THIS year it was the turn of Omagh Show to host the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders’ Association’s National Show. President and renown breeder Jonathan Moorehouse of Cato Polled Herefords had the job of judging an entry of 40 animals on the day.
“A great turnout of cattle and quality to match,” said Jonathan as he rounded up his morning’s judging.
His supreme Champion Richmount 1 Peppermint, who is owned and bred by James Graham, stood out on the day, a young bull that is no stranger to winning and also took the top spot at Lurgan Show this year.
Reserve went to J&W McMordie’s Solpoll 1 Perfection. This yearling bull also took the Native & Reserve Overall Interbreed Performance Class Winner Royal Ulster 2018.
Champion female went to a well grown heifer owned by N Shaw of Dungannon, Graceland 1 Nicola, a worthy winner on the day.
James Graham added to his victories with Junior Female Champion, Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, a seven month old heifer which also took Champion at Armagh Show. Showing she started as she means to go on, Ruby Royale then went on to win reserve overall Female Champion.
Gerry and Ethan Small’s yearling heifer Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl won the biggest class on the day in the yearling heifer class. This stylish heifer is yet to be beaten in her class and went on to take Reserve Junior Female.
David Wilson from Fermanagh won the group of three which included his senior bull Knockmountagh Master, which won his class on the day.
Other class wins included Greer Watson with his homebred heifer Barnburn 1 Priscilla and Kathryn Greenaway securing a win with Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd in the cow and calf class.
Calf Champion on the day went to Ciaran Kerr’s Kinnego 1 Rocket Man, a strong calf out of his stock bull Mullaghdoopoll 1 Elite.
Young handler on the day went to Ethan Carey Small.
Supreme Champion – Richmount 1 Peppermint, James Graham; Reserve – Solpoll 1 Perfection, J&W McMordie
Female Champion – Graceland 1 Nicola, U Shaw; Reserve – Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, James Graham
Male Champion – Richmount 1 Perrpermint, James Graham; Reserve – Solpoll 1 Perfection, J&W McMordie
Junior Female Champion – Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, James Graham; Reserve – Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl, Gerry & Ethan Small
Cow or Heifer born before 31/12/15 – 1st Hilltop 1 Roberta 3rd, K Greenaway; 2nd Bellshill 1 Nancy, A,R & J Dickson
Heifer born 1/1/16-30/6/16 – 1st Graceland 1 Nicola, U Shaw; 2nd Richmount 1 Nola, James Graham; 3rd Barnburn 1 Nolana, Greer Watson
Heifer Born 1/7/16-31/12/16 – 1st Barnburn 1 Priscilla, Greer Watson
Heifer Born 1/1/17-31/8/17 – 1st Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl, Gerry & Ethan Small; 2nd Richmount Poppy, James Graham; 3rd Solpoll 1 Starlet P9, J&W McMordie; 4th Umgola Sabrina, S Baxter.
Heifer Calf born after 1/9/17 – 1st Richmount 1 Ruby Royale, James Graham; 2nd Corraback Cherry 10th, M Richmond; 3rd Mountview 1 Gelato, T Andrews; 4th Corraback Guinevere 17th, M Richmond.
Bull Born before 31/3/16 – 1st Knockmountagh Master, DR&R Wilson; 2nd Mulladoopoll 1 Elite, C Kerr; 3rd Magheraknock 1 Jocker, R Black.
Bull born 1/4/16-31/12/16 – 1st Richmount 1 Peppermint, James Graham; 2nd Solpoll 1 Partner, J&W McMordie.
Bull born 1/1/17-31/8/17 – 1st Solpoll 1 Perfection, J&W McMordie; 2nd Lusky 1 Prodigy, AJ Farms Ltd; 3rd Lisrace Lackey Boy 11th, DR & R Wilson.
Bull Calf born 1/9/17-31/12/17 – 1st Kinnego 1 Rocket Man, C Kerr; 2nd Mountview 1 Genesis, T Andrews.
Progeny Pairs – 1st J&W McMordie; 2nd Mr M Richmond; 3rd Mr J Graham.
Group of three – 1st DR & R Wilson; 2nd Mr James Graham; 3rd J&W McMordie.