Hereford Cow Calf Pair Sell to 7,200 at Lislaughtin

It is difficult to imagine that a lifetime’s work can be dispersed in an hour and half. Such was the demand for pedigree Hereford cows calves and heifers at the dispersal of the well-known Lislaughtin Hereford herd at Ballylongford that it was difficult to keep the lots flowing through the sale ring.

Purchasers travelled from all parts including Northern Ireland to secure a piece of the action. Just less than 90 minutes following the opening bid auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill thanked those present for their prompt bidding. He also stated that demand for Hereford sired stock at the marts for both stores and finished cattle is currently buoyant.

Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill in full flight
Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill in full flight

The first cow into the ring Lislaughtin Jessica 11th was very quickly knocked down to Co. Offaly breeder David Larkin at 2,600. She was immediately followed by her eight month old heifer calf Alma 9th which sold at 2,550 to Co. Longford Hereford breeders E. & P. Jones, Kenagh. Breeder Michael Molloy from Belmont Co. Offaly secured the cow following Jessica 5th at 2,550.  It was however the following lot a cow Jessica 15th at 3,200 and her February born heifer calf Alma 10th by Grianan Gaffer at 4,000 to total €7,200 which was the high light of the day selling to a Co. Cork couple with a small but very select herd which they have carefully assembled in recent years.

Northern Ireland buyers secured the next two lots with Jessica 6th knocked down to M. & L. Moore, Co. Tyrone at 2,200 and her February bull calf at 2,100 to David Smyth, Co. Down.  Well known Tipperary breeder John Paul Kennedy secured the pair Jessica 16th at 3,150 and her March born daughter Bella 2nd at 2,100 to total 5,250 for the family.  New entrant Ben Murphy purchased a cow calf pair Jessica 21st and her late April bull calf at 3,600. Jessica 21st and her bull calf the April born Suarez 2nd sold to Co. Meath breeder John Canty at 3,400. In calf heifer Rebecca 28th sold at 2,800 to S. & N. Heatrick while the maiden heifers sold from 1,800 to 2,600.  CF3

The Lislaughtin herd was built up over 40 years by Harold and the late Eva Fitzell and is a tribute to their dedication to the breed over those years.  Advancing years and a change of farming system has resulted in the dispersal of a very useful herd which will no doubt breed well for those fortunate enough to secure some of the bloodlines on offer.CF2CF120140830_131423

 

Photos: Clara Fitzell and Anne Feeney

The Society’s autumn sales take place at Tullamore on Saturday October 18th and at Kilmallock on Friday October 24th.

Dualla Agricultural Show

Judge:  John Appelbe

Champion: Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th Owner: Henry Dudley

Reserve Champion: Clondrina 1110th –Owner: Declan Donnelly

Champion Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Henry Dudley receiving the Champion Trophy at Dualla
Champion Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Henry Dudley receiving the Champion Trophy at Dualla
Reserve Champion Clondrina 1110th with Declan
Reserve Champion Clondrina 1110th with Declan

Hereford Bull calf born after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Gurteragh Nathan 603 – Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Clondrina 1113th – Owner: Declan Donnelly
  3. Toureenbrien Marvel -Owner: Martin Murphy

    1st prizewinner Gurteragh Nathan 603 with Eileen O'Keeffe and Judge John Appelbe
    1st prizewinner Gurteragh Nathan 603 with Eileen O’Keeffe and Judge John Appelbe

Hereford Female calf born after 1st Jan 2014

  1. Clondrina 1115th – Owner: Declan Donnelly
  2. Gurteragh Nico 600 – Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  3. Lakelodge Vera 3rd -Owner: Henry Dudley

    1st prizewinner Clondrina 1113rd with Declan Donnelly
    1st prizewinner Clondrina 1115th with Declan Donnelly

Hereford Bull calf born 1st July to 31st December 2013

  1. Clondrina 1110th –Owner: Declan Donnelly (Reserve Champion)
  2. Gurteragh Maximus 593 –Owner: Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  3. Tourtane Jamsey Boy Owner: Mervin Parr

Hereford Female calf born 1st July to 31st December 2013

  1. Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th – Owner: Henry Dudley (Champion)
  2. Lakelodge Champagne 3rd – Owner: Henry Dudley
  3. Owner: Pat Sheedy

Pedigree Hereford Female born 1st September 2011 to 31st July 2013

  1. Lakelodge Kathy Owner: Glen Dudley
  2. Tourtane Katie – Owner: Mervin Parr
  3. Toureenbrien Una – Owner: Martin Murphy

    1st prizewinner Lakelodge with Edward Dudley
    1st prizewinner Lakelodge Kathy with Edward Dudley Owner Glen Dudley

Results and photos: Eileen O’Keeffe

Mohill Show

Judge:  Mr. Henry Dudley.

Mohill’s 87th Annual show took place on 17th August and as usual the cattle classes were very well supported. Mohill always provide an exciting day out for all the family with activities for young and old.

Champion: Baltymore Rodge 408 Owner Coote Geelan

Reserve: Corran Hill Annabelle Owner Ivor Anderson

Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy

Best Hereford Bull:

1st. Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co.Leitrim “Baltymore Rodge 408”

2nd. Martina Reynolds, Dromod “Bor Rooney” 

Hereford Cow

1st. Michael Lynch, Ballinalee “Shroid Liz”

2nd. Tom McDermott, Frenchpark “Balleen Pansy”

3rd. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

Senior Hereford Heifer

1st.David McKeon , Cloone

Hereford Heifer born in 2013

1st. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

2nd. Michael Tierney, Cloone “Tooma Taylor”

3rd. Coote Geelan “LoughRinn1 Sadie” 

Hereford Calf Male or Female

1st.Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Boxer”

2nd. Ivor Anderson

3rd. Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Minnie”

Report and photos: Shane Kilrane

Cappamore Show

Judge: Denis Collins

Champion: Gurteragh Jolly -Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe

Reserve Champion: Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 548 –Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding

Champion Gurteragh Jolly with Eileen O'Keeffe and judge Denis Collins
Champion Gurteragh Jolly with Eileen O’Keeffe, Munster Branch Chairman Martin Murphy and judge Denis Collins

Pedigree Hereford Male born on or after July 1st 2013

  1. Gurteragh Maximus – Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Toureenbrien Goldstar – Owner Martin Murphy
  3. Clondrina 1110th – Owner Declan Donnelly
Gurteragh Maximus with Eileen O'Keeffe
Gurteragh Maximus with Eileen O’Keeffe

Pedigree Hereford Female born on or after July 1st 2013

  1. Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th – Owner Henry Dudley
  2. Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 591 – Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding
  3. Lakelodge Champagne 3rd – Owner Henry Dudley

Pedigree Hereford Male or Female born on or after Jan 1st 2014

  1. Gurteragh Nico – Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Clondrina 1113th – Owner Declan Donnelly
  3. Toureenbrien Marvel – Owner Martin Murphy
Gurteragh Nico with Eileen O'Keeffe
Gurteragh Nico with Eileen O’Keeffe

Pedigree Hereford Female born July 1st 2012 to June 30th 2013

  1. Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 548 – Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding
  2. Tullaha Raindrop – Owner John Neenan
  3. Toureenbrien Una- Owner Martin Murphy

Pedigree Hereford Cow Any Age

  1. Gurteragh Jolly- Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Tullaha Primrose – Owner John Neenan
  3. Clondrina 895th – Owner Declan Donnelly

Report and Photos: Eileen O’Keeffe

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