Once again Autumn beckons the start of the suckled calf shows and sales and the NI Limousin Cattle Club, together with long standing sponsors Ulster Bank Limited, are looking forward to the next four weeks as they announce details of their show & sale schedule.
Supporting the stockmen in the region is a crucial part of the Club’s activities and at these annual sales it is a pleasure to see what young animals are brought forward to the selected venues across Northern Ireland – Ballymena, Hilltown, Swatragh, Enniskillen, Camlough, Armoy, Dungannon and Markethill. Each of these events will hold a show prior to the sale where the top three animals in both a young bull and heifer class will receive a ribbon and prize money.
These events attract good local support where young Limousin stock can be sold in the commercial market and has led to super prices at all the marts last year. The sales are an excellent window of opportunity to obtain Limousin cross cattle that are suitable for the current beef market or a chance to buy young replacement breeding heifers which have natural muscle conformation which require moderate maintenance.
CAMLOUGH Monday 24 September, judging 5pm, Sale 6.30pm
ARMOY Thursday 27 September, judging 10am, Sale 11am
BALLYMENA Saturday 29 September, judging 9am, Sale 10.30am
HILLTOWN Tuesday 2 October, judging 6pm, Sale 7pm
MARKETHILL Thursday 4 October, judging 6pm, Sale 7pm
SWATRAGH Monday 8 October, judging 10am, Sale 11am
DUNGANNON Wednesday 10 October, judging 10am. Sale 1pm
ENNISKILLEN Tuesday 16 October, judging 5pm, Sale 7pm
In addition to Ulster Bank thanks are extended to sponsors Fane Valley, Willow Veterinary Clinic, Portadown & Markethill Livestock Sales. Without their support the events wouldn’t be possible.
Please contact the relevant markets for more details.