Limousin breeders turn on the style at annual dinner

Henry Savage and Jim Quail made a presentation to Heather Hume in recognition of the outstanding work that she had undertaken during her time as secretary of the NI Limousin Club
Henry Savage and Jim Quail made a presentation to Heather Hume in recognition of the outstanding work that she had undertaken during her time as secretary of the NI Limousin Club

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.

The McParland family received a special award at the NI Limousin dinner dance for their bull Mcparlands Liteforever who had a tremendous year on the show circuit before selling at Carlisle for 12,000 guineas

The McParland family received a special award at the NI Limousin dinner dance for their bull Mcparlands Liteforever who had a tremendous year on the show circuit before selling at Carlisle for 12,000 guineas

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.

Kim Steele Nicholson receives the Victor Woods Trophy for her outstanding work as a young breeder in the NI Limousin Club. Congratulating Kim is the NI Limousin president Jim Quail

Kim Steele Nicholson receives the Victor Woods Trophy for her outstanding work as a young breeder in the NI Limousin Club. Congratulating Kim is the NI Limousin president Jim Quail

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

Prize winners in the commercial herds section of the NI Limousin Club are pictured following the dinner dance held in the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena.

Prize winners in the commercial herds section of the NI Limousin Club are pictured following the dinner dance held in the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena.

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

James McKay, Ampertaine Limousins, was a multi award winner at the NI Limousin Club dinner dance where he came out on top as winner of the large herds section. Stock from Ampertaine also came first in the best group of calves, best 2015 born bull and best cow family

James McKay, Ampertaine Limousins, was a multi award winner at the NI Limousin Club dinner dance where he came out on top as winner of the large herds section. Stock from Ampertaine also came first in the best group of calves, best 2015 born bull and best cow family

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 

Jeremy Aiken, Dromara, receives the Derriaghy Cup for Carnew Legend on behalf of J and J Aiken from David McCammond, Greenmount Store and Andrew Hyde, Hydes Feeds

Jeremy Aiken, Dromara, receives the Derriaghy Cup for Carnew Legend on behalf of J and J Aiken from David McCammond, Greenmount Store and Andrew Hyde, Hydes Feeds

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

 Small

 1, Claragh, 2, Larkhill, 3, Derraghy

 Medium 

1, Trueman, 2, Ballyrobin, 3, Shanhill

Large

 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 

The Claragh herd was to the fore at the NI Limousin Club dinner and awards evening winning the best small herd in addition to second placed heifer born in 2015

The Claragh herd was to the fore at the NI Limousin Club dinner and awards evening winning the best small herd in addition to second placed heifer born in 2015

Henry Savage, chairman, makes a presentation to NI Limousin Club president Jim Quail and wife Brydlyn

Henry Savage, chairman, makes a presentation to NI Limousin Club president Jim Quail and wife Brydlyn

David McCammond and Andrew Hyde congratulate Brian Hall, Ballyhone herd, on his success as best newcomer at the NI Limousin Club herds competition

David McCammond and Andrew Hyde congratulate Brian Hall, Ballyhone herd, on his success as best newcomer at the NI Limousin Club herds competition

Henry Savage and family were toasting success at the NI Limousin awards night picking up a number of prizes including Best Medium Herd, and top young heifer born in 2016 with Trueman Minogue. Presenting the awards are Richard Primrose, Bank of Ireland and Andrew Proctor who judged the competition

Henry Savage and family were toasting success at the NI Limousin awards night picking up a number of prizes including Best Medium Herd, and top young heifer born in 2016 with Trueman Minogue. Presenting the awards are Richard Primrose, Bank of Ireland and Andrew Proctor who judged the competition

The Culnagechan Herd of Derek Hume, Randalstown notched up Best Stock Bull, Best 2015 born heifer, best calves by stock bull and second place in the large herds section at the NI Limousin annual dinner and awards night held recently at the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena

The Culnagechan Herd of Derek Hume, Randalstown notched up Best Stock Bull, Best 2015 born heifer, best calves by stock bull and second place in the large herds section at the NI Limousin annual dinner and awards night held recently at the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena