2008 North West Limousin Herds Competition

The 2008 North West Limousin Herds Competition which was judged in July and August had the largest amount of entries since it began in 2006.

The herd size categories were small herds 5-12 breeding females, medium herd 13-30 breeding females, large herd plus breeding females. Points are awarded for genetic indices, health & condition of cattle, docility ,knowledge & interest of both your own herd and Limousin breed and conformity to breed type.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our to judges Mr Peter Henshall of the Ringway Herd and Mr Michael Priestley of the Brontemoor Herd. Both judges had unfortunately to endure inclement weather conditions however they performed their duties with great interest and good humour. Mr Henshall and Mr Priestley were impressed with the standard of cattle seen with particular mention to the quality of females.

Best Small Herd

1st: Gerry Walsh, Derryguillane Herd
2nd: Padraig Golden, Clew Bay Herd
3rd: Eddie Leneghan, Neeroot Herd
4th: Tom Finnerty, Bovinion Herd

Best Medium Herd

1st: Pat Bruen, Carrowreagh Herd
2nd: Donie McKeon, Milan Herd
3rd: Tom Feehan, Cross Herd
4th: Paul Sykes, Cavelands Herd

Best Bull

Pat Bruen, Carrowreagh Herd

Best Heifer

Pat Bruen, Carrowreagh Herd

Best Group of Calves

Paul Sykes, Cavelands Herd