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Kilkenny Co-Op Livestock Market, Cillín Hill, Kilkenny held three multibreed bull sales in the busy spring sale season. These annual sales play host to all the main breeds and are a very good market for well-bred Limousin bulls. The March and April sales incorporate a pre-sale show for each breed.

Cillín Hill is well located on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Kilkenny, it will play host next year to some of our International Congress events, including the National Show and our highly anticipated Elite sale.

Here at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society we would like to thank everyone involved in Cillín Hill and we wish all purchasers of Limousin cattle the very best with their acquisitions.

Wednesday 18th March, 2015

The first show and sale was held on Wednesday the 18th March. This sale had an entry of 24 Limousin bulls, with a 58% clearance rate and a price range from €2,000 to €3,200.

Topping the sale at €3,200 was “Boroside Ignitor” a Wilodge Cerberus sired bull from the herd of George Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Ignitor’s dam is the Ronick Hawk homebred daughter Boroside Elle. He holds five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. Ignitor was the Limousin show champion.

Boroside Ignitor1

The Reserve champion “Thomastown Irwin” was one of two bulls sold for €3,100. Irwin is a son of society sire Bavardage and Thomastown D-839, a daughter of Ionesco. He carries a muscle score of 121 and a skeletal score of 120. Irwin was bred by John Downey, The Rower, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Thomastown Irwin1

“Ballyquirke Imperial Et” bred by Oliver Byrne, Ballyquirke, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny was the second bull to sell at €3,200. Imperial is a son of Emerson, his dam Ballyquirke Florin Et has Mas Du Clo and Lino in her pedigree. Imperial has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He boasts a muscle score of 135. His full brother also sold at this sale.

Ballyquirke Imperial ET1

The Galbally herd of Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford received €2,750 for “Galbally Iacchus”, an Ampertaine Commander son with back-breeding to Wilodge Vantastic and Penane Prince (an influential previous herd sire to the Galbally herd).  Iacchus boasts an array of five star ratings in almost all traits. He has a Terminal Index of €151 and a Replacement Index of €185.

Also selling at €2,750 was “Kilbricken Ivor ET”, bred by Denis Dowling, Mountrath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Born in September 2013, Ivor has Samy, Grahams Poncho and Hortensia in his linage. He has a muscle score of 123 and a skeletal score of 128.

Two bulls sold at €2,700. First at this sum was “Farmleigh Intel Inside”, an On-Dit son bred by Thomas Swaine, Farmleigh, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Intel Inside has a five star Terminal Index of €142 and a five star Replacement Index of €204.

Dan O’Mahony, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork presented the second bull to sell at €2,700 – “Ballygarvan Stud Isidore ET” is a son of Sympa and out of Ardlea Courtney. Isidore boasts a muscle score of 122 and a skeletal score of 133.

“Ballyquirke Incredible ET” sold for €2,600. Incredible (by Emerson) is a full brother to Ballyquirke Imperial (sold at this sale for €3,200), he was bred by Oliver Byrne, Ballyquirke, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Incredible boasts five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

Three bulls realised €2,500. “Clodyview Ibar” was first at this price. Ibar was bred by Thomas Murphy, Killanure, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. Ibar is a son of Queenshead Altea with back-breeding to Baileys Darwin and Grahams Samson.

Dan O’Mahony, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork also received 2,500 for “Ballygarvan Stud Ivanhoe ET”. This October 2013 born son of Ampertaine Commander sold with five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

The final bull to reach €2,500 was “Farmleigh Igor” from the herd of Thomas Swaine, Farmleigh, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Igor is as a son of Bavardage, he also has Tatar B and Faignant in his back-pedigree. He has five star ratings in Terminal Index and Carcass weight.

Realising €2,400 was “Oakwood Limousin Indian”, bred by Edward Murphy, Clonadacasey, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Indian’s sire stack includes Bremore Bondjames, Picador, Tistou and Heros Bis. He has a muscle score of 106 with a skeletal score of 130.

