Sale season kicked off for the Irish Limousin Cattle Society with a Show and Sale in Gort mart on Friday evening the 6th March 2020. A very small entry meet with a 57% clearance.
Judging the show was John Jennings of the Glencarr pedigree herd based in Williamstown, Co. Galway. John commented after the show:
I was delighted to be asked to judge this show today. I was presented with some very good quality bulls. My champion Ardnacrusha Podge Et is a very sweet young bull with tremendous growth for his age. My choice for Reserve Champion is Glencarrigh Natural – an outstanding bull with a lot of muscle. Overall a very good lineup of bulls. Many thanks to the society for the opportunity to judge here today and best wishes to all purchasers.
Topping the sale was second prize winner Brooklands Nero at €2,500. Nero is son of Brooklands Lorenzo (Bavardage X Ballinline Uppie) and Brooklands Jemma. Nero was bred in Enniskeane, Co. Cork by Clive Jennings. Born in June 2018, Nero boasts five star ratings in Replacement index, Terminal index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Nero was purchased by Galway farmer James Barrett.
Michael Reynolds, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim sold his bull for €2,100. Bunnymore Noel is a son of Ampertaine Foreman and the homebred Fieldson Alfy dam Bunnymore Holly. Noel has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Niall Kilkenny purchased Noel for his Athenry based herd.
Multistarred Knockcoolkeare Napoleon sold for €2,000. Napoleon was bred in Mount Collins, Co. Limerick by Michael Roche. Born in August 2018, Napoleon has Gamin, Sympa and Horion in his sire stack. Napoleon was purchased by Paddy Hogan.
At the same price was Greenwood Nevin from Michael Finn, Kildysart, Co. Clare. Nevin is a son of Tomschoice Imperial and Greenwood Lara and was born in September 2018. Nevin was acquired by Noel Kelly from county Clare.
We would like to thank the Management and staff of Gort mart, thanks to Denis our auctioneer, Martin our steward and many thanks and best wishes to the purchasers at today’s sale.