The final official Limousin sale of 2010 was held in Tullow mart on 15th December.
Having been cancelled on two occasions due to bad weather and with some parts of the country still experiencing poor conditions the number of customers present was rather small. However despite this a number of good prices was achieved resulting in an average price of € 2341 for males and a clearance of 41%.
Topping the days prices at € 4000 was Tomriland Ernie from Noel Kenny, Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Ernie by the successful sire Sympa and a French dam Bobinette boasted a Suckler Beef Value of €149 at 34% reliability and was 5 star in weanling export,beef carcase, daughter fertility, calving,gestation and docility. Ernie heads to the herd of Michael McGlouglin,Nenagh
The judge Mr Dan O Mahony of the Ballygarvan herd had placed Baileys Emerald as the Champion male on the day and he went on to achieve the second highest price of the sale. Baileys Emerald from the Baileys herd Of Tom Bailey, Batterstown, Co Meath sold for €3200 to John Declan O Regan Mallow for his Paircalassa pedigree herd. Emerald is by Queenshead Altea a Baileys herd sire who saw a son sold at the previous Roscrea premier sale for €17000 and who himself is by the very prominent Greensons Gigolo and Emerald’s dam Baileys Anabel goes back to Broadmeadows Cannon.
The well known Mount Scott herd of Michael Sexton, Aheybridge, Mullagh Co Clare received the third highest price of €2900 from Eamon Mooney Castlecomer for Mount Scott Edgar. Edgar was bred by a home bred sire Mount Scott Barney who himself had back breeding to two very influential sires Ideal 23 and Espoir with the dam Mount Scott Siobhain being also home bred.Edgar also boasted a 5 star Suckler Beef Value of €123 and had been a prize winner at the recent Beef Expo.
Mount Scott Edgar
Evan Delaney from Fethard Co Tipperary received €2500 for Redcity Elroy a Ronick Iceman son and from Elite Vickey Et. Elroy combining a pedigree of Tarvis, Broadmeadows Ainsi and Imperial also displayed a 5 star Suckler Beef Value of €132 and was 5 star in many traits.Elroy was purchased by Mark Younge .
A very small entry of females saw the Champion heifer Cillcon Elite selling for €1800 to Ger Fenlon Newtown Borris for his Barracks pedigree herd. Cillcon Elite a thirteen month old heifer by the prominent Mas Du Clo sire and with a combination of Lino and Ideal 23 on the dams side would suggest to be a good investment for the future.
The next official Limousin sale is scheduled for 7th March 2011, a full list of official 2011 Limousin sales dates and venues can be viewed on the Irish Limousin Cattle Society web site www.irishlimousin.com
The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to thank all it’s customers for investing in the breed for all markets and wish both its breeders and customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year