Limousins sell to 5,000gns at Dungannon

The Newry-based Trueman herd led the British Limousin Cattle Society’s spring show and sale at Dungannon on Monday (9 February) for the second year running when the reserve junior champion Trueman Impressive fetched 5,000gns.

From Henry Savage, Altnamackin, Newry, Impressive is sired by the by the 32,000gns Ampertaine Elgin, by Glenrock Ventura, and is out of the homebred dam Trueman Euphonium, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter, who won the National Limousin Show in 2011. This young bull has a Beef Value LM+32 and is a full brother to Trueman Isabella who sold in Carlisle for 9,500gns at the age of 9-months last May. He was snapped up by D McParland, Camlough, Newry.

Trueman Impressive 5,000gns

The sale saw a solid trade with a clearance rate of 88%, with 30 bulls selling to average £2,726 – up £170 on the year.

Mr Savage also made 3,300gns with Trueman Ignite, who had been placed second in his class earlier in the day behind Impressive.  This August 2013-born bull with a Beef Value of LM+37 is bred by Ampertaine Commander and is out of Trueman Fantasia, a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter, and was purchased by J and J McKeagney, Upperlands, Maghera.

Taking the day’s second best price of 3,700gns was the senior champion Chinauley Ian, bred by Mr A Finney, Banbridge.  This May 2013-born bull is sired by Wilodge Vantastic and is out of the dam Limo Dot, a Ronick Hawk daughter. With a Beef Value of LM+44, he was purchased by Mr P Burns, Ballinamallard.

Third leading price of the day at the 3,600gns mark went to the overall reserve champion and junior champion Gleneagle Icon, bred by Mr JB O’Kane, Garvagh.  This October 2013 bull is sired by Ampertaine Foreman and is out of Scotchtown Colga (by Homebryres Visitor) and went home with Mr I Davidson, Larne to join his Ballyrickard Herd.

Females

Top priced female at 1,900gns came in the form of the youngest catalogued entry, Togherdoo Jenny, bred by Mr V Keys, Gabally.  This April 2014-born heifer calf is sired by Swarland Eddie and is out of the homebred dam Togherdoo Glow, a Sympa daughter with Broadmeadows Cannon bloodlines. She was bought by A Donaghy, Galbally.

Averages: 30 bulls, £2,725.80; five females, £1,722.

(Dungannon Farmers Mart)