North Eastern Limousin Cattle Breeders Club


The North East Limousin Bull & Heifer Derby is a conclusion to the summer show season. It is an annual event which took place this year at Nidderdale Show on 20th September 2010.

The winners from all other summer shows around the area that are homebred are allowed to enter the competition with the judge this year being Matt Ridley from the Haltcliffe Herd. Well done to Jamie Cooper from the Tomschoice Herd for winning the bull class and the Priestley Family of the Brontemoor Herd for winning the heifer derby.

Bull Derby Winner
Bull Derby Winner
Heifer Derby Winner
Heifer Derby Winner



We are busy collating the 2010 summer show results and if anybody has any more please contact Annabel Mason so they can be included. We are still missing: Cleveland, Malhamdale, Kilnsey, Wolsingham, Penistoe, Stokesley, Nidderdale.

Newsletter June 2010

Craven Cattle Mart Limousin Sale – 97% clearance achieved

A strong show of 92 cattle at Skipton on 12th May 2010 where the top joint call at 3,600gns went to the reserve supreme champion bull from W Richardson & Sons, Laverock Bridge, Kendal. He joined first-time Skipton purchasers Alan Clark and Sarah Johnson of Far Orrest Farm, Windermere, and will be used as a stock bull on their commercial Limousin herd.

Oddacres Dingdong, November 2008 born bull from A.J Mason was the intermediate class winner, with another 3,600gns price tag when joining Michael Harker, of Dean House Farm, Wycoller, Colne.

The consignment from JM & SM Priestley consisted of 31 cattle, predominantly home-bred females from renowned bloodlines. Their top performer was first prize 2009-born bull, Brontemoor Dr Doolittle. at 3,500gns when knocked down to Northumberland buyer Aydon Carse, of E Carse & Son, South Ord Farm, Berwick Upon Tweed.

Senior Bulls to 3,600gns

Intermediate bulls to 3,600gns

Junior bulls to 3,500gns

Pedigree Cows & Bull Calves to 2,700gns

Pedigree Cows & Heifer Calves to 2,900gns

In calf cows to1, 200gns

In calf heifers to 1,700gns

Maiden heifers (2008) to1, 700gns

Maiden Heifers (2009) to 1,320gns

Northern Limousin Extravaganza – 12th May at Craven Cattle Marts

The commercial champion got the nod over the pedigree champion in the battle for supreme honours at the 2010 Northern Limousin Extravaganza by judge James Wycherley from Cork.

The champion was Derbyshire showman Andrew Dickinson, of Park Gate Farm, Bradbourne, with a Limousin-sired heifer by Waindale UFO. A young heifer from the Tomschoice Limousin herd of James and Sarah Cooper, based at Dacre, Harrogate, secured the pedigree and reserve supreme championship with Tomschoice Emily, a daughter of Sarkley Topknot, Great Yorkshire champion in 2004 and out of Tomschoice Bethan

Otley Show results – 22nd May 2010


1  Cooper  Tomschoice Elgar

2  Cooper  Tomschoice Earl

3  Rowson  Rombalds Eros

Heifer in calf

1  Priestley  Procters Damson

2  Oxley  Fewacres Damson

3  Clayton Queenshead ?


1  Priestley  Brontemoor Evita

2  Cooper  Tomschoice Emily

3  Oxley  Fewacres Emma


1   Priestley

2   Varley

3   Cooper

Champion   Priestley  Procters Damson

Reserve   Cooper  Tomschoice Elgar

Great Yorkshire Show

13th – 15th July

Cakes and biscuits required for the Limousin Stand, which has moved to the end of the cattle lines, near the Show time stand. All help welcomed by Phyllis and team.

Also Wednesday 14th Young Limousin breeders stock judging competition, with young bulls and heifers required to be judged on the day at 3.30pm