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The final Limousin pedigree sale of the season proved to be a flying trade for the females on offer.  The strong demand for the females in Granard was hot on the heels of excellent demand in Roscommon for heifers which reflects the confidence that is in the Limousin breed at present.

The majority of the heifers on offer were young maiden heifers which sold to an average price of €2,421 (down €210 on corresponding sale last year) at an 82% clearance rate.  Commenting on the sale Breed Secretary Ger Ryan said ‘Another terrific sale for females with numerous new breeders snapping up the heifers on offer.  The overall quality of bulls on offer was down on other society sales which were reflected in the prices achieved’.  A Polish cattle agent was in attendance at Granard during his few days buying pedigree Limousin females in Ireland.

The sale topper at €4,600 was Curraghree Butterfly from Pat Phelan, Drumree, Co. Meath.  Pat had an excellent evening in Granard also achieving the third highest heifer price (see below).  This very stylish young heifer was crowned Female Champion after winning her class in the late afternoon.  A mid April 2006 daughter of Espoir she is out of Lisnacrann Sasha, a Domino daughter.  A five star heifer for suckler beef value, weanling export & beef carcass she generated a lot of interest prior to the sale commencing.  The final bidder was well known pedigree father & son duo of Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim to join their pedigree herd.

Curraghree Butterfly

Curraghree Butterfly (Espoir x Domino) shown by Pat Phelan with Frank Buckley (judge)

Next highest at €3,500 was Ohill Blossom form Patrick Beirne, Mohill, Co. Leitrim with his late March 2006 heifer.  A daughter of Nenuphar she was out of a home bred dam Ohill Teresa, a Mount Scott PJ son.  A fourth prize winner in the show she now heads to the herd of Gerry Ryan, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow who is purchasing some nice heifers for a new pedigree herd for son Luke.

The third highest price of €3,000 went to Curraghree Amour from Pat Phelan, Drumree, Co. Meath to complete an excellent days trading for him.  An October 2005 born heifer she is out of Lino and a homebred cow Curraghree Matilda, a Jongleur daughter.  A first prize-winner in the pre sale show she was sold to Sean Brady, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim

Curraghree Amour

Curraghree Amour (Lino x Jongleur)

Other leading prices:

  • €2,700 to Philip Dunne, Bailieboro for a daughter of Ionesco
  • €2,500 to Stephen O’ Grady for a daughter of Louxor
  • €2,400 to Joseph Lynch for a daughter of Lino
  • €2,400 to Philip Dunne, Bailieboro for a daughter of Cornamundy Tino

Males

The trade for the bulls on offer can only be described as poor after a tremendous sales season for the Limousin breed.  The sale resulted in an average price of €2,035 (down €230 on corresponding sale last year).  Leading the prices at €3,100 was the late April 2006 born Newtown Berty 1 from Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.  In the pre sale show he was a first prize winner and Male Champion on the day.  Impeccably bred being a Mas du Clo son from Castleview Rub, an Ideal 23 daughter he had figures to match being in the top 1% of the breed muscle and a five star bull for suckler beef value, weanling export & calf quality.  His full brother had already sold to €6,000 at the Roscrea May Premier Sale and full sister sold for €12,500 in 2005.  He was bought by Patrick Downes, Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

Newtown Bert 1

Newtown Bert 1 (Mas du Clo x Ideal 23) with (l-r) Stanley Richardson, Mark Richardson & Frank Buckley (judge)

The next highest price of €2,900 went to Baltray Asthur from P.J. McDonnell, Gormanstown, Co. Meath.  A December 2005 born son of P.J.’s stock bull Pelletstown Ulex he is out of a homebred dam Baltray Tara, a Towneyhall Pete daughter.   He now heads to the large commercial herd of John Downes, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare for crossing on his Belgian Blue cows.

Baltray Asthur

Baltray Asthur ( Pelletstown Newman x Towneyhall Pete)

The €2,700 mark was shared between two bulls Lake Alberto & Ardlea Bammy.  Lake Alberto was a December 2005 born bull came from Maurice Carroll, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare and was a second prize-winner in the show.  A son of Jockey he is out of a homebred cow Lake Sophie, a Duvalier daughter.  He was bought by James Boylan, Redhills, Co. Cavan.  The other bull at the same price mark was Ardlea Bammy from Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois with their second prize-winning bull.  A son of one of the herds stock bulls Seigneur he is out of French imported cow Lilas, a Fidele daughter.  He is well connected being a half brother of Ardlea Tammy who sold for €40,000 at their production sale last year. The buyer of the bull was Paul Callanan, Lismacaffrey, Co. Westmeath.

Other leading prices:

  • €2,600 to Michael Fox, Monivea for a son of Ferry
  • €2,600 to Philip Dunne, Bailieboro for a son of Ronick Iceman
  • €2,450 to Declan Griffin for a son of Bellingham Texas

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