male, 2021-03-02, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: ARDMULCHAN CLOVER 767
  4. David Dolan, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 372217717440054, Goldenred 1 Zeus, Male, 2021-01-16, Sire: Solpoll 1 Rudolf, Dam: Apple 1 Sinead
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th January & 14th March 2021: Grianan Vortex, with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Class 12: Bull calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021.                                                             

  1. Jason O Reilly, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. 372219607390135, Bridge House Boo, Male, 2021-03-20, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Cloncahirpoll 1 Rachel
  2. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997691436, Lighthouse Daniel, Male, 2021-05-04, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Allowdale Curly Charlotte
  3. Maura & Tommy Cregan, Tullaha, Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick. 372217610330416, Tullaha Ferdinand, Male, 2021-04-17, Sire: Rossmore Nelson Mandela, Dam: Tullaha Ava
  4. J&J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. 372215916161310, Portanob Free Wheeler, Male, 2021-04-01, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Orange
  5. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co Limerick. 372214687573180, Clouncagh Porto, Male, 2021-03-18, Sire: WESTWOOD TD POSEIDON, Dam: AIRHILL KANOLA      
  6. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. 372213997651432, Lighthouse Eden, Male, 2021-04-26, Sire: Allowdale Rory 909, Dam: Ballymartin Noughat
1st Place – Bull calf born on or between 15th March & 14th May 2021: Bridge House Boo, with breeders Liam & Dara O’Reilly  

Class 13: Bull calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards.                    

  1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath. 372223810270022, Crowenstown Jameson, Male, 2021-05-26, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Crowenstown Arabella Ivy
  2. JJ and Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen, Ballineen, Co. Cork.  372213359751723, Gurtaleen Inch Fortune, Male, 2021-07-11, Sire: Freetown Fortune, Dam: Balleen Ladybird 1147
  3. JJ and Michael Barrett, Gurtaleen, Ballineen, Co. Cork. 372213359791719, Gurtaleen Inch Morgan, Male, 2021-07-10, Sire: Gageboro Morgan, Dam: Rathmooney 1 Betsy 
  4. David Dolan, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 372217717490059, Rosy Red Battalion, Male, 2021-07-07, Sire: Battalion Frontier M105, Dam: BallyRaggan Scarlett 924th     
  5. Peter Cooke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 372214034941810, Bonleapoll 1 Dizzy Rascal Et, Male, 2021-08-21, Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Captain, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Fanny 621
1st Place – Bull calf of the future born from May 15th 2021 onwards: Crowenstown Jameson with breeder Tara Drumm.

The Society would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all exhibitors and thank all who volunteered, helped, sponsored & contributed to the very successful National Hereford Calf Show 2021! Looking forward to a successful New Year ahead for all breeders alike.

With many thanks to our generous sponsors;

Upcoming events!

Premier Hereford Spring Show & Sale 2021:

Saturday 26th March in GVM Tullamore.

Kilmallock Autumn Hereford Show & Sale 2021 

The Irish Hereford Breed Society held their second and final Autumn Hereford Sale last Friday 22nd October in GVM Kilmallock. There was a good clearance rate with 19 out of the 28 bulls finding new homes. The older and stronger bulls sold well with the top price being €3400 and the average price being €2200.

There was a show permitted before the sale which was held in the temporary show ring outside of the mart. Taking on the task of judging the three classes were Mr. Martin Murphy of Toureenbrien Herefords, Tipperary and his grandson Mr. Shane O’Brien. Irish Hereford Prime also sponsored the sale by awarding €200 to the buyer of each bull sold for €2800 & over.

There was great success for Tom Brennan of Balleen Herefords, Kilkenny. Balleen Hugo took the top price of €3400 when he was purchased by a Tipperary farmer. Hugo, sired by Highhedges Ripsnorter, who is also the sire of Pansy 1222 which was sold at the Elite Genetics Production sale last month for €6000 – is a four-star terminal index bull with four stars for carcase weight and five stars for conformation.

Balleen Hugo topped the sale at €3400 (with Dan Farrell)

Balleen Lennie was lot 13 in the sale. Sired by Balleen Achiever and bred from an Ardlahan Ginger daughter; Lennie was crowned Champion by the duo judges before being purchased by a Cork farmer for €2800.

Balleen Lennie crowned Champion (with Brian Farrell)

Daneswood Dale was a popular bull when he sold to a Limerick herd for €3000. Sired by a Gageboro Morgan son & bred from a Haven Kingpin daughter, Dale is a five-star replacement index bull with four stars for milk and also four stars for terminal index and carcase weight. Dale, bred by Daniel Murphy of Daneswood Herefords, Cork, has cows scanned in-calf prior to the sale.

