Mayo’s Rutland Limousin take the double at Roscommon sale
The annual Roscommon sale took place on Saturday 20th May at Roscommon Mart. The sale met with a clearance rate of 85% for bulls and 50% for heifers. An average price of €3,111 was met for bulls, an increase of €241 on the 2016 average, while the heifers averaged €1925, this is also up on last year by €31. Bulls sold with a price range of €1,700 to €5,900. Twenty three percent of bulls on offer sold for €4,000 or more while in excess of 38% sold for €3,500 plus.
Tasked with judging the pre-sale show was highly regarded pedigree breeder John Greene of the Greenhill herd based in Lifford, Co. Donegal. Commenting after the show John said: “I was presented with a very good line-up of quality cattle in all classes. The top end was exceptional.”
Roscommon mart is very centrally located in the town of Roscommon. It holds weekly weanling sales on Tuesday evenings. Every Friday the general sale of bullocks, heifers and dry cows is held. The sellers at weekly sales come from all over the west of Ireland, while the customers come from all over the country.
Local man George Candler was Auctioneer for this sale, while David Swaine and Brendan Curtin undertook the stewarding duties.
The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to thank everyone that helped at this sale. We also wish to thank the breeders and everyone at Roscommon mart. We wish all customers the very best with their new Limousin livestock.
Michael and Noel Ruthledge, a father and son who farm in Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo enjoyed a tremendous day in Roscommon, they presented three outstanding young bulls, two of whom went on the take both Junior and Senior Champion titles. Their exceptional March ’16 “Rutland Larry” took the Junior Champion rosette and later topped the sale at €5,900. Larry is a son Mullary Intrepid (LM4093) and the Lino daughter Rutland Danielle. He came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index (€159), Replacement index (€106), Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Larry was purchased by Tommy O’Loughlin, Cookstown House, Batterstown, Co. Meath for his Royal County pedigree herd.
The first prize winner “Cappaduff Leonardo” was presented for sale by the father a daughter team of Joe and Jennifer Moran, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Leonardo is a son of Ampertaine Commander (APM) and Cappaduff Genessa, a Sympa daughter. He has five star ratings in Terminal index (€145), Replacement index (€122), Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval. Hugh Brady, Stradone, Co. Cavan purchased 13 month old Leonardo for €5,300.
John Graham acquired two bulls at this sale for his Glaslough pedigree herd based at Straghan, Co. Monaghan. One of his acquisitions was “Drummin Keath” a second prize winner. Keath was bred by John McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Born in Oct ’15, Keath has Keltic Handsome (OKH), Cloughhead Umpire and Ronick Hawk in his lineage. He has five star ratings in Terminal index (€148), Replacement index (€123), Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Five thousand euro was Keath’s selling price.
First prize winner “Galbally King 1111” came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index (€135), Replacement index (€125), Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. King was bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford from his stock sire Keltic Hercules and Galbally Iris. King was purchased by an undisclosed customer for €4,800.
The Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) son “Woodview Kingfisher” changed hands for €4,600. Kingfisher boasts five star ratings in almost all traits. He was bred by David Abbott Woodview, House, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Kingfisher was purchased by Martin Mannion, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon.
“Breen Hill Kestrel” a second prize winning son of Castleview Gazelle (ZAG) found a new home at €4,500. Kestrel was bred by Thomas G. Jennings, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. He has five star ratings in Terminal Index (€139), Replacement index (€114), Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval. Roscommon farmer Noel Sweeny, Strokestown purchased Kestrel.
Five bulls sold for €4,000, “Maythorn Klass” was first to reach this mark. Klass was the second bull purchased by John Graham. This multi-starred third prize winner was bred by Martin McConnon, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Born in September 2015, Klass has Wilodge Cerberus (WGE), Scorboro Regius and Interim in his sire stack.
