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A very steady trade for Limousin bulls was seen at the Athenry show & sale last Friday the 19th April 2007.  The trade resulted in an average price of €2,309 (down €80 on the corresponding sale last year) but with an exceptional clearance rate of 83%.  ‘Style and shape were the two items buyers were looking for at the sale with excellent demand for all ages of Limousin bulls’ according to Dr. Ger Ryan, Breed Secretary.

Leading the days trading at €3,900 was the first prizewinner and Male Champion in the pre sale show on the day Roundhill A Lino 892 from the herd of Tim & Doreen Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick.  This September 2005 bull is a son of Lino and the first calf from the homebred Malibu daughter Roundhill Unagh.  This stylish bull sold to dairy farmer John Gibson, Kilrush, Co. Clare to work on his 80 cow dairy herd.

Roundhill ALion 892

Roundhill ALino 892 (Lino x Malibu) with Doreen & Katie Corrdian (owners) and Paul Campbell (judge)

Hitting the €3,700 mark was the Reserve Male Champion Elite Alonzo from Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois.  An October 2005 son of one of the herd stock sires Ferry he is out of an imported dam Occitane a daughter of Cesar.  His BLUP Figures for muscle of 134 put him in the top 1% of the breed.  The final bidder was commercial suckler farmer Christy Faul from Kilcolgan, Co. Galway.  The herd of Dan Tynan certainly had a day to remember at the Athenry sale when their four bulls each claimed a red rosette and sold for an average price of €3,263.

Elite Alonzo

Elite Alonzo (Ferry x Cesar) with Kevin Bohan (Ardlea herd) and Paul Campbell (judge)

Dan Tynans four first prizewinners that averaged €3,263

The same herd of Dan Tynan produced the next highest price of €3,450 in the form of Ardlea Anto.  This first prize-winner born early November 2005 is a son of Poker, one of their stock bulls that they purchased from the Millbrook herd and out of the French imported dam Nova.  The final bidders who made the long journey from Tullow in Co. Carlow were John & Lilian Simmons.

The price of €3,200 was shared amongst three bulls Callura Ayes, Millbrook Account & Elite Ass.  Callura Ayes from Aidan Higgins, Kilnaboy, Co. Clare was a second prize-winner in the class that produced the Male Champion.  This early August born son of Malibu was out of a homebred dam Callura Tee-Off a daughter of Litron.  He boasted a docility figure of 131 putting him in the top 1% of the breed.  The final bidder was Frank Gill, Bellharbour, Co. Clare to join his commercial suckler herd.

Callura Ayes

Callura Ayes (Malibu x Litron)

Millbrook Account from William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath was another second prize-winner in the pre sale show.  A November 2005 son of his previous stock sire Poker he is out of a homebred dam Millbrook Roe, a Greensons Gigolo daughter.  The final bidder was another commercial farmer from Bellharbour Pattie Burke.

Millbrook Account

Millbrook Account (Poker x Greensons Gigolo)

The final bull achieving this price was first prize-winner Elite Ass from Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois.  A December 2005 son of Grahams Samson he is out of a French dam Laguna.  He now heads to the herd of Aidan Donohue, Athleague, Co. Roscommon.

Other leading prices:

  • €3,100 to Mark & Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore for a son of Otan
  • €3,000 to John Bergin & Brennan, Ballingarry for a son of Highlander
  • €3,000 to Martin Ruane, Castlebar for a son of Lino
  • €3,000 to Tim & Doreen Corridan, Fedamore for a son of Ramses

Females

The very small female section resulted in an average price of €2,313 (up €463 on the corresponding sale last year).  The days leading price of €2,800 went to the Female Champion Mount Scott Veici from Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare.  A November 2004 born heifer out of herd stock sire Gamin her dam is Tasson Jacequline, a Vagabond daughter.  She sold incalf to Mount Scott Albert who sold at the March Premier Sale in Roscrea for €11,000. The buyer was pedigree breeder Martin Warde, Menlough, Ballinasloe. Co. Galway

Mount Scott Veici

Mount Scot Veici ( Gamin x Vagabond) with Andrew McCarthy, Michael Sexton (owner) & Paul Campbell (judge)

 

The second highest price of €2,450 went to Sheegeeragh Andrea from Peter Feeley, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon.  AN April 2005 heifer she was entirely homebred from sire Sheegeeragh Ugo, a son of Mas du Clo and out of dam Sheegeeragh Tammy, a Gamin daughter.  The buyer was Paraic McGeever, Swinford, Co. Mayo

  • €3,800 to Kevin McInerney, Newmarket on Fergus for a daughter of Otan
  • €3,000 to John Hickey, Kilcommon for a daughter of Grahams Samson
  • €3,000 to Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell for a daughter of Ric Rac with Malibu heifer calf at foot

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