Young Members Trip 23rd - 25th August 2019 - Stock Judging results

The Young Members Stock Judging was held at Overhill House on Saturday 24th August 2019. The results are as follows:

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Junior teams

 

1st - John McCammond & Cara Moore


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2nd -  Katie Boyes & Lizzie Harding




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3rd -  Aimee & Emma Stronach

 


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Senior Teams

1st– Molly Bradley & Alice Stubbs

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2nd– John Barlow & Ellis Vickers


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3rd– Andrew Clarke & Chris Boyd



Junior Individuals

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1st Molly Bradley U16 Cup


 

 

2nd Lizzie Harding

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3rd Jonny McCammond

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Senior Individuals

1st John Barlow

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2nd Andrew Clarke

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3rd Alice Stubbs

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Junior Reason Giving - Molly Bradley

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Senior Reason Giving - Andrew Clarke

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International Winner - Joel Tobler

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Reserve Overall - John Barlow

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Overall - Molly Bradley

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Cornwall Simmental Club’s Commercial Open Day 2019

Over forty commercial and pedigree breeders travelled from Somerset, Devon and throughout Cornwall to attend the eighth Cornwall Simmental Open Day on Sunday 28th July. In glorious sunshine we were treated to a tour of Castle Farm, Castle-an-Dinas, St Columb Major at the kind invitation of the Hooper Family.

After welcoming visitors with coffee and cake Cornwall Simmental Club Chairman, Barrie Wynter presented a cheque to Kieran Varker (Vice Chairman) and Natalie Brown (Social Media and Communications Officer) representing Threemilestone YFC. The £100.00 donation goes to the club’s 2019 Fundraising For Our Future Campaign. Threemilestone and District Young Farmers have the opportunity to purchase the plot of land that the club hall sits on, including the surrounding car park area for £52,000. In six months they are half way to their target.

Shown around by David, Steph and Peter we viewed over one hundred and thirty suckler cows including pedigree blondes and Simmentals as well as cross-bred dams. Grazing two hundred and twenty acres of permanent pasture reclaimed from downs the family’s hard work has resulted in plentiful grass despite the hot, dry conditions experienced this year. The farm rises to eight hundred and fifty feet (two hundred and sixty metres) above sea level. The surrounding views were marvellous as David remarked ‘one of the best offices in the world’.

Decisions throughout the move from a dairy business to a suckler beef enterprise have been based on costings and currently the herd is run to offer top class suckled calves at Truro Livestock Market from the end of August onwards with only herd replacements being retained. This allows dams to recover and gain condition before the majority calve indoors during the winter months.

With all members of team Hooper also working part time off the holding, this system aids management and reduces winter costs while maximising profits. The move to increase numbers of Simmentals over the last five years has been driven by temperament, handling ease and the dams' ability to grow shapely calves with good confirmation that have been proved to be very easy to sell.

Following welcome refreshments Cornwall Quality Livestock Producers representatives, Peter Chapman Chairman and procurement and marketing officer Shelley Lockett, gave a presentation on their independent livestock marketing co-operative owned by its farming members.

As a group of farmers they benefit from marketing their stock together the organisation has roots going back to 1975 when a group of enterprising Cornish lamb producers collaborated to market their early season lambs outside the county to achieve higher returns.

For over thirty years CQLP have been selling livestock on behalf of members located throughout the South West to deadweight outlets across the UK. Livestock farmers work together to retain strength and independence in the marketplace, encourage best practice and improve the profitability of their businesses as well as promoting the quality of the beef and lamb they produce. With over two hundred and fifty members CQLP market over 20,000 lambs and 5,000 cattle per year sharing transport costs and benefiting from insurance against bad debts. CQLP has an interactive website where the members’ only area has latest information and prices and also offers a free advertising section covering breeding stock, machinery and miscellaneous agricultural services.

The afternoon concluded with votes of thanks and gifts for our tremendous hosts.

Threemilestone Presentation

Ranfurly Red-Letter Day

Judge praises quality of Simmental’s at NI National Show

 By Julie Hazelton

 A tremendous show with an incredible standard of livestock was how British Simmental Cattle Society president Michael Barlow described the breed’s inaugural NI National Show.

 Mr Barlow from the noted Denizes Herd based in Lancashire, said he thoroughly enjoyed judging the event, held in conjunction with the 179th Omagh Show.

 More than 50 entries from herds across the Province competed for a share of the £4,000 prize fund.

 NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club chairman Conard Fegan congratulated the exhibitors on a great show, and thanked principal sponsor Danske Bank, and the numerous agricultural and local businesses for their generous support. “It’s fantastic to see such a great turnout of cattle, and we were overwhelmed by the number of spectators in attendance.”

