The winners of the 2017 Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club herds competition were announced at a ceremony at the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, earlier in the month. Louis Byrne, who runs the Tomriland herd in Co Wicklow, officiated at this year’s competition.

Tim and Sheila O’ Brien, Coomnaclohy, Ballyvourney, Co Cork, took the top position in the small herd section with their Carraig Dubh Herd. Tim and Sheila also won the special prize for the best bull calf with the 2017-born Carraig Dubh Mac T440, who is sired by Carrigroe Kian.