Corraback is the Cherry on Top

Judge George Thorn from Pembrokeshire, Wales with the Supreme Champion Corraback Cherry 10th and owner Henry Richmond from Derrylin

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.

Supreme Champion Corraback Cherry 10th sired by Kye Rodge

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.

Richmount 1 Poppy Reserve Supreme Champion from James Graham Pordadown
Richmount 1 Rockafella Reserve Male Champion exhibited by James Graham

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. 

Male Champion Solpol 1 Real Thing from John & William McMordie Ballygowan

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.

Winner of the first class of the day Carney Hill 1 Olga with her bull calf at foot exhibited by John & Karen Taggert Co. Down

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.

Kye Holly Junior Champion from Tommy Staunton Co. Galway

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.

Richmount 1 Ruby Royal Royal with handler Bradley Graham

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.

Class Results

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


Progeny Pair

1. M Richmond

2. J & W McMordie

3. J Graham

4. J Graham

Author: Editor Hereford

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