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Spicing up the 25th National Show

The Irish Limousin cattle society held their 25th National show in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Sunday the 10th August 2014. A packed itinerary of 17 classes (including the All Ireland Calf Finals) saw 123 of the very best Limousin cattle in the country vie for honours in this renowned competition.

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The ring-side was crowded with spectators three-deep for most of the day highlighting the interest in the Limousin breed, due to intermittent heavy showers of rain the cover of the marquee was much in demand, its close proximity to the ring was a blessing.

Tasked with the unenviable responsibility of Judging this event was Mr. Colin Soutter of the prestigious Whinfellpark herd based in Clifton Moor Farm, Penrith, Cumbria, UK. Colin’s name is well recognised in farming circles due to his involvement with exceptional cattle breeding for the past number of years. The Whinfellpark herd is home to some of the highest regarded Limousin genetics on the world stage “Wilodge Cerberus” was one of the stock sires, while the world record priced (120,000) “Dolcorsllwyn Fabio” is now making his mark in this renowned herd. Speaking at the conclusion of judging Mr. Soutter commented “I would like to thank all involved in the show here today, this was my first time judging at an Irish Limousin Cattle Society event and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a shame about the weather but it didn’t hamper the breeders as they put forward an excellent display of cattle in all classes.”

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Paul Sykes presenting the Tullamore judge Colin Soutter with an ILCS momento

Breed Secretary Paul Sykes conveyed the gratitude of the Society to the Sponsors of this year’s event, “ their continued support ensures that this competition has remained to the forefront of the showing calendar ”. Paul also expressed his appreciation to the breeders and exhibitors of the cattle on display, “theirr dedication to their trade makes for the excellent showcase of the breed - not just in Tullamore but nationwide. Limousin genetics are excelling in show and sale rings (both pedigree and commercial) throughout the country”

As the curtain came down on the 25th National Show, Paul thanked the Judge for the event Colin Soutter, the spectators (many of whom had travelled long distances from the four corners of Ireland and the UK), the stewards, the ladies in the very well received Limousin hospitality marquee, and all who helped out on the day and indeed those that helped in the lead up to this event. Next up on the showing calendar is the National Heifer Finals at Cappamore show on Saturday August 16th, 2014.

Taking the title of Supreme Champion for the second year in a row was “Milbrook Ginger Spice” from the herd of William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Ginger Spice has a sensational show record having won the overall female championship at the 2012 Limousin Derby and the overall interbreed titles at Balmoral for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and numerous Champion titles at shows the length and breadth of the country. Born in January 2011, Millbrook Ginger Spice, is a Wilodge Vantastic daughter out of the homebred dam, Millbrook Baby (a Brookmill Usefull daughter). Ginger Spice had earlier taken the red rosette for National Limousin Junior Cow in calf or in milk, she followed this with the plaudits for Senior Limousin Female Champion.

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Millbrook Ginger Spice

Standing as Reserve Supreme Champion was Dan Tynan’s “Elite Hostess ET”. This September 2012 born Wilodge Vantastic daughter is out of the very influential Vison daughter Ardlea Coillte. Coillte’s offspring (including Elite Forever Free, Elite Forever 1 and Elite Hazel) are no strangers to winner’s enclosures. Two of her sons are standing in AI (Elite Flag - EFZ and Elite Forever Brill - TVR). Hostess had earlier taken the red rosette in the National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/07/12 and 31/12/12 class before going on to take Reserve Senior Limousin Female.

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Elite Hostess ET, winner class 129, Reserve Senior Female and Reserve Overall Female

Overall Champion Male went to “Mullary Intrepid” exhibited by Derek & James Russell of the Townleyhall herd. Intrepid was last year’s Junior Male Champion. This 19 month old Plumtree Fantastic son is out of Bremore Veneer (a Nenuphar daughter), he was bred by Michael Molloy. Before being crowned overall champion he had won his class - National Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/01/13 and 30/04/13 and was crowned Senior Limousin Male Champion.

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Mullary Intrepid, Overall Male Champion, Senior Male Champion and winner of class 117 sponsored by sponsored by Grassland Agro

Standing as Reserve Overall Champion Male and Junior Limousin Male Champion 2014 was “Asheburn Intrepid ET” from the herd of Frank and David Byrne. Intrepid is a Wilodge Cerberus son out the Sympa daughter - Ardlea Grace. Not yet eleven months old, this eye-catching calf has enjoyed success at many shows this summer, he also took the red ribbon for the National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/09/13 and 31/10/13 class here in Tullamore.

