The Hilary line was introduced in 2005 with the purchase of a 2 week old calf, Milton Senhorita (Spot) with her recipient mother for €4,000. Following our wedding in 2008, Lyndsey brought up two more Hilary daughters, Milton Sapphire and Jennalyn Scarlet. More recently we purchased another full sister, Milton Francesca ET at a draft sale, an opportunity we just couldn’t refuse. Hilary was the top breeding cow in the Milton herd, having bred a number of top price bulls and most notably Milton Majesty, National Female Champion 2003 and former European record priced female sold at €21,000. Her progeny at Clonagh still proudly wear the halter she was shown it at all major events!
Senhorita was purchased as a 2 week old calf with her recipient mother. She is by Rosten Barney, making he a full sister to Milton Majesty. Her show highlights include:
- South East Club Heifer Calf Champion 2006
- All Ireland Interbreed Suckler Heifer Champion 2007
- National Intermedaite Heifer Champion 2007
- Reserve Overall Female of the Year 2007
- Reserve Overall Female Champion RUAS Balmoral 2007.
- National Junior Cow Champion and Reserve Overall Female of the year 2009.
Senhorita has also proved to be an exceptional breeding cow, especially to Banwy T-Rex.
- Her first calf, Clonagh Angel Eyes was sold at 9 months old for €6,600 to the Popes Herd, UK.
- Clonagh Cracker Rex was reserve champion at the society sale in Tullamore May 2012 selling for a top price of €4,900.
- Clonagh Dreamy Eyes Weanling Heifer Champion Roscommon selling for €5,000 autumn 2012
- Clonagh Darling Eyes was crowned National Janaury Calf Champion at Strokestown show 2012 and National Junior Heifer Champion Tullamore 2013 and Overall Simmental of the year 2017.
- Clonagh Diamond Eyes Reseve Female Champion Roscommon Spring 2013 selling for €5,000
- Clonagh G Spot Weanling Heifer Champion Roscommon Autumn 2015 selling for €5,500
- Clonagh Gucci Eyes National Junior Heifer Champion 2017.
- Grandaughter Clonagh Honey Eyes sold the herd record sale of €12,100.
- Grandaughter Clonagh Jazzy Eyes Female Champion Premier Sale and top price female sold €6,100.
Sapphire is an ET full sister to Senhorita, Rosten Barney out of Milton Hilary.
She has also bred consitstently well to Banwy T-Rex.
Two daughters are retained in the herd to date, Jennalyn Crystal Sapphire ET and her own calf Crystaline Sapphire.
Her first bull calf by Banwy T-Rex, Jennalyn Aspen was sold at 8 months old for €4,400 to the Welston Herd, Walse.
Another T-Rex son, Clonagh Chieftain ET sold for €4,000 at the Premier sale in Roscommon April 2012 while his commerade, Jennalyn Casino ET was Male Champion at the society sale in Tullamore May 2012 selling for €4,700.
A full sister to Senhorita and Sapphire she was purchased for €5,000. With her two full sister breeding so well for us we just couldn’t let the opportunity pass. She calved down in the autumn with a stunning heifer calf by Clonagh World Class.
Scarlet is an ET daughter out of Milton Hilary by Raceview King.
Her 2010 born twins by Banwy T-Rex, Jennalyn Amira and Amora we both sold at premier sales in Roscommon selling for €3,000 each
Her 2011 born heifer Jennalyn Crimson Lady by Banwy T-Rex is without a doubt the best animal bred in the Jennalyn herd to date. She wasn’t shown as a calf but made up for it by winning the National Junior Heifer Championship at Tullamore Show 2012. In 2013 Crimson Lady had a fantastic summer show season starting with a win at Balmoral, breed championships at Clonmel, Ossory, Mullingar and Tinahely and winning both of the champion of champions classes she’s competed in. She also won the much coveted Jenna Stone Memorial Trophy and National Senior Heifer Championship.
Hilary family photo gallery: