Limousin Young Breeders Stockjudging Event At Greenmount
The N.I. Limousin Club always attentive of its need to assist its rising generation in the assessment and judging of Limousin Stock, takes time out each year with the Young Members and, with a range of cattle of varying ages and quality, organises a series of judging events, held this year at the Abbey Farm of Greenmount College.
The Club very much appreciates the generosity of the College in making the premises and stock available and especially Mr Stephen Clyde who made the necessary arrangements.
Mr Mark Stewart, who is well known in cattle circles generally and is a member of the N.I. Club Executive Committee, took on the task this year of coaching the would-be judges in their work and he had a sizeable and enthusiastic crowd to deal with. He took them through the judging of pens of male and female animals of varying ages, assisted them in the various points to be noted, then let them loose in the cattle rings to make their placing selections.
Then followed what most aspiring young judges dread – the giving of reasons. While not all of the youngsters reached the pinnacle of judging, there was enough evidence that, within the group, there were those who had got a good grasp of what is required of a beef animal judge.
The result of the evening was that the necessary teams for the proposed first event in the calendar – The Great Yorkshire Show on 13th and 14th July – were selected, everyone had some good craic over a barbeque and all went home satisfied that it had been another evening well spent.
The Teams chosen are:
Senior: William McElroy and Kim Steele-Nicholson
Junior: Gary Hume and Frank McAuley
Individual: Paul Rainey.
|The teams chosen to represent the N.I Club at The Great Yorkshire Show are front: Gary Hume (junior), Kim Steele Nicholson (Senior) and Frank McAuley (Junior) and back: Paul Rainey, (reserve) Mark Stewart, (team coach) and William McElroy (senior)|