Irish Region News Archive 

       

 

 

 
Southern Ireland Show and sale-Sat 27th Sept(Blessington mart)
A very successful show today in the Ireland Region was capped with some fantastic prices in the ring. Congratulations to Geraldine Fletcher who received the champion rosette with her lovely 2 horned ewe lamb and then went on to receive the highest price on the day - 520 euros. Well done to Joseph Hughes who received the reserve champio.n with his strong 2 horned shearling ewe and to Dermot & Louis Hill who won the ram lamb class with their 2 horned lamb. Prices in the ring were very good with ram lambs topping at 280 euros and ewes at 220 euros. A big thank you to our judge for the day, Melanie Harper who travelled over from Scotland for her first time in Ireland. Hope you enjoyed Ireland. Thanks to all members who travelled the distance to show & sell their sheep and to all members who bought sheep at the sale. Please see results below - 

Ram - 1st H Christmas, 2nd J Hughes
Ram Lamb - 1st & 3rd D & L Hill 2nd P &S Gogan
Ewe -1st & 2nd J Hughes, 3rd G Fletcher
Ewe lamb - 1st G Fletcher, 2nd M Mitchell, 3rd L Hill

Champion - G Fletcher (ewe lamb)
R/Champion - J Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                 
Gosford show  -Sat 6th Sep
 Gosford show was a very enjoyable day for all members who attended. A big thank you to our judge for the day, Nicola Fletcher, who travelled from Co Wicklow for the show. Congratulations to Jonathan and Ruth Harkness who received the championship rosette with their lovely 2 horned shearling ewe and the reserve championship was awarded to P&S Colhoun with their 2 year old ram. A big congratulations to Alex Colhoun and Jonathan Harkness who were awarded 1st and 2nd in the interbreed ram lamb challenge against a very strong line up of 13 other breeds. This is the 1st time a Jacob has won this award and is great for breed promotion. The judge William Carson commented how good the two ram lambs were after the judging was over. Jimmy McGrath also received 4th place in the interbreed ewe lamb challenge with his lovely 2 horned ewe lamb in a 15 strong line up. Well done to everyone who attended the show. There were no exciting prices to report from the sale ring as most members had sold their stock at the official show & sale at Gortin.
Please see results below =

Ram - 1st P&S Colhoun, J Harkness
S/Ram - 1st J McGrath, P&S Colhoun, 3rd J Mulholland
Ewe - 1st J Harkness, 2nd P&S Colhoun
S/Ewe - 1st & 2nd - J Harkness, 3rd - P&S Colhoun
Ram lamb - 1st J McGrath, 2nd P&S Colhoun, 3rd J Harkness
Ewe lamb - 1st & 2nd J McGrath, 3rd P&S Colhoun

Champion - J Harkness - shearling ewe
R/Champion - P&S Colhoun - Ram

Tullow Show - Sunday 17th August - A good turnout of members travelled to Tullow Show and it proved to be a very successful day for the Fletcher family who completed a clean sweep in all 4 classes. Clive Richardson travelled from the North after Saturdays Show and Sale in Gortin Mart and awarded Champion, Reserve Champion and Female Champion to N&G Fletcher. Tullow show is a very well organised show and a big thank you to Broughan Engineering, Tullow who sponsored the ewe class and awarded 3 8ft troughs to the prize winners. Please see results below:


Ram - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd Peter Gogan, 3rd J Hughes
Ewe - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd&3rd J Hughes
Ram Lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd Peter Gogan, 3rd Brendan Carthy
Ewe Lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd&3rd Brendan Carthy
Champion - N&G Fletcher (Ewe)
Reserve Champion - N&G Fletcher (Ramb Lamb)
 

Northern Ireland Show & Sale - Gortin - Saturday 16th August - The 2nd official show and sale in Northern Ireland proved to be another huge success and although the weather tried to dampen our spirits, it didn't affect the superb prices in ...the ring. Clive Richardson, Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple travelled over from the UK to carry out the pre-inspection and judging. Clive awarded champion to P&S Colhoun with their shearling ewe, reserve champion to P&S Colhoun with their shearling ram and second reserve champion to J McGrath with his lovely 4 horn ewe lamb. There was an excellent turnout of quality sheep at the sale, this was demonstrated in the ring with the great prices on the day. The Ireland Region would like to thank Richard Beattie Livestock Sales for hosting the event again this year and to all the local businesses who sponsored the event to make it possible. A huge thank you to all members who supported the event by either selling or buying in the ring. Without your on-going support, this event would not be a success.
Top prices on the day; Ram - Alex Colhoun (£210), Ewe - P&S Colhoun (£265), Ram Lamb - James McGrath (£160) & Ewe Lamb - P&S Colhoun (£250). Average prices; Rams (£173), Ewes (£187), Ram Lambs (£113), Ewe Lambs (£119).Please see results below:

Ram - 1st/2nd & 3rd P &S Colhoun
Ewe - 1st Alex Colhoun 2nd P&S Colhoun 3rd A&S Hamilton
Ewe Lamb - 1st J McGrath 2nd P&S Colhoun 3rd J McGrath
Ram Lamb - 1st A&S Hamilton 2nd & 3rd J McGrath
Champion - Alex Colhoun (Shearling Ewe - 2 horn)
Reserve Champion - Sharon Colhoun (Shearling Ram - 2 horn)
2nd Reserve Champion - James McGrath (Ewe Lamb - 4 horn)

                       

Tullamore Show Sunday 10th Aug - There was a superb turnout of members and excellent sheep on display at Tullamore show. Betty Palmer travelled over from the UK to judge and she awarded champion to N&G Fletcher with their superb ewe lamb and reserve champion to Derek Brown with his lovely shearling ewe. Congratulations also to the Harney family who won the ram lamb class with their strong ram lamb and to Joseph Hughes for winning the ram class. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st J Hughes, 2nd N&G Fletcher, 3rd K Harney
  • Ram lamb - 1st K Harney, M Kehoe, 3rd N&G Fletcher
  • Ewe - 1st D Brown 2nd J Hughes, 3rd N&G Fletcher
  • Ewe lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd & 3rd Brendan Carthy
  • Champion - N&G Fletcher (ewe lamb)
  • R/Champion - Derek Brown(shearling ewe)

Tinahely Show Mon 4th Aug - A good turnout of members travelled to Tinahely on Bank holiday monday. The judge for the day was Howard Walsh who travelled over from the Uk. Howard awarded champion to Brendan Carthy with his superb ewe lamb and reserve champion to Joseph Hughes with his aged ram. Please see results below -

  • Ram 1st J Hughes, 2nd P Gogan, 3rd M Kehoe
  • Ram lamb - 1st J Hughes, 2nd M Kehoe, 3rd B Carthy
  • Ewe - 1st J Hughes, 2nd P Gogan, 3rd J Hughes
  • Ewe lamb - 1st & 2nd B Carthy  3rd N&G Fletcher
  • Shearling ewe - 1st J Hughes,
  • Group of Three - 1st J Hughes,
  • Champion - B Carthy (ewe lamb)
  • Reserve champion - J Hughes (aged ram)

 Clogher Show Wed 30th July - Another enjoyable day was had at Clogher Show. Derek Brown travelled from Belturbet to judge our 7 members who had sheep on show. In a repeat of Limavady Show, he awarded champion to A&S Hamilton with their aged ram (Kingarrow Ben) and Reserve Champion to A&S Hamilton with their aged ewe (Buttermilk Ewe). Kingarrow Ben has been a very successful show champion, winning 7 championships in the last 2 years. Clogher was his last show in Northern Ireland as he is now making the long trip to cork. We wish his new owners every success with him. Congratulations also to Alex Colhoun who successfuly won the Clogher Valley Show Young Handlers Competition (Marjorie Blackburn Cup) in a very strong line up of over 20 young handlers . Alex Colhoun, Aimee Colhoun and Joeseph Duff also qualified for the Cydectin Young Handlers final from winning previous shows throughout the year. The final was held at Clogher Show with Alex Colhoun being awarded Reserve Champion in a very strong field, being presented with a very nice crook. Congratulations also to P&S Colhoun after being awarded Second Reserve Champion in the British and Irish Native Sheep Championship with  their aged ram (Pard House Major), including a strong field of suffolks, Hampshire Downs and Border Leceister. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd J Harkness
  • S/Ram - 1st P&S Colhoun  2nd A Colhoun
  • Ewe - 1st A&S Hamilton   2nd  P&S Colhoun   3rd A&S Hamilton
  • S/Ewe - 1st  A&S Hamilton  2nd J Harkness  3rd P&S Colhoun
  • Ram lamb  1st/2nd  A&S Hamilton  2nd J McGrath
  • Ewe lamb  1st  P&S Colhoun  2nd  J Duff  3rd  P&S Colhoun
  • Group of Three  -  1st A&S Hamilton  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd G Freeburn
  • Pair of Lambs - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd J McGrath
  • Champion - A&S Hamilton (Aged ram)   R/Champion - A&S Hamilton(Aged ewe)    

