Limousin was very much to the forefront of all breeds at Cappamore show which was held on Saturday 15th August at its showground’s in Portnard. This was the 61st Anniversary of the show, which during this time has cemented its position as the leading agricultural show in Limerick, this is thanks in no small part to a hugely enthusiastic local committee. Well known South West club members Sean and Paddy Ryan are instrumental in helping with the organisation and running of this their local show, Paddy has been involved as Secretary for the past 56 years.
Cappamore Show was delighted to host the Commercial Limousin Breeding Heifer of the Year competition, which is run by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society. A large entry of commercial heifers vied for this prestigious title and substantial prize money.
The coveted Overall Cappamore Show Champion Sash went to “Drummin Kailee ET” – an exceptional January born heifer calf from the Drummin herd of John McInerney, Bunratty, Co. Clare. Kailee is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and Drummin Cliona ET. Cliona has produced numerous prize winning cattle.
The Reserve Overall Champion was awarded to “Rosie”, a much admired commercial heifer exhibited by Andrew & Catherine McCarthy. Rosie was born in September 2013 to a Rocky dam and Elite Forever Brill. Rosie was a multiple prize winner last year and is continuing her winning ways in 2015.
Events in Cappamore got underway with a young handlers class, which is split into a boys and girls competition. The boys section was won by Daniel Moloney of the Ardnacrusha herd based in Roo East, Co. Clare. Daniel was showing the homebred heifer Ardnacrusha Janane.
Judge for the Limousin Classes was Mr. Martin Davis from the Castlebrock herd based in Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Martin awarded the Champion Limousin to John McInerney’s “Drummin Kailee ET”. Reserve Champion was awarded to Tim Corridans’ Roundhill I Unamine 1440. This heifer is a daughter of Elite Forever Brill ET and Unanime.
Results from Cappamore show – Limousin Classes
Pedigree Limousin Male born on/after 1/9/14
1st Donal Moloney Ardnacrusha Jaguar ET Wilodge Vantastic Etole
2nd John McInerney Drummin Jameson ET Wilodge Vantastic Drummin Cliona ET
3rd Noel Fennessy Wood Road Jupiter ET Ampertaine Elgin OV Nadia B
4th Victor Barrett Athlacca Joker Wilodge Enrico Mellon Alaska
Pedigree Limousin Female born on/after 1/9/14
1st John McInerney Drummin J-Lo ET Wilodge Vantastic Drummin Cliona ET
2nd Noel Fennessy Wood Road Jacinta ET Wilodge Vantastic Claque
3rd Donal Moloney Ardnacrusha Jacinta 2 ETWilodge Vantastic Etole
4th Micheal Roche Knockcoolkeare Janet Nadia B Glorieux Wood Road Fate ET
Pedigree Limousin Male born on/after 1/1/15
1st John McInerney Drummin King Kong ET Dinmore Goldcrest Drummin Cliona ET
2nd Micheal Roche Knockcoolkeare Ko Ko Glorieux Castleview Gail
3rd Noel Cunneen Killonan K311 ET Wilodge Cerberus Baileys Aubergine
4th Ciaran Deasy Bridgeen Kevin Marchermore Augustus Castleview Fame
Pedigree Limousin Female Born on/after 1/1/15
1st John McInerney Drummin Kailee ET Wilodge Vantastic Drummin Cliona ET
2nd Noel Cunneen Killonan K 313 Killonan Handsome ET Ardnacrusha Gabriella
Pedigree Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/13 and 31/8/14
1st Bobby O’Connell Roundhill Iondine 1496 Elite Forever Brill ET Roundhill Ondine
Pedigree Limousin Female Born before 31/8/14
1st Tim Corridan Roundhill I Unamine 1440 Elite Forever Brill ET Unanime
2nd Tim Corridan Roundhill Egiroflee 1164 ET Mas Du Clo Roundhill Vache ET
3rd Donal Moloney Ardnacrusha Hilarious ET Wilodge Vantastic Etole
Commercial Limousin Breeding Heifer of the Year
This year along with the usual Limousin classes Cappamore show in county Limerick hosted the Limousin Breeding Heifer of the Year competition. A large entry of commercial heifers vied for this prestigious title under the vigilant gaze of Judge William Smith (of the noted Milbrook herd).
William had an arduous task to judge this wonderful class of eye-catching heifers. After much consideration a winning heifer was tapped forward – “Elsa” the property of Derrick Forde and his young daughter Caoimhe. The Forde’s farm in Corrandulla, Co. Galway. Elsa was born in October 2014 to a BBX dam, her sire is Milbrook Dartangan (MBP). Elsa is no stranger to rosettes this year in Tullamore she won the Best Butcher’s heifer class, she was also placed 4th in the Commercial Replacement Breeding heifer class (out of a class of 28) and 5th out of a field of 37 in the Best Heifer with no Permanent Teeth class. Derrick has had great success with this bloodline, he sold Elsa’s full sister “Galway Girl” to Gareth Corrie & Johnny Neill in Northern Ireland. Galway Girl was Commercial Champion at NI Limousin Championships in 2014. She was also 1st prize winner in the Heifer class at the Royal Highland show in 2014.
In second place was “Sparkler” from the herd of Tim O’Donovan, Gurtnamuckla, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. Sparkler was born in September 2014. She is a daughter of Elite Forever Brill (TVR).
Third place went to a Huntershall Gladiator (S1564) daughter “Cuddles” from the herd of Sean Ryan, Dromsally, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.
Fourth went to Maxwell Bros., Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Fifth went to Chris Meehan, Rooskey, Ballymote, Co. Sligo and sixth went to Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway.
William Smith expressed his thanks to all at Cappamore and to the exhibitors of the fantastic class of heifers presented to him.