LOCAL BUTCHER PURCHASES CHAMPION HEREFORD AT ALLAMS

imageLocal Butcher David Moore from Country Meats, Aghagallon firmly believes that Native breeds such as the Hereford is the way to go when providing a top quality cut for the table. With his most recent purchase of the Hereford Champion at Allams show and sale on Tuesday David intends to give his customers top grade meat for the festive season.

image‘The Hereford provides a marbled finish to the meat which gives it the edge, the difference it makes to the taste is remarkable’ stated David. With better colour and high in fatty acid omega-3 it has a distinctive taste.

The breed itself thrives well on a forage based diet making it a clear winner for beef farmers over the UK making it easy to finish with lower financial input.


imageDavid believes that the better quality meat such as the Hereford will become more desirable in the current times when healthy eating with traceability is on everyone’s mind.

If you would like to try a cut of quality Hereford beef call into David at Country Meats over the Christmas period, a great alternative to turkey this Christmas.

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Pedigree Calf Fair Beef Expo 2016

Junior Champion Solpoll 1 National Owned and bred by J&W McMordie
Junior Champion Solpoll 1 National Owned and bred by J&W McMordie

HEREFORDS HOLD THEIR OWN AT PEDIGREE CALF FAIR BEEF N.I EXPO 2016

Over 30 exhibits where on display for Hereford judge and breeder Tony Bradstock at Saturday’s Calf Fair at Balmoral with two Co Down breeder’s taking the top spots. Senior Champion was taken by Bertie and Greer Watson with their home bred bull Barnburn 1 Napolean. Sired by the National show champion Pinmoor 1 Kingsley he certainly is following in his fathers footsteps. Reserve Senior Champion was won by Solpoll 1 Nobility owned and bred by J&W McMordie, a son of the prolific Panmure 1 Henry.

Senior Champion Barnburn 1 Napolean Owned and bred by B&G Watson
Senior Champion Barnburn 1 Napolean Owned and bred by B&G Watson

Junior Champion was won by John and William McMordie with an April born Bull Solpoll 1 National with reserve taken by a heifer Lisrace Crystal belonging to David Wilson.

Reserve Senior Champion Solpoll 1 Nobility Owned and bred by J&W McMordie
Reserve Senior Champion Solpoll 1 Nobility Owned and bred by J&W McMordie

Senior Championship
Champion Barnburn 1 Napolean B&G Watson
Reserve Solpoll 1 Nobility J&W McMordie

Junior Championship
Champion Solpoll 1 National J&W McMordie
Reserve Lisrace Crystal D Wilson

Class Results

Bull Born on or after 1/9/15 and Before 31/12/15
1st Barnburn 1 Napolean B&G Watson
2nd Solpoll 1 Nobility J&W McMordie
3rd Solpoll 1 Next step (et) J&W McMordie

Heifer Born on or after 1/9/15 and before 31/12/15
1st Lisrace Prettymaid 24th D Wilson
2nd Mountview 1 Estelle T Andrews
3rd Barburn 1 Nancy B&G Watson

Bull Born between 1/1/16 and 31/3/16
1st Annaghbeg Decimus ML Moore
2nd Corraback Kent RM Richmond
3rd Castlepoll 1 Goldstar C&M Beatty and sons

Heifer Born between 1/1/16 and 31/3/16
1st Annaghbeg Dawn ML Moore
2nd Corriewood 1 Jen Emily Peters
3rd Lisnaree 1 Nora Marcus Murdock

Bull Calf born after 1/4/16
1st Solpoll 1 National J&W McMordie
2nd Lisrace Lumberjack 18th D Wilson
3rd Corraback Kadar RM Richmond

Heifer Calf born after 1/4/16
1st Lisrace Crystal D Wilson
2nd Corraback Guenevere 15th RM Richmond

Reserve Junior Champion Lisrace Crystal owned and bred by D Wilson
Reserve Junior Champion Lisrace Crystal owned and bred by D Wilson

NIHBA Premier Show and Sale Sponsored by Danske Bank

imageNIHBA are proud to announce sponsorship by Danske Bank has been secured for the Premier Show and Sale on Friday 20th January 2017 at Dungannon Farmers Market.

The Association would like to take this opportunity to thank Danske Bank for their commitment to sponsor such an event.

Anyone wishing to enter the event needs to have entries into Association Secretary Ivan Hair no later than FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2016.

Entry form can be found at the bottom of this post with full details of requirements. Health declarations can be found under Forms for Official Sales on the Hereford Cattle Societies website.

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Pedegree Calf Fair Beef Expo Northern Ireland

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The Pedigree Calf Fair @ Beef N.I. Expo will be held at the RUAS Balmoral Showgrouds, Belfast on Saturday 19th November 2016 commencing at 10am.

