The Scottish Club started the year with new office bearers in place with a new acting Chairman and Secretary appointed.
The events for the year started in February, with the Bull sales at Stirling followed by two very successful Primestock Show and Sales at Caledonian Marts and Lawrie & Symington of Lanark Market in May. Thanks go to everyone involved in organising these events.
In June, the Irvine Family represented the Club by hosting a stand at the NBA Scotland event at Corskie. June also saw the Highland Show and a very successful time for a number of the Scottish Club Members. The Nimmo Family lifted the Overall Limousin Supreme Championship with Maraiscote Floyd, who also won the Junior and Overall Male Championship, a fantastic achievement on the 40th anniversary of the Society.
Robert & Jean Graham also had a successful show, by lifting the Overall Reserve Supreme Championship, along with the Female Championship and award for Best Cow, with Grahams Butterfly.
Also the Anside and Emslies herds again proved successful by lifting the Overall Male Reserve Champion and Overall Reserve Female Champion respectively.
The Limousin Team won the Interbreed title, which was made up of stock from four Scottish Club herds: Ronick, Anside, Grahams and Emslies.
The Interbreed Pairs title was also lifted by Club members from the Ronick and Dynamite Herds. There was also success for the Club in the Commercial section with Stuart Bett & Craig Malone lifting the Overall Commercial Championship.
During the Highland Show, the Young Limousin Breeders also held a very successful and well-attended stock judging event, with the master judge being our very own Kay Adam. Success came for the Scottish Junior Team of Amy Lindsay and Sophie Harvey who took second place.
Overall the Highlandwas a very successful show for the Scottish Club Members.
A large number of Scottish members attended the 40th Anniversary events in July, again with a good number of successes.
Following on from the Highland Show, on Sunday 21st August the Club held a very successful Open Day & Stockjudging event, by kind permission of Ian & Moyra Nimmo of the Maraiscote Herd, Lanarkshire. There was a superb turnout from the members. The Nimmos put on excellent display of cattle which were greatly admired by all on the farm tour and a tremendous show of stock for the stockjudging. The Master Judge for the Stock judging was Mr Mark Graham, Greenshields, Biggar. The Open Day was completed by a delicious Hog Roast, Barbecue and home baking, which finished off a fantastic time at Bogside.
In October, Libby Jack represented the Club with a stand at the Beef Event at Balbuthie Farm with another successful day had. Also this month, the Bull sales were held at Stirling. On Sunday 16th October, the Club held its annual AGM and presentation dinner at Blairdrummond Hall, a very enjoyable evening for everyone, with the Herd Competition awards being presented by the judge Mr Brian Jones of the Bailea Herd. Also, the Points Trophies were awarded by kind permission of UA Group.
On 19th November the Stars of the Future Scottish Pedigree Calf Show was held at Forfar Mart, with a new section for Young Handlers which was well represented and again this was a very successful event.
We look forward to another successful year for all club members.