NATIONAL SHOW CLASSES 2018

 

Tullamore Show – Sunday, August 12th

  • Simmental Heifer calf born on or after 01-02-2018
  • Simmental Heifer calf born on or between 01-12-2017 & 31/01/2018
  • National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-17 & 30-11-17
  • National Yearling Heifer Born on or between 01-08-17 & 31-09-17
  • National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/16 & 31/07/17
  • National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/08/16 & 30/11/16
  • National Senior Simmental Heifer / 1st Calved Heifer born on or between 01/12/15 & 31/07/16
  • National Junior Simmental Cow born on or between 01/09/14 & 30/11/15
  • National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/14

 

  • Simmental Bull calf born on or after 01-02-18
  • Simmental Bull calf born on or between 01-12-2017 & 31/01/2018
  • National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-17 & 30-11-17
  • National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-17 & 31-09-17
  • National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/08/16 & 31/07/17
  • National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/07/16
  • National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/17)

 

Strokestown Show – Saturday, September 8th

  • National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-17 & 31-01-18
  • National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-18
  • National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-17 & 31-01-18
  • National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-18

 

Ploughing – Tuesday, September 18th (Screggan, Tullamore)

  • Ploughing Bull born on or between 01/07/2017 & 30/11/2017

 

National Show Weight Limits

Please note that Council has agreed on a Weight Limit policy for all young cattle at our National Shows. This policy will come into effect for the National Calf Finals in Strokestown this September and will only be advisory at Tullamore Show this year 2018. The details of this policy are set out below:

  1. A maximum Average Daily Gain (ADG) of 1.9kgs/day for bulls & 1.7kgs/day for heifers will be introduced on birth weights of 55 & 50 kgs respectively.
  2. All entrants born after August 2017 at Tullamore Show 2018 must be Compulsory weighed with breeders of animals who exceed these maximums informed that they would not be able to show if the rules were in place.
  3. Weigh all entrants for the National Classes at Strokestown and enforce the rule that any calves exceeding the set Daily Gains will not be considered for Judging.

 

 

Commercial Classes 2018

Council are holding a New Simmental X Heifer Final at Strokestown which will require Heifers to be prequalified. Please see all competition details below:

National Simmental X Breeding Heifer Championship, Strokestown Show on Saturday September 9th 2018

Rules of Qualification:

  1. Age: Heifer must be born on or after September 1st 2016
  2. Weight: Heifer must be between 400 kgs & 650 kgs (both weights included) on the day of the final (September 9th)
  3. Heifers may be Maiden or In-Calf
  4. Two heifers to qualify at each qualifying show but more may qualify if judge wishes to do so
  5. All entries to Show SI or SIX on their NID Card
  6. All entries must have a Simmental sire recorded on the DAFF Database.
  7. All qualifying heifers will be DNA typed at qualifying show and DNA must match their sire to enter final at Strokestown
  8. Simmental X Heifers may only complete in one National Class in a calendar year

 

Qualifying Shows:        Grange, Cappamore, Clonmany, Virginia & Ossory

  • Qualifying Classes to be held with the Pedigree Simmentals at each of these Shows as there will be a recognised Simmental Judge and a Council Member present to take DNA.

Prize Fund at Strokestown:     1st €250, 2nd €200, 3rd €150 & 4th €100

  • All Heifers that qualify at any of the five listed shows above and attend the Final at Strokestown will also receive €50.

Carrick-on-Shannon Classes – Simmental X Heifer Classes

  • Simmental X In-Calf or Maiden Heifer over 550kgs and born on or after 01/05/2016
  • National Simmental X Yearling Heifer between 451kgs & 550kgs
  • National Simmental X Weanling Heifer between 351kgs & 450kgs
  • National Simmental X Heifer Calf 350 kgs or under.

