The Southern Simmental Club held its annual Autumn Calf Finals in Barryroe Show last weekend. A rain soaked day didn’t hinder a total of 21 calves contesting the four championships. All calves had qualified from various shows including, Bandon, Belgooly, Clonakilty, Cork, Charleville, Dunmanway and Clonmel shows. Judge on the day was Mr. Paddy Hennelly of the renowned Seepa Herd based in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo. Sponsorship was provided by Animax Allsure who has continually supported the Southern Simmental Club over the last number of years.
SOUTHERN SIMMENTAL CLUB YEARLING BULL CHAMPIONSHIP – Sponsored by Animax Allsure:
- Brideland Gatsby – Ava O’Leary. Sire: Herkules. Dam: Littlerock Dervela Annie. DOB: 06/09/2015
- Mohona Guy – Gordon Salter. Sire: Delfur Decider. Dam: Mohona Davina. DOB: 13/09/2015
- Mohona Grover – Gordon Salter. Sire: Kilbride Farm Bantry. Dam: Clonagh Tingle Hazel
SOUTHERN SIMMENTAL CLUB WEANLING BULL CHAMPIONSHIP – Sponsored by Animax Allsure:
- Carbery Gavyn – Keith Vickery. Sire: Kilbride Farm Delboy. Dam: Carbery Dionne. DOB: 07/11/2015
- Mohona Gilroy – Gordon Salter. Sire: Glebefarm Tyson. Dam: Mohona Barbara. DOB: 07/10/2015
- Slieveroe G.I. Joe – Adrian Bateman. Sire: Anatrim Bodybuilder. Dam: Clonagh Willow. DOB: 22/10/2015.
SOUTHERN SIMMENTAL CLUB YEARLING HEIFER CHAMPIONSHIP – Sponsored by Animax Allsure:
- Raceview Gypsy Verona – Peter O’Connell. Sire: Anatrim Bodybuilder. Dam: Raceview Verona. DOB: 16/09/2015.
- Raceview Goldie Dreamer – Peter O’Connell. Sire: Kilbride Farm Bantry. Dam: Raceview Dreamer Royal. DOB: 10/08/2015.
- Mohona G Beauty – Gordon Salter. Sire: Kilbride Farm Bantry. Dam: Clonagh Beauty. DOB: 14/09/2015.
SOUTHERN SIMMENTAL CLUB WEANLING HEIFER CHAMPIONSHIP – Sponsored by Animax Allsure:
- Brideland Geneva – Ava O’Leary. Sire: Delfur Decider. Dam: Brideland Diva. DOB: 01/20/2015.
- Carbery Gretel ET – Keith Vickery. Sire: Kilbride Farm Bantry. Dam: Carbery Amy. DOB: 07/10/2015.
- Raceview Goldie Matilda – Peter O’Connell. Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry. Dam: Raceview Matilda Stella. DOB: 02/10/2015
Following on from the club championships, the Overall Breed Championship was awarded to Raceview Gypsy Verona from Peter O’Connell. This Anatrim Bodybuilder daughter also went on to win the Interbreed Calf Championship of the show and was one half of the winning Interbreed Pairs with her stable mate Raceview Goldie Dreamer. The Reserve Breed Championship went to Roscarbery to Keith Vickery with his Kilbride Farm Delboy sired bull Carbery Gavyn.
Taking the Overall Simmental Championship at Balmoral in glorious sunshine was the sixteen-month-old heifer Tawley Gretta, shown by first-time Balmoral exhibitor Kieran Mullarkey who had made the trip from Ballinfull in County Sligo.
Bred by Irish breeder Declan Oates, she was purchased privately in 2015 by Kieran Mullarkey for his Lissadell Herd which was established in 2014. Sired by Monaduff Snorter and bred from Annadale Dainty an Auchorachan Wizard dam, this much admired heifer was second in her class at Tullamore Show last year, and was also Connaught Calf Champion at Ballinrobe Show in 2015.