Daneswood Dale was purchased at €3000 (with Donal & Daniel Murphy)

Lot 23 Keenagh Royal also sold well on the day. Bred by Edwin & Robert Jones of Keenagh Herefords, Longford, Royal was purchased by a breeder from Cork for €3000 also. This July 2020 born bull is sired by a Hollow Point Broker son & bred from Ballyaville Gilda. Royal has four stars for replacement index and calving interval.

Keenagh Royal sold to a breeder for €3000

Reserve Champion on the day was awarded to Farney Spark, bred by John & Mary Johnston of Farney Herefords, Tipperary. Spark is sired by Karoonda Sampson and bred from a Gagboro Morgan daughter. This September 2020 born bull has a four-star replacement index with five stars for milk. Spark was purchased by a Limerick farmer for €2400 later in the sale.

Reserve Champion; Farney Spark (with Martin Murphy, Rebecca, Mary & John John Johnston)

Congratulations to all buyers and sellers on the day. Many thanks to the steward; Ms. Lesley Sandes, the judges; Mr. Martin Murphy & Mr. Shane O’Brien, the auctioneer; Mr. Richie Ryan, the staff of GVM Kilmallock and Irish Hereford Prime.

Male Champion tops the Premier Autumn Hereford Sale 2021 at €5300!

The Premier Autumn Hereford Show & Sale was held last Saturday 16th October in GVM Tullamore. The show was a nice addition after a long 18 months with no shows being permitted and a chance to allow breeders to get back to showcase their breeding ahead of the sale. Taking on the task of judging the first Hereford show connected to a sale since 2019 was Mr. Michael Molloy of Moyclare Herefords, Offaly. The sale was a flyer with the average sale price resting at €3000 for the bulls and 22 out of the 30 head exhibited moving onto greener pastures. Many thanks are extended to Irish Hereford Prime who supported the sale as usual by awarding €250 to the buyers of each bull sold for €3000 & over.

Top of the sale was the earlier crowned Male Champion; Corlismore Caesar 092, bred by Sean & Gary McKiernan of Corlismore Herefords, Cavan. This Five Star Terminal bull also has five stars for carcase weight and carcase conformation. He was sired by Allowdale Rory 594 & bred from a Cill Cormaic Leo dam. Caesar sold to a fellow breeder in Donegal for €5300.

Corlismore Caesar 092 topped the sale at €5300 (with breeders Gary & Evelyn McKiernan)

With a very close second top price was Beaghmore Hans who sold to a Wexford breeder for €5000. Hans was bred by Ms. Leila McCabe of Beaghmore Herefords. He has a Five Star replacement index rating, five stars for milk and four stars for calving interval. Hans was sired by Gageboro Morgan and bred from a Bowmont Storm Dam.

Beaghmore Hans sold for €5000 (with exhibitor John Morrow & breeder Ms. Leila McCabe)

There was great success for Hugh P. Murray of Newland Herefords, Westmeath with Newland Denzel on his second day out this year. The August 2020 born bull was crowned Hereford bull of the year last month at the National Hereford Show 2021. After wowing the judge last month, he went onto win Reserve Male Champion ahead of the sale. Denzel is a Four Star Terminal bull with five stars for carcase conformation. He is sired by Smithston Darby and bred from Newland Val, a Bowmont Storm dam, who won her class in Nenagh as a calf & won in Tullamore the following year as a yearling. Denzel was purchased by a new breeder form Clare for €4000.

Junior Hereford Male Champion 2021; Newland Denzel sold for €4000 (with breeder Hugh P. Murray)

Bowmont Herefords also influenced the next top price which was lot 30 – Grianan Vancouver. Bred by Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald of Grianan Herefords, Westmeath – Vancouver was sired by Grianan Parker and bred from a Bowmont Vancouver dam. This four star replacement bull also has four stars for milk & an easy calving figure. He sold to a Kilkenny farmer for €3900.

Grianan Vancouver was purchased by a Kilkenny farmer for €3900 (with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald)

Niall Daly & John Holloway of Gageboro Herefords, Westmeath kicked off the sale in good fashion with their February 2020 born bull. Uitlander was the first bull into the sales ring and started the sale off with a bang. Sired by a Gageboro Morgan son & bred from a Balleen bonus dam, this four star replacement bull was purchased by a Hereford breeder from Northern Ireland for €3800.

Gageboro Uitlander moved across the border after selling for €3800 (with breeder Niall Daly)

There was great success for John Appelbe of Appel Herefords, Cork. Appel 1 Skywalker, sired by Fabb 1 Northern Star, who is a short gestation & easy calving sire and bred from a Solpoll 1 Lawman dam. This bull has stars across the board rating at Five Star for both Replacement and Terminal index and also has a very good temperament. Skywalker was purchased by a Galway farmer for €3800.

