Remarkable success for Irish bred cattle at the Royal Highland Show
Three first prizes, Limousin male champion, Limousin Junior Champion and Overall Junior Interbreed Champion of the show capped off a remarkable few days for Irish bred Limousin cattle at the recent Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
Overall Junior Interbreed Champion, Limousin Junior Champion and first prizewinner went to Ballymoney Veronica for Harry Emslie, Peterhead, Scotland. This July 2004 heifer was bred by Angus McDonnell, Ballymoney Park, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow and bought privately by Mr. Emslie at the dispersal of the Ballymoney herd in 2005. She is a Highlander daughter out of a homebred cow Ballymoney Noisette, a Geant daughter.
This success was hot on the heels of her Supreme Beef Champion of Angus Show in Scotland.
Male Champion and first prizewinner on the day went to Millbrook R2K from the Campbell Family, Carnlough, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. No stranger to the show ring having picked up numerous championships over the years he was purchased at the Premier Show & Sale, Roscrea October 2001. A son of Festin out of Millbrook Monique, he was bred by well known William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.
Further ribbons went to Millbrook R2K & Ballymoney Veronica who were part of the Limousin interbreed group of four which claimed the coveted Group Interbreed Title.
A first prizewinner in the junior male section was Greenhill Viper for David Cormack. Greenhill Viper was bred by John Greene, Culdaff, Co. Donegal and sold at the Premier Show & Sale, March 2005. This January 2004 son of Nenuphar is out of a French imported cow, Nana.