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Salers Cattle Society of Ireland Ltd.

6th Edition


INDEX TO ADVERTISMENTS

A.I.B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Ashbury Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Ballygar Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Ballymackeogh Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Breffni Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Brownhall Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Carrentubber Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07 Connemara Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Corlurgan Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

David Clarke Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover Dovea Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Dunlo Herd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover

Euro Star Indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Footstown Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Forrest Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Glengar Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Glenard Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

IFAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Knottown Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Kilglass Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Killasser Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Lakeland Dairies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Lataster Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Manusmore Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Moygara Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Parknageragh Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Richard Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Rathlacken Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Ros Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Salers The Ultimate Suckler Cow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Sheelin Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Sligo Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Weatherbys Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Wicklow Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Woodview Salers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09

Trans-Embryo Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

THE SALERS CATTLE SOCIETY OF IRELAND LTD.

COUNCIL MEMBERS Chairman: David Kirrane, Carrentubber,Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Vice-Chairman: James McGroarty, Brownhall, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.

Treasurer: John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Co. Clare. Council: Bernard Hunt, Lisbaleely, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. Michael Ward, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Joe Fortune, Knottown,Wexford, Co.Wexford. John O'Malley, Derradda East, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway. Tom Fitzpatrick, Kilcoke Lodge, Ballybrophy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Richard Fortune, Knottown,Wexford, Co.Wexford. Eddie Brennan, Coon East, Coon, Co. Kilkenny. Padraig McConn,The Paddocks, Galway Road, Ballygar, Co. Galway. Kathleen Ward, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Seamus Maher, Slevinagee, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon. Oliver Meade, Footstown, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath. Fernand Crowe, Carrickabawn, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan.

SALERS

CONTENTS

The Salers Cattle Society of Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .01

Secretary’s Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .01

Chairman’s Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .02

The Constitution of the Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .02

Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03

Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03

List of Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04

Dates for your Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06

Nothing Stays Static . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08

Salers the Breed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Beta Mannosidosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

National Hall of Fame Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Show Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

All Ireland Salers National Calf Champ . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Beef Expo 2010 and Calf Champ 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

6th Salers Society Show & Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

7th Annual Show and Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Sires Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

SECRETARY'S REPORT

This is a very exciting year for the Salers Cattle Society of Ireland. By the time most people read this we will have hosted the International Salers Federation Conference here in Ireland along with farms tours, visiting tourist attractions, entertainment and ending at the Tullamore Show with all our visitors.Thanks to David Kirrane our chairman, who behind the scenes has done a lot of work in keeping everyone around the world informed of this great event. Also a big thanks goes to Trudi in Roscrea Travel for organising everything. We have had another successful year with registrations and membership increasing annually, this is due to farmers realising the benefits of Salers as the Ultimate Suckler Cow. Our annual Pedigree Show and Sale which was held in Roscrea Mart, showed us how popular our Salers cattle were with buyers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and U.K. After years hearing about where the Salers cattle came from, I finally got the opportunity to go to France. I had a wonderful experience seeing where these fantastic animals originated from, by visiting farms and experiencing the French hospitality. It was a trip of a lifetime not only looking at cattle but the scenery and historic town of Salers is fabulous and well worth a visit.Thanks to James Mason and his group for making this such a wonderful trip for me. Finally, I would like to thank all our breeders and everyone involved with the Salers Cattle Society of Ireland, especially thanks to David Kirrane for all his endless work as Chairman, and the Council members who are doing a great job. Meryl Gillespie. Secretary.

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

The Salers breed has made a huge impact in the national suckler herd since we printed our last journal. With over 8000 calves born last year farmers are seeing the advantage of using a Salers bull in their herd . Our last two crossbred sales in Gort have seen prices rising each year as the demand for Salers females has surged. I.C.B.F have published data that has put the Salers breed top for Suckler Beef Value we are also top for daughter fertility and daughter milk and still number one for ease of calving. With a huge problem of Fertility in the national suckler herd with over 200,000 cows not going in calf each year the high maternal value of the Salers breed is where farmers are looking for answers.We have something that every other breed are now trying to match that is a maternal breed that is producing cattle that will match the top breeds for slaughter value. It is important as breeders that we give I.C.B.F. as much data on our cattle as possible this will help increase the data reliability figure on our bulls and make breeding decisions easier for all. There has also been an increase in the demand for good quality breeding bulls it’s important that we are breeding the type of bulls that farmers are looking for and that only quality bulls are registered each year, poor quality bulls should be slaughtered or sold on for finishing. The future for Salers breeding looks good it’s up to us as breeders to keep striving to make it the top choice for the farmer. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Brendan Clarke, Seamus Halton and Martina Keating all the best on their retirement from the council. In conclusion I would like to thank the present council who are working hard and have given a great commitment to the smooth running of the society it is because of these people that the breed is where it is today. Also a special word of thanks to our secretary Meryl for her tireless work on our behalf. I would also like to wish all breeders every success in the future. David Kirrane. Chairman.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIETY

After twelve years in existence some people are unclear on the difference between, (a) The Salers Society and (b) The Herd Book. Briefly I will explain:The official name of the Society is “The Salers Cattle Society of Ireland Co-Operative Ltd.” The registered offices of the Society are Glenard House, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. The Society is Registered as a co-operative with the Irish co-operative organisational Society, and is governed by a statutory set of rules under the authority of the Dept. of Industry and commerce. The Herd book is a service to breeders of Pedigree cattle whereby the parentage history of Registered cattle is recorded. The Society is run by a committee elected by the shareholders. An Annual General Meeting of shareholders is held each year which considers the financial affairs of the Society for the previous year and appoints an Auditor for the coming year. One third of the committee retire each year and are eligible for re-election. Only shareholders of the Society receive notification of the A.G.M. Every breeder of Salers Cattle should be a Shareholder in the Co-op. Shares cost €1 each with a minimum of 30 per applicant. An application form for Shares is available from the secretary. A breeder can register cattle in the Herd Book at the same price irrespective of whether he/she is a Shareholder or not. The subscription fee paid annually by breeders is a contribution towards the running costs of the Society, and the promotion of the breed, but is not a membership fee.

SALERS CATTLE SOCIETY OF IRELAND Contact: Meryl Gillespie (Secretary) Glenard House, Cloughjordan, Co.Tipperary. Tel/Fax: 0505 42245 Email: irishsalers@eircom.net Web: www.irishsalers.com SALERS

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REGISTRATION:

All new breeders will be requested to sign a white acceptance form and will then receive an ANIMAL EVENTS RECORDING BOOK from I.C.B.F. All Pedigree animals have to be registered through the Animal Events Recording Sheets or on line (instead of the regular white cards). Do not send any money with sheet to I.C.B.F. As notification of birth now goes through to I.C.B.F. Payment of Calf Registration fee must be paid before calf reaches 40 days of age, otherwise late penalties will apply. Calf National I.D. number must be supplied with payment. Send this to Salers Secretary the same time as you send the sheet to I.C.B.F. No animal will be registered until Annual Subscription for the year is paid. Subscriptions are due on 1st January each year. Standing Order Form is available from Secretary. No invoice will be sent so it would be helpful if all members would pay promptly. Name of calf. All calves born in the year 2012, their name should start with the letter “M”, e.g. Michael or Mary, the year 2013, start with the letter “N” etc.. The Birth notification time is 40 days from date of birth. Late penalties will apply. (See charges). If you name a calf when registering and don't proceed with registration there is a €5.00 cancellation fee. Herd Prefix. This is a name you choose to call your herd. INSEMINATION D.I.Y.A.I. Inseminators must record all inseminations through the Animals Events Book. Stock Bull owners should record when Bull is put out with females and record through Animal Events again when the Bull is taken away. A.I. Codes must be used. A.I. Certificates must be sent to Secretary with payment for Registrations of calves.

CHARGES

All female and male calves (except ET) up to 40 days 40 days to 90 days 91 days to 180 days Full parentage DNA required after 180 days old.

Cancellation fee Annual Subscription - by bankers order (standing order form) - by cheque/cash/postal order

45 50

Associate members annual subscription

25

Joining Fees and registration of herd prefix

50

Export certificate

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EXPORTS Any animals being exported from Ireland must have an Export Pedigree Certificate, payable by the seller and all males must be DNA'd for Sire and Dam. The beta-mannosidosis test would have been done by parentage. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP This fee (see charges) is payable by the purchaser who should obtain the Certificate from the seller and forward to the Secretary to transfer into his/her name. EMBRYO TRANSPLANT (ET) If a calf is got by Embryo Transplant, (ET) will follow its name. ET Pedigree calves must be parentage DNA'd within 6 months of birth. No calves will be registered unless they have a two generation pedigree certificate for Sire and Dam and have been tested as non-carriers for Beta-mannosidosis or are non-carrier by parentage. No transactions complete until all payments are paid and paperwork correctly supplied. It is the responsibility of the member to get all relevant information to the Society Office on time or late penalties will be incurred.

