Oldcastle Show

Champion Knockmountagh Sweet Pea shown by John McKiernan
Champion Knockmountagh Sweet Pea shown by John McKiernan

The Munster Hereford Branch completed their tour of North Leinster at Oldcastle show on Sunday 20th July following on from herd visits at the Keenagh, Creagh, Portanob, Carrick and Ardnagross herds the previous day.

The judge for the event was Mr Robert Shannon. He chose the 22 month old Knockmountagh Sweet Pea as his Champion. Sweet Pea is sired by Dovea AI sire Kilsunny Goliath and out of Knockmountagh Carmel and is owned by Eamon and John McKiernan Monasterboice Co. Louth.

Following on from her recent success at Fingal show Christine Drumm’s Kilsunny Doreen’s Ivy was awarded the Reserve Championship, much to the delight of her breeders, the Dudley family who were touring with the Munster group.

Eamon and John McKiernan also enjoyed further success by winning the bull or heifer calf born on or after 1st September 2013 class with Knockmountagh Master, a half-brother to the day’s champion and sired by Grianan Firecracker.

Brian Clarke, Seamus O’Neill, Philip Smyth together with Hugh & Sarah Murray also featured in the prize-winners at the well-attended event.

Report & Pic: Catherine Smyth

Carbery / Skibbereen Show Results

Judge: Mr Eustace Burke.

Overall Supreme Hereford Champion:  Springvilla Kieran 440 Owner: Tom Roycroft

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Dunworley Poll 1 Ruby Owner: Mary Pat Dinneen 

Female Champion:  Dunworley Poll 1 Ruby Owner: Mary Pat Dinneen

Reserve Female Champion:  Springvilla Miriam Owner: Tom Roycroft

Overall Supreme Hereford Champion Springvilla Kieran 440 with Niall Roycroft and judge Mr Eustace Burke
Overall Supreme Hereford Champion Springvilla Kieran 440 with Niall Roycroft and judge Mr Eustace Burke
Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Hereford champion Dunworley Poll 1 Ruby  with Mary Pat Dinneen
Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Hereford champion Dunworley Poll 1 Ruby with Mary Pat Dinneen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calf male or female born after the 1st of September

1st Springvilla Kieran 440 Owner: Tom Roycroft

2nd Springvilla Miriam 459 Owner: Tom Roycroft

3rd Dunworley Poll 1 Goldstar Owner: Mary Pat Dinneen

Maiden Heifer Class

1st Dunworley Poll 1 Ruby Owner: Mary Pat Dinneen

2nd Springvilla  Missey  Owner: Tom Roycroft

3rd Droumdaniel Mel  Owner: Ronan McCarthy

Cow Class

1st  Springvilla Miriam  Owner: Tom Roycroft

2nd  Skehanore Portia  Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

Bull Any Age

1st  Balleen Plomber  Owner: Tom & Paddy Hickey

2nd Knockmountagh Duke Owner: Tom Roycroft

Results & Pics: By Niall Roycroft

 

Youth Workshop Balleen Herd

A sincere thank you to Tom Brennan and Family who hosted the event at their prizewinning Balleen Herd. Sincere thanks also to the well known Leo McEnroe who provided an enlightening experience for all those in attendance young and old. Leo has a wealth of knowledge and experience built up through several generations of McEnroe cattlemen.

Those in attendance came from a wide area and their presence is much appreciated. There is no doubt that all present gained much practical knowledge and advice and will hopefully put it into practise over the coming months at shows and sales. There were excellent prizes awarded and a very good entry in the stock judging competition.

An excellent BBQ of Irish Hereford Beef burgers was provided. The burgers part the LIDL Hereford range of cuts were sponsored by Slaney Foods processors of this quality beef. Eamonn Moulds (087 677 9567) representing Slaney Foods says that sales of the Hereford beef brand continue to grow week on week and that extra quality assured Hereford sired steers and heifers are required to meet demand.

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YOUTH WORKSHOP BALLEEN HERD

A sincere thank you to Tom Brennan and Family who hosted the event at their prizewinning Balleen Herd. Sincere thanks also to the well known Leo McEnroe who provided an enlightening experience for all those in attendance young and old. Leo has a wealth of knowledge and experience built up through several generations of McEnroe cattlemen.

6Those in attendance came from a wide area and their presence is much appreciated. There is no doubt that all present gained much practical knowledge and advice and will hopefully put it into practise over the coming months at shows and sales. There were excellent prizes awarded and a very good entry in the stock judging competition.

