National Irish Moiled Breed Show of Northern Ireland

Judge Trevor Chadwick of Co Galway was delighted with the turnout, level and presentation of the stock and the way the stock were handled and well behaved, a real honor for all stockmen involved.

It was quite a spectacular sight for all who watched, especially the young heifer and heifer classes when the ring was filled with top quality animals, approaching ten entries in each of those classes.

It was the senior champion and the reserve senior champion who went all the way to win the title of supreme champion of the breed and reserve the place of supreme champion with the comment of judge Trevor Chadwick: “It could have gone in the two senses for these two heavyweights because both animals were very impressive.”

Supreme Champion of the Irish Moiled Breed – senior sire Woodbine Casper EX97 owned by Brian O’Kane

He finally gave the supreme champion slap to the mighty correct heavyweight senior sire Woodbine Casper owned by Brian O’Kane, Ballymena bred by Ciara and James White, Co Wexford with the general reserve supreme breed champion going to the outfit of heavyweight cow and calf Curraghanakeely Sylvia 1st, a nine year old cow with her seventh calf on display by N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley) of Dungannon.

The judge’s choice in the cow class was the cow and calf outfit of the nine-year-old cow, Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1st EX 94, sired by Curraghnakeely Teddie with a strong footed 7-month-old heifer, Curraghnakeely Sylvia 0594, sired by Waikato Alister, exhibited by N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle Mc Cauley). Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1ère won many championships as a youngster, as did her dam, Roes-Hall Lizzy EX94. The second and third place winners in the cow class were also past championship winners at local Northern Ireland agricultural shows earlier in 2022.

Second place went to elegant three-year-old cow Derrypark Iris, sired by Castledale Ollie, exhibited by Andrew McConnell of Glenwherry. Third place went to strong seven-year-old cow Gortluchra Macmann, sired by Springfield Unique with a two-month-old heifer on foot, exhibited by A and J Baxter of Newtownstewart.

In the senior heifer class, quality was once again the watchword, the winners of this class having already won at local shows. A very stylish two-year-old heifer, Beauty Hill Judith, sired by Atlantic High Tide, owned by Albert and Jacqueline Baxter won the red ticket. Second place went to Ballylinney Alice 1912, sired by Ballylinney Palmer, exhibited by Rachel Armor of Maghera. Third place went to Beechmount Louisa, sired by Curraghnakeely Masterpiece, owned by Denis Reddick of Lisburn.

Supreme champion of the general reserve Irish Moiled breed – Senior cow – Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1st with heifer at the foot. Included in photo managers Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley and judge Trevor Chadwick

The junior heifer class provided the spectators in the ring with a truly phenomenal spectacle due to the exceptional participation of yearling heifers of exceptional quality.

The cream of the crop was the formidable heifer, Curraghnakeely Pandora 0564, sired by Waikato Alister. Second and third place went to successful new breeders in their first year on the show circuit Irish Moiled, Rachel and Mervyn Garrett of Carrickfergus with two beautifully presented heifers, both sired by Woodbine Casper, Raveglen Mary took the second place and Ravelglen Bidi took third place.

The senior bull class was the class from which the judge, Trevor Chadwick, would choose his overall supreme champion.

The top two spots in this class went to bulls bred by Ciara and James White, Co Wexford, both sired by Tully Jack EX92, both displaying great power, strength and plenty of breed character.

Champion Irish Moiled Pairs – Won by Andrew McConnell pictured with his brother Robert McConnell

It was five-year-old sire Woodbine Casper owned by Brian O’Kane of Martinstown who won the red rosette, Woodbine Casper is no stranger to the show ring having won numerous championships and most recently Holstein UK scored Woodbine Casper EX97 highest score for any recorded Irish Moiled. Second place goes to three-year-old Woodbine Eddie, owned by Andrew McConnell.

There may have been only one entry in the junior bull class, but the quality was abundant, as the judge noted. A promising young bull Curraghnakeely Rojo sired by Waikato Alister deservedly won the red rosette, exhibited by N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley).

The second largest class of the day was the heifer class and the placings were hotly contested as the quality was exceptional in all entries. A showy and elegant heifer born in December 2021, Ballyreagh Lily 6757, sired by Waikato Alister, took first place.

Second place went to a very intelligent heifer born in March 2022, Glassdrummond Cherry 127, sired by Curraghnakeely Masterpiece owned by Sam Smiley of Ballynahinch.

Reserve Champion Irish Moiled pair – N and M Moilies exhibited by Michelle McCauley and Odhran O’Neill

Third place went to another beautiful heifer born in April 2022, Ballyvesey Seachtu, sired by Curraghnakeely Cracker Jack, owned by Robert Davis of Templepatrick.

The bull calf class was slightly smaller but still of high quality. First place went to a very intelligent bull calf born in January 2022, Ravelglen Earl, son of Woodbine Casper, owned by Brian O’Kane.

