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Charleville Show 2017

Another fine turn out of Herefords at Charleville show . Overall Male Champion went to the Autumn 2012 born Clondrina 1069th and in reserve to him was Racomane Caesar, a 10 month old bull sired by Kilsunny Goliath.

Clondrina 1069th male champion at Charleville show. Owner John Neenan.

Baltymore Orange 449 was awarded overall female champion on the day, making the long trip down from Leitrim worth while for Mr. Coote Geelan.  Runner up in the females was Kilsunny Lass Matilda.

Female Champion Baltymore Orange 449 with owner Coote Geelan

Class results are as follows:

Class 160 Hereford bull born on/before 30th Jun 2015

  1. John Neenan, Clondrina 1069th. DOB: 07/10/2012. Sire: Balleen Gilbert, Dam: Clondrina 934th.

Class 161 Hereford female born on/before 30th Jun 2015

  1. Coote Geelan, Baltymore Orange 449. DOB: 28/09/2014. Sire: Kye Rodge 553, Dam: Grianan Orange 491.
  2. John Hayes, Tory Hill Lily. DOB: Not specified. Sire: Springvilla Alex, Dam: Druimasail Hazel.
  3. Timothy Breen, Tullaha Raindrop. DOB: 03/11/2012. Sire: Knockmountagh Pirate, Dam: Tullaha Deliah.
  4. Adrian Bateman, Slieveroe Elsie, DOB: 04/09/2006. Sire: Kilronan Leader, Dam: Brooklodge Kathy 6th.

Class 162 Hereford female born 1st Jul 2015 to 30th Jun 2016

  1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Matilda. DOB: 09/11/2015. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem.
  2. Jerry & Ciara McNamara, Allowdale Serena. DOB: 30/08/2015. Sire: Haven Kingpin, Dam: Allowdale Sauanna.
  3. Jerry & Ciara McNamara, Solpoll 1. Starlet N.3. DOB: 15/09/2015. Sire: Panmure 1. Henry, Dam: Sollpoll 1. Starlet J16.

Class 163 Hereford female born on/after 1st July 2016.

  1. John Neenan, Tullaha Audrey. DOB: 24/07/2016/ Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Tullaha Aoibhinn.
  2. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Nectar. DOB: 02/07/2016. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter.

Class 164 Hereford male born on/after 1st July 2016.

  1. Adrian Cronin, Racomane Caesar. DOB: 07/09/2016. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Spring Villa Astra.
  2. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Rambo 700. DOB: 10/07/2016. Sire: Border General, Dam: Quinsboro Rose 1st.
  3. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Rossa 699. DOB 07/07/2016. Sire: Border General, Dam: Quinsboro Rose 1st.
  4. Shane Stokes, Astellas Cowboy 2. DOB: 23/07/2016. Sire: Astellas Boy, Dam: Allowdale Pansy 135.

Class 165 Hereford female born 1st July 2014 to 30th Jun 2015.

  1. Coote Geelan, Baltymore Orange 449. DOB: 28/09/2014. Sire: Kye Rodge 553, Dam: Grianan Orange 491.
  2. John Hayes, Tory Hill Lily. DOB: Not Specified. Sire: Springvilla Alex, Dam: Druimasail Hazel.

Class 166 Hereford male born on/after 1st Jan 2017.

  1. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Roman 714. DOB: 11/01/2017. Sire: Gurteragh Justice, Dam: Gurteragh Judy.
  2. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Noble. DOB:20/01/2017. Sire Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Fluffy.

Class 167 Hereford female born on/after 1st Jan 2017

  1. Timothy Breen, Coisceim Jewel. DOB: 10/01/2017. Sire: GPZ, Dam: Dromimargie Hoodini.
  2. Tony Hartnett, Riverrock Honey Bea. DOB: 06/02/2017. Sire: Riverrock Tyson, Dam: Riverrock Isabelle
  3. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Doreens Nena. DOB: 06/02/2017. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Jasmin.

Judge: Mr. William Branagan

 

Gorey Agricultural Show

This year the Gorey show held its 158th event with prize money running to an impressive €2,500 thanks to the kind sponsorship of Slaney Foods International and the Gorey Agricultural Show Society.

The quality of the Hereford animals on show seemed to attract a lot of attention from spectators, with many of them eager to take part in the Stock Judging competition.

Robin Irvine had the tedious task of judging on the day, with his selection of winners as follows.

Kilsunny Lass Matilda continues her winning streak as she took the championship, bred by Trevor Dudley.

