1st - Frank Gwynne Scotland
2nd - Matthew Robson Northern Ireland
3rd - Daffyd Gwynne Scotland
1st - John Barlow England
2nd - Andrew Clarke Northern Ireland
3rd - Christopher Boyd Northern Ireland
1st - Frank Gwynne & Daffyd Gwynne Scotland
2nd - Matthew Robson & Craig Cowan Northern ireland
1st - John Barlow & Joel Tobler England / International
2nd - Andrew Clarke & Christopher Boyd Northern Ireland
Reasons Winner Junior
Frank Gwynne Scotland
Reasons Winner Senior
Andrew Clarke Northern Ireland
John Barlow England
Reserve Overall Winner
Frank Gwynne Scotland
Best Points Under 16
Frank Gwynne Scotland
Lisglass herd secures
Ivomec Super pairs title
Ballyclare Simmental breeders Leslie and Christopher Weatherup were triumphant in the 2016 Ivomec Super Pair of the Year competition, held at Fermanagh County Show.
The father and son team exhibited the September 2014 born heifers Lisglass Fabulous and Lisglass Felicity. They qualified at Balmoral Show and are home-bred daughters of the 35-cow herd’s stock bull Dermotstown Delboy – male and supreme overall champion at Balmoral in 2014 and 2015.
English judge Bridget Borlase from the 120-cow Sacombe and Perrywood Herds in Hertfordshire said the winning pair stood out. “They are a true matching pair in terms of colour and type, and they parade well together.”
Six qualifying pairs competed for the prizes at the final. Standing in reserve position were two junior bulls from Joe Wilson’s Ballinlare Farm Herd based at Newry. Ballinlare Farm Goldenballs and Ballinlare Farm Galaxy qualified at Armagh Show, and are sons of the herd’s 20,000gns stock bull Auchorachan Wizard - Perth supreme champion in February 2010.
Bridget Borlase added: ”The young bulls are well fleshed and another true pair.”
Merial Animal Health’s territory sales manager Philip Clarke was on hand to congratulate the winners and present the prizes. The winners collected the prestigious Merial Crystal Decanter and a 500mls pack of Ivomec Super injection, while all finalists received a 200mls pack of Ivomec Super injection.
Almost 30 Simmentals competed for the prizes at Fermanagh County Show. Bridget Borlase praised the quality of the animals on show. “The standard of entries was high throughout all of the classes. There was no tail end, especially in the junior bull class which boasted ten very saleable young bulls.”
Taking the day’s supreme overall title was the female champion Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th, an April 2014 born Raceview King daughter bred by David Hazelton, Dungannon. “The champion oozes style and character,” said the judge. “She is a sweet heifer, long and clean, well fleshed, and parades well.”
Claiming the day’s reserve overall title was the male champion Coolcran Gladiator, a January 2015 born entry exhibited by brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo. He was sired by former stock bull Kilbride Farm Ahoghill.
“The reserve champion is a modern bull, long and clean, and square of his plates. He is well fleshed and full of breed character,” concluded Ms Borlase.
Runner-up for the female championship was Andrea and Keith Nelson’s Scribby Farms Fiona, a May 2014 born daughter of the 10,000gns herd sire Drumlone Anchor.
Securing the reserve male championship was Joe Wilson’s fourteen-month-old Auchorachan Wizard son, Ballinlare Farm Galaxy.
The DANI Rosebowl for the best performance recorded Simmental bull was awarded to Nigel Glasgow’s Bridgewater Farm Gilroy. This home-bred entry was born in March 2015, and is by Dermotstown Delboy.
Young member Conor Loane from Cookstown was crowned Simmental Stockperson of the Year.
Results from the judging ring…
Bull calf born in 2016 – 1, Kenny Veitch, Drumlone Hot Rod; 2, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Handy Andy.
Heifer calf born in 2016 – 1, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Highclass; 2, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Cutie.
Bull or heifer calf, born between 01/09/15 and 31/12/15 – 1, Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh, Derrycallaghan General Lee; 2, Robert Reid and Louise Wylee-Davies, Lakeside Gerry.
Bull, born on or after 01/01/15 – 1, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Gladiator; 2, Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Galaxy; 3, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Gilroy.
