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88 Limousin bulls gross €406,500 to set new Limousin breed average of €4619

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The Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s  commenced  it’s official spring sales schedule with a Premier Bull sale in Roscrea mart on Monday last 19th March. The record attendance witnessed a tremendous trade with buyers eager to purchase on the day. Breed secretary Paul Sykes commenting on the sale” a very encouraging start to the sales season with a record clearance rate of 94% and a new record breed average price of €4619 up a massive €1511 on the similar sale last year. We had 54 animals selling at or more than €4000 which equates to 64% of animals put forward for sale.

It was a sale to accommodate every type of customer from small suckler farmers right up to pedigree breeders looking for a new stock sire, this reflected in the price range of €2900 to €14500. I’m delighted for breeders today, they have invested a lot of money on using the best genetics available and today their investment has paid dividends. Limousin cattle are commanding a premium in the commercial sales and the factories, a fact which more and more farmers are acknowledging along with easy calving and good maternal traits. Many farmers have been able to cull their old bulls with the strong market and are anxious to improve the quality of their progeny by purchasing quality replacement sires. Along with a firm home demand there was also a strong Northern Ireland and UK buyer presence which resulted in 14 animals being exported. 11 bulls are gone for pedigree breeding, 6 more in to dairy herds and the remainder destined for suckling and to breed replacements. People are realising how versatile and profitable the Limousin breed is”.

The top price on the day of €14500 went to well known pedigree breeder and show man Clive Jennings Enniskeane Co Cork for Brooklands F 0951. Having being awarded Senior Male Champion earlier in the pre sale show by the judge Mr Pip Kermode, Isle of Man, this very stylish Fieldson Alfy son by a Highlander dam Brooklands Ursella sold with a five star suckler beef value of €141 and had top trait ratings in most traits. Brooklands F 0951 was purchased by brothers D & L Howells, Gelli Farm, Cymmer, Port Talbot, Wales for their pedigree Rhiwllech herd and suckler herd. Commenting after the sale D & L Howells said” this is our first time over to Ireland and we were very impressed with the quality of the animals forward  for sale”.

Senior Champion and top price bull Brooklands F0915

Senior Champion and top price bull Brooklands F0915

 

Senior Champion and top price bull Brooklands F0915

Judge for the day Mr Pip Kermode with Senior Champion and top price bull Brooklands F0915 and Clive Jennings (owner) and Mr. Paul Sykes ILCS

Co Leitrim breeder Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore who had a very successful autumn sales season was again to the fore when he saw his Wilodge Vantastic sired entry Newtown Frankie selling for the day’s second highest price of €8400. By the Ferry sired dam  Newtown Abby and with a five star SBV of €108 Frankie heads for Northern Ireland to Alan Geary , Keady Co Armagh to join his pedigree Montagne herd.

Newtown Frankie

Newtown Frankie

Co Galway farmer James O Shaughnessy, Portunma, fought off stiff competition to finally purchase Keltic Fivestar at €8000 from Co Meath based breeder Teleri Thomas. Sired by the Sersia sire Neuf and from the Homebyres Visitor dam Cwmpedran Cassandra  Fivestar sold with a five star SBV of €97 and had a good star rating in all traits.

Keltic Fivestar

Keltic Fivestar

Dan Tynan Doon, Mountrath saw his 1st prize winning  Sympa sired Elite Greek ET selling for €7800 to Croy Cunningham,Killearn, By Glasgow, Scotland. By the ever influential sire Sympa and the Nenuphar sired dam Bremore Cindy Et  Greek sold with a five star SBV of €103. Commenting after the sale Mr Cunningham  said “ I’m a regular visitor to Roscrea and there is definitely an improvement in the quality of the animals each year, we are delighted with our purchase today”.

Elite Greek ET

Elite Greek ET

Selling at €7200 was Hill Top Fortune from Co Clare breeder Thomas Murphy, Mullagh. Once again by Sympa and a Cloughhead Lord dam Hill Top Champange this much admired bull with a five star SBV of €149 met strong bidding before eventually being sold to Kathleen Gowling Ballinakill Co Laois.

Hill Top Fortune

Hill Top Fortune

Another well known breeder and showman Co Galway breeder Richard O Beirne Kilconly saw his 1st prize Fieldson Alfy sired Millburn Fancy selling at €7000 to Albert Stanley Johnstown Co Kilkenny .By the Mas Du Clo dam Millburn Vera Fancy sold with a five star SBV of €113.

