The National Charolais Show attracted 100 entries to its Fintona venue on Saturday 13 September where after a four hour judging stint, Scottish livestock enthusiast, Michael Durno, Glenlivet found his respective male and female champions in Coolnaslee Ivanhoe and Bessiebell Incredible.
Ivanhoe, an 18 month old by the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend was bred and exhibited by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, County Down. He was no stranger to the ring having been placed first in his class and a member of the winning group of three at the Balmoral.
Bessiebell Incredible added another championship to her success this season by being awarded the female title. Bred and exhibited by Jack Smyth, Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, this 16 month old was by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable and out of an Aghyoule bred dam.
A line up of eight entries in the pairs section was led by a couple of upcoming heifers from Harold Stubbs and his grandson, Alan Burleigh, Liznaskea, Fermanagh. Derryharney Jazzypants was a seven month old Blelack Digger daughter whilst team mate, Derryharney Jaffa was a five month old by Derryharney Outstanding.
Standing below them in reserve place was Killadeas Inverness and Killadeas Ireland from father and son team, Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, Fermanagh.
Sup male: Coolnaslee Ivanhoe
Sup female: Bessiebell Incredible
Junior heifer: sup, S and A McKenna’s Liscorran Impressive, sire Moybraypark Paramount ET, dam Liscorran Gold
Intermediate heifer: Jack Smyth’s Bessiebell Incredible, sire Goldies Unbeatable, dam Aghyoule Finoula
Senior heifer: Gilbert Crawford’s Coolnaslee Harmony, sire Goldies Carnival, dam Coolnaslee Ulricka
Junior bull: sup, S and A McKenna’s Ballyoak Jack, sire Burradon Talisman, dam Thrunton Delightful
Intermediate bull: Stuart and David Bothwell’s Killadeas Inverness, sire Blackford Dynamite, dam Killadeas Teresa
Senior bull: Gilbert Crawford’s Coolnaslee Ivanhoe, sire Maerdy Fiend, dam Coolnaslee Valerie
Sup: Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh; Derryharney Jazzypants and Derryharney Jaffa
Res sup: S and D Bothwell; Killadeas Inverness and Killadeas Ireland
Sup, Alan Veitch, Shadow; res sup, Michael Gallagher, Faye.
Animax Young Handler
Sup: Philip Johnston, res sup: David Rea.
Junior: 1, Oisin Quigley; 2, James Morrison; 3, Clarke Balfour. Intermediate: 1, David Rea; 2, Tara O’Brien; 3, Sarah Johnson. Senior: 1, Philip Johnston; 2, Gerard McShane.