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CRAWFORD BROTHERS ONLINE CATALOGUE 15th February 2021

Updated: Feb 14, 2021




We have the 6 bulls and 5 heifers for sale at the upcoming British Limousin Society Sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart, 15th February 2021, auction starts at 12 noon.


Bidders must pre book their space with Dungannon Farmers Mart at later than 1 day prior the sale date.


Alternatively you can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn

(ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)


Contact us for more information www.crawfordbrotherslivestock.com

Quality in the Breeding



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The Bulls


LOT 20 RATHKEELAND PEAKYBLINDER

Born 04/08/2019 CBL19-2107 UK 9480016/1210-7 Natural Calf


Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE

gs MAS DU CLO

gd NEIGE


Dam ERNE EVETTE

gs SAUVIGNON

gd HOLLYBANK VALERIE





Long, muscular bull that carries two copies F94L/F94L gene exhibiting an increase to muscling up to 19% with no associated increase to calving difficulty. Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, a Mas Du Clo son, has been used extensively throughout the herd. With a beef rating of 45, in the top 10% of the breed with an accuracy of 91%. His full brother sold for £10,000 in Carlisle. His Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter.


Stylish, easy calving pedigree sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, all Ireland champion National Show Tullamore. Gs SAUVIGNON was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.


Photo of Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE





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LOT 32 RATHKEELAND PRIESTLEY

Born 22/09/2019 CBL19-2015 UK 9480016/1201-5 Got by AI, Natural Calf Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE gs MAS DU CLO gd NEIGE Dam ERNE HENNESEY gs SAUVIGNON gd ERNE ESTELLE





Priestly is a remarkable bull. He carried the F94L/NT821 muscle gene. His Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, a Mas Du Clo son, has been used extensively throughout the herd. With a beef rating of 45, in the top 10% of the breed with an accuracy of 91%. His Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter. Stylish, easy calving pedigree sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, all Ireland champion National Show Tullamore. Gs SAUVIGNON was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.


Photo of Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE


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LOT 34 RATHKEELAND PADDY

Born 01/10/2019 CBL19-2133 UK 9480016/1213-3 Natural Calf


Sire RATHKEELAND DYLAN

gs RAMSES

gd LAKE ABBIGAIL


Dam RATHKEELAND KAPRICO

gs SAUVIGNON

gd RATHKEELAND FINIKA






RATHKEELAND PADDY is a shapely, muscly type bull. He is very quiet and carries the F94L/F94L gene for easy calving.

​His sire RATHKEELAND DYLAN, is sold to Smiths of Bloxham for 4,500gns in Carlisle, who has gone on to breed over 134 progeny. He has a maternal calving ease of 0.6 with an accuracy of 81% with calf survival rate of 0.08, impressive 74% accuracy placing him in the top 1% of the breed and has a gestation length of -6.70, 79% accuracy top 1%. Paddy’s brother, Ironstone Hornblower a Rathkeeland Dylan son, bred two consecutive commercial champion animals at the English Winter fair, Jasmin 2016, and Beau 2017, for the Lyon Family.

His Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter. Gs SAUVIGNON was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.


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LOT 35 RATHKEELAND PUFFDADDY

Born 03/10/2019 CBL19-2085 UK 9480016/1208-5 Natural Calf


Sire IRONSTONE GANDI

gs WILODGE VANTASIC

gd BAILEA UMANDY

Dam ERNE HALO

gs SAUVIGNON

gd SYLVANDENE VELVET





RATHKEELAND PUFFDADDY is a square and shapely bull. He carries the F94L/Q204X genes and will exhibit carcass characteristics that are less likely to be affected by larger birthweights and reduced milking ability.

His sire IRONSTONE GANDI, a new senior stock bull to the herd, has an impeccable pedigree by 45,000gns Wilodge Vantastic and 50,000 Balia Umandy. His overall beef value of 48 enters him into the top 1% of the breed with impressive 89% accuracy. His calving ease chart is above average and with an accuracy of 89%, a rare trial for a bull carrying high muscle gene. His first son sold at Stirling with a top price of £10,000 Oct 2019.

​Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter. Gs SAUVIGNON was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.

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LOT 36 RATHKEELAND PEAKYBOY

Born 04/10/2019 CBL19-2144 UK 9480016/1214-4 Got by AI, Natural Calf


Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE

gs MAS DU CLO

gd NEIGE


Dam ERNE HANNAH

gs SAUVIGNON

gd COOKSTOWN VIVIENNE






RATHKEELAND PEAKYBOY is a growthy long bull with good width and carries the F94L/F94L gene. Peakyboy is a very well-bred bull out of SYLVANDENE DEFOE and his maternal GS is SAUVIGNON, two well proven muscle bulls. Very suitable cross for heifers.​

His Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, a Mas Du Clo son, has been used extensively throughout the herd. With a beef rating of 45, in the top 10% of the breed with an accuracy of 91%. His Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter.

Stylish, easy calving pedigree sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, all Ireland champion National Show Tullamore. Gs SAUVIGNON was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.


Photo of Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE




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LOT 37 RATHKEELAND PEAKYBLINDERS

Born 06/10/2019 CBL19-2306 UK 9480016/1230-6 Got by AI, Natural Calf

Sire POWERFUL IRISH

gs HALTCLIFFE DANCER

gd CLONLARA VIXEN


Dam CURRAGHREE BEYONCE

gs GRAHAMS SAMSON

gd CURRAGHREE MERCEDES





RATHKEELAND PEAKYBLINDERS is a stylish, growthy, long bull with a good depth of muscle and carries F94L/Q204X genes. His sire, POWERFUL IRISH maternal calving ease 1.30 and 200 day milk 4.00 top 1% of the breed. His first seven sons averaged £7,500, Dam Curraghree Beyonce is a great breeding cow, carries maternal calving ease of 0.9, top 10% of the breed by £55,000 Grahams Samson.


The Females


LOT 45 RATHKEELAND PHILLIPA


Born 28/02/2019

CBL19-1761 UK 9480016/1176-1

Natural Calf


Sire SAUVIGNON

gs MEXICAIN

gd MANON


Dam MAYBOUY MADONNA

gs GLENEAGLE IDOL

gd MAYBOUY HONEY






RATHKEELAND PHILLIPA is a big square show heifer, great plates. She carries the F94L/NT821 muscle gene.

She is Sired by the renowned SAUVIGNON. Sauvignon was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.


She was shown once at the Northern Ireland calf show 2020 and placed second to Rathkeeland Phoenix who was junior female champion at Stars of the Future Scotland 2019. Sauvignon females sold to £9000 Red ladies in Carlisle. P.D 8 weeks in calf on the calf on the 11/01/21 to junior stock bull Haltcliffe Nijinskey via natural service who is extremely easy calved.


You can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn (ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)


Photo of Sire SAUVIGNON


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LOT 52 RATHKEELAND PHOTOFINISH

Born 29/12/2019

CBL19-2435 UK 9480016/1234-5

Natural Calf


Sire IRONSTONE GANDI

gs WILODGE VANTASIC

gd BAILEA UMANDY


Dam ERNE ITSYBITSY

gs OMISB

gd CLEANB







RATHKEELAND PHOTOFINISH is an exceptional calf to say the least. First IRONSTONE GANDI heifer to offered at a BLCS society sale. She carries the NT821/Q204X muscle gene.

Sire IRONSTONE GANDI has a maternal calving ease of 0.2, above average and a beef value of 48 entering top 10 with an accuracy of 89%. Maternal GS OMISB is genotyped and has a maternal calving ease of 0.9 top 10% of the breed with a 72% accuracy. An impressive combination for a heifer calf carrying such a high muscle gene.

