2018 NIHBA UNITED FEEDS CALF SHOW

The 2018 NIHBA United Feeds Calf Show is to be held in Dungannon Farmers Mart on Saturday 27th October 2018.

Judging will commencing at 11.00am with the Market being open at 9:00am

Please remember your movement documentation.
Judging will be in the capable hands of Richard Edwards Classic Polled Herefords, with Emma Smith the UK Hereford Youth Coordinator placing the young handlers.

The Association is once again indebted to our Sponsors, United Feeds and our grateful thanks goes to them for their generous sponsorship in support of our Annual National Calf Show

As you can see there are classes for all ages of calves so please come along and help support this event. This is an ideal event for you to be an exhibitor and show off your calves especially the winning calves from the recent Herds Competition.

Closing date will be 28th September 2018 No late entries will be accepted.

Entry fee £5:00 per animal or pair to accompany entry form with payment made payable to NIHBA.

Entry form below

2016 Calf Show

 

Additional photos of BBQ and Herds competition

Adam Armour, Dromara, Cecil and Paul Beattie, Aughnacloy, Greer Watson, Crossgar, Robert Clarke, Ipswich, and John Henning, Rathfriland. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Eric Haire, Dundrod, Gerry Small, Randalstown, with Karen and John Taggart, from Carrowdore. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
David Wilson, Fermanagh, Hereford Association committee member, John Gill, Killinchy, Hereford Association chairman, Trevor Andrews, Raloo, Hereford Association president, and John McMordie, Ballygowan, Hereford Association committee member. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Ivan Elliott, from Cookstown, with Roberta and Gordon Fee, from Banbridge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John Maybin, from Ballygowan, with Raymond McDowell, from Gleno. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Richard Edwards, Ollie Garnett-Smith and Imogen Edwards, from Wiltshire. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Lisa McCorry, Cindy Wilson and Libby McCorry, from Glenavy and Fermanagh. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Some of host farmer Trevor Andrews’ cattle on display at the Hereford barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Some of host farmer Trevor Andrews’ cattle on display at the Hereford barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Enjoying the Hereford barbecue, held at Trevor Andrews farm near Raloo, Larne. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Ciaran and Peter Kerr, from Lurgan, Marcus and Robert Murdock, from Newry, and Colin McCord, from Hillsborough. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Fred Kerridge, from Parkgate, Stephen O’Kane, Garvagh, Ivan Haire, Dundrod, and Stephen Cherry, Templepatrick. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Tania Torregrosa, Ruth Leader, Sara Leader, Amelia Leader, Sofia Sarotto and Agathe Vaille. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Robert Shaw and grandson James Waterson, from Kells. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Gemma McCorry and dad Eamon, from Glenavy. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Prize-winners in the Hereford Young Handlers competition. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

NIHBA Herds competition and BBQ


Last week saw Robert Clarke, Herd manager at the Shadwell Stud visit Hereford herds across Northern Ireland to pick his 2018 winners, renown for his breeding of Hereford and Angus in the U.K Robert had the hard task of judging herds with up to seventy head of pedigree cattle before the prize giving at the Association’s annual BBQ.

William McMordie, overall runner-up in the Hereford herds competition, and John Conlon, overall winner, with Edward Boyd and Kenny Linton from Dunbea. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Large herd winner, who went onto take the overall Herd went to John Conlon’s Drumatee Herd. Robert was very impressed with the quality of animals on display, all of a type, the stock Bull Cill Cormack Nevada was certainly doing a great job with a strong batch of calves taking this Herd to the next level, so much so Robert awarded him Best stock Bull on the evening. Overall reserve and 2nd in the large herd’s went to John and William McMordie’s Solpoll Herd, no stranger to winning this Herd didn’t disappoint when it came to quality.

Robin Irvine, runner-up in the Hereford medium herds competition, Trevor Andrews, winner, and John Gill, third place, with Edward Boyd and Kenny Linton from Dunbea. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Medium Herd winner went to Trevor Andrews from Larne which was viewable on the evening, again a Herd that showed style and uniformity through all ages of cattle.

Gerry Small, runner-up in the Hereford small herds competition, Ivan Haire, winner, and Ciaran Kerr, third place, with Edward Boyd and Kenny Linton from Dunbea. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ivan Haire and families Dorepoll Herd took the win on the small Herd section, Ivan in recent years has reduced his Herd but certainly not quality, judge Robert was particularly taken by his spring born Heifer Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 who won the best spring born Heifer title.

