Large: 1st Mount Scott Michael Sexton 2nd LakeMaurice Carroll
Medium: 1st Drummin John McInerney 2nd Fairhill Anthony Moloney 3rd CreggparkRobert McNevin
Small: 1st Burren David Linnane 2nd Mullaghmor John Shannon
Best Bull Calf Creggpark Impecable ET Best Heifer Calf Fairhill Indy Best Group of Calves Mount Scott
Clare Herds Competition Results 2013
1st Ruan Sean Lyons
1st Creggpark Robert McNevin
2nd Ballykinncurra John Moroney
1st Drominou Mark Clune
2nd Greenwood Michael Finn
3rd Newquay Derek Daly
Best Bull Calf Creggpark Hercules
Best Heifer Calf Ruan Hazel
Best Group of Calves Creggpark
Suckler Information Evening Sixmilebridge Mart
The very well attended Suckler Information Evening held at Sixmilebridge Mart was very informative with helpful tips on beef breeding, market requirements and fodder management. In addition there was an excellent display of pedigree Limousin cattle from local breeders and the commercial cattle on hand demonstrated how the breed delivers profit at farm level.
Sean Ryan mart manager opened the forum followed by Irish Limousin’s Austin Finn who firstly gave an explanation of the new €uro Stars in advance of the Bull sale in Roscrea. He also highlighted how the breed is performing. Limousin is now number one beef breed in Ireland, it is a balanced easy calving breed that is suitable for all markets. Animal type and sire selection is an individual farmer choice. Research has proven the Limousin suckler cow to be best for fertility and calf performance, also there are Limousin bulls to satisfy all choices.
Aidan McHugh from the Teagasc Better Farm Programme highlighted the options available to deal with fodder concerns this winter and best pre housing management practices.
Rose Goulding from Munster AI outlined some of the sires they have available for the coming season, herself and Ray Hunt then took a live commercial demonstration. Commenting on a ¾ bred Limousin cow she explained that this was the ideal cow type with a good square pelvis, a nice tidy udder with calf friendly teats, and a nice feed efficient size and confirmation. Its ADX calf at foot just proved the point. The demonstration also compared heifers for beef and for breeding. Extreme muscling sires should not be used for breeding replacements, these being ideal for the weanling and beef markets when matched to suitable cows. Sire selection for breeding and easy calving requires a more balanced bull pointing at some very nice Ozeus and Vermeil heifers that could go for breeding or beef.
Maurice Carroll using one of Donal Moloney’s heifers demonstrated from where the various beef cuts come highlighting the importance of length and a good top loin as this is what determines the proportion and quality of steak cuts.
Closing the forum Ray Hunt thanked all those who brought cattle for display and demonstration purposes before finally handing out jackets to those who correctly guessed the weight of Paul Marsh’s bull.
Clare Limousin Club Field Evening – Ennis Mart, 12th August 2011
County Clare is synonymous with Limousin breeding in Ireland. The County has the largest number of Pedigree Breeders in the country and this was clearly in evidence as Pedigree and Commercial Farmers displayed almost 70 animals in Ennis Mart on Friday 12th August. We saw excellent examples of Progeny from many Limousin AI sires as well as Progeny of Stock Bulls who are clearly doing a very good job on commercial and pedigree farms throughout the county. All animals displayed on the night also had their ICBF Euro Star evaluations displayed with many people commenting on both the visual quality and high genetic merit of the animals. As well as the animals, a number of AI companies and other trade stands were present on the night. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Report 2010:
2010 was another successful year for Clare Limousin breeders at shows and sales throughout the country, most recently at the Roscrea Premier Show and Sale in October where nearly half of the cattle exported to the UK were from Clare. Read more >>>
Doonbeg Andrew sired top price Brontemoor Dr Doolittle at Skipton Market
At the recent reduction sale of the Brontemoor Limousin herd held in Skipton mart the top price of £3500 went to Brontemoor Dr Doolittle sired by Doonbeg Andrew. Doonbeg Andrew a Rocky son was bred by Declan Griffin Doonbeg Co Clare and was purchased by Mr Priesley at a Roscrea Premier sale. He is a son of Rocky and out of our homebred dam Doonbeg Patsy. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Report 2009:
We held 3 club meetings during the year with reasonable attendance. Speakers included Richard Collins (Secretary ILCS) and Paul Sykes Breed Development Officer. Paul spoke on their trip to France and on the bulls currently available to the Irish market. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2009:
The 2009 herds competition saw a large entry, which resulted in the services of three judges being required. The Clare area was judged by Mr & Mrs David & Maggie Kelly from Netherhall, Mansergh, Cumbria the home of Fieldsons Alfy and a growing high profile herd. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Report 2008:
The Clare Club is one of three single county Limousin clubs in Ireland, with a membership of approximately 250 breeders. Each year we hold three to four meetings per year and discuss various topics related to pedigree breeding and the beef industry in general. We held our A.G.M. last March, at which the sitting officers were elected. While this has been the case for four years in a row I now feel that it is time for others to take the positions in 2009. At our meeting we Dr. Doreen Corridan and Dr. Noel Gowen made presentations on breeding issues, the Euro-star index system, and BLUP figures. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Herd Competition Results 2008:
The 2008 herds competition which was judged in July and August had the largest amount of entries since it began in 2006 . The herd size categories were small herds 5-12 breeding females , medium herd 13-30 breeding females , large herd plus breeding females . Points are awarded for genetic indices ,health & condition of cattle ,docility ,knowledge & interest of both your own herd and Limousin breed and conformityto breed type . Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2007:
The second herd competition which is judged on a club basis over the summer & autumn months was another tremendous success. The herd size categories were divided into small herds 5-12 breeding females, medium herds 13-30 breeding females and large herds 30 plus breeding females. The judges awarded points on a number of areas including genetic indices, health & condition of cattle, docility; knowledge & interest in own herd, Limousin breed and conformity to breed type. This year saw special prizes for best bull calf, best heifer calf and best group of calves born in 2006. Read more >>>
Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2006:
The first ever Limousin Herd Competition was organised by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society on a regional basis. The competing herds were inspected in July by competition judge, Mr Matt Ridley of the famous Haltcliffe Limousin Herd in Cumbria, England. This competition was judged on the quality of the herds, genetic indices of the animals and the knowledge/interest of the herd owners. Read more >>>