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National Hereford Show 2021 – West Cork breeders take home the Supreme Champion!

The National Hereford Show 2021 was held last Sunday on the grounds of the Annaharvey Equestrian Centre, Tullamore. The event was somewhat different from the usual National show which is generally held as part of the Tullamore show but that didn’t take from the event in the slightest. After a tough year & a half for everyone alike – the Society were determined to make a go of a near normal National Show 2021 to enable breeders showcase their stock & to view animals belonging to other breeders as well as giving breeders a chance to get out and about and meet each other again. The show was a huge success all round with over 90 of the 110 cattle catalogued exhibiting on the day.

Judging:

The society and the wider membership were delighted that Mr. Robin Irvine & Mr. James Irvine of Graceland Herefords, Armagh, accepted the role of judging at the show. Mr. James Irvine judged the Junior & Senior Young Handler classes and did so with great commitment, attention & patience. James gave each young handler a word of advice and encouragement after the class which was very positive for the young handlers going forward especially after a long time with no showring to practice in.

Mr. Robin Irvine judged the cattle classes thereafter. Robin is no stranger to the National show having judged the show previously on several occasions. As always, Robin gave great attention to each animal in each class while moving along at a nice pace – no easy task with some very large classes including 16 in one of the heifer classes. Huge thanks and credit are extended to the Irvines for taking on the job an executing it flawlessly.

Of course after one missed year without crowning a National Champion – it is so special to be able to announce that we have a National Hereford Supreme Champion 2021!

IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor with Cattle Judge Robin Irvine
IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor with Young Handler Judge James Irvine.

Results:

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Supreme Champion

Tom & Paddy Hickey, Skehanore, Ballydehob, Co. Cork. Free Town Peerless, Uk301210501145, 2017-05-27, Sire: Mara Humorous, Dam: Free Town Benign

National Hereford Supreme Champion – Freetown Peerless with exhibitor Paddy Hickey, Cork, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine.

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Reserve Champion

Raymond & Veronica Vere Hunt, Ballyherberry Farm, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. HERBERRY 1 LUCY RAY ET, 372226228450705, 2020-11-19, Sire: DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP, Dam: GOULDINGPOLL 1 LUCY 641

National Reserve Supreme Champion – Herberry 1 Lucy Ray with breeders Veronica Brennan & Raymond Vere Hunt, Tipperary with Lorena Hutmacher Saez de Ibarra, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Male Champion

Champion: Tom & Paddy Hickey, Skehanore, Ballydehob, Co. Cork. Free Town Peerless, Uk301210501145, 2017-05-27, Sire: Mara Humorous, Dam: Free Town Benign

National Male Champion – Freetown Peerless with exhibitor Paddy Hickey, Cork, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine.

Reserve Champion: Alan Gibbons, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Rockbrook 1 Drover, 372214556370260,   2020-03-31, Sire: Solpoll 1 Handsome, Dam: Rockbrook 1 May

National Reserve Male Champion – Rockbrook 1 Drover exhibited by Alan Gibbins, Roscommon.

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Female Champion

Champion: Raymond & Veronica Vere Hunt, Ballyherberry Farm, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. HERBERRY 1 LUCY RAY ET, 372226228450705, 2020-11-19, Sire: DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP, Dam: GOULDINGPOLL 1 LUCY 641

National Female Champion – Herberry 1 Lucy Ray ET with breeders Veronica Brennan & Raymond Vere Hunt, Tipperary with Lorena Hutmacher Saez de Ibarra, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine

Reserve Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Orange V911, 372223154990911, 2020-08-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O725

National Reserve Female Champion – Grianan Orange V911 with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull of the Year

