Milbrook Ginger Spice a Limousin heifer bred and exhibited by William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath had the glorious distinction of being both the Overall Interbreed Champion at both the last Balmoral show on it’s old site and also retaining her title at the first Balmoral show on it’s new site.
To achieve such a remarkable success highlights the sheer quality of this animal. Sired by the ever-prevalent Wilodge Vantastic and bred from a homebred dam Milbrook Baby, she with back breeding which includes Brookmill Useful Et, Ferry and Talent.
Commenting on his Champion when judging the Limousin classes, Mr. Stephen Illingworth of the Glenrock herd “ What a special heifer with so much style and presence in the ring. The combination of this style along with length, width and her famine breed characteristics makes her a worthy Champion.”
The Milbrook herd also had the distinction of claiming a hat trick of Limousin Championships in a row, Milbrook Celine another multi award winning female was crowned Balmoral Limousin Champion in 2011.
The Reserve Supreme Champion Artnagullion Hanna from William McAllister, Ballymena, Co. Antrim also went on to make it a Limousin double when she won the Interbreed Supreme Junior title. Hanna was sired by Virginias Andy, another prominent sire bred by Leo McEnroe, Co. Cavan and now with the Maraiscote herd in Scotland.
Martin & Oliver Davis of Ballinalee, Co. Longford saw their entry Beachmount Goodgirl also taking a 1st place in her Limousin class.