Irish-bred Charolais bull takes top honours at the Royal Highland Show

An Irish-bred Charolais bull – Kilbline 1 Instigator has taken tops honours at the Royal Highland Show this week.

The bull bred Josephine Sugrue from Co. Kilkenny was crowned the Best Bull in the Charolais section of the show on Thursday.

According to the Irish Charolais Society’s Nevan McKiernan, Kilbline 1 Instigator was the senior male champion at the Premier Charolais Show and Sale in Elphin in March 2015.

The Breed Development Officer also said that the son of Oscar was purchased by the Irvine’s for their Inverlochy herd in Ballindalloch, Scotland.

So far this year, the Irish-bred bull has won numerous titles for the Irvine family, including the Nairn, Keith, Turrif, Dryman and Grantown shows.

Another Irish Charolais bull had some success at the Royal Highland Show held on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital city.

The Irish-bred bull Dereskit Ferando, now owned by Andrew Hornall of the Falleninch in Sterling sired both the junior female champion Falleninch Leona and the reserve junior male Champion Falleninch Landslide.

McKiernan said that Dereskit Ferando was bred by Basil Bothwell, Co. Cavan and was sold as the champion of the Christmas Cracker show and sell in Carrick-on-Shannon in 2011.

Dereskit Fernando is pictured when he was champion at 2011 Christmas Cracker show and sale.
Dereskit Fernando is pictured when he was champion at 2011 Christmas Cracker show and sale.