 Stealing the show was the much-admired junior bull Ranfurly Jameson bred by breed stalwart David Hazelton from Dungannon. This eighteen-month-old entry caught the eye of Michael Barlow to secure the junior, male and supreme overall championship awards. He also claimed the DANI Rosebowl for the best performance recorded bull.

 Sired by the noted Raceview King, this bull is out of the home-bred Carnkern Titan daughter Ranfurly Weikel 17th. He also secured the breed’s junior, male and supreme championship ribbons at Balmoral Show in May.

Ranfurly Jameson was junior champion, male champion and supreme overall champion at the NI National Simmental Show, held at Omagh.

 Michael Barlow commented: “The overall champion is a fine example of the Simmental breed. He has great conformation, good legs and feet, and oozes breed character.”

 It turned out to be a red-letter day for David and Jonny Hazelton, who won five first prize rosettes and a string of championship sashes and trophies. Their haul of plaudits included the reserve supreme championship, and the female and reserve female titles. The Ranfurly Herd – established more than 40 years ago – won the prize for the exhibitor gaining the most points at the show.

The Ranfurly Herd, Dungannon, won the supreme and reserve championships at the NI National Simmental Show at Omagh. Pictured from left: Adrian Adams and Rodney Brown, Danske Bank; judge Michael Barlow, Lancashire; Jonny and David Hazelton and David Lowry; and Kilian McDonnell, Danske Bank.

Claiming the female and reserve supreme championship awards was the three-year-old cow Ranfurly Weikel 18th VG87, shown with her January born Cleenagh Flasher heifer calf at foot.

Female and reserve supreme champion was the Hazelton family’s Ranfurly Weikel 18th shown with heifer calf at foot.

 Sired by Raceview King, Ranfurly Weikel 18th VG87, is bred from the Hillcrest Champion daughter Ranfurly Weikel 11th EX90. She was Simmental champion at Lurgan Show, and reserve champion at Armagh Show.

 Her full sister Ranfurly Weikel 23rd secured the reserve female championship. This two-year-old heifer was female champion at Balmoral.

Reserve female champion was the Intermediate heifer class winner Ranfurly Weikel 23rd. Jonny Hazelton is pictured with Ian Stewart, Parklands Veterinary Group, class sponsor.

 The January 2018 Cleenagh Jessica claimed the reserve junior championship for Robert and Julie Stinson from Enniskillen. Purchased at the Cleenagh dispersal sale last year, this heifer is one of three foundation females in the Roscultan Herd.

 Sired by the 2014 and 2015 Balmoral champion Dermotstown Delboy, her dam is the Bridgemount Vixon daughter Stralongford Courtney. The Stinson’s made their showring debut at Balmoral, winning the reserve junior and reserve female championships at the 151st show.

Julie Stinson, Enniskillen, exhibited the reserve junior champion Cleenagh Jessica. Making the presentation are Michael Barlow, judge; and Kilian McDonnell, Danske Bank.

 The five-month-old bull calf Breaghey Kingdom secured the reserve male championship for Andrew and Zara Clarke, Tynan, County Armagh. Sired by Omorga Regan, he is bred from the Kilbride Farm Newry daughter Breaghey Beatrice – one of 14 cows in the herd.

Five-month-old Breaghey Kingdom, owned by Andrew and Zara Clarke, Tynan, was the winner of the bull calf class.

Reserve male champion was Breaghey Kingdom bred by Andrew Clarke, Tynan. Adding their congratulations are Adrian Adams and Kilian McDonnell, Danske Bank.

Results from the NI National Show include:

 Cow, any age, sponsored by ABP Newry – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 18th VG87 by Raceview King.

 Senior heifer, born between 01/01/17 and 30/06/17, sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd – 1, Jonathan Henderson, Newbiemains Intrepid by Newbiemains Golden Eye; 2, Jonathan Henderson, Drumsamney Cara’s Snowdrop by Banwy Wonderboy.

 Intermediate heifer, born between 01/07/17 and 31/12/17, sponsored by Parklands Veterinary Group– 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 23rd by Raceview King; 2, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Isla by Ranfurly Confederate; 3, Andrew and Zara Clarke, Breaghey Leading Lady by Woodhall Everhart; 4, David Carson, Lissadell Jezebel by Curaheen Vio.

 Junior heifer, born between 01/01/18 and 30/06/18, sponsored by Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) – 1, Julie Stinson, Cleenagh Jessica by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Jewel P by Kilbride Farm Glenhead; 3, Gareth Wilson, Rathnashan Kit Kat Cara by Kilbride Farm Comber; 4, Julie Stinson, Roscultan Jemima by Dermotstown Delboy.

 Junior heifer, born between 01/07/18 and 31/12/18, sponsored by Animax – 1, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Lady Jasmine by Omorga Murray; 2, Keith and Andrea Nelson, Scribby Farms Jelly Bean by Curaheen Dickens; 3, Keith and Andrea Nelson, Scribby Farms Judy by Curaheen Dickens; 4, Cecil and Scott McIlwaine, Corrick Jayne by Curaheen Dickens.

