Clare dairy herd proves champion class

A 60-COW dairy herd from Co Clare is the 2006 champion herd in the Limerick and Clare Friesian breeders’ club awards.

The herd of Michael and John Moroney, Drumcliffe, Ennis, topped a record entry of 37 herds.

But it was the Elite Winter Class runner-up to the Drumcliffe herd, the “Lisnalty” herd of James, Paul and John Hannon at Crecora, Co Limerick, which took a record number of individual honours, including champion cow, champion heifer in milk, Cow Family reserve champion, Best Elite Winter Class Cow, and Best Elite Winter Class heifer. Top award for milk protein content went to the herd of Henry and Declan Flynn, Knocksouna, Kilmallock, averaging 3.58%.


Elite Winter Class

Herds: 1. Michael Moroney, Ennis. 2. James, John and Paul Hannon, Crecora, Co Limerick. 3. Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry.

Best Heifer: James, John and Paul Hannon.

Best Cow: James, John and Paul Hannon.

Premier Winter Class

Herds: 1. Ted and Joe Boyce, Ballytigue, Bruree. 2. Desmond Frawley, Coolrea, Bruree. 3. Tom Lynch, Ballyelan, Ballingarry.

Best Heifer: Ted and Joe Boyce.

Best Cow: Ned Relihan, Port, Adare.

Elite Spring Class

Herds: 1. Aidan Frawley, Ballytigue, Bruree. 2. Richard Hynes, Howardstown, Bruree. 3. Michael and Margaret Laffan, Kilfinny, Adare.

Best Heifer: Aidan Frawley.

Best Cow: Aidan Frawley.

Premier Spring Class

Herds: 1. Pat Martin, Ballyguille, Ballingarry. 2. Henry and Declan Flynn, Knocksouna, Kilmallock. 3. John and Marian Collins, Newcastlewest.

Novice Class

Herds: 1. Joe Hennessy, Barefield, Ennis. 2. John Hannnigan, Sandfield, Dromcollogher. 3. Eamonn O’Donovan, Loughill West, Co Limerick.


Herds: 1. Henry and Declan Flynn, Knocksouna, Kilmallock. 2. John Fox, Darragh, Kilfinane. 3. John Hannigan, Dromcollogher.


Herds: 1. John Fox, Darragh, Kilfinane.

Champion EBI Cow: Pat Shanahan, Croagh, Rathkeale.

Best Cow Family

Herds: 1. Tom Lynch, Ballingarry. Reserve — James, John and Paul Hannon.

Champion Heifer in Milk

James, John and Paul Hannon. Reserve: Ted and Joe Boyce, Bruree.

Champion Cow

James, John and Paul Hannon.

Champion Herd

Michael and John Moroney.

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