Appel 1 Skywalker sold for €3800 (with breeders Beatrice & Eric Appelbe)

There was success once again for the National Hereford Male Reserve Champion 2021; Rockbrook 1 Dover, who after winning the prestigious title last month in Tullamore, was sold through the ring for €3700 to a breeder from Kerry. Dover has a five star index for both the replacement and the terminal index along with five stars for carcase conformation and a tremendous temperament. Dover was sold by new member; Alan Gibbons of Carrowboy Herefords, Roscommon.

National Hereford Male Reserve Champion 2021; Rockbrook 1 Dover sold for €3700.

Another bull that sold to a Galway farmer was lot 17 – Rathnollag Prince, bred by Sinead Conry of Rathnollag Herefords, Roscommon. Prince is a full Border bred bull with four stars for terminal index and carcase conformation and already has heifers scanned in calf. Prince fetched €3600 on sale day.

Rathnollag Prince was purchased by a Galway farmer for €3600 (with breeder Sinead Conry)

The next lot into the sales ring – lot 18, was Mullaghdoo Frank, bred by Basil Arnold of Mullaghdoo Herefords, Cavan. This April born bull was sired by Gageboro Morgan and has three stars for both replacement and terminal index as well as four stars for milk. Frank was purchased by a breeder from Meath for €3600.

Knockmountagh Tyson, bred by Eamon & John McKiernan of Knockmountagh Herefords, Louth, was purchased by a Monaghan buyer for €3000. Sired by Allowdale Rambo 738 and bred from a Cill Cormaic Kasper daughter; Tyson is a very stylish U-shaped bull. His grandmother Cindy was All-Ireland Female Champion in Tullamore in 2014 at nine months of age. Tyson is a four-star replacement bull with five stars for milk.

Knockmountagh Tyson sold for €3000 (with breeder John McKiernan & buyers Thomas & Callum Donaldson)

Clouncagh Drover also sold for €3000 to a breeder from Laois. Bred by John O’Connor of Clouncagh Herefords, Limerick – Drover is a stylish young bull with a full English Pedigree; bred from Free Town Dancer & sired by Dieulacresse Royalist who is a son of Knockmountagh Marshal. Drover has a four-star Terminal index with five stars for carcase weights.

Females

There was great demand for the Hereford heifers that were up for auction on the day also.

Top priced heifer went for the final lot of the day & the Reserve Female Champion; Appel 1 Skygazer, bred by John Appelbe of Appel Herefords, Cork. Skygazer is bred from an excellent cow & a Solpoll 1 Lawman daughter who was National Hereford Champion 2018 and the new stock bull for the Haven Hereford herd in the UK.

Top priced heifer; Appel 1 Skygazer sold for €3500 (with judge; Michael Molloy & breeder John Appelbe)

Appel Herefords had a very successful sale all round when they sold their third lot of the day and second heifer; Appel 1 Starlight sold for €2900 to a breeder north of the border. Starlight is also a daughter of Fabb 1 Northern star & bred from a Solpoll 1 Lawman dam. With a five star replacement rate across the board – starlight is bred from one of the best Appel cow families whose mother is the full brother to the current stock bull in Pulham Herefords and a full sister to class winner in Tullamore 2019.

Appel 1 Starlight sold for €3900 (with breeder John Appelbe)

Pike 1 Cindy was also a top attraction as she sold for €3000 to a local Westmeath herd. Bred by John Farrell of Boyanna & Pike Herefords, Westmeath, Cindy was sired by Kilsunny Goliath and bred from a Glaslough Esquire daughter. Cindy has a four-star rating for carcase weight, conformation and milk.

Pike 1 Candy was purchased by a Westmeath breeder for €3000 (with breeder John Farrell)

The Premier sale was also the second successful day out for Laphoil Joy, who previously won the yearling heifer class in the National Hereford Show last month. Bred by John Boyd Jnr of Laphoil Herefords, Leitrim – Joy is sired by Kilsunny Goliath and bred from a Kye Rodge daughter. Joy was crowned Female Champion of the day before being purchased by a breeder from the North of Ireland for €2800.

Female Champion; Laphoil Joy was sold for €2800 (with judge Michael Molloy & the Boyd family)

Congratulations to all buyers and sellers on a very successful sale. Many thanks to the steward; Ms. Lesley Sandes, the judge; Mr. Michael Molloy, the auctioneer; Mr. Richie Ryan, the photographer; Ms. Shanon Kinahan, the staff of GVM Tullamore and Irish Hereford Prime.

Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition 2021& Change to the National Calf Show Schedule!

