Saturday, October 29, saw the NIHBA United Feed’s National Calf Show take place at Dungannon Market.
Sixteen exhibitors brought forward over 30 entries to be judged by the experienced Matthew Gray from the Buckenhill Herd, England.
With a packed ringside looking on the youngstock went under the expert eye of the judge who was delighted to see such a great turn out of quality that is sure to dominate the show circuit over the coming years.
Overall Male Champion went to J&W McMordie with Solpoll 1 Nomad. The September 15 born bull yet again from the winning combination of Panmure 1 Henry and Solpoll 1 Starlet J15 took victory in the bull section. “Class, quality, well balanced,” stated judge Matt Gray.
The overall Female Champion title went to Co Antrim breeder Trevor Andrews with Mountview 1 Estelle. This home grown heifer showed great ring presence and feminine quality, truly worthy of heading the female line-up on the day.
Overall Male Champion: Solpoll 1 Nomad J&W McMordie
Reserve Male Champion: Lisrace Lumberjack 18th David Wilson
Overall Female Champion: Mountview 1 Estelle
Reserve Female Champion: Solpoll 1 Duchess J&W McMordie
Champion Senior Male: Solpoll 1 Nomad J&W McMordie
Reserve Senior Male: Mountview 1 Enzo T Andrews
Junior Male Champion: Lisrace Lumberjack 18th David Wilson
Reserve Junior Male: Dorepoll 1 Nashville JE RI & W Haire
Female Senior Champion: Mountview 1 Estelle T Andrews
Reserve Senior Female: Barnburn 1 Nancy B&G Watson
Junior Female Champion: Solpoll 1 Duchess J&W McMordie
Reserve Junior Female: Lisrace Crystal D Wilson
Pairs Class: 1st, B&G Watson; 2nd, T Andrews; 3rd, J&W McMordie
Young Handler 14 and Under: 1st, Emily Peters; 2nd, Owen Gill
Young Handlers 15 to 18: 1st, Marcus Murdock; 2nd, John Andrews.
Champion Young Handler: Marcus Murdock
Reserve Young Handler: Emily Peters
Class 1 Bull born between 1/9/15 - 31/10/15: 1st, Solpoll 1 Nomad J&W McMordie; 2nd, Barnburn 1 Neptune B&G Watson; 3rd, Barnburn 1 Napolean B&G Watson.
Class 2 Bull Born between 1/11/15 - 31/12/15: 1st, Mountview 1 Enzo T Andrews; 2nd, Solitude 1 Noble A McMordie.
Class 4 Bull born between 1/3/16 - 30/4/16: 1st, Dorepoll 1 Nashville JE RI & W Haire; 2nd, Solpoll 1 National J&W McMordie; 3rd, Umgola 1 Impact 6th S Baxter.
Class 5 Bull born after 1/5/16: 1st, Lisrace Lumberjack D Wilson; 2nd, Dorepoll 1 National JE RI & W Haire.
Class 6 Female born between 1/9/15 - 31/10/15: 1st, Mountview 1 Estelle T Andrews; 2nd, Barnburn 1 Nancy B&G Watson; 3rd, Lusky 1 Nan AJ Farms.
Class 7 Female born between 1/11/15 - 31/12/15: 1st, Lisrace Prettymaid D Wilson.
Class 8 Female born between 1/1/16 - 29/2/16: 1st, Solpoll 1 Duchess J&W McMordie; 2nd, Lisnaree 1 Nora M Murdock; 3rd, Corriewood 1 Jen J V & E Peters.
Class 9 Female born between 1/3/16 - 30/4/16: 1st, Lisrace Crystal D Wilson; 2nd, Dorepoll 1 Tessa JE RI & W Haire.