The South West Limousin Club Had a very active year in 2008. We held our AGM in February, the following people were elected.
Chairman: Pat Sheahan
Secretary: Sarah Mc Elligott
Treasurer: Sean Ryan.
3 club meetings were held at the Woodlands Hotel Adare. These meetings were well attended. The club organised a training course on judging The 1st session involved the different indexes French English, Eurostar index, Doreen Corridan gave these sessions. The 2nd session Clive Jennings came on farm and scored cattle with members The 3rd session Jean Luc Kress and his assistant travelled from France to the farm of Tim,Doreen Corridan. This was a 2-day course. These sessions were very well attended and a very interesting event for all. We hope to have a repeat course in 2009.
The club hosted a very successful open day in July at the Roundhill herd; we had a large turn out of breeders and non-breeders.
Doreen Corridan addresses the crowd at the South West Open day in Fedamore
The club held two commercial heifer sales at Castleisland mart in April and November.
The club finals were held at Limerick show and was won by Noel Fennessy.
In the herd’s competition the winners were
Large Herd : 1st Tim, Doreen Corridan, 2nd Sean O Sullivan, 3rd Owen O Neill
Small Herd: 1st Sean Ryan, 2nd Noel Fennessy
Best Heifer Calf Sean O Sullivan, Best Bull Calf Noel Fennessy, Group of Calves Tim, Doreen Corridan
Finally on behalf of the club members I would like to thank the office staff for their help and support throughout the year.
Sarah Mc Elligott.