Michael Mahoney, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny sold “Dangan Ian” for €2,000. Ian is a son of Ardlea Ebay and Dangan Vinca, an Epson daughter.

Wednesday 15th April, 2015

At the second show and sale a catalogue of 23 Limousin Bulls were on offer, this was a good sale with a price range of €1,700 to €3,500. Only two bulls failed to meet their reserves.

Two lots reached the top price of €3,500. First at this price was “Ballyquirke Ice ET” bred by Oliver Byrne, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Ice is a son of Emerson and is a full brother to the two Ballyquirke bulls sold at this venue in March. He has a very impressive muscle score of 141, along with five star ratings in many traits.

The second bull to reach €3,500 was “Galbally Ifor” bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Ifor has Wilodge Cerberus, Cloughhead Lord Mereside Crackerjack in his pedigree. He sold with five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass Conformation.

John Downey, The Rower, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny received €3,050 for “Thomastown I 1344”. Born in October 2013, I 1344 is a son of Fieldson Alfy and Thomastown Ena, a homebred Ionesco daughter.

“Oak Limousin Ironman” bred in county Laois by Edward Murphy realised €2,800. Ironman is a son of Edward’s herd sire Bremore Bondjames (by Picador) and Oak Limousin Coco.

Fourteen month old “Farmleigh Iceman ET” changed hands for €2,650. Iceman was bred by Thomas Swaine, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. He boasts five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. His sire stack includes On-Dit, Mas Du Clo and Gigusse.

Three bulls sold at €2,600. First at this price was “Creenagh Ivory” bred by Patrick Logan, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. Ivory is a son of Haltcliffe Dancer and the Navarin dam Creenagh Betty.

Also at this price was “Galbally Invincible” from the herd of Trevor Masterson. Invincible has Wilodge Cerberus, Omer-Mn and Mas Du Clo in his lineage. He carries a Terminal Index of €159 and a Replacement Index of €160.

The final bull to reach €2,600 was “Dunbell Inspiration” bred by David Mulrooney, Dunbell, Co. Kilkenny. Inspiration is a son of Emerson, with Queenshead Altea and Castleboy Viv in his back-pedigree. He has five star ratings in most of his traits.

“Ormonde Ivan” a Tastevin son reached €2,500 for his breeder – Kieran Murphy, Desart, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.

Also at €2,500 was “Parkhill Ignazio” from the herd of Joe Maher, Kilkieran, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny. Ignazio is a son of Rocky, with Utile-Ben and Scorboro Regius in his back-pedigree.

Thomas Swaine took home €2,500 for “Farmleigh Jupiter”. Born in January 2014, Jupiter is son of Bonux and the Neuf dam Galbally B-424.

The Kennedy Brothers, Gearoid and Padraig, received €2,450 for “Coolrain Iron Mchawk”. This bull boasts five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. He is a son of one of the Kennedy’s stock sires Moloskey C Hawk and Coolrain Crystal.

Kathleen Vaughan, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary also took home €2,450 for her bull “Cave Court Ivor 3”. Born in December 2013, Ivor 3 is a son of Mas Du Clo, he has back-breeding to Rocky and Mosney Jumbo.

“Coolrain Ideal 3 Mchawk” from the Kennedy brothers changed hands for €2,400. Ideal 3 Mchawk has a sire stack that includes Moloskey C Hawk, Grahams Unbeatable and Highlander. He has a muscle score of 124 and skeletal score of 121.

Also selling at €2,400 was “Ardlea Iron Man” an Elite Abel Et son. Iron Man was bred by Dan Tynan, Beechhill Farm, Mountrath, Co. Laois. He has a muscle score of 130.

