Li­mousin On Farm Chal­lenge suc­cess

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

THE in­au­gu­ral Vic­to­rian Li­mousin So­ci­ety On Farm Chal­lenge has been run and won.

Some 22 studs from all over Victoria took part in the chal­lenge, with just over 150 an­i­mals en­tered in the var­i­ous classes.

The North­ern Li­mousin Group had an­i­mals en­tered from three dif­fer­ent studs.

All studs did well, with Lim­stow Li­mousins tak­ing out the Cham­pion Se­nior Bull.

Mistle­toe Li­mousins of Greta ob­tained a sec­ond place in the 12 to 16 month old heifers in a class of 11 an­i­mals, with the home-bred Mistle­toe Nelly.

Not to be out­done, in the 16 to 20 month old heifers Mistle­toe Nice One, from the same stud, placed sec­ond in a class of 25.

The supreme ex­hibit went to Manoora Park Na­dia from the West­ern District.

Mistle­toe Li­mousins also re­ceived highly com­mended with bulls in the 12 to 16 month class, and 16 to 20 month class.

Stud prin­ci­pal De­nis O’Connor was pleased not just with their in­di­vid­ual re­sults, but with the show­ing of all studs from the North East and the event as a whole.

The Li­mousin On Farm Chal­lenge judge, Peter Collins, was im- pressed with the struc­tural sound­ness, con­for­ma­tion and soft­ness of the an­i­mals - which showed sound breed­ing prin­ci­ples and a pas­sion for the breed.

South­ern Stock­feeds pro­vided a driver and ve­hi­cle to take the judge, pho­tog­ra­pher and Vic­to­rian pres­i­dent to the 22 par­tic­i­pat­ing studs.

Over 2200 kilo­me­tres were cov­ered over a hec­tic three days, fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion night in Bendigo.

This din­ner was well at­tended and plan­ning is un­der way for the event for 2019 and it is hoped that it will be­come an an­nual event.

SUC­CESS: De­nis O’Connor, from Mistle­toe Li­mousins in Greta, was de­lighted with his stud’s suc­cess in the re­cent Li­mousin On Farm Chal­lenge event.

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