Limousin walks away with beef title in first visit to Northumberland County Show

A pedigree Limousin from Berwickshire took the overall beef championship title at Northumberland County Show

Best Beef cattle winner Ronick Honey
Best Beef cattle winner Ronick Honey

A two-year-old pedigree Limousin took the overall beef championship title on its first outing to Northumberland County Show.

Ronick Honey is from the Romford herd owned by the Gordon Brooke Trust, of Gordon in Berwickshire and was shown by trust manager John Elliot.

February 2012-born Honey, by Rathconville Eugene, is a former Royal Highland Show winner who was bought for 20,000gns by the late Mr Brooke.

She won the championship on Red Ladies Day at Carlisle last December. Now in-calf to Sympa for September, her next outing will be to the Royal Highland Show.

John, of Kelso, said: “We knew how good she was when we bought her, she had already won a lot.

“We haven’t been to the Northumberland County Show before but it has a very good reputation and it is very prestigious to win here.”

Judge Kevin Henderson, who works on the family farm at Keenley near Allendale, said he made his decisison because he could see that Ronick Honey had a lot of potential.

He added: “She’s a well-balanced and strong heifer.

“It was a very close call between the champion and the reserve champion, there was not a huge amount in it but I thought the Limousin would go on to become a really good cow with a lot of potential.”

Reserve champion was commercial champion Vodka Bleu owned by Gordon and Julie Sedgewick of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

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