Ballyquirke Ivan, bred by Oliver Byrne, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny also reached €2,400. Ivan is a son of Emerson and the Ocean daughter Ballyquirke Dora (Et). He has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

Reaching a price of €2,250 was “Beechmount Isis” bred by Geraldine Collins, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Isis is a son of Mullary Foundation and Beechmount Gina. He has a Terminal Index of €143 and a Replacement Index of €144.

The Ballyquirke herd sold “Ballyquirke Ivor” for €2,200. Ivor has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He has Emerson, Samy and Neuphar in his pedigree.

The Nexen son “Beechmount Ike” sold for €2,100. Ike was bred by Geraldine Collins, Callan. He has a Terminal index of €117 and a Replacement index of €182.

“Coolroe Icarus”, a Castleview Gringo Et son, sold for €1,850. Icarus was bred by Eammon Fitzgerald, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. He has a muscle score of 109 and a skeletal score of 120.

Patrick Logan, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, presented the youngest bull on offer at this sale – “Creenagh Jack”. This bull has a sire stack that includes Ardlea Dan, Gamin and Hortensia. He sold for €1,700.

Wednesday 15th May 2015

The final multibreed Bull sale in Kilkenny was held on the 15th May. Limousin were very much in demand and had a 100% clearance, with a price range from €1,500 to €3,000.

“Galbally Ibar” an Ampertaine Commander son bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford sold for the top price of €3,000. Ibar has high star ratings in all traits. His dam, Galbally Festive, has Ronick Hawk

and Mereside Crackerjack in her pedigree.Trevor also presented the second best priced bull at this sale “Galbally Jake”, who sold for €2,700. Jake is a steeped in Galbally genetics, he son of Galbally Garfield and Galbally C 473, a Galbally Appolo daughter.

Martin Costigan, Templequain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois sold “Toher Jack” for €2,650. Jack has Queenshead Altea, Highlander and Malibu in his lineage.

The Bouffy son “Ardlea John Jo” presented by Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois realised €2,650. John Jo has a Terminal Index of €133 and a Replacement index of €131. He has Nenuphar and Ideal 23 in his lineage.
Two bulls reached €2,500, first at this price was “Coolrain Istar Dgtastic” bred in county Laois by the Kennedy brothers. Istar Dgtastic is a son of Drummin Goliath and Coolrain Faith Mchawk.

Second at this sum was the Ampertaine Commander son “Ryans Igloo”, bred by Ger Ryan, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Igloo has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index and Carcass conformation.

The multi-starred Emerson son “Ballyquirke Ideal” sold for €2,400. Ideal was bred by Oliver Byrne, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.

Also reaching €2,400 was “Ardlea Jack” from the herd of Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Jack is a son of Bouffy (one of the Ardlea stock bulls) and Ardlea Caroline, a Tatar B daughter. He carries a Terminal Index value of €142 and a Replacement Index value of €164.
 

he Clonagh herd of Garreth Behan based in Ballyfin, Co. Laois took home €2,200 each for two bulls. “Clonagh Jazzy Jeff” a son of Mas Du Clo, with Milbrook Tanko and Joyau in his back pedigree, was the first at this price. Garreth’s second bull at this price was “Clonagh Jamie”, a son of Wilodge Tonka and Cloonagh Eugenie Et. Jamie has five star ratings in Terminal Index Replacement Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

Patrick Logan, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim received €2,000 for “Creenagh Joe”. This 16 month old bull is a son of Ampertaine Elgin. His dam Creenagh Classic has Gamin and Farfelu in her lineage.

“Ballyquirke JR” from the herd of Oliver Byrne also realised €2,000. JR came to the ring with a muscle score of 132 and a skeletal score of 126. His sire stack includes Wilodge Cerberus, Vison and Nenuphar.

The Rathcash herd of John Meaney based in county Kilkenny presented two 14 month old Milbrook Dartangan Et sons for sale. “Rathcash Jake” sold for €1,600, he has Highlander and F115 Romario in his pedigree. “Rathcash Jack” sold for €1,500. Jack has Nino and Hortensia in his back pedigree.

 

 

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