Irish Limousin genetics – the formula for success for Coolrain herd

A commitment to Irish breeding has paid dividends for the Kennedy family’s Coolrain herd, with Irish sires favoured throughout the herd’s 20 year history. Founded in 1999 with a brace of heifers purchased from the Irish Limousin Society’s Roscrea sale, Gearoid Kennedy says the initial thought was to use a fashionable French bull on these [...]

By |2021-03-07T10:55:57+00:00March 7th, 2021|Limousin News|

A huge impact and a lasting Legacy from Irish bred Limousin bull

Few Irish bred Limousin bulls have had as big an impact in the breed in the UK as the aptly named Powerful Irish, with sons selling to 13,000gns on a number of occasions and daughters reaching 25,000gns. Bred by Philip Crowe and family, Irish was imported to the UK by Martin Irvine and family for their Anside herd, Aberdeenshire. [...]

By |2021-03-06T21:32:00+00:00March 6th, 2021|Limousin News|

Agri View on Northern Sound spoke to Philip Crowe on the benefits of Limousin

Society Vice President Philip Crowe was interviewed by Noel on Northern Sound radio Agriview Philip spoke on the benefits of the Limousin breed and the upcoming Premier sale - you can listen back to Noel's interview by clicking here   Many thanks and best wishes to Noel and all at Northern Sound

By |2021-03-06T11:45:51+00:00March 6th, 2021|Limousin News|

well known breeder BERTIE MANNION talks to Farming Matters on Midwest Radio about all things Limousin

Well known breeder Bertie Mannion of the Ballyline Limousin herd spoke to Midwest Radio about how an investment in one female lead to the herd he has today. Bertie spoke about the benefits of the breed for him and his farming system - Bertie works off farm and found the Limousin cow the ideal - [...]

By |2021-03-04T12:26:18+00:00March 4th, 2021|Limousin News|

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 |2021-03-01T15:36:12+00:00March 1st, 2021|Limousin News|

Limousin – producing factory cattle – the Carcase breed

Click here: Bulls ranked on Terminal index from the ICBF Jan 2021 Evaluations  It pays to have finished Limousin cattle - Limousin bulls produce outstanding livestock for the factory across all ages - the breed is known as being "The Carcase Breed". With high yielding carcases Limousin cattle WEIGH WELL, GRADE WELL & PAY WELL [...]

By |2021-02-23T18:57:06+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Limousin News|

Why Limousin is the perfect sire for the dairy herd

Specs per breed (from Dairy Dams) Limousin breed cattle from the Dairy herd have the least number obtaining O= grade or lower, they also have the ability to excel with their Carcass weight and with Carcass conformation. Limousin had the largest sample size. Limousin carcass weight was much higher than that of the traditional beef [...]

By |2021-02-16T11:24:40+00:00February 16th, 2021|Limousin News|

Limousin heifer with Irish genetics sells for world record breaking 250,000gns

Irish connections breaking world records in the sales ring... In Carlisle on Friday January 29th a reduction sale on behalf of the Wilodge herd of Christine Williams and Paul Tippets, and a selection of livestock from the Brockhurst herd from W.J. & M. Mash meet with a record breaking price for the Limousin breed. Setting [...]

By |2021-02-04T13:58:10+00:00February 4th, 2021|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 |2021-01-08T12:35:47+00:00January 8th, 2021|Limousin News|