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Glaslough Holstein Hat-Trick

The 2014 Irish National Holstein Show at Moira on Friday 14th March proved to be a red letter event for the County Monaghan-based Glaslough Herd owned by brothers David and Kenny Boyd.

The 50-cow Glaslough herd scored a hat-trick, claiming the junior championship which was followed later in the evening by the supreme and reserve accolades in the overall championship line-up.

Supreme champion was Glaslough Miss Petra EX91 owned by David Boyd, and shown by Stephen McLoughlin. Included are judge Peter Prior, Essex, and sponsors Sean Reid and Gavin Connaughty, Cookstown Dairy Services. Picture Jane Steel.

Supreme champion was Glaslough Miss Petra EX91 owned by David Boyd, and shown by Stephen McLoughlin. Included are judge Peter Prior, Essex, and sponsors Sean Reid and Gavin Connaughty, Cookstown Dairy Services. Picture Jane Steel.

Toast of the show, and a popular choice for the Cookstown Dairy Services supreme award, was the home-bred Glaslough Miss Petra EX91. This five-year-old cow is two months into her fourth lactation and is currently producing 55 kilos of milk daily. Sired by Mr Minister, her dam is the home-bred Glaslough Lyster Petal.

Miss Petra is no stranger to show ring success, having won the breed championship at Tydavnet and Virginia shows last year. She was also crowned best overall heifer in Holstein NI’s annual herds inspection competition in 2011.

“The champion is an outstanding cow with a tremendous udder, “ said English judge Peter Prior from the noted Designer Herd. “She is a big powerful animal, and one of the best cows I have ever had the pleasure of judging. She could compete successfully anywhere in Europe.”

Glaslough Miss Petra also clinched the best udder award.

Standing in reserve position was herd mate Glaslough Goldwyn Bret EX93. This fifth calver was the winner of the production class, having to date produced over 52,000kgs of milk. Born in April 2007, she is by Braedale Goldwyn and is out of the home-bred Glaslough MT Brenda.

Calved two months and yielding 50kgs daily, she was described by the judge as another outstanding cow. “The reserve champion is a great match for the champion.”

The eye-catching duo rounded off the evening by securing the champion and reserve exhibitor-bred awards, generously sponsored by Town of Monaghan Co-op.

Reserve supreme champion was Glaslough Goldwyn Bret EX93 bred by David Boyd, and shown by Brendan Greenan. Adding their congratulations are judge Peter Prior, Essex; and sponsors Gavin Connaughty and Sean Reid, Cookstown Dairy Services. Picture: Jane Steel.

Reserve supreme champion was Glaslough Goldwyn Bret EX93 bred by David Boyd, and shown by Brendan Greenan. Adding their congratulations are judge Peter Prior, Essex; and sponsors Gavin Connaughty and Sean Reid, Cookstown Dairy Services. Picture: Jane Steel.

Also on the winner’s podium was the honourable mention award winner Clongowes Atwood Thelma, brought out by the father and son team of George and Jason Booth, who run a 170-cow herd at Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Earlier in the evening this senior heifer secured the intermediate championship, sponsored by Genus ABS.

Born in March 2011 this Maple Downs IGW Atwood daughter was purchased at the Clongowes dispersal sale last year, and is projected to do 9,500kgs at 4.9% butterfat and 3.35% protein in her heifer lactation.

Peter Prior described the intermediate champion as a super heifer. “She is a worthy winner, and compliments the supreme and reserve champions very well. This heifer will mature into a great cow, and is a certain prospect for the future.”

Runner-up for the intermediate championship was the three-year-old heifer Wyndford BD Regiment Appletime Red from Aubrey Patterson’s 150-cow Ballycrochan herd at Bangor, County Down. Calved ten months and producing 30kgs daily, she is projected to do almost 10,000kgs at 3.50% butterfat and 3.11% protein.

Holstein NI chairman Sam McCormick, and son John, from Bangor, County Down, secured the intermediate honourable mention with Hilltara Fever Maude 5. Born in October 2011, she is by Crackholm Fever, and is out of the home-bred Hilltara Damion Maude 5 – Holstein champion and interbreed dairy champion at Balmoral Show in 2012.

The Hilltara herd also won the premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards sponsored by Thompsons.

David and Kenny Boyd’s first victory of the night came when the ten-month-old Glaslough Damien Breeze secured the junior championship, sponsored by McLarnon Feeds. This ERB Acres Damion daughter is bred from Glaslough Sanchez Brie – winner of the junior second calver class at the 2013 RUAS Winter Fair.

“I really liked the junior champion,” added the judge. “She is a big stretchy calf with a tremendous future ahead of her.”

Claiming the reserve junior championship was the November 2012 born Priestland 5417 Braxton Lucia bred and exhibited by the McLean family, Iain, Joyce, John, Matthew and Ellie, from Bushmills, County Antrim. Sired by Regancrest S Braxton, she is out of the home-bred Priestland 4518 Axiom Lucia.

Peter Prior added:”This is a well grown heifer for her age. She has a deep body and treks well on great legs and feet.”

The honourable mention ribbons in the junior championship line-up went to Ballyginniff Lauthority Willow bred by John Patterson, and sons James and Andrew, who run a 120-cow herd at Crumlin, County Antrim. This in-calf heifer is by Comestar Lauthority, and is bred from Clandeboye Storm Willow.

Peter Prior thanked Holstein NI for inviting him to judge. “Its been an outstanding show with some exceptional cattle, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality.” He was presented with a token of the club’s appreciation.

Club chairman Sam McCormick thanked the spectators, exhibitors and trade stands for supporting the show. He also thanked the sponsors without whom the event would not have been possible. “We’ve had another great Holstein Show with more than 300 people in attendance, and a great entry of animals. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event.”

Show results round-up
Supreme Championship, sponsored by Cookstown Dairy Services – champion: David and Kenny Boyd’s Glaslough Miss Petra EX91; Reserve: David and Kenny Boyd’s Glaslough Goldwyn Bret EX93; Hon Mention: George and Jason Booth’s Clongowes Atwood Thelma.

Intermediate championship, sponsored by Genus ABS – champion: George and Jason Booth’s Clongowes Atwood Thelma; Reserve: Aubrey Patterson’s Wyndford BD Regiment Appletime Red; Hon Mention: Sam and John McCormick’s Hilltara Fever Maude 5.

Junior championship, sponsored by McLarnon Feeds – champion: David and Kenny Boyd’s Glaslough Damien Breeze; Reserve: McLean Family’s Priestland 5417 Braxton Lucia, Hon Mention: John Patterson’s Ballyginniff Lauthority Willow.

Exhibitor-bred Award, sponsored by Town of Monaghan Co-op: David and Kenny Boyd. Reserve: David and Kenny Boyd.

Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Award, sponsored by Thompsons: Sam and John McCormick’s Hilltara Herd.

Class 1- Heifer, born on or after 14/03/13, sponsored by Cogent Breeding – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, David and Kenny Boyd, Glaslough Damien Breeze by ERB Acres Damion; 2, Conor McAufield, Lissue Explode Ashlyn; 3, McLean Family, Priestland 5485 Goldsun Pamela by Toc Farm Goldsun; 4, Tommy and Mark Henry, Mostragee Goldsun Fern by Toc Farm Goldsun.

Class 2 – Heifer, born between 14/09/12 and 14/03/13, sponsored by Western Farm Enterprises – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, McLean Family, Priestland 5417 Braxton Lucia by Regancrest S Braxton; 2, Harry Patton and Sons, Ards Alexander Tiffany by Golden Oaks ST Alexander; 3, George and Jason Booth, Beechview Altachairman Makke by Ralma Altachairman; 4, Steven Robinson, Ernevale Destry Lulu Red by Scientific Destry,

Class 3- Heifer not calved, born between 14/09/11 and 14/09/12, sponsored by AB Vista – 1, John Patterson, Ballyginniff Lauthority Willow by Comestar Lauthority; 2, Conor McAufield, Lissue Seaver Faith 3 by REW Seaver.

