The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Show and Sale at Dungannon last week (23rd October) realised a high of 4,600gns. Trade was up on the year with 21 bulls averaging £2,930- a rise of £548 a head on 2014.
Sale leader was Eniver Jackal bred by Michael McKeefry, Garvagh. This March 2014 born bull is sired by Ampertaine Elgin and out of the homebred dam Eniver Dot, an Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter. This bull has a Beef Value of LM31 and now heads to J McCracken, Bellarena, Co Londonderry.
Second top price of 4,200gns went to two bulls bred by H and D McFarland, Trillick. March 2014 Rahoney Joseph is sired by Rahoney Geoffrey, a Wilodge Cerberus son, and is out of the home bred dam Rahoney Coral who has Ronick Hawk bloodlines. This bull held a Beef Value of LM26 and now heads to new owner Roland Graham, Bellevue, Enniskillen.
Rahoney Jonathan is sired by Moloskey Ger, a Wilodge Vantastic son, out of the home bred dam Rahoney Eve. This April 2014 born bull has a beef value of LM21 and now heads to new home of J Patterson, Limavady.
Third top price of 3,600gns went to Ballykelly Jakob bred by HP Hamill, Lisburn. This April 2014 born bull is sired by the French bull Bavardage and is out of the homebred dam Ballykelly Fifi an Ulm daughter. He holds a Beef Value of LM37 and now heads to pedigree breeder A Clements, Antrim.
Senior champion Culnagechan Jelavic bred by D Hume, Randalstown, gained the day’s fourth top price of 3,400gns. This January 2014 born bull is bred by herd’s stock bull Iveagh Gilkes and is out of home bred dam Culnagechan Espana, an Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter with Nenuphar bloodlines. With a high Beef Value LM45, in the top 1% of breed, he now heads to commercial breeder Mark Braniff, Downpatrick.
Also gaining 3,400gns was Knockroe Jacko bred by Johnston Brothers, Irvinestown. This June 2014 born bull is sired by homebred sire Knockroe Goliath, a Sympa son, with the dam being Beachmount Echo. This bull now heads to new owners B McClean, Armoy.
Top female price of the day of 2,400gns went to the Cooleykid Isabella, bred by Helen and Lawrence Muckian, Silverbridge. This April 2013 born female is sired by Wilodge Cerberus and is out of the dam Titchburn Electra. AI’d in calf to the Irish bred bull Brooklands F0959 she now heads to new owner M and R MCGurk, Cookstown.
Averages: 21 Bulls, £2,930; Six females, £1,566 Dungannon Farmers Mart