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Northern Ireland National Show, Omagh 6th July 2019

by | Jul 16, 2019

Judges Report, Michael Barlow

Ranfurly Jameson J2 18, Junior, Male, Overall Champion and 1st place Junior Bull born on or after 1st January 2018 and on or before 30th April 2018

A big thank you to the Northern Ireland Simmental Club for inviting me to judge their National Show, the weather came with me! To start with we had a cow doing what they do best with a superb calf at foot. A young cow with plenty of character that moved well, and not overdone, Ranfurly Weikel 18th H2 later became Female Champion and Reserve Overall.  

Moving onto the Senior Heifer class, maybe not the strongest of classes but two super heifers both turned out very professionally with Newbiemains Intrepid exhibited by Jonathan Henderson taking the first prize.  

The Intermediate Heifer class presented four outstanding heifers, with first place going to Ranfurly Weikel 23rd. I couldn’t help but feel while I was judging that she was very similar in type to the cow with the calf at foot in the first class. She actually turned out to be her full sister and later became Reserve Female Champion.  

The Junior Heifer class had six completely different type of heifers. I had to go with Cleenagh Jessica on the day as she really was at 12 O’Clock for a junior heifer. I did also like the second placed heifer Slievenagh Jewel who must have been giving quite a bit of age away and without a doubt her day will come. The next Junior Heifer class was well represented with Coolcran Lady Jasmine being the clear winner.  

Overall I thought the females were of the highest quality and would not look out of place in any show in the UK.  

The first Junior Bull class was won by Ranfurly Jameson. He had presence, style, locomotion and was exceptionally well turned.  He later became Breed Champion and went on to Champion of Champions at the show. It was a strong class with exceptionally well turned out young bulls.  

The next Junior Bull class was a lot easier to judge with only three bulls forward, and three completely different types altogether. I went with Derrycallaghan Jackpot, he was a bull with natural style and width.  

The last Junior Bull was the big growth bull Coolcran Jameson, Again a strong class, Coolcran Jameson was a big bull for his age who moved well with plenty of width and style. 

The best bull calf went to Breaghey Kingdom. This was a super calf and later went on to achieve Reserve Male Champion. The only way I could justify this was lining up the first prize Junior bulls. To judge a calf against young bulls I always feel you need to value the animal as if you were buying them.  

The Northern Ireland Club can be immensely proud of the standard and quality of cattle forward and I thoroughly enjoyed my day.  Good luck to all members and exhibitors with your future shows. 

