The Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders’ Association Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony which takes place each October was held at the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. With over 70 in attendance it proved to be one of the best supported evenings to date.
Special guests for the night were the retiring Hereford Cattle Society Breed Secretary, David Prothero, the Society's first Chief Executive Officer, James Sage and a representative from the Children's Heartbeat trust who was awarded a cheque for £3,421 on the evening.
James who joins from organic certifiers, The Soil Association said “I’m very much looking forward to joining the Society and working with the team at Hereford House, the Council and the Breeders who are the heart of the breed. This is an exciting era within UK and global agriculture and I believe there will be a prominent role for the Hereford to play in post Brexit UK agriculture. Capitalising on the breed’s many wonderful attributes to further develop sustainable profitable systems for farmers.” He also wants to work closely with Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders as they have the best percentage in the U.K. of providing breeding bulls into the dairy sector.
The winners of the prestigious Herefords of the year awards, based on points earned from the summer show season, were announced during the evening and were presented by David Prothero before the band played into the small hours.Retiring Secretary David Prothero spoke fondly of his time over the last 40 years as he received a large Belfast Crystal vase from the NI Hereford Breeders’ Association (pictured above) in appreciation for his dedication to the Society. He recalled memories from great friendships with longstanding Northern Ireland members. He also wished the new Chief Executive Officer great success in his new role.
Awards on the evening where presented by David Prothero before the band played into the small hours.
Bull of the year went to Ciaran Kerr's Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite for the second year in a row.
Pictured right are Ciaran Kerr and family with their silverware for Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite who was a multiple show winner and as well as N.I. Bull of the Year 2017.
The Female of the Year went to Courtney Halliday's Corraback Joan 15th.
Pictured left is Courtney with her large haul of trophies.
Once again, the Overall Herd of the Year was won by Solpoll Herefords. This well known and successful herd owned by J & W McMordie, Co. Down are the current holders of the UK Hereford Herd of the Year.
Pictured right are John, William and Andrew McMordie collectig their trophies.
WENLOCK CUP FOR THE JANUARY SALE CHAMPION
OMAGH MART CUP FOR THE APRIL SALE CHAMPION
THE McMORDIE FAMILY SAINTFIELD
THE SYDNEY MAWHINNEY CUP FOR THE BEST POLL ANIMAL UK BRED AT THE ROYAL ULSTER SHOW
JE RI & W HAIRE
THE F W McMORDIE CUP FOR THE JUNIOR CHAMPION AT THE ROYAL ULSTER SHOW
J & W McMORDIE
NATIONAL SHOW AWARDS
NEWS LETTER ROSE BOWL FOR THE CHAMPION
THE BARRON CUP FOR THE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION
THE RALSTON CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBITOR BRED HEIFER
CLOW CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBITOR BRED GROUP OF THREE
ROBINSON & O’KANE CUP FOR THE EXHIBITOR GAINING THE MOST POINTS
STOCK PERSON SHIELD FOR THE BEST UNDER 18
THE ROBERT CLARKE CUP FOR THE BEST POLL EXHIBITOR BRED ANIMAL
A & A ARMOUR
THE NIHBA CUP FOR THE CHAMPION CALF
THE KERRIDGE CUP FOR THE FEMALE CHAMPION
T & S ANDREWS
THE McCAFFREY CUP FOR THE MALE CHAMPION
J & W McMORDIE
THE CHRISTIE CUP FOR THE BEST YOUNG HANDLER UNDER 18
THE BULL OF THE YEAR CUP
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG DOMINO)
THE ROBERT HAIRE CUP FOR THE POLL BULL OF THE YEAR
CIARAN KERR (MULLAGHDOO POLL 1 ELITE)
CIARAN KERR (KINNEGO 1 PHARO)
THE TT SIMPSON CUP FOR THE HORNED BULL OF THE YEAR
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG DOMINO)
G & W BURLEIGH (BENAUGHLIN NORMAN)