William McMordie, runner-up in the Hereford large herds competition, John Conlon, winner, and Des Kelly, third place, with Edward Boyd and Kenny Linton from Dunbea. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Other individual wins went to Gerry and Ethan Small who won the best autumn Heifer class with Drumshambo 1 Sparkles 012, the relatively new Herd is one to watch out for after a great year showing they also picked up second place in the Small Herd section.
John and William McMordie dominated the Bull calf classes with wins in the Autumn and Spring section with Solpoll 1 Rolls Royce and Solpoll 1 Real thing respectively.

Young people who took part in the Hereford Young Handlers course. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The Association thanked Robert on Friday evening at the BBQ and prize giving evening of the arduous task which was held at the Association’s president Trevor Andrews in Larne. Over 180 people attended on the night and where treated to a Herd walk round the cattle before a BBQ with Hereford steak kindly provided by Dunbia.

Host farmers for the Hereford barbecue Trevor and Sheevaun Andrews, from Raloo, with their family. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

A raffle and an auction with anything from concrete drinkers to A.I straws was up for grabs and the Association are very pleased to announce that a total of £5200 was raised on the night and was presented to the McMillan charity who have a special place in the Andrew’s families hearts.

Enjoying the Hereford barbecue, held at Trevor Andrews farm near Raloo, Larne. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Also in attendance was the National Hereford Youth team which was made up from members from across the U.K. The team arrived on Friday and visited herds belonging to John McMordie and Des Kelly before a trip to Tullamore show in which they competed in young handler classes. Preparation, clipping and showmanship demonstrations where provided to the team by Steven and Barney O’Kane from the Keadyview Herd on Friday which payed off as they scooped the top three places in all Young Handler classes at Tullamore.

A big thank you to all involved especially the Andrews family for hosting such an evening, the judge Robert Clarke, all donations and sponsors of prizes, Dunbia for the meat and all who attended to make the evening a runaway success.

 

Prize-winners in the Hereford Young Handlers competition. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Herd competition results

Small Herd
1st JE RI & W Haire DOREPOLL HERD. 2nd J & G Small DRUMSHAMBO HERD. 3rd Ciaran Kerr KINEGO HERD

Medium Herd
1st T & S Andrews MOUNTVIEW HERD. 2nd R & J Irvine GRACELAND HERD. 3rd A J Farms LUSKY HERD

Large Herd
1st John Conlon DRUMATEE HERD. 2nd J & W McMordie SOLPOLL HERD. 3rd Des Kelly MULLIN HERD

Best Autumn Bull Calf
1st Solpoll 1 Rolls Royce 2nd Lisrace Liberty 17th 3rd Graceland 1 Rowdy

Best Autumn Born Heifer Calf
1st Drumshambo 1 Sparkles 012 2nd Kinnego 1 Rainbow 3rd Mountview 1 Gelato

Best Spring Born Bull Calf
1st Solpoll 1 Real Thing 2nd Mountview 1 Homer 3rd Lisrace Lumberjack 22nd

Best Spring Born Heifer Calf
1st Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 2nd Solpoll 1 Starlet R17 3rd Drunatee Cara 442

Best Stock Bull
1st Cill Cormack Nevada . John Conlon
2nd Dorepoll 1 Legacy. T & S Andrews
3rd Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite. Ciaran Kerr

Winner of the Best Overall Herd
Drumatee Herd. John Conlon

Runner up
Solpoll Herd J & W McMordie

David Wilson, Fermanagh, Hereford Association committee member, John Gill, Killinchy, Hereford Association chairman, Trevor Andrews, Raloo, Hereford Association president, and John McMordie, Ballygowan, Hereford Association committee member. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Annual BBQ and Herds Competition Awards

Just a reminder about the NIHBA Annual Field Evening, BBQ & Presentation of the Herds Competition Awards on Friday 10th August 2018 on the farm of our President Trevor Andrews 18 Ballyfore Road Raloo Larne Co.Antrim Telephone number 07801448939 commencing at 5.00pm. This is an opportunity to view the Mountview Herd of Pedigree Hereford Cattle and take part in the activity on the evening.

With the UK Hereford Youth event happening that week end in N Ireland there will be visitors from across the UK & possibly also from the South so it will also give you the opportunity to meet up with fellow breeders.

It is hoped to BBQ at approx 7.00pm entertainment will also be provided. The Herds Competition winners will also be announced and awards presented by the Judge Mr Robert Clarke of Badlingham fame and now Shadwell Aberdeen Angus

To facilitate catering arrangements we need to know the numbers attending by Friday 3rd August 2018 so could you please make contact with either Trevor or myself with number attending by this date. This is a Steak BBQ but burgers will be available but we need to know when booking.

The cost of the BBQ is £15 for steak or £5 for a burger with all profits to Macmillan Nurses
This is only one of the events that takes part throughout the year the next being the Annual Dinner & Presentation of the Annual Awards Friday 19th October 2018 in the The Valley Hotel Fivemiletown.

Then next our National Calf Show on the 27th October 2018 in Dungannon Farmers Mart Judges Richard Edwards & Emma Smyth.
Looking forward to meeting you at these events
Yours sincerely
Ivan Haire (Hon Sec NIHBA)

NIHBA National Show at Omagh 2018

 

Supreme Champion Richmount 1 Peppermint owned and bred by James Graham

This year it was the turn of Omagh show to host the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeder’s Association’s National Show. President and renown breeder Jonathan Moorehouse of Cato Polled Herefords had the job of judging an entry of 40 animals on the day. “A great turnout of cattle and quality to match” quoted Jonathan as he rounded up his morning’s judging.

Judge Jonathan Moorhouse on the day making his final decision

His supreme Champion Richmount 1 Peppermint who is owned and bred by Mr James Graham stood out on the day, a young bull that is no stranger to winning and also took the reserve Champion at Lurgan show this year.

Reserve went to J&W McMordies Solpoll 1 Perfection. This yearling Bull also took the Native & Reserve Overall Interbreed Performance Class Winner Royal Ulster 2018.

Reserve overall champion Solpoll 1 Perfection owned and bred by J&W McMordie

Champion female went to a well grown Heifer owned by N Shaw of Dungannon Graceland 1 Nicola, a worthy winner on the day.

Female Champion Graceland 1 Nicola owned by U Shaw

James Graham added to his victories with Junior Female Champion, Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, a 7 month old Heifer who also took Champion at Armagh show showing she started as she means to go on, Ruby Royale then went on to win reserve overall Female Champion.

Gerry and Ethan Small’s Kinglee Oyster Girl

Gerry and Ethan Small’s yearling Heifer Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl won the biggest class on the day in the yearling Heifer class, this stylish Heifer yet to be beaten in her class went on to take reserve Junior Female.

David Wilsons group of three winners

David Wilson from Fermanagh won the group of three which included his senior Bull Knockmountagh Master who won his class on the day.

 

Cow and calf class winner Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd owned and bred by K Greenaway 

Other class wins included Greer Watson with his homebred Heifer Barnburn 1 Priscilla and Kathryn Greenaway securing a win with Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd in the Cow and calf class.
Calf Champion on the day went to Ciaran Kerr’s Kinnego 1 Rocket Man, a strong calf out of his stock Bull Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite.

Uel Shaw with the champion female

Young handler on the day went to Ethan Carey Small.

 

Showmanship at its best

Supreme Champion
Richmount 1 Peppermint. Mr James Graham

Reserve Champion
Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie

Female Champion
Graceland 1 Nicola. Mr U Shaw

Reserve Female Champion
Richmount 1 Ruby Royale. Mr James Graham

Male Champion
Richmount 1 Perrpermint. Mr James Graham

Reserve Male Champion
Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie

Junior Female Champion
Richmount 1 Ruby Royale. Mr James Graham

Reserve Junior Female
Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. Gerry & Ethan Small

Class Results

Class 44 Cow or Heifer born before 31/12/15
1st Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd. K Greenaway
2nd Bellshill 1 Nancy A,R & J Dickson

Class 45 Heifer born 1/1/16 – 30/6/16
1st Graceland 1 Nicola Mr U Shaw
2nd Richmount 1 Nola Mr James Graham
3rd Barnburn 1 Nolana Mr Greer Watson

Class 46 Heifer Born 1/7/16 – 31/12/16
1st Barnburn 1 Priscilla Mr Greer Watson

Class 47 Heifer Born 1/1/17 – 31/8/17
1st Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. Gerry & Ethan Small
2nd Richmount Poppy Mr James Graham
3rd Solpoll 1 Starlet P9 J&W McMordie
4th Umgola Sabrina Mr S Baxter

Class 48 Heifer Calf born after 1/9/17
1st Richmount 1 Ruby Royale Mr James Graham
2nd Corraback Cherry 10th Mr M Richmond
3rd Mountview 1 Gelato Mr T Andrews
4th Corraback Guinevere 17th Mr M Richmond

Class 50 Bull Born before 31/3/16
1st Knockmountagh Master DR&R Wilson
2nd Mulladoopoll 1 Elite Mr C Kerr
3rd Magheraknock 1 Jocker Mr R Black

Class 51 Bull born 1/4/16 – 31/12/16
1st Richmount 1 Peppermint Mr James Graham
2nd Solpoll 1 Partner J&W McMordie

Class 52 Bull born 1/1/17 – 31/8/17
1st Solpoll 1 Perfection J&W McMordie
2nd Lusky 1 Prodigy AJ Farms Ltd
3rd Lisrace Lackey Boy 11th DR & R Wilson

Class 53 Bull Calf born 1/9/17 – 31/12/17
1st Kinnego 1 Rocket Man Mr C Kerr
2nd Mountview 1 Genesis Mr T Andrews

Progeny Pairs
1st J&W McMordie
2nd Mr M Richmond
3rd Mr J Graham

Group of three
1st DR & R Wilson
2nd Mr James Graham
3rd J&W McMordie

150th RUAS Balmoral Show REPORT

 

Solpoll 1 Starlet P2 supreme Champion owned and bred by J&W McMordie

It was ladies day at the 150th Anniversary Royal Ulster Show, judge Jen Jones from the Dendor Herd found both her Supreme Champion and Reserve from the Intermediate Class in the Female Section.
Solpoll 1 Starlet P2 from John & William McMordie took the championship. This excellent incalf daughter of the hugely successful Panmure 1 Henry was on her show debut and is the 3rd Henry daughter to lift the Balmoral Supreme title in the last 4 years.

Reserve Champion Barnburn 1 Priscilla owned and Bred by Greer Watson

Reserve Champion went to Bertie & Greer Watson with Barnburn 1 Priscilla. Sired by former National Show Champion Pinmoor 1 Kingsley her full sister was Reserve Female Champion at last years show. Not finished there the Watsons also won a strong Senior Heifer class with the incalf Barnburn 1 Nolana, sired by Panmure 1 Henry.

Male Champion Panmure 1 Monster owned by the Haire Family

Champion male went to last years supreme Champion Panmure 1 Monster owned by JE,RI & W Haire of Dundrod, weighing in at circa 1400kgs he was head and shoulders above the competition.

The Haire family weren’t happy with the one win and took the Cow and calf class with Dorepoll 1 Classic Kim, a fine example of cow with calf at foot.

Junior Champion Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl owned by Gerry and Ethan Small

The biggest class on the day was won by Gerry and Ethan Small with their yearling Heifer Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. This well grown classy female was a real head turner and one to watch out for in the future. She then went onto win Junior Champion on the day.

Solpoll 1 Playboy class winner

Solpoll 1 Playboy took the Junior Bull Class, a heifers calf going back to breed record price female Stella C16. Not to be outdone his herd mate Solpoll 1 Perfection took the Native & Reserve Overall Beef Interbreed Performance Class the next day for the McMordies, both were sons of Panmure 1 Henry.

James Grahams group of three winners

Richmount 1 Peppermint owned and bred by James Graham won the intermediate bull class, not to finish there he went onto win reserve male champion and in the winning group of three owned by the Portadown Breeder.

