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KILSUNNY HEREFORDS TAKE THE TOP SPOT AT CLONMEL SHOW

Judge: Dan & Mags Melody, Bunratty, Co. Clare

Supreme Hereford Breed Champion: Kilsunny Lass Lily, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

 Supreme Hereford Breed Champion Kilsunny Lass Lily with Susan Dudley (handler)
Supreme Hereford Breed Champion Kilsunny Lass Lily with Susan Dudley (handler)

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Breed Champion: Lakelodge Kathy 5, Glenn Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion Lakelodge Kathy 5 with Susan Dudley (handler)
Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion Lakelodge Kathy 5 with Susan Dudley (handler)

 

Overall Hereford Calf Champion: Balleen Perfection, Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

Overall Hereford Calf Champion Balleen Perfection with Tom Brennan (exhibitor) and Cathleen Sheehan presents the Powerstown Trophy
Overall Hereford Calf Champion Balleen Perfection with Tom Brennan (exhibitor) and Cathleen Sheehan presents the Powerstown Trophy

 

Reserve Hereford Calf Champion: Balleen Diplomat, Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

Hereford bull calf born between 01.07.2015 and 31.12.2015

1st: Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

Balleen Perfection, 06.09.15, CH 3223 Visa 57X, Balleen Polly

2nd: Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

Balleen Diplomat, 06.09.15, CH 3223 Visa 57X, Balleen Polly

3rd: Henry Dudley, The Poplars, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lakelodge Joe 16, 03.09.15, Ballyaville Caradoc, Lakelodge Kathy 6

4th: Tom Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

Balleen Event, 06.09.15, CH 3223 Visa 57X, Balleen Polly

Hereford bull calf born in 2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Mozart, 23.02.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Ella

Hereford heifer calf born between 01.07.2015 and 31.12.2015

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Millie, 08.07.15, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Kilsunny Lass Jenna

2nd: Henry Dudley, The Poplars, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7, 06.09.15, Ballyaville Caradoc, Lakelodge Queen Mildred 3

3rd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Martha, 16.07.15, Caruhfree Prince, Kilsunny Lass Jenny

Hereford heifer calf born in 2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Melissa, 13.01.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

2nd: Richard & John Lalor, Rathkenty, Lisronagh, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Rathkenty Perfection, 20.02.16

3rd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Maisie, 02.01.16, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Kilsunny Lass Koco

Hereford senior heifer born between 01.07.2014 – 30.06.2015

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Lily, 18.10.14, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem

2nd: Messers Curtis & Jones, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Knockduffpoll 1 Emma Jane, 20.09.14, Glaslough Esquire, Knockduffpoll 1 Daisy

3rd: Mervyn Parr, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtanepoll 1 One, 03.08.14, Glaslough Hurricane, Tourtanepoll 1 Tara

 Hereford cow or in-calf heifer any age

1st: Glenn Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lakelodge Kathy 5, 10.01.12, Kilsunny Goliath, Lakelodge Kathy 3

2nd: Mervyn Parr, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Grianan Orange 589, 03.03.11, Grianan Highfyler, Grianan Orange 409

3rd: Niall Jones, Knockduff, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Grianan Cooperobin N679, 15.09.13, Grianan Firecracker, Grianan Cooperobin 584 ET

4th: Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641, 28.08.2014, Gouldingpoll 1 Captain, Romany I Lucy A584

Report & Photos: Edward Dudley  

Dunmanway Show

Judge: David Larkin

Overall Hereford Champion: Knockmountagh Duke, owner Tom Roycroft

1.Overall Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Duke  with Niall Roycroft and  Judge David Larkin
1. Overall Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Duke with Niall Roycroft and Judge David Larkin

Reserve Hereford Champion: Droumdaniel Mel Ella, owner Ronan McCarthy

Reserve Hereford Champion Droumdaniel Mel Ella and Ronan McCarthy with Judge David Larkin
Reserve Hereford Champion Droumdaniel Mel Ella and Ronan McCarthy with Judge David Larkin

 Pedigree Hereford Calf Male or Female born on or after the 1st of January 2016

1st Anthony McCarthy, Banteer Gaylass 10 DOB 08/01/2016

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla David 608 DOB 06/01/2016 Sire Corlismore Fire 606 Dam Springvilla Mary

