Covid-19 could not stop the buyers travelling from far and wide to choose their favourite from the first British Limousin Society Bull and Heifer sale of the Spring, held at Dungannon Farmers Market.
The 32 bulls achieved an averaged 3,570gns, meeting the demands and interest from both commercial and pedigree buyer’s. Average sale figures have increased year on year by £837 for Bulls and £695 for Females. Nine bulls exceeded 4,000gns with high demand for Limousin Genetics. There was a great display of confidence from buyers in the Limousin Breed.
Northern Irish Council representative, David Hamill stated “I was delighted to see such a successful sale, with a great atmosphere, despite the Covid restrictions. It was promising to see things heading back to normality. It was great to see buyers putting their confidence into Limousin genetics. Appreciation must go to the Auctioneers for all their hard work and the vendors for supporting the BLCS sale.”
Bulls – 97% clearance rate
31 bulls average 3570gns
Bulls up £412 from February 2020
Bulls up £837 in total from February 2019
Females – 87% clearance rate
13 females average 2600gns
Heifers up £380 from February 2020
Heifers up £695 in total from February 2019
Rathkeeland Phillipa was the leading Female, making the top price of 5,600gns Phillipa is 3 months in to Haltcliffe Nijinsky who dominated the show rings in 2019 with Crawford Brothers. Rathkeeland Phillipa is sired by renowned European Champion Sauvignon and out of Maybouy Madonna a Gleneagle Idol daughter. Stephen Crawford described Rathkeeland Phillipa as an “exceptional big, square show heifer with great plates”. This promising heifer heads home with Mr P Stewart, Garvagh of the Culnaman herd.
Rathkeeland PeakyBlinders presented by Crawford Brothers made 4,200gns. This October 2019 bull displays two sets of the F94L myostatin gene. Sired by Powerful Irish and out of Curraghree Beyonce, a Grahams Samson daughter. Peakyblinders was purchased by S Hayes, Dungannon and heads home to County Tyrone.
We would like to extend our thanks Strabane Mills Ltd.
"Strabane Mills Ltd was the sole sponsors of the BLCS Spring Sale. A well-established family business with 90 years’ experience of producing quality feeds. Manufacturing a high-quality range of steam cooked and flaked cereal products including barley, maize and peas. They supply customers specialist feeds for the livestock sector. The Top priced Bull and Female breeders received a voucher for 10 bags of the specialised product feed and Second highest Bull would also receive 5 bags. Sales Representative, Sam Ritchie attended the sale, for further enquiries contact Sam on firstname.lastname@example.org." Issued by the British Limousin Cattle Society.