The Limousin champion Ballymoney Veronica from Harry Emslie and his partner Lynwen Evans has just taken the overall title in the beef lines under interbreed judge Bryan Jones, Brecon.
Veronica, purchased as part of the Emslies herd foundation stock is by Highlander and out of Ballymoney Noisette. With a string of show successes behind her, including the junior interbreed title at the Highland in 2006 and the reserve breed championship here in the same year, Veronica is certainly living up to form and looked every inch the champion as she went out this afternoon.
Standing reserve was the Charolais champion, Thrunton Classic, a Burradon Talisman son, from John Howells, Gwenog. This one was bought at Perth in February for 12,000gns and is herd sire for the 50-cow herd at home.
Mr Jones said the Limousin had stood out from the minute he saw her and was a perfect example of the modern Limousin. “She has grace and fleshing in equal measure and she caught my eye. She moves beautifully and knows she is a champion herself.”