By Ann Curtin, PRO South West Limousin Club

Pictured above: Limousin Championship Limerick Show 2022 – Champions Milbrook Tanya ET and Siabh ET, with breeder William Smith, judge Richard O’Beirne and handler Elanor.

Limerick Show was back for the first time since 2019 and what a glorious day in the magnificent surrounds of Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell it proved to be. With the mercury hitting 23 degrees, there was a great atmosphere with record breaking crowds enjoying a feast of activities, entertainment and some of the best livestock from all over the country on show.

While numbers were slightly back on pre-Covid 19 shows – the quality on display was exceptional. Renowned showman Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway, was tasked with judging both the Limousin and Charolais classes.

Judge Richard O’Beirne picking his Champion at Limerick show 2022

The Milbrook herd of William Smith was well rewarded for undertaking the long trip from Oldcastle, Co. Meath, when two of the herd’s show team took the Limousin Champion and Reserve titles. The six-month-old homebred Ampertaine Foreman heifer “Milbrook Tanya ET” was crowned Limousin Champion.

Tanya ET is no stranger to showring success having won the Reserve overall title at the National Livestock show in Tullamore. Her stablemate “Milbrook Siabh ET” placed first in a very strong class of heifers before taking the Reserve Champion crown. Siabh ET is a daughter of Ideal 23 and the highly regarded Neuf dam Milbrook Enya – a consistent breeder of show winners, incidentally another daughter of Enya was placed first in Class 86 – Limousin Female born on or before 31st August 2021.

Limousin Champion at Limerick Show – Milbrook Tanya ET

Class 86: Limousin female born on or before 31st August 2021

PlacingExhibitorAnimalSire Dam
1stWilliam SmithMilbrook Nenya ETWilodge VantasticMilbrook Enya
Calf at Foot: Milbrook Tulipe, born 13-Feb-22 by Ionesco
2ndBobby O’ConnellRoundhill Lunanime 1656Elite Ice Cream ETRoundhill I Unamine 1440
Calf at Foot: Ballybrown Turbo, born 01-Apr-22 by Plumtree Fantastic
3rdBobby O’ConnellBallybrown SophiePlumtree FantasticRoundhill Iondine 1496

 

Class 86: Limousin female born on or before 31st August 2021 – Milbrook Nenya ET with calf at foot Milbrook Tulipe

Class 87: Limousin heifer calf, born on or between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2021

PlacingExhibitorAnimalDOBSire Dam
1stWilliam SmithMilbrook Siabh ET05-Sep-21Ideal 23Milbrook Enya
2ndOwen HesterMeelickaduff Scinderella24-Oct-21Lodge HamletMeelickaduff New Zealand Et
3rdWilliam SmithMilbrook Sexyspice ET24-Nov-21Ideal 23Milbrook Naughtyspice ET
4thMichael RocheKnockcoolkeare Sunrise01-Sep-21Wilodge CerberusKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia B
5thDaire O’MearaHurricane Seniorita03-Sep-21Plumtree FantasticHurricane Heidi ET

Class 87: Limousin heifer calf, born on or between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2021 – Milbrook Siabh ET

Class 88: Limousin Bull, born on or after 1st January, 2022

PlacingExhibitorAnimalDOBSire Dam
1stBobby O’ConnellBallybrown Toro ET21-Jan-22Plumtree FantasticRoundhill Lunanime 1656
2ndBobby O’ConnellBallybrown Turbo01-Apr-22Plumtree FantasticRoundhill Lunanime 1656

 

Class 88. Limousin Bull, born on or after 1st January, 2022 – Ballybrown Toro ET

Class 89: Limousin heifer, born on or after 1st January 2022

PlacingExhibitorAnimalDOBSire Dam
1stWilliam SmithMilbrook Tanya Et15-Feb-22Ampertaine ForemanMilbrook Geline
2ndEnda O’GormanLackamore Twink09-Feb-22Goldies JackpotCraggane Katie
3rdMicheal RocheKnockcoolkeare Toffee06-May-22Elite Lacette ETWood Road Nollaig

 

Class 89. Limousin heifer, born on or after 1st January 2022 – Milbrook Tanya ET

Class 90: Limousin Bull Calf, Born on or between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2021

PlacingExhibitorAnimalDOBSire Dam
1stDaire O’MearaHurricane Scat Man ET18-Sep-21Ampertaine ForemanHurricane Lady Hawk ET

Class 90. Limousin Bull Calf, Born on or between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2021 – Hurricane Scat Man ET

Limousin Championship Limerick Show 2022

PlacingExhibitorAnimalDOBSire Dam
ChampionWilliam SmithMilbrook Tanya ET15-Feb-22Ampertaine ForemanMilbrook Geline
Reserve ChampionWilliam SmithMilbrook Siabh ET05-Sep-21Ideal 23Milbrook Enya

Reserve Limousin Champion Limerick show 2022 – Milbrook Siabh ET

Meelickaduff Scinderella

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Richard O’Beirne for judging. Congratulations and thank you to all exhibitors and to the organising team behind Limerick Show.

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