In September 2005 we bought the Ballymoney herd from Angus McDonnell, Wicklow. These included some real gems, most of which go back to a French female line Amoniac.
Amoniac is the great grand dam of Ballymoney Noisette (sired by Geant) who bred Ballymoney Veronica who needs no introduction. She is a well framed, muscular female with great female characteristics and has been shown successfully for us, notching up wins as a two year old heifer at the Royal Highland Show where she stood reserve female champion and interbreed junior at the Royal Show. She was also shown locally in 2006 taking five interbreed championships.
2009 saw us have one of our greatest moments with her as she took the Limousin championship and then went on to take the interbreed championship at the Royal Welsh Show. She also teamed up with Greenhill Viper to take the interbreed pairs and also joined the winning group of five team.
Shown at foot with her was a heifer calf with a real future ahead of her. Emslies Eryl is by Saphir and is turning into a growthy female with great frame and power. Another of Veronica’s highlights is an ET heifer Emslies Duchess, by Salomon who is greatly admired by many.