  1. Champion: Hugh P Murray.  Beechlodge, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Newland Denzel, 372212246290230, 2020-08-28, Sire: Smithston Darby, Dam: Newland Val
  2. Reserve Champion: Hugh P Murray, Beechlodge Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.          Newland Dale, 372212246230233, 2020-11-13, Sire: Blackwater Lad, Dam: Newland Lolli
  3. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoon Hill Rodge, 372219323590202,  2020-08-11, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 738, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Joy
  4. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford. Keenagh Mr. Right, 372222238110442, 2020-12-06, Sire: Keenagh L-Jay, Dam: Keenagh Ilsa
  5. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghdoopoll 1 Samson, 372216424260738, 2021-01-13, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoopoll1 Alexis
  6. T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.      Grianan Vancouver, 372223154980910, 2020-07-20, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange L618
  7. Kenton Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakil 1 Paddington, 372222954320475, 2020-11-13, Sire: Solpoll 1 Lawman , Dam: Aughakil Adeji
  8. John O’ Heney.Emly, Co. Tipperary. Brensha More, 372217303990648, 2021-01-03, Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper, dam: Brensha Jane
  9. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tullyview Viktor, 372223823470518, 2020-09-07, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 738, Dam: Grianan Orange R 793
National Hereford Bull of the Year – Newland Denzel with breeder Hugh P Murray, Westmeath
National Reserve Hereford Bull of the Year – Newland Dale with breeder Hugh P Murray, Westmeath

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer of the Year

  1. Champion: Raymond & Veronica Vere Hunt, Ballyherberry Farm, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. HERBERRY 1 LUCY RAY ET, 372226228450705, 2020-11-19, Sire: DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP, Dam: GOULDINGPOLL 1 LUCY 641
  2. Reserve Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.    Grianan Orange V911, 372223154990911, 2020-08-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O725
  3. Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Drominarigle 1 Grace 945, 372213625320945, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Drominarigle 1 Sydney 611
  4. Michael Molloy, Clonlyon Glebe, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Rose 49, 372223914670488, 2020-07-09, Sire: Free town Nadal , Dam: Moyclare Rose 34TH
  5. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 901, 372214429560901, 2020-10-03, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 610
  6. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoon Hill Roxy 200, 372219323570200, 2020-07-15, Sire: Haven Kingpin , Dam: Drumgoon Hill Roxy
  7. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoonpoll 1 Rose, 372219323540206, 2020-10-02, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Laurel 2
  8. Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. Hillockpoll 1 Holly, 372214824450580, 2020-12-22, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes ET, Dam: Hillockpoll 1 Ann
National Hereford Heifer of the Year – Herberry 1 Lucy Ray ET with breeders Veronica Brennan & Raymond Vere Hunt, Tipperary with Lorena Hutmacher Saez de Ibarra, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine
National Reserve Hereford Heifer of the Year – Grianan Orange V911 with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath

Junior Young Handler

1stJack O’Connor, Limerick

2ndPadraig Jones, Wexford

3rdPaul Bohan, Leitrim

4thLiam O’Dwyer, Tipperary

5thElisa Drumm, Westmeath

6thTara Drumm, Westmeath

7thJohn O’Dwyer, Tipperary

8thDara Fitzgerald, Westmeath

9thSaoirse Kenny, Cork

10thPeter Smyth, Meath

11thConor Smith, Westmeath

12thRachel Smyth, Meath

National Junior Young Handler – Jack O’Connor, Limerick with Judge James Irvine

Senior Young Handler

1stNiall Jones, Wexford

2ndMark Hyland, Leitrim

3rdKatie Mariga, Cork

4thLiam Mariga, Cork

5thNeil Twomey, Cork

6thMichael Twomey, Cork

National Senior Young Handler – Niall Jones, Wexford with Judge James Irvine

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Cow In-Calf with her own natural calf not more than 11 months old at foot. Born on/before 30.06.2018                                    

