Balmoral 2012 – Cornascriebe Flo ‘Reserve Champion of Champions’
Charolais Champion at Balmoral Cornascriebe Flo exhibited by Mrs J A Watson
Mr & Mrs JA Watson & Son Portadown Armagh had a champion start to the showing season with their heifer ‘Cornascriebe Flo’ creaming off a range of awards at Balmoral Show. Cornascriebe Flo is a daughter of Thrunton Voldemort with a homebred dam Cornascriebe Barbara, this heifer has been coming up through the showing ranks for the past two years.
In the Charolais Specials ‘Cornascriebe Flo’ won the John Curry Perpetual Cup, The Orage Perpetual Trophy and the coveted Bardin Challenge Trophy; along with two special prizes. She took the overall Supreme Championship in the Charolais section and participated in the winning Interbreed Group of 3, the Interbreed pairs, and was placed the Reserve Champion of Champions at Balmoral 2012
The reserve Charolais champion was Rumsden Fawkes who had earlier won the senior bull class, this bull was bred by Rupert Taylor Limited sired by Thrunton Voldemort with a homebred dam Rumsden Avalon exhibited by the well known Bob Temple and owned by Paddy Gallagher Maghera Londonderry. Rumsden Fawkes won the Breeders Perpetual Challenge Cup and a special prize for the reserve champion in show.
In the Group of three the Charolais breed took first place with Rumsden Fawkes Cornascriebe Flo and Coolnaslee Diane. The Interbreed Pairs were equally successful with Cornascriebe Flo and Rumsden Fawkes taking first place.
The Interbreed Junior Championship was won by Gilberts Crawford’s heifer Coolnaslee Gracious. Topped off by Cornascriebe Flo being placed the Reserve Champion of Champions.
Club Chairman JK Currie commented ‘that he was very pleased with the turn out of cattle and the quality and depth displayed by the Charolais exhibited’ It is a special year for the Charolais Club, after recently celebrating 40 years since it’s formation the club committee have a lot of preparations to get in place as they prepare to welcome over 200 delegates on the World Congress Tour to Northern Ireland in mid June, these delegates will be attending the NI National Charolais Show in Fintona on 16th June and visiting the Killadeas and Coolnaslee herds. Whilst based in Fermanagh they will travel to the north coast to Bushmills Distillery and the Giants Causeway as well as boating on Lough Erne and visiting Belleek Pottery and shopping in Enniskillen.
The judge this year was Mr Ian Campbell The Old House Eaglesfield Lockerbie and Mr Randall Hayes was the chief steward.
Charolais Section – Balmoral Show 2012 Showing Results in classes 524 -532
CLASS 524 – Cow born before 1st Jan 09 1. Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Diane’ 2. WD & JA Connolly ‘Wesley Acute’ 3. WD & JA Connolly ‘Brigadoon Athena’
CLASS 525 – Cow or Heifer born in 09 1. Gilbert J Crawford ‘Tullylagan Estella 2. Valerie Donald ‘Glencoe Elegance’ 3. Sean McGovern ‘Coolnaslee Eliza’
CLASS 526 – Heifer born on or after 1st January 10 & before 30th June 10 1. Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘ Cornascriebe Flo’ 2. Martin Devine ‘Brownhill Foxy’ 3. WD & JA Connolly ‘Wesley Fawn’
CLASS 527 – Heifer born on or after 1st July 10 & 31st December 10 1. Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Fergie’ 2. Valerie Donald ‘Glencoe Fifi’ 2. Sean McGovern ‘Ratoary Floss’
CLASS 528 – Heifer born on or after 1st January 11 1. Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Gracious’ 2. J & S Middleton ‘Hollywell Grace’ 3. Harold Crawford ‘Tonaghmore Gillian
CLASS 529 – Bull born on or before 1 January 11 1. Patrick Gallagher ‘Rumsden Fawkes’ 2. Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘Thrunton Flyingscotsman’ 3. Richard Beattie ‘Blakestown Erin’
CLASS 530 – Bull born on or before 1st Jan 11 & on or before 31st March 11 1. Sean McGovern ‘ Stobarts Gent’
CLASS 531 – Bull born on or after 1 April 11 1. Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Gambler’ 2. Valerie Donald ‘Glencoe Galliant’ 3. George Henderson ‘Sandleford Gilberto’
CLASS 532 – Group of three animals, bona fide the property of one exhibitor and entered in the classes for which they are eligible. 1. Gilbert J Crawford – Coolnaslee Gracious, Coolnaslee Gambler & Coolnaslee Fergie 2. Mrs Valerie McDonald –Glencoe Galliant, Glencoe Elegance & Glencoe Fifi 3. Sean McGovern –Ratorary General, Stobarts Gent & Rotary Floss.
CHAMPIONSHIPS Supreme Charolais Champion; Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘ Cornascriebe Flo’
Reserve Champion; Patrick Gallagher ‘Rumsden Fawkes’
JOHN CURRY PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP – Best Charolais Heifer Cup Winner – Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘ Cornascriebe Flo’ Res. Cup Winner – Gilbert J Crawford ‘ Coolnaslee Gracious’
SPECIAL PRIZE TO THE CHAMPION IN SHOW £100 Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘Cornascriebe Flo’
SPECIAL PRIZE TO RES. CHAMPION IN SHOW £50 Patrick Gallagher ‘Rumsden Fawkes’
HA CURRY PERPETUAL TROPHY – Best Junior Charolais Bull Cup Winner – Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Gambler’ Res. Cup winner – Mrs Valerie McDonald –Glencoe Galliant,
Junior Breed Champion & Reserve Gilbert J Crawford ‘Coolnaslee Gambler’ Mrs Valerie McDonald ‘Glencoe Galliant’
THE ORAGE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP Best Charolais Cow or Heifer Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘ Cornascriebe Flo’
THE BREEDERS PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP Best Charolais Bull exhibited by a club member Patrick Gallagher ‘Rumsden Fawkes’
THE BRADIN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY Best Charolais animal exhibited by a club member Mr & Mrs J A Watson & Son ‘ Cornascriebe Flo’
BALMORAL BEEF INTERBREED CHAMPIONSHIPS
INTERBREED GROUP of 3 Championship Rumsden Fawkes, Cornascriebe Flo & Coolnaslee Diane
INTERBREED PAIRS: Cornascriebe Flo & Rumsden Fawkes
INTERBREED JUNIOR CHAMPION: Reserve Junior Champion Coolnaslee Gracious
INTERBREED CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Reserve Champion of Champions Cornascriebe Flo