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UK breeding dominates at Irish National Calf Show

At the recent Irish National Hereford Calf Show held at Tullamore, many of the top animals were sired by UK-bred bulls, judged by Pembrokeshire-based Non Thorne.

In both the male and female classes, three out of the top four animals were by UK bulls, as well as half of the class winners.

The senior and overall male champion Appel 1 Mighty was awarded to John Appelbe, Co Cork, and is sired by Solpoll 1 Lawman.

Not finished there, another Lawman son stood reserve senior male champion, this time for Michael Farrell with Castledalypoll 1 Shamrock.

Herberry 1 Kodak Moment from Raymond Vere Hunt and Veronica Brennan stood reserve junior male champion and is a son of the renowned Panmure 1 Henry, bred by JM Cant and partners, Arbirlot, Tayside.

Senior and male champion Appel 1 Mighty 

Senior and female champion was Ballymartle 1 Dolly 167 owned by Michael Dullea, Co Cork and is a Solitude 1 Marshall daughter, a sire bred by Andrew McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down.

 Reserve senior and reserve female champion was Griananpoll 1 Orange T863 from Tom and Anslem Fitzgerald, a daughter of the English-bred Fabb 1 Norther Star from DRA Fabb, Warboys, Cambridgeshire.

Moyclare Rose 45th bred by Micheal Molloy was reserve junior female champion. This iss a daughter of stockbull Free Town Nadal, purchased from RA Bradstock and partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire.