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

 

Author: Editor Hereford

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