Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2016

danske-winter-fair-39Supreme Champion & Reserve Titles for Southern Breeders again

Desmond Dundee Embrace wins Champion Holstein and Supreme Interbreed Champion at RUAS Winter Fair. This is her second time claiming the title, having previously been crowned Champion in 2014 for joint owners Roy Cromie and Philip Jones. Reserve Holstein Champion and Interbreed went to Liam and Sandra Murphy’s Evergreen Duplex Ebony who was Supreme Champion 2015. There was a large turnout of southern breeders who had a very successful show in winning many of the classes throughout the day.

The Winter Fair is firmly established as the flagship seasonal event for the Northern Ireland dairy sector and the move to the new venue, located further south of Belfast, provides for ease of access with the result that a large contingent of visitors from the south were among the throng in attendance.

The Champion and Reserve Champion cows are both currently in their 5th lactation which was referenced by the judge who stated how this is testament to the breed and breeders, and is further affirmation for the longevity within the Black & White population.

Champion, Desmond Dundee Embrace was 1st in the Production class and was also Best Udder. The judge commented “She has great style and elegance and given the fact that she is on her 5th lactation, her quality is all the more admirable”. She is classified EX94 3E and completes eight generations of VG/EX maternal breeding. Her daughter by Goldwyn Dalevalley GWY Embrace 2 was also exhibited at the show and won Reserve Champion Heifer and placed 1st Senior heifer.

danske-winter-fair-47For Liam and Sandra Murphy it was a very successful return to the Winter Fair, with Evergreen Duplex Ebony placed 1st in her Senior cow class and also Best Udder. In winning the class the judge remarked “She is a beautiful dairy cow. Tremendous spring of rib, very pleasing rump structure which gives her the advantage.” She was also Exhibitor Bred Champion.

Both senior cows are noted production cows in addition to excelling on conformation. Combined, they have a total lifetime milk solids production of 7,795kgs fat and protein – almost 8 tonnes of milk solids. Desmond Dundee Embrace EX94 3E has averaged 867kgs of milk solids produced per lactation, this equates to 1.9 times the published industry benchmark target of 449kgs for mature cows (3 lactations +)! In her previous lactation Evergreen Duplex Ebony EX 95 2E produced 852kgs of milk solids in 292 days then calved-in again 18 days short of a 365 day calving interval.

A strong Championship line-up also included Monamore PNH Darlene for Tom & James Kelly, Patrick Colton’s Beechford Shutter Ella 2, Laurelmore Ares Pia 2 exhibited by the Booth family, N.I. Hallow Attic Christina for Philip Jones, Future Dreams Absolute Joy for Paul & Marguerite Flanagan and Clonpaddin WB Fame for the Hurley family.

danske-winter-fair-13Padraig Greenan, Greenlea herd, won the Novice Exhibitor award and his Greenlea Stonewall Oceane was Reserve Junior Champion.

Paul Trapp from Wisconsin, USA, was tasked with judging duties, taking charge of Handling classes and the various breed classes throughout the day. Paul is a noted judge in the US having judged in 20 different states and also internationally, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. In 2013 he travelled to Ireland to judge Emerald Expo. He has twenty years experience as a sire analyst and currently works with Semex as part of its sire acquisition team. His reason giving on all classes was delivered succinctly and enhanced the overall spectacle. Before tapping out his Champion, Reserve and Honourable Mention he commented “Judging the Ulster Winter Fair has been an honour and a privilege. This truly is a marquee venue having tremendous facilities. It has stirred an infectious buzz and atmosphere all day long. It is so obvious to me that you all have a tremendous passion for your cows and for great cattle”.

The Young Members (YMA) were very much to the fore in the Handling classes;

danske-winter-fair-1Holly Keenan 1st Novice & Junior Showmanship,
Rachel Corley 1st Intermediate Showmanship,
Stacey O’ Sullivan 1st Mature Showmanship.danske-winter-fair-3

David Perry, President-elect of Holstein UK, and John Martin, Secretary of the Northern Ireland club, were among the large attendance. There was a large commercial presence including 200 trade stands representing a cross-section of agri-business.

