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

NIHBA SPRING SHOW AND SALE


The countdown is on till the Spring Show & Sale of Pedigree Hereford Cattle Tuesday 17th April 2018 Dungannon Farmers Mart.

The perfect time to purchase!

33 Pedigree Hereford Bulls from the top herds in the country also sale of Pedigree Hereford Females from the Ballymartin Herd of Aaron Patterson.

Judging 10.30 AM Sale 1.00 PM, everyone welcome.

NIHBA SPRING SHOW AND SALE

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SPRING SHOW & SALE OF PEDIGREE HEREFORD CATTLE

Don’t dispair if you missed the opportunity to purchase a quality animal at our January sale. You will have a further chance to buy from the top breeders again in April, no better time to buy from the the trusted original and the best.

To be held in conjunction with Dungannon Farmers Mart Native Breeds sale on Tuesday 17th April 2018.
Further details from either
Dungannon Farmers Mart on 028 8772727
Or
John Gill (Chairman NIHBA 07968754976)
Ivan Haire (Secretary NIHBA 07887675649)

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NIHBA PREMIER JAN SHOW AND SALE

Breeders braved the elements as a thick layer of snow covered Northern Ireland to take part in the NIHBA Premier Show and Sale at Dungannon Livestock Mart. 29 bulls and 5 females went under the hammer on Friday 19th January.
Taking overall Supreme Champion was John Taggart’s homebred Bull Carney Hill 1 Nectar, this April 16 Bull certainly impressed the judge on the day, Nectar didn’t disappoint in the sale ring making 2600 guineas and was purchased by Dickson and Sons of Drumquin with Reserve overall going to Nigel Heatrick’s Black Water Napoleon. Nigel Bull Black Water Nelson also made the top price on the day of 2700 guineas who is now proudly owned by Derek McCrea of Bready, Strabane. Other class wins went to Trevor Andrews from Larne with Mountview 1 Finn in the September 16 born Bull Class. Drumnamether McCaw owned by PJ Cully took first in the March 2016 class with Glen Mortons Nancy 1 Angus 2nd winning a strong May 2016 class. Winning the female class on the day was Ian McFadden with his smart October Heifer Bellshill 1 Nancy who topped the female price at 1900 guineas again going to Dickson and Sons of Drumquin.

Sale average in the day was 2450 for bulls and 1700 for females despite a lower than expected turn of buyers due to the adverse weather.
Class 2 1st Peter Cully Drumnamether McCaw 2nd John Conlon Drumatee Freeman 3rd JE RI & W Haire Dorepoll 1 Nashville

Class 3 1st J & K Taggart Carney Hill 1 Nectar 2nd DR Wilson Lisrace Lackey Boy 10th 3rd D R Wilson Lisrace Landlord 27th

Class 4 1st G Morton Nancy 1 Angus 2nd JE RI & W Haire Dorepoll 1 Navigator 3rd S Baxter Umgola 1 Impact 8th

Class 5 1st S & N Heatrick Black Water Napoleon 2nd S & N Heatrick Black Water Nelson 3rd A & A Armour Woodvale 1 Next Step

Class 6 1st T Andrews Mountview 1 Finn 2nd G & W Burleigh Benaughlin Fortune 3rd G & W Burleigh Benaughlin Norman

Class 7 1st I & J McFadden Bellshill 1 Nancy 2nd G & W Burleigh Benaughlin Lily 3rd P Beatty Tirelugan 1 April

Champion J & K Taggart Carney Hill 1 Nectar

Reserve Champion S & N Heatrick Black Water Napoleon

Supreme Champion Carney Hill 1 Nectar owned and Bred by John Taggart
Supreme Champion Carney Hill 1 Nectar owned and Bred by John Taggart
Reserve Champion Nigel Heatrick's Black Water Napoleon
Reserve Champion Nigel Heatrick’s Black Water Napoleon
1st prize for Trevor Andrews and Mountview 1 Finn
1st prize for Trevor Andrews and Mountview 1 Finn
The Morton Family with their winning Bull Nancy 1 Angus 2nd
The Morton Family with their winning Bull Nancy 1 Angus 2nd
Ian McFadden and his first prize Heifer Bellshill 1 Nancy
Ian McFadden and his first prize Heifer Bellshill 1 Nancy

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NIHBA PREMIER SHOW AND SALE 19th JAN 2018

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Don’t forget the countdown is on til Fridays NIHBA Premier Show and sale.  The perfect opportunity to buy from Northern Ireland’s top breeder’s.

