Winners on the double in Tipp
Published 09/09/2015 | 02:30
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.
The successful exhibitor showing the Champion and Reserve in the Simmentals was Garret Behan, Cloneygowan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co Laois.
Dan Tynan, Beechhill Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois completed the double in the Limousin classes.
Top honours in the Angus classes were shared by David Pearson, Coolbally , Ballacolla, Co Laois who showed 'Boherard Hanky Panky' to win the Championship of the breed.
Melvin Masterson, Rathnure Enniscorthy, Co Wexford won the Reserve Champion award with 'Boroside Jone'.
The All-Ireland Belgian Blue Junior Breeding Heifer champion was 'Blackfield Isobel' shown by Seamus Hayden, Monasootha, Camolin, Co Wexford.
In the Holstein Friesian classes the coveted Championship went to Eamon Moloughney, Ballythomas, Nenagh, for one of his top cows 'Ballythomas Seisme Red'.
Eamon is the reigning All Ireland IHFA livestock judge from the society open day earlier this year,
Best of the Young Handlers at the show were Emma Lawless, Timoney, Knock, Roscrea who won the Under 12 section and James Kelly from Mount, Ballynacally near Ennis who took the honours in the 12-16 age bracket.