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The final Limousin sale of the year turned out to be a terrific day for the Limousin breed with an excellent clearance rate of 81% in the bulls to average €2,198 ( up €207 on  corresponding sale last year. Commenting on the sale breed secretary Dr. Ger Ryan commented ‘A tremendous end to a tremendous sales year with average sales prices up at the majority of the sales with the farmer buyers now more discerning and looking for better quality bulls’.

Baileys Boomerane

Baileys Boomerane (Shire Milton x Esope)

Top price of €3,800 was achieved twice for Baileys Boomerane and Ardlea Bowler.  Baileys Boomerane was a March 2006 son of Shire Milton and out of a home bred cow Baileys Sibelle, an Esope daughter.  Reserve Male Champion and first prize-winner in the pre-sale show he boasted impressive BLUP figures putting him in the top 1% of the breed for muscle.  He now heads to the commercial Limousin herd of Thomas Driver, Rathangan, Co. Wicklow.  The other bull hitting this price was Ardlea Bowler, a late April 2006 born bull. A first prize-winner out of one of the herds stock bulls Poker and out of Castleboy Trudy, a Louxor daughter purchased at the 2003 Roscrea Premier Sale for €4,900. The final bidder was Norman Plant, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow to join his Limousin cross suckler herd.

Ardlea Bowler

Ardlea Bowler (Poker x Louxor)

Third highest price of €3,700 went to Male Champion and red rosette bull Elite Babes from Bernadette Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois.  A late September 2006 born son of their herd stock sire Picador, a Jersey son he is an embryo calf out of French imported dam Usabel-Ben, a Neptune daughter.  He boasted very impressive indices in the form of BLUP’s, a massive 151 for muscle and a five star bull for most Eurostar traits.  A full brother sold for €5,600 at the Roscrea Autumn Premier Sale. He now heads to the herd of Edward Whelan, Eagle Hill, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow.

Elite Babes

Elite Babes (Picador x Neptune)

Tom Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath was certainly in the money when Baileys Bismark achieved €3,200.  A May 2006 son of Pelletstown Newman the dam is the French imported cow Radoteuse, an Olivier daughter.  He now heads to the 40 cow commercial Limousin herd of Sam Driver, Rathangan, Co. Wicklow. The Drivers were certainly investing in top genetics at the sale with the two brothers buying two of the top priced bulls.

Baileys Bismark

Baileys Bismark (Pelletstown Newman x Olivier)

The €3,000 mark was achieved twice during the sale for Dunail Brian and Monagea Brandon.  Dunail Brian from Leo Harvey, Kilrush, Co. Clare was a first prize-winning bull born in July 2006.  A son of their stock sire Nadar and out of a homebred cow Dunail Rich, a Gamin daughter he now heads to Tipperary to Billy Burke from Cahir.  Jim Moore, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick was rewarded for his long journey to Tullow when Monagea Brandon sold for €3,000.  Unplaced in the show this mid October son of Lino is out of a homebred cow Monagea Pamela, a Farfelu daughter.  The buyer for his herd of 35 Angus crossbred cows is Bill Cole, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

Monagea Brandon

Monagea Brandon (Lino x Farfelu)

Other leading prices:

  • €2,900 to Shane Quilligan, Broadford for a son of Highlander
  • €2,800 to John Hickey, Kilcommon for a son of Nestor
  • €2,450 to Brendan Clancy, Mullagh for a son of Nino

Females

The demand for females was non existent with only one of the six heifers on offer selling on the day. The Champion Female went to Keeltown Beatrice from Brendan Hanley, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford with a April 2006 daughter of Malibu.

Reserve female champion went to local man John Malone, Borris, Co. Carlow with Kyle Bee his July 2006 daughter of Kyle Val, a Moero son.  Both heifers went home unsold failing to meet their reserves.

Kyle Bee

Kyle Bee (Kyle Val x Highlander)

Keeltown Beatrice

Keeltown Beatrice (Malibu x Litron)

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