Charity auction in Aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust – Information on embryos, AI straws and other lots

Cork Limousin Club are hosting a charity auction in Aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust in the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney on the evening of Saturday February 15.

Popular members of Cork Limousin club, Anthony Kelleher and his wife Bernie, lost their son Timothy tragically a few months ago while Tim was on holiday in Spain. Together with the Kelleher Family the Cork Limousin Club are hosting a charity auction event in Tim’s memory. All proceeds will go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust who were of great assistance to the Kelleher’s during the repatriation of Tim’s body. In fact the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust is an amazing charity. It has provided assistance to a staggering number of Irish families since it was established in 2010 by Colin Bell, Kevin Bells father.

While not exclusively so, the auction will include many items of particular interest to Limousin breeders including:

Limousin embryos (kindly donated by the following herds from their top flushing cows ..)

  • Ardlea – Lot 33

    One Purebred Limousin Embryo kindly donated by Mr. Dan Tynan, Ardlea Elite Limousins:

    Gladys FR2312871450 x Aultside Hulk LM2133

    Gladys is one of the herd’s top flushing cows. She was purchased in France at the dispersal of the highly regarded Broussad herd. She is a big powerful milky cow and the mating with Aultside Hulk (purchased in Carlisle in 2014 for 55k gns) is sure to produce something special. The embryo is stored with Richard Duff, Champion Embryos.

  • Roundhill – Lot 34

    One Purebred Limousin Embryo kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Tim Corridon, Roundhill Limousins:

    Full sibling to Roundhill LAngel 1700 who was National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16, Junior Female Champion and Reserve Overall Female Champion at the Limousin National show in Tullamore 2017. Roundhill Langel 1700 is a daughter of Netherhall Jackpot out of the imported Netherhall Galaxy. The embryo is stored with Richard Duff,  Champion Embryos.

  • Pheonix – Lot 35

    One Purebred Limousin Embryo kindly donated by Mr. Pat O’Neill, Phoenix Limousins:

    Roundhill Temair x Wilodge Cerberus (WGE) or Emerson (S1052)

    Roundhill Temair by the famous French bull Domino and was the top cow in Pat O’Neill’s Pheonix herd. With the mating of Wilodge Cerberus has the potential to produce a star. The embryo is stored with Richard Duff, Champion Embryos.

  • Ardnacrusha – Lot 36

    Pair of pedigree Limousin Embryos kindly donated by Mr. Donal Moloney, Ardnacrusha Limousins:

    Newtown Fruity x Fieldson Alfy (S511)

    Newtown Fruity, dam of the embryos, is a Wilodge Vantastic daughter out of the highly prolific brood cow Newtown Trixie. Fruity was a Red ticket winner at the Limousin National Show at Tullamore 2011 before going on to sell at the Irish Limousin cattle society’s March

    Premier sale in 2012 for the princely sum of €12,000 gns!! This offering provides a unique opportunity to buy into the renowned Newtown Trixie bloodline. The embryos are sired by Fieldson Alfy who himself needs no introduction. The embryos are stored with Richard Duff, Champion Embryos.

  • Roundhill – Lot 37

    One Purebred Limousin Embryo again kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Tim Corridon, Roundhill Limousins:

    Roundhill G Melodie 1336 x Goldies Jackpot. Roundhill G Melodie 1336 by Attirant out of Melodie the dam of the famous French AI bull Ramses. She boasts a very impressive show record culminating in the title of Reserve Junior Limousin Champion at the National Show in Tullamore in 2012. The embryo is stored with Richard Duff, Champion Embryos.

  • Cillcon – Lot 38

    One Purebred Limousin Embryo kindly donated by Mr and Mrs John Moloney, Cillcon Limousins:

    Cillcon Hansome Lady x Trueman Jagger. Cillcon Hansome Lady, dam of the embryo, is sired by Wilodge Vantastic and out of the French imported Etole who has been a prolific breeder of prize winning show cattle for the Ardnacrusha and Cillcon pedigree herds. Among them is the highly acclaimed Ardnacrusha Hilarious ET, who is full sister to Cillcon Handsome dam of the embryo on offer. The sire of the embryo is the record priced Trueman Jagger who sold at Carlisle 2015 for a staggering £147,000 having earlier in the year been crowned Limousin Male Champion and Reserve Overall Limousin Champion at Balmoral Show. So this embryo is certainly bred in the purple as far as show prowess is concerned. The embryo is stored with Richard Duff, Champion Embryos.

Limited Limousin semen (including straws of the following …)

  • Bavardage

  • Kaprico Eravelle

  • Dromanig King

  • Limpide

  • Ronick Hawk

  • Mas Du Clo

  • Fieldson Alfy

  • Miro PP

  • Just in – new to the list: 1 straw of Dauphin (DAU) & 2 straws of Bial (ZBL)

Lot 39A and 39B (5 straws in total for auction in two lots of 3 first and then 2)

3 straws of the highly rated French Limousin bull Bavardage kindly donated by Keith and Caroline Vickery of the Carbery Limousin Herd. This bull is highly sought after among pedigree Limousin breeders and all the more so now that he is no longer commercially available.

2 straws more straws of Bavardage, again kindly donated by Keith and Caroline Vickery of the Carbery Limousin Herd.

Lot 40A and 40B (4 straws in total for auction in two lots of 2)

2 straws of the highly rated UK Limousin bull Kaprico Erravelle (AI code S2106) one kindly donated by Mike Collins of Collins Bovine Services Skibbereen and one kindly donated by Paul and Mary Sykes, of Cavelands Limousins, Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo. This bull is very highly sought after among pedigree Limousin breeders, highly regarding as a sire of quality Limousin cattle. Like Bavardage he is no longer commercially available so this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a straw from the bull.

2 straws of Kaprico Erravelle (AI code S2106) kindly donated this time by Michael Philips and World Wide Sires.

Lot 41

5 straws of Dromanig King (AI code LM4302). Bred by Kieran Noonan, Tullylease, Dromanig King stands in AI with Dovea Genetics. He is a Wilodge Cerberus son boasting 5 stars for Replacement index, 5 star carcass conformation and 5 star daughter milk. The ultimate limousin sire. Straws kindly donated by Kieran Noonan – breeder of the bull.

Lot 42

5 straws of the Limousin bull Limpide (AI code LM4110). Stock bull at Frank Buckley’s Mistic Limousin herd Limpide was imported from France for his maternal outcross pedigree. An impressive bull he has proven to be a very consistent breeder, in particular breeding exceptional Limousin females. A real “Breeders bull”, his progeny are very much admired by visitors, with one of his daughters Mistic Mercedes claiming the accolade of ‘Heifer of the Year’ in the 2019 Cork Limousin Herds competition. Limpide boast one of the highest Terminal Index figures available at €180 and is also 4 stars for Replacement Index and 5 stars for daughter milk.

Lot 43

Another very rare item – 1 straw of the highly rated UK Limousin bull Ronick Hawk (AI code RKH) kindly donated by James Wychereley, of Barryroe Limousins.

Lot 44

2 straws of the old reliable French Limousin bull Mas du Clo (AI code MUC), again kindly donated by James Wycherley, of Barryroe Limousins .

Lot 45

6 straws of the UK Limousin bull Fieldson Alfy (AI code S511) donated by James Wycherley, of Barryroe Limousins .

Lots 46A and 46B (4 straws in total for auction in two lots of 2)

2 straws of the Limousin bull Miro PP (AI code LM5488) who was imported by NCBC but unfortunately due to an accident, his semen is very limited supply. Miro PP is homozygous polled. He is 5 star for Replacement Index, 5 star for milk and daughter fertility. This is a unique opportunity to acquire semen from this very promising polled limousin bull. The straws are kindly donated by Munster Bovine.

 

Semen vouchers very kindly donated by …

  • Dovea Genetics

  • Munster Bovine

  • Eurogene

  • LIC Ireland Ltd

Animal feed vouchers from …

  • Southern Milling

  • Drinagh Coop

  • Dairygold

  • Glanbia

  • Kerry

Lot 47 – DIY AI training course kindly donated by Mr Jimmy Quinn MRCVS, Genexcel Ireland.

Lot 48 – For those showing cattle we have an ErgoPro Dual Motor Blower kindly donated by Mr Tom Melby, ClippersIreland.ie

Farm Supplies vouchers.   

The auction will also include many other items of more general interest for auction, a generous raffle and many spot prizes. 

Please join us for what promises to be a great night with music by The Breens and finger food on the night.

Come along and support a very worthy cause.

For further information pleases contact: Anthony Kelleher 087 7505951 / Tim McCarthy 086 8818686 / Frank Buckley 087 8361878

Details

Date:
February 15th 2020

Time:
8.30pm

Contact

Call:
Anthony Kelleher 087 7505951 / Tim McCarthy 086 8818686 / Frank Buckley 087 8361878

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Venue

Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, Cork



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