October 2, 2013 Supreme Charolais on show at the NI National Show in Fintona
Large crowds gathered around the ring for one of the most successful National Charolais shows in years; the charolais club worked hard to bring together the 15th annual show in the Ecclesville Equestrian Centre in the secluded village of Fintona in County Tyrone. Who would ever dream of such a show specular of 100 Charolais cattle been shown in the large arena on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Judges Sharon Rothwell Wicklow and Ian Bell Cumbria were extremely impressed with the lineup of cattle presented to them for judging. Sharon Rothwell had the task of judging the Animax Young Handler Competition. It took a new format this year with preparation of the animal and knowledge of the breed being part of the criteria as well as handling skills in the showring, split into three sections it allowed many of our young people the opportunity to try their hand at handling.
Showing is a serious business and from early morning exhibitors were preparing their animals to ensure that they looked their very best. The competition was stiff as it is the last big opportunity to showcase their stock before winter. The event allows breeders to present their pedigree and commercial Charolais cattle to the wider agricultural community and the agri food industry.
The judging began with Sharon Rothwell in the show ring for the Senior Intermediate & Junior Animax Young Handler Competition; it was a tough competition amongst the most experienced handlers with Alan Burleigh & Philip Johnston through to the championship, in Intermediate we had seven entrants and again the young people were doing extremely well in the showring, Eimear McGovern & Mark Breen went through to the championship, these four put on a good show and Alan Burleigh was declared the champion with Eimear McGovern in Reserve place. The junior competition followed and it was lovely to see our 8yrs to 12 yrs leading their cattle proudly around the ring whilst focusing on the judge, the winner in this section was Jack Ritchie with brother Sam Ritchie taking reserve place.
Neil Acheson Animax was on hand to present the Animax cup to a very pleased Alan Burleigh.
Mr Ian Bell is from the well-known Hallbankgate Farm in Cumbria needs no introduction in the world of pedigree charolais; he entered the ring to judge thirteen pedigree classes with very good entries and spectators commented on the quality of the animals on show. After the pedigree championships everyone agreed the judging was completed expeditiously.
This was followed by the Commercial section with four classes for commercial stock judged by Sharon Rothwell; the Commercial Championships were sponsored this year by Linden Foods Ltd who were not disappointed with the result; S & K Williamson’s herd took the championship with a superb animal Goldilux being presented with the McAllister Trophy, and James Alexander Jalex herd took reserve place with Ted; both animals were a prime example of the very best commercials in the province.
The highlight was the British Charolais Cattle Society championships; Junior Intermediate and Senior Female Championships were hotly contested with spectators waiting to see which animals would take the Supreme Female in show. The overall Female title went to an exceptional heifer Coolnaslee Gracious an animal that has been showing herself well this past year; sired by Sportsman Columbo and out of a homebred dam Coolnaslee Delux. Owned by G J Crawford and winning the coveted Desmond Anderson Cup. The reserve champion went to Coolnaslee Gillian sired by Sportsman Columbo and also owned by GJ Crawford Maghera.
This was followed by the Junior Intermediate and Senior Male Championships, drawing out the best of the classes to compete for the coveted title of overall Supreme Male Champion which went to Derryharney Happy Harry sired by the well-known Shanleive Titus with a homebred dam Derryharney Evarose owned by HC Stubbs & AA Burleigh who were presented with the Robert Scott Shield by Sean McGovern council representative and judge Ian Bell. The Reserve Male champion in show was taken by Coolnaslee Hussar sired by Goldies Carnival dam Loganbar Bounty and owned by GJ Crawford Maghera.
The commentator for the event was Mr Edwin Morrison who had a busy stint on the microphone, with assistance from stewards and officials. Edwin also introduced and thanked the many sponsors who attended the show to present the winning rosettes and trophies. He thanked to all who had worked so hard to make the show such a success especially all the exhibitors for presenting their animals so professionally.
