The North West club held their annual herds competition in glorious sunshine during the last week of august. Judging the cattle were Neil and Joy Vance from the Winnington herd which is based in Minsterley near Shrewsbury on the English Welsh border. They were very impressed with the standard of cattle and got to see some new bloodlines.
The results were announced at a dinner held on the last night of the competition in the Gateway hotel Swinford. Club chairman Martin Regan thanked all who took part. He paid tribute to the judges for their professionalism and thanked Neil and Joy for judging the competition. Martin had spoken to many of the entrants and they all complimented the judges on their friendly manner and Limousin knowledge.
The large herds competition was won by the Clonbonny herd of Darren Hartnett based in Athlone. The Carrowneden herd of Liam Lyons based in Aughamore were second and Michael McKeon’s Ballyvary based Currane herd in third place.
The medium herds was won by the Milan herd of Donie and Maura McKeon based in Enniscrone with Declan Waldron from Aughamore second with his Glore herd. In third place was Michael Gunn, Elphin for his Ovaun herd.
The small herds section was won by Peter Geraghty with the Marless herd based in Moylough. David Cogan Clooncara herd from Kilmovee and Michael Oliver’s Swinford based Lisnacrann herd shared second place with the Big Red herd of Donal Byrne in third place.
The novice prize for new entrants was won by Declan Waldron for his Glore herd.
Darren Hartnetts Clonbonny herd was judged the best overall herd retaining his title from last year.
The section awards were won by
Best 2020 female
Winner Trueman Roxy a daughter of Telfers Munster owned by Donal Byrne
Runner up Ballinwooley Ruth an Ionesco daughter owned by Padraig Fallon
Best 2020 Bull
Winner Currane Ronnie a Godolphin son owned by Michael McKeon
Runner-up Clooncara Raider a Craikatoge Jack son owned by David Cogan
Winner Ampertaine Jocelyn an Elgin Daughter owned by Darren Hartnett
Runner-up Ballyline Imoto a Cerberus Daughter owned by Michael Oliver and
Milan Jamey-lee a Foreman Daughter owned by Donie McKeon
Best Bull born prior to 1/1/2020
Winner Millington Leslie owned by Donie McKeon
Best group of calves
Winner Clonbonny herd of Darren Hartnett
Runner-up Milan Herd of Donie McKeon
Best group of maiden heifers
Winner Carrowneden herd of Liam Lyons
Runner up Ballinwooley herd of Padraig Fallon
Best group of in-calf heifers
Winner Currane herd of Michael McKeon
Runner up Ovaun Herd of Michael Gunn
Best Cow family
Winner Ampertaine Jocelyn family owned by Darren Hartnett
Best progeny of one sire
Winner Peter Geraghty with On-Dit Progeny
Runner-up Michael Gunn with Cameos progeny