The Limousin Young Breeders held their workshop on the farm of the McFarland family on Tuesday 30th December.
This turned out to be a fantastic evening that attracted a large crowd of all ages.
The purpose of the night was to teach children the basics of showmanship. A clipping demonstration was carried out by Alan Burleigh, who showed the difference in clipping a commercial animal to be shown and a pedigree beast for the show ring.
James Callion kindly agreed at last minute to talk everyone through showing, and presentation of not only the animal but also the handler.
There was no better man to do this job as James was speaking from experience from showing at the leading shows, but also what he looks for when taking on the role as judge.
David Hamill then talked the young ones through grooming products and how to use them to present the animal so it looks the best it possibly could in the show ring.
The Young Breeders would like to say a big thank you to the McFarland family for hosting such a successful night. Their enthusiasm and interest in the Limousin breed was evident in the quality of cattle on display, not to mention the extra mile they went to setting up TV screens for parents to watch their children at all the stations, hiring out heaters and spotlights.
Sponsors also have a big part to play in the running of these evenings, their generosity make it all possible.
This workshop was sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories and Noel Gill was on hand to present Howard McFarland with 2.5L of Closamectin.