Limavady Show Sat 19th July - 7 members made the journey to Limavady show in glorious sunshine. It is a very well organised show and a very enjoyable day was had by all that attended. In a  repeat of last years show our judge for the day, Geraldine Fletcher awarded champion to A&S Hamilton with his superb aged ram(Kingarrow Ben) and reserve champion also went to A&S Hamilton with their lovely aged ewe(Buttermilk ewe). A big thank you to all members who attended and we all now look forward to Clogher show in the North on Wed 30th July and Tinahely show on Mon 4th Aug for our southern showing members. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd J Harkness
  • S/Ram - 1st P&S Colhoun  2nd G Freeburn  3rd P&S Colhoun
  • Ewe - 1st A&S Hamilton   2nd  J Duff   3rd  J McGrath
  • S/Ewe - 1st &2nd A&S Hamilton   3rd J Harkness
  • Ram lamb  1st A&S Hamilton  2nd J Harkness  3rd A&S Hamilton
  • Ewe lamb  1st J Duff  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd J McGrath
  • Pair of lambs  -  1st A&S Hamilton  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd J McGrath
  • Group of Three - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd J Harkness  3rd P&S Colhoun
  • Champion - A&S Hamilton (Aged ram)   R/Champion - A&S Hamilton(Aged ewe)        

Mullingar Show Sun 13th July - 3 members headed to Mullingar show on Sunday 13th July to be judged for the first time by Adrian Hamilton. Our judge awarded champion to Derek Brown with his lovely shearling 4 horn ewe and he awarded reserve champion to Peter Gogan with his strong shearling ram. Please see results below -

  • Ram   1st P Gogan  2nd K Harney  3rd  S Gogan
  • Ewe   1st & 2nd  D Brown   3rd  S Gogan
  • Ram lamb   1st  K Harney  2nd P Gogan  3rd S Gogan
  • Ewe lamb   1st S Gogan  2nd K Harney  3rd PGogan
  • Champion  - D Brown  (s/ewe)
  • R/champion - P Gogan  (ram)   

 Clonmel Show Sun 6th July - We had 3 members attend Clonmel show and a good day was had by all. This was the first of the shows for the show competition for our southern members. The judge for the day was Robin Darker, and he awarded champion to Brendan Carthy with his lovely ewe lamb and reserve champion to Joseph Hughes with his ram lamb. A big thank you to Robin for judging at the show and too all the members who travelled the long distance to show. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st P Gogan, 2nd J Hughes, 3rd B Carthy
  • Ewe - 1st & 2nd - J Hughes    3rd P Gogan
  • Ram lamb - 1st J Hughes, 2nd P Gogan,  3rd B Carthy
  • Ewe lamb - 1st B Carthy, 2nd J Hughes, 3rd J Hughes
  • Champion - B Carthy (ewe lamb)
  • R/Champion - J Hughes (ram lamb)

  Omagh Show Sat 5th July  Omagh Show was a fantastic day with 10 members entering 54 sheep. All sheep on show were presented superbly, this is a credit to all members who attended. Our judge for the day was our Chairman; Robert Locker from Scotland, with 15 ewes ...in their respective class alone, he had plenty to keep him busy. He awarded Champion to A&S Hamilton with their superb aged ewe, Reserve Champion to P&S Colhoun with their aged ewe and Second Reserve to P&S Colhoun with their ewe lamb. This was definitely the biggest show of Jacob Sheep we have seen in Northern Ireland and we now look forward to a good turnout at Limavady and Clogher Shows. Please see results below:

Aged Ram - 1st - P&S Colhoun, 2nd - A&S Hamilton, 3rd - J Harkness
Shearling Ram - 1st & 2nd - P&S Colhoun, 3rd - J Lynch
Ram Lamb - 1st & 2nd - A&S Hamilton, 3rd - J Harkness
Aged Ewe - 1st - A&S Hamilton, 2nd - P&S Colhoun, 3rd- J Duff
Shearling Ewe - 1st - C Cromie, 2nd- P&S Colhoun, 3rd - A Colhoun
Ewe Lamb - 1st - P&S Colhoun, 2nd - J Duff, 3rd - A & S Hamilton
Pair of Lambs - 1st - P&S Colhoun, 2nd - A&S Hamilton, 3rd - J McGrath
Group of Three - 1st - P&S Colhoun, 2nd - A&S Hamilton, 3rd - J McGrath
Champion - A&S Hamilton (Aged Ewe)
R/Champion - P&S Colhoun (Aged Ewe)
2nd R/Champion - P&S Colhoun (Ewe Lamb)  

Armagh Show Sat 14th June - This was the first year that Armagh held individual Jacob classes and we had an excellent turnout of 6 members attending with some superb sheep on display. Derek Mcmillan travelled from Saintfield to judge on the day and he awarded the championship to A&S Hamilton with their lovely ewe and reserve to A&S Hamilton with their strong ram lamb. A big thank you to all members who attended on the day. Well done to Alex Colhoun who won the Farming Life trophy for the Armagh young handlers competition in a very strong field of over 20 competitors showing all different breeds, and then also went on to win the Cydectin young handlers competition with his ewe emily. Congratulations also to Aimee Colhoun who came second in the Cydectin competition and has qualified for the finals in Clogher. This is fantastic for the kids but also great breed promotion for the Jacobs to see them lined up against so many other breeds and to do so well. Keep up the good work.Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st P&S Colhoun  2nd A&S Hamilton  3rd Jonathan Harkness
  • Ewe - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd Joseph Duff     3rd  Mark lucy
  • S/ewe - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd P&S Colhoun  3rd Jonathan Harkness
  • S/ram  - 1st/2nd/3rd - P&S Colhoun
  • Ewe lamb - 1st Alex Colhoun  2nd Joseph Duff  3rd A&S Hamilton
  • Ram lamb - 1st/2nd - A&S Hamilton  3rd P&S Colhoun
  • Pair of lambs - 1st Alex Colhoun  2nd  A&S Hamilton  3rd P&S Colhoun
  • Group of three - 1st A&S Hamilton  2nd Alex Colhoun  3rd  P&S Colhoun
  • Champion - A&S Hamilton (Aged ewe)     
  • Reserve Champion  - A&S Hamilton (Ram lamb)        

Balmoral Show Thurs 15th May - Balmoral show was a huge success in its second year at its new location at the maze. The great weather was an added bonus for the seven members who made the trip to Lisburn to show over 36 Jacob sheep on the Thursday morning. Jean Blacknell travelled over from England to judge on the day and she awarded champion to A&S Hamilton with their superb ram(Ben) and reserve champion was awarded to C&D Cromie with his lovely ewe. This is Bens second year in a row to win Balmoral and he will be a hard sheep to beat this year in the North. The quality of sheep on display was superb and all members presented their sheep in fantastic condition for the show ring. The next show in the North is Armagh show on Sat 14th June. Please see pictures on Ireland facebook page. Results below -

  • Ram - 1st - A&S Hamilton  2nd  J Harkness, 3rd  P&S Colhoun
  • Ewe - 1st - C&D Cromie     2nd  A&S Hamilton  3rd Joseph Duff
  • Ewe lamb - 1st - Jack Lynch   2nd &3rd - P&S Colhoun
  • Ram lamb - 1st P&S Colhoun 2nd Jack Lynch 3rd A&S Hamilton
  • Shearling Ram - 1st &2nd- P&S Colhoun  3rd A&S Hamilton
  • Shearling Ewe  - 1st - A&S Hamilton 2nd - Alex Colhoun  3rd - C&D Cromie
  • Champion-A&S Hamilton (Aged Ram)  Reserve Champion-C&D Cromie(Ewe)

Events in 2013

Northern Open Day - To be held at the home of Adrian Hamiltion (Dunmullan, Omagh). Saturday 1st June at 1pm.  The Beltrim Jacobs were the 2012 Small Flock Competition winners. This will be a great opportunity to see some excellent sheep on display. There will be a Stock Judging Competition and a talk from a local Animal Nutritionist (Dr David Hawkes) who will be giving us good advice on the correct meal to be fed throughout the year. Lunch will be provided by our hosts and we will be sampling some Jacob meat on the barbecue.    

