30th RUAS Winter Fair 2015

Evergreen Duplex Ebony is “Outstanding” Supreme & Interbreed Champion 2015

 

Supreme-Champion-(2)web30th Royal Ulster Winter Fair Dominated by Southern Breeders

Breeders from the Republic enjoyed unprecedented success at the Royal Winter Fair with a virtual clean sweep of the Holstein Friesian classes. A packed ring-side heaving with a buzzing atmosphere continued right throughout the day. The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society was enjoying a double celebration; its 30th Anniversary show and the first time to host the show in its new location, the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

“One hell of a Holstein Championship” is how Jude Selwyn Donald described the Championship line-up in front of him.

“If there was a World Cup competition for Holstein Friesian cows, Ireland would be in the Final” was his sporting analogy, a reference to his native All Blacks success in the recent Rugby World Cup.

“This has truly been an outstanding show of Holstein Friesians and my Champion is an outstanding cow”.

Liam and Sandra Murphy’s Evergreen Duplex Ebony was tapped out Supreme Champion and was also crowned Interbreed Supreme Champion rounding off a tremendous year of accolades for their EX95 mature cow; Champion of Tullamore National Livestock Show and Champion of Iverk Show.

“Her presence graces the ring when she walks, exhibiting power and capacity, she shows more depth at the front end and more sweep of rib. Today she is also Best Udder of show”.

Duplex Ebony recently classified maximum score and is backed by seven generations of VG/EX dams from the Canadian-established family that was developed in the Dalevalley herd. The Murphy’s farm near Fenagh, Bagenalstown in County Carlow.

Hallow Holsteins, Gorey, claimed Reserve Holstein and Reserve Interbreed Champion with Hallow Advent Twizzle 3. Sired by Advent, Twizzle 3 has proven to be a great brood cow with tremendous efficiency having already produced 5,000 kgs of milk solids to date. Both cows were exhibited in the same class. The fact that both Champion and Reserve are seven years old is a healthy indictment for longevity in the Holstein Friesian.Reserve-Championweb

DANSKE-WINTER-FAIR-26webPatrick Colton’s Ardnasalem Fever Sarah was Honourable Mention, a heifer who greatly impressed the judge in her heifer class and going on to take Intermediate Champion. In his comments the Judge said “This young heifer is what the Holstein Friesian is all about, she has so much refinement and strength. She has power, angularity and sweep of rib”.

The Senior Championship line-up included; David & Kenny Boyd’s Glaslough Goldwyn Brett, Charles McCandles’s 6th calver Culcara Goldwyn Juliana, Brochan Cocoman with Kilwarden Windbrook Vix, David & Kenny Boyd’s Glaslough Miss Persia, Clongowes Atwood Thelma for George & Jason Booth.
Other breeders to feature from the Republic included Paul & Margurite Flanagan, Tubbertoby while the Hurley family “Clonpaddin” had a strong presence.

YMA were to the fore in the Showmanship classes at the start of the day’s Judging.

DANSKE-WINTER-FAIR-15webPadraig Greenan’s Greenlea Shottle Pledge won her class and was Junior Holstein Friesian and Interbreed Heifer Champion, the judge praising her power, capacity and supreme movement on her quality feet and legs. Evergreen Seven Lauren brought additional success for the Murphy’s in winning the Junior Heifer-In-Milk class. Paul & Marguerite Flanagan’s Tubbertoby Windbrook Florence won the Intermediate Heifer-In-Milk class.

Selwyn Donald is an accomplished judge from Featherston, New Zealand. He milks 400 Pedigree Registered cows in the Tararua Ranges located on the North Island. He was an Associate Judge at this year’s World Dairy Expo in Madison, USA.

Over 200 dairy cattle were exhibited across the day at the Winter Fair including Jersey, Shorthorn and Ayrshire. Congratulations to Christian Keenan, Monaghan on his success in the Ayrshire classes and also to Brendan Greenan on a successful, busy day on the halter for many class winners.

Many visitors from the South were among the large attendance at what has become one of the largest annual events for the Northern Dairy industry. Since the inception of the Show in the mid 1980’s Danske Bank have been sole sponsor of the RUAS Winter Fair.

The new location at Balmoral Park is very convenient for travel, situated close to the M1/AI motorway junction within short reach of Dublin and the M50 road network.

