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Carrick Winter Fair 2016

Limousins meet strong demand in Carrick with top prices recorded. Well known  Carlow show man sees MBP female taking top price.

The cream always comes to the top

And so this was the case yesterday for the Limousin breed in Carrick on Shannon at the annual Winter Fair Show and Sale.

Sunday had seen a fantastic show of all breeds in the newly built show facility. The man in the middle with the unenviable task of judging some very large classes of quality Limousin was well known breeder and former president of the ILCS Mr. John McInerney from Clonmoney,  Newmarket on Fergus , Co.Clare.

With over fifty animals catalogued in some of the Limousin classes being in the placings was an achievement in itself.

Standing Senior Limousin Champion was Michael Martin’s Ampertaine Foreman heifer with Richard O’ Beirne’s heifer in Reserve.

Junior champion went to the McCloskey family’s MPB heifer with Martin Killeen ADX heifer standing in Reserve.

Monday saw Limousin topping the trade with four of the top prices recorded. Eoin O’Neill’s much admired MBP heifer taking the highest price of the sale at €5500.

Dermot Mullaney saw his TVR heifer changing hands at €4100.

In at a call of €4000 was another heifer by MBP this time the vendor being Derek Forde.

Declan Oates saw his Gamin sired heifer failing to meet her reserve and left the ring unsold at €3800.

Selling for €3600 was Neill Donnellans TVR heifer.

In at €3500 was another TVR heifer from  Gerry Boyle.

Eoin O’Neill was back in receiving €2600 for his HGR heifer.

Tommy Fitzgerald sold his Sept 14 heifer for €2600.

Tommy was back in selling an April 15 heifer at €2400.

Martin Harold received €2500 for his TVR heifer.

Eamon Cleary saw his Oct 14 heifer selling at €2300.

Harvey O’Brien’s June 15 heifer changed hands at €2200.

John Killeen’s EBY heifer sold at €2100

In the male classes Kevin Barret’s Swarland Eddie 450kg son sold at €1900.

J & M Brady saw their 430kg TVR son selling for €1900.

The McCloskey family saw their 430kg entry changing hands at €1400.

This sees the end of a very busy year for the Limousin breed in Ireland, having hosted the International Limousin Congress in August. The sales season has in general seen a very strong demand for Limousin sires both maternal and terminal, likewise trade remains strong for quality females.

On the commercial scene the breed continues to provide females ideally suited to suckler farmers requirements while still able to also meet the demands of the terminal traits in both export and domestic markets. With easy calving and short gestation required for the dairy farmer the breed continues to strive to deliver on these traits as this sector has realised the benefits of the added value of Limousin calves.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society will continue to deliver a breed which will meet the requirements of all sectors. The Society would also like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has invested in the breed and hopes it will continue to fulfil their requirements in the future.


Derek Forde with his MBP sired LMX heifer weighing 405kgs which sold for €4,000


Eoin O'Neill with his MBP sired LMX heifer weighing 350kgs which sold for €5,500


€4,100 for above TVR sired heifer weighing 560kgs, owned by Dermot Mullaney


Senior Champion owned by Michael Martin, sired by Ampertaine Foreman (S1421)


First Prize winning male calf owned by Kevin Barry, sired by Swarland  Eddie (S1412)


Senior Champion owned by Michael Martin, sired by Ampertaine Foreman (S1421)


Reserve Senior Champion owned by Richard O'Beirne, sired by Huntershall Gladiator (S1564)


First Prize winning bullock owned by Ivan Whyte


First Prize winning heifer owned by McCloskey Family, sired by MBP


Junior Champion heifer owned by McCloskey Family, sired by MBP


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