The 2018 NIHBA United Feeds Calf Show is to be held in Dungannon Farmers Mart on Saturday 27th October 2018.
Judging will commencing at 11.00am with the Market being open at 9:00am
Please remember your movement documentation.
Judging will be in the capable hands of Richard Edwards Classic Polled Herefords, with Emma Smith the UK Hereford Youth Coordinator placing the young handlers.
The Association is once again indebted to our Sponsors, United Feeds and our grateful thanks goes to them for their generous sponsorship in support of our Annual National Calf Show
As you can see there are classes for all ages of calves so please come along and help support this event. This is an ideal event for you to be an exhibitor and show off your calves especially the winning calves from the recent Herds Competition.
Closing date will be 28th September 2018 No late entries will be accepted.
Entry fee £5:00 per animal or pair to accompany entry form with payment made payable to NIHBA.
Last week saw Robert Clarke, Herd manager at the Shadwell Stud visit Hereford herds across Northern Ireland to pick his 2018 winners, renown for his breeding of Hereford and Angus in the U.K Robert had the hard task of judging herds with up to seventy head of pedigree cattle before the prize giving at the Association’s annual BBQ.
Large herd winner, who went onto take the overall Herd went to John Conlon’s Drumatee Herd. Robert was very impressed with the quality of animals on display, all of a type, the stock Bull Cill Cormack Nevada was certainly doing a great job with a strong batch of calves taking this Herd to the next level, so much so Robert awarded him Best stock Bull on the evening. Overall reserve and 2nd in the large herd’s went to John and William McMordie’s Solpoll Herd, no stranger to winning this Herd didn’t disappoint when it came to quality.
Medium Herd winner went to Trevor Andrews from Larne which was viewable on the evening, again a Herd that showed style and uniformity through all ages of cattle.
Ivan Haire and families Dorepoll Herd took the win on the small Herd section, Ivan in recent years has reduced his Herd but certainly not quality, judge Robert was particularly taken by his spring born Heifer Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 who won the best spring born Heifer title.
Other individual wins went to Gerry and Ethan Small who won the best autumn Heifer class with Drumshambo 1 Sparkles 012, the relatively new Herd is one to watch out for after a great year showing they also picked up second place in the Small Herd section.
John and William McMordie dominated the Bull calf classes with wins in the Autumn and Spring section with Solpoll 1 Rolls Royce and Solpoll 1 Real thing respectively.
The Association thanked Robert on Friday evening at the BBQ and prize giving evening of the arduous task which was held at the Association’s president Trevor Andrews in Larne. Over 180 people attended on the night and where treated to a Herd walk round the cattle before a BBQ with Hereford steak kindly provided by Dunbia.
A raffle and an auction with anything from concrete drinkers to A.I straws was up for grabs and the Association are very pleased to announce that a total of £5200 was raised on the night and was presented to the McMillan charity who have a special place in the Andrew’s families hearts.
Also in attendance was the National Hereford Youth team which was made up from members from across the U.K. The team arrived on Friday and visited herds belonging to John McMordie and Des Kelly before a trip to Tullamore show in which they competed in young handler classes. Preparation, clipping and showmanship demonstrations where provided to the team by Steven and Barney O’Kane from the Keadyview Herd on Friday which payed off as they scooped the top three places in all Young Handler classes at Tullamore.
A big thank you to all involved especially the Andrews family for hosting such an evening, the judge Robert Clarke, all donations and sponsors of prizes, Dunbia for the meat and all who attended to make the evening a runaway success.
Herd competition results
1st JE RI & W Haire DOREPOLL HERD. 2nd J & G Small DRUMSHAMBO HERD. 3rd Ciaran Kerr KINEGO HERD
1st T & S Andrews MOUNTVIEW HERD. 2nd R & J Irvine GRACELAND HERD. 3rd A J Farms LUSKY HERD
1st John Conlon DRUMATEE HERD. 2nd J & W McMordie SOLPOLL HERD. 3rd Des Kelly MULLIN HERD
Best Autumn Bull Calf
1st Solpoll 1 Rolls Royce 2nd Lisrace Liberty 17th 3rd Graceland 1 Rowdy
Best Autumn Born Heifer Calf
1st Drumshambo 1 Sparkles 012 2nd Kinnego 1 Rainbow 3rd Mountview 1 Gelato
Best Spring Born Bull Calf
1st Solpoll 1 Real Thing 2nd Mountview 1 Homer 3rd Lisrace Lumberjack 22nd
Best Spring Born Heifer Calf
1st Dorepoll 1 Duchess 663 2nd Solpoll 1 Starlet R17 3rd Drunatee Cara 442
Best Stock Bull
1st Cill Cormack Nevada . John Conlon
2nd Dorepoll 1 Legacy. T & S Andrews
3rd Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite. Ciaran Kerr
Winner of the Best Overall Herd
Drumatee Herd. John Conlon
Just a reminder about the NIHBA Annual Field Evening, BBQ & Presentation of the Herds Competition Awards on Friday 10th August 2018 on the farm of our President Trevor Andrews 18 Ballyfore Road Raloo Larne Co.Antrim Telephone number 07801448939 commencing at 5.00pm. This is an opportunity to view the Mountview Herd of Pedigree Hereford Cattle and take part in the activity on the evening.
