The yearling Limousin bull, Trueman Jukebox, brought out by Henry Savage & Sons, Skerriff Road, Altnamackin, Newry, Co Down took both the Pedigree and then the Overall Supreme Championship at the Young Limousin Breeders Northern Ireland (YLBNI) Calf Spectacular held at Ballymena Mart on Saturday 10th January 2015.
Judged by Mrs Melanie Alford, who runs the Foxhillfarm Limousin Herd in Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon, the January 2015-born Trueman Jukebox is an AI son of the 32,000gns Ampertaine Elgin (by Glenrock Ventura) who to date has sired almost 300 pedigree progeny in the Limousin herdbook. Jukebox is a heifer’s calf out of Trueman Gabrielle (by Nenuphar) and carries a Beef Value of LM+32.
Commercial Champion was a Sauvignon-sired steer bred by Vincy McMullan and brought out by Gareth Corrie, Newtownards. Reserve Pedigree Champion came in the shape of another Ampertaine Elgin-sired bull calf, Craigatoke James, from Martin Conway, Meenagorp Road, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone. Again January-born, he is out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Craigatoke Emma.
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