Registration 1st and 2nd cross up to 1 yr. Over 1 yr.

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IMPORTS The original Certificate and Beta-mannosidosis Certificate along with payment, should be sent to Secretary within 3 months from date of entry or late penalties apply.

Registration of Imported Cattle up to 3 months from date of entry 3 - 6 months from date of entry after 6 months from date of entry

40 60 110

Transfer of Ownership

STOCK BULLS All Stock Bulls must be DNA typed to Register pedigree calves born. DNA bags are available from Secretary. Breeder pays for his own bull to be DNA’d.

Embryo transplant (ET) calves up to 40 days 40 days to 90 days 91 days to 180 days

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40 75 125 15 40 45 90 140

Registration of Embryos (including Imported) minimum per animal flushed (up to 10 embryos) thereafter per embryo

14 1

After 3 months - minimum per animal flushed (up to 10 embryos) thereafter per embryo

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LIST OF MEMBERS CO. CARLOW Staighre Dubh

Coady John, Ballybeg Big, St. Mullins, Co. Carlow. 087-7706476

CO. CAVAN Lataster Hilltop Drung Laragh Drumlion Breffni Lacken Cornafean Knockateggart Sheelin Corlurgan Forthill Lisnalee Laurels

Clarke Brendan, Lataster, Lisgrey,Virginia, Co. Cavan. 049-8544069, 087-4198450 Clarke Nigel, Oola, Grousehall, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. 042-9660416, 086-8762588 Coyle Brian, Corfeehone, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan. 049-4338039, 086-3857028 Crowe Augustine, Drumlion, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. 049-4337859, 087-2635649 Crowe Fernand, Carrickabawn, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. 087-2274296 Crowe Joseph, Drumlion, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. 049-4367949, 087-2635649 Fitzpatrick Noel,Annagh, Cornafean, Co. Cavan. 049-4337922, 087-7775277 Fitzsimons Clement Michael, Knockateggart, Stradone, Co. Cavan. 049-4330922, 086-2752302 Gaffney Seamus,Aughterera, Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. 049-8540342, 087-2700766 Halton Philomena, Corlurgan, Bailiboro, Co. Cavan. 042 - 9665236 Kinnear Lester, Lisnalea, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. 042-9665254, 087-2805026 McIntyre Pat, Lisnalee, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan. 042 -9665318 Murray Brian, Barrack St. Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. 087-9120892, 042-9665414

CO. CLARE Ballyvonnavaun Manusmore Wingfield Gurteen Ahey Bridge Corralinn Ballymackeogh Cragg Lemnaleha Glendara Doonagore Callan Inchiquin Monanaleen Cloncolman

Bell Kieran, Ballyvonnavaun,Clarecastle, Ennis, Co. Clare. 065-6828250, 086-3352134 Burke John, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Ennis, Co. Clare. 086-8129067 Cahir William,Wingfield, Kilshanny, Co. Clare. 087-6191241 Conlon Owen, Gurteen,Tulla Co. Clare. 065 - 6835497, 086-8421914 Hehir Terry,Ahey Bridge, Mullagh, Co. Clare. 087-2937675, 065-7084023 Hughes David, Dromod, Bodyke, Co. Clare. 061-921357, 086-7272424 Keating John & Martina, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Killnaboy, Co. Clare. 065- 6837893, 086-6065868 Leamy Michael,Toonagh,Tulla, Co. Clare. 065 - 6835455 McGuane Kevin, Lemnaleha, Ballynacally, Ennis, Co. Clare. 065-6834009 Moloney Tim, Glandree, Feakle, Co. Clare. 061-924125, 087-7770350 Nagle Seamus, Castleview, Doolin, Co. Clare. 065-7074289, 086-3227046 O'Halloran John, Mount Callan, Inagh, Ennis, Co. Clare. 087-2424499 O'Sullivan Michael, Inchiquin, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co. Clare. 065-6837027 O'Sullivan Patrick, Main St. Corrafin, Ennis, Co. Clare. 065-6837084 Stephens Michael, Cloncolman, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. 065-6834048, 086-3031267

CO. CORK Leeview Powerstown Lisheeda Anniemays Loughane Lackaduve Wallstown Kilglass Bluemoon Forrest Project Highfield Sugarloaf Ardkilly

Browne Dan, Loughlee, Carrigadrohid, Co. Cork. 026-48130, 087-6689556. Cronin Patrick, Powerstown Hse, Mallow, Co. Cork. 022-26632, 087-2716499 Hurley Paul, Lisheeda, Innishannon, Co. Cork. 021-4701572, 086-8314065 Hurley Michael, Moneyvolihane, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. 028-22930, 086-8158786 Kelleher Batt, Loughane, Blarney, Co. Cork. 086-2623097 Kelleher David, Droumree, Macroom, Co. Cork. 026-41751, 086-8502800 McNamara Jerry, Knockamane, Kilbehenny, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.086-2560246, 086-8359302 Moriarty Paul, Kilglass, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. 086-4081376 Murphy Edward J. Bluemoon Stud, Ballyvourney, Macroom, Co. Cork. 026-45112, 086-1969328 Murray Dan & Annette, Forrest, Coachford, Co. Cork. 021-7334588, 086-3993039 O' Brien James, Dromskehy, Clonbanin, Mallow, Co. Cork. 029 - 78088 O'Connell Niall,Toames East, Macroom, Co. Cork. 026-42801, 087-6109861 O'Connor Cornelius, Gurteen, Bantry, Co. Cork. 027-50991, 087-9383425 Tierney Finbarr,Ardkilly, Sandycove, Kinsale, Co. Cork. 086-2624761

CO. DONEGAL Castle Whitehill Brownhall Belmount

Glenn Ivan, Moneygreggan, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal. 074-9156626 Maxwell Rachel, Doorinpoint, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal. 074-9751043 McGroarty James, Brownhall, Ballintra, Co. Donegal. 074 - 9734434, 087-9836148 Murray Brendan, Lr. Bellmount, Crookstown, Co. Cork. 021-7335733, 087-9873745.

CO. DUBLIN Ashbury

Melvin Alfred,Ashbury House, Kilmartin Lane, Hollystown, Dublin 15. 01-8205214, 086-2583643

CO. GALWAY Craughwell Ruane Lakeview Cregboy Kilmurry Ballygar Cloondahamper Sallywood Spiddal Cloonhill Connemara Cloonmore Knockavilra Dunlo

Clarke Dympna,Templemartin, Craughwell, Galway. 087-6576038 Doherty James, Harbour Road, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. 0909-643494, 087-1345291 Duggan Sean, Lakeview, Claregalway, Co. Galway. 091-799235 Giles Martin, Cregboy, Claregalway, Co. Galway. 091-799337, 087-9140037 Joyce Nigel, Kilmurry, Dunmore, Co. Galway. 093-45699, 086-8555157. McConn Padraig,The Paddocks, Galway Rd, Ballygar, Co. Galway. 0906-624886, 087-1271106 Mitchell Patrick, Cloondahamper, Lavally,Tuam, Co. Galway. 093-45849 Morgan Michael Thomas, Kilsallagh,Williamstown, Co. Galway. 094-9655180 O'Conghaile Padraic, Letterpeak, Spiddal, Co. Galway. 091-553012, 087-2843417 O'Connell Patrick, Cloon Biggen, Claregalway, Co. Galway. 091-799660, 087-9694841 O'Malley John, Derradda East, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway. 086-8760104 Ryan Adrian, Cloonmore,Tuam, Co. Galway. 087-2151060 Walsh David, Fountain Hill, Claddaghduff, Clifden, Co. Galway. 095-44875, 087-9145757 Ward Michael & Kathleen, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. 0909-646821, 087-2457137.

