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April 2017: South West Club – LMX calf show and sale

The South West Limousin Club held a LMX Calf Show & Sale on Easter Monday the 17 April 2017 at Castleisland Co-op Livestock Mart in Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

In excess of 1000 calves of all breeds were on offer at the weekly calf sale. Castleisland Mart is a farmer owned co-operative and is centrally located in Castleisland. It holds sales for suck calves and weanlings every Monday and its general cattle sale every Wednesday. Given its location, its sellers hail from all over Kerry, West Limerick and North and West Cork, while purchasers hail from near and far.

Judging this event was John O’Connor from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. John is an established butcher and also runs the Gleanasmole Pedigree Limousin herd in conjunction with a commercial suckler herd. John was ably assisted by Sarah McElligott. Sarah is the owner of the renowned Shannon pedigree Limousin herd.

With a large number of very good quality LMX calves on offer, Sarah and John had a tough task to select and judge their prize winners. After much deliberation the top three bull and top three heifer calves were selected, prizes were then awarded to the owners and buyers of these calves.

First placed heifer calf was born in mid-March, she sold for €500. This calf was presented for sale by Martin Scanlon, Lisselton, her sire is Martin’s stock bull, a TVR son. Commenting on this calf John O’Connor said: “this is a super heifer calf, she has length, size and style, she should make an ideal suckler cow.” This heifer was purchased by Aidan Murray, from Galway.

First bull was born in late March, he commanded a price of €465. This calf, an AI bred son of Castleview Gazelle (ZAG), was bred by Michael O’Donoghue, Kilmurray. Commenting on his pick of the first placed bull calf John O’Connor said “this calf has exceptional shape and style with U grade conformation”. Christy Morrissey from Galway purchased this calf and also the second placed bull calf.

Second placed heifer was born on the 25th of March, she sold for €450. She was presented for sale by Martin Scanlon, Lisselton, she is also a daughter of Martin’s TVR sired stock bull. She was purchased by Aidan Moore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Commenting on this calf John said: “This is a super calf – great quality.”

Second placed bull calf was a March born grandson of Ardlea Dan (ADZ). This calf was bred by Seamus Murphy, Knocknagoshel. He was purchased by Christy Morrissey. He commanded a price of €380. John said: “This is an eye catching calf, with great potential”.

Third placed heifer was presented by Denis Cronin, Scartaglen. Born on 4th of April this heifer was sold with one of her stable mates. She made €400 and was purchased by Aidan Moore, Tullamore.

Third placed bull was born on the 3rd of April. This young calf was also presented for sale by Denis Cronin, Scartaglen. He commanded a selling price of €430 from Michael Spain, Birr, Co. Offaly. These calves were excellent examples of the type of calves dairy cows crossed with Limousin produce.

The South West club would like to thank David, Gerard and all the staff in Castleisland mart and John O’Connor, Sarah McElligott and the Limousin Society for their kind support of this event.

1st prize heifer calf

1st prize winning bull calf

2nd prize winning bull calf

2nd prize winning heifer calf

3rd prize winning bull calf

3rd prize winning heifer calf

 

 

March 2017: Castleisland Commercial Breeding Heifer Sale

A commercial breeding heifer sale was held by the South West Limousin club in Castleisland mart on Wednesday the 29th March. The sale was pre-entry which insured Eurostar ratings were available. A very good entry of very good quality heifers resulted in an excellent clearance rate and very good prices. Many of these heifers were bred from dairy cows and by stock bulls.

A prize was awarded to first and second placed heifers. First prize went to Michael Roche – his heifer - a Red Netherhall Epic daughter – born in April 2015 and weighing 594kg, made €1,395. Second prize went to a black heifer, by an Ampertaine Commander son, which was sold as part of a group of three, they weighed 432 kg and sold for €1,100. Tasked with judging the heifers was well-known South West club member and experienced butcher John O’Connor. Based in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, John runs the Gleanasmole pedigree and commercial suckler herd. In the weanling bull ring Limousins met with a strong demand, stand out price being 430kgs €1155. Many thanks to Castleisland mart for its assistance. The next event will be the Lim x calf show and sale in Castleisland mart on Easter Monday 17th April. Limousin the breed that commands a premium every time!

Sample prices:

  • 594kg - €1,395
  • 550kg - €1,230
  • 445kg - €1,230
  • 526kg - €1,225
  • 456kg - €1,225
  • 590kg - €1,210
  • 492kg - €1,145
  • 552kg - €1,140
  • 490kg - €1,130
  • 406kg - €1,120
  • 432kg - €1,110
  • 432kg - €1,100
  • 400kg - €1,100
  • 478kg - €1,085
  • 440kg - €1,060
  • 430kg - €1,055
  • 412kg - €1,050
  • 376kg - €980
  • 314kg - €955
  • 354kg - €935
  • 355kg - €930
  • 283kg - €805

 

 

South West Club Calf Championship 2016

The South West Club held their Club calf championship on Saturday 20th August at the showgrounds in Portnard, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

Club Chairman Sean Ryan took the opportunity to thank P.J. Smith for presiding as judge for the five classes. Noel Fennessy had a clean sweep in the Championship with Wood Road Laura ET a daughter of the noted Ov Nadia B claiming the champion title, her stable mate Wood Road Liam ET was a close reserve.

South West Calf Championship at Cappamore show 2016

Placing

Name

Sire

Dam

D.O.B.

Exhibitor

Champion

Wood Road Laura ET

Ampertaine Elgin

Ov Nadia B

03/01/16

Noel Fennessy

Reserve Champion

Wood Road Liam ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Claque

03/01/16

Noel Fennessy

South West Pedigree Limousin Male born on or after 01/09/2015

Placing

Name

Sire

Dam

D.O.B.

Exhibitor

1st

Sliabh Felim Kenny

Fieldson Alfy

Sliabh Felim Delia

05/09/15

Sean Ryan

2nd

Sliabh Felim Kristy

Fieldson Alfy

Eden Natasha

03/09/15

Sean Ryan

South West Club Pedigree Limousin Female born on or after 01/09/2015

Placing

Name

Sire

Dam

D.O.B.

Exhibitor

1st

Knockcoolkeare Kay Nadia B

Wilodge Cerberus

Wood Road Fate ET

01/11/15

Micheal Roche

2nd

Wood Road Kellie

Bavardage

Wood Road Gerada ET

05/10/15

Noel Fennessy

South West Club Pedigree Limousin Male born on/after 01/01/2016

Placing

Name

Sire

Dam

D.O.B.

