- 21 Bulls average £2,930
- Averages up £548
- 6 Females average £1566
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Show & Sale held on Friday 23rd October at Dungannon Livestock Mart saw a top price of 4,600gns. 21 bulls were sold at an average of £2,930 representing an increase on the year of £548 per head. Six females were also sold to a top price of 2,400gns and an average of £1,566. Sponsors of the sale were Norbrook Laboratories Ltd.
The top price on the day of 4,600gns went to 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 & D McFarland, Trillick. Both these bulls had done very well in the pre-sale show judged by Mr Jimmy McHugh from Dundalk, Co Louth. Gaining Reserve Senior Champion was Rahoney Joseph and taking the Intermediate Champion, Male Reserve Champion and Overall Reserve Supreme Champion was Rahoney Jonathan. March 2014 born 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 Mr H P 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 & 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 and now heads to new owner M & R MCGurk, Cookstown.
Second top priced female at 1,500gns went Moneykee Joanne, bred by Mr J N McGarrigle, Irvinestown. This October 2014 born female is sired by Dinmore Goldcrest and out of the dam Moneykee Hannah. Moneykee Joanne was knocked down to new owners D Johnston, Fivemiletown.
21 Bulls £2,930 (+£548)
6 Females £1,566 (-£27)
Sale Grosses 67550gns £70,927.50 Stg
Auctioneer: Duncannon Farmers Mart