The Aberdeen-Angus breed turned out in fine numbers at the recent Dungarvan summer show, boasting the biggest overall entry of all beef and dairy breeds. The show, now in its 100th year, is one of the qualifying stops in the race to accumulate points for the newly launched Munster Aberdeen-Angus bull and heifer calf of the year competitions.
Judge Mr. Gerard Lynch, Kells, Co. Meath selected the UK bred Cheeklaw Jake Eric R535, exhibited by Albert & Jennifer DeCogan, Killamuckey, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork for his champion of the show. This two year old bull was also breed champion at Midleton and Cork shows, following on from his supreme championship win at the Stirling bull sales in Scotland last Spring.
Image: Supreme Aberdeen-Angus Champion, Cheeklaw Jake Eric R535 with Albert DeCogan (exhibitor)
The DeCogan husband and wife team also claimed the reserve breed championship with their young cow, Mogeely Miylo P291. This January 2014 born cow is sired by the triple All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus champion Rosemead Karona J957 and is a regular winner on the Munster show circuit.
Image: Reserve Aberdeen-Angus Champion, Mogeely Miylo P291 with Jennifer DeCogan (exhibitor)
Other prize winners on the day included Mogeely Black Catch S475 from Albert & Jennifer DeCogan, Clontead Lady Jane R177 from Eustace & Deirdre Burke and Westellen Flora S809 from John & Kate Tait.
Image: The Champion & Reserve Aberdeen-Angus, both exhibited by the Mogeely Herd with exhibitors, judge, show representatives and sponsors.