The Halloween Bank holiday weekend heralds the Premier sale of males and females at Roscrea Mart and so this year the show and sale took place on October 28th and 29th, with the bulls shown on Sunday evening and the females on Monday morning. The sale itself met with an average selling price for bulls of €3986 with females averaging €2772. George Candler took the podium for the bulls with Denis Barrett taking charge of the female sale.
Judge for the pre-sale show was Mr. Bruce Goldie, of the Goldies herd which is based in Mouswald, Dumfries and Galloway. Bruce is a highly regarded breeder and judge. Bruce has judged at many prestigious events including the 2016 National Show in Carlisle. His farm enterprise consists of 70 breeding pedigree females along with some commercial heifers which are used in the Goldie’s flushing programme. Some noted AI bulls have originated in the Goldies herd such as Goldies Terance and Goldies Jackpot. Bruce and his family also breed pedigree Texel ewes.
The Irish Limousin Society would like to wish all purchasers the very best with their new livestock. Thanks to our judge Bruce, auctioneers George and Denis and our stewards Frank, Donal and Jimmy. Our next show and sale will be in Tullow mart, Co. Carlow on Wednesday 14th November.
Topping the October premier sale at €38,000 was the outstanding Junior Champion Carrickmore Maximus Et. At just 13 months old Maximus has amassed outstanding success, he was Overall Limousin Champion at the 29th National Show held in Tullamore in August – a remarkable achievement given he was only 10 months old at the time. Maximus has a very impressive pedigree, his sire Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) sold in Carlisle for 38,000gns in 2012, (Foreman was bred by James McKay, of the renowned Ampertaine herd based in Maghera, Derry). Maximus’s dam Baileys Ice Princess (bred by Tom Bailey) enjoyed a tremendous showing career – winning the National Overall Limousin Champion title in both 2015 and 2016 (as part of the International Limousin Congress), she was also Balmoral Champion in 2015. Maximus was bred by John and Karol Connell, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. He was acquired by a syndicate comprising of the Goldies, Harestone and Tweeddale herds of Messrs. Goldie, Barclay and Watson.
Eddie Lynch, Loughduff, Co. Cavan had a very successful Premier weekend in both the Show and Sales ring, taking the plaudits of Reserve Junior Champion was Ernevalley Mitch ET, an embryo son of Sarkley Gertude (a Malibu daughter) and the aforementioned Ampertaine Foreman. Born in June 2017, Mitch came to the ring with five star ratings in Replacement index, Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Mitch was the first of two bulls from Eddie’s yard to command a price of €9200. Mitch was purchased by returning customer Jonathan Watson of the Tweeddale herd, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, UK.
Eddie’s second bull to command €9,200 was Ernevalley Madison ET, also a son of Ampertaine Foreman. Madison’s dam Haltcliffe Franc is a daughter of Cloughhead Umpire. At 15 months old, Madison has five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Second prize winner Madison was purchased by Dovea Genetics as an addition to their wide selection of Limousin sires.
Senior Champion Ammaghmore Monty sold for €5600. Monty is an April 2017 born son of Gerrygullinane Glen (LM4044) and the Ampertaine Commander daughter Ammaghmore Hazel. He came to the ring with an array of five star ratings. Monty was bred by Sean Garrett, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. He was acquired by Paric Fallon, Curraghroe, Co. Roscommon.
George McCague purchased Ernevalley Major Et, a second prize winner, for his Bridgeview herd based in Newry. Major has Lodge Hamlet (LM4058), Ampertaine Foreman and Scott in his pedigree. With five star ratings in most traits, 14 month old Major commanded a selling price of €5600.
Third prize winner Mullary Maxime sold for €5500. Maxime is a son of Mullary Intrepid (LM4093) and Ashleigh Dawn (Et). He was Reserve Senior Champion at the National show in Tullamore, he was also Interbreed Champion at Dundalk and a first prize winner at both Trim and Oldcastle shows. Maxime was bred by Michael Molloy of Dunleer, Co. Louth, he was purchased by Stephen Illingworth of the highly regarded Glenrock herd which is based in Lockerbie, Scotland
Also heading to Lockerbie is second prize winner Carrowreagh Madman, a Bavardage (AGB) son. His dam Carrowreagh Jolene has Wilodge Cerberus and Scorboro Regius in her sire stack. Madman was bred by Patrick Bruen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. With five star ratings in most traits, this 18 month old bull caught the eye of the Cornthwaite family as an addition to their Maybe herd based in Balgray Hill, Lockerbie. Madman’s selling price was €5100.
