On a bright October Sunday afternoon at United Auctions, Stirling, Ronick Moose took the crown as Overall Male Champion in the British Limousin Cattle Society’s pre-sale show.
The April 2016 natural born calf by Wilodge Granville out of Ronick Fallise comes from local breeder Ronald Dick, Mains of Thrisk Farm, Stirling. In placing him as Champion Judge Mr Chris Pennie of the noted Sarkley Herd, Montgomery commented that he had “spotted him straight away when he came through the Intermediate classes” he said “I liked his smartness in the ring, he is a powerful clean bull with real class”.
On his way to the Overall Champion accolade Ronick Moose had stood as the Intermediate Champion, edging his stable-mate the March 2016 born Ronick Mason into Reserve Intermediate Champion position. Also by Wilodge Granville, Mason is out of Rathconville Honeycombe, herself a full sister to the Ronick Herd stock bull Rathconville Eugene, who has bred females to a top of 20,000gns.
Mr Pennie tapped Whinfellpark Madora from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Cumbria into Reserve Overall Champion position, having earlier in the afternoon placed him as the Junior Champion. The May 2016 born bull is by Lowerffrydd Empire, the October 2010 Supreme Champion at Carlisle and out of Whinfellpark Genevieve. The Junior Championship was a clean sweep for the Jenkinson stable, Mr Pennie placed Whinfellpark Midas as Reserve Junior Champion. The April 2016 born bull is by the May 2015 Carlisle Overall Champion Foxhillfarm Jasper and out of Whinfellpark Harmony. Jasper had numerous victories in the 2015 show season, including being crowned Supreme champion at the Royal Highland Show, Male and Reserve Junior Champion at the Great Yorkshire and the same at the Royal Welsh Show.
The Senior Championship went to another bull from the Dick family Ronick Merchant. The February 2016 born bull is by Rathconville Eugene out of Ronick Hylvia. Eugene has proved himself to be an exceptional stock bull within the Ronick herd producing progeny selling well into five figures. The Powerful Irish son Anside Maximus from Mr and Mrs Irvine, Drummuir, Keith was tapped into Reserve Senior Champion position.
There was a compliment of females presented to the Judge later in the afternoon. Females from the Bruce Goldie stable at Townfoot, Mouswald took the awards, Goldies Meg was tapped out as the Champion and Goldies Marge stood as Reserve. Both by Goldies Fortress, Meg is out of Goldies Dame while Marge is by Goldies Foxtrot.