Pictured above: Junior Female Champion, Ernevalley Sweetheart ET, sold for €11,000

A total of 19 heifers were brought forward for the Pre Inspected Elite Heifer Sale as part of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza that took place in Carrick-on-Shannon Showgrounds last weekend (September 30th – October 1st). These heifers were paraded at the venue on Friday, September 30th, to give potential buyers their opportunity view and select suitable lots.

It was standing room only at the ringside, with George Candler getting the sale underway at approximately 2:00pm. And it was 17th heifer into the ring that achieved the highest price on the day – €11,000 was paid for Eddie Lynch’s heifer, Ernevalley Sweetheart ET, led by son Ben Lynch. This December-2021 born, Nenuphar daughter is out of Ernevalley Nadine ET, was first in her class and was tapped out as Junior Female Champion earlier in the day.

Ernevalley Sweetheart ET with judge Rikke Benoit, Ben Lynch and Munster Bovine’s Doreen Corridan

It was William Smith’s second heifer into the ring that secured the second highest price on the day. Lot 15, Milbrook Sexyspice ET, went under the hammer for €10,000. This heifer was born in November 2021 and sired by Ideal 23 out of Milbrook Naughtyspice ET.

Milbrook Sexyspice sold for €10,000

William Smith again secured the third highest price with his April-2021 born, Wilodge Tonka-sired heifer, Milbrook Senorita ET. Bred from Mibrook Enya, George Candler’s gavel fell at €9,100 for lot number 6.

In the show, Senorita came first in her class and also won the Intermediate Female Championship before being crowned Overall Reserve Female Champion.

Milbrook Senorita ET sold for €9,100

Next up was lot number 3, Corranhill Something Special, bred by Ivor Anderson. This January-2021 born heifer is sired by Grangeford Jojo out of Rockfort Fiona; she sold for €6,200.

Corranhill Something Special went under the hammer for €6,200

The last heifer into the ring was purchased for €5,000. This January-2022 born heifer, Carrowneden Tanya ET, was bred by Liam P Lyons. Sired by Wilodge Cerberus and out of Bovinion Juliette, she was the winner of best heifer born in 2022 at in the North West Limousin Club Herd Competition.

Carrowneden Tanya ET went under the hammer for €5,000

James O’Grady secured €3,400 for his Lodge Hamlet-sired heifer, Meenross Seodin. Born in April 2021, she is out of Meenross Nova ET – a dam going back to Ampertaine Elgin.

Meenross Seodin made €3,400

Lot 13 – Ovaun Sarah – a heifer bred by Michael Gunn went under the hammer for €3,100; she was sired by Cameos. Additionally, €2,800 was paid for Patrick Beirne’s Tomschoice Lexicon-sired heifer, Ohil Sile, while the Treanor Brothers sold Clontown Sparkles for €2,200. She was sired by Clontown Nugget.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to congratulate all vendors and purchasers of the sale. A special thanks goes to George Candler, the sale’s auctioneer, and all the staff at Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society Showgrounds.

Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s auctioneer, George Candler, in action

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