Irish Limousin had a very successful Beef Expo in Kilkenny over the weekend of Sat Oct 9 and Sun Oct 10. In what was a show case for Pedigree Beef Breeding in Ireland over 100 Limousin cattle participated. There was significant International attendance with very high interest in the Limousin cattle on show. The standard of cattle on show was described as one of the finest displays of Limousin cattle in the world.
Judge Christine Williams was very impressed with what she saw. Christine from the Wilodge herd in Shropshire is a very successful cattle breeder. She runs pedigree and commercial cattle. Christine has been very successful in both the show and sales ring. Her Wilodge bulls have fetched up to 50,000 gns and Wilodge breeding continues to excel in other herds.
In a very competitive show the overall champion went to John Connell for his bull “Bremore Domino” by Neuf out of Bremore Avon. The reserve champion went to John McInerney for “Drummin Eagle” by Sympa out of Drummin Cliona.
Overall Limousin and Interbreed Male Champion Bremore Domino
Overall Limousin Champion Bremore Domino with Karl Connell and Christine Williams, judge
Drummin Eagle with the Mc Inerney family, Christine Williams, judge and Paul Sykes, ILCS
William Smith secured overall female with “Milbrook Ester” by Sympa out of Brookmill Ursula and reserve female went to John Hickey for “Brookland Emma” by Wilodge Vantastic out of Brookland Beauty.
In the Interbreed Championship at the end of the day to great delight Limousin took the Male title with John Connells Bremore Domino and William Smiths Milbrook Ester was joint reserve Female.
Interbreed Male Champion with the Connell Bros, Christine Williams, Paul Sykes ILCS and Peadar Glennon, Pedigree Breeders Council.
Interbreed Male Champion Bremore Domino
Also during the weekend The Young Limousin Breeders ran the Anglo Irish Stock Judging Competition. After some fierce competition and excellent displays the prestigious team event was won by Northern Ireland represented by William McElroy, Kim Nicholsan Steele and Gary Hume. The perpetual cup for best individual went to Kim Nicholson Steele.