IHFA Online Stock Judging at the National Dairy Show 2021


The National Dairy Show was held online for the second year running. The online programme of content delivered over the course of two evening sessions included invited specialist speakers from across the industry.

As part of the NDS 2021 programme, IHFA sponsored an online stock judging event comprising three classes.

The stock judging was hosted by brothers John and Bryan O’Connor and judged by Master Judge, David Jones, Wiltor Herd in the UK. 

Bryan and John O’Connor farm near Kanturk in Co. Cork. John recently commenced milking on a separate dairy farm having invested in state of the art facilities.

The Bawnmore herd was established by Bryan O’Connor Snr over fifty years ago.

Bryan O’Connor Jnr was one of the founding members of the National Dairy Show committee with all the family having a special close relationship with the show first held in 1982.

Congratulations to the O’Connor family on the top quality stock put forward for judging across three classes. Thanks to John, Bryan and all involved for hosting this virtual event and thanks also for their hospitality on the day.

The judges placings for the three classes are as follows – 

Class 1 – A – B – D – E – C

Class 2 – F – J – H – G – I

Class 2 – K – M – L – O – N

The top five in the open stock judging are

1st Jack Walsh

2nd Brian O’Reilly

3rd Tadhg Burke

4th John Curtin

5th Claire Kirby