Next Gen Herefords are delighted to be able to host a youth event alongside the National Hereford Calf Show 2021. Traditionally the calf show incorporated two young handler classes as part of the main event but this year it has been decided to host a separate Young Handlers competition on the eve of the calf show.

The competition will be held on Friday evening 19th November from 6.30pm – 9pm. The mart will be open from 4pm to facilitate the arrival of animals & we ask that all entrants arrive by 6pm or before.

If there are young people who wish to get involved but don’t have a Hereford calf then one can be sourced to ensure everyone who wishes is included.

Schedule

The line up of the competition includes;

  1. Stock judging of commercial stock – Demonstration & judging
  2. Show Preparation and grooming – time to prepare & dress up animal
  3. The traditional Young Handler Classes – ringcraft & showmanship

The Group will be split into three categories depending on the age of entrant & the agenda is as follows;

Juniors (aged 12 & under):

18:30 – Young Handler Class

19:15 – Look at Hereford animals & attributes / colouring activity

Intermediate (aged 13-17):

18:30 – Stock Judging commercials & cuts of beef (Demonstration & own judgements on paper)

19:15 – Show preparation: grooming, clipping, using products, handler dress code (advice & help offered if needed)

20:00 – Young Handler Class

Seniors (aged 18 – 30):

18:30 – Show preparation: grooming, clipping, using products, handler dress code (advice & help offered if needed)

19:15 – Young Handler Class

20:00 – Stock Judging commercials & cuts of beef (Demonstration & own judgements on paper)

The overall judging for the intermediate & senior classes will incorporate an element of the stock judging and show preparation & presentation.

Sponsorship & Prizes

Next Gen Herefords are delighted to have the backing and support of Irish Hereford Prime, Farm Wardrobe & Tradeforus for this event.

  • Irish Hereford Prime are kindly sponsoring a hoodie to each participant who takes part in the event.
  • Farm Wardrobe are kindly sponsoring an Irish Hereford Winter Bundle to both the Intermediate & Senior Champion.
  • Tradeforus are kindly sponsoring €100.

Each junior participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for taking part & getting involved. There will be older Next Gen Hereford members available to help any juniors with preparations & showing & to ensure everyone gets a chance to get involved and has fun!

Each intermediate participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for participating. 1st prize will win €150 voucher, Irish Hereford Winter Bundle (kindly sponsored by Farm Wardrobe) & Champion cup, 2nd prize will win €100 voucher & 3rd prize will win €50 voucher.

Each senior participant will receive a rosette, hoodie (kindly sponsored by IHP) & IHBS goodie bag for participating. 1st prize will win €150 voucher, Irish Hereford Winter Bundle (kindly sponsored by Farm Wardrobe) & Champion cup, 2nd prize will win €100 voucher & 3rd prize will win €50 voucher.

The vouchers can be used for a range of items including towards; IHBS membership, Hereford calf registrations, IHBS Breed Improvement AI straws, a heifer purchased at the Genetics Gems sale or other IHBS sales and/or merchandise from the Farm Wardrobe.

There will also be a draw on the evening whereby each participants name will be put into a hat and four prize winners will be drawn at random. 1st and 2nd prizes are €50 kindly sponsored by Tradeforus, 3rd and 4th prizes are a gift set of animal preparation supplies i.e. brush, soap etc.

Entries

Entries are now open via this link; Next Gen Herefords Youth Competition ENTRIES!

The Young Handler entries are free of charge. Every young person is welcome to part-take (whether connected to Herefords or not) and anyone who doesn’t have a Hereford animal to show can contact Louise and one will be sourced.

Entries close on 7th November at midnight.

Compliance & DAFM Paperwork

All animals entering the show & mart premises must be accompanied by a DAFM compliance certificate which can be applied for and downloaded from agfood.ie. The Calf show movement number will be sent out to all entrants after the closing date. Please note that all animals entered into the young handlers event and the calf show MUST be TB tested clear!

For further information or any further questions or queries please contact Louise in the IHBS office.

Munster Hereford Branch Herds Competition 2021

Congratulations is extended to all who participated and entered in the recent Munster Hereford Branch Herds competition.

The event was hosted by the branch chairman; John O’Connor of Clouncagh Herefords, Limerick and was judged by Robert Thomas who runs the Risbury herd in the UK.

Results:

Large Herd Winners:

  1. John Appelbe, Cork
  2. Gerry & Declan Donnelly, Clare
  3. Gerry McNamara, Clare

Medium Herd Winners:

  1. Michael O’Keeffe, Cork
  2. Tommy Cregan, Limerick
  3. Daniel Lehane, Cork

Small Herd Winners:

  1. Maurice Geary, Limerick
  2. Paddy Hallissey, Cork
  3. Darren O’Rourke, Limerick

Congratulations to all the winners!