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Tullow show and sale November 16th 2016

Tullow show and sale took place on Wednesday 16th November. The show was judged by Mr. Michael Oliver of the Lisnacrann herd which is based in Swinford, Co. Mayo. Speaking after judging Michael said: “I was honoured to be asked to judge at this sale, I was presented with quality livestock in all classes, the top end of which were excellent.” George Candler was auctioneer at this sale, with Society President Dan O’Mahony officiating as Steward.

Prices ranged from €4,000 to €1,700 for bulls with a clearance of 76% and an average price of €2,574. Only one of the heifers on offer sold, she made €2,750.

Speaking after the sale breed secretary Paul Sykes said: “This was the last society sale of 2016. Sales this year met with good clearance rates, the demand for Limousin genetics has not waned. The new initiative of mandatory veterinary checks of all bulls presented at Society sales was rolled out for all sales this year. This check is to fulfill the necessary criteria of the FBD Fertility Insurance scheme with the premium paid by the seller, this new requirement gives extra confidence to both the seller and buyer of Limousin bulls. We have seen a growing trend of Dairy farmers purchasing Limousin bulls continue this year.

Here at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society we are indebted to those that render assistance at our events throughout the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who steward and judge, thanks also to our two auctioneers George and Denis and our inspectors Martin and Pat. We are very grateful for the help and assistance we get from the staff and stewards at all mart and show venues. Thanks also to our photographer Alfie Shaw. Special mention to Ann & Brendan Curtin and family for the invaluable work in tweeting and reporting from sales and shows which continues to be a valuable service.

I would also like express my gratitude to the society staff Marie, Colette, Kathryn and Shane for their wonderful assistance all year.

Thanks to all purchasers of Limousin cattle for investing in our breed and wish you well your Limousin cattle.”

Topping the sale at €4,000 was the oldest catalogued bull “Galbally King Kong 1076” from the Enniscorthy based herd of Trevor Masterson. King Kong has Castleview Gazelle, Wilodge Cerberus and Lennon Breezer in his sire stack. He has five star-ratings in Terminal Index, Replacement Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk. He also boasts a muscle score of 131 and a skeletal score of 119. King Kong, a third prize winner, was acquired by Richard Tyrell for his herd in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

€3,700 was the final bid for “Baileys Khon” from the yard of Tom Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Khon is an April 2015 born son of Ampertaine Elgin and the Nenuphar dam Roundhill Vjoyeuse 820 (Et). He has a Terminal index of €126 (five star) and a Replacement index of €73 (four star). Khon was placed 2nd in this class in the pre-sale show, he was acquired by multi purchaser Dan Carroll, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Anthony Glynn, Gort, Co. Galway sold “Glencarrigh Kiesza” for €3,300. Kiesza has Haltcliffe Dancer, Wilodge Vantastic, Fieldson Alfy and Dauphin in his sire stack. He has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He placed second in his class in the show and was the second bull purchased by Dan Carroll.

Reserve Champion “Galbally Kane 1077” changed hands for €3,200. Kane boasts five star ratings in most traits, including Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight and carcass conformation. He is a son of Haltcliffe Dancer and the Ronick Hawk daughter Galbally Emma. He was bred by Trevor Masterson and was purchased by Thomas Burke, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

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Galbally Kane 1077

The third bull purchased by Dan Carroll was the Champion of the presale show “Maythorn Killanny”. This 17 month old bull is a son of Virginia Andy (Et) and the home bred Mas Du Clo daughter Maythorn Fabulous. Killanny came to the ring with a 5-star Terminal index of €140 and a 4-star Replacement index of €76. He has a Muscle score of 131 and a skeletal score of 126. He was bred in county Monaghan by Martin McConnon, Carrickmacross. His selling price was €3,000.

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Maythorn killany

The youngest bull sold here in Tullow was the eye-catching Cloughhead Umpire son “Corlea Klass”. Thirteen month old Klass has a five star Terminal index of €138 and a four star Replacement index of €88. Klass was bred by Thomas Connor, Kenagh, Co. Longford and was purchased by James Alexander of the noted Jalex commercial herd based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

“Keltic Koolcustomer” bred by Teleri Thomas, Enfield, Co. Meath came to the ring with an array of five star ratings including a Terminal index of €136 and a replacement of €114. Koolcustomer is a son of Dinmore Goldcrest and the Bapton Javelin daughter Cwmpedran Clover. Sean Doran, Gorey, Co. Wexford paid €2,900 for this fourth prize winner.

Four bulls sold for €2,700. First at this price was “Greeve Kenao” a first prize winning Achile son from the herd of Noel Smyth, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan. Kenao has Rocky and Barnhill Leander in his back pedigree. He was purchased by James Flood, Borris, Co. Carlow.

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Greeve Kenao

Also at €2,700 was the Dieunordic son “Corcamore Kalypso” from the Clarina, Co. Limerick based herd of Brendan Curtin. Kalypso came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal Index (€132), Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Fourth prize winning Kalypso was purchased by Derek Deacon, Milford, Co. Carlow.

The second prize winning Gamin (ZGM) son “Keltic Kobe” also commanded €2,700 for his breeder Teleri Thomas. Kobe’s dam is the Vivaldi daughter Keltic Florence. He has five star ratings in Terminal index (€150), Replacement index (€95), Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by David Burgess, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

First prize winner “Newtown Kamakazie” was the final bull to reach €2,700. Kamakazie has Castleview Gringo Et, Milbrook Tanko and Genial in his sire stack. He was bred by Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Kamakazie has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval. He was purchased by Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford based Paul Breen.

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Newtown Kamakazie

€2,600 was top call for “Boyanagh King” bred by the Tarpey family, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. King has Vermeil, Siam and Highlander in his sire stack. He was purchased by Peadar, O’Brien, Augrim, Co. Wicklow.
Other prices:
€2,400 Corcamore Kings Ransom a Neuf son
€2,300 Hurricane Kodiac a Ronick Hawk son
€2,200 Gerrygullinane Kingsley a Gerrygullinane Glen son
€2,175 Boyangh Koby an Achile son
€2,100 Newtown Knight Rider a Dinmore Goldcrest son
€2,000 Maythorn Killian a Virginia Andy (Et) son

Females:

Denis Dowling, Mountrath, Co. Laois had a clean sweep in the Female Class here in Tullow. His Sympa heifer “Kilbricken Karen Et” was awarded the Champion Female rosette. Karen was born in April 2015, her home bred dam has Samy and Mas Du Clo in her lineage. Karen has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. She was purchased for €2,750 by Noel Kenny from Ashford, Co. Wicklow to join his Tomriland pedigree herd.

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Kilbricken Karen ET

The Reserve Champion heifer was Karen’s stablemate “Kilbricken Kerry Et”. Kerry is a maternal sister of the Champion, her sire is Wilodge Fastrac. Kerry left the ring unsold having failed to meet her reserve.

Next Sale:
The next sale is the Premier Bull sale in Roscrea on Monday 6th March 2017.

 

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