South West Club Calf Finals 2017

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On Sunday the 16th of July breeders from the South West club area converged at West Kerry Agricultural Show, Dingle, for the Club Calf Finals of 2017. Having run the competition at different venues in Limerick and North Kerry – Dingle was chosen as an ideal site, making the compute a little easier for our breeders who come from this beautiful part of the country. Dingle show is very conveniently held in the mart grounds on the outskirts of the town. Our club chairman – Micheal O’Sullivan is a native of these parts and approached the show committee for permission to host the finals in conjunction with the show. Management and staff at the mart were very accommodating and allowed us to use a number of pens within the mart.

We were delighted with the number of calves presented for the finals, a total of 33 were entered. It was great to see a number of first time exhibitors competing at the calf finals. The show itself was a hive of activity with the beautiful sunny day bringing a huge crowd to enjoy the jovial atmosphere and the excellent Limousin cattle!

John McInerney (judge) and Micheal O'Sullivan (South West club chairman)

John McInerney (judge) and Micheal O’Sullivan (South West club chairman)

John McInerney undertook the judging duties, John is a highly regarded cattle judge and an acclaimed breeder. His Drummin herd (run in conjunction with a dairy herd is based in Bunratty, Co. Clare), is at the fore-front of Limousin breeding in Ireland. Last year at the International Limousin Congress (ILC), John sold two home-bred heifers for a combined total of €26,700, these heifers Drummin J-Lo Et and Drummin Kailee Et, are full sisters with back-breeding to the renowned females Drummin Cliona Et and Drummin Peach. The McInerney family farm was one of the highlights that congress delegates visited during the ILC.

Having judged the calves, John commented: “A very good line-up of calves – with excellent stock in each class. The females were tremendous – I have no doubt they will in time make outstanding cows. I would like to thank the South West club for inviting me to judge here today and I wish all breeders continued success.”

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Older heifer Calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First  Roundhill Lnora 1696 Et 30/08/16 Bavardage/AGB Roundhill Enora 1182 Tim Corridan
Second Liscarn Lynn 01/05/16 Ampertaine Commander/APM Liscarn Helen Et Micheal O’Sullivan
Third Greenacres Linda 28/08/16 Kaprico Eravelle/S2106 Greenacres Glenda Seamus O’Brien
Fourth Ballyduhig Lilly 07/07/16 Gleanasmole Gooch Ballyduhig Isibeal Brendan O’Halloran

 

September to November Heifer Calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First Roundhill Langel 1698 Et 02/09/16 Netherhall Jackpot/Lm4054 Netherhall Galaxy Tim Corridan
Second Knockcoolkeare Lady Nadia B 07/11/16 Gamin/ZGM Wood Road Fate Et Micheal Roche
Third Shannon Laurel 13/09/16 Tomschoice Ironstone/Lm2116 Shannon Icequeen Sarah McElligott
Fourth  Alannahs L 103 03/11/16 Alannahs Fionaon Alannahs Daisy Fergus Fitzgerald

 

2017 born heifer calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First Knockcoolkeare Mistic 21/02/17 Glorieux/XGL Castleview Gail Micheal Roche
Second Ballybrown Masie 06/01/17 Achile/AHZ Roundhill Iondine 1496 Bobby O’Connell
Third Ceann Sibeal M 253 03/01/17 Gamin/ZGM Castleview Icicle Micheal O’Sullivan
Fourth Ceann Sibeal Muireann 10/01/17 Liscarn Kilkenny Ceann Sibeal Isabail Micheal O’Sullivan

 

Older bull calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First Coolfern Leinster 30/04/16 Chaumeil/S1427 Coolfern Indigo Tom O’Leary
Second Roundhill Lilora 01/05/16 Roundhill Hamlet Roundhill Friviere 1259 Tim Corridan
Third Knockcoolkeare Luke Skywalker 02/05/16 Glorieux/XGL Wood Road Ingrid Et Micheal Roche

 

August and September born bull calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First Roundhill Linehan Et 09/09/16 Netherhall Jackpot/Lm4054 Netherhall Galaxy Tim Corridan
Second Sliabh Felim Leo 27/08/16 Chaumeil/S1427 Sliabh Felim Jenny Sean Ryan
Third Coolfern Longmire 12/08/16 Elderberry Galahad/EBY Coolfern Crystal Tom O’Leary
Fourth Shannon Limo 26/08/16 Gamin/ZGM Shannon Ivy Sarah McElligott

 

December 2016 & 2017 born bull calves

Placing  Calf name DOB Sire Dam Owner
First Gortatochar L-616 22/12/16 Achile/AHZ Roundhill Ileny 1506 Caitlin DeMordha
Second Ceann Sibeal M 254 10/01/17 Liscarn Kilkenny Ceann Sibeal Inis Micheal O’Sullivan
Third Ceann Sibeal Micheal 23/03/17 Liscarn Kilkenny Ard Na Caithne Daisy Micheal O’Sullivan
Fourth Ceann Sibeal M 263 12/03/17 Liscarn Kilkenny Ceann Sibeal Eimear Micheal O’Sullivan

 

Thank you

The South West Club would like to thank the Management & Staff of Dingle Mart, especially Neilus McAuliffe, mart manager and Bridie Flahive, office manager. Thanks also to the secretary & organising committee of West Kerry Agricultural show.

Thanks to John McInerney for making the two and a half hour journey from Bunratty to Dingle to judge the classes.

We wish to congratulate and thank all breeders who exhibited calves at the show.

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Thumbs Up! Well done and congratulations to all breeders and organizers at the SW club calf finals 2017

Thumbs Up! Well done and congratulations to all breeders and organisers at the SW club calf finals 2017

By | 2017-08-14T16:18:56+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Limousin News, South West Club|