The Premier Show and sale held over the bank holiday weekend 29th and 30th October met with some excellent prices for both bulls and heifers.
We had a bumper entry of 228 cattle. All herds with animals on offer are participating in the Whole Herd Recording Program. All bulls are sold under the Fertility Insurance Scheme thereby affording purchasers extra confidence.
Judge for this sale was Mr. Terry Coghill, from Muce Farm in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Terry along with his family run a large commercial suckler herd along with the Hekra pedigree Limousin herd. Speaking after the show and sale Terry said:
I was very honoured to be asked to judge here in Roscrea at the Premier show & sale, it was a real pleasure to come here and experience an ILCS show and sale. I was presented with excellent Limousin cattle. There were excellent bulls in all classes, of many different types which is ideal for purchasers as not everyone is looking for the same thing. The bulls at the top end were outstanding. I set my eye on the Senior Champion Drummin Lente Et and was sucessfully in purchasing him for my herd in Orkney.
The females here in Roscrea were nice quality and they should go on to make very good cows. The Champion heifer Limestone Kahlua was exceptionally good. I would like to thank the ILCS for inviting me to judge here in Roscrea and for the wonderful welcome and hospitality I received during my time here.
Overall bulls sold from €2000 to €10800, while heifers sold from €1800 to €6500. Clearance for bulls was 73%, while heifers met with a 56% clearance rate.
Two bulls reached the top price of €10,800. First at this price was Thomas and Brendan O’Shea’s Templequain Lieutenant an exceptional April 2016 born Ampertiane Gigolo (S1633) son. Lieutenant was placed first in his class before being tapped out as Reserve Senior Male. Lieutenant is the first born calf of the home bred Fieldson Alfy daughter Templequain Ingrid. He has five star ratings in most traits along with a Muscle score of 123 and Skeletal score of 127. John Cardwell of the pedigree Stocksbridge Limousin herd based at Church Farm, Askern, Doncaster purchased Lieutenant.
This years Overall Male Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion at our National show Meenross Leader also commanded a selling price of €10,800. Leader was awarded the Reserve Junior Male crown by Terry Coghill. Leader at just 12 months old was the youngest bull to sell in Roscrea. This outstanding young bull was much admired in the show ring. After a flurry of bids Owain Llyr from Wales was his successful purchaser. Leader is a son of Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) and the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Castleview Felicity. He came to the ring with five star ratings in most traits. Leader was bred in Scariff, Co. Clare by James O’Grady.
The Loughduff, Co. Cavan based Ernevalley herd of Eddie Lynch enjoyed a tremendous day at Roscrea. Eddie offered three bulls for sale, with two of these selling in the top five prices. First prize winner Ernevalley Lord Et realised a selling price of €7,700. Lord was one of three bulls acquired by Explotaciones of Madrid, Spain. Seventeen month old Lord is a powerful Ronick Hawk son. His dam Newtown Emma Et is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and the renowned Castleview Rub. Lord is in the top 2% for Skeletal with a score of 133 and the top 4% for muscle with a score of 132.
Backing his selection of Senior Male Champion Drummin Lente Et – show judge Terry Coghill was top bidder at €7,200. Lente was bred by John McInerney, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare. Lente is a son of Ampertaine Elgin and the outstanding donor female Drummin Cliona (Et). No stranger to red rosettes, Lente was Senior Male champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion at the National Show. His dam Cliona is a consistent breeder of exceptional livestock, her sons and daughters are always in demand, at the National Show at the International Congress two of her daughters sold for a combined selling price of €26,800. Lente has five star ratings in most traits, his muscle score of 140 is in the top 1% of the breed.
Eddie Lynch’s received €6,800 for Ernevally Latino (ET) an Ampertaine Gigolo son. Latino came to the ring with a Terminal Index of €146 and a Replacement of €103. His dam Ernevally Imelia Et is a daughter of Drummin Cliona Et and Wilodge Cerberus. Latino, a first prize winner, was purchased by Owain Llyr, North Wales.
