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It was another amazing day for Irish Limousin at the Premier sale of Limousin cattle at Roscrea Livestock Mart on Monday 5th March 2007.  An exceptional yard of bulls met with a very strong trade, which was reflected in an average price of €4,141 (up €583 on the corresponding sale last year).    Breed Secretary Dr. Ger Ryan commented ‘Another outstanding success with excellent prices achieved for one of the best ever sales in terms of quality.  The continued use of top genetics by breeders is paying dividends with increased interest from abroad in Irish Limousin genetics’.  The sale resulted in thirteen cattle at the sale going for export.

Millbrook Alistair

Millbrook Alistair (Domino x MillbrookPlayboy)

Topping the sale at €16,000 was Millbrook Alistair from William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath with his July 2005 born bull.  He is a son of Domino and the first calf out of a homebred cow Millbrook Toya, a daughter of Millbrook Playboy.    This was the second year in a row the Smiths from Oldcastle topped the prices at the March Premier Sale with father John last year and son William this year.  Exceptional BLUP figures put him in the top 1% of the breed for muscle.  This first prizewinner generated much interest during the day before entering the sales ring early in the sale.  Rapid bidding saw the gavel fall with the bull heading to East Yorkshire breeder Paul Blenkhorn to join their 35 cow Elderberry Herd. It was Paul Blenkhorn and his sons Neil & Barry first trip to an Irish Limousin sale who were thrilled with their purchase and the quality of cattle on offer.  The Smiths had one of their best days trading ever winning the Junior Male Championship with Millbrook Bono a January 2006 bull and selling for €7,800.  Herd stock sire Neron is the father and the dam is a homebred Dauphin daughter Millbrook Petal.  High indices in the top 1% of the breed for muscle were again order of the day.  The final bidder was new pedigree breeder John Caulfield, Adare, Co. Limerick to join his Kilknockin pedigree herd.

Hitting the €11,00 mark was Mountscott Albert from Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare.  The Reserve Senior Male Champion boasted BLUP figures for muscle & docility in the top 1% of the breed.  Mountscott Albert born in October 2005 is a son of Moloskey Ugo that Michael Sexton purchased at a Premier Sale in October 2004 for €4,700 and out of a homebred dam Mount Scott Tilly, a Gamin daughter.  This very muscular bull that also generated much interest from buyers now heads to the commercial herd of Colm McCloskey, 81 Glen Road, Gorvagh, Co. Derry

mount Scott Albert

Mount Scott Albert (Moloskey Ugo x Gamin)

Bobby Jones, Skerries, Co. Dublin sold his Reserve Junior Male Champion Bremore Artist for €9,400.  This stylish son of herd stock sire Nenuphar is out of a French imported dam Samba, an Obligeant daughter.  This December 2005 born bull boasted BLUP figures in the top 1% of the breed for muscle.  He was bought between Scottish Limousin breeders Stephen Illingworth of the Glenrock Herd and David Cornthwaite of the Maybe Herd.

Bremore Artist

Bremore Artist ( Nenuphar x Obligeant)

Pelletstown Anton from Noel Kenny, Ashford, Co. Wicklow had his best days trading ever when his entry sold for €9,000.  A first prizewinner in the pre sale show this August 2005 son of Pelletstown Newman and out of Pelletstown Petal, a Genereux daughter.  The dam and bull calf were purchased at the Pelletstown herd of Roger McCarrick Production sale in 2005.  That investment certainly paid off for the Kenny family in Roscrea with the bull now heading to Wales to the herd of Ken Jones to join his pedigree & commercial suckler herd.

Pelletstown Anton

Pelletstown Anton (Pelletstown Newman x Genereux)

The Senior Male Champion Alibi hit the next highest price of €8,800 for Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co.Laois.  A September 2005 bull he was imported from France suckling his dam, he is a son of Roy and out of French cow Torpille, an Orgeat daughter.   He was purchased by Karol McElhinney, Lifford, Co. Donegal to join his new pedigree Limousin herd and large commercial suckler herd. Mr. McElhinney completed his buying later in the day buying a second prizewinner out of Scorboro Regius from fellow Donegal man John Greene for €6,600.

Alibi

Alibi (Roy x Orgeat)

The very last bull into the sales ring Ashleigh Bertie created a stir selling for €8,600 for Tony Grady, Julianstown, Co. Meath.  This very young bull being just over a year of age is a son of Irish bred Millbrook Tanko and out of a homebred cow Ashleigh Rose, an Espoir daughter.  This second prizewinner sold to the 200 cow commercial herd & Scothstown pedigree herd of Allison Bros., Limavaddy, Co. Derry.

Ashleigh Bertie

Ashleigh Bertie (Millbrook Tanko x Espoir)

Millbrook Bono

Millbrook Bono (Neron x Dauphin)

 

€7,600 was obtained for Doonbeg Andrew for Declan Griffin, Doonbeg, Co. Clare who was achieving his best price to date for his second prizewinner born in October 2005.  A muscular son of NCBC bull Rocky he was out of a homebred dam Doonbeg Patsy, a Poulnasherry Luke daughter.  He was also sold to the U.K., this time to the Priestley family to join the Brontemoor herd.

Doonbeg Andrew

Doonbeg Andrew ( Rocky x Poulnasherry Luke)

Another interesting fact was the excellent demand for sons of Ronick Hawk, the popular U.K. based sire.  The seven sons of his forward at the sale sold for an average price of €4,900.  Paul Sykes, Ballyhaunis, Co, Mayo had his best day out ever selling his three Ronick Hawk sons for an average of €4,533.

Other leading prices included:

  • €6,600 to John Greene, Culdaff for a son of Scorboro Regius
  • €6,200 to Donie McKeon for a son of Ronick Hawk
  • €6,200 to Tom Bailey, Batterstown for a son of Grahams Samson
  • €6,000 to Paul Sykes, Ballyhaunis for a son of Ronick Hawk
  • €5,400 to Robert McNevin, Tubber for a son of Ronick Hawk
  • €5,000 to Brendan Clancy, Mullagh for a son of Ronick Hawk

Females

The sale resulted in a steady trade for females that saw the heifers on offer achieve a clearance rate of 63% to average €3,000 (up €248 on corresponding sale last year).  Leading the days trading was the Reserve Female Champion Clonlara Venus from Colin Hogg, Clonlara, Co. Clare.  A March 2004 daughter of Pelletstown Newman and out of a Hortensia sired cow Ballysteen Pauline she sold incalf to Pacha 08.  The dam has already produced bulls to €4,100.  The final bidders were the O’ Grady family of Michael, Thomas & Noreen from Ballynoe, Co. Cork to join their new pedigree Limousin herd.  They were volume buyers on the day purchasing three heifers in total to join their herd.

Clonlara Venus

Clonlara Venus ( Pelletstown Newman x Hortensia)

The Female Champion Clonard Ann from Brendan Delaney, Mountrath, Co. Laois hit the next highest price of €6,600.  This very stylish heifer born in April 2005 is a daughter of Rocky and out of Woodfort Helen, an Aherla Flynn daughter.  Another incalf heifer this time to Lino she was snapped up via the telephone for Darren McCormack, Co. Fermanagh to join his newly established pedigree herd.

Clonard Ann

Clonard Ann ( Rocky x Aherla Flynn)

Hitting the €4,400 was Wood Road Ann from Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick with his October 2005 born heifer.  This third prizewinner had very nice breeding being a daughter of Mas du Clo and out of Nadia B, a Horion daughter.  The dam Nadia B has produced bulls to €6,100 at the October 2006 Premier Sale and All Ireland calf winners.  The buyer was young pedigree breeder Gary Morrissey, Grangeford, Co. Carlow to join his pedigree herd.

Wood road Ann

Wood Road Ann ( Mas du Clo x Horion)

Other leading female prices:

  • €3,300 to Frank Daly, Naas for a daughter of Mas du Clo
  • €3,000 to Brendan Clancy, Mullagh for a daughter of Rocky
  • €2,800 to Brendan Clancy for a daughter of Gamin
  • €2,800 to Noel Fennessy for a daughter of Lino

 

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