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The 23rd Irish Limousin National Show took place at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore, County Offaly on Sunday 12th August 2012. This saw a bumper entry of 129 Limousin cattle take to the spotlight under judge Gary Swindlehurst, Farm Manager of the noted Procters herd in Lancashire, UK.

In his opening address at this prestigious event Breed Secretary Paul Sykes welcomed the exhibitors and spectators. He commented on the strides the Limousin breed is making and due to the performance and versatility of the breed there is excellent demand for Limousin cattle. The tremendous efforts breeders are putting into their cattle is being richly rewarded with Limousin in strong demand. The Limousin cow has remained the number one suckler cow in Ireland and with all that Limousin has to offer she will maintain her position for years to come. Paul thanked the sponsors and exhibitors, (without whom this event could not be running for the past 23 years), and judge Gary Swindlehurst who performed his unenviable task superbly

 

 

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As always the Limousin ring and marquee were a hive of activity with breeders and interested spectators from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK making their annual trek to Tullamore Show. The excellent quality of the Limousin cattle on display (and the wet and muddy conditions) were the main talking points of the day.

It was a double victory for the Crawford Brothers from Clones, Co. Monaghan, this year taking both the gold and silvers medals for their overall champion and overall reserve champion of the day. Leading the way was their senior cow, Clonlara Valance taking the senior cow class, senior and overall female championship and overall Limousin championship. This eight year old cow is no stranger to success having taken the interbreed championship at Balmoral show in 2010. By Grahams Samson out of Darragh Noelle, she was purchased privately from Colin Hogg, Co. Clare in 2009. She was shown this year with her bull calf at foot, Erne Hafeen who is by Sauvignon.

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Completing the double by taking the reserve overall and overall male championship was Crawford Brothers senior bull Silvandene Defoe by Mas Du Clo and out of a French dam Niege. Silvandene Defoe also formed part of their winning team in Balmoral 2010 - winning his class and being part of the interbreed winning group of three.

The reserve senior male championship went to Moloskey Ger from Gerard Davis, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. This April 2011-born bull is by Wilodge Vantastic out of Moloskey Ursel ET (a Gamin daughter).

In the junior male section overall honours went to Carrefour General from John Kenny, Birr, Co. Offaly. This September 2011-born bull calf is by Wilodge Cerberus and is out of a homebred dam, Carrefour Daphne (an Elite Popsi daughter). He later went on to be crowned reserve overall male champion.

The reserve junior male championship went to Gerrygullinane Glen from Gerard Walsh, Ballina, Co. Mayo. This December 2011-born calf is by Marchermore Augustus out of Derrygullinane Daisy (a Mas du Clo daughter).

Clinching the reserve senior female championship was Ardlea Enebelle from Dan Tynan, Mountrath. Co. Laois. This senior heifer born in November ’09 is by Neuf out of the former Tullamore Show champion Ardlea Anable.

In the junior female section top honours went to Tom Daly, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, with Fairymount Havana. This January 2012-born calf is by Emerson out of a homebred dam, Fairymount Vena.

Reserve junior female champion went to Roundhill G Melodie 1336 ET from Tim Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. She is by Attirant out of the prolific breeding cow, Melodie.

National Limousin Bull born on/before 30.04.2010 (Sponsor: Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Crawford Brothers

Silvandene Defoe

Mas du Clo

Niege

2nd

Dan Tynan

Bouffy

Udin

Paulette

3rd

Michael Phillips

Casimir

Univers

Sabine

4th

Mick Malone

Wisharts Dantheman

Sympa

Hillhead Una

5th

Mark Hagan

Rhyne Fantastic

Ronick Iceman

Clonadrum Urselle

Genetic Merit Award: Wisharts Dantheman

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National Limousin Bull born between 01.05.2010 and 30.04.2011 (Sponsor: Flynn's Fingerboard, Tullamore)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Gerard Davis

Moloskey Ger

Wilodge Vantastic

Moloskey Ursel ET

2nd

Michael Sexton

Aloor Felix

Wilodge Vantastic

Aloor Amanda

3rd

Paul Marsh

Fairymount Fionn

Wilodge Vantastic

Fairymount Uasa

4th

Padraig Kennedy

Drummin Goliath

Wilodge Vantastic

Drummin Tara

5th

Joe & Margaret Henson

Cappahugh Gerry

On-Dit

Clegghill Valerie

Genetic Merit Award: Cappahugh Gerry

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National Limousin Bull born between 01.05.2011 and 14.08.2011 (Sponsor: Tullamore Agri)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Stanley Richardson

