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.
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.
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.
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.
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
NORTHERN IRELAND HEREFORD BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
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
John Gill (Chairman NIHBA 07968754976)
Ivan Haire (Secretary NIHBA 07887675649)
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
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!
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.
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.
UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Gilbert, has took this title for the 3rd time.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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