Exhibitor

1st

Wood Road Liam ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Claque

03/01/16

Noel Fennessy

South West Club Pedigree Limousin Female born on/after 01/01/2016

Placing

Name

Sire

Dam

D.O.B.

Exhibitor

1st

Wood Road Laura ET

Ampertaine Elgin

Ov Nadia B

03/01/16

Noel Fennessy

2nd

Knockcoolkeare Lucky

Brooklands F0959

Castleview Gail

03/04/16

Micheal Roche

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South West Limousin Club farm walk – Bova Limousin Herd

Bova Limousin herd in Ballyart, Brittas, Co. Limerick very graciously invited their club - the South West Limousin Club to a farm walk on Saturday 1st October 2016. The Bova herd currently consists of 9 breeding females and their followers. Plans are underfoot to increase the herd in the coming years.

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On hand to welcome the visitors were Michael, Owen and Aoife O’Neill along with Michael’s wife Niamh and their two children Oisin and Eabha. The Bova Limousin herd was established in 1996 by the O’Neills late father Owen S. O’Neill. Owen was a very highly regarded cattle judge and held a keen interest in cattle breeding and genetics, he built a stellar reputation nationwide for pedigree cattle breeding. He passed on his passion for cattle to his children.

Apart from the Bova Limousin herd, Michael and Owen are busy managing Bova AI, Ireland’s largest privately owned AI stud. Bova AI was established by Owen S. O’Neill in 1991 and at present this busy AI company has 45 technicians employed nationwide. The stud has bull housing for 25 bulls at its EU approved stud based in Brittas, Co. Limerick and is currently planning to expand this number.

Due to strict disease control, viewing of stud bulls is prohibited – however the current crop of calves left no one in any doubt of their ability to consistently produce well-muscled, correct and extremely docile cattle. All cattle on the farm were extremely docile.

Upon arrival at Ballyart, we each received a handout containing the details of the pedigrees of the entire Bova Limousin herd. Michael and Owen went through the individual paddocks explaining about each animal.

Outline of the Bova herd and breeding policies:

The Bova Limousin herd is strongly focused on the key traits of the Limousin breed, easy calving, milk, muscle and docility. It is a commercially run herd with no embryo work done at present and each cow must be able to look after their own calf. In order to know which cows have the most milk, the O’Neills have started weighing more regularly in the last two years and are consistently achieving weight gains of an average of 1.6kgs for bulls and 1.35kgs for heifers per day on grass and some creep. The farm is predominately old pasture, so the plan is to improve this with reseeded pasture in the near future. In the years to come only the top females will be retained - only the most fertile and milkiest. Three bulls who have left a tremendous mark on the herd in recent years are Heros Bis, Towthorpe Dubai (THZ) and Gamin (ZGM).

The original herd which was established in 1996 with the importation of an in calf cow by Gourmand, “Liasse” from the Gardette herd in France. She produced the herds first bull to enter AI, Bova Pontium who had considerable success commercially. Nina was also purchased from Pierre Gardette, her descendants have a firm imprint on the current herd. The herd increased to approximately 25 females, at which point numbers were reduced due to the growing demands of Bova AI.

Bova Limousin has decided to build back up numbers over the next 15 years to about 15-20 top cows. One of the foundation females of the current herd, Andalouise, who is a full sister to Champeval’s Tango, has numerous descendants in the herd. In 2015, her daughter Bova Dresden, who herself was a National show class winner in 2009, produced Bova Kaiser, the National bull calf champion born in 2015. Bova Kaiser (LM2397) is now standing in Bova AI.

The cows are currently in calf to Gamin (ZGM), with the Gamin daughters AI’ed to Towthorpe Dubai (THZ).  In the coming breeding season the O’Neill’s plan to AI to Excel (LM4027), a Manoir son and their latest acquisition Laurel, a Jacot son, purchased for the top price at the recent KBS Prestige Limousin sale.

Michael and Owen when commenting on the bulls being used within the herd – “Towthorpe Dubai has left some excellent females with power, growth and style. His first females have calved and have done a very good job with weaning weights, one heifer calf weighed 315kgs at 210 days. Gamin has been used heavily for four seasons now, his first daughters are due to calf down in November. His bulls have excellent muscling, growth, length, docility and style. His sire Edelweiss has also come up with a very good pelvic width score in France of 139, which correlates into his females having a good ability to calve.”

Michael and Owen would highly recommend Gamin for use on pedigree herds as breeders who have used him have mostly gone back to use him again, such is the consistency of his progeny. He has been used on this herd on small, medium and large cows, but all of his progeny are of a consistent type; well-muscled, long, with good feet, style, docile and are easily calved on 2nd calved cows.

Another bull that Michael and Owen plan on using extensively in the coming season is Excel (LM4027). Excel is currently the highest ranked bull in France with semen available, several breeders are using Excel and Gamin at present. Excel is also the number 1 bull for docility in France. His progeny are remarkably quiet and correct and his females have tremendous milk. He adds muscle, growth, milk and length and is easily calved on cows.

Once visitors returned to the farmyard, there was refreshments, sandwiches and delicious savouries available – thanks in no small part to Aoife, Niamh and Maureen - Michael and Owens mother who was unfortunately not able to be present on the day.

Here at the South West Limousin Club we would like to thank the O’Neill family for opening their farm to us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the farm walk. We wish Bova Limousin and Bova AI continued success.

Pictures of some of the Bova herd can be seen on the Irish Limousin Cattle Society Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125273411@N08/albums

Bova AI’s extensive beef catalogue is available on the website: www.bova-ai.com or contact +353-61-351233.

 

South West Limousin Club YMA Team selection 2016

The South West Limousin Club held their YMA team selection on Saturday the 28th May 2016 on the farm of Sean and Paddy Ryan, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

YMA Host Farm

The Ryan’s farm is located in east Limerick, in the townland of Dromsally.

Sean is our current Chairman and has been involved in pedigree Limousin since the foundation of the Slaibh Felim herd in 2001. The herd initially ran in conjunction with Ryan’s highly regarded Dairy herd, it was established upon the birth of Sliabh Felim Susie (a Festin daughter) from the foundation female Cave Court Nancy.

In 2006 the Dairy herd was disbanded, whereupon the suckler herd began to grow to its current size of 10 pedigree cows and 20 commercial cows.

Sliabh Felim Limousin’s has enjoyed tremendous success since its inception. In 2005, a homebred heifer Sliabh Felim Ursula, was selected to travel with an Irish bovine team to the prestigious Paris Limousin show. This event featured pedigree Limousin cattle from 10 European countries - France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Holland, Poland, Luxembourg and Ireland.