Southern Open Day - To be held at the farm of Martha Ocallaghan (Cork). Sunday 9th June at 12pm. The Edenhill Fock won the award for Best Large Flock in Ireland in 2012. There will be a stock judging competition and a talk from local vet Conor O'Brien who will be talking about sheep AI. Lunch will be provided by our hosts .  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Unofficial Northern Jacob Show and Sale - Gortin Mart (County Tyrone). Saturday 10th August at 1pm. This is a new event for 2013 and I am hopeful that all Northern Members will enter some sheep to make this sale a success. Jean Blacknell who has been a long standing member and Field Officer for the Society will be travelling over from England to judge the show. Gordan Connor (field officer) from Scotland will be the attending and will be doing the pre show inspection of all sheep entered in sale.

Official Jacob Show and Sale - Blessington Mart (County Wicklow). Saturday 28th september. The judge this year will be Jean Simmons who was here last year judging the Flock Competition and is looking forward to judging some of these sheep at the show. Please click below to download Entry Forms.  Closing date for entries; 11th September  

Show & Sale Schedule

Ram Entry Form

Ewe Entry Form

News in 2013

Northern Open Day (1st June) - The Ireland region held the northern open day at the home of Adrian Hamilton (Beltrim flock, Gortin) on Saturday 1st June. There was an excellent attendance with over 50 people attending and the weather was very kind to us on the day. The members had the opportunity to see the small flock winners for 2012 up close and there was a stockjudging competition were everyone had the chance to judge 6 shearling ewes in order of preference. Derek Mcmillan was the judge at the open day and he explained his choice to everyone and reasons why. Mark Lucy was the winner of the adult stock judging and Jack Colhoun won the under 12. We then had a very interesting talk by Dr David Hawkes on animal nutrition which everyone seemed to enjoy. We then were treated to an excellent barbecue provided by our hosts and everyone got the opportunity to taste jacob meat from the barbecue. A big word of thanks to our hosts for all the effort that went into the organisation of the day.     

Balmoral Show (15th May - 17th May) - The newly located Balmoral Show proved to be a very successful 3 day Event, with a fantastic turnout of Members and Jacob Sheep on display. There were 15 Ewes in the Ewe Class and this is probably one of the biggest line ups in the Ireland Region for some time. The Judge on the day was Mr Joshua Briggs from England. The Overall Champion for the day was awarded to Mr Adrian Hamilton of the Beltrim Flock with his 2 year old Ram (Kingarrow Ben-141959) and the Reserve Champion went to our newest member; Mr Cyril Cromie of the Fort Flock with his superb Shearling Ewe. Please see results below:

Ram - 1st Adrian Hamilton, 2nd Paul Colhoun, 3rd Jack Lynch, 4th Jimmy McGrath

Ewe - 1st Cyril Cromie, 2nd Alex Colhoun, 3rd Adrian Hamilton, 4th Sharon Colhoun

Ram Lamb - 1st Paul Colhoun, 2nd Jimmy McGrath, 3rd Sharon Colhoun, 4th Adrian Hamiltion

Ewe Lamb - 1st Paul Colhoun, 2nd Adrian Hamilton, 3rd Mark Lucy, 4th Sharon Colhoun  

Champion - Adrian Hamilton (Ram)

Reserve Champion - Cyril Cromie (Ewe)

 

 

 

Gorey Show (15th June) - Please see results below: 

Ewe - 1st Brendan Carthy, 2nd Matthew Kehoe, 3rd Brendan Carthy

Lamb - 1st Matthew Kehoe

 

Omagh Show (6th July) - With a superb entry of over 40 sheep entered and a lovely sunny day Omagh show was an excellent day out. We had 7 members showing on the day and all members enjoyed a great show and the lovely weather. The judge for the day was Mr Gareth Jones from England who had alot of work to do as he had 8 classes to judge in the morning and he then had to judge the rare breeds. The standard of sheep on display was excellent and all members made a big effort to get there sheep in show condition which was great too see.Getting sheep ready for a show takes alot of time and effort and well done to our newer members Cathal McMenamin and Gary Freeburn who showed for the first time The champion and reserve champion were awarded to the Hamilton family with their Aged ram and lovely two horned ewe. Please see results below -

Aged Ram - 1st  Adrian Hamilton,  2nd Jack Lynch,  3rd Jack Lynch

Shearling Ram - 1st Paul Colhoun,  2nd Jimmy Mcgrath

Ewe (Rearing Lambs) - 1st Adrian Hamilton, 2nd Colin Beattie, 3rd Adrian Hamilton

Shearling Ewe - 1st Alex Colhoun, 2nd Scott Hamilton, 3rd Colin Beattie

Ewe Lamb - 1st Paul Colhoun, 2nd Adrian Hamilton, 3rd Colin Beattie

Ram lamb - 1st Joseph Duff, 2nd Jimmy Mccgrath, 3rd Adrian Hamilton

Pair of lambs - 1st Paul Colhoun, 2nd Adrian Hamilton, 3rd Jack lynch

Group of Three - 1st Paul Colhoun, 2nd Adrian Hamilton, 3rd Jimmy Mcgrath

Champion - Adrian Hamilton (Ram)        Reserve Champion - Scott Hamilton (Ewe) 

 

Clonmel Show (7th July) - There was a good turnout of sheep at Clonmel show and 4 members had an enjoyable day out. The judge for the day was Mr Robin Darker who has kept Jacob sheep for many years now and i would like to thank Robin for judging at the show. Robin awarded champion on the day to Peter Gogan with his superb ewe and reserve went to Joseph Hughes with his excellent ewe lamb. One of our newer members Louis Hill showed for the first time and did very well with his ewe lamb to come 2nd in his class. Please see results below -

Ram - 1st Sam Gogan,  2nd Joseph Hughes

Ewe - 1st Peter Gogan, 2nd Richie Allen, 3rd Joseph Hughes

Ram Lamb - 1st Joseph Hughes, 2nd Peter Gogan, 3rd  Sam Gogan

Ewe Lamb - 1st Joseph Hughes, 2nd Louis Hill, 3rd Joseph Hughes

Champion -Peter Gogan (Ewe)    Reserve Champion - Joseph Hughes (ewe lamb) 

 

Mullingar Show (14th July) - We had another good turnout of members at mullingar show and it was great to be back at this show again after it was cancelled last year due to the bad weather. The champion on the day was awarded to Peter Gogan with his superb ewe and reserve champion went to Derek Brown with his excellent 4 horn ram lamb. Please see results below - 

Ram - 1st Kevin Harney,  2nd Sam Gogan

Ewe - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin Harney

Ram lamb - 1st Derek Brown,  2nd Peter Gogan,  3rd Kevin Harney

Ewe lamb - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Derek Brown,  3rd  Kevin Harney

Champion - Peter Gogan (Ewe)     Reserve Champion - Derek Brown (ram lamb) 

