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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Uppermill take top honours at National Shorthorn Show

James Porters of the Uppermill Beef Shorthorn cattle herd notched up an array of awards, including the supreme championship silverware at the recent national show staged at Clogher Show.

Taking top honours at the event – which Gortavoy Feed & Farm Supplies sponsored – was Glenisla Jackpot’s Uppermill Lovely Lissue, a young roan cow accompanied by a heifer calf at foot.

Judging the national championships was Allan Jackson, Headlind, who ventured across from Lanark to place the “first-class entry of stock”, representing breeders from right across the province.

Standing in reserve was a yearling heifer from William & George Gott, Shankhill Dodsie Roxanna. This May-2021-born heifer is by DRS Super Mario.

The Uppermill team were back in the colours, winning a further two classes on the day as well as the best pair from one exhibitor. The final red rosettes were awarded to Leanne Green and Tommy Jackson.

NI Beef Shorthorn Club National Show

  • Judge: Allan Jackson

Supreme Champion

  • James Porter: Uppermill Lovely Lissue

Reserve Champion                

  • William & George Gott: Shankhill Dodsie Roxana

Bull born before January 1st, 2021

  • 1st Leanne Green             Bethlehem Malton

Female born before 1st January 2019 in calf or with calf at foot

  • 1st James Porter               Uppermill Rothes Jamaica
  • 2nd Leanne Green             Uppermill Lovely Leanne
  • 3rd Edward Green             Cherryvalley Denise Olea

Female born in 2019 in-calf or with calf at foot

  • 1st James Porter               Uppermill Lovely Lissue
  • 2nd William & George Gott           Shankhill Blythesome Bonnie

2020-born female

  • 1st James Porter               Uppermill Broadhooks Brenda 2nd
  • 2nd Thomas Madden        Ballyvaddy Heathermaid P900
  • 3rd William & George Gott           Glannaven Flame

Female born or between January 1st and August 31st, 2021

  • 1st William & George Gott           Shankhill Dodsie Roxana
  • 2nd William & George Gott           Rincoola Priscilla
  • 3rd Percy Lindsay              Clounmaccon Cherry 608

Female born after September 1st, 2021

  • 1st Tommy Jackson                      Stickbridge Anna Roxy

Exhibitor pairs           

  • 1st James Porter
  • 2nd James Porter
  • 3rd Leanne Green
Spokesperson comments

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Beef Shorthorn Club:

“Northern Ireland breeders turned out in force for this prestigious event which is a feature each year in the calendar.”

“In addition to regular faces on the show circuit, the club was delighted to see new entrants this year as well as many younger enthusiasts showing for the first time,” they concluded.

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