Millburn Fancy

Millburn Fancy

Another bull changing hands at €7000 was Roundhill Fame & Glory Et from Timothy Corridan Fedamore Co. Limerick.Sired by Acajou and the dam Romance, herself a genetic sister to the renowned Renocule Fame & Glory sold with a five star SBV of €142. Having won his class and then going on to be placed Reserve Senior Male Champion Fame & Glory heads for Scottish pedigree breeder Walter Wight’s Monkeypuzzle herd. Speaking after the sale Walter who was a multiple purchaser  said” we are delighted with our purchases and think they should do a good job in the herd, We have bought Irish cattle on a number of occasions and they have always done very well for us”. 

Roundhill Farm & Glory ET

Roundhill Fame & Glory ET

Co Donegal breeder John Green , Carndonagh  received €6900 for his Sympa sired Greenhill Ferocious from Walter Hearne, Passage East, Co Waterford. Ferocious who is by the high profile French dam Natte sold with a five star SBV of €144.

Greenhill Ferocious

Greenhill Ferocious

Co Limerick breeder Noel Fennessy , Castleconnell saw his entry Wood Road Fantastic ET selling at €6800 to Co Cavan farmer Ciaran Smyth Red Hills. By Sympa and the very highly successful dam Ov Nadia B Fantastic sold with a five star SBV of €161.

Wood Road Fantastic ET

Wood Road Fantastic ET

Another bull to also sell at €6800 was Newtown Gentleman again from Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore. Having being placed 1st in his class, this son of Mas Du Clo and the very influential Ideal 23 dam  Castleview Rub Gentleman who had a long list of achievements won previously on the summer show circuit . Gentleman heads to Co Tipperary farmer Seamus Greally Nenagh.

Newtown Gentleman

Newtown Gentleman

Selling at €6400 was Shannon Fantasy from Co Kerry breeder Sarah McElligot, Listowel. Sired by another influential producer of top priced animals Fieldson Alfy and by a Hortensia dam Sleedagh Michelle Fantasy sold with a five star SBV of €139.Fantasy heads to the pedigree Tullynagin herd of Demott Kennedy based at Tassagh Co Armagh

 Timothy Corridan also saw his Goldies Terence sired entry Roundhill Fabian selling at €6400 to Joseph Kelly, Ennis Co Clare.Fabian who is by a Ramses sired dam Roundhill Cbelladone  came to the ring with a five star SBV of €113 and had  top star ratings in most traits.

Co Galway breeder Peter Kelly Kilchreest received €6200  for his Sympa sired Castleboy Fantastic from  Co Down based farmer Monica Maginn, Castlewellan. By a Faignant sired dam Castleboy Tamara Fantastic came to the ring with a five star SBV of €154.

Stanley Richardson was back in again receiving €6100 for Newtown Flirt . Flirt sired by Ampertaine Commander and a Mas Du Clo dam Castleview Vanilla had a five star SBV of €125 and top ratings in most of the traits. Flirt heads to Scottish based pedigree breeder Hugh Dunlop, Ayrshire for his Doonvalley herd.

Edward Tynan Doon Mountrath saw his Wilodge Vantastic sired entry Elite Forever Fab ET selling at €5700 to Michael Langan Naas Co Kildare. By the very high prolific dam Ardlea Coillte, herself by Vision, Fab sold with a five star SBV of €156.

Co Clare breeder John McInerney Newmarket On Fergus  received €5500 for his Fieldson Alfy sired Drummin Franc ET. By a Lino sired dam Moneygold Billie Franc who had earlier in the day won his class came to the ring with a five star SBV of €114 and heads to the pedigree Monkeypuzzle herd of Walter Wight, Melrose, Scotland.

John McInerney was back in again also at €5500 selling his Wilodge Vantastic sired entry Drummin Goliath to Co Laois pedigree breeder Gearoid Kennedy, Portlaiose for his Coolrain herd. Goliath who is by the Litron sired dam Drummin Tara sold with a five star SBV of €140.

Co Sligo breeder Donal McKeon saw his Wilodge Tonka sired entry Milan Fitz selling at €5400 to John Keane, Kilrush, Co Clare. Fitz who is by the Ronick Hawk sired dam Milan Bonnie had earlier won his class in the show before being tapped forward as the Junior Male Champion sold with a five star SBV of €129 and had top ratings in Weanling, Beef and Docility.

Milan Fitz

Milan Fitz

Richard O Beirne was back in again receiving €5400 for the Haltcliffe Vermount sired Millburn Foxhall ET. From the successful French  dam 0133 Olympe Foxhall sold with a three star SBV of €62 and heads to the Millbrow pedigree herd of George & Pat Long Ambleside, Cumbria. 

Galbally Fairfax from Co Wexford breeder Trevor Masterson changed hands at €5300 to Edward Doody Thomastown Co Kilkenny. Sired by Wilodge Vantastic and a Mas Du Clo dam Galbally U 266 Fairfax sold with a five star SBV of €136.

