Simmentals crowned best breed on parade at Ballymena Show

Ballymena Simmental 2

The Simmentals impressed Scottish judge Alasdair Houston to secure the award for the best breed on parade at last weekend’s Ballymena Show.

The line-up of prize winning Simmental cattle was led by the day’s male and supreme overall champion Dermotstown Delboy, exhibited by the father and son team of Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare.

Fresh from success at Balmoral Show a few weeks ago, this twenty-month-old bull caught the eye of County Donegal judge Bertie Houston, to take his second successive breed title. Sired by Kilbride Farm Newry, he notched up a string of awards in southern Ireland last year, and was purchased privately by the Weatherup’s as a stock bull for their 35-cow Lisglass herd.

Male and supreme overall Simmental champion at Ballymena Show was Dermotstown Delboy shown by Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare. Included is judge Bertie Houston, Donegal.

Claiming the reserve supreme honours was the female champion Ranfurly Weikel 11th from David and Jonny Hazelton’s herd at Dungannon, County Tyrone. This February 2012 born Hillcrest Champion daughter is bred from the herd’s prolific brood cow South Park King Kong Weikel 2nd.

Female and reserve supreme Simmental champion at Ballymena Show was Ranfurly Weikel 11th shown by Jonny Hazelton, Dungannon. Included is judge Bertie Houston, Donegal.

The reserve male award went to the junior bull Slievenagh Emperor exhibited by Robin and Darla Boyd, and sons Christopher and Jamie, Portglenone. This  fourteen-month-old bull is by Curaheen Apostle, and out of a home-bred dam.

Jamie Boyd, Portglenone, exhibited Slievenagh Emperor the reserve male Simmental champion at Ballymena Show.

Later in the day Slievenagh Emperor, and herd mate Slievenagh Extra Special, won the interbreed pairs award under the expert eye of James Playfair-Hanney from Roxburghshire.

Runner-up for the female championship was the three-year-old cow Lisglass Clover 2nd from Leslie and Christopher Weatherup. She was sired by the 10,000gns Slimero Victory, and is out of a dam carrying the Kilbride Farm prefix.

Reserve female Simmental champion at Ballymena Show was Lisglass Clover 2nd shown by Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare.

Ballymena Show is one of the NI Simmental Club’s nominated points shows for the Danske Bank-sponsored Male and Female of the Year Awards. It also hosted the second qualifying round of the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year Competition.

The qualifiers were Ashland Lady Ann 2nd and Ashland Ella Beauty from Pat and Frank Kelly’s herd at Tempo, County Fermanagh.

The Ballymena Show qualifiers for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition were Ashland Ella Beauty and Ashland Lady Ann 2nd owned by Pat and Frank Kelly, Tempo. Frank Kelly was assisted by Paul McDonald.

Class results include:

Cow, born before 01/01/11 – 1, Mrs Thelma Gorman, Armagh, Woodford Paula by Ballintlea King.

Cow or heifer, born in 2011 – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Ballyclare, Lisglass Clover 2nd by Slimero Victory.

Heifer, born between 01/01/12 and 30/06/12 – 1, David Hazelton, Dungannon, Ranfurly Weikel 11th.

Heifer, born between 01/07/12 and 31/12/12 – 1, Mrs Thelma Gorman, Woodford Paula 2 by Kilbride Farm Newry; 2, Michael and Eamon McCloskey, Kilrea, Drumagarner Diamond by Barnattin Wally; 3, Pat Kelly, Tempo, Ashland Lady Ann 2nd by Ashland Brandy.

Heifer, born between 01/01/13 and 31/08/13 – 1, Pat Kelly, Ashland Ella Beauty by Kilbride Farm Ahoghill; 2, Richard Rodgers, Portglenone, Hiltonstown Emerald by Auroch Amos; 3, Raymond Porter, Omagh, Killynure Elsie by Omorga Volvo.

Bull, born on or before 31/12/12 – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Dermotstown Delboy by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Bull, born between 01/01/13 and 31/08/13 – 1, Robin Boyd, Portglenone, Slievenagh Emperor by Curaheen Apostle; 2, Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Extra Special by Kilbride Farm Bantry; 3, Raymond Porter, Killynure Elvan by Omorga Murray.

Bull or heifer calf, born on or after 01/09/13 – 1, Mrs Thelma Gorman, Woodford Penny by Kilbride Farm Newry.

