Historic Irish Moiled Classes at Tullamore Show
Sunday 10th August 2014
Report and Results by Mark Logan, Judge
The heavy rainfall of the previous night and the rather muddy ground could do nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the Irish Moiled exhibitors who made the journey to the National Livestock Show at Tullamore. There were 14 animals forward plus 3 calves at foot from 8 exhibitors who had travelled from Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Waterford, Wexford and West Meath to support the first ever Irish Moiled classes to be held at Irelands premier livestock event. It was my pleasure and privilege to act as judge on this historic occasion.
The first class of the day saw only one junior bull forward but he was a very smart calf and certainly deserved his red rosette. Three senior bulls were next into the ring and this class was lead by a very smart 2 year old bull with his locomotion and rump structure giving him a distinct advantage over the older bull in second place. This three year olds strength and width gave him the advantage over the third placed animal. Three cows with calves at foot followed. The clear winner in this class was a cow with a tremendous frame, excellent rump and a very good udder. Second and third were two very similar, hard working, cows with the second cow having the advantage in width through the chest and rump.
By far the outstanding class of the day was the heifer class. With seven quality animals parading they provided a great breed spectatcle. This class was lead by a very well balanced in calf heifer that had the advantage in rump width and tail setting over an extremely stylish heifer in second place. That style and ring presence gave her the edge in a very close placing over the heifer in third. The quality in this class was outstanding from first to seventh and was a great credit to all the exhibitors.
The classes concluded with the senior bull, Macmann Bullagh Bos taking the Championship ahead of the cow, Prestwood Cherry 2 in Reserve position. I would like to congratulate the exhibitors on making the inaugural Moilie classes at Tullamore such a success and look forward to seeing even more exhibitors and cattle forward in the years to come. I would also like to express thanks to Seamus Holmes for all the hard work he put in to make these classes happen and to all the sponsors who supported the classes.
Class : Irish Moiled bull calf born after 1/1/13
1. Slieve Bloom Daithi -
Class 2: Irish Moiled bull born before 31/12/12
1. Macmann Bullagh Bos -
2. Tully Jack -
3. Ravelglen Oweny -
Class 3: Irish Moiled cow in calf or with calf at foot
1. Prestwood Cherry 2 -
2. Ardfert Dazzler -
3. Kilgreany Rowen -
Class : Irish Moiled heifer, maiden or in calf
1. Kilgreany Rosehip -
2. Gortluchra Peach -
3. Derrynagarra Mabel -
Macmann Bullagh Bos
Prestwood Cherry 2nd