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CO. KERRY Guhard Doonsheane Templenoe Knockwest Gows Parknageragh Tubbertureen

Buckley Desmond, Guhard, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. 068-47127, 087-6269724 Farrell Michael, Doonsheane, Dingle, Co. Kerry. 066-9151280 Harrington Robert, Reen, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. 064 - 41224, 086-8275517 Long Stephen, Scart, Knocknagoshel,Tralee, Co. Kerry. 068-46342, 087-6160885 Lynch Daniel, Harbour Lights, Portmagee, Co. Kerry. 066 - 9477172 McAuliffe Mike, Parknageragh,Tullig, Castle Island, Co. Kerry. 066 - 7141933 McEnery Pat Joe,Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. 068-49345

CO. KILDARE Rath JCR

Cross Joe, Rathmore House, Main Street, Rathangan, Co. Kildare. 086-3872773

CO. KILKENNY Woodview Castletown

Brennan Eddie, Coon East, Coon, Co. Kilkenny. 085-2437435 Tobin Dermot, Farm Ltd, Castlane,Whitechurch, Carrick-on-suir, Co. Kilkenny. 051-641321, 087-2540357

CO. LAOIS Ballygormill Laois Cardtown

Delaney Brendan, Ballygormill,Timahoe, Co. Laois. 057-8627206, 086-1584952 Fitzpatrick Tom, Kilcoke Lodge, Ballybrophy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 0505-46400 Moore Finbar, Cardtown, Mountrath, Co. Laois.057-8735011, 087-4126011

CO. LIMERICK Crecora Athea Drehidtrasna Glenmore Abbeyfeale Ballaugh Manister Ballysheedy Glengar Annagh Rathcannon Lackanagoneeney

Gore John, Jockey Hall, Crecora, Co. Limerick. 061-355863, 087-9813588 Hartnett Daniel, Clash,Athea, Co. Limerick. 087-7401746 Lenihan Joseph & Breda, Drehidtrasna,Adare, Co. Limerick. 087-2737664 Mulcahy Thomas J, Barossa Strand, Co Limerick. 069-61376, 087-1264169 Murphy David, Ballaugh South,Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. 068 - 32528, 087-7629099 Murphy David,Bridge View, Ballaugh,Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. 068-32076, 086-3801774 Power Joe, Caherduff, Manister, Croom, Co. Limerick. 087-2106719 Ryan Damien, "Sheedy", Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. 087-8342368 Ryan James B. Glengar, Doon, Co. Limerick. 086-8582940 Ryan P.J.Annagh, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick. 061-378151, 086-1052916 Thompson Eithne, Rathcannon, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. 063-90599 Whelan Tim, Cooga, Doon, Co. Limerick. 061-380218, 087-2895162

CO. LONGFORD Ballinamuck Clonfide

Hurson Michael, Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford. 043-84202, 087-6337144 Lennon Gerard, Curracreehan, Moydow, Co. Longford. 043-22427, 087-9228907

CO. LOUTH Greenmount

Meehan Terry, Greenmount, Castlebellingham, Dundalk, Co. Louth. 042-9372867

CO. MAYO Hagfield Roskeel Castlebar Derryronane Killasser Clew Bay Hillside Belleek Cahir Goulane Liscarn Rathlacken

Beirne Micheal, Hagfield, Charlestown, Co. Mayo. 086-2693385 Joyce Brendan,The Valley,Achill, Co. Mayo. 098-43537, 087-9340429 Lavelle Padraic, Knockaskibbole, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 094-9025260, 087-6105415 Lynskey Michael, Killaturley, Swinford, Co. Mayo. 094-9252030, 087-6478616 Maloney John, Killasser, Swinford, Co. Mayo. 094 - 9251265, 087-7771153 McGreal Thomas, Prospect,Westport, Co. Mayo. 098-28095, 087-6569596 McGreal Patrick, Prospect,Westport, Co. Mayo. 086-0525100 Melvin Kieran, Moyview Lodge, Belleek, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 096-71558, 086-3360135 Murphy Declan, Kilbrick, Cloubur, Co. Mayo. 094-9548460, 087-2233233 Prendergast Joe, Swinford Road, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo. 087-2682649 Shannon Declan, Bohola Road, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. 094-81375, 086-8327161 Williams Patrick, Rathlacken, Carrowmore, Lacken, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 096-34717, 086-8596071

CO. MEATH Rossfree Footstown Coverfield Knockwood Royal

Curran Peter, Rossmeen, Kells, Co. Meath. 087-2700226 Meade Oliver, Footstown, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath. 046-9053115, 085-1218485 O'Halloran Terence, Horistown, Rathkenny, Navan, Co. Meath. 046-9053171, 087-2745965. Victory Gerard & Clare,Woodlawn, Colgath, Kilcock, Co. Meath. 01-6519436, 087-7614565

CO. MONAGHAN Fane

Woods Fergal, Blackstaff, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. 042-9378794, 087-2871108

CO. OFFALY Endrimhill Knockarley Ballyboy Clondelara Kylebrook

Anderson Joseph, Endrim, Ferbane, Co. Offaly. 0906-454596 Conway Joseph, Knockarley, Clareen, Birr, Co. Offaly. 087-1245739 Kilmartin Michael, Ballyboy, Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly. 057-9135167, 086-8116239 McDermott Tony, Clondelara, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly. 0906-481435, 087-2592303 O'Brien John, Kylenamuck, Carrig, Birr, Co. Offaly. 057-9125426, 086-2100426

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CO. ROSCOMMON Meeltrane Clooneenhartland Killeglan Driminagh Tully Ros Ardcarn

Cummins Gerry, Meeltrane, Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon. 094-9646319, 086-8354226 Dowd Colin, Clooneenhartland, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. 071-9633205, 087-9340107 Farrell Tim,Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. 086-8144543 Flanagan Eugene, Driminagh, Loughlynn, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 094-9880424, 086-8764466 Higgins Michael, Main Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 094 - 9620973 Maher Seamus, Slevinagee, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon. 087-8115484 Murray Joseph,Ardcarn, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. 0909-643584, 086-8100081

CO. SLIGO Ballrea Kilfree Sligo Carrentubber Redhill Moygara Cuilmore Drumfin

Cahill Michael, Ballyara,Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. 071-9185180, 087-2822842 Hannon Paul, Kilfree, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. 071-9182485, 086-1530184 Hunt Bernard, Lisbaleely, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. 071 - 9182739, 086-8102986 Kirrane David, Carrentubber,Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. 071-9120686, 087-6219827 McKeon Joseph, Mullaghroe, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. 071-9182875, 086-1715048 McKeon M & D, Moygara, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. 071 - 9182107, 086-8858052 Phillips Gerard, Cuilmore, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. 087-2224528 Scanlon Jerome, Carrickbanagher, Drumfin, Co. Sligo. 085-1741727

CO. TIPPERARY Goldenvale Glenard Springpark Dangan Rock House Sycamore Tipperary Glassdrum Multeen Belfield

Butler John V, Deerpark, Shronell, Lattin, Co.Tipperary. 062-55285, 086-8729322 Gillespie Clive & Meryl, Glenard Hse, Cloughjordan, Co.Tipperary. 0505 - 42245 Harding Robert, Springpark, Borrisokane, Co.Tipperary. 067-27393, 086-0698860 Hodgins Thomas Jackson, Dangan, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co.Tipperary. 0505-43242 Maher Gearoid (Matthew), Gortnahoe,Thurles, Co.Tipperary. 056-8834157, 086-3444452. McGrath William,The Bridge, Lower Ballingarry,Thurles, Co.Tipperary. 052-9154593 Ryan Eamon, Lacken Farm, Drombane,Thurles, Co.Tipperary. 0504-54341 Ryan James, Lower Glassdrum, Cappawhite,Tipperary. 087-6359128 Ryan Kevin, Reafadda, Hollyford, Co.Tipperary. 062-77171, 087-2309755 Stanley John E. Finnue Rd, Borrisokane, Co.Tipperary. 0505-47212

CO. WATERFORD Cuan

Crowley Tadgh, Ballydwan West, Stradbally, Co.Waterford. 051-292354, 087-2306841

CO. WESTMEATH Lunestown Silver River

Clarke David, Lunestown Hse, Loughnavalley, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath. 044-9356200, 087-2576434 Williams Yvonne, Rahugh, Kilbeggan, Co.Westmeath. 0449223169

CO. WEXFORD Knottown Skylana

Fortune Joseph & Richard, Knottown,Wexford, Co.Wexford. 053 - 9123396, 087-2774172 Whelan Laurence, Boolabeg, Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford. 053-9388958, 086-6021690.

