National Calf Show heads to Agri Expo
Pulling together two of the main events through the year, the National Hereford Calf Show will this year be staged at Borderway Mart’s Agri Expo on Friday 1 November.
The home of the North of England and Scottish Hereford Breeders’ Associations’ jointly run autumn calf show, Agri Expo often attracts a strong display of young Hereford cattle which this year will only be strengthened as the Society’s flagship calf show returns to Carlisle.
Calling the shots will be Northern Ireland’s James Graham who runs the Richmount herd in Portadown, Co Armagh. His appointment follows a successful summer show season, having bred and shown the reserve supreme champion at the Northern Ireland National Hereford Show and the reserve supreme champion at Balmoral.
James established the Richmount herd just 11 years ago, which is now one of the top Hereford show herds in Northern Ireland. In the past decade, the herd has won five Northern Irish bull of the year titles, including both 2018 and 2019, and two Northern Irish females of the year.
James says: “I am delighted to have been asked to judge the National Calf Show at Agri Expo which already stages such a high quality display of Herefords every year. I am expecting to see the cream of the crop of September 2018 to March 2019 born calves and some of the sires and females of the future bred grass roots members.”
Entries for the calf show close on Friday 27 September and should be sent to Pauline Wason, honorary secretary of the Scottish Hereford Breeders’ Association.