This is your final opportunity to purchase a pedigree Limousin bull or heifer at the last Irish Limousin Cattle Society sale this spring. The sale takes place on Saturday next May 22nd at Roscommon Mart at 1.00 pm with 61 bulls and 8 heifers catalogued.

You will have the opportunity to bid at the mart as well as online with LSL – you will need to register in advance with Livestock Live (click here)

The catalogue can be viewed by clicking here.

Perspective buyers will be able to view the bulls at Roscommon mart on the Saturday morning from 9.30 to 12.30 by prior appointment only – book your viewing spot with Roscommon Mart at (090) 6626352.

The Sale will be conducted adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.

Videos of many of the bulls can be viewed in the coming days on the Society’s Facebook site:


41 bulls catalogued have a 5* Terminal index, 20 of those bulls also have a 5* Maternal index. 43 of the bulls catalogued have a 5* index for carcass weight. All the bulls have a 5* index for Carcass Confirmation


31 of the bulls catalogued have a 5* Maternal index, of these 20 of the bulls also have a 5* Terminal index.

14 of the bulls have a 5* index for Daughters Milk


26 of the bulls catalogued have a 5* docility Index. The focus on breeding docile Limousin cattle over the last 30 years has totally changed the reputation of the breed for all to see.

Calving ease

One of the main reasons Limousin is the number 1 breed in Ireland is calving ease. With such a high percentage of farmers having off-farm jobs, the calving ease figure is one of the first questions farmers ask when purchasing a bull.

4 of the bulls have a predicted calving ease of less than 2.5%. This is extremely low and would be perfect for suckler or dairy herds.

A further 9 bulls have a predicted calving ease figure of 3% or less so again very suitable for suckler or dairy herds.

A further 19 bulls (32 in total) have a predicted calving ease figure of less than 3.7% which is below the breed average.

Gestation – suitable for dairy farmers

With the huge growth in Limousin bulls being used in the dairy herd, driven by the phenomenal prices Limousin X Dairy suck calves are making, this is an opportunity to purchase an easy calving short gestation bull.

Four of the bulls catalogued have a predicted gestation PTA score of less than 3 days, (~282 on dairy cows), a further 30 bulls have a predicted gestation PTA score of < the breed average (~284 on dairy cows).

Most sought after sires

See attached the most sought after sires and average price pre sire from the four Limousin Society sales to date.

Range of sires

The bulls at Roscommon are by 40 different sires so you have a great opportunity of source Terminal, Replacement, Easy Calving, or Short Gestation bulls, whatever suits your cows.

The most popular sire is Ewdenvale Ivor with 5 sons, Lodge Hamlet with 4 sons,  Ampertaine Foreman, Cloughhead Umpire both have 3 sons, Ampertaine Gigolo, Ampertaine Missouri, Cameos, Cavelands Jolly, Cross Liam, Goldies Jackpot, Grangeford Jojo Et, Keltic Handsome, Mereside Godolphin and Ronick Hawk with 2 sons. The following sires all have one son at the sale:

Ampertaine Elgin, Ballinascraw Mufasa, Bavardage, Castleview Gazelle, Copperdoor Ivor, Dauphin, Derrygullinane Kingbull, Drummin Goliath, Edakkya, Elderberry Galahad, Gamin, Gerrygullinane Glen, Laurel, Loyal, Milan Livingstone Et, Millington Leslie, On-Dit, Queenshead Altea, Raffertys Immanuel, Roundhill Saturn Et, Sarkley Herald, Tomschoice Ironstone, Tomschoice Lexicon, Usse, Whinfellpark Lomu, Woodview Gregory.

All bulls are:

  • From herds that participate in CHeCS accredited Jones herd testing
  • fertility tested from high health status herds



There are 8 Females catalogued (1 scanned in-calf)

2 of females have a 5* maternal index, 4 have a 4* Maternal index.

4 of the females have a gestation index that is less than the breed average.


All females are:

  • From herds that participate in CHeCS accredited Jones herd testing


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