The Irish Limousin Society sales for 2010 kicked off on Monday 1st March with a bumper entry of 137 males and 44 females. Interest was once again high amongst
Topping the trade at €10,000 was the senior male champion, Bremore Djerk from Bobby Jones, Skerries, Co
He boasts a 5 star rating for SBV, Weanling Export, Beef Carcass and Calf Quality and also a muscle score of 129. He went across the water to Messrs K I, E and H I Jones, Conwy,
Next best call of €9800 went to the reserve senior champion, Killcastle Dael ET from Alan Kelly, Moate, Co Westmeath. This June 2008 bull is by Mas Du Clo out of Milbrook Monique ET.
He is a full brother to top AI sire, Milbrook Tanko (TKO) who sired three champions at the last three Premier Sales. He also sports five star values for SBV, Weanling Export, Beef Carcass, Calf Quality and a muscle score of 127. He goes to R P Hutchinson,
Followingon from this was a young December 2008 bull, Liss Dauphin from MartinDoherty, Lifford, Co Donegal selling for €7000 to an undisclosed
A second prizewinner in class nine, this bull is by Wilodge Vantastic out of a French dam,
Thejunior male champion, Rathnestin Dynamite from Raymond Bird, Dundalk,Co. Louth sold for €6100 to S Allen, Drumclamph, Co Tyrone.
He was bornin November 2008 and is by Millbrook Tanko out of a Mozart daughterBishopland Alice and has a 5-star SBV of €99 and muscle score 129.
Sellingfor €4800 was second prizewinning bull Elite Drury ET from BernadetteTynan, Mountrath, Co Laois. This October 2008 born bull is by Sauvignonout of an Ideal 23 dam, Rucie B and has a five star SBV of €138 with amuscle score of 138 to match. He sold to Gerard Hackett, Clogher, Co.Tyrone.
His stable mate Ardlea Dan was the next highest price selling at €4500 to the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) in
Leadingthe female trade at €6500 was the female champion Baileys Countess fromThomas Bailey, Batterstown, Co Meath. No stranger to the show ring,this young cow had already claimed the top spot in her class atBalmoral Show 2009 as a senior heifer.
She is by Ronick Hawk and out ofthe double All Ireland winning Marlhill Tess by Elite Popsi ET. Shesold with her January 2010 born bull calf at foot by Queenshead Altea.She was purchased by the sale judge, Mark Philips for his Newmarque and Mardoneen herds,
Followingon from this at €5400 was the reserve champion female Greenhill DonnaET from John Greene, Lifford, Co Donegal. This October 2008 born heiferis by Wilodge Vantastic and out of a homebred dam, Greenhill Ursula ETby Meridien.
Her grandam Nana bred the well known show bulls GreenhillTrojan and Greenhill Viper. She also heads across the water to Paul Gentry,
Nextbest call went to a third prizewinning heifer Greenhill Connie alsofrom John Greene selling for €4700 to Joe Rafferty, Enniskillen, CoFermanagh. This December 2007 Nenuphar daughter was sold served toVeteran.
Atthe same money was a second prizewinning heifer Knockcroghery Debbiefrom Joseph Miley, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon. This October 2008heifer is by Sauvignon out of a Nenuphar dam, Newtown Abigail. She soldto Philip Dunne, Bailieboro, Co Cavan.