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The Irish Limousin Cattle society held its annual Premier Bull sale on Bank holiday Monday October 28th at Roscrea Mart. A catalogue entry of 140 bulls saw a clearance rate of 62% with an average price of €3453.28. Prices ranged from €1,800 to €9,600.

Judge for the pre-sale show was Stuart Fotheringham of the Ballinloan herd based in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. George Candler was the Auctioneer.

Commenting after the sale Breed Secretary Paul Sykes said “The purchasers here today represented many different farming types due in no small part to the breed being so diverse –Suckler Farmers, Dairy Farmers and Pedigree breeders. Limousin cattle are noted for their consistency in performance at the market place. The Limousin Cow is and has being the number one Suckler cow in Ireland for some time.

Limousin breeders do their utmost to ensure that they are breeding the bulls that the market place is looking for. On offer here today were the progeny of 57 sires – insuring that the purchaser whether new to the breed or changing bull had a great choice in the genetics which were presented for sale.”

County Mayo breeder Anthony Donnelly with his multi award winning young bull “Donnelly Hernando ET” was the sale topper at €9,600. Hernando was crowned Junior Champion - an accolade to add to his very impressive 10 first placings at the 10 shows he competed in during the summer, including the National Limousin show in Tullamore and Reserve Male in the All Ireland Derby which was held in Castlewellan. Hernando 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 and Replacement. Hernando was acquired by George McCague of the Bridgeview Herd based in Newry, Down.

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Donnelly Hernando ET

The Senior Champion “Baileys Hanley” sold for €7,000 to Derrick Frew of the Frewstown herd from Antrim. Born in March 2012, Hanley was a first prize winner at many shows in 2013, including at the National Limousin show in Tullamore. Bred by Tom Bailey, he was offered for sale by Connell Bros from Oldcastle, Meath. Hanley is a son of Queenshead Altea and Dunmore Valerie – a Mas Du Clo daughter.

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Baileys Hanley

The Reserve Senior Champion “Killcastle Horace” a Siam son realised €6,500. Horace is out of the home-bred dam Kilcastle Beauty, he was bred in Moate, Westmeath by Alan Kelly. He heads to the Ashledge Herd of AG Kirton and Sons based in Severn Lodge Farm, Bewdley, UK. Horace was North East Junior Calf Champion and had also being very successfully shown during the summer.

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Killcastle Horace

Also reaching €6,500 was the Wilodge Vantastic son “Logrea Harry ET”. Harry came second in his class to his full brother - the Junior Champion. He was bred in Claremorris, Mayo by Michael Rattigan. Harry holds five star ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass Weight and Carcass Conformation. Harry heads to the Glebe Park herd of John Fahy, Tuam, Galway.

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Logrea Harry Et

The Richardson’s family of Newtowngore, Leitrim offered three bulls for sale, they realised an average of €5,200. Leading their prices was the Overall National Male Champion 2013 “Newtown Hardman” at €5,700. Hardman is an Ampertaine Commander son from the home-bred Otan dam Newtown Alma. He was placed first in his class and came to the ring with five star ratings in most traits. Hardman was purchased by Gearoid and Padraic Kennedy to run with their Coolrain herd based in Laois.

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Newtown Hardman

“Newtown Hector ET” a Broadmeadows Cannon son was acquired by Garrett McCullagh, Smithboro, Monaghan for his Kincorragh herd. Hector was second in his class in the pre-sale show, his back pedigree includes Ideal 23 and Geant. He realised €5,100.

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Newtown Hector

The third bull from the Newtown herd – “Newtown Heineken” sold for €4,800. Heineken is a Dauphin son out of Castleview Rub, he was Senior Reserve National Champion in Tullamore 2013. Jamie Lynch of Corrandulla, Galway is his new owner.

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Newtown Heineken

Two bulls reached €5000, first at this price was “Wood Road Harvey ET” from Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Limerick. Harvey is a son of Sympa and the prolific Ov Nadia B. He came to the ring with an array of five star ratings. Harvey was purchased by William Knox of the Rowanhill Herd, Ballyclare, Antrim .

Also fetching €5,000 was “Millburn Herd Builder” from Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Galway. Herd Builder is a Wilodge Cerberus son with back-breeding that includes Imperial and Geant. He heads to Valentia Island to the herd of P.J. O’Sullivan.

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Millburn Herd Builder

€4,500 was top-call for “Ryehill Hatter” a Sympa son bred by Michael Fox, Athenry, Galway. Hatter is out of the home-bred Ryehill Delay – an Ardlea Uboy daughter. Sean Hanley of Lisnaria, Roscommon is his new owner.

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Ryehill Hatter

The Vivaldi son “Moloskey Henry 2” realised a top bid of €4,300 for his owner Gerard Davis, Longford. Henry 2 was bred by Brendan Clancy, Mullagh, Clare. He came to the ring with a Terminal Index of €133 and Replacement Index of €191. He was purchased by Patrick Kennedy of Athenry, Galway.

First prize winner - “Brookland Hugo” from John Hickey, Thurles, Tipperary was snapped up for €4,200. Hugo has a sire stack that includes Vison, Neuf and Mas Du Clo. He heads to Galway to the herd of Martin Moran, Craughwell.

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Brookland Hugo

Longford based John Kelly, Moydow acquired the second prize winner “Galbally Hidalgo” for €4,100. Bred in Wexford by Trevor Masterson – Hidalgo is by Galbally Danastic (a Wilodge Vantastic son) with back breeding to Borovale Kane and Pelletstown General.

A call of €4,050 secured the third prize winning Haltcliffe Dancer son - “Edandale Hope”. Hope was bred by Thomas Henry, Mostrim, Longford. He came to the ring with five star ratings in Replacement Index, Carcass Weight and Carcass Conformation. Patrick Quinn of Kinvara, Galway is his new owner.

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Edandale Hope

“Elegante Hawk” bred by Michael Kinane, Ballyglass, Tipperary realised €3,800. Hawk is a Wilodge Tonka son from Drummin Billie. This fourth prize winner heads to Pat Stritch, Ballina, Tipperary.

Selling for €3,700 was “Stans Harry” from the herd of Pat Brennan, Ballylinan, Laois. Harry is a Sympa son, with back-breeding to On-Dit and Litron. He holds five star ratings in most traits and heads to the herd of David Connor, Mountrath.

Three bulls sold at €3,600 – “Keltic Heros” from Teleri Thomas was first at this price. Heros is a Wilodge Cerberus son out of Keltic Esther – an Ionesco daughter. He holds five star ratings in Terminal Index of €137 and Replacement Index of €207. Philip O’Sullivan of Tralee, Kerry was the purchaser of this third prize winner.

Next at this price was David Abbott’s “Woodview Highman”. Highman was successfully shown in 2013 including in Tullamore, he added to his tally by claiming third prize in his class during the pre-sale show. Highman is a Fieldson Alfy son and sold to Longford based Larry McDonnell, Moydow.
The final bull at this price was the Fieldson Alfy son “Carrefour Homer”. Bred in nearby Dunkerrin by John Kenny, Homer came to the ring with five star ratings in almost every trait. Homer sold to Seamus Greally, Nenagh.

Selling at €3,500 was first prize winner “Roundhill Herdplus Et” from the herd of Gerard Davis, Ballinalee, Longford. Herdplus is an Acajou son out of the renowned Roundhill Egiroflee 1164 ET. He was purchased by James Muldowney of Woodsgift, Kilkenny.

Also at €3,500 was the Baileys Darwin son “Baileys Hugo 2”. Hugo’s back pedigree includes Curraghree Vantheman, Ryde Regent and Maquis. This third prize winner heads to John Harvey, Newry, Down.
“Ashbrook Hercules” bred by Michael Hanlon, Dring, Longford sold for €3,300. Hercules has a sire stack that includes Sympa, Milbrook Tanko and Scorboro Regius. Patrick Kealy from Moate, Westmeath was his purchaser.

Larry Prendiville of Killucan, Westmeath was top bidder for “Gerrygullinane Heineken” at €3,300. Heineken is an Ampertaine Commander son with back-breeding to Gamin, he was bred in Ballina, Mayo by Gerry Walsh and was a third prize winner in the pre-sale show.

Second prize winner “Brookland Happy” sold at €3,250 to Anne McCracken of the Gazzy herd based in Armagh. Happy is a Wilodge Cerberus son out of the Highlander daughter – Anfield Rebecca. He was bred in Thurles, Tipperary by John Hickey.

Limerick based breeder James Moore received €3,200 for “Monagea Henry” . Henry is a Wilodge Tonka son from the homebred dam Monagea Tiffany. Michael Enright, Tarbert, Kerry was his purchaser.

Patrick Bruen from Carrowreagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon saw his Wilodge Vantastic son “Carrowreagh Homer” sell for €3200.  Homer was bred in Elphin, Roscommon by Patrick Bruen. This fourth prize winner has back-breeding to Cloughhead Lord and Ferry. He came to the ring with a Terminal Index of €143 and a Replacement Index of €192.

Other prices included:
€3,150 for “Maythorn Hector” bred by Martin McConnon, purchased by Michael McMorrow.
€3,100 for “Curry Bawn Harry” bred by Martin Ruane, purchased by Christopher Flaherty.
€3,100 for “Mac’s Choice Hulk” bred by Thomas Burke, purchased by Michael Bugler.
€3,100 for “Clonfad Hero” bred by Martin Cleary, purchased by Ivor Stephens.
€3,100 for “Killonan Hawh Et” bred by Noel Cunneen, purchased by Paschal Coffey.
€3,000 for “Buckfield Harry 2” bred by John Moore, purchased by Michael Cotter.
€3,000 for “Oakfield Harry” bred by Frank Corrigan, purchased by Bernard O’Sullivan.
€3,000 for “Wood Road Hugh” bred by Noel Fennessy, purchased by Desmond Shirley.
€3,000 for “Hanshill Hector” sold by Des Joyce, purchased by Pat Bourke.
€3,000 for “Roundhill Hemlock” bred by Tim Corridan, purchased by Ger Fahy.
€3,000 for “Esker-Hill Hugo Et” bred by Padraig Brady, purchased by Matthew Reidy.
Upcoming sales:
The next society bull sale is in Tullow, Carlow on Wednesday 20th November, 2013.
The Premier heifer sale is in Roscrea on Saturday 23rd November, 2013.
These sales are the final society sales for 2013.

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