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World Hereford Conference NZ 2020

The 18th World Hereford Conference was held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 9th to 13th March.

The Conference attracted nearly 400 visitors from 18 countries worldwide & with the line up that was presented it was no surprise it was so popular.

The Conference kicked off with the Rabobank Welcome Reception on Monday 9th March in the Millennium Hotel where all attendees congregated for a Kapa Haka welcome followed by being formally welcomed by Colin Corney, President of New Zealand Hereford Association & Jose Bonica, World Hereford Council Secretary General.

The week continued with a morning of country reports from each country represented; delivering facts & figures about the population of Hereford cattle, technological developments, genomic testing, youth programmes & association developments in each country.

There were 2 days filled with a panel of speakers on research surrounding climate change, genomics & progeny testing by; Dr. Brad Cook & Prof. Dorian Garrick who presented really interesting & valid information whilst highlighting stark facts such as “We will need to produce almost as much food in the next 30 years as we did in the last 2000 years”.

Dr. Jason Rowntree gave a detailed analysis about developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide and how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and providing other ecosystem services. Dr. Rob Banks of the University of New England discussed the use of data and the future prosperity of the Hereford breed. Agri-environmental analyst; Dr. Jacqueline Rowarth also delivered a presentation on social media and science and where the future lies for the beef industry.

The conference attendees were also treated to the winning presentation from the Young Breeders Competition where Team USA performed flawlessly.

Team USA

The PGG Wrightson Gala dinner was a highlight of the conference where the 400 conference attendees boarded on the TSS Earnslaw Steamer boat which directed the crowd to the iconic Walter peak station for an evening meal.

TSS Earnslaw Steamer boat

Also included in the week were 2 stud visits. The first stud visited was; Earnscleugh Station which is a 21,000-hectare property, owned by the Campbell family since 1862 and now runs Merino sheep, Angus and composite cattle, as well as Herefords. The business also produces wool for elite clothing ranges including ‘Icebreaker’. While at Earnscleugh delegates heard from Dr. Jason Rowntree and Professor Pablo Gregorini who discussed their latest research findings on grazing management.

The second stud visited was Locharburn Station, owned by Geof and Joyce Brown. Locharburn is one of the few horned Hereford studs left in New Zealand, which Geof believes brings an X factor to their cattle. While at Locharburn delegates were given a demonstration on scanning for intramuscular fat (IMF) by Bill Austin of Austins Ultrasound, and Allflex Research reps discussed using Allflex monitoring systems to asses changes in animal behaviour and allow insights into animal health and welfare.

The conference finished up at the Wanaka A&P Show where the teams of Young Handlers from around the globe competed in the show ring, followed by the Show of Hereford cattle. Congratulations to Team New Zealand on winning the Young Breeders Competition & Team Australia on placing Reserve Champions. Well done to our own Team; Eoin, Sinead, Michael & Katie on performing remarkably in all aspects of the competition. Full report here.

Team NZ & Team Australia with NZ Herefords President; Colin Corney & Jimmy Murray.
Team Ireland: Eoin Lynch, Katie Brady, Sinead Conry & Michael Barrett.

A large part of the world Hereford Conference is for the World Hereford Council & country delegates to meet & discuss World Hereford matters, make further decisions & elect the incoming Secretary General which this term is none other then the Irish Society’s very own; Mr. Larry Feeney, replacing the outgoing Secretary General Mr Jose (Pepe) Bonico from Uruguay. The Irish Society are delighted with Larry’s new post & look forward to future global developments.

Larry Feeney with out going Secretary General; Jose (Pepe) Bonico, Uruguay.

Another decision made at the Delegates meeting is the host country for the next World Hereford Conference which on this occasion is USA. The American Hereford Association will host the next conference in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2024.

Along with the conference agenda – extra tours and activities were organised for the partners of attendees including wine tasting/Lord of the Rings tours/ Cycling tours & boat trips etc. which meant there was something organised for everyone!