CO. WICKLOW Kilmacurra Wicklow

Greene David, Kilmacurra, Kilbride, Co.Wicklow. 087-1250270 Mason James, Ballymerrigan Hill, Rathnew, Co.Wicklow. 0404 - 68647

NORTHERN IRELAND Drumlegagh

Elliot John, 11 Lough Road, Newtownstewart, Co.Tyrone. N. Ireland BT784HH, 028-81661654

Associate Member O'Connell Joseph, Moy, Lahinch, Co. Clare 065-7081257 Staunton James, Scenic View, Snugboro, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 094-9021303, 087-9682073

SHOWS Athlone

Bailieboro

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final Usually held at Ballinasloe Show - September / October

- June - July

Ossory/Rathdowney - July Virginia

- July

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 x Days - September.

Cappamore

- August

PEDIGREE SHOW AND SALE Roscrea Mart, Co.Tipperary.- October

- September / October

CROSS-BRED SALE Gort, Co. Galway - October

Tullamore Elphin

Ballinasloe

- August

- September

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NOTHING STAYS STATIC IN FARMING The Burren in North Clare is famous for many things like Dolmens, ring fortes and flowers and some of these flowers have originated in the Alps and made their way here during the ice age but it also has another claim to fame, and that is its ability to grow grass in the midst of all these stones that decorate the landscape-this is why it is famous for out wintering cattle. Winter grazing has been used to provide roughage for cows for generations by the farmers of the Burren.This landscape is probably where I first saw a red cow.The cows I grew up with were Shorthorn cows and these were crossed with Angus or Hereford bulls and as any prudent farmer knows this can only lead to one thing - the inevitable disappearance of the Shorthorn cow. So this is when I started to look for a cow that could live on rough grazing on the Burren and give me replacement heifers that would be fertile and most important, have plenty of milk. My search was to lead me to the Salers cattle stand at the National Ploughing Championship event where I was to see my first Salers cattle. I can safely say it was love at first sight.The next challenge was to source some cows and try to build up my own herd. My first purchase was five purebred registered in calf cows, and they had their calves without any assistance, and the calves were up and running around in no time. The calves attracted a lot of attention from the neighbours of course and some of the comments were negative -'a miserable calf for such a fine cow' was the comment most had to make, but that later changed to ' those cows must have great milk to push those calves into those weights'.The ability of the Salers cow to be able to rear her calf is what puts her ahead of the pack in these challenging times where meal is an expensive commodity. Nothing stays static in farming and there are always new challenges and one of these challenges for me was a TB outbreak which was to see me lose sixty cows in the space of three years. It might have been a lot worse if I had had no replacements but there were always plenty red heifers to replace the ones that went. I also learned that the Salers bulls can be fattened and will grade U and R grades contrary to what people say, so something new can be learned from every experience no matter how bad it seems at the time. Temptation to try a Charolais bull on some red cows was what lead me to a neighbours farm to buy a Motzart bull and this proved to be a good move. Now I have lots of critics who have forgiven me at last.The yellow charolais can bring even the most vocal of critics to a silence and this can only be good for the future. In a bid to be mindful of what happens in the future I have the majority of my cows in calf to the salers bull.A friend once told me it takes twenty years to establish a new breed and this may well be true, but I can safely say that there is more demand now than ever for Salers heifers. Common sense will always prevail in the end, and people will eventually return to a cow that has a calf every year unassisted and can rear her calf to a decent weight at weaning time.Thanks to the Salers society and its members, past and present, the future is looking good for the breeds continued success. Willie Cahir SALERS

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Forrest Salers Dan & Annette Murray Forrest, Coachford, Co. Cork

All Females Imported from Excellent French Blood Lines Visitors Always Welcome

Tel: 021 - 7334588

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S ALE RS

- THE BREED

These good maternal qualities are the basis of its current world-wide distribution, for example North America where its calving ease, fertility, hardiness, and notable longevity plus the ability to forage widely make it a good ranching breed. In France the breed has expanded well outside its Auvergne heartland, along the German border for example, as well as in Normandy and Brittany. There are currently about 210,000 cows and 98,000 pure-bred heifers in France with around 49,000 Salers cattle performance recorded and thus participating in the selection program. The commercial success of Salers cows is due at least in part to a high coarse forage intake capability. For example direct comparison with Limousins in France showed intakes of 11.7 versus 8.9kg /day in the 8th month of gestation and 14.4 versus 11.9kg in the 2nd month of lactation. Interestingly the Salers spent less time grazing but took bigger and more frequent bites. Does this mean they can devote more time to rumination ? Overall the Salers rumen capacity is about 15% larger than Limousins. Ability to use coarse forage well means less use of concentrates which means less costs.

Salers (pronounced sall-air) were the native cattle of the Auvergne, a mountainous plateau of South Central France. Since altitudes rise from 2,500 to 6,000 ft. the weather is variable and harsh with a high rainfall and heavy snow. Not surprisingly the breed is hardy and the Salers mahogany coat is thick and weather resistant.

Salers are one of the oldest distinct breeds in the world perhaps going back directly to the early settlement of the area by Neolithic stockbreeder farmers some 9,500-4,500 years ago. The isolated nature of the Salers original habitat lent itself to a high degree of genetic fixation. Thus, I believe that, in contrast to most British breeds which often trace back to one cow or bull, Salers arose from a large indigenous population. As a consequence there is a wide genetic base and good diversity within the breed to select for whatever characteristic might be appropriate, size, milk, conformation, etc. Most successful breeding is based on distinct lines within the breed, Brousse, Calvet, Chevalier, for example and breeders should be aware of these bloodlines when choosing bulls. Some Durham Shorthorns were imported into the Auvergne in the mid 19th century to “improve” the breed. However this was challenged by a local agriculturalist, Tyssandier d’Escous, and he promoted improvement by selection from within the native stock. His statue stands in the middle of the picturesque medieval village of Salers from which the breed derives its name. Genetic analysis shows that the effect of the importation was negligable, in fact it revealed 400 times more Shorthorn blood in Charolais than Salers. It also reveals a good genetic distance of Salers from most other breeds which explains the strong hybrid effect (heterosis) generally observed when Salers are used for crossing. On most breeds the key Salers characteristics, that is low calf birth weight and impressive pelvic structure, are rather dominant.

All comparative studies of calving ease invariably rank Salers number one.The flat square, box-like pelvis of well bred Salers cows is very noticeable and the internal dimensions, the pelvic aperture, are some 25-40 sq cms bigger than other breeds. All bulls passing through the Salers Bull Test Station, intake some 200/year, are carefully measured internally. The large pelvic aperture, plus the low calf weight at birth, 38kg or less, ensures calving ease and Salers cows are rarely assisted, or even observed calving with subsequent positive consequences for fertility and longevity. In France many Salers heifers are sold, in calf to a Salers, to lowland farmers for subsequent terminal crossing with a very heavy muscle Charolais; which poses few problems. These weanling bull calves sell at much the same price as pure-bred Charolais, however heifers of this cross are not retained for breeding and are consequently worth less than the pure-bred Salers. In the Auvergne heartland most purebred (90%) (and crossbred calves) are exported to Italy but elsewhere the Salers bulls are generally fattened locally. In France, as in Ireland, at 18 months there is little if any difference in value between Charolais cross and pure Salers carcases and since pure Salers heifers are valuable as sucklers, there is little incentive to cross-breed.