 

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NATIONAL SHOW CLASSES 2017

 Tullamore Show – Sunday, August 13th

  • Simmental Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-2017
  • Simmental Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-2016 & 31/01/2017
  • National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-16 & 30-11-16
  • National Yearling Heifer Born on or between 01-08-16 & 31-09-16
  • National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/15 & 31/07/16
  • National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/08/15 & 30/11/15
  • National Senior Simmental Heifer / 1st Calved Heifer born on or between 01/12/14 & 31/07/15
  • National Junior Simmental Cow born on or between 01/09/13 & 30/11/14
  • National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/13
  • Simmental Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-17
  • Simmental Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-2016 & 31/01/2017
  • National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-16 & 30-11-16
  • National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-16 & 31-09-16
  • National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/08/15 & 31/07/16
  • National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/07/15
  • National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/16)

Strokestown Show – Saturday, September 9th (Sponsor – Celtic Sires)

  • National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-16 & 31-01-17
  • National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-17
  • National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-16 & 31-01-17
  • National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-17

Ploughing – Tuesday, September 19th (Screggan, Tullamore)

  • Ploughing Bull born on or between 01/05/2016 & 30/11/2016

Bonniconlon Show – Monday, August 7th (Sponsor – VK Agri Recycling)

  • VK Agri Recycling Sponsored National Simmental X Maiden / In-calf Heifer for Heifers 500+kgs
  • VK Agri Recycling Sponsored National Simmental X Yearling Heifer for Heifers between 400 – 500kgs

Entry Conditions

  • All entries to Show SI or SIX on their NID Card
  • Where a NID Card is re issued, proof of the original registration must accompany the NID card to the Show.
  • All entries must have a Simmental sire recorded on the DAFF Database.
  • All entries must be available to be DNA typed prior to entry into the Show Ring for Judging.

Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair (Sponsor – Topstock)

  • Simmental X In-Calf or Maiden heifer over 550kgs
  • Simmental X Heifer between 451kgs & 550kgs
  • National Simmental X Weanling Heifer between 351kgs & 450kgs (Any Heifer which competed in the National Yearling Class at Bonniconlon is not eligible and must step up to Yearling Class at Carrick on Shannon)
  • National Simmental X Heifer Calf under 350 kgs

Entry Conditions

  • All entries to Show SI or SIX on their NID Card
  • Where a NID Card is re issued, proof of the original registration must accompany the NID card to the Show.
  • All entries must have a Simmental sire recorded on the DAFF Database.
  • All entries must be available to be DNA typed prior to entry into the Showring for Judging.

 

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National Show Classes 2016

 Tullamore Show – Sunday August 14th

  1. Simmental Heifer calf born on or after 01-02-2016
  2. Simmental Heifer calf born on or between 01-12-2015 & 31/01/2016
  3. National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-15 & 30-11-15
  4. National Yearling Heifer Born on or between 01-08-15 & 31-09-15
  5. National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/14 & 31/07/15
  6. National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/08/14 & 30/11/14
  7. National Senior Simmental Heifer / 1st Calved Heifer born on or between 01/12/13 & 31/07/14
  8. National Junior Simmental Cow/In-calf heifer born on or between 01/09/12 & 30/11/13.  (Cow or in-calf heifer)
  9. National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/12
  10. Simmental Bull calf born on or after 01-02-16
  11. Simmental Bull calf born on or between 01-12-2015 & 31/01/2016
  12. National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-15 & 30-11-15
  13. National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-15 & 31-09-15
  14. National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/08/14 & 31/07/15
  15. National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/08/14
  16. National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/15)
  17. National Senior Progeny Pair (animals born on or before 31/07/15)

Note: Please note that from 2017 onwards the Junior Cow Class will be only open to animals that have calved at least once.

