NIHBA National Show at Omagh 2018


Supreme Champion Richmount 1 Peppermint owned and bred by James Graham

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.

Judge Jonathan Moorhouse on the day making his final decision

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.

Reserve overall champion Solpoll 1 Perfection owned and bred by J&W McMordie

Champion female went to a well grown Heifer owned by N Shaw of Dungannon Graceland 1 Nicola, a worthy winner on the day.

Female Champion Graceland 1 Nicola owned by U Shaw

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 Kinglee Oyster Girl

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 Wilsons group of three winners

David Wilson from Fermanagh won the group of three which included his senior Bull Knockmountagh Master who won his class on the day.


Cow and calf class winner Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd owned and bred by K Greenaway 

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.

Uel Shaw with the champion female

Young handler on the day went to Ethan Carey Small.


Showmanship at its best

Supreme Champion
Richmount 1 Peppermint. Mr James Graham

Reserve Champion
Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie

Female Champion
Graceland 1 Nicola. Mr U Shaw

Reserve Female Champion
Richmount 1 Ruby Royale. Mr James Graham

Male Champion
Richmount 1 Perrpermint. Mr James Graham

Reserve Male Champion
Solpoll 1 Perfection. J&W McMordie

Junior Female Champion
Richmount 1 Ruby Royale. Mr James Graham

Reserve Junior Female
Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl. Gerry & Ethan Small

Class Results

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

Progeny Pairs
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

Author: Editor Hereford

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