Five-star bulls top Irish Limousin Society’s sale

Five-star Limousin bulls met with strong demand at the Irish Limousin Society’s inaugural sale in Granard Mart on June 2.

Topping the bill was Coolrain Kodak. The August-2015 born bull came into the ring boasting a Replacement Index value of €107 and a Terminal Index value of €152.

The son of Coolrain Edie McHawk and the Coolrain stock bull Drummin Goliath fetched €3,600 for Gearoid and Padraic Kennedy.

Coolrain Kodak sold for €3,600

Another striking five-star bull, Corlea Lance, sold for €3,500. The son of Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) was offered by Thomas Connor after claiming first prize in the pre-sale show.

Montclare Luke, another bull boosting five-star ratings on both the Terminal and Replacement Indices, made €3,400.

The 15-month-old son of Kaprico Eravelle (S2106) was offered by Michael Montgomery from Co. Clare and is destined for a career as a stock bull on a suckler farm in Co. Westmeath.

Another bull to break the €3,000 barrier was Drummin Leo. The third-prize winning son of Wilodge Vantastic was bred by John McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare.

The January-2016 born bull came into the ring with five-star ratings in many traits. His muscle score of 139 is in the top 1% of the Limousin breed and he sold for €3,200.

John McInerney also offered Drummin Klaus. Sired by Brutus Hashtag, the December-2015 born bull boasted a Terminal Index value of €146 and sold for €2,800.

A number of bulls also sold for €2,000-2,500. These included:
  • Hill Top Leo Et: €2,500.
  • Skealon Lurken: €2,500.
  • Red Glera Liam: €2,400
  • Ammaghmore Lorenzo: €2,400.
  • Mullaghboy Kevin: €2,000.
  • Derravaragh Kodaline: €2,000.
  • Ernevalley Lee Roy Et: €2,000.
  • Skealon Lasa: €2,000.
  • Keeltown Lenny: €2,000.
  • Corlea Lenny: €2,000.

The champion bull of the sale was Meelickaduff Lamborghini, which went unsold on the day.

In total, 18 bulls passed through the ring and 15 bulls found new homes for an average price of €2,553. This resulted in a clearance rate of 83%.

Three heifers were presented for sale and these sold for an average price of €2,675.