Originally milk cattle, but since the Auvergne was too remote to supply a liquid milk market the Salers milk was converted to cheese, Salers and Cantal for example, particularily when the stockmen and their cattle moved to the high summer grazing (the estive). This historic cheese and weanling system still exists and Salers cheese can only be made legally between the April 15th and Sept 15th . However while highly lucrative the system is labour intensive, not least because milk let down is poor without a few preliminary sucks and the presence of the calf (attached to the front left leg) during milking. There are now only 5,000 cows in the milk herds in Auvergne but most French breeders consider preservation of this nucleus important to retain the breeds milking ability. Most farmers in France now use their Salers in pure suckler systems; in Auvergne with extensive usage of high estive mountain pastures. With a large frame, mature cows weigh 650-900kg; milking ability, in France calves rarely receive meal, and with calving ability and good conformation the Salers is the ultimate suckler cow. Milk production, generally around 7 but up to 9kg/day, is good, some 20% better than French Charolais and 40% better than Limousins. Crucially the thrifty Salers cows are capable of maintaining good milk yields even on poor quality feeds and respond well by increasing yields when switched to good grass. Fertility remains good even under poor winter feed regimes and the breed shows an impressive “concertina” effect, that is a very rapid regain of condition at grass in Spring. SALERS

Salers beef quality is very good, well marbled, with little of the excessive surface carcase fat seen in British breeds. The Auvergne has historically been a region of high emigration and the Auvergnats who went to Paris traditionally opened bars and restaurants. Many specifically have Salers beef on the menu and there is a profitable and expanding Salers beef label. In France, as we are beginning to see in Ireland, top-line meat is more important than back-end and a priority of the extensive recording/selection system involving 1,368 herds is to thicken back muscle while retaining length and maintaining the key maternal qualities. It is particularily difficult to improve back muscle without losing size and thus growth rate. Further reading of this journal will show the breed is expanding rapidly in Ireland and will provide details of performance here. James Mason

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Breffni Salers STOCK SIRE

Lataster Ivan (5 star)

At 22 months old, Lataster Ivan, was given the nod for Beef Expo Ireland 2010 Overall Salers Champion for his stylish commanding of the show ring in Kilkenny, amongst the cream of Ireland’s Pedigree Breeding at Beef Expo. His pedigree is outstanding. His sire Muguet is known and used by a number of elite breeders in France. He is currently the stock bull for Breffni Salers.

TAMISE

Champion Female at SIMAGENA Paris Show 2007 TAMISE is a big cow with a lot of thickness. She has a tremendous topline, very good walking abilities and exceptional bloodlines.

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Breffni Salers

SHOW SUCCESS 2011

Corlurgan Kemp

Corlurgan Kayne

Salers champion at Tully Centre 2011average daily weight gain of 2.3kg’s.

Overall Salers champion and 1st in bull class at Bailieborough Agri show 2011. â‚Ź3,550-highest price male at Roscrea Salers Society Show & Sale 2011.

Carrickabawn June

1st prize in junior heifer class at Virginia Agri show 2011.

Breffni Salers was established in 2009, starting with 6 heifers purchased from the Corlurgan Saler herd . Since then Breffni Salers has grown in strength and numbers by purchasing many top bloodlines from the Corlurgan Saler herd including, Tamise, Timide, Vosges and many more. Recently we have imported top bloodlines from France including daughters from bulls such as Ublo, Charlemagn, Ulsan, Serment, Ulysse and Apollon to name a few.

Visitors always welcome,

Breeder: Fernand Crowe, Carrickabawn, Ballinagh, Co Cavan. (087) 2274296 SALERS

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S S A S L ALERS G L I K ESTD. 2007.

Purebred Bulls and Heifers usually For Sale of top quality stock. VISITORS WELCOME Paul Moriarty, Kilglass, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. 086-4081376

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MOYGARA Est. 1992

MOYGARA JAPAN, top priced Salers Bull at Tully Bull Test Station sale April 2011. Since 1998 we have put 16 bulls through the National Bull Performance Test Station. eir average daily weight gain was 1.15 Kg, at Food Conversion Rate of 5.8

A PAST TO BE PROUD OF Visitors welcome

M, D & K McKeon, Telephone: 00 353 (0) 71 9182107 Michael: 086 - 8858052 SALERS

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SALERS IRELAND’S OLDEST SALERS HERD. Over the past 20 years we have been working towards breeding a medium framed, deeply flashed type of animal with increased back muscling while still maintaining calving ease and milkability. GOOD PERFORMANCE = PROFIT e table below displays the results of eight ¾ bred Salers bulls killed by Mr.Fergal Gallagher, Drumrolla, Gurteen on 25th April 2012. Tag

Age (mths)

Carc No

Dest

Cat

Conf

Fat

Ofcr

Base

Cold Kgs

€ / Kg

321283220538

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2V

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3=

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321125970572

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3=

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3V

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3V

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A

U=

2=

40

€4.20

367

€4.20

All were sired by MOYGARA HARVEST. eir dams were sired by MOYGARA BROTHER.

A FUTURE TO LOOK FORWARD TO by appointment.

Moygara, Gurteen, Co.Sligo. Email: lisbaleely@eircom.net Dan 087 - 7951232 Kenny: 087 - 1131610 SALERS

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BETA - MANNOSIDOSIS

NOT A PROBLEM IF WE DON’T MAKE IT ONE. Somewhere between 2 and 7% of Salers cattle in France carry a copy of a defective mutated gene, the Beta-mannosidosis gene(n). However since bovine cells are diploid, that is two copies (alleles), one of paternal origin one of maternal origin, are present these cattle are symptom less, in fact perfectly normal, since the other copy or allele (N) is functional. The defective mutated gene is in this case said to be recessive to the allele which is normal. Problems can arise only if a carrier (Nn) is bred to another carrier (Nn). The normal inheritance of the genes, that is where each parent passes on only one of its two genes, either n or N in this case, implies that 25% of the calves are likely to be noncarriers (homozygous NN), 50% symptomless carriers (heterozygous Nn), but 25% are likely to inherit a defective gene(n) from each parent, that is to be nn. This is lethal. The calves of this nn genotypes are born somewhat deformed, unable to suck, and die rapidly. This is Beta-mannosidosis. To avoid contamination of the foundation stocks the International Salers Federation strongly recommends that importation is accompanied by proof that the animal is not a carrier. To date the Canadian, American, New Zealand, Australian, British and Irish Societies apply this strictly. Cattle cannot be registered with the Society unless shown to be free from the mutated gene, by DNA testing or to be from non-carrier parents. It follows therefore that all cattle registered by the Irish Salers Society are non carriers. What should you do to avoid even the very low possibility of a calf loss? Firstly, if you buy imported cattle these should be tested before leaving France. Secondly, use only Society registered bulls since this avoids any possibility of the lethal nn, Beta-mannosidosis combination, although there is a 50% possibility that a carrier cow will produce a carrier calf. Usage of a carrier “scrub� bull would of course be more serious since 50% of his progeny would be carriers. Irish pedigree registered heifers are by definition non-carriers and cross bred commercial heifers bred from Irish pedigree registered bulls are also free. These simple measures, taken at this stage when the foundation stock is being laid down, means that there will not be a problem. James Mason.

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NATIONAL HALL OF FAME AWARDS

2011

Justin McCarthy I.F.J. and Tom Fitzpatrick. Tom Fitzpatrick established the Laois Salers herd in 1999. Since then he has used his trips to France to purchase heifers and bulls to develop his herd.

Tom has been a member of the council since 2007. He is no stranger to the show rings around the country where his Salers cattle have won numerous prizes over the years at both the small and large shows. He is also a member of the Ossory Show committee where he has insured that Salers cattle are represented in large classes. He lives with his wife Margaret and son Patrick in Ballybrophy Co. Laois.

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Matt Dempsey I.F.J. and David Kirrane. David Kirrane established the Carrentubber Salers herd in 2003 with the purchase of a heifer in Ireland. From this small beginning the Carrentubber Pedigree Salers herd has expanded to a 20 cow herd.

He has used his knowledge of the breed to great effect when selecting breeding stock in Ireland and France. David has been a member of the council since 2006 and in 2009 was elected Chairman of the Society where he has held this position to the present day. David’s contribution to the society has been enormous. His work with the French breed technicians and I.C.B.F. has enabled the breed to make a huge impact in the Irish Suckler herd. David’s work with the World Salers Federation has lead to Ireland hosting the Salers World Congress in Ireland in August 2012. David farms part time in Tubbercurry, County Sligo along with his wife Joan and two young sons Luke and Adam. SALERS

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SHOW RESULTS .... ATHLONE SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Fefe owned by John O’ Halloran  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Fefe owned by John O’Halloran 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating 4. Laois Gina owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Junior Cow – 1. Manusmore Helga owned by Thomas Mc Greal Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Lataster Ina owned by John O’Halloran 3. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 4. Corlurgan Hestor owned by Brian Halton Junior Heifer 1. Lataster Ida owned by Brendan Clarke 2. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 3. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 4. Ballycommon Indira owned by Eddie Brennan Bull Any Age 1. Ballymackeogh Ivory owned by Eddie Brennan 2. Ballymackeogh Integra owned by John O’ Halloran Male Calf Class 1. Ashbury Jasper owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 3. Dunlo Julius owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward 4. Dunlo Jaques owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward Female Calf Class 1. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal 2. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Alfred Melvin 3. Dunlo Janelia owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward

4. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt

Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final 1. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal 2. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Alfred Melvin 3. Ashbury Jasper owned by Alfred Melvin 4. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick

ATHLONE SHOW 2011  Overall Salers Champion Vanina owned by John Burke  Reserve Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating

Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot1. Vanina owned by John Burke 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Corlurgan Hide owned by Fernand Crowe 4. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt Junior Cow – 1. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 2. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke Junior Heifer 1. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Carrickbawn June owned by Fernand Crowe Bull Any Age 1. Rathgarret Jermaine owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Ashbury King owned by Alfred Melvin 3. Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe Male Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke 2. Manusmore King owned by John Burke 3. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating Female Calf Class 1. Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Ashbury Kendra owned by Alfred Melvin

Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final 1. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke 2. Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin

BAILIEBOROUGH SHOW 2011

 Overall Salers Champion Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe  Reserve Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt

Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Vanina owned by John Burke 4. Corlurgan Hide owned by Fernand Crowe Junior Heifer 1. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Carrickbawn June owned by Fernand Crowe 3. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt · Bull Any Age  Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe  Rathgarret Jermaine owned by Alfred Melvin  Ashbury King owned by Alfred Melvin Male & Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2. Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin 3. Manusmore King owned by John Burke 4. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating 5. Ashbury Kendra owned by Alfred Melvin 6. Sligo lucy owned by Bernard Hunt Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final  Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke  Manusmore King owned by John Burke

ATHLONE SHOW 2011 CHAMPIONS

Overall Salers Champion - Vanina owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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Reserve Salers Champion - Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co.Clare

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BALLINASLOE SHOW 2010

Salers cow 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating 3. Fefe owned by John O’Halloran Heifer Calf 1. Callan Kiara owned by John O’Halloran 2. Dunlo Jamelia owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward 3. DUNLO JASMINE owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward Bull Calf 1. DUNLO JOSE owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward Senior heifer 1. Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 2. LATASTER INA owned by John O’Halloran 3. SHEELIN JUNIOR owned by Padraic O'Conghaile, Keating cup winner Champion Salers Heifer  Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating Champion Salers  Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating

AIB Interbreed Champion Balinasloe 2010  Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating

BALLINASLOE SHOW 2011

Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Heifer 1. Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward 2. Edith owned by Tom Mulcahy

Junior Heifer 1. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Tom Mulcahy 2. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal Keating cup winner Champion Salers Heifer  Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward Male Calf Class 1. Ballymackeogh lucas owned by John Keating 2. Manusmore King owned by John Burke 3. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke Female Calf Class 1. Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas Mc Greal 2. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 3. Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt Interbreed Champion Balinasloe 2011  Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward

CAPPAMORE SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Fefe owned by John O’ Halloran 3. Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating 4. Laois Gina owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Senior Heifer 1. Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 2. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 3. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 4. Lataster Ina owned by John O’ Halloran 5. Sligo Hattie owned by Bernard Hunt Junior Heifer 1. Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke 2. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 3. Ballycommon Indira owned by Eddie Brennan

Male Calf Class 1. Sligo Jethro owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 3. Laois Jeramy owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Female Calf Class 1. Heifer calf owned by John O’ Halloran 2. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick * beside name, have qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final.

CAPPAMORE SHOW 2011

 Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Vanina owned by John Burke 3. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 2. Callan Jackie owned by John O’Halloran 3. Edith owned by Thomas Mulcahy Junior Heifer 1. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 2. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal 3. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt Male Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke 2. Ballymackeogh lucas owned by John Keating Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2. Sligo lucy owned by Bernard Hunt

ELPHIN SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Manusmore Helga owned by Thomas Mc Greal

BAILIEBOROUGH 2011 CHAMPIONS

Overall Salers Champion - Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe, Carrickbawn, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan

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Reserve Champion - Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisbaleely, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

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BALLINASLOE 2011 CHAMPION Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway. Winner of the Senior heifer class and winner of the Keating cup and also winner of the best overall heifer at Ballinasloe.  Reserve Salers Champion Sligo Hattie owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Manusmore Helga owned by Thomas McGreal Senior Heifer 1. Sligo Hattie owned by Bernard Hunt Calf Class 1. Sligo Jethro owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt

ELPHIN SHOW 2011

 Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt  Reserve Salers Champion Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Heifer 1. Sligo Icon owned by Patrick Williams 2. Exotique owned by Gerry Phillips Junior Heifer 1. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Sligo Jewel owned by Patrick Williams

 Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Fefe owned by John O’Halloran 3. Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 3. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 4. Lataster Ina owned by John O’ Halloran Junior Heifer 1. Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke 2. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke, 3. Sheelin Junior owned by Padraic O Conghaile 4. Ballycommon Indira owned by Eddie Brennan 5. Sheelin Island owned by Padraic O Conghaile Calf Class 1. Manusmore Jane owned by John Burke

ENNIS SHOW 2011 

Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke,

Female Calf Class 1. Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt

Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 3. Vanina owned by John Burke

 Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating

Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke

ENNIS SHOW 2010

Junior Heifer 1. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal 2. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Tom Mulcahy Male Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke 2. Woodview Laddie owned by Eddie Brennan 3. Manusmore King owned by John Burke Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2. Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas Mc Greal Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final  Woodview Laddie owned by Eddie Brennan  Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas McGreal

OSSORY SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke  Reserve Salers Champion Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Laois Gina owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 2. Fefe owned by John O’Halloran Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Lataster Ina owned by John O’Halloran 3. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 4. Sligo Hattie owned by Bernard Hunt

CAPPAMORE 2011 CHAMPION Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co.Clare

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ELPHIN 2011 CHAMPION Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda and her calf Sligo Lucy Reserve Champion owned by Bernard Hunt,Lisabeely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo

Junior Heifer 1. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke 3. Ballycommon Indira owned by Eddie Brennan Male Calf Class 1. Ashbury Jackal owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 3. Laois Jeramy owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Jean owned by John Burke 2. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Manusmore Jane 1 owned by John Burke Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final  Laois Jeramy owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick  Ashbury Jackal owned by Alfred Melvin  Manusmore Jean owned by John Burke

OSSORY SHOW 2011

 Overall Salers Champion Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating,  Reserve Salers Champion Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt

3. Vanina owned by John Burke 4. Corlurgan Hide owned by Fernand Crowe Senior Heifer – 1. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 2. Exotique owned by Gerry Phillips 3. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Junior Heifer 1. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Carrickbawn June owned by Fernand Crowe 4. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Tom Mulcahy Bull Any Age 1. Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe 2. Drumlon Keith owned by Augustine Crowe 3. Drumlon Karl owned by Augustine Crowe Male Calf Class 1. Manusmore King owned by John Burke 2. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2. Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt New Exibitors Class Animal Any Age, Male or Female 1. Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe 2. Exotique owned by Gerry Phillips 3. Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Tom Mulcahy 4. Drumlon Karl owned by Augustine Crowe

Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final  Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating  Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt

TULLAMORE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Helga owned by Thomas Mc Greal Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Fefe owned by John O’ Halloran 3. Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating 4. Laois Gina owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Junior Cow 1. Manusmore Helga owned by Thomas Mc Greal Senior Heifer 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Sligo Hattie owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 3. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 4. Lataster Ina owned by John O’ Halloran

ENNIS 2011 CHAMPIONS

Overall Salers Champion & Interbreed ChampionBallymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co.Clare

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Reserve Salers ChampionManusmore Kim owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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OSSORY 2011 CHAMPIONS

Overall Salers ChampionBallymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Ennis,Co.Clare Junior Heifer 1. Lataster Ida owned by Philip Clarke 2. Lataster Izzi owned by Philip Clarke 3. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 4. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 5. Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke Bull Any Age 1. Ballymackeogh Ivory owned by Eddie Brennan 2. Ashbury Incredible owned by Alfred Melvin* Male Calf Class 1. Ashbury Jackal owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Laois Jeramy owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick* 3. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick* Female Calf Class 1. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas Mc Greal 2. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt* 3. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick * beside name, have qualified for All Ireland Saler Calf Championship Final Best Pair of Animals (the property of the same exhibitor) 1. Lataster Imelda/Ballymackeogh Ivory owned by Eddie Brennan 2. Lataster Ida/Lataster Izzi owned by Philip Clarke 3. Ballymackeogh Gloria/ Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating 4. Fefe/Lataster Ina owned by John O’Halloran

Reserve Salers ChampionSligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisabaleely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo.

