* J-LO wins the Heifer Championship and Overall Championship
* BILLY WIZZ wins the Overall Steer Championship
* QUEEN B wins the Baby Beef Championship
Friday 28th October 2016 saw the 10th Anniversary of the Borderway Agri-Expo at Carlisle. On what was a long day, packed full of the very best cattle from all corners of the UK, the classy heifer J-Lo from JCB Commercials, Northern Ireland took the Overall Championship. The task of judging for the day came under the watchful eye of Mr Jimmy Mulholland, Great Orton, Carlisle. J-Lo arrived at Carlisle following a terrific summer showing having won a terrific 2016 double, lifted the Supreme Championships at both the Royal Ulster Show, Balmoral, and the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. And then being Reserve Overall Champion at the British Limousins National Limousin Show back in July. J-Lo was originally purchased last winter at Hilltown Mart for £1000. Sired by Norman Ely and out of a Lim x dam she was bred by P Fagan.
Steer Champion of the show was Billy Wizz, from Rachel Mudd and Craig Bentley, The Gables, Kepwick, Thirsk. Bred at Carry House, Hexham by Martyn Archer, this red May 2015 born steer was purchased for £2000 at a new Spring 2016 Sale held at Hexham & Northern Marts. Sired by the French bull, Ananas, this steer is out of a Limousin cross cow. Billy Wizz has also seen a very successful summer winning the Steer Championships at this years Great Yorkshire Show and The National Limousin Show this year.
Completing the hat trick of championships for the Limousin breed was the Baby Beef Champion aptly named Queen B, from Bowen & Bowen, Penthryn, Welshpool. The April 2016 born heifer was bred and exhibited by the Bowen family and is sired by the highly successful bull Liscon Bigshow. Used as the main herd sire, Liscon Bigshow has bred numerous title winning cattle for them over recent years. Queen B was on her first outing along with two other herd mates, both of which gained second prize tickets with all three being sired by Liscon Bigshow. They will be shown at the English and Welsh Winter Fairs where they will be sold.