PlacingEntrantAnimal
1 Novice and Junior Showmanship (handlers under 13 years of age on 1st January 2016)
1stKeenan, Holly
2ndMcKnight, Mast Tom
2 Intermediate Showmanship (handlers aged between 13-15 years on 1st January 2016)
1stCorley, Rachel
2ndGunn, Karen
3rdGordon, Mr Thomas James
3 Senior Showmanship (handlers aged between 16-20 years on 1st January 2016)
1stDoupe, Sarah
4 Mature Showmanship (handlers aged between 21-26 years on 1st January 2016)
1stO'Sullivan, Stacey
2ndHunter, Karen
3rdFarren, Stephanie
19 HEIFER, born after 1st June 2015
1stGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE BROKAW MARYAM
2ndHurley, Garry CLONPADDIN ATWOOD FAME
3rdCorley, Brian CORNBORO GOLDIE ALICE
4thMcAufield, Conor LISSUE DOORMAN FAME 2
5thMcKnight, Mast Tom LISSUE DOORMAN FAME 3
6thBooth, George & Jason BEECHVIEW INTEGRAL LALITA RED
7thKeenan, Christian CORETARD GOLD ROMEO
Exhibitor BredGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE BROKAW MARYAM
20 HEIFER, born on or after 1st June 2014 and on or before 31st May 2015
1stGreenan, Padraic GREENLEA STONEWALL OCEANE
2ndMcAufield, Conor LISSUE DOORMAN FAITH
3rdLumville Holsteins LUMVILLE E DANOISE
4thBooth, George & Jason BEECHVIEW ATWOOD JUNE
5thPollock, Mr Jason GARRICK SANCHEZ ECHO
Exhibitor BredGreenan, Padraic GREENLEA STONEWALL OCEANE
22 HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1stMcCormick S & J HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO
2ndPaul Flanagan FUTURE DREAMS ABSOLUTE JOY
3rdHurley, Garry CLONPADDIN LAVANGUARD FLAVOR VG 88 2YR
4thGlenwood Farm LETTERKENNY GOLDSUN SQUAW
5thHallow Holsteins HALLOW LAVANGUARD CHRISI
6thBooth, George & Jason BEECHVIEW DAZZLER GAIL
7thCromie, Mr Roy DALEVALLEY DAM J LULU ET
Exhibitor BredMcCormick S & J HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO
Best Udder in ClassMcCormick S & J HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO
23 HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1stLumville Holsteins LUMVILLE ABBEY
2ndMcCormick S & J HILLTARA ATWOOD REANN
3rdColton, Mr Patrick ARDNASALEM A SEAVER RONIN
4thRobinson, Steven CLUNTAGH GOLDWYN MARIE
5thMcCormick S & J HILLTARA GOLDWYN DIVINE 2
6thWitherow, Mr Norman & Ian ARDVARNOCK WINDBROOK SANCHEZ E
7thMcCorry N & Sons DERRYMOE GOLDSUN JACKIE
Exhibitor BredMcCormick S & J HILLTARA ATWOOD REANN
Best Udder in ClassMcCormick S & J HILLTARA ATWOOD REANN
24 HEIFER, in milk, must have calved by three years of age
1stO'Neill D & Boyd D DALEVALLEY GWY EMBRACE 2 VG86
2ndHurley, Garry CLONPADDIN WB FAME VG88 2YR
3rdGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE AFTERSHOCK LULU
4thNevin, James BALLYMENAGH RIC AALTJE RED
5thMcAufield, Conor CLONPADDIN G CHIP FAME
Exhibitor BredHurley, Garry CLONPADDIN WB FAME VG88 2YR
Best Udder in ClassHurley, Garry CLONPADDIN WB FAME VG88 2YR
25 COW, in milk, having had two calvings at date of Show
1stHallow Holsteins HALLOW ATTIC CHRISTINA
2ndBooth, George & Jason BEECHVIEW AKON DANNA
3rdRobinson, Steven ERNEVALE DESTRY LULU RED
4thMcCorry N & Sons DERRYMORE SNOWMAN JOLLY RED
5thBooth, George & Jason WYNDFORD SID AUGUST 26
6thGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE DESTRY TRIUNA
Exhibitor BredHallow Holsteins HALLOW ATTIC CHRISTINA