In the pedigree section we are indebted to; Natural Nutrition, A N Irwin & Sons, Teemore Engineering, Dungannon Farmers Mart, Donnelly Quarries, Parkview Veterinary Clinic, Dovea Genetics, ob construction, Western Farm Enterprises, Gortin & Lisahally Livestock Marts, Genus ABS, Woolsey, AJS Promotions, British Charolais Cattle Society.
In the commercial section we are indebted to S & M Engineering, Bothwell Farm Supplies McGirr Haulage & McClelland’s Livestock Mart for financial support in the four main commercial classes and Linden Foods Ltd for sponsoring the Commercial Championships.
The show catalogue was sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The charolais club wishes to thank the management of the Ecclesville Centre for their assistance and also Omagh District Council for their support.
Pedigree Male Classes:
Class 1 – Bulls born on or between 1st January 2012 and 30th April 2012
1st MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY. MBM0054609. (UK948371303074). b. 08/04/2012. s.SHANLEIVE TITUS. d.DERRYHARNEY EVAROSE.
2nd L A RICHARDSON & SONS – HILLVIEWFARM HANDSOME. MBM0053970. (UK948383013546). b.11/04/2012. s.MOWBRAYPARK ORLANDO. d.HILLVIEWFARM DAWN.
3rd S&A BELLEW – KILTYBANE HIGHFLYER. MBM0053195. (UK924222615692). b. 31/01/2012. s.TULLYGARLEY ALIBABA. d.KILTYBANE DOT
Class 2 – Bulls born on or between 1st May 2012 and 30th June 2012
1st S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS HULK. MBM0054476. (UK945253959205). b. 05/05/2012. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS ELEGANT.
2nd S&A BELLEW – KILTYBANE HARVEY. MBM0057204. (UK924222615876). b. 21/06/2012. s.DEELEVIEW EVAN. d.KILTYBANE COLLEEN.
3rd MR S HEENAN – PARKVIEW HUSTLER. MBM0054735. (UK937317607204). b. 20/05/2012. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.PARKVIEW CHERRY.
Class 3 – Bulls born on or between 1ST July 2012 and 31st August 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE HUSSAR. MBM0056526. (UK95635815281). b. 04/07/2012. s.GOLDIES CARNIVAL. d.LOGANBAR BOUNTY.
2nd MRS V MCDONALD – GLENCOE HULK. MBM0055419. (UK924401002185). b. 23/07/2012. s.CLYTH DIPLOMAT. d.GLENCOE VICKY.
3rd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY HARRISON. MBM0055643. (UK948371303133). b. 02/08/2012. s.THRUNTON BONJOVI. d.DERRYHARNEY VIOLA.
Class 4 – Bulls born on or between 1st September 2012 and 31st December 2012
1st L A RICHARDSON & SONS – HILLVIEWFARM HALO. MBM0055840. (UK948383013621). b. 03/09/2013. s.ALLANFAULD VAGABOND. d.ELGIN ELISHA.
2nd MR S MCKENNA – LISCORRAN HARDY. MBM0056195. (UK958214700381). b. 10/10/2012. s.BURRADON TALISMAN. d.KILLADEAS BELLE.
3rd MR S MCGOVERN – RATOARY HONKYDORY ET. MBM0057115. (UK958185508152). b.23/11/2012. s. OLDSTONE EGBERT. d.DEERFIN TINA.
Class 5 – Bulls born on or after 1st January 2013
1st S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS IVAN. MBM0058178. (UK945253959953). b. 05/04/2013. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS VASE.
2nd MR R MCWILLIAMS –STRANAGONE ILIKEYOU. MBM0059325. (UK956085025653). b. 05/05/2013. s.DERESKIT FERNANDO. d.FALLENHINCH FANNA.
3rd DEVINE BROTHERS – BROWNHILL ISAAC. MBM0058079. (UK965185807527). b. 21/04/2013. s.SHAEN TOPPER. d.MOORLOUGH CLEO.
Pedigree Female Classes:
Class 6 – Cow in calf or milk any age
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE DIANE. MBF0038174. (UK95635813656). b. 13/01/2008. s.ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT. d.COOLNASLEE PEARL.
