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Irish breeder to judge HYB calf show entries

County Wexford breeder Gary Jones, from the Jones Herd in Gorey, will judge the Holstein entry at this year’s 13th annual multi-breed dairy calf show.

The one-day event takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Saturday 12th September commencing at 10am sharp.

Entry forms and schedules are available from HYB secretary Andrew Patton, or can be downloaded below

Entries close on Monday 17th August. Completed entry forms must be accompanied by the relevant entry fees.

Further details from Andrew Patton on mobile 07789 285272.


Saturday 12th September - 13th annual multi-breed dairy calf show, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - judging 10am.

Wednesday 16th September - UK Dairy Date, International Centre, Telford

Wednesday 23rd September - Female Show and Sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - show 10.30am, sale at 11.30am.

Wednesday 21st October - Female Show and Sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - show 10.30am, sale at 11.30am.

Friday 30th October - Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation Evening, Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. Entertainment Fiddler Adam - 8.00pm.

Wednesday 4th November - 28th annual autumn bull show and sale, Pedigree Sales arena, Moira - show 10.30am, sale at 11.30am.

Wednesday 18th November - Female Show and Sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - show 10.30am, sale at 11.30am.

Wednesday, 16th December - Female Show and Sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - show 10.30am, sale at 11.30am.

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2015 Show Results round up






John Lawson


Conor McAufield

Clonpaddin MPW Jil VG89l.

Harry Patton and Sons

Ards Atwood Lou Ella VG89


Malcolm McLean

Relough, Donaghmore

Iain McLean and Family

Priestland 5235 PS James Rose ET VG88

Ian McLean and Family

Priestland 5216 Shottle Sizzle ET VG87.


John Thompson


Philip and Simon Haffey

Glasson Shottle JG Gail.

Jim Morrison

Inch Shottle Daphne 10th EX.


David Boyd


Iain and Joyce McLean

Priestland 4951 Shot Bedazzle.

Reserve: Iain and Joyce McLean.


John McLean


Philip and Simon Haffey

Glasson Shottle JG Gail.

Seamus Gunn

Ernevale Rampage Holiday.


Kenneth Stubbs


Steven Robinson

Croagh Petrelle.

Steven Robinson

Cluntagh Atwood Minnie.


Andrew Patton,


Iain and Joyce McLean

Priestland 4951 Shot Bedazzle.

William Hunter

Lisnacloon Stanley Cup Amy


David Boyd


David Simpson

Corringham Windbrook L Juice

Inch Genetics

Inch Goldwyn Daphne 4 EX93 (2)


Ian Watson


Philip and Simon Haffey

Glasson Shottle JG Gail

George and Jason Both

Clandeboye Shottle Willow

Balmoral 43

Holstein UK president Randolph Miller congratulates Conor McAufield, and Steve McLaughlin, on winning the breed championship at the 147th annual Balmoral Show.

Holstein Lurgan 1

LURGAN: Holstein and interbreed dairy champion was Glasson Shottle JG Gail shown by Simon Haffey, Portadown. Included are Councillor Carla Lockhart; Lord Mayor Darryn Causby; and David Simpson MEP.

Holstein Ballymena

BALLYMENA: Matthew McLean, Bushmills, exhibited the Holstein champion and reserve interbreed dairy champion Priestland James Rose. Included is interbreed judge Edward Griffiths.

Holstein Armagh 1

ARMAGH: The Haffey family Isla, Lily and Jude from Portadown, with their family's Holstein champion Glasson Shottle JG Gail. 

Holstein Armagh 4

Interbreed dairy champion at Armagh Show was Clandeboye Shottle Willow shown by Jason Booth, Stewartstown. Adding his congratulations is sponsor Richard Henning, Fane Valley.

FW Ballymena 4

Supreme Holstein champion at Ballymena Show was Priestland PS James Rose shown by Matthew McLean, Bushmills.

Holstein Lurgan 2

LURGAN: Reserve champion was Jim Morrison's Inch Shottle Daphne 10th.

Holstein Saintfield

SAINTFIELD: Holstein champion and interbreed dairy champion was Croagh Petrelle exhibited by Steven Robinson, Crossgar. Included is sponsor Mark Simpson, McLarnon Feeds.

Holstein Armagh 3

ARMAGH: Reserve Holstein champion at Armagh Show was Ernevale Rampage Holiday bred by Seamus Gunn, Derrylin. Included is judge John McLean, Bushmills.

Omagh Show 9

Holstein champion and reserve interbreed dairy champion was Iain McLean's Priestlad 4951 Shot Bedazzle.

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