Saturday 20th August sees the Northern Ireland Limousin Cattle Club continue the breed’s 50th Anniversary year of events with a Show and Sale of Elite Cattle at Ballymena Livestock Market.
There are 36 animals forward for the sale, all personally selected by renowned Harrison and Hetherington Auctioneer James Little. Visiting NI earlier in the summer for the task, James was very impressed with the quality of the cattle viewed and believes this is a rare and exciting event for buyers, with cattle from some of the top herds in Northern Europe on offer.
With 8 Elite males and 28 Elite females, there is a unique opportunity to purchase a female to start a herd or a bull to raise one to the next level.
Bulls selected include Ballyrobin Salvatore born Jan 2021, Ballyrobin Steele born January 2021, Millgate Speedy born April 2021, Bernish Sportsman born April 2021, Drumhilla Showman born May 2021, Millum Smokey born June 2021, Millum Scania born June 2021, Rahoney Seth born October 2021.
Females selected include Jalex Riri born May 2020, Jalex Resta born September 2020, Newhillfarm Rusty born September 2020, Mossbrook Ruby born October 2020, Larkhill Seanita born January 2021, Carmorn Skipy born February 2021, Carmorn Storm born March 2021, Doogary Sarah born March 2021, Ampertaine Special born March 2021, Ronick Sopretty born April 2021, Ampertaine Savannah born July 2021, Ampertaine Stella born August 2021, Doogary Star born August 2021, Claragh Spice born August 2021, Ballyrickard Stella born August 2021, Moneydarragh Summer born September 2021, Larkhill Singsong born September 2021, Ampertaine Sandy born September 2021, Ashmara Sheba born September 2021, Ashmara Sorcha born September 2021, Ashview Samara born September 2021, Tullyglush Sariffa born October 2021, Pointhouse Sassy born October 2021, Chinauley Sassy born November 2021, Ampertaine Sherry born November 2021, Rahoney Sadie born December 2021, Rahoney Tanya born January 2022 and Bernish Tinajodi born June 2022.
Full details of the breeding and genetics for all of these animals can be found on Taurus on the British Limousin Cattle Society’s website, the Sale catalogue and the Lim App.
The judge on the day is Craig Ridley, owner of the world-famous Haltcliffe Limousin herd and current President of the British Limousin Cattle Society. Craig pays tribute to the hard work and endeavour of the families involved, which have resulted in the wealth of bloodlines in the catalogue, producing some of the very best of Limousin genetics.
NI Limousin Cattle Club Chairman Brian McAuley comments, “This sale will bring some exceptional cattle together. It really is about quality over quantity. Our breeders compete at the highest level, as seen again at the recent sale in Carlisle, where NI breeders took home three of the top four prices on the day, breaking the calf price record.
We would also like to thank all who have contributed to this extraordinary sale, James Little for selecting the catalogue, photographer Alfie Shaw, our sponsors Bank of Ireland and all the vendors who have put forward stock.”
The pre-sale show will commence at 11 am on 20th August, and online bidding is available through Marteye. All cattle are export eligible to the UK.