Reserve Champion and Junior Bull Calf Champion was Knockmountagh Virgil 3 exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan, Co. Louth, with the Kilsunny herd picking up another prize on the day when Kilsunny Nicholas secured Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion.

Local man John Jones who was ring steward for the event had a very successful day as he won first, second and fourth in the Junior Female line-up. It was Clonroe Fairy that won Junior Female Champion and her sister Clonroe Elsie 2 who claimed Reserve Champion, both sired by Baltymore Ginger.

Overall Champion Kilsunny Lass Matilda with Edward Dudley and judge Robin Irvine.

Reserve Champion Knockmountagh Virgil 3 and Overall Junior Bull Calf Champion with John McKiernan and Robin Irvine.

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion Kilsunny Nicholas.

Junior Female Champion Clonroe Fairy with Denis Jones and Robin Irvine. 

Winner of the Cow class was Grianan Orange 589 exhibited by IHBS South Leinster Chairman Mervyn Parr.

Other Class Winners:

Clonmore Fiona Won Class 100 for a heifer calf born on or after 01/07/16 – 31/08/16. Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods International and handler Aidan Jones.

photo 7Conor Jones continues his success when he retained his title, winning the young stock persons competition yet again.

 

IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan awards Eamon McKiernan his prize for winning the Stock Judging Competition. Eamon was the only person to correctly grade each animal in the same order as the judge.

We were privileged to have the President of the New Zealand Hereford Association, Philip Barnett attend the show. He was very impressed with the quality of the cattle on display and how the event itself was run.

All class Results;

98: COW/HEIFER IN CALF WITH NATURAL BORN CALF AT FOOT

  1. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Grianan Orange 589, 361055860589, 3rd Mar 2011, Grianan High Flyer ET, Grianan Orange 409
  2. Niall Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Grianan Cooperobin N679, IE361055850679, 15th Sep 2013, Grianan Firecracker, Grianan Cooperobin 584 ET
  3. John Murphy 7 Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford. Solpoll 1 Starlet H No 2 & Kiltennel Poll Top Gun

99: HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2015 – 31/8/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Matilda, IE331396571536, 19th Nov 2015, Glaslough Judge, KIlsunny Lass Gem
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Elsie 2, 371456421436, 1st Jul 2015, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Kestrel
  3. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Aster 3, IE261029140722, 1st Dec 2015, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Purdy

100: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/8/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonmore Fiona, 371454431544, 12th Aug 2016, Baltymore Gerry, Clonroe Jackie
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nectar, IE331396591579, 2nd Jul 2016, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  3. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Beth, IE371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, Haven Kingpin, Dunsinane Nadine

101: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fairy, 371456451546, 2nd Sep 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Liza
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, IE371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce Gorey Agricultural Show
  3. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nadia, IE331396541590, 2nd Oct 2016, Cill Cormac Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

102: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/08/2016

  1. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Virgil 3, 261029120745, 4th Aug 2016, Trillick Hotspur, Boyana Stacy
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brave ET, 371254470763, 21st Aug 2016, Bowmount Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Curtis & Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Knockduff poll 1 garry et, 371317840919, 13th Aug 2016, Kilsunny goliath, Knockduff poll 1 daisy

103: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Nicholas, IE331396521589, 21st Sep 2016, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brax ET, IE371254480772, 4th Sep 2016, Bowmont Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Harry, 211195111024, 5th Sep 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Tourtane Tara

104: BULL OR HEIFER BORN AFTER 1/11/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fred, 371456431552, 5th Nov 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Caroline
  2. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Storm 1035, 211195141035, 8th Dec 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Grianan Orange 589

105: YOUNG STOCKPERSONS COMPETITION

  1. Conor Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, 371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce
  2. Anna Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. dunsinane beth, ie371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, haven kingpin, dunsinane Nadine

100% CLEARANCE AT NENAGH

The final Hereford Spring sale went out with a bang as a 100% of animals were sold, with some impressive prices achieved on the day. The average price was just shy of €3,000 with a price range of €2,200 – €4,000.

Well known Hereford breeders Tom and Anselm Fitzgerald brought home the champion sash for their bull Grianan Prince. This 4 star terminal bull is bred by Grianan Freddy who produced a number of animals that were very successful around the shows last year. Local Nenagh man Michael McLoughlin became the new owner when he placed his final bid at €3,500.

Champion Grianan Prince sold for €3,500, bred by T & A Fitzgerald Mount Temple Moate. Breeder Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Liam Philpott (Hereford Society President) Mervyn Richmond, Fermanagh (Judge).