THE MOUNT STEWART CUP FOR THE FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)
W.J. GILL (A J FARMS) (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)
THE A S O’CONNOR CUP FOR THE HORNED FEMALE OF THE YEAR
COURTNEY HALLIDAY (CORRABACK JOAN 15th)
MARK MOORE (ANNAGHBEG PANSY)
THE HW COATES CUP FOR THE POLL FEMALE OF THE YEAR
W.J. GILL (A J FARMS) (LUSKY 1 HONOUR)
B & G WATSON (BARNBURN 1 MARIGOLD)
THE ULSTER BANK ROSE BOWL FOR THE PROGENY PAIRS OF THE YEAR
THE HAVEN CUP FOR THE SIRE OF THE YEAR
SOLPOLL 1 DYNAMITE J & W McMORDIE
THE CUDDY CUP FOR THE OVERALL HERDS COMPETITION WINNER
J & W McMORDIE
W.J GILL (A J FARMS)
SUMMER SHOW CHAMPION AWARDS
ROYAL ULSTER - JE RI & W HAIRE
BALLYMONEY - IAN McFADDEN
NEWRY - MARCUS MURDOCK
ANTRIM - COURTNEY HALLIDAY
OMAGH & ENNISKILLEN - MARK MOORE
BALLYMENA, LURGAN, ARMAGH, SAINTFIELD, CASTLEWELLAN & CLOGHER VALLEY - CIARAN KERR
Blakesley 1 Major, owned by P Cobley and bred by J Riley was Male and Breed Champion at the Midlands and East Anglia Hereford Breeders’ Association Calf Show. “Major”, pictured right, is sired by Solpoll 1 Dynamite and out of Blakesley 1 Icicle, whose record at this event is outstanding. She was Female Champion in 2012, and has now bred two Breed Champion Calves! Judge Richard Dorrell felt “Major” “is a calf that will go on to make a stock bull, with superb length and locomotion”.
Blakesley 1 Major, won the Senior Bull Calf class, with AR Owen’s Church Preen Pitchford in second. P Cobley was in third with his homebred bull Kinglee 1 President.
The Intermediate Bull Calf class was won by PRJ & LR Vincent with Pulham Providence. Standing second was Speirs Farms Ltd’s Pepperstock 1 Pablo, with Bittern 1 Excalibur from DJ & JM Blaxell in third.
Hawkesbury 1 Pistol won the Junior Bull Calf class and was tapped out by the judge as a very close second to Blakelsey 1 Major in the Male Championship.
The Senior Female class was in the judge’s opinion “the strongest of the day”. Coming out on top was Normanton 1 Enoki 5th P233, pictured left, owned by TD & WT Livesey and out of Normanton Enoki J874. “Enoki” went on to become the Female and Reserve Breed Champion. “A sweet, mobile, flashy heifer, full of breed character”. It is great to see previous calf show winners going on to be successful breeders and this is the case with “Enoki’s” sire, Normanton 1 Laertes, who, along with many other successes, won the Newark Calf Show in 2014. P Cobley’s Kinglee 1 Polly was a close second and the Livesey’s other heifer, Normanton 1 Jurana 14th P612, who earlier on had won the pairs class with “Enoki”, was third.
The Intermediate class was won by MJ Ludgate with Rempstone 1 Tessa. Speirs Farms Ltd took the second and third spots with Pepperstock 1 Fascination P353 and Pepperstock 1 Butterfly P354 respectively.
The last class of the day, the Junior Heifer class was won by Blakelsey 1 Nancy, owned by J Riley. “Nancy” is sired by Aland Leopold and out of Blakesley 1 Kathleen and went on to be made the Reserve Female Champion. PRJ & LR Vincent’s Pulham 1 Starlet 5th was second and R Coates’s RTC 1 Terri 329 was third.
The Commercial class was won by the Livesey’s steer with Newtoncroft Farms in second.
Ricard Dorrell thought that “the quality of the cattle were a credit to the Association and the youngsters were confident and showed great stockmanship”
It was great to start the day with the young handler classes being judged by the Hereford Youth Co-ordinator, Emma Smith. Emma selected Finaly Soutter as the winner of the 14 year old and under class, with Harriet Froud in second and Jack Lake in third. The winner of the 15 to 26 year old class was Isla Soutter, with 17 year old Marcus Murdock in second and Katherine Baines in third. It was a battle of the siblings in the Championship with Finlay coming out on top and Isla taking reserve.
However whilst the event is predominantly about the young we don’t forget about the more mature handlers! As is tradition, Colin Soutter, the previous year’s winner judged the Stockhandlers Competition and selected Andrew Owen as the winner of the Hawkesbury Cup.
