The NI Limousin Club recently held their annual dinner dance and prize giving at the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena which brought together breeders from right across the province.
The dinner was tremendously well supported much to the delight of chairman Henry Savage.
In addition to the large crowd of breeders, the club were delighted to welcome many of their sponsors who had supported them in their activities throughout the year.
A special presentation of Waterford crystal was made on the evening to Heather Hume who is retiring as club secretary.
Heather has worked tirelessly to promote the Limousin breed, and also maintain the smooth running of this busy club.
Henry Savage thanked Heather for all her efforts and wished her well in the future.
NI president Jim Quail and wife Brydlyn were also presented with a bouquet in recognition of the work that Jim puts into the club and the breed. He has served on society council for 18 years, and always has the breed’s interests to the fore.
The highlight of the dinner is the revealing of the results of the 2016 herds competition which attracted a strong entry in both the pedigree and commercial sections.
A full picture round up showing all of the years prize winners is available to view on www.agriimages.co uk
2016 herd competition
CLASS 1 – Group of calves
1, Ampertaine, 2, Gorrycam, 3, Trueman
Class 2 bulls born 2015
1, Ampertaine - Lewis, 2, Culnagechan - Lordmount batton, 3, McParlands - Liteforever
Class 3 bulls born 2016
1, Millgate Mint, 2, Gorrycam Major, 3, Tullyglush Majestic
Class 4 - Best stock bull
1, Culnagechan, 2, Lynderg, 3, Bridgeview
Class 5 – Best cow family
1, Ampertaine Sharon, 2, Haltcliffe Avon (Claragh), 3, Trueman Euphorium
Class 6 Calves by stock bull
1, Iveagh Gilkes (Culnagechan), 2, Lynderg Hero, 3, Donnelly Herando (Bridgeview)
Class 7 – Best young heifer born 2015
1, Culnagechan Lethal, 2, Claragh Lily, 3, Ampertaine Lucilla
Class 8 Best young heifer born 2016
1, Trueman Minogue, 2, Gorrycam Molly, 3, Ampertaine Mable
Overall herd results
1, Claragh, 2, Larkhill, 3, Derraghy
1, Trueman, 2, Ballyrobin, 3, Shanhill
1, Ampertaine, 2, Culnagechan, 3, Millgate
Best newcomer - Brian Hall, Ballyhone
Limousin of the Year: McParlands Liteforever - (James McParland)
Show team of the Year: Larry Crilly (Shanhill)
Gordon’s Bull for the most Limousin Championships in2016 - Larry Crilly.
Saskia Cup - Shanhill Jodie (Larry Crilly)
Derriaghy Cup - Carnew Legend (J and J Aiken)
Victor Woods Trophy - Kim Steele Nicholson (young breeder)
Waterford Crystal retiring secretary Heather Hume
Commercial herd competition 2016 results
Best heifer calf
1st, Robert Millar, 2nd, Charlie Beverland, 3rd, Owen Crawford
Best bull calf
1st, Mark Doyle, 2nd, Alexander Ross, 3rd, Charlie Beverland
Best group calves overall
1st, Mark Doyle, 2nd, Simon Moore, 3rd, Alex Ross
Small herd overall
1st, Mark Doyle, 2nd, Charlie Beverland, 3rd, Alexander Ross
Large herd overall
1st, Owen Crawford (all AI), 2nd, Simon Moore, 3rd, Douglas McKenzie