The Tullamore Show and the FBD National Livestock Show took place on Sunday August 14 and, according to show organizers, “over 60,000 people attended”.
Judging in the pedigree and commercial cattle section began at 10:00 a.m. sharp and throngs of people and cattle basked in the August sunshine on the show ground at Blue Ball, Co. Offaly.
Livestock judges selected winners from approximately 230 classes in the show’s pedigree and commercial livestock sections and by 4:30 p.m. all classes had been judged.
The breed and class champions were then invited to the parade ring for the presentation of the FBD National Breeding Show Parade Champions Medal.
Agriculture, Food and Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue presented the winners with their awards.
Simmental, Charolais and Aubrac
Garrett and Lyndsey Behan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois with Champion Simmental receive their awards from Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Navy Charlie McConalogue; Chelsey Cox McDonald, secretary of the Tullamore Show; and President Joe Molloy. Image source: Alf Harvey
Garrett Behan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois with reserve champion Simmental. image sourceAlf Harvey
Ernest Mackey, Donard, Co. Wicklow with his Champion Aubrac. Image source: Alf Harvey
Leo Dooley and Brigid Barron, Carlow with their reserve champion Aubrac. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Charolais Champion owned by Martin Ryan of Thurles and illustrated by Clodgh Ryan. Image source: Alf Harvey
Niall Maguire and Simone McFall, Co. Leitrim with Reserve Champion Charolais. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Charolais, Hereford, Simmental and Limousin breed societies staged their respective national shows at the event yesterday, all of which saw intense competition in the classes.
Hereford, Blonde D’Aquitaine, Beef Shorthorn Irish Moiled
Brian Duignan, Cavan with his Champion Hereford. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Reserve Champion Hereford owned and presented by Neil Twomey and Fiona Lynam of Cork. Photo: Alf Harvey
Michael and Michael Creed from Macroom, Co. Cork with their blonde champion from Aquitaine. Image source: Alf Harvey
Willie Fitzpatrick and Paddy Fitzpatrick of Donaghmore, Co. Laois with their Reserve Champion Blonde D’Aquitaine. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Champion Shorthorn owned by Noel and Lisa Dowd, Co. Galway and presented by Derek and Lisa Maxwell. Image source: Alf Harvey
Tommy Staunton, Kinvara, Co. Galway with his reserve champion Shorthorn. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Champion Irish Moiled owned by Joe and Shane Boyce, Co. Limerick and illustrated by Shane Boyce. Image source: Alf Harvey
The reserve champion Irish Moiled owned and presented by James and Ciara White, Co. Wexford. Image source: Alf Harvey
One of the most impressive statistics from the
cattle show was the performance of Garrett Behan’s Clonagh herd which won a grand total of 26 rosettes out of the 18 cattle the award-winning herd produced at the show.
Saler, Parthenaise and Belgian Blue
The Champion Saler owned by Niall Hunt, Co. Sligo and presented by Ailish MacMillan.Image Source: Alf Harvey
Reserve champion Saler owned and presented by Niall Hunt, Co. Sligo. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Junior Saler Champion owned and presented by Declan Bell of Ennis, Co. Clare. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Parthenese Champion owned and presented by Liam Fitzgerald of Mallow. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Reserve Belgian Blue Champion owned by James McNally, Longford and illustrated by Fergal Manning. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Belgian Blue Champion owned by Joe Davis, Co. Galway and presented by Gillian and Declan Davis. Image source: Alf Harvey
In the Saler classes, Co. Sligo’s Niall Hunt won both champion and reserve champion while Co. breeder Clare Declan Bell won the Saler junior champion award.
In the Limousin section, the impressive heifer calf of County Wicklow man Kelley Stephenson was awarded the title of Limousin Show Champion. Oldcastle man William Smith won the reserve award in this category.
Limousin and commercial
Le Champion Limousin owned by Kelly Stephenson of Wicklow and presented by PJ McGrath. Image source: Alf Harvey
The Limousin Reserve Champion owned and presented by William Smith of Oldcastle, Co. Meath.Image Source: Alf Harvey
The Senior Commercial Champion owned by Shane and Joanne Giltinane, Co. Limerick with manager James Kelly. Image source: Alf Harvey
Senior Commercial Reserve Champion owned and presented by Brian Green, Co. Donegal. Image source: Alf Harvey
Junior Commercial Champion owned and presented by Pierce McNamee, Co. Donegal. Image source: Alf Harvey
Reserve Commercial Calf Champion owned by Shane and Joanne Giltinane, Co. Limerick. Image source: Alf Harvey
No stranger to the show ring, John McEnroe’s Liss Angus Herd won the Angus Champion award at the show.
The must-have cow Liss Kim S641 won the Senior Women’s, Women’s Overall and Supreme Championship. This rising six-year-old cow is no stranger to the Blue Ball venue after placing first in the junior cow class and winning the senior reserve title at the last Tullamore Show in 2019.
In addition, she won the junior championship at the 2018 show as a pregnant heifer.
Co. Cattlemen Clare Enda and Adam Kearney won the Reserve Angus Champion award.
The Champion Angus owned by John and Sean McEnroe of Oldcastle, Co. Meath and illustrated by Sean McEnroe. Image source: Alf Harvey
Reserve Champion Angus owned and presented by Enda and Adam Kearney, Co. Clare. Image source: Alf Harvey
Finally, in the dairy section, Gorey breeders Co. Wexford, Philip and Linda Jones, won the Champion Dairy Holstein Friesian, while Monaghan man James Lambe won the Dairy Shorthorn Champion award.
The Reserve Jersey Champion presented by the Collins family. Image source: Alf Harvey
Dairy Holstein Friesian Champion owned by Philip and Linda Jones and presented by Will Jones of Gorey, Co. Wexford. Image source: Alf Harvey
Dairy Shorthorn Champion owned and presented by James Lambe of Monaghan. Image source: Alf Harvey
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