The Young Limousin Breeders of Northern Ireland hosted their annual Calf Spectacular and Young Handlers Competition at Moira Pedigree Sales Arena last Saturday. This year there was a fantastic display of more than 80 pedigree and commercial Limousins, shown by breeders from across the province.
The Young Handlers Competition kick started the day’s proceedings with 19 competitors split into three groups – Junior, Intermediate and Senior. The Young Handlers competition was split into two sections – the preparation of the calves for exhibition and the handling of the calves in the show ring.
Sarah-Jayne Jessop of the renowned Springsett Herd, Stirling, Scotland judged the preparation of the calves whilst her partner Dougie McBeath judged the handling. This year’s competition was exceptionally tight with only a few points separating each prize winner, in many cases.