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Griananpoll 1 Orange M661, IE361055840661, 2013-02-27, Sire: Dorepoll 1 93N Nationwide, Dam: Grianan Orange H494
  2. Brian Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. Corlismorepoll 1 Esta 734, IE121285550734, 2013-09-23, Sire: Grianan firecracker, Dam: Corlismore Sharon Esta
  3. Michael Bird, Millfarm, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath. Dunlever Juliet, IE281413390313, 2016-03-24, Sire: Knockmountagh Tarzan , Dam: Knockmountagh Juliet
  4. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath.            Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy, 372223810250004, 2017-01-31, Sire: Cave Hill Storm, Dam: Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy
  5. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nectar, IE331396591579, 2016-07-02, Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  6. Trevor Parr, The Orchard, Clogh, Castlecomer Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Advent, IE211195140978, 2015-12-03, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Grianan Orange K589
  7. J and J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Portanob Julia 5, IE281384850793, 2014-10-13, Sire: Balleen Revival, Dam: Portanob Susie
1st – Griananpoll 1 Orange M661 with breeders Anselm & Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Cow or Heifer with calf at foot or scanned in calf born between 01.07.2018 and 30.06.2019                                                                       

  1. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Airhill Rufus, 372214494971313, 2019-05-05, Sire: TRILLICK PAUL, Dam: AIRHILL KOBO
  2. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co.Westmeath. Crowenstown Prettymaid 2, 372223810210009, 2019-03-02, Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557                                    
1st – Airhill Rufus with exhibitors Pat & Padraig Jones, Wexford

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.07.2019 and 31.12.2019   

  1. Tommy & Maura Cregan, Tullaha, Broadford, Co.Limerick. Coisceim Missy, 372226375330026, 2019-07-04, Sire: COISCEIM KING, Dam: COISCEIM JASMIN
  2. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co. Cork. Allowdale Curly Cadenza, 372217776460985, 2019-09-20, Sire: Allowdale Rory 594, Dam: Allowdale Curly Capri
  3. Kenton Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Kilsunny Lass Robyn , 372219778781837, 2019-08-07, Sire: KYE HOTSPUR 783, Dam: KILSUNNY LASS KALEY
1st – Coisceim Missy with exhibitor Tommy Cregan, Limerick

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.01.2020 and 30.06.2020                                                   

  1. John Boyd, Woodbrook, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Roscommon. Laphoil Joy, 372217196590369, 2020-05-01, Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Borin Bella 3 
  2. Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Roscommon. Rathnollag Queen B 868, 372219265970868, 2020-02-08, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie
  3. Gerard Kenny, Islandbrack, Boherbue, Mallow, Co. Cork.            Coisceim Minnie, 372226375390031, 2020-04-04, Sire: Lisnalurg Celtic, Dam: Gurteragh Linsey
  4. Paul Bohan, Gortfdadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Gortfadda Jessica, 372219791380003, 2020-04-21, Sire: Brocca Ryan , Dam: Lakelodge Kathy 5th
1st – Lapohil Joy with breeders the Boyd family, Leitrim

National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.07.2020 and 31.08.2020                                                   

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.  Grianan Orange V911, 372223154990911, 2020-08-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange O725
  2. Michael Molloy, Clonlyon Glebe, Belmont, Birr, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Rose 49, 372223914670488, 2020-07-09, Sire: Free town Nadal , Dam: Moyclare Rose 34TH
  3. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoon Hill Roxy 200, 372219323570200, 2020-07-15, Sire: Haven Kingpin , Dam: Drumgoon Hill Roxy
  4. Darren O Rourke, Ardlahan, Kildimo, Co. Limerick. Ardlahan Pansy 1, 372222258690220, 2020-07-25, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse, Dam: Balleen Pansy 924
  5. Padraic McKenna, Lisgoagh, Glasough, Co. Monaghan. Lisgoagh Penny, 372226478530066, 2020-07-19, Sire: Pulham Ringleader, Dam: Lisgoagh
  6. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co. Cork. Allowdale Flower 1029, 372217776491029,   2020-07-08, Sire: Allowdale Rory 594, Dam: Allowdale Flower 450
  7. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoon Hill Rachel, 372219323510203, 2020-08-26, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse, Dam; Drumgoon Hill Harmony
  8. Neil Twomey, Glensouth, Banteer, Co. Cork. Woodpark 1 Miss Rave, 372226590040017, 2020-08-31, Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Dam: Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 857
  9. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Skye, 372219778741916, 2020-07-17, Sire: Kye Hotspur 783, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Ivanka
1st – Grianan Orange V911 with breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath

National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.09.2020 and 30.11.2020   

  1. Raymond & Veronica Vere Hunt, Ballyherberry Farm, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. HERBERRY 1 LUCY RAY ET, 372226228450705, 2020-11-19, Sire: DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP, Dam: GOULDINGPOLL 1 LUCY 641
  2. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 901, 372214429560901, 2020-10-03, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 610
  3. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoonpoll 1 Rose, 372219323540206, 2020-10-02, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Laurel 2
  4. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.       Clonroe Jewel, 372222730241951, 2020-11-01, Sire: ALLOWDALE RAMBO 475, Dam: BOYANNA SHIRLEY
  5. Niall Jones, Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Macmine Lady, 372226473340029, 2020-10-03, Sire: BLACKWATER LAD HYF, Dam: Macmine Mai
  6. Neil Twomey, Glensouth, Banteer, Co. Cork. Ringfort 1 Red Panda, 372217220562205,   2020-09-02, Sire: Moorside 1 Panda, Dam: Ballymartle 1 Áine 143
  7. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick.            Clouncagh Delight, 372214687563048, 2020-11-12, Sire: FH William, Dam: Mount Shannon Mandi
1st – Herberry 1 Lucy Ray ET with breeders Veronica Brennan & Raymond Vere Hunt, Tipperary with Lorena Hutmacher Saez de Ibarra, IHBS Chairman Joe O’Connor & Judge Robin Irvine

National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/after 01.12.2020                                                     

  1. Michael O Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Drominarigle 1 Grace 945, 372213625320945, 2021-01-04, Sire: Panmure 1 Henry, Dam: Drominarigle 1 Sydney 611
  2. Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. Hillockpoll 1 Holly, 372214824450580, 2020-12-22, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes ET, Dam: Hillockpoll 1 Ann
  3. Brian Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. SHANCORPOLL 1 OLL1 URSA, 372223707930035, 2021-03-17, Sire: Sollpoll 1 Kentucky kid , Dam: Corlismore poll 1 Esta 734
  4. T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.      Griananpoll 1 Orange V 931, 372223154940931, 2021-02-05, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661
  5. Michael Bird, Millfarm, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath. Dunlever Jewel, 372222112790384, 2020-12-18, Sire: DUNLEVER WINSTON, Dam: DUNLEVER JULIET
  6. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Prettymaid 3, 372223810230019, 2021-02-15, Sire: Mawarra Sentental ET1 HYF, Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557
  7. J and J Canty, Pubblestown, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Portanob Julia 11, 372215916181315, 2021-04-02, Sire: Balleen Benefit, Dam: Portanob Julia 5
1st – Drominarigle 1 Grace 945 with breeder Michael, O’Keffee, Cork

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.01.2020 and 30.06.2020                                                   

  1. Alan Gibbons, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Rockbrook 1 Drover, 372214556370260,   2020-03-31, Sire: Solpoll 1 Handsome, Dam: Rockbrook 1 May
  2. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghdoo Frank, 372216424270730, 2020-04-28, Sire: Gageboro Morgan, Dam: Mullaghdoo Noelle
  3. Sinéad Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagar,e Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Rathnollag Prince, 372219265930880, 2020-04-12, Sire: Border Russell R56  , Dam: Border Queen R73
  4. Kieran Mariga, Coolaha, Youghal, Co Cork. Lighthouse Corona, 372213997621421,          2020-05-21, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 654, Dam: Allowdale Maeve 523
1st – Rockbrook 1 Drover exhibited by Alan Gibbons, Roscommon.

