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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.

Club chairman Brendan Curtin opened the event by welcoming the large crowd to Kilmallock. He then outlined the agenda for the evening before handing the Master of Ceremonies’ responsibility to Breed Secretary Paul Sykes.

First speaker was Pat Donnellan of ICBF – who gave an outline of the New ICBF indexes, he also produced a catalogue containing the new indexes of all the cattle on display and the same information was also reproduced on A3 sheets and attached to the pens containing the cattle. Pat presented and explained the new Terminal and Maternal indexes with class winner Roundhill Gailleo ET in the ring and his indexes projected onto the screen. Pat’s colleague Chris Daly gave a demonstration of ICBF’s new weight recording service.

Our club secretary John O’Connor gave a comprehensive outline of the different cuts of meat, the parts of an animal they come from and the value of same. Having a heifer in the ring and seeing the different cuts projected onto the screen proved an effective combination.

Denis Minogue of the Derrypatrick herd spoke on their experiences with their suckler cows and calves including the pregnancy rates, milk yields, daily weight gain and weaning weights.

Teagasc’s Derek O’Donoghue spoke about the value a good quality bull places in the herd to increase profits.

In the stock judging section the audience was given five minutes to appraise four breeding heifers. The competition was divided into two categories – under and over 16 years. The winner of the over 16 category was Mr. William Geary while the winner of the Under 16 category was Paul Barrett. The winners were presented with their prizes by Society President John McInerney.

We are very grateful to Teleri Thomas, well renowned cattle judge and owner of the Keltic Limousin herd based in Enfield, Co. Meath, for judging our calf championship. Teleri commented on the excellent standard of the calves on exhibit. The top four of each class of calves was displayed in the ring and Teleri explained to all how and why she came to her placings, which proved to be very interesting and insightful.

On display were a number of commercial cows with calves at foot organised by Mike Clohessy and Doreen Corridan. These were all of a very high standard. Also on show were a number of outstanding commercial weanlings which gave a very real performance indicator of the value of the Limousin cow as the ideal suckler dam.

Irish Limousin Society President John McInerney bought proceedings to a close.

We would like to thank the following people: Teleri Thomas, Pat Donnellan, Chris Daly, John O’Connor, Derek O’Donoghue, Denis Minogue, The Cattle Exhibitors, Kilmallock Mart Management and Staff (especially Denis Kirby and Margaret), Donal Moloney, Paddy Ryan, Sarah Allen, Richard and Michael Bateman, Orla and Maeve Curtin, the Catering Staff at Kilmallock, Paul Sykes and all in the Society Office and John McInerney.

This event could not have happened without a lot of planning and a proactive organising committee. The organising committee were Brendan & Ann Curtin, John O’Connor, Sean Ryan, Doreen Corridan, Sean O’Sullivan, Sarah McElligott, Pat Sheehan and Derek O’Donoghue.

The South West Limousin Club in conjunction with Castleisland Mart will hold a Limousin heifer sale on Wednesday October 10th, 2012.

Results of Club Calf Championship 2012 – South West Club

Class 1. Bull calf born in August or September 2011

Placing

Bull

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Roundhill Gailleo Et

09-09-11

Attirant

Roundhill Disette 1108 Et

Tim Corridan

2nd

Wood Road Gareth

02-09-11

Wood Road Eiffel Et

Claque

Noel Fennessy

3rd

Sliabh Felim Godfrey

02-09-11

Ulm

Sliabh Felim Susie

Sean Ryan

4th

Corcamore Gatsby

05-09-11

Milbrook Tanko

Corcamore Dora

Brendan Curtin

Class 2. Bull calf born in October or November 2011

Placing

Bull

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Roundhill Glory

04-10-11

Attirant

Roundhill Bdalida 942

Tim Corridan

2nd

Castleview Gallant

05-10-11

Ampertaine Commander

Castleview Cabriolet

Sean O’Sullivan

3rd

Shannon Goldie

05-11-11

Wilodge Cerberus

Shannon Verona

Sarah McElligott

4th

Shannon Gains

16-10-11

Limo Tanat

Shannon Elsa

Sarah McElligott

Class 3. Bull calf born after 30th November, 2011

Placing

Bull

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Corcamore Gabe

08-12-11

Acajou

Ardlea Avril

Brendan Curtin

2nd

Wood Road Harold Et

02-01-12

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Violet

Noel Fennessy

3rd

Athlacca G1053

30-12-11

Carmorn Dauphin

Meelon Alaska

Victor Barrett

4th

Castleview Handel

30-01-12

Wilodge Vantastic

Castleview Regina

Sean O’Sullivan

Class 4. Heifer calf born between July 15th 2011 and 15th October 2011

Placing

Heifer

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Gaite

27-08-11

Diamant

Unanime

Tim Corridan

2nd

Roundhill G Disette 1327

04-10-11

Mas Du Clo

Roundhill Bdisette 957

Tim Corridan

3rd

Castleview Georgeous

08-09-11

Wilodge Cerberus

Castleview Sersia Et

Sean O’Sullivan

4th

Shannon Gem

04-09-11

Fieldson Alfy

Shannon Beauty

Sarah McElligott

Class 5. Heifer calf born between 16th October 2011 and 31st December 2011

Placing

Heifer

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Roundhill G Melodie 1336 Et

02-11-11

Attirant

Melodie

Tim Corridan

2nd

Castleview Geishagirl

14-11-11

Wilodge Cerberus

Castleview Caroline

Sean O’Sullivan

3rd

Claddanure G471

26-12-11

Pelletstown Upstanding

Claddanure Violet

Timothy Riordan

4th

Shannon Gwen 2

15-11-11

Wilodge Cerberus

Stone

Sarah McElligott

Class 6. Heifer calf born in 2012

Placing

Heifer

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Roundhill HLeny 1351

18-01-12

Castleview Darren

Roundhill Timotei

Tim Corridan

2nd

Wood Road HeHeather

04-01-12

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Violet

Noel Fennessy

3rd

Roundhill H Kate 1361

20-02-12

Castleview Darren

Roundhill Teamhair

Tim Corridan

4th

Templeglantine Limousin Hazel

16-04-12

Elite Erasmus Et

Dunmore Celia

Mike Flavin

Class 7. South West Club Members who have not shown in the past 3 years

Placing

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

1st

Athlacca G1053

30-12-11

Carmorn Dauphin

Meelon Alaska

Victor Barrett

2nd

Claddanure G471

26-12-11

Pelletstown Upstanding

Claddanure Violet

Timothy Riordan

Heifers for the Stock judging competition

Heifers for the Stock judging competition

Judge Teleri Thomas with the Prize winners in Class 6 - Heifer calf born in 2012

Judge Teleri Thomas with the Prize winners in Class 6 - Heifer calf born in 2012

Prize winners in Class 1 - Bull calf born in August or September 2011

Prize winners in Class 1 - Bull calf born in August or September 2011

Prize winners in Class 3. Bull calf born after 30th Nov. 2011

Prize winners in Class 3. Bull calf born after 30th Nov. 2011

South West Club calf championship

South West Club calf championship

Winner of Stock Judging competition - William Geary receives his prize from Society President John McInerney

Winner of Stock Judging competition - William Geary receives his prize from Society President John McInerney

Winner of under 16 Stock judging - Paul Barrett receiving his trophy from Society President John McInerney

Winner of under 16 Stock judging - Paul Barrett receiving his trophy from Society President John McInerney

 

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