Category Archives: Shows

Southern Hereford Genetics Score at RUAS Balmoral 2014

Full credit goes to Northern Ireland Hereford breeders who had a tremendous turnout of cattle at the annual Balmoral show. All animals were were well presented and in very good show condition given it is so early in the season. Numbers of Herefords entered were possibly the highest ever and the largest representation for any cattle breed at the event. Just two breeders from the south had Herefords exhibited. Coote Geelan a regular exhibitor and former championship winner had a team from his Baltymore herd in Co Leitrim on show while Albert De Cogan, Castlemartyr had a Hereford heifer. Albert also had his Angus bull Rosemead Karona J957 on display initially winning his class and later going all the way to take the Angus Championship.

The Reserve Grand Female Hereford Champion came from the first class of the day, and was exhibited by John and Karen Taggart, Carrowdore. Their eight year old cow “Knockmountagh Olga” bred by Eamon McKiernan, Monasterboice, Co Louth has enjoyed a super show career and was shown with her calf at foot. She is sired by Churchill Storm, and is out of Knockmountagh Aileen. There were 10 cows forward in this class making it the largest Senior Female Class in the entire beef section.

Andrew McMordie celebrated success winning the Reserve Grand Hereford Male Championship with his September 2012 born Solitude 1 Kingdom, a son of Gouldingpoll 1 Captain (GCT) bred by Matthew Goulding, Ballyduff, Co Kerry and currently standing at Dovea Genetics, Co Tipperary. This red ticket winner represented a sole entry from Andrew’s Solitude herd based at Ballygowan and sold at the show to a local pedigree breeder.

“Craigy Honey Pie 2nd” was winner of the July – December 2012 born Hereford female class for Desmond Martin, Saintfield. This home bred heifer is sired by the highly successful Parkhill Pompeii a son of Yarram Pompeii V055 the noted BIS sire and the dam is Duibhgiolla Honey Pie bred by well-known Co Leitrim breeders Kevin & Monica Diffley.

Judge for the event was Andrew Owen, Church Preen Herefords, Shropshire, UK     Report with assistance of Libby Clarke   Photos by Alfie Shaw

Reserve Female Champion Knockmountagh Olga bred by Eamon McKiernan
Reserve Female Champion Knockmountagh Olga bred by Eamon McKiernan

 

Reserve Male Soltitude 1 Kingdom sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Captain
Reserve Male Soltitude 1 Kingdom sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Captain

 

Launch of 2014 Tullamore Show

Sponsors night got Tullamore Show on the road with style

With almost 300 in attendance in the Bridge House Tullamore, on Wednesday 4th June, the Sponsors Night and Show Programme Launch went off to a roaring success!

Over 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the forthcoming AIB National Livestock show at Tullamore on Sunday August 10th next.  Several new innovations have been added to the event for 2014 including a revamped livestock exhibition area and show rings.                                                                                                                                                           The event includes the National Hereford Show at which over 100 top class Pedigree Hereford cattle will be exhibited. Entries are currently flowing in for the event to the show office at Tullamore. Closing date for Hardcopy entries is July 11th next while those completing their entries online have until July 18th. Entries may be completed and further information on the event obtained by checking out http://www.tullamoreshow.com

National Supreme Hereford Campion 2013 Kye Shelia 596 with Patrick & Padraig McGrath
National Supreme Hereford Campion 2013 Kye Shelia 596 with Patrick & Padraig McGrath

HEREFORD – SPRING SHOW & SALE DATES 2014

  • Tullamore Tuesday March 25th 2014  –  Catalogue
  • Bandon Wednesday April 2nd 2014
  • Nenagh Saturday April 19th 2014 – Catalogue
  • Kilmallock Friday April 25th 2014 –  Catalogue
  • Nenagh Saturday May 17th 2014 –  Catalogue
  • National Hereford Show Tullamore Sunday August 10th 2014

Dispersal Sale Breaney Herd –  For Mrs. Kathleen Tynan, Breaney, Ardagh, Co Longford

At Granard Mart on Monday July 14th at 7.00pm. – Dispersal Breaney Herd Catalogue

Complete cow herd including cows with spring born calves at foot, incalf cows, incalf and maiden heifers, stock bull, harvest calves not included.

Bandon Show May 2014

Bull Class

1st Tom Roycroft West Green Dunmanway

 

Cow in Milk 

1st Owen O Neill, Coolroe West Village, Ballincollig – Glaslough Jade

2nd Tom Roycroft

3rd Trevor Dudley, Dovea, Thurles – Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

 

Heifer Class

1st  Tom Roycroft

2nd Albert De Cogan, Killamuckey, Castlemartyr. – Imokilly Sash

3rd  Mary Pat Dineen, Lislevane House, Bandon –  Dunworley Poll Ruby

 

Bull Calf

1st Tom Roycroft

2nd Mary Pat Dineen – Dunworley Gold Star

3rd John Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty – Appel Superduty

 

Heifer Calf

1st Trevor Dudley – Kilsunny Lass Kendall

2nd Tom Roycroft

3rd John Appelbe – Appel Alice

 

Champion went to Mr. Owen O Neill

Reserve Champion went to Mr.Trevor Dudley

Irish Hereford Calf Promotion at GVM Kilmallock

Well done to all involved in the Calf Promotion in Kilmallock on Easter Monday.

The 1st prize bull calf went to Denis Guerin, Freemount, Charleville, Co. Cork, who’s bull calf later sold for €360 in the sales ring.

The 1st prize heifer calf went to Mossie Dwane, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. The heifer calf later sold for a price of €350 in the sales ring.

Congratulations to all the buyers and sellers on the day.

Irish Hereford Society Calf Show and Sale in GVM, Kilmallock las
Emma Ward with 1st prize heifer and bull calves
Emma Ward with the owner of the Champion Bull Calf in the Show and Sale held in Golden Vale Mart, Kilmallock on Easter Monday, Denis Guuuerin, Freemount, Charleville, Co. Cork
Emma Ward with the owner of the Champion Bull Calf in the Show and Sale held in Golden Vale Mart, Kilmallock on Easter Monday, Denis Guuuerin, Freemount, Charleville, Co. Cork
The Champion Heifer Calf in the Irish Hereford Society Calf Show and Sale in Golden Vale Mart, Kilmallock on Easter Monday with: Donal Mullins, Judge, Emma Ward and owner Mossie Dwane, Kilmallock
The Champion Heifer Calf in the Irish Hereford Society Calf Show and Sale in Golden Vale Mart, Kilmallock on Easter Monday with: Donal Mullins, Judge, Emma Ward and owner Mossie Dwane, Kilmallock

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