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Exciting times as the Elite Genetics Production Sale is fast approaching.

In just 6 weeks time, three Top Irish Hereford herds are coming together for the sale of their top Pedigree Female Herefords. Over 30 Quality Pedigree Female Herefords will be offered for sale in Tullamore Mart on the evening of August 31st 2019 from the Balleen, Corlismore & Trillick Hereford herds.

The breeders have guaranteed “When choosing stock, we look for shape, style, colour and the pedigree has a big impact. We place great emphasis on cow families and bloodlines. We also look at the animal that is standing in front of us. We use stars as a tool or a guide, but it’s the animal first”.

A super show of elite quality heifers will be presented for sale on the day. A total of 9 embryos will also be offered for sale from Balleen Herefords. These will be sold in 3 lots of 3 and they are from Balleen Pansy and Balleen Emma.

This is an opportunity not to be missed for both pioneers of the breed and new comers to Pedigree breeding, with fantastic investments to be made. This sale is a considerable development and will open doors for each of the herds involved and for all breeders alike.

Keep an eye on the IHBS website and Facebook page and each of the breeders Facebook pages for more details on the sale along with a taste of what will be on offer on the day.

Best of luck to all buyers and sellers on the day.

Mullingar Agricultural Show – Sunday 14th July 2019.

Nature graced us with another scorcher of a day yesterday for Mullingar Agricultural show where both the temperatures and crowds were in the high numbers. There was a show of excellent Hereford cattle which were exhibited in the quaint walled garden.

Many thanks to all exhibitors who came out on the day and thanks also to the judge and council member, Martin Murphy and his son Shane Murphy, who both travelled from Co. Tipperary.

A huge congratulations to Tom and Anselm Fitzgerald and family who took home the Overall Champion cow with calf at foot ‘Grianan Orange R786’. This supreme cow also won Reserve Champion in the Longford show last Sunday, 7th July. Many Congratulations to Michael Molloy, who is no stranger to the winners enclosure at Mullingar show, on winning Reserve Champion with ‘Moyclare Rob’.

Judge: Martin Murphy, Co. Tipperary.

Overall Champion: ‘Grianan Orange R786’, T&A Fitzgerald, Co. Westmeath.

Overall Champion ‘Grianan Orange R786’ with Tom Fitzgerald, breeder, Co. Westmeath,Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, Anselm Fitzgerald, breeder, David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary and Dara Fitzgerald exhibiting the calf at foot.

Reserve Champion: ’Moyclare Rob’, Michael Molloy, Co. Offaly.

Reserve Champion ‘Moyclare Rob’ with Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, Michael Molloy, breeder, Co. Offaly, David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary.

Pedigree Hereford Cow In-Calf or with Calf at foot.

1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. ‘Grianan OrangeR786’, 05/09/16, IE361055850786, Sire: ‘Grianan Freddy’, Dam ‘Grianan Orange M 660’.

Overall Champion & 1st place Hereford Cow with Calf at foot ‘Grianan Orange R786’ with Tom Fitzgerald, breeder, Co. Westmeath,Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, Anselm Fitzgerald, breeder, David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary and Young Fitzgerald exhibiting the calf at foot.

2. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy’, 27/11/11, IE1331396541211, Sire: Ballyaville Caradoc,Dam ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Fairy’.

3. Meadbh Tyrell, Hill of Down, Enfield, Co. Meath. ‘Rathregan Snowdrop 711’, 08/03/17, 3722215467240711, Sire ‘F.H. Patrick’, DAM ‘Rathregan Snowdrop 364’.

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on/between 1st January 2018 and 30th June 2018.

1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. ‘Crowenstown Auriella Ivy’, 03/03/18, 372223810270006, Sire ‘V TM Cave Hill Storm’, Dam ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy’.

1st place Hereford heifer born on/between 01/01/18 & 30/06/18 ‘Crowenstown Auriella Ivy’ with exhibitor Tara Drumm, Co. Westmeath

2. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. ‘Crowenstown Prettymaid 1’, 01/04/18, 372223810280007, Sire ‘Haven Kingpin’, Dam ‘Allowdale Prettymaid 557’.

3. Avril Crowe, Carraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Omega’, 08/02/18, 372219778791714, Sire ‘Glaslough Judge’, Dam ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Jasmin’.

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on/between 1st January 2018 and 30th June 2018.

1. Michael Molloy, Glebe, Bellmount, Co. Offaly. ’Moyclare Rob’, 13/03/18, 372223914650445, Sire: ‘Freetown Nadal’ Dam ‘Moyclare Rose 10th’.

Reserve Champion & 1st place Hereford bull born on/between 01/01/18 & 30/06/18 –
‘Moyclare Rob’ with Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, Michael Molloy, breeder,Co. Offaly, David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary.

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2018 and 30th October 2018.

1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. ‘Grianan Cooperobin 712’, 16/07/18, 372223154990853, Sire ’Grianan Parker’ Dam’ Grianan Cooper Robin 0 705’.

2.  K&A Brady, Waterloo, Bilieborough,Co. Cavan. ‘Knochmountagh Lucy 2’, 06/07/18, 372216014630830, Sire ‘F.H William’, Dam ‘Lakelodge Vera 3rd’.

3. K&A Brady, Waterloo, Bilieborough,Co. Cavan. ‘Knochmountagh Blossom 4’, 22/07/18, 372216014650832, Sire ‘Haven Kingpin, Dam ‘Knockmountagh Jill’.

Pedigree Hereford Bull born between 1st July 2018 and 30th October 2018.

1. Paul Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. ‘Gortfadda Jim’, 03/08/18, 372219791360001, Sire ‘Haven Kingpin’, Dam ‘Clonroe Elcie’.

2. Robert Faulkner, Lisgrey, Virginia, Co. Cavan. ‘LissacopplePoll1 Dan’, 10/08/18, 372213808260372, Sire ‘Udel 1 SS Echelon’, Dam ’Dernaroy 1 Lily’.

3. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath. ’Arnagross Billy’, 02/09/18, 372223889740958, Sire ‘Blackwater Master’, Dam ‘Rattigan Leonie’.

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st November 2018.

1.  T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. ‘Grianan Poll 1 Range T863’, 06/08/18, 372223154920863, Sire ‘Fabb 1 Northern Star’, Dam ‘Grianan Orange R 786’.

2. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. ‘Crowenstown Charlotte’, 01/04/18, 372223810290008, Sire ‘Conmelvin Ollie’, Dam ‘Crowenstown Arabella Ivy’.

Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1st November 2018.

1. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath. ’Arnagross Mick’, 03/11/18, 372223889790970, Sire ‘Blackwater Master’, Dam ‘Arnagross Shannon.

1st Place Hereford bull born on or after 1st November 2018 ‘Arnagross Mick’ with Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, , David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Mrs Plunkett, breeder, Co. Westmeath, Thomas Plunkett, breeder,Co. Westmeath, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary.
1st Place Hereford bull born on or after 1st November 2018 ‘Arnagross Mick’ with Henry Dudley, President of the IHBS, , David Sheehan, President of the ISA, Mrs Plunkett, breeder, Co. Westmeath, Thomas Plunkett, breeder,Co. Westmeath, Shane O’Brien, Steward, Co. Tipperary & Martin Murphy, Judge & Council Member, Co. Tipperary.

2. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. ‘Crowenstown De-Bromhead’, 19/04/18, 372223810230010, Sire ‘Allowdale Ribstone 436, Dam ‘Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy’.

Churchcross Herd Come Up Trumps at Co. Clare Agricultural Show 2019.

Co. Clare Agricultural show was held yesterday, 14th July in Ennis. Super Pedigree Herefords were exhibited despite the blistering heat.

Thanks to Ciara McNamara for reporting the show results.

Well done to all exhibitors and congratulations to Gerry McNamara and family in winning the Overall Champion with their bull ‘Churchcross Hurler’, who also won Overall Champion at Longford show last Sunday and ‘Churchross Petula’ won Reserve Champion.

Judge: Sean McGarry, Co. Longford.

Overall Champion ‘Churchcross Hurler’, Gerry Mc Namara, Co. Clare.   

Reserve Champion ‘Churchcross Petula’, Gerry Mc Namara, Co. Clare.   

Pedigree Hereford in-calf Cow or Heifer.

1. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. ‘Churchcross petula’, 9/9/17, Sire ‘Steil Gerard’, Dam ‘Fortfarm kitty’. 

 2. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. ‘Clondrina 1212’, 21/3/17, Sire ‘Gageboro Morgan’, Dam ‘Clondrina 557th’.   

3. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. ‘Clondrina 1237th’, 5/1/18, Sire ‘Garnet John, Dam ‘Clondrina 1048th’.   

Pedigree Hereford Female born after 1st July 2018. 

1. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. ‘Churchross myrtle’, 10/7/18, Sire ‘Normanton Lartes’, Dam ‘Allowdale cherry’.

2. Timmy & Shelia Sullivan, Brosna, Co. Kerry. ‘Aliehs Pride 25, 18/07/18, Sire ‘Kye Harry 697’, Dam ‘Aliehs Pride 24’.

3. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. 4/10/18, Sire ‘Balleen Gilbert’, ‘Dam ‘Clondrina 1091st’ 

Pedigree Hereford Male born after 1st July 2018. 

1. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. ‘Churchcross hurler’, 7/7/18, Sire ‘Panmure 1 Henry’, Dam ‘Allowdale Serena’.

 2. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare.  8/12/18, Sire ‘Sollpoll1 lawman’, Dam ‘Clondrina  1056th’. 

3. Conor O’Leary, Ballygran, Co Limerick. Conmelvin  Oscar’, 1/8/18, Sire ‘Cill Cormaic Kasper’, Dam ‘Clondrina 1179th’.

4. Conor O’Leary, Ballygran, Co Limerick. ‘Conmelvin  mossie’, 6/9/18, Sire ‘Clondrina 1198th’, Dam ‘Conmelvin Ruby’.

Pedigree Hereford Female born in 2019. 

1. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare, 8/1/19, Sire ‘Soll poll 1 lawman’ Dam ‘Clondrina 1126th’.

2. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. ‘ChurchcrossPoll 1  Niamh’, 17/2/19, Sire ‘ChurchcrossPoll 1 buster’, Dam ‘Baytown  genie’. 

Pedigree Hereford Male born in 2019.

1. Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare, 8/1/19, Sire ‘Sollpoll 1 lawman’ Dam ‘Clondrina 1056th’. 

2. Timmy & Shelia Sullivan, Brosna, Tralee, Co. Kerry. ‘Aliehs Harry 4th’, 2/1/19, Sire ‘Kye Harry 697’, Dam ‘Aliehs ann13th’.

3. Conor O’Leary, Ballygran, Co Limerick. ‘Conmelvin Rupert’, 15/1/19, Sire: ‘Clondrina 1105th’, Dam ‘Conmelvin Maisy’.

Dunmanway Show – 7th July 2019

Judge: Edward Jeffery

Champion: “Springvilla Miriam”- Robert & Tom Roycroft, Co. Cork. 

Overall Champion:Springvilla Miriam’, exhibited by Robert & Niall Roycroft, Co. Cork.

Reserve Champion: “Droumdaniel Devine”- Eoin Lynch, Co. Cork.

Hereford Calf born on or after 01/01/19

  1. Mary Pat Dineen, Bandon, Cork- “Dunworley Ivy”- 01/02/19, s: ‘FH William’.
  2. Shane O’ Driscoll, Bandon, Cork- “Butlerstown Radar” -07/01/19, s: ‘Gurteragh Romeo’.
  3. Robert & Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- Springvilla Jim- s: ‘Drumboy Jamie’.

Hereford bull born on or after 01/09/18

  1. Eoin Lynch, Bantry, Cork- “Droumdaniel Devine”- 06/09/18, s: ‘Brocca Kieran’.
  2. Anthony Mccarthy, Banteer, Cork.
  3. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- “Springvilla Jesse”- 10/10/18, s: ‘FH Henry’.

Hereford heifer born on or after 01/09/18

  1. Eoin Lynch, Bantry, Cork-“Droumdaniel Biddy 949”- 05/09/18, s: ‘Brocca Kieran’.
  2. Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork-“Hazel Grove Emerald”- 29/09/18.
  3. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork-“Springvilla Violet”- 12/09/18, s: ‘Drumboy Jamie’.

Hereford Heifer born between 01/09/17

  1. Mary Pat Dineen, Bandon, Cork- “Dunworley Faith”- 01/11/17, s: ‘YLO.’
  2. Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork-“Hazel Grove Damzel”- 01/11/17, s: ‘GGM’.
  3. Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork-“Hazel Grove Eclipse” -14/03/18, s: ‘Adrigole Leo’.
1st place Hereford Heifer born between 01/09/17 – ‘Donworley Faith’, owned by Mary Pat Dineen,Co. Cork. Photographed with Jack Moloney.
Hereford heifers being judged by Edward Jeffrey.

Pedigree Hereford Cow 

  1. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- “Springvilla Miriam”- s: ‘Springvilla Rolan’.
  2. David Kenny, Mallow- 04/08/17.

Pedigree Hereford Bull any age

  1. Michael O’ Keeffe, Newmarket, Cork-“ Gurteragh Oakley”- 02/01/15, s: ‘Balleen Bonus’.
  2. Robert & Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway ,Co.Cork- “Corlismore Fire”, s: ‘Griana’.

Charleville Agricultural Show – Sat 29th June & Sun 30th June 2019

Judge: John Ludgate, Co. Cork.

