Limousin tops all beef breeds at multi-breed sale Kilkenny March 2017
Kilkenny Agricultural Society holds three multi breed bull sales every year in March, April and May. The first two sales have a pre-sale show. Wednesday the 15th March saw the first of these sales with judging duties in the Limousin class performed by Clive Jennings of the Brooklands herd, based in Enniskeane, Co. Cork. The breed was well represented with 30 bulls presented. A price range from €1,850 to €4,500 was reached and a clearance rate of 60%. The breed recorded the top price of all beef breeds at the sale.
Topping the sale at €4,500 was the multi-starred Roundhill Saturn Et son “Galbally Kiley 1094” from the renowned Galbally herd of Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Kiley’s dam Galbally Imelda has Emerson and Penane Prince in her lineage. Boasting five star ratings in Terminal index of €165 and Replacement index of €123, Kiley was acquired by Terry Brophy of Rathmore, Co. Kilkenny.
Selling at €4,000 was “Templequain Kenneth” from Thomas O’Shea, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. Kenneth is a multi-starred Ampertaine Elgin son with Wilodge Cerberus and Sleedagh Soloman in his back pedigree. Kenneth returns to county Laois to the herd of William Kenny, Durrow.
Kilkenny breeder Michael O’Mahony, Thomastown sold two sons of his stock sire Roundhill Saturn. First up was “Dangan Kafka”, an August 2015 born bull. Kafka’s dam Dangan Emily is a daughter of Dangan Viscount. Kafka has five star ratings in many traits. He was acquired by Tom Carton, Ferns, Co. Wexford for €3,100.
The hammer fell at €3,050 for “Galbally Kaptain 1105” from Trevor Masterson. Kaptain has Crossdykes Goliath, Ronick Hawk and Cornamundy Hickory in his sire stack. Martin Kavanagh, Borris, Co. Carlow purchased Kaptain.
The Gamin (ZGM) son “Farmleigh Kane” also breached the €3,000 mark. This September 2015 born bull came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Bred by Thomas Swaine, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, he was acquired by Tom O’Shea of Barna, Co. Tipperary.
John Kennedy from Freshford, Co. Kilkenny purchased “Dangan Keen” from Michael O’Mahony for €2,900. Keen has Roundhill Saturn, Dangan Viscount and Highlander in his pedigree. He has five star ratings in many traits.
The Ozeus son “Parkhill Kevin” was Champion Limousin on the day and was one of three bulls to realise €2,800. Kevin was bred by Joe Maher, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny. Kevin has a Terminal index of €141 and a Replacement index of €42. He was purchased by Edward Conway, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Also at €2,800 was “Farmleigh Konfu” from Thomas Swaine. Konfu is a son of Ampertaine Elgin and the Milbrook Tanko daughter Farmleigh Eimear. Michael O’Brien, Brannockstown, Co. Kildare acquired multi-starred Konfu.
The final bull to reach €2,800 was “Clonagh Knock Your Socks Off Et” a Jockey son from Gareth Behan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois. Born in December 2015, this young bull has an array of five star ratings. He was purchased by Bernadette Moloney, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny.
The Castleview Gazelle son “Mineare Kasper” was bred by Anthony Breenan, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Kasper was purchased by Michael Breenan, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny for €2,600. Kasper has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk
Reserve Champion was Ballyquirke Kojack from Oliver Byrne, Gowran, Co.Kilkenny, by Emerson and a home bred dam Ballyquirke Isabelle. Kojack failed to meet his reserve on the day.
€2,500 for Mineare Kudora a Castleview Gazelle son.
€2,500 for Rossdale Knockout a Brooklands F0959 son.
€2,500 for Barryroe King a Haltcliffe Gunner son.
€2,400 for Clonagh Lancelot a Dinmore Goldcrest son.
€2,100 for Knockiel Kruger a Castleview Duke son.
€2,000 for Beechmount Kute a Chaumeil son.
€1,900 for Coolroe Karl a Castleview Gazelle son.
€1,850 for Cave Court Kelvin a Castleview Gringo Et son.