Meath breeder takes top honours in Limousin class at the Virginia Show

A Meath-based breeder, William Smith, has taken top honours at this year’s Limousin class at the Virginia Show.

Smith’s heifer bet off tough competition from a record entry of 50 animals to be crowned the overall winner of the North Eastern Limousin Club’s annual showpiece.

The competition was judged by Co. Wexford breeder, Trevor Masterson, while over 220 delegates from the International Limousin Congress were also on hand to take a look at the Limousin breed in Ireland.

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Stanley Richardson’s winning bull

Co. Monaghan breeder, Kevin Treanor’s 10-month old bull calf, Clontown Konkey, had to settle for the reserve Champion title.

Before the overall champion was crowned, the son of Ampertaine Foreman had already been successful in the Male Calf and Overall Male Championships.

And, the impressive looking young bull is now destined for a new life in Scotland after being sold for €8,000 in Tullamore last week.

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Clontown Konkey

The Female Calf Championship was won by Michael Molly’s seven-month old heifer, after Plumtree Fantastic.

The heifer coming from Molloy’s farm in Dunleer, Co. Louth was also crowned the reserve in the overall Female Championship.

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Mullary Lightning

Full list of results available here:

Pedigree Limousin bull born between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015:

  1. Stanley Richardson, Woodford Lodge, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim
  2. Michael Molloy, Castletown, Dunleer, Co. Louth
  3. John Smyth, Greeve, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan

Pedigree Limousin cow in-calf or with calf at foot or senior heifer:

  1. William Smith, Millbrook, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
  2. Marshall Abbott, Woodview House, Drumcrow, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  3. Harte Farms, Leonards Island, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Pedigree Limousin heifer born between September 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015

  1. Stanley Richardson, Woodford Lodge, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim
  2. Tom Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath
  3. Philip Dunne, Lisnalee, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan

Pedigree Limousin male calf born between August 1, 2015 and November 31, 2015:

  1. Kevin Treanor, Clontybunia, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan
  2. Philip Dunne, Lisnalee, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan
  3. Stanley Richardson, Woodford Lodge, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim

Pedigree Limousin heifer calf born between August 1, 2015 and November, 31 2015:

  1. Mark Hagan, Rhyne, Killoe, Co. Longford
  2. Meryvn Parker, Kinaghamore, Belturbet, Co. Cavan
  3. Sean Cooney, Ardlougher, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Pedigree Limousin male born between December 1, 2015 and February 2, 2016:

  1. Martin Davis, Castlebrock, Ballinalee, Co. Longford
  2. Stanley Richardson, Woodford Lodge, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim
  3. Gerard Greenan, Moyatra, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan

Pedigree Limousin female born between December 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016:

  1. Michael Molloy, Castletown, Dunleer, Co. Louth
  2. Kevin Treanor, Clontybunia, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan

Pedigree Limousin male or female born on or after March 1, 2016:

  1. John Lynch, Ballinasraw, Ballinalee, Co. Longford
  2. Padraig Brady, Esker, Ballinalee, Co. Longford
  3. Colin and Ivor Anderson, Derrylane, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

Best pair of Limousins born on or after September 1, 2014:

  1. Stanley Richardson, Woodford Lodge, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim
  2. Philip Dunne, Lisnalee, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan
  3. Harte Farms, Leonards Island, Clones, Co. Monaghan

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