Heifer, born on or after 01/01/15 – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Lady Diana 26th; 2, Wesley Abraham, Cleenagh Gem; 3, David McElmurry, Wellbray Good Dora.
Heifer, born between 01/07/14 and 31/12/14 – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous; 2, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Bianca 2; 3, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Lisglass Felicity.
Cow or heifer, born after 01/01/14 in-calf or with calf at foot – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th; 2, Keith and Andrea Nelson, Scribby Farms Fiona.
Group of three, property of exhibitor – 1, Duncan McDowell.
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Simmental top breed
at Ballymena parade
New breeders Oliver and Anthony McGuinness from Eglinton won the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Simmental junior heifer derby at Ballymena Show.
Their winning entry was the fifteen-month-old heifer Cleenagh Good Girl, described by County Cork judge Tony O’Leary as a very correct and well-muscled heifer. Bred by Adrian Richardson from Maguiresbridge, she was sired by the Raceview King son Ashland Brandy, and is out of the Omorga Murray daughter Cleenagh Vikki.
Purchased for a top price of 5,400gns at the NI Simmental Club’s March show and sale in Dungannon, Cleenagh Good Girl is a foundation female for the famliy’s newly established Faughanvale Herd.
Runner-up was the January 2015 born Drumagarner Grace bred by Michael and Eamon McCloskey from Kilrea. Sired by the herd’s former Irish-bred stock bull Barnattin Wally, she is out of a home-bred dam by Glebefarm Tyson.
The Simmental section was strongly supported, with Carlisle interbreed judge Glyn Lucas awarding the £100 Dankse Bank prize for the best breed on parade to the popular continental beef breed.
Taking the day’s supreme championship was the female winner Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th from David and Jonny Hazelton’s herd in Dungannon. Sired by Raceview King, her dam is the home-bred Ranfurly Lady Diana 10th by the 12,000gns Dovefields Gallant.
It was an all-female championship line-up with the reserve overall title going to the female runner-up Lisglass Fabulous from Ballyclare breeders Leslie and Christopher Weatherup. Sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy – Balmoral champion in 2014 and 2015, she is bred from the Woodhall Premier daughter Lisglass Cherry.
Judge Tony O’Leary from the 14-cow Seaview Herd said it was a brilliant show. “There were some strong classes, and the tops in each were of a high standard. I had some difficult decisions to make. The overall champion is a very correct and well-grown heifer. She is the one I’d like to be taking home.”
Securing the male championship was Kilmore Gus, a February 2015 bull exhibited by Chris Traynor, Armagh. Sired by Hillcrest champion, he is bred from the Auchorachan Wizard daughter Ballinlare Farm Champagne – purchased from Joe Wilson for 6,600gns in 2012 at the joint Ballinlare Farm and Ranfurly production sale in Moira.
Standing in reserve position was the Dermotstown Delboy son Bridgewater Farm Gilroy bred by Nigel Glasgow from Cookstown. This fourteen-month-old bull was bred from the Raceview King daughter Ranfurly Beauty 6th.
Michael and Eamon McCloskey, Kilrea, qualified for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition, with the home-bred heifers Drumagarner Flynn and Drumagarner Grace.
Class results from Ballymena Show include:
Heifer, born between 01/01/14 and 30/06/14 – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Slievenagh Flirt; 3, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Kleeb 2.
Heifer, born between 01/07/14 and 31/12/14 – 1, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous; 2, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Felicity; 3, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Bianca 2; 4, M and E McCloskey, Drumagarner Flynn.
Bull, born between 01/01/15 and 31/08/15 – 1, Chris Traynor, Kilmore Gus; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Gilroy; 3, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Goldsmith; 4, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Gigolo; 5, S and P McDonald, Coolcran Gladiator.
Pair, property of exhibitor – 1, JL and CJ Weatherup; 2, M and E McCloskey; 3, Nigel Glasgow.
Junior Heifer Derby, sponsored by Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea)- 1, Oliver McGuinness, Cleenagh Good Girl; 2, M and E McCloskey, Drumgarner Grace; 3, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Goldie; 4, Aaron Smyth, Newbiemains Goldie; 5, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 16th.
