Irish Moileds make an impression at Balmoral
The sun shone and the crowds flocked to Balmoral and so did the Irish Moiled exhibitors with an excellent entry of top quality cattle. Breeders received complements over the whole 3 days on the excellent quality of all the cattle and how well turned out they were.
This year’s judge Christopher Ball from Staffordshire declared it, ‘A great day and a privilege to judge all the excellent cattle’ and he certainly was challenged to place such tight competition particularly in the Maiden heifer class with 10 excellent entries, showing what quality animals are waiting in the wings for future years.
Top honours, Breed Champion went to Tommy Jackson, Saintfield of the Milltown herd with his Senior bull Macmann Apple, (see front cover) a great achievement for this young and relevant newcomer to the breed. Congratulations must also go to Robert and Linda Davis on being awarded Reserve Champion with their 3rd calving cow Ballyvessy Palm.
It wasn’t just showing cattle Irish Moilie breeders where involved in this year, the launch of Irish Moilie Beef with Bruces Hill Cattle Company took place on the Wednesday, with further tasting sessions over the 3 days.
The Irish Moilie beef went down a storm with both the fresh meat and the burgers from Bruces Hill Street Food vehicle selling out! A competition was held to win Irish Moilie beef vouchers via our promotional leaflet.
622 COW, in calf or with calf at foot.
1st Ballyvesey Palm, Robert and Linda Davis
2nd Aughnakealie Bonnie, M & W Forsythe
3rd Aughnakealie Ann, Tommy Jackson
623 HEIFER, born on or before 31st December ‘12
1st Beechmount Snowy, Robert Boyle
2nd Glassdrummond Cherry 64th, Sam Smiley
3rd Beechmount Daisy, Robert Boyle
624 HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2013
1st Curraghnakeely Cherry The First, Nigel Edwards
2nd Curraghnakeely Sylvia The First, Nigel Edwards
3rd Beechmount Bambs, Robert Boyle
625 BULL, born on or before 31st December ’12
1st Macmann Apple, Tommy Jackson
2nd Beauty Hill Brigadier, Albert Baxter
3rd Curraghnakeely Simply The Best, Valerie Orr
626 BULL, born on or after 1st January 2013
1st Knowehead Reuben, Nigel Edwards
2nd Cloughbane Charlie, Jacqueline Baxter
3rd Curraghnakeely Apple, Michelle McCauley
627 PAIR OF ANIMALS
1st Robert Boyle
2nd Michelle McCauley
3rd Valerie Orr
The Tully Farm Cup for Champion Irish Moiled Pair – Robert Boyle
The Pennielea Trophy for Champion –Macmann Apple – Tommy Jackson
Reserve Champion -
Valerie Orr also attained 3rd place in the Senior Young Handlers with Curraghnakeely Simply The Best. Well done to everyone!