3rd Mary Pat Dinneen, Dunworley Poll Hazel DOB 06/01/2016 Sire Firestorm Dam Dunworley Goldie

Pedigree Hereford Female Calf born on or after the 1st of September 2015

1st Eugene Lynch, Droumdaniel Nan 19th DOB 02/09/2015 Sire Freetown Fortune

2nd Adrian Bateman, Slieveroe Pandora’s Charm DOB 20/09/2015 Sire Trillick Hotspur Dam Slieveroe Elsie

3rd Adrian Cronin, Racomane Bella DOB 04/09/2015 Sire Clashatlea Ultra Dam Springvilla Astra

Pedigree Hereford Male Calf born on or after the 1st of September 2015

1st Eugene Lynch, Droumdaniel Gambler DOB 25/10/2015 Sire Allowdale Excellor

2nd Eugene Lynch, Droumdaniel Express DOB 30/09/2015 Sire Freetown Fortune

3rd Anthony McCarthy, Banteer 1 Dawn Plum 8 DOB 01/11/2015

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after September 1st 2014

1st Anthony McCarthy, Banteer 1 Gem 831 DOB 05/10/2014

2nd Mary Pat Dinneen, Dunworley Poll Fay DOB 01/04/2015 Sire Grousehall Premier Dam Dunworley Krystal

3rd Adrian Bateman, Slieveroe Ophelia DOB 22/11/2014 Sire Woodview Sergant Dam Slieveroe Elizabeth

Pedigree Hereford cow or incalf heifer any age

1st Ronan McCarthy, Droumdaniel Mel Ella DOB 12/12/12 Sire Dareens Gordan Dam Droumdaniel Mel Ella

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Rosabel 441 DOB 09/09/2013 Sire Corlismore Fire 606 Dam Springvilla Rosabel

3rd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Miss Violet DOB 07/10/2011 Sire Ocean Storm Dam Ballyaville Violet One

Pedigree Hereford Bull any age

1st Tom Roycroft, Knockmountagh Duke DOB 03/10/2011 Sire Corlismore Pompeii Dam Knockmountagh Aoife

2nd Forbes Family, Appel 1 Goliath DOB 14/11/2012 Sire Yalgoo Boulder Dam Appel 1 Mollie

Report and Photos: Yvonne Roycroft

114th Longford County Show

Judge: John Appelbe

Champion: Brocca Martin, owner Noel Farrell, Castledaly

Champion Brocca Martin, Judge John Appelbe, owner Noel Farrell with Hugh Murray
Champion Brocca Martin, Judge John Appelbe, owner Noel Farrell with Hugh Murray

Reserve Champion: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, owner S & H Murray, Moate

Reserve Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray
Reserve Champion Shiloh Farm Dynamite with Sarah Murray

Hereford Cow or Heifer in calf or in milk

  1. Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy, owner Christine Drumm, Delvin
  2. Loughrinn Lill 435, owner Coote Geelan, Dromod

Hereford Heifer born between 1/7/14 and 30/6/15

  1. Baltymore Orange 449, owner Coote Geelan, Dromod
  2. Trillick Ellie, owner JJ Farrell, Longford
  3. Kye Holly 705, owner Padraig McGrath, Elphin

Hereford heifer born on or after 1/7/15

  1. Griananpoll 1 Orange 739, owner T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple
  2. Moyclare Ursula, owner Michael Molloy, Belmont
  3. Trillick Dolly, owner JJ Farrell, Longford
  4. Keenagh Poll 1 Princess Nicole, owner E & R Jones, Kenagh

Hereford Male calf born on or after 1/7/15

  1. Brocca Martin, owner Noel Farrell, Castledaly
  2. Mullaghdoo Billy, Basil Arnold, Killeshandra
  3. Kye Harry 721  , owner Padraig McGrath, Elphin
  4. Grianan Pilot, owner T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple

Hereford Male calf born after 1/11/15

  1. Shiloh Farm Dynamite, owner S & H Murray, Moate
  2. Drumkeelwick Merlin, owner Mervyn Lang, Carrigallen
  3. Crowenstown Brinsley, owner Christine Drumm, Delvin

Hereford Female born on or after 1/11/15

  1. Trillick Aoife, owner JJ Farrell, Longford
  2. Grianan Orange 769, owner T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple
  3. Drumkeelwick Nuala, owner Melvin Lang, Carrigallen

Hereford bull born 1/1/15 to 30/6/15

  1. Rathregan Stormer, owner George Stanley, Rathoath
  2. Moyclare Odin, owner Michael Molloy, Belmont
  3. Mullaghdoo Arthur, owner Basil Arnold, Killeshandra
  4. Ardnagross Max, owner Thomas Plunkett, Finea

Co Cork Breeder Elected President of IHBS

Mr Liam Philpott, President IHBS
Mr Liam Philpott, President IHBS

Taking up office as the President of the Society on the 1st July 2016 is Mr. Liam Philpott, Knocknacolan, Kanturk, Co Cork and owner with Ms Anne Pounds of the Allowdale Herd. A member of the Society’s Council for his second term Liam is also a past chairman of the Society’s very active Munster branch.

While a strong supporter of the Society Bull shows and sales he is not a keen showman preferring to run his herd on a more commercial basis without the additional grooming, feeding and preparation required as a participant at summer shows.

The herd is a relatively new herd built on very diverse lines acquired from across the world. The initial seed-stock was purchased from many Irish herds including top herds Balleen, Gageboro, Ballyaville, Moyclare and Trillick with additional purchases from some of the leading UK herds such as Border, Haven, Free Town, Westwood and Badlingham.

The herd has used many of the sires available through the Society’s breed improvement scheme which includes bloodlines from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and Ireland with some considerable success. Heifers from the herd have been sold throughout the country to existing and new breeders including some high priced individuals to Northern Ireland. The diverse bloodlines available at the herd have attracted a number of prominent breeders to visit Allowdale to secure a useful herd sire.

In pushing out the boundaries embryos have been imported from cows purchased by Allowdale in both Canada and more recently in the US. These additions to the herd have and will increase stocking levels at the farm. Given that these embryos can have little influence in an AI canister some have already been implanted with a further ambitious plan to implant additional females. This expansion of the herd is one of the principal reasons behind the planned production sale of females this August as the farm cannot accommodate unlimited expansion of stock numbers.

Performance recording is an important facet of herd management with all calves birth weight recorded and later linear scored with the inclusion of weaning and yearling weights in a timely manner. Such information they believes is vital in discerning and sorting out the performers from the non-performers.

Liam believes the Hereford breed is currently in a good position but cannot let up on quality and performance. Shelf space for Hereford beef on the supermarket shelf and at the top restaurants was hard won and breeders need to continuously maintain excellence at the farm gate to retain those gains.

The new vice president of the Society is Mr Pat McCarthy, Parkana, Ballymore, Bandon, Co Cork.

BROCCA HERD TAKES TOP HONOURS AT ATHLONE SHOW

Judge: Mr. Ben Ryall, Watergrasshill, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Supreme Hereford Breed Champion: Brocca Martin, Noel Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Supreme Hereford Champion Brocca Martin with Noel Farrell (exhibitor)
Supreme Hereford Champion Brocca Martin with Noel Farrell (exhibitor)

Reserve Supreme Hereford Breed Champion: Kilsunny Lass Lily, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Reserve Hereford Champion Kilsunny Lass Lily with Susan Dudley (handler)
Reserve Hereford Champion Kilsunny Lass Lily with Susan Dudley (handler)

Hereford senior heifer born before 30.06.2015

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Lily, 18.10.14, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem

2nd: Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Bornacoola, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

3rd: Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Bornacoola, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

 Hereford heifer calf born between 01.07.2015 and 30.09.2015

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Millie, 08.07.15, Cill Cormaic Kasper, Kilsunny Lass Jenna

2nd: Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly

Moyclare Ursula 13, 01.09.15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Ursula 4

Hereford bull calf born between 01.07.2015 and 30.09.2015

1st: Noel Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Brocca Martin, 04.07.15, Kilsunny Goliath, Castledaly Sue

2nd: Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon

Kye Harry 721, 05.09.15, Free Town Hotspur, Kye Sheila 572

3rd: Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Bornacoola, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Hereford bull or heifer calf born on or after 01.10.2015

1st: Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly

Moyclare Oliver, 01.10.15, Brocca Saviour, Moyclare Rose 19

2nd: Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon

Kye Gerard 727, 06.10.15, Steil Gerard, Kye Paula 1

3rd:  Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Maximus, 06.10.15, Kilsunny Jackson, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

Report & Photos: Edward Dudley