2nd E JOHNSTON & SONS – ROSSMORE EVE. MBF0043897. (UK956361701751). b.27/04/2009. Bred by W D BELL (A) s.ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT. d. ROSSMORE SARAH
Class 7 – Heifers born on or between 1st January 2011 and 30th June 2011
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS. MBF0054074. (UK95635814732). b. 26/02/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE DELUX.
2nd MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GILLIAN. MBF00540769 (UK95635814802). b. 27/04/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE CARMEN.
Class 8 -Heifers born on or between 1st July 2011 and 31st December 2011
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GLAMEROUS. MBF0054072. (UK95635815034). b.08/08/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE CARMEL.
2nd L & M BREEN – KILBRIDEFARM GAIL. MBF0054426. (UK906234428401). b. 06/08/2011. Bred by W H ROBSON & SONS. s.DOONALLY VIEW. d.KILBRIDEFARM ELLEN.
Class 9 – Heifers born on or between 1st January 2012 and 30th April 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE HELGA. MBF0059432. (UK95635815211). b.01/03/2012. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE DAYDREAM.
2nd S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS HAZEL. MBF0056537. (UK95635815211). b. 18/03/2012. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS ERIE.
3rd MR R T V HEWITT – SILVERBRIDGE HOLLY. MBF0055773. (UK963162403546). b.20/01/2012. Bred by MR W J J BROWN. s.THRUNTON BONJOVI. d.SILVERBRIDGE EMILY ET.
Class 10 – Heifers born on or between 1st May 2012 and 31st August 2012
1st MR C WALSH – GLENCOE HARMONY. MBF0060408. (UK924401002222). b. 30/08/2012. Bred by MRS V MCDONALD. s.DARTONHALL BRANDY. d.BROWNSPRIDE VALENTINO.
2nd MR M CONNOLLY – PALACE HELENA. MBF0058636. (UK958132419012). b. 20/08/2012. s.DOON ULTIMATE. d.PALACE DEIRDRE.
Class 11 – Heifers born on or between 1st September 2012 and 31 December 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLONASLEE HONEY. MBF0059438. (UK95635815336).b. 02/09/2012. s.GOLDIES CARNIVAL. d.COOLNASLEE VALE.
2nd MR R H SINNAMON – AUGHAFAD HANNAH ET. MBF0059655. (UK959020413666).b. 26/10/2012. s.THRUNTON VOLDEMORT. d.BLAKESTOWN DELROMEY.
3rd MR G J CRAWFORD – BLELACK HARMONY. MBF0059033. (UK521115303054). b. 03/10/2012. Bred by MR N F MASSIE, OBE. s.BALMYLE DINGLE. d.BLELACK BABE.
Class 12 – Heifers born on or after 1st January 2013
1st MR S MCKENNA – LISCORRAN IGNITE. MBF0061366. (UK958214700403). b. 04/04.2013. s.NEWHOUSE BIGAL. d.THRUNTON DANCER.
2nd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY ISOBEL. MBF0059741. (UK948371303181). b. 08/01/2013. s.HILLVIEWFARM PERFECT. d.DERRYHARNEY GLORIA.
3rd DEVINE BROTHERS – BROWNHILL INDIGO. MBF0059749. (UK965185807516). b. 20/1/2013. s.GOLDIES UNBEATABLE ET. d.BROWNHILL FOXY.
Class 13 – Pairs
1st MR G J CRAWFORD
2nd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
3rd S & D BOTHWELL
Senior Champion COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Senior Reserve COOLNASLEE GILLIAN owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Champion COOLNASLEE HELGA owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Reserve GLENCOE HARMONY owned by MR C WALSH
Junior Champion COOLNASLEE HONEY owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Junior Reserve AUGHAFAD HANNAH ET owned by MR R H SINNAMON
Supreme Female Champion in Show COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Reserve Female Champion in Show COOLNASLEE GILLIAN owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Senior Champion DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY owned by MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
Senior Reserve KILLADEAS HULK owned by S & D BOTHWELL
Intermediate Champion COOLNASLEE HUSSAR owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Reserve GLENCOE HULK owned by MRS VALERIE MCDONALD
Junior Champion KILLADEAS IVAN owned by S & D BOTHWELL
Junior Reserve STRANAGONE ILIKEYOU owned by MR R MCWILLIAMS
Supreme Male Champion in Show DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY owned by MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
Reserve Male Champion in Show COOLNASLEE HUSSAR owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Class 14 –Junior commercial steer showing no hard teeth
1st TED OWNED BY JAMES ALEXANDER
2nd SUNSHINE OWNED BY DAVID SPIERS
3rd JUNIOR OWNED BY CRAWFORD & BEATTIE
Class 15– Junior commercial female showing no hard teeth
1st GOLDILUX OWNED BY S&K WILLIAMSON
2nd OWNED BY D&A MCCREA
3rd LEXIE OWNED BY ALAN HEMPTON
Class 16 – Suckled calf, male, born after 30th September 2012
1st OWNED BY CLIVE HOEY
2nd HAMMY OWNED BY O’KANE BROS
3rd TOUSAR OWNED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
Class 17 – Suckled calf, female, born after 30th September 2012
1st GOLDEN WONDER OWNED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
2nd OWNED BY KENNETH VEITCH
3rd MISS DYNAMITE OWNED BY O’KANE BROS
Supreme Commercial Champion GOLDILUX owned by S&K WILLIAMSON
Reserve Commercial Champion TED owned by MR JAMES ALEXANDER
Young Handler Classes:
Junior Class (Under 12’s)
1st JACK RITCHIE
2nd SAM RITCHIE
3rd EMMA WHYTE
Intermediate Class (12-18)
1st EIMEAR MCGOVERN
2nd MARK BREEN
3rd CAOIMHE MCGOVERN
4th SARAH JOHNSTON
Senior Class (18-26)
1st ALAN BURLEIGH
2nd PHILIP JOHNSTON
3rd PAUL KINGHAM
4th CRAIG HEWITT
Overall Champion Young Handler and the Animax Cup –ALAN BURLEIGH
Reserve Overall Champion Young Handler – EIMEAR MCGOVERN
July 8, 2012 Fintona Show 2012
Record Charolais entry at Fintona 2012
The NI National Charolais Show attracted a record turnout of 100 pedigree entries plus 27 commercial and 16 young handler entries at Fintona on Saturday 16 June. Heading the male section was a 12 month old by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo. Sandelford Gilberto was out of a home-bred dam going back to Oldstone Egbert and was owned and bred by G Henderson, Bushmills, County Antrim. Reserve male champion went to Glencoe Galliant owned and bred by V McDonald, Newry, County Down. This 12 month old by Clyth Diplomat and out of a home-bred dam had already been awarded honours this year with the junior male championship at Balmoral.
Female champion went to Cornascriebe Flo, a two year old that had already secured reserve champion of champions at Balmoral earlier in the summer. By the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a home-bred dam, this one was owned and bred by Messrs J A Watson and Son, Portadown, County Armagh. Reserve female champion was awarded to Coolnaslee Fergie, a 23 month old bred and owned by G J Crawford, Maghera, County Londonderry. Fergie, by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a home-bred dam, had previously secured champion heifer at Balmoral.
In the commercial section, overall commercial champion went to Olympic Gold, a bullock from J Alexander, Randalstown, County Antrim. Reserve commercial champion was awarded to heifer Vanilla Ice from S McIvor.
Archie Macgregor, commercial cattle judge and owner of the Allanfauld Charolais herd, commented: “It was a very good show of commercial Charolais cross cattle with a real variety of ages and some younger entries with great prospects. My champion was a mature bullock with tremendous beef throughout and a fantastic loin and good end. He was a very good example of a Charolais cross beast, while my reserve also had a good end and was very clean throughout.”