Clogher Valley Show (31st July) - Six Jacob Members made the journey to Clogher Show and apart from the heavy rain in the afternoon it was a very enjoyable morning of showing. The judge for the day was Geraldine Fletcher (Wicklow) and she awarded the Champion to Scott Hamilton (Ewe) and Reserve Champion to Paul Colhoun (Shearling Ram). We would like to thank our sponsor for the day; Peter Johnston (Mixtec TMS, Sixmilecross, Co. Tyrone).  Very well done to two of our youngest members - Alex Colhoun & Joseph Duff who went on to win champion and reserve champion in the cydectin young handlers championship final at the show. Please see results and pics below:    

Ram - 1st A Hamilton, 2nd M Lucy

Shearling Ram - 1st P Colhoun, 2nd J Mc Grath

Ewe - 1st S Hamilton, 2nd A Hamilton, 3rd C Beattie

Shearling Ewe - 1st C Cromie, 2nd A Colhoun, 3rd C Beattie

Ram Lamb - 1st A Colhoun, 2nd P Colhoun, 3rd A Hamilton

Ewe Lamb - 1st P Colhoun, 2nd A Hamilton, 3rd C Beattie

Champion - Scott Hamilton (Ewe)    Reserve Champion - Paul Colhoun (Shearling Ram)

Tinahealy Show (5th August) - Willie Thompson travelled over from Scotland to judge the bank holiday Tinahealy Show. Willie was very impresed with the good turnout of members and the quality of sheep on display. The Champion on the day was awarded to N & G Fletcher with their excellent two horned Shearling Ram (Marengo) and the Reserve went to Joseph Hughes with his lovely Ewe. I would like to thank Willie for travelling over to judge one of our biggest shows. Please see results below:

Ram - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd M Kehoe, 3rd J Hughes

Ewe- 1st J Hughes, 2nd N&G Fletcher, 3rd J Hughes

Shearling Ewe - 1st Sophie Doran 2nd J Hughes 3rd Brendan Carthy

Ewe Lamb - 1st M Kehoe, 2nd N&G Fletcher, 3rd Hughes

Ram Lamb - 1st J Hughes, 2nd M Kehoe  3rd Douglas Byrne

Group of Three - 1st N&G Fletcher, 2nd J Hughes

Champion - N&G Fletcher (Ram)   Reserve - J Hughes (Ewe)

N. Ireland Show and Sale - Gortin (10th Aug) - The 1st pedigree show and sale for Jacob sheep in N.Ireland was held on Saturday 10th August at Gortin mart, Co Tyrone. There was great support from Northern members with over 80 sheep entered in the show and sale. There were alot of very good sheep on display and plenty for the potential buyers to choose from. All sheep were inspected prior to the show by the National field officer Gordan Connor and Scott Dalrymple to make sure that all sheep adhered to breed standard. The judge on the day was Mrs Jean Blacknell from England who awarded champion to A&S Hamilton with their aged ram (Kingarrow Ben - 141959) and reserve champion to P&S Colhoun with their 2 horned ram lamb (Kingarrow Frodo - 148098). Richard Blakiston Houston (Gortin) kindly presented the Beltrim Estates trophy to the champion on the day. Prices in the ring were very good for the first year with rams fetching 280 guineas, ewes 200 gs, ewe lambs 170 gs and ram lambs 120 gs. The Jacob sheep Society would like to thank Richard Beattie livestock sales for hosting the event, Colin Beattie for doing steward at the event which involved taking care of all the paperwork and making sure that all sheep went into the correct pens etc and to our sponsors on the day who helped to make this event a success in its maiden year. This will now be an annual event in N.Ireland and we look forward to next years show and sale. Please see results below for the show :

Ewe - 1st P Colhoun, 2nd S Colhoun, 3rd A Colhoun, 4th A Hamilton, 5th J duff

Ewe Lamb - 1st S Colhoun, 2nd A Colhoun, 3rd A Hamilton, 4th P Colhoun, 5th J Duff

Ram - 1st A Hamilton, 2nd P Colhoun, 3rd G Freeburn, 4th J Mcgrath, 5th G Evan

Ram Lamb - 1st P Colhounn  2nd J Mcgrath, 3rd C Mcmenamin

Champion -A&S Hamilton (Ram)    Reserve Champion - P&S Colhoun 

  

Tullamore Show (11th Aug) - There was a huge crowd at the Tullamore show and with 5 members attending one off the biggest shows in Ireland there was an excellent turnout of Jacob sheep on show. Jean Blacknell made the journey from the Northern show and sale in Gortin the day before to judge at Tullamore show. She  had 4 classes to judge and she awarded the champion of the show to P&S Gogan with their aged ram (Freddie) and reserve champion was awarded to N&G Fletcher with their shearling ram (Marengo). Freddie won the flock competition last year as best ram and seems to have grown even more. There should be some great lambs from him next year. Matthew Kehoe entered the show for the first time and did very well to win the ewe lamb class with his superb 2 horned ewe lamb.  This is the first year that Peter and Sam Gogan have won the championship at Tullamore show and it is great to see these young members doing so well with their excellent sheep.  Please see results below :

Ram - 1st S Gogan, 2nd N&G Fletcher, 3rd J Hughes, 4th D Harney

Ram Lamb - 1st P Gogan, 2nd, M Kehoe, 3rd J Hughes, 4th D Harney   

Ewe - 1st P Gogan, 2nd J Hughes, 3rd S Gogan, 4th N&G Fletcher

Ewe Lamb - 1st M Kehoe, 2nd N&G Fletcher, 3rd J Hughes, 4th K Harney

Champion - P&S Gogan (Aged ram)          Reserve Champion - N&G Fletcher (Shearling ram)

Tullow Show (18th Aug) -   Please see results below :

Ram - 1st N & G Fletcher  2nd J Hughes  3rd M Kehoe

Ewe  - 1st N & G Fletcher  2nd J Hughes  3rd J Hughes

Ram Lamb - 1st M Kehoe  2nd P Gogan  3rd D Hill

Ewe Lamb  - 1st N & G Fletcher  2nd  M Mitchell  3rd D Hill 

Champion - N & G Fletcher (Ewe)  Reserve Champion - J Hughes (Ewe)   

 

Moate Show (24th August) - Please see results below - 

Ram - 1st Kevin Hearny, 2nd Kevin Hearny, 3rd Sam Gogan

Ewe - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin Hearny

Ram lamb - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin Hearny 

Ewe lamb - 1st Kevin Hearny, 2nd Kevin Hearny, 3rd Sam Gogan 

Champion - Peter Gogan (Ram Lamb)     Reserve Champion - Peter Gogan (Ewe) 

 

 Moate Show (24th August) - Please see results below - Ram - 1st Kevin Hearny, 2nd Kevin Hearny, 3rd Sam GoganEwe - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin HeaRam lamb - 1st Peter Gogan,  2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin Hearny Ewe lamb - 1st Kevin Hearny, 2nd Kevin Hearny, 3rd Sam Gogan Champion - Peter Gogan (Ram Lamb)     Reserve Champion - Peter Gogan TTrim Show (24th -25th  August) - Please see results below - 

Ram - 1st Kevin Hearny, 2nd Sam Gogan, 3rd Kevin Hearny

Ewe - 1st O&M Maguire, 2nd Peter Gogan, 3rd Kevin Hearny

Ram Lamb - 1st Peter Gogan, 2nd Kevin Hearny, 3rd O&M Maguire  

Ewe Lamb - 1st Kevin Hearny,  2nd Sam Gogan

Champion - Olive & Mark Maguire    Reserve Champion - Peter Gogan  

 

Gosford RBSTNI Show (7th September) - Apart from the rain all members that attended had a very enjoyable day. The number of Pedigree sheep entered for the sale was very small but this was because most members had sold all their sheep at the JSS Show and Sale in August at Gortin. There was still a good turnout for the show and the champion was awarded to Jonathan Harkness with his superb ram (Miles) and reserve champion was awarded to Sharon Colhoun with her lovely ewe. Derek Brown was the judge for the day and although he got very wet whilst judging he seemed to enjoy the day out at Gosford. Well done to Lynda Hamilton he received 2nd place in the rare breed interbreed ram lamb challenge with her 2 horned ram lamb.  Please see results below:

Ram - 1st J Harkness, 2nd A Hamilton, 3rd J Mulholland, 

Ewe - 1st S Colhoun, 2nd J Harkness, 3rd P Colhoun  

Ram Lamb - 1st A Colhoun, 2nd J Breen, 3rd A Hamilton

Ewe Lamb - 1st S Colhoun, 2nd J Harkness, 3rd J Duff

Champion - Jonathan Harkness (Ram)     Reserve Champion - Sharon Colhoun (Ewe)

Fingal show (14th Sept) - The Fingal show was an enjoyable day out for the two members who made the journey. The judge on the day was Derek Brown who awarded champion to Sam Gogan with his superb ram (Freddie) and reserve went to Geraldine Fletcher with her lovely 2 horned ewe. Please see results below -  

Ram - 1st Sam Gogan,  2nd  Peter Gogan
 
Ram Lamb - 1st Geraldine Fletcher,  2nd Peter Gogan,  3rd Sam gogan
 
Ewe - 1st Geraldine Fletcher,  2nd Peter Gogan , 3rd Sam Gogan
 
Ewe Lamb - 1st Geraldine Fletcher,  2nd Sam Gogan,  3rd Geraldine Fletcher
 
Champion  - Sam Gogan (Ram)       Reserve Champion - Geraldine Fletcher (Ewe)
 

Southern Ireland Official Show + Sale - (Sat 28th Sept) - The official show and sale for the Ireland region was held at Blessington mart on Saturday 28th Sept. The turnout was reasonable with 49 sheep entered and 9 members attending. The judge for the day was Jean Simmons from England who awarded champion to John Kent with his lovely 2 horned ewe and r/champion went to John as well with his 2 horned shearling ram. The inspection team on the day was Karl Gill and Derek Brown and i would like to thank them both for doing what sometimes is a thank less job and also to Jean for travelling over from England. The prices in the ring were average but unfortunately quite a few sheep were not sold. The champion ewe fetched 280 euros and the 1st place ewe lamb made 250 euros. Please see results below -

Ram -1st John Kent, 2nd Leanne Foster, 3rd Leanne Foster                                                                  

Ram Lamb - 1st Matthew Kehoe, 2nd Matthew Kehoe, 3rd Louis Hill 

Ewe - 1st John Kent,  2nd Joseph Hughes, 3rd Martha Mitchel
 
Ewe Lamb - 1st Matthew Kehoe, 2nd Martha Mitchel, 3rd Sam Gogan
 
Champion - John Kent (Ewe)         R/champion - John Kent (Ram)
 
 

 

 

Events in 2012       

Ireland region Agm - Sunday 21st October - To be held in the Grand Hotel Moate 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Flock Competition - (21st to 23rd September 2012) - Jean Blacknell and Jean Simmons will be travelling over from England for 3 days to assess our flocks. This is a great opportunity to get some very good advice about our sheep and each visit should take approx 1 hour. It will cost each member £15 (18 euros) and this can be paid on the day or can be given to any member of the Ireland Committee. Please RSVP to (paulcolhoun@gmail.com) or telephone on (07715326021) by the 12th September if you will be taking part so that we can plan the travelling arrangements and times for each visit. I would encourage all members to enter this competition as it will be very worthwhile advice from two very experienced judges. There will be two new cups for the winners (Large Flock and Small Flock).

Ireland Region Show & Sale - (29th September) at Blessington Market, Co. Wicklow - Judge, Mr Clive Richardson. To find out more information click here. To download a Ewe Entry Form click here and to download a Ram Entry Form click here. All sheep must be in place by 9:30am with the show beginning at 10:30am sharp. The sale will start at 12pm. Closing date for entries 12th September

News in 2012

Southern Open Day (13th May) - We held our first open day of the year at the farm of Karl Gill & Family. It was a very enjoyable day with a good turnout of members. All guests were treated to a fabulous lunch and a big thank you to Karl and family for going to so much effort. There was a Stock Judging Competition for everyone and our special guest speaker gave us an informative talk on how to control worm problems in our flocks.

Balmoral Show (17th May) - This was the first year that we had individual Jacob Classes at the biggest show in the North of the Province and it was great to see such a big turnout of members. The Champion of the show went to Sharon Colhoun with her Two Horn Ram and Reserve went to Alex Colhoun with his Ram Lamb. It turned out to be two very worthwhile days for the promotion of our breed as the Champion and Reserve had to come back on the Friday for the Interbreed Championship. We were very happy to get a great introduction into the showing ring by the judge who made special mention that it was great to see such an old breed making a big comeback in the North.

Shepherds Day (10th June) - This was the first time we held this event in the Ireland Region and it was a very enjoyable day. A big thank you to Derek Brown for hosting the event and going to so much effort in organising the day. We got a lot of useful advice on preparing sheep for showing and thanks to the local vet for his talk. All members enjoyed a picnic lunch in the great weather.

Sheep Ireland (30th June) - The sheep Ireland event was held in Athenry, Co Galway and apart from the weather it was a very succesful event and we had our new gazebo and two new banners on display. There was alot of interest in the Jacob stand and i would like to thank Martin Harney and the boys for all their hard work that went into setting up the stand. I am hopeful that we should gain some new members from this event. There was alot of breed promotion merchandise sold on the day including mugs, bags and tea towels.

Clonmel Show (1st July) - Thankfully the weather did not affect Clonmel show and our members had an enjoyable day. The judge for the day was Karl Gill. Please see results below -

  • Ram any age - 1st - Helen Hughes, 2nd - Sam Gogan

  • Ram Lamb - 1st - Helen Hughes, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - Pat Gogan
  • Ewe any age - 1st - Helen Hughes, 2nd - Peter Gogan
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - Helen Hughes, 2nd - Pat Gogan, 3rd - Peter Gogan
  • Champion - Helen Hughes (Ram Lamb)
  • Reserve Champion - Helen Hughes (Ewe Lamb)

Omagh Show (7th July) - Omagh turned out a great day with a good turnout and it was very nice to have some new members showing for the first time at this show. Our judge for the day was Geraldine Fletcher. It was a very succesful day for our younger members with Colin Beattie (Glenpark Jacobs) receiving the Kingarrow Cup for his Champion Shearling Ewe, Scott Hamilton (Beltrim Jacobs) - Reserve Champion with his Ewe and Alex Colhoun winning the overall young handlers with his Jacob Ram Lamb. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - S Colhoun, 2nd - C Beattie, 3rd - J Lynch
  • Shearling Ram - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - P Colhoun
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - A Hamilton, 3rd - A Colhoun
  • Ewe- 1st - S Hamilton, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - L Hamilton
  • Shearling ewe - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - J Lynch
  • Ewe lamb - 1st - P Colhoun, 2nd - J Lynch, 3rd - C Beattie
  • Pair of lambs - 1st - J Lynch, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - L Hamilton
  • Group of three - 1st - A Hamilton, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - J Lynch
  • Champion - Colin Beattie (Shearling 2 Horn Ewe)
  • R/Champion - Scott Hamilton (2 Horn Ewe)
  • Second Reserve - Sharon Colhoun (Ram)

Mullingar Show (8th July) - Unfortunately Mullingar show was cancelled due to the bad weather.

