SALERS NATIONAL COW COMPETITION The winner was "Clewbay Kate" owners Declan & Kieran Bell, Ballyvonnavaun, Clarecastle, Ennis Co. Clare who received the Brian Halton Memorial Cup, presented from Philomena and Seamus Halton at Ballinasloe Show. The winner of this was the cow that received the most number of points at the regional shows.
The winner of the Raffle held at the Ploughing is Shane Gearty with his dad Gerard from Cloonart, Bornacoola, via Carrigonshannon PO, Co. Longford, with the prize Salers Pedigree Heifer from Tadgh Crowleys breeding Cuan Salers. Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle.
National Livestock Show 2013
Salers Champion at Tullamore Show, Senior Cow, Divine, owner Bernard Hunt, Sligo Salers with the Judge Harry Pritchard from Wales and Niall Hunt.
RDS champion of champions award 2013
The Maternal Index Award went to 'Usance' owned by Mr Joe Fortune Knottown Co. Wexford. This award was selected by ICBF
2013 calves must be named starting with the letter ''N'' e.g. Nora or Noel
For registration guide see page 3 in the 6th edition Salers Journal or click on the ''Membership'' tab of this website.
National Saler Cow Champion 2012
John Burke owner of Manusmore Harmony,winner of National Saler Cow Champion 2012 receiving The Brian Halton Memorial Cup from Philomena Halton,Bailieboro at the recent Ballinasloe Show.
This is the 2 nd year of this prestigious competition.The winner Manusmore Harmony received the most points at the regional Shows this year. Points were 3 for a first place, 2 for a second and 1 for a third place.John Burke was presented with The Brian Halton Memorial Cup by Philomena Halton at this years Ballinasloe Show- a beautiful Derry Na Flan Chalice replica donated by The Halton Family.
2012 Hall of Fame Award present to 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.
David Kirrane is a great asset to the society with his wealth of knowledge on Salers breeding, therefore a very worthy recipient of the 2012 Salers Cattle Society National Hall of Fame Award. Click here to view previous Hall of Fame recipients >>>