The 29th National show took place in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Sunday 12th August 2018. Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and hosts many breeds National finals. Limousin showing commenced in Ring 12 at 10am and with almost 100 cattle competing for Red rosettes the ring was a hive of activity until 4pm.

Robert Graham of the highly regarded Grahams pedigree herd which is based in Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland was tasked with judging this years show. Robert is involved in breeding pedigree Limousin cattle since the 1970s, down through the years the herd has enjoyed much success. As recently as last December the herds home bred heifer calf broke the record for the top priced weaned calf  at Red Ladies Derby and Weaned Calf Show and Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. The record breaking calf was  January 2017 born Grahams Natalie – selling for 38000gns.  On the same weekend a June 2016 born heifer Grahams Malibu lifted the Red Ladies Sale pre-show Supreme Championship before selling for the top price in that sale of 25,000gns. Along with the Limousin herd the Graham family also run a dairy herd with a difference – they produce an array of award winning products from their outstanding herd of Jersey cows – milk, cheese, yogurt and ice-creams.

Such is Robert’s involvement and contribution to the dairy sector in Scotland in 2009 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University for services to the Scottish dairy industry.

“I was delighted and honoured to judge here at the National show. The quality of the cattle was on a par with any top class Limousin cattle I have seen anywhere. The standard in all classes was excellent. I would like to complement the exhibitors on the fantastic display of cattle.”

Society President Mr. Michael Gunn commented before the show

“Welcome to our 29th National Show. This show is a marvellous portrayal of the Limousin breed in Ireland today. Testament to our breeder’s commitment to producing excellent quality livestock, Irish Limousin cattle continue to be in great demand both here and aboard.

Limousin cattle continue to excel at the marketplace and with their ability to cross on all types of cows we are delighted that Limousin bulls are now the beef breed of choice for a growing number of dairy farmers. The Limousin breed is very versatile and has maintained its position as Ireland’s most popular suckler cow.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our breeders and you the audience for attending our show, I hope you enjoy your day.

Thanks to our judge Robert Graham, our stewards and all involved in Tullamore show. Thanks to the team in the hospitality tent – as usual the standard was excellent.

 

Overall FBD National Livestock Show Limousin Champion 2018

Results

 

ChampionCarrickmore Maximus EtConnell Brothers25/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanBaileys Iceprincess
ReserveFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceJohn McInerney11/01/2017NeufFoxhillfarm Izzy

Sponsors: Agri Lloyd, Finglas, Co. Dublin

Reserve Overall Champion Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice from John McInerney

This years Supreme Champion – Carrickmore Maximus Et is a son of Ampteratine Foreman and Baileys Iceprincess. Bred for success – Maxiums’ dam Iceprincess was all-conquering in the show ring. In her illustrious career she was crowned National show Supreme Champion in both 2015 and at the International Limousin Congress in 2016.

The Carrickmore herd, which is based in Oldcastle, Co. Meath, is headed up by Connell Bothers – John and Karol.

Standing as Reserve Supreme Champion was Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice, a 2017 born Neuf daughter, presented by John McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Naughtybutnice was bred in the UK by the Alford family. Robert Graham was extremely impressed with this heifer and predicts she will make a tremendous breeding cow.

 


Class 63: National Limousin Bull Born On/Between 01.05.2016 to 31.12.2016

 Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stArdnacrusha Lord Of The RingsDonal Moloney07/09/2016Wilodge VantasticÉtole
2ndOldtown LukeWilliam Hogan26/09/2016Mullary IntrepidOldtown Dolly
Genetic Merit Award: Oldtown Luke
Sponsors: Lambe’s Oil, Tullamore

Ardnacrusha Lord of the Rings from Donal Moloney

Class 65: National Limousin Bull Born On/Between 01.05.2017 And 12.08.2017    

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stAnnaghanne Maverick EtDeclan McCaffrey03/05/2017Wilodge VantasticWhitehall Dame
2ndMullary MaximeMichael Molloy12/07/2017Mullary IntrepidAshleigh Dawn
3rdBallykinncurra McgregorSean & John Moroney02/08/2017Gerrygullinane GlenBallykinncurra Indy
4thCoraghy Monkeytricks EtTommy Harte23/07/2017Ampertaine ForemanDinmore Latena
Genetic Merit Award: Coraghy Monkeytricks Et
Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

