Tributes have been paid following the passing of the well-known Co. Antrim-based Limousin cattle breeder, Ian Davidson.

The British Limousin Cattle Society expressed its condolences on a publish shared on Fb right this moment (Wednesday, August 3).

Ian was described by the society as “a powerful supporter of the Limousin breed”.

The publish stated: “With a lot disappointment, members are knowledgeable of the passing of Ian Davidson of the Ballyrickard herd, Larne, Northern Eire.”

The society praised the late Ian Davidson for his work in selling and enhancing the breed, as effectively has his eager curiosity in serving to new Limousin breeders to turn into established and profitable.

The late Ian Davidson. Picture supply: British Limousin Cattle Society

The society’s assertion stated: “Ian was a powerful supporter of the Limousin breed. Specifically, he cherished sourcing and making an attempt out new and outdated bloodlines which resulted in a number of present winners, sale leaders and herd competitors awards over time.

“He was actively concerned with younger breeders, taking nice pleasure in serving to new breeders on their means, and had many friendships throughout the British based in Limousins.”

A lot of extra tributes had been paid to the Co. Antrim man, from throughout Eire and the UK. One described him as “a stunning one that at all times had time to speak at a sale or present”. 

Ian’s stays will go away his dwelling on Saturday (August 6) at 11:00a.m, to reach on the Church of the Holy Household, Ballygowan for an 11.30a.m Requiem Mass. His funeral afterwards is at Roselawn Crematorium at 2.00p.m.

Solely household flowers are requested, however donations in lieu are invited if desired to the Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Metropolis Hospital/RVH Belfast and Transplant Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle c/o (cheques payable to) E W Ramsey & Son, 5 Higher Fundamental Avenue, Larne BT40 1SY.

The society prolonged its honest condolences are prolonged to Ian’s mother and father, Ian and Ellen, his sister Seaneen, companion Karen and to all wider household and mates.