Roundfort Show on Sunday the 8th of June saw a nice display of Shorthorn cattle to spite of the wet overcast day. The cow class was won by James and Peter Gormley from Gortnadrass, Ballymote, Co. Sligo with a big framed roan cow.
The 2013 born male or female class was also won by James and Peter Gormley with a light roan heifer calf bred out of Creaga Dice. Second and third on the day was Chris Gainley, Co. Mayo with his two red bull calves.
Next to the class for animals born after the 1/9/13, which had only one exhibitor, this class was won by the Flatley brothers from Kilkelly with a red heifer calf bred by SBU.
The class for an uncalfed heifer of any age was won by Michael Feeney Ballinrobe with his Creaga Dice heifer. Second in line was Jim Foley Sligo with his heifer. The last class of the day, the yearling heifer class was the best supported class. First was the Flatley brothers Kilkelly second was Jim Foley Sligo and third was Michael Feeney.
The Champion Shorthorn of the day was the Flatley brother’s yearling heifer which was also awarded the Kieran McAllister Cup. Reserve Champion was Jim Foley, Co Sligo with his yearling heifer. Judge on the day was well known breeder Anthony Dockery Elphin Co Roscommon.
We would encourage more breeders to exhibit there cattle at their local shows as it is a fantastic shop window for your Shorthorn herd.