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Asheburn Intrepid ET, Junior Male Champion, Reserve Overall Male Champion and winner of class 119 sponsored by Connolly Redmills

The Reserve Junior Limousin Male Champion went to Paul Marsh for “Dromod Just Fantastic” a Fieldson Alfy son. The title of Reserve Senior Limousin Male went to “Baileys Iain” exhibited by Connell Brothers. Iain is a Queenshead Altea son.

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Dromod Just Fantastic, Reserve Junior Male Champion and winner of class 121 sponsored by Lambe's Oil, Tullamore

In the female section Junior Limousin Female Champion went to Connell Brothers for their April 2013 born “Baileys Iceprincess”. Bred by Tom Bailey, Iceprincess is a daughter of Baileys Darwin and out of the Nenuphar daughter Roundhill Vjoyeuse 820 Et.

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Baileys Ice Princess, winner class 131 sponsored by FRS Fencing and Junior Female Champion sponsored by Bova Genetics

Standing as Reserve Junior Limousin Female Champion was Tim and Doreen Corridan’s “Roundhill I Unamine 1440” a daughter of Elite Forever Brill and the French cow Unanime.

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Roundhill 1-Unanamie, winner class 130 sponsored by FBD Insurance and Reserve Junior Female Champion sponsored by Bova AI

Here at Irish Limousin we recognise the significance of our breed’s maternal traits, therefore in each class at the National Show a Genetic Merit award is given to the animal with the highest Maternal Index.

An award is given to the Top Exhibitor at the National Show each year this was awarded to Dan Tynan,Beechill Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois.

Results of the 25th National Limousin Show Tullamore 2014

Male Classes

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/01/13 and 30/04/13 (Sponsor: Grassland Agro, Dublin 24)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Derek & James Russell

Mullary Intrepid

Plumtree Fantastic

Bremore Veneer

2nd

Connell Brothers

Baileys lain

Queenshead Altea

Baileys Ena

Genetic Merit Award:Baileys lain - Connell Brothers

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/05/13 and 31/08/13 (Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

John Lynch

Ballinascraw Imperial 2

Haltcliffe Dancer

Ballinascraw Classic

2nd

Michelle Tarpey

Boyanagh Ian

Siam

Hillcrest Vicky 2

3rd

Tom Finnerty

Bovinion Indigo

Marchermore Agustus

Bovinion Delight

Genetic Merit Award:  Ballinascraw Imperial 2 - John Lynch

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Ballinascraw Imperial 2, winner of class 118    Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/09/13 and 31/10/13 (Sponsor: Lambe's Oil, Tullamore)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Frank Byrne

Asheburn Intrepid ET

Wilodge Cerberus

Ardlea Grace

2nd

John & Tom Hickey

Brookland Indigo

Neuf

Brookland Fantastic

3rd

Frank Buckley

Mistic Inferno ET

Samy

Mistic Fia

4th

John McInerney

Drummin Irishman ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Drummin Cliona ET

5th

John McInerney

Drummin Iceman ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Drummin Cliona ET

6th

MIchael Hester

Meelickaduff Ipod

Sympa

Meelickaduff Ema

Genetic Merit Award:Gerrygullinane lggy - Gerard Walsh

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/11/13 and 31/12/13 (Sponsor: Natural Stockcare)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

John Brown

Cartonfree lndio

Sympa

Melbreak Fairylight

2nd

Noel Cunneen

Killonan Inca ET

Wilodge Cerberus

Baileys Aubergine

3rd

John Walsh

Derrygullinane ICBULL

Wilodge Goldcard

Derrygullinane Fleur

4th

Declan McCaffrey

Annaghanne lntercepter ET

Wilodge Cerberus

Whitehall Dame

5th

Paul Marsh

Dromod Iron Smith ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardnacrusha Stephanie

Genetic Merit Award:Aughnacreevy Impress Me ET - Fergal Mc Dermott

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Cartonfree lndio, winner class 120    Sponsor: Natural Stockcare

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2014 (Sponsor: Connolly Redmills, Goresbridge)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Paul Marsh

Dromod Just Fantastic

Fieldson Alfy

Fairymount Fifi

2nd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Joe ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Claque

3rd

Michael Mulhern

Nephin Jack

Emerson

Nephin Dorian

4th

Joe & Jennifer Moran

Cappaduff Jackpot

Ampertaine Commander

Cappaduff Abbey

5th

Brendan Blewitt

Runagry Joey

Haltcliffe Dancer

Derrygullinane Fiona

Genetic Merit Award:Lisangeeragh Joyce Man - Des Joyce

Male Champions

Junior Limousin Male Champion 2014 (Sponsor: Bova Genetics)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