Strokestown Show – Saturday September 10th (Sponsor—Celtic Sires)

  1. National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-15 & 31-01-16
  2. National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-16
  3. National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-15 & 31-01-16
  4. National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-16

Ploughing – Tuesday September 20th

  • Ploughing Bull born on or between 01/05/2015 & 30/11/2015

Bonniconlon Show – Monday August 1st (Sponsor—VK Agri-Recycling)

  • National Simmental X In-calf or Maiden Heifer born on or between 01-09-2014 & 30-06-2015

Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair (Sponsor—Topstock)

  • Simmental X In-calf or Maiden heifer born on or between 01/09/2014 & 30/06/2015
  • National Simmental X Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-07-2015 & 31-10-2015
  • National Simmental X Weanling heifer born on or between 01-11-2015 & 29/02/2016
  • National Simmental X Heifer Calf born on or after 01-03-2016

 Commercial Cattle Exhibitor Society

  • Simmental X Maiden heifer born before 01/09/2015
  • Simmental X Weanling heifer born after 01/09/2015

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NATIONAL CLASSES 2015

Tullamore Show

Simmental Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-2015 – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
Simmental Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-2014 & 31/01/2015 Sponsor – Midland Machinery
National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-14 & 30-11-14 Sponsor – Banagher Precast
National Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-08-14 & 31-09-14 – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/13 & 31/07/14 – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/08/13 & 30/11/13 – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
National Senior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/12 & 31/07/13 Sponsor – Clonagh Pedigree Herds, Portlaoise, Co Laois
National Junior Simmental Cow/In-Calf Heifer born on or between 01/09/11 & 30/11/12. (Cow or In-Calf Heifer) – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/11 Sponsor – Lanmor Simmentals.

Simmental Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-15 Sponsor – Kieran Cummins MRCVS, Mountmellick, Co Laois
Simmental Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-2014 & 31/01/2015 Sponsor – Keelaghan’s Wholesale Meaths, Ashbourne, Co Meath
National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-14 & 30-11-14 Sponsor – Michael Byrne, Dovegrove Simmentals
National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-14 & 31-09-14 Sponsor – J Grennan & Sons, Rath, Co Offaly
National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/08/13 & 31/07/14 – Sponsor – Irish Simmental Cattle Society.
National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/07/13 Sponsor – FBD Insurance

National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/14) Sponsor – Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Co.
National Senior Progeny Pair (animals born on or before 31/07/14) Sponsor – Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Co.

Strokestown Show – Sponsor – Celtic Sires

National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-14 & 31-01-15
National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-15
National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-14 & 31-01-15
National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-15

Ploughing – Sponsor – Agri Care Nutrition

Ploughing Bull born on or between 01/06/2014 & 30/11/2014

 

Commercial Classes 2015

Bonniconlon Show – Sponsor – VK Agri Recycling

National Simmental X In-calf or Maiden Heifer born on or between 01-09-2013 &     31-08-2014

Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair – Sponsor – Topstock

National Simmental X Weanling heifer born on or after 01-01-2015
National Simmental X Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-09-2014 & 31-12-2014
Simmental X In-calf or Maiden heifer born on or between 01/09/2013 & 31/08/2014

Commercial Cattle Exhibitor Society

Simmental X Maiden heifer born before 01/09/2014
Simmental X Maiden heifer born after 01/09/2014

 

 

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National Pedigree Classes 2014

 Tullamore Show

  • Simmental Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-2014 – Sponsor: Centra, Kilbeggan
  • Simmental Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-2013 & 31/01/2014 – Sponsor: Animax
  • National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-13 & 30-11-13 – Sponsor: Banagher Precast
  • National Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-08-13 & 31-09-13 – Sponsor: Norbrook
  • National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/12 & 31/07/13 – Sponsor: Norbrook
  • National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/08/12 & 30/11/12 – Sponsor: Norbrook
  • National Senior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/12/11 & 31/07/12 – Sponsor: Clonagh Pedigree Herds
  • National Junior Simmental Cow/In-Calf Heifer born on or between 01/09/10 & 30/11/11  (Cow or In-Calf Heifer) – Sponsor: Norbrook
  • National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/10 – Sponsor: Irish Simmental Cattle Society
  • Simmental Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-14 – Sponsor: Kieran Cummins, MRCVS
  • Simmental Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-2013 & 31/01/2014 – Sponsor: Keelaghans Wholesale Meats
  • National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-13 & 30-11-13 – Sponsor: Michael Byrne, Dovegrove
  • National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-13 & 31-09-13 – Sponsor: J.Grennan & Sons
  • National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/08/12 & 31/07/13 – Sponsor: Norbrook
  • National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/07/12 – Sponsor: FBD Insurance
  • National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/13) – Sponsor: Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Company
  • National Senior Progeny Pair (animals born on or before 31/07/13) – Sponsor: Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Company

