The North West Limousin Calf Championship returns to Elphin Show on September 2nd. Showing will take place in the custom built indoor arena which is attached to the Elphin Mart complex.
The North West Limousin Club area is confined to breeders with herd numbers in Co. Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Galway. To be eligible to compete in the calf finals a breeder must be a paid up member of the club which costs €20.
All pedigree registered Limousin calves born after 1/9/2016 are eligible to enter. When the exhibitors attend the show the bull and heifer exhibits will each be divided into three separate classes based on age. In the event of a number attending not being divisible by three the extra animal/animals will be put in the older class. Prize money for the competition is 1st €75, 2nd €50 and 3rd €25. Entry fee is €10
The winner of each class will compete for champion Limousin calf and the prestigious Michael Dale Memorial Cup.
The Michael Dale Memorial Cup was first presented in 2011 by the North West Limousin Club in memory of Michael who passed away in 2010. Michael was a past Club Chairman and National Council Rep for the Club and an advocate of all things Limousin.
Past winners of the Michael Dale Memorial Cup were:
2011 Joe and Jennifer Moran with Cappaduff Goldgirl by Rocky.
2012 Donie McKeon with Milan Hallie by Rubis.
2013 Eoin Hestor with Meelickaduff Honda by Wilodge Vantastic.
2014 Brian Lynskey with Gortskehy Jane by Derriahy Enfield.
2015 Donie McKeon with Milan Jefferson by Ampertaine Foreman.
2016 Joe and Jennifer Moran with Cappaduff Lorenzo by Loosebeare Fantastic.