Apologies for the delay in getting this report to you, but here’s the report from the Limo herd dispersal at Ballymena last week.
Leading the sale were a pair of animals at the joint top price of 9500gns. First to reach this figure was Limo Verse, a Shire Milton out of Rahoney Ruth. With a beef value of +48 and sold with her calf at foot by 50,000gns sire Wilodge Cerberus , she was carrying a pregnancy to 28,000gns sire Procters Cavalier and headed home to Procters Farm, Clitheroe.
The second at this price also headed to the same buyer. This was Limo Babe, a 2006-born second calver by Limo Tanat out of Ashmore Rosebud. Selling with a beef value of +22 she had a Cerberus calf at foot.
Selling at 8000gns was Limo Eyeful, a Wilodge Vantastic son out of Limo Update, a Tanat Mostyn daughter. He sold with a beef value of +41 to T D Wright, Melrose.
Making 7000gns was Limo Vixen, an ET bred heifer by Shire Milton and out of Oska, a French bred foundation cow. She has a beef value of +38 and sold with a Cerberus calf at foot to Seamus Crilly, Mullaghbawn.
A brace then sold at 6000gns, the first being Limo Update, Limo Eyefull’s mother. She is by Tanat Mostyn and out of Derg Patricia and sold with a Cerberus calf at foot to J Duncan, Antrim. Second to make this price was Limo Ellen, a heifer by 42,000gns sire Wilodge Vantastic out of Limo Vixen. She went to John Crofts, Gamston, with a beef value of +43.
Snapped up at 5500gns was Limo Dot, a Ronick Hawk daughter out of 9500gns cow Limo Verse. She was sold in calf to Neuf and with a beef value of +42. Buyer of this was a Finney, Banbridge.
Also at this price was young bull Limo Esso, a Vantastic son out of French cow Operette. He sold to Roberth Clyde for the Clydevalley herd.
Averages; 23 cows £4483.04, 10 in-calf heifers £3454.50, eight maiden heifers £3438.75, three bulls £6055, 36 embryos £240.62 (Ballymena Livestock Mart).