The council of Irish Limousin Cattle Society (ILCS) has recently elected a new president to help guide the society going forward.

Trevor Masterson, from the Galbally Limousin herd based in Enniscorthy has been handed the presidential reins. Having been on council for a total of 13 years, Masterson has also previously served as vice-president and treasurer.

Agriland spoke with Trevor following his appointment, he stated:

“I am very honoured and privileged to be entrusted as ILCS president for the coming year. I see my role as one of representing everyone who breeds Limousin cattle.

“It is a role of promoting the many and varied attributes of the breed from easy calving, hardiness at birth, food conversion superiority and being the number one dam in the suckler herds.

I aim to further highlight and encourage farmers, in both dairying to suckling, to use Limousin in their breeding programme in 2021. The breed is diverse, therefore, by assisting and advising them to choose the right type of Limousin will make their enterprise profitable.

He will be taking over from the outgoing president Michael Gunn of the Ovaun Limousin herd, based in Co. Roscommon.

Gunn had served as president of the society for the past three years, while also serving a term as vice-president for three years.

Vice president and treasurer

Cavan-based breeder, Philip Crowe of the Powerful Limousin herd has been appointed as the new vice-president. He is an active member of the North-East Limousin club.

Frank Buckley has been elected as the new treasurer for the society. Buckley owns the Mistic Limousin herd based in Fermoy, Co. Cork.