The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association held their annual field night and barbecue this year at the home of breed president Greer Watson, Crossgar Co Down.
After viewing the Barnburn herd including the NI Bull of the Year, Pinmoor 1 Kingsley, the crowd headed back to the sheds to watch a clipping demonstration by William McMordie before having a barbecue followed by the announcement of the results of the herds competition by judge Andy Patterson.
Large herds: 1st, J & W McMordie, Solpoll; 2nd, John Conlon, Drumatee; 3rd, David Wilson, Lisrace
Medium herds: 1st, Dessie Martin, Lisola & Craigy; 2nd, Stephen Baxter, Umgola; 3rd, C & M Beatty & Son, Castlepoll & Braemount
Small herds: 1st, James Graham, Richmount; 2nd, Ciaran Kerr, Kinnego; 3rd, Andrew McMordie, Solitude
Best autumn born bull calf: David Wilson, Lisrace Lumberjack
Best autumn born heifer calf: J & W McMordie, Solpoll 1 Pansy M16
Best spring born bull calf: James Graham, Richmount 1 Mac
Best spring born heifer calf: Stephen Baxter, Umgola 1 Lady
Best stock bull: Tie between Stephen Baxter, Dernaroy 1 Impact, and James Graham, Richmount 1 King Kong
Overall winner: John and William McMordie, Solpoll
Reserve: Dessie Martin, Lisola & Craigy
Overall winner: David Weir, Benburb
Reserve: Samuel Robinson, Killinchy
Funds raised at the event between the barbecue, raffle and auction raised £1,090 which was presented to Nessie Blair, from the British Lung Foundation.
The NIHBA would like to thank Andy Patterson for judging the herd’s competition and Dunbia for providing the steaks.
Special thanks also to the Watson family for hosting the barbecue and field evening to view their herd and to host the prizegiving for the competition.