4An excellent BBQ of Irish Hereford Beef burgers was provided. The burgers part the LIDL Hereford range of cuts were sponsored by Slaney Foods processors of this quality beef. Eamonn Moulds (087 677 9567) representing Slaney Foods says that sales of the Hereford beef brand continue to grow week on week and that extra quality assured Hereford sired steers and heifers are required to meet demand.

Demand Outstrips Supply at Breaney Herd Dispersal

Spirited bidding throughout the sale ensured a full clearance in record time with a top price of 4,100 and an overall average just a tenner under 2,500 for the cows, heifers and stock bull on offer.

Given current interest in the Hereford breed it was no surprise that there was a packed ringside from the off at Granard mart for The Breaney Hereford Herd dispersal. The herd on offer represented a lifetimes toil and endeavour by Henry and Kathleen Tynan, Breaney, Ardagh, Co Longford. Reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health and advancing years the stock have now found new homes at various destinations from south Tipperary to Donegal.

The herd carefully developed over the years through the use of the best bulls available through AI and natural service. Stock from the herd has been successfully exhibited at Society sales and at local shows and more recently direct from the farm to repeat customers. The successful Dovea AI bull Breaney Sam is possibly the best known from the herd. On offer were good honest, solid cattle offering potential to existing and new entrants to the breed.

Breaney Kim top price @ 4,100 purchaser William Kennedy
Breaney Kim top price @ 4,100 purchaser William Kennedy

The evening’s top price of 4,100 was paid for a well-made young cow Breaney Kim. Five months pregnant with her second calf she is by Ballyaville Wally a Gageboro Burly son and out of Breaney Gillian a Churchill Storm daughter. The purchaser was William Kennedy, Coolatubber, Ballyforan, Co Roscommon.

Nelson McCrabbe who has in recent times been selectively putting together a nice herd Demesne, Raphoe, Co Donegal purchased an additional four females for his Ardstewart herd. These included Breaney Marisa a Gageboro Horatio daughter out of Breaney Heidi by Ballyaville Wally. The breeding goes back on the sire side to Bishophill General and Gageboro Suave two of the most successful Hereford sires to stand at Enfield AI. Mr McCrabbe took out several interested parties to secure this very promising maiden heifer at 3,700. He had earlier purchased her dam Heidi which has had three calves to date and is currently scanned seven months in calf at 2,600.Breanry Leticia an in calf heifer by Ballyaville Wally out of Churchill Storm daughter Breaney Daisy was purchased at 2,850 while the in calf Breaney Laura again by Wally out of Breaney Hilda by the homebred Breaney Don a Churchill Storm son at 2,550completed his purchases to average 2,925 for the four females.

New entrant to the breed Richard Lalor, Lisrough, Clonmel secured two females. Breaney Gillian a Churchill Storm daughter and dam of the 4,100 top priced cow Breaney Kim with her four month old heifer calf Niamh at foot by stock bull Grianan Krusader was a snip at 2,800. Mr Lalor also purchased Breaney Gina an SNS Generator 28X daughter out of Breaney Daisy scanned five months in calf at 2,550.

Other sales included Breaney Katelyn a rising four year old cow by Wally out of Breaney Dorothy to James Thompson, Ballyraggan, Rathvilly, Co Carlow at 2,500 and Breaney Leah again a Wally daughter and seven months in calf heifer at 2,500 to James Brady, Clonleam, Delvin, Co Westmeath.

The majority of cows and heifers were running with or in calf to the well-bred, three year old stock bull Grianan Krusader a bull of tremendous length and substance by Grianan Highflyer ET a GH Neon 17N son bred by T & A Fitzgerald. With several interested parties he was purchased by Peter Lalor, Mounttelier, Bohernabreena, Co Dublin when the hammer dropped at 3050.

Following the sale Society auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill stated that given the quality of stock on offer and the number of active customers his job was made very easy. He went on to state that demand for Hereford sired stock at GVM Kilmallock where he sells each Monday has reached an all-time high drawing new customers to the venue from as far away as Wexford.

The Society will offer all stock from the Lislaughtin Herd for sale on farm for the Fitzell Family at Ballylongford, Co Kerry on Saturday August the 30th at 1.00pm

 Part of the large crowd in attendance at the opening of the Breaney Dispersal by Society Auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill

Part of the large crowd in attendance at the opening of the Breaney Dispersal by Society Auctioneer Hugh Mulvihill
Last animal into the ring Stock bull Grianan Krusader sells at 3,050 to Peter Lalor
Last animal into the ring Stock bull Grianan Krusader sells at 3,050 to Peter Lalor

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