by | Nov 29, 2022

  • Coolcran Maximus Wins Senior Champion
  • Lisglass Nightingale Lifts Junior Championship

A fantastic display of Simmental cattle was the general ringside consensus at the second staging of the Four Breed Calf Show held in Dungannon Farmers Market on Saturday 26th November 2022. Judging of the Simmental classes was in the very capable hands of Neil McIlwaine of the well-known Corrick Herd, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.  Sponsor of the Simmental section was Ann Kennedy from Centra Ballinderry Catering Service.

First Prize Winner and Senior Champion, Coolcran Maximus from S & P McDonald.
Shane McDonald pictures alongside sponsor Ann Kennedy

Winning the Senior Championship was Coolcran Maximus from Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo, Co. Fermanagh with Coolcran Maximus. This September 2021 born calf is by the 10,000gns sire Wolfstar Elusive and is out of the Ashland Brandy daughter Coolcran Lady Erin, the Reserve Female Champion at Balmoral Show in 2015.  Commenting on his Senior Champion, Neil Mcilwaine said: “This is an excellent example of a clean, modern Simmental bull. He has great locomotion with excellent width, topline, and squareness of his plates. Just a very well-balanced bull with fantastic length.”  Earlier this summer, Coolcran Maximus won the Male Championship and Reserve Junior Championship at the NI Simmental National Show at Armagh County Show.

Junior Champion, Lisglass Nightingale from Leslie & chris Weatherup. Chris pictured alongside sponsor, Ann Kennedy

Lifting the Junior Championship was Lisglass Nightingale from Leslie and Chris Weatherup, Ballyclare, Co Antrim.  January 2022 born, Lisglass Nightingale is by Omorga Jaguar, a Mullynock Gallant sired bull, and is out of the homebred Lisglass Gypsy, a Kilbride Farm Bantry daughter.  Of his Junior Champion, Neil Mcilwaine said: “This is a well grown, very stylish heifer with an excellent top line and plates. Again, she has great locomotion and really oozes femininity.”   

Reserve Senior Champion, Ranfurly Lady Diana 41st

Taking the Reserve Senior Champion was Ranfurly Lady Diana 41st M14 from WD & JD Hazelton, Dungannon Co Tyrone. October 2021 born, this heifer is by Auchorachan Hercules 16, and is out of Ranfurly Lady Diana 33rd.  Ranfurly Lady Diana 41st is another calf to have featured at the NI Simmental National Show and where she won her class for junior heifers born between September and December 2021.

Reserve Junior Champion, Haystar Diamond 2 from G Hays & Son

Back to the juniors and it was Haystar Diamond 2 from G Hays & Son, Lisburn, Co Antrim that won the Reserve Junior Championship.  January 2022 born this calf is by Kilbride Farm Delboy and is out of Raceview Her Royal Diamond.  Earlier this year, Haystar Diamond 2 won class two of the British Simmental Cattle Society’s Virtual Show and from a class of 63 heifers from all round the UK.

Drumbulcan Nathan from Kenneth Stubbs
Scribby Farms Nelson from Keith Nelson. Young Harvey Nelson pictured alongside his Dad.
Drumnagarner Nikki from Eamon McCloskey. Pictured is Eamon & family and sponsor Ann Kennedy
Prize Winning Pairs from the Drumbulcan herd of Kenneth Stubbs. Pictured are Kenneth’s daughters Zara Clarke and Alice Bradley
First prize winning Junior Young Handler, Rhys Rodgers, Portglenone, Co Antrim
First prize winning, Senior Young Handler, Thomas McAlister from Dungannon, Co Tyrone
Judge Neil McIlwaine from the Corrick Herd, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.

2022 Four Breeds Calf Show Simmental Results

Class Results;

Senior Bull Class (Born 01/09/21 – 31/12/21)

1st Coolcran Maximus 21 from S & P McDonald

2nd Craigy Magic 21 from William Dodd

Senior Heifer Class (Born 01/09/21 – 31/12/21)

1st Ranfurly Lady Diana 41st M14 from WD & JD Hazelton

2nd Craigy Beatrice M3 from William Dodd

3rd Lisglass Moneypenny from Leslie & Chris Weatherup

Junior Bull Class (Born 01/01/22 – 31/03/22)

1st Drumbulcan Nathan 22 from Kenneth Stubbs

2nd Kilmore Nickel from Chris Traynor

3rd Drumbulcan Nelson from Kenneth Stubbs

4th Craigy Notorious 22 from William Dodd

Junior Heifer Class (01/01/22 – 31/03/22)

1st Lisglass Nightingale from Leslie and Christopher Weatherup

2nd Haystar Diamond 2 from G Hays & Sons

3rd Drumbulcan Nala from Kenneth Stubbs

4th Breaghey Nadine from Andrew Clarke

5th Breaghey Vida N-435 from Andrew Clarke

6th Rehall Nougat from W & K Stubbs

Junior Bull Class (Born on or after 01/04/22)

1st Scribby Farms Nelson from Keith Nelson

2nd Haystar Noble from G Hays & Sons

Junior Heifer Class (Born on or after 01/04/22)

1st Drumagarner Nikki from E McCloskey

2nd Ashland Lucy Nora from Pat Kelly

3rd Rehall Nancy from W & K Stubbs

4th Belragh Natalya Ginger from Joseph Muldon
5th Craigy Jessica from William Dodd
6th Scribby Farms Nightingale from Keith Nelson

Simmental Pairs

1st Kenneth Stubbs (Drumbulcan)

2nd W & K Stubbs (Rehall)

3rd Andrew Clarke (Breaghey)

4th William Dodd (Craigy)

5th William Dodd (Craigy)

Senior Young Handlers

1st Thomas McAllister

2nd Grace Elwood

3rd Jason Little   

Junior Young Handlers

1st Rhys Rodgers

2nd Caitlin McGartland

3rd Patrick McCloskey

The NI Simmental Club would like to congratulate and thank all exhibitors who turned out stock for Saturdays event, and which resulted in a fantastic display of Simmental cattle. Also special thanks to our Sponsor Ann Kennedy from Centra Ballinderry Catering Service, our Judge Neil Mcilwaine, our ring stewards, to Dungannon Farmers Market, and to David Porter from Mullagh photography.