This premier show, being the first of its kind in Ireland will showcase the premium quality pedigree calves in Northern Ireland, demonstrating excellence in breeding and the calibre for the future.
Beef Strategy 2020, also the first in Ireland, will be the forum for discussion at Beef N.I. Expo which will offer the chance to discuss the future of Beef farming and best practice with Processors, Retailers, Breeders and all stake-holders concerned with and dedicated to improving the Beef sector for the future…..given the difficulties facing the sector, this is something not to miss.

NIHBA United Feed’s National Calf Show 2016

From left, Judge Matt Gray, Overall Champion Male Solpoll 1 Nomad with John McMordie, reserve overall Male Lisrace Lumberjack D Wilson, overall Champion Female Mountview 1 Estelle with Trevor Andrews, reserve overall female Solpoll 1Duchess with Andrew McMordie, also included holding sponsor United Feeds Banner are president Cecil Beattie and Chairman John Gill
From left, Judge Matt Gray, Overall Champion Male Solpoll 1 Nomad with John McMordie, reserve overall Male Lisrace Lumberjack D Wilson, overall Champion Female Mountview 1 Estelle with Trevor Andrews, reserve overall female Solpoll 1Duchess with Andrew McMordie, also included holding sponsor United Feeds Banner are president Cecil Beattie and Chairman John Gill

Saturday 29th October saw the NIHBA United Feed’s National Calf Show take place at Dungannon Market. 16 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.

Overall Male and Senior Male Champion Solpoll 1 Nomad owned and bred by J&W McMordie
Overall Male and Senior Male Champion Solpoll 1 Nomad owned and bred by J&W McMordie

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 Female And Senior Female Champion Mountview 1 Estelle, owned and bred by Trevor Andrews
Overall Female And Senior Female Champion Mountview 1 Estelle, owned and bred by Trevor Andrews

Results

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

Reserve overall Male champion Lisrace Lumberjack 18th D Wilson
Reserve overall Male champion Lisrace Lumberjack 18th D Wilson

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

Young Handler Champion Marcus Murdock (left) Owen Gill (Center) Emily Peters reserve (right)
Young Handler Champion Marcus Murdock (left) Owen Gill (Center) Emily Peters reserve (right)

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

Images Alfie Shaw

Solpoll 1 Duchess Overall reserve female champion J&W McMoride
Solpoll 1 Duchess Overall reserve female champion J&W McMoride

Annual Awards 2016

The Killyhevlin hotel in Enniskillen hosted the annual dinner and awards evening for the NIHBA.

Hilton 1 Delilah owned by James Graham Overall 2016 Female Champion
Hilton 1 Delilah owned by James Graham Overall 2016 Female Champion

“Great to see such a turn out, not just on the evening but throughout the year at the qualifying shows” commented John Gill, chairman pictured at the presentation of the silverware on the evening.

Polled bull and overall bull of the year went to Mulladoopoll 1 Elite belonging to Ciaran Kerr of the Kinnego herd who also picked up the 2016 novice award.

Mulladoopoll 1 Elite owned by Ciaran Kerr Champion Bull of the year 2016
Mulladoopoll 1 Elite owned by Ciaran Kerr Champion Bull of the year 2016

Champion female of the year along with polled female champion went to Hilton 1 Delilah owned by James Graham of the Richmount Herd.

Horned Female of the year 2016 Corraback Blossom 3rd owned and Bred by Mervyn and Henry Richmond
Horned Female of the year 2016 Corraback Blossom 3rd owned and Bred by Mervyn and Henry Richmond

Taking home both the horned titles for 2016 was the Corraback Herd belonging to father and son team Mervyn and Henry Richmond with Corraback Jedi winning the Bull accolade and Corraback Blossom 3rd dominating the females.

Horned Bull of the Year 2016 Corraback Jedi owned by Mervyn and Henry Richmond
Horned Bull of the Year 2016 Corraback Jedi owned by Mervyn and Henry Richmond

Progeny Pair winners for 2016 went to Mervyn Richmond with Mara Flook and J&W McMordie’s Panmure 1 Henry.