Ursula was selected to travel based on her show record in Ireland, in 2004 she enjoyed immense success with an unbeaten record in her inaugural show season during which she was crowned All Ireland Calf Champion. She topped all her previous successes with an unprecedented First prize in her class in Paris. This truly remarkable heifer was a daughter of Nenuphar and the imported dam F056 Ostie.

Sliabh Felim Limousin genetics are much sought after and regularly top the show and sales rings both commercially and in the pedigree arena.

Paddy and Sean are tireless advocates for their local Cappamore Show. Paddy has served as secretary to this prestigious show for over 50 years. The show, which is one of the foremost in the Munster region, will be held this year on Saturday the 20th August.

Judges

Responsibility of judging our YMA went to Ms. Jennie Aherne and Mr. John Lynch.

Jennie is a very well-known and highly regarded show-woman. She has been heavily involved, since her early childhood, with her family’s Towerhill Simmental herd. In 2009 Jennie founded her own Simmental herd – Rubyjen. The Towerhill and Rubyjen herds are very prominent in the Simmental herd book and have enjoyed considerable successes in both the show and sales rings.

John Lynch is a member of the South West Limousin Club and is very well-known in his working role with our International Limousin Congress Red Rosette partners – Dovea AI. John farms in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, where he successfully breeds pedigree cattle (under the Portauns prefix) and commercial cattle. John is a regular participant at sales and shows the length and breadth of the country. His jovial good humour combined with his willingness to help ensures that he is always busy and in high demand.

Both John and Jennie possess a wealth of animal knowledge and we are very grateful to them for imparting some of this knowledge and advice to our young members.

YMA Event

Our YMA event commenced with stock-judging, a pen of three bulls and four heifers. The competitors had the unenviable task of placing these outstanding weanlings in show order and then formulating their reasons for doing so.Each competitor then went before the judges and explained their reasons – this is an arduous task for these youngsters but they will all admit that while it is not easy to do it is character building for them in their future endeavours.

With their stock-judging and reasons over, each competitor then demonstrated their showing skills – all that was left was for the judges to tally their results and announce the 2016 South West YMA team.

2016 South West YMA Team

The YMA members selected were:

Eamon O’Donovan, Orla Curtin, Maeve Curtin and Aidan Kinahan

Thanks

We would like to congratulate all competitors and wish the Team the very best as they go forward to represent our club at the National Finals.

Huge thanks to our judges Jennie and John and to Avril Kinahan (our YMA co-ordinator).

Thanks to the Ryan family for hosting this event - Paddy and Peggy; Sean, Aoife, Megan, James and Grace; Helen, Jamie and Aoibheann.

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A lovely evening was topped off with a delicious spread laid on by Peggy, Aoife, Helen and Megan – they pulled out all the stops with their catering abilities. A very relaxed picnic atmosphere coupled with glorious sunshine saw a happy group enjoy the lovely surrounds and company in Dromsally.

We would like to wish the Ryan family continued success with Sliabh Felim Limousin and indeed with Cappamore show.

March 2016: LMX calves from the Dairy herd commanding top prices at Castleisland Mart

The South West Limousin Club were active with their first undertaking of 2016 at Castleisland Co-op Livestock Mart in Castleisland, Co. Kerry where they held a LMX Calf Show & Sale on Easter Monday the 28th March.

Castleisland Mart is a farmer owned co-operative and is centrally located in Castleisland. It holds sales for suck calves and weanlings every Monday and its general cattle sale every Wednesday. Given its location, its sellers hail from all over Kerry, West Limerick and North and West Cork, while purchasers are from numerous counties both far and near.

The mart was a hive of activity at their weekly calf sale with over 1000 calves of all different breeds on offer. While the main dairy breeds had the highest number of calves, LMX were well represented and commanded the best prices.

Judging this event for the second year was John O’Connor, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. John is an established butcher and also runs the Gleanasmole Pedigree Limousin herd in conjunction with a commercial suckler herd. John was ably assisted by Micheal Roche and Sarah McElligott, their combined efforts ensured the selection and showing element ran very smoothly. Prizes were awarded to the owners and buyers of the first prize winning bull and heifer calf.

Mart Manager David White addressed the ringside audience before the LMX prize winners came under the hammer. He thanked the South West club and announced the prize winners. David, a native of Tipperary, commenced his management of Castleisland mart five weeks ago. He previously worked with Kepak.

First placed bull was born on 18th February he commanded a price of €490. This calf was bred by Timmy Finnerty, Kielduff, Tralee. Commenting on his pick of the first placed bull calf John O’Connor said “this calf has exceptional length, he is a U grade calf, he should mature into a very heavy carcass”.

First placed heifer was born on the 16th February, she also sold for €490. This calf was bred by Shane O’Neill, Killarney. John O’Connor said “this is a super calf, very stylish. She is already, at this young age showing all the maternal qualities of the Limousin breed.”

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An example of other LMX prices are as follows:
Bull calf born 12/11/15 €710
Bull calf born 12/11/15 €650
Heifer calf born 24/2/16 €500
Bull calf born 24/2/16 €470
Bull calf born 7/3/16 €440
Heifer calf born 23/2/16 €420
2 Heifers born on 7/3/16 and 14/3/16 €340
5 Heifers born 7/3/16 to 14/3/16 €320
Polled heifer born 4/3/16 €315

The South West club would like to thank David, Gerard and all the staff in Castleisland mart and John O’Connor and the Limousin Society for their kind support of this event. Our next event is LMX Breeding Heifer Sale which will take place at Castleisland Mart on Wednesday 6th April 2016. Contact Gerard in the mart office (066 7141247) for entries or further details.

 

South West Club Calf Championshpis 2015

Kilmallock Mart in county Limerick was the venue for the South West Club Calf Championship for 2015 on Wednesday evening the 21st of October. This event was held in conjunction with Teagasc who were hosting a very informative Beef Genomics meeting at the same venue. Read more >>>

 

South West Club YMA Team Selection - 2015

The South West Club embarked on its selection for the National YMA on Wednesday evening the 12th August, at the home of Roundhill Limousins, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Doreen and Tim Corridan had a significant number of livestock on hand for the YMA to judge and walk. Master Judge for the evening was Tom Hickey of the Brookland Limousin herd based in Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary. Tom is a former champion at many YMA competitions, including the Anglo Irish, and his input to the assembled YMA was invaluable.