The Second Annual Designer Gene Sale will take place following the ever popular Christmas Calf Show at Shrewsbury Livestock Mart on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 2pm.
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TD & WT Livesey, Normanton Herefords, Leicestershire took the Supreme Championship for the second time in three years when their Grand Female Champion 14 month old Normanton 1 Enoki 5th P233 (pictured right) took the eye of Welsh Judge Miss Non Thorne from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Expertly shown by experienced stockman Colin Soutter, this stylish heifer claimed her first prize of the day by pairing up with stablemate Normanton 1 Jurana 14th P612 in the Best Pair by the Same Sire before going on to take the Grand Female and Supreme Championships.
“Enoki 5th P233”, who is out of Normanton 1 Enoki J874 and by multiple Inter-breed winning bull Normanton 1 Laertes has a cracking set of Performance Recorded Figures with almost all of the important traits to the right of the midline Breed Average. She has has a Gestation Length in the Top 5%, 400 & 600 Day Weights in the Top 15% and Retail Beef Yield, Eye Muscle Area, Self-Replacing and Terminal Sire Indexes in the Top 10% of the Breed.
Standing Reserve to the Normanton pair in the first class of the day were DRA Fabb, Warboys, Cambridgeshire with two attractive animals by Moeskaer Pacman.
The Reserve Grand Female Championship went to frequent exhibitor Miss H Whittaker, Halifax, West Yorkshire with her powerful 12 month old heifer Romany 1 Julia BL P43 (pictured left). She is out of Romany 1 Julia A84 F51 and by Barwise 1 Lancer. In the youngest heifer class it was another Romany animal who was awarded the red rosette, this time, seven month old Romany 1 Mink BL P60 bred by JRB Wilson & Sons, Kelso, Scottish Borders and shown by young Lottie Wilson. She too was sired by “Lancer” and is out of Romany 1 Mink A41.
In the bull classes there was more joy for Miss H Whittaker when she took the Grand Male Championship with 10 month old Coley 1 Pilot (pictured below right). This well balanced bull who has 200 and 600 Day Weights in the top 10% for the Breed, is out of Romany 1 Ishbel D1 M11 and by Coley 1 Maverick, went on to be judged Reserve Supreme Champion.
The Reserve Grand Male Championship went to Moralee 1 Punchdrunk (pictured below left) from T & D Harrison, Stocksfield, Northumberland, breeder’s of last year’s Grand Male & Supreme Champion. Seven month old “Punchdrunk” is out of the Romany 1 Mink bloodline, on this occasion, out of Romany 1 Mink D1 L24 and by SMH King Size 87K.
In the last class of the day, it was the oldest bull in the show, 14 month old Fabb 1 Peter Pan who was awarded first place, justifying the long trip up from Cambridgeshire for the Fabb team. This strapping bull is out of Hartshorne 1 Popinjay 21st and by Square-D Tortuga 953T.
Before selecting her Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champions, Judge Non Thorne described her Grand Female as a heifer who “oused femininity, with a great top line and spring of rib, a female with good locomotion that will make a great cow on day.” In describing her Grand Male Champion, Non commented, “he is a great representative of the Breed, looks wonderful for his age and is a young bull with great thickness, depth of body and like my Female Champion has good locomotion.”
Completing a long day in the showring Miss Thorne was asked to Judge the Young Handler Competition, which was split into two classes, Under 15 years and 16 to 21 Years of Age.
In the Junior section, Miss Lottie Wilson, Romany Herefords triumphed in first place with Kaite Wason, Saltire Herefords in Reserve.
In the Senior section, is was Marcus Murdock, Fabb Herefords who came out on top with the experienced Beth Harvey in second place.
Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley from Weston, Staffordshire have enjoyed a marvellous summer showing season, culminating in their star cow Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th collecting her second Hereford Female of the Year Award - continued their rich vein of success by taking the Supreme Hereford Championship at the National Calf Show held at Cirencester Market.
The oldest heifer in the show at almost 15 months of age, Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy (pictured right) took the Senior & Grand Female Championships before going on to take the Supreme Championship. English born “Lancome Lucy” has a good pedigree on both sides, she’s out of Scottish bred Romany 1 Lucy RE L21 and by Welsh sire Dendor 1 Murdock. This powerfully built but feminine looking female also boasts a great set of Performance Recorded figures with her 200 and 400 Day Weights, Eye Muscle Area, Retail Beef Yield and Terminal Sire Index in the top 5% of the Breed. Sky High Herefords also picked up another first prize rosette, this time with 10 month old bull calf Sky High 1 Pablo Escobar. He's by the 2016 Hereford Bull of the Year, Normanton 1 Laertes and by current Female of the Year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th and went on to take the Reserve Junior Male Championship.
Standing Reserve to Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy in the Grand & Senior Female Championships was Normanton 1 Jurana 14th P612 (pictured left) from TD & WT Livesey, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire. This attractive female, out of Hillrow 1 Jemima B9, is another calf by the much admired Normanton 1 Laertes. Earlier in the day Normanton Herefords took the Best Pair of Heifer Calves owned by the Exhibitor with TG, EI & EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire in Reserve.
David Sapsed, Heathbrow Simmentals, Hertfordshire who judged the female classes, made Lowesmoor 1 Beauty 1117 from local breeder, MJ Clark, Tetbury, Gloucestershire his Junior Female Champion. Nine month old “Beauty 1117”, who is out of Ford Abbey 1 Beauty and by Bosa 1 Hereward, is another animal to display top Performance Recorded Figures, a pattern which was eveident throughout the Summer show season. She not only has a 400 and 600 Day Weight, Terminal Sire and Self Replacing Indexes in the Top 1% of the Breed, she also has the Top Value figure of +20 for 200 Day Milk. MJ Clark also collected a red ticket in the first class of the day in the Best Group of Three Calves by the Same Sire, with three top calves by Bosa 1 Hereward, including Lowesmoor 1 Beauty 1117, in Reserve was Mrs I Jennings, Ilminster, Somerset with three calves by Appleridge 1 Leo.
However Mrs I Jennings, Cornbel Herefords, went one better in the Best Pair of Bull Calves owned by the Exhibitor when she took first place, with MJ Clark in Reserve.
Taking the Reserve Junior Female title was Blakesley 1 Nancy from J Riley. Superbly shown by Edward Thompson, she’s the latest in a long line of top Blakesley females to attract the attention of a judge. Eight month old “Nancy” is out of Blakesley 1 Kathleen and by Aland Leopold.
Judging the male classes was Mr Jeff Thomas, Bollowal Ruby Red Devons, Cornwall, who made Blakesley 1 Major, (pictured right) owned and exhibited by P Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire his Senior & Grand Male Champion. Eleven month old “Major”, is out of successful show stopper Blakesley 1 Icicle and by thrice Royal Ulster Show Champion Solpoll 1 Dynamite. Later in the day both Judges combined to choose their Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champions with “Major” taking the Reserve Supreme Championship behind “Lancome Lucy”.
Standing Reserve in the Senior Male Championship was another animal owned by P Cobley, this time homebred, Kinglee 1 President. This promising thirteen month old bull calf is out of Kinglee 1 Ebony 298 and by Panmure 1 Karl.
In the Junior Male Section, it was Studdolph 1 Bale (pictured left) from Miss EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire who came to the fore. Seven month old “Bale”, who is out of Studdolph 1 Vogue 495 and by Dendor 1 Ledley, is another animal with good Performance Recorded Figures, having a 200, 400 & 600 Day Weight in the Top 5% of the Breed. To complete a successful day for Miss Thorne, “Bale” went on to take the Reserve Grand Male Championship.
Heading up the Hereford Society's Annual Autumn Show & Sale held at Carlisle was the Overall Champion, an October 2015 born bull, from TD & WT Livesey who are based near Normanton Le Heath, Leicestershire which sold for 2,600gns. The homebred entry, Normanton 1 Niknakpaddywak is a son of Dorepoll 1 579 Knighthood and was knocked down to V & R Murdoch from Dumbarton, Glasgow.
Next in the price ratings was Salton 1 Nemo from George Bulmer. This bull by Normanton 1 Jupiter sold for 2000gns to J Duckworth from Kilmarnock.
D & KM Dickinson’s Mallowburn herd were responsible for the only three females forward. All were sired by the successful show bull Richmount 1 Hermes and the best of these was Mallowburn 1 Nightingale who sold for 1200gns to E Long from Moffat.
The same purchaser also bought the next lot, Mallowburn 1 Peardrop, at 1000gns and completing this trio was Mallowburn 1 Polo who also went for 1000gns this time to RH Bruce & Co from Hawick.
