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Cats take the cream at Premier Heifer sale

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held their Premier show and Sale at Roscrea Mart on Monday 16th May, 2016. This sale incorporated both Males and Females, with 84 males catalogued and 33 females. George Candler took charge of auctioneering duties for the bulls. The Limousin breed continues to grow in popularity, reflected in the clearance rate of 78%. The average price for bulls of €3,859 which is an increase of €155 from last year’s corresponding sale. Prices ranged from €1,800 to €8,000.

Overall the heifer sale met with a mixed trade with a 58% clearance and an average price of €3,150.
Pre-sale judge was Mr. Paul Rainey of the renowned Claragh herd based in Kilrea, Co. Derry. Paul was on the closing stages of a very busy two weeks. The Claragh herd had sold a number of heifers in Carlisle (at a Limousin Breeders sale on 9th of May) to a top of 18,000 guineas, the heifer at this price Claragh Layla is a full sister to Balmoral 2016 Junior Interbreed Champion and Reserve Overall Champion Claragh Lily. Balmoral show was held on the 11th to 13th of May. Commenting on the bulls presented here in Roscrea, Paul said: “There was excellent stock put before me here today in all classes, the top-end were exceptional. The Junior Champion “Ernevally Kodac ET” is an excellent young bull – he has power, shape and breed character, Kodac would suit any herd be it pedigree or commercial. The Senior Champion “Moloskey Keltic Et” is a very eye-catching and extremely shapey bull.”

Speaking after the sale, Paul Sykes, Breed Secretary said: “Today met with good clearance rates and selling prices. Purchasers are selective in the genetics they require and as a breed we are able to meet with their needs. I would like to convey my gratitude to all that assisted with proceedings here today and last evening when we held the bull show. Special mention to our judge Paul Rainey, stewards John Connell, Jimmy McHugh and Donal Moloney. I would also like to thank the team at Roscrea mart for their help and cooperation. I wish all purchasers here today the very best of luck with their Limousin cattle.

We have one more spring sale – next Saturday the 21st May at Roscommon Mart, where 90 bulls and 15 heifers will be on offer.

Senior Male Champion and sale topper was “Moloskey Keltic Et” from Brendan Clancy, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Keltic is an embryo son of Fieldson Alfy (S511) and the Mas Du Clo daughter - Moloskey A392, this cow is a consistent breeder in the Moloskey herd, her offspring have sold exceptionally well previously. Keltic has an array of five star ratings including a Terminal Index value of €136 and a Replacement Index value of €90. Gerard Hackett acquired Keltic for €8,000 to run with his herd in Clogher, Co. Tyrone.

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“Moloskey Keltic Et”

The much admired Ampertiane Commander (APM) son “Cappaduff Kenzi” was purchased by Con Mullane, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick for €7,000 after a flurry of bids. Kenzi was bred by father and daughter team Joe and Jennifer Moran, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  Claiming first prize in his class, this 14 month old bull enjoyed a very successful showing season in 2015 culminating with the title of Intermediate North West Male of the year. Kenzi has five star ratings in most traits including Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

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“Cappaduff Kenzi”

“Millburn King” a Fieldson Alfy (S511) son realised €6,000 for his breeder Richard O'Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway.  King was placed second in his class in the pre-sale show, he boasts a muscle score of 128, along with a skeletal score of 117. His dam, Kilcara Ciara has Mas Du Clo and Highlander in her pedigree. He was purchased by Albert Stanley, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny.

Junior Reserve Champion was awarded to “Springvalley Killian” from the herd of Martin Killeen, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Killian is an eye-catching 14 month old Wilodge Cerberus son. His dam Springvalley Gwen has Sympa and Mas Du Clo in her lineage. Killian has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. Killian sold for €5,500 to the Windfieldroad herd of Martin Warde, Menlough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

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“Springvalley Killian”

John and David Kenny, Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly sold their Reserve Senior Champion “Carrefour Jester” for €5,400. Jester is a son of Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) and Carrefour Gypsy. Born in December 2014, Jester has a muscle score of 135 (placing him in the top 2% of the Limousin breed), he also boasts a 5-star Terminal Index value of €130 coupled with a 5-star Replacement Index of €89. Jester was one of three bulls purchased by repeat customer Owain Llyr, Tyn-Y-Wern, Ruthin, North Wales.

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“Carrefour Jester”

Anthony Glynn, Gort, Co. Galway secured “Farmleigh Kenny”, a Wilodge Fastrac (S1284) to run with his pedigree Glencarrigh herd for €5,100. Kenny was bred in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford by Thomas Swaine. Kenny has five star ratings in Terminal Index (€143), Replacement Index (€114), Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval. This 15 month old bull was awarded the second prize in his class.

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“Farmlegh Kenny”

The Cork Club Calf Champion 2015 “Bridgeen Kevin” changed hands for €5,100. Kevin was bred by Ciaran Deasy, Timoleague. He has Marchermore Augustus (S691), Fieldson Alfy and Otan in his sire stack. Kevin was very successfully shown at summer shows in 2015. He has five star ratings in most traits along with a muscle score of 130 and a skeletal score of 127. Aoife Gibney secured 14 month old Kevin for her herd based in Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

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“Bridgeen Kenny”

Alan Mulligan, Dunderry, Navan, Co. Meath secured three bulls, his first purchase was “Athlacca Joker” a Wilodge Enrico (WLZ) son. Joker was bred by Victor Barrett, New Road, Athlacca, Co. Limerick. His dam Meelon Alaska has Litron and Moero in her back-pedigree. Joker has a 5-star Terminal Index of €128 and a 5-star Replacement Index of €138. His securing bid was €5,000.

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“Athlacca Joker”

Fourth prize winner “Liverpool Kojak” was purchased by Lawrence Fallon, Dysart, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway for €5,000. Kojak has Ampertaine Commander (APM), Ampertaine Abracadabra and Espoir in his sire stack. Kojak can boast five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was bred in Boyle, Co. Roscommon by Michael Graham.

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“Liverpool Kojak”

Wexford breeder Trevor Masterson concluded a tremendous spring sale season with three young bulls here in Roscrea attaining a combined selling price of €14,600. Trevor’s first bull of the sale was “Galbally Kyle 1058” a Galbally Garfield son at €5,000. Kyle has five star ratings in all traits. His sire, Garfield, has Ulys Mn and Ronick Hawk in his sire stack. Kyle, a fourth prize winner, was purchased by John Taffe, Dunleer, Co. Louth.

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“Galbally Kyle 1058”

Trevor’s second bull “Galbally Kevi 1069” also reached the €5,000 mark. Kevi is a son of Roundhill Saturn Et (RHN) and the Ampertaine Commander daughter Galbally Hayden. This 15 month old bull has a 5-star Terminal index of €144 and a 5-star Replacement index of €103. Commanding much attention in the sales ring, he was eventually acquired by Tom Dower to run with his herd based in Rathkeevin, Co. Tipperary.

The final Galbally bull “Galbally Klogan 1062” commanded a price of €4,600. Klogan has Roundhill Saturn Et (RHN), Wilodge Cerberus and Highlander in his sire stack. He holds five star ratings in most traits including Terminal index (€148), Replacement index (€106), Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Klogan was snapped up by the renowned Marlhill herd of Jim Parkinson, Newinn, Co. Tipperary.

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Galbally bulls Galbally Kyle 1058, Galbally Kevi 1069, Galbally Klogan 1062

Charles Colthurst purchased first prize winning “Meelickaduff Kirby” to run with his highly regard commercial herd based at Turret Farm, Blarney, Co. Cork. Kirby has Cloughhead Umpire (UPI), Wilodge Cerberus and Sympa in his lineage. He combines a muscle score of 124 with a skeletal score of 135, and five star ratings in most traits. Bred by Michael Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, his selling price was €5,000.

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”Mellickduff Kirby”

First prize winner “Mount Scott Jade” commanded a price of €4,600. Jade was bred by Michael Sexton, Aheybridge, Co. Clare. His sire is Michael’s Wilodge Vantastic stock bull Aloor Felix (F251), while his dam Ballykinncurra Unique has Mas Du Clo and Castle Ural in her sire stack. Jade has five star ratings in Terminal index (€140), Replacement index (€82), Docility, Carcass Weight and Carcass conformation, along with a top 1% muscle score of 140. John Feeney, Athenry, Co. Galway secured this eye-catching 17 month old.

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”Mountscott Jade”

Third prize winner “Knockdoounna Kenneth Et” was tapped forward at €4,550 to Owain Llyr. Kenneth has Wilodge Cerberus (WGE), Sympa and Nestor in his back pedigree. He has a 5-star Terminal index of €159 and a 5-star Replacement index of €113. He was bred by Marie O’Halloran, O’Callaghans Mills, Co. Clare.

Lot 1. The Procters Cavalier (PZE) son “Whitehall Jethro” secured a closing bid of €4,000. Jethro has a 4-star Terminal index of €118 and a 5-star Replacement index of €115. He was presented for sale by Daniel Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Martin Reilly, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford secured second prize winning Jethro.

William Geary, Feenagh, Co. Limerick received €4,000 for “Cordillo Keltic” a Queenshead Altea (S593) son. Keltic has five star ratings in Terminal index (€136), Replacement index (€112), Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk. William Champ secured Keltic to run with his herd based in Cloneyquin, Co. Offaly.

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”Cordillo Keltic”

Multi starred second prize winner “Ballyline Kole” commanded a selling price of €3,800. Kole is a son of the Ballyline stock bull Gleannari Everest. Bred by Bertie Mannion, Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon he was purchased by Michael McHugh, Ballyfin, Co. Laois.

Bernard Garrett, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan received €3,700 for his September ’14 born bull “The Grove Farm Jumbo”. Placed first in his class, Jumbo is by Anside Flint (S1369) and out of the Grahams Unbeatable daughter Willowfield Cathlan. He came to the ring with five star ratings in most traits. He heads to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal to the herd of Neville Myles.

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”The Grove Farm Jumbo”

Fourth prize winner “Aloor Jupitor” was acquired by James O’Meara, Birr, Co. Offaly for €3,600. Jupitor is a son of Fieldson Alfy (S511) and Aloor Ericia, a Ferry daughter. Boasting five star ratings in most traits, Juptior was bred by Patsy Creighton, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Sean O’Sullivan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry put “Castleview Junior Et” forward for sale. Junior is by Wilodge Tonka (WTA) and out of Castleview Regina Et. Regina is also the dam of Castleview Gringo (standing in AI). Junior has a 5-star Terminal index of €149 and a 5-star Replacement index of €139. William Lalor, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny secured Junior for €3,500.

Second prize winner “Elite Keith Et” was secured for €3,500 by Matthew Reidy, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Keith was presented for sale by Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Keith has five star ratings in most traits, including Terminal index (€140), Replacement index (€95) and Docility. His pedigree includes Marchermore Augustus (S691) Casmir and Lino.

Donal McKeon, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo received €3,500 for “Milan Kaiser 1”. Kaiser is a stylish Casimir (S1061) son and out of the homebred Vagabond daughter Milan Hailey. He was the second purchase of the day by Alan Mulligan.

Junior Male Champion “Ernevally Kodac Et” is an outstanding Crossdykes Goliath (S1654) son. Kodac has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Calving interval. Kodac was bred by Eddie Lynch, Loughduff, Co. Cavan. He left the ring unsold having failed to reach his reserve.

Other notable bull prices:
 Baltracey Kyle by Dinmore Goldcrest - €3,400
 Clonlara Knockout by Wilodge Goldcard - €3,400
 Carrowneden Kasper by Cloughhead Umpire - €3,400
 Wood Road Jackson Et by Lowerffrydd Empire - €3,300
 Shanna King by Sympa - €3,300
 Buckfield Kilmeena by Vagabond - €3,250
 Nephin Jackson by Volcan - €3,200
 Roundhill Joe by Achile - €3,000
 Mac's Choice Kouyate by Rocky - €3,000
 Cappaduff Kyros by Elite Forever Brill Et - €3,000
 Gaggin Kash by Moneygold I 1122 - €3,000
 Boyanagh Kurt by Wilodge Goldcard - €3,000
 Meelickaduff Kruising by Nenuphar - €2,950
 Milan Kaiser 2 by Plumtree Deus - €2,900
 Mac's Choice Keith by Queenshead Altea - €2,900
 Hurricane Kalipso by Ardnacrusha Handsome 2 Et - €2,800.
 Moohane Killian by Dinmore Goldcrest - €2,700
 Ballyline Kolly by Gleannari Everest - €2,350
 Woodview John Joe Et by Tango - €2,200
 Woodview Keath by Mereside Favori - €2,200
 Lisnacrann Kickass by Elite Forever Brill Et - €2,150
 Cordillo Joy by Baileys Duncan - €1,800

Cats take the cream at Premier Heifer sale

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held its Premier Heifer show and sale on Monday 16th May 2016, this sale was held in conjunction with the Premier Bull show and sale.  Tasked with judging was Paul Rainey, while the auctioneer for the heifers was Denis Barrett.

A heifer bred by a renowned Kilkenny Hurling (the Cats) family claimed the top prize and price at the Premier heifer sale held at Roscrea Mart on Monday the 16th May 2016. Paul Rainey of the Claragh pedigree herd based in Kilrea, Co. Derry took command of judging, whereupon he awarded the Champion Female sash to “Kiltorcan Jasmine” a Wilodge Cerberus (WGE) daughter from the herd of all-Ireland champion hurlers the Reid family of Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny. Jasmine was born in September 2014 and came to the ring with a muscle score of 128 and a skeletal score of 132. Jasmine’s dam Whitehall Goldie, has Mas Du Clo and Espoir in her sire stack. Goldie was purchased from T.J. Reid’s Red Mill’s colleague, Noel Brennan, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Jasmine is Goldie’s first calf. Jasmine attracted a flurry of bids to sell to an undisclosed customer for €6,900. Commenting on his choice of Champion Paul said: “This heifer caught my eye the second she stepped into the show ring, she is an outstanding classy heifer with tremendous power and character”.

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”Kiltorcan Jasmine”

Multi-starred “Copperdoor Kim” realized €3,800 for her breeder Michael Brady, Granard, Co. Longford. Kim is a 13-month old daughter of Sympa (SYP) and the home-bred Milbrook Tanko daughter Copperdoor Frances. She was placed second in her class in the pre-sale show. Kim was one of two heifers purchased by the Bridgeview Limousin Herd of George McCague, Newry, Co. Down.

Carlisle based Steven Wilson acquired the Reserve Champion Female “Esker-Hill Jane Et” for €3,650. This October ’14 born heifer is an embryo daughter of Wilodge Vantastic (VTI) and Newtown Florence (an Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter). Jane was described by Paul Rainey as “a very feminine heifer, oozing style”. She was bred by Padraig Brady, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Jane has a muscle score of 131 and a skeletal score of 124.

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”Esker Hill Jane”

The in calf Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) “Lisnageeragh Joyce Girl” sold for €3,550. Joyce Girl was bred by Des Joyce, Williamstown, Co. Galway. Boasting an array of five star ratings she was acquired by Brian Frawley, Croagh, Co. Limerick.

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”Lisnageeragh Joyce Girl”

George McCague’s second acquisition was first prize winner “Knockdoocunna Kate Et”. This 13 month old heifer has Wilodge Cerberus (WGE), Sympa and Nestor in her lineage (her full brother sold earlier in the day for €4,550). Kate was bred by Marie O’Halloran, O’Callaghans Mills, Co. Clare. €3,400 secured this multi-starred heifer.

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”Knockdooncunna Kate Et”

Ciaran Bogue, Belturbet, Co. Cavan secured €3,000 for his in-calf heifer “Stragheglin Jenny”. Jenny is a daughter of Ampertaine Commander (APM) and the Ferry dam, Stragheglin Brona. Jenny sold in calf to Batt O’Callaghan, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

Steven Wilson of Carlisle also purchased “Liss Julie” a Lowerffrydd Empire (S1148) daughter. Second prize winning Julie came to the ring with a muscle score of 117 and a skeletal score of 121. Julie was bred by Martin Doherty, Carndonagh, Lifford, Co. Donegal. €2,900 was her purchase price.

The Tomriland herd of Noel Kenny, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow were the eventual purchasers of second prize winning “Carrefour Julia” for €2,600. Julia is by Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) and out of the Wilodge Cerberus daughter - Carrefour Felicity. She was bred by John Kenny, Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly. Julia boasts a muscle score of 121 and a skeletal score of 124.

The youngest heifer on offer “Copperdoor Kandi”, just turned one year old on the 10th of May, was snapped up by Eamon O’Halloran, Portdrine, Cratloe, Co. Clare for €2,600. Kandi is by Sympa (SYP) and out of the Mas Du Clo daughter Copperdoor Fluke. Kandi has five star ratings in most traits and a tremendous muscle score of 131. She was bred by Michael Brady, Granard, Co. Longford.

The College Hill pedigree herd of Joseph Fitzpatrick, Templemore, Co. Tipperary increased with the addition of “Liss Irene” a powerful Sympa (SYP) daughter. Irene was bred by Martin Doherty, Lifford, Co. Donegal. This October 2013 born heifer has a Terminal index of €150 and a Replacement index of €131. She sold in-calf to Kaprico Eravelle. Irene was placed first in her class in the pre-sale show.

“Millburn Jayne” a Brooklands F0959 (KJB) daughter sold for €2,400 to Phillip O’Sullivan, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Jayne is a fourth prize winner from the herd of Richard O'Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway. She came to the ring with five star ratings in all traits.

Brian Frawley’s second purchase was “Carrefour Jasmine” from John Kenny, Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly. Jasmine is a second prize winning daughter of Elite Popsi Et and Carrefour Ebony. She has a muscle score of 134 coupled with a skeletal score of 119.

The Aloor Felix daughter “Mount Scott Jordan” sold for €2,400. Jordan has a muscle score of 122 and a skeletal score of 123. Placed fourth in her class in the show, she was acquired by Aidan O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Co. Clare. She was bred by Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare.

Also from Michael’s herd was “Mount Scott Karren” a Gamin (ZGM) daughter. Karren was awarded third prize in her class. She has a Terminal index value of €154 and a Replacement index of €71. She was purchased by Aidan Baker, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare.
 

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