The Tomriland herd of Noel Kenny based in Ashford, Co. Wicklow acquired a new stock bull when he purchased the Reserve Senior Champion Templequain Mercury for €5000. Mercury is a son of Plumtree Fantastic (S1278) and Templequain Ingrid (a terrific and consistent breeder – at last year’s October Premier sale her Ampertaine Gigolo sired son was Reserve Senior Champion and joint highest priced bull). With five star ratings in Terminal Index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation – Mercury also has a very impressive muscle score of 145. Mercury was bred by Thomas O’Shea, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Faughill Magic and Faughill Master twin sons of Sympa (SYP) sold for a combined price of €9800. Dam of these striking 18 month old bulls is the homebred Nenuphar dam Faughill Cham Pagne. Both came to the ring with multiple five star ratings. Their muscle score is in the top 3 and 4% of the breed respectively. Magic and Master were bred by Charlie Clancy, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Master was purchased by Adrian Lanigan, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny for €5,000, while Magic found a new home for €4,800 – he was acquired by Sean Keogan, Navan, Co. Meath.
The Ampertaine Gigolo (S1633) son Mullary Maxwell sold for €4700. Maxwell’s dam Mullary Haute Couture has Ulm and Lino in her back pedigree. Bred in county Louth by Michael Molloy, Maxwell was purchased by Liam and Alan Mooney, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. Maxwell boasts five star ratings in Terminal Index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.
Patrick Teague, Dromore Co. Tyrone purchased Ernevalley Manhattan Et from Eddie Lynch for €4600. Manhattan is a son of Lodge Hamlet (LM4058) and Powerful Hibernia (a daughter of the renowned donor cow Clonlara Vixen (Et)). Manhattan was awarded third prize in his class in the presale show.
Drummin Matt a son of the highly regarded AI sire Castleview Gazelle (ZAG) sold for €4,300. Matt has five star ratings in Replacement index, Terminal Index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Calving. He was bred by John Mcinerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Fourth prize winning Matt returns to county Clare to the herd of Frank Kelly, Tubber.
Eddie Daly, Summerhill, Co. Meath sold red rosette winner Clonmahon Mightshade for €4000. Mightshade is a 16 month old son of Drummin Irishman Et and Bremore Goldielocks. With a muscle score of 136 Mightshade and five star ratings in many traits, this young bull caught the eye of Des Doyle, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.
Other bull selling prices
Eyrecourt Morgan sold for €3800, 4th prize winner. A son of Queenshead Altea
Carbery Mercury sold for €3700, 2nd prize winner. A son of Roundhill Saturn Et
Brookland Magnum sold for €3,600, 1st prize winner. A son of Elite Ice Cream Et
Newtown Malibu sold for €3,600. A son of Ampertaine Gigolo
Crillaune Macallan sold for €3,600. A son of Ampertaine Commander
Moohane Micko sold for €3,500, 2nd prize winner. A son of Ampertaine Gigolo
Elegante Manpower sold for €3,500, 3rd prize winner. A son of Lodge Hamlet
Gallaway Mid Land sold for €3,500, 4th prize winner. A son of Ampertaine Foreman
Millburn Mickymac sold for €3,400, 1st prize winner. A son of Wilodge Cerberus
Portauns Marty sold for €3,400, 3rd prize winner. A son of Wilodge Joskins
Galbally Marcus 1275 sold for €3,400. A son of Keltic Hercules
Kilnamaddy Mathias Hastleberg sold for €3,400, 2nd prize winner. A son of Ampertaine Gigolo
Lyragh Mycroft sold for €3,300, 3rd prize winner. A son of Tomschoice Iceberg
Bovinion Manix sold for €3,200. A son of Ampertaine Foreman
Roundhill Moyvane sold for €3,100. A son of Roundhill James Bond Et
Crillaune Monzon sold for €3,100. A son of Ronick Hawk
Mullaghboy Moses sold for €3,100. A son of Lodge Hamlet
Townleyhall Master sold for €3,000. A son of Mullary Intrepid
Currane Mcgregor sold for €3,000. A son of Cloughhead Umpire
Rathnestin Miley sold for €3,000, 3rd prize winner. A son of Kaprico Eravelle
Green Hill Michael Angelo sold for €3,000, 4th prize winner. A son of Ewdenvale Ivor
Gerrygullinane Mcgregor Et sold for €3,000, 4th prize winner. A son of Trueman Jagger
Bremore Man Cub sold for €3,000. A son of Kaprico Eravelle
Brookland Mozart sold for €3,000, 3rd prize winner. A son of Chaumeil
Newtown Mascot sold for €3,000, 4th prize winner. A son of Wilodge Tonka
Drummin Mister sold for €3,000, 3rd prize winner. A son of Castleview Gazelle