Flavours of Fingal Show (21st July) - This was the first time that the Jacob Sheep Society had classes at this new event and a big thank you to the show for inviting us and also to the members who attended on the day. The Champion and Reserve Champion went to Geraldine Fletcher with her lovely Ewe and Ram Lamb. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - Sam Gogan
  • Ewe - 1st - G Fletcher, 2nd - Peter Gogan
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - G Fletcher, 2nd - G Fletcher, 3rd - Sam Gogan
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - Peter Gogan, 2nd - G Fletcher, 3rd - Sam Gogan
  • Champion - Geraldine Fletcher (Ewe)
  • Reserve Champion - Geraldine Fletcher (Ram Lamb)

Clogher Show (25th July) - On Wednesday the Jacob Sheep Society headed to Clogher Show and thankfully the weather was very good. We had a reasonable turnout on the day and there was alot of interest in the Jacobs on display. The judge on the day was Derek Brown. Thanks to our sponsor on the day Noel Gormley (Gormley Motors - omagh) The Champion went to our newest member Colin Beattie (Shearling Ewe) and Reserve Champion went to Scott Hamilton with his Ewe. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - A Colhoun
  • Shearling Ram - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - P Colhoun
  • Ewe - 1st - A Hamilton, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - S Colhoun
  • Shearling Ewe - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - A Colhoun
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - P Colhoun, 3rd - D Tumelty
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - A Colhoun, 3rd - A Hamilton
  • Champion - Colin Beattie (Shearling Ewe)
  • Reserve Champion - Scott Hamilton (Ewe)

Tinahely Show (6th August) - We had four members in attendance at Tinahely Show this year and we were very fortunate to have Ron King from England as our judge. Ron has had Jacob Sheep for many years and it was great for our region to have him come over and judge for us. Please see results below-

  • Ram - 1st - M Kehoe
  • Ewe - 1st - J Hughes , 2nd - J Hughes
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - N&G Fletcher, 2nd - J Hughes, 3rd - M Kehoe
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - N&G Fletcher, 2nd - N&G Fletcher, 3rd - M Mitchell
  • Shearling Ewe - 1st - N&G Fletcher, 2nd - J Hughes
  • Group of three - J Hughes
  • Champion - N&G Fletcher (Shearling Ewe)
  • Reserve Champion - N&G Fletcher (Ram Lamb)

Enniskillen Show (8th August) - The fantastic weather made for a very enjoyable show and although when we arrived early in the morning to find that we had to set up our own show ring and provide a Steward, all members enjoyed the day. Hopefully next year the show will be more helpful and organised to accomodate the members who make the effort to show their sheep. Unfortunately on a whole Enniskillen show had a reduction in the number of sheep breeds in general. Many thanks to Roy Graham for stepping in to judge on the day. Thanks to our sponsor for the day Peter Johnston (mixtec engineering). Please see results below -

  • Ram any age- 1st - P Colhoun, 2nd - J&P Lynch, 3rd - C Beattie
  • Shearling Ram - 1st - P Colhoun, 2nd - C Beattie
  • Ewe - 1st - S Colhoun, 2nd - C Beattie, 3rd - P Colhoun
  • Shearling Ewe - 1st - J Lynch, 2nd - A Colhoun, 3rd - C Beattie
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - J Lynch, 2nd - C Beattie, 3rd - P Colhoun
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - C Beattie, 2nd - A Colhoun, 3rd - J&P Lynch
  • Group of three - 1st - P Colhoun, 2nd - C Beattie, 3rd - A Hamilton
  • Champion - S Colhoun (Ewe)
  • Reserve Champion - P Colhoun (Shearling Ram)

Tullamore Show (12th August) - The JSS had the Jacob Stand on display in the sheep tent at Tullamore. Tullamore show is probably the biggest show in Ireland and we were very glad to be a part of it. With three members attending, our numbers were slightly down but the sheep on display were of very good quality. Hopefully we will gain some new members from the day and we now look foward to Tullow Show. Please see results below-

  • Ram - 1st - J Hughes, 2nd - J Harney, 3rd - P&S Gogan
  • Ewe - 1st - J Hughes , 2nd - J Hughes, 3rd -
  • Ram Lamb - 1st - J Hughes, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - K Harney
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - P&S Gogan, 2nd - J Hughes, 3rd - K Harney
  • Champion - J Hughes (Ewe)
  • Reserve Champion - J Hughes (Ram)
  • Champion Young handler - Peter Gogan

Tullow Show (19th August) - This show was cancelled due to the bad weather

Moate Show (25th August) - This is a regular show in our jacob calendar every year and with three breeders entering this year it was a very good day. The judge on the day was Nicola Fletcher who travelled over from England for the weekend to judge for us. Thanks Nicola. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - Sam Gogan, 2nd - Kevin Hearney, 3rd - Kevin Hearney
  • Ewe - 1st - Kevin Hearney, 2nd - Peter Gogan, 3rd - Kevin Hearney
  • Ram lamb - 1st - Kevin Hearney, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - Kevin Hearney
  • Ewe lamb - 1st - Peter Gogan, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - Kevin Hearney
  • Reserve Champion - Kevin Hearney (Ewe)
  • Champion - Peter Gogan (Ewe Lamb)

Gosford Show (1st Sept) - The jacob members in the north of the region travelled to Gosford forest park in Armagh for the final show of the year. With 7 members entering the show and sale it was a great turnout. The weather was excellent although it was very wet under foot. The judge on the day was Karl Gill who has had jacob sheep for many years now and has judged jacobs across the whole of the UK and Ireland. Thanks Karl. The quality of the jacobs has really improved in the last few years in the north and Karl was very impressed with the sheep on display. Most of the members who attended Gosford will be taking part in our new event this year(flock competition in Sep) and this is a great chance for our members to get really useful advice about their flocks. This can only prove very benificial in the years to come and help us to keep our flocks at a very high standard. The champion on the day was awarded to Alex Colhoun with his ram lamb and the reserve champion went to Sharon Colhoun with her 3 year old ram. The top priced male at the sale was a two horn shearling ram from Joe mulholland which fetched £200 and the top priced females were two shearling ewes from Paul Colhoun which fetched £150. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - Sharon Colhoun, 2nd - Paul Colhoun, 3rd - Joe Mulholland
  • Ewe - 1st - Joe Mulholland, 2nd - Joe Mulholland, 3rd - Jack Lynch
  • Ram lamb - 1st - Alex Colhoun, 2nd - Paul Colhoun, 3rd - Colin Beattie
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st - Jonathan Breen, 2nd - Alex Colhoun, 3rd - Jonathan Harkness
  • Reserve Champion - Sharon Colhoun (Ram)
  • Champion - Alex Colhoun (Ram Lamb)

Trim Show (2nd Sept) - Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - Martin Harney, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - Martin Harney
  • Ewe - 1st - Martin Harney, 2nd - Martin Harney, 3rd - Paul Maguire
  • Ram lamb - 1st - Sam Gogan, 2nd - Martin Harney, 3rd - Martin Harney
  • Ewe lamb - 1st - Peter Gogan, 2nd - Sam Gogan, 3rd - Martin Harney
  • Reserve Champion - Peter Gogan (Ewe Lamb)
  • Champion -Martin Harney - (Shearling Ewe)

Flock Competition Sep 2012 - With 18 members entering the flock competition it was a very succesful weekend for the Ireland region. Jean Simmons and Jean Blacknell flew into belfast on friday morning and they spent the friday travelling around the 6 Northern flocks and then spent Sat,Sun and Mon am visiting the 12 Southern flocks. They were very impressed with the quality of sheep on display throughout the weekend and they gave each member lots of useful advice about their flocks. They took time to explain to everyone which sheep were up to good breed standard and those that weren't. They had 18 flock visits in total to do over the 4 days and they travelled approx 1500 miles by car to get to all of these visits. This was alot of distance for the 2 judges to cover in a short space of time and i would like to thank them both greatly for all their help.(ps -it will probably take them a week to recover). I would like to thank Gabriel McCole for driving the judges on the saturday and to Geraldine Fletcher and Alison Gogan for accomadating the judges on the Saturday and Sunday nights. I would like to thank all the members who entered the competition and for all the effort that was involved in getting the sheep into sheds and individual pens. This saved alot of time at each visit and all sheep were presented superbly to the judges. I hope that all members found their visit beneficial and that we will all be able to use the advice given to help us to improve our flocks even more. The results will be announced at the Ireland agm in October.