Ranfurly Weikel 18th H2, Female Champion, Reserve Overall Champion and 1st place Cow, any age
DATE: 5th July to 6th July 2019JUDGE: Mr M Barlow
CLASS & POSITIONNAME OF ANIMALSIREDAMEXHIBITOR
Junior, Male, Overall & Interbreed ChampionRANFURLY JAMESON J2 18RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 17TH G10 15MR W D HAZELTON
Female Champion & Reserve Overall ChampionRANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3MR W D HAZELTON
Reserve Female ChampionRANFURLY WEIKEL 23RD I11RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3MR W D HAZELTON
Reserve Junior ChampionCLEENAGH JESSICADERMOTSTOWN DELBOYSTRALONGFORD COURTNEYROBERT & JULIE STINSON
Reserve Male ChampionBREAGHEY KINGDOM 19OMORGA REGANBREAGHEY BEATRICEANDREW W CLARKE
Cow, any age1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3MR W D HAZELTON
Senior heifer, born between 1st January 2017 & 30th June 20171. NEWBIEMAINS INTREPIDNEWBIEMAINS GOLDEN EYE 15NEWBIEMAINS ENCHANTMENTJONATHAN HENDERSON
2. DRUMSAMNEY CARA’S SNOWDROPBANWY WONDERBOYOMORGA CARAJONATHAN HENDERSON
Intermediate heifer, born between 1st July 2017 and 31st December 20171. RANFURLY WEIKEL 23RD I11RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3MR W D HAZELTON
2. LISGLASS ISLARANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11LISGLASS FABULOUSJ L & C J WEATHERUP
3. BREAGHEY LEADING LADYWOODHALL EVERHART 13MIDHOPE GEMANDREW W CLARKE
4. LISSADELL JEZEBELCURAHEEN VIOCLADYMORE DOVEMR D CARSON
Junior Heifer born on or after 1st January 2018, and on or before 30th June 20181. CLEENAGH JESSICADERMOTSTOWN DELBOYSTRALONGFORD COURTNEYROBERT & JULIE STINSON
2. SLIEVENAGH JEWEL PKILBRIDE FARM GLENHEAD 15SLIEVENAGH HARMONYMR R J BOYD
4. ROSCULTAN JEMIMADERMOTSTOWN DELBOYCLEENAGH GAYNORROBERT & JULIE STINSON
5. BREAGHEY VIDA -J313BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11BREAGHEY GOLDEN GIRLANDREW W CLARKE
6. REHALL JANELOSNING IVERREHALL ELIZABETHMR K STUBBS
Junior Heifer born on or after 1st July 2018 and on or before 31st December 20181. COOLCRAN LADY JASMINEOMORGA MURRAYCOOLCRAN LADY GRAINNES P MCDONALD
2. SCRIBBY FARMS JELLYBEANCURAHEEN DICKENSSCRIBBY FARMS FIONAA NELSON
3. SCRIBBY FARMS JUDYCURAHEEN DICKENSSCRIBBY FARMS ELEGANTA NELSON
4. CORRICK JAYNECURAHEEN DICKENSCORRICK GLENDACECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE
Heifer calf born in 20191. RANFURLY WEIKEL 30TH K1CLEENAGH FLASHERRANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2MR W D HAZELTON
2. DERRYCALLAGHAN KALMATY-JANETEAM CELTIC 11DERRYCALLAGHAN HOTPANTSMR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
Junior Bull born on or after 1st January 2018 and on or before 30th April 20181. RANFURLY JAMESON J2 18RACEVIEW KINGRANFURLY WEIKEL 17TH G10 15MR W D HAZELTON
2. SCRIBBY FARMS JERONIMO 18TEAM CELTIC 11SCRIBBY FARMS FAITHA NELSON
3. DERRYCALLAGHAN JACKO 18OMORGA VOLVOCORSKIE VESNAMR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
4. OMORGA JOEL 18MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15OMORGA ALICIAMR H J W & J C MOORE
5. BRIDGEWATER FARM JED 18DERMOTSTOWN DELBOYBRIDGEWATER FARM MEGANMR J N GLASGOW
6. BRIDGEWATER FARM JENSON 18RANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11SLIEVENAGH CARAMR J N GLASGOW
7. CORRICK JORDAN 18CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)CORRICK GRETACECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE
8. CORRICK JACOB 18CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)CORRICK GINACECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE
Junior Bull born on or after 1st May 2018 and on or before 31st August 20181. DERRYCALLAGHAN JACKPOT 18POPES LAIRDDERRYCALLAGHAN TOP GIRLMR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
2. COOLCRAN JOOP 18DERMOTSTOWN DELBOYCOOLCRAN CINDERELLA’S GUCCIS P MCDONALD
3. LISGLASS JASPER 18MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15SLIEVEROE CAROLINEJ L & C J WEATHERUP
Junior Bull born on or after 1st September 2018 and on or before 31st December 20181. COOLCRAN JAMESON 18ASHLAND BRANDY 10COOLCRAN JULIET’S ELLAS P MCDONALD
2. CORRICK JUDGE 18CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)CORRICK CINDY 11CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE
3. BRIDGEWATER FARM JAZZMAN 18CURAHEEN DICKENSBRIDGEWATER FARM ABIGAILMR J N GLASGOW
4. OMORGA JOSHUA 18DERMOTSTOWN DELBOYOMORGA BAMBI 5THMR H J W & J C MOORE
5. DERRYCALLAGHAN JASPER 18MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15DERRYCALLAGHAN TOP GIRLMR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
7. GLENGESH JACKPOT 18DERMOTSTOWN DELBOYCELTIC VINEPETER STRATTON
Bull Calf born in 20191. BREAGHEY KINGDOM 19OMORGA REGANBREAGHEY BEATRICEANDREW W CLARKE
2. GLENGESH KINGSMAN 19KILBRIDE FARM DRAGOON 12CLEENAGH GABBYPETER STRATTON
Pair of animals, property of one exhibitor and entered in classes for which they are eligible1.MR W D HAZELTON
2.S P MCDONALD
3.A NELSON
4.ROBERT & JULIE STINSON
5.J L & C J WEATHERUP
6.ANDREW W CLARKE
7.JONATHAN HENDERSON
8.MR J N GLASGOW
9.CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE