The revamped Dungarvan Show (now operated under an entirely new show committee from last year) saw a significant increase in cattle numbers in the Aberdeen-Angus section with up to 7 entries in some of the classes. The new layout of the show field also proved popular with spectators and the Aberdeen-Angus breed enjoyed one of the largest showings of any breed present on the day.
Albert & Jennifer DeCogan, Killamuckey, Castlemartyr, Co Cork took the day’s supreme Aberdeen-Angus championship, under first time judge Mr. Tennyson Egar (director of a well-known specialist beef producer group) with their senior stock bull, Cheeklaw Jake Eric R535 (pictured above). Not stopping there, this four year old bull went on to be crowned the overall supreme inter-breed beef champion of the entire show, beating out stiff competition from all the other major beef breeds.
Albert & Jennifer DeCogan also secured the reserve Aberdeen-Angus championship with their senior heifer, Mogeely Blackbird T542. This one is a daughter of the three-time All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus champion, Rosemead Karona J957 and had previously won the top prize for the best heifer calf during the Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club herds competition last Autumn.
In the penultimate qualifying show before the finale of the 2019 Munster Aberdeen-Angus Calf Finals in Nenagh next month, Edward Dudley, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary took the day’s maximum haul of points with Castlelough Mister Bert U196 to extend his lead in the bull section whilst Albert & Jennifer DeCogan also remain on top in the heifer section with Mogeely Pru U600.