NI Bull & Female of the Year Results 2015
The 2015 Northern Ireland Bull of the Year was a tie shared between two year old Pinmoor 1 Kingsley (pictured above), a young sire in the Barnburn herd of Bertie & Greer Watson, Crossgar, Co. Down and the yearling Solpoll 1 Lawyer (pictured below) from John & William McMordie, Ballygowan, Co. Down. “Kingsley”, sired by Fisher 1 Ferrari was Champion at Ballymena & Castlewellan Shows while “Lawyer” sired by Panmure 1 Henry took the Junior & Reserve Grand Male Championships at the Royal Ulster Show & the Reserve Male Championship at the N.I. National Show, Clogher Valley.
The Reserve Bull of the Year goes to Woodvale 1 Livewire. Another yearling bull his best performance of the show season came at the N.I. National Show where he stood Grand Male Champion for his breeders Alwyn & Adam Armour, Dromore, Co. Down. He was the first calf bred in the Woodvale herd and is out of Solpoll 1 Starlet J9 and sired by Panmure 1 Henry.
The 2015 N.I. Female of the Year is Solpoll 1 Stella L2 (pictured above) from John & William McMordie. Born in September 2013 this heifer, out of Solpoll 1 Stella F26 and by Panmure 1 Henry, collected the maximum number of points for the season, having taken the Supreme Championship at the Royal Ulster she followed it up with wins at the following four shows; Lurgan, Armagh, Antrim and N.I. National.
The Reserve Female of the Year went to Corraback Clover 4th, a two year old heifer bred and shown by Mervyn Richmond, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. This Ballyaville Don daughter won this award last year and was Reserve Supreme Champion at Castlewellan show.
The 2014-15 N.I. Sire of the Year was won by Panmure 1 Henry from John & William McMordie’s Solpoll herd. The award is presented to the sire of the highest priced animals at the three N.I. Hereford Breeders’ Association Shows & Sales. “Henry” sons took the top prices at both the January & October sales held in Dungannon.
Other Major Awards:-
Poll Bull of the Year – Pinmoor 1 Kingsley – B & G Watson
Solpoll 1 Lawyer – J & W McMordie
Reserve Poll Bull of the Year – Woodvale 1 Livewire – A & A Armour
Horned Bull of the Year – Knockmountagh Master – DR Wilson
Reserve Horned Bull of the Year – Corraback Impeccable – RM Richmond
Horned Female of the Year – Corraback Clover 4th – RM Richmond
Reserve Horned Female of the Year – Lisrace Prettymaid 19th – DR Wilson
Poll Female of the Year – Solpoll 1 Stella L2 – J & W McMordie
Reserve Poll Female of the Year – Upperlands 1 Grace – J McMillan
Progeny Pair of the Year – Sired by Panmure 1 Henry – J & W McMordie
Reserve Pair of the Year – Sired by Mara Flook – RM Richmond