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.
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,
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
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
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:
Champion and Commercial Champion - Katherine, JA Hollingsworth.
Show Champion, Female Champion and Pedigree Champion - Tomschoice
Bethan, JM & SP Cooper.
Res Commercial Champion - Johny Cool,
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.
1. Katherine, JA Hollingsworth
2. G Mellin
3. Rubey, G Jackson
1. Johny Cool, SE Sellars
2. Rusty, W Orme
3. Bling Bling, JA Hollingsworth
1. Tomschoice Bethan, JM & SP Cooper
2. Kaprico Bramble, AK & C Stafford
3. Hllingreave Babe, S. Littlewood
1. Tomschoice Bonhomie, JM & SP Cooper
2. Kaprico Bretelle, AK & C Stafford
3. Tomschoice Bramble, JM & SP Cooper
1. Brontemoor Bobbydazzler. SM Priestley
2. Prietec Breezy, T & E Priestley
3. Prietec Barbaranne, T & E Priestley
1. Tomschoice Brigadierbob, JM & SP Cooper
2. Hollingreave Ben, S Littlewood
3. Tomschoice Braveheart, JM & SP Cooper
1. Scorboro Barcelona, JCG Bloom & Son
2. Mardoneen Banker, MG Philips
3. Oddacres Bullseye, AJ Mason
1. Brontemoor Bosanova, SM Priestley
2. Oddacres Braveheart, AJ Mason
3. Beck Burke, WJ Hickson
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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