Pictured above: Donal Moloney receiving the good news from George Candler

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza took place last weekend at Carrick-on-Shannon Showgrounds.

The event, which was held over three days, not only drew crowds from the four corners of Ireland, but witnessed a large delegation from both the UK, Europe and in particular France – the home of the Limousin breed.

As part of weekend, an exciting raffle was held named – ‘The Mega Moo’ and was open to all Limousin sired X-bred heifer calves under 460kg.

100 tickets were available from the Irish Limousin Society’s office prior to the show. The commercial judge on the day, Chris Pennie, chose a number of heifers from Class 3 of the Commercial Limousin Show to take part in Mega Moo.

Furthermore, 10 numbers were are chosen at random, while a second run chose numbers between one and 10; the last number drawn was the winning entry – in this case, Limousin breeder Donal from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare.

The ‘Mega Moo’ heifers were then paraded in the show ring. Donal, being the winning ticket holder, got his choice of heifer, while the owner of the heifer received €10,000 (paid by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society).

He chose Coco – an Elite Ice Cream-sired owned by Co. Donal native, Eoghan Breslin. Earlier in the day, Coco was tapped out as Overall Commercial Champion of the Show. Prior to this, she was first in Class 3 – Limousin-sired heifer under 460kg – a class stacked with stylish Limousin-sired animals.

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