Keltic Mcilroyal sold for €2,800, 4th prize winner. A son of Keltic Isaac
Cordillo Mac sold for €2,800. A son of Brooklands F0959
Templequain Makelele Et sold for €2,800, 2nd prize winner. A son of Trueman Jagger
Parkhill Matador sold for €2,800. A son of Ballinloan Jaegerbomb
Royal County Moses sold for €2,750, 3rd prize winner. A son of Ampertaine Foreman
Brookland Magic sold for €2,700. A son of Elite Ice Cream Et
Ballyline Martin sold for €2,500, 2nd prize winner. A son of Castleview Gazelle
Carrigdown Major sold for €2,500. A son of Wilodge Enrico
Cordillo Moon sold for €2,500, 1st prize winner. A son of Wilodge Joskins
Castleview M 876 sold for €2,500. A son of Ampertaine Commander
Clontown Mickey Dee sold for €2,500. A son of Ampertaine Gigolo
Meenross Master sold for €2,500. A son of Ampertaine Elgin
Ballyline Michael sold for €2,450. A son of Castleview Gazelle
Birchpark Magic sold for €2,400. A son of Raffertys Immanuel
Redbawn Muscle sold for €2,400. A son of Ampertaine Foreman
Coolfern Manchester sold for €2,400. A son of Ewdenvale Ivor
Ernevalley Mario Et sold for €2,400. A son of Sympa
Gallaway Millbroke Et sold for €2,400. A son of Ballinloan Jaegerbomb
Quilty Limousins Mason sold for €2,300. A son of Ampertaine Commander
Carrigdown Mojo sold for €2,300. A son of Carrigdown Kemper
Mill Rose Mindblowing sold for €2,200. A son of Wilodge Joskins
Mullary Matteo sold for €2,200. A son of On-Dit
Knocanroe Master sold for €2,200. A son of Elderberry Galahad
Bruce Goldie awarded the Female Champion rosette to Clontown Lady Albha an exceptional heifer from Stephen Treanor, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. Lady Albha is a daughter of Powerhouse Italic (LM2090) and the Ronick Hawk daughter Kincorragh Imax. She enjoyed a successful showing season during the summer of 2018, taking the Champion title on many occasions. Lady Albha was purchased for €7,000 by Stuart Littlewood for his Hollingreave herd based in Newmill, Huddersfield.
Reserve Champion Female was Gerrygullinane Madam from Gerry Walsh, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Madam is a March 2017 born daughter of Gerrygullinane Glen (LM4044) and Derrygullinane Haya.
The eye-catching Glorieux (XGL) daughter Knockcoolkeare Mistic found a new home at €4900. Mistic was bred in Mount Collins, Co. Limerick by Michael Roche, her dam Castleview Gail has Ampertaine Commander and Ramses in her pedigree. Mistic has five star ratings in Replacement index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk. She was shown during the summers of 2017 and 2018 and enjoyed many successes, including at the National show. Mistic was purchased by George McCague for his Newry based Bridgeview herd.
The Cappaduff herd of Joe and Jennifer Moran, Claremorris, Co. Mayo purchased 2nd prize winner Meenross Madagascar Et for €4300. Madagascar has Ampertaine Commander (APM), Wilodge Cerberus and Grahams Unbeatable in her lineage. She has five star ratings in many traits. Madagascar was bred by James O’Grady, Scariff, Co. Clare.
From the same yard came First prize winner Meenross Millie Et the maternal sister of the previous heifer Meenross Madagascar Et. Millie’s sire is Ampertaine Elgin. Just gone one year, she sold for €3,500 to Martin McConville, Rathfriland, Co. Down for his Glenlimo herd.
Other heifer selling prices
Meelickaduff Marietta, sold for €2700, a daughter of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421)
Royal County Madonna, sold for €2700, 2nd prize winner, a daughter of Tomschoice Imperial (LM2117)
Finboy Livvie, sold for €2600. 3rd prize winner, a daughter of Ampertaine Gigolo (S1633)
Keltic Ladiva, sold for €2400. 4th prize winner, a daughter of Keltic Handsome (OKH)
Knockcoolkeare Madam Nadia Et sold for €2400. 4th prize winner, a daughter of Wilodge Cerberus (WGE)
Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B, sold for €2300, a daughter of Elite Ice Cream Et (LM2206)
Ballybrown Masie, sold for €2000. 4th prize winner, a daughter of Achile (AHZ)
Keltic Melys, sold for €2000, a daughter of Edakkya (LM2242)
Newtown Madame, sold for €2000, a daughter of Cameos (LM2191)
Finboy Lilac, sold for €1900. 2nd prize winner, a daughter of Wilodge Joskins (LM2188)
Liverpool Mia, sold for €1800, a daughter of Lodge Hamlet (LM4058)
Brickhill Millie, sold for €1800, a daughter of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421)
Meenross Majestic, sold for €1800, a daughter of Ampertaine Abracadabra (AIA)
Brickhill Maeve, sold for €1800, a daughter of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421)