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

PCF BALMORAL 2017

 

From Left sponsor Topstock, Robbie Wilson with Lisrace Finola Dell reserve Junior Champion, Ethan Small with Junior Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show and judge George Bowen
From Left sponsor Topstock, Robbie Wilson with Lisrace Finola Dell reserve Junior Champion, Ethan Small with Junior Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show and judge George Bowen

Saturday saw Herefordshire judge George Bowen pick his champions at the Pedegree Calf Fair 2017.

In the junior section Drumshanbo 1 Big Show took the title. This young bull owned and bred by Gerry and Ethan Small from Randalstown is no stranger to winning, fresh from taking the junior champion title at the Associations calf show back in September and reserve overall male title this stylish calf seems to be unstoppable.

Junior Male Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show with owner and breeder Ethan Small
Junior Male Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show with owner and breeder Ethan Small

Reserve Junior title went to David Wilsons Lisrace Finola Dell, again a winner in its class from September this young female will be one to watch in 2018.

Robbie Wilson with reserve Junior Champion Lisrace Finola Dell
Robbie Wilson with reserve Junior Champion Lisrace Finola Dell

Senior Champion went to James Graham with the homebred Richmount 1 Peppermint, the youngest Bull in his class of seven his quality shone through on the day.

James Grahams Richmount 1 Peppermint who took Senior Champion
James Grahams Richmount 1 Peppermint who took Senior Champion

Reserve Senior Champion, Annaghbeg Delilah owned and bred by Mark Moore, a quality heifer showing lots of promise it was a favourite for George Bowen on the day.

Annaghbeg Delilah who won reserve senior title
Annaghbeg Delilah who won reserve senior title

Results

Senior Champion – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PEPPERMINT sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier

Reserve Senior Champion – Mark Moore ANNAGHBEG DELILAH sired by Gurteragh Gladiator

Junior Champion – J&G Small DRUMSHANBO 1 BIG SHOW sired by Graceland 1 Giovani

Reserve Junior Champion – David Wilson LISRACE FINOLA DELL 4TH sired by Knockmountagh Master

Top stock sponsor with Mark Moores Annaghbeg Delilah reserve, Bradley Graham and Richmount 1 Peppermint senior Champion with Judge George Bowen
Top stock sponsor with Mark Moores Annaghbeg Delilah reserve, Bradley Graham and Richmount 1 Peppermint senior Champion with Judge George Bowen

HEREFORDS

CLASS 7 – BULL BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/16 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/16
1st – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PEPPERMINT sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier
2nd – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 T PEPPER sired by Richmount 1 King Kong
3rd – Mark Moore MARA PRISTINE sired by Mara Kestrel

CLASS 9 – BULL BORN BETWEEN 01/01/17 & 31/03/17
1st – J&G Small DRUMSHANBO 1 BIG SHOW sired by Graceland 1 Giovani
2nd – David Wilson LISRACE LUMBERJACK 19TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
3rd – AJ Farms Ltd LUSKY 1 PRODIGY sired by Woodvale 1 Livewire

CLASS 8 – HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/16 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/16 and CLASS 10 – HEIFER BORN BETWEEN 01/01/17 & 31/03/17 combined
1st – Mark Moore ANNAGHBEG DELILAH sired by Gurteragh Gladiator
3rd – T&S Andrews MOUNTVIEW 1 FOREVER sired by Dorepoll 1 579 Legacy

CLASS 11 – BULL CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/17
1st – James Graham RICHMOUNT 1 PREMIER sired by Grousehallpoll 1 Premier
2nd – Mervyn Robinson MILLWOOD 1 STOCKMAN sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty

CLASS 12 – HEIFER CALF BORN AFTER 01/04/17
1st – David Wilson LISRACE FINOLA DELL 4TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
2nd – David Wilson LISRACE CURLY 18TH sired by Knockmountagh Master
3rd – C&M Beatty & Son CASTLEPOLL 1 STARLETT sired by Solpoll 1 Lone Ranger

From Left sponsor Topstock, Robbie Wilson with Lisrace Finola Dell reserve Junior Champion, Ethan Small with Junior Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show and judge George Bowen
From Left sponsor Topstock, Robbie Wilson with Lisrace Finola Dell reserve Junior Champion, Ethan Small with Junior Champion Drumshanbo 1 Big Show and judge George Bowen

 

NIHBA PREMIER SHOW AND SALE FRIDAY 19th JANUARY 2018

Please find attached entry forms and Herd declaration form for the forthcoming sale, as per previous notice the 3 traits results need to be received before the date of sale.

