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Tullamore videos: Stevensons win overall senior commercial championship with Burkes in reserve

The hotly anticipated commercial classes were competitively contested at this year’s Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show, which took place on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, at Butterfield Estate, Co Offaly.

In this article, we preview some of the first-prize winners in classes, which we have selected at random to create a snapshot of this section – a full list of results will follow in due course.

In first place in class 278, KEPAK Championship for the Beef Factory Animal of the Future, sponsored by Kepak, Kilbeggan, Co Meath with Empress, born in January 2023, was Linda Wharton, Birr, Co Offaly.

Then, in class 287 FBD National Livestock Show Young Stockperson of the Year 2023, for 17 to 26 years, sponsored by ABP, Westerwood Global, Aidan Kinahan, from Cush in Limerick, stood at the top of the line, in a four-strong class of competitors, with his March 2022-born heifer.

Other 1st-prize winners

In first place in 296, best pair of commercial calves or senior cattle class, sponsored by Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Society, and winning the Yorke Family perpetual trophy, were James and Noel McSweeney from Macroom, Co Cork with Rocco and Rolo.

Born in January 2023, they are by Telfers Munster, AI code – S3301, and out of an S905 (Imperial De L’Ecluse) sired dam.

Other winners

Elsewhere, in class 285, the best Charolais-cross heifer or bullock with no more than 2 permanent teeth, sponsored by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, saw Thomas Byrne from Kilcar, Co Donegal, scoop first place with Miss Honey (red with white colouration on face), a May 2021 born female.

Winning the overall senior commercial championship silverware was Clive Stevenson, Co Donegal with April 2022-born golden-coloured heifer, Buttercup.

Meanwhile, January 2021-born Spud, from Burke Livestock in Co Limerick, went on to claim the reserve overall commercial senior champion silverware in the show’s last commercial class of the day.

More to follow…

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