Simmental bulls to 3,000gns
and heifers to 2,700gns
Bulls reached a ceiling of 3,000gns, while heifers sold to a top of 2,700gns, at the NI Simmental Club’s evening show and sale in Ballymena Mart.
Sale leader at 3,000gns was the first prize winning Kilbride Farm Gleno TSI+60 SRI+67, a polled entry from the Robson family – Billy, Michael and Norman, Doagh, Ballyclare. Sired by Danish-bred stock bull Sneumgaard Imperator, this fourteen-month-old bull was bred from the Crugmelyn Brenin daughter Kilbride Farm Eunice 151D. He is the breed’s top 5% for calving ease +6.2, and eye muscle area +4.6, and was snapped up by suckler herd owner Owen Miskelly from Ballynahinch, County Down.
Next best at 2,800gns was the second placed Stralongford Governor TSI+81 and SRI+ 89 bred by James Hanna, Trillick, County Tyrone. Born in February 2015, he was sired by the Raceview King son Ashland Brandy, and is out of a home-bred dam by Omorga Murray. In the breed’s top 10% for milk +9, and top 25% for calving ease +2.1, he caught the eye of Ballymena beef producer Kevin MacAuley.
Claiming the male and supreme overall championship ribbons was Ranfurly Fendt TSI+64 and SRI+65 from David and Jonny Hazelton’s Dungannon-based herd. This eighteen-month-old bull was sired by Omorga Murray, and is bred from the Carnkern Titan daughter Ranfurly Lady Diana 6th. He came under the hammer at 2,700gns, selling to Owen Miskelly.
Judge Paul McDonald, Tempo, awarded the reserve male and reserve supreme championships to Lisglass Geraldo TSI+53 SRI+57, bred by Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. Born in February 2015, he was sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy – Balmoral champion in 2014 and 2015. His dam is the Omorga Prince daughter Lisglass Venus. This one attracted a bid of 2,400gns from suckler herd owner Francis Watson, Cloughey, Co Down.
Leading the female line-up at 2,700gns was the female champion Cleenagh Gem TSI+65 SRI+75 consigned by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge. This yearling heifer was sired by the 10,000gns Drumlone Anchor, and is bred from the Raceview King daughter Cleenagh Tipsy. She joins Wesley Abraham’s Magheracrigan Herd based at Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh.
Next best at 1,750gns was the January 2015 born Drumlone Anchor daughter Drumacritten Gwen TSI+69 SRI+83, bred by William and George Nelson, Rosslea. This second prize winner sold to Owen Miskelly.
Duncan McDowell, Newtownards, claimed the reserve female championship with Castlemount Angela 2 TSI+75 SRI+79. Born in December 2014, she was sired by former stock bull Slievenagh Bonjovi, and is out of a dam by the 12,000gns Dovefields Gallant. Buyer at 1,700gns was Philip Robb from Ballynahinch.
Commercial females peaked at £1,220 paid to Robert and William Ferguson, Stewartstown; £1,140 paid to Kingsley Bell, Aughnacloy; and £1,080 paid to Colm McConnell, Armoy.
Trade for Simmental bulls was selective, with buyers bidding on a budget. Auctioneer Graham Loughrey confirmed that 15 bulls sold to level at £2,226; while 10 pedigree females averaged £1,628 per head.
The NI Simmental Club is indebted to its sponsors, Mike Frazer from the Edenvale Simmental Herd, and Connon General Merchants.
Results from the Judging Ring…
Bull, born between 11/09/14 and 07/11/14 – 1, WD Hazelton, Ranfurly Fendt by Omorga Murray; 2, W and K Stubbs, Rehall Frederick by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 3, Owen McElroy, Mullanroe Frankie by Dermody Butcher.
Bull, born between08/11/14 and 07/01/15 – 1, J McCaw, Ashdale Future by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 2, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Flint by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Chris Traynor, Kilmore Frazier by Raceview King.
Bull, born between 10/01/15 and 04/03/15 – 1, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Geraldo by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, JJ Hanna, Stralongford Governor by Ashland Brandy; 3, Stephen Millar, Glenock Gin by Kilbride Farm Newry.
Bull, born between 04/03/15 and 20/03/15 – 1, WH Robson and Sons, Kilbride Farm Gleno by Sneumgaard Imperator; 2, Richard Rodgers, Hiltonstown General by Lisglass Colombus; 3, Richard Rodgers, Hiltonstown Goliath by Lisglass Colombus.
