Balmoral Show

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DATE: 10 - 12 May 06 JUDGE: Mr A Houston
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme & Female Champion BALLINALARE FARM MONEY PENNY INNERWICK KRACKERJACK BALLINALARE FARM JADE MR J WILSON
Reserve Supreme & Reserve Female Champion ASHLAND PRETTY LUCY FREIGHDUFF BRENDAN ASHLAND LUCY MR P KELLY
Male Champion WOODHALL PREMIER MACKNEY HECTOR WOODHALL KIM ROBERT & RICHARD RODGERS
Reserve Male Champion OMORGA REGAN SLIEVENAGH FANTASTIC OMORGA MAGGIE MR H J W MOORE
Best Bull bred by Exhibitor RANFURLY SHAMUS CARNKERN TITAN SACOMBE MELODY-KLEEB MR W D HAZELTON
Junior Male Champion RANFURLY SHAMUS CARNKERN TITAN SACOMBE MELODY-KLEEB MR W D HAZELTON
Junior Female Champion CORLESMORE SUE RACEVIEW KING RATHFARDON KRISTOS MR R A FORDE
Best Cow with Calf at foot BALLINALARE FARM MONEY PENNY INNERWICK KRACKERJACK BALLINALARE FARM JADE MR J WILSON
Reserve Best Cow with Calf at foot WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND BALLINTLEA KING BALLINTLEA GAS MRS T H GORMAN
Best Heifer born on or after 01.01.04 & before 30.06.05 ASHLAND PRETTY LUCY FREIGHDUFF BRENDAN ASHLAND LUCY MR P KELLY
Reserve Heifer born on or after 01.01.04 & before 30.06.05 CORLESMORE SUE RACEVIEW KING RATHFARDON KRISTOS MR R A FORDE
Best Pair of Animals property of one Exhibitor 1. ASHLAND PRETTY LUCY FREIGHDUFF BRENDAN ASHLAND LUCY MR P KELLY
1. ASHLAND JULIET RACEVIEW KING CAMUS JULIET MR P KELLY
2. BALLINGAR HESTER STAR HUGO LOWLAND DENISE MR W D HAZELTON
2. RANFURLY SHAMUS CARNKERN TITAN SACOMBE MELODY-KLEEB MR W D HAZELTON
3. WOODFORD PAULA BALLINTLEA KING WOODFORD KATE MRS T H GORMAN
3. WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND BALLINTLEA KING BALLINTLEA GAS MRS T H GORMAN
Cow born before 01.01.03 in calf or in milk 1. BALLINALARE FARM MONEY PENNY INNERWICK KRACKERJACK BALLINALARE FARM JADE MR J WILSON
2. BALLINGAR HESTER STAR HUGO LOWLAND DENISE MR W D HAZELTON
Cow or Heifer born in 2003 in calf or with calf at foot 1. WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND BALLINTLEA KING BALLINTLEA GAS MRS T H GORMAN
2. WOODFORD PAULA BALLINTLEA KING WOODFORD KATE MRS T H GORMAN
Heifer born on or after 01.01.04 & on or before 30.06.04 1. LISGLASS REBECCA BLACKFORD EXPLOSION MILNAFUA HOLLIE J L & C J WEATHERUP
Heifer born on or after 01.07.04 & on or before 31.12.04 1. ASHLAND PRETTY LUCY FREIGHDUFF BRENDAN ASHLAND LUCY MR P KELLY
2. KILLYNURE ROCHELLE CARNKERN TITAN MILNAFUA JEMIMA MR R S R PORTER
3. CELTIC RARITY MR T W ABRAHAM
Heifer born on or after 01.01.05 1. CORLESMORE SUE RACEVIEW KING RATHFARDON KRISTOS MR R A FORDE
2. BALLYVALLOUGH SHEILA GLEBEFARM MARKSMAN BALLYVALLOUGH MANDY 2ND MR W A WEATHERUP
3. MILTON STAR MR T W ABRAHAM
Bull born on or before 31.12.04 1. WOODHALL PREMIER MACKNEY HECTOR WOODHALL KIM ROBERT & RICHARD RODGERS
2. OMORGA REGAN SLIEVENAGH FANTASTIC OMORGA MAGGIE MR H J W MOORE
Bull born on or after 01.01.05 1. RANFURLY SHAMUS CARNKERN TITAN SACOMBE MELODY-KLEEB MR W D HAZELTON
Interbreed Second Reserve Pairs RANFURLY SHAMUS CARNKERN TITAN SACOMBE MELODY-KLEEB MR W D HAZELTON
ASHLAND PRETTY LUCY FREIGHDUFF BRENDAN ASHLAND LUCY MR P KELLY

Ashland Pretty Lucy

Ballinlare Farm Moneypenny

Corlesmore Sue

Eprinex Pair

Lisglass Rebecca

Omorga Regan

Ranfurly Shamus

Woodford Patricia

Woodhall Premier

Judges Report By Mr A Houston

Before commenting on the cattle in front of me, I would like to thank the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society for their invitation to judge the Simmentals. It was a real privilege, and as always the hospitality in Ireland made Lucy and me very welcome.

Whilst the number of cattle forward was disappointing, the quality was high at the top end. Congratulations to all exhibitors.

Class 452 The cow I placed first, Ballinalare Farm Moneypenny was a very correct outfit with a good top line and nice bull calf at foot. Whilst we have all seen more powerful show cows on the circuit, her breedlines and correctness made her an easy winner. Indeed she went on to be my Show Champion. The cow following her, Ballingar Hester was a good brood cow, but, just starting to show her age.

Class 453 This class have two rather different types. The first placed cow Woodford Patricia 2nd was longer and will make the bigger and in my view more productive breed cow. I would however have liked to seen her more complete in the top line. The second young cow, Woodford Paula carried fuller flesh, but was rather too short set for my type of female.

Class 454 There was only one heifer in this class, Lisglass Rebecca and a real powerhouse she was. Whilst there were a number of things to admire in this heifer, she was too overcooked for me for a breeding female and had lost her femininity through the shoulder, neck, brisket and head.

Class 455 I enjoyed this class and particularly liked my first placed heifer Ashland Pretty Lucy who was full of style, length and class. She also carries a right level of bone, so important in the heavy beef breeds. She went on to be my Reserve Champion. One for the future. The second, Killynure Rochelle and third, Celtic Rarity heifer were also useful heifers without quite the length and sparkle of the class winner.

Class 456 Another long, clean heifer was in front of me here to win this class. Corlesmore Sue should grow into a good cow. I would have liked to see greater width across the muzzle, head and in general. The two heifers following, Ballyvallough Shelia & Milton Star were again smart heifers, just lacking in the length of the first.

Class 457 Woodhall Premier a big strong bull winning his class today due to his power. His locomotion was good also for a bull of this size. The bull in second place, Omorga Regan was an attractive, long bull with good lines who looked a little raw and was simply outpowered on the day. He will have another day I am sure.

Class 458 Only one young bull in the class, Ranfurly Shamus who had good muscling, length and a clean undercut. He also moved freely. I was pleased with the line up in the Championship. The senior cow Ballinalare Farm Moneypenny won it for the reason already mentioned, a good breeding outfit and I later learned that Moneypenny is no stranger to the limelight here. The Reserve I gave to the stylish heifer Ashland Pretty Lucy whose progress I will follow with interest.

Thank you once again.