Strong class numbers graced judge Angus Stovold of the Surrey-based Rosemead herd today at Balmoral Show where he found his champion in the form of the senior bull, Haughton Levi P105, from James Porter.
Bred by Whittaker Farms, this Hallington Evo L333 son was purchased in Stirling in October 2015 for 20,000gns having stood senior champion and prior to that was a class winner at the Summer National Show that year. He’s out of the successful show cow Haughton Laura L026, a Rawburn Elysium F547 daughter.
Commenting on his champion, Angus Stovold said: “My champion today was a clear winner. He’s a bull with presence and locomotion and was a great example of the breed.”
Standing female and reserve overall champion was Alan Morrison with his April 2014-born heifer Drummeer Blackbird P455. By Carrington Park Time On B7, she’s out of Drummeer Blackbird M803, herself a successful show heifer for Alan when she stood junior and reserve breed champion at Balmoral in 2013 and was reserve senior champion at the All Ireland in the same year.
Adding his thoughts to the female champion, Angus Stovold said: “I really liked this heifer, she had good scale and length and moved well. I just would have liked to see her with a calf at foot.”
The reserve male champion honours also went to the Old Glenort team, this time in the form of the junior bull and junior champion Old Glenort Krank, a son of The Moss Quebec K027 out of Old Glenort Kathleen M704.
In the females it was Gemma Parke who took reserve with Adrian and Graeme Parke’s yearling heifer Coolermoney RosannaR482.
Born February 2015, this one is by Netherton Americano M703 and out of a former show female Coolermoney Rhoda L165 who was pairs winner at the Northern Ireland Calf Show.
James Porter also took success in the pairs competition when his overall champion bull teamed up with the winner of the cow class, Old Glenort Kim K761, a 2010-born Netherton Fleur’s Legacy F390 daughter out of Netherton Kim C276. She was shown with her Cardona Fergus calf at foot.
Winning the best pair of heifers was Taughblane Aberdeen-Angus with the second placed Old Glenort Victoria P802 and the third placed Old Glenort Melanie P163, both of which are by The Moss Quebec K027.
Meanwhile, winning the second class of females for a 2013-born cow or heifer in milk or in calf was Adrian and Graeme Parke again, this time with the privately purchased Mogeely Lady Hilda N241. Bred by Albert and Jennifer De Cogan, this one is by Jerusalem Walk On K180 and is out of Mogeely Lady Hilda J996.This one will next head to Ballymoney Show.
Cow, born on or before 31st December 2012, in calf or having produced a calf during the 12 months prior to the opening day of the show:
1, James Porter’s Old Glenort Kim K761, by Netherton flier’s Legacy F390
2, S and S Matchett’s Birches Lady Heather M026, by Carrigroe Fred
3, Iain Colville’s Arms Jackie Erica J508, by Netherallan Paul Pershore E053
4, Neville Forsythe’s Coltrim Princess M995, by Curragh David J513
5, John and Ann Henning’s Drumcorn Lady Ida M895, by Blelack Prince J165
Cow or heifer, in milk or in calf, born in 2013:
1, Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Mogeely Lady Hilda N241, by Jerusalem Walk On K180
2, Fintan Keown’s Clontead Lady Highlight N154, by Nightingale El Paso J489
3, Noel McIntyre’s Macknagh Mills Dawn, by Blelack Evermore J231
Heifer, born on after 1st January 2014 and on or before 31st December 2014:
1, Alan Morrison’s Drummeer Blackbird P455, by Carrington Park Time On B7
2, Taughblane Aberdeen-Angus’ Old Glenort Victoria P802, by The Moss Quebec K027
3, Taughblane Aberdeen-Angus’ Old Glenort Melanie P163, by The Moss Quebec K027
4, S and S Matchett’s Birches Lipstick P435, by Bunchy Philip K248
5, Michael Lagan’s Macknagh Mills Precious Lady, by Blelack Evermore J231
Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2015
1, Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Coolermoney Rosanna R482, by Netherton Americano M703
2, Michael Lagan’s Macknagh Mills Evora R521, by Blelack Evermore J231
3, Neville Forsythe’s Coltrim Lady Jane R163, by Kiltariff Lord Tornado
4, John Allen’s Crew Disney R107, by Nightingale Dunbar
5, James Porter’s Old Glenort Evon R664, by The Moss Quebec K027
Bull, born prior to 1st January 2015
1, James Porter’s Haughton Levi P105, by Halgington Evo L333
2, John and Ann Henning’s Drumcorn Egghead J674, by Ballamanaugh Estefan
3, Michael Lagan’s Drumdow Primera N005, by Blelack Evermore J231
Bull, born on or after 1st January 2015
1, James Porter’s Old Glenort Krank R697, by The Moss Quebec K027
2, Taughblane Aberdeen-Angus’ Old Glenort Vincent R572, by The Moss Quebec K027
3, Kevin McOscar’s Island Farm Flannigan R213, by Glenbuchat Edgar
4, James Porter’s Old Glenort Bullseye R933, by Haymount Wessuro B198
5, R and J Best’s Loughans Kane R292, by Nightingale Eldorado
Pair of animals, owned by the exhibitor
1, James Porter
2, Neville Forsythe
3, James Porter
Pair of heifers
1, Taughblane Aberdeen-Angus
2, Neville Forsythe