Frank Byrne

Asheburn Intrepid ET

Wilodge Cerberus

Ardlea Grace

Reserve

Paul Marsh

Dromod Just Fantastic

Fieldson Alfy

Fairymount Fifi

Senior Limousin Male Champion (Sponsor: Hurricane Cattle Care)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

Derek & James Russell

Mullary Intrepid

Plumtree Fantastic

Bremore Veneer

Reserve

Connell Brothers

Baileys lain

Queenshead Altea

Baileys Ena

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Baileys lain, Reserve Senior Male Champion and 2nd place in class 117 sponsored by Grassland Agro

AIB National Livestock Show Limousin Male Champion (Sponsor: Bridge Centre Management, Tullamore)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

Derek & James Russell

Mullary Intrepid

Plumtree Fantastic

Bremore Veneer

Reserve

Frank Byrne

Asheburn Intrepid ET

Wilodge Cerberus

Ardlea Grace

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow in calf or in milk. Born on/before 01/01/11 (Sponsor: Munster Labels)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

William Smith

Milbrook Celine ET

Greensons Gigolo

MiIbrook Ulla

2nd

Gary Morrissey

Procters Ena

Haltcliffe Vermount

Procters Una

Genetic Merit Award: Milbrook Celine ET - William Smith

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MiIbrook Celine ET, winner class 125     Sponsor: Munster Labels

National Limousin Junior Cow in calf or in milk. Born on/after 01/01/11 (Sponsor: Pedigree Cattle.ie)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

William Smith

Milbrook Ginger Spice

Wilodge Vantastic

Milbrook Baby

Genetic Merit Award:Milbrook Ginger Spice - William Smith

National Limousin Uncalved Senior Heifer Born on/between 01/08/2011 and 31/12/2011 (Sponsor: Fingleton, Peters & Tyrell)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Donal Moloney

Goyave

Empereur

Automne

Genetic Merit Award: Goyave - Donal Moloney

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Goyave, winner class 127 sponsored by Fingleton, Peters & Tyrell

National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/01/12 and 30/06/12 (Sponsor: Weatherby's Ireland)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Dan Tynan

Carwin Hillery

Coppertop Frankie

Carwin Elco

2nd

David Abbott

Killycroney Heron

Acajou

Killycroney Tallyho

Genetic Merit Award:Killycroney Heron - David Abbott

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Carwin Hillery, winner class 128 sponsored by Weatherby’s Ireland

National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/07/12 and 31/12/12 (Sponsor: Donohue Marquees)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Dan Tynan

Elite Hostess ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

2nd

Dan Tynan

Elite Hope

Emerson

Ardlea Eire

3rd

Micheal Hester

Meelickaduff Honda ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Etole

4th

John Moloney

Cillcon Handsome Lady ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Etole

5th

Michelle Tarpey

Boyanagh Hillside

Haltcliffe Dancer

Ovaun Candice

Genetic Merit Award:Castleview Heavenly - Sean O' Sullivan

National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/01/13 and 31/03/13 (Sponsor: FBD Insurance)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Tim Corridan

Roundhill I Unamine 1440

Elite Forever Brill

Unanime

2nd

David Abbott

Corranhill Isabell

Vison

Rockfort Fiona

Genetic Merit Award:Corranhill Isabell - David Abbott

National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/04/13 and 31/08/13 (Sponsor: FRS Fencing, Roscrea)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Connell Brothers

Baileys Iceprincess

Baileys Darwin

Roundhill Vjoyeuse 820 ET

2nd

Kevin Treanor

Millgate Impulsive

Millgate Fame

Millgate Divine

3rd

John & Tom Hickey

Melwood Iris

Wilodge Fastrac

Melwood Delilah

4th

Fiona Gilsenan

Ardglasson Ice Girl

Fieldson Alfy

Ardglasson Claire

Genetic Merit Award: Melwood Iris - John and Tom Hickey

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/09/13 and 31/10/13 (Sponsor: Greenvale Animal Feeds)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Alan Kelly

Killcastle lzzy Monique ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Killcastle Dana Monique ET

2nd

Noel Fennessy

Wood Road Ingrid ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Wood Road B801 Et

