Spring show and sale season concluded on Friday evening the 31st May in Granard mart, Co. Longford. Judge for the pre-sale show was Owen Hester from county Roscommon. Owen and his family run the Meelickaduff herd.
Auctioneer for the sale was Eamon Gaffney, Ann Hester was the steward with Pat McGuinness carrying out inspection duties.
Topping the sale at €2,750 was the striking Lodge Hamlet son Bunnymore Noris from the herd of Michael Reynolds, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Noris’s dam Bunnymore Jill has Mas du Clo and Ronick Hawk in her sire stack. Born in March 2018, Noris has a 4-star Replacement index of €85 and a 4-star Terminal index of €127. He has a predicted calving difficulty of 3.4%. After a flurry of bids Noris was tapped down to local farmer Anthony Reynolds, Edgeworthstown.
The Mullary Intrepid son Townleyhall Magnum sold for €2,200. Born in November 2017 Magnum, a second prize winner has a Replacement index of €90 and a Terminal index of €112. His dam is the Ramses daughter Townleyhall Bernice. Magnum was bred by Derek Russell, Drogheda, Co. Louth. He was purchased by Seamus Kelly, Mullingar.
Corcamore Morgan, a third prize winning Castleview Gazelle son sold for €2,100. Morgan has five star ratings in Replacement index, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval. His dam Corcamore Jazz is a daughter of Roundhill Saturn Et. Morgan was bred by Brendan Curtin, Clarina, Co. Limerick, he was acquired by Cavan based suckler farmer Kevin Boylan.
Champion bull at Granard was Brickhill Manus Et, a son of Ampertaine Foreman and the Wilodge Vantastic dam Brickhill Jade Et. Manus has five star ratings in Replacement index, Terminal index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter Milk. He was bred by Michael McInerney, Cratloe, Co. Clare. Liam Browne of Mostrim, Co. Longford purchased Manus for €2,000.
Also at €2,000 was the Reserve Champion Corlea Max from Thomas Connor, Kenagh, Co. Longford. Max has Emperor Fabius (a Rocky son), Nenuphar and Luron in his sire stack. Max has five star ratings in Docility and Carcass conformation. John Doyle from Mostrim acquired Max.
We would like to wish all purchasers the very best of luck with their new livestock – thank you for your continued support of Irish Limousin.
Thanks also to our judge Owen, steward Ann, Inspector Pat, Auctioneer Eamon and the management and staff of Granard mart.