Calf Show 2012
2012 Calf Show & Young Handler Competition
Sponsored by Donnelly Group, this event attracts great support and enthusiasm from the competitors. The competition was open to calves registered from 12th August 2011 with four classes for bulls and four classes for heifers. Judging was in the capable hands of the well-known Mr Richard Mackey from Dromore who was introduced to the spectators by the vice chairman, Jason Edgar. The bull classes were the first forward for judging.
Bull Class for 1-3 months winner was Springhill Hunter from sire Kubitus de Bray and dam Springhill Winner, owned by Martin Brothers.
Bull Class for 4-6 months winner was Faughanvale Hugh from sire Gitan du Ptit Mayeur and dam Faughanvale Cinderella, owned by Oliver McGuiness. It went on to earn Reserve Male Champion.
Winners of the champion 4-6 month Calf and reserve Male Oliver McGuiness with Liam and Chrisopher McGuniness and Jason Edgar representing Donnelly Group Dungannon
Bull Class for 7-9 months winner was Alans Hot Stuff from sire Ballykeel Alpha and dam Alans Easter Bunny, owned by Alan Burleigh. It went on to win Champion Male, then Reserve Supreme Champion.
Bull Class for 10-12 months winner was Drumboy Gerry from sire Barbier and dam Glencloy Blacknose, owned by Oliver McCann.
Heifer Class for 1-3 months winner was Bridlenas Cash Honey from sire Harpon de L’Orgelot and dam Faughanvale Ester, owned by Brendan Mulholland.
Heifer Class for 4-6 months winner was Springbank Hobble from sire Dafydd D’OChain and dam Springbank Ebbe, owned by Corrina and Ivan Gordon.
Heifer Class for 7-9 months winner was Faughanvale Heather from sire Romancier de Charlevaux and dam Lukeroyal Super Model, owned by Oliver McGuiness. It went on to earn Reserve Female Champion.
Heifer Class for 10-12 months winner was Keadyview Gorgeous from sire Harisson de Platte and dam Woodview Carol, owned by Steven OKane and Lynsay Lawrence. It went on to win Female Champion and Supreme Champion
Richard was delighted with the animals on show and commented that his choice of Supreme Champion was an animal he very much admired. The club chairman, Ivan Gordon thanked Richard for judging this event and presented him with a gift. He also thanked Donnelly Group for their sponsorship and concluded with thanks to the club members for their support.
Following the calf show, the young handler competition took place with judging in the capable hands of Naomi Gregg from Ballymena. Naomi has herself competed in many competitions and was looking forward to judging this event. Kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, William Thompson was present to congratulate the winners. The competition was split into three different age groups for the young members to show their expertise and knowledge of their calves. The entrants proudly lead their calves round the ring and presented themselves to Naomi for judging.
First place winner in age group 0-8 was Lucy Rodgers from Ballynahinch with her brother Martin taking first place in age group 9-12 and her sister Emma taking first place in age group 13-16, a very successful day for the Rodgers family. All entrants received a Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club medal with plaques for the first place winners. The club chairman, Ivan Gordon thanked Naomi for judging, Bank of Ireland for their sponsorship and all the young members for taking part.
Pictures Kevin McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Mutimedia