Newtown Grant

Ampertaine Abracadabra

Newtown Clodagh

Genetic Merit Award: Newtown Grant

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National All Ireland Limousin Bull born between 15.08.2011 and 31.10.2011 (Sponsor: Lynrea, Clonaslee, Co Laois)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

John Kenny

Carrefour General

Wilodge Cerberus

Carrefour Daphne

2nd

Frank Buckley

Mistic Gucci

Wilodge Cerberus

Bremore Victoria

3rd

Ray Tully

Lougheed Gamba

Haltcliffe Dancer

Lougheed Evelyn

4th

John Kenny

Carrefour Gulliver

Elite Popsi

Glenmore Beatrice

5th

Gerard Walsh

Gerrygullinane Guinness 2

Procters Cavalier

Achonry Ultraviolet

Genetic Merit Award: Mistic Gucci

Junior Male Champion John Kenny's Carrefour General

Junior Male Champion John Kenny's Carrefour General

National All Ireland Limousin Bull born between 01.11.2011 and 31.12.2011 (Sponsor: C R Tormey Butchers, Tullamore)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Gerard Walsh

Gerrygullinane Glen

Marchermore Augustus

Derrygullinane Daisy

2nd

Michael Sexton

Mount Scott Golly 2

Cloughhead Umpire

Mount Scott Edwina

3rd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Gordon

Wood Road Empire

Ov Nadia B

4th

Martin McConnon

Maythorn Governer

Wilodge Tonka

Maythorn Amanda

Genetic Merit Award: Wood Road Gordon

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National All Ireland Limousin Bull born in 2012 (Sponsor: Munster Labels)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Fiona E. Gilsenan

Ardglasson Highlander

Fieldson Alfy

Ardglasson Daisy

2nd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Harold

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Violet

3rd

Seán O'Sullivan

Castleview Handel

Wilodge Vantastic

Castleview Regina

4th

Edward Tynan

Elite Happy

Ampertaine Commander

Vonace

5th

Michael Sexton

Mount Scott Harry 2

Sympa

Mount Scott Arlene

Genetic Merit Award: Mount Scott Harry 2

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Junior Limousin Male Champion (Sponsor: FBD Insurance)

  • Champion: Carrefour General
  • Reserve Champion: Gerrygullinane Glen

Senior Limousin Male Champion (Sponsor: FBD Insurance)

  • Champion: Silvandene Defoe
  • Reserve Champion:  Moloskey Ger

National Livestock Show Limousin Male Champion (Sponsor: Dovea Genetics)

  • Champion: Silvandene Defoe
  • Reserve Champion: Carrefour General

National Limousin Senior Cow In-calf or In-milk born before 01.01.2009 (calf at foot must be born on/after 01.01.2012) Sponsor: Dovea Genetics

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Crawford Brothers

Clonlara Valance

Grahams Samson

Darragh Noelle

2nd

William Smith

Milbrook Celine

Greensons Gigolo

Milbrook Ulla

3rd

Donal Moloney

Ardnacrusha Camille

Grahams Samson

Ballymartle Velvet

Genetic Merit Award: Milbrook Celine

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The National Limousin Junior Cow, In-calf or In-milk, born after 01.01.2009 (calf at foot born on/after 01.01.2012) Sponsor: Pedigree Cattle.ie

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

William Smith

Milbrook Ester

Sympa

Brookmill Ursula

2nd

Noel Kenny

Tomriland Elaine

Neuf

Stone

Genetic Merit Award: Milbrook Ester

National Limousin Uncalved Senior Heifer born on/between 01.08.2009 and 31.12.2009 (Sponsor: Fingleton, Peters & Tyrrell)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Dan Tynan

Ardlea Enebelle

Neuf

Ardlea Anable

2nd

Crawford Brothers

Erne Edna

Savignon

Cookstown Vivienne

3rd

Donal Moloney

Étole

Beatnik

Ardente

4th

Donal Moloney

Roundhill Eleny

Tistou

Roundhill Timotei

Genetic Merit Award: Roundhill Eleny

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Ardlea Enebelle Class winner and reserve senior female champion