Bull, born between 22/03/15 and 25/04/15 – 1, Philip and Avril Whyte, Calfpark Gunner by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 2, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Grant by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 3, Frank and Matthew Cunning, Pointfarms General by Auroch Amos.
Heifer, born between 12/10/14 and 01/12/14 – 1, Duncan McDowell, Castlemount Angela 2 by Slievenagh Bonjovi; 2, JJ Hanna, Stralongford Flora by Dermody Butcher; 3, JJ Hanna, Stralongford Fauna by Dermody Butcher.
Heifer, born between 19/01/15 and 10/05/15 – 1, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Gem by Drumlone Anchor; 2, WE and GE Nelson, Drumacritten Gwen by Drumlone Anchor; 3, WE and GE Nelson, Drumacritten Geraldine by Omorga Volvo.
Sligo breeder reigns Supreme in Simmental Championship line up
Females dominated the Simmental championship line-up at this year’s Balmoral Show.
Toast of the showring was the sixteen-month-old heifer Tawley Gretta, shown by first-time Balmoral exhibitor Kieran Mullarkey who had made the trip from Ballinfull in County Sligo.
Bred by Irish breeder Declan Oats, she was purchased privately and is one of four breeding females in Mr Mullarkey’s Lissadell Herd established in 2014. Sired by Monaduff Snorter, and bred from Annadale Dainty, this much admired heifer was second in her class at Tullamore Show last year, and was Connaught Calf Champion at Ballinrobe Show.
Breed judge Vikki Woods from the 45-cow Popes Herd based in Preston, Lancashire, said the female and supreme overall champion caught her eye. “This heifer is sweet, very correct, and well grown for her age. I simply couldn’t go past her. “
Claiming the day’s reserve female and reserve supreme championship ribbons was the September 2014 born Lisglass Fabulous bred by Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. Sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy – Balmoral champion in 2014 and 2015, her dam is the Woodhall Premier daughter Lisglass Cherry.
“The reserve champion isn’t far behind the supreme winner. They are both good cow makers, and have great futures ahead of them,” added the judge.
Brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo, scooped the male championship award with their junior bull Coolcran Gladiator. Sired by former stock bull Kilbride Farm Ahoghill, he is bred from Ashland Juliet Whirlwind – a Raceview Nigel daughter bought privately from neighbouring pedigree breeders Pat and Frank Kelly. This bull was junior champion at the inaugural Pedigree Calf Fair at Balmoral in November, and is a full brother to the 7,000gns Coolcran Dazzler – intermediate champion at Stirling in February 2014.
Nigel Glasgow, Cookstown, made his Balmoral debut to secure the reserve male championship title with the home-bred Bridgewater Farm Gilroy. Sired by Dermotstown Delboy, he is the second calf bred from Ranfurly Beauty 6th – one of 31 cows in the herd.
Kieran Mullarkey’s Tawley Gretta also scooped the junior championship award. Standing in reserve position was the second prize heifer Ranfurly Weikel 16th from David and Jonny Hazelton’s herd in Dungannon.
Results from the judging ring….
Bobbie Dickson Perpetual Challenge Trophy, for the supreme champion: Kieran Mullarkey, Tawley Gretta. Reserve: JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous.
Bangor and Six Road Ends Farmers’ Union Perpetual Trophy, for the female champion: Kieran Mullarkey, Tawley Gretta. Reserve: JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous.
William Black Memorial Perpetual Cup, for the male champion: S and P McDonald, Coolcran Gladiator. Reserve: Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Gilroy.
News Letter Shield, for the junior champion: Kieran Mullarkey, Tawley Gretta. Reserve: WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 16th.
NI Simmental Club Silver Award, for the best exhibit bred in Northern Ireland: JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous.
Cow, born before 01/01/13, in–calf or with calf at foot – 1, Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Allegra by Raceview Valintino Miracle; 2, Nigel Hogan, Curaheen Dancer by Sterling Viking 2nd.
Cow or heifer, born in 2013, in-calf or with calf at foot – 1, Nigel Hogan, Kilbride Farm Eunice 168E by Cairnview Snazzy.
