It was a good day for Irish genetics in Carlisle last Saturday 15th February at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Spring bull sale.
Topping the sale at £37000 was Grahams Humphrey from R& J Graham Stirling, Scotland.Having stood 1st in his class this much admired animal is a son of Baileys Elderado bred by Tom Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath and by the high profile Baileys Senior stock bull Queenshead Altea and Baileys Aubergine a dam with back breeding to Grahams Samson and Pelletstown Perfume.
Elderado was purchased by Gerard Davis Ballinalee Co. Longford and subsequently sold at the October Premier Bull sale where he had stood Senior Male Champion to R&J Graham for €17000. Humphrey joins the Sportsmans herd of Boden & Davies based at Stockport.
Well known visitor to Ireland Andrew Ewing of the Fairywater herd based at Dumfries and Galloway saw his 1st prize entry Fairywater Haig selling to the Swarland herd of A&D Proctor, Northumberland for £23000. Haig who is a full brother to Fairywater Gabreilla who sold for £15000 at the Carlisle Red Ladies day last November is sired by the Wilodge Vantastic son Ironstone Diego and by Pelletstown Catherine a Mas Du Clo sired dam from Dr. Roger McCarrick, Drumree, Co. Meath,
Catherine has breeding which includes Pelletstown Melba and the renowned Pelletstown herd sire Jongleur.
The Norman herd from Little Orton, Carlisle received £7000 for Norman Harley who was sired by Drummin Eagle from John McInerney, Newmarketon Fergus Co. Clare.
Eagle, who had stood Junior Male Champion at the 2010 October Roscrea bull sale and sold for €10600 came to the ring with 15 previous red rosettes, is a son of the renowned Sympa and by Drummin Cliona who is a full sister to Drummin Veronica the National Limousin Champion at the 2008 Beef Expo. Harley’s dam was the homebred Norman Daffodil by Heathmount Trojan and Norman Violet.
J Nimmo’s Maraiscote herd received £4800 and £4000 for two sons of their prolific herd sire Virginia Andy. Purchased from Leo McEnroe, Virginia, Co. Cavan Andy who previously had stood Supreme Champion at the Highland Show in 2009 has had a string of high priced animals at sales.
Selling at £4800 was Maraiscote Harley bred by a Tyddyn Mei sired dam Maraiscote Trendy , the second entry selling at £4000 was Maraiscote Houdini by another homebred dam Maraiscote Coffee sired by Normande Urquhart.