Annaghanne Maverick Et from Declan McCaffrey

Class 66: National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section A

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stWood Road Malachy EtNoel Fennessy01/09/2017SympaClaque
2ndCladdagh MccabeAdrian McCabe12/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanMillbrook Ginger Spice
3rdWood Road Mitch EtNoel Fennessy01/09/2017Gerrygullinane GlenClaque
4thWood Road Marc EtNoel Fennessy01/09/2017Gerrygullinane GlenClaque
5thMeelickaduff Mchale EtOwen Hester08/09/2017Ampertaine ElginMeelickaduff Honda Et
6thCartronfree Mount Everest EtMartin Davis05/09/2017Trueman JaggerMelbreak Fairylight
Genetic Merit Award: Lisfort Maradona Et
Sponsors: Connolly Red Mills

Wood Road Malachy Et from Noel Fennessy

Class 66: National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section B

OwnerExhibits nameDOBSireDam
1stCarrickmore Maximus EtConnell Brothers25/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanBaileys Iceprincess
2ndRhyne MclarrenMark Hagan23/10/2017On DitCastleview Gringo
3rdRoundhill Mel EtTimothy Corridan01/11/2017Elite Ice Cream EtRoundhill I Unanime 1440
4thCarbery MercuryKeith And Luke Vickery02/10/2017Roundhill Saturn EtCarbery Elena
5thCarrowclogher Monster VJack Vahey15/09/2017Loosebeare FantasticPelletstown Edna
6thParkhill MatadorJoe Maher24/09/2017Ballinloan JaegerbombParkhill Honorah
Genetic Merit Award: Carbery Mercury and Rhyne Mclarren
Sponsor: Connolly Red Mills

 

Class 66: National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section C

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stDan TynanArdlea Nemo02/01/2018Killmactransa KarsonWhitehall Iris
2ndJames CoffeyMagheraboy Maverick10/11/2017Mullary IntrepidMagheraboy Carol
3rdJames O’GradyMeenross Miley Et10/11/2017Ampertaine ElginMeenross June Et
4thTJ DuffyLanmore Neptune02/01/2018GaminDonnelly Gina
5thBallinrahin Magnum EtMichael Malone07/11/2017SympaUk956438507943
6thMichael PhillipsPhillips Nashwan Et20/03/2018Ampertaine ForemanGlenrock Apricot
Genetic Merit Award: Ballinrahin Magnum Et
Sponsor: Connollys Red Mills

Ardlea Nemo from Dan Tynan

 

Class 69: National Junior Limousin Male Champion           

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionCarrickmore Maximus EtConnell Brothers25/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanBaileys Iceprincess
Reserve ChampionCladdagh MccabeAdrian McCabe12/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanMillbrook Ginger Spice
Sponsors: Agridirect

 

Class 70: National Senior Limousin Male Champion          

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionAnnaghanne Maverick EtDeclan McCaffrey03/05/2017Wilodge VantasticWhitehall Dame
ReserveMullary MaximeMichael Molloy12/07/2017Mullary IntrepidAshleigh Dawn
Sponsors: Central Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

 

Reserve Senior Male Champion 2018 –
Mullary Maxime from Michael Molloy

Class 71: FBD National Livestock Show Limousin Male Champion

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionCarrickmore Maximus EtConnell Brothers25/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanBaileys Iceprincess
ReserveAnnaghanne Maverick EtDeclan McCaffrey03/05/2017Wilodge VantasticWhitehall Dame
Sponsors: E.V. Condell Ltd

 

Female Classes

 

Class 72: National Limousin Senior Cow In Calf Or In Milk. Born On/Before 31/12/14 (Calf At Foot Must Be Born On/After 01.01.2018)

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam

1st

 

Whitehall IrisDan Tynan01/08/2013Haltcliffe DancerWhitehall Fabrina Et
2ndRoundhill Iondine 1496Bobby O Connell01/11/2013Elite Forever Brill EtRoundhill Dondine 1074 (Et)
Genetic Merit Award: Whitehall Iris
Sponsors: NCBC

Whitehall Iris from Dan Tynan – shown with her January 2018 born twin bull calves

 

Class 73: National Limousin Junior Cow In Calf Or In Milk. Born On/After 01.01.2015 (Calf At Foot Must Be Born On/After 01.01.2018)

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stElite Kelda EtNoel & John Smyth17/09/2015Aultside HulkCarwin Hillery
Genetic Merit Award: Elite Kelda Et
Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

Elite Kelda Et from Noel & John Smyth

Class 74: National Limousin Uncalved Senior Heifer Born On/Between 01.08.2015 And 30.12.2015

