Clearance Rate 86%
32 Females average £1,576
Sale grosses £50,452
Aghadolgan Hesme owned by Mr R Savage, Castlerock secured the 2,700gns top price at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Sale of Haltered & Unhaltered Females at Ballymena Livestock Mart on Saturday 11th January 2014.
The year’s first collective Limousin sale saw a steady trade for females with a very good clearance rate of 86%, up 2% on the year, and at an average of £1,576 per head. Most of the females sold were born in 2012 and therefore perfect for breeding replacements being under two years of age.
Leading the sale at 2,700gns was Aghadolgan Hesme, a November 2012-born daughter of Cloughhead Ernie, an Objat son, and out of the homebred dam Aghadolgan Filly, a Sympa daughter. She now heads to the home of commercial buyer H Miskelly, Crabtree Road, Ballynahinch, who purchased 21 females on the day of the sale.
Joint second top price of 2,300gns went to two heifers – the first being Rahoney Heather owned by Messrs H & D McFarland, Trillick. This April 2012-born heifer is an embryo calf sired by Haltcliffe Vermount and out of Rahoney Deborah, a Mas Du Clo daughter. Holding a Beef Value of LM+31, Rahoney Heather now heads to the Wisharts Herd of pedigree breeder Mr A Wishart, Portadown.
Also obtaining 2,300gns was Millgate Hiphop owned and bred by Mr M Loughran, Dunamore. This December 2012-born heifer is sired by the herd’s French-bred stock bull Condor and is out of the homebred dam Millgate Ainsi, a Ronick Gains daughter. With a Beef Value of LM+31 she how heads to J Cranny, Newry.
Fourth top price of 2,250gns went to Rahoney Hayley owned and bred by Messrs H & D McFarland, Trillick. This June 2012-born heifer with a Beef Value of LM+33 is sired by Carmorn Copilot, a Wilodge Vantastic son, and is out of the dam Rahoney Elizabeth. She was another of the purchases on behalf of H Miskelly, Ballynahinch.
Next best price at 2,100gns came in the shape of Carnew Imogen bred by Messrs J & J Aiken, Dromara. This heifer was born in January 2013 and carries a Beef Value of LM+32. She is sired by Procters Commander and is out of the homebred dam Carnew Dawn, a Ryedale Paragon daughter, and was snapped up by D Harrison, Annalong.
32 Females £1,576.64