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.07.2020 and 31.08.2020                           

  1. Hugh P Murray.  Beechlodge, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Newland Denzel, 372212246290230, 2020-08-28, Sire: Smithston Darby, Dam: Newland Val
  2. Aidan Mc Cabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Drumgoon Hill Rodge, 372219323590202,  2020-08-11, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 738, Dam: Drumgoon Hill Joy
  3. T&A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.      Grianan Vancouver, 372223154980910, 2020-07-20, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange L618
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Longford. Trillick Pilot 2, 372213272052294, 2020-07-07, Sire: Freetown Nevada, Dam: Trillick Sue 2
  5. J and F Appelbe, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Carraigroe Skywalker, 372214625741800, 2020-07-07, Sire: Fabb 1 northern star, Dam: Appel 1 classic
  6. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Star, 372219778751917, 2020-07-25, Sire: Kye Hotspur 783, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Kimberly
  7. John O Connor, Ballykennedy, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick.      Clouncagh Drover, 372214687523028, 2020-07-10, Sire: Dieulacresse Royalist, Dam: Free Town Dancer
1st – Newland Denzel with breeder Hugh P Murray, Westmeath

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.09.2020 and 30.11.2020               

  1. Hugh P Murray, Beechlodge Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.           Newland Dale, 372212246230233, 2020-11-13, Sire: Blackwater Lad, Dam: Newland Lolli
  2. Kenton Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakil 1 Paddington, 372222954320475, 2020-11-13, Sire: Solpoll 1 Lawman , Dam: Aughakil Adeji
  3. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tullyview Viktor, 372223823470518, 2020-09-07, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 738, Dam: Grianan Orange R 793
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Longford. Trillick Tom 2, 372213272052303, 2020-09-03, Sire: Freetown Nevada, Dam: Trillick Grace
  5. William Duff, Ballinalick, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Ballinalick Braveheart, 372219994570321, 2020-09-01, Sire: Ballinalick Galaxy, Dam: Ballinalick Maeve
  6. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Longford. Trillick Tim 2, 372213272042302, 2020-09-02, Sire: Freetown Nevada, Dam: Corlismore Echoe 591
  7. Raymond & Veronica Vere Hunt, Ballyherberry Farm, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. HERBERRY 1 HUMBERTO ET, 372226228440704, 2020-11-18, Sire: DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP, Dam: GOULDINGPOLL 1 LUCY 641
1st – Newland Dale with breeder Hugh P Murray, Westmeath

National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/after 01.12.2020

  1. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford. Keenagh Mr. Right, 372222238110442, 2020-12-06, Sire: Keenagh L-Jay, Dam: Keenagh Ilsa
  2. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghdoopoll 1 Samson, 372216424260738, 2021-01-13, Sire: Balleen Wayfair, Dam: Mullaghdoopoll1 Alexis
  3. John O’ Heney.Emly, Co. Tipperary. Brensha More, 372217303990648, 2021-01-03, Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper, dam: Brensha Jane
  4. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Walker, 372223810220018, 2020-12-12, Sire: Kaludah Powerhouse L478, Dam: Crowenstown Arethusa Ivy
  5. David Dolan, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Golden Red 1 Zeus, 372217717440054, 2021-01-16, Sire: Solpoll 1 Rudolf, Dam: Appel 1 Sinead
  6. Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. Hillockpoll 1 John Joe, 372214824430587, 2021-01-16, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Hillockpoll 1 Michaela
  7. Deverell Family, Geashill, Co. Offaly. Avillepoll 1 Osborn, 372215622122492, 2021-02-11, Sire: FARNEY OSMONDO, Dam: Ballyaville 1 Laverne
  8. Kenton Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakil 1 Thumper         , 372222954340477, 2021-01-28, Sire: Brocca Ryan , Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Omega
1st – Keenagh Mr. Right exhibited by Robert & Edwin Jones, Longford

