Tullamore Show brings success to North West Limousin breeders

Picture Credit: Alfie Shaw for Irish Limousin Society

Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and attracts breeders of quality cattle and sheep from all over the country.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society returned to Tullamore for the 28th National show having held the show in conjunction with the International Limousin Congress in Kilkenny last year. This year 105 outstanding Limousin cattle competed in 18 classes. Judging started at 10am, with the large crowd of spectators, three deep, enthralled by the spectacle of fantastic cattle on display.

Judging responsibilities for this prestigious show was Ms. Kirree Kermode of the Orrisdale pedigree herd based in Ballasalla, Isle of Man. Kirree has shown and judged pedigree Livestock for a number of years.

The North West Limousin Club was well represented and had many successes including the overall champion Meelickaduff Honda owned by Eoin Hester from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

We have listed below all the classes where the North West Limousin Club had prizewinners. (NW breeders in bold)

Supreme Champion Limousin 2017

Meelickaduff Honda ET exhibited by Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Honda is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and the noted french donor dam Etole (who has bred numerous champions for the Ardnacrusha herd of Donal Moloney). No stranger to the show ring, Honda holds the RDS Champion of Champions title for 2016. Born in December 2012, she has enjoyed a very successful showing career since the summer of 2013. For the last two years she has competed in the Senior cow classes, last year with her  2016 born son Meelickaduff Lamborghini, while this year she has her 2017 born son Meelickaduff Massey at foot.

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow In Calf or In Milk. Born on/before 1/1/14

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWilodge Vantastic
2ndGrangeford Imogen ETGary MorrisseyWilodge Cerberus
3rdRoundhill Iondine 1496Bobby O’ConnellElite Forever Brill ET
4thKillcastle Izzy Monique ETA. & P. KellyWilodge Vantastic

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/4/16 and 31/8/16

PlacEExhibitExhibitorSire
1stAnnaghanne LopezDeclan McCaffreyAmpertaine Foreman
2ndKillcastle Lou Gina ETA. & P. KellyAmpertaine Commander
3rdLisnacrann Lady NaomiMichael OliverPowerhouse Italic
4thMagheraboy Les HanaJames CoffeyMullary Intrepid
5thMagheraboy LaraJames CoffeyUsse

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stRoundhill Langel 1700 ETTim CorridanNetherhall Jackpot
2ndElite Lizzie ETDan TynanCraigatoke Jack
3rdBrickhill Lana ETMichael McInerneyAmpertaine Gigolo
4thTemplequain Leiona ETBrendan O’SheaAmperatine Gigolo
5thClew Bay LeisaPadraic GoldenAmpertaine Foreman

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clew Bay Laoise

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stGrangeford Lady ETGary MorrisseyAmpertaine Elgin
2ndKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia BMicheal RocheGamin
3rdMilan Lindie ETDonie McKeonAmpertaine Foreman
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique ETA. & P. KellyAmperatine Commander
5thLackamore Lulu ETEnda O’GormanAmpertaine Gigolo

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born in 2017

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stGrangeford Lady ETGary MorrisseyAmpertaine Elgin
2ndKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia BMicheal RocheGamin
3rdMilan Lindie ETDonie McKeonAmpertaine Foreman
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique ETA. & P. KellyAmperatine Commander
5thLackamore Lulu ETEnda O’GormanAmpertaine Gigolo

National Senior Limousin Female Champion

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge Vantastic
ReserveTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge Cerberus

Overall Female Champion

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge Vantastic
ReserveTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge Cerberus

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2017

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stCorranhill MandelaIvor AndersonHaltcliffe Dancer
2ndElite Mad Max 2 ETDan TynanCraigatoke Jack
3rdClontown Mc KonkeyKevin TreanorPowerhouse Italic
4thOvaun Merlin ETMichael GunnLoosebeare Fantastic
5thHurricane MufasaDarragh O’MearaHenzo

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ovaun Merlin ET

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin

PlaceAnimal 1Animal 2Exhibitor
1stClew Bay LaoiseClew Bay Leisa Padraig Golden