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’.

4 x €2,000 Irish Hereford Travel Bursaries to New Zealand

Win 1 of 4 places to represent Ireland in the Young Breeders’ Competition at the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand in March 2020 with the Irish Hereford Breed Society, in collaboration with Slaney Foods International and LIDL Ireland.

4 lucky young Hereford breeders will be selected to act as ambassadors for the Irish Hereford Breed and compete against young handlers from across the globe during the World Conference in New Zealand.

Henry Dudley, President of the Irish Hereford Breed Society said, “This is an invaluable opportunity for young Irish Hereford Breeders to attend the World Hereford Conference and compete against other Hereford breeders from around the world.  The conference is a direct link to hundreds of Hereford breeders world-wide and will definitely be an unforgettable experience for the 4 winners of these travel bursaries.”

Interested candidates need to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATION FORM which can be obtained by contacting us on (044) 9348855 or by emailing herefordbursary@gmail.com. This application form needs to be completed and returned by no later than Thursday 18th July, at 11:59 pm.

TO ENTER, YOU MUST BE:

  • Aged 18 to 30 years by 1st March 2020.
  • A paid up IHBS member or immediate family member of same.
  • Keen to learn and have a sense of professionalism.

The 10 qualifiers to go ahead to the next 4 stages of the competition, will be announced on: 23rd July 2019.
THESE QUALIFIERS WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO:

  • Attend an IHBS Show/Judging Workshop on the 27th/ 29th July 2019.
  • Participate in a Stock Showing/Judging Competition.
  • Create a short 3-5 minute presentation on the Hereford Breed.
  • Attend the National Ploughing Championships on the 18th September where all candidates will be interviewed and the final 4 winners will be announced.

For further details, please read the Terms and Conditions.

In the meantime, regular updates will be posted on our website and on our Facebook page. #irishherefordbursary.

Check out the World Hereford Conference website on www.nzwhc.co.nz/young-breeders-competition or their Facebook page at nzwhc2020.

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’.

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