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Strong showing for Charolais classes at this year’s Balmoral

THE long wait for the return of Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show, was finally over. The event was held in September after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

Charolais animals had a strong showing in their classes on the Wednesday afternoon, highlighting some of the best the breed has to offer.

The prestigious title of British Charolais Breed Supreme Champion was secured by 23-month-old Gretnahouse Pouncer.

This impressive bull was shown by first-time exhibitor H Heron of Newtownards, who had purchased him from breeder, the late A Houston, at Carlisle in May 2021. Pouncer was sired by the popular Westcarse Jimmy, and was born to Gretnahouse Japan, a daughter of Balthayock Gladiator.

Reserve to Pouncer was the day’s Junior Champion, Stranagone Reagan. This strapping 18-month-old was bred and exhibited by R McWilliams of Maghera. He was born to Falleninch Fanna, a daughter of Prime Colombo, and sired by Stranagone Jones.

Standing in reserve to Reagan for the title of British Charolais Junior Champion was the stunning heifer Sydenville Raspberry.

Raspberry was bred and shown by another first-time exhibitor at Balmoral, G Hadnett of Armagh. This 19-month-old is out of Brigadoon Imeria, a daughter of popular Irish bull Royal Capitan, and was sired by Newhouse Maxamus.

Securing another rosette for H Heron was Thrunton Nefertiti, who claimed the title of British Charolais Senior Female Champion. Nefertiti was purchased by Mr Heron in October 2019 from breeder J H C Campbell, and is proving to be an excellent asset.

She was shown with her charming heifer calf, Loughriscouse Savina, who is sure to perform well for Mr Heron in the future. Nefertiti was born to Thrunton Flamenco, a Newhouse Bigal daughter, and her sire is Maerdy Jerusalem.

Results:

COW, born before 1st January 2018, in calf or in milk having had at least one calf – 1st H Heron, Thrunton Nefertiti, s. Maerdy Jerusalem; 2nd T Devine, Deeleview Esprit, s. Fury Action.
COW or HEIFER, in milk or in calf, born in 2018 – 1st H Heron, Goldstar Osanna, s. Goldstar Hugo2.

HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2019, and on or before 30th June 2019 – 1st H Heron, Goldstar Portia, s. Goldstar Ludwig.

HEIFER, born on or after 1st July 2019, and on or before 31st December 2019 – 1st H Heron, Loughriscouse Pippa, s. Harestone Hercules; 2nd H Heron, Loughriscouse Persia, s. Whitecliffe James.

HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2020 – 1st G Hadnett, Sydenville Raspberry, s. Newhouse Maxamus; 2nd S & B O’Kane, Carnview Rose, s. Oldstone Egbert; 3rd C Todd, Pinehill Rachael, s. Mornity Nero; 4th H Heron, Loughriscouse Ripple, s. Thrunton Fairfax.

BULL, born on or before 1st January 2020 – 1st H Heron, Gretnahouse Pouncer, s. Westcarse Jimmy; 2nd W Short, Blelack Marmaduke, s. Oakchurch Igor.

BULL, born on or after 1st January 2020 and on or before 31st March 2020 – 1st R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan, s. Stranagone Jones; 2nd C Todd, Pinehill Rambo, s. Mornity Nero; 3rd W McCrory, Glencairn Renegade, s. Sportsmans Columbo.

BULL, born on or after 1st April 2020 – 1st S McGovern, Ratoary Rambler, s. Montgomery Ianto; 2nd G Hadnett, Burrenvale Roscoe, s. Goldies Icon; 3rd S McGovern, Ratoary Rockstar, s. Scardaune Mark.

GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS – 1st H Heron, Loughriscouse Pippa, Loughriscouse Persia, Loughriscouse Ripple

THE ORAGE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP for the best Charolais cow or heifer – H Heron, Thrunton Nefertiti; Reserve: H Heron, Goldstar Osanna.

JOHN K CURRIE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP for the best Charolais heifer – G Hadnett, Sydenville Raspberry; Reserve: S & B O’Kane, Carnview Rose.

SPECIAL PRIZES for the best and reserve best junior Charolais female – G Hadnett, Sydenville Raspberry; Reserve: S & B O’Kane, Carnview Rose.

THE H A CURRY PERPETUAL TROPHY for the best junior Charolais Bull – R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan; Reserve: S McGovern, Ratoary Rambler.

SPECIAL PRIZES for the best and reserve best junior Charolais Bull – R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan; Reserve: S McGovern, Ratoary Rambler.

JUNIOR BREED CHAMPION for the Champion and Reserve male or female animals born on or after 1st January 2020 – R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan;

Reserve: G Hadnett, Sydenville Raspberry.

THE BREEDERS PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY for the best Charolais bull exhibited by a club member – H Heron, Gretnahouse Pouncer; Reserve: R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan.

THE BARDIN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY for the best Charolais animal exhibited by a club member – H Heron, Gretnahouse Pouncer; Reserve: R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan.

BRIGADOON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY for the best homebred Charolais in Show exhibited by a club member.

R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan; Reserve: G Hadnett, Sydenville Raspberry.

CHAMPION PRIZES for the Champion and Reserve Champion Charolais – H Heron, Gretnahouse Pouncer;

Reserve: R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan.

Reserve Interbreed Pair: H Heron, Loughriscouse Persia and S McGovern, Ratoary Rambler.

Beef Interbreed overall junior beef Champion of Champions – R McWilliams, Stranagone Reagan.

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