News is that another Hereford bull the 4th from the Trillick herd of JJ Farrell, Trillick, Longford has been purchased by a leading UK breeder.
Mr James Lewis of the “Boycefield Herd” at Dillwyn, Herefordshire visited Ireland in August last with his family to attend the National Hereford Show at Tullamore.
While there he saw the August 2010 born Trillick Tiger a son to Mr Farrell’s Tully Performance Tested sire Steil Gerard bred by JJ McCormack Steil Tulsk and sired by the successful Australian sire Churchill Storm V583
Standing second in his class and fourth in the All Ireland Bull Calf Championship which followed be so impressed Mr Lewis that he arranged a visit to see the dam of Tiger on the following morning.
The dam Trillick Rose is by Yarram Pompeii VO55 and out of Lugboy Madonna bred by the late Michael Campbell Strokestown Co Roscommon that has bred consistently well for Mr Farrell. So taken was Mr Lewis that the deal was done there and then Mr Lewis did not want the bull immediately and so he remained on at Trillick until travel and test requirements were arranged.
Tiger is now settled into his new home and seems well pleased with the quality of the Boycefield females he has been given the opportunity to mate with.
Given the success of Trillick bloodlines already in the UK there is no doubt Tiger has a hard act to follow but Mr Farrell believes he is up to the job and will deliver the goods for Mr James Lewis.