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2016 was another successful Balmoral Show for us, with the 2005 born Pansy C4 winning the cow class with her 7 month old Henry daughter Pansy N7 coming 4th out of 15 in the yearling heifer class. Carrying on from her win at the 2015 NI Calf Show Starlet M10 sired by Dynamite won the intermediate class before being Reserve Female & Reserve Supreme Champion. Starlet M12 was 2nd to her in the same class with Starlet L16 taking 3rd in the senior heifer both sired by Henry these heifers won the pairs and M10 joined them to win the group of 3. Well done to Paul & Wendy Beatty in taking the Female & Supreme with a 2 year old heifer purchased in the belly in January Sale 2015 and Cecil & Donald Beatty who took male championship with Solpoll 1 Lone Ranger who was purchased at the January Sale 2016 both sired by Panmure 1 Henry

Stella L2 is a very stylish and promising daughter of Henry and Stella F26, a maternal sister to C16 sold to the Netherhall herd for a UK record price. She was unbeaten all show season picking up the Calf Championship at the National show, Reserve Female Champion at Antrim and Female Champion at the Calf Show. Our calf show team sired by Henry picked up Reserve Senior Male for Lawman, 2nd’s for both Lightning and Dainty L1. Solitude 1 Helen also lifted a 2nd, while A & A Armour’s Woodvale 1 Livewire & Limited Edition took 1st & 2nd, all three were out of Dynamite dams. The Reserve Junior Female Champion was the Solpoll 1 Grenade daughter Boley 1 Lucinda

Stella L2 has continued her showring success at the Royal Ulster, after taking the Hereford Championship she went onto to finish 3rd in the Champion of Champions Interbreed. On the final day of the show she was joined by herdmates Dainty L1 and Lawyer to take 3rd in the Interbreed group of 3, the best result from the breed so far. Lawyer had been placed Reserve Male & Junior Champion after winning the biggest class of the day of 13, with Lord Keno & Linden taking 2nd & 6th in this class. Solitude 1 Lionheart finished 2nd to the Male Champion despite giving away 7 months of age. Lord Keno went on to win the Native Beef Performance class giving another interbreed success for the breed. Henrys progeny dominated the pair class taking 1st & 2nd and won the group of 3.

3rd place Interbreed group of 3, all sired by Panmure 1 Henry

Stella L2 has continued her show ring dominance by winning the National show and taking the Female of the Year title with a maximum points haul. Described as ‘exceptional’ by judge and breed President Gerald Blandford. Progeny of Henry completely dominated the show with the top 4 places all sired by him as well as 1st & 2nd in pair and Group. Standing Reserve in both the Supreme & Female section was the very stylish 9 month old Starlet M12 who took Calf & Junior titles as well. Lawyer repeated his Balmoral place with the Reserve Male title, while Dainty K18 on her first outing of the year was 1st in the 2 year old heifer class and was shown with her 3 month old heifer calf at foot. Pictured below left is the Male Champion, Woodvale 1 Livewire shown by A & A Armour who purchased his Dynamite dam with Livewire in her belly. He teamed up with another Henry x Dynamite son to take second in the pairs. Nicholashayne 1 Kingkong (below right) was Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh & Three Counties and has been dominating the young bull section at the shows and is son of Solpoll 1 Dynamite

At the NI Calf Show our team of 5 debutants did us proud with Milkyway taking the Senior & Overall Male Championship. A son of Henry he is a full brother to the 10800gns Kitkat and out of the Dynamite daughter Dainty G2. Following close behind in the same class was Mr Daffy & Maverick. In the next bull class Maestro took 2nd place to the Reserve Male Champion. Mr Daffy & Maestro are very closely bred both being Daffy sons out of Dynamite dams with Maverick being a son of Dynamite. Foe more details on these 4 bulls see the For Sale page. Our only female entry was Starlet M10. An ET daughter out of Dynamite and the RLOA Dynasty daughter Starlet E21. She is a full brother to Jethro, 2nd top price HCS April Sale 2013 we have 3 full sisters and a full brother in our herd. We also won the pairs class with Milkyway & Mr Daffy.

2016 show season was rounded off in style with 2 strong performances firstly at the NIHBA Calf Show and then the Pedigree Calf Fair. Nomad, a Henry son was Senior & Male Champion, described by Judge Matt Gray as having class, real quality and well balanced. 9 month old Duchess N19 won a strong class before going on to take the Junior & Reserve Female Championship, she is full sister to the 2016 Irish National Champion. National & Noble took 2nd prizes as well, both being Henry and Dynamite bred, the same as Nomad.

At the PCF we took 3 bull calves with Nobility being Reserve Senior Champion, a Henry son from a Dynamite dam, he is full brother to last years National Show Reserve Champion. Next Step finished behind Nobility in the same class. 7 month old National was Junior Champion, described by Judge Tony Bradstock as a super calf with a lot of potential. Both these bulls are out of Henry dams, with Next Step sired by Salute and National by Dynamite.  For more details on these bulls see the For Sale page

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