2013-05-17   facebook twitter rss
Milbrook Gingerspice Wins Royal Ulster Interbreed

In an outstanding achievement, Milbrook Gingerspice, brought out by Mr William Smith, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Southern Ireland was crowned Overall Individual Interbeed Supreme Champion for the second year running at the Royal Ulster Show, Belfast.

The Interbreed title, judged on the second day, followed hard on the heels of the Supreme Limousin Championship title picked up on the opening day of the 2013 Royal Ulster Show held at its new Belfast home on Wednesday 15th May.

Millbrook Gingerspice

Milbrook Gingerspice

Gingerspice is by the prolific Wilodge Vantastic and is out of Milbrook Baby. In 2012, she had won the Limousin, Junior Interbreed & Overall Individual Interbreed Championships.

This made it a fantastic three-in-a-row for Mr Smith who two years ago also secured both the Limousin and Interbreed championships with Milbrook Celine. Judge Stephen Illingworth of the noted Glenrock Herd, Howgillside, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfries commented: “My Champion was a very special heifer, had style in abundance and just owned the ring. When she came in, she brought with her such style and presence, had width, length and was very feminine – a very classy heifer all round.”

Mr Illingworth was presented by a 77-strong entry of Limousin cattle including 13 animals alone in the yearling heifer class. From this class emerged the Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Female Champion and Junior Limousin Champion, Artnagullion Hanna. Bred and shown by William McAlister, Parkgate Road, Kells, Ballymena, Co Antrim, the April 2012-born Hanna is by Virginia Andy and is out of Teeshan Evanoush. Said the Judge: “My Overall Reserve was a very smart calf, sweet, with plenty of style, very correct and as a heifer is only going to get better.” In a memorable two days for the Limousin breed, and in this instance for the McAlister family, Artnagullion Hanna made it an Interbreed double when winning the Junior Supreme Individual Interbreed title.

Judge of both the Overall and Junior Overall Interbreed titles was Mr Colin Hutchings, Kingsbrompton Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset.

On the opening day, Artnagullion Hanna had won the Junior Heifer title with Trueman Hosanna from Henry Savage & Sons, Skerriff Road, Altnamackin, Newry, Co Down standing reserve. Hosanna is a daughter of Ampertaine Commander and is out of the Irish-bred dam, Cookstown B1425, dam of the 14,00gns Trueman Grazia sold at Red Ladies in 2012.

In the bull classes, it was Lyndberg Hero from Jim Quail, Northwood, Tullyear, Banbridge, Co Down who was awarded the Male Championship, Junior Male Championship and Reserve Overall Junior award. January 2012-born, Lynderg Hero is entirely homebred being by Lynderg Eisenhower and out of Lynderg Diana.

Reserve Male was Derek Hume, Maghereagh Road, Randalstown, Co Antrim with Iveagh Gilkes This Haltcliffe Underwriter son was purchased for 21,000gns at Carlisle in October 2012. Reserve Junior Male was Artanagh Houston from I & R McIlroy & Son, Banbridge Road, Dromara, Dromore, Co Down. Artnagh Houston is March 2012-born, is by Wilodge Vantastic and is out of Goldies Sonia.

It was a Limousin one-two in the Commercial Championships judged on the second day by noted show calf producer Hugh Dunlop, Holehouse Farm, Cumnock, Ayrshire. Taking the Steer and Overall Championship was Steady Eddie, sired by Swarland Eddie, and exhibited by N & J Alexander of Randalstown. The Alexanders also took the Heifer Championship with Eddie Rock which is also by Swarland Eddie.

Limousin Class Results:

Heifer, born on or after 1st April 2012William McAllister Artnagullion Hanna

Dale Robinson Robineed Honey

DG Green & Sons Pondpark Heidi.

Heifer, born on or between 1st Jan and 31st Mar 2012

Henry Savage Trueman Hosanna

Henry Savage Trueman Holly

Carronglen Hotstuff Malachy Dillion

Junior Heifer Championship

William McAllister Artnagullion Hanna

Henry Savage Trueman Hosanna.

Heifer, in calf or maiden, born on or between 1st July and 31st Dec 2011

Oliver & Martin Davis Beachmount Goodgirl

Henry Savage Trueman Gaga

Heifer, in calf, born on or between 1st Oct 2010 and 30th June 2011

William Smith Milbrook Gingerspice

Connor Mulholland Wilodge Golddust

Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot born between 1st Jan 2010 and 31st Sept 2010

Robert Clyde Lowbarn Fotty

David Hamill with Lenagh Fantastic.

Female Championship

William Smith Milbrook Gingerspice

William McAlister Artnagullion Hanna

Bull, born on or after 1st April 2012

Brian McComb Ballyaulkin Highflyer

Mark Armstrong Frewstown Hullabaloo

Bull, born on or between 1st Jan and 31st Mar 2012

Jim Quail Lyndberg Hero

I & R McElroy Artanagh Houston

Junior Bull Championship

Jim Quail Lyndberg Hero

I & R McElroy Artanagh Houston

Junior Limousin Championship

William McAlister Artnagullion Hanna

Jim Quail Lyndberg Hero

Bull, born on or between 1st July 2010 and 30th June 2011

Derek Hume Iveagh Gilkes

Robert Clyde Rahoney Gareth

Bull born before 1st July 2010

Robert Clyde Limo Esso

Male Championship

Jim Quail Lynderg Hero

Derek Hume Iveagh Gilkes

Group of Three - Herbert Lusby Cup Winners

Henry Savage

Stephen McGookin

Hamill Family


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