Roscrea Premier Sale - 6th March 2017
The first society sale for 2017 was held at Roscrea Mart on Monday the 6th of March. The showing segment was held the evening before, tasked with judging was Mr. Hefin Jones of the noted Garnedd herd based in Bryn Ddraenen, Padog, Betws y Coed, North Wales. The Jones family have purchased cattle from Ireland in the past, including Bremore Djerk and Ernevalley Jaguar Et. The Garnedd herd is highly regarded with livestock bearing the prefix topping sales and earning many plaudits in the show ring.
The sale meet with a clearance rate of 76% and a price range from €10,800 to €1,900, averaging €3,750.
George Candler took the auctioneering duties with Denis Barrett working as the second auctioneer. Stewards for the show and sale were Jimmy McHugh, Donal Moloney and Brendan Hanley.
Topping the sale at €10,800 was the outstanding Wilodge Tonka son “Brookmill Klunk” from John and William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Klunk was awarded first prize in his class, this first placing adds to the first prize he won at National Limousin Show at the ILC Congress in Kilkenny last August. 2009. Klunk’s dam Milbrook Enya has Neuf and F311 Poker in her lineage, his maternal grand-dam Milbrook Ulla was Supreme Champion at National show. With five star ratings in multiple traits well known cattle enthusiasts Gerard and Martin Davis, Ballinalee, Co. Longford were the successful purchasers for this very choice 17 month old.
The outstanding Senior Champion “Portauns Kilcruig” sold for €6,700. Kilcruig was bred in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick by Laurence and John Lynch. He is a son of Dovea AI’s Ulm and the homebred Requin daughter Portauns Edel. Kilcruig came to the ring with a Terminal Index value of €142 and a Replacement Index of €79. The Coraghy herd of Tommy O’Harte, Clones, Co. Monaghan purchased Kilcruig.
Charles Colthurst purchased two first prize winning bulls to run with his highly regard commercial herd based at Turret Farm, Blarney, Co. Cork. First of Charles’ acquisitions was “Bos Luke” an Ampertaine Commander son bred by Joe Collins, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon. Luke came to the ring with an array of five star ratings including Replacement Index value of €142 and a Terminal Index value of €175. His dam Logrea Henrietta Et is a full sister to the highly rated Newtown Freeman (top priced bull at the October Premier sale in 2011 and now herd sire to the noted Elderberry herd). Luke’s selling price was €6,200.
Claiming the Junior Champion rosette was “Cappaduff Lorenzo” a Loosebeare Fantastic son from Joe and Jennifer Moran, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Lorenzo is no stranger to rosettes having been very successful on the show scene in 2016. Amongst his successes were North West Calf Champion 2016 and Overall Reserve Junior Male Champion at the International Limousin Congress. His dam Cappaduff Goldgirl is a daughter of Rocky. Lorenzo caught the eye of the judge – Hefin Jones and was duly purchased for the Garnedd herd for €6,000.
The On-Dit son “Bos Koe Et” realised €5,500 for his breeder Joe Collins, Carrick on Shannon. Koe boasts five star ratings for Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass Weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk. His dam Newtown Ger Et has Wilodge Cerberus and Dauphin in her sire stack. Koe was placed second in class in the pre-sale show. He was acquired by K Stewart & Sons of the Greenhaugh herd based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The second bull purchased by Charles Colthurst was “Shannon Keltic” bred in Kerry by Sarah, McElligott, Asdee, Listowel. Keltic has Kaprico Eravelle, Ampertaine commander and Maximum in his sire stack. This 17 month old bull was placed first in his class. He has five star ratings in most traits including a Terminal Index of €169 and a Replacement Index of €144. Keltic sold for €5,400.
Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway parted with “Millburn Knowledge” for €5,100. Knowledge is a son of Fieldson Alfy and the Mas Du Clo daughter Millburn Vera. Placed second in his class, Knowledge has a Terminal Index value of €141 coupled with a Replacement index of €74. Peter Holland, Clones, Co. Monaghan purchased 18 month old Knowledge.
