On the 18th June the Western Simmental Club held an Open Day & Competition on the farm of the Mullarkey Family, Lisadell Simmentals. We’re nestled between the shore and the beautiful Benbulben. And none of us could have asked for a better setting or welcome. Kieran and his wife, Caroline, pulled out all the stops with this amazing showcase. Bouncy Castles and BBQ's kept anyone that wasn't interested in the cattle occupied. Our young members were so impressed with immaculate presentation of the farmyard. Walls were adorned with Rosettes and Sashes, whilst Cups and Trophies were proudly perched on top of walls.
Our Young Members were put through their paces by our Judge for the day, Hugh Murray of Shiloh Simmentals. The juniors were judged on their ability to Show, Stock Judge and Reasoning. The seniors were judged on their Grooming Skills, Stock Judging and Reasoning. Whilst the Competition was running there was a Grooming Demo, Talks on A.I. and suitable sires from DOVEA A.I., Guess the Weight Competition and a Raffle to rival any.
Hugh Murray, our Judge for the day, made comment on how impressive all of our young members were. He chose his winners and the cream of the crop made it on to our Junior and Senior Team which took part in the National Competition in Tullamore Mart on July 2nd. Unfortunately our teams were not successful at the Nationals, but they did us proud.
We wish to express our Thanks to The Mullarkey Family for hosting this event, to our Judge, All of our many Sponsors and everyone in attendance on the day.
Society Sales 2017
Premier Spring Sale – Roscommon, Saturday, March 11th
Second Spring Sale – Tullamore, Friday, April 7th (Evening Sale) Closing date for entry – Tuesday March 14th) Bulls born on or between 01/11/15 & 31/05/16 Heifers born on or between 01/08/14 & 31/05/16
Third Spring Sale – Roscommon, Friday, May 12th (Evening Sale) (Closing date for entry – Tuesday April 18th) Bulls born on or between 01/11/15 & 31/05/16 Simmental X Heifers (In-calf & Maiden) – Entry numbers will be limited and heifers will be pre-inspected.
Premier Autumn Sale – Roscommon, Saturday, November 4th (Closing date for entry – Tuesday September 12th) Bulls born on or between 01/06/16 & 31/01/17 Heifers born on or between 01/01/15 & 28/02/17
Commercial Breeding Heifer Sales 2017
The following Commercial Simmental X Breeding Heifer Sales are taking place this Autumn.
Ballymote – Saturday October 7th
Tullamore – Monday October 9th
Gort – Thursday October 19th
Year Letter For 2017 ( J )The name of all calves born in 2017 must begin with the letter ( J ) i.e. Jazzy, Jacob, etc.
Pedigree Name LengthPlease note that for any calves born in 2017 the number of Digits possible in the full name is 26. Please note that in the case of ET calves, the ET accounts for 3 digits including the dash. Names of greater than 26 characters will be edited by the office.