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Astute customers were willing to bid on suitable stock

19 Bulls exported with an average price €3,645.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held the first Premier Bull sale of 2014 on Monday the 10th of March at Roscrea Mart. The auctioneer for this sale was Mr. George Chandler. Judge for this sale was Mr. Sam Milliken of the Seygorry herd, Sam is an eminent cattle judge from Coleraine, Co. Derry.

Breed Secretary Paul Sykes commenting on the sale said: “The reputation Irish bred Limousin cattle have been steadily building over recent years was evident in the number of purchasers who had travelled from overseas to this our first premier sale for 2014. Indeed we had Limousin enthusiasts from as far afield as Brisbane, Australia at our show here today. Speaking to the buyers at this sale they are anxious to improve quality without compromising on easy calving or conformation. Customers were still prepared to invest in good quality with several of the lots destined for well renowned herds in both Northern Ireland and the UK. Likewise home buyers were also willing to spend on quality lots.  With a price range from €1800 to €7100 there was a bull for every market and every pocket”

Leading the trade at our first sale of 2014 were two lots at €7,100. First at this price was the Reserve Senior Champion “Roundhill Hot Shot” from the herd of Tim Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. This very stylish September 2012 born bull is a son of Dollar. His dam is the French bred Andrea (a Usuel daughter). Hot Shot came to the ring with a Replacement Index value of €161 and Terminal Index value of €117. The Clougherney herd of John McSorley and Sons based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone were the successful bidders for Hot Shot.

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Roundhill Hot Shot

 Also selling at €7,100 was the first prize winner “Castleboy Iarla”. This January 2013 bull was bred by Peter Kelly, Kilchreest, Co. Galway and had been successfully shown during the summer of 2013. Iarla is a Nenuphar son from the homebred Ibis daughter Castleboy Sue. He came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal Index and Carcass conformation. Owain Llyr of the Wern Herd, Ruthin, North Wales purchased Iarla. Castleboy Viv, Iarla’s full brother was sold here in Roscrea at the Premier bull sale in 2006 to the Baileys Pedigree Limousin herd of Thomas Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath.

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Castleboy Iarla

 “Knockcroghery Hero” from the herd of Joseph Miley, Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon changed hands at €6,900. Hero is an Ampertaine Commander son from the homebred Malibu daughter Knockcroghery Cassie. Placed first in his class at the pre-sale show, he came to the ring with a Terminal Index value of €167 and a Replacement Index value of €228. Hero was one of two bulls purchased by John McGregor for his Allanfauld herd in North Lanarkshire.

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Knockcroghery Hero

The Wilodge Vantastic son “Roundhill Hallmark 2 Et” changed hands for €5,600. Hallmark’s dam is the French bred Obus daughter Unanime. He came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Carcass Weight and Carcass conformation. Bred in county Limerick by Tim Corridan, this second prize winner was the second purchase for the Wern Herd of Owain Llyr.

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Roundhill Hallmark

 Selling at €5,500 was “Newtown Hackman” from the herd of Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Hackman is a Cloughhead Ernie son from the homebred Grahams Unbeatable dam Newtown Dyna. He was placed first in his class in the pre-sale show. Hackman came to the ring with a Muscle score of 139 and Skeletal score of 120. This November 2012 born bull was acquired by Ross Patterson, Tenon Farm, Low Row, Bramston, Cumbria.

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Newtown Hackman

Two bulls sold at €5,200, Elite Hunter Et and Keltic Hercules. The Emerson son “Elite Hunter Et” was first at this price. Hunter holds a Muscle score of 142 and a Skeletal score of 138. He was bred in Mountrath, Co. Laois by Edward Tynan from the Elite Abel dam - Ardlea Esha. Hunter was awarded second in his class. He was one of two bulls purchased by the Garnedd Herd of Messrs K.I. & E. & H.I. Jones, Bryn Ddraenen, Conwy.

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Elite Hunter

 “Keltic Hercules” bred by Teleri Thomas, Enfield, Co. Meath also realized €5,200. This second prize winner is an Ampertaine Commander son from the Moreo daughter Cwmpedran Autumngold. He came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index and Carcass conformation. The well known Galbally Herd of Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford purchased Hercules.

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Keltic Hercules

 €4,900 was top-call for fourth prize winning “Finboy Harry”. This Wilodge Vantastic son has back breeding to Nenuphar, Carrefour Cathy and Ideal 23. Harry came to the ring with a Muscle score of 131 and a Skeletal score of 123, he holds five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Harry was bred by Thomas Harney, Moneygall, Co. Offaly, he was sold to Scotland based Andrew Ewing.

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Finboy Harry

 “Mount Scott Hilton” was one of two bulls to fetch €4,800. Hilton is a son of the Mount Scott herd sire Ballyfin Empire Et and the Mas Du Clo dam – Ballykinncurra Unique. This first prize winner was bred by Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Hilton was one of two bulls purchased by Charles Colthurst, Turret Farm, Blarney, Co. Cork.

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Mount Scott Hilton

 The Junior Champion also realized €4,800. “Gortskehy Iggy Et” is a much admired Wilodge Vantastic son from the prolific donor cow Newtown Trixie. Iggy’s pedigree stack includes Dauphin and Castleboy Monti. Bred in Claremorris, Co. Mayo by Gerard Lynskey, Iggy was the second purchase for the Jones Family of the Garnedd Herd. He had been successfully shown during the show season of 2013.

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Gortskehy Iggy

 The second Emerson bull “Elite Hall Et” from Edward Tynan sold for €4,600. Hall is a full brother of Elite Hunter Et. He holds an array of five star ratings and a Muscle score of  Hall was purchased by T. Akrigg, Manor Farm, Cray, Skipton to run with his Carser Herd.

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Elite Hall

 Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford sold “Galbally Hegarty” for €4,500 to P.J. Hawkins, a Suckler farmer from Craughwell, Co. Galway. Hegarty is a son of the renowned Roundhill Staurn Et, stock sire to the now dispersed Carwin Herd. Hegarty came to the ring with a Terminal Index value of €146 and a Replacement Index value of €189.

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Galbally Hegarty

“Finboy Hercules” was awarded the Junior Reserve Champion title. Hercules is a Sympa son out of Carrefour Diana. His sire stack includes Elite Popsi and Faignant. Bred in Moneygall, Co. Offaly by Thomas Harney, Hercules was the second purchase for Charles Colthurst. €4,500 was his selling price.

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Finboy Hercules

 Tom Bailey sold “Baileys Hansen” for €4,400. Hansen is by the Baileys herd stock sire Queenshead Altea and out of the Grahams Samson daughter Baileys Ava. Placed second in his class Hansen was acquired by Co. Limerick based Suckler farmer Con Hurley.

The third prize winning Wilodge Cerberus son “Carrefour Hercules” from the local herd of John Kenny, Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly sold for €4,200. Hercules’ sire stack includes Elite Popsi and Roundhill Trepident Et. He holds five star ratings in most traits. Hercules was purchased by John Graham for his Glaslough pedigree herd based at Straghan, Co. Monaghan.

Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick received €4,100 for “Wood Road Hugo”. Hugo is a son of the well regarded Wood Road Donald Et and Claque, an Apache daughter. He was purchased by Patrick O’Connell, Bansha, Co. Tipperary. Hugo had been successfully shown in 2013.

Senior Champion was “Newtown Hollywood Et” from the herd of Stanley Richardson. Hollywood is a Broadmeadows Cannon son out of the well regarded Ideal 23 dam Castleview Rub. Castleview Rub has bred nine Roscrea Champions to-date. Hollywood was purchased by Pat Greaney, Dunmore, Co. Galway for €4,000.

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Newtown Hollywood

Sarah McElligott, Listowel, Co. Kerry took home €4,000 for “Shannon Huskey”. This Ampertaine Commander son has back breeding to Fieldson Alfy and Scorboro Regius. Huskey holds five star ratings in most traits and heads to the herd of multiple purchaser Frances Greaney, Brittas, Co. Dublin.

“Roundhill Hustle” an Ardlea Dan son also realized €4,000. This first prize winner was bred in Co. Limerick by Tim Corridan, Fedamore. Hustles’ dam is the Ramses daughter Roundhill Doperette. He was purchased by J. Nimmo, Bogside Farm, North Lanarkshire to run with his Maraiscote herd.

Also selling for €4,000 was “Liscarn Indigo” from the herd of Philip Dunne, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan. Indigo is a January 2013 son of Procters Cavalier. Placed fourth in his class, he was the second purchase for the Carser Herd of T. Akrigg.

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Liscarn Indigo

 The final bull to fetch €4,000 was “Donnelly Invincible Et” from the herd of Anthony Donnelly, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. This second prize winner is a full brother to last October’s Premier sale topper Donnelly Hernando Et. Invincible is a Wilodge Vantastic son, out of the Dauphin dam - Newtown Trixie. He came to the ring with five star ratings in many indexes including Terminal, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Invincible was acquired by an undisclosed purchaser.

 Seamus Neary, Troywood, Kilkenny sold “Troyswood Harry Et” for €3,900. Harry is a Wilodge Cerberus son out of the twice Paris show Champion, Raquette. Brian Frawley, Croagh, Co. Limerick was the successful bidder for this second prize winner.

 Top call for “Brooklands Herculise” was €3,800. This Fieldson Alfy son has a sire stack that includes Highlander and Espoir. Herculise was much admired and had picked up five red rosettes during the summer show season, he was awarded first prize in his class at the pre-sale show. Bred in Enniskeane, Co. Cork by Clive Jennings, he was purchased by Conor and Enda Ryan, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary.

 The Arkendale herd of Mr & Mrs J.E. Wilson, Long Cottage Farm, North Yorks acquired “Derrygullinane Hank”. This Ampertaine Commander was placed third in his class. He holds five star ratings in most traits. Hank realized €3,700 for his breeder John Joseph Walsh, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

 The youngest bull sold at €3600 was “Currane Ivan” from the herd of Patrick McKeown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Ivan’s pedigree stack includes Currane Gino, Cloughhead Umpire, Sympa and Lino. He was the second purchase for John McGregor.

 “Baileys Hawkeye” by Queenshead Altea and out of Radoteuse, an Olivier daughter sold for €3,100. This second prize winner was bred by Thomas Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath. He was purchased by John Kelleher, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Other Notable prizes:

  • Meelickaduff Hollywood, a Sympa son €3,000.
  • Galbally Helion, a Sable son €3,000.
  • Runagry Harry, a Haltcliffe Dancer son €3,000.
  • Eyrecourt Harvey, a Mas Du Clo son €2,900.
  • Milan Haribo, a Casimir son €2,900.
  • Keltic Halo an Attirant son €2,900.
  • Farmleigh Handy, a Mas Du Clo son €2,800.
  • Lisangeeragh H 230, a Wilodge Cerberus son €2,800.
  • Skehana Henrico, a Wilodge Enrico son €2,750.
  • Clonagh Henry, a Mas Du Clo son €2,700.
  • Ballymagirl Heathcliff, a Marchermore Augustus son €2,600.
  • Galbally Harriet, a Roundhill Staurn Et son €2,600.
  • Galbally Hubert, a Sympa son €2,500.
  • Ardlea High King, a Ardlea Dan son €2,500.
  • Castleview Hardy, a Wilodge Cerberus son €2,500.
  • Drominanou Honda, an On-Dit son €2,500.
  • Currane Hatch, an Ampertaine Commander son €2,500.

The next Irish Limousin Cattle Society sale is on Saturday 22nd March in Tullamore mart 47 Males and 3 Females .  Show at 10 am and sale at 1pm Enquiries to 025 85036

 

 

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