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The second Irish Limousin Cattle Society Premier sale was held on Monday 11th April in Roscrea mart Co Tipperary. This new additional sale saw a smaller number of animals entered in comparison to the previous March sale however a very steady  trade resulted in a 88% clearance in the males with an average price of € 2882.

Breed secretary Paul Sykes stated “ even though we didn’t see any prices reaching the level of previous sales it was very reassuring to see the firm trade that existed from the beginning right through to the end of the sale. When you consider today’s trade along with the strong trade at recent multi breed sale where Limousin have topped most sales and a good clearance being reported on private sales the improved demand in the breed signals  well for the future. However we must not become complacent and continue to provide what our markets require ie easy calving, conformation, good maternal ability, versatility and an ability to provide profit on a low cost basis”

Top price on the day of € 4400 was shared by two bulls,  Roundhill Edge 1207 bred by Timothy Corridan Fedamore Co Acajou son by the dam Roundhill Bjoyeuse combining back breeding to Ultrabeau , Sauterelle and the maternal sire Otan. This powerful bull had a 5 star SBV of €174 and was in the top 20% of the breed for Weanling Export, Beef Carcass, Daughter Milk and Docility.With plenty of interest in this animal bidding was brisk and eventually Roundhill Edge was destined for well known Scottish breeder and regular  purchaser of Irish Limousin cattle Mr Norman Cruickshank Cowford Farm, Leghorn , Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Roundhill Edge 1207

Roundhill Edge 1207

The second animal at € 4400 Coppertop Frankie came from first time exhibitor to Roscrea Michael Kenny,Ballyclare, Ferbane Co Offaly . Bred by the ever influential sire Sympa and  Anfield Beauty with back breeding to Navarin and Festin this stylish bull had many admirers including the judge on the day, Mrs Vicky Maynard from the Columbpark herd in Devon, who placed him Junior Male Champion in the pre sale show. There was no doubt that Frankie would attract much interest and he didn’t disappoint with eventually being purchased by well known Co Cavan pedigree breeder Philip Dunne for his Liscarn herd.

Coppertop Frankie

Coppertop Frankie

In at € 4000 was Newtown Excell from the herd of Stanley Richardson Newtowngore Co Leitrim a breeder who continues to produce animals that command high prices Excell by the high profile UK sire Wilodge Vantastic and Castleview Vanilla a dam that combines Mas Du Clo and Geannt breeding came to the sale ring with a 5 star SBV €119 with top traits in Weanling Export, Beef Carcass, Gestation Length and Docility.This quality animal heads to Mr John Leydon, Liscannor Co Clare.

Newtown Excell

Newtown Excell

Selling at €4000 was Ardlea Ennis 1 from the Mountrath, Co Laois based herd of Mr Dan Tynan. Bred by the herd sire Bremore Volvo and Bremore Angie which included such dynamic lines as Nenuphar,Giroflee, Ideal 23 Bremore Gypsy and Malibu and having stood Senior Reserve Male Champion interest in this well balanced bull was strong and eventually he was purchased by Mr Brendan Lynch, Oaklade Farm, Cloney, Athy, Co Kildare

Ardlea Ennis 1

Ardlea Ennis 1

Long time breeder Mrs Sarah McElligot, Asdee, Listowel Co Kerry saw her entry Shannon Fancy trading at €3700 . By another established sire Fieldson Alfy and a homebred dam Shannon Unice with back breeding to Broadmeadows Cannon and Mas Du Clo.Fancy who had a SBV of €123 with a five star rating also in Weanling Export, Beef Carcass, Daughter Milk, Gestation Length and Docility was quickly snapped up by Co Galway farmer Mr James Monaghan, Cahernagarry, Kilrickle

Shannon Fancy

Shannon Fancy

The Senior Male Champion Townleyhall Ewoch from the herd of Derek Russell Drogheda Co Louth changed hands at €3600.This well muscled bull by the herd sire Ashleigh Unique ET and the dam Townlehall Varerie combining Festin and Moero in his pedigree was snapped up by Mr Jim Ryan, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick.

Townleyhall Ewoch

Townleyhall Ewoch

1st prize winning Mount Scott Ernest from well known Co Clare breeder Michael Sexton Aheybridge, Mullagh Co Clare sold for €3500. Ernest, by the ever successful and consistent producer of prize winning cattle herd sire Gamin, displayed style coupled with muscle and length and would appear a good investment for purchaser Mr Noel Deacom, Myshall, Co Carlow.

Mount Scott Ernest

Mount Scott Ernest

Selling at €3400 was Fairymount Feyzrakhmanov from another consistent producer prize winning cattle Thomas Daly, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.This Acajou son and by a Sympa dam Haltcliffe Angel  from the high profile Ridley family, Cumbria had a SBV of €105 including a five star rating for Daughter Fertility, Daughter Milk, Gestation and Docility.

Co Donegal breeder Daryl Allison saw his much admired Fieldson Alfy entry Carrickrouge Frube selling at €3200 to well known quality suckler farmer Mr Enda Magee, Glasson , Co Westmeath. By the Mas Du Clo dam Ballykinncurra Buttercup Frube had both won his class and then taken Reserve Junior Male Champion.With a SBV of €108 and in the top 20% for Weanling Export, Beef Carcass and Docility Frube would suggest a valuable investment.

Carrickrouge Frube

Carrickrouge Frube

College Hill Eugene from Joseph Fiztpatrick, Templemore, Co Tipperary saw his Milbrook Tanko son selling at €3100. By the dam College Hill Alice who combines both Highlander, Villy and Gamin breeding this balanced bull heads to Mr Peter Coogan, Moone Co Kildare.

Other top prices

  • John Moroney Corofin Co Clare     €3000 to Mr David Pennell Co Fermanagh
  • Tom Bailey Batterstown Co Meath €3000 to Enda Magee Co Westmeath
  • Michael Reilly Carrigallen co Leitrim €3000 to Mr Jim Hearne Co Waterford
  • Bertie Mannion Curraghboy Co Roscommon €3000  to Mr William O Connor Mallow Co Cork
  • Joseph Fitzpatrick Templemore Co Tipperary €2900 to Douglas Murray Co Carlow
  • Kevin McInerney New Market On Fergus Co Clare €2900 to Mr Pat Hannon, Loughrea, Co Galway
  • Oliver J Byrne Gowran Co Kilkenny €2850 to Mr John McInerney, Granard, Co Longford
  • Richard O Beirne Kilconly Co Galway €2800 to Mr Gerard Guilfoyle Killaloe Co Clare
  • Michael Kinane Ballyglass, Co Tipperary €2800 to Mr Thomas O Connell, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick
  • Michael Kiernan Carrigallen Co Leitrim €2700 to Mr Seamus Kelly Co Roscommon 
  • Michael Gunn Elphin Co Roscommon €2700 to Mr Niall Keogh Sixmilebridge Co Clare
  • John J O Sullivan Castleisland Co Kerry €2700 to Mr Mervyn Smith Roscrea Co Tipperary
  • Mr Daryl Allison Lifford Co Donegal €2700 to Mr Delacy Byrne Roscrea Co Tipperary
  • Mr Ernest Bennett Nurney Co Kildare €2700 to Mr Larr Walsh Cahir Co Tipperary

In the female section a small entry  saw the Female Champion being awarded to Michael Kiernan Carrigallen Co Leitrim with his Mas Du Clo sired entry Gallaway Daffodil by the dam Drumeel Tabitha combining Villy and Geannt breeding

Gallaway Daffodil

Gallaway Daffodil

The Reserve Female Champion went to Baltray Donna 2 owned and bred by Patrick& Hilda McDonnell Gormanstown Co Meath. Donna by Pelletstown Ulex and Baltray Tracey with back breeding to Jongleur, Golfeur, Geannt and Duc was scanned in calf to CVV. Both heifers failed to meet their reserves.

Gareth Behan Ballyfin Portlaoise Co Laois received €2000 Cloonagh Ellie from Mr Paul Beirne Mohill Co Leitrim,This stylish maiden heifer by Mas Du Clo and including Ideal 23 and Talent breeding would look like a very good foundation female.

The remaining Irish Limousin Society Spring Sales are

  • Athenry 28th April
  • Roscommon 14th May
  • Roscrea Premier 23rd May

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