Laheens Luke tops Limousin bull sale at Carrick-on-Shannon
A SEVENTEEN-month-old bull became the price topper for the Limousin breed from a small entry at the opening sale of the season for the breed at the Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society Ltd show and sale at Carrick-on-Shannon.
The September 2016 born, Laheens Luke, exhibited by Cathal Duignan, Laheen House, Eslin Bridge, Carrick-on-Shannon was the Champion Limousin Bull of the show and sold for €2,600.
The Champion of the Show was bred out of the home-bred dam, Laheens Gail, by the sire, On-Dit ONI, in the well-known Limousin herd, home of many show rosettes for the progeny which are regular price toppers.
The small entry of Limousin, and the current difficulties for farmers in the north-west did not lend to the usual attendance of prospective buyers this early in the season sale which was reflected in the trade.
Cousins, Paul Bohan and Zara Sheahan from Mohill keeping a close eye on the judging in Carrick-on-Shannon