Wanda was one of the foundation females in the Clonagh herd and can be found in the back breeding of all of our top breeding cows going back to her three daughnters, Cowslip, Clementine and Edel. The most successful of these was Edel who left a large number of daughters in the herd and we were fortunate to get a number of ET daughters towards the end of her days by Dovefields Gallant and Raceview King who are all breeding exceptionally well to Banwy T-Rex.
We flushed Edel to Dovefields Gallant resulting in 4 daughters and 3 sons being born. The four daughters Shania Babe, Tia Edel, Temptation and Tilyndsey D are all still in the herd and looking very fresh at 13 and 12 years plus.
Shania Babe was the first born of the embryos. She has had six daughters born in to the herd to date with three being retained by Banwy T-Rex, the most successful of these being Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous, detailed below. Another daughter by Clonagh Bart Man, Clonagh Fabulous Babe was Reserve National Yearling Heifer Champion in 2015 and later Weanling Heifer Champion Roscommon Premier Sale selling for €5,350.
Temptation has bred both National and Reserve National Champions in the form of Clonagh Fame and Fortune by Kilbride Farm Dragoon and Clonagh BMW by Banwy T-Rex. Clonagh Diamond Rock was a South East Club Calf Champion selling privately to a pedigree herd. Another daughter Clonagh Her Majesty was sold at the Premier Sale in autumn 2016 for €5,000.
Tilyndsey D again bred consistently to both T-Rex and Dragoon. A son, Clonagh Bravo was sold for €4,800 at the Premier Sale in Roscommon Spring 2012. A full sister Clonagh Delightly Fabulous was 3rd prizewinner in the National Calf Finals in Strokestown 2013 selling privately to the Mohana herd where she has been show successfully. Twin daughters by T-Rex, Enchanting and Enchanted have both been retained.
Tia Edel was a later started than the rest of the sisters having her first calf in Spring 2010. She has since had 3 sets of same sex twins with her set of twin heifers by T-Rex being retained. A daughter by Dragoon, Clonagh Hotty Totty sold for €3,900 at the Premier Sale in autumn 2016 and her full sister Clonagh Jazzy Lady selling for €4,000 at the 2017 autumn Premier sale.
Diehard Gallant was sold privately to the Williams herd of Andrew and Hayley Clarke in Norfolk, UK where he has bred exceptionally well with daughters winning championships at Stirling Bull Sales and a son Williams Hogwarts winning the Male Championship at the Royal Welsh Show in 2017.
Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous:
One of the best females bred at Clonagh to date, “Abby Fabby” is out of an Edel X Gallant ET daughter, Cloneygowan Shania Babe. Her show highlights to date include:
- National Yearling Heifer Champion Beef Expo 2010.
- National Intermediate Heifer Champion 2011.
- National Progeny Pairs Champion 2011.
- Reserve Overall Female of the Year 2011.
- Reserve National Junior Cow 2012 (highest placed heifer)
- Reserve Overall Female of the Year 2012.
- Reserve Champion RUAS Balmoral 2013
- Reserve Overall Female of the Year 2013
Her first calf, Clonagh Eye of the Tiger by Clonagh Tiger Gallant was exported privately to Aberdeenshire. Her daughter, Clonagh Glamorous Fabulous has been retained.
Clonagh Truly Scrumptious D:
Truly is one of two Raceview King ET daughters out Edel. She was a regular prizewinner as an intermediate heifer and junior cow. Traditionally a bull breeder we have only sold one female from her with the rest being retained.
She has bred extremely well to Banwy T-Rex after her first three calves. Her highlights include:
- Clonagh Awesome Truly National Ploughing Bull Champion sold to pedigree breeder William Dorgan, Co. Cork.
- Clonagh Buckarooney Truly, sold to Rhys Grenham, Boars Head herd, UK.
- Clonagh Classy Truly National Junior Progeny Pairs Champion (with Jennalyn Charlie Rose). Reserve National Intermediate Heifer Champion 2013
- Clonagh Eclipse Truly sold to the Gerald Towers Tidkin herd, UK
Wanda progeny gallery: