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.”
July 8, 2012 Royal Welsh 2012
Bull, born in 2010 1 Kevin Thomas – ANSIDE FOREMAN 2 Mr MN Reece & Miss CR Gould – RUMSDEN FALLGUY
Bull, Born on or between 01/01/2011 – 31/03/2011 1 JS Howells – GWENOG GOLDSMITH 2 Anthony Mold – MOULAIS GINGO 3 Kevin Thomas – MOELFRE GERALD
Bull, Born on or between 01/04/2011 – 30/06/2011 1 DE Evans MAERDY GRENADIER 2 DE Evans MAERDY GRANDDUKE 3 BL Williams GWASTOD GENERATOR
BEST JUNIOR BULL 1 DE Evans MAERDY GRENADIER 2 DE Evans MAERDY GRANDDUKE
BEST JUNIOR BULL bred in Wales 1 DE Evans MAERDY GRENADIER 2 DE Evans MAERDY GRANDDUKE
CHAMPION MALE DE Evans MAERDY GRENADIER RESERVE CHAMPION MALE Kevin Thomas – ANSIDE FOREMAN
Cow, in milk or calf, bnorn on or before 31/12/2008 1 Mr V Griffiths FFYNNON VALMAI
Cow or Heifer, in milk or in calf, born in 2009 1 Ms Louise Mumby FURZELAND ELEGANCE 2 Mr V Griffiths MOELFRE EBONY
Heifer, born on or between 01/01/2010 – 31/03/2010 1 Mr A Platt LINDFORD FRANKIE
Heifer, born on or between 01/04/2010 – 31/12/2010 1 RA Owen TREFALDWYN FANCYGIRL 2 Kevin Thomas MOELFRE FANTASY 3 Mr A Mould WESLEY FETTLE
Heifer, Born on or between 01/01/2011 – 31/03/2011 1 Mr A Platt LINDFORD GORGEOUS 2 DH Hinds & Son WALDENCOURT GYPSY 3 JS Howells GWENOG GIGI
Heifer, Born on or between 01/04/2011 – 30/06/2011 1 Gareth M Jones ESGOB GOLD 2 Kevin Thomas MOELFRE GIPSY 3 H & J Patrick BRGA GEOGEOUS
BEST JUNIOR FEMALE 1 Gareth M Jones ESGOB GOLD 2 Kevin Thomas MOELFRE GIPSY
CHAMPION FEMALE RA Owen TREFALDWYN FANCYGIRL RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE Mr A Platt LINDFORD FRANKIE
GROUP OF THREE 1 Kevin Thomas ANSIDE FOREMAN, MOELFRE FANTASY & MOELFRE GIPSY 2 JS Howells GWENOG GOLDSMITH, GWENOG GOBBLIN & GWENOG GIGI
SUPREME CHAMPION DE Evans MAERDY GRENADIER