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 01.01.2010 and 30.06.2010 (Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Crawford Brothers

Erne Fortress

Sauvignon

 

2nd

Crawford Brothers

Erne Fleur

Sauvignon

 

3rd

Donal Moloney

Newtown Fruity

Wilodge Vantastic

Newtown Rebecca

Genetic Merit Award: Newtown Fruity

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National Limousin Heifer born between 01.07.2010 and 31.03.2011 (Sponsor: Weatherbys DNA Ireland)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Edward Tynan

Elite Forever 1

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

2nd

Edward Tynan

Elite Forever Free

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

3rd

William Smith

Millbrook Ginger Spice

Wilodge Vantastic

Millbrook Baby

4th

Gary Morrissey

Goldies Flojo

Wilodge Vantastic

Goldies Tara

5th

Crawford Brothers

Erne Facebook

Vigot

Curraghee Adorable 

Genetic Merit Award: Elite Forever 1

National Limousin Heifer born between 01.04.2011 and 14.08.2011 (Sponsor: FRS)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Joe & Margaret Henson

Cappahugh Genevieve

Sympa

Cappahugh Ciara

2nd

Joe & Margaret Henson

Cappahugh Gemma

Neuf

Powerstown Laura

3rd

Jimmy Smith

Allstar Gypsy

Allstar Diesel

F069 Noreine

4th

Seán O'Sullivan

Castleview Gemma

Ampertaine Commander

Castleview Alice

Genetic Merit Award: Castleview Gemma

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National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 15.08.2011 and 31.10.2011 (Sponsor: Greenvale Animal Feeds)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Edward Tynan

Elite Gisele

Elite Gisele

Uriel B

2nd

Edward Tynan

Elite Galway

Emerson

Bremore Cindy

3rd

Paul Marsh

Doonabeg Geni

Wilodge Vantastic

Castleview Regina

4th

Michael & Tom Hickey

Melwood Gigi

Brookland Dynamite

Melwood Ellen

5th

Stanley Richardson

Newtown Gabriella

Omer

Newtown Emma

Genetic Merit Award: Melwood Gigi

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National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born between 01.11.2011 and 31.12.2011 (Sponsor: Charles Wynne)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Timothy Corridan

Roundhill G Melodie 1336

Attirant

Melodie

2nd

John Moloney

Cillcon Grainne

Ampertaine Commander

Cillcon E Hawk

3rd

Michael Sexton

Mount Scott Guna

Procters Cavalier

Mount Scott UTV

4th

Owen Flannery

Birchpark Genevieve

Wildoge Cerberus

Bovinion Delta

5th

Mark Hagan

Rhyne Geni 1

Rhyne Elite

Rhyne Dafnie 1

Genetic Merit Award: Birchpark Genevieve

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National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Calf born in 2012 (Sponsor: Connollys RED MILLS)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Tom Daly

Fairymount Havana

Emerson

Fairymount Vena

2nd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Heather

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Violet

3rd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Helen

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Violet

4th

Paul Marsh

Hurricane Hope

Ronick Hawk

Lislara Estelle

5th

Timothy Corridan

Roundhill H Kate 1361

Castleview Darren

Roundhill Teamhair

Genetic Merit Award: Milbrook Hazel 2

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The Irish Limousin National Championship Top Exhibitor Award 2012 (Sponsor: Powerful Genetics)

  • Messrs Crawford Brothers, Clonrye, Clones, Co. Monaghan.

Junior Limousin Female Champion (Sponsor: Farm TV)

  • Champion: Fairymount Havana
  • Reserve Champion: Roundhill G Melodie 1336

Senior Limousin Female Champion (Sponsor: Bova Genetics)

  • Champion: Clonlara Valance
  • Reserve Champion: Ardlea Enebelle

National Livestock Show Limousin Female Champion (Sponsor: FBD Insurance)

  • Champion: Clonlara Valance
  • Reserve Champion: Ardlea Enebelle

AIB National Livestock Show Limousin Champion 2012 (Sponsor: MSD)

  • Champion: Clonlara Valance
  • Reserve Champion: Silvandene Defoe

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