Best Udder in ClassBooth, George & Jason BEECHVIEW AKON DANNA
26 COW, in milk, having had two calvings at date of Show
1stMcCormick S & J HILLTARA WINDBROOK MAUDE 3
2ndPollock, Mr Jason GLASSON JORDAN AMBROSIA
3rdMcCormick S & J HILLTARA LAUTHORITY ECHO 2
4thPaul Flanagan TUBBERTOBY SID JENN
5thMagowan, Mr Andrew BANNWATER GOLDILOCKS SHEBA 72
Exhibitor BredMcCormick S & J HILLTARA WINDBROOK MAUDE 3
Best Udder in ClassMcCormick S & J HILLTARA WINDBROOK MAUDE 3
27 COW, in milk, having had three calvings at date of Show
1stMcCormick S & J HILLTARA BOLTON MAUDE 3
2ndBooth, George & Jason LAURELMORE ARES PIA S
3rdBaldonnel Holsteins CLONPADDIN G FAME
4thColton, Mr Patrick ARDNASALEM BALTIMOR ROBIN
5thWallace, Mr Gaston PRINTSHOP GOLDENBALLS BELLE 47 VG88
6thPaul Flanagan TUBBERTOBY ATWOOD FRAN
Exhibitor BredMcCormick S & J HILLTARA BOLTON MAUDE 3
Best Udder in ClassBooth, George & Jason LAURELMORE ARES PIA S
28 COW, in milk, having had four or more calvings at date of Show
1stMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
2ndColton, Mr Patrick BEECHFORD SHUTTER ELLA 2
3rdMcCormick S & J HILLTARA FEVER TURY 2 EX93
4thGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE JASPER ROSINA VG88
5thKelly, Mr Tom MONAMORE SVO FRAULINE
6thHallow Holsteins HALLOW LHEROS INDIANINK
Exhibitor BredMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
Best Udder in ClassMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
29 COW, in milk or in calf, having produced a minimum of 50,000kgs in her lifetime
1stHallow Holsteins DESMOND DUNDEE EMBRACE
2ndKelly, Mr Tom MONAMORE PNH DARLENE EX
3rdGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE SHOTTLE MARYAN EX93
Exhibitor BredKelly, Mr Tom MONAMORE PNH DARLENE EX
Best Udder in ClassHallow Holsteins DESMOND DUNDEE EMBRACE
S19 Breed Championship
ChampionHallow Holsteins DESMOND DUNDEE EMBRACE
Reserve ChampionMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
S20 Best Exhibitor Bred Holstein - £100
Exhibitor BredMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
S21 Heifer Championship
ChampionMcCormick S & J HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO
Reserve ChampionO'Neill D & Boyd D DALEVALLEY GWY EMBRACE 2 VG86
S22 Junior Championship
ChampionGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE BROKAW MARYAM
Reserve ChampionGreenan, Padraic GREENLEA STONEWALL OCEANE
S23 Premier Exhibitor in Section Award
1stMcCormick S & J
S24 Novice Exhibitor Award
1stGreenan, Padraic
S25 Inter Breed Championship
Supreme Interbreed ChampionHallow Holsteins DESMOND DUNDEE EMBRACE
Reserve Interbreed Supreme ChampionMurphy, Liam EVERGREEN DUPLEX EBONY
Interbreed Champion Honourable MentionHunter, John SANDYFORD HONEST BLIZZARD
S26 Inter breed Heifer Championship
ChampionMcCormick S & J HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO
Reserve ChampionO'Neill D & Boyd D DALEVALLEY GWY EMBRACE 2 VG86
3rdClandeboye Estate CLANDEBOYE TEQUILA COOKIE
S27 Inter breed Junior Championship
ChampionGunn, Mr JJ ERNEVALE BROKAW MARYAM
Reserve ChampionGreenan, Padraic GREENLEA STONEWALL OCEANE
3rdHunter, John SANDYFORD BURDETTE CLOVER 2

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