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Mountrath Mart, in county Laois held a Weanling Limousin Sale on Thursday the 8th of October 2015. Packed sale rings resulted in a very good clearance rate and good prices.

This sale incorporated a show at which the best three weanling heifers, weanling bulls and breeding heifers were award prizes by Andrew McCarthy (Judge for the evening). Andrew is no stranger to Limousin breeders, he attends and works at many sales and events, indeed he has successfully shown and bred Limousin cattle for many years. Along with his sister Catherine he has enjoyed great success with their tremendous show heifer “Rosie”. This heifer has won commercial classes the length and breadth of the country. Speaking at the conclusion of the show Andrew commented: “I was delighted to be asked to judge here today, I was presented with excellent Limousin cattle, the top-end of which were super. The Limousin heifer which I awarded first prize too is a lovely young heifer that will develop into a super cow. The young bull which I placed first is very true in type to the Limousin breed. The winning breeding heifer had the edge over second and third as I felt she was just that bit sweeter than the others.” Andrew award Champion to Dan Tynan’s weanling heifer, this heifer was born in December 2014, she weighed 350kgs and sold at €1,310. Reserve Champion (1st placed weanling bull was the property of John Benn, Roscrea), this young bull weighed 355kg and sold for €1,160, he was born in March 2015. The first prize winning breeding heifer was born in April 2014 and sold for €1,880.

Mountrath Mart operates every Wednesday and Thursday the general sale in held on Wednesday which includes calves, bullocks, heifers and cull cows. On Thursday evening’s the sale of Weanlings, cows and heifers takes place. The mart itself is located just outside the town of Mountrath and has ample parking facilities and loading bays. A hard-working and very welcoming team looking after proceedings at the mart are headed by J.J. Peters and Glen Cooper. The mart hosts weanling shows and sales for most beef breeds and also runs a Fatstock show and sale in early January.

Weanling Bulls

Weight (kg)

D.O.B.

Price

455

10/12/14

1,180

435

4/1/15

1,170

295

6/3/15

920 (group of three)

280

2/2/15

940 (group of two)

345

22/3/15

1,090

365

3/3/15

1,090

540

1/1/15

1,410

405

27/1/15

1,100

355

21/3/15

1,160 (1st prize winner)

360

12/2/15

1,070 (2nd prize winner)

400

5/3/15

1,200 (3rd prize winner)

380

7/3/15

1,120

400

12/2/15

1,160

525

2/2/15

1,320

Heifers

Weight (kg)

D.O.B.

Price

340

24/12/14

1,020

515

16/4/14

1,335

425

3/10/14

1,120

390

Jan ‘15

1,070

350

28/12/14

1,310 (Champion)

360

28/10/14

1,040

425

3/10/14

1,120

610

Apr ‘14

1,880

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to thank all involved in Mountrath Mart.

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