Ireland Region show and sale 29th Sep - The Ireland region official show an sale was held at Blessington mart on Saturday 29th Sep. With a total of 7 members entering the show and sale it was a good turnout and although there were very little rams and ewes on display we had a superb line up of ewe and ram lambs to choose from. The judge for the show was Clive Richardson from England(Thanks Clive). The champion on the day was awarded to Joseph Hughes with his ram lamb and the reserve champion went to Dermot & Louis Hill with their ewe lamb. The top priced male and female both fetched 180 euros in the ring. The reserve champion ewe lamb reached a price of 400 euros in the ring but was not sold. Thanks to all members who attended the show and hopefully next year the entries will continue to grow. Please see results below -

  • Ram - 1st - D&L Hill
  • Ewe - 1st & 2nd - J Hughes
  • Ram lamb - 1st - J Hughes, 2nd - N&G Fletcher, 3rd - P&S Gogan
  • Ewe lamb - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - D&L Hill
  • Reserve Champion - D&L Hill (Ewe Lamb)
  • Champion - J Hughes - (Ram lamb)

Shows Holding Classes for Jacobs in 2012

Show
Date
Contact Details
Judge
Balmoral Show
17th May
Jenny Close
info@balmoralshow.co.uk
Dr Lynn Clouder
Gorey Show
16th June
Ann Murphy
Tel:(086) 8441155 info@goreyagriculturalshow.com
Show Provided
Charleville Show
23rd-24th June
Nora Leahy
Tel:(063) 89599
Mob:(087) 9444083 www.charlevilleshow.com
Show Provided
Clonmel Show
1st July
Sheila Quinn
Tel:(052) 6121413
Karl Gill
Omagh Show
7th July
Edwin Cartwright
Tel:02882 242500
Geraldine Fletcher
Mullingar Show
8th July
Eileen White
Tel:(087) 9971306
www.mullingarshow.com
Robin Darker
Carnew Show
21st July
Nuala Dagge
Tel:(087) 6555949
Geraldine Fletcher
Flavours of Fingal Show
21st July
Tel::+353 1 840 0077
Fax::+353 1 840 4988
Show Provided
Clogher Valley Show
25th July
Ruth Montgomery
Tel:02885548883
Derek Brown
Tinahely Show
6th August
Mary Byrne
Tel:(0402) 34922
Ron King
Enniskillen Show
8th August
Ann Orr
Tel:02866322509
secretary@fermanaghcountyshow.org.uk
Derek Mcmillan
Tullamore Show
12th August
Freda Kinnarney
Tel:(057) 9352141 www.tullamoreshow.com
Derek Brown
Tullow Show
19th August
Norah Burgess
Tel:(059) 9180755 www.tullowshow.com
Robert Locker
Moate Show
25th August
Mr R S Mitchell
Tel:(086) 3041089
Nicola Fletcher
Limerick Show
25th August
Angela O’Mara
Tel:(061) 355298
Show Provided
Gosford RBSTNI Annual Show
1st September
Brian Hunter
Tel:02892671468
Karl Gill
Trim Show
2nd September
Mary Carey
Tel:(046) 9541824
www.trim-show.com
Geraldine Fletcher
Multibreed Show and Sale
(Official Jacob Sale)
29th September
J.P.& M DOYLE
Tel:(045) 865568
Fax:(045) 891425
enquiries@jpmdoyle.ie
Clive Richardson

News & Events in 2011

IRELAND SHOW AND SALE 2011(PRICES THROUGH THE ROOF) - On Saturday 24th september we held the Ireland show and sale at Blessington mart in Co Wicklow. The numbers entered for this event were disappointing but for those members who sold their sheep the prices were outstanding. The event commenced with our breed inspection which follows breed standard guidelines and although inspections may have seemed very strict I feel that this can only help our breed to excel in years to come. Our field officer Jean Blacknell was the appointed judge for the day and although we only had 3 classes to judge our show created alot of interest from the passing public who were at the mart to see other breeds. The champion Jacob on the day was awarded to Sam Gogan with his supeb ewe lamb. Reseve champion went to Karl Gill with his 2 horned shearling ewe. The prices in the ring were fantastic and I hope that this will encourage more members to attend this show next year. The top priced Jacob on the day was a ram lamb from the Stonecroft flock(Geraldine Fletcher) who reached 550 euros. Other great prices were a ewe lamb from the Leck flock(Sam Gogan) who sold at 370 euros and a shearling ewe from the Castlehill flock( Karl Gill) who fetched 350 euros. I would like to thank Blessington mart for a great venue and I know all members will be looking forward to next years event.  Please see show results below :

  • EWE - 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Karl Gill
  • EWE LAMB - 1st Sam Gogan, 2nd Peter Gogan 3rd Pat Gogan
  • RAM LAMB - 1st G Fletcher
  • CHAMPION - Sam Gogan(ewe lamb)
  • RESERVE CHAMPION - Karl Gill(shearling ewe)

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIP- A big thank you to all the members who helped out during the 3 day event on the stand and a special mention to Joseph for all the work involved in getting the sheep to the event in show condition and getting them home safely again. With huge crowds there was alot of interest in the JSS stand and we met alot of potential new members.     

GOSFORD RBSTNI SHOW 3RD SEPT -We rounded of the season in the North with a fantastic day at Gosford forest park.With a record number of Jacobs entered into the show it was a credit to all the members who turned out. The top priced jacob on the day was a shearling ram from Joe Mulholland who fetched £280, closely followed by another shearling ram from Joe as well which made £270. Well done Joe. We used the opportunity at Gosford to sell our Jacob Sheep Soiety raffle tickets and a large number of tickets were sold. Many thanks and good luck to everyone and we look forward to announcing the winner on the 16th October at the Ireland agm.  A special mention to Ross and Evelyn mowbry who presented the new Rose bowl for the champion Jacob at Gosford. Thanks Ross and Evelyn. Please see results below:

  • Ram - 1st J Mullholland 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J Lynch
  • Ewe - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Lynch 3rd D Tumelty
  • Ram Lamb - 1st P Colhoun 2nd + 3rd J MCGrath 
  • Ewe Lamb - 1st A Colhoun 2nd P Colhoun + 3rd J Lynch
  • Champion - Alex Colhoun (Ewe Lamb)
  • Reserve Champion - Paul Colhoun (Ewe)

MOATE SHOW 27TH AUG - Please see results below:

  • Ram - 1st & 2nd K Harney
  • Ewe - 1st & 2nd K Harney
  • Ram lamb - 1st P Gogan 2nd S Gogan 3rd K Harney
  • Ewe lamb - 1st S Gogan 2nd & 3rd K Harney
  • Champion - Peter Gogan (Ram lamb)
  • Reserce Champion - Kevin Harney (Ewe)

TULLOW SHOW 21ST AUG - The jacob breeders turned out in style for tullow show and there were some superb sheep on display. The show was well organised and started on time but however a showing ring for next year would be of benefit for the judge to see the sheep walk freely and also for the spectators safety. Our judge for the day was Barbara Webster from Scotland who chose Nicola & Geraldine Fletchers 4 horn ram as champion and Joseph Hughes ewe as reserve. Barbara was very impressed with all the sheep on display and felt they were off a high standard. Results below :

  • Ram any age - 1st N&G Fletcher  2nd J Hughes  3rd M Kehoe
  • Ewe any age - 1st,2nd + 3rd  J Hughes
  • Ram lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher  2nd S Gogan  3rd P Gogan
  • Ewe lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher  2nd J Hughes  3rd N&G Fletcher
  • Best Female - J Hughes
  • Champion - N&G Fletcher(Ram)
  • Reserve Champion - J Hughes (Ewe) 

     

TULLAMORE SHOW 14TH AUG- Another good day out for the Jacob sheep society and with 4 breeders attending there were some fantastic sheep on show. There was great interest in the jacob sheep on display and the breeders deserve great credit for presenting their sheep so well. The judge for the day was Derek Mcmillan from Saintfield who awarded champion  to Joseph Hughes with his superb  2 horn ewe and reseve went to N & G Fletcher  with their 4 horn ram. This is probably the biggest show in Ireland and it attracted huge crowds and is a great promotional day for the Jacob breed.Results below -

  • Ram any age - 1st N & G Fletcher 2nd + 3rd D Harney
  • Ram lamb - 1st N & G Fletcher 2nd J Hughes 3rd D Harney
  • Ewe any age - 1st 2nd +3rd J Hughes
  • Ewe lamb - 1st N & G Fletcher 2nd P Gogan 3rd J Hughes
  • Champion - Joseph Hughes
  • Reserve Champion - N & G Fletcher

ENNISKILLEN SHOW 3RD AUG- Our first outing to Enniskillen show in Fermanagh was a very successful day for the Jacob Sheep Society and a big thank you to all members who attended. The show is very well run and we look forward to next year. Once again the weather was great and a big thank you to our judge for the day Derek Brown who took alot of time judging our sheep and giving us plenty of good advice. 