Heifer, born between 01/01/14 and 30/06/14 – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Lady Diana 24th by Raceview King; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Slievenagh Flirt by Auroch Amos; 3, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Fiona by Drumlone Anchor.
Heifer, born between01/07/14 and 31/12/14 – 1, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Fabulous by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Felicity by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Fleur by Auchorachan Wizard.
Heifer, born on or after 01/01/15 – 1, Kieran Mullarkey, Tawley Gretta by Monaduff Snorter; 2, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 16th by Cleenagh Flasher; 3, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Good Girl by Ashland Brandy.
Bull, born on or before 31/12/14 – 1, Mike Frazer, Kilbride Farm Enty by Cairnveiw Snazzy.
Bull, born on or after 01/01/15 – 1, S and P McDonald, Coolcran Gladiator by Kilbride Farm Ahoghill; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Gilroy by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Goldenballs by Auchorachan Wizard.
Pair, property of exhibitor – 1, JL and CJ Weatherup ; 2, Joe Wilson; 3, Nigel Hogan.
Class one. Bulls born between 07.05.14 & 27.10.14
1st - Alchester Franklyn lot 4
2nd - Starline Flanagan lot 7
3rd - Storersmith Force lot 11
4th - Starline Fiddler lot 6
Class 2 Bull born between 27.10.14 & 28.11.14
1st - Starline Fagin lot 13
2nd - Heywood Franco lot 19
3rd - Farnborough Fearless lot 15
Class 3 Bull born between 29.11.14 & 02.01.15
1st - Bosahan Galileo lot.26
2nd - Winford Feltonian lot 24
3rd - Bosahan Granite lot 25
Class 4 Bull born between 03.01.15 & 07.03.2015
1st - Killiworgie George lot 28
2nd - Killiworgie Gumbo lot 27
3rd - Storersmith Gallifrey
4th - Deerhurst Grandee
Male champion went to lot 4 Alchester Franklyn with Reserve champion going to lot 7 Starline Flanagan.
Class 6 Females born in 2014
1st - lot 44 Bosahan Fleurissimo
2nd - lot Bosahan Fiori Blossom
3rd - lot 46 Fortress Flora Viola
4th - lot 42 Fortress Florence May
Class 7 Females born in 2015
1st - lot 56 Lopemede Genevieve
2nd - lot 58 Wroxall Grace - Primrose
3rd - lot 52 Bosahan Goya Tresor
4th - lot 53 Sterling Blondies Glint
Lot 56 Lopemede Genevieve was awarded Female champion. Reserve champion went to lot 44 Bosahan Fleurissimo
Overall Champion was awarded to lot 4 Alchester Franklyn. Reserve Champion went to lot 7 Starline Flanagan
Results from our first Class:
Bulls born on or between 3 May & 11 June 2014:
1st - Lot 108 - Strathisla Fawkes
2nd - Lot 107- Drumsleed Figaro
3rd - Lot 111 - Copper Mill Fredrick
4th - Lot 109 - Merkland Frankie
5th - Lot 112 - Corskie Freddo
Results from our second class:
Bulls born on or between 12 June & 5 September 2014
1st - Lot 118 - Drumsleed Fletch
2nd - Lot 120 -Team Fresco
3rd - Lot 116 - Manor Park Fabulous
4th - Lot 122 - Skerrington Ferrari
5th - Lot 115 = Keeldrum Ferrari
Results from our third class:
Bulls born on or between 6 September & 3 October 2014:
1st - Lot 129 - Aultmore Franco
2nd - Lot 134 - Mavsey Flashdance
3rd - Lot 131 - Team Fabulous
4th - Lot 133 - Coxhill Fletcher
5th - Lot 126 - Corskie Federation.
Results from our fourth class:
Bulls born on or between 4 & 25 October 2014:
1st - Lot 143 - Aultmore Fearless
2nd - Lot 145 - Westridge Finnie
3rd - Lot 138 - Falondene Folklore
4th - Lot 144 - Merkland Firework
5th - Lot 140 - Woodhall Fearsome
Results from our fifth class:
Bulls born on or between 26 October & 9 November 2014:
1st - Lot 154 - Islavale Fusilier
2nd - Lot 151 - Islavale Fiesta
3rd - Lot 148 - Drumsleed Fossil
4th - Lot 147 - Overhill House Fagan
5th - Lot 156 - Islavale Fergus
Results from our sixth Class:
Bulls born on or after 10 November 2014:
1st - Lot 161 - Saltire Flash
2nd - Lot 159 - Tilbrook Ferdie
3rd - Lot 162 - Cairnorrie Friar Truck
4th - Lot 158 - Annick Freedom
5th - Lot 164 - Mavsey Goofy
Dafydd Jones awarded Champion to Lot 129 from the WH Patterson & Son, Aultmore Franco with Reserve going to Lot 154, Islavale Fusilier
Junior Stock Judging results - Under 21 winner was awarded to Laura Green (pictured with David Craig) Over 21 and Overall Winner was awarded to Tom Bruce who unfortunately had to leave before the prize giving. Well done to everyone who took part
The Carlisle Spring sale which included the Leading Ladies was judged by Mr Robin Boyd of Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim.
Topping the trade on the day at 5000gns was the Leading Ladies Champion Corskie Enita from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Greencap Ace daughter out of a Kilbride Farm Tarrant daughter was purchased by Mr D C Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD.
Also selling at 5000gns was the Reserve Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Entise from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. A Delfur Chas daughter out of a Corskie Wealth daughter, she was sold to Mr P V Jolliffe of Star Green Farm, Cotton Oakmoor, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST10 3BL
Nexttop price at 3600gns was Corskie Easter also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Corskie Bowen daughter out of a Islavale Sabre daughter was purchased by Mr N A Shand of Cairnorrie Farm, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7BU.
Leading Ladies averages – Eight served heifers @ £3517.50; five maiden heifers @ £2005.50
Williams @ £1614
Blackpool @ £1846
Starnhill @ £1417
Blakewell @ £1746
Selling at 4700gns the top price bulland Male Champion was Midhope Farmer's Friend from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. This Delfur Chas son out of a Corskie Wealth daughter was purchased by Auchencheyne Ltd, Auchencheyne Cottages, Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4EW.
Second top price at 4600gns was Corskie Flynn from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. A Dirnanean Bradley son out of an Islavale Sabre daughter was sold to Newbottle Estate Farms, Forceleap Farm, Hinten in the Hedges, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5PJ.
Next, selling at 4400gns was Corskie Fries also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of a Strathisla Nugget daughter was purchased by J Muir & Son of Cleughbrae Farm, Mouswald, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG1 4JS.
Next, at4200gns was Denizes Fortune from Mr M A Barlow of Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. An Auroch Ace son out of an Ashland Tornado daughter, he was purchased by R C Robinson, Woodcock Hill Farm, Church Lane, Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1NQ.
18 bulls averaged @ £3348.33.
The NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has announced that its Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior Heifer Derby will take place at Ballymena Show on Saturday 28th May.
Open to heifers born in 2015, the heifer derby carries a total prize fund of £400, and will be judged by Tony O’Leary from the noted Seaview Herd based at Ballincollig, County Cork.
There are three classes in the heifer derby – 1/1/15 to 30/4/15; 1/5/15 to 31/8/15 and 1/9/15 to 31/12/15.
The schedule for County Antrim Agricultural Association’s Ballymena Show includes a variety of classes for Simmental cows, heifers, bulls, and is also a qualifier for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition. The event is a nominated points show for the Danske Bank Male and Female of the Year Awards.
Entries close on Friday 6th May.
View the schedule online at www.ballymenashow.co.uk, or contact the secretary Janet Hume on tel: 028 2565 2666.
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Simmental heifers to 5,400gns and
bulls to 4,600gns at Dungannon
Pedigree Simmental heifers soared to 5,400gns while bulls reached a ceiling of 4,600gns at the Northern Ireland breed club’s spring show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Claiming the day’s top price was the female champion and reserve supreme champion Cleenagh Good Girl, a thirteen-month-old heifer bred by Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge. Sired by the Raceview King son Ashland Brandy, her dam is the Omorga Murray daughter Cleenagh Vikki. She won the Dale Cup at Fermanagh County Show last year, and was reserve junior champion at the inaugural Pedigree Calf Fair held at Balmoral in November.