5. Manusmore Helga/Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas Mc Greal 6. Manusmore Harmony/Manusmore Inheritance owned by John Burke

Best Salers Animal, any age with an Irish tag, bred in Ireland 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Lataster Ida owned by Philip Clarke

TULLAMORE SHOW 2011:

 Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt  Reserve Salers Champion Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward, Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 4. Vanina owned by John Burke 5. Corlurgan Hide owned by Fernand Crowe 6. Laois Gina owned by Tom Fitzpatrick Junior Cow 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan Senior Heifer 1. Ema owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward 2. Eline owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke

4. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 5. Exotique owned by Gerry Phillips 6. Callan Jackie owned by John O’Halloran Junior Heifer 1. Clew Bay Jill owned by Thomas McGreal 2. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt 3. Sligo Jill owned by Bernard Hunt, 4. Carrickbawn June owned by Fernand Crowe 5. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 6. Callan Kiara owned by John O’Halloran 7. Ros Juno owned by Seamus Maher Bull Any Age 1. Dragueur owned by Michael & Kathleen Ward 2. Ros Jago owned by Seamus Maher 3. Rathgarret Jermaine owned by Alfred Melvin 4. Corlurgan Kayne owned by Fernand Crowe 5. Lataster Ivan owned by Fernand Crowe Male Calf Class 1. Manusmore King owned by John Burke 2. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke 3. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating 4. Woodview Laddie owned by Eddie Brennan Female Calf Class 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2. Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas McGreal 3. Ashbury Kendra owned by Alfred Melvin 4. Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt 5. Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin

TULLAMORE 2011 CHAMPION Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisabeely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo

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VIRGINIA SHOW 2011 CHAMPIONS

Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisabaleely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo Best Pair of Animals (the property of the same exhibitor) 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria/ Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating 2. Manusmore Harmony/Vanina owned by John Burke 3. Sligo Freda/Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt Best Salers Animal, any age with an Irish tag 1. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Ros Jago owned by Seamus Maher Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final  Ashbury Kendra owned by Alfred Melvin

VIRGINIA SHOW 2010

 Overall Salers Champion Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin  Reserve Salers Champion Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot 1. Laois Gina owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Junior Heifer 1. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Lataster Ida owned by Brendan Clarke Male Calf Class 1. Ashbury Jasper owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Laois Jeff owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 3. Laois Jerarmy owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick Female Calf Class 1. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick* * beside name,have qualified for All Ireland Saler Calf Championship Final

VIRGINIA SHOW 2011:  Overall Salers Champion Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt  Reserve Salers Champion Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin

Reserve Salers Champion Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin, Ashbury House, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

Senior Cow in calf or with calf at foot1. Sligo Freda owned by Bernard Hunt 2. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 3. Corlurgan Hide owned by Fernand Crowe Senior Heifer 1. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Wingfield Jules owned by Brian Murray Junior Heifer 1. Carrickbawn June owned by Fernand Crowe 2. Sligo Jeri owned by Bernard Hunt Male Calf Class1. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating Female Calf Class 1. Ashbury Lala owned by Alfred Melvin 2. Sligo lucy owned by Bernard Hunt

IVERK SHOW 2010

Cow class. 1. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating 2 Fefe owned by John O’Halloran 3 Ballymackeogh Elsie owned by John Keating

Iverk Show 2011

Pedigree Bull/Heifer Calf, born on or after 01/11/10 1. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke 2 Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating 3. Woodview Laddie owned by Eddie Brennan Pedigree Senior Heifer born before 1/11/09. 1. Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke 2. Ashbury Ice Maiden owned by Alfred Melvin Pedigree Junior Heifer born on or after 1/11/09 – before 1/11/10. 1. Laois Kate owned by Tommy Fitzpatrick 2. Ashbury Irrestsible owned by Alfred Melvin Pedigree Cow in Calf or Calf at foot. 1. Manusmore Harmony owned by John Burke 2. Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 3. Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, " Champion: Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke Reserve Champion: Manusmore Isabella owned by John Burke

Sen. Heifer 1. Lataster Ina owned by John O’Halloran 2 Lataster Imelda owned by Eddie Brennan 3 Ballymackeogh Hazel owned by John Keating Jun. Heifer 1 Ballycommon Indira owned by Eddie Brennan 2 Callan owned by John O’Halloran Calf 1 Callan Kiara owned by John O’Halloran Qualified for All Ireland Salers Calf Championship Final Callan Kiara owned by John O’Halloran Champion: Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating Reserve Lataster Ina owned by John O’Halloran

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IVERK 2011 CHAMPION Champion: "Manusmore Harmony" owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co. Clare,

OVER ALL CHAMPION COW 2011

Ballymackeogh Gloria owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co.Clare winner of the Brian Halton memorial cup as winner of the National Salers cow Championship 2011.

The cup is presented by the Halton Family to the overall champion cow from all the regional shows

All Ireland Salers National Calf Champion that took place at Ballinasloe Show Sat 1st October. 2011 RESULTS OF THE HEIFER CALF CLASS

1. Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas Mc Greal, Prospect, Westport, Co.Mayo 2. Manusmore Kim owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co.Clare 3. Sligo Lucy owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisbaleely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo

Clew Bay Kate owned by Thomas McGreal

RESULTS OF THE BULL CALF CLASS

1. Ballymackeogh Lucas owned by John Keating, Ballymackeogh Lodge, 2. Manusmore King owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co.Clare 3. Manusmore Kracker owned by John Burke, Manusmore, Clarecastle, Co.Clare SALERS

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Beef Expo 2010 and Calf Comp 2010

Salers Female Champion-& Reserve Salers Champion "Ashbury Ice Maiden"

All Ireland Salers National Calf Champion Female "Sligo Jeri"

owned by Alfred Melvin, Ashbury House, Mulhuddart, Dublin

owned by Bernard Hunt, Lisabaleely, Gurteen, Co.Sligo

All Ireland Salers National Calf Champion Male "Ashbury Jackal"

Overall Salers Champion Lataster Ivan

owned by Alfred Melvin, Ashbury House, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

owned by The Halton Family, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan.

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6th Salers Society Show & Sale – Mountrath Mar t October 30th 2010

The Champion female “Ashbury Just Ballymackeogh Ivory Perfect” an 11 month old heifer was sold for €3,600; she was bred by Alfred Melvin Ashbury house, Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin. She was sired by “Volcan” sire of many sale and show champions and by an imported cow by “Scorpion” a bull whose progeny also has a great track record in the sale and show ring. There was an 80% clearance of heifers with 8 to 11 month old heifers averaging €1,600 and Incalf heifers averaging €2,300. First Prize winners in the incalf heifer section was “Moygara Hucklebuck” owned by Paula Mckeon Mullaghroe, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

Ashbury Just Perfect

First prize winner in the senior heifer section was “Clew Bay Julia” bred by Thomas Mc Greal. Prospect, Westport, Co. Mayo. First Prize in the Junior Heifer section was “Ashbury Just Perfect” bred by Alfred Melvin Ashbury house, Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin. There was also a brisk trade in a small bull that section featured a number of prize winning bulls from this year’s show circuit. The Champion bull “Ballymackeogh Ivory” owned by Eddie Brennan Coon East, Coon, Co. Kilkenny was unsold on the day.

Incalf Heifers 1st Moygara Hucklebuck owned by Paula Mc Keon 2nd Ballycommon Indria owned by Eddie Brennan 3rd Manusmore Infallible owned by John Burke

Top price in the male section went to “Ashbury Incredible” bred by Alfred Melvin, Ashbury house, Mulhuddart. Co. Dublin. He was also sired by his stock bull “Volcan” and out of a home bred cow.

