First N.I. Based UK Sire of the Year
Panmure 1 Henry owned by J & W McMordie, Ballygowan, Co. Down, has been awarded the 2015 UK Hereford Sire of the Year Trophy. Five year old “Henry” is a true British Champion, residing in Northern Ireland, reared in Scotland and with many show successes throughout England.
He is out of the Solpoll 1 Brigadier daughter Panmure 1 Plum E2, the Plum family being a prominent female bloodline for JM Cant & Partners, Arbroath, Tayside and by Romany 1 Distiller a former Royal Highland Reserve Grand Male Champion. Panmure 1 Henry has a fabulous array of Performance Recorded Figures with a 400 day weight and carcase weight in the top 10% for the Breed, a gestation length and 200 day milk in the 5% and finally a scrotal measurement, eye muscle area (EMA) and intramuscular fat (IMF) in the top 1% of the Breed. These figures culminate in a Self-Replacing and Terminal Sire Indexes in the top 10% for the Hereford Breed.
“Henry’s” style and substance has been consistently passed on to his progeny with his sons and daughters collecting enough points from qualifying shows to crown him Sire of the Year. Points are awarded at both shows and shows & sales throughout the UK. Some of his progeny highlights include; Royal Ulster & Northern Ireland National Supreme Champion Solpoll 1 Stella L2, Royal Ulster Junior Male Champion Solpoll 1 Lawyer and Northern Ireland National Show Reserve Supreme Champion Solpoll 1 Starlet M12.
However, it was at the business end - in the sale ring, where Panmure 1 Henry’s progeny performed the best. His progeny sold for the highest prices at the three Northern Ireland Shows & Sales to crown him the N.I. Sire of the Year. At the Spring Show & Sale held at Hereford Market, three “Henry” sons sold for the top prices of 10,800, 10,500 & 8,200gns respectively and a daughter sold for the top price of 5,200gns.