  •  Ram any age - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Lynch 3rd P Colhoun
  • Ewe any age - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Mcgrath 3rd J Mcgrath
  • Ram lamb - 1st,2nd + 3rd J Mcgrath
  • Ewe lamb - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Mcgrath 3rd J Lynch
  • Group of three - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Lynch 3rd J Mcgrath
  • Champion + Reserve Champion - P Colhoun  

TINAHELY SHOW 1ST AUG - The bank holiday show in Tinahely was very well attended with 7 jacob breeders showing sheep. The weather was fantastic and there were some great sheep on show. The show was very well organised and the added bonus of a show ring meant that spectatators were able to view the jacobs on display with ease and safety. Congratulations to Joseph Hughes(CHAMPION- EWE) and Matthew Kehoe (RESERVE CHAMPION-RAM). A big thank you to Stan Taylor(society president) who travelled over from England to judge for the day and all the members really enjoyed meeting him. Please see results below -

  • Ram any age - 1st M Kehoe 2nd N&G Fletcher 3rd J Hughes
  • Ewe 2 year up - 1st J Hughes 2nd J Hughes
  • Shearling ewe - 1st J Hughes 2nd L Kenneddy 3rd J Hughes
  • Ewe lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher 2nd J Hughes 3rd N&G Fletcher
  • Ram lamb - 1st N&G Fletcher 2nd M Kehoe 3rd J Hughes
  • Group of three - 1st J Hughes 2nd N&G Fletcher 3rd J Byrne
  • Champion - Joseph Hughes
  • Reserve Champion - Matthew Kehoe  

CLOGHER VALLEY SHOW 27TH JULY-Once again there was a great turnout of jacob sheep with the great weather adding to the day. Cloger was a very well run show and we were delighted to be part of such a big show of sheep and we look foward to next year. A big thank you to Dorothy Pendry who presented her new cup for the champion sheep on the day. This cup will be competed for yearly. The judge for the day was Derek McMillan from Saintfield who gave all participants involved helpful advice about their sheep. Please see results below -

  • Ram any age - 1st J Lynch 2nd P Colhoun
  • Ewe any age - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J McGrath 3rd J McGrath
  • Shearling ewe - 1st J Lynch 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J Lynch
  • Ram lamb - 1st J McGrath 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J McGrath
  • Ewe lamb - 1st J Lynch 2nd J McGrath 3rd J McGrath 
  • Group of three- 1st J McGrath 2nd J Lynch 3rd P Colhoun
  • Champion - P Colhoun (Ewe any age)
  • Reserve Champion - J Lynch (Ewe lamb)
  • Second Reserve Champion - J Lynch (Shearling ewe) 

CARNEW SHOW 16TH JULY- The judge for the day was Richie Allen who awarded Champion and Reserve Champion to J Hughes.

MULLINGAR SHOW 10TH JULY- Mullingar show  was another very good day for the jacob sheep society and the good weather made it even more enjoyable. There was some very good sheep on show and the judge for the day was Geraldine Fletcher. It was great to see our young members preparing their sheep for the show and taking such an interest in their stock. Please see results below -

  • Ram any age - Martin Harney
  • Ewe any age - 1st Martin Harney 2nd Martin Harney
  • Ram lamb - 1st Peter Gogan 2nd Sam Gogan 3rd Martin Harney
  • Ewe lamb - 1st Sam Gogan 2nd martin Harney 3rd Peter Gogan
  • Champion - Peter Gogan (Ram lamb)
  • Reserve Champion - Martin Harney (Ewe any age)

BALLYMENA SHOW 4TH JULY- The Nsa event was held at Ballymena mart with a fantastic turnout of pedigree breeds on display. The jacob stand created alot of interest and the jacob buzzer game was alot of fun for the kids. This is the first time that pedigree jacobs have been at an event like this in the north of the region and it proved very worthwhile as we met lots of people who keep non pedigree jacobs and also some people that had never even seen a jacob sheep before. We handed out alot of leaflets to people that took an interest in our stand and had alot of positive feedback about our sheep. Looking forward to the next event run by the NSA as very well organised.   

  

OMAGH SHOW 2ND JULY - The first show in the north of the region was a great success and there was a great turnout of jacobs. We had seven classes to compete for and everyone really enjoyed the day showing and the great weather. Our judge for the day was Ron King from wales and he gave the members alot of good advice on their jacobs.  This show is one of the biggest sheep shows in the north and it was great to see so many jacob breeders at the show. Please see results below -

  • Ram any age - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Lynch 3rd R Mowbray                                                 
  • Ewe (rearing lambs)- 1st P Colhoun 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J McGrath                                           
  • Shearling ewe -1st J McGrath 2nd JLynch                                                                                     
  • Ram lamb- 1st P Colhoun 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J McGrath                                                                  
  • Ewe lamb- 1st P Colhoun 2nd P Colhoun 3rd J Lynch                                                                       
  • Any Pair - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J McGrath 3rd R Mowbray                                                               
  • Group of three - 1st P Colhoun 2nd J Lynch 3rd J McGrath                                                               
  • Overall Champion - P Colhoun                                                                                                  
  • Reserve Champion - P Colhoun                                                                                                        

GOREY SHOW 18TH JUNE - The first show of the year in the south of the region was held at Gorey show on Sat 18th June. We had 2 classes on the day as this was the first time that Jacobs had been entered individually. The day was a good success and Joseph Hughes had a clean sweep of 1st,2nd and 3rd in both of the classes(Well done Joseph). Thanks to Glen Mcstay for organising this show and we hope that it will go from strength to strength in the years to come.  

NORTH AND SOUTH OPEN DAYS (21ST + 22ND MAY) : The Irish region held two open days this year with our chairman Gareth Jones as our special guest. The first held at the home of the Kingarrow flock in Omagh was a very succesful day with over 40 people in attendance and approx 90 jacob sheep on show. There was a shearing demo, spinning demo, preparing sheep for show and a stock judging competition. Derek Brown showed all the members and prospective new members how to get a Jacob ewe ready for show and explained the good and bad points that we would need to be aware off when buying and showing. The second open day was held at the home of the Sugarloaf/Stonecroft flock in Co Wicklow. With another great turnout of people and some excellent sheep on show the members had a very interesting day.  We had a mock judging competition (Gareth Jones - Judge) which created alot of different opinions about what members looked for in their sheep and this was followed by a superb barbecue kindly put on by the Fletcher family. Both open days brought alot of new faces into the society and hopefully our membership list will continue to grow with more days like this. Ps : Anyone who would like to host next years open days please let me know.  

BALMORAL SHOW 12TH MAY - Paul + Alex Colhoun with their ram lamb who was placed 3rd. 

                                                                             

EVENTS AROUND THE REGION IN 2010

 

   

Tullamore Show 2010, the Judge Mrs Jean Simonds and the Champion from N & G Fletcher

Show & Sale 2010

Ram, 1st R Darker; Ewe, 1st R. Darker; Ram Lamb, 1st N & G Fletcher; Ewe Lamb, 1st N & G Fletcher; Champion  R. Darker’s Ram; Res. Champion N & G Fletcher’s Ram Lamb
There were 17 females and 6 males entered in the sale.  One adult female was withdrawn, one was not sold and the rest were sold and the highest price achieved was for Robin Darker’s ewe which sold for €320.  Only two of the ewe lambs achieved their price and were sold.  Two adult rams were entered for the sale and both were sold, two ram lambs were sold and two not sold.
There was plenty of interest in quality animals and they achieved good prices.

Show & Sale 2010 Champion - A tup from Robin Darker with the Judge, Mr Derek Brown

 EVENTS AROUND THE REGION 2009  

  • Tullamore Show 2009 - Nicola and Geraldine Fletcher's champion ewe



    Lambs being judged loose By Robert Locker at the Tullamore Show


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