Irish Limousin Cattle Society secretary staying put

In a surprising turn of events, the Irish Limousin Cattle Society (ILCS) has confirmed that its current secretary, Paul Sykes, is to remain in his role. This is despite previously stating, less than one month ago, that he had planned to resign.

Paul has represented the ILCS for the past 12 years as breed secretary. Prior to this, he had previously worked as a breed development officer.

He was due to leave his position as secretary on October 16 and had planned to take up employment back in his home county of Mayo.

However, in an unusual turn of events, these plans seem to have changed, as the ILCS notified its members on Thursday (October 29) the following information via text message:

The council of the ILCS are delighted to announce that Paul Sykes, our dedicated breed secretary, will continue in his role.

In a statement, which is to be released on the society’s website, the ILCS confirmed this move and stated:

“The Irish Limousin Cattle society are pleased to announce that Paul Sykes has agreed to continue in his position as breed secretary. I am sure you are all as delighted as we are with Paul continuing to lead the Limousin breed.”

Following his previous announcement of resignation, the president of the ILSC had noted the “hard work and sound guidance” which Paul had provided during his employment with the society.

He also stated: “During his tenure, the breed has had many successes including moving to the number one suckler dam of choice in the beef herd, the number one beef AI sire and the number one continental breed for the dairy herd to mention just a few.”