Participants at the SW club YMA event 2015 - with Judge Tom Hickey

Proceedings commenced with a demonstration by Tom, the group were then split - half judging the two groups of cattle, four heifers and four bulls, while the others took part in the showing aspect. After a period of 10 minutes the groups swapped tasks. Once score cards were handed in the interview section commenced, an immense task for any youngster as they had to give their reasons to a panel of three Master Judge Tom, Chairman Sean Ryan and Secretary Micheal Roche.

Stock judging at SW club YMA event

Showing at SW club YMA event

The team selected were Orla and Maeve Curtin, Aidan and Shanon Kinahan.

The SW Club wish our team the best of luck in the team and individual competitions of the Anglo Irish Finals which will be taking place later this year.

We are extremely grateful to Tim & Doreen Corridan and George for once again making both their facilities and cattle available to us. Thanks also to all who participated and those who helped out at this event. A special mention to Tom for his time and encouragement.

Sean Ryan SW Club Chairman makes a presentation to Doreen Corridan, Roundhill Limousins

Sean Ryan SW Club Chairman makes a presentation to Tom Hickey YMA Judge

Kingdom County Fair 2015

Show season 2015 got under way in the South West in very blustery wet conditions on Sunday 10th May. Ballybeggan Racecourse in Tralee was the venue for this Annual show. The weather did not deter the exhibitors with a large turnout of over 30 pedigree Limousin cattle on show.

Master Judge was well-known show man and Limousin breeder John Lynch of Dovea Genetics. John’s home herd (Portauns) is located in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.

It proved to be a very successful days showing for the Moloney Family of the Ardnacrusha Herd. Their superb heifer “Ardnacrusha Hilarious Et” not only won her class, she was also crowned Overall Limousin Champion before a triumphant return to the ring and taking victory as the Overall Interbreed Champion. Born in September 2012, Hilarious has already won many accolades in her showing career, including Female Champion at the All-Ireland Derby in 2013. She is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and out of the French dam Etole.

Champion LM and Interbreed LM at Kingdom County Fair 2015

Judging pairs at the Kingdom County Fair 2015

Judging September bull class int the Kingdom County Fair, Tralee 2015

Class winners

Limousin Cow any age

1st Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd

Limousin Heifer born between 1st September 2012 and 31 August 2014

1st Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd, 2nd Bobby O'Connell - Ballybrown Herd, 3rd Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd

Limousin Bull Born between 1st Sept 2014 and 31st December 2014

1st Owen Flannery - Birchpark Herd, 2nd Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd, 3rd Sean O'Sullivan - Castleview Herd

Limousin Heifer Born between 1st September 2014 and 31st December 2014

1st Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd, 2nd Sean O'Sullivan - Castleview Herd, 3rd Shane Sheehan - Caherlevoy Herd

Limousin Male/Female Calf born in 2015

1st Micheál Roche - Knockcoolkeare Herd 2nd Sean O'Sullivan - Castleview Herd 3rd John Moloney - Cilcon Herd

Best Pair of Limousin owned by one exhibitor

1st Donal Moloney - Ardnacrusha Herd

Overall Limousin Champion

Champion exhibited by Donal Moloney, Reserve Champion exhibited by Bobby O'Connell.

 

LMX calves command a premium price in Castleisland

Bank holiday Monday’s sale on May 4th 2015 in Castleisland saw the South West Limousin club hold a contest for the best Limousin heifer and bull calf on offer at the weekly calf sale.  John O’Connor of Ballybunion was once again retained as judge at this venue.

Castleisland Co-op Livestock Mart has a portfolio of vendors from all parts of Kerry, West Limerick and North and West Cork, these vendors are both dairy and suckler farmers. Purchasers travel from all over Ireland in search of the excellent quality stock on offer. Over 900 calves went through the calf ring on Monday, with approximately 20% of these being Limousin from dairy cows.

Speaking prior to the sale Mart Manager Richard Hartnett spoke of the excellent characteristics of the Limousin breed, calves on offer in Castleisland are always of tremendous quality. Heifer calves from the mart make for very suitable replacements in the suckler herd, while bull calves are always in demand and a very good trade.

The First prize winning bull calf sold for €530. This 4 week old calf was bred by Denis Cronin, a Dairy farmer from nearby Scartaglen, Castleisland. He was purchased by renowned calf buyer Christy Morrissey, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Listowel based dairy farmer Martin McElligott took home €495 for his first prize winning heifer. This month old calf is out of a Montbeliarde cow and by Martins Ampertaine Commander stock bull. She was acquired by Brian McRedmond, Meath.

Other prices:

Bulls: Shane O’Neill a dairy farmer from Killarney runs a Ronick Hawk son with his herd offered two bull calves for sale. He received €525 for the first of his lots from Pat Roche, Rathkeale. Shane’s second calf a 5-week old bull sold at €475 to Brian McRedmond.

Heifers: Red heifer €440, Black heifer €420 purchased by Paul Moran, Athlone.

Aged calves: January born €640, €625.

The South West Limousin club would like recognise and thank all involved in Castleisland mart, Richard Hartnett, John O’Connor and to the Limousin Society for their continued advice and support. We wish all breeders and purchasers the very best with their Limousin livestock.

Dairy farmer Shane O'Neill and his two bull calves sold at €525 and €475

Dairy farmer Shane O'Neill and his two bull calves sold at €525 and €475

first prize winning bull calf sold for €530

First prize winning bull calf sold for €530

first prize winning calves in Castleisland

First prize winning calves in Castleisland

First prize winning heifer calf €495

First prize winning heifer calf €495

John O'Connor sorting through some of the calves on offer

John O'Connor sorting through some of the calves on offer

Richard Hartnett Manager of Castleisland mart

Richard Hartnett Manager of Castleisland mart

Some of the calves on offer at Castleisland

Some of the calves on offer at Castleisland

Ten calves on offer from Dairy farmer Martin McElligott

Ten calves on offer from Dairy farmer Martin McElligott

 

Castleisland Annual Spring Commercial Breeding Heifer Sale

Castleisland mart in county Kerry hosted the Annual Spring Commercial Breeding Limousin heifer show and sale on behalf of the South West Limousin Club on Wednesday 25th March 2015. Officiating as judges for the showing section was John O’Connor of the Gleanasmole herd based in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry and Michael Roche of the Knockcoolkeare herd based in Mount Collins, Co. Limerick.

A very large crowd were in attendance at this popular mart which is very centrally located in the middle of the town of Castleisland. The mart has in the past being the venue for the South West Calf Championships.

John and Michael awarded the first prize rosette to a 10-month old heifer that weighed 446kg and sold for €1,145 (2.57/kg). The second prize rosette went to a 15-month old heifer that weighed 440kg and sold for €1,150 (2.38/kg).