NIHBA, the original and the best when it comes to making the right choice for your Herds future.

link to catalogue attached

http://abri.une.edu.au/online/cgi-bin/i4.dll?1=3E372928&2=2928&3=56&5=2B3C2B3C3A&11=525E5D

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NIHBA JANUARY PREMIER SHOW AND SALE

27 Bulls and 3 Females will be on show and available to purchase at the NIHBA premier show and sale of Pedigree Hereford cattle on Friday 19th January 2018. The Dungannon Farmers Mart will be holding the event. Judging commences at 11.00am with the sale at 1.00pm.

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase a quality animal from some of the top Herds in Northern Ireland, make it a date in your diary to be at the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeder’s Association Sale, the original and the best!IMG_4204

NI BREEDING THE KEYSTONE TO UK SUCCESS

Northern Ireland certainly punches above its weight when it comes to producing quality Hereford cattle. Two dominant Herds have exported stock which have proved to be a keystone in Herds in the U.K. You don’t have to look far in a large percentage of pedigree’s to find either Dorepoll or Solpoll breeding.

Both Herds not only provide quality show stock but provide an animal that that is backed by EBV’s and a great line of milk.

The Haire and McMordie family are held in high regard throughout the UK, with progeny winning over the last few decades all over the British Isles.

Even if your focus isn’t for the show ring NI have the highest percentage of Bulls sold into the dairy market, something James Sage Hereford Cattle Society’s Chief Executive spoke about at the recent association awards dinner, something he would like the UK to catch up on.

2017 has proved to be no different, some examples of the Northern Ireland breeding are as follows:
UK Bull of the Year Lowesmoor 1 Maverick, is sired by Dorepoll 1 499 High Society bred by the Haire Family from Dundrod.

Lowesmoor 1 Maverick sites by Dorepoll 1 High Society
Lowesmoor 1 Maverick sites by Dorepoll 1 High Society

UK Female of the year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th, who is by Solpoll 1 Gilbert bred by John & William McMordie from Ballygowan. This is the 4th UK Female of the Year award for a Gilbert daughter.

Dendor 1 Jennifer 15th sired by Solpoll 1 Gilbert
Dendor 1 Jennifer 15th sired by Solpoll 1 Gilbert

UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Gilbert, has took this title for the 3rd time.

Solpoll 1 Gilbert bred by J&W McMordie
Solpoll 1 Gilbert bred by J&W McMordie

Dorepoll 1 499 High Society was also a previous Reserve UK Bull of the Year and also the Native Inter Breed Champion at the English Winter Fair Normanton 1 Pacific was sired by Dorepoll 1 Knight Hood.

Dorepoll 1 Knighthood bred by the Haire family
Dorepoll 1 Knighthood bred by the Haire family

 

An extract of the most recent sale at Hereford

“A consignment of five well presented heifers from J & W McMordie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland were keenly contested with the first lot of the day Solpoll 1 Stardust N5 being purchased by G Hall, Pinmoor Herefords, Lancashire for 4,000gns.

Solpoll 1 Starlet N26
Solpoll 1 Starlet N26

Two further Solpoll females; Solpoll 1 Starlet N28 and Reserve Grand Female Champion Solpoll 1 Starlet N26 were purchased by Speirs Farms Ltd, PepperstockHerefords, Luton, Bedfordshire for 3,800 gns and 3,600gns respectively. The final two Solpoll heifers, Solpoll 1 Starlet N9 and Solpoll 1 Starlet N32 were purchased by Warham Court, Breinton, Herefordshire for 2,800gns and 3,300gns.

Solpoll 1 Nashville
Solpoll 1 Nashville

J & W McMordie achieved the second highest price in the bull section and coupled with their trade in the show heifer category, fully justified the cost of travelling over from Northern Ireland. Eighteen month old Solpoll 1 Nashville was sold for 4,200 gns to J Riley, Blakesley Herefords, Towcester, Northamptonshire.”

Solpoll 1 Gilbert bred by J&W McMordie
Solpoll 1 Gilbert bred by J&W McMordie