The South West Club held its Calf Championship on Saturday 1st September 2018 in Abbeyfeale Mart. Judge for the competition was Mr. Michael Pat Murphy.
Proving that the cream always rises to the top were Michael Pat’s pick as Champion and Reserve – tapped out as Overall Champion was Tim Corridan’s Roundhill Max Et a son of Elite Ice Cream Et. Standing in Reserve was Michael Roche’s heifer Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B, this young heifer is also sired by Elite Ice Cream Et.
After judging Michael Pat commented: I was presented with excellent young livestock here today – the top-end of which are exceptional. Thanks to the South West club for inviting me to judge here today.
After the calves were judged – Doreen Corridan gave a very insightful speech on Herd Health. Followed by a demonstration by John O’Connor on the different meat cuts.
A YMA workshop also took place. The young members assembled were given pointers on showing and judging by Avril Gubbins. After which they were given the opportunity to show a calf and given valuable feedback. After the workshop the young members were presented with prizes and goody bags.
To finish off the evening everyone enjoyed a barbecue expertly cooked by John O’Connor.
The club would like to thank Michael Pat for judging, John O’Connor for both his presentation and the delicious Barbecue, Doreen Corridan for her insightful speech on Herd Health and Avril Gubbins for her assistance and guidance to the Young members. A huge thank you also goes to the exhibitors and spectators and the Management and staff of Abbeyfeale mart.
Bull Class A
|1st||Coolfern Manchester||22/05/2017||Ewdenvale Ivor||Coolfern Fiona||Thomas O’Leary|
|2nd||Coolfern Moffett||17/05/2017||Eddayka||Coolfern Ellie||Thomas O’Leary|
Bull Class B
|1st||Glenashrone Morgan||19/08/2017||Ampertaine Foreman||Kilmanahan Gina||Susan O’Riordan|
|2nd||Glenashrone Magnus||16/08/2017||Ampertaine Foreman||Ruan Jane||Susan O’Riordan|
|3rd||Shannon Maxwell||18/07/2017||Castleview Gazelle||Shannon Harriet||Sarah McElligott|
Bull Class C
|1st||Roundhill Mel Et||01/11/2017||Elite Ice Cream Et||Roundhill I Unamine 1440||Tim Corridan|
Bull Class D
|1st||Knockcoolkeare Ninja||03/02/2018||Glorieux||Castleview Gail||Michael Roche|
|2nd||Knockcoolkeare Nice Boy||11/03/2018||Norman Inventor||Wood Road Izzy Et||Michael Roche|
Heifer Class A
|1st||Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B||05/07/2017||Elite Ice Cream Et||Wood Road Ingrid Et||Michael Roche|
|2nd||Knockcoolkeare Madam Nadia Et||03/09/2017||Ampertaine Commander||Wood Road 801 Et||Michael Roche|
|3rd||Shannon Maxi 2||19/06/2017||Ampertaine Commander||Shannon Kathern||Sarah McElligott|
|4th||Shannon Melissa||25/08/2017||Wildoge Cerberus||Wood Road 801 Et||Sarah McElligott|
Heifer Class B
|1st||Cush Mo Chara Et||10/11/2017||Mas Du Clos||Olympe||William Gubbins|
|2nd||Smearla view Maria||11/11/2017||On-Dit||Shannon June 2||Mattie Carmody|
|3rd||Knockcoolkeare Miss Nadia||06/10/2017||Aultside Hulk||Wood Road Fate Et||Michael Roche|
|4th||Ceann Sibeal Missy||14/11/2017||Excel||Liscarn Kylie||Michael O’Sullivan|
Heifer Class C
|1st||Knockcoolkeare Nice Girl||04/01/2018||Elite Ice Cream Et||Knockcoolkeare Isobel||Michael Roche|
|2nd||Knockcoolkeare New Nadia B||21/05/2018||Ampertaine Commander||Wood Road Ingrid Et||Michael Roche|
|3rd||Smearla view Natalie||08/02/2018||Ruan Haines||Smearla View Kala||Mattie Carmody|