Rare Breeds Survival Trust Northern Ireland Support Group
Annual Show and Sale of Rare and Minority Breeds
Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Saturday 1st September
The Irish Moiled Cattle Society held their annual show at the RBST NI Support Group Show and Sale at Gosford Forest Park on Saturday 1 September. This year saw the largest ever turnout of Irish Moiled cattle at the show with 28 animals exhibited all of a very high standard. The appointed judge Mr Philip Mellor from York, a well recognised breeder of Irish Moiled’s stated ‘’with such a large number of high quality animals present, this is the equivalent of an Irish Moiled World Championships and it is an honour to be asked to judge such an excellent display of cattle.”
Judging got underway swiftly with strong competition in all 6 classes however top honours went to Nigel Edwards who received Breed Champion with his very stylish 23 month old in-calf heifer Glassdrummond Cherry 48. Reserve Breed Champion went to Wilbert Forsythe (Tully Farm) with Aughnakealie Bonnie, a very strong young cow.
Breed Champion was a very stylish 23 month old in-calf heifer Glassdrummond Cherry 48th, owned by Nigel Edwards with Judge Philip Mellor. Cherry also went onto win Reserve Interbreed Champion and Reserve Interbreed Tesco Junior Derby Champion.
The Irish Moiled’s competed strongly in the interbreed classes with Irish Moiled animals receiving 1 prize in the Senior Tesco Derby and 2 prize in both the Junior Tesco Derby and the Calf Tesco Derby. The Irish Moiled breed champion went on to collect the overall Reserve Supreme Cattle Champion of the show.
The society wish to thank all those involved in making the event such a success. If you wish to learn more about Irish Moiled Cattle please visit www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com
1 Aughnakealie Bonnie, W Forsythe
2 Prestwood Grace, N Edwards
3 Knowehead Lily, V Orr
1 Glassdrummond Cherry 48, N Edwards
2 Ravelglen Mary, B O’Kane
3 Ballyvessy Palm, R Davis
1 Curraghnakeely Pandora, N Edwards
2 Ballyvessy Butterfly, R Davis
3 Beechmount Snowey, R Boyle
1 Tully Jack, W Forsythe
2 Curraghnakeely Teddie, N Edwards
Heifer calf under 12 months
1 Beechmount Daisy, R Boyle
2 Curraghnakeely Pandora 2, N Edwards
3 Knowehead Fiona, V Orr
Bull Calf under 12 months
1 Beechmount Titanic, R Boyle
2 Ravelglen Owney, B O’Kane
3 Prestwood Gerald, N Edwards
Brian Burnett Champion Young Handler
Glassdrummond Cherry 48
Reserve Breed Champion
1st placed Bull Calf, Champion Calf and Reserve Champion Tesco Interbreed Calf Derby, Beechmount Titanic with breeder Robert Boyle, his Grandson Taylor Hogg and Irish Moiled Judge Philip Mellor
Reserve Breed Champion, Aughnakeelie Bonnie owned by Wilbert Forsythe pictured with handler Jamie Boyd.
A total of 28 Irish Moileds on show....one of the largest shows ever!
1st Maiden Heifer, Curraghnakeely Pandora with breeder Nigel Edwards and Judge Philip Mellor