 Heifer calf, born in 2019, sponsored by Millar Meats – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 30th by Cleenagh Flasher; 2, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh, Derrycallaghan Kalmaty Jane by Team Celtic; 3, Shane O’Neill, Drumcook Shirley by Omorga Baldwin.

 Junior bull, born between 01/01/18 and 30/04/18, sponsored by T-MET – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Jameson by Raceview King; 2, Keith and Andrea Nelson, Scribby Farms Jeronimo by Team Celtic; 3, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh, Derrycallaghan Jacko by Omorga Volvo; 4, John Moore, Omorga Joel by Mullyknock Gallant.

 Junior bull, born between 01/05/18 and 31/08/18, sponsored by Teemore Engineering – 1, HC Stubbs and AA Burleigh, Derrycallaghan Jackpot by Popes Laird; 2, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Joop by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Jasper by Mullyknock Gallant.

 Junior bull, born between 01/09/18 and 31/12/18, sponsored by RS Concrete – 1, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Jameson by Ashland Brandy; 2, Cecil and Scott McIlwaine, Corrick Judge by Curaheen Gunshot; 3, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jazzman by Curaheen Dickens; 4, John Moore, Omorga Joshua by Dermotstown Delboy.

 Bull calf, born in 2019, sponsored by Huttons Butchers – 1, Andrew and Zara Clarke, Breaghey Kingdom by Omorga Regan; 2, Peter Stratton, Glengesh Kingsman by Kilbride Farm Dragoon.

 Pair, property of exhibitor, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 23rd and Ranfurly Jameson; 2, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Lady Jasmine and Coolcran Jameson; 3, Keith and Andrea Nelson, Scribby Farms Jellybean and Scribby Farms Judy; 4, Julie Stinson, Cleenagh Jessica and Roscultan Jemima.

 Young handler, 8 to 12 years-old, sponsored by Johnston Agri – 1, Thomas McAllister; 2, Jason Little.

 Young handler, 13 to 18 years-old, sponsored by Warren Kerr Agri Supplies – 1, Molly Bradley.

David Hazelton, Dungannon, won the award for the exhibitor gaining the most points at the National Show. He receive the award from Laura Kennedy, Fane Valley.

Shane McDonald, Tempo, exhibited Coolcran Lady Jasmine, winner of the junior heifer class. Included is sponsor Neill Acheson, Animax.

Winner of the senior heifer class was Newbiemains Intrepid exhibited by Jonathan Henderson, Desertmartin.

Alan Burleigh exhibited junior bull class winner Derrycallaghan Jackpot at the NI National Simmental Show, held at Omagh.

Shane and Paul McDonald’s Coolcran Jameson was a junior bull class winner at the NI National Simmental Show.

Cleenagh Jessica, owned by Julie Stinson, Enniskillen, was the winner of the junior heifer class.

Ranfurly Weikel 30th exhibited by Jonny Hazelton, Dungannon, was the winner of the heifer calf class. Making the presentation is sponsor Stephen Millar, Millar Meats.

Lance Woods, Boehringer Ingelheim, congratulates Jonny Hazelton and Kyle Hayes on winning the class for the best pair of cattle owned by exhibitor.

Molly Bradley, Armagh, was the winner of the senior young handler class at the NI National Simmental Show. Included is British Simmental Cattle Society Michael Barlow who judged at the Omagh event.

The DANI Rosebowl for the best performance recorded Simmental bull was won by David Hazelton, Dungannon. Adding his congratulations is Neil McIlwaine, Euro Auctions, sponsor.

Thomas McAllister, Dungannon, was the winner of the junior young handlers class at the NI National Simmental Show.

Pictured at the junior championship presentation at the NI National Simmental Show are, from left: Kilian McDonnell, Danske Bank; judge Michael Barlow; Jonny Hazelton, Dungannon; Julie Stinson, Enniskillen; Adrian Adams and Rodney Brown, Danske Bank.

Shane and Paul McDonald’s Coolcran Lady Jasmine was the winner of the junior heifer class at the NI National Simmental Show, held at Omagh.

Prize winning Simmental young handler Jason Little.

Junior bulls lead Simmental championship line-up

County Tyrone pedigree breeder Cecil McIlwaine has been visiting Balmoral Show for more than 30 years, but this year he found himself in the middle of the cattle lawn judging the Simmental entry at the 151st show.

“Entry numbers are disappointing in the Simmental section. However, the quality of the animals on parade more than compensated for the shortage of entries,” said Mr McIlwaine who runs the noted Corrick pedigree Simmental and Charolais herds in partnership with sons Scott and Neil.

