The Irish Limousin Cattle Society returned to Carnaross Livestock mart after an absence of four years to hold the final pedigree sale of the 2008 Spring sale season on the evening of the 27th May. The 40 strong catalogue of bulls was reduced to only 22 that went through the sale ring which showed that there was solid demand for Limousin bulls purchased on-farm before the sale.
Topping the days trade at €2600 was Tonyfoyle Billy from the herd of Brian Clarke, Baileboro, Co. Cavan. This son of Grahams Samson was placed first in his class by judge Donal O’Brien, Tallow, Co. Waterford and also sported 5-star rating for suckler beef value, weanling export, beef carcass and replacement value. Local breeder, Charles Williams, purchased him.
Next best price of €2,400 was for Drumeel C415 a Nenuphar son from the herd of John Abbott, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. This January 2007 bull was earlier judged as the male champion of the show and was duly purchased by Michael Browne.
The reserve champion on the day was Ardglasson Cadet again by Nenuphar from the herd of Fiona Gilsenan, Kells, Co. Meath. Cadet was purchased by D.M Caffery for €2,050
In all bulls averaged €1,900 with a clearance rate of 70%
Only three heifers were presented for sale on the day, with all three selling to a top price of €2,300. This was for a daughter of Mas du Clo, Woodview Caitlin, from the herd of David Abbott, Kileshandra, Co. Cavan.