Philip and Catherine Smyth took second place when their bull Ardmulchan Magic was crowned Reserve Champion. This bull is out of the well known UK bull Church Preen Galileo who has had a great deal of success across the water winning best bull under 2 years old and Reserve Champion at the National Show, Tenbury and Senior Male Champion at the National Calf Show in Bristol 2010.

Reserve Champion Ardmulchan Magic sold for €2,500 with breeder Catherine Smyth, Navan,  Mervyn Richmond, Fermanagh (Judge) and Liam Philpott (Hereford Society President).

Roscommon man William Kennedy returned to Ballyforan with a heavy wallet as he brought home a total of €9,300 for his 3 bulls. Willie’s 16 month old bull, Feevaghmore Las Vegas was responsible for almost half the purse as he sold for €4,000 the highest price of the sale. This very stylish 16 month old sire, a son of the very successful Haven Kingpin, has a 5 star rating for both the terminal and replacement indexes’ along with an impressive calving difficulty value of 3.4%, which is lower than the breed average.

Top price bull Feevaghmore Las Vegas sold for €4,000 with breeder Willie Kennedy, Ballyforan, Co Roscommon.

James Thompson from the very successful herd of Ballyraggan Herefords, Co. Carlow received the next highest price on the day for his bull Ballyraggan Pioneer 839th selling at €3,800. Sired by Ballyaville Fine Tune who is a son of Hollow Point Broker this bull scored 5 stars for terminal, docility and carcass weight.

Longford man JJ Farrell of Trillick Herefords was another exhibitor who grabbed the attention of a number of buyers when it came to selling his bull Trillick Senior. This attractive sire scored 4 and 5 stars for the termianal and replacement index. Trillick Senior certainly took after his father, Free Town Hotspur who is recognised for his easy calving at 1.9%, with Trillick Senior scoring a value of 3.5%.Trillick Senior sold for €3,750 with breeder JJ Farrell, Co. Longford.

The society would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Matt Malone on his retirement. We would like to thank Matt for his hard work and dedication through the years, we wish him all the best.

Presentation by IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan & President Liam Philpott to Matt Malone as a mark of appreciation by the society on the retirement of Matt Malone as GM.

An all Breed Event will be on the Saturday of the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend (June 3rd).

It’s guaranteed to be a great day out with all aspects of animal showing discussed on the day.

Covering topics such as;
– Animal nutrition & health
– Healthy and safety
– Animal selection & training
– Grooming & showmanship
AND MUCH MORE!!!

Starting at 10am in Tullamore mart.

More than half of the bulls sold made €3,000 or more at Kilkenny

Twelve Hereford bulls were sold at the Kilkenny multi breed show and sale on Wednesday the 19th of April, with 7 of these making €3,000 or more. Local Kilkenny man and new breeder Seamus Rohan had a successful day at the previous Kilkenny sale and went on to dominate the Hereford class this time around with his bull Listrolin Lord when judge David Larkin awarded him the champion rosette.

The young bull born in September 2015 sold for €4,000 has a terminal and replacement rating of 5 and 4 stars respectively. This bull is a son of Balleen Pansy 762 bred by well know Hereford breeder and Kilkenny native Tom Brennan and sired by Kye Rodge 553, a former RDS Champion of Champions.

Seamus Rohan and sons with their Champion bull Listrolin Lad

Reserve champion went to Christy Finn’s homebred bull Bawngarriff Sonic, a 4 star terminal bull born in July 2015 that sold at €3,800 the second highest price of the day.

Christy Finn with his Reserve Champion Bawngarriff Sonic

Third highest price for the Hereford breed was €3,300 which was shared by three Leinster men;

  • Knockfin Yukon by Francis Scott, Rathdowney: A 4 star terminal bull born September 2015
  • Arnagross General 2 by Tomas Plunkett, Mullingar: An October calf from 2015, and son of Trillick Ranger.
  • Chastworth Keeper by Thomas Hennessy Castlecomer: A 2015 November calf sired by Allowdale Valour.

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture was also present on the day and made a purchase of a very stylish bull from Ballyraggan Herefords, a long established pedigree farm and one of the oldest Hereford herds in Ireland dating backing to 1938. The 21 month old bull bred by James Thompson sold for €3,000 with full marks in the terminal and replacement index’s scoring 5 stars for both. This bull is a grandson to the well know Australian bred bull Hollow Point Broker who is famous for his depth and thickness.