Balmoral 2013 Photos and Results - Irish Moiled Cattle Society

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Balmoral 2013 Photos and Results

 

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society held its 145th Balmoral Show between the 15th-17th May. This year saw the beginning of a new era at the new, bigger site at Balmoral Park at the Maze near Lisburn.
The change of venue was a new challenge for all exhibitors but the huge cattle marquee holding over 600 cattle and the new larger cattle lawns were a delight with lots of room for cattle, exhibitors and the public. It was an extra challenge for all the Irish Moiled breeders as Irish Moiled classes had not been held at the 3 day show for over 70 years but all stops where pulled to turn out over 20 superb Moileys by 7 different exhibitors. It was great to see 2 new exhibitors, Albert and Jacqueline Baxter and Tommy Jackson into the show ring amid some more familiar faces!

Two new trophies were also presented at the show with 'The Pennielea Trophy for Champion Irish Moiled' presented by Ian and Joan Simpson going to Sam Smileys, Glassdrummond Cherry 44th. Wilbert and Mary Forsythe of Tully Farm also presented 'The Tully Farm Cup for Champion Irish Moiled Pair' which went to Robert Boyles pair of cows. The Society wish to thank Ian and Joan, and Wilbert and Mary for their very kind presentations and look forward to them being filled with names over the coming years.

Sam Smiley and Valerie Orr and her father David with their champion and reserve animals were surprised by a chat with the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward patron of the RUAS, who was very interested to hear about the return of the breed to the show and that his 'big brother' has some Irish Moileds on his estate at Highgrove!

The show was an overwhelming success for the breed with lots of interest being shown by the public and other cattle exhibitors none of which would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the exhibitors putting on such a fantastic display of quality animals and to the excellent work of our stewards. Here's looking forward to 2014!

 
 

Results

Class 611 - COW, in calf or with calf at foot.
1st Valerie Orr, KNOWEHEAD LILY
2nd Robert & Linda Davis, BALLYVESEY PALM
3rd R & T Jackson, AUGHNAKEALIE ANN
4th Robert Boyle, BEECHMOUNT MADGE
5th Tully Farm, AUGHNAKEALIE BONNIE
6th Robert Boyle, GLASSDRUMMOND DAISY 8

Class 612 - HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2011.
1st Samuel J Smiley, GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 44TH
2nd Robert Boyle, BEECHMOUNT SNOWEY
3rd Valerie Orr, KNOWEHEAD CORA
4th Robert & Linda Davis, BALLYVESEY BUTTERFLY

Class 613 - HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2012.

1st Robert Boyle, BEECHMOUNT DAISY
2nd Samuel J Smiley, GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 67TH
3rd Valerie Orr, KNOWEHEAD BUTTONS

Class 614 - BULL, born on or before 31st December 2011.
1st Tully Farm, TULLY JACK

Class 615 - BULL, born on or after 1st January 2012.
1st Albert & Jacqueline Baxter, BEAUTY HILL BRIGADIER
2nd Robert Boyle, GLASSDRUMMOND ADAM 3
3rd Valerie Orr, CURRAGHNAKEELY SIMPLY THE BEST

Class 616 - PAIR OF ANIMAL (The Tully Farm Cup)
1st Robert Boyle
2nd Valerie Orr
3rd Robert Boyle
4th Samuel J Smiley

Champion (The Pennielea Cup)
Samuel J Smiley, GLASSDRUMMOND CHERRY 44TH
Reserve Champion
Valerie Orr, KNOWEHEAD LILY
Junior Champion
Albert & Jacqueline Baxter, BEAUTY HILL BRIGADIER



 
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