Full Results:

Overall female 2016
Champion Hilton 1 Delilah
Res Female Corraback Blossom 3rd

Overall Male 2016
Champion Mulladoopoll 1 Elite
Res Male Pinmoor 1 Kingsley

Polled Female 2016
Champion Hilton 1 Delilah
Res Solpoll Starlet M12

Polled Male 2016
Champion Mulladoopoll 1 Elite
Res Pinmoor 1 Kingsley

Horned Female 2016
Champion Corraback Blossom 3rd
Res Fortview Lucinda

Horned Male 2016
Champion Corraback Jedi
Res Joint Kilsunny Lleyton/Annaghbeg Becimus

Progeny Pair 2016
Mara Flook / Panmure 1 Henry

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Autumn Show And Sale 2016

18 Oct 2016 - John and Sean Conlon, Markethill, and judge John Gill, with their overall champion Drumatee Mojo at Tuesday's Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
18 Oct 2016 – John and Sean Conlon, Markethill, and judge John Gill, with their overall champion Drumatee Mojo at Tuesday’s Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The Autumn Show & Sale of pedigree Herefords in Dungannon Farmers mart saw a small entry of cattle paraded in front of the judge John Gill of the Lusky Herd in Killinchy. The cattle came under the hammer of Trevor Wylie with bulls peaking at £2100 for the third prize Silverford 1 Lad from R Stewart Dungannon. This 19 month old son of Kilsunny Goliath sold to R & A Davis Moneymore.

18 Oct 2016 - Judging gets underway at Tuesday's Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
18 Oct 2016 – Judging gets underway at Tuesday’s Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The Champion Drumatee Mojo a 20 month old son of Baleen Maker exhibited by John Conlon of Markethill Co.Armagh failed to make his reserve as did the Reserve Champion the incalf heifer Black Water Lady from S & N Heatrick Middletown Co.Armagh. The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association would like to thank Dungannon Farmers Mart for the use of their facilities.

18 Oct 2016 - Nigel Heatrick, from Middletown, County Armagh, and judge John Gill, with Mr Heatrick's reserve champion, Blackwater Lady, at Tuesday's Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
18 Oct 2016 – Nigel Heatrick, from Middletown, County Armagh, and judge John Gill, with Mr Heatrick’s reserve champion, Blackwater Lady, at Tuesday’s Hereford show and sale, Dungannon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

2016 Herds Competition

 

Large Herd winners William McMordie with 2nd John Conlon and 3rd David Wilson with Judge Steve Edward and Dunbia Sponsor Kenny Linton
Large Herd winners William McMordie with 2nd John Conlon and 3rd David Wilson with Judge Steve Edward and Dunbia Sponsor Kenny Linton

Diary of a Herds Competition Judge

The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeder’s Annual herd’s competition got under way on the 26th July with none other than the legendary English stockman Steve Edwards judging the annual award.

Medium Herd winner Dessi Martins Lisola/Craigy Herd
Medium Herd winner Dessi Martins Lisola/Craigy Herd

The monumental task which involved covering over 1000 miles in the six counties judge Steve Edwards took it in his stride.

Small Herd winner Greer Watson with 2nd Stephen Baxter along with Dunbia Sponsor Kenny Linton
Small Herd winner Greer Watson with 2nd Stephen Baxter along with Dunbia Sponsor Kenny Linton

The first visits saw Steve at relatively new breeders, starting with the Kinnego Herd of Ciaran Kerr, Nathan Hylands Moygannon Herd and Grallagh Herd belonging to Ryan McKnight. With the rain closing in he headed back to base visiting Gerry and Jonathan Smalls Drumshambo Herd back in Randalstown.

Best Autumn bull Calf Solpoll Nobility
Best Autumn bull Calf Solpoll Nobility

Steve managed to fit in some down time at the Clogher Valley show where he met up with fellow Hereford Breeder Alan Timbrell from the Thames Herd who had the honour of judging the Dairy Cow Championship. The afternoon was finished off visiting the Corcreevy Herd in Brookeborough belonging to Niall Hudson the back home via Co Armagh to see John Conlon’s Drumantee Herd.image

Thursday saw him visit a local Herd in Broughshane belonging to John Richmond then cross country to Co Tyrone to see this years Blamoral Champion of the Beattie family at the Castlepoll and Tierlugan Herd. With the rain now firmly set in for the day it was on to County Fermanagh to judge Tom Mohan’s Newtownbutler Herd finishing with David Wilsons Lisrace herd and finally the Nancy Herd.

Best stock Bull Pinmoor 1 Kingsley owned by Bertie and Greer Watson
Best stock Bull Pinmoor 1 Kingsley owned by Bertie and Greer Watson

The penultimate day took in Co Down, starting in Holywood with Roy and Pat McClenaghan’s Brookfield Herd then onto The McMordie Family’s herd of Solpoll animals who this year took for the second time the UK herd of the year. The Lisola/Craigy herd of Jacqueline Martin followed with the day finishing at the Lusky, Ballymartin and Barnburn Herds belonging to AJ Farms, Aaron Patterson and the Watson family respectively.

