Charolais Championship success at Clogher Valley Show

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The Northern Ireland Charolais Club had yet another successful Minsups Grand Final at Clogher Valley Show following a series of qualifying classes at shows across Northern Ireland.

The judge was leading Scottish breeder and British Charolais Society Chairman Andrew Hornall who did an excellent job judging the six Minsups championship classes as well as the NISA/Linden Foods Heifer qualifying class which followed.

Minsups, competition sponsors for the third time, were represented by Apryl Biddle, Managing Director.

Local representatives Carol Mooney, John Steen and Tommy McKenna also attended.

Results:

Bulls born from 1 April 2015 to 31 July 2015

Champion Senior Bull: “Aghinure Les”, bred by Thomas Keelagher, Fivemiletown

This 15 month old was sired by Hillviewfarm Handsome.

Reserve Champion Senior Bull: “Derryharney Leebee”, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & Mr A A Burleigh, Lisnaskea. A 15 month old bull sired by Corrie Alan and out of homebred dam Derryharney Greeneyedgirl.

Bulls born from 1 August 2015 to 31 December 2015

Champion Intermediate Bull: “Derryharney Lionheart”, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & Mr A A Burleigh, Lisnaskea. This 12 month old was sired by the popular bull Blelack Digger.

Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: “Coolnaslee Luck”, bred by by GJ Crawford, Maghera. This 11 month old is sired by Goldstar Hugo2 ET.

Bulls born on or after 1st January 2016

Champion Junior Bull: “Mountjoy Monty” bred by C O McAskie, Mountjoy. This eight month old bull calf is sired by Montgomery Ianto and is out of homebred dam Mountjoy Isa.

Reserve Champion Junior Male: “Derryharney Major” bred by Mr H C Stubbs & Mr A A Burleigh, Lisnaskea. An eight month old bull calf bred which was sired by Allanfauld Vagabond.

Heifers born 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015

Champion Senior Heifer: “Brigadoon Lolly” bred by WD & JA Connolly Ballynahinch. This 14 month old heifer is sired by homebred bull Brigadoon Himself and out of homebred dam Brigadoon Dolly.

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer: “Brigadoon Lady“bred by WD & JA Connelly Ballynahinch. This 16 month old heifer is also sired by Brigadoon Himself and from a homebred dam Brigadoon Elite.

Heifers born 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015

Champion Intermediate Heifer: “Drumlone Loopyloo” bred by Mr K C Veitch, Lisbellaw. This 8 month old is sired by Lochend Apache and is out of a homebred dam Drumlone Francyfree

Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: “Brigadoon Leona” bred by WD & JA Connolly Ballynahinch. This 13 month old is by Royal Capitan, is out of a homebred dam Brigadoon Athena.

Heifers born on or after 1 January 2016

Champion Junior Heifer: “Clogher Maudsicecream” bred by P Kelly, Clogher. This 6 month old heifer is sired by homebred sire Clogher Finn and out of homebred dam Clogher Teaser.

Reserve Champion Junior Female: “Derryharney Moonlight” bred by Mr H C Stubbs & Mr A A Burleigh, Lisnaskea. A seven month old heifer sired by Doonally New.

The club wishes to thank Minsups for their support, the British Charolais Society for their match funding of the championship. Thanks also to the management of Clogher Valley Show for hosting the final.