Pair, property of exhibitor – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup; 2, Robin Boyd; 3, Pat Kelly.

DATE: 31st May 2014 JUDGE: Mr B Houston
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme & Male Champion DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BROOKWOOD REGINA J L & C J WEATHERUP
Reserve Supreme & Female Champion RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 HILLCREST CHAMPION SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Reserve Male Champion SLIEVENAGH EMPEROR 13 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) SLIEVENAGH AILEEN MR R J BOYD
Reserve Female Champion LISGLASS CLOVER 2ND SLIMERO VICTORY 2 KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 36S J L & C J WEATHERUP
Cow, born before 01.01.11, in-calf or in-milk, having had at least one calf 1. WOODFORD PAULA BALLINTLEA KING WOODFORD KATE MRS T H GORMAN
Cow or Heifer, born in 2011, in-calf or with own calf at foot, having had a calf by three years old 1. LISGLASS CLOVER 2ND SLIMERO VICTORY 2 KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 36S J L & C J WEATHERUP
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.12 and on or before 30.06.12 1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3 HILLCREST CHAMPION SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Heifer, born on or after 01.07.12 and on or before 31.12.12 1. WOODFORD PAULA 2ND KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
2. DRUMAGARNER DIAMOND BARNATTIN WALLY DRUMAGARNER ANNE MR M & MR E MCCLOSKEY
3. ASHLAND LADY ANN 2ND ASHLAND BRANDY 10 ASHLAND LADY ANN MR P KELLY
4. CASTLEMOUNT MODESTY ARKMILL FRANKLYN SLIEVENAGH BELLE 10 DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL
5. CASTLEMOUNT BIANCA CURAHEEN TYSON STRALONGFORD BIANCA DAVID DUNCAN MCDOWELL
6. LISGLASS DEWDROP RACEVIEW KING LISGLASS BEAUTY J L & C J WEATHERUP
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.13 and on or before 31.08.13 1. ASHLAND ELLA BEAUTY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 ASHLAND BEAUTY 2ND MR P KELLY
2. HILTONSTOWN EMERALD AUROCH AMOS HILTONSTOWN TOPAZ RICHARD & ROBERT RODGERS
3. KILLYNURE ELSIE OMORGA VOLVO KILLYNURE VANITY MR R S R PORTER
4. HILTONSTOWN ELAINE BALLINTLEA KING WOODHALL SADIE RICHARD & ROBERT RODGERS
Bull, born on or before 31.12.12 1. DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BROOKWOOD REGINA J L & C J WEATHERUP
Bull, born on or after 01.01.13 and on or before 31.08.13 1. SLIEVENAGH EMPEROR 13 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) SLIEVENAGH AILEEN MR R J BOYD
2. SLIEVENAGH EXTRA SPECIAL 13 KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10 SLIEVENAGH SARAH MR R J BOYD
3. KILLYNURE ELVAN 13 OMORGA MURRAY KILLYNURE LINZI MR R S R PORTER
4. RANFURLY EUROSTAR E6 13 OMORGA MURRAY SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Heifer or Bull born on or after 01.09.13 1. WOODFORD PENNY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
Pair of Animals 1. LISGLASS CLOVER 2ND SLIMERO VICTORY 2 KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 36S J L & C J WEATHERUP
1. DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY BROOKWOOD REGINA J L & C J WEATHERUP
2. SLIEVENAGH EMPEROR 13 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) SLIEVENAGH AILEEN MR R J BOYD
2. SLIEVENAGH EXTRA SPECIAL 13 KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10 SLIEVENAGH SARAH MR R J BOYD
3. ASHLAND LADY ANN 2ND ASHLAND BRANDY 10 ASHLAND LADY ANN MR P KELLY
3. ASHLAND ELLA BEAUTY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 ASHLAND BEAUTY 2ND  

MR P KELLY

Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers ASHLAND LADY ANN 2ND ASHLAND BRANDY 10 ASHLAND LADY ANN MR P KELLY
ASHLAND ELLA BEAUTY KILBRIDE FARM AHOGHILL 09 ASHLAND BEAUTY 2ND MR P KELLY
Interbreed Pedigree Beef Pair SLIEVENAGH EMPEROR 13 CURAHEEN APOSTLE (ET) SLIEVENAGH AILEEN MR R J BOYD
SLIEVENAGH EXTRA SPECIAL 13 KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10 SLIEVENAGH SARAH MR R J BOYD