National Senior Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull Born before 31.12.2019                                                     

  1. Tom & Paddy Hickey, Skehanore, Ballydehob, Co. Cork. Free Town Peerless, Uk301210501145, 2017-05-27, Sire: Mara Humorous, Dam: Free Town Benign
  2. Michael Bird, Millfarm, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath. Dunlever Winston, 372222112730338, 2018-04-09, Sire: Balleen Revival, Dam: Knockmountagh Lucy
1st – Freetown Peerless with exhibitor Paddy Hickey, Cork, IHBS Chairman, Joe O’Connor & Judge, Robin Irvine

Many thanks & Congratulations!

The Society would like to take this opportunity to extend an appreciative thank you to all who volunteered, exhibited, attended & supported the National Hereford Show 2021 & all who helped make it the huge success it turned out to be. Many thanks also to Tricia Kennedy for taking the photos & videos.

Well done & congratulations to all exhibitors on the day – without them there could have been no show!

The Society would also like to extend a huge thank you to the owners of the Annaharvey Equestrian Centre for the use of their fantastic facility & the DAFM, in particular; Declan Murray & Sean Lawlor of Offaly DVO, for their support & help in the run upto & on the day of the show also.

Looking forward to getting back to Tullamore 2022!

Next Gen Herefords visit the ICBF Tully Beef Centre

The Next Gen Hereford youth group visited the ICBF Tully Beef Centre last Saturday 4th September. The group met at 10am and were welcomed by Niall Kilrane.

Niall is a full time employee at the Beef centre and is involved in the research that is carried out there. Niall gave a full tour of the working farm and detailed the research being carried out there and the results seen so far. Tully is the largest single site for collection of growth, feed efficiency, carcase, methane production and meat eating quality data. There are 267 Hereford sired animals involved in the research so far and there are 41 Hereford sires represented. In order for the most accurate results to be generated – all stock are put through a 70 day cycle on the farm and each Pedigree sire being researched must be represented by at least 10 progeny from different farms, different types of cows and varying backgrounds to be able to decide on bull performance.

Research & Results

WHPR

ICBF run the WHPR programme (Whole Herd Performance Recording) which has currently been revamped. The new WHPR will focus on weighing only animals aged 0 -150 days of age and weighing and scoring animals aged 151 – 365 days of age. The weighing can be carried out at the same time as the BEEP inspections which will eliminate the €45 call out charge payable to ICBF. The cost thereafter is €5 per animal weighed and just one annual visit is required. This revamped version of the WHPR is more attractive to breeders in that it has been made more accessible and can be completed as part of a BEEP visit also.

Gene Ireland

The next programme is Gene Ireland. There has been a six-fold increase in the number of bulls tested per year over seven years. The more bulls that are tested the better and more accurate the data will be. Since 2015, the Dairy Beef Index has increased from a value of €23 to a value of €45 which is very positive. The advantage of the Hereford here is that the Hereford already has the market share and the distinctive white face is a huge marketing benefit.

Meat Eating Quality Evaluations

Meat eating quality is also a major research under going in Tully over five years in partnership with Teagasc. The trial involves assessing 5500 animals for tenderness, flavour & juiciness by a trained tasting panel. From the research carried out – ICBF can now determine that Tenderness has the highest heritability meaning that genetics can directly affect the tenderness of beef. The good news for Herefords is that the research carried out has shown that Herefords have ranked at the top of the table across all breeds for tenderness with a result of 85% satisfactory as well as ranking very high for both flavour and juiciness.

