Sunday 19 August 2012
Fermanagh triumph at Tullamore
The Limousin Championship at Tullamore Show was won by Stephen, left, and Herbie Crawford from Fermanagh with veterinary surgeon Fergal Morris, MSD Animal Health and show director Freda Kinnarney on hand to congratulate the family.
This 23rd Irish Limousin National Show drew a bumper entry of 129 to the National Livestock Show in Tullamore, County Offaly on Sunday, 12 August 2012.
Judge Gary Swindlehurst, farm manager at the noted Procters herd in Lancashire, awarded a double victory to the Crawfords.
This year at Tullamore they won both the gold and silver medals for their overall champion and overall reserve champion. Leading the way was the Fermanagh family’s senior cow Clonlara Valance, which took the senior cow class, senior and overall female championship and overall Limousin championship.
This eight year old cow is no stranger to success having been Royal Ulster Interbreed Champion at Balmoral show 2010. By Grahams Samson out of Darragh Noelle she was shown this year with her bull calf at foot, Erne Hafeen, who is by Sauvignon.
Completing the Crawford double and taking the reserve overall and male championship was their senior bull Silvandene Defoe by Mas Du Clo out of French dam Niege. Silvandene Defoe also formed part of their winning team in Balmoral 2010 by winning his class and as part of the winning interbreed group of three.
Commenting vet Fergal Morris praised the amazingly high standard of stock on show and noted that pedigree breeders, by having herd health programmes in place, were an example to the entire livestock industry when it comes to planning to prevent diseases and protect profits.
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk
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