A Limousin heifer, bred by a Longford native, Padraig Brady, was recently exported to France.
The Esker-Hill herd, based in Ballinalee, sold a homebred animal to French breeders; Julien and Sandra Souvignet.
Esker-Hill Patricia Et is an embryo daughter of Sympa and Newtown Harriet Et (Wilodge Cerberus X Dauphin).
According to a statement from the Irish Limousin Cattle Society, the purchasers set their sights on their new acquisition as a young calf while they were judging the North-East Club’s herd competition in June of last year.
“Having been very impressed by the then four-month-old calf, they set about purchasing her and now at 11-month-old, this outstanding heifer has taken up residence in France.”
“The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to wish Julien and Sandra the very best with Esker-Hill Patricia Et. Congratulations to Padraig and we wish you continued success with the Esker-Hill herd.” the statement concluded.
In a social media post, Esker-Hill Limousins, said, “Delighted to announce Esker-Hill Patricia, sired by Sympa has been sold privately at 11-months-old and will join the French herd of Julien Sandra Souvignet.”
“We wish them the very best of luck and success with their purchase. Thanks to MD Workman for the transport.” the social media post concluded.
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