BANK of Ireland has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the Limousin pedigree herd competition for 2018.
The competition is open to all NI Limousin Cattle Club members and will be judged this year by David Crosier from the Sedgemoor Herd, Somerset, England.
Judging will take place between August 6-10 and entry forms and competition rules have been sent to club members.
Herds gaining the highest number of points will be declared the Best Large, Medium, Small or Ex Small Limousin Herd of the Year and prizes will also be awarded in the following categories:
n Best Group of Calves born in the year of the competition;
n Best Group of Calves born in the year of the competition by a Stock Bull;
n Best Cow Family – to include mother, daughters, and granddaughters;
n Best Young Bull born in the year before the year of the competition;
n Best Young Bull born in the year of the competition;
n Best Home Bred Heifer under two-years-old by August 31 in the year of the competition;
n Best Home Bred Heifer under one-year old by August 31 in the year of the competition;
n Best Stock Bull;
n Best Newcomer.
Announcement of results and presentation of awards will take place at the club’s annual prize giving and dinner in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry, on Saturday, November 3.
Other summer events for NI Limousin Cattle Club members include the NI Limousin Championship at Randox Antrim Show on Saturday, July 28.
Entry forms are available online at www.randoxantrimshow.com/classes/cattle/
Entries for this event close on Friday, July 14.
The club’s annual Limousin Female Sale (haltered and unhaltered) will be held on Monday, August 27, at Hilltown Mart.