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Gosford 2015 Results


Rare sunshine at Irish Moiled National Show

Irish Moiled breeders old and new came to Gosford Forest Park to put on a great display at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST)  NI Support Group Show and Sale on Saturday 5th September. The Show of Rare and Minority Native breeds includes the Irish Moiled Cattle Society’s National Show and we were fortunate to have a wonderful sunny day which this summer has been rarer than the continued high quality of cattle on show this season.

Judge, Mark Logan who is no stranger to assessing cattle said, ‘This has been the best display of Irish Moileds in terms of quality I have ever had the pleasure of judging here at Gosford’.

First in the ring was a very strong class of 4 cows. 1st place went to Roeshall Lizzie from Nigel Edwards, Tempo, an eye catching, well balanced, easy fleshing cow, in close 2nd was Knowehead Lily from Valerie Orr, Ballygowan a very functional 5th calver and in 3rd was the young Beechmount Daisy from Robert Boyle, Millisle.

In the in-calf heifer class the heavy weights were out both from Robert Boyles yard and in 1st was a heifer to watch in the future, Beechmount Bambs  followed by Beechmount Daisy 2.

Next up was the Maiden heifers. The winner was Glassdrummond Cherry 74 from Sam Smiley, Ballynahinch, exhibiting growth, depth and style she definitely has a good future in front of her. In 2nd was the very correct and great bodied heifer Ravelglen Holly from Brian O’Kane followed closely by the stylish Knowehead Holly from Valerie Orr.

Mr Logan then had the choice of 2 very good bulls and his pick was Curraghnakeely Mr G from Nigel Edwards, a very correct young bull exhibiting good growth with Valerie Orr’s stock bull Curraghnakeely Simply the Best in 2nd, a smart, easy fleshing 3 year old bull.

In the heifer calf class lots of quality was on show and taking top spot was Curraghnakeely Pandora 7 from Michelle McCauley, a smart calf that exhibits great growth for her age. In 2nd and 3rd were 2 animals from Brian O’Kane, Ravelglen Julie and Ravelglen Clodagh the youngest calf of the class.

For the bull calves a smaller entry of 2 and it was Robert Boyles, Beechmount Barney in 1st followed by the young Ravelglen Cal in 2nd.

With the classes judged all 1st and 2nd prize winners came forward for the breed championship which made for a great sight for the spectating crowd. Mr Logan pulled out his short lead of 5 from the 12 cattle in the ring and from this it was Champion cow Roeshall Lizzie who got the tap for Breed Champion followed by in-calf heifer Beechmount Bambs as Reserve Breed Champion. Champion Calf was awarded to Curraghnakeely Pandora 7 with Beechmount Barney in Reserve.

Rosehall Lizzie, Champion Cow, Breed Champion, Reserve Tesco Interbreed Senior Derby Champion and Overall Reserve Interbreed Champion with handler Eamon McGarry, owner Nigel Edwards and judge Mark Logan
Beechmount Bambs, Champion In-calf heifer, Reserve Breed Champion and Tesco Interbreed Junior Derby Champion with breeder Robert Boyle.
1st place bull, Curragnakeely MrGreat from Nigel Edwards, Tempo, with Michelle McCauley and judge Mark Logan
1st maiden heifer Glassdrummond Cherry 74 with breeder Sam Smiley, John Smiley and judge Mark Logan
Champion calf and 1st heifer calf, Curraghnakeely Pandora 7 from Michelle McCauley and judge Mark Logan
Bull calf class winner and Reserve Champion Calf, Beechmount Barney with handler Ben Sword and judge Mark Logan

Irish Moileds then went on to compete extremely well in the interbreed classes, in the Tesco Interbreed Derby where animals qualify from competing at select local shows throughout the summer, Rosehall Lizzie was Reserve in the Senior Derby with Beechmount Bambs taking Champion in the Junior Derby followed by Curraghnakeely Pandora 7  taking Calf Derby Champion.
Finally in the Overall Supreme Interbreed Championship, Rosehall Lizzie went on to take Reserve Interbreed Champion finishing off what was a fantastic display of quality Irish Moileds.

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society wish to thank the RBST NI Support Group for once again organising a great show and congratulations to those who brought out cattle to put on such a great display.
To find out more about Irish Moiled Cattle visit www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com

1st Rosehall Lizzie – Nigel Edwards
2nd Knowehead Lily – Valerie Orr
3rd Beechmount Daisy

In-calf Heifer
1st Beechmount Bambs – Robert Boyle
2nd Beechmount Daisy 2 – Robert Boyle

Maiden Heifer
1st Glassdrummond Cherry 74 – Sam Smiley
2nd Ravelglen Holly – Brian O’Kane
3rd Knowehead Holly – Valerie Orr

Senior Bull
1st Curraghnakeely Mr G – Nigel Edwards
2nd Curraghnakeely Simply The Best – Valerie Orr

Heifer Calf
1st Curraghnakeely Pandora 7 – Michelle McCauley
2nd Ravelglen Julie – Brian O’Kane
3rd Ravelglen Clodagh – Brian O’Kane

Bull Calf
1st Beechmount Barney – Robert Boyle
2nd Ravelglen Cal – Brian O’Kane

Breed Champion
Rosehall Lizzie

Reserve Breed Champion
Beechmount Bambs

Champion Calf
Curraghnakeely Pandora 7

Reserve Champion Calf
Beechmount Barney

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