Selling for €5,900 was Corranhill Legend a second prize winner. Legend is a son of Kaprico Erravelle (S2106) and Corranhill Ideal, by Haltcliffe Dancer. He has five star ratings in Terminal Index Replacement Index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Legend was bred in county Cavan by Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra. Stuart Littlewood of the Hollingreave Herd based in Huddersfield, UK purchased Legend.
John McAllister from Strilingshire purchased Currane Lobo a Sarkley Herald (S2266) son from Michael McKeown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Lobo’s dam Currane Gina has Fieldson Alfy and Otan in her sire stack. Born in June 2016 Lobo has a Terminal Index of €114 and a Replacement index of €61. His purchase price was €5,900.
The second prize winning Huntershall Gladiator (S1564) son Ammaghmore Legend commanded a selling price of €5,300. Legend was bred by Sean Garrett, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. His homebred dam Ammaghmore Candy is a daughter of Nenuphar. Legend was purchased by Mingo Blasco, Explotaciones, Madrid, Spain.
Ballinascraw Lord of the Ring, an April 2016 born son of Lodge Hamlet made €5,200. Lord of the Ring was bred by John and Stephen Lynch, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. With five star ratings in many traits, this bull has Ronick Hawk and Ulysse in his back pedigree. Lord of the Ring was purchased by Ronan Matthews of the Briarfields herd, which is based in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Junior Male Champion Newtown Lord, was purchased for €5,100 by Josepth O’Reilly, Togher, Co. Louth. Lord’s pedigree includes Ampertaine Gigolo, Wilodge Vantastic and Ideal 23. Lord has fie star ratings in many traits, his muscle score of 148 is in the top 1%, while his skeletal score of 132 is in the top 3%. Lord was bred in Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim by Stanley Richardson.
A first prize winning son of the renowned show female Milbrook Ginger Spice sold for €5,100. Milbrook Leader Et is a multi-starred 13 month old. His sire is Ampertaine Foreman (S1421). Leader was bred in Oldcastle, Co. Meath by William Smith. He was purchased by Brendan Malone, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
James Parkinson’s Marlhill Herd acquired Galbally Liberal 1165 for €5,000. Liberal is a son of Keltic Hercules and the Wilodge Cerberus daughter Galbally Heather. Placed third in his class in the pre-sale show, this April 2016 born bull has five star ratings in most traits. Liberal was bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Currane Larry, an Ampertaine Foreman (s1421) son, also sold for €5,000. Larry was bred in Castlebar, Co. Mayo by Michael McKeown. Larry has a Terminal Index of €161 and a Replacement Index of €74. He was purchased by Robert Kenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
Richard O’Beirne presented fourth prize winner Millburn Leo. This 13 month old bull sold for €5,000. Leo has Kaprico Eravelle (S2106), Fieldson Alfy and Dauphin in his sire stack. He was purchased by Owain Llyr.
Charlie Clancy, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim received €4,700 for Faughill Lord of the Ring, an Ampertaine Elgin (S1495) son. Lord of the Ring was placed second in his class. He has five star ratings in most traits, including Terminal Index of €139. He was acquired by Declan Donohue, Gort, Co. Galway.
Ballinrahin Levi Et from the herd of Michael Malone, Ballickmoyler, Co. Laois sold for €4,500. Levi is a son of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) and Ampertaine Harmony, an Ampertaine Elgin daughter. Levi was purchased by Patrick Kennedy, Athenry, Co. Galway.
Multi-starred Galbally Liquer 1153 sold for €4,100. Liquer was bred by Trevor Masterson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. He is a son of Trevor’s stock bull Keltic Hercules, an Ampertaine Commander son. Liquer was purchased by Tom Colleran, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
At the same selling price was Maghera Leonard, a May 2016 born son of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) and Maghera Freda. With five star ratings in most traits Leonard was purchased by Adrian Heaod, Loughrea, Co. Galway. He was bred in Tulla, Co. Clare by Patrick Mulconroy.
