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Dispersal of entire females of  the Milan Limousin herd on behalf of Donie and Maura McKeon.

Saturday July 20th 2024. The venue will be Elphin Mart.

The herd held an open day in 2018 – click here for the report

A brief history of the Milan herd

Our first female and the foundation of the Milan Herd was purchased in Roscrea in November 1998. Pelletstwon Lorraine a Generaux daughter, was granddaughter of the renowned Pelletstown Estelle. Lorraine remained in the herd until she was 16 years old. She produced a number of great breeding females with 12 of her descendants still in the herd.

All the animals in the herd are descended from five original purchases. The second purchase was in September 1999 when Hammel Fleur, a Danish cow was purchased from Roger McCarrick. Fleur is the granddam of Milan Amelie, who is the mother of Milan Jefferson Et, an Ampertaine Foreman son. As a calf Jefferson won 16 red rosettes and championships when shown during the 2015 show season. He also won the North West Calf Championship in 2015. He was sold at 12½ months in Roscrea for €12,200. Milan Amelie also produced four brothers to Jefferson which were sold for €4,000, €3,700 and two at €3,500. Two full sisters of Jefferson and great granddaughters of Fleur are still in the herd Jaylo Et and Lindie Et.

In 2005, three females were purchased from the Greenwell herd in the UK. These females also proved to be excellent breeding bloodlines with descendants of all still in the herd.

Careful thought is given to mating bulls with suitable females with the focus on breeding quality stylish Limousin cattle, true to breed type.

Showing has played a huge part in promoting the Milan herd. The herd won Show Team of the year in 2014, 2015, did not show in 2016 and won the title again in 2017. The herd has participated in the Herds Competition since it started in 2009, successfully winning it outright or winning special categories each year.

Another important element to the running of the herd is health and fitness of animals. Therefore regular use of minerals and a supply of good feed is a must. The herd participates in the Limo Leader programme.

 

Catalogue and more details will be available in summer of 2024.

 

Below are pictures of some of the cattle bred by Donie and Maura….

 

MILAN NATALIA

Milan Nigella

 

Milan Mario

Champion at Glenamaddy

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