Entries to be returned no later than 1st December 2017 with no exceptions.

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COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTED 2017 FOR THE ENSUING THREE YEARS

Midlands and East Anglia

Mr T D Livesey

Mr P R J Vincent

North Of England

Mr T Harrison

Mr A J Massey

Northern Ireland

Mr R J Irvine

Mr D Smyth

Scotland

Mrs A G Anderson

Mr R J B Wilson

South of England

Mr M J Clark

Mr M Jenkins

South West of England

Mr M J Harris

Mr J D Moorhouse

Wales

Mr G Pritchard

Miss E N Thorne

West Midlands

Mr P J Allman

Mr M Roberts

Contact and correspondence details can be found on the Hereford Cattle Society website

http://www.herefordcattle.org/about-us/council-members/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIHBA Annual Dinner and Awards

Friday 13th saw the annual Northern Ireland Hereford Association Dinner and awards ceremony take place at the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. With over 70 in attendance it proved to be one of the best supported evenings to date.

Special guests on the night where the retiring secretary David Prothero and the new Hereford Society’s first Chief executive James Sage and a representative front the Children’s Heartbeat trust who was awarded a cheque on the evening for £3421.

James who joins from organic certifiers, The Soil Association said “I’m very much looking forward to joining the Society and working with the team at Hereford House, the Council and the breeders who are the heart of the breed. This is an exciting era within UK and global agriculture and I believe there will be a prominent role for the Hereford to play in post Brexit UK agriculture. Capitalising on the breed’s many wonderful attributes to further develop sustainable profitable systems for farmers.” He also wants to work closely with the Northern Ireland breeders as they have the best percentage in the U.K of providing breeding Bulls into the dairy sector.

Retiring secretary David Prothero spoke fondly of his time over the last 40 years as he received a large Belfast Crystal vase from the NI association in appreciation for his dedication to the society. He recalled memories from great friendships with longstanding members such as Ivan Haire and John McMordie. He also wished the new Chief executive great success in his new role.

Awards on the evening where presented by David Prothero before the band played into the small hours. Bull of the year went to Ciaran Kerrs Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite and the Female of the year to Courtney Halliday’s Corraback Joan 15th, with the overall Herd of the year being won yet again by J&W McMordie to name but a few.

WENLOCK CUP for JANUARY SALE CHAMPION
HUNTER STEWART

OMAGH MART CUP For APRIL SALE CHAMPION
THE McMORDIE FAMILY SAINTFIELD

THE SYDNEY MAWHINNEY CUP BEST POLL ANIMAL UK BRED AT THE ROYAL ULSTER
JE RI & W HAIRE

THE F W McMORDIE CUP FOR THE JUNIOR CHAMPION AT THE ROYAL ULSTER
J & W McMORDIE

NATIONAL SHOW AWARDS

NEWS LETTER ROSE BOWL FOR THE CHAMPION
COURTNEY HALLIDAY

THE BARRON CUP FOR THE JUNIOR FEMALE
COURTNEY HALLIDAY

THE RALSTON CUP FOR THE BEST HEIFER EXHIBITOR BRED
MARK MOORE

CLOW CUP BEST GROUP OF 3 EXHIBITOR BRED
MARK MOORE

ROBINSON & O’KANE CUP EXHIBITOR GAINING MOST POINTS
MARK MOORE

STOCK PERSON SHIELD BEST UNDER 18
MARCUS MURDOCK

THE ROBERT CLARKE CUP BEST POLL ANIMAL EXHIBITOR BRED
A &A ARMOUR

THE NIHBA CUP CALF CHAMPION
CIARAN KERR

CALF SHOW

THE KERRIDGE CUP FEMALE CHAMPION T& S ANDREWS

THE McCAFFREY CUP MALE CHAMPION J &W McMORDIE

THE CHRISTIE CUP YOUNG HANDLER UNDER 18
MARCUS MURDOCK

YEARLY AWARDS

THE BULL OF THE YEAR CUP
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)

RESERVE
MARK MOORE

THE ROBERT HAIRE CUP POLL BULL OF THE YEAR
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)

RESERVE
CIARAN KERR (KINNEGO 1 PHARO)

THE TT SIMPSON CUP HORNED BULL OF THE YEAR

MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG DOMINO)

RESERVE
G & W BURLEIGH (BENAUGHLIN NORMAN)

THE MOUNT STEWART CUP FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)

RESERVE
A J FARMS (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)

THE A S O’CONNOR CUP HORNED FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)

RESERVE
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG PANSY)

THE HW COATES CUP POLL FEMALE OF THE YEAR
A J FARMS (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)

RESERVE
B & G WATSON (BARNBURN 1 MARIGOLD)

THE ULSTER BANK ROSE BOWL PROGENY PAIRS OF THE YEAR
M RICHMOND

RESERVE
MARK MOORE

THE HAVEN CUP FOR THE SIRE OF THE YEAR
SOLPOLL 1 DYNAMITE J & W McMORDIE

THE CUDDY CUP FOR THE OVERALL HERDS COMPETITION WINNER
J & W McMORDIE

NOVICE AWARD
A J Farms (J Gill)

RESERVE
Courtney Haliday

SUMMER SHOW CHAMPION AWARDS
ROYAL ULSTER – JE RI & W HAIRE
BALLYMONEY – IAN McFADDEN
NEWRY – MARCUS MURDOCK
ANTRIM – COURTNEY HALLIDAY
OMAGH & ENNISKILLEN – MARK MOORE
BALLYMENA, LURGAN, ARMAGH, SAINTFIELD, CASTLEWELLAN & CLOGHER VALLEY – CIARAN KERR

Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) Courtney Halliday fron Annaghmore with her awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Courtney Halliday fron Annaghmore with her awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.

Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson . Mark Moore

Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Committee members handing over a cheque to the Children's Heartbeat Trust at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Committee members handing over a cheque to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Committee members at the Hereford Society annual dinner. 
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) The Kerr family from Lurgan.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
The Kerr family from Lurgan.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) Heather and Robert Murdock from Newry with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Heather and Robert Murdock from Newry with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) John, William and Andrew McMordie from Ballygowan with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John, William and Andrew McMordie from Ballygowan with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) Trevor and Sheevaun Andrews from Larne with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Trevor and Sheevaun Andrews from Larne with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. 
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) John and Agnes Gill from Killinchy with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
John and Agnes Gill from Killinchy with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption) Henry Richmond, Derrylin.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. 
Henry Richmond, Derrylin.
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson (See Ivan Haire for full caption)
Prize winners with their awards at the Hereford Society annual dinner. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

NIHBA United Feeds National Calf Show 2017

 

From left Andrew McMordie (representing United Feeds sponsor, Judge James Ludgate, champion young Handler C Dorman, reserve John Andrews and association Chairman John Gill
From left Andrew McMordie (representing United Feeds sponsor, Judge James Ludgate, champion young Handler C Dorman, reserve John Andrews and association Chairman John Gill

Saturday 30th September saw the annual NIHBA UNITED Feeds National calf show taking place under the expert eye of judge James Ludgate from The Rempstone Herd which is one of the top HERDS in the UK.

Judge James Ludgate inspecting the junior Bull of Ethan Small
Judge James Ludgate inspecting the junior Bull of Ethan Small

“Overall a satisfying turnout of Bulls and heifers on the day, plenty of style with good confirmation, the top winners where based on what I would strive to have in my Herd” quoted James Ludgate.

Supreme Bull and senior Bull Champion Solpoll 1 Pirate owned and bred by J&WMcMordie
Supreme Bull and senior Bull Champion Solpoll 1 Pirate owned and bred by J&WMcMordie

Supreme Bull Champion and senior male champion went to J&W McMordie with Solpoll 1 Pirate, yet another son of the prolific Panmure 1 Henry Bull which has bred the family many a winner, a well grown and clean finished bull was what the judge wanted and got on the day.
Overall reserve Supreme Bull and junior Bull title went to a new breeder on the circuit. Drumshambo 1 Big Show, a junior Bull with great style and ring presence took the spot for Ethan Small and his grandfather Gerry from Randalstown.

Reserve Supreme and junior Bull Champion Drumshambo 1 Big Shot exhibited by Ethan Small, bred by Gerry and Ethan Small
Reserve Supreme and junior Bull Champion Drumshambo 1 Big Shot exhibited by Ethan Small, bred by Gerry and Ethan Small

Quality females on the day where topped by Trevor Andrews senior Heifer Mountview 1 Forever taking the overall supreme Female and senior female title. One of the first progeny to be shown from Dorepoll 1 Legacy, a bull he purchased from the Haire family his offspring is showing promise for the showing seasons to come.

Supreme Female and senior female champion Mountview 1 Forever owned and bred by Trevor Andrews
Supreme Female and senior female champion Mountview 1 Forever owned and bred by Trevor Andrews

Reserve supreme Female and junior female title went to John Conlon’s Drumatee Pearl 173, a young Heifer who had the complete package and shows great potential for the future.

Reserve supreme Female and junior female champion Drumatee Pearl 173 owned and bred by J Conlon
Reserve supreme Female and junior female champion Drumatee Pearl 173 owned and bred by J Conlon

Overall and class results

Supreme Bull Champion
Solpoll 1 Pirate J&W McMordie
Reserve Supreme Bull Champion
Drumshambo 1 Big Show J&G Small

Senior Bull Champion
Solpoll 1 Pirate J&W McMordie
Reserve senior Bull Champion
Solpoll 1 Pagba J&W McMordie

Junior Bull Champion
Drumshambo 1 Big Show J&G Small
Reserve Junior Bull Champion
Solitude 1 Phoenix A McMordie

Supreme Female Champion
Mountview 1 Forever T Andrews
Reserve Supreme Female Champion
Drumatee Pearl 173 J Conlon

Senior Female Champion
Mountview 1 Forever T Andrews
Reserve Senior Champion Female
Solpoll 1 Dainty J&W McMordie

Junior Female Champion
Drumatee Pearl 173 J Conlon
Reserve Junior Female Champion
Solpoll 1 Nylon P8 J&W McMordie

Champion Young Handler
C Dorman
Class 1 Bull Calf born 1/9/16-31/10/16

1st Solpoll 1 Pirate J&W McMordie
2nd Solpoll 1 Pogba J&W McMordie
3rd Mountview 1 Finn T Andrews
4th Kinnego 1 Pharoah C Kerr

Class 3 Bull Calf born 1/1/17-28/2/17

1st Drumshambo 1 Big Show J&G Small
2nd Solitude 1 Phoenix A McMordie
3rd Drumatee Fred J Conlon

Class 4 Bull Calf Born 1/3/17-30/4/17

1st Lisrace Lumberjack 19th D Wilson
2nd Drumatee Ferrari J Conlon

Class 6 Female Calf born 1/9/16-31/10/16

1st Mountview 1 Forever T Andrews
2nd Hockleypoll 1 Ariana Leader Family

Class 7 Female Calf born 1/11/16-31/12/16

1st Solpoll 1 Dainty J&W McMordie

Class 8 Female Calf born 1/1/17-29/2/17

1st Solpoll 1 Nylon P8 J&W McMordie
2nd Drumatee Tribute 077 J Conlon
3rd Hockleypoll 1 Evie The Leader Family
4th Castlepoll 1 Renie 2nd C&M Beattie

Class 9 Female Calf born 1/3/17-30/4/17

1st Drumatee Pearl 173 J Conlon
2nd Lisrace Curly 18th D Wilson
3rd Castlepoll 1 Starlet C&M Beattie
4th Castlepoll 1 Plum C&M Beattie

Class 10 Female Calf born after 1/5/17

1st Lisrace Finola Dell D Wilson
2nd Nancy Bonny G&T Morton

Class 11 Pairs

1st J&W McMordie
2nd T Andrews
3rd John Conlon
4th Leader Family

Class 12a Young Handler 12-14

1st J Morton

Class 12B Young Handler 15-18

1st C Dorman
2nd J Andrews
3rd E Small
4th J Gauthier

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NIHBA BBQ AND HERD COMPETITION AWARDS EVENING

Eddie Boyd and Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with David Wilson, reserve overall in the national herds competition, James Nelson, judge, John McMordie, champion overall in the national herds competition, and Hereford club chairman John Gill. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Eddie Boyd and Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with David Wilson, reserve overall in the national herds competition, James Nelson, judge, John McMordie, champion overall in the national herds competition, and Hereford club chairman John Gill. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Saturday the 9th September saw the annual BBQ and presentation of Herds competition awards take place on the NIHBA chairmans farm of John Gill (AJ Farms), Saintfield.

Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with David Wilson, reserve in the large herd of the year competition, John McMordie, champion large herd of the year, John Conlon, third place in the large herd of the year competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with David Wilson, reserve in the large herd of the year competition, John McMordie, champion large herd of the year, John Conlon, third place in the large herd of the year competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

This years beneficiaries, The Children’s Heartbeat trust attended the evening and the Society are pleased to announce that over £2000 has been raised on the evening for such a worthwhile cause.

Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with Glen Morton, reserve in the medium herd of the year competition, Trevor Andrews, champion medium herd of the year, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with Glen Morton, reserve in the medium herd of the year competition, Trevor Andrews, champion medium herd of the year, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

With over 100 people attending on the evening they where treated to quality Hereford Steaks thanks to Dunbia after a farm walk round the Lusky Herd.

Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with Stephen and Charlie Baxter, winners of the best spring-born heifer competition, William McMordie, winner of the best autumn-born bull and heifer calf competitions, Robbie Wilson, winner of the best spring-born bull calf competition, Ciaran Kerr, winner of the best stock bull competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Kenny Linton, from Dunbia, with Stephen and Charlie Baxter, winners of the best spring-born heifer competition, William McMordie, winner of the best autumn-born bull and heifer calf competitions, Robbie Wilson, winner of the best spring-born bull calf competition, Ciaran Kerr, winner of the best stock bull competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The evening also included an auction with Donald Beattie from the Association working the room. Music was also provided by local group Tennessee. The Association would like to thank everyone who attended and donated on the night, without them we couldn’t manage to support such a worthwhile cause.

Eddie Boyd, from Dunbia, with Bertie Watson, reserve in the small herd of the year competition, Stephen and Charlie Baxter, champion small herd of the year, William Haire, third place in the small herd of the year competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Eddie Boyd, from Dunbia, with Bertie Watson, reserve in the small herd of the year competition, Stephen and Charlie Baxter, champion small herd of the year, William Haire, third place in the small herd of the year competition, and James Nelson, judge. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Herds completion judge James Nelson from Larne attended to announce the winners and present the trophies on the evening.

Nikita Kirk, Lynn Cowan, Margaret Marshall and Karen Strain preparing food for the Hereford barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Nikita Kirk, Lynn Cowan, Margaret Marshall and Karen Strain preparing food for the Hereford barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Overall Herd winners where the Solpoll herd owned by John and William McMordie, a truly well deserved award which has been won by the herd for the thirteenth year in a row. Reserve overall Herd of 2017 went to David Wilson from the Lisrace Herd who yet again had a very successful showing year.

Aaron Patterson, Rachel Leader, Donald Beatty and Greer Watson. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Aaron Patterson, Rachel Leader, Donald Beatty and Greer Watson. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Individual section results

Overall Champion Herd
J&W McMordie Solpoll Herd

Reserve Champion Herd
D Wilson Lisrace Herd
Large Herd
1st J & W McMordie. Solpoll Herd
2nd D Wilson. Lisrace Herd
3rd J Conlon Drumatee Herd

Medium Herd
1st T&S Andrews Mountview Herd
2nd G Morton. Nancy Herd
3rd R Irvine Graceland Herd

Small Herd
1st S Baxter. Umgola Herd
2nd B&G Watson Barnburn Herd
3rd JE,RI&W Haire. Dorepoll Herd

Best Spring Born Bull Calf
1st D Wilson Lisrace Lumberjack 19th
2nd J&W McMordie Solpoll 1 Pilgrim
3rd G & W Burleigh Benaughlin Elite

Best Spring Born Heifer Calf
1st S Baxter Umgola Sabrina
2nd J&W McMordie Solpoll 1 Nylon
3rd G & W Burleigh Benaughlin Kate

Best Autumn Born Bull Calf
1st J&W McMordie Solpoll 1 Patriot
2nd D Wilson Lisrace Lifegaurd 18th
3rd J&W McMordie Solpoll 1 Pounder

Best Autumn Born Heifer Calf
1st J&W McMordie Solpoll 1 Dainty P4
2nd B&G Watson Barnburn 1 Priscilla
3rd G&T Morton Nancy Amy

Best Stock Bull
1st Ciaran Kerr
2nd B&G Watson
3rd R Irvine

William Haire, Sharon McClean and Trevor Hooks busy cooking steaks on the barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
William Haire, Sharon McClean and Trevor Hooks busy cooking steaks on the barbecue. Picture: Cliff Donaldson