Second prize winning Newtown Land Rover sold for €5,100. Landrover was bred by Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. He is a son of Ampertaine Gigolo (S1633) and the Wildoge Vantastic dam Newtown Foxy Lady. With five star ratings in almost all traits Land Rover was purchased by Donal Callery, Kells, Co. Meath.
Nine bulls sold for €4,000.
- Skealon Lalan, a Kaprico Eravelle son, from Patrick O’Reilly, Doogarry, Co. Cavan. Multi-starred Lalan sold to James McShane, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan.
- Ballyline Luke, also by Kaprico Eravelle, from Bertie Mannion, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Luke was purchased by Leslie Meredith, Athy, Co. Kildare.
- Faughill Leader, by Huntershall Gladiator bred by Charlie Clancy, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Leader was acquired by Bill Duff, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
- Ardlea Lightening, an Aultside Hulk son from Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Lightening was purchased by Suzanne Brownrigg, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.
- Newtown Ladys Man, a Dinmore Goldcrest son, bred by Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. Ladys Man was purchased by AC Watts, Wales.
- Townleyhall Lexus, by Kaprico Eravelle, bred by Derek Russell, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Lexus was acquired by Tom Good, Belgooly, Co. Cork.
- Brickhill Luka Et, by Ampertaine Gigolo, bred by Michael McInerney, Cratloe, Co. Clare. Luka was purchased by Owain Llyr, Wales.
- Carrefour Lancelot 2, by Wilodge Joskins, bred by John Kenny, Birr, Co. Offaly. John Redmond, Fenagh, Co. Carlow purchased Lancelot.
- Mistic Lotus, a Bavardage son, bred by Frank Buckley, Kildinan, Co. Cork. Lotus was purchased by Peadar Hayes, Lahinch, Co. Clare.
Other Bull prices
€3,900 Brookland Larry by Fieldson Alfy.
€3,800 Millburn Limo Maclimo by Dinmore Goldcrest.
€3,800 Ardlea Lampert by Aultside Hulk.
€3,800 Galbally Lucifer 1172 by Keltic Hercules.
€3,800 Townleyhall Logan by Kaprico Eravelle.
€3,600 Lyragh Lancelot by Mullary Intrepid.
€3,600 Redbawn Louis by Lennon Frosty.
€3,500 Riverdale Leonardo by Wildoge Formulaone.
€3,500 Carrefour Lucifer by Ampertaine Foreman.
€3,500 Bremore Lap Dog Et by Ronick Hawk.
€3,500 Esker-Hill Leo Et by Sympa.
€3,400 Baltray Leon by Mullary Intrepid.
€3,300 Mac’s Choice Logan by Raffertys Immanuel.
€3,200 Rathnestin Leroy by Plumtree Fantastic.
€3,200 Killmactransa Landon by Nenuphar.
€3,100 Cushcallow Laz by Jockey.
€3,100 Castleboy Lorcan by Ampertaine Foreman.
€3,100 Portauns Laurence by Ampertaine Gigolo.
€3,000 Carrowclogher Lady Lover Et by Wilodge Cerberus.
€3,000 Wood Road Leonard Et by Wilodge Cerberus.
€3,000 Derrygullinane Lucky by Gerrygullinane Glen.
€3,000 College Hill Lucky Star by Brooklands F0959.
€3,000 Park Hill Leonardo by Sarkley Herald.
€3,000 Mount Scott Lord 2 by Wilodge Cerberus.
€3,000 Skehana Latcho by Skehana Jemerson.
€3,000 Brickhill Liam by Ampertaine Gigolo.
€3,000 Mistic Legend by Sarkley Herald.
€3,000 Mistic Lamborghini by Day.