There were also 4 extra & optional tours (Get over your jetlag tour / North Island Pre-tour / South Island Pre-tour / Kaikoura Extension tour) organised as part of the Conference to give attendees a look at some of the Top Hereford studs across New Zealand as well as a taste of Kiwi culture & tourist attractions. These tours were a fantastic opportunity for oversees visitors to make the most of their trip & their time abroad while meeting fellow breeders & enjoying a social outing.

Massive Congratulations & thanks to the New Zealand Hereford Association and the sponsors; PGG Wrightson Livestock Boeringer IngelheimAllflex Neogen Australasia & all behind the scenes for organising a fantastic conference from start to finish including 4 excellent tours. A lot of hard work and grit went into the organising of this conference and it was clear to see it paid off for the hard working committee. Hats off to all. Looking forward to Kansas 2024.

DUALLA SHOW 27th Aug 2017

Judge: Mr. Nigel Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

 

Supreme Hereford Champion: Kilsunny Lass Matilda, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Overall Supreme Hereford Champion, Kilsunny Lass Matilda

Kilsunny Lass Matilda collected her second supreme championship in as many weeks at the 2017 Dualla Show, following on from taking the top spot at Cappamore Show just one week prior. This senior yearling heifer has claimed a remarkable nine 1st prize wins this season as well as major championships at the Slaney Foods International Finals at Gorey in June and the 2017 Senior Munster Female of the Year title earlier this month.

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Grianan Orange 589, H&M Parr, Clogh, Castelcomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Reserve Hereford Champion, Grianan Orange 589 with Mervyn Parr

The father and son team of Henry & Mervyn Parr took reserve championship honours with their mature cow, Grianan Orange 589. This one was purchased at the Irish Hereford Premier Autumn Sale some years ago and has compiled an impressive record of wins in the intervening years. She was shown with an Autumn born bull calf at foot.

 

Class Results:

Bull calf born in 2017

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Noble, 21.01.17, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

2nd: Pat Murray, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

 

Heifer calf born in 2017

1st: Herberry Herefords, c/o Veronica Brennan & Ray Hut, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, 12.01.17, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

2nd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Doreen’s Nina, 06.02.17, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Doreen’s Jasmin

3rdDavina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Nicholas, 21.09.16, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo

2nd: Herberry Herefords, c/o Veronica Brennan & Ray Hut, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred, 01.11.16, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

3rd: Herberry Herefords, c/o Veronica Brennan & Ray Hut, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Care Bear, 04.11.16, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

 

Heifer calf born after 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Lass Nectar, 02.07.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Primrose

2nd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Nadia, 02.10.16, Cill Cormaic Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

 

Senior heifer born between 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Matilda, 19.11.15, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem

2nd: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtane Advent, 08.12.15, Kilsunny Goliath, Grianan Orange 589

3rd: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

 

Cow, in milk or in-calf or in-calf heifer

1st: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Grianan Orange 589, 03.03.11, Grianan Highflyer, Grianan Orange

2nd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Lily, 18.10.14, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem

3rd: Davina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

Tourtanepoll 1 Sally, 29.03.14, Kilsunny Goliath, Tourtanepoll 1 Diamond

 

Best All-Traditional Breeds Breeding Heifer Championship (open to pedigree heifers from the Aberdeen-Angus, Hereford & Shorthorn breeds)

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Matilda, 19.11.15, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Gem
Kilsunny Lass Matilda secured 1st prize in the all-breeds class of pedigree females, from a combined entry of 11 heifers, between each of the three traditional breeds.

 

Best Pair

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Nectar & Kilsunny Lass Nadia

2nd: Herberry Herefords, c/o Veronica Brennan & Ray Hut, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred & Herberry 1 Care Bear

3rd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Noble & Kilsunny Doreen’s Nina

 

Report & Photos: Edward Dudley

Mohill Host’s its 90th Agricultural Show

Judge: Anselm Fitzgerald

Sunday 30th August saw Mohill host it’s 90th Agricultural Show. As always there was a good turnout of Herefords with 33 cattle exhibited from 12 different herds. Although damp conditions kicked in after lunch, it didn’t dampen the spirits!