The National Beef Association (NBA) has today announced that their renowned Beef Expo event will be heading to the Welsh Borders for this year’s celebration of British Beef. The beef industry spectacular will take place on Friday the 25th of May 2018, kindly hosted by Halls Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Market.
This key industry event which celebrates the British Beef industry and all who work within it, will once again be displaying the very best of British pedigree and commercial cattle under one roof. Over 20 breed society displays will showcase the pedigree sectors advances in genetics and the National Commercial Cattle Show (NCCS) will, as always, be kicking of the showing season with the ultimate podium for breeders from across the UK to showcase their stock and compete for their share of over £6,000 of prize money.
In line with the event theme ‘Beef Up Our Future’ the show will encompass the entirety of the beef industry and its ancillary industries with over 120 indoor and outdoor trade stands and demonstrations, covering nutrition, genetics, machinery and technologies, highlighting the strength and progression of the industry.
An array of technical seminars and debates will continue this theme investigating how we as an industry can work together to make our farms and supply chains more economically viable, integrated and transparent as we prepare to leave the EU.
The Future Beef Farmer Challenge, established in 2015 will once again encourage enthusiastic young farmers aged 35 and under to rise to the challenge and be tested on their technical, practical and scientific knowledge with the chance to win a fantastic selection of prizes.
Visitors will be invited to join the NBA for a day of Beef Expo farm tours on Thursday the 24th of May, giving guests the opportunity to view three exceptional beef farms hand-picked from across Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. This forum for knowledge exchange has sold out for three years running and is not to be missed - early booking is highly recommended! The farm tours will be followed by the prestigious Beef Expo Industry Dinner, the ultimate networking event for those within the industry.
Chris Mallon, Chief Executive of the NBA commented on the announcement, “We are delighted to be taking our two-day Beef Expo event to the Welsh borders this Spring, an area producing great quantities of quality store cattle from some of the best suckler herds in the country. It is fantastic to be returning to a mart, particularly one of such quality. Livestock marts act as an integral part of the UK livestock trade, in 2016 Auction marts sold 15% of finished cattle, and we at the NBA are proud to support them at every opportunity”
Commenting on hosting the event, Nick Hyne of Halls, Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Mart stated “We are very pleased to be hosting this prestigious event and feel that Shrewsbury Auction Centre is ideally placed in the centre of the country, being very accessible by road and other transport links. We also hope to have a large number of visitors from Wales and the border area, as again Shrewsbury is convenient to get to from this these parts. The facilities on site and in the surrounding area are great for an event like this. We look forward to working closely with the NBA to ensure the event is an enormous success”
East of England Winter Stock Festival has announced a host of new classes for its 2017 event, including the addition of a pig section for the very first time.
Taking place on a later date of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, Festival Show Director William Haire says the 2017 festival is set to be the finale of the showing season.
“We’re very excited about the introduction of 25 new pig classes to our existing line up of 120 cattle classes and 38 classes for sheep, and are looking forward to once again, welcoming an excellent showcase of commercial and pedigree livestock.
“Last year, we attracted over 450 entries and following the addition of new classes and some revisions to improve the sheep schedule, we hope to attract exhibitors old and new to the 2017 festival,” says William.
He explains that the changes form part of their objective to extend the events offering to both current livestock producers, as well as the wider industry.
“We’re working hard to develop the festival to cater for the needs of the wider agricultural industry. Alongside new livestock classes, the 2017 festival will feature a dedicated trade stand area, as well as a range of seminars and demonstrations, with some top experts secured to deliver the latest thinking in agriculture,” concludes William.
The deadline for livestock entries closes on 3rd November, with schedules and entry forms available to download online at www.winterstockfestival.co.uk or from the show office.
For more information, please go to www.winterstockfestival.co.uk
The early Autumn NIHBA UNITED Feeds National calf saw the Annual Show taking place under the expert eye of Judge James Ludgate, Rempstone Herefords, Thame, Oxfordshire which is one of the top herds in the UK.
"Overall a satisfying turnout of bulls and heifers on the day, plenty of style with good conformation, the top winners where based on what I would strive to have in my own herd", James remarked.
Grand Male Champion and Senior Male Champion went to J & W McMordie, County Down with Solpoll 1 Pirate, yet another son of the prolific Panmure 1 Henry. A bull which has bred the family many a winner, and this time produced a well grown and clean finished bull which was just what the Judge was looking for on the day.
Overall Reserve Grand Male and Junior Male title went to a new breeder on the circuit. Drumshambo 1 Big Show, a Junior Bull with great style and ring presence took the spot for Ethan Small and his grandfather Gerry from Randalstown.
Quality females on the day where topped by Trevor Andrews’ Senior Heifer Mountview 1 Forever taking the Grand Female and Senior Female titles. One of the first progeny to be shown by Dorepoll 1 Legacy, a bull he purchased from the Haire family, his offspring are showing promise for the showing seasons to come.
Reserve Grand Female and Junior Female titles went to John Conlon's Drumatee Pearl 173, a young Heifer who was the complete package and shows great potential for the future.
Overall and Class Results
Grand Male Champion Solpoll 1 Pirate J & W McMordie
Reserve Grand Male Champion - Drumshambo 1 Big Show J&G Small
Senior Male Champion Solpoll 1 Pirate J & W McMordie
Reserve Senior Male Champion - Solpoll 1 Pogba J & W McMordie
Junior Bull Champion - Drumshambo 1 Big Show J & G Small
Reserve Junior Bull Champion - Solitude 1 Phoenix A McMordie
Supreme Female Champion - Mountview 1 Forever T Andrews
Reserve Supreme Female Champion - Drumatee Pearl 173 J Conlon
Senior Female Champion - Mountview 1 Forever T Andrews
Reserve Senior Champion Female - Solpoll 1 Dainty J & W McMordie
Junior Female Champion - Drumatee Pearl 173 J Conlon
Reserve Junior Female Champion - Solpoll 1 Nylon P8 J & W McMordie
Champion Young Handler - C Dorman
Class 1 Bull Calf born 1/9/16-31/10/16
1st Solpoll 1 Pirate - J & W McMordie
2nd Solpoll 1 Pogba - J & W McMordie
3rd Mountview 1 Finn - T Andrews
4th Kinnego 1 Pharoah - C Kerr
Class 3 Bull Calf born 1/1/17-28/2/17
1st Drumshambo 1 Big Show - J & G Small
2nd Solitude 1 Phoenix - A McMordie
3rd Drumatee Fred - J Conlon
Class 4 Bull Calf Born 1/3/17-30/4/17
1st Lisrace Lumberjack 19th - DR Wilson
2nd Drumatee Ferrari - J Conlon
Class 6 Female Calf born 1/9/16-31/10/16
1st Mountview 1 Forever - T Andrews
2nd Hockleypoll 1 Ariana – The Leader Family
Class 7 Female Calf born 1/11/16-31/12/16
1st Solpoll 1 Dainty - J & W McMordie
Class 8 Female Calf born 1/1/17-29/2/17
1st Solpoll 1 Nylon P8 - J & W McMordie
2nd Drumatee Tribute 077 - J Conlon
3rd Hockleypoll 1 Evie - The Leader Family
4th Castlepoll 1 Renie 2nd - C & M Beattie
Class 9 Female Calf born 1/3/17-30/4/17
1st Drumatee Pearl 173 - J Conlon
2nd Lisrace Curly 18th - DR Wilson
3rd Castlepoll 1 Starlet - C & M Beattie
4th Castlepoll 1 Plum - C & M Beattie
Class 10 Female Calf born after 1/5/17
1st Lisrace Finola Dell - DR Wilson
2nd Nancy Bonny - G & T Morton
Class 11 Pairs
1st J & W McMordie
2nd T Andrews
3rd J Conlon
4th The Leader Family
Class 12a Young Handler 12-14
1st J Morton
Class 12B Young Handler 15-18
1st C Dorman
2nd J Andrews
3rd E Small
4th J Gauthier
Bulls and Females both sell to a top of £5,500 and Record Average for Show Heifers at Hereford Livestock Market conducted by the Society’s Official Auctioneers Brightwells.
The Grand Female Champion 18 month old Rempstone 1 Fashion E438 (pictured right) from M Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire was sold for the top female price of 5,200 gns to new breeders R J Windsor, Sound Villa Herefords, Nantwich, Cheshire. This beautifully balanced and feminine heifer, who has an impressive set of performance recorded figures is out of Kinglee 1 Fashion 304 and by Aldersley 1 Edgar.
A consignment of five well presented heifers from J & W McMordie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland were keenly contested with the first lot of the day Solpoll 1 Stardust N5 being purchased by G Hall, Pinmoor Herefords, Lancashire for 4,000gns. Two further Solpoll females; Solpoll 1 Starlet N28 and Reserve Grand Female Champion Solpoll 1 Starlet N26 were purchased by Speirs Farms Ltd, Pepperstock Herefords, Luton, Bedfordshire for 3,800 gns and 3,600gns respectively. The final two Solpoll heifers, Solpoll 1 Starlet N9 and Solpoll 1 Starlet N32 were purchased by Warham Court, Breinton, Herefordshire for 2,800gns and 3,300gns.
Twelve month old Dendor 1 Honeysuckle 19th bred by DE, ED & AL Jones, Caersws, Powys was sold for 3,700gns to Newtoncroft Farms, Leicestershire to join their herd of Newtoncroft Herefords. Other leading heifer prices were 3,500 gns paid by L & L Bowen, Bowendu Herefords, Treharris, Mid Glamorgan for Frenchstone P. 1 Gene bred by LR & AM Ayre, South Molton, Devon and Panmure 1 Plum N3 bred by JM Cant & Partners, Angus, Tayside who sold for 3,400 gns to Mr & Mrs S Coates, Parkapella Herefords, Monmouthshire.
10 Show heifers sold for £36,225 to Average £3,622.50
Seventeen month old Shraden 1 Navas (pictured left) (870 kg) from MJ & HM Timmis, Baschurch, Shropshire commanded the top price in the bull section when he was sold for 5,200 gns to Scawfell Genetics Ltd based in Seascale, Cumbria. Commenting after the purchase Mr James Hazard remarked, “we at Scawfell Genetics Ltd are highly delighted to have bought Shraden 1 Navas today. We liked his style, class and all round balance along with his very good breeding values and clean health status.” James added, “we plan to take semen from “Navas” for both domestic use and for export and we will be promoting the Hereford Breed in a number of countries.” Shraden 1 Navas is out of Shraden 1 Alice E283 and by Baldinnie 1 Victory.
J & W McMordie achieved the second highest price in the bull section and coupled with their trade in the show heifer category, fully justified the cost of travelling over from Northern Ireland. Eighteen month old Solpoll 1 Nashville (pictured right) (755 kg) was sold for 4,200 gns to J Riley, Blakesley Herefords, Towcester, Northamptonshire.
In general the bull trade was sticky, which has been the trend at Autumn bull sales across most breeds in recent years - but more bulls found homes this year than in the corresponding Autumn sale of 2016, mainly due to increased interest from commercial buyers.
Twenty three month old Greenyards 1 Norrie (945 kg) from PJ & AC Allman, Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire was purchased by J & W McMordie, owners of the current National Herd of the Year, for 3,600 gns.
Harvey Brothers, Balfron, Glasgow, sold two year old Harveybros 1 Nigel (955 kg) for 3,600 gns to Mr D England, Lisvane, Cardiff. Two bulls were sold for 3,500 gns; thirty month old Barwise 1 Marshall (1,065 kg) from Mrs CS Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria to Mr W Parry, Caernarfon and seventeen month old Panmure 1 Nelson (845 kg) from JM Cant & Partners to GT Pope & Sons, Shropshire.
Judge Jack Henry, Brighouse, West Yorkshire ably assisted by UK Hereford Youth Member Flora Amery made Hollyvale 1 Neville (795 kg) from A & P Massey, Bury, Lancashire their Grand and Junior Male Champion. This nineteen month old prize winning bull (pictured left) was sold to G Llewellyn & D Sharman, Harvest Herefords, Shifnal, Shropshire for 3,000 gns.
A number of bulls failed to meet their reserve including Reserve Grand Male Champion two year old Church Preen Nanook (990 kg) from AR Owen, Church Stretton, Shropshire.