Second and third place went to Andrew McConnell with two very shapely bull calves both sired by Glassdrummond Lad, second to Glenfield Max, born in April 2022 and third place to Glenfield Thor, a calf born in February 2022.

An exhibitor’s champion pairs were won by Andrew McConnell with his senior bull, Woodbine Eddie and his senior cow, Derrypark Iris.

Reserve champion pairs went to N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley) with their junior bull, Curraghnakeely Rojo and junior heifer, Curraghnakeely Pandora 0564.

The judge noted that the junior handling class is one of the most important classes of the day. He said he loved seeing young people actively involved and enthusiastic about the Irish Moiled breed.

The judge commented on the professionalism of these young people during the presentation of their animals. First, Hollie O’Rourke, second, Sommer Garrett, third, Emily Scott and fourth, Cary Logan.

The first and second place winners in the bull and heifer classes presented themselves to be judged in the calf championship. Ballyreagh Lilly 6757, the heifer exhibited by N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley) was crowned overall champion calf along with reserve heifer champion for bull calf winner Ravelglen Earl owned by Brian O’Kane.

The junior bull winner and the first and second prize winners in the junior heifer class showed up to be judged. Curraghnakeely Pandora 0564 heifer class winner exhibited by N and M Moilies (Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley) was crowned junior champion with the reserve junior champion going to second place winner in the junior heifer class, Ravelglen Mary owned by Mervyn and Rachel Garrett.

The first and second prize winners in the Senior Cow, Senior Heifer and Senior Bull categories presented themselves to be judged in the Senior Championship.

It was a close call between the winner of the senior cow and the winner of the senior bull with Woodbine Casper EX97 owned by Brian O’Kane, the winner of the senior bull taking the senior champion and the reserve senior champion went to the winner of the senior cow, Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1ère accompanied by her smart heifer exhibited by (N and M Moilies) Nigel Edwards and Michelle McCauley.

Breed Secretary Gillian Steele presented Rachel Garrett with the Perpetual N and M Moilie Cup for the top novice breeder with the most shows.

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society would like to thank the Randox Antrim Show for hosting the Northern Ireland National, to judge Trevor Chadwick who did a phenomenal job judging the largest attendance of Irish Moileds to date.

To the Stewards who were fantastic to keep everything running like clockwork, to the Sponsors Fane Valley, Ulster Bank, Laurel View Farm, David and Sandra Scott and finally to all the exhibitors including the Junior Handlers for putting on a fantastic show of Irish Moiled cattle.

1st – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1st

2nd – Andrew McConnell – Derrypark Iris

3rd – A and J Baxter – Gortluchra Macmann

1st – A and J Baxter – Beauty Hill Judith

2nd – Rachel Armor – Ballylinney Alice 1912

3rd – Dennis Reddick – Beechmount Louisa

1st – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Pandora 0564

2nd – Rachel Garrett – Ravelglen Mary

3rd – Rachel Garrett – Ravelglen Bidi

1st – Brian O’Kane – Woodbine Casper

2nd – Andrew McConnell – Woodbine Eddie

1st – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Rojo

1st – N and M Moilies – Ballyreagh Lily 6757

2nd – Sam Smiley – Cherry Glassdrommond 127

3rd – Robert Davis – Ballyvesey Seachtu

1st – Brian O’Kane – Ravelglen Earl

2nd – Andrew McConell – Glenfield Max

3rd – Andrew McConell – Glenfield Thor

Champion – Andrew McConnell

Reserve Champion – N and M Moilies

Champion – Holly O’Roarke

Reserve Champion – Summer Garrett

Champion – N and M Moilies – Ballyreagh Lily 6757

Reserve Champion – Brian O’Kane – Ravelglen Earl

Champion – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Pandora 0564

Reserve Champion – Rachel Garrett – Ravelglen Mary

Champion – Brian O’Kane – Woodbine Casper

Reserve Champion – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1st

Champion – Brian O’Kane – Woodbine Casper

Reserve Champion – N and M Moilies – Curraghnakeely Sylvia 1st

Gillian Steele, Secretary of the Irish Moiled Breed, presents Rachel Garrett with the N and M Moilie Cup for the best novice who attends the most shows
Reserve Irish Moiled champion calf – Ravelglen Earl owned by Brian O’Kane exhibited by Caillin O’Kane and Josie McAuley
Reserve Junior Irish Moiled champion – Ravelglen Mary exposed by Rachel Garrett congratulated by judge Trevor Chadwick
Young Champion Handler – Hollie O’Rourke congratulated by judge Trevor Chadwick and sponsor David Scott with her son Harry
Young Reserve Champion Handler – Sommer Garrett with Mom Rachel
Northern Ireland’s Moiled Irish National Championship lineup at the Randox Antrim Show gets the final look from judge Trevor Chadwick

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