After spirited bidding she came under the hammer of auctioneer Trevor Wylie at 5,400gns, selling to Oliver McGuinness from Eglinton, County Londonderry.
Topping bull trade at 4,600gns was the unshown Lakeside Fred TSI+73 SRI+85 consigned by Cecil Chartres and David Farrell, Lisbellaw. Born in June 2014, he was sired by the 10,000gns Perth champion Drumlone Anchor, and is out of a home-bred dam by Kilbride Farm Newry – one of six pedigree cows in the herd. In the breed’s top 5% for daughter calving ease +5.3, and top 25% for eye muscle area, he sold to Raymond Pedlow who runs an engineering business and a herd of 180 suckler cows at Lurgan, County Armagh.
Next best at 3,400gns was the reserve male champion Lisglass Fortress TSI+78 SRI+83 bred by the father and son team of Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. This sixteen-month-old entry was sired by stock bull Dermotstown Delboy – Balmoral champion in 2014 and 2015; and is bred from Fole Vivian 59th – one of 35 cows in the herd. Buyer was Nigel Kee from Douglas Bridge, Strabane.
The Weatherup duo also realised 2,500gns for the second placed maiden heifer Liglass Foxy. Born in August 2014, she is by Dermotstown Delboy, and is out of the Kilbride Farm Porter daughter Lisglass Danielle 3rd. This was the first Dermotstown Delboy to be offered for sale. She joined Chris Traynor’s Kilmore Herd based at Armagh.
Duncan McDowell, Newtownards, realised 2,350gns for the April 2013 born Castlemount Ruby ET. She was sired by Curaheen Vio, and is out of the Cleenagh Flasher daughter Slievenagh Ruby. Included in the price was her three-month-old Hockenhull Alibaba heifer calf. Buyer was Robert Duncan from Magherafelt.
Judge Shane McDonald, Tempo, awarded the male and supreme overall championships to Ashdale Flint, an October 2014 born bull bred by Jackson McCaw, Killinchy. Sired by the Hamlet son Hillcrest Valentine, he was bred from Ashdale Haley 12th.This one changed hands for 2,300gns, selling to pedigree herd owner and livestock haulier Malcolm Workman from Monaghan.
Also selling at 2,300gns was the August 2014 born Bridgewater Farm Fernando TSI+66 SRI+59 bred by Nigel Glasgow from Cookstown. Sired by the Omorga Volvo son Lisglass Colombus, he is out of a home-bred dam by Hockenhull Maverick. Buyer was W Black from Pomeroy.
Claiming the day’s reserve female championship was the two-year-old in-calf heifer Kilbride Farm Eunice 174F bred by the Robson family from Doagh. Sired by was sired by the 15,000gns Cairnview Snazzy, and is out of a home-bred dam by Kilbride Farm Warren. This one failed to meet her reserve and returned home unsold.
Commercial females attracted a ready market, with in-calf heifers selling to a top of £1,320, paid to Eamon McCloskey, Kilrea. Maiden heifers peaked at £1,350 and £1,250, realised by Tom Bogue from Brookeborough.
The NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club is indebted to its sponsors, Animax and Millburn Concrete.
Averages: 12 bulls £2,450 (71%); 6 heifers £2,358 (55%); and 2 cows and calves £2,205 (100%).
Topping the day's trade at 4000gns was Burghbridge Fleming 14 bred by Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB, a Horsfordmanor Bonus 10 son out of a Brinkton Major daughter.
Also selling at 4000gns was Burghbridge Figaro 14 from Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB, a Horsfordmanor Bonus 10 son out of a Strathisla Popeye daughter.
Next, at 3800gns was the Reserve Overall & Male Champion Grangewood Fortune 14, an Omorga Alonso son out of a Camus Brandy dam, bred by Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, Gunby Lea Farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8BE.
5 Bulls sold to an average of £3827 83% Clearance
Overall & Female Champion and selling at 2500gns was Midhope Evita bred by Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhopehall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield, S36 4GW. A Dirnanean Snowie daughter out of a Dyfed Lord daughter.
Mr D C Mitchell Thursford herd sold 26 heifers that averaged £1205.
