Counties Roscommon and Limerick rose to the top in the overall commercial championship at Glenamaddy Agricultural Show on Sunday, October 1st, which, overall, in the cattle section, saw a turnout of circa 170 entries.
The commercial section comprised a total of nine classes with competitors travelling from various counties including Roscommon, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Donegal, Longford, Limerick, Sligo and Westmeath.
In class 1, best bull calf born after 01-01-2023 under 450kgs, sponsored by Roches Feeds, Joe Davis from Williamstown, Co Galway clinched the red rosette.
In class 2, for the best heifer calf born after 01-01-2023 and under 400kgs, the Stevenson family, from Letterkenny in Co Donegal, stood first.
Meanwhile, class 3 for the best bull calf born after 01-01-2023 under 350kgs, saw Shane McGreal, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, stand first in the line.
Topping class 4 for the best heifer calf born after 01-01-2023 under 300kgs, sponsored by Daire Markham, was Mikey Brady from Castlerea, Co Roscommon, while Ballina, Co Mayo man, Seamus Ruddy, clinched the red rosette in class 5 for a bullock retaining all his calf’s teeth, sponsored by Natural Nutrition.
Securing the red rosette in class 6 – heifer retaining all her calf’s teeth, sponsored by Norbrook Veterinary Supplies, was Lanesboro, Longford native, John Clyne.
Meanwhile, class 7, bullock having two or more permanent teeth (any age), sponsored by The Comer Brothers, went to Aisling Burke from Croom in Co Limerick.
Class 8, heifer having two or more permanent teeth (any age), also sponsored by the Comer Brothers, went to Ballinalee, Co Longford natives, Sinead and Ciara McKeon.
Finally, class 9 – suckler cow with 2023-born calf at foot (pedigree or commercial), also sponsored by the Comer Brothers, went to the sole entry from the Mulligan family from Creggs, Co Galway.
All nine first prize-winners from classes 1-9 inclusive paraded around the show ring to compete for the Comer Perpetual Cup.
Sean Walsh, who judged all commercial classes on the day, while Paul Skyes oversaw pedigree classes, tapped out Mikey Brady’s April-born first-prize winner from class 4, best heifer calf born after 01-01-2023 and under 300kgs, as his overall champion.
He received the Comer Perpetual cup and sash, while Walsh’s reserve champion came in the form of Aisling Burke’s class 7 red rosette winner – bullock having two or more permanent teeth (of any age).
That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, attended the event to capture some footage for our readers and you can find this footage on Facebook and YouTube.
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