British Limousin Cattle Society sale held last Saturday in Carlisle saw Irish breeding featuring in some of the leading prices with 7 cattle including strong Irish blood lines selling at an average price £8,128
Last Saturday’s British Limousin bull sale in Carlisle saw Irish breeding to the fore in some of the leading prices. Rathconville Eugene from Paul Brown which sold for £17,000 was by Ballinahinch Alexandria the very stylish Ardnacrusha Philip daughter from the herd of Shay Cullen Wicklow. Alexandria had stood Junior Female Champion at the 2008 Beef Expo and went on to be sold at the Premier sale for €12,000.
Paul Browns other entry Rathconville Equator was also by an Irish dam Reask Lady with back breeding which includes both the Carwin and Castle herds. This Guards Boomer son sold for £10,000.
Ian Nimmo‘s entry of four sons from the ever consistent stock sire Virginia Andy met a strong trade when selling for £8,000, £7,000, £5,400, £5,000 . Virginia Andy who has both proven to be an influential sire both in the shows and sales ring was bred by Leo McEnroe, Virginia Co Cavan and has an impeccable pedigree including the highly successful Ferry son Elite Popsi and the Dauphin sired Ballynerrin Maud along with Marlhill and Carwin breeding.
Long time breeder Normande Cruicshank saw Normande Emblem selling for £4,500. Emblem is by the Nenuphar son Fairymount Arthur purchased from Thomas Daly Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Arthur is by a home bred dam Fairymount Roisin which combines Ibis and Woodview Kerrie
The first of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society spring sales is the Roscrea Premier sale
on Monday 7th which sees an entry of 88 males and 22 females. Some very interesting bloodlines and prize winners from shows are included.
All animals are tested negative for the BVD virus and and Dams have tested negative for Johnes. Animals will be transported free along the route to Northern Ireland and to Andrew Ewing’s lairage in Dumfries. A finance scheme is available to southern buyers for males, enquiries to ILCS a minimum of five days prior to the sale.