National Show 2016

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Supreme Champion Pinmoor 1 Kingsley ex by Bertie & Greer Watson


The Hereford National Show is considered by many at the highlight of the season and attracts a large number of cattle and spectators alike. The 2016 Championships were staged at Enniskillen Show, with a strong entry of Hereford cattle representing breeders from all six counties.

Judge for the day was secretary of the Swedish Hereford Association Miranda Lysell, who is a noted breeder and judge in her native country.

Tapped out at Supreme Champion was “Pinmoor 1 Kingsley” exhibited by Bertie & Greer Watson, Crossgar. This three year old stock bull in the Barnburn herd was first spotted by the Watson’s at Westmorland Show in 2014, and was snapped up shortly afterwards in a private transaction. He has calves on the ground, and the Watson’s are delighted with how his progeny are shaping up to date.

Enjoying a tremendous National Show was James Graham, and son Bradley from Portadown. They took home an array of ribbons for their Richmount herd including Reserve Supreme Champion with “Hilton 1 Delilah”. This is a 2007 born daughter of Dieulacresse Vodaphone out of Panmure 1 Blessing.

The success story didn’t end there for the Graham team, with their homebred bull “Richmount 1 King Kong” notching up Reserve Male Champion. This son of Graceland 1 Colin is out of the Champion female which highlights her ability to breed well in addition to looking the part in the show ring. The Reserve Female Championship went “Richmount 1 Nola” who is also out Hilton 1 Delilah. This super young prospect was earlier in the day shown at foot with her dam, and achieved much admiration before being tapped out by Ms Lysell as Junior Champion. King Kong and Nola then teamed up to win the best progeny pair Championship.

The overall standard of cattle on show was exceptional according to the master judge Miranda Lysell, who described her Supreme Champion as “very stylish combined with great power and excellent breed character. The Female Champion is a well made brood cow, and her calf which is a winner in its own right shows tremendous potential”.

The hotly contended young handlers class was led by Marcus Murdock, with Bradley Graham and Robbie Wilson following in the placings.

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Reserve Supreme Champion Hilton 1 Delilah ex by James Graham

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Reserve Male award was presented to James Graham for his home bred Richmond 1 King Kong

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David Wilson stood top of the line with Lisrace Pretty Maid 24th in the Sept to Dec 15 born heifer class.

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The first of two rosettes for M&L Moore for Annaghbeg 1 Cavalier

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Annaghbeg Decimus was the winner of the 2016 born bull class for M&L Moore

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Ballymartin 1 Spark won the July to December 14 born heifer class for Aaron Patterson

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Thornbank 1 Mightyman was the winner of the yearling bull class for SH Stewart.

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Enjoying a successful National Show were Bertie and Greer Watson who picked up a number of awards including 1st with homebred Barnburn 1 Marigold

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J&W Mc Mordie won the senior heifer class with Solpoll 1 Starlet L16








The Hereford Cattle Society Show & Sale on Tuesday exceeded all expectations, with a 100% clearance of the Show Heifers offered saw a top of 5,700 gns. paid for the Grand Female Champion, 14 month old Dendor 1 Molly 44th sired by the Danish bull, SMH Euro 30E bred & exhibited by D.E., E.D. & A.L. Jones, Newtown, Powys.  “Molly” was purchased by local breeder, P.D. Vaughan, Kingsland, Herefordshire. 

Mr. Vaughan also purchased the Reserve Female Champion, 20 month old Romany 1 Ishbel H12 M4 sired by Romany 1 Heavyduty A84 H12 and bred by J.R.B. Wilson & Sons, Kelso, Roxburghshire for 5,300 gns. and two heifers bred by J. & W. McMordie, Ballygowan, Co. Down, Northern Ireland sired by Panmure 1 Henry – 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M1 for 3,600 gns. and 18 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M14 for 4,200 gns. 

Solpoll Starlet

Above Solpoll 1 Starlet

Messrs. McMordie went on to sell three further heifers, 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M8 by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 5,500 gns. to J. Radcliffe, Swansea; 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M6 by Danish sire Moeskaer Keno for 3,600 gns. to A.G. Whittle, Heywood, Lancashire and 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M9 by Panmure Henry for 3,300 gns. to E. Pierce, Tiverton, Devon. 

Messrs. G. & M.C. Shepherd, Preston, Lancashire saw their 12 month old Moorside 1 Jane 6th by Canadian sire CCR 57 G Stamina sell for 3,800 gns. to Highridge Farm Partnership, Oxted, Surrey. 

The 19 Show Heifers sold for £61,845 to Average £3,255.00 

An 80% clearance of the bulls offered saw the Grand Male Champion, 18 month old Fisher 1 McCoy (745 kgs) by Fisher 1 Jaguar, bred & exhibited by W.J. Hutchings & Sons, Chichester, Sussex top the sale at 9,000 gns. and sold to Highridge Farm Partnership, Oxted, Surrey. 

Above Solpoll 1 Milkyway

J. & W. McMordie, Ballygowan, Co. Down sold 19 month old Solpoll 1 Milkyway (780 kgs) by Panmure 1 Henry for 8,400 gns. to P. Murphy, Wychnor, Staffordshire and another “Henry” son, 25 month old Solpoll 1 Lawyer (975 kgs) for 8,000 gns. to Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Pike & Son, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 

Above Solpoll 1 Lawyer

A further two 19 month old bulls, Solpoll 1 Maverick (815 kgs) by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 6,000 gns. purchased by Spendlove Bros., Kettering, Northants., and Solpoll 1 Mr. Daffy (795 kgs) by the Australian sire Wirruna Daffy D1 for 5,400 gns. to H. Richardson, Redditch, Worcestershire. 

Mrs. C.S. Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria saw her 24 month old Barwise 1 Lekhwair (1,030 kgs) by Barwise 1 Wellington sell for 6,400 gns. to G.J. & E.M. Thomas, Ferwig, Cardiganshire. 

Mr. M. Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire sold the first bull through the ring, 30 month old Rempstone 1 245N Comply-or-Die (1,195 kgs) for 5,000 gns. to P. Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire. 

Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd., Thetford, Norfolk, first-time exhibitors at the Society’s Sales sold two 19 month old bulls, Shadwell 1 Bomber M768 (920 kgs) by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 4,600 gns. to T.G.R. Williams & Sons, Olney, Buckinghamshire and Shadwell 1 Beethoven M774 (1,050 kgs) by Aldersley 1 Edgar for 4,200 gns. to Mr. & Mrs. D.L. Wallace, Dulverton, Somerset. 

D.E., E.D. & A.L. Jones, Newtown, Powys, sold their 19 month old Dendor 1 Maverick (845 kgs)  by Solpoll 1 Gilbert for 4,800 gns. to R. Hobbs, Truro, Cornwall.  Messrs. Jones then went on to sell another son of “Gilbert”, the youngest bull in the Sale, 12 month old Dendor 1 Mufasa (575 kgs) for 4,500 gns. to B. & B. Rimmer, Preston, Lancashire. 

45 Bulls sold for £153,667.50 to Average £3,414.83 


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