With the UK Hereford Youth event happening that week end in N Ireland there will be visitors from across the UK & possibly also from the South so it will also give you the opportunity to meet up with fellow breeders.
It is hoped to BBQ at approx 7.00pm entertainment will also be provided. The Herds Competition winners will also be announced and awards presented by the Judge Mr Robert Clarke of Badlingham fame and now Shadwell Aberdeen Angus
To facilitate catering arrangements we need to know the numbers attending by Friday 3rd August 2018 so could you please make contact with either Trevor or myself with number attending by this date. This is a Steak BBQ but burgers will be available but we need to know when booking.
The cost of the BBQ is £15 for steak or £5 for a burger with all profits to Macmillan Nurses
This is only one of the events that takes part throughout the year the next being the Annual Dinner & Presentation of the Annual Awards Friday 19th October 2018 in the The Valley Hotel Fivemiletown.
Then next our National Calf Show on the 27th October 2018 in Dungannon Farmers Mart Judges Richard Edwards & Emma Smyth. Looking forward to meeting you at these events
Ivan Haire (Hon Sec NIHBA)
This year it was the turn of Omagh show to host the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeder’s Association’s National Show. President and renown breeder Jonathan Moorehouse of Cato Polled Herefords had the job of judging an entry of 40 animals on the day. “A great turnout of cattle and quality to match” quoted Jonathan as he rounded up his morning’s judging.
His supreme Champion Richmount 1 Peppermint who is owned and bred by Mr James Graham stood out on the day, a young bull that is no stranger to winning and also took the reserve Champion at Lurgan show this year.
Reserve went to J&W McMordies Solpoll 1 Perfection. This yearling Bull also took the Native & Reserve Overall Interbreed Performance Class Winner Royal Ulster 2018.
Champion female went to a well grown Heifer owned by N Shaw of Dungannon Graceland 1 Nicola, a worthy winner on the day.
James Graham added to his victories with Junior Female Champion, Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, a 7 month old Heifer who also took Champion at Armagh show showing she started as she means to go on, Ruby Royale then went on to win reserve overall Female Champion.
Gerry and Ethan Small’s yearling Heifer Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl won the biggest class on the day in the yearling Heifer class, this stylish Heifer yet to be beaten in her class went on to take reserve Junior Female.
David Wilson from Fermanagh won the group of three which included his senior Bull Knockmountagh Master who won his class on the day.
Other class wins included Greer Watson with his homebred Heifer Barnburn 1 Priscilla and Kathryn Greenaway securing a win with Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd in the Cow and calf class.
Calf Champion on the day went to Ciaran Kerr’s Kinnego 1 Rocket Man, a strong calf out of his stock Bull Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite.
Young handler on the day went to Ethan Carey Small.
