Following their introduction in 2017, three new commercial Charolais classes took place at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore recently. Sponsored by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, the three classes comprise a whopping prize fund of €3,500. The results from the three classes were as follows:
Best Charolais X Male under 425 kg
1st. Roy and Clive Stevenson
Kevin Maguire, President of the ICCS and Clive Hoey, Judge, congratulate the Stevenson family on winning the first class of the day.
2nd. Roy and Clive Stevenson
3rd. Shane Giltinane
4th. William R. Gubbins
Best Charolais X Male under 425 kg exhibited by the Stevenson’s from County Donegal
Best Charolais X Female under 385 kg
1st. Maxwell brothers
2nd. Ciaran Golden
3rd. David Hegarty
4th. William R. Gubbins
Best Charolais X Female under 385 kg exhibited by the Maxwell brothers
Best Charolais X Heifer or Bullock with no more than two permanent teeth
1st. George Hegarty
2nd. Kieran Killeen
3rd. Roy and Clive Stevenson
Best Charolais X Heifer or Bullock with no more than two permanent teeth exhibited by George Hegarty
On the left, Bessiebelles Millie exhibited by the Feeney brothers from Bostonia, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Sire: Newhouse Bigal. Champion Charolais and Interbreed Champion at Bonniconlon show. Millie was also Champion Charolais and Reserve Interbreed Champion at Grange show. On the right, the Bostonia team who won three Interbreed titles at Bonniconlon. Interbreed Champion with Bessiebelles Millie, Interbreed Bull Calf Champion with Bostonia Nonstopabull and Interbreed pairs with Millie and Drumshane Madamoiselle.
Rivergloir Notorious exhibited by Jarleth Mc Hugh from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. Sire: Utrillo BP. Champion Charolais at Claremorris show and Reserve Champion Charolais at Castlerea show.
Cloonglasna11 Noddy ET exhibited by Seamus Egan from Ballina, Co. Mayo. Sire: Major. Reserve Champion Charolais at Erris show.
Pottlereagh Noah ET exhibited by Elizabeth and Martin Hughes from Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Sire: Cavelands Fenian. Champion Charolais at Arva and Castleblaney shows.
In Cloone show, local breeder Andy Mc Govern claimed the Overall Champion Charolais with Loughross Norris by Bova Banker, while in Tinahely, Martin Ryan and family was awarded the Champion Charolais with Goldstar Elle sired by the french sire, Caramel.
Bessiebelle Millie ET exhibited by the Feeney brothers from Bostonia, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Sire: Newhouse Bigal – Senior Female Champion and Overall Champion Charolais at Inishowen Agricultural show
Ballynabreen Nevin exhibited by John and Kevin Mc Dermott from Gleneely, Lifford, Co. Donegal Sire: Goldstar Echo – Senior Male Champion Charolais at Inishowen Agricultural show
Bostonia Nonstopabull exhibited by the Feeney brothers from Bostonia, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Sire: Davally illusion – Overall Calf Champion at Inishowen Agricultural show
Goldstar Elle exhibited by Martin Ryan and family from Cabra, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Sire: Caramel – Overall Champion Charolais at Ossory show
Brocca Napoleon ET exhibited by John Barry Moran from Athlone, Co. Westmeath Sire: Texan gie – Reserve Champion Charolais and Overall Interbreed Calf Champion in Ossory show. Also Reserve Champion Charolais at Mullingar show
Baurnafea Nicholas 2 exhibited by John Bambrick from Castlewarren, Co. Kilkenny Sire: Loulou – Calf Champion at the Midland and South East Charolais Club Championships in Ossory show