Border crossers take a share of the spoils
Classy Cappamore show proves great success
LIVESTOCK breeders from Northern Ireland vied with the cream of the crop from the south when they shared the honours at the 56th annual agricultural show at Cappamore, Co Limerick on Wednesday.
The show attracted entries from 20 counties and the largest attendance in its history to the superb 50-acre site at Portnard where exhibitors and supporters enjoyed an excellent programme in a mix of sunshine and light showers.
"We are extremely pleased and there is a great atmosphere around the grounds. It is the largest attendance we have ever had," said show secretary Paddy Ryan, who was celebrating his 51st year in office.
Paddy was recipient of a presentation from Brian McElroy, chairman of Northern Ireland Limousin Breeders, in recognition of his long service.
The 32-county Limousin Bull Derby was won by 'Carrickaldreen Enrico', the March '09 born qualifier exhibited by Peter Murphy, Mill Road, Mullaghbawn, Newry, a bull bred from the sire "Oxygene". The reserve was 'Killcastle Eric' exhibited by Alan Kelly, The Pike Cross, Castledaly, Moate, Co Westmeath.
The Limousin Heifer Derby was won by 'Ardlea Electra' exhibited by Dan Tynan, Beech Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois and reserve was 'Titchburn Elegance' exhibited by D Murray, Ballinacrea Road, Cullyhanna, Newry.
The Northern Ireland Limousin Club received the shield for gaining the most points overall.