It was a successful end to the 2008 pedigree sale year 2008 for the Irish Limousin Cattle Society after their final sale at Tullow mart on the 3rd December.
From a low entry a total of 24 bulls sold on the day to an everage price of €2,300 and a clearance rate for bull of 66%.
Topping the days prices at €3,500 was Begsrieve Cupid from the herd of Dermot Rowe, Navan, Co. Meath. A son of Milbrook Tanko and out of a Fidele cow, Cupid was a five star bull for Weanling Export and Calving Ease and was purchased by John McDonald.
Following close behind was Mount Scott Clarence a son of Gamin from the herd of Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Co. Clare. This March 2007 born bull was ready for service and was purchased by Noel Deacon for €3,300.
Mount Scott Clarence
John Kelly, Moate, Co. Westmeath sold the next best-priced bull on the day – Kilcastle Caesar. This son of Ferry was out of an Eleazar cow and exhibited excellent muscling. He was purchased by John Keogh for €3,150. The same buyer was also active later in the sale when he purchased the Male Champion of the sale – Baileys Chieftain, from the herd of Tom Bailey and a son of stock bull Castleboy Viv.
With only 7 females offered, it was the Female Champion – Elegante Constance, owned by Michael Kinnane, Ballyglass, Tipperary, that topped the days female prices at €2,900. Judged earlier in the day by Shay Cullen, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, this daughter of Sympa was out of a Nenuphar cow and was purchased by Garry Morrissey.
The next sale of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society will be their premier Show & Sale in Roscrea on Monday 2nd March.