The Barrons herd of Willie Barron, based at Morrow Edge Farm, Burnhope, in County Durham, is the North East Limousin Cattle Breeders Club champion herd for the second year running.

The Barrons herd was also responsible for both the first prize stock bull and first prize stock bull and progeny with the same sire, Mereside Goldolphin, while the best new entrant was the Mountainstorm herd of Adam Atkins in Queensbury.

The 2014 competition was judged by Steven and Ruth Priestley of the Brontemoor herd in Kirkambeck, Brampton, with herd competition prizes announced and presented at the club’s annual dinner at The Bridge Inn, Walshford. (Sat, Nov 8)

Results were:
Extra small herd
1 AK & C Stafford (Kapriko) Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland,, 2 S & J Dent and Son (Ketton) Darlington, 3 Mrs PM Varley (Queenshead), Queensbury.

Small herd
1 Barker Farming Partnership (Tancredgrange) Scorton, Richmond, 2 S Littlewood (Hollingreave), Newmill, Huddersfield, 3 JH Tennant (Lissett), Fraisthorpe, Bridlington.

Medium herd
1 W Barron (Barrons) Burnhope, 2 Messrs C Lumb (Barkisland) Halifax, 3 Peter R Walker & Son (Rosellie) Driffield.

Large herd
1 AJ Mason (Oddacres) Embsay, 2 JM & SP Cooper (Tomschoice) Dacre, 3 D & MLP Woolhouse (Rachels) Driffield.

Extra large herd
1 Millington Grange Estate (Millington), York, 2 DW Jordon  (Longhirst) Morpeth, 3 WI Suddes & Sons (Cornsay) Durham

Stock bull
1 Mereside Godolphin (W Barron) Burnhope, 2 Oddacres Gaffer (S Littlewood), 3 Spittalton Gigolo (DW Jordon).

Stock bull and progeny
1 Mereside Godolphin, 2 Ecran (Millington Grange Estate), 3 Homebyres Dixon (AJ Mason)

Young bull (born after 1/1/13 & exhibitor bred) – 1 Tomschoice Inquisitor (JM & SP Cooper), 2 Rachels Ivanhoe (D & MLP Woolhouse), 3 Hollingreave Inferno (S Littlewood).

Young heifer (born after 1/1/13 & exhibitor bred) – 1 Tancredgrange Indigo (Barker Farming Partnership), 2 Barrons Icequeen (W Barron), 3 Rachels Izzy (D & MLP Woolhouse)

Cow and calf
1 Kaprico Athena & Kaprico Juno (AK & C Stafford), 2 Barrons Bambie & Barrons Jambie (W Barron), 3 Belladone & Millington Jonquil (Millington Grange Estate).

Calf born in 2014
1 Ridinghill Jethro (Mrs P Docksey), 2 Barrons Jambie (W Barron), joint 3rd Hollingreave Jumbo (S Littlewood) and Oddacres Jasive ( AJ Mason)

Best new entrant – Mountainstorm herd of Adam Atkins in Queensbury, Bradford.

For further info please contact the NELBC’s Annabel Mason on 07792 19834 6or email her at

Willie Barron can be contacted on 01207 529950 and Adam Atkins on 01274 818422.