Irish Limousin President Officiates In Carlisle
Irish Limousin Cattle Society President Mr. John McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare had the prestigious task of judging the recent October Premier British Limousin Cattle Society bull sale at Carlisle mart.
Faced with 23 classes, 4 Championships and a group of three award meant that the 186 bulls forward for judging would be John’s biggest assignment to date, having previously judged the Northern Ireland Limousin club’s herd competition.
At the end of the show the general opinion was that John had performed very capably and this was endorsed the following day in the sales ring.
Irish breeding to the fore at Carlisle
At the recent British Limousin Cattle Society Autumn bull sale Irish Limousin breeding contributed to some notable prices.
Leading the way was Moloskey Ger bred by Brendan Clancy, Mullagh, Ennis, Co. Clare. By Wilodge Vantastic and a home bred dam Moloskey Urseil with back breeding to Gamin and Geannt this much admired animal had been shown by Martin Davis, Ballinalee, Co. Longford at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society National show where after winning his class he went on to be awarded Reserve Senior Male Champion. Moloskey Ger was sold at Carlisle by Howard McFarlane,Co. Tyrone and had many admirers, after a flurry of bids he changed hands at £12,000.
Selling at £11,500 was Maraiscote General from Ian Nimmo, Lanark. This 1st prize winning bull is another son of Mr. Nimmo’s high profile herd sire Virginia Andy who is sired by ElitePopsi and bred from Marlhill Naomi. Andy was bred by Irish breeder Leo McEnroe.
A McGregor received £8,000 for his 1st prize winning Allanfauld Gazza which was sired by Mr McGregor’s herd sire Cappaduff Aaron, a bull which he purchased at the Tully test station from Joe Moran, Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo. Aaron was by the AI sire Siam and the Ferry daughter Links Lodge Sally.
C Schofield received £5,500 for his Wilodge Vantastic sired Ballyline Gallardo. Gallardo had been purchased from Bertie Mannion, Curraghboy Athlone and was by a home bred Mas Du Clo dam Ballyline Vanessa