Class results

Supreme Champion
Solpoll 1 Starlet P2. J&W McMordie

Reserve Supreme Champion
Barnburn 1 Priscilla. Greer Watson

Female Champion
Solpoll 1 Starlet P2. J&W McMordie

Reserve Female Champion
Barnburn 1 Priscilla. Greer Watson

Male Champion
Panmure 1 Monster. JE, RI & W Haire

Reserve Male Champion
Richmount 1 Peppermint. James Graham

Junior Champion
Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 561 Gerry & Ethan Small

Reserve Junior Champion
Richmount 1 Poppy. James Graham

Class 583 Cow or Heifer born before 31/12/15 in calf or calf at foot
1st Dorepoll 1 553 Classic Kim. JE,RI & W Haire
2nd Richmount 1 Laura. James Graham
3rd Hockley Poll 1 Amelia. Ruth Leader

Class 584 Heifer born 1/1/16 – 30/6/16 in calf or calf at foot.
1st Barnburn 1 Nolana. Greer Watson
2nd Solpoll 1 Starlet N23. J&W McMordie
3rd Richmount 1 Nola. James Graham
4th Hawkesbury 1 Veronica. Stephen Cherry

Class 585 Heifer born 1/7/16 – 31/12/16
1st Solpoll 1 Starlet P2. J&W McMordie
2nd Barnburn 1 Priscilla. Greer Watson
3rd Woodvale 1 Journey. A&A Armour
4th Baltymore Thora 496. Coote Geelan

Class 586 Heifer born on or after 1/1/17
1st Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 561. Gerry & Ethan Small
2nd Richmount 1 Poppy. James Graham
3rd Solpoll 1 Starlet P9. J&W McMordie
4th Dorepoll 1 Sally. JE,RI & W Haire

Class 587 Bull born prior 1/4/16
1st Panmure 1 Monster. JE,RI & W Haire
2nd Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite. Ciaran Kerr

Class 588 Bull born 1/1/16 – 31/12/16
1st Richmount 1 Peppermint. James Graham
2nd Lusky 1 Pharoh. John Gill
3rd Lusky Premier. John Gill
4th Kinnego 1 Pharaoh. Ciaran Kerr

Class 589 Bull born after 1/1/17
1st Solpoll 1 Playboy. J&W McMoride
2nd Ballypallady 1 Pride. Stephen Cherry
3rd Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie
4th Lusky 1 Prodigy. John Gill

Group of Three animals
1st James Graham
2nd J&W McMordie
3rd John Gill

Judge Jen Jones

 

NIHBA Spring Show and Sale 2018

Keith Jempson (Banbury) renown Cattle Fitter and showman had the difficult task of judging a strong entry at this years Spring Show and Sale with 26 animals present on the day.

Judge Keith Jempson

Taking the supreme championship was a May 16 born Bull Cullamore Nathan, owned and bred by R McKenna, a stylish bull with ring presence to match.

Champion Cullamore NathanReserve Champion went to a 13 month old Bull Drumatee Fred owned and bred by John Conlon, one of the youngest animals to grace the ring on the day but certainly made his mark.
Reserve Champion Drumatee Fred

Other class winners on the day where Thornbank 1 Pirate, bred by SH Stewart and also Solpoll 1 Pole Position owned and bred by John and William McMordie.

Solpoll 1 Pole Position

In the sale ring trade was brisk with an average of £2583, commanding the top prices on the day was John and William McMordie fresh from their recent success at the show and sale in Hereford with two bulls topping 3000 guineas on the day in Dungannon.

Solpoll 1 Painter bred by J&W McMordie, one of their two top selling bulls on the day

Class results

Class 1 Bull born 22/4/16-24/5/16
1st Cullamore Nathan. R McKenna
2nd Lisrace Lackey Boy 10th. DR Wilson
3rd Holland Lieutenant. B&K Holland
4th Brookfield 1 Nemo. R & P McClenaghan

Class 2 Bulls Born 12/6/16-28/8/16
1st Thornbank 1 Pirate. SH Stewart
2nd Holland Commander 202 B&K Holland
3rd Drumnamether 1 George. PJ Cully

Class 3 Bulls born 1/9/16-12/11/16
1st Solpoll 1 Pole Position. J&W McMordie
2nd Solpoll 1 Painter. J&W McMordie
3rd Nancy Aaron. G&T Morton
4th Benaughlin Norman. G&W Burleigh

Class 4 Bulls Born 12/2/17-5/3/17
1st Drumatee Fred. J Conlon
2nd Drumatee Ferrari. J Conlon
3rd Solpoll 1 Pilgrim. J&W McMordie
4th Drumatee Ford. J Conlon

Thornbank 1 Pirate
Brian Holland in the ring