Pictured above: Lot No. 12: Reserve Champion Powerstown Rikki sold for €3,700 – bred by Brid Cronin from Mallow, Co. Cork.

The second Irish Limousin Cattle Society Spring 2022 Bull Show and Sale took place on Saturday, April 2nd, at Mid-Tipp Mart, Thurles. Despite the low number of bulls on offer, average prices remained strong. With both ringside and online bidding taking place, an average of €3,100 was achieved – with a top price of €3,700 secured on two occasions.

First to hit €3,700 was Beechmount Rocket – bred by Geraldine and Tom Collins from Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Born in July 2020 – his dam is Beechmount Nessa and his sire Grenache – he has 5-stars on both the Replacement and Terminal Index, while also carrying 5-stars for carcass weight and carcass conformation.

Additionally, lot number 12 – Reserve Champion Powerstown Rikki – also went under the hammer for €3,700 on the day. Presented by Brid Cronin from Mallow Co. Cork, Rikki is sired by Elderberry Galahad going back to a Cameos-sired dam and has 5-stars on the Replacement and Terminal Index, carcass weight and carcass conformation.

On the day, the champion, lot number 2 Beechmount Romeo, again bred by Geraldine and Tom Collins from Callan, Co. Kilkenny, failed to meet his reserve.

Local breeder, Jim Parkinson, had a 100% clearance rate for his four Galbally Klogan sons – achieving an excellent trade and securing a €3,000 average. Klogan was purchased at a premier Limousin sale in Roscrea from Trevor Masterson’s Galbally herd in Co. Wexford on the strength of his bloodlines being a Roundhill Saturn son – with Ondit and Highlander as his grand sire and great grand sire – and his easy calving indexes.

Lot number 18, Crohane Sammy, bred by Imelda Vaughan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary, was bought for €2,600 – sired by Beechmount North going back to well-known, Kaprico Eravelle.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to congratulate all breeders on a successful sale and wish all purchasers the very best of luck with their new bulls. The society would also like to thank Steven Tierney for judging the show and to Martin Ryan and Mid-Tipp Mart, and to stewards Philip Crowe and Pat Sheehan.

Here are some photos captured by photographer Alfie Shaw on the day.


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