Saturday saw the finish line in sight with a cross country visit to the final two herds, firstly the Graceland Herd of Robin and James Irvine and finally Stephen Baxter’s Umgola Herd.

The NIHBA would like to thank Steve Edwards for putting in such time and dedication and all the breeders who took part.

SMALL HERD WINNERS
1st Barnburn Herd B&G Watson
2nd Umgola Herd Stephen Baxter
3rd Corcreevy Herd Niall Hudson

MEDIUM HERD WINNERS
1st Lisola/Craigy Herd Jacqueline Martin
2nd Newtownbutler Herd Tom Mohan
3rd Graceland Herd R&G Irvine

LARGE HERD
1st Solpoll Herd J&W McMordie
2nd Drumantee Herd John Conlon
3rd Lisrace Herd David Wilson

OVERALL WINNERS
1st Solpoll Herd
2nd Drumantee Herd

Best Stock Bull
Pinmoor 1 Kingsley B&G Watson

Best Autumn Born Bull Calf
Solpoll 1 Nobility J&W McMordie

Best Spring Born Bull Calf
Umgola 1 Impact 5th Stephen Baxter

Best Autumn Born Heifer Calf
Lisrace Pretty Maid David Wilson

Best Spring Born Heifer Calf
Lisrace Crystal David Wilson

Photo credits Alfie Shaw

Best stock Bull Pinmoor 1 Kingsley owned by Bertie and Greer Watson
Best stock Bull Pinmoor 1 Kingsley owned by Bertie and Greer Watson

Hereford NI Annual Dinner 2016

 

James and Bradley Graham and Lindsey McCallister, from Richmount Herefords, Portadown, with their trophies at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
James and Bradley Graham and Lindsey McCallister, from Richmount Herefords, Portadown, with their trophies at the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association recently held their Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation of Awards in the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel in Enniskillen.

Niall Kerr, Brian Kerr, Seauna Mulholland, Ciaran Kerr, Ann Kerr, Peter Kerr and David Lavery, with some of the trophies for Kinnego Herefords, Lurgan, at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Niall Kerr, Brian Kerr, Seauna Mulholland, Ciaran Kerr, Ann Kerr, Peter Kerr and David Lavery, with some of the trophies for Kinnego Herefords, Lurgan, at the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson


The chairman John Gill welcomed over 60 breeders and friends to the function where the breeders were rewarded for their efforts at the various events and summer shows through out the year

Greer and Bertie Watson, Crossgar, with some the trophies they received at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Greer and Bertie Watson, Crossgar, with some the trophies they received at the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson


Amongst the guests were representatives from Dunbia and United Feeds who the Association are indebted to for their continued support.

Mia, Paul, Wendy and Charlie Beatty, from Aughnacloy, with the trophies they received for the champion Hereford and the best poll at the Royal Ulster Show, at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Mia, Paul, Wendy and Charlie Beatty, from Aughnacloy, with the trophies they received for the champion Hereford and the best poll at the Royal Ulster Show, at the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson


After a very enjoyable meal the Associations president Cecil Beatty gave a detailed report on the years events, the chairman then welcomed the guest speaker for the evening Mr Gareth Bell from the Jubilee Veterinary Clinic in Newtownards who attended with his wife. Gareth gave a very interesting and enlightening talk on bull reproduction.

John McMordie, Helen McMordie, William McMordie, Victoria Orr, Andrew McMordie and Lesley Ann Davidson, from Ballygowan, with the trophies they received at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John McMordie, Helen McMordie, William McMordie, Victoria Orr, Andrew McMordie and Lesley Ann Davidson, from Ballygowan, with the trophies they received at the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson


The awards were handed over by Mrs Ann Orr from The Fermanagh Farming Society who hosted the well supported 2016 National Hereford Show. The Hereford Championship was won by Bertie and Greer Watson from Crossgar with the Reserve Champion going to James Graham from Portadown.

John Gill, chairman of the NI Hereford Breeders' Association, presenting Marcus Murdoch, Newry, along with his father Robert, the young handler trophy at the association's annual dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John Gill, chairman of the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association, presenting Marcus Murdoch, Newry, along with his father Robert, the young handler trophy at the association’s annual dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson


A very enjoyable evening was had by all with the Music being provided by the Cathy McGovern band

John Gill, chairman of the NI Hereford Breeders' Association, presenting Henry Richmond, Derrylin, with some of his trophies at the association's annual dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John Gill, chairman of the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association, presenting Henry Richmond, Derrylin, with some of his trophies at the association’s annual dinner, Enniskillen. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John Andrews winning the Young Handler Cup
John Andrews winning the Young Handler Cup