Revamped North West Limousin Herd Competition announced

The North West Limousin Club is delighted to announce a revamped Herds Competition which includes extra categories and aims to maximise participation.

The competition is confined to paid up members of the North West Limousin Club, which caters for breeders with a herd number in counties Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Galway. Membership costs €20 for the year.

The 2017 Herds Competition includes a number of individual competitions where the breeder does not have to enter the entire herd. We expect to have the competition between mid August and mid September; date and venue TBC.

The three size categories are (categories may be subdivided depending on entries)

Small herd Best herd with five or less Cows.
Medium herd Best herd with between six and twelve Cows
Large Herd Best herd with over 13 Cows
Overall North West Limousin Herd of the Year – selected from the winners of the three categories
Novice prize Best herd any size that is competing in the Competition for the first time

Special categories are as follows:

A) Best Group Of Calves Born After 1/9/16 (Confined To Herd Competition Entrants)
B) Best Group Of Heifers Born Prior To 1/9/2016 (Confined To Herd Competition Entrants)
C) Best Progeny Of One Sire (minimum 3 Calves) (Confined To Herd Competition Entrants)
D) Best Cow Family (three Generations Minimum) (Confined To Herd Competition Entrants)
E) Best 2016 Heifer,
F) Best Cow,
G) Best 2016 Bull,
H) Best Bull Born Before 1/1/2016
All herds in the competition are automatically eligible for any of the special categories. The last four categories listed above (E,F,G,H) are open to any eligible breeder to enter individually. (i.e. no need to enter the entire herd).

Entry fee is €30 for small herd and €50 per medium or large herd. Individual entry for a category prize is €20. The closing date for entries is June 1st 2017 and the Entry Form can be downloaded here: NorthWestEntryForm2017

Note: If entering the Herd competition all pedigree Limousin cattle must be presented to the Judge for inspection. If entering an individual bull, heifer or cow (Sections E,F,G,H) then only that animal needs to be presented.