Dan Tynan, Monthrath, Co. Laois bred the Junior Reserve champion “Elite Keeley Et”. Keeley is a November 2015 born son of Brutus Hashtag First and the highly regarded donor dam Elite Forever 1 Et, his grand dam Ardlea Coillte is the top producer in the Ardlea Elite herd. Keeley was one of a number of bulls acquired for overseas customers by Owain Llyr. The gavel fell at €5,000 for this eye-catching bull.
Five thousand euro was top call for Sarah McElligott’s “Shannon KK”. Born in November 2015, KK is a son of Bavardage and the homebred Ampertaine Commander daughter Shannon Flora. Vincent O’Brien, Birr, Co. Offaly purchased multi-starred KK.
The Pabo herd of W.P. Hughes & Son, Fferam Gyd, Anglesey purchased “Carrefour Kaiser” for €4,900. Kaiser is a son of Ampertaine Elgin and the Mas Du Clo daughter Kiltartan Brda. Kaiser was bred by John and David Kenny, Dunkerrin, Birr, Co. Offaly. Kaiser was placed fourth in his class.
The Ardlea Elite herd received €4,600 for fourth prize winner “Elite Kamal Et”. Kamal has Wilodge Vantastic, Vison and Ideal 23 in his sire stack. He came to the ring with five star ratings in most traits along with a muscle score of 133 and a skeletal score of 137. Kamal was purchased by Conor Meade, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.
Jimmy Ryan, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick purchased third prize winner “Liverpool Kian” from Michael Graham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Kian has Kaprico Eravelle, Cloughhead Ernie and Shire Milton in his lineage. €4,600 was his purchase price.
“Templequain Lancelot”, a fourth prize winner, sold for €4,550. Lancelot was bred in Portlaoise by Thomas O’Shea. He is a son of Lowerffrydd Empire and Templequain Ciara (ET), a Scorboro Reqius daughter. Lancelot was acquired for a UK based customer.
Topping off an excellent day for Laurence and John Lynch was third prize winner “Portauns Kaiser” when he sold for €4,300. By Fieldson Alfy and out of Dunmore Amy, Kaiser also has Ideal 23 and Heros in his lineage. Born in September 15, Kaiser boasts five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Joseph Burke purchased Kaiser for his Tuam, Co. Galway based herd.
The Wilodge Cerberus son “Millburn Knightsbridge” sold for €4,200. Knightsbridge was bred by Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway. His dam is the Sympa daughter Millburn Felicity. Knightsbridge was purchased by Desmond Fulton, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.
Also heading to the UK is the Ampertaine Elgin son “Milbrook Kelt”. Awarded second prize in his class, Kelt was bred by William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. His dam is the homebred Rockstar daughter Milbrook Helga 2. Kelt’s selling price was €4,200.
The Kaprico Eravelle son “Liverpool Kenny 2” sold for €4,100. Kenny was bred by Michael Graham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He has five star ratings in most traits. John Power, Carrick on Suir Co. Waterford acquired third prize winning Kenny.
Bertie Mannion, Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon sold “Ballyline Kalvin” for €4,000. Kalvin has Gleannari Everest, Mas Du Clo and Oakley Politician in his sire stack. A UK based customer purchased this first prize winner.
Ampertaine Foreman sired “Tomriland Kestrel (Et)” sold to an undisclosed Irish based purchaser for €4,000. Multi-starred Kestrel has Ideal 23 and Nenuphar in his back pedigree. He was bred in Ashford, Co. Wicklow by Noel Kenny.
“Elite Kemp Et” is staying in his birth county as he was purchased by P. & T. Farrell, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Kemp is a full embryo brother to Elite Kamal Et (sold at this sale for €4,600). Kemp was awarded second prize in the pre-sale show.
The Neuf son “Meelickaduff Kopiliot” sold for €4,000 to James Clifford, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry. Kopiliot was bred by Michael Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Placed fourth in his class he had been shown in 2016, amongst his successes was first prize at the North West Club Calf Finals in Glenamaddy at the International Limousin Congress event.
John Hickey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary sold “Brookland King” to Tony Quigley, Cappawhite for €4,000. King is a second prize winning son of Haltcliffe Gunner. He came to the ring with an array of five star ratings and with a muscle score of 145 coupled with a skeletal score of 122.
