Limousin bull Lynderg Hero claims fourth championship win

Lynderg Hero bred by Jim Quail, Banbridge continued a remarkable show season by scooping all the honours at Clogher Valley Show last Wednesday including Limousin Champion, NISA Young Bull Championship (young bulls of all breeds born in 2012), Interbreed Champion and Champion of Champions.

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A delightful Jim commented that this young bull was a cocktail of all Lynderg genetics in this past thirty years.  Completely home bred his mother is Lynderg Diana and sire is Lynderg Eisenhower.  Diana, an Underwriter daughter, goes back to the legendary cow Tiara (who lived until she was 21).  Ocean, who is also in the back pedigree, is where he gets his quality and class from and Randall where he gets his size.  Hero has a 400 day weight of 747 and an EBV of 40.  His sire Lynderg Eisenhower is a son of Guards Boomer and a great French cow called Java bought ten years ago from Stephan Goursalas the breeder of Ocean.


Earlier in the year the January 2012 born youngster made his presence felt at The Balmoral Show where he was awarded the Male Championship amidst a super entry of Limousin Cattle.


The All Ireland Bull Derby staged at Castlewellan Show was the next date in the show diary. Beating off stiff competition from entries hailing from throughout Ireland Lynderg Hero was declared Champion by Judge Dougie MacBeath, Stirling. The success story continued with the breed championship en route to securing the Champion of Champions award judged during the cattle parade by auctioneer David Leggat MBE, United Auctions.

Antrim Show hosted the Bull Stakes Championship which always attracts fierce competition. This proved yet another worthwhile outing for Lynderg Hero when he collected this title in addition to breed Champion and Interbreed Champion of the Show on the day.


Hero is now being used as the stock bull in the Lynderg herd, and some females will be sold in calf to him later in the year.