North West Club Herd Competition 2020

The competition is confined to paid up members of the club which caters for breeders with a herd number in Co. Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Galway. Membership costs €20 for the year. There are also some individual competitions where the breeder does not have to enter the entire herd. We expect to hold the competition between early and mid-September.

We are delighted that Aled and Eleri Edwards who own the Dyfri herd in south Wales have agreed to judge the competition this year. The Dyfri herd is one of the leading herds in Wales and has had many prominent bulls as stock sires including Jockey, Fenomen and Hirohito. Aled is a noted judge and has judged at Carlisle, Tullamore, Roscrea and in Europe. He is a past president of the British Limousin Cattle society and has also served as president of the European and World Limousin Councils.

Categories will be decided after entries are received and divided into three equal sections based on cow numbers on 1/8/2020. Heifer numbers will be used if herds have equal cow numbers. If number is still tied the extra herd will go in the bigger section.

Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. There will also be an overall herd award and an award for the best novice herd that has not entered the herd’s competition previously. There are also special category awards for

  • a) best group of calves (born after 1/9/19)
  • b) best group of maiden heifers (born 1/9/18-31/8/19)
  • c) Best group of In-calf heifers
  • d) best progeny of one sire and
  • e) Best cow family (three generations minimum). All herds in the competition are automatically considered for any of the above category prizes.

The last four categories (f, g, h, i) are open to any eligible breeder to enter individually (i.e. no need to enter the entire herd).

Note. Cattle from herds in the main competition are automatically in these four sections

  • f) Best 2019 born heifer
  • g) Best Cow
  • h) Best 2019 born Bull
  • i) Best Bull born before 1/1/2019

Click here for entry form: Please complete entry form & return to: Michael Gunn, Hillview, Ovaun, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Tel.: 086 3122897.

Closing date Friday 7th August 2020

Note. The competition will only be run if there is enough interest from breeders and the committee feel that it is allowed within the Covid 19 regulations in September. The health and well-being of the breeders and judges will be the primary factor in deciding to proceed.


August 07th 2020



Michael Gunn - 0863122897



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