Richmount 1 Peppermint. Mr James Graham
Class 44 Cow or Heifer born before 31/12/15
1st Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd. K Greenaway
2nd Bellshill 1 Nancy A,R & J Dickson
Class 45 Heifer born 1/1/16 – 30/6/16
1st Graceland 1 Nicola Mr U Shaw
2nd Richmount 1 Nola Mr James Graham
3rd Barnburn 1 Nolana Mr Greer Watson
Class 46 Heifer Born 1/7/16 – 31/12/16
1st Barnburn 1 Priscilla Mr Greer Watson
Class 47 Heifer Born 1/1/17 – 31/8/17
1st Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. Gerry & Ethan Small
2nd Richmount Poppy Mr James Graham
3rd Solpoll 1 Starlet P9 J&W McMordie
4th Umgola Sabrina Mr S Baxter
Class 48 Heifer Calf born after 1/9/17
1st Richmount 1 Ruby Royale Mr James Graham
2nd Corraback Cherry 10th Mr M Richmond
3rd Mountview 1 Gelato Mr T Andrews
4th Corraback Guinevere 17th Mr M Richmond
Class 50 Bull Born before 31/3/16
1st Knockmountagh Master DR&R Wilson
2nd Mulladoopoll 1 Elite Mr C Kerr
3rd Magheraknock 1 Jocker Mr R Black
Class 51 Bull born 1/4/16 – 31/12/16
1st Richmount 1 Peppermint Mr James Graham
2nd Solpoll 1 Partner J&W McMordie
Class 52 Bull born 1/1/17 – 31/8/17
1st Solpoll 1 Perfection J&W McMordie
2nd Lusky 1 Prodigy AJ Farms Ltd
3rd Lisrace Lackey Boy 11th DR & R Wilson
Class 53 Bull Calf born 1/9/17 – 31/12/17
1st Kinnego 1 Rocket Man Mr C Kerr
2nd Mountview 1 Genesis Mr T Andrews
1st J&W McMordie
2nd Mr M Richmond
3rd Mr J Graham
Group of three
1st DR & R Wilson
2nd Mr James Graham
3rd J&W McMordie
It was ladies day at the 150th Anniversary Royal Ulster Show, judge Jen Jones from the Dendor Herd found both her Supreme Champion and Reserve from the Intermediate Class in the Female Section.
Solpoll 1 Starlet P2 from John & William McMordie took the championship. This excellent incalf daughter of the hugely successful Panmure 1 Henry was on her show debut and is the 3rd Henry daughter to lift the Balmoral Supreme title in the last 4 years.
Reserve Champion went to Bertie & Greer Watson with Barnburn 1 Priscilla. Sired by former National Show Champion Pinmoor 1 Kingsley her full sister was Reserve Female Champion at last years show. Not finished there the Watsons also won a strong Senior Heifer class with the incalf Barnburn 1 Nolana, sired by Panmure 1 Henry.
Champion male went to last years supreme Champion Panmure 1 Monster owned by JE,RI & W Haire of Dundrod, weighing in at circa 1400kgs he was head and shoulders above the competition.
The Haire family weren’t happy with the one win and took the Cow and calf class with Dorepoll 1 Classic Kim, a fine example of cow with calf at foot.
The biggest class on the day was won by Gerry and Ethan Small with their yearling Heifer Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. This well grown classy female was a real head turner and one to watch out for in the future. She then went onto win Junior Champion on the day.
Solpoll 1 Playboy took the Junior Bull Class, a heifers calf going back to breed record price female Stella C16. Not to be outdone his herd mate Solpoll 1 Perfection took the Native & Reserve Overall Beef Interbreed Performance Class the next day for the McMordies, both were sons of Panmure 1 Henry.
Richmount 1 Peppermint owned and bred by James Graham won the intermediate bull class, not to finish there he went onto win reserve male champion and in the winning group of three owned by the Portadown Breeder.
Reserve Junior Champion
Richmount 1 Poppy. James Graham
Class 583 Cow or Heifer born before 31/12/15 in calf or calf at foot
1st Dorepoll 1 553 Classic Kim. JE,RI & W Haire
2nd Richmount 1 Laura. James Graham
3rd Hockley Poll 1 Amelia. Ruth Leader
Class 584 Heifer born 1/1/16 – 30/6/16 in calf or calf at foot.
1st Barnburn 1 Nolana. Greer Watson
2nd Solpoll 1 Starlet N23. J&W McMordie
3rd Richmount 1 Nola. James Graham
4th Hawkesbury 1 Veronica. Stephen Cherry
Class 586 Heifer born on or after 1/1/17
1st Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 561. Gerry & Ethan Small
2nd Richmount 1 Poppy. James Graham
3rd Solpoll 1 Starlet P9. J&W McMordie
4th Dorepoll 1 Sally. JE,RI & W Haire
Class 587 Bull born prior 1/4/16
1st Panmure 1 Monster. JE,RI & W Haire
2nd Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite. Ciaran Kerr
Class 588 Bull born 1/1/16 – 31/12/16
1st Richmount 1 Peppermint. James Graham
2nd Lusky 1 Pharoh. John Gill
3rd Lusky Premier. John Gill
4th Kinnego 1 Pharaoh. Ciaran Kerr
Class 589 Bull born after 1/1/17
1st Solpoll 1 Playboy. J&W McMoride
2nd Ballypallady 1 Pride. Stephen Cherry
3rd Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie
4th Lusky 1 Prodigy. John Gill
Group of Three animals
1st James Graham
2nd J&W McMordie
3rd John Gill
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