23 Bulls sold for £65,205.00 to Average £2,835.00
There was a 100% clearance in the For Sale Only Female section, which saw a top of 3,650 gns paid to G & MC Shepherd, Preston, Lancashire for Moorside 1 Evita 5th and her bull calf at foot, Moorside 1 Phoenix. A consignment of six heifers from Marsh Court Farm Ltd, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire commenced this section with four of the heifers making their way to AJ, AE & MG Thomas, Premier Herefords, Clarbeston, Pembrokeshire, for an average of 1,890 gns. The remaing two Marsh Court heifers, Eldersfield 1 Pearl N1164 and Eldersfield 1 Amber N1171 were purchased by RW Gay, Jenob Herefords, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan both for 2,700 gns. The final lot of the day saw Panmure 1 Plum N12 from JM Cant & Partners sold to Newtoncroft Farms for 2,100 gns.
12 For Sale only Females sold for £24,517.50 to Average £2,043.13
New Hereford CEO James Sage commented after the sale that the brisk trade for females highlighted the popularity of the Breed, which has seen record numbers of new members in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. James would also like to thank Sponsors, Dunbia & Nordic Star Tags for their continued support.
Auctioneers – Brightwells, Leominster.
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Trade was buoyant for the dispersal sale of Ashley Moor Herefords owned by M/s EC & MM Everall, Ludlow, Shropshire at Hereford Market - with a 100% clearance.
Seventy four pedigree and purebred Herefords were on offer to those in attendance with many going home empty handed.
The herd had been kept on a commercial basis with cattle being brought in from grass just a few days prior to the sale. Mr and Mrs Everall employed the services of professional stockmen father and son Steve & Matthew Gray and George Bowen to wash and prepare the cattle to a high standard in the lead up to the sale.
Commenting after the sale the Mr Everall said he was very pleased with trade - adding there was a consistency with prices across all sectors.
Ashley Moor Averages
27 Cows & Calves at foot - £1882
24 Incalf Heifers - £1505
7 Spring Incalf Heifers - £1568
15 Maiden Heifers - £852
The sale was conducted by Hereford Market Auctioneers (HMA Ltd) inconjunction with Brightwells (Official Auctioneers for the Hereford Society).
Sale of 94 HEREFORD CATTLE ONLINE CATALOGUE includes:
78 Pedigree In Calf Heifers 13 Non Pedigree In Calf Heifers & 3 Pedigree Bulls
On behalf of: Nanhoron Farms Ltd, Nanhoron, Pwllheli
Saturday 14th October 2017 @ 12noon
Vale of Clwyd Livestock Centre, Parc Glasdir, Ruthin LL15 1PB. 01824 705000
To view the catalogue click HERE
Hereford Breed Champion Lowesmoor 1 Maverick, (Pictured right) bred and exhibited by MJ Clark, Tetbury, Gloucestershire went on to take the Reserve Native Inter-breed Championship. This rising two and half year old bull is out of Lowesmoor 1 Winkle 571 and by Dorepoll 1 499 High Society.
“Maverick” has enjoyed a marvellous show season but he’s not all style and stature he has a great set of Performance Recorded Figures, culminating in a Terminal Sire Index in the Top 10% and a Self-replacing Index in the Top 5% of the Breed.
Later he paired up with Fisher 1 Eva G303 and her bull calf Fisher 1 Panther P455 in the prestigious Burke Trophy where they were judged the highest placed Native Inter-breed Pair. Seven year old “Eva” bred by WJ Hutchings & Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, is out of Fisher 1 Eva C190 and by the much vaunted Doonbiddie Hustler.
There was more good news for WJ Hutchings & Sons and for the Hereford Breed when Fisher 1 Nomad N440 teamed up with stablemate Fisher 1 Nocton N439 to take the Overall Inter-breed Pairs Championship (pictured left).
Eighteen month old “Nomad”, who is out of Fisher 1 Orange J359 has a superb set of EBV’s right across the board and he’s what would be commonly known in the beef industry as a ‘curve bender’. Nineteen month old “Nocton” is out of Fisher 1 Orange G297 and both bulls are by Bondes i Hubert.
Dear UK Hereford breeders,
We are currently taking bookings on our annual trip to the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK. This years show runs from the 20-25 November. The show is the largest cattle exhibition in Canada with 11 beef breeds on show, as well as cattle sales, rodeos and farm/feedlot tours. There is also a reception evening for all international guests.
Members of the trip are entitled to 50% cash back funding on their flights and hotel costs up to $3000 CDN.
This is the 5th year of organising the trip so we will also have some events organised in conjunction with the Canadian Hereford Association to support our milestone.
If you are interested in coming with us on the trip and receiving the funding please contact me on the below details:
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Look forward to hearing from you