James Whelan Butchers: Name this Beauty!

Wagyu CalfThis beautiful specimen of Irish Wagyu calf was born on our farm in Garrentemple in late May and has already become as somewhat of a celebrity in the bovine world. This Wagyu calf recently featured in an article written by Claire Murphy of the Evening Herald in which she outlines our innovations in Wagyu breeding. He has become the face of our first Wagyu herd and we are asking you to name him! The winning entry will receive two tickets to the Totally Tipperary Food Festival taking place in the majestic grounds of Cloughjordan House on 25th June and a copy of Pat Whelan’s book, “An Irish Butcher Shop”.

Entering couldn’t be easier. RT our competition tweets (@Pat_Whelan/@JWButchers) and simply enter your name suggestions in the comments below. Get naming that beauty and best of luck!”

We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of  James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Handweavers Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Rathmines and Swords in Dublin. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers

9 Responses to “James Whelan Butchers: Name this Beauty!”

  1. Samantha says:

    Odhran cause it means “dark haired” in Irish. He’s so cute!

  2. Curly – he had beautiful black curls right in the middle of his forehead

  3. Charlie Blacque says:


  4. eliza64 says:

    Willie Wagyu

  5. Christian says:

    I reckon the calf should be called Cynthia. Not sure why, it just looks like a Cynthia to me??

  6. Claire Ryan says:

    I think the calf should be called Bainne!

  7. Reagan says:

    Name him Taurus!

  8. simon o'grady says:

    Barack! Big, black and has a positive affect on the nation.

  9. Dermot says:

    How about “Ushi”. It’s the Japanese for Cow or at least according to Google translation. It sounds much better in Japanese

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