A top call of €38,000 was recorded for the champion bull at the Irish Limousin Cattle Society Premier Show and Sale over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Carrickmore Maximum ET - owned by John Connell - Newcastle, Oldcastle, Co. Meath - parted ways at the Roscrea-based venue.
The Ampertaine Foreman (S1421) son who was born in September-2017 is out of the famous Baileys Iceprincess and sold with a terminal index of €147 and a replacement index of €71.
Described in the sales catalogue as a "super animal with world-class breeding", Maximum was the Overall Limousin Champion at Tullamore Show at the age of 10-months.
Champion Carrickmore Maximus Et by Ampertaine Foreman out of Baileys ice Princess https://t.co/Bp1imQ5OJg— Irish Limousin (@irishlimousin) October 29, 2018
The Reserve Champion - Ernevalley Mitch - by Ampertaine Foreman - found a new home at €9,200.
The June-2017-born Ampertaine Foreman son was offered for sale by Eddie Lynch - Grouse Hall, Loughduff, Co. Cavan with a terminal index of €174 and a replacement index of €110.
This golden price tag was shared by his stable-mable and half-brother Ernevalley Madison who carries a terminal index of €164 and a replacement index of €93.
Lynch returned to put Ernevalley Major ET by Lodge Hamlet under the hammer at €5,600; he boasts a terminal index of €162 and a replacement index of €112.
Michael Molly - Hillfield House, Castletown, Dunleer, Co. Louth sold his Mullary Intrepid son 'Mullary Maxime', out of Ashleigh Dawn (ET) for €5,500.
This July-2017-born bull was Reserve Limousin Senior Champion at Tullamore Show this year; was Interbreed Champion at Dundalk and 1st prize-winner at Trim and Oldcastle, according to the sales catalogue.
Elphin, Co. Roscommon breeder Patrick J Bruen secured €5,100 for his Bavardage son Carrowreagh Madman; he was described as being "very correct - wide and very classy" from a high health-status herd.
Charlie Clancy, Faughill Cloone, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim fetched €5,000 for Faughill Master - his 5-star April-2017-born Sympa son.
Other notable prices in the male category included:
- Lot 24 - Faughill Magic by Sympa - €4,800;
- Lot 104 - Ernevalley Manhattan ET by Lodge Hamlet - €4,600;
- Lot 35 - Drummin Matt by Castleview Gazelle - €4,300;
- Lot 79 - Clonmahon Mightshade by Drummin Irishman ET - €4,000;
- Lot 9 - Brookland Bagnun by Elite Ice Cream ET - €3,600;
- Lot 21 - Moohane Micko by Ampertaine Gigolo - €3,500;
- Lot 16 - Millburn Micjeymac by Wilodge Cerberus - €3,400;
- Lot 27 - Portauns Marty by Wilodge Joskins - €3,400;
- Lot 46 - Galbally Marcus 1275 by Keltic Hercules - €3,400;
- Lot 40 - Lyragh Mycroft by Tomschooce Iceberg - €3,300.
- €3,000 and under
- Lot 25 - Townleyhall Master by Mullary Intrepid - €3,000;
- Lot 47 - Currane McGregor by Cloughhead Umpire - €3,000.
- Lot 44 - Keltic Mcilroyal by Keltic Issac - €2,800;
- Lot 28 - Brookland Magic by Elite Ice Cream ET - €2,700;
- Lot 12 - Ballyline Martin by Castleview Gazelle - €2,500;
- Lot 36 - Cordillo Moon by Wilodge Joskins - €2,500;
- Lot 42 - Castleview M 876 by Ampertaine Commander - €2,500;
- Lot 15 - Ballyline Michael by Castleview Gazelle - €2,450;
- Lot 13 - Birchpark Magic by Raffertys Immanuel - €2,400;
- Lot 19 - Carrigdown Major by Roundhill Saturn - €2.400;
- Lot 30 - Redmaun Muscle by Ampertaine Foreman - €2,400;
- Lot 34 - MillRose Mindblowing by Wilodge Joskins - €2,200;
In the female category, entries pushed up to €7,000 - a figure that was secured by the Treanor brothers, Clontybunnia, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan.
December-2016-born Clontown Lady Albha by Powerhouse Italic was champion at numerous several shows and has "exceptional length; width and style", according to the sales catalogue.
Gerry Walsh - Ballina, Co. Mayo took home €6,700 for his Reserve Champion female - Gerrygullinane Madam by Gerrygullinance Glen; she was described as a "stylish, powerful heifer - a real cow maker".
Michael Roche's Knockcoolkeare Mistic by Glorieux made €4,900; this February-2017 heifer has several Limousin Championship titles under her belt.
The hammer fell at €4,300 for Meenross Madagascar ET from the herd of James Grady, Co. Clare; this Ampertaine Commander daughter is a "long, powerful 5-star heifer" and full-sister of a prize-winning bull at Tullamore Show, according to her owner.
Other notable prices:
- Lot 160 - Mellickaduff Mariette by Ampertaine Foreman - €2,700;
- Lot 150 - Finboy Livvie by Ampertaine Gigolo - €2,600;
- Lot 152 - Keltic Ladiva by Keltic Handsome - in-calf to Usse - €2,400;
- Lot 169 - Knockcoolkeare Madam Nadia ET by Wilodge Cerberus - €2,400;
- Lot 169 - Knockcoolkeare Ms Madam B by Elite Ice Cream (ET) - €2,300;
- Lot 159 - Ballybrown Masie by Achile - €2,000;
- Lot 167 - Keltic Melys by Edakkya - €2,000;
- Lot 175 - Newtown Madame by Cameos - €2,000;
- Lot 149 - Finboy Lilac by Wilodge Joskins - in-calf to Castleview Gazelle - €1,900;
- Lot 165 - Liverpool MIA by Lodge Hamlet - €1,800;
- Lot 170 - Brickhill Millie by Ampertaine Foreman - €1,800;
- Lot 174 - Meenross Majestic by Ampertaine Abracadabra - €1,800;
- Lot 177 - Brickhill Maeve by Ampertaine Foreman - €1,800.
Image source: Carrickmore Limousins - Facebook - Image by MacGregor Photography.