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First prize winner at Castleisland

Lovely quality at Castleisland

Some of the prices attained were as follows:
9 month old - 374kg €1,230 (3.28/kg)
11 month old - 376kg €1.155 (3.07/kg)
18 month old - 416kg €1,130 (2.71/kg)
9 month old - 396kg €940 (2.37/kg)

Other Limousin prices at Castleisland mart:
Heifer by Bonux, scanned in calf to Hauteclair (due in October) €1,600
Heifer by Bonux, scanned in calf to Gino  (due in October) €1,540
Four year old Limousin cow with a bull calf at foot €1900.

The organisers were very pleased with the clearance rate of 95%. The South West club would like to thank all involved in organising this sale and we would also like to thank the Mart management and staff for their help.

 

South West Herds Competition Results 2014

Small:
            1st Pat Sheehan     Drombanny Herd
            2nd Sean RyanSliabh Felim Herd
           
Medium:
             1st Noel Fennessy        Wood Road Herd
             2nd Brendan Curtin     Corcamore Herd

Large:
             1st Tim Corridan    Roundhill Herd
   2nd Sean O’SullivanCastleview Herd

Best Bull: Wood Road Ivan (Noel Fennessy)

Best Heifer: Roundhill I Unamine 1440 (Tim and Doreen Corridan)

Best Group of Calves: Roundhill Herd (Tim and Doreen Corridan)
 

 

South West Calf Finals, Kilmallock 2014

The South West Limousin Club held their calf championship for 2014 at Kilmallock mart on Thursday evening the 18th of September. Teagasc hosted a very informative BTAP Beef Breeding event at the same venue, therefore a very large crowd were in attendance. Read more >>>

 

South West Herds Competition Results 2013

Small 

1st  Sliabh Felim  Sean Ryan

2nd  Drombanny  Pat Sheehan

3rd   Templeglantine  Mike Flavin

Medium

1st    Wood Road  Noel Fennessy

2nd   Corcamore                Brendan Curtin

Large

1st   Roundhill                 Tim Corridan

2nd   Castleview  Sean O’Sullivan

Best Bull Calf  Castleview 686

Best Heifer  Roundhill Hunanime

Best Group of Calves Castleview

 

South West Club – Commercial Breeding Heifer Sale

On Wednesday 9th April, 2014, the South West Limousin Club held a Commercial crossbred breeding heifer show and sale. This event was hosted by Castleisland Mart.

Before the sale the heifers were judged by Mr. John O’Connor of the Gleanasmole herd based in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. John awarded first prize to a May 2012 born daughter of Rocky, this heifer was exhibited by a local suckler farmer. John awarded second prize to an 18 month old heifer exhibited by Paul Looney.

Line up of heifers at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

Speaking after the presentation John said “I placed this daughter of Rocky first as she exhibits the best attributes of the Limousin breed. She has exceptional length, great conformation, a nice proportion of muscle and wonderful bone structure. She oozes class. She should go on to breed very well. The heifer I placed second is a younger animal that is showing great potential. I would like to wish all the purchasers here today the very best of luck with their acquisitions”.

Pen of heifers at Caslteisland commercial breeding heifer sale

Over 40 heifers were presented for sale and resulted in a clearance rate of 67%.

  • - The first prize winner weighed 574 kg and realized €1,450.
  • - The second prize winner weighed 403 kg and was sold at €910.
  • - A 12-month old heifer weighing 470kg sold for €1,075.
  • - Three 18 month old heifers weighing 446 kg sold for €900.
  • - A 15-month old Malibu daughter out of a British FR weighed 452kg and sold at €910.
  • - The Milbrook Tanko daughter “Craggane Gertie” sold with her Ozeus heifer calf “Craggane Isarel” at foot for €2,500. This heifer was back in calf to Ardlea Dan.

First prize winner at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

First prize winner at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

The auctioneer at this sale was Pat Considine from Clare.

The South West club we would like to thank the Management and Staff of Castleisland Mart, Richard Harnett (Manager), Ger Carmody, John O’Connor, Sarah McElligott, Sean O’Sullivan and the ILCS office for all their assistance in running this show and Sale.

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Finals 2013

The South West Limousin Club held our annual Calf Championship on Saturday 21st September at Castleisland Mart. A large crowd of interested spectators attended. The calf championship was a joint event with Teagasc. Teagasc held a BTAP event, with the theme of the evening “Proven Better Farm Practices to Increase Your Profits – From Farmers”.  Read more >>>

 

SW Limousin Club day trip

The South West Limousin Club embarked on a day excursion on Saturday 31st August, 2013. The trip took in two of the finest Limousin Herds in the country, Ardlea/Elite and Thomastown. Read more >>>

 

Cappamore Show 2013

The 59th Annual Cappamore show was held in Portnard, Cappamore on Saturday 17th, August 2013. This year Irish Limousin had the privilege of running the Anglo Irish YMA and the show at Cappamore had the honour of hosting this prestigious event. The Anglo Irish YMA is an annual international competition between England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Read more >>>

 

South West Club YMA event July 2013

The South West Limousin Club held a YMA Event on Friday evening the 19th of July, 2013. This event was to facilitate demonstrations for our younger members on different principles including an insight into indexes, clipping, showing and judging. During the course of the evening our YMA team for the forthcoming National YMA (in Mouthrath on Saturday the 3rd of August) was selected. Read more >>>

 

South West Limousin club notice:

A very interesting evening is planned for both YMA and some not so young club members.

South West YMA qualifier event to select 4 young members (aged 24 years or younger on Dec 31st 2013) will take place at the farm of Doreen and Tim Corridan, Fedamore on Fri July 19th starting at 6.45pm. The club team must include at least one Junior member (12 to 16 years old).

While the young members are being put through their paces Kevin Bohan will share his knowledge on how to judge animals. A representative from ICBF will explain the updated indexes and answer any questions.

The four young members selected will go forward to represent the club at the National YMA Workshop which will be held at Mountrath Mart, Co. Laois on Saturday 3rd August 2013 commencing at 11am. A team of three plus a substitute will be chosen at the National YMA workshop to represent Ireland in the upcoming Anglo Irish Finals at Cappamore show, Co. Limerick on Saturday 17th August.

All competitors must be members of the Irish Limousin YMA, however, new members will be accepted on the day.

Participants must represent their home club area only, club areas are defined by the YMA member family herd prefix address.

If you have any questions please contact Brendan (087 3850399) after 7.00pm.

 

 

christmas hat on Gabe.JPGHappy Christmas from the South West Limousin Club

Here at the South West Limousin Club we would like to wish everyone associated with the Limousin Breed a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.

