This week we feature perhaps one of the most recognised pedigree Limousin breeders not only in Ireland, but across the globe. William Smith of Oldcastle, Co Meath, started breeding Limousin cattle under the Milbrook prefix in 1986 at the age of 20 and has since gone on to breed some of the most highly-regarded animals in the breed.

Along with standing on council and doing a stint as president for the society, this lifetime of success has also led him to judging some of the top shows nationally and internationally – the Royal Welsh, the French nationals and Carlisle bull sales to name but a few.