 HEREFORD BREED MALE CHAMPION

  1. Gerry Mcnamara Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Clare. Churchcross Hurler, Ie372213997020924, 7th Jul 2018, Panmure Henry, Allowdale Serena
  2. Michael O’Keeffe Gurteragh, Newmarket, Cork. Gurteragh Oakley 652, 70652, 1st Jan 2015, Balleen Bonue, Gurteragh Judy
  3. John Neenan Tullaha, Broadford, Charlevile, Co.limerick, Limerick, Limerick. Tullaha Donny, 372217610360369, 19th Jan 2019, Rossmore Nelson Mandela, Tullaha Stephanie Charleville Show
Overall champion male Hereford “Chuch Cross hurler” with Paula McNamara from Labasheeda Co Clare and John Ludgate, Judge. Picture Denis Boyle

HEREFORD BREED FEMALE CHAMPION

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Orchid, 23rd Jul 2017, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Poppy, 18th Jul 2018, Clooncullane King 322, Kilsunny Lass Kimberly

 Hereford female, born on/before 30th June, 2017

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsuny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny lass Lily, 18th Oct 2014, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem Charleville Show
  2. Tim Breen Knockeenadillane, Kiskeam, Cork. Gurteragh Linsey, Ie15120589530, 12th Sep 2011, Gurteragh Gladiator, Gurteragh Edel
  3. Anthony McCarthy Gurrane, Banteer, Co Cork. Banteer 1 Gem 831, Ie151144510831, 5th Oct 2014, Yalgoo Boulder, Udel 1 Coral Gem

Hereford female, born 1st July 2017 to 30th June, 2018

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsuny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Orchid, 23rd Jul 2017, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  2. Gerry Mcnamara Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Clare. Churchcross Petula, Ie131418960909, 9th Sep 2017, Steil Gerard, Fortfarm Kitty
  3. Michael O’Keeffe Gurteragh, Newmarket, Cork. Gurteragh Starlet 762, 10762, 3rd Jan 2018, Gurteragh Justice, Gureragh Judy

Hereford female, born on/after 1st July, 2018

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsuny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Poppy, 18th Jul 2018, Clooncullane King 322, Kilsunny Lass Kimberly
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsuny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Prim, 3rd Aug 2018, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  3. Gerry Mcnamara Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Clare. Churchcross Myrtle, Ie372213997030925, 10th Jul 2018, Normanton Lartes, Allowdale Cherry

Hereford,female, born on/after 1st January, 2019

  1. Veronica Brennan Ballyherberry Farm, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Cashel, Tipperary. Herberry1 Lucy Superstar, 402, 8th Jan 2019, Smh Euro, Goulding Lucy
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsuny Hse,, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Doreens Petal, 2nd Aug 2019, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Doreens Jasmin

Hereford bull, born on/before 30th June, 2017

  1. Michael O’Keeffe Gurteragh, Newmarket, Cork. Gurteragh Oakley 652, 70652, 1st Jan 2015, Balleen Bonue, Gurteragh Judy
  2. John Neenan Tullaha, Broadford, Charlevile, Co.limerick, Limerick, Limerick. Rossmore Nelson Mandela, 372214657570214, 28th Mar 2017, Grianan King Kong Et, Rossmore Blossom
  3. Anthony McCarthy Gurrane, Banteer, Co Cork. Corlismore Poll 1 Lad 794, Ie121285580794, 23rd Apr 2015, Solpoll 1 Cruiser, Udel 1 Unwed Lady

Hereford male, born on/after 1st July, 2018

  1. Gerry Mcnamara Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Clare. Churchcross Hurler, Ie372213997020924, 7th Jul 2018, Panmure Henry, Allowdale Serena
  2. Neil Twomey Glen South, Banteer, Cork. Ringfort 1 Geoffrey, 372217220522003, 3rd Aug 2018, Solitude 1 Marshall, Appel 1 Sally 4
  3. Anthony McCarthy Gurrane, Banteer, Co Cork. Banteer 1 Snowdrop 35, Ie371040651076, 14th Aug 2018, Corlismorepoll Lad 794, Udel 1 Ethnic Snowdrop

Hereford male, born on/after 1st January, 2019

  1. John Neenan Tullaha, Broadford, Charlevile, Co.limerick, Limerick, Limerick. Tullaha Donny, 372217610360369, 19th Jan 2019, Rossmore Nelson Mandela, Tullaha Stephanie Charleville Show
  2. Michael O’Keeffe Gurteragh, Newmarket, Cork. Drominarigle 1 Jupiter 825, 60825, Gurteragh, Drominarigle
  3. Timmie & Shelia O’Sullivan Ahane Cross, Brosna, Tralee, Co Kerry.

Photo c/o Denis Boyle.