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stElite Kimberly EtDan Tynan15/12/2015Ampertine ElginCarwin Hillary
2ndArdnacrusha Kylie EtDonal Moloney08/09/2015SympaArdnacusha Hilarious Et
Genetic Merit Award: Ardnacrusha Kylie Et
Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

Elite Kimberly Et from Dan Tynan

 

Class 75: National Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 01.01.2016 And 30.06.2016

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stKillcastle Lou Gina Et A&P Kelly04/06/2016Ampertaine CommanderKillcastle Gina Monique 1 Et
2ndRoundhill Lunanime 1656Bobby O’Connell02/02/2016Elite Ice Cream EtRoundhill I Unamine 1440
Genetic Merit Award: Ardnacrusha Kylie Et
Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

 

Killcastle Lou Gina Et from A. & P. Kelly

 

Class 76: National Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 01.07.2016 And 31.12.2016

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stCappahugh LouiseMargaret&Joe Henson04/10/2016Wilodge JoskinsCappahugh Henriette
2ndGrangeford Lady EtPat Brennan07/11/2016Ampertaine ElginGoldies Flojo
3rdClooncara Limousins Lucy LooDavid Cogan31/10/2016Plumtree DeusPowerful Jaja
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique EtMessrs A&P Kelly24/12/2016Ampertaine CommanderKillcastle Gina Monique 1 Et
5thMeenross LucyEmer Moran03/09/2016Ampertaine ForemanEsker-Hill Holly Et
6thClontown Lady AlbhaKevin Treanor15/12/2016Powerhouse ItalicKincorragh Imax
Genetic Merit Award: Killcastle Laxi Monique Et
Sponsor: FBD Insurance

Cappahugh Louise from Margaret & Joe Henson

 Class 77: National Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 01.01.2017 And 31.03.2017

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceJohn McInerney11/01/2017NeufFoxhillfarm Izzy
2ndCollegeland NancyConnell Brothers31/01/2017Ampertaine ElginCulnagechan Halfpenny
3rdRhyne MercedeMark Hagan06/01/2017Powerhouse ItalicClondrum Urselle Et
4thBallybrown MasieBobby O’Connell06/01/2017AchileRoundhill Iondine 1496
5thCush MullaryWilliam Gubbins15/01/2017Mullary IntrepidCush Grainne
6thKnockcoolkeare MisticMicheal Roche21/02/2017GlorieuxCastleview Gail
Genetic Merit Award: Grangeford Mary Lu
Sponsors: Johnston Farm Machinery

 

Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice from John McInerney

Class 78: National Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 01.04.2017 And 12.08.2017

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stKnockcoolkeare Ms Nadia BMicheal Roche05/07/2017Elite Ice Cream EtWood Road Ingrid Et
2ndMount Scott MelanieKieran Killeen13/08/2017Ampertaine ForemanMount Scott Gabrielle
3rdEyrecourt MelissaDonal Byrne30/05/2017Queenshead AlteaEyrecourt Jasmine
Genetic Merit Award: Eyrecourt Melissa
Sponsors: Johnson Farm Machinery

Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B from Micheal Roche

 

Class 79: National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section A

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stElite Manilla EtDan Tynan16/09/2017Lodge HamletWhitehall Iris
2ndBrookland MaggieJohn Hickey10/09/2017Wilodge CerburusBrookland Isabella
3rdMagheraboy MaryJames Coffey21/09/2017Mullary IntrepidNeuf
4thMount Scott MoriaConor Regan25/09/2017Castleview GazelleMount Scott Jennifer
5thLisnacrann Miss FuschiaMichael Oliver09/09/2017Ronick HawkTullinacurra Fuschia
6thParkhill MelodyJoe Maher04/09/2017Ballinloan JaegerbombParkhill H370
Genetic Merit Award: Mount Scott Moria
Sponsors: Arrabawn Co-Op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

Elite Manilla Et from Dan Tynan

Class 79: National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section B

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stGallaway Moneka EtMichael Kiernan04/10/2017Ballinloan JagerbombGallaway Hazel
2ndRathlyon Marilyn EtMyles Mcdermott12/10/2017Ampertaine ForemanMilan Amelie
3rdKillcastle Marilyn Monique EtA&P Kelly17/11/2017Ampertaine ElginKillcastle Gina Monique 1 Et
4thPhillips MartinaMichael Phillips26/11/2017Norman InventorPhillips Karliona
5thKillcastle Mona Lisa EtA&P Kelly11/11/2017SympaKillcastle Izzy Monique Et
6thBallinascraw Miss Money PennyJ. & S. Lynch24/11/2017Haltcliffe DancerBallinascraw Irresistible
Genetic Merit Award: Philips Martina
Sponsors: Arrabawn Co-Op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