Class 3 Maiden Heifers 1st Clewbay Julia owned by Thomas McGreal 2nd Redhill Jennifer owned by Paula McKeon 3rd Laois Jane owned by Tom Fitzpatrick

RESULTS

Class 4 1st Ashbury Just Perfect owned by Alfred Melvin 2nd Ashbury Juicy owned by Alfred Melvin 3rd Manusmore Jane 1 owned by John Burke

1st Ballymackeogh Ivory owned by Eddie Brennan 2nd Ashbury Incredible owned by Alfred Melvin 3rd Sheelin Jim owned by Seamus Gaffney

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7TH ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE OF PEDIGREE SALERS The 7th annual show and sale of Pedigree Salers cattle took place in Roscrea Mart Co. Tipperary on Saturday 29th of October. With buyers comming from the UK and all over Ireland demand was great for the high quality cattle on show at the sale.A packed ringside seen Top price of the day going to James McGroarty, Ballintra, Co. Donegal for his Incalf Heifer “Brownhall Jordan” she was sold for €3750 to Welsh breeder Alan Jones.”Brownhall Jordan” Is by “Rio” and by an imported cow “Uranie”. In the large bull section Top price of €3550 went to Fernand Crowe, Carrickbawn, Ballinagh,Co.Cavan for his bull “Corlurgan Kayne” a 19mth old bull, he is by “Scorpion” and from an imported dam by “Muguet”. Augustine Crowe, Drumlion, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan took home the next highest price of €3300 for his bull Drumlion Keith a 19mth old bull, He is by “Odon” he also received €2900 for another “Odon” bull 18mth old Drumlion Karl the champion male of the show. Only 2 bulls were unsold in this section with one bull going North. The average for the bull section was €2700 up €1000 on last year’s sale. There was a total clearance in the Female section. Top price in the Incalf section of €3750 was received by James McGroarty, Ballintra, Co. Donegal for his heifer “Brownhall Jordan” .Bernard Hunt, Gurteen, Co.Sligo took home €3450 for the champion heifer of the show “Sligo Islette” an Incalf heifer by “Voltaire”. Paula McKeon. Gurteen, Co. Sligo received €3150 for her Incalf Heifer “Redhill Jennifer” by “Ringo” she was sold to Scottish breeder Neil Barclay. The average for Incalf heifers was €3500 up €1200 on last year’s sale with one heifer going to Wales and one going to Scotland. Top Price in the Maiden Heifer section of €2350 went to Alfred Melvin, Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin for “Ashbury Jemina” she was by his stock bull “Volcan”. There was a lively trade in the 9mths to 12mths female section of the sale.Top price in this section of €3050 went to John Keating, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co. Clare for his 11mth old heifer “Ballymackeogh Kelly” she was by “Ballymackeogh Hugh”. John Keating also received €2300 for another 11mth old heifer “Ballymackeogh Kym” she was by stock bull “Trafalgar”. John Burke, Clarecastle Co. Clare took home €2300 for his 10mth old heifer “Manusmore Kala” She was by “Seducteur” and was sold to Northern Ireland Breeder Geoff Wilson, Co. Down. John Burke also received €1750 for a 9mth old heifer “Manusmore Lulu” by stockbull “Baltazar”.Padraic McConn, Ballygar, Co. Galway received €1900 for a 12mth old heifer “Ballygar Kim” by a stockbull “Moygara Invincible”. Michael Mckeon Gurteen, Co. Sligo received €1700 for a 11mth old heifer “Moygara Kathryn” and was sold to Northern Ireland Breeder Geoff Wilson, Co. Down. Average price in this section was €2300 up €700 on last year’s sale with 2 heifers going North.

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Champion Heifer of the show SLIGO ISLETTE she made €3450 pictured is owner Bernard Hunt Sligo also Niall Hunt,Judge Padraig Gallagher and David Kirrane Chairman of the Salers Cattle Society of Ireland

Champion Male of the show Drumlion Karl he made €2900 pictured is owner Augustine Crowe, Joe Crowe, Brendan Leddy, Cavan and Judge Padraig Gallagher

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BRONSON A.I. Code: S1209

Sires Used

H.B. No: FR7608321621 Sire: UNIVERS

G.S: GITAN G.D: LILI

Dam: TOUTOUNE

G.S: PASTEUR G.D: GITANE

Semen available from: The Salers Cattle Society Of Ireland A bull from Oliver Roussel in the North of France. Bronson brings growth and muscle. He also has a very good topline. His progeny have a lot of width and depth of chest. H.B. No: IE121616940108

LATASTER ERIC A.I.Code:LZR

Sire: THE

G.S: PELERIN G.D: LITORNE

Dam: RACHEL

G.S: GITAN G.D: OSIRIS

Semen available from: National Cattle Breeding Centre Phone 01-4502142 Eric’s progeny are tall and long and have a good growth rate. He is producing very good daughters in France. Ballymackeogh Hugh A.I. Code: BHU

H.B. No: IE131068830249 Sire: ROMAN

G.S: NATION G.D: JAMAIQUE

Dam: BALLYMACKEOGH ELSIE

G.S: JULIEN G.D: RIQUITA

Semen available from: Dovea Genetics Phone 0504-21755 He comes from a good line of show cows. The first calves from this bull look to have good shape.

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H.B. No: FR1526238768

BONAPARTE A.I. Code:PZB

Sire: UBLO

G.S: ROBIN

Dam: ORGUEILLE

G.S: JUNOT

G.D: INES

G.D: ESPAGNE

Semen available from: National Cattle Breeding Centre Phone 01-4502142

A son of Ublo. Bonaparte is producing very feminine daughters and well shaped muscular bulls. He is well proven in France. H.B. No: FR1497003208

NORMANDY A.I. Code:S270

Sire: FANFAN

G.S: VERLAINE

Dam: DISETTE

G.S: UGOLIN

G.D: SECONDE

G.D: HONGROISE

Semen available from: Sligo A.I. 071 9118892 Proven maternal bull in Ireland and France. Will produce super breeding cows. OURSON

H.B. No: FR1998004082

A.I. Code: OUR

Sire: JUNIOR

G.S: FLEURON

Dam: HOTESSE

G.S: EVEREST

G.D: EMERAUDE G.D: AMOURETTE

Semen available from: National Cattle Breeding Centre Phone 01-4502142 Breeding calves with heavy muscling . Ourson semen used in Canada, France, UK and Ireland. RIO

H.B. No: FR1520374586

A.I. Code: RIO

Sire: LANCELOT

G.S: CESAR

Dam: LAURENCE

G.S: CESAR

G.D: MIRANDE G.D: HONGRIE

Semen available from: National Cattle Breeding Centre Phone 01-4502142 Rio’s is very easy calving and produces good weanlings, however he should be used on cows with milk. SALERS

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H.B. No: FR1525357583

VARIEGEOIS A.I. Code: S827

Sire: TRAFALGAR

G.S: PIMPANT

Dam: SUPRISE

G.S: MARBROUK

G.D: JALOUSE G.D: OLYMPE

Semen available from: The Salers Cattle Society Of Ireland He has very good muscle and skeletal development figures from France. His progeny are long and thick with a very good top line. He should produce very good replacement heifers. He is average on weanling growth rate in France. He should produce very good heifers. UBLO

H.B. No: FR1523188382

A.I. Code: S619

Sire: ROBIN

G.S: JUNOT

Dam: INES

G.S: FREDERIC

G.D: JAVA

G.D: FRANCE

Semen available from: The Salers Cattle Society Of Ireland His progeny have a very good growth rate and a very good top line . His daughters have plenty milk and are very fertile. His progeny are docile. He is breeding good replacement heifers. VAILLANT A.I. Code S849

H.B. No: FR1931752282 Sire: ROMAIN

G.S: HURLEUR

Dam: RITA

G.S: MONTAGNARD

G.D: LIEGE

G.D: MADAME

Semen available from: BOVA A.I. PHONE 061-351233 Vaillant was Paris champion in 2009 and was champion senior male of the year in the U.K. This bull has an excellent pedigree. Calves are small at birth but grow quickly into very well balanced cattle. TURBULENT A.I. Code:TUZ

H.B. No: FR1522218702 Sire: PETERS

G.S: MURAT G.D: CLERMONDE

Dam: FANCHON

G.S: BARATIN

G.D: RAMBAILLE

Semen available from: BOVA A.I. PHONE 061-351233 This bull was Paris show champion in 2006. His progeny are of average size and have a good shape, He works well on cows with a good growth rate. Royalty fee â‚Ź50 on pedigree registrations. SALERS

50

FOR SUCKLING


SALERS

51

FOR SUCKLING


SALERS

53

FOR SUCKLING


SALERS

56

FOR SUCKLING


S ALERS A L E R S

ARE A SUCKLER BREED THAT

RE EASILY MAINTAINED EVEN ON ROUGH FORAGE, HAVE LOTS OF MILK AND A

ARGE PELVIS. THEY CALVE UNASSISTED

VEN WHEN CROSSED TO A HEAVILY

MUSCLED SIRE WHICH

EDUCES TIME AND LABOUR COSTS AT

CALVING AND ARE THE IDEAL

OLUTION TO PART-TIME AND

EXTENSIVE FARMERS NEEDS

Saler Breed Journal 2012  

Irish Saler Breed Journal

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