“Galbally Kingpin 1129” realised €4,000 for his breeder Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Kingpin is by Trevor’s homebred herd sire Galbally Danastic, a Wilodge Vantastic son. His dam is the Sympa daughter Galbally Evonne. Placed second in his class, Kingpin was purchased by Aidan Loftus, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.
The Ash Grove herd of Pat Feehily, Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon secured “Newtown Larry 2” for €4,000. Larry was bred by Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Larry is by Wilodge Cerberus and out of the Ronick Hawk daughter Newtown Fancy. Boasting five star ratings in all traits.
The Reserve Senior Champion was “Moohane Kingo” a Dinmore Goldcrest son. Kingo was presented for sale by Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare, he was bred by John Meehan, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare. Kingo had been shown successfully in 2016. He left the ring unsold having failing to meet his reserve.
Mount Scott Kameron by Wilodge Cerberus (Fourth prize winner) €3,900
Ardlea Kent by Aultside Hulk €3,800
Barryroe Kevin by Ampertaine Commander €3,800
Grangeford Kaan Et by Loosebeare Fantastic (First prize winner) €3,700
Wood Road Kody (Et) by Ideal 23 (Fourth prize winner) €3,700
Carrigdown Kadjar by Brooklands F0959 (Third prize winner) €3,600
Corlea Knight by Kaprico Eravelle (Third prize winner) €3,600
Wood Road Kieron by Lodge Hamlet €3,600
Ovaun King Henry by Abot Mn €3,500
Farmleigh Kingston by Wilodge Cerberus €3,500
Milan Kurtis by Ampertaine Foreman €3,500
Meenross King Kong Et by Ampertaine Foreman €3,500
Newtown Luke 2 by Huntershall Gladiator (Second prize winner) €3,500
Mullaghboy Kirk by Castleview Gringo Et €3,400
Roundhill Ken Et by Vermeil (Third prize winner) €3,300
Farmleigh Kasper by Gamin (First prize winner) €3,300
Wood Road Leo Et by Sympa €3,300
Roundhill Kingfisher Et (P) by Hinz P P (Fourth prize winner) €3,200
Farmleigh Kosmo by Wilodge Cerberus €3,200
Farmleigh Kingsly by Loosebeare Fantastic (Fourth prize winner) €3,200
Millburn Keg by Ampertaine Commander €3,200
Phillips Killer Et by Ampertaine Foreman €3,200
Wood Road Kent by Pacha 08 €3,100
Roundhill Keystone Et (P) by Hinz P P €3,000
Carrowreagh Knight by Haltcliffe Dancer €3,000
Galbally Kanastic 1104 by Loosebeare Fantastic (Second prize winner) €3,000
Galbally Kodiak 1106 by Fieldson Alfy €3,000
Bellingham Kalipso by Castleview Gazelle (Third prize winner) €3,000
Kiltorcan Kaka by Emerson €3,000
Drummin Kid Et by Dinmore Goldcrest (First prize winner) €3,000
Fortview Lucky Et by Ampertaine Foreman (Second prize winner) €3,000
Coolrain Klinsmann by Drummin Goliath €2,900
Boyanagh Kayne by Wilodge Fastrac (First prize winner) €2,800
Eyrecourt Kian by Sauvignon €2,800
Boyanagh Keith by Wilodge Fastrac €2,800
Carrowreagh Kanye by Wilodge Cerberus €2,700
Galbally Kass 1128 by Galbally Danastic (Third prize winner) €2,700
Clooncara Limousins Kilipso by Ampertaine Hollywood (Fourth prize winner) €2,700
Currane Kit by Rubis (Fourth prize winner) €2,600
Brookland Kitkat by Castleview Gringo Et (Fourth prize winner) €2,600
Liverpool Klassic Et by Haltcliffe Dancer €2,600
Tomriland Kenny by Sympa €2,500
Dungooley Leo by Haltcliffe Gunner (Third prize winner) €2,500
Ammaghmore Kalvin by Haltcliffe Dancer €2,400
Cross K 351 by Guards Boomer €2,400
Coolfern Kcal by Elite Flag Et €2,000
Redbawn Knock Out by Elite Fred Et €1,900
The next Society sale is Saturday the 18th March in Tullamore, when 39 bulls are catalogued.