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Calf Finals – South West Limousin Club

The club calf finals of the South West Limousin club for 2011 were held in Castleisland Mart on Saturday the 10th of September. The finals were held as part of a field evening which incorporated a progeny display, stock judging, a young members event and the Calf championship. Judge for the evening was Justin McCarthy. Justin is the Beef Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Sean Ryan of the Sliabh Felim herd. Sean’s first task was to introduce Justin to the large crowd. Once Justin had judged the calves he explained to all present how and why he came to his placings, this proved to be very interesting and insightful. There were a total of seven classes of calves, with class seven being a special class for members who have not shown in a calf championship over the previous three years.

Sean took the opportunity to ask the breeders why they choose certain bulls. It was interesting to learn why different breeders cross different bulls with specific cows and to see how the different traits were evident in the calves.

On display was a large number of Limousin cross calves and their dams from various sires. Based on the standard of these calves it was evident to all why Limousin dams are so popular. We would like to thank Dermot O’Brien, Jason Fitzgerald, Sean Ryan, Brian Sheedy and Jerry O’Connor for exhibiting their livestock.

Two competitions for the assembled crowd took place. The first was a stock judging competition. Each competitor judged a pen of five heifers and took their chance on coming to the judge’s conclusion on the placing of these. The winner of the senior section was Chris Barrett. The junior (under 16) section had two winners, Padraigh Dillon and Cathal De Mordha.

The second competition was a cull cow competition. Sean O’Sullivan supplied two cull cows – these were judged on expected kill out weight and grade. Results of this competition are to follow.

John O’Connor and his team were kept busy all evening providing refreshments and a barbeque.

We would like to thank the following people for their help in the running of this event:- Richard Hartnett, Justin McCarthy, John O’Connor and his assistants, the Management and Staff of Castleisland Mart. Special thanks to all in the Limousin office for their ongoing support.

Results of Club Calf Championship – South West Club

Class 1. Bull Calf born between 1st July and 30th September 2010

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Castleview Famous

04-09-10

Cloughhead Lord

Castleview Niamn

Sean O’Sullivan

Roundhill Fearless

10-08-10

Acajou

Roundhill bnescoteb 958

Tim Corridan

Monagea Franklin

05-08-10

Haltcliffe Underwriter

Monagea Alma

James Moore

Class 2.   Bull Calf born between 1st of October and 31st of December 2010

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Roundhill Fulcrum

01-11-10

Acajou

Andrea

Tim Corridan

Roundhill Fortune ET

03-11-10

Mas Du Clo

Roundhill Vache Et

Tim Corridan

Carrig Florence

14-11-10

Milbrook Dartangan

Carrig Bernice

Jerry Costello

Class 3.  Bull Calf born on or after 1st January 2011

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Glenmeadows Geoffey

24-01-11

Procters Commander

Glenmeadows Dianne

Mary Keane

Glenmeadows George

24-01-11

Sympa

Glenmeadows Delilah

Mary Keane

Castleview Gringo

20-01-11

Wilodge Vantastic

Castleview Regina

Sean O’Sullivan

Class 4.  Heifer Calf born between 1st July and 30th September 2010

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Roundhill Fdalida 1254

10-08-10

Acajou

Roundhill Bdalida 942

Tim Corridan

Corcamore Flicka

12-09-10

Ramses

Corcamore Debbie

Brendan Curtin

Garrahadoo Fiona

24-09-10

Milbrook Tanko

Garrahadoo Tiffeny

Noel O’Sullivan

Class 5.  Heifer Calf born between 1st October and 31st December 2010

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Roundhill Friviere 1259

21-10-10

Acajou

Roundhill Briviere 978

Tim Corridan

Roundhill Fgiroflee 1285

05-11-10

Domino

Roundhill Vache Et

Tim Corridan

Drombanny Fern

03-11-10

Acajou

Drombanny Uptowngirl

Pat Sheahan

Class 6.  Heifer Calf born on or after 1st January 2011

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Roundhill Ggiroflee 1301

30-01-11

Vermeil

Roundhill Vache Et

Tim Corridan

Corcamore Ginger

27-01-11

Vison

Elite Vesile

Brendan Curtin

Glenmeadows Glenda

25-01-11

Sympa

Castleview Adele

Mary Keane

Class 7. Members who have not shown in a calf championship over the previous three years.

Animal Name

D.O.B.

Sire

Dam

Owner

Knockdarnan Grace

28-04-11

Ocean

Coolrain Unique

Brian Sheedy

Broomfield Fuzz

12-11-10

Athos

Broomfield Cotton

Mike Flavin

Ballaughbehy Flintoff

09-09-10

Mas Du Clo

Farran Ursula

James Joy

Ballaughbehy Flashback

03-12-10

Sympa

Farran Venture

James Joy

Brian Sheedy exhibited this two year old Limousin cross heifer

Brian Sheedy exhibited this two year old Limousin cross heifer

Dermot O'Briens  Limousin X Parthenaise cross calf

Dermot O'Briens  Limousin X Parthenaise cross calf

Doreen Corridan takes the microphone to give the breeders perspective

Doreen Corridan takes the microphone to give the breeders perspective

Entrants in the heifer calf class. For calves born between 01-10-10 and 31-12-10

Entrants in the heifer calf class. For calves born between 01-10-10 and 31-12-10

Justin McCarthy announcing the results in the Oct-Dec heifer class

Justin McCarthy announcing the results in the Oct-Dec heifer class

Limousin Belgian Blue cross calves with their dams. Exhibited by Jason Fitzgerald

Limousin Belgian Blue cross calves with their dams. Exhibited by Jason Fitzgerald

Sean Ryans' Limousin cow with a month old Blue heifer at foot

Sean Ryans' Limousin cow with a month old Blue heifer at foot

Some of the bull calves in the October to December class

Some of the bull calves in the October to December class

The crowd gathering for judging in the South West Club calf finals

The crowd gathering for judging in the South West Club calf finals

The Sheedy family busy grooming their heifer calf

The Sheedy family busy grooming their heifer calf

The Sheedy Family exhibited two lovely Limousin crosses

The Sheedy Family exhibited two lovely Limousin crosses

South West Limousin Club Field evening – Calf Championship, Barbeque, Stock judging, YMA and lots more

Looking for an interesting and enjoyable way of spending a few hours with Limousin cattle on Saturday September 10th  2011 at Castleisland mart?

The SouthWest Limousin club will be holding a field evening at Castleisland mart on Saturday September 10th between 4.00 to 6.00pm. All breeders and especially anyone with an interest in Limousin cattle are welcome. The attractions will include:

Calf championship

  • 7 classes for calves born after July 1st 2010
  • Special class for members who have not shown in a calf championship over the last 3 years

Judging of cattle

  • Judge on the night Justin McCarthy will outline how he came to his decision on placing
  • A chance to try your hand at stock judging

Guest speakers

  • Justin McCarthy, (Beef Editor, Farmers Journal).

Young Members event

  • Entries taken on the night
  • Calves will be available for young members

Progeny display

  • Display of calves from various sires
  • Bulls fit for sale this autumn
  • Heavy cows ready for slaughter
  • Limousin X cows with exceptional Blue or Limousin calves at foot

Refreshments/Barbeque

This promises to be a great evening for young and old alike.

Anyone from the SouthWest club who would like to enter calves in this event can get an application form by clicking here or contact Ann Curtin (087 2316309). While calves will not need to be lead for showing, they will need to be tied in pens.

Entries to be received by the Friday August 15th. Entry fee €5 per calf (payable to SouthWest Limousin club) to be submitted with entry form.

If you have any questions please contact

  • Pat Sheehan (087 2500311)
  • Sean Ryan (086 2461639)
  • Sarah Mc Elligott (087 2630708)
  • Ann Curtin (087 2316309)

 

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