A special word of thanks to everyone who helped out at club events in 2012, your input ensured the smooth running of the many activities and meetings held in the region throughout the year. Many thanks to Paul, Austin, Marie, Colette and Kathryn for their assistance, encouragement and advice.

 

 

South West Club – Herds Competition 2012

Judge for the herds competition in the South West area was Mr. Duncan Hazard of the Mereside herd, Saltby Heath Farm, Skillington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK.

  • Small Herd: 1st Noel Fennessy – Wood Road, 2nd Pat Sheahan - Drombanny, 3rd Sean Ryan – Sliabh Felim
  • Medium Herd: 1st Brendan Curtin - Corcamore
  • Large Herd: 1st Tim and Doreen Corridan - Roundhill, 2nd Sean O’Sullivan - Castleview
  • Best Young Bull: Castleview Galileo.
  • Best Young Heifer: Roundhill G Melodie 1336 ET.
  • Best Group of Calves: Roundhill.

south west herds competition results - 2012 _2_-2

Noel Fennessy, Brendan Curtin, Rosalish Goulding (accepting on behalf of the Corridans), Sean O’Sullivan, Pat Sheahan and Sean Ryan

 

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Finals

The South West Limousin Club held a joint event with Teagasc in Kilmallock mart on Friday evening 31st August 2012. The theme of the event was “Suitable bulls for changing markets: How to improve your herd and increase profits” which attracted a crowd of over 200 interested spectators. The packed agenda included an introduction to the New ICBF indexes, Animal cuts and value of same, the Derrypatrick suckler Herd, Commercial display, a stock Judging competition and our club Calf Championship. Read more >>>

 

 

South West Limousin Club UK Visit and Barbeque

On Wednesday the 18th July 2012, the South Western Limousin Cattle Breeders Club from the UK visited some herds in the South of Ireland. The third herd visited on the day was the Roundhill Herd of Tim and Doreen Corridan of Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Read more >>>

 

 

South West Club Commercial Heifer Sale February 2012

Last weeks breeding heifer sale staged by the South West Limousin Club in  conjunction with Castleisland saw a complete clearance. A capacity crowd filled the sales ring with many anxious buyers prepared to spend on  quality lots.

More and more suckler farmers are recognising the role the Limousin dam is  playing in producing a quality calf along with being good mothers and  equally having the ability to breed for many years. Likewise the cull  cow trade has highlighted how valuable Limousin cows are after many  years of service.

Farmers are also recognising the important role the Limousin sire is playing,  easy calving less assisted calvings which reduce costs, more live calves leading to increased profit, in the event of a dead calf a replacement  calf is costing up to and in excess of €600. Limousin calves are hardy  up quick on their sucking with a will to survive reducing animal health  costs along with less stress on the farmer, cows back in calf quickly  resulting in  a calf per cow per year leading to increased  profitability!

A sample of prices from the Castleisland sale

In calf females:

€1680, €1770,€1760,€1760, €2000.

Maiden heifers:

  • 560 kgs €1300
  • 376 kgs €965
  • 394 kgs €1100
  • 459 kgs €1075
  • 454 kgs €1120
  • 385 kgs €1140
  • 394kgs €1210
  • 457 kgs €1260
  • 390 kgs €1160
  • 386 kgs €940
  • 456 kgs €1020
  • 386 kgs €1060
  • 450 kgs €1000
  • 386 kgs €950

South West Calf Finals, Kilmallock 2014

The South West Limousin Club held their calf championship for 2014 at Kilmallock mart on Thursday evening the 18th of September. Teagasc hosted a very informative BTAP Beef Breeding event at the same venue, therefore a very large crowd were in attendance.

 

South West Herds Competition Results 2013

Small 

1st  Sliabh Felim  Sean Ryan

2nd  Drombanny  Pat Sheehan

3rd   Templeglantine  Mike Flavin

Medium

1st    Wood Road  Noel Fennessy

2nd   Corcamore                Brendan Curtin

Large

1st   Roundhill                 Tim Corridan

2nd   Castleview  Sean O’Sullivan

Best Bull Calf  Castleview 686

Best Heifer  Roundhill Hunanime

Best Group of Calves Castleview

 

South West Club – Commercial Breeding Heifer Sale

On Wednesday 9th April, 2014, the South West Limousin Club held a Commercial crossbred breeding heifer show and sale. This event was hosted by Castleisland Mart.

Before the sale the heifers were judged by Mr. John O’Connor of the Gleanasmole herd based in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. John awarded first prize to a May 2012 born daughter of Rocky, this heifer was exhibited by a local suckler farmer. John awarded second prize to an 18 month old heifer exhibited by Paul Looney.

Line up of heifers at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

Speaking after the presentation John said “I placed this daughter of Rocky first as she exhibits the best attributes of the Limousin breed. She has exceptional length, great conformation, a nice proportion of muscle and wonderful bone structure. She oozes class. She should go on to breed very well. The heifer I placed second is a younger animal that is showing great potential. I would like to wish all the purchasers here today the very best of luck with their acquisitions”.

Pen of heifers at Caslteisland commercial breeding heifer sale

Over 40 heifers were presented for sale and resulted in a clearance rate of 67%.

  • - The first prize winner weighed 574 kg and realized €1,450.
  • - The second prize winner weighed 403 kg and was sold at €910.
  • - A 12-month old heifer weighing 470kg sold for €1,075.
  • - Three 18 month old heifers weighing 446 kg sold for €900.
  • - A 15-month old Malibu daughter out of a British FR weighed 452kg and sold at €910.
  • - The Milbrook Tanko daughter “Craggane Gertie” sold with her Ozeus heifer calf “Craggane Isarel” at foot for €2,500. This heifer was back in calf to Ardlea Dan.

First prize winner at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

First prize winner at Castleisland commercial breeding heifer sale

The auctioneer at this sale was Pat Considine from Clare.

The South West club we would like to thank the Management and Staff of Castleisland Mart, Richard Harnett (Manager), Ger Carmody, John O’Connor, Sarah McElligott, Sean O’Sullivan and the ILCS office for all their assistance in running this show and Sale.

