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Northern Ireland National Show, Omagh 6th July 2019
Judges Report, Michael Barlow
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.
|DATE: 5th July to 6th July 2019||JUDGE: Mr M Barlow|
|CLASS & POSITION||NAME OF ANIMAL||SIRE||DAM||EXHIBITOR|
|Junior, Male, Overall & Interbreed Champion||RANFURLY JAMESON J2 18||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 17TH G10 15||MR W D HAZELTON|
|Female Champion & Reserve Overall Champion||RANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3||MR W D HAZELTON|
|Reserve Female Champion||RANFURLY WEIKEL 23RD I11||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3||MR W D HAZELTON|
|Reserve Junior Champion||CLEENAGH JESSICA||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||STRALONGFORD COURTNEY||ROBERT & JULIE STINSON|
|Reserve Male Champion||BREAGHEY KINGDOM 19||OMORGA REGAN||BREAGHEY BEATRICE||ANDREW W CLARKE|
|Cow, any age||1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3||MR W D HAZELTON|
|Senior heifer, born between 1st January 2017 & 30th June 2017||1. NEWBIEMAINS INTREPID||NEWBIEMAINS GOLDEN EYE 15||NEWBIEMAINS ENCHANTMENT||JONATHAN HENDERSON|
|2. DRUMSAMNEY CARA’S SNOWDROP||BANWY WONDERBOY||OMORGA CARA||JONATHAN HENDERSON|
|Intermediate heifer, born between 1st July 2017 and 31st December 2017||1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 23RD I11||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 11TH D3||MR W D HAZELTON|
|2. LISGLASS ISLA||RANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11||LISGLASS FABULOUS||J L & C J WEATHERUP|
|3. BREAGHEY LEADING LADY||WOODHALL EVERHART 13||MIDHOPE GEM||ANDREW W CLARKE|
|4. LISSADELL JEZEBEL||CURAHEEN VIO||CLADYMORE DOVE||MR D CARSON|
|Junior Heifer born on or after 1st January 2018, and on or before 30th June 2018||1. CLEENAGH JESSICA||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||STRALONGFORD COURTNEY||ROBERT & JULIE STINSON|
|2. SLIEVENAGH JEWEL P||KILBRIDE FARM GLENHEAD 15||SLIEVENAGH HARMONY||MR R J BOYD|
|4. ROSCULTAN JEMIMA||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||CLEENAGH GAYNOR||ROBERT & JULIE STINSON|
|5. BREAGHEY VIDA -J313||BEL DHU CAPERCAILLIE 11||BREAGHEY GOLDEN GIRL||ANDREW W CLARKE|
|6. REHALL JANE||LOSNING IVER||REHALL ELIZABETH||MR K STUBBS|
|Junior Heifer born on or after 1st July 2018 and on or before 31st December 2018||1. COOLCRAN LADY JASMINE||OMORGA MURRAY||COOLCRAN LADY GRAINNE||S P MCDONALD|
|2. SCRIBBY FARMS JELLYBEAN||CURAHEEN DICKENS||SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA||A NELSON|
|3. SCRIBBY FARMS JUDY||CURAHEEN DICKENS||SCRIBBY FARMS ELEGANT||A NELSON|
|4. CORRICK JAYNE||CURAHEEN DICKENS||CORRICK GLENDA||CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE|
|Heifer calf born in 2019||1. RANFURLY WEIKEL 30TH K1||CLEENAGH FLASHER||RANFURLY WEIKEL 18TH H2||MR W D HAZELTON|
|2. DERRYCALLAGHAN KALMATY-JANE||TEAM CELTIC 11||DERRYCALLAGHAN HOTPANTS||MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH|
|Junior Bull born on or after 1st January 2018 and on or before 30th April 2018||1. RANFURLY JAMESON J2 18||RACEVIEW KING||RANFURLY WEIKEL 17TH G10 15||MR W D HAZELTON|
|2. SCRIBBY FARMS JERONIMO 18||TEAM CELTIC 11||SCRIBBY FARMS FAITH||A NELSON|
|3. DERRYCALLAGHAN JACKO 18||OMORGA VOLVO||CORSKIE VESNA||MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH|
|4. OMORGA JOEL 18||MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15||OMORGA ALICIA||MR H J W & J C MOORE|
|5. BRIDGEWATER FARM JED 18||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||BRIDGEWATER FARM MEGAN||MR J N GLASGOW|
|6. BRIDGEWATER FARM JENSON 18||RANFURLY CONFEDERATE C24 11||SLIEVENAGH CARA||MR J N GLASGOW|
|7. CORRICK JORDAN 18||CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)||CORRICK GRETA||CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE|
|8. CORRICK JACOB 18||CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)||CORRICK GINA||CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE|
|Junior Bull born on or after 1st May 2018 and on or before 31st August 2018||1. DERRYCALLAGHAN JACKPOT 18||POPES LAIRD||DERRYCALLAGHAN TOP GIRL||MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH|
|2. COOLCRAN JOOP 18||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||COOLCRAN CINDERELLA’S GUCCI||S P MCDONALD|
|3. LISGLASS JASPER 18||MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15||SLIEVEROE CAROLINE||J L & C J WEATHERUP|
|Junior Bull born on or after 1st September 2018 and on or before 31st December 2018||1. COOLCRAN JAMESON 18||ASHLAND BRANDY 10||COOLCRAN JULIET’S ELLA||S P MCDONALD|
|2. CORRICK JUDGE 18||CURAHEEN GUNSHOT (P)||CORRICK CINDY 11||CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE|
|3. BRIDGEWATER FARM JAZZMAN 18||CURAHEEN DICKENS||BRIDGEWATER FARM ABIGAIL||MR J N GLASGOW|
|4. OMORGA JOSHUA 18||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||OMORGA BAMBI 5TH||MR H J W & J C MOORE|
|5. DERRYCALLAGHAN JASPER 18||MULLYKNOCK GALLANT 15||DERRYCALLAGHAN TOP GIRL||MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH|
|7. GLENGESH JACKPOT 18||DERMOTSTOWN DELBOY||CELTIC VINE||PETER STRATTON|
|Bull Calf born in 2019||1. BREAGHEY KINGDOM 19||OMORGA REGAN||BREAGHEY BEATRICE||ANDREW W CLARKE|
|2. GLENGESH KINGSMAN 19||KILBRIDE FARM DRAGOON 12||CLEENAGH GABBY||PETER STRATTON|
|Pair of animals, property of one exhibitor and entered in classes for which they are eligible||1.||MR W D HAZELTON|
|2.||S P MCDONALD|
|4.||ROBERT & JULIE STINSON|
|5.||J L & C J WEATHERUP|
|6.||ANDREW W CLARKE|
|8.||MR J N GLASGOW|
|9.||CECIL AND SCOTT MCILWAINE|