 

Champion Hereford Mohill 2017Champion: Sean Kilrane, Drumboy,Mohill,Co.Leitrim “Drumboy Jamie” 17-4-2016.

 

B1Reserve Champion: Mark Hyland, Corawallen,Leitrim “Hillockpoll 1 Michaela” 11-1-2016. (Picture from Tullamore Show – Mark won the Senior section of the young handlers class).

 

Champion Calf David FaughnanCalf Champion: David Faughnan, Lisdadnan, Mohill.

Class 54. Hereford Bull born prior to 1st January 2017

  1. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy,Mohill,Co.Leitrim “Drumboy Jamie” 17-4-2016
  2. Sinead Conry, Ballinagare,Castlerea,Roscommon
  3. Mattie Moran, Creggs Road, Ballina “Lisaneanpoll 1 Frank” 30-3-2013

Class 55. Hereford Cow in calf or in milk

  1. Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Dromod “Dernaroy 1 Georgina” 13-3-10
  2. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy,Mohill,Co.Leitrim “Drumboy Rachel” 18-3-2011
  3. Mattie Moran, Creggs Road, Ballina “Dunavereen Pringe” 08-4-2013

 Class 56. Hereford Heifer born prior to 1st September 2015

  1. Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Dromod “Baltymore Orange” 28-09-2014
  2. Coote Geelan, Cloonageeher, Dromod “Loughrinn 1 Lily” 03-07-2015

Class 57.Hereford Heifer born between 1st Sept.15 and 31st Dec.2016

  1. Mark Hyland, Corawallen,Leitrim “Hillockpoll 1 Michaela” 11-1-2016
  2. Basil Arnold,Mullaghadoo,Killeshandra
  3. Paul Bohan,Gortfada,Mohill “Clonroe Elcie” 16-09-2015

Class 58.Hereford Bull Calf 1st January-31st March 2017

  1. David Faughnan, Lisdadnan, Mohill
  2. Eoin Reilly,Drumgowla,Cloone,Leitrim “Bridge House Mal 24-3-2017
  3. Mattie Moran, Ballina,Mayo “Stonekey 1 King” 15-02-2017

Class 59. Hereford Heifer Calf born 1st Jan-31st March 2017

  1. Basil Arnold,Mullaghadoo,Killeshandra
  2. Mark Hyland, Corawallen,Leitrim “Hillockpoll 1 Dorothy” 28-1-2017
  3. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill “Drumboy Matilda” 01-02-2017

Class 60. Hereford Calf Male or Female after 1st April 2017

  1. Michael Lynch, Ballinalee, Longford
  2. Michael Lynch, Ballinalee, Longford
  3. Mark Hyland, Corawallen,Leitrim “Hillockpoll 1 Dora” 28-1-2017

 

SOUTH EAST CLARE SHOW

Judge: Mr. Martin Murphy, Newport, Co. Tipperary

Supreme Hereford Champion: Lakelodge Kathy 5, Glenn Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Tory Hill Lily, John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

 

Class Results;

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

2nd: Tony Hartnett, Knockatoon, Rockchapel, Co. Cork

3rd: Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Gurteragh Rambo 700, Balleen Bonus, Oldcastletown Red Robin

Clondrina, winner of the bull calf class.

