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!