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The exceptionally high clearance rates of 95% for bulls and 100% for heifers were the main talking point at the Roscommon sale last Saturday (19th May 07).  Two bulls were the only unsold pedigree Limousin cattle in the whole sales yard.  The large crowd present were certainly in buying mode from the minute the first bull entered the sales ring and such was the demand for the Limousin breed that numerous prospective buyers left Roscommon empty handed.  The sale produced a phenomenal clearance rate of 95% for the bulls to average €2,304 (up €208 on the corresponding sale last year)

Ger Ryan, Breed Secretary commenting on the sale ‘ Phenomenal clearance rates show the Limousin breed is meeting commercial farmers satisfaction in the West of Ireland.  Commercial farmers are investing in Limousin genetics because the offspring are market relevant along with the all important trait of ease of management.’

Rywhill Busted

Ryhill Busted (Ardlea Uboy x Luttrellstown Hardy)

Topping the sale at €5,000 was well known Galway breeder Michael Fox of Monivea with Ryehill Busted.  A March 2006 third prize-winner in the show this well muscled bull caused a stir when he entered the sales ring.  This was one of the first bulls to be offered for public auction from Michael’s stock bull Ardlea Uboy, a bull he purchased at the Tully test centre sale in 2005 for €17,000.  The investment is certainly paying off with three Ardlea Uboy son’s averaging €3,400 at Roscommon.  The bull now heads to pedigree & commercial Limousin breeder Michael Gannon, Shudane, Athenry, Co. Galway.

The next highest price of €3,650 went to first prize-winner & Male Champion on the day Newtown Buddy from Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.  The Richardson’s are well used to the champion rosettes at Roscommon winning the same title in 2006.  Their March 2006 entry was a son of Omer and out of a homebred cow Newtown Tess, a Genial daughter.  The final bidder was Tom Corcoran, Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis, Co. Roscommon

Newtown Buddy

Newtown Buddy (Omer x Genial)

The same father & son team of Stanley & Mark Richardson were again to the fore of the days trading achieving the day’s third highest price of €3,500 for Newtown Bunny.  A late April 2006 bull he possessed a nice pedigree being a son of Mas du Clo out of an Ideal 23 daughter Castleview Rub.  His BLUP figure of 131 put him in the top 1% of the breed for muscle.  His full brother Newtown Bert was Junior Male Champion at the recent Roscrea Premier Sale selling for €6,000 and his full sister sold for €12,500 in October 2005 at Roscrea Premier Sale.  He was bought by Gerry Cummins, Clooncan, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon who was also a volume buyer of the heifers on offer.

Other leading prices:

€3,000 to Michael Oliver, Swinford for a son of Ronick Member

€2,900 to Michael Fox, Monivea for a son of Ardlea Uboy

€2,800 to David Abbott, Killeshandra for a son of Louxor

€2,800 to Dermot Rowe, Navan for a son of Neuf

Females:

The strong demand for pedigree females continued at the Roscommon sale with a 100% clearance of the heifers on offer to average €2,241 (down €316 on the corresponding sale last year).  Leading the days trading at €3,700 was the first prize-winner and Female Champion Doonogan Viola from Stephen O’ Grady, Mullagh, Co. Clare.  A September 2004 heifer she sold incalf to A.I. sire Pacha 19.  The breeding was all homebred for this heifer sired by Doonogan Tone, a son of Ibis and her dam being Doonogan Tracey, a Festin daughter. The heifer now heads to the herd of Kieran Mullarkey, Ballinafull, Co. Sligo

Doonogan Viola

Doonogan Viola (Doonogan Tone x Festin)

Hitting the €3,200 mark was Woodview Betty from Davis Abbott, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan with his January 2006 heifer.  An unplaced heifer in the show she is a daughter of On-Dit from the Dimitri daughter Tempalea Lucille.  She was bought by Gerry Ryan, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow for his son Luke who is starting a pedigree herd.

Woodview Betty

Woodview Betty (On-Dit x Dimitri)

The same vendor David Abbott had the next highest price of €3,100 for Woodview Blanch another January 2006 born heifer who was not amongst the rosettes in the pre sale show.  A daughter of well known sire Litron she was out of Espoir sired Cross Natalie.  She joins the growing pedigree herd of Paul Bennett, Nurney, Co. Kildare.

Woodview Blanch

Woodview Blanch ( Litron x Espoir)

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