2018 Show Results – Irish Examiner SUPREME CHAMPION – Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody EX 95
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The 2018 cattle programme certainly didn’t disappoint with many first-rate animals on display culminating with the announcement of another win for Limerick in 2018 with the Irish Examiner National Dairy Show Supreme Champion awarded to Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody EX 95, owned by Donal & Kathleen Neville from Croagh, Co. Limerick. This 5th calved cow had earlier won the mature cow class and was champion of Charleville and reserve champion Baileys during the summer. Reserve Champion at the Millstreet Show was Laurelm Fever Brilliant VG 89 a second calver owned by Ricky & John Barrett Ballinhassig, Co. Cork, Boyd, Greenan, O’Neill, Timlin and Moore were an honourable mention with Drumlina Atwood Megan. Congratulations to them and to everyone involved on the day including the ring stewards, MCs and all support personnel and of course, Edward Griffiths, Show Judge who travelled from Yorkshire to take on the mammoth task of judging all the classes from morning to late afternoon, with everyone from competitors to the general public appreciating his explanation of how he selected his winners in each category.
With attendance figures of over 4,500 the 36th National Dairy Show will be remembered as the most successful to date. In thanking the sponsors, trade and cattle exhibitors and the participants of the diverse demonstrations Show Director John Kirby expressed his delight at the success of the event and complimented his hard working and dedicated committee by stating it was a team effort and everybody could be justifiably proud of their contribution to a fantastic day. He also thanked the public for turning up in large numbers and hoped everybody would be returning for another vast and varied programme in 2019.