Shows and Sales Results

2013 Emerald Expo – Two in a Row for Frawley Family






Paul Trapp, Judge from Wisconsin, USA, Co. Limerick Holstein breeder Derrick Frawley at the halter of Champion Croagh Susie Mist 46 with his nephew Paddy Frawley, Cathal McCormick, Alltech, main sponsors, Charles Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Irish Holstein Friesian Association, Katrina & Harry Frawley

Paul Trapp, Judge from Wisconsin, USA, Co. Limerick Holstein breeder Derrick Frawley at the halter of Champion Croagh Susie Mist 46 with his nephew Paddy Frawley, Cathal McCormick, Alltech, main sponsors, Charles Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Irish Holstein Friesian Association, Katrina & Harry Frawley

The Emer­ald Expo 2013 saw a record entry of cows and young stock despite the dif­fi­cult weather con­di­tions this spring. The Holstein, Irish Pure Friesian, Short­horn and Jer­sey breeds were all well represented and com­pet­ing for a record prize fund of €25K. IHFA are very thank­ful to all the spon­sors in par­tic­u­lar the major spon­sor All­tech.

 

The show in its third year was held at the Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on Sat­ur­day 26th April. It was offi­cially opened by John Bryan, Pres­i­dent of IFA and the qual­ity of the stock was the best ever seen in the view of many of the spec­ta­tors.

The judge offi­ci­at­ing at the show was Paul Trapp from the USA. He has judged shows in the USA, Canada, Aus­tralia, Brazil, Japan and UK. He is also on the World Dairy Expo show com­mit­tee and a 4-H judge (young mem­bers Han­dling)

The Fraw­ley fam­ily from Croagh, Rathkeale, Co Lim­er­ick con­tin­ued with their suc­cess of 2012 and took the Supreme Cham­pi­onship and Reserve, hav­ing pre­vi­ously won this acco­lade at Emer­ald Expo 2012. Two in a row!

 

The Supreme Cham­pion and Exhibitor Bred Cham­pion was” Croagh Sussie Mist 46 Ex 90” and the Reserve went to” Ridge­field Dundee Portea Ex 9”3.

The result was a rever­sal of 2012 when the Portea cow took the Cham­pi­onship and Sussie Mist 46 took the Reserve.

 

Judges Comments

  Hon­ourable men­tion was won by the Jones fam­ily, Co. Wex­ford with “Desmond Dundee Embrace” She also won over­all best udder. The judge in his com­ments on the Cham­pion regarded her as having “the best feet and legs he had ever judged.”

The Junior Cham­pion was won by the Hur­ley fam­ily from Co. Wick­low with “Clon­paddin Wind­brook Fame”. Reserve went to Pat Cof­fey, Co Cork with “Lis­na­cunna Dee Beauty”.

The Inter­me­di­ate Cham­pion was won by Jim & Una Sin­nott, Co Wex­ford with “Bally­boy CarmenVG86”. Reserve went to the Jones fam­ily with “Hal­low Mojo Daisy” with hon­ourable men­tion win by Cyril Dowl­ing, Bal­don­nel, Co. Dublin with “Bal­don­nel Gold­wyn Sub­lime”

There was a very good turnout in the Pure Friesian sec­tion. Mar­tin Crowe took the Cham­pi­onship with “Dunum Sne­acta 86 Ex91” .Reserve went to Phil, Matt and Bill O Keeffe with “Black­isle Laura 68 Ex 91”.They also took Hon­ourable Men­tion with “Churchclara Blackie Cir­cus”

The High­est EBI award was won by the pure Friesian cow” Gort­fadda Molly 87” owned by Fran­cis Fitzgerald, Co. Lim­er­ick.

High Standard for YMA

There was very strong com­pe­ti­tion in the two young stock­man­ship and han­dling classes with 25 com­pet­itors. The over­all Cham­pion han­dler was won by Stacey O’Sullivan ‚Knock­brown, Ban­don, Co.  Cork with the Reserve going to Paul Mur­phy, Ban­teer, Co.  Cork.  Hon­ourable men­tion went to Lau­ren O’ Toole, Bag­enal­stown ‚Co.  Car­low.   The major spon­sor for this event was IHFA, All­tech Ire­land, Dept. of Agri­cul­ture Food and the Marine and FBD Insur­ance. Key spon­sors included Zoetis (Pfizer ani­mal health) ‚Glanbia-Gain Feeds, Nor­brook Laboratories, Volac, Novar­tis, Dairymaster, KW For­age, and ABS Ireland.

 

Asso­ciate spon­sors were  Agri Aware, Macra na Feirme, IFA, ASA, ICMSA, Tea­gasc ‚AIB, Kilkenny Mart, Irish Pure Friesian club, Shorthorn society, Jersey soci­ety, Ani­max,  Dovea Genet­ics, Euro­gene, Semen World, Bova AI, Pro­gres­sive Genetics/Semex , Volac,  Lake­land Dairies and Bovi Genet­ics.

There were two infor­ma­tion Forums on the top­ics “Renew­able Energy” and “Dairy Expan­sion”.  Ger Bergin, Vice Pres­i­dent IFA, Bri­ain Smyth, Biotric­ity were the speakers and Matt Mer­rick chaired the forum on Renew­able Energy. Dr. Padraig French and Tom O’Dwyer –Teagasc and Pat O Meara‚ AIB   Bank spoke at the forum on Dairy expan­sion.

 

Full details on all class winners, their sponsors and a selection of photos are available on the IHFA website (www.IHFA.ie ) on the Emerald Expo page.

 






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