Claiming the Supreme Overall Championship for the second year in the succession was the Hazelton family’s Ranfurly Herd based at Dungannon. This year’s winner was the home-bred Junior Bull Ranfurly Jamieson, who also scooped the Junior and Male Championship ribbons. Born in January 2018 he was sired by the renowned Raceview King, and is bred from the Carnkern Titan daughter Ranfurly Weikel 17th.

Junior Champion, Male Champion and Supreme Overall Simmental Champion at Balmoral Show was Ranfurly Jamieson from WD and JD Hazelton, Dungannon. Picture: MacGregor Photography

“This is an outstanding young bull,” explained Cecil McIlwaine. “He has power and scale and is very correct and well grown and fleshed for his age. An easy winner.”

Standing in Reserve place in the Championship line-up was the second placed Junior Bull Bridgewater Farm Jed from Nigel Glasgow’s 30-cow herd based at Cookstown. This one also claimed the Reserve Male Championship. He was born in March 2018 and is a son of the 2014 and 2015 Balmoral supremo Dermotstown Delboy. He is the third calf from the home bred Lisglass Colombus daughter Bridgewater Farm Megan.

Bridgewater Farm Jed bred by Nigel Glasgow, Cookstown, was the Reserve Junior and Reserve Supreme Champion at the 151st Balmoral Show. Picture: MacGregor Photography

The Female Championship went to the Raceview King daughter Ranfurly Weikel 23rd exhibited by David Hazelton. Born in July 2017, she is bred from the Hillcrest Champion daughter Ranfurly Weikel 11th ET.

Female Champion was Ranfurly Weikel 23rd bred by WD and JD Hazelton, Dungannon. Picture: MacGregor Photography

Female Champion was Ranfurly Weikel 23rd bred by WD and JD Hazelton, Dungannon. Picture: MacGregor Photography

 First-time Balmoral Show exhibitor Julie Stinson from Springfield, Enniskillen, claimed the Reserve Junior and Reserve Female Championships with the January 2018 Dermotstown Delboy daughter Cleenagh Jessica. Bred by Adrian Richardson, she was purchased at the Cleenagh dispersal sale last year and is one of three breeding females in the Roscultan Herd founded three years ago.

Reserve Junior and Reserve Female Champion was Cleenagh Jessica from first-time Balmoral exhibitor Julie Stinson, Enniskillen. Picture: MacGregor Photography

 Results from the judging ring include:

 SPECIALS

 

Bobbie Dickson Perpetual Championship Trophy for the Supreme Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Nigel Glasgow.

News Letter Shield for the Junior Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Julie Stinson.

Imex Perpetual Cow Bell, for the Female Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Julie Stinson.

British Simmental Society Engraved Crystal Glasses for the Champion: WD and JD Hazelton.

Bangor and Six Road Ends Farmers’ Union Trophy for the Female Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Julie Stinson.

Bobbie Gamble Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Heifer: WD and JD Hazelton.

NI Simmental Club Trophy for the Male Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Nigel Glasgow.

William Black Memorial Perpetual Cup for the Male Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Nigel Glasgow.

NI Simmental Club Silver Award for the exhibitor-bred Champion: WD and JD Hazelton. Reserve: Nigel Glasgow.

CLASSES

 

Cow, born before 01/01/16 – 1, Joe Wilson, Ballinalare Farm Chanel by Auchorachan Wizard; 2, Shane O’Neill, Guhard Dorothy by Curaheen Apostle.

Heifer, born between 01/01/17 and 30/06/17 – 1, Joe Wilson, Ballinalare Farm Ivory by Denizes Fantastic.

Heifer, born between – 01/07/17 and 31/12/17 – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 23rd by Raceview King; 2, Zara Clarke, Breaghey Leading Lady by Woodhall Everhart; 3, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Isla by Ranfurly Confederate.

Heifer, born on or after 01/01/18 – 1, Julie Stinson, Cleenagh Jessica by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, Julie Stinson, Roscultan Jemima by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Joe Wilson, Bannhill Farm Jinx by Raceview King.

Bull, born on or after /01/01/18 – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Jamieson by Raceview King; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jed by Dermotstown Delboy; 3, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jenson by Ranfurly Confederate.

Pair, property of exhibitor – 1, WD and JD Hazelton, Ranfurly Weikel 23rd and Ranfurly Jamieson; 2, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jed and Bridgewater Farm Jenson; 3, JL and CJ Weatherup, Lisglass Isla and Lisglass Jasper.

Ballinalare Farm Chanel owned by Joe Wilson, Rathfriland, was the winner of the Senior Cow Class. Picture: MacGregor Photography

Zara Clarke, Tynan, stood second in the Intermediate Heifer Class with Breaghey Leading Lady. Picture: MacGregor Photography

Senior Heifer Class winner was Ballinalare Farm Ivory bred by Joe Wilson, Rathfriland. Picture: MacGregor Photography