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First Northern Limousin Extravaganza a runaway success
11/05/07

The inaugural show for juvenile Limousin cattle at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart (Wed, May 9) proved an overwhelming success and will now become an annual event.

Jim Hollingsworth with his Northern Limousin Extravaganza champion.

Jim Hollingsworth

Dubbed the “Northern Limousin Extravaganza,” the launch fixture for pedigree and commercial cattle (sired by a Limousin) saw a superb turnout of high quality cattle, with 37 pedigrees and 14 commercials entered for the show, impressing judge William Smith, of Millbrook Limousins in Ireland.

The commercial champion and overall show champion was an 11-month-old three-quarters Limousin heifer “Katherine,” brought forward by North Wales breeder Jim Hollingsworth, of Afonwen, Mold.

Bred by John Richardson and family in Penrith and bought as a calf at this year’s Penrith Spring sale, the victor was sired by Rossignol and is out of a Muirhouse Lagonda-sired dam. It proved a worthy show champion, exhibiting great conformation, style and scope, according to the judge. The title winner will be shown extensively this summer by Mr Hollingsworth.

The reserve show champion was Tomschoice Bethan, sired by Ronick Member, out of a Rake Terence dam. The January 2006-born heifer, was bred and shown by James Cooper, of JM & SP Cooper, who run Tomschoice Limousins at Dacre, Harrogate.

The runner-up, who had success on the northern show circuit as a calf and is again destined for a busy summer, also took the pedigree championship, narrowly ahead of Scorboro Barcelona, from JCG Bloom & Son, of Scarborough. By Loganburn Talisman, this March 2006-born bull was a clear class winner and pedigree male champion.

Reserve commercial championship went to “Johny Cool,” a steer shown by Derbyshire breeder SE Sellars.

The launch event was supported by the North East Limousin Breeders Club and the British Limousin Society, and attracted a long list of sponsors, which enabled a prize fund of £2,300 to be offered.

Reserve champion Mr Cooper, who helped organise the event, said afterwards: “The show proved to be a tremendous success and was enjoyed by all taking part. Importantly, it achieved its main aims – to encourage breeders that do not normally show to ‘have a go’ with cattle out for the first time in a safe and secure environment, also generating a huge amount of interest from potential future customers. The Northern Limousin Extravaganza will now be part of the regular show calendar.”

Northern Limousin Extravaganza Results:

Show Champion and Commercial Champion - Katherine, JA Hollingsworth.

Res. Show Champion, Female Champion and Pedigree Champion - Tomschoice Bethan, JM & SP Cooper.

Res Commercial Champion - Johny Cool, PA Sellars.

Res Pedigree Champion and Male Champion - Scorboro Barcelona, JCG Bloom & Son.

Res Male Champion - Tomschoice Brigadierbob, JM & SP Cooper.

Res Female Champion, Brontemoor Bobbydazzler, SM Priestley.

Commercial Heifer
1. Katherine, JA Hollingsworth
2. G Mellin
3. Rubey, G Jackson

Steer
1. Johny Cool, SE Sellars
2. Rusty, W Orme
3. Bling Bling, JA Hollingsworth

Pedigree Heifer
Class 1A
1. Tomschoice Bethan, JM & SP Cooper
2. Kaprico Bramble, AK & C Stafford
3. Hllingreave Babe, S. Littlewood

Class 1B
1. Tomschoice Bonhomie, JM & SP Cooper
2. Kaprico Bretelle, AK & C Stafford
3. Tomschoice Bramble, JM & SP Cooper

Class 1C
1. Brontemoor Bobbydazzler. SM Priestley
2. Prietec Breezy, T & E Priestley
3. Prietec Barbaranne, T & E Priestley


Pedigree Male
Class 2A
1. Tomschoice Brigadierbob, JM & SP Cooper
2. Hollingreave Ben, S Littlewood
3. Tomschoice Braveheart, JM & SP Cooper

Class 2B
1. Scorboro Barcelona, JCG Bloom & Son
2. Mardoneen Banker, MG Philips
3. Oddacres Bullseye, AJ Mason

Class 2C
1. Brontemoor Bosanova, SM Priestley
2. Oddacres Braveheart, AJ Mason
3. Beck Burke, WJ Hickson

Pedigree Pairs
1. JM & SP Cooper
2. AJ Mason
3. S. Littlewood

Show sponsors were I’Ansons Feeds, Zintec, TransAg, Farmway, British Limousin Cattle Society, UK Sire Services, Filtermech Plant Services, Ripon Landrover, Ripon Select Foods Ltd, Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Showtime, HACS, North East Limousin Breeders Club, Crossroads Truck & Bus Group, Pearson Farm Supplies, Craven Cattle Marts Ltd, Tomschoice Limousins, Redcliffe Computers, Bishopton Vets, Schearing Plough, LEBC and the Yorkshire Post.

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link Local success at Skipton Young Bulls Show

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