 

Gallaway Moneka Et from Michael Kiernan

 

Class 79: National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section C

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stKiltoal Maggie EtPearse McNamee03/12/2017Wilodge CerberusMillgate Jem
2ndGrangeford MeganGary Morrissey03/12/2017Grangeford Jojo EtGrangeford Irresistible Et
3rdBrookland NadineJohn Hickey02/01/2018Elite Ice Cream EtBrookland Fairlady
4thClontown Miss PudgyKevin Treanor20/12/2017Wilodge CerburusKincorragh Inde
5thKnockcoolkeare Nice GirlMicheal Roche04/01/2018Elite Ice Cream EtKnockcoolkeare Isobel
6thBallinascraw New Years BabyJ. & S. Lynch02/01/2018Ampertaine CommanderBallinascraw HRH
Genetic Merit Award: Ballinascraw New Years Baby
Sponsors: Arrabawn Co-Op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

Kiltoal Maggie Et from Pearse McNamee

 

Class 79: National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born On/Between 13.08.2017 Onwards

Section D

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
1stBohogue NadiaPadraig Earley15/04/2018Ampertaine ForemanMeenross Kardashian
2ndCrillaune NataliaPatrick Kenny14/04/2018Ballinloan JaegerbombCrillaune Jamelia
3rdBallybrown NenaBobby O’Connell14/02/2018Castleview GazelleRoundhill Iondine 1496
4thBuckfield NoraJohn Moore22/01/2018VagabondAnnadale Icandy
5thMeelickaduff New YorkMicheal Hester30/01/2018Plumtree FantasticMeelickaduff Cloe
6thBuckfield NicolaJohn Moore08/06/2018Keltic HandsomeThomastown Karly
Genetic Merit Award:
Sponsors: Arrabawn Co-Op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

 

Bohogue Nadia from Padraig Earley

 

 

Crillaune Natalia from Patrick Kenny

 

Class 83: National Junior Limousin Female Champion

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceJohn Mcinerney11/01/2017NeufFoxhillfarm Izzy
ReserveGallaway Moneka EtMichael Kiernan04/10/2017Ballinloan JagerbombGallaway Hazel
Sponsors: Buckley’s Supervalu Birr

 

Class 84: National Senior Limousin Female Champion

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionWhitehall IrisDan Tynan01/08/2013Haltcliffe DancerWhitehall Fabrina Et
ReserveCappahugh LouiseMargaret&Joe Henson04/10/2016Wilodge JoskinsCappahugh Henriette
Sponsors: Kubota Uk

Class 85: FBD National Livestock Show Limousin Female Champion

Exhibits nameOwnerDOBSireDam
ChampionFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceJohn Mcinerney11/01/2017NeufFoxhillfarm Izzy
ReserveWhitehall IrisDan Tynan01/08/2013Haltcliffe DancerWhitehall Fabrina Et

 

Sponsors: AIB

Class 86: National All Ireland Pair Of Limousin

Sponsors: Caulfield Industrial, Athlone, Co Westmeath

1stGallaway MidlandMichael Kiernan02/09/2017Ampertaine ForemanGallaway Isoabell
Gallaway Moneka Et04/10/2017Ballinloan JagerbombGallaway Hazel
3rdWood Road Marc EtNoel Fennessy01/09/2017Gerrygullinane GlenClaque
Wood Road Mitch Et01/09/2017Gerrygullinane GlenClaque
2ndKnockcoolkeare Ms Nadia BMicheal Roche05/07/2017Elite Ice Cream EtWood Road Ingrid
Knockcoolkeare Mistic21/02/2017GlorieuxCastleview Gail
4thRoundhill LunanimeBobby O Connell02/02/2016Elite Ice Cream EtRoundhill I Unanime
Ballybrown Masie06/01/2017AchileRoundhill Iondine
5thArdnacrusha Lord Of The RingsDonal Moloney07/09/2016Wilodge VantasticÉtole
Ardnacrusha Kylie08/09/2015SympaArdnacrusha Hilarious

Sponsors: Caufield Industrial, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Gallaway Moneka Et and Gallaway Midland from Michael Kiernan

 

 

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