Hereford breeders pull out the stops at National Show

Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders pulled out all the stops to put on a super show at their National event which was held at Omagh Show at the weekend.

Charles Smith made the journey from Wales to attend and judge the sixty strong entry, which featured breeders from all six counties.

Securing the Supreme Championship was the October 2010 born Craigy Hank bred and exhibited by Desmond Martin, Saintfield. This super young bull was greatly admired on the day by a busy ringside watching the judging classes, which were kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Omagh.

her12nat 4795.jpgSired by Glaslough Esquire this entry was on his first outing of 2012 for the Martin family. He was shown at the Calf Show last autumn where he gained a red ticket and Reserve Male Calf.

Young Robbie Wilson was delighted to pick up Reserve Supreme Champion with his daughter of Glaslough Captain. “Lisrace Curly” is having a great show season having previously notched up Female and Reserve Junior Championships at Balmoral show in May.

her12nat 5150.jpgFather David Wilson scooped the Calf Championship with “Lisrace Lumberjack X”. Born in September 2011 and sired by Castledaly Crusader, this young prospect is a full brother to the bull that the Wilson family exported to England last year.

Desmond Martin was back in he headlines again with his Parkhill Pompeii daughter “Craigy Honey 1st” who was Reserve Junior Female Champion. This eye catching youngster is out of the same cow as the Supreme Champion.

John and William McMordie chalked up a number of awards at the National Show including Reserve Male Champion with their recently acquired junior stock bull “Panmure 1 Henry”. This son of Romany 1 Distiller has been running with cows since Balmoral where he also featured in the final line up.

Reserve Female Champion was awarded to John and Karen Taggart for their well made February 2010 born “Carney Hill 1 Tara 1st”. The Taggart’s had a strong team of cattle forward at the show and took home a number of red tickets including best progeny pair, group of three from one exhibitor, and winner in the cow class.