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The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held their second show and sale of the 2006 season in Kilmallock on the 29th March 06. Strong on-farm sales prior to the sale reduced the numbers on offer on the day. Those on offer sold for what can be said was exceptional value for money for their purchasers.

Topping the days trading at €2,900 was Doonbeg Val from the Doonbeg herd of Declan & Clare Griffin, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. This November 2004 born son of Mount Scott PJ (by Gamin) got the nod as the Champion of the show and had “exceptional muscle and style” according to the judge of the day, James Wycherley of Barryroe Limousin. Val is out of Mount Scott Ita, a Ulysse daughter who is proving a very good breeder for the Doonbeg herd being the dam of the second highest priced bull at Kilmallock sale 12 months ago. Val was purchased by Charles Cutthurst, Blarney Co. Cork to run with his suckler herd.

Doonbeg Val

Doonbeg Val

The second highest price of €2,500 went to Roundhill Vernon for Tim Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick for his September 2004 born son of Omar out of Roundhill Rebecca, an Ibis daughter. This very stylish young bull got the nod of Reserve Champion of the sale and purchased by Patrick Stack, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Roundhill Vernon

Roundhill Vernon

The third highest price at €2,350 went to Poulnasherry Vice Regal for Liam Williams, Kilrush, Co. Clare an October 2004 son of Palmares (by Dauphin). This prize winner was second to the reserve champion ans was accompanied by high muscle and docility indexes. Vice Regal was purchased by local breeder Bertie Barrett, Kilmallock, Co. Limoerick.

Average bull price at Kilmallock - €1,950

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