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The first official Limousin Society Sale at Carrick on Shannon was a tremendous success after a poor start where   ‘The older bulls were not in demand but the younger bulls & heifers were a flying trade. It was a very successful first venture at the Carrick on Shannon centre.’ according to Dr. Ger Ryan, Breed Secretary

The trade for males resulted in an overall clearance rate of 60% to average €2,312.

The top price in the male section of €4,800 went to first prize-winner & Male Champion on the day Pelletstown Alex from Roger McCarrick, Drumree, Co. Meath.   An April 2005 bull the breeding was all homebred, the sire being herd stock sire Pelletstown Newman and a homebred cow Pelletstown Mandy, a Dimitri daughter.   He is no stranger to the rosette being awarded Reserve Male Champion at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore earlier in 2006.   He now heads to the pedigree herd of Richard Bailey, Banagher, Co. Offaly.

Pelletstown Alex

Pellettown Alex (Pelletstown Newman x Dimitri)

The next highest price of €3,850 went to Carrowbeg Andie from Tommie O’ Brien, Westport, Co. Mayo.    This May 2005 was not among the rosettes but attracted a lot of attention in the sales ring before the hammer dropped to brothers Gerard & Mark Kearney, Killala, Co. Mayo to join their suckler herd.   This May 2005 son of Ferry was out of Leckee Royal, an Ideal 19 daughter.

Hill Top Dan

Carrowbeg Andie (Ferry x Ideal 19)

The third highest price of €3,750 went to Newtown Aidan from Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.   The late September 2005 son of Lino was bred out of Brickhill Ursula, a Mas du Clo daughter.  The impressive stylish bull has equally impressive BLUP figures and the first prize and Reserve Male Champion rosettes to match.   He joins the commercial herd of Brendan Clarke, Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Newtown Aiden

Newtown Aiden (Lino x Mas du Clo)

Other leading prices included:

  • €3,050 to William Jones, Aughnacliffe for a son of Oeillet
  • €2,500 to Brendan Clancy, Mullagh for a son of Moloskey Showman
  • €2,500 to Michael Gunn, Elphin for a son of Scorboro Regius

Females

The buoyant demand seen this autumn for pedigree Limousin heifers continued in Carrick on Shannon with numerous new breeders purchasing pedigree Limousin heifers.   The overall trade resulted in a 73% clearance rate to average €2,379.

Leading the days trading was first prize-winner & Female Champion on the day Millbrook Amelia from William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.   This July 2005 daughter of herd stock sire Neron was out of a homebred cow Millbrook Nuala, a Broadmeadows Cannon daughter and full sister to Millbrook Lancelot.   The impressive pedigree was also backed by impressive BLUP figures which lead to Karol McElhinney, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal purchasing her.   Mr McElhinney who is establishing a pedigree Limousin herd purchased a total of seven pedigree heifers in total.

Millbrook Amelia

Millbrook Amelia (Neron x Broadmeadows Cannon)

The next highest price of €4,000 went to another first prize-winner Carrickmore Vanity from Connell Bros., Oldcastle, Co. Meath with their November 2004 heifer.   This heifer had super pedigree of Mas du Clo sire out of a homebred cow Carrickmore Steffi, a Geant daughter.   Her BLUP figure for muscle of 131 puts her in the top 1% of the breed.   She now heads to the pedigree herd of Alex McClode in Scotland

Carrickmore Vanity

Carrickmore Vanity (Mas du Clo x Geant)

The third highest of €3,200 was shred between Clegghill Valerie & Newtown Abbigail. Clegghill Valerie from John Quinn, Longford is a March 2004 heifer sold incalf to herd stock sire Parisien.   A third prize-winner in the pre sale show she is out of the poplar sire Mas du Clo and French bred dam Plage a daughter of Harmonica.   The purchaser is pedigree breeder Joe Henson, Kilbeggan, CO. Westmeath. 
The other heifer at €3,200 was Newtown Abigail from Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim with their January 2005 born heifer.   This daughter of Nenuphar was out of a homebred cow Newtown Rene, a Hortensia daughter.   She was a second prize-winner in the show and was snapped up by Declan & Jo Miley, Ballyglass, Co. Roscommon.

Clegghill Valerie

Clegghill Valerie (Mas du Clo x Harmonica)

Other leading prices for females included:

  • €3,000 to John C. Quinn, Longford for a daughter of Genial
  • €3,000 to John Smith, Oldcastle for a daughter of Neron
  • €2,750 to John C. Quinn, Longford for a daughter of Scare.

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