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Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014

Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014 - Champion & Res Interbreed Champion Monasterois Jennie Deans 8 from Michael Manley

Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014 - Champion & Res Interbreed Champion Monasterois Jennie Deans 8 from Michael Manley

Success from the South By Ann-Maree Manley

The Royal Ulster Winter Fair, Balmoral 2014 took place at the Kings Hall, Belfast for the last time before moving to the new venue of Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Belfast next year. Michael & Ann-Maree Manley, Monasteroris Milking Shorthorns also made a bit of history at the show.

Setting off from Edenderry, Co. Offaly on Tuesday Dec 10th, Michael & Ann-Maree had Jennie in tow and Balmoral as the destination. Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8th is a 10 year old seventh calf cow. Jennie won the Dairy Shorthorn Senior Cow class and went on to take the title of Breed Champion also. The biggest cheer of the day went up when Jennie was tapped out as the Reserve Interbreed Champion.

Judge Brian Carscadden, Guelph, Ontario, Canada referenced this shorthorn cow specifically in his summary of the day, saying she was an outstanding example of the Shorthorn breed with excellent durability and a mammary you would expect to see on a cow half her age.

Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8th is a home bred animal sired by Bilbro Stephen. Her mother Ballingarrane Jennie Deans 239th was purchased as a yearling from the now dispersed Ballingarrane herd of Tipperary. The Jennie Deans family has always been good to us with exceptional longevity and fertility. She produces around 1700gallons / 8000kgs of milk at 3.5% butterfat and 3.35% protein. The newly crowned Champion is sporting her third crown from as many shows.

The first time we showed her was as a fifth calver in July 2012 at Emerald Expo, Cilin Hill where she won Breed Champion. Jennie next returned to Emerald Expo April 2014 claiming victory once again. The Royal Ulster Winter Fair was her 3rd show. This cow is a prime example of the shorthorn breed with her strength, aggressive appetite, high fertility with 7calves in 10 years yet remaining youthful with fantastic feet and legs.

The Royal Ulster Winter Fair   11th December 2014  Judge : Brian Carscadden from Ontario, Canada

Maiden Heifer
1st             Beechview Empire Tiny - G & J Booth
2nd           Kilsally Seraphina 12 - N & R Booth
3rd            Kilsally Seraphina 11 - N & R Booth

Exhibitor Bred - Beechview Empire Tiny - G & J Booth

Heifer, in milk, must have calved by 3 years of age.
1st             Kilsally Seraphina 9 - N & R Booth
2nd           Kilsally Ideal Ruth 6 - N & R Booth
3rd            Sunrise Ipod Heather - Sunrise Shorthorns
4th            Denamona DFR Rose - A Irwin

Exhibitor Bred - Kilsally Seraphina 9 - N & R Booth

Best Udder in class – Kilsally Ideal Ruth 6 N & R Booth

Junior cow, in milk, in second lactation.
1st             Kilsally Jill 14 - N & R Booth
2nd           Kilsally Seraphina 7 - N & R Booth

Exhibitior Bred – Kilsally Jill 14 - N & R Booth

Best Udder in class – Kilsally Jill 14 - N & R Booth
Senior cow, in milk, in 3rd or later lactation
1st             Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8 - Mr M Manley
2nd           Marleycote Princess Jill 31 - McLean family
3rd            Beechview Arudolf Cecilia 2 - G & J Booth
4th            Rodway Lady Laura 80 - Sunrise Shorthorns
5th            Denamona Holmland May - A Irwin

Exhibitor Bred & Best Udder on class - Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8 - Mr M Manley

Champion: Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8  - Mr M Manley

Reserve: Marleycote Princess Jill 31 - McLean family

Best Exhibitor Bred Dairy Shorthorn: Monasteroris Jennie Deans 8 - Mr M Manley

Heifer Champion: Kilsally Seraphina 9 - N & R Booth

Reserve: Kilsally Ideal Ruth 6 - N & R Booth

Junior Champion: Beechview Empire Tiny - G & J Booth

Reserve: Kilsally Seraphina 12 - N & R Booth

Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014
Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014
Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2014