3rd

John McInerney

Drummin Im 2 Sexy

Wilodge Vantastic

Drummin Cliona Et

4th

Liam Wiley

Coolready Iron lady ET

Emerson

Dromod Fawn

5th

Edward Tynan

Elite Ice Ice Baby ET

Elite Forever Brill ET

Rucie B

Genetic Merit Award:Coolready Iron Lady ET - Liam Wiley

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Killcastle lzzy Monique ET, winner of class 132 sponsored by Greenvale Animal Feeds

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/11/13 and 31/12/13 (Sponsor: Buckley's Supervalu, Birr)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

James Reilly

Raghallaigh Ingrid Et

Wilodge Cerberus

Drummin Cliona Et

2nd

Tim Corridan

Roundhill Iondine 1496

Elite Forever Brill Et

Roundhill D-Ondine 1074 Et

3rd

Edward Tynan

Elite Ivy League Et

Ampertaine Elgin

Ardlea Grace

4th

Noel Cunneen

Killonan lgnis Et

Wilodge Cerberus

Baileys Aubergine

5th

Des Joyce

Lisangeeragh Icecool 2

Haltcliffe Dollar

Boyounagh Fiona

Genetic Merit Award: Elite Ivy League Et - Edward Tynan

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Raghallaigh Ingrid ET, winner class, winner class 133 sponsored by Buckley's Supervalu, Birr

National Limousin Heifer Calf Born in 2014 (Sponsor: Dovea Genetics)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

1st

Michael Mclnerney

Brickhill Jade Et

Wilodge Vantastic

Drummin Cliona Et

2nd

Gary Morrissey

Grangeford Juniper Et

Emerson

Goldies Flojo

3rd

Ciaran Deasy

Bridgeen Joy

Ardlea Uboy

Castleview Fame

4th

Edward Tynan

Elite Jeanette Et

Wilodge Vantastic

Elite Eleanora Et

5th

Liam Wiley

Coolready Julie

Ampertaine Commander

Dromod Fawn

Genetic Merit Award: Coolready Julie - Liam Wiley

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Brickhill Jade ET, winner class 134 sponsored by Dovea Genetics

Female Champions

Junior Limousin Female Champion (Sponsor: Bova Genetics)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

Connell Brothers

Baileys Iceprincess

Baileys Darwin

Roundhill Vjoyeuse 820 Et

Reserve

Tim Corridan

Roundhill I Unamine 1440

Elite Forever Brill

Unanime

Senior Limousin Female Champion (Sponsor: All Stone, Carlow)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

William Smith

Milbrook Ginger Spice

Wilodge Vantastic

Milbrook Baby

Reserve

Dan Tynan

Elite Hostess ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

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

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animal

Sire

Dam

Champion

William Smith

Milbrook Ginger Spice

Wilodge Vantastic

Milbrook Baby

Reserve

Dan Tynan

Elite Hostess Et

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

All Ireland Pair of Limousin

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin (Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

Place

Exhibitor

Name of Animals

Sire

Dam

1st

Dan Tynan

Carwin Hillery

Coppertop Frankie

Carwin Elco

Elite Hostess

Wilodge Vantastic

Ardlea Coillte

2nd

William Smith

Milbrook Ginger Spice

Wilodge Vantastic

Milbrook Baby

Milbrook Celine ET

Greensons Gigolo

MiIbrook Ulla

3rd

Donal Moloney

Ardnacrusha Hilarious ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Etole

Ardnacrusha Haley ET

Wilodge Vantastic

Newtown Rebecca

4th

Edward Tynan

Elite Ivy League Et

Ampertaine Elgin

Ardlea Grace

Elite Ice Baby ET

Elite Forever Brill ET

Rucie B

5th

Joe & Jennifer Moran

Cappaduff Jager Bomb

Swarland Eddie

Cappaduff Gold Girl

Cappaduff Jackpot

Ampertaine Commander

Cappaduff Abbey

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Orla Curtin, winner of the Junior handling section at Tullamore show, also pictured is Colin Soutter, Limousin cattle judge at Tullamore show

TVR heifer

Andrew McCarthy’s multi prizewinning LMX heifer sired by 'Elite Forever Brill’(TVR)

21 Commercial bullock by Carmon Cantona

Champion All Ireland Commercial Steer at Tullamore show, LMX by Carmon Cantona and owned by Saoirse & Laoise Carry-Lynch

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Donal Og Harrington winner of a Limousin heifer in the Irish Farmers Journal heifer competition with judge Freddie Valette, Vice President of ILCS Dan O’Mahony and Assistant Breed Secretary Shane Beirne

 

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