Timothy Corridan was back in again receiving €5200 for his Acajou sired Roundhill Ferry from John Power Carrick On Suir Co Waterford. By a Domino sired dam Roundhill Thia Et Ferry came to the ring with a four star SBV of €87.

Also selling at €5200 was Ard Choill Faro from Co Clare breeder Kevin McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus. Faro who is by Sympa and a Pacha 19 dam Ard Choill Cora came to the ring with a five star SBV of €107 and heads to Thurles based farmer Paul Hennessy.

Co Louth based breeder Jimmy McHugh saw his Mas Du Clo sired entry Killmactrasna Fred selling at €5000 to Co Tipperary based suckler farmer Seamus Burke, Nenagh . Fred who is by a Haltcliffe Hercules dam Killmactrasna Tara sold with three star SBV of €71.

Trevor Masterson was back in again also receiving €5000 for his Rockstar sired Galbally Fortune from John Healion, Glasson, Athlone.Fortune who is by a Lino sired dam Galbally Dixie sold with a five star SBV of €107 and had top ratings in many traits.

Co Meath breeder Thomas Bailey received €5000 for Baileys Fabio from Raymond Dempsey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. By the prominent Baileys herd sire Queenshaed Altea and from a Castleboy Viv dam Baileys Clodagh Fabio boasted a five star SBV of €129 and had top star ratings in many traits.

Selling at €4900 was Galbally Felix , a Thetis sired son from Trevor Masterson. By a Highlander sired dam Galbally U 273 Felix sold with a five star SBV of €106 and heads to Athy based  David Owens.

Four bulls changed hands at €4800, the first being Killcastle Fantastic from Alan Kelly, Moate Co Westmeath. Sired by Mas Du Clo and by a Festin & Milbrook Monique dam Brookmill Tulip ET Fantastic had won his class in the show and sold with a three star SBV of €64.Fantastic heads to Co Westmeath famer Patrick Dolan.

Daniel Tynan saw his Vauban sired Ardlea Fitz selling at €4800 to Nenagh suckler and beef finisher Paddy Peters . Fitz who is by a Virgil B sired dam Colette B came to the ring with a five star rating for weanling export.

Timothy Corridan also saw Roundhill Franz selling at €4800 to an overseas customer. Franz who is sired by Acajou and by the Lino sired Roundhill Valentino came to the ring with a five star SBV of €93.

The final bull to sell at €4800 was the Junior Reserve Champion Keeltown  Fergie from Co Longford breeder Brendan Hanley. Fergie who is sired by Wilodge Vantastic  and by a Moero sired dam Aughfinn Angela had a five star SBV of €116 and top ratings in weanling, Beef, Fertility and Docility.Fergie joins the pedigree and commercial herd of Douglas Murray, Ballintrae, Co Carlow. 

Keeltown Fergie

Keeltown Fergie

Teleri Thomas saw her second entry of the day Keltic Felix selling for €4600 to Thomas Aspel Ballinamona, Co Wexford. Felix who was sired by  Neuf and by a Killerton Travis dam Cwmpedran Copperqueen had a five star SBV of €97.

Co Wicklow based Seamus Cullen also received €4600 for his entry Ballinahinch Farrel. Sired by the Ideal 23 son Ballynerrin Remy ET and a French dam Alison Farrei sold with a five star SBV of €128 and had top star ratings in most traits. Farrei was purchased by Bernard Brady Tuam Co Galway.

Mayo breeder Martin Ruane, Belcarra received €4600 for Curry Bawn Fintan from well known Westmeath suckler farmer Enda Magee Glasson. Fintan who is by the Mas Du Clo son Ulm and by an Imperial dam Curry Bawn Delta sold with a two star SBV of €57.

Another bull to change hands at €4600 was Wood Road Fionn ET from Noel Fennessy. Sired by Sympa and once again by Ov Nadia B Fionn had a five star SBV of €123 with top star ratings in most traits. Fionn heads to Co Kilkenny based Richard Skehan, Ballyragget.

Co Roscommon breeder Bertie Mannion  received €4600 for his Wilodge Vantastic sired Ballyline Gallardo. By a Mas Du Clo dam Ballyline Vanessa Gallardo had a high five star SBV of €168 and is joining the pedigree Cheadlewood herd of Craig Scofield, Cheshire.

The final bull to sell at €4600 was Hurricane Flicka ET from Co Clare breeder Darragh O Meara Ardnacrusha. Flicka who is by the French sire Panda and the twice Paris show Champion Raquette sold with a five star SBV of €111 and top star ratings in many traits. Flicka heads to Co Limerick farmer Brian Ahearn, Athea.

Co Tipperary breeder William Judge, Thurles saw his Ampertaine Brigadeer son Lisnagonoge Fitz changing hands at €4500 to James Murphy Co Wexford. Fitz who is by a Louxor dam Lisnagonoge Barbara sold with a five star SBV of €129.

Co Laois breeder Thomas O Shea received €4400 for his Fieldson Alfy sired Templequain Frankie from Thomas O Donnell, Kilmallock Co Limerick. Frankie who is by a Scorboro Regius dam Templequain Ciara sold with a five star SBV of €129.

Co Leitrim breeder Oliver O Hara received €4400 for his Sympa sired Gortnaskeagh Franco from John Moyna  Ballinode, Co Monaghan. Franco who is by a Pelletstown Newman dam came to the sales ring with a five star SBV of €135.

Co Meath breeder Thomas Flanagan, Kells also received €4400 for his entry Tower Of Loyd Fabian. Sired by Ramses and by the French Dam Badine Fabian had a five star SBV of €134 and heads to David Coyne Newcastle Co Tipperary.

Baileys Fergie from Co Meath breeder Thomas Bailey, Batterstown  sold at €4400 to Co Waterford farmer Christy Moore, Ballymacarberry. Fergie who is again by the Baileys herd sire Queenshead Altea and by a Sympa dam Woodhouse Beatty sold with a five star SBV of €121 and top star ratings in most traits including calving.

The final bull to sell at €4400 was Wood Road Finn from Noel Fennessy . Finn who is by Wood Road Donald a son of Sympa and by a home bred dam Wood Road Tempest heads to Co Galway to Tom Scott, Portumna. Finn had a four star SBV of €88.

Co Limerick breeder Noel Cunneen, Ballysimon  received €4300 for his Sympa sired Killonan Frank from John Moran, Naas, Co Kildare. Frank who is by a Ramses sired dam Wood Road Breda ET sold with a five star SBV of €141.

Another bull to sell at €4300 was Castleoye Fortune from first time exhibitor Co Sligo breeder Caroline Henry, Tubbercurry. Sired by Ionesco and from a Grahams Apache dam Cross Danille Fortune had a five star SBV of €90 and was purchased by Raymond McChesny Bailieboro, Co Cavan.

Two bulls changed hands at €4200, the first Shannon Fergus from Sarah McElligott a Neuf sired son Sarsfield Finbarr by a Nimbus Mn dam Shannon Verona came to the ring with a five star SBV of €108 and was purchased by William Berkley Cappamore Co Limerick.

The second bull selling at €4200 was Roundfield F Terence from Brian Killeen Clonlara Co Clare.By the sire Goldies Terence and a Nenuphar dam Roundhill Djoyeuse 1092 Terence sold with a five star SBV of €129 and heads to Kells farmer Donal O Keefe.

Co Clare breeder Martin Killeen, Mullagh saw his Sympa sired entry Spring Valley Grant selling at €4100 to Tom Colleran Athlone Co Westmeath. Grant who is by a Gamin sired dam Spring Valley Tina sold with a five star SBV of €118.

Daniel Tynan was back in again receiving €4100 for his Proctors Commander sired Ardlea Fee. By the Nenuphar dam Elite Devona  ET Fee sold with a four star SBV of €84 and heads to Joseph Prendergast, Gorey Co Wexford.

College Hill Firecreek from Co Tipperary breeder Joseph Fitzpatrick Templemore sold for €4100 to Vincent Gallagher, Crossmolina. Firecreek by a Mas Du Clo sired dam College Hill Valerie came to the ring with a four star SBV of €83.

Clive Jennings was back in again selling Brooklands F 0968 at €4100 to Aidan Treacy Eyrecourt Co Galway. Sired by Ronick Hawk and by a Ballyline Uppie sired dam Brooklands Caroline F 0968 sold with a four star SBV of €87.

Co Kerry breeder John J O Sullivan, Castleisland saw his Wilodge Vantastic sired Castleview Favourabull selling at €4000 to Marie McGrath Shrule Co Mayo. Bred by a Ramses sired dam Castleview Bonsoir Favourabull came to the ring with a five star SBV of €109.

Co Mayo breeder William Scanlon received €4000 for Brackhoney Frank from Thomas Burke, Nenagh. Sired by Arita Ben and from a Rocky sired dam Brackhoney Cathy Frank sold with a five star SBV of €115.

Sarah McElligott was back in again receiving €4000 for her Ampertaine Commander son Shannon Foreman . By a Scorboro Regius dam Shannon Amelia and with a five star SBV of €108 and top ratings in most traits including gestation Foreman heads to Rose Spollen, Glasson Co Westmeath.

Donal McKeon was back in selling Milan Franko at €4000 to Kieran Byrnes, Tulla Co Clare. Franko sired by Sympa and by a Malibu dam Milan Aiva came with a four star SBV of €88.

The next Irish Limousin Cattle Society Sale is on Thursday 19th April in Athenry Mart Co Galway, enquiries to 025 85036

 

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