Results

HEIFER, born after 1st June 2014
1st – Booth, George & Jason – BORDERMIST WINDBROOK FRAN
2nd – Murphy, Liam – COOLNAMARA FEVER Z
3rd – McCormick S & J – HILLTARA ATWOOD MAUDE 5

HEIFER, born on or after 1st June 2013 and on or before 31st May 2014
1st – Greenan, Padraig – GREENLEA SHOTTLE PLEDGE
2nd – Henry Family – MOSTRAGEE SILVER INVITE
3rd – McAufield, Conor – CLONPADDIN G CHIP FAME

HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1st – Murphy, Liam – EVERGREEN SEVEN LAUREN
2nd – Patton H & Sons – ARDS LADD MASSIA RED
3rd – Wallace Gaston & John – PRINTSHOP WINDHAMMER SOPHIE 40 VG86

HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1st – Flanagan, Paul – TUBBERTOBY WINDBROOK FLORENCE
2nd – Gunn, Mr JJ – ERNEVALE DESTRY TRIUNA
3rd – Hallow Holsteins – HALLOW ATTIC CHRISTINA

HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1st – Colton, Mr Patrick – ARDNASELEM FEVER SARAH
2nd – Hurley, Garry – CLONPADDIN RCU KILL 2 VG 88
3rd – Henry Family – MOSTRAGEE JORDAN POLLY

COW, in milk, having had two calvings at date of Show
1st – Boyd, D & K – GLASLOUGH MISS PERSIA
2nd – Hallow Holsteins – HALLOW FEVER GRACE
3rd – Boyd, Greenan, O’Neill, Timlin & Moore – DRUMLINA ATWOOD MEGAN

COW, in milk, having had two calvings at date of Show
1st – Cocoman, Mr Brochan – KILWARDEN WINDBROOK VIX
2nd – Kelly, Mr Tom – MONAMORE SEAVERS IRIS
3rd – Inch Genetics – INCH SAM ROXY VG88

COW, in milk, having had three calvings at date of Show
1st – Booth, George & Jason – CLONGOWES ATWOOD THELMA
2nd – McCormick S & J – HILLTARA KNOWLEDGE MAUDE EX92
3rd – McCormick S & J – HILLTARA FEVER TURY 2 EX93

COW, in milk, having had four or more calvings at date of Show
1st – Murphy, Liam – EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
2nd – Hallow Holsteins – HALLOW ADVENT TWIZZLE 3
3rd – Boyd, D & K – GLASLOUGH TALENT HARRI

COW, in milk or in calf, having produced a minimum of 50,000kgs in her lifetime
1st – McCandless, Mr Charles – CULCARA GOLDWYN JULIANA EX 95
2nd – Boyd, D & K – GLASLOUGH GOLDWYN BRET
3rd – Gunn, Mr JJ – ERNEVALE JO D ROSINA EX91

Breed Championship
Champion – Murphy, Liam – EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
Reserve Champion – Hallow Holsteins – HALLOW ADVENT TWIZZLE 3

Exhibitor Bred
Champion – Murphy, Liam – EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY

Heifer Championship
Champion – Colton, Mr Patrick – Monaghan – ARDNASELEM FEVER SARAH
Reserve Champion – Flanagan, Paul – TUBBERTOBY WINDBROOK FLORENCE

Junior Championship
Champion – Greenan, Padraig – GREENLEA SHOTTLE PLEDGE
Reserve Champion – Henry Family, Ballymoney – SILVER INVITE

Premier Exhibitor in Section Award
1st Booth, George & Jason Dungannon

Novice Exhibitor Award (Highest placed premier exhibitor, not having exhibited in the preceding 5 years)
Kelly, Mr Tom Drogheda

Novice and Junior Showmanship (handlers under 13 years of age on 1st January 2015)
1st McKnight, Mast Tom – Lisburn
2nd Williamson, Sarah – Monaghan
3rd Williamson, Hannah – Monaghan
4th Keenan, Holly – Monaghan

Intermediate Showmanship (handlers aged between 13-15 years on 1st January 2015)
1st Corley, Rachel
2nd Tomlinson, Evie – Bushmills
3rd McLean, Ellie – Bushmills
4th Williamson, Rebekah – Monaghan

Inter Breed Championship
Supreme Interbreed Champion¬ – EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY, owned by Murphy, Liam – Co Carlow
Reserve Interbreed Supreme Champion – HALLOW ADVENT TWIZZLE 3 owned by Hallow Holsteins – Gorey
Interbreed Champion Honourable Mention – CUTHILL TOWERS PAM, owned by, Keenan, Christian – Monaghan

Inter breed Heifer Championship
Champion – ARDNASELEM FEVER SARAH, owned by Colton, Mr Patrick – Monaghan
Reserve Champion – TUBBERTOBY WINDBROOK FLORENCE, owned by Flanagan, Paul
3rd – THREEMILE BLUEBERRY, owned by Keenan, Christian – Monaghan .

Inter breed Junior Championship
Champion – GREENLEA SHOTTLE PLEDGE, owned by Greenan, Padraig
Reserve Champion – MOSTRAGEE SILVER INVITE owned by Henry Family -Ballymoney
3rd – BEECHMOUNT MARIE GIRL 11 owned by McConnell, Mr R & C – Ballyclare

 

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