The annual Show and Sale in Tullow mart took place on Wednesday the 13th November. Judge for the show was Kevin Treanor of Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. Kevin is a Limousin breeder of note, he and his brother Kieran run the very succesful Clontown pedigree herd. The Clontown herd has enjoyed much success in both the show and sale rings – in 2018 a homebred heifer Clontown Lollipop was awarded the Reserve Champion Female title at Balmoral show, Lollipop had been sold early in 2018 to Tara O’Brien and Stephen Williamson for their Blackwater Limousin herd which is based in Benburb, Co Tyrone. The brothers also produced last year’s top priced female – Clontown Lady Albha. Many thanks to Kevin for judging. Thanks also to Tom Jackson – steward and George Candler – Auctioneer. We appreciate the help and cooperation of the management and staff of Tullow mart. Best wishes to all purchasers of Limousin livestock.
Seamus Cullen, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow sold April 2018 born Ballinahinch Nicco for €2,800 (pictured above). Nicco is a son of Tomriland Kit (an Ampertaine Foreman son) and the hombred Haltcliffe Dollar dam Ballinahinch Grettle. Nicco came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.
Champion – Milbrook Notary – €2,600
Kevin’s pick as Champion was Milbrook Notary from the renowned Milbrook herd of William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Notary came to the ring with an array of five star ratings – including Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Notary has Wilodge Tonka, Wilodge Fastrac and Greensons Gigolo in his sire stack. Notary sold for €2,600.
Reserve Champion – Galbally Nathan 1374 -€2,500
The Reserve Champion Galbally Nathan 1374 sold for €2,500. Nathan is a son of Loyal and the Donzenac dam Galbally Iggy 2. Multi-starred Nathan was bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
First prize winner – Ballinahinch Newman – €2,200
From the same sire as the top-priced bull (Tomriland Kit) came 1st prize winner Ballinahinch Newman. This May 2018 born bull was bred by Seamus Cullen. Newman’s dam Sharalmo Jasmine has Fieldson Alfy and Sympa in her back pedigree. Newman sold for €2,200.
Dermot Rowe, Navan, Co. Meath sold 3rd prize winner Begsrieve Naive for €2,000. Naive is a son of Ampertain Ifor, his dam Begsrieve Flirt has Milbrook Tanko and Shire Milton in her back pedigree.
Also selling for €2,000 was Begsrieve Notorious from Dermot Rowe. Notorious has Lodge Hamlet, Scorboro Regius and Enjoleur in his sire stack. Notorious has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.
The 3rd prize winning Ampertaine Commander son Meenross Nemo Et sold for €1,900. Nemo was bred by James O’Grady, Scariff,Co. Clare. This 15 month old bull has 5 star ratings in many traits.
Final Show and Sale 2019
Our next show and sale will be held in Tuam mart on Friday evening the 29th November. The show will commence at 4.30pm with the sale starting at 7pm. For catalogue please click here.
On offer are 34 bulls and 4 females, with a special entry of 11 females from Thomas Hanratty – Hanshill herd and 16 females from Michael Rattigan – Logrea Herd.