Class 4 – Dry cow, sponsored by Bank of Ireland – 1, Clandeboye Estate, Clandeboye Champion Francesca by Calbrett IHH Champion; 2, McLean Family, Priestland 4876 Goldwyn Karen by Braedale Goldwyn.

Class 5 – Junior heifer in-milk, sponsored by Global Genetics – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Fever Maude 5 by Crackholm Fever; 2, and best udder award, John Patterson, Ballyginniff Windbrook Beth by Gillette Windbrook; 3, Gaston and John Wallace, Printshop Ross Gillian 29 by Plain O Durham Ross; 4, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Windbrook Maude 3 by Gillette Windbrook; 5, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Windbrook Maude by Gillette Windbrook; 6, Clandeboye Estate, Clandeboye Fleetwood Willow by Killane Fleetwood.

Class 6 – 1, Senior heifer in-milk, sponsored by Moore Animal Feeds – 1, and best udder award, George and Jason Booth, Clongowes Atwood Thelma by Maple Down GW Atwood; 2, Aubrey Patterson, Wyndford BD Regiment Appletime Red by Carrousel Regiment Red; 3, and exhibitor-bred award, Harry Patton and Sons, Ards Atwood Lou Ella by Maple Down GW Atwood; 4, Haffey, Pepper and Weir, Berryholme G Jordan Flo by Gillette Jordan; 5, David and Kenny Boyd, Glaslough Amazing Jen by Mr Atlees Amazing; 6, McLean Family, Priestland 5235 PS James Rose by Picston Shottle.

Class 7 – Cow in-milk, having had two calvings, sponsored by FarmGate Nutrition – 1, Martin Millar, Clandeboye Bolton Rosina ET by Sandy Valley Bolton; 2, and best udder award, Lewis McMurray and Sons, Willsbro Hazel Sanchez by Gen Mark Stmatic Sanchez; 3, and exhibitor-bred award, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Monsoon Lulu by Hilltara Monsoon; 4, Philip and Simon Haffey, Glasson Shottle JG Gail by Picston Shottle; 5, George and Jason Booth, Beechview Advent Lalita Red by KHW Kite Advent Red; 6, Sean Faulkner, Foyleside Penny Rhyme 11 by Markwell Durham Rhyme.

Class 8 – Cow in-milk, having had three calvings, sponsored by SC Feeds – 1, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Boliva Dawn by Magor Bolivia Allen; 2, George and Jason Booth, Clandeboye Shottle Willow by Picston Shottle; 3, John Patterson, Ballyginniff Goldwyn Cindy 2 by Braedale Goldwyn; 4, Stephen Haffey and Sons, Kilvergan Duplex Ethel 2 by Mesland Duplex; 5, Norman McCollum, Bellemont Baxter Phyl by Emerald ACR SA T Baxter; 6, Gareth Smyth, Derrydeorragh Shottle Kimo by Picston Shottle.

Class 9 – Cow in-milk, having had four or more calvings, sponsored by Trioliet - 1, best udder award and exhibitor-bred awards, David and Kenny Boyd, Glaslough Miss Petra by Mr Minister; 2, David and Kenny Boyd, Glaslough Goldwyn Bret by Braedale Goldwyn; 3, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Charles Della by Hilltara Charles; 4, Stephen Haffey and Sons, Kilvergan Shottle Bessie by Picston Shottle; 5, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Goldwyn Tippy by Braedale Goldwyn; 6, G and M O’Hagan, Bavan Klumper Soni by Bavan Klumper.

Class 10 – Cow in-milk or in-calf, having produced a minimum of 50,000kgs, sponsored by Holstein UK – 1, best udder award and exhibitor-bred award, David and Kenny Boyd, Glaslough Goldwyn Bret by Braedale Goldwyn; 2, Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Goldwyn Tippy by Braedale Goldwyn; 3, G and M O’Hagan, Bavan Klumper Soni by Bavan Klumper.

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