Limousin On Farm Challenge success
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.