Roundhill and Castleview Limousins held their fifth biannual heifer sale at Roscrea mart last Friday evening 5th of September. The ring was packed to the rafters and what a cracking sale. An impressive clearance of 94% was reached with 25 heifers being exported to Northern Ireland and the UK. Sean O Sullivan of the Castleview herd commented afterwards that the buyers wanted health status, pedigrees and value, and was pleased with the number exported, the Roundhill herd the property of Timothy and Doreen Corridan averaged €3,940..
Leading the way at €8,200 was an extremely powerful incalf heifer Lot 9 Roundhill H Giroflee 1365 ET, born February 2012, she is an Acajou daughter from Roundill EGiroflee 1164 who was Junior champion in Tullamore in 2011. She is on her way to Norman Cruikshank’s Normande herd. Norman is a well known visitor to Ireland and a regular buyer of bulls at Roscrea.
Roundhill I Ondine 1496 Lot 51 an Elite Forever Brill November 2013 heifer from a Domino daughter of the imported Ondine, who was placed second in November calf class in Tullamore was knocked down to by Bobby O Connell, Limerick for €6,800, Bobby purchased this heifer for further showing. Lot 17 a Attirant incalf heifer from the same dam sold to the Bridgefield Herd of Mr. George Mc Cague, Newry, Co. Down for €4,400.
Roundhill I Melodie 1336 Lot 39, a stylish January 2013, Roundhill Saturn sired heifer from an IBIS daughter of Melodie the dam of Ramses was knocked down to WL Hollow from St Ives, Cornwall to join his Chytodden herd.for €6,200. Jeff purchased six heifers in total, Lot 30 Roundhill H Belladone a Dollar daughter from a Lino dam for €4,300, Lot 24 a Vivaldi from the same family and Lot 32 Roundhill H Giroflee 1403 a full sister to his stock bull Roundhill Grimaldi who was Senior Champion October 2012 for €4,000.
Castleview Darren the Fieldson Alfy sired son who has been the stock bull at Roundhill for the past number of years sold to local Limousin breeder Patrick Cleary. Patrick had been impressed by Darren himself and his progeny and purchased him to run with his pedigree herd and commercial sucklers. Darren’s daughters sold to €4,100.
Roundhill H Unanime 1419, a powerful heifer Lot 21 a vantastic daughter from Unanime sold to Ray Tully, Dromore West, Co. Sligo for €5,500, she is a ¾ sister to Roundhill I Unanime 1440 the All Ireland Junior Heifer Champion 2014. Two embryos from Unanime full sisters to 1440 sold for €2,050 to David Kelly of the Netherhall herd, Manseragh, Cumbria.
Roundhill H Giroflee 1368 Lot 20 a stylish Acajou incalf heifer from the Giroflee was knocked down to Scottish pedigree breeder Walter Wight’s Monkeypuzzle herd for €4,600, Walter also purchased Lot 40 a Ramses daughter from the same family.
Another Elite Forever Brill incalf heifer Lot 56 from a Goldies Terence dam Roundhill I Nora 1441 sold to John Allen, Strabane Co. Tyrone for €4,300. An Attirant incalf heifer from the same family Lot 16 sold to Eric Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle , Eric purchased a further five heifers.
Paul Richards from Cornwall purchased three heifers, two Castleview Darren incalf heifers one from the Leny family Lot 5 the same family as Roudhill Saturn for €4,100 and one from the Giroflee family Lot 31, Paul also purchased an extremely stylish muscled Vivaldi daughter Roundhill I leny 1442 Lot 43 from a Tistou dam from the same family for €4,000.
Brendan Curtin Limerick purchased three heifers from Castleview for his Corcamore herd, two from the G7 family , Lot 3 Henrietta a Ronick Hawk daughter for €3,300 and Lot 6 a Fieldson Alfy daughter for €3,000.
Castleview Heavenly sold for €3,000 to Patrick Flood, Newtowncashel Co Longford for his Culategle herd.