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    Tyrone Limousin Breeders take honours at Dungannon

The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Saturday 11th November saw a healthy top price of 6500gns paid for Rahoney Albert from Messrs H&D McFarland, Rahoney, 200 Tonnagh Road, Trillick, Co Tyrone.

Rahoney Albert - top price at 6500gns

Rahoney Albert

This April 2005 born bull is by the Greensons Gigolo sired Limo Pedro and is out of the homebred Rahoney Sparkle by Ronick Oklahoma.  With a Beef Value of LM+33 placing him in the top 10% of recorded Limousin bulls, the combination of bloodlines and figures saw Rahoney Albert being snapped up by Michael Woods, Rostrevor, Co. Down. The previous evening this Rahoney bull had stood Intermediate Champion in the pre-sale show judged by Dougie McBeath, Castleton Farm, Station Road, By Airth, Stirling. 

A solid overall sale saw two bulls pass the 6000gns mark with 24 selling to an average of £2437. Six bulls sold in excess of the 3000gns mark.  Co.Tyrone breeders enjoyed an excellent day taking the two top prices in the bull section and the top price in the female section.

The show’s Supreme Champion was Drumduff Aussie brought forward by Messrs F & P Owens from Sixmilecross, Omagh, also in Co. Tyrone.   This February 2005 born calf is by the noted French sire Nenuphar and is out of the Hartside Jacko sired Craigatoke Rose.  An eye-catching Champion, he sold at 6200gns to John & Julie McAvoy, Portadown Co Armagh.

A feature of the day was the influence of the bull Greensons Gigolo in the top priced bulls. His breeding was again evident in Messrs L & R Allison’s Junior Bull Reserve Champion, Scotchtown Atlas.  Sired by Dauphin, Scotchtown Atlas is out of the Gigolo sired homebred cow Scotchtown Tess. Featuring a big Beef Value of LM+36, this young bull sold for 4200gns to Mr Paddy Mullan, Maghera Co Derry:  At 3400gns was Banville Anchor from Berry Bros, 41 Tullyraine Road, Banbridge, Co. Down.  The show’s Reserve Intermediate Champion, Banville Anchor is by Ocean and is out of the Epson sired Crandale Tayna.  Again featuring a top 10% Beef Value of LM+33, this April 2005 born bull was purchased by Mr Terence Fitzpatrick of Hilltown, Co Down.  From the Limo Project Herd at Greenmount College, Limo Ali G made 3200gns when selling to Mr Mark Anderson, Hamiltonsbawn Co Armagh.  This March 2005 born bull sported a top 1% Beef Value of LM+35.  Sired by the College bred bull Limo Tanat, Ali G is out of the French dam Ortensia a full sister to Moero.  The final bull to sell over the 3000gns mark was Greenvale Ace who made 3100gns for Messrs Sherrard, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry.  Again with a top 1% Beef Value of LM+41, this bull was sired by the prolific Shire Milton and is out of the Hartside Hensingham sired dam Hartside Nectarine.  This May 2005 born bull was sold to Mr Edwin McNeilly, Randalstown, Co Antim.

There was keen trade for the females on offer, most of these being heifers born after January 2005.    The Tyrone trio of highest prices was completed when Mr M Loughran of Cookstown in Tyrone sold his December 20005 born heifer Millgate Abbey by Rocky and out of a Rake Terence daughter, Ashmara Sportyspice for £2730. This classy young female sold to Mr Michael Woods who had earlier purchased the top price bull.  The youngest heifer on offer in the catalogue, Mr J A Quail’s Lynderg Brigitte, a January 06 Ocean calf out of Pelletstown Rosy, sold at £2310 to Mr Patrick McCourt, Rostrevor, Co Down: Messrs J Ferguson and Sons June 05 heifer, bred by Mr G L Hutton in Cumbria, Cloughead Albette by Toupet, realised £2100 and was bought by Mr Brian Casey, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh and Mr W G Scott’s Hollybank Una by Dauphin out of a Talent daughter, Hollybank Sophie also selling at £2100 to Mr J Massey, Ballygowan, Co Down.


24 bulls sold to an average of £2437
32 females sold to an average of £1372.

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link British Limousin at Polagra Agricultural Fair

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