Joseph Callan, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan purchased “Skehana Karl” for €4,000. Karl is a son of Castleview Gringo Et (GWO). He was bred by Martin Hansberry, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Karl has five star ratings in many traits.
January 2016 born “Milan Lexus” was acquired by Rowdon Estate, Newtown Forbes, Co. Longford for €4,000. Lexus is a multi-starred third prize winner. He has a sire stack that includes Abot Mn (S1507), Vagabond and Tiret. Lexus was bred by Donal Mckeon, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
Also on the €4,000 mark was second prize winner “Meelickaduff Lover Boy”. Bred by Michael Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, this February ’16 born bull has Marchermore Augustus (S691), Manoir and Ideal 23 in his lineage. Brian Noone, purchased this multi-starred bull to run with his Ballinasloe, Co. Galway based herd.
The final bull to breach the €4,000 mark was first prize winner “Moohane Legend” from the herd of John Meehan, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Legend is a son of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) and the Carmorn Dauphin daughter Moohane Isabelle. With five star ratings in most traits, Legend was purchased by Paul Feeney, Easkey, Co. Sligo.
The youngest bull on offer “Carrowclogher Lumber Jack” sold for €3,900. Lumber Jack was bred by Sean and Jack Vahey, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. His back pedigree includes Ronick Hawk, Wilodge Tonka and Faignant. With five star ratings in almost all traits, this yearling was purchased by Sean Caffrey, Charlestown, Co. Mayo.
Third prize winner “Newtown Leonardo” sold for €3,800. Leonardo was bred by Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Born in February 2016, this young bull has Ampertaine Elgin (S1495), Cloughhead Lord and Ideal 23 in his sire stack. Leonardo was purchased by Bernard Diver, Manorcunningham, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
P.J. McNulty, Ruan, Co. Clare purchased the Ronick Hawk (RKH) son “Crillaune Luke” for €3,700. Luke was bred by Patrick Kenny, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. He came to the ring with a Terminal index of €120 and a Replacement index of €130. Luke has Louxor and Incomparable in his back pedigree.
Second prize winner “Stragheglin Luke” also sold for €3,700. Luke is a May 2016 born son of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) and the Jeansonnet daughter Stragheglin Evon. He was bred by Ciaran Bogue, Belturbet, Co. Cavan. Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan farmer Hugh Connolly purchased Luke.
“Drummin Korace” a first prize winning son of Brutus Hashtag (LM4051) sold for €3,600. Korace was bred in Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare by John McInerney. Born in November ’15, Korace has a four star Terminal index of €118 and a four star Replacement index of €89 along with five star ratings in Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Noel Coyne, Donamon, Co. Roscommon purchased much admired Korace.
A Wilodge Goldcard (LM4050) son “Boyanagh Leader” from the Tarpey Family, Elphin, Co. Roscommon sold for €3,500. Born in February ’16, Leader has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by David Condon, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.
Liam Lyons, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo accepted €3,500 for his second prize winner “Carrowneden Legend”. At only 13 months old, Legend is by Brooklands F0959 (KJB) and out of the Malibu dam Carrowneden Dainty. John Naughten, Athlone purchased Legend.
The third prize winner “Currane King” realised a selling price of €3,200. Born in November 2015 into the herd of Michael McKeown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. King has Nenuphar (NUP), Casimir and Mas Du Clo in his sire stack. He was purchased by Jim McCormick, Castlefin, Co. Donegal.
The eye catching Ampertaine Hollywood (YHW) son “Clooncara Limousins Lexus” was awarded the Reserve Senior Champion rosette and sold for €3150. He was purchased by James Connolly to run with his herd based in Donamon, Co. Roscommon. Lexus has a four star Terminal index (€122) and a three star Replacement index (€74). His back pedigree includes Carmor Copilot and Glenrock Vagrant. Lexus was bred by David Cogan, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.
Brendan Kelly, Craughwell Co. Galway purchased “Oldtown Kieran” from his breeder William Hogan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary for €3,100. Kieran was awarded fourth prize in the pre-sale show. He has five star ratings in Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. His sire stack includes Keltic Handsome (OKH), Omer-Mn and Lino.
At the same selling price €3,100 was “Ammaghmore Live Wire” an April ’16 born son of Queenshead Altea (S593). Bred by Sean Garrett, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Live Wire was purchased by James Lowe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Second prize winner “Mullaghboy Kieran” was presented at this sale by Matthew Fee, Corrawallen, Co. Leitrim. Kieran is a September 2015 born son of Castleview Gazelle (ZAG) and Mullaghboy Gila, a Millbrook Tanko daughter. Wm. Silke, Castlegar, Co. Galway purchased Kieran for €3,050.
“Milan Lorenzo” a 13-month old son of Vagabond (S1046) and the Casimir daughter Milan Hazel sold for €3,050. This young bull was bred by Donal Mckeon, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Lorenzo boasts an array of five star ratings. He was acquired by Brid McDonnell, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Senior Champion at this sale was “Rutland Kasper” from Michael and Noel Ruthledge, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Kasper is a shapey Haltcliffe Dancer (HCF) son. His dam the homebred Rutland Fieby has Ulm and Malibu in her lineage. Kasper has five star ratings in Terminal index (€144), Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by Cormac Kelly, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Additional Bull prices:
€2,750 Boyanagh Kasper, a son of Castleview Gringo Et, Third prize winner.
€2,700 Oldtown Keane, a son of Brooklands F0959.
€2,700 Coolrain King Mchawk, a son of Moloskey C Hawk, Fourth prize winner.
€2,500 Boyanagh Lemar, a son of Haltcliffe Dancer.
€2,500 Cannonpark Leader, a son of Fieldson Alfy.
€2,400 Carrowneden Lincoln, a son of Gerrygullinane Glen, Third prize winner.
€2,400 Eyrecourt Leader, a son of On-Dit.
€2,300 Ohill Lidnheart, a son of Kilskeagh Hill 16.
€2,300 Woodview Lenny, a son of Brooklands F0959.
€2,250 Carrowneden Liberal, a son of Ampertaine Gigolo.
€2,250 Ammaghmore Large Red, a son of Huntershall Gladiator, Fourth prize winner.
€2,150 Cavelands Killinghall, a son of Brooklands F0959, Fourth prize winner.
€2,100 Bunnymore Kenny, a son of Mas Du Clo.
€2,050 Eyrecourt Kohat, a son of Wilodge Cerberus.
€2,050 Buckfield Larry 2, a son of Castleview Gazelle, Third prize winner.
€2,000 Clonmahon Leroy Et, a son of Mas Du Clo, Fourth prize winner.
€2,000 Rutland Lucky, a son of Brooklands F0959.
€2,000 Clydagh Leonardo, a son of Vermeil.
€2,000 Buckfield Liam, a son of Wilodge Cerberus.
€1,850 Ballykilroe Ladies-Man, a son of Elite Forever Brill Et, Third prize winner.
€1,800 Eyrecourt Kiernan, a son of Queenshead Altea, Fourth prize winner.
€1,700 Heather Field Ladd, a son of Hauteclair.
In the very small entry of heifers, two from the four presented for sale found new homes. Selling for €2,250 was “Newtown Kamila” a Lodge Hamlet daughter from Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Kamila was purchased by Fintan McLoughlin, Kilrooskey, Co. Roscommon.
Selling for €1,650 was first prize winning Ampertaine Foreman daughter “Clydagh Lisa”. Michael Daffy, Tulla, Co. Clare purchased Lisa. This March 2016 heifer was bred by Frank Philbin, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The next sale is an evening sale which will be held in Granard Mart, Co. Longford on Friday the 2nd June. The catalogue of 33 Bulls and 5 heifers is now available on-line or from the office at 025-85036. The show will be held at 4.30pm with the sale starting at 7 pm.