 Strokestown Show

  • National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-13 & 31-01-14 – Sponsor: Celtic Sires
  • National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-14 – Sponsor: Celtic Sires
  • National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-13 & 31-01-14 – Sponsor: Celtic Sires
  • National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-14 – Sponsor: Celtic Sires

 Commercial Classes 2014

 Bonniconlon Show

  • National Simmental X Maiden Heifer born on or between 01-09-2012 & 31-08-2013 – Sponsor: VK Agri Recycling

 Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair

  • National Simmental X Weanling Heifer born on or after 01-01-2014 – Sponsor: Topstock
  • National Simmental X Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-09-2013 & 31-12-2013 – Sponsor: Topstock
  • Simmental X Maiden Heifer born on or between 01/09/2012 & 31/08/2013 – Sponsor: Topstock

 Commercial Cattle Exhibitor Society

  • Simmental X Maiden Heifer born before 01/09/2013
  • Simmental X Maiden Heifer born after 01/09/2013

 

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National Pedigree Classes 2013

Tullamore Show – Sunday August 11th

Simmental Heifer calf born on or after 01-12-2012
Sponsored by Animax.

National Weanling Heifer born on or between 01-10-12 & 30-11-12
Sponsored by Banagher Precast.

National Yearling Heifer Born on or between 01-08-12 & 30-09-12
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Junior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/01/12 & 31/07/12
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Intermediate Heifer born on or between 01/09/11 & 31/12/11
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Senior Simmental Heifer born on or between 01/01/11 & 31/08/11
Sponsored by Clonagh Simmentals, Portlaoise.

National Junior Simmental Cow/In-calf heifer born on or between 01/09/09 & 31/12/10.  (Cow or in-calf heifer.)
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Senior Simmental Cow born on or before 31/08/09
Sponsored by Irish Simmental Cattle Society.

Simmental Bull Calf born on or after 01-12-12
Sponsored by Kieran Cummins MRCVS, Co. Offaly.

National Weanling Bull born on or between 01-10-12 & 30-11-12
Sponsored by Michael Byrne, Dovegrove Simmentals.

National Yearling Bull born on or between 01-08-12 & 31-09-12
Sponsored by Michael Byrne, Dovegrove Simmentals.

National Junior Simmental Bull born on or between 01/09/11 & 31/07/12
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Senior Simmental Bull born on or before 31/08/11
Sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.

National Junior Progeny Pair (animals born on or after 01/08/12)
Sponsored by Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Company, Scotland.

National Senior Progeny Pair (animals born on or before 31/07/12)
Sponsored by Edinburgh Outdoor Clothing Company, Scotland.

 Strokestown – Saturday September 14th

Sponsored by Celtic Sires

National Senior Heifer Calf born on or between 01-12-12 & 31-01-13

National Junior Heifer Calf born on or after 01-02-13

National Senior Bull Calf born on or between 01-12-12 & 31-01-13

National Junior Bull Calf born on or after 01-02-13

Commercial Classes 2013

 Bonniconlon Show

National Simmental X Maiden Heifer born on or between 01-09-2011 & 31-08-2012
Sponsor: VK Agrirecycling / ISCS / Bonniconlon Show
Prize Fund: €1500

 Carrick on Shannon Winter Fair

National Simmental X Weanling heifer born on or after 01-01-2013
National Simmental X Yearling Heifer born on or between 01-09-2012 & 31-12-2012
Prize Fund:
1st Topstock Product Value €110 + €125, 2nd €125, 3rd €100, 4th €75 & 5th €50

Simmental X Maiden Heifer born on or between 01/09/2011 & 31/08/2012
Prize Fund:
1st Topstock Product Value €110 + €100,  2nd €100,  3rd €75 & 4th €50

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