A Kilbride Farm Newry daughter bred by Thelma Gorman from Armagh was crowned winner of the 2015 Woodcraft Kitchens(Kilrea) junior heifer derby, held at Lurgan’s 103rd annual show.

Woodford Penny was born in January 2014, and is bred from the prize winning Ballintlea King daughter Woodford Paula. She has been unbeaten so far this season, and also claimed the reserve junior championship at Balmoral.

Making her showring debut to take the runner-up award was the thirteen-month-old Derrycallaghan Fancy Me, bred and exhibited by Harold Stubbs, and grandson Alan Burleigh, who had made the trip from County Fermanagh. Sired by the 21,000gns Corrick Kentucky Kid, her dam is the Popes Laird daughter Corskie Vesna,
Corskie Vesna also bred the Raceview King daughter Derrycallaghan Beauty – dam of the 12,000gns February junior and supreme overall Stirling champion Derrycallaghan Ernest.

Another class winner in the heifer derby line-up was the May 2014 born Scribby Farms Fiona exhibited by Keith and Andrea Nelson, Rosslea. Sired by the herd’s jointly owned 12,000gns stock bull and former Stirling champion Drumlone Anchor, she is bred from the Celtic Rock daughter Scribby Farms Cathy ET.

Several of the heifer derby prize winners will be catalogued for the NI Simmental Club’s 45th anniversary elite sale, scheduled to take place at the Pedigree Sales Arena in Moira on Saturday 5th September.

Officiating as judge at Lurgan Show was RUAS president and well-known Simmental breeder Billy Robson OBE, from the noted Kilbride Farm Herd based at Doagh, County Antrim.

Scooping the female and supreme overall championship was the two-year-old heifer Scribby Farms Exquisiter bred by Keith and Andrea Nelson. She is a full sister to Scribby Farms Cathy ET, and has notched up several awards this season, including first prize at Bamoral, and the reserve female championship at Ballymena.

Brothers Shane and Paul McDonald, Tempo, won the reserve female and reserve supreme accolades with the home-bred Coolcran Lady Erin. Born in July 2013 she is by Ashland Brandy, and is out of the privately purchased Ashland Lady Wendy. This one was reserve female champion at Balmoral Show, and stood first in her class at Ballymena.

David Hazelton, Dungannon, secured the male championship with his junior bull Ranfurly Formula 1 ET. Sired by Carnkern Titan, this fourteen-month-old bull is a son of the herd’s prolific brood cow South Park King Kong Weikel 2nd.

Thelma Gorman rounded off a successful day by qualifying for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition, the final of which takes place at Fermanagh County Show in August. Her winning duo were the home-bred heifers Woodford Penny and Woodford Patricia 3rd.

Results from the judging ring:

Heifer, born between 01/01/13 and 30/06/13 – 1, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Exquisiter; 2, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Elegant.

Heifer, born between 01/07/13 and 30/06/13 – 1, Shane and Paul McDonald, Coolcran Lady Erin.

Bull, born on or after 01/01/14 – 1, WD Hazelton, Ranfurly Formula 1 ET.
Pair, property of exhibitor -1, Keith and Andrea Nelson; 2, Thelma Gorman; 3, WD Hazelton.
Calf, under one-year-old – 1, Thelma Gorman, Woodford Patricia 3rd.

Young handler – 1, Jason Whitcroft, Armagh; 2, Louise Wyllee Davies, Fivemiletown.

Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) junior heifer derby, heifer born between 01/01/14 and 30/04/14 – 1, Thelma Gorman, Woodford Penny; 2, Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh, Derrycallaghan Fancy Me; 3, WD Hazelton, Ranfurly Blende 5th.

Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior heifer derby, heifer born between 01/05/14 and 31/08/14 – 1, Andrea and Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Fiona; 2, Thelma Gorman, Woodford Patricia 3rd.

Male champion was Ranfurly Formula 1 ET shown by David Hazelton, Dungannon.

Male champion was Ranfurly Formula 1 ET shown by David Hazelton, Dungannon.

Andrea Nelson, Rosslea, exhibited the female and supreme overall Simmental champion Scribby Farms Exquisiter.

Andrea Nelson, Rosslea, exhibited the female and supreme overall Simmental champion Scribby Farms Exquisiter.

Reserve female and reserve supreme Simmental champion was Coolcran Lady Erin exhibited by Shane McDonald, Tempo.

Reserve female and reserve supreme Simmental champion was Coolcran Lady Erin exhibited by Shane McDonald, Tempo.

Winner of the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) junior Simmental heifer derby was Woodford Penny bred and exhibited by Thelma Gorman, Armagh.

Winner of the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) junior Simmental heifer derby was Woodford Penny bred and exhibited by Thelma Gorman, Armagh.

Runner-up in the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Simmental heifer derby was Derrycallaghan Fancy Me exhibited by Alan Burleigh.

Runner-up in the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Simmental heifer derby was Derrycallaghan Fancy Me exhibited by Alan Burleigh.

Simmental young handler Jason Whitcroft, Armagh.

Simmental young handler Jason Whitcroft, Armagh.

Keith Nelson, Rosslea, exhibited the first prize winning Scribby Farms Fiona in the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) junior heifer derby at Lurgan Show.

Keith Nelson, Rosslea, exhibited the first prize winning Scribby Farms Fiona in the Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) junior heifer derby at Lurgan Show.

Lurgan Show qualifiers for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year Competition were Woodford Penny and Woodford Patricia 3rd bred by Thelma Gorman, Armagh. Lending a hand is Jason Whitcroft.

Lurgan Show qualifiers for the Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year Competition were Woodford Penny and Woodford Patricia 3rd bred by Thelma Gorman, Armagh. Lending a hand is Jason Whitcroft.

Lurgan Show Simmental judge Billy Robson, Doagh.

Lurgan Show Simmental judge Billy Robson, Doagh.

DATE: 6th June 2015 JUDGE: Mr B Robson
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme Champion & Female Champion SCRIBBY FARMS EXQUISITER DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY A NELSON
Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Female Champion COOLCRAN LADY ERIN ASHLAND BRANDY 10 ASHLAND LADY WENDY S P MCDONALD
Male Champion RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14 CARNKERN TITAN SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Champion – Junior Heifer Derby WOODFORD PENNY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
Reserve Champion – Junior Heifer Derby DERRYCALLAGHAN FANCY ME CORRICK KENTUCKY KID CORSKIE VESNA MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.13 and on or before 30.06.13 1. SCRIBBY FARMS EXQUISITER DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY A NELSON
2. SCRIBBY FARMS ELEGANT DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS BLOSSOM A NELSON
Heifer, born on or after 01.07.13 and on or before 31.12.13 1. COOLCRAN LADY ERIN ASHLAND BRANDY 10 ASHLAND LADY WENDY S P MCDONALD
Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior Heifer Derby – Heifer, born on or after 01.01.14 up to 30.04.14 1. WOODFORD PENNY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
2. DERRYCALLAGHAN FANCY ME CORRICK KENTUCKY KID CORSKIE VESNA MR H C STUBBS & A A BURLEIGH
3. RANFURLY BLENDE 5TH F11 WHITEMIRE KING KONG RANFURLY BLENDE 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
4. TULLA FUDGE AUROCH ANTO PP ET TULLA BETTY MR J REID & MISS L WYLLEE-DAVIES
Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior Heifer Derby – Heifer, born on or after 01.05.14 up to 31.08.14 1. SCRIBBY FARMS FIONA DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY A NELSON
2. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND MRS T H GORMAN
Bull, born on or after 01.01.14 1. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14 CARNKERN TITAN SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Calf, 12 months or under at Show 1. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND MRS T H GORMAN
Pairs 1. SCRIBBY FARMS EXQUISITER DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS CATHY A NELSON
1. SCRIBBY FARMS ELEGANT DRUMLONE ANCHOR 09 SCRIBBY FARMS BLOSSOM A NELSON
2. WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND MRS T H GORMAN
2. WOODFORD PENNY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
3. RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14 CARNKERN TITAN SOUTH PARK KING KONG WEIKEL 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
3. RANFURLY BLENDE 5TH F11 WHITEMIRE KING KONG RANFURLY BLENDE 2ND MR W D HAZELTON
Ivomec Super Pairs Qualifiers WOODFORD PATRICIA 3RD BREAGHEY DIAMOND 12 WOODFORD PATRICIA 2ND MRS T H GORMAN
WOODFORD PENNY KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY WOODFORD PAULA MRS T H GORMAN
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