It was ladies to the fore at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show under judge George Thorne from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Taking their first breed championship at the event Mervyn & Henry Richmond from Co Fermanagh with their homebred heifer Corraback Cherry 10th. Born in October 2017 she was sired by the 2012 Royal Ulster winner Kye Rodge with her dam Corraback Cherry 7th who was sired by Mara Flook who also sired the 2018 National Hereford Show Champion.
In Reserve Supreme stood the runner up to Cherry in the Female Championship, January 2017 Richmount 1 Poppy from James Graham Co Armagh. She is sired by Grousehall 1 Premier and out of a Barbern 1 Gargantuan daughter Richmount 1 Laura.
Not finished there for the Graham Family, the Reserve Male Champion was Richmount 1 Rockafella a September 2017 born Premier son out of Richmont 1 Lady Gaga, the Female Champion at 2011 Balmoral Show.
The Male Championship was won by the 13 month old Solpoll 1 Real Thing, out of the Panmure 1 Henry daughter Solpoll 1 Dainty N11 his sire is NBG The Wonderer from John & William McMordie Co Down. He also went on to be part of the first place Group of 3 from the one exhibitor.
John & Karen Taggart Co Down won the cow class with their 6 year old homebred Carney Hill 1 Olga sired by Carney Hill 1 Giggs, she was shown with her 2 month old bull calf at foot.
Winner of the Junior Championship and youngest heifer class was Kye Holly from Tommy Staunton, Co Galway. A January 2018 born Free Town Hotspur daughter she had previously stood Female Champion at the Irish Calf Show.
Later in the week during the Interbreed classes James Graham’s Richmount 1 Ruby Royale won the Native Interbreed Performance Class.
The Champion Corraback Cherry 10th also teamed up with Richmount 1 Rockafella to take reserve in the Native interbreed Pairs Class. Which topped of a strong showing for the Hereford breed at this years show.
Supreme & Female Champion: Corraback Cherry 10th, M Richmond
Reserve & Reserve Female Supreme Champion: Richmount 1 Poppy, J Graham
Male Champion: Solpoll 1 Real Deal, J & W McMordie
Reserve Male Champion: Richmount 1 Rockafella, J Graham
Junior Champion: Kye Holly, T Staunton
Cow born before31st December 2016
1. Carney Hill 1 Olga – J Taggart
2. Hockleypoll 1 Amelia – Leader Family
3. Richmount 1 Lola Rose – J Graham
4. Dorepoll 1 553 Classic Kim – JE, RI & W Haire
Heifer born between 1st Jan 2017 & 30th June 2017
1. Richmount 1 Poppy – J Graham
2. Dorepoll 1 Sally 611 – JE, RI & W Haire
3. CarneyHill 1 Gillian – J & K Taggart
4. Hockleypoll 1 Evie – Leader Family
Heifer born between 1st July and 31st December 2017
1. Corraback Cherry 10th – M Richmond
2. Lusky 1 Rita – J Gill
3. Dorepoll 1 Classic Kim 662 – JE, RI & W Haire
4. Lusky 1 Regina – J Gill
Heifer born after 1st January 2018
1 Kye Holly – T Staunton
2. River-Dale 1 Daintys Reka – McMordie Family
3. Richmount 1 Lady Rosemunde – J Graham
4. Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 – JE, RI & W Haire
Bull born between 1st April and 31st December 2017
1. Richmount 1 Rockafella – J Graham
2. Dorepoll 1 Perfection – JE, RI & W Haire
3. Richmount 1 Red Rock – J Graham
4. Hockleypoll 1 Amigo – Leader Family
Bull born after 1st January 2018
1. Solpoll 1 Real Thing – J & W McMordie
2. Solpoll 1 Royalty – J & W McMordie
3. Drumgold 1 Finn – P Collins
4. Corraback Machine – M Richmond
Group of 3
1. J & W McMordie
2. M Richmond
3. J Graham
4. J Gill
1. M Richmond
2. J & W McMordie
3. J Graham
4. J Graham