INAUGURAL ALL-STAR PEDIGREE BREEDER AWARDS
John McEnroe and family of the Liss Aberdeen-Angus herd, Oldcastle, Co Meath secured the Aberdeen-Angus prize at the recent All-Star Pedigree Breeder Awards hosted by the Pedigree Breeders’ Association of Ireland (PBAI) in Portlaoise earlier this month. This prize was claimed on the back of securing the All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus championship last summer and is the latest in a long line of showing accolades for the Liss prefix. Their 2019 All-Ireland triumph, with stock bull Mogeely Dreamer T534 marked the fourth time that the Liss Aberdeen-Angus herd has lifted the prestigious national Aberdeen-Angus trophy - with their previous win coming 21 years ago. The Liss Aberdeen-Angus herd was founded in the 1950’s by John’s late father, Bartle with the purchase of the pedigree Aberdeen-Angus heifer, Diana of Lakeview and the herd has grown to 100 pedigree cows and followers presently. Notable homebred animals who have achieved considerable show success over the years includes Mirlo of Liss who won the All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus championship for two years in succession and her daughter, Liss Miylo who very nearly emulated her dam’s achievements, taking the reserve All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus title. Liss Miylo G863 also comes from this same family line and won the ICBF performance award in more recent times.
John is also the President of the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association and has judged extensively across Ireland and the UK and has officiated over the judging of some of the breed’s most notable events such as the Royal Highland Show and the Carlisle bull sales.
Well done to John and all the McEnroe family on their latest success – a fitting way to cap an excellent 2019 showing season for the Liss Aberdeen-Angus herd.
2019 All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus Champion, Mogeely Dreamer T534
John & Sean McEnroe receiving the All-Star Pedigree Award from Agri-Journalist & Broadcaster, Mairead Lavery. Also pictured is Albert DeCogan of the Mogeely Aberdeen-Angus herd who bred the champion bull, Mogeely Dreamer T534