With the Autumn sale schedule well under way all eyes will be on Dungannon Mart on Friday 16th November for the British Limousin Cattle Society Show and Sale of pedigree bulls and females. With 40 bulls and 12 females listed for sale the event is certain to be of interest to buyers across the region and beyond.
Across the Society sales which have already taken place this autumn it has been evident that there is solid demand for easy calving, easy fleshing bulls with plenty of scope and growth potential. Against the backdrop of a challenging summer for suckler producers and uncertainty about what the new year will bring, commercial buyers have still been out in force. Underpinning the vibrant trade at both Carlisle and Stirling already this season this reflects just how high confidence in the breeds fit in the market place is. There is a clear recognition that fast finishing progeny hitting the target weights required by the market is both efficient and profitable and that Limousin delivers just that. Easy calving and efficiency have been very much the buzz words. Boding well for the future, commercial buyers can clearly see the advantages of market ready genetics and as such are able to confidently invest in the breed.
Topping last years fixture was the Junior Male Champion Culnagechan Muller, from Derek Hume, Randalstown. The home-bred July 2016 born bull, by Iveagh Gilkes and out of Culnagechan Elite was knocked down at 5000gns to F & A King, Warrenpoint, Newry.
The sale at Dungannon offers bulls, and females, with robust economic attributes which makes it an essential fixture for commercial and pedigree producers alike. The pre-sale show gets underway at 10am under the watchfull eye of Mrs Leanne Workman, Larne and the sale commences at 1pm.
The catalogue can be downloaded here