In the Female section top honours went to Limestone Kahlua a two year old incalf heifer presented for sale by Pat McGuinness, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Kahlua was bred by James Hallinan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. This powerful heifer was crowned Female Champion before selling for the top prices of €6,500. Kahlua is a daughter of Wilodge Tonka (WTA) and Cloverhill Daniella (a Rocky daughter). She was one of two heifers purchased by Roger Fahey, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Michael Roche, Mount Collins, Co. Limerick sold his outstanding November 2015 born heifer Knockcoolkeare Kay Nadia B for €5,000. Kay Nadia B is a daughter of Wilodge Cerberus and a granddaughter of the renowned Ov Nadia B. Kay Nadia B came to the ring with a Replacement Index of €89, Terminal index of €188. She sold due to calve down in May 2018 to Keltic Handsome. PJ Byrne from Dundalk, Co. Louth purchased Kay Nadia B.
Selling at €4,900 was first prize winner Clonguish Lady, a daughter of Queenshead Altea, and the Wilodge Vantastic dame Ardlea Ghost. Lady was bred by Joseph McGarry, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. She was purchased by Pat McAvoy, Cookestown, Co. Tyrone.
Killcastle Leslie from A. & P. Kelly, Moate, Co. Westmeath sold for €4,100. Leslie has Loosebeare Fantastic, Sympa and Eleazar in her sire stack. She was acquired by John Ferguson, Comber, Co. Down. Leslie has five star ratings Replacement Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and daughter calving interval.
The Reserve Female Champion Ardlea Jolene 2, an Emerson daughter sold for €4,000. Jolene 2 was bred in Mountrath, Co. Laois by Dan Tynan, she was the 2nd purchase on the day by Roger Fahey, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Jolene 2 has Vison and Bremore Volvo in her sire stack.
Padraic Golden’s yearling heifer – Clew Bay Leisa sold for €3,800. Leisa has Ampertaine Foreman, Clooney Quinn Timmy and Milbrook Handsome in her back predigree. Second prize winner Leisa has five star ratings most traits. She sold to PJ Byrne, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
The Meenross herd, having earlier sold their much admire Reserve Junior Male Champion presented Meenross Lucy, a September 2016 born heifer. Lucy was placed second in a strong line-up, she is a daughter of Ampertaine Foreman. After a flurry of bids Lucy was acquired by Eimear Byrne, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny for €3,600.
Teleri Thomas presented a Gamin (ZGM) Keltic Kiri at the sale. Kiri has five star ratings in Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. She was purchased for €3,300 by Michael McNally, Cooketown, Co. Tyrone.
Liss Katrina from Martin Doherty, Lifford, Co. Donegal changed hands for €3,200. Katrina has Ampertaine Gigolo, Limo Tanat and Gwenole in her back pedigree. She has five star ratings in most traits. She returns to her home county to Russell Tinny, Letterkenny. Russell secured her for €3,200.
The Ampertaine Elgin daughter Greenhill Lucia Et also sold for €3,200. Lucia has a Muscle score of 132 and a Skeletal score of 128. Placed second in her class in the pre-sale show, she was acquired by George McCague, Newry, Co. Down.
Other Heifer prices
€2,900 Wood Road Lisa by Ampertaine Gigolo.
€2,800 Wood Road Kelly by Ampertaine Commander.
€2,800 Ammaghmore Lady Bird by Gerryguillinane Glen.
€2,650 Wood Road Layla by Gamin.
€2,600 Carranhill Karona by Carrowreagh Honduras.
€2,500 Wood Road Lovely Et by Wilodge Vantastic.
€2,400 Wood Road Kathy by Pacha 08.
€2,400 Keltic Kerrygold by Keltic Handsome.
€2,400 Knockcoolkeare Lucky by Brooklands F0959.
Our next society sale is on Wednesday the 15th November in Tullow mart, Co. Carlow.