Limousin cattle with Irish genetics were to the fore of judging at the Royal Highland Show 2021 this week.
The judge crowned 17-month-old Grahams Precious, property of the Grahams family, the supreme interbreed beef champion.
Precious is a daughter of Claragh Granco and Melody, the dam of February-2020 Grahams Rooney, an Ampertaine Foreman, son that climbed to 28,000gns, respectively, at Carlisle last month.
Irish Limousin genetics
Meanwhile, taking the blue rosette in the junior female class was Maraiscote Rosie from the Nimmo family.
Sean and Paddy Ryan purchased Rosie’s sire, Sliabh Felim Murinho, at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s premier sale in Roscrea in May 2019 for the year’s top price tag of €11,000.
In a brief statement on social media, a society spokesperson said:
“Poignantly on the day Rosie was in the show ring, Paddy was laid to rest in his beloved home parish of Cappamore.”
Earlier this week, the society released a statement following Paddy’s passing.
“It is with sincere regret that we learnt of the passing of Paddy Luke Ryan, Cappamore, Co. Limerick. Paddy was a great friend of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society as a breeder (with his son Sean, Sliabh Felim herd) and through his son Ger who is a past breed secretary.”
“Paddy is also very well known throughout the country in his role as secretary of Cappamore Show.”
“In 2019, Paddy was a very deserving winner of the Hall of Fame award. Paddy was a friend to all and will be sadly missed.”
“We would like to extend our sympathies to Peggy, Ger, Sean and all the Ryan family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis,” the spokesperson concluded.
On Sunday, June 13th, spokesperson for Cappamore Show, said: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of our show secretary, Paddy Ryan Luke today.”
“We, the committee, would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Peggy, Ger, Seán and all of Paddy’s extended family. May Paddy Rest in Peace,” the spokesperson added.