Portea adds National Dairy Show title to Expo and Baileys

Irish dairy cattle are “second to none” in the world, said Canadian expert Carl Phoenix, who judged 230 of Ireland’s best last Saturday, and made Ridgefield Dundee Portea the Irish Examiner supreme champion of the 30th National Dairy Show, to the delight of owners Pat and Derek Frawley of Croagh, Rathkeale, Co Limerick.

The Frawleys are fitting winners of the 30th National Dairy Show championship, because they have been winning at the show in Millstreet since it started in the 1980s.

Ridgefield Dundee Portea produced 800kg of milk solids in her second lactation, and has looks to match, also winning the Emerald Expo and Baileys championships this year.

Results from the show were as follows

Irish Examiner Supreme Champion 2012: Ridgefield Dundee Portea, shown by P and D Frawley, Rathkeale, Co Limerick.

Reserve Champion: Pavime Frisky, Cyril and John Dowling. Baldonnell, Co Dublin.

Honourable Mention: Hallow Lheros Indianink, Philip Jones, Gorey, Co Wexford.

Exhibitor Bred Champion: Hallow Lheros Indianink owned by Philip Jones. Reserve: Clonpaddin GWY Fanta owned by Gary Hurley, Arklow, Co Wicklow. Honourable Mention: David Boyd, Glaslough, Co Monaghan.

Premier Exhibitor: John and Ricky Barrett and Sons, Ballinhassig, Co Cork.

Premier Breeder: John and Ricky Barrett and Sons.

Jersey Champion: Rapid Bay-UK Jades Rumour owned by Michael Booth, Portlaoise. Reserve: Laurelelm Vindication Glamour owned by John and Ricky Barrett & Sons.

Champion Handler: Stacey O’Sullivan. Reserve: Paul Murphy.

Junior Holstein Champion: Beechrow Atwood Twain owned by Beechrow / ICOW / Ponderossa Holsteins. Reserve: Hallow Fever Brenda owned by Philip Jones. Honourable Mention: Hallow Boss Twain owned by Philip Jones.

Junior Holstein in Milk Champion: Glaslough Sanchez Brie owned by David Boyd. Reserve: Clonpaddin GKS Fame owned by Gary Hurley. Honourable Mention: Cahirmee Goldwyn Presence owned by Pat Smith, Doneraile, Co Cork.

Confined Champion: Redcliffe CIX Present, Pearse O’Sullivan. Clonakilty, Co Cork. Reserve: Bree GWY Pine ET, Peter Byrne. Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Best Udder: P and D Frawley’s Ridgefield Dundee Portea. Reserve: David Boyd’s Dalevalley GWY Ivory. Honourable Mention: Cyril Dowling’s Pavime Frisky. Highest EBI: Mounteen Lynbrook Mars owned by John Kirby, Ballinascarthy, Co Cork.

Highest Jersey EBI: Hillcap Cricket owned by Tim O’Connell, Dromcollogher, Co Limerick.

* Class winners were as follows.

Jersey Heifer born 2012: 1 and Best Exhibitor Bred. Michael Booth with Beechrow Starlight led by Michael Lang, Germany. 2.Moorshill Lisnacunna Gold Nikki, Patrick Coffey, Enniskeane, Co Cork. 3. Hillcap Coll, Tim O’Connell.

Heifer born 2012: 1. Hallow Boss Twain owned by Philip Jones, led by Izzy Whittaker. 2. Sprucegrove Mamouth Illinda owned by Keypoint Holsteins, Tuam, Co Galway. 3. Clonpaddin Windbrook Fame owned by Gary Hurley.

Heifer born 2011 after July 1: 1. Beechrow ICOWS / Ponderossa Holsteins with Beechrow Atwood led by Pal Petriffer. 2. Hallow Fever Brenda owned by Philip Jones. 3. Lisnacunna Aftershock Passion owned by Patrick Coffey.

Heifer born 2011 before June 30: 1. Ballyelan Goldwyn Lustre, Tom Lynch, Ballingeary, Co Limerick, led by Dermot McCarthy. 2. Cahirmee Goldwyn Spicy owned by Pat Smith. 3. Gragadder Gold Dutch owned by Liam and Sandra Murphy, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow.

Heifer born 2010: 1. Chapelhill Bolivian Sunset owned by Donal and Tadgh Bourke. Adare, Co Limerick. 2. Tubbertoby ATN Linda 852 owned by William and Joanne Buckley, Banteer, Co Cork. 3. Hallow RC Goldwyn Embrace owned by Philip Jones.

Jersey heifer not in milk born before 2012: 1. Clandeboye Pride Genevive owned by Gary Jones and Izzy Whittaker. 2. Sprucegrove LEX Sangria owned by Aidan Foody, Crossmolina, Co Mayo. 3. Hillcap Lawn owned by Timothy O’Connell.

Cow not in milk: Laurelmore Duplex Impala owned by John and Ricky Barrett & Sons. 2. Ardnasalem Drake Walburga, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny. 3. Coolrue Dante Teenie 3, K and S Kelly, Cahir, Co Tipperary .

Confined heifer in milk: 1. Bree GWY Pine ET owned by Peter Byrne, handler Philip Jones. 2. Grangecon Jet Liza 2 owned by Richard Drohan, Rathgormack, Co Waterford. 3. Eedy Bogart Prelude owned by Robert and Sylvia Helen, Clonakilty, Co Cork.

Heifer in milk born after April 1, 2010: 1. Glaslough Sanchez Brie owned by David Boyd, led by Denis O’Neill. 2. Kilwarden Shottle Carmen 2 owned by Brochan Cocoman, Kil, Co Kildare. 3. Laurelmore Debonaire Ann owned by John and Ricky Barrett & Sons.

Heifer in milk born 1/9/09 to 31/3/10: 1. Clonpaddin GKS Fame owned by Gary Hurley. 2. Cahirmee Goldwyn Presence owned by Pat Smith. 3. Glaslough Baxter Elly owned by Pk and Karl Colton, Emyvale, Co Monaghan. 4. Robinview Wonder owned by Michael and Tom McGrath, Cloyne, Co Cork.

Jersey Heifer in Milk: 1. Rapid Bay-UK Jades Rumour owned by Michael Booth. 2. Laurelelm Vindication Glamour owned by John and Ricky Barrett & Sons. 3. Kilgarriffe Molly owned by Richard and Avril Helen.

Confined cow in milk: 1. Redcliffe CIX Present 2 owned by Pearse O’Sullivan. 2. Clongowes Damion Byremaid owned by John Walsh, Killanrey, Co Kerry.

Jersey Cow in Milk: 1. Laurelelm Comerica Glamour owned by John and Ricky Barrett & Sons. 2. Moorshill Buttercup owned by Pat Ahern. 3. Potterswalls Lexington Veronica owned by P Coffey and P Ahern.

Senior cow in milk born between 2009: 1. Pavime Frisky ET owned by C and J Dowling, led by John Dowling. 2. Pavime Dora Red ET owned by the Beechinor family, Clonakilty, Co Cork. 3. Tubbertoby Shottle Paradise owned by Paul Flanagan, Drogheda, Co Lough.

Cow born 2008: 1. Baldonnel Goldwyn Sharon owned by C Dowling and Mervyn Eager. 2. Dalevalley GWY Ivory owned by David Boyd and R Cromie. 3. Croagh Susie Mist 47 owned by P and D Frawley.

Cow in milk born 2007: 1. Hallow Lheros Indianink owned by Philip Jones. 2. Clonpaddin GWY Fanta owned by Gary Hurley. 3. Glaslough Goldwyn Bret owned by David Boyd.

Cow in milk born before 2007: 1. Ridgefield Dundee Portea owned by P and D Frawley. 2. Galwaybay Dundee Lavish owned by Michael Booth. 3. Dalevalley OTI J Lulu owned by E and S Murphy, Waterfall, Co Cork.

Production Class: Laurelmore Ruben Sassy owned by John and Ricky Barrett and Sons. 2. Laurelelm Talent Perfection, John and Ricky Barrett and Sons. 3. Dalevalley OTI J Lulu, E and S Murphy.

Group of Three: 1. David Boyd. 2. Gary Hurley. 3. John and Ricky Barrett and Sons.

Under-14 Handler: 1. Lauren O’Toole. 2. Hannah Buckley. 3. Conor Lynch. 4. Kevin Smith. 5. Kane Boal. 6. Emma McNamara.

Handler 14-18: 1. Stacey O’Sullivan. 2. Paul Murphy. 3, Doireann Mullhall. 4. Rachel McNamara. 5. Claire Kirby. 6. Lauren Fitzmaurice. 7. Noirin Kennelly. 8. Jack Cooney.

YMA Showmanship League Class 1: 1. Rachel McNamara. 2. Kevin Smith. 3. Paul Murphy.

YMA Showmanship League Class 2: 1. Caitriona Neville. 2. Edwin Gaynor. 3. Padraic Murphy.

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