Bumper Simmental Entry at Enniskillen

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Simmental breeders were out in force at Fermanagh County Show, as the popular red and white continental beef breed dominated the cattle section with an entry in excess of 70 exhibits. British Simmental Cattle Society president Iain Green judged the bumper entry at Fermanagh County Show.

The bumper entry was judged by breed society president Iain Green from Scotland. He runs the noted 140-cow Corskie pedigree herd, alongside a 320-cow commercial enterprise, in partnership with his father Jimmy at Garmouth in Morayshire. “This is my first time judging in Northern Ireland, and I would like to compliment all of the exhibitors for putting on such a fantastic display of quality cattle. It has been a tremendous show!

“I have been astounded by the large numbers of quality animals in every class, several attracting entries in double figures. It’s definitely the best show of Simmentals I’ve ever seen, and it has been a great pleasure to judge them.”

Female and supreme overall Simmental champion was Slieveroe Caroline shown by Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. Adding his congratulations is club chairman Nigel Glasgow.

Mr Green awarded the day’s supreme overall championship to the October 2011 born Slieveroe Caroline, brought out by the father and son team of Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, who run the 40-cow Lisglass herd based at Ballyclare, County Antrim. Bred by County Cork breeder Adrian Bateman, she was purchased at Roscommon in November last year for 2,800 Euros.

Sired by Kilbride Farm Newry, and bred from Clonagh Willow, this intermediate heifer also claimed the female championship award. “This heifer caught my eye as soon as she entered the showring. She oozes power and breed character, and has a tremendous top and excellent locomotion,” explained the judge.

Alistair Shortt exhibited the male and reserve supreme champion Killynure Darwin, owned by Raymond and Joan Porter, Omagh. Included is club chairman Nigel Glasgow.

Standing in reserve supreme position was the male champion Killynure Darwin, bred by Raymond Porter, and wife Joan, from Omagh, County Tyrone, who established their 8-cow herd in 1983. He led a very strong line-up of ten junior bulls. Born in January 2012, this Omorga Murray son won was bred from Killynure Twinkle, and also scooped the prestigious DANI Rosebowl for the best performance recorded Simmental bull.

Iain Green added:”I was impressed with this bull’s sheer power. He has great breed character and good width all the way through.”

Making her showring debut, and claiming the reserve female championship was Luddenmore Artic Rosebud exhibited by Kenny Vetich from Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh. Bought privately fifteen months ago from Dr Michael Sheahan, Killmallock, County Limerick, she is one of six pedigree Simmental cows in Mr Veitch’s Drumlone herd. She was shown with her Samark Superman bull calf at foot.

Reserve male Simmental champion was Ballyvallough Captain owned by Andy Weatherup, Larne, and shown by Rosemary Hoy.

Reserve male champion was the October 2011 born Ballyvallough Captain bred by Andy Weatherup, who had travelled over 100 miles from Larne in County Antrim. Sired by Omorga Volvo, his dam is the home-bred Ballyvallough Sheila.

Reserve female Simmental champion was Luddenmore Artic Rosebud exhibited by Kenny Veitch Lisbellaw.

Fermanagh County Show in Enniskillen is the venue for the final of the hotly contested Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition, sponsored by Merial Animal Health. Seven pairs of animals which had qualified at selected shows throughout the summer were competing for the plaudits.

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After much deliberation Iain Green tapped out Adrian Richardson’s junior bull duo, Cleenagh Dazzler and Cleenagh Darius, as the 2013 winners. This is the second year in succession that the Cleenagh herd has scooped the coveted Crystal Decanter and a 500mls pack of Ivomec Super injection presented by Philip Clarke of Merial Animal Health.

Ballymoney Derek and Ballymoney David owned by Noel Kilpatrick, Banbridge, were runners-up in the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition. Handlers Alan Shortt and Sarah Kilpatrick were congratulated by Nigel Glasgow, chairman.

Cleenagh Dazzler and Cleenagh Darius are both sons of the herd’s jointly owned 10,000gns stock bull Drumlone Anchor – junior and supreme Perth champion in October 2010.

