A  fantastic show with some really strong classes was how County Cork judge, Keith Vickery, described the Simmental entry at this week’s Enniskillen Show.

“The junior heifer class was very strong, featuring a number of exceptional heifers at the top of the line-up – real prospects for the future,” he said

The male and supreme overall championship went to the senior bull class winner, Drumlone Anchor, owned jointly by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge and William Nelson, Rosslea

Lifting the reserve supreme award was the female champion, Clonguish Bambi, owned by brothers Shane and Paul McDonald from Tempo.

The prestigious Northern Bank Male and Female of the Year competition has been running since 1997. The winners are determined using a points system which has been running at various nominated shows throughout the summer.

 The 2011 Male of the Year award was won by David Hazelton’s junior bull Ranfurly Barrister. This 19-month-old home-bred entry was sired by Whitemire King Kong, and is bred from the Raceview King daughter, Raceview Mandy Beauty – full sister to Raceview Merle Beauty, dam of the record 20,000 Euro Curraheen Tyson.

Male of Year.jpg resize.jpgThroughout the show season he was unbeaten in the junior bull class and secured six successive reserve supreme championship titles, and the reserve male championship at Enniskillen Show.

Messrs Richardson and Nelson won the Reserve Male of the Year Award with Drumlone Anchor. This May 2009 born bull made his debut at Omagh Show and has four successive supreme titles to his credit. Bred by Kenny Veitch, Lisbellaw, he was the junior and supreme Perth champion in October 2010, and was purchased by his new owners for 10,000gns. Sired by Seigfried, his dam is the Freighduff Brendan daughter, Broomfield Treasure – 2008 Reserve Female of the Year.

The 2011 Female of the Year award was won by the McDonald family’s Clonguish Bambi, who had attained a full complement of points during the show season. This heifer secured the supreme championship titles at Balmoral, Ballymena, Ballymoney and Armagh shows, the reserve overall award at Omagh, and the reserve female title at Clogher. This stylish February 2010 born heifer was sired by the noted Raceview King.

 

Female of the Year.jpgresize.jpgClaiming the Reserve Female of the Year title was Ranfurly Weikel 3rd, a home-bred junior cow from David Hazelton’s herd in Dungannon. This February 2008 born Hillcrest Champion daughter was accompanied by her Blackford Harvester heifer calf.  

The Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year award was won by John Moore from Beragh, County Tyrone.  The winning pair comprised of Omorga Saffron 2nd and Omorga Bambi 5th which had qualified at Clogher Show. These home-bred heifers are daughters of Cleenagh Flasher and Dripsey Super King.

Standing in reserve position were Clonguish Bambi and Clonguish Brooklyn owned by Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo. Purchased privately from Joe McGarry and Sons, County Longford, these heifers were sired by Raceview King and Dripsey Super King.