Cattle Results 2018

A substantial sponsorship by Barrett Agri and Southern Fuel & Farm Supplies Ltd. attracted a quality line-up of calves.

The 2018 livestock event saw the conclusion of the Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club bull and heifer calf competitions.

Master judge Mr. Michael Smith, a well-known pedigree cattle breeder from Cootehill in Co. Cavan was extremely complimentary about his first trip to Dualla.

The Junior Bull and Junior Female of the Year titles were both awarded to Albert & Jennifer DeCogan of Mogeely Aberdeen-Angus herd, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.

Supreme champion of Dualla Show went to Murt Ryan from the Goldstar Herd with Goldstar Falkland.

The supreme Hereford breed championship was awarded to the winner of the bull calf class, Kilsunny Ozzy exhibited by Trevor Dudley & Family, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This young bull has enjoyed a stellar summer season and had previously won the €1000 Premier Bull Calf Championship at Nenagh, the 2018 Munster Junior Bull of the Year title and the overall junior championship at Clonmel and Dungarvan shows. After several major titles in the junior sections over the summer, Dualla marked the first supreme breed championship for this quality young bull and ensured the supreme championships from both Iverk & Dualla (held over the same weekend) went to Kilsunny

Reserve Hereford championship also went to Kilsunny with their senior heifer, Kilsunny Lass Nectar. No stranger to success, this heifer won the supreme championship at Clonmel, Ossory & Dungarvan as well as taking 1st prize wins at Gorey and Nenagh but had to settle for the runner-up spot to herdmate Kilsunny Ozzy on this occasion.

Kilsunny Herefords took a further three 1st prize wins in the Hereford section with their senior heifer calf, Kilsunny Lass Orchid, junior heifer calf, Kilsunny Doreen’s Omega and senior cow, Kilsunny Doreen’s Jasmin all taking red tickets on the day.

Local exhibitors Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt from Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary won the junior bull calf class with Herberry 1 Euro, a very stylish bull that also performed well in Clonmel, winning the January 2018 class.

Farm Safety

With farm safety awareness never more important, the livestock event hosted a number of interactive farm-related demonstrations and talks compered by Mary Newman Julian to highlight the daily risks associated with working in agriculture. Jim Dockery of FRS gave a very useful and practical demonstration of quad bike safety while Peter Gohery of Embrace Farm highlighted the dangers of PTOs. Teagasc’s John O’Connor gave advice on how to handle the loading and unloading of livestock while George Graham spoke on the importance of mental health awareness.