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Finals 2013

The South West Limousin Club held our annual Calf Championship on Saturday 21st September at Castleisland Mart. A large crowd of interested spectators attended. The calf championship was a joint event with Teagasc. Teagasc held a BTAP event, with the theme of the evening “Proven Better Farm Practices to Increase Your Profits – From Farmers”.  Read more >>>

 

SW Limousin Club day trip

The South West Limousin Club embarked on a day excursion on Saturday 31st August, 2013. The trip took in two of the finest Limousin Herds in the country, Ardlea/Elite and Thomastown. Read more >>>

 

Cappamore Show 2013

The 59th Annual Cappamore show was held in Portnard, Cappamore on Saturday 17th, August 2013. This year Irish Limousin had the privilege of running the Anglo Irish YMA and the show at Cappamore had the honour of hosting this prestigious event. The Anglo Irish YMA is an annual international competition between England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Read more >>>

 

South West Club YMA event July 2013

The South West Limousin Club held a YMA Event on Friday evening the 19th of July, 2013. This event was to facilitate demonstrations for our younger members on different principles including an insight into indexes, clipping, showing and judging. During the course of the evening our YMA team for the forthcoming National YMA (in Mouthrath on Saturday the 3rd of August) was selected. Read more >>>

 

South West Limousin club notice:

A very interesting evening is planned for both YMA and some not so young club members.

South West YMA qualifier event to select 4 young members (aged 24 years or younger on Dec 31st 2013) will take place at the farm of Doreen and Tim Corridan, Fedamore on Fri July 19th starting at 6.45pm. The club team must include at least one Junior member (12 to 16 years old).

While the young members are being put through their paces Kevin Bohan will share his knowledge on how to judge animals. A representative from ICBF will explain the updated indexes and answer any questions.

The four young members selected will go forward to represent the club at the National YMA Workshop which will be held at Mountrath Mart, Co. Laois on Saturday 3rd August 2013 commencing at 11am. A team of three plus a substitute will be chosen at the National YMA workshop to represent Ireland in the upcoming Anglo Irish Finals at Cappamore show, Co. Limerick on Saturday 17th August.

All competitors must be members of the Irish Limousin YMA, however, new members will be accepted on the day.

Participants must represent their home club area only, club areas are defined by the YMA member family herd prefix address.

If you have any questions please contact Brendan (087 3850399) after 7.00pm.

 

 

christmas hat on Gabe.JPGHappy Christmas from the South West Limousin Club

Here at the South West Limousin Club we would like to wish everyone associated with the Limousin Breed a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.

A special word of thanks to everyone who helped out at club events in 2012, your input ensured the smooth running of the many activities and meetings held in the region throughout the year. Many thanks to Paul, Austin, Marie, Colette and Kathryn for their assistance, encouragement and advice.

 

 

South West Club – Herds Competition 2012

Judge for the herds competition in the South West area was Mr. Duncan Hazard of the Mereside herd, Saltby Heath Farm, Skillington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK.

  • Small Herd: 1st Noel Fennessy – Wood Road, 2nd Pat Sheahan - Drombanny, 3rd Sean Ryan – Sliabh Felim
  • Medium Herd: 1st Brendan Curtin - Corcamore
  • Large Herd: 1st Tim and Doreen Corridan - Roundhill, 2nd Sean O’Sullivan - Castleview
  • Best Young Bull: Castleview Galileo.
  • Best Young Heifer: Roundhill G Melodie 1336 ET.
  • Best Group of Calves: Roundhill.

south west herds competition results - 2012 _2_-2

Noel Fennessy, Brendan Curtin, Rosalish Goulding (accepting on behalf of the Corridans), Sean O’Sullivan, Pat Sheahan and Sean Ryan

 

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Finals

The South West Limousin Club held a joint event with Teagasc in Kilmallock mart on Friday evening 31st August 2012. The theme of the event was “Suitable bulls for changing markets: How to improve your herd and increase profits” which attracted a crowd of over 200 interested spectators. The packed agenda included an introduction to the New ICBF indexes, Animal cuts and value of same, the Derrypatrick suckler Herd, Commercial display, a stock Judging competition and our club Calf Championship. Read more >>>

 

 

South West Limousin Club UK Visit and Barbeque

On Wednesday the 18th July 2012, the South Western Limousin Cattle Breeders Club from the UK visited some herds in the South of Ireland. The third herd visited on the day was the Roundhill Herd of Tim and Doreen Corridan of Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Read more >>>

 

 

South West Club Commercial Heifer Sale February 2012

Last weeks breeding heifer sale staged by the South West Limousin Club in  conjunction with Castleisland saw a complete clearance. A capacity crowd filled the sales ring with many anxious buyers prepared to spend on  quality lots.

More and more suckler farmers are recognising the role the Limousin dam is  playing in producing a quality calf along with being good mothers and  equally having the ability to breed for many years. Likewise the cull  cow trade has highlighted how valuable Limousin cows are after many  years of service.

Farmers are also recognising the important role the Limousin sire is playing,  easy calving less assisted calvings which reduce costs, more live calves leading to increased profit, in the event of a dead calf a replacement  calf is costing up to and in excess of €600. Limousin calves are hardy  up quick on their sucking with a will to survive reducing animal health  costs along with less stress on the farmer, cows back in calf quickly  resulting in  a calf per cow per year leading to increased  profitability!

A sample of prices from the Castleisland sale

In calf females:

€1680, €1770,€1760,€1760, €2000.

Maiden heifers:

  • 560 kgs €1300
  • 376 kgs €965
  • 394 kgs €1100
  • 459 kgs €1075
  • 454 kgs €1120
  • 385 kgs €1140
  • 394kgs €1210
  • 457 kgs €1260
  • 390 kgs €1160
  • 386 kgs €940
  • 456 kgs €1020
  • 386 kgs €1060
  • 450 kgs €1000
  • 386 kgs €950

 

 

 

South West Club Herds Competition 2011

SWClubHerds11 350pxThe results of the Herds competition in The South West club are as follows:

Small herd

  • 1. Sean Ryan; Sliabh Felim
  • 2. Pat Sheehan; Drombanny
  • 3. Brendan and Ann Curtin; Corcamore

Medium herd

  • 1. Noel Fennessy; Wood Road

Large herd

  • Timothy and Doreen Corridan;  Roundhill
  • Sean O’Sullivan; Castleview

Best Bull born in 2010: Wood Road Fergus

Best Heifer born in 2010: Wood Road Francesca ET

Best group of calves born in 2010: Wood Road herd

We would like to express our thanks to the judge of the competition Mr.  Daffyn James from the Cowin Herd in Wales and Mr. Pat Sheehan our  outgoing chairman who presented the prizes.

