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The packed ringside at Roscrea burst into applause as the auctioneer George Chandlers hammer came down for Brookmill Vindicator at €20,000 on Tuesday 7th March. Breeder of the bull was John Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath and the new owner is James Wycherley of the Barryroe Pedigree Herd, Lislevane, Bandon, Co. Cork

Brookmill Vindicator

Brookmill Vindicator(Neron x Broadmeadows Cannon) with William Smith & Michael Wycherley

It was a terrific sale with commercial farmers driving the demand for the tremendous yard of bulls on show. Three bulls and one heifer sold for five figure sums. The clearance rate was 69% to average €3,558 for the males, which was well up on last years average by €808. Irish Limousin Cattle Society Secretary Ger Ryan commented ‘It was a tremendous sale with the confidence in the Limousin breed very clear to see with commercial farmers seeking good muscular bulls to join their commercial herds.

The demand for top bulls was from Irish & U.K. pedigree herds, which shows that Irish Limousin now has the genetics to compete worldwide. Brookmill Vindicator certainly has the pedigree with top proven bloodlines as well as the visual appeal. A first prize winner in the pre-sale show this November 2004 bull is a son of the herd stock sire Neron, a Jersey son who has already produced bulls to €30,000. The dam is one of the Smith’s top breeding cows Millbrook Monique a Broadmeadows Cannon daugther who as well as being a show winner crowned All-Ireland Champion in 1997 has produced some exceptional animals to date – half brother Millbrook R2K has been a prolific show winner in Northern Ireland & U.K. and other half brother topped Tully Performance Test Centre in 2004 selling to A.I. company Western Farm Enterprises. The bull Brookmill Vindicator is also in the top 1% of the breed for both muscle & skeletal traits.

Speaking on his purchase James Wycherley said ‘ I’m very happy with my purchase, I followed the dam line for a while and was anxious to acquire some of this breeding’.

Hitting the €15,200 mark was Moloskey A391 from Brendan Clancy, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Moloskey A391 a first prizewinner and Junior Male Champion is a January 2005 born son of Pelletstown Newman and out of a homebred cow Moloskey Susan, a Gamin daughter. He is no stranger to the show ring having accumulating eight first prizes during the 2005 show season culminating in a first prize and Reserve Junior Champion in the National Livestock show. He heads to the herd of Karl Mullan, County Derry to join his Coolnasillagh Pedigree

Moloskey A391

Moloskey A391 (Pelletstown Newman x Gamin)

The third bull selling into a five-figure sum of €13,600 was Drumeel V335 from John Abbott, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Born in November 2005 he was a first prize winner in the pre-sale show he is sired by the Irish based A.I. sire Rubis, a Joueur son and out of a home bred cow Drumeel Sentimental, a Gamin daughter. He had impressive all round figure being in the top 1% for skeletal & docility. He heads to Scotland to the very well known Allanfauld herd of Archie McGregor.

Drumeel V335

Drumeel V335 (Rubis x Gamin)

The Senior Male Champion of the show Bremore Vanquer from Bobby Jones, Skerries, Co. Dublin achieved the next highest price of €6,200. A September 2004 born son of his herd stock sire Nenuphar and out of an imported dam Suisse. The purchaser was commercial showman and pedigree breeder Paul McPadden, Rhode, Co. Offaly. 

Bremiore Vanquer

Bremore Vanquer (Nenuphar x Oursay)

The fifth highest price on the day of €6,000 went to the first prizewinner and Reserve junior Champion on the day went to Elite Vicar from Bernadette Tynan, Ballyroan, CO. Laois. A December 2004 born son of Malibu out the French dam Jalouse this very stylish young bull sold to the pedigree herd of Sam Coleman, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Elite Vicar

Elite Vicar (Malibu x Tresor)

Other leading prices included:

  • €5,600 to Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell for a son of Ideal 23
  • €4,800 to Tom Hickey, Kilcommon for a son of Ideal 23
  • €4,400 to Patrick Bruen, Elphin for a son of Mas du Clo
  • €4,100 to John Kenny, Dunkerrin for a son of Grahams Samson
  • €4,000 to Ray Tully, Dromore for a son of Nenuphar
  • €3,600 to Donald Carty, Kells for a son of Mas du Clo
  • €3,500 to Martin Killeen, Mullagh for a son of Rubis

Females

The females were a very steady trade with a large ringside staying until the very last heifer left the ring late in the evening. Leading the days trading at €10,000 was the smashing Ballyfin Venus from Stanley & Mark Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. A first prizewinner & Female Champion in the show she was born in September 2004 she is sired by Nenuphar and out of Ballyfin Rave, a Faignant daughter. The purchaser was an undisclosed buyer from Northern Ireland establishing a new pedigree herd.

Ballyfin Venus

Ballyfin Venus (Nenuphar x Faignant)

A lovely cow & calf combination Melwood Tessa with Melwood Alphonsus at foot hit the €5,000 mark from Michael Hickey, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The September 2002 born Ferry cow with a September 2005 born Epson bull calf at foot was first prizewinners in the show. They were purchased by Aidan Fahy, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Melwood Tessa

Melwood Tessa (Ferry cow with Epson bull calf)

The third highest price of €4,000 went to second prizewinner and Reserve Female Champion Glenisla Angle from Glen Devlin, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. A January 2005 born daughter of Nenuphar she was out of a French imported cow Natacha by Gamin (usant). The purchaser was the same undisclosed buyer of the female champion.

Glenisla Angle

Glenisla Angle (Nenuphar x Gamin (Usant)

The overall trade was very steady with the average price being €2,752 with 80% clearance rate (price range €1,500 - €10,000).

Other leading female prices:

  • €3,800 to Leo McEnroe, Virginia for a daughter of Elite Popsi
  • €3,600 to George Plunkett, Bawnboy for a daughter of Grahams Samson
  • €3,200 to Kevin McInerney, Newmarket on Fergus for a daughter of Nenuphar
  • €3,100 to Pat Phelan, Drumree for a daughter of Redpaths Jaguar
  • €3,000 to Pat Phelan, Drumree for a daughter of Litron

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