28th National Show – Tullamore 2017

//28th National Show – Tullamore 2017

Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and attracts breeders of quality cattle and sheep from all over the country. The Irish Limousin Cattle Society returned to Tullamore for the 28th National show having held the show in conjunction with the International Limousin Congress in Kilkenny last year. This year 105 outstanding Limousin cattle competed in 18 classes. Judging started at 10am, with the large crowd of spectators, three deep, enthralled by the spectacle of fantastic cattle on display.

Judging responsibilities for this prestigious show was Ms. Kirree Kermode of the Orrisdale pedigree herd based in Ballasalla, Isle of Man. Kirree has shown and judged pedigree Livestock for a number of years. Speaking after judging Kirree commented

“A great line-up of  Limousin cattle were put forward here today. The standard in all classes was excellent. I would like to thank the exhibitors here in Tullamore and complement them on the fantastic display of cattle.”

Society President Mr. Dan O’Mahony, commented before the show

“This show is a portrayal of the Limousin breed in Ireland today. The animals on show represent the different aspects of the breed and its ability to be the breed for all markets. The standard of these animals is a testament to the investment of our breeders in the top genetics available both nationally and internationally. Last year we hosted the International Limousin Congress and the large attendance of international delegates continually commented throughout the week on the tremendous quality of Irish Limousin cattle both pedigree and commercial. In conclusion thank you to both our breeders and you the audience for attending our show, I hope you enjoy your day.”

Supreme Champion Limousin 2017 – Meelickaduff Honda ET

Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 is Meelickaduff Honda ET exhibited by Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Honda is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and the noted french donor dam Etole (who has bred numerous champions for the Ardnacrusha herd of Donal Moloney). No stranger to the show ring, Honda holds the RDS Champion of Champions title for 2016. Born in December 2012, she has enjoyed a very sucessfully showing career since the summer of 2013. For the last two years she has competed in the Senior cow classes, last year with her  2016 born son Meelickaduff Lamborghini, while this year she has her 2017 born son Meelickaduff Massey at foot.

Reserve Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 – Meenross Leader

Reserve Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 was awarded to Meenross Leader,  an October 2016 born son of Ampertaine Elgin. Leader was bred in Scariff, Co. Clare by James O’Grady. Leader’s dam Castleview Felicity, has Wilodge Vantastic and Malibu in her back pedigree. This powerful young bull beat stiff competition to take the National All Ireland Limousin bull born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16 class, subsequently he took the Junior Male Champion and the Overall Male Champion.

Reserve Overall Male Champion 2017 – Drummin Lente ET

Standing as Reserve Overall Male Champion 2017 was Drummin Lente ET, an Ampertaine Elgin son bred by John McInerney, Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare. Lente’s dam is the hugely successful Drummin Cliona ET, a home-bred donor cow that has bred many champions and sale toppers including Drummin J-Lo Et, the sale topper at €16,200 at last years International Limousin Congress Elite Sale. Born in March 2016, Lente was awarded first prize in the National Limousin Bull born on/between 1/1/16 and 30/4/16 class, followed by the Senior Male title.

Reserve Overall Female Champion 2017 – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

Reserve Overall Female Champion 2017 is Roundhill Langel 1700 ET bred by Tim and Doreen Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Langel is a daughter of Netherhall Jackpot and Netherhall Galaxy. Born in September 2016, Langel has amassed a number of first prizes in this her inaugural show season. She took the red rosette in the National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16 class, followed by the Junior Female Championship.

Commenting at the Show ILCS Secretary Paul Sykes said:

“What a tremendous line-up of top quality Limousin Cattle here today, I must express the society’s gratitude to the exhibitors at this our National Show and indeed at shows throughout the country. Thanks to our judge Kirree, the stewards, the council members, the staff in the hospitality marquee and to the spectators.”

Shows can’t be run without sponsorship and I would like to thank our superb sponsors, without their assistance this National show would not be the success it is today.

 

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/5/15 and 31/12/15

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Drummin Kodaline ET John McInerney Wilodge Vantastic Drummin Cliona ET
2nd Brookmill Klunk Martin Davis Loosebeare Fantastic Millbrook Eya

Sponsored by: Lambe’s Oil, Tullamore

Genetic Merit Award winner: Brookmill Klunk

Drummin Kodaline ET

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/1/16 and 30/4/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Drummin Lente ET John McInerney Ampertaine Elgin Drummin Cliona ET
2nd Ballinrahin Leonardo ET Michael Malone Ampertaine Foreman Ampertaine Harmony

Sponsored by: Fingleton, Peters & Tyrell

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ballinrahin Leonardo ET

Drummin Lente ET

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/5/16 and 31/8/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Ardlea Lampert Dan Tynan Aultside Hulk Elite Irma ET

Sponsored by: Zurich Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardlea Lampert

Ardlea Lampert 

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Meenross Leader James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin Castleview Felicity
2nd Mount Scott Lifeboy Michael Sexton Ampertaine Gigolo Moohane Janet
3rd Millbrook Leader ET William Smith Ampertaine Foreman Millbrook Ginger Spice
4th Meenross Lord James O’Grady Emerson Lislara Estelle
5th Ardnacrusha Lord of the Rings Donal Moloney Wilodge Vantastic Etole

Sponsored by: FRS Fencing, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Genetic Merit Award winner: Meenross Leader

Meenross Leader

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Clontown Loni Kevin Treanor Wilodge Cerberus Robineed Jolene
2nd Lisfort Lord Alfy ET Shannon Murphy Fieldson Alfy Kilcor Frostie
3rd Grangeford Lionheart Gary Morrissey Ampertaine Foreman Grangeford Juniper ET
4th Kiltoal Luke ET Pearse McNamee Ampertaine Gigolo Millgate Gem
5th Elite Lusafar ET Dan Tynan Ampertaine Foreman Ardlea Gig

Sponsored by: Clippers Ireland

Genetic Merit Award winner: Elite Lusafar ET

Clontown Loni

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2017

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Corranhill Mandela Ivor Anderson Haltcliffe Dancer Rockfort Fiona
2nd Elite Mad Max 2 ET Dan Tynan Craigatoke Jack Elite I Light ET
3rd Clontown Mc Konkey Kevin Treanor Powerhouse Italic Kincorragh Inde
4th Ovaun Merlin ET Michael Gunn Loosebeare Fantastic Ovaun Barbara
5th Hurricane Mufasa Darragh O’Meara Henzo Hurricane Isabelle ET

Sponsored by: Central Auctions, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ovaun Merlin ET

Corranhill Mandela

National Junior Limousin Male Champion

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Meenross Leader James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin Castleview Felicity
Reserve Champion Mount Scott Lifeboy Michael Sexton Ampertaine Gigolo Moohane Janet

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Overall Reserve Champion, Male Champion & Junior Male champion Meenross Leader

 

Reserve National Junior Male Champion – Mount Scott Lifeboy

National Senior Limousin Male Champion

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Drummin Lente ET John McInerney Ampertaine Elgin Drummin Cliona ET
Reserve Champion Drummin Kodaline ET John McInerney Wilodge Vantastic Drummin Cliona ET

Sponsored by: Pedigree Cattle.ie

National Senior Male Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion – Drummin Lente ET

Overall Male Champion 

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Meenross Leader James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin Castleview Felicity
Reserve Champion Drummin Lente ET John McInerney Ampertaine Elgin Drummin Cliona ET

Sponsored by: E.V. Condell Ltd

 

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow In Calf  or In Milk. Born on/before 1/1/14

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Meelickaduff Honda ET Owen Hester Wilodge Vantastic Etole
2nd Grangeford Imogen ET Gary Morrissey Wilodge Cerberus Procters Enya
3rd Roundhill Iondine 1496 Bobby O’Connell Elite Forever Brill ET Roundhill Dondine 1074 ET
4th Killcastle Izzy Monique ET A. & P. Kelly Wilodge Vantastic Killcastle Dana Monique ET

Sponsored by: NCBC

Genetic Merit Award winner: Grangeford Imogen ET

 

Meelickaduff Honda ET – Supreme Champion 2017

National Limousin Junior Cow In Calf  or In Milk. Born on/after 1/1/14

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Ardlea Jolene 2 Dan Tynan Emerson Ardlea Erenn

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardlea Jolene 2

National Junior Cow 2017 – Ardlea Jolene 2

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/1/15 and 30/6/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Templequain Krystal Brendan O’Shea Wilodge Cerberus Ardlea Christable

Sponsored by: Connolly Redmills

Genetic Merit Award winner: Templequain Krystal

Templequain Krystal 

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/7/15 and 31/12/15

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Elite Kir ET Dan Tynan Ampertaine Elgin Clonmack Fleur
2nd Elite Kohana ET Dan Tynan Brutas Hashtag EliteForever 1 ET
3rd Ardnacrusha Kylie ET Donal Moloney Sympa Ardnacrusha Hilarious ET
4th Elite Kiah ET Gareth McGuinness Aultside Hulk Carwin Hillary
5th Elite Kimberly ET Dan Tynan Ampertaine Elgin Carwin Hillary

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardnacrusha Kylie ET

Elite Kir ET

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/1/16 and 31/3/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Roundhill Lunanime 1656 Bobby O’Connell Elite Ice Cream ET I Unamine 1440
2nd Clontown Lucy Kevin Treanor Ampertaine Foreman Millgate Impulsive

Sponsored by: Bova Genetics

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clontown Lucy

Roundhill Lunanime 1656

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/4/16 and 31/8/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Annaghanne Lopez Declan McCaffrey Ampertaine Foreman Whitehall Emerald
2nd Killcastle Lou Gina ET A. & P. Kelly Ampertaine Commander Killcastle Gina Monique 1 ET
3rd Lisnacrann Lady Naomi Michael Oliver Powerhouse Italic Tullinacurra Darling Naomi
4th Magheraboy Les Hana James Coffey Mullary Intrepid Magheraboy Belle
5th Magheraboy Lara James Coffey Usse Magheraboy Freda

Sponsored by: Dovea Genetic

Genetic Merit Award winner: Annaghanne Lopez

Annaghanne Lopez

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Roundhill Langel 1700 ET Tim Corridan Netherhall Jackpot Netherhall Galaxy
2nd Elite Lizzie ET Dan Tynan Craigatoke Jack Elite Jacob ET
3rd Brickhill Lana ET Michael McInerney Ampertaine Gigolo Brickhill Jade ET
4th Templequain Leiona ET Brendan O’Shea Amperatine Gigolo Drummin Genevieve ET
5th Clew Bay Leisa Padraic Golden Ampertaine Foreman Clew Bay Gerildane

Sponsored by: Arrabawn Co-op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clew Bay Laoise

Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Grangeford Lady ET Gary Morrissey Ampertaine Elgin Goldies Flojo
2nd Knockcoolkeare Lady Nadia B Micheal Roche Gamin Wood Road Fate ET
3rd Milan Lindie ET Donie McKeon Ampertaine Foreman Milan Amelie
4th Killcastle Laxi Monique ET A. & P. Kelly Amperatine Commander Killcastle Gina Monique 1 ET
5th Lackamore Lulu ET Enda O’Gorman Ampertaine Gigolo Coolready Iron Lady ET

Sponsored by: Transembryo, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Genetic Merit Award winner: Mount Scott Lotto

Grangeford Lady ET

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born in 2017

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
1st Carrowclogher Madonna Jack Vahey Plumtree Fantastic Glebe Park Ita
2nd Knockcoolkeare Mistic Micheal Roche Glorieux Castleview Gail
3rd Ballybrown Masie Bobby O’Connell Achile Roundhill Iondine 1496
4th Grangeford Madonna Gary Morrissey Grangeford Jojo ET Grangeford Imogen ET
5th Rhyne Mercede Mark Hagan Powerhouse Italic Clonadrum Urselle ET

Sponsored by: Irish Examiner

Genetic Merit Award winner: Grangeford Madonna

Carrowclogher Madonna

National Junior Limousin Female Champion

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Roundhill Langel 1700 ET Tim Corridan Netherhall Jackpot Netherhall Galaxy
Reserve Champion Elite Lizzie ET Dan Tynan Craigatoke Jack Elite Jacob ET

Sponsored by: Buckley’s Supervalu Birr

Reserve Overall Female, National Junior Champion – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

Reserve National Junior Champion – Elite Lizzie ET

National Senior Limousin Female Champion

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Meelickaduff Honda ET Owen Hester Wildoge Vantastic Etole
Reserve Champion Templequain Krystal Brendan O’Shea Wilodge Cerberus Ardlea Christable

Sponsored by: Kubota UK

Supreme Champion, Overall Female Champion, National Senior Cow- Meelickaduff Honda ET

 

Reserve Senior Heifer & National Heifer born on/between 01/01/15 & 30/06/16 – Templequain Krystal

Overall Female Champion 

Placing Exhibit Exhibitor Sire Dam
Champion Meelickaduff Honda ET Owen Hester Wildoge Vantastic Etole
Reserve Champion Roundhill Langel 1700 ET Tim Corridan Netherhall Jackpot Netherhall Galaxy

Sponsored by: Irish Examiner

Meelickaduff Honda ET – Supreme Overall Champion 2017

 

Reserve Overall Female & Junior Female Champion – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET 

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin

Placing Animal 1 Animal 2 Exhibitor
1st Clew Bay Laoise Clew Bay Leisa Padraic Golden
2nd Elite Kiah ET Limestone Kahlua Gareth McGuinness
3rd Clontown Millie Clontown Mc Konkey Kevin Treanor
4th Ardnacrush Kylie Ardnacrusha Kit Kat Donal Moloney
5th Meenross Lord Meenross Leader James O’Grady

Sponsored by: Caulfield Industrial, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

 

By |2017-09-07T09:49:38+01:00August 15th, 2017|Limousin News|