The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held an official show and sale on Saturday 21st November in Ballyjamesduff Livestock Mart. The entry of 40 bulls met a sluggish trade on the day with a small number of customers, due mainly to the atrocious weather conditions.
Top price of €2500 went to the Ronick Hawk son Hill Top Dan owned by Thomas Murphy, Mullagh, Co Clare and purchased by Laurance Dorian, Co Louth.
Hill Top Dan
In the female section John Lynch realised €3500 for his Reserve Female champion, Ballinascraw Caitlin, a Pacha 19 daughter in calf to Vision and selling to Gerry Mc Elwaine, Donegal, a county where the Limousin breed is seeing a steady growth with many new members.
Michael Sexton from the well known Mount Scott herd in Mullagh, Co Clare sold a Gamin sired heifer Mount Scott Cleo with a promising Ronick Hawk bull calf at foot for €3400 to Peter McDonnell, Drogheda.
Mount Scott Cait bred by the Festin sired Mount Scott Percy was also purchased by Peter Mc Donnell for €2500. Rathnestin Debbie by Baltray Aaron being shown by Raymond and Sean Bird from Dundalk and who had earlier in the show taken the Female championship from the Roscommon judge Mr Michael Gunne was purchased at €2050 by Patrick Clerkin Ballyjamesduf.