Winners on the double in Tipp
Livestock breeders from eight counties shared the top awards at the recent Dualla Show in south Tipperary.
Leading among the successful exhibitors were four breeders from Tipperary, Laois and Kerry who scored doubles in their respective breed categories when they exhibited exceptional animals to take both champion and reserve champion awards.
The Ryan family, Copperfield House, Cabra, Thurles maintained their dominance in the Charolais section with their outstanding six-year-old cow, Goldstar Elle. The overall Charolais Champion at the National Livestock Show at Tullamore and Iverk Show, Co Kilkenny the previous week, she continued a remarkable winning sequence by taking the rosettes for Champion Charolais and overall interbreed breeding Female Champion.
The Ryans also took the rosette for Reserve Charolais with another entry from the herd.
There was a double too for Hereford breeder, Matthew Goulding, Kilmore, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co Kerry who was awarded the breed Championship for 'Goulding duchess 591' and added the Reserve Championship of the breed for his entry 'Goulding Lucy 641'.
It was also double honours for Shorthorn breeder, Con Condon, Cloughready, Emly, Co Tipperary.
He won the overall breed Championship with his entry 'Charlie' and took the Reserve Champion rosette for 'Cloughready Tara Ninth'.
Double honours were also achieved in both the Simmental and Limousin classes.