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