We had an incredibly successful day at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore with our team of 12 cattle collecting five National titles and many other awards during the day.
Clonagh Crystal Klowna:
Our first national title of the day went to the October 2011-born heifer, Crystal Klowna, who won the National Weanling Heifer Championship. She is by Seabank Flint out of a Banwy T-Rex daughter, Clonagh Alison. Another T-Rex daughter, Clonagh Classy Truly placed fifth in the line up.
Jennalyn Crimson Lady:
Taking the first ever national title for the Jennalyn herd was Crimson Lady who won the National Junior Heifer Championship in an extremely competitive class. Crimson Lady is again by Banwy T-Rex and is out of a Raceview King daughter, Jennalyn Scarlet. Jennalyn Crystal Sapphire was also placed fifth in the line up.
Jennalyn Charlie Rose:
Following on the winning form for the herd was Jennalyn Charlie Rose who took the National Yearling Bull Championship. He is by Banwy T-Rex out of a Marblehill Liam daughter, Jennalyn Tara Rose.
Clonagh Cupids Temptress:
Following in his parents footsteps was Clonagh Cupids Temptress who won the National Junior Bull Championship. He is by Banwy T-Rex out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter, Cloneygowan Temptress Posh.
Jennalyn Charlie Rose and Clonagh Classy Truly:
The Banwy T-Rex calves teamed up to take the National Junior Progeny Pairs Championship. We were also placed fourth with another T-Rex pair, Clonagh Dazzling Eyes and Clonagh Darling Eyes.
Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous:
“Abby Fabby” followed on her success from last year by retaining her title as reserve overall female of the year. She was earlier placed second in the National Junior Cow Championships (and highest placed heifer).
Jennalyn Donkey Kong:
Our success in the calf classes came with the January-born bull Jennalyn Donkey Kong winning his class. He is by a homebred bull, Clonagh Wonderboy, out of Ballybane Nora.
We like to thank our friends from the UK Bridget, Chrissie and Rhys for their amazing help from the early hours of the morning and throughout the day!