7 Bulls sold to an average of £3855 78% clearance.
Topping the day’s trade was Reserve Overall Champion Corskie Fitzroy from WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN a Corskie Bowen 10 son, out of a Corskie Rhona daughter, selling for 6500gns to Mr Cormack.
Second top at 4500gns was Overall Champion Corskie Faldo also from WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, a Greencap Ace 09 son, out of a Corskie Rosheen daughter, purchased by HC & G Simpson.
STIRLING FEBRUARY BULL SALES 14TH & 15TH FEBRUARY 2016
The breed saw tremendous trade at the Spring sale at Stirling on Monday 15th February, the pre sale show on Sunday was judged by Gary Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XS.
122 Bulls sold through the ring to average £5675, an increase of £711 on the year for an 80% clearance, the highest of any breed so far this year.
Topping the day's trade was the Intermediate & Reserve Overall Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman from W H Robson and Sons, 106 Coghry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT39 0PX, a Crugmelyn Brenin son out of a Milnafua Graduate daughter, selling for 22,000gns to Clive Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD.
Second top at 17,000gns was Wolfstar Flying Scotsman, bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH. A Team Celtic son out of a Starline Klassik daughter, purchased in partnership by by Mr D Lowry, Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 7RB and Bridget Borlase, Sacombe Hill Farm, Sacombe Hill, Waton on Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3NL
Next at 16,000gns was Senior Champion Islavale Ferrari, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, a Curaheen Bandit son out of a Darsham Lucky Strike daughter, purchased by Mrs A Jukes, Swallowhill House, Bourne Lane, Sandhurst, Kent, TN18 5NT.
Selling for 15,000gns was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless from W H Robson and Sons, 106 Coghry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT39 0PX, a Crugmelyn Brenin son out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter. The purchaser was the Judge Gary Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XS.
Selling for 14,000gns was Wolfstar Fearless bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH, a Team Celtic son out of a Dirnanean Vincent daughter, purchased by Mr J Shouler, Elm Tree Farm, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 2QA.
Four bulls then traded at 10,000gns. First, was the Reserve Junior Champion Denizes Fantastic from Mr M A Barlow of Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire PR26 8LT, this Whitemire King Kong son out of a Ashland Tornado daughter was purchased by Mr J Wilson, 4 Martins Lane, Dorans Hill, Newry, County Down, N Ireland, BT35 8PJ.
Next, also at 10,000gns was Corskie Freddy, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7NN. This Greencap Ace son out of a Popes Laird daughter was purchased by Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB.
Again at 10,000gns was Popes Fendt bred by M/S J H & V G Wood of Popes Farm, Longridge Road, Dutton, Preston, Lanchashire, PR3 2YT, a Kilbride Farm Comber son out of a Banwy Wonderboy daughter, purchased by Mr Thomas Hill, 1 Mill Farm, Daw Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11 9DX.
The last at 10,000gns was Drumlone Fabulous bred by K C Veitch, Drumlone, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT94 5PN, a Carnkern Titan son out of a Raceview King daughter, purchased by Mr H Brunton, Crudie Farm, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2NR.
Selling at 8,000gns was theOverall & Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Fireworks, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh, 4 Innisrooisk Road, Crummy, Ballindarragh, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT92 0PJ. This Slimero Victory 2 son out of a Derrycallaghan Hamilton daughter was purchased by W S L Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Stromess, Orkney KW16 3JX.
Female Champion and selling at 3,900gns was Slievenagh Flirt, bred by Mr R J Boyd, Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim, N Ireland BT44 8DQ, an Auroch Amos daughter out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter purchased by Mr J N Glasgow, 30 Creevagh Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, N Ireland, BT80 9QU.
The Reserve Female Champion Drumsleed Flick sold for 3,800gns, bred by Mr G W Smith, Drumsleed, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1SL. This Grangewood William daughter out of a Drumsleed Lanzarote daughter was purchased by Mr J E Dyet, East Merkland Farm, Sandford, Strathaven, Lanarkshire ML10 6PR.
24 Heifers @ £2275
The Complete Adult portion of the Broombrae herd saw Broombrae Snowdrop A20 by Woodhall Regent out of a Milnafua Kent daughter top at 7000gns, purchased by W J & J Green (Corskie)
27 in calf cows @£3481
4 cows & Calves @£2809
7 Bull calves @£2595