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Field evening

The club calf finals of the South West Limousin club for 2011 were held in Castleisland Mart on Saturday the 10th of September. The finals were held as part of a field evening which incorporated a progeny display, stock judging, a young members event and the Calf championship. Judge for the evening was Justin McCarthy. Justin is the Beef Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West team, winners of the National YMA event held at Mohill show on Sun Aug 21stSouth West YMA team win National YMA event:

Congratulations to the South West YMA team of John Lynch, Katie Corridan, Marie Louise Ryan and Orla Curtin who saw off tough competition to win the team event at the National YMA event held at Mohill on Sunday August 21st. Marie Louise was the overall individual winner while Katie was third in the under 16 section of the competition.

 

 

 

Cappamore Show 2011:

August 20th saw the 57th running of the Annual Cappamore Show. This was the first time in the history of the show that it was held on a Saturday. The sun shone as crowds swelled the Portnard venue. Read more >>>

 

 

 

57th  annual Cappamore Show this Saturday August 20th:

All roads lead to Portnard, Cappamore on Saturday August 20th for the 57th annual Cappamore show. There is a big entry of Limousins with a total of 7 classes. Kicking off the show will be one of two interbreed calf classes which will determine the overall calf champion.  A YMA event will take place for young members from the South West club at approx 2.30.   

This is the first year the show will take place on a Saturday and a big crowd is expected to attend what is always a very popular show. Cappamore show is always a great day out for all the family.

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Field evening – Calf Championship, Barbeque, Stock judging, YMA and lots more:

Looking for an interesting and enjoyable way of spending a few hours with Limousin cattle on Saturday September 10th  2011 at Castleisland mart?

The SouthWest Limousin club will be holding a field evening at Castleisland mart on Saturday September 10th between 4.00 to 6.00pm. All breeders and especially anyone with an interest in Limousin cattle are welcome. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Club Herds Competition 2010:

The results of the Herds competition in The South West club for 2010 are as follows. Read more >>>

 

 

 

Limerick Show 2010:

After the busy day at Cappamore show it was on to Limerick Racecourse in Greenmount Park, Patrickswell for Limerick Show. The show which runs for two days - confined the cattle showing to Sunday. There was a large turnout of cattle from near and far for the many classes with a number of All Ireland championships, which had big entries and very good prize money on offer. Read more >>>

 

 

 

Cappamore Show 2010:

The 56th Annual Agricultural show in Cappamore was held on Wednesday 18th August 2010. The show is very popular by exhibitors of all breeds, with cattle travelling from near and far to compete in its many prestigious classes. This year the show (along with its usual classes) had the honour of hosting the All Ireland Limousin Heifer and Bull Derby. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Field Evening Castleisland Mart July 2010:

The South West Limousin club held a very successful field evening in Castleisland Mart on Saturday 31st of July. The main attraction of the field evening was the club calf championship, with in excess of forty calves on display.

Pat Sheahan (Drombanny herd) our club Chairman got proceedings started and then introduced the MC for the evening – Doreen Corridan of the Roundhill herd. Judge for the evening was Kevin Bohan of the Ardlea/Elite herd. We all like to try our hand at judging at sales/shows but Kevin added a different element by telling us why he came to his conclusions.  Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Field Evening 2010:

The South West Limousin club will be holding a field evening at Castleisland mart on Saturday July 31st from 5.00 to 7.00pm. All breeders and anyone with an interest in Limousin cattle are welcome. The attractions will include: Calf Championship, Grooming Demo, Stock judging, Young members events, Progeny display, Guest speakers and Barbeque. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Report 2009:

The South West Limousin Club had a very active 2009. Most of our activities were focused on informing breeders. We had 4 Club meeting, 3 held at the Woodlands Adare and 1 at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine. All meetings were well attended. Our field evening was held on the farm of Sean and Aine O’Cinneade of Ballyferriter in July.We had a big attendance and guest speaker Doreen Corridan gave a talk on herd health. A great evening and a fantastic venue. Many thanks to all involved. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2009:

The 2009 herds competition saw a large entry, which resulted in the services of three judges being required. The South West area was judged by Mr & Mrs Peter & Pat Alexander From The Mains of Mausse, Blairgowrie Scotland. The Alexanders operate an extensive beef and sheep enterprise and have invested heavily in the Limousin breed both for their suckler dams and their terminal sires. Read more >>>

 

 

 

Cappamore Show 2009:

The Cappamore show committee can be very proud of the excellent show they held on Wednesday 19th August.  The rain held off (at least until the Limousin section was complete).  Judge Pat Greany had a difficult task as there was strong competition in all classes, however, Limousin South West Society member Noel Fennessy  (and his family)  had a superb day with a clean sweep of all classes. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Finals 2009:

The Cappamore show committee can be very proud of the excellent show they held on Wednesday 19th August.  The rain held off (at least until the Limousin section was complete).  Judge Pat Greany had a difficult task as there was strong competition in all classes, however, Limousin South West Society member Noel Fennessy  (and his family)  had a superb day with a clean sweep of all classes. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Calf Field Evening 2009:

The South West Limousin Club held a field evening on the farm of Sean O’Cinneide, Ard na Caithne, Ballyferriter, Co Kerry on Wednesday July 15th. All were very impressed by the quality and extreme docility of the Limousin on display. The outstanding animals were matched by the fabulous scenery in this most beautiful part of the country. It was difficult to maintain focus on the stock and the speakers given the beautiful surroundings. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Report 2008:

Limerick Show was held  at Limerick Racecourse, Greenmount, Patrickswell. Once again the Woodroad herd pulled out all the stops and won all classes that they entered. The rain fell but failed to dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic exhibitors who braved the heavy showers and kept the large group of onlookers interested. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Herd Competition Results 2008:

The 2008 herds competition which was judged in July and August had the largest amount of entries since it began in 2006 . The herd size categories were small herds 5-12 breeding females , medium herd 13-30 breeding females , large herd plus breeding females . Points are awarded for genetic indices ,health & condition of cattle ,docility ,knowledge & interest of both your own herd and Limousin breed and conformity  to breed type . Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2007:

The second herd competition which is judged on a club basis over the summer & autumn months was another tremendous success.  The herd size categories were divided into small herds 5-12 breeding females, medium herds 13-30 breeding females and large herds 30 plus breeding females.  The judges awarded points on a number of areas including genetic indices, health & condition of cattle, docility; knowledge & interest in own herd, Limousin breed and conformity to breed type.  This year saw special prizes for best bull calf, best heifer calf and best group of calves born in 2006. Read more >>>

 

 

 

South West Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2006:

The first ever Limousin Herd Competition was organised by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society on a regional basis. The competing herds were inspected in July by competition judge, Mr Matt Ridley of the famous Haltcliffe Limousin Herd in Cumbria, England. This competition was judged on the quality of the herds, genetic indices of the animals and the knowledge/interest of the herd owners. Read more >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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