Bulls – 81% clearance rate

26 bulls average £3158

Bulls up £315 from February 2019

Females – 73% clearance rate

11 females average £2220

Heifers up £425 from February 2019

Top of the line all day for Judge Charles Beverland was a March 2018 born bull Rahoney Obadiah, bred by H & D McFarland, Trillick, Co Tyrone. Out of their home bred bull Rahoney Lanech which is a Moloskey Ger son. Being tapped out as Senior Champion , Overall Male Champion and finally Overall Supreme Champion. The partnership between Judge and Bull didn’t stop there, it carried on into the sales ring were Mr Beverland bought Obadiah for 5,600gns to join his Nugent Herd in Portaferry, Co Down.

Top price of 5,800gns was Aghadolgan Outlander bred by Mr Raymond Savage, Drumahoe, Co. Londonderry, Sired by Wilodge Joskins and out of his home bred cow Aghadolgan Igloss which is a Sympa daughter.  Outlander was purchased by McCabe Bros, Downpatrick, Co Down.

At 5,200gns was Millgate Optimus bred by Michael Loughran, Dunamore, Co Tyrone.  At the pre-sale show earlier in the day he was Reserve Overall Male Champion and Junior Male Champion.  This November 2018 born bull is by Loosebeare Fantastic and out of the home bred dam Millgate Gemma, a Norman Ely daughter.  Optimus was purchased by Will Hopes, Ballywalter, Co Down.

Reserve Intermediate Male Champion – Ballynagerragh Ogeordie bred by Mr N. Megarry, Crumlin, Co Antrim sold for 3,800gns. Sired by Mereside Lorenzo which is a Jacot son and Dam Ballynagerragh Lucy out of Lynderg Frankie. Bought by Lisgoole Abbey, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

Also selling for 3,800gns was Carmorn Otwo bred by C & F McAuley, Toomebridge, Co Antrim. This September 2018 born bull was by Ampertaine Abracadabra and out of the dam Carmorn Gucci, a Carmorn Copilot daughter. Selling to B McCammon , Larne, Co Antrim.

Born November 2018 the third youngest bull in the sale Fairgreen Obo, T & C O’Reilly, Armagh sold for 3,700gns. An Ampertaine Elgin son and out of dam Craigatoke Iloveit, a Plumtree Deus daughter. This young bull was purchased M. McGoldrick, Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.

There was solid demand from commercial producers for Limousin bulls at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s spring show and sale. 32 bulls forward for sale, a clearance rate of 81% was achieved and an average price of £3158. 15 females forward achieved a clearance rate of 73% and an average price of £2220.

What a day for H Savage & Sons, Newry, Co Down picking up the double by getting Champion & Reserve Champion Female and also achieving the top four female prices.

Top price 5,700gns, Champion Female and Reserve Overall Champion stood Trueman Octavia a November 2018 heifer out of first calving cow Trueman Melody which also had success on the show circuit with Junior Female Champion and Reserve Overall Female Champion at Balmoral 2017. She sold to the Blackwater Herd of the Williamson Family, Benburb, Co Tyrone.

Following hot on her heels at 5,600gns was Trueman Orianthi also November 2018 born. Out of Craigatoke Jack and dam Trueman Honey which is a Wilodge Vantastic daughter. In the pre-sale show this heifer stood Reserve Female Champion. Purchased by WM Donaghy, Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Third highest female price 3,600gns Trueman Paloma who was awarded a red rosette in the youngest female class of the day. Sired by Telfers Munster and dam Trueman Feis, a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter. Sold to Mr M Patton, Belleek, Co Down.

Lastly fourth top female price Trueman Pink sold for 2,100gns. Pink is a Mereside Godolphin and out of Trueman Marmalade, a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter. Selling to C Clinton, Laragh, Castleblaney.

The N.I. Limousin Cattle Club would like to thank the auctioneers at Dungannon Farmers Market, Purchasers, Exhibitors and lastly Judge Charles Beverland, Portaferry.

The next big date for The N.I. Limousin Cattle Club is ‘The Rising Stars’ a show for 2019 born Pedigree Limousin animals and Pedigree Limousin sired Commercials. This will be held on Saturday 14 of March at The Dungannon Farmers Market. Judge on the day will be Mr Andrew Gammie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland of the Westpit Herd.