Gandi’s first heifer Ironstone Maxine was sold at the Smiths of Bloxham dispersal Newark 2018 £9,500. The first bull bought at a sale Ironstone Oliver sold for 10,000gns Stirling Oct 2019, his gdam was a record breaking BAILEA UMANDY sold 50,000gns Carlisle 2004. Full sister is multi award winning show cow IRONSTONE DUMANDY sold 22,000gns and IRONSTONE LAURA 14,000gns Newark 2018.

You can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn (ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)

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LOT 53 RATHKEELAND PEPPER


Born 30/11/2019

CBL19-2527 UK 9480016/1252-7

Natural Calf


Sire IRONSTONE GANDI

gs WILODGE VANTASIC

gd BAILEA UMANDY


Dam ERNE JETSTREAM

gs SYLVANDENE DEFOE

gd FINISKILN CIERA



RATHKEELAND PEPPER is a long growthy heifer, she is square over her plates. Pepper carries the F94L/Q204X genes. She has IRONSTONE GANDI and DEFOE breeding, and impressive combination.


Sire IRONSTONE GANDI has a maternal calving ease of 0.2, above average and a beef value of 48 entering top 10 with an accuracy of 89%.


You can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn (ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)

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LOT 54 RATHKEELAND PRINCESSMARGARET


Born 31/12/2019

CBL19-2553 UK 9480016/1255-3

Natural Calf


Sire IRONSTONE GANDI

gs WILODGE VANTASIC

gd BAILEA UMANDY


Dam ERNE IMBER

gs NEWLITTLEMOUNT AI

gd ERNE FREDA






RATHKEELAND PRINCESSMARGARET is a square, long clean and growthy. She carries the F94L/F94L muscle gene.


She is typical of a heifer sired by IRONSTONE GANDI and will mature into a great broad cow. Her dam Erne Imber carries TERTIO B breeding who won the Royal Welsh in 2005, sired by Rossignol. VIGOT by Danish Bull HAMMEL LUC won Junior Limousin champion and overall junior interbreed champion at the Great Yorkshire 2006 and has Ronick Hawk breeding in her back pedigree.


Gandi’s first heifer Ironstone Maxine was sold at the Smiths of Bloxham dispersal Newark 2018 £9,500. The first bull bought at a sale Ironstone Oliver sold for 10,000gns Stirling Oct 2019, his gdam was a record breaking BAILEA UMANDY sold 50,000gns Carlisle 2004. Full sister is multi award winning show cow IRONSTONE DUMANDY sold 22,000gns and IRONSTONE LAURA 14,000gns Newark 2018.


You can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn (ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)

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LOT 57 RATHKEELAND REBECCA


Born 09/01/2020

CBL19-2645 UK 9480016/1264-5

Got by AI, Natural Calf


Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE

gs MAS DU CLO

gd NEIGE


Dam ERNE EZABEL

gs SAUVIGNON

gd HAFODLAS BEREN



RATHKEELAND REBECCA is a stylish muscly heifer and will mature into a great cow. She carries the F94L/NT821 muscle gene.


She comes from an exceptional dam Erne Ezabel, a Sauvignon daughter who was all Ireland Heifer Derby Champion at Castlewellan Show 2011.


Her sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, a Mas Du Clo son, has been used extensively throughout the herd. With a beef rating of 45, in the top 10% of the breed with an accuracy of 91%. Her Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter. SYLVANDENE DEFOE, all Ireland champion National Show Tullamore. Gs Sauvignon was a prolific champion bull, winning major shows in the United Kingdom before being crowned European Champion at the Paris Show in 2007.

She has a great genetic combination of Sylvandene Defoe, Sauvignon, Mas Du Clo and Saphir.


You can watch and Bid Online at https://www.livestock-live.com/MartMemberAccess/Account/LogOn (ensure you are pre-registered 1 day before the sale)


Rathkeeland Rebecca Dam Photos

LOT 57 Rathkeeland Rebecca: dam Erne Ezabel, Sauvignon Daughter, All Ireland Heifer Derby Champion 2011, judge Brian Jones Bailea Herd, Wales


Photo of Sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE



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