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Limousin tops at banner county multi-breed sale

Clare marts host multi-breed bull sales at their sales ground in Ennis every spring, usually two sales are held, however, this year three sales were held in March, April and May. The May sale was held on Monday the 8th with 27 Limousin bulls put forward, along with Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Simmental bulls. Limousin recorded a good clearance rate and also the top-price across all breeds.

Top price bull at the sale at €3,300 was one of four bulls offered from the Mount Scott herd of Michael Sexton, Mount Scott Larry 2 is a son of Michael’s stock bull Ballyfin Empire Et and the Wilodge Cerberus daughter, Mount Scott Hen Ping Et.

Selling for €2,800 was Mount Scott Kirk, a December 2015 born bull with Cloughhead Umpire, Wilodge Tonka and Sympa in his lineage.

Anthony Moloney received €2,600 for Fairhill Kirk, a November 2015 born son of Huntershall Gladiator and the Rocky dam, Fairhill Imf.

Drominanou Ken from the herd of Mark Clune changed hands for €2,500. Ken has Brookmill Vindicator (Et), Ampertaine Commander and Mas du Clo in his sire stack.

J.J. O’Sullivan sold two Castleview Gringo sons from his Cooga herd. These bulls sold for €2,500 and €2,000.
Mount Scott Keano sold for €2,450. Keano is a son Aloor Felix and the Elite Erasmus Et daughter, Mount Scott Isla.

The fourth bull offered for sale by Michael Sexton, Mount Scott Karry, sold for €2,150. Karry is by Sauvignon and out of the homebred Gamin daughter, Mount Scott Florrie Et.

roadford Kruiser, a Gino son sold for €1,850. This 2015 born bull has a back pedigree that includes But and Rocky. Kruiser was bred by Andrew O’Connell.




Clare Limousins breeders AGM presented a cheque last night of €1065 to Tom Doherty of Doolin rescue for their courageous work they do. The proceeds were made at this years annual dinner dance.



Clare Herds Competition Results 2014

1st  Mount Scott                Michael Sexton
2nd  LakeMaurice Carroll

1st  Drummin                 John McInerney
2nd Fairhill                           Anthony Moloney
3rd  CreggparkRobert McNevin

1st  Burren      David Linnane
2nd  Mullaghmor               John Shannon

Best Bull Calf                      Creggpark Impecable ET
Best Heifer Calf                 Fairhill Indy
Best Group of Calves       Mount Scott



Clare Herds Competition Results 2013


1st Ruan                            Sean Lyons


1st Creggpark                  Robert McNevin

2nd Ballykinncurra           John Moroney


1st Drominou                     Mark Clune

2nd Greenwood                 Michael Finn

3rd Newquay                     Derek Daly

Best Bull Calf                      Creggpark Hercules

Best Heifer Calf                 Ruan Hazel

Best Group of Calves       Creggpark



Suckler Information Evening Sixmilebridge Mart

Six Mile Bridge attendanceThe very well attended Suckler Information Evening held at Sixmilebridge Mart was very informative with helpful tips on beef breeding, market requirements and fodder management. In addition there was an excellent display of pedigree Limousin cattle from local breeders and the commercial cattle on hand demonstrated how the breed delivers profit at farm level.

Sean Ryan mart manager opened the forum followed by Irish Limousin’s Austin Finn who firstly gave an explanation of the new €uro Stars in advance of the Bull sale in Roscrea. He also highlighted how the breed is performing. Limousin is now number one beef breed in Ireland, it is a balanced easy calving breed that is suitable for all markets. Animal type and sire selection is an individual farmer choice. Research has proven the Limousin suckler cow to be best for fertility and calf performance, also there are Limousin bulls to satisfy all choices.

Aidan McHugh from the Teagasc Better Farm Programme highlighted the options available to deal with fodder concerns this winter and best pre housing management practices.

Rose Goulding from Munster AI outlined some of the sires they have available for the coming season, herself and Ray Hunt then took a live commercial demonstration. Commenting on a bred Limousin cow she explained that this was the ideal cow type with a good square pelvis, a nice tidy udder with calf friendly teats, and a nice feed efficient size and confirmation. Its ADX calf at foot just proved the point. The demonstration also compared heifers for beef and for breeding. Extreme muscling sires should not be used for breeding replacements, these being ideal for the weanling and beef markets when matched to suitable cows. Sire selection for breeding and easy calving requires a more balanced bull pointing at some very nice Ozeus and Vermeil heifers that could go for breeding or beef.

Maurice Carroll using one of Donal Moloney’s heifers demonstrated from where the various beef cuts come highlighting the importance of length and a good top loin as this is what determines the proportion and quality of steak cuts.

Closing the forum Ray Hunt thanked all those who brought cattle for display and demonstration purposes before finally handing out jackets to those who correctly guessed the weight of Paul Marsh’s bull.




Clare Limousin Club Field Evening – Ennis Mart, 12th August 2011

County Clare is synonymous with Limousin breeding in Ireland. The County has the largest number of Pedigree Breeders in the country and this was clearly in evidence as Pedigree and Commercial Farmers displayed almost 70 animals in Ennis Mart on Friday 12th August. We saw excellent examples of Progeny from many Limousin AI sires as well as Progeny of Stock Bulls who are clearly doing a very good job on commercial and pedigree farms throughout the county. All animals displayed on the night also had their ICBF Euro Star evaluations displayed with many people commenting on both the visual quality and high genetic merit of the animals. As well as the animals, a number of AI companies and other trade stands were present on the night. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Report 2010:

2010 was another successful year for Clare Limousin breeders at shows and sales throughout the country, most recently at the Roscrea Premier Show and Sale in October where nearly half of the cattle exported to the UK were from Clare. Read more >>>




Doonbeg Andrew sired top price Brontemoor Dr Doolittle at Skipton Market

At the recent reduction sale of the Brontemoor Limousin herd held in Skipton mart the top price of 3500 went to Brontemoor Dr Doolittle sired by Doonbeg Andrew. Doonbeg Andrew a Rocky son was bred by Declan Griffin Doonbeg Co Clare and was purchased by Mr Priesley at a Roscrea Premier sale. He is a son of Rocky and out of our homebred dam Doonbeg Patsy. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Report 2009:

We held 3 club meetings during the year with reasonable attendance. Speakers included Richard Collins (Secretary ILCS) and Paul Sykes Breed Development Officer. Paul spoke on their trip to France and on the bulls currently available to the Irish market. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2009:

The 2009 herds competition saw a large entry, which resulted in the services of three judges being required. The Clare area was judged by Mr & Mrs David & Maggie Kelly from Netherhall, Mansergh, Cumbria the home of Fieldsons Alfy and a growing high profile herd. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Report 2008:

The Clare Club is one of three single county Limousin clubs in Ireland, with a membership of approximately 250 breeders. Each year we hold three to four meetings per year and discuss various topics related to pedigree breeding and the beef industry in general. We held our A.G.M. last March, at which the sitting officers were elected. While this has been the case for four years in a row I now feel that it is time for others to take the positions in 2009. At our meeting we Dr. Doreen Corridan and Dr. Noel Gowen made presentations on breeding issues, the Euro-star index system, and BLUP figures. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Herd Competition Results 2008:

The 2008 herds competition which was judged in July and August had the largest amount of entries since it began in 2006 . The herd size categories were small herds 5-12 breeding females , medium herd 13-30 breeding females , large herd plus breeding females . Points are awarded for genetic indices ,health & condition of cattle ,docility ,knowledge & interest of both your own herd and Limousin breed and conformity  to breed type . Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2007:

The second herd competition which is judged on a club basis over the summer & autumn months was another tremendous success.  The herd size categories were divided into small herds 5-12 breeding females, medium herds 13-30 breeding females and large herds 30 plus breeding females.  The judges awarded points on a number of areas including genetic indices, health & condition of cattle, docility; knowledge & interest in own herd, Limousin breed and conformity to breed type.  This year saw special prizes for best bull calf, best heifer calf and best group of calves born in 2006. Read more >>>




Clare Limousin Club Herds Competition Results 2006:

The first ever Limousin Herd Competition was organised by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society on a regional basis. The competing herds were inspected in July by competition judge, Mr Matt Ridley of the famous Haltcliffe Limousin Herd in Cumbria, England. This competition was judged on the quality of the herds, genetic indices of the animals and the knowledge/interest of the herd owners. Read more >>>



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