Runner-up was Noel Kilpatrick, Banbridge, County Down, with September 2012 born bulls Ballymoney Derek and Ballymoney David. These home-bred entries were sired by Celtic Rock and Derwentwood Nero.

Young Stockperson of the Year was Jamie Boyd from Portglenone. He was congratulated by club chairman Nigel Glasgow, and committee member Thelma Gorman.

The NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s Young Stockperson of the Year Award was presented to Jamie Boyd from Portglenone, County Antrim.

Club chairman Nigel Glasgow congratulated the prize winners, and thanked all exhibitors for supporting the show. “Enniskillen traditionally marks the end of the show season, and this year’s event was extra special as our club was hosting breed enthusiasts from throughout the UK and Ireland. Local breeders certainly pulled out the stops, travelling from all over the country to put on a large show of quality Simmentals.”

Results from the judging ring include:

Bull calf born in 2013 – 1, Robert Forde, Mullyknock Echo by Omorga Volvo; 2, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Elvis by Longbeach Bosco; 3, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Elite by Drumlone Anchor.

Heifer calf born in 2013 – 1, Pat Kelly, Ashland Ella Beauty by Kilbride Farm Newry; 2, Kenneth Stubbs, Drumbulcan Estelle by Omorga Baldwin; 3, Kenneth Stubbs, Drumbulcan Errin by Omorga Baldwin.

Bull or heifer calf, born on or after 01/09/12 – 1, Harold Stubbs, Derrycallaghan Delboy by Sperrinview Brilliance; 2, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Daisy by Drumlone Anchor; 3, Chris Traynor, Rosemeadow May by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Bull, born on or after 01/01/12 1, Raymond Porter, Killynure Darwin by Omorga Murray; 2, Adrian Richardson, Cleenagh Dictator by Drumlone Anchor; 3, WD Hazelton, Ranfurly Dominator by Omorga Murray.

Bull, born on or before 31/12/11 – 1, Andy Weatherup, Ballyvallough Captain by Omorga Volvo.

Heifer, born on or after 01/01/12 – 1, WD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 11th by Hillcrest Champion; 2, Eamon McCloskey, Drumnagarner Danielle by Barnattin Wally; 3, William and Margaret Nelson, Drumacritten Delia by Drumlone Anchor.

Heifer, born between 01/07/11 and 31/12/11 – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Slieveroe Caroline by Kilbride Farm Newry; 2, Barry Chambers, Shanehill Amber by Omorga Volvo; 3, Gavin Hayes, Raceview Champion Verona by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Heifer, born between 01/01/11 and 30/06/11 – 1, Wesley Abraham, Magheracrigan Clare 2nd by Omorga Volvo.

Cow or heifer, born in 2010 – 1, John Moore, Omorga Bambi 5th by Cleenagh Flasher; 2, David Carson, Brookwood Beauty by Milton Lord Tiffany.

Cow, born before 01/01/10 – 1, Kenneth Veitch, Luddenmore Artic Rosebud by Raceview King; 2, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Tascha by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Group of three, property of exhibitor – 1, Adrian Richardson; 2, William and Margaret Nelson; 3, Duncan McDowell.

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7th August 2013 JUDGE: Mr I Green
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme Champion & Female Champion SILVEROE CAROLINE J L & C J WEATHERUP
Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion KILLYNURE DARWIN 12 OMORGA MURRAY KILLYNURE TWINKLE MR R S R PORTER
Reserve Male Champion BALLYVALLOUGH CAPTAIN 11 OMORGA VOLVO BALLYVALLOUGH SHEILA MR W A WEATHERUP
Reserve Female Champion LUDDENMORE ARTIC ROSEBUD RACEVIEW KING LUDDENMORE SYMPHONY K C VEITCH
Cow, born before 01.01.10, in-calf or in-milk, having had at least one calf 1. LUDDENMORE ARTIC ROSEBUD RACEVIEW KING LUDDENMORE SYMPHONY K C VEITCH
2. SLIEVENAGH TASCHA KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY SLIEVENAGH LAURA MR R J BOYD
Cow or Heifer, born in 2010, in-calf or with calf at foot, having had a calf by three years old 1. OMORGA BAMBI 5TH CLEENAGH FLASHER OMORGA BAMBI 2 MR H J W & J C MOORE
2. BROOKWOOD BEAUTY ET MILTON LORD TIFFANY BROOKWOOD JEWEL MR D CARSON
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.11 and on or before 30.06.11 MAGHERACRIGAN CLARE 2ND OMORGA VOLVO DRIPSEY TWLIGHT PRINCESS KIM MR T W ABRAHAM
Heifer, born on or after 01.07.11 and on or before 31.12.11 1. SILVEROE CAROLINE J L & C J WEATHERUP
2. SHANEHILL AMBER OMORGA VOLVO CAMUS LISA MR B W CHAMBERS
3. RACEVIEW CHAMPION VERONA G HAYES & SON
4. RACEVIEW CINDY MATILDA 525 ET KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY RACEVIEW MATILDA-STELLA MR T W ABRAHAM
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.12 1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 HILLCREST CHAMPION SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
2. DRUMAGARNER DANIELLE BARNATTIN WALLY BROOMFIELD WEE NINA MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY
3. DRUMACRITTEN DELIA DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 DRUMACRITTEN WILLA MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON
4. EDENBANN DASCHA KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY EDENBANN AMANDA MR E MCCLOSKEY
Bull, born on or before 31.12.11 1. BALLYVALLOUGH CAPTAIN 11 OMORGA VOLVO BALLYVALLOUGH SHEILA MR W A WEATHERUP
Bull, born on or after 01.01.12 1. KILLYNURE DARWIN 12 OMORGA MURRAY KILLYNURE TWINKLE MR R S R PORTER
2. CLEENAGH DICTATOR 12 DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 CLEENAGH POPPY MR L A RICHARDSON
3. RANFURLY DOMINATOR D5 12 OMORGA MURRAY RANFURLY LADY DIANA 7TH MR W D HAZELTON
4. OMORGA DENMAN 12 DERMODY BUTCHER LOUGHGLYNN ROISIN MR H J W & J C MOORE
Heifer or Bull Calf, born on or after 01.09.12 1. DERRYCALLAGHAN DELBOY 12 SPERRIN VIEW BRILLIANCE 10 DERRYCALLAGHAN WINNER MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
2. SCRIBBY FARMS DAISY DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS AMIRA MR M NELSON
3. ROSEMEADOW MAY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY LONGBEACH AMY MR CHRIS TRAYNOR
4. BALLYMONEY DEREK 12 CELTIC ROCK KNOCKNAMUCKLEY WIN MRS M H KILPATRICK
Heifer Calf, born in 2013 1. ASHLAND ELLA BEAUTY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 ASHLAND BEAUTY 2ND MR P KELLY
2. DRUMBULCAN ESTELLE 13 OMORGA BALDWIN 10 DRUMBULCAN WINNA MR K STUBBS
3. DRUMBULCAN ERRIN 13 OMORGA BALDWIN 10 DRUMBULCAN VICTORIA 2ND MR K STUBBS
Bull Calf, born in 2013 1. MULLYKNOCK ECHO 13 OMORGA VOLVO GLENTURK VANITY MR R A FORDE
2. CLEENAGH ELVIS 13 LONGBEACH BOSCO 10 OMORGA DAFFODIL 5TH MR L A RICHARDSON
3. SCRIBBY FARMS ELITE 13 DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 READYPENNY SHEBA MR M NELSON
4. CASTLEMOUNT ELVIS 13 CAIRNVIEW SNAZZY EDENBANN ANGELA DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL
Ivomec Super Pairs - Champion CLEENAGH DAZZLER 12 DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 CELTIC VINE MR L A RICHARDSON
CLEENAGH DARIUS 12 DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 CLEENAGH TRUDIE MR L A RICHARDSON
Ivomec Super Pairs - Reserve BALLYMONEY DAVID 12 DERWENTWOOD NERO GERRARD BELINDA 51 MRS M H KILPATRICK
BALLYMONEY DEREK 12 CELTIC ROCK KNOCKNAMUCKLEY WIN MRS M H KILPATRICK
Group of Three 1. MR L A RICHARDSON
2. MR W E NELSON & MR G E NELSON
3. DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL