Record herds awards haul for Lisnalty herd

THE “Lisnalty” herd of pedigree Holstein-Friesians has swept the boards in the 2004 Herd of the Year Awards for Limerick and Clare, by taking the highest ever number of awards for a single herd in one year, in the history of the contest.

The herd, based at Friarstown, Crecora, Co Limerick was founded by well known livestock breeder Jimmy Hannan, and the tradition of high class breeding is now being continued by his son, Paul, with the purchase of Canadian blood further boosting the standard.

The Lisnalty cows won the overall 2004 Herd of the Year award, winning the Elite Class with the highest points for an individual herd. Lisnalty Lee Impala was judged the Best Heifer, and Lisnalty Baby 11 was judged the best cow. The herd also won the James Hull Award for the best cow family (Sunray); and the Hamish Logan Award for the Champion Heifer in Milk, with Lisnalty Lee Impala.

Limerick and Clare Friesian Breeders Herd of the Year Awards (sponsored by Paul and Vincent and Merial)

Protein Award: 1. Henry and Declan Flynn, Kilmallock (3.52%). 2. John Fox, Kilfinane (3.51%). 3. Charles O’Malley, Shanagolden (3.38%).

James Hull Award for Best Cow Family: Paul Hannon, Crecora, Co Limerick. Reserve: Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry.

Hamish Logan Award for the Champion Heifer in milk: Paul Hannon. Reserve: Jim O’Neill, Kilmallock.

Champion Cow: Paul Hannon. Reserve: Salesian Agricultural College.

Novice Class: 1. Aidan Frawley, Bruree. 2. Charles O’Malley, Shanagolden. 3. Pat Fenton, Kilfinane. Best Heifer: Eamonn O’Donovan, Loughill. Best Cow: Charles O’Malley.

Development Class: 1. Michael Moroney, Ennis. 2. Donal Neville, Croagh. 3. Seamus Mullane, Feoghanagh. Best Heifer; Donal Neville. Best Cow: Michael Moroney.

Premier Class: 1. Ted and Joe Boyce, Bruree. 2. Desmond Frawley, Bruree. 3. Tom Lynch, Ballingarry. Best Heifer: Ted and Joe Boyce. Best Cow: Desmond Frawley.

Elite Class: 1. Paul Hannon, Crecora. 2. Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry. 3. Jim O’Neill, Kilmallock. Best Heifer: Paul Hannon. Best Cow: Paul Hannon.

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