South East Limousin Club Report 2011

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Treasurer Roger Brown writes:

“We are a small Club but with a membership that actively supports local events. A good proportion of our pedigree breeders support the summer show circuit and are quite successful in this respect. We also have several commercial members who join some the pedigree breeders in exhibiting at the winter primestock shows in the region. The club sponsors four of these shows and it is often our own members who come away with the prizes. Although not a large club we have a sound financial base and I think I’m correct in saying we are unique in having both a pedigree and a commercial herd competition. The judges in both categories were impressed by the standard of the stock they saw. The herd competition farm walk / prize giving was a joint venture with the local  Simmental breeders group. Nick Bates kindly hosted this event on a beautiful Sunday in late September when both his farm and cattle looked superb. Simmy members probably outnumbered us by 3 or 4 to 1 – not that it mattered. The Simmy group provided an abundance of tea and cake at the finish but our table of trophies and rosettes looked most impressive. It was appropriate that the host was a winner in our commercial herd competition. After five years, the Club has a new Secretary so many thanks to Karen Whiting for all she has done and a warm welcome to Heather Graham for all she is about to do!!”

 

A note from Club Secretary Heather Graham

“I am pleased to announce that I have taken over the role of Secretary for The South East Limousin Club. I’d like to tank my predecessor, Karen Whiting, who did a fantastic job and is going to be a tough act to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed attending my first event, the herd walk at Nick Bates’ farm in September. I am currently at University in Gloucester, studying Animal Science BSc (Hons) at Hartpury. My first interests in cattle came from when I started secondary school and became a member of Angley Young Farmers’ Club for 7 years, a Club which has gone from strength to strength since then. This is also where my love of the Limousin breed started.”

 

SOUTH EAST Commercial Herd Competition Results

Judge : Jim Bloom

Large Herd
Herd
Stratton Farms 1st
Mr Tim Piper 2nd
Mr & Mrs Woolgar  =2nd
Mr Nic Bates 3rd
Small Herd
Herd
Mr Brian Foster 1st
Mr & Mrs Andy Clutterbuck 2nd
Mr & Mrs Lampshire
Mr Ken Simons 3rd
Steer
Mr & Mrs Lampshire 1st
Mr Tim Piper 2nd
Mr Ken Simonds 3rd
Heifer
Stratton Farms 1st
Mr Brian Foster 2nd
Mr & Mrs Andy Clutterbuck 3rd
Champion Herd
Stratton Farms
Reserve
Mr Tim Piper

SOUTH EAST Pedigree Herd Competition Results
Judge : Jim Bloom

Best Working Stock Bull with the Applesham Plate going to
1st Loosebeare Bomber Buriton Estates
2nd Mereside Cobra Castlethorpe Herd
3rd Procters Borrins Gotham Herd
Best Yearling Bull with the Gotham Masterpiece Trophy going to
1st Wealden Fortress BJ Baker
2nd Thorndean Freddie Mrs Sue Watson
3rd Miscombe Fina Buriton Estate
Best Bull calf class, with the Brown Trophy going to
1st Thorndean Graham BJ Baker
2nd Castlethorpe Gandalf Jonathan Stacey
3rd Miscombe Gamebird Buriton Estate
Cow & Calf Class with the Pickreed Tankard going to
1st Miscombe Vance & Miscombe Ganthe Buriton Estate
2nd Wealden Ursa & Wealden Giglo BJ Baker
3rd Bowsland Selenia & Stratton Galaina Stratton Farms
2 Year old ‘E’ Reg Heifer  Class with the Baird Bowl going to
1st Wealden Empress BJ Baker
2nd Miscombe English Buriton Estate
3rd Castlethorpe Euro and Applesham Elizabeth Mr J Stacey
Best Yearling ‘F ‘Reg Heifer winning the Gerald Shearing Trophy
1st Miscombe Falcon Buriton Estate
2nd Gotham Fantasia Mrs M Davis
3rd Castlethorpe Fili Mr J Stacey
Heifer Calf with the Sandhurst Plate going to
1st Wealdon Gloria BJ Baker
2nd Thorndean Glitzy Mrs Sue Watson
3rd Miscombe Guitar Buriton Estate
No small herds entered in 2011
Medium Size Herd
1st Wealden BJ Baker
2nd Castlethorpe Jonathan Stacey
3rd Gotham Mrs MEDavis
Large Herd
1st Miscombe Buriton Estate
2nd Thorndean Mrs Sue Watson
3rd Applesham WD Passmore & Sons
Overall Champion Herd
Miscombe Buriton Estates  (for the 6thyear in a row)
Reserve Champion Herd
Wealden B.J. Baker (for the 6thyear in a row)