 

Heifer calf born after 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Lass Nectar, 02.07.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Primrose

2nd: John Neenan, Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick

Tullaha Audrey, 24.07.16, Kilsunny Goliath, Tullaha Aoibhinn

3rd: Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Kilsunny Lass Nectar winner of the heifer calf class

 

Senior Heifer born before 01.07.2016

1st: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

Tory Hill Lily, Springvilla Alex, Drumasail Hazel

2nd: Gerry & Ciara McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare

3rd: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

 

Cow, in milk or in-calf or in-calf heifer

1st: Glenn Dudley, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lakelodge Kathy 5, 07.01.12, Kilsunny Goliath, Lakelodge Kathy 3

2nd: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

Tory Hill Lily, Springvilla Alex, Drumasail Hazel

3rd: John Hayes, Darren Hse, Kildimo, Co. Limerick

 

Bull, any age

1st: John Neenan, Tullaha, Broadford, Co. Limerick

Clondrina 1069, 07.10.12, Balleen Gilbert, Clondrina 934

2nd: Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare

Report & Photos: Susan Dudley

OSSORY SHOW

Judge: Mr. David Larkin, The Hermitage, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly

Kilsunny Herefords completed a rare double at the annual Ossory Show, winning both the supreme and reserve supreme championship titles. Not stopping there, the Kilsunny herd also claimed the overall junior title and collected four 1st prizes on the day.

Supreme Hereford Champion: Kilsunny Lass Melissa, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Lass Melissa is the latest addition to a long line of prize-winning females from the Lass family at Kilsunny. Melissa is a full sister to Kilsunny Lleyton who took the reserve supreme male championship at the 2015 National Hereford Calf Show and was exported to Northern Ireland for pedigree breeding.

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion & Overall Junior Champion: Kilsunny Nicholas, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Kilsunny Nicholas is no stranger to championship success, having previously been awarded the Reserve Bull Calf Champion title at the Slaney Foods International Finals at Gorey Show last month.

Reserve Junior Champion: Herberry Lucy-Lou, Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary.

Herberry Lucy-Lou is a daughter of the two-time 1st prize winner at the National Hereford Show, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641 and this young calf beat out many older bull and heifer calves to take the reserve junior title at Ossory.

Young handlers winners L to R Conor Jones, Glenn Lewis & Colin Bourke.

Edward Dudley & Lesley Lewis with the champion & reserve champion Herefords, both exhibited by the Kilsunny Herd.

Class Results;

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 30.09.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Nicholas, 21.09.2016, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo

 

Bull calf born between 01.10.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred, November 2016, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

2nd: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Claire Bear, November 2016, Zulu, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

3rd: Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtane Storm 1035, 08.12.15, Cave Hill Storm, Grianan Orange 589

 

Heifer calf born between 01.07.2016 – 30.09.2016

1st: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Clonroe Fiona, 03.08.16, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Jackie

2nd: Tadgh Fogarty, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

 

Heifer calf born between 01.10.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Nadia, 02.10.16, Cill Cormaic Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

2nd: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Clonroe Fiadh, 03.10.16, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce

3rd: Peader Kennedy, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

Junior calf, male or female, born in 2017

1st: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, 12.01.17, Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP, Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641

2nd: Davina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

3rd: Pat Murray, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

 

Senior Heifer born after 01.07.2015 and before 31.06.2016

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Lass Melissa, 13.01.16, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

2nd: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Tourtane Advent, 08.12.15, Kilsunny Goliath, Grianan Orange 589

3rd: Peadar Kennedy, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

Cow, in calf or in milk, any age

1st: H&M Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Grianan Orange 589, 03.03.11, Grianan Highflyer, Grianan Orange

2nd: Davina Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

Tourtanepoll 1 Sally, 29.03.14, Kilsunny Goliath, Tourtanepoll 1 Diamond

 

Best Pair of Herefords

1st: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Kilsunny Nicholas & Kilsunny Lass Nadia

2nd: Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, c/o Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary

Herberry 1 Alfred & Herberry 1 Claire Bear

 

Young Handlers Class, open to boys and girls under the age of 18

1st: Conor Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

2nd: Glenn Lewis, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly

3rd: Colin Bourke, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

 

Report: Edward Dudley

Photos: Edward Dudley & Veronica Brennan