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Bulls sourced at society sales breed top-priced daughters at Castleisland Breeding heifer sale

Two bulls purchased at Limousin Society sales were the sires of the top-priced heifers at the Commercial Breeding Heifer show and sale held in Castleisland mart on the 28th April 2021. A  good entry of very good heifers met with a brisk trade. Presale judge was Castleisland native and distinguished breeder Sean O'Sullivan of  the [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:10:02+01:00April 28th, 2021|Limousin News, Nationwide Mart Prices, South West Club|

Castleisland LMX calf show and sale

  Castleisland mart hosted a show and sale of LMX calves on Monday the 5th April 2021. Judging the competition was John O'Connor of the Gleanasmole pedigree and commercial herd based in Lisselton. Commenting on the calves on offer John said: I was presented with an excellent display of calves here in Castleisland, they are [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:10:23+01:00April 5th, 2021|Limousin News, Nationwide Mart Prices, South West Club|

Cork Limousin Club Report 2020

The Cork Limousin Club had a quite year in 2020 compared to previous years due to COVID-19. Following our AGM in early March in the Munster Agricultural Show Office the following officers were elected: Chairperson – Declan O’Regan Vice Chairperson – Tim McCarthy Secretary – James Wycherley PRO – Anthony Kelleher The breed secretary, Paul [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:10:51+01:00March 1st, 2021|Cork Club, Limousin News|

South East club Report 2020

The South East Limousin Club had a quieter year in 2020 due to the Covid 19 restrictions.  From March to the end of 2020, a lot of events/sales were either held over zoom or virtually. Even with these restrictions, the Limousin breed continues to be the number one choice among both dairy and suckler farmers. [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:03:18+01:00January 8th, 2021|Limousin News, South East Club|

Excellent clearance rate at inaugural North West club heifer sale

The North West club held a sale of pedigree females in Elphin Mart on Monday evening December 7th 2020. On offer was a number of pre-inspected females from well established herds. Topping the sale was the incalf heifer Milan Picalilli from well known breeders Donie and Maura McKeon, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Picalilli is a daughter [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:04:06+01:00December 9th, 2020|Limousin News, North West Club, Sales 2020|

South West Club Herds Competition Results 2020

2020 South West Limousin club Herds Competition was held in early September. Tasked with judging the competition was society President Michael Gunn. We were delighted with the number of herds that competed - it was great to have so many of our newest breeders taking part. Many thanks to Michael and his nephew Evan for judging. [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:05:27+01:00October 12th, 2020|Limousin News, South West Club|

SOUTH WEST CLUB CALF CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

The South West Club hosted its Club Calf Championship for 2020 as a Photo competition. Entrants were required to take 4 photos of each calf that they wished to enter, calves did not need to be haltered and were photographed outside in their natural environs. Calves were classed by age – 3 pedigree bull classes [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:05:52+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Limousin News, South West Club|

South West Club Herd Competition – Rules and form 2020

Rules & Regulations 1. The competition is confined to the South West club area. 2. Herds will be categorised according to size. Small 5-12 Breeding Females Medium 13-30 Breeding Females Large 30+ Breeding Females Note: A “Breeding Female” is considered a female who has had at least one calf born before the closing date of [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:06:05+01:00September 16th, 2020|Limousin News, South West Club|

Dispersal sale of the Millburn and Royal County herds sees a weanling heifer sell for €20,000

A brief history of the Millburn herd from Richard O'Beirne: The Millburn Limousin herd was established in the early 1990s with the purchase of Benbulben Lola, with her daughter Sydney Rome at foot. She is one of the cows that provides the backbone to the herd, producing Limousins with extra length, quality and milk. The [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:06:32+01:00September 1st, 2020|Limousin News, North West Club, Sales 2020|

Quality in demand at Castleisland Commercial Breeding Heifer Show & Sale

On Wednesday the 24th October the South West Limousin Club in-conjunction with Castleisland Mart hosted a breeding heifer show and sale. Sean O'Sullivan, a Vet in the area and owner of the renowned Castleview pedigree herd was on hand to judge the heifers. A very good entry of quality heifers resulted in great demand from [...]

By |2018-10-25T11:51:05+01:00October 25th, 2018|South West Club|