National Hereford Show a resounding success
NORTHERN Ireland Hereford Breeders pulled out all the stops to put on a super show at their National event which was held at Omagh Show at the weekend.
Charles Smith made the journey from Wales to attend and judge the 60 strong entry, which featured breeders from all six counties.
Securing the Supreme Championship was the October 2010 born “Craigy Hank” bred and exhibited by Desmond Martin, Saintfield. This super young bull was greatly admired on the day by a busy ringside watching the judging classes, which were kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Omagh.
Sired by Glaslough Esquire this entry was on his first outing of 2012 for the Martin family. He was shown at the calf show last autumn where he gained a red ticket and Reserve Male Calf.
Young Robbie Wilson was delighted to pick up Reserve Supreme Champion with his daughter of Glaslough Captain. “Lisrace Curly” is having a great show season having previously notched up Female and Reserve Junior Championships at Balmoral show in May.
Father David Wilson scooped the Calf Championship with “Lisrace Lumberjack X”. Born in September 2011 and sired by Castledaly Crusader, this young prospect is a full brother to the bull that the Wilson family exported to England last year.
Desmond Martin was back in he headlines again with his Parkhill Pompeii daughter “Craigy Honey 1st” who was Reserve Junior Female Champion. This eye catching youngster is out of the same cow as the Supreme Champion.
John and William McMordie chalked up a number of awards at the National Show including Reserve Male Champion with their recently acquired junior stock bull “Panmure 1 Henry”. This son of Romany 1 Distiller has been running with cows since Balmoral where he also featured in the final line up.
Reserve Female Champion was awarded to John and Karen Taggart for their well made February 2010 born “Carney Hill 1 Tara 1st”. The Taggart’s had a strong team of cattle forward at the show and took home a number of red tickets including best progeny pair, group of three from one exhibitor, and winner in the cow class.
The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association would like to congratulate all exhibitors at their National Show, and thank Bank of Ireland and Omagh Show organisers for their support at this event.
Class One: Cow or heifer born on or before 31 December 2009, in calf or with own natural calf at foot: 1st, J & K Taggart, Knockmountagh Olga; 2nd, J & W McMordie, Solpoll 1 Stella C16; 3rd, D Smyth, Liancillo Hall Rosalinda 5th
Class Two: Heifer born on or after 1 January 2010 and on or before 30 June 2010, in calf or with own calf at foot: 1st, J & K Taggart, Carney Hill 1 Tara 1st; 2nd, M Richmond, Corraback Olive 4th; 3rd, M Richmond, Corraback Cherry 3rd
Class Three: Heifer born on or after 1 July 2010 and on or before 31 December 2010: 1st, D Wilson, Lisrace Prettymaid V11
Class Four: Heifer born between 1 January 2011 and 31 August 2011: 1st, D Wilson, Lisrace Curly; 2nd, JM Henning, Boely 1 Hilary; 3rd, R Black, Candleford 1 Becky
Class Five: Heifer Calf born between 1 September 2011 and 31 December 2011: 1st, D Martin, Craigy Honey 1st; 2nd, D Martin, Lisola 1 Stella 14th; 3rd, C & M Beatty, Castlepoll 1 Dainty
Class Six: Heifer calf born after 1 January 2012: 1st, J & W McMordie, Solpoll 1 Stella
Class Seven: Bull born prior to 2010: 1st, D Martin, Parkhill Pompeii; 2nd, D Wilson, Lisrace Lumberjack V11; 3rd, C & M Beatty, Clooncullane Esquire
Class Eight: Bull born on or after 1 April 2011 and on or before 31 December 2010: 1st, D Martin, Craigy Hank; 2nd, J & W McMordie, Panmure 1 Henry; 3rd, R Black, Candleford 1 Ambassador
Class Nine: Bull born or after 1 January 2011 and on or before 31 August 2011: 1st, J & W McMordie, Solpoll 1 Hero; 2nd, J & K Taggart, Carney Hill 1 Harrier; 3rd, JM Henning, Candleford 1 Elijah
Class Ten: Bull calf born on or after 1 September and on or before 31 December 2011: 1st, D Wilson, Lisrace Lumberjack X; 2nd, C & M Beatty, Braemount Esquire; 3rd, P & W Beatty, Tirelugan 1
Class Eleven: Bull calf born after 1 January 2012: 1st, M Lagan, Upperlands Immense; 2nd, J & K Taggart, Carney Hill 1 Jenson; 3rd, D Smyth, Fortview Jeraboam
Class Twelve: Progeny Pair, Best pair by same sire or dam entered in respective classes and owned by one exhibitor: 1st, J & K Taggart, (Sired by Lisola 1 Centurion); 2nd, D Wilson, (Sired by Glaslough Captain); 3rd, M Richmond, (Sired by Ardmulchan Accordian)
Class Thirteen: Group of three animal’s property of one exhibitor: 1st, J & K Taggart; 2nd, D Wilson; 3rd, M Richmond.
Class Fourteen: Junior Young Handlers: 1st, Robbie Wilson; 2nd, Jack Wilson
Supreme Champion: Desmond Martin, “Craigy Hank”
Male & Junior Male Champion
Reserve Supreme Champion: David Wilson, “Lisrace Curly”
Female & Junior Female Champion
Calf Champion: David Wilson, “Lisrace Lumberjack”
Reserve Calf Champion: Desmond Martin, “Craigy Honey 1st”
Reserve Female Champion: J & K Taggart, “Carney Hill 1 Tara 1st”
Reserve Male champion: J & W McMordie, “Panmure 1 Henry”
Reserve Junior Male Champion
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