The club started the year with a new Chairman and Secretary, Walter Cruickshank & Lesley McLaren.
The events for the year commenced with the bull sales in February. In May, Caledonian Marts, Stirling held a limousin primestock show and sale with the championship being awarded to AS Hay, Mains of Cultmalundie with a 640kg heifer and the reserve championship going to G McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer with a 685kg bullock.
Also in May, Lawrie & Symington, Lanark held a Limousin primestock show and sale which was won by S&L Watson, High Tarbeg, Ochiltree with a 620kg bullock.
The club had a very busy and well attended stand at the Highland show with 200 tickets sold for the BBQ on the Thursday evening. The show proved successful for a number of the Scottish Club members. S & H Illingworth of the Glenrock herd had a successful day winning reserve overall Limousin champion with Glenrock Fantastic. The Nimmo family continued their recent successes by winning the male championship with Maraiscote Hop – the fourth year in a row the Nimmos have won the male championship. The Reserve male championship went to D McBeath & SJ Jessop with Ardglasson Highlander. The commercial championship was won by Wilson Peters, Monzie with a Limousin-cross heifer, Duchess.
In July, the club held a successful open day and stockjudging by kind permission of the Irvine Family, Braehead Farm, Drummuir. An enjoyable day was had by all viewing the Anside herd and judging a large class of young bulls. The Irvine family put on an excellent display of cattle which were greatly admired. The master judge for the Stock judging was Walter Cruikshank with Mr Sutherland from Caithness winning. The club would like to thank the Irvine family and all of those involved in making the day a success.
Later in July, 28 members of the club headed south to Wales. The herd visits to Dinmore and Bailea were of great interest and the club appreciates the time and effort that both herds put in to our visits. The trip involved two enjoyable days at the Royal Welsh show before heading back up to Scotland.
On Sunday 28th July, a Young Breeders’ day was hosted by D&L Graham, Mains of Burnbank. This event was well attended and had various workshops for the young members to learn from.
A new Limousin Grand Prix was held at The Black Isle Show on 1st August. There were around 60 entries to be judged by Mr Craig Ridley of the Haltcliffe Herd. D McBeath & SJ Jessop were awarded the championship with their bull Ardglasson Highlander with the Reserve championship being awarded to S & H Illingworth with Glenrock Fantastic. This event was praised and the club is looking forward to the 2014 event.
Also in August the Scottish team of Stephanie Dick, Tom Illingworth and Amy Lindsay won the YLBC Anglo-Irish Stockjudging, where Stephanie also won the senior individual title.
The annual herd competition was held in August with Gary & Karen Swindlehurst from the Proctors herd judging the 26 herds that had entered. The prizes for this competition were presented at the AGM on 20th October at Blairdrummond Hall. Thanks must go to Gary and Karen for their time judging the competition and for the wonderful and entertaining presentation they gave at the prizegiving.
On 16th November Stars of the Future show was held at UA Stirling where Scottish club members had success with S&H Illingworth winning the Limousin Junior champion with Glen rock Illusion and the Dick family winning reserve junior champion with Ronick Ida. John Elliot took the senior championship with Roxburgh Homeland.
The young handlers were won by Callum Gray (Central Herd) winning the seniors and James Adam (Newhouse herd) winning the juniors.
The club would like to thank everyone for their help and particpation during the year and wish all members a successful 2014.