La­heens Luke tops Limousin bull sale at Car­rick-on-Shan­non

Irish Independent - Farming - - PEDIGREE AND SALES -

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.

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Cousins, Paul Bo­han and Zara Shea­han from Mo­hill keep­ing a close eye on the judg­ing in Car­rick-on-Shan­non

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