Methane Research

ICBF also measure how much methane cattle emit while housed indoors as part of the ‘Rumen Predict’ Programme. The research is carried out using an the GreenFeed Systems installed in the cattle shed. Each animal is fitted with an RFID ear tag which allows the GreenFeed to identify animals individually. As the animal approaches the GreenFeed, a small amount of feed is dropped to both attract and keep the animal positioned at the machine. Feed is dropped every 30 seconds over a 3 minute period with animal access to the machine evenly spread over the dayWhile the animal is feeding, the GreenFeed estimates methane emissions by extracting the air surrounding the animal’s head and filtering it by a sensor which determines the amount of methane the animal emits in between feeding. As traits, both feed efficiency and methane production are related and it has been shown that cattle which are more feed efficient emit less methane which is positive for both the farmer and the environment.

Many thanks to Niall for welcoming the group to Tully and giving a great tour!

Upcoming events:

The National Hereford Show 2021 is on tomorrow and included in the show is the all important Young Handler classes. The Junior Young handler class is open to all young persons aged 12 – 17 and the Senior class is open to all young persons aged 18 – 25. The entries are remaining open until the time of the classes at 10 am tomorrow and any young person who is attending the show and would like to enter but doesn’t have an animal can enquire with any of the stewards and a suitable animal can be sourced. The society would like to wish all young handlers the very best of luck.

The group are hoping to hold an event for young persons as part of the Premier Autumn Hereford sale in GVM Tullamore on Saturday 16th October – watch this space for more details to follow shortly.

National Hereford Show 2021 – next Sunday 12th Sept!

The Irish Hereford Breed Society are delighted to be able to host a National Hereford Show for 2021. After a traumatic year for many , it was so important to the Society to even attempt to host a semi-normal show for breeders to show off their stock and to crown a National Champion 2021.

The show will be held next Sunday 12th September on the grounds of the Annaharvey Equestrian Centre, Tullamore. The show will begin at 10am, kicking off with the Young Handler classes of which entries will remain open until the day of the show for any young person who wishes to take part on the day. There are 110 entries for the cattle classes.

Pre-booked tickets

The event is fully ticketed to ensure compliance with numbers and contact tracing. All tickets are free but MUST be pre-booked via www.itsplainsailing.com/entrytickets . Tickets will be scanned at the gate on entry to the show.

Covid-19 Safety guidelines

All spectators & exhibitors must maintain social distancing guidelines at all times.

Masks must be worn at all times indoors including in the cattle tents.

Exhibitors ONLY are permitted to enter the cattle tents.

Parking

There is ample parking on site. Stewards will be there on site to assist parking and attendees are advised to follow the signs.

Guidelines for Exhibitors

  • All cattle must be TB tested free & be entered from an unrestricted herd.
  • All cattle must be moved to the show officially via agfood.ie or DAFM movement form & a compliance certificate must be generated & printed off – the show number is: S772.
  • Please ensure movement compliance certificates are printed off and presented on entry to the show along with valid ID – anyone having issues generating movement certs please contact Louise in the IHBS office.
  • Department of Agriculture officials will be on site on the day to help with collecting forms & to oversee the show.
  • All zootechnical certificates must also be presented on the morning of the show.
  • Exhibitors are allowed on site from 7am and should arrive no later than 11am. 
  • There will be tents for cattle to be stalled – masks must be worn in the tents & in all indoor areas at all times. Exhibitors only are allowed in the tents.
  • There will be no power washing or drying facilities provided. There will be no supply of power on the day. Exhibitors are welcome to bring petrol generators if they wish. 
  • The cattle will be tied on grass and there will be no straw bedding allowed on site at all. Exhibitors are welcome to bring cow mats if they wish.
  • The show will start at 10am with young handler classes – young handler classes entry will open until the day of the show with free entry.
  • Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  • Catalogues & exhibitor numbers will be available on the morning from the cabin where movement compliance certs will be handled.

Looking forward to meeting everyone out and about and wishing everyone the very best of luck on the day.

Catherine Smyth is crowned Senior Young Stockperson 2021.

The Irish farmers Journal, Irish Shows Association and FBD held their first ever Young Stockperson of the Year finals last weekend in GVM Tullamore.

There were 37 competitors from across the country who were split into three categories depending on their age; Junior, Intermediate & Senior.

The competitors were put through their paces and judged on several activities including; halter making, catching animals, show preparation, ring preparation, ring craft, general management of cattle, general knowledge and their dress code & attire. The competition was judged by Garrett & Lyndsay Behan of Clonagh Simmentals.

A huge congratulations to Catherine Smyth of Ardmulchan Herefords, Meath on winning the Senior Stockperson 2021. Catherine is no stranger to showing cattle, both pedigree and commercial and her years of experience, knowledge and passion definitely stood her when she was called out as the winner of the Senior section.

Catherine Smyth winning 1st place in the Senior Section.

Well done also to Tara Drumm of Crowenstown Herefords, Westmeath on placing 2nd in the Junior section of the competition & also to Katie Brady of Waterloo Herefords, Cavan on placing 3rd in the Senior section.

Tara Drumm winning 2nd place in the Junior Section
Katie Brady winning 3rd place in the Senior Section

The event was a great success all round and a great opportunity for young people to meet up again and get stuck into the showing scene again.

Well done to everyone who competed and took part and to all involved in the organising of the event – looking forward to the continuation of the competition in the future.

2021 HEREFORD PHOTO & Calendar COMPETITION IS OPEN TO the PUBLIC to VOTE!

After the tough task of shortlisting entries for our independent Judging panel – the Public Voting is now underway for the 2021 Hereford Photo & Calendar Competition – head over to Irish Hereford Facebook Page & cast your vote by liking the photo(s) of your choice.

The photo with the most 𝐋𝐈𝐊𝐄𝐒 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 next Thursday 2nd September.

Votes can ONLY be cast by liking the individual Photo of your choice on each of the 6 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 entrants!

All of the shortlisted entries will be compiled into the 2022 Hereford Calendar which will go on sale later this year in aid of a National Charity.

The Shortlisted entries are as follow:

1. Show Time

Lisgoagh Penny’s time to shine – Padraic McKenna
Picture Perfect – Edward Dudley
Show Heifer – Robert McNevin
Showtime – Martha Mohan

2. Cheeky Chappies

Baby Love – Kathleen O’Reilly
Brother from another udder mother – Edison Murray
Champion Milk! – Kerri Flynn
Charlie’s Cheeky Chappies – Padraic McKenna
Clover obsessed – Fionnuala Godwin
New Kids on the Block – Karina McLoughlin

3. Here come the girls

Act naturally ladies – Francis Coughlan
Can I go in the front – just this time? Paddy & Jack Lynch
Frosty – Paddy & Jack Lynch
Moo-dy girls – Joseph Lawrence
Herefords – Myles Tynan
Pecking Order – Tamara Kenny
The master & his followers – Cornelius McCarthy

4. The Boss

Gurteragh Maximus – Hannah Murphy
Hereford Bull – Yvonne Roycroft
Hesnotataurus – Kerri Flynn
Make sure you take my good sign – Sinead Conry
Mr Ever-ready 24/7 – Edward Dudley

5. The Hex Factor

Breakfast Time – Robert Hill
Can we just graze please? – Fionnuala Godwin
Cow makers – Michael McDonald
Herefords grazing Multi-Species Sward – Fionnuala Godwin
Mammy’s boy – Edward Dudley
Sunset Shadows – Aoibhin McCarthy

6. Prime Beef

All Things Hereford – Theola Heatrick
Hereford Prime Beef – Michael Barrett

Hereford strip-loin steaks. Hand selected and supplied by H.Murray & Son Family Butchers Kilbeggan- Shane King
Hot Herefords – John Crowe

Remember – Votes can ONLY be cast by liking the individual Photo of your choice on each of the 6 posts on the Irish Hereford Breed Society Facebook Page.