North West Club herds competition 2019

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 mid-August and mid-September.

We are delighted that Mr. Colin Soutter who was farm manager at Whinfellpark Limousin outside Penrith in England has agreed to judge the competition this year. The Whinfellpark herd is one of the leading herds in England and has had many prominent bulls as stock sires including Lowerfryyd Empire, Wilodge Cerberus, Dorcorsllwyn Fabio and Trueman Jagger. Colin is a noted judge and has judged at the Royal Welsh show, Tullamore, Roscrea and Carlisle in the past.

Categories will be decided after entries are received and divided into three equal sections based on cow numbers on 1/6/19. 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 1/9/18)
  • b) best group of maiden heifers (born 1/9/17-31/8/18)
  • 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)

  • f) Best 2018 born heifer
  • g) Best Cow
